Frome's Formula One star Jenson Button has been speaking to our presenter Kylie Pentelow about his seasonal return to Somerset
A platter of some of the world's most expensive cheeses has gone on show in Somerset at the Frome Agricultural and Cheese Show.
Somerset's Jenson Button is celebrating today after winning the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne
Police are investigating a robbery by masked men at a hair salon in Frome over the weekend..
Two men, one carrying a claw hammer, entered Upton Hairdressers on Selwood Road at 1.30pm on Saturday. They stole the cash till and rode away from the scene on mountain bikes.
Officers have issued the following description of the men they are looking for:
- A white man, around 20-30-years old, over 6' tall with a slim build. He was wearing a balaclava, plain grey/blue or black hooded top and black combat trousers.
- A white man, aged 20-30, 5'4" tall with a slim build but broad across the shoulders. He was wearing similar clothes to his accomplice.
One of the mountain bikes used one was dark coloured and the other was silver with a blue pattern on the underside of the bottom of the frame.
Somerset born racing driver Jenson Button had to cancel an appearance on Graham Norton's Channel 4 chat show after being stung by a wasp.
Button, from Frome, suffered an allergic reaction after being stung between the eyes while on a bike ride.
So sorry 2 be missing the @grahnort show tonight, I've been taken out by a wasp! I was riding my bike yesterday & got stung between the eyes
One of our longest established companies has announced it is calling in the administrators. Jobs are now under threat at the printing firm Butler, Tanner and Dennis, in Frome. The owner blames market competition and difficulty finding a new site when the firm's lease runs out in September.
Bob Constantine reports.
A six-feet high metal security fence has been put up through a field in the Somerset countryside.
Some people say it makes the field in Frome look like a prisoner of war camp. But the landowner says it's essential to stop people and dogs straying onto his field
A six-feet high metal security fence has been put up through a field in the Somerset countryside. Some people say it makes the field look like a prisoner of war camp. But the landowner says it's essential to stop people and dogs straying onto his field.
A lorry driver has life-threatening injuries after a crash near Frome in Somerset.
He was trapped in the cab of his truck after colliding with a bus on the A361 at around half past ten this morning.
There were 27 passengers on the bus. Four people have minor injuries.
The Frome Bypass is closed between the A362 and B3092 while police deal with the incident.
The A361 Frome Bypass has been closed after a serious accident. Emergency services are at the scene following a crash involving a lorry and a bus between the A362 and B3092. The access onto the A361 from the A362 Blatchbridge roundabout is also closed off.
A woman from Frome has been sentenced to a year in prison after being found guilty of cheating the benefits system.
52-year-old Tracy Johnson claimed she was an agoraphobic and a prisoner in her own home. She was actually working as a tour guide in Argentina and receiving around fifty thousand pounds in benefits.
Ms Johnson was found guilty of falsely claiming £48,000 including cold weather payments while she was living in exotic locations around the world.
During her trial at Merthyr Tydfil Crown Court she said she had been "entitled" to have a break on India's sunny Goa coast.
The prosecutor Miss James said, "it was absolute, blatant dishonesty."
Tracey Johnson was found guilty of 13 charges of fraud.
A globe-trotting benefits cheat from Somerset who claimed she was too scared to leave her home was working as a tour guide trekking in South America.
52-year-old Tracy Johnson from Frome, claimed she was "prisoner in her own home" suffering from agrophobia with a fear of open spaces - and hadn't left Britain for years.
But a court in Wales heard was she was living a "champagne lifestyle" as a travel writer and tour operator in Argentina. The trial continues.
Residents of a small village in Somerset have been protesting over plans to build a hundred new homes on nearby fields.
Villagers stood on the roundabout just outside Nunney near Frome to make their protest.
The developers, Barratt promise "a significant contribution" to local schools plus jobs.
One of the protesters, Lisa Ramsay, says they are concerned the houses - that will be built on the Greenpits Lane site - will create too much traffic: