Prince Charles visits Glastonbury Abbey

Prince Charles has been visiting Glastonbury Abbey this morning as the first part of his visit to Somerset. Later he will visit Muchelney.

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Plans to prevent flooding on A372 in Somerset

There are plans to prevent the flooding that closed the A372 in Somerset for several weeks last winter.

It also had to be shut for the emergency pumping operation. The works at Beer Wall will improve water flow and increase capacity of the River Sowy and King Sedgemoor Drain. A drop-in session is being held at Othery Village Hall this afternoon.

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Another vehicle gets stuck at Burnham-on-Sea beach

Crowds helped free 4x4 from mud
Crowds helped free 4x4 from mud Credit: Burnham-on-Sea.com

Another vehicle has had to be rescued after getting stuck in the mud at Burnham-on-Sea beach on Saturday. The 4x4 was retrieving a jet ski when it got stuck, but this crowd of people helped free the wheels.

Just last week the below vehicle was lost to the sea after rescuers failed to free it from the mud.

he 4x4 was completely engulfed by the incoming tide
he 4x4 was completely engulfed by the incoming tide Credit: Burnham-on-Sea.com
The soft sand meant rescuers were unable to save the vehicle
The soft sand meant rescuers were unable to save the vehicle Credit: Burnham-on-Sea.com

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Somerset man among last to be named in air crash

A man from Somerset is among the last of the British people who died in the MH17 air crash to be named.

Andrew Hoare was originally from Beckington near Frome but later moved to Luxemberg. His Dutch wife Estella and their two children were also aboard the Malaysian Airlines flight which was reportedly shot down over Ukraine.

Runners ready for the Frome half marathon

Last year's event was a success
Last year's event was a success Credit: ITV News West Country

The Frome half marathon is taking place this morning.

Hundreds are expected to turn out to run the race - that's now in it's third year. There are 750 places - and all have been taken. Several roads in and around the town are closed.

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