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Frome's Jenson Button gets married

Jenson Button has married Jessica Michibata Credit: PA

Frome's Formula One star Jenson Button has confirmed his marriage to lingerie model Jessica Michibata on Twitter.

The pair, who were in Hawaii for Christmas, were pictured in several newspapers at a ceremony in Maui.

And on New Year's Eve both the former F1 world champion and the Japanese-Argentine model took to social media to announce their news.

After meeting in 2008, the couple's relationship experienced ups and downs and they split for a short time in 2010 before getting back together.

Their marriage capped a year which started in the worst possible way for the 34-year-old Button off the track after the death of his father in January.

John Button, a guiding force and a stalwart of support from his son's early days as a child racer in karting competitions through to his F1 world championship victory in 2009, died at his home in the French Riviera.

Somerset's Jenson Button kept on by McLaren

Frome's Jenson Button will continue with McLaren for the 2015 season Credit: PA

Somerset's, Jenson Button has kept his McLaren seat for the 2015 season.

The future of the 2009 world champion had been in doubt, with McLaren putting off a decision on whether Button or Danish team-mate Kevin Magnussen would drive alongside the returning Fernando Alonso.

However, it's understood Button will be kept on by McLaren, with the 34-year-old agreeing a deal for a 16th season in Formula One.

Decision day for Frome's Jenson Button

Frome's Jenson Button celebrates becoming World Champion in 2009 Credit: PA

Jenson Button's Formula One future should be resolved later today.

McLaren, the team the Somerset driver raced for this season, will decide at a board meeting whether to retain Button or his team-mate Kevin Magnussen to partner new signing Fernando Alonso.

Button, who's from Frome, has competed in Formula One for 14 years and was world champion in 2009.


WWII bomb in controlled explosion in Frome

Explosives experts have found an unexploded world war two shell in a back garden in Frome.

They were called to Milk Street after a former resident told police he remembered it being buried there. A hundred homes were evacuated whilst bomb disposal experts dug up the device and took it away to blow up safely.

Our correspondent Duncan Sleightholme reports.

Device recovered from Frome garden

The device recovered from a garden in Frome Credit: BACTEC

Bomb disposal experts have now recovered a suspected incendiary device from a garden in Frome. The shell measuring just over a foot long was dug up by a team from Kent-based BACTEC from the garden in Milk Street.

Around 100 homes were evacuated in advance of the operation this morning. A cordon remains around the area.

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