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WATCH: Horrifying footage of driver wrecking his caravan as he tries to overtake a lorry

An impatient driver started his holiday off on the wrong foot when he tried to overtake a truck - and destroyed his £10,000 caravan.

This horrifying footage of the event was caught on lorry driver Nick Townley's dashcam, as he drove between Glastonbury and Street on Tuesday.

Nick says the motorist had been stuck behind the HGV driver for several miles after leaving the M5 in Somerset, but when he finally attempted to pass him at a set of lights he badly miscalculated.

As the road narrowed he lost control at 50mph and swerved in front of the lorry, sending his caravan into a lampost, smashing it to pieces and spilling the contents across the road.

The car crashed on the opposite side of the road - narrowly missing oncoming traffic - with what remained of the caravan still attached.

The 49-year-old driver who had been slowly accelerating his 22-tonne truck to nearly 30mph, hit his brakes and managed to perform an emergency stop in just 20 yards.

Man charged with murdering woman in Glastonbury

Lisa Winn was found dead in Glastonbury Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

A 50 year old man has appeared in court charged with murdering a woman in Glastonbury.

Neil Winn of Watts Corner has been charged with murdering 45 year old Lisa Winn, who was found dead at a house in the town last week.

A postmortem confirmed she had died from multiple stab wounds. Winn is due to appear at Exeter Crown Court on Wednesday.

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Man charged with murder in Glastonbury

A 50-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a woman in Somerset last week.

Neil Winn of Watts Corner, Glastonbury is to due to appear at South Somerset Magistrates Court, Yeovil, tomorrow morning.

The charge relates to an incident in a property in Watts Corner, Glastonbury, on Thursday February 26, when a woman aged 45, was found dead.

A post mortem confirmed she had died from multiple stab wounds. She has not yet been formally identified.

Man arrested after a woman's dies in Glastonbury

A man has been arrested after the death of a woman in Glastonbury.

Police were called to an address in Watts Corner this morning by the ambulance service after reports that a woman had been assaulted and was in a life-threatening condition.

She died at the scene.

Officers were then called to a crash in Mark involving a car reportedly seen leaving the address in Glastonbury. The man inside the car was injured and trapped. He has been taken to hospital.

Plans unveiled for £3 million Glastonbury heritage centre

The founder of Glastonbury Festival has unveiled plans to build a £3 million heritage centre to celebrate the history of the town.

Michael Eavis wants to build the attraction at the listed 18th century St Dunstan's House, which is currently lying empty in the town centre.

It would tell the stories of Joseph of Arimathea bringing Christianity to Somerset, the history of Glastonbury Abbey, and the battles of King Arthur and Camelot.

Glastonbury festival takes place near Pilton in Somerset

Cutting taken from the Holy Thorn for the Queen

Cutting taken from the Holy Thorn for the Queen Credit: ITV News

A cutting is taken from the Holy Thorn at St John's Church every year and sent to Her Majesty The Queen. It takes pride of place on her dining table at Sandringham on Christmas Day.

The Homy Thorn is said to be a descendant of the Thorn which is reputed to have grown from Joseph's staff when he planted it in the ground here. He was a trader and 2,000 years ago it would have been possible to sail to Glastonbury.

The Thorn is said to be unique in that it flowers and bears berries at the same time and does it twice a year.

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Archaeologists say lake village is well preserved

Building houses on a flood plain is always a contentious issue, especially after what happened on the Somerset Levels last winter, but it's nothing new. Archaeologists have been looking at a site at Glastonbury where they did just that, more than 2000 years ago.

Glastonbury Lake Village was built on a man made island in the wetlands and it's been very well preserved.

Archaeologists Bob Croft and Richard Brunning told us more:

2,200 year old Glastonbury Lake Village is excavated

2,200 year old Glastonbury Lake Village is excavated Credit: ITV West Country/Bob Cruwys

Archaeologists have been digging at the site of a 2,200 year old Iron Age settlement in Somerset.

Glastonbury Lake Village is one if Britain's best preserved sites from the era. It was last excavated over a hundred years ago.

Glastonbury Lake Village was last excavated over a hundred years ago Credit: ITV West Country/Bob Cruwys
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