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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Dredging halted in Somerset after fuel thefts

The dredging process on the Somerset Levels has been halted after fuel was stolen from dumpers.

It's the second time it's happened since the dredging began.

The Environment Agency say they're considering new security measures.

We are considering additional security measures, including CCTV in our machines. This is very unfortunate and we would ask the community to be vigilant and report anything suspicious seen in and around our machine compounds to the police. Repeated incidents will affect the programme and our costs if it’s necessary for us to add further security measures. This morning the team on site are working to refuel the machines to get working as soon as possible.

– Environment Agency

Inner city children reunited at Somerset Farm

It was a idea which would go on to shape the lives of thousands of underpriviledged young men from the inner cities. In the 1930's hundreds were brought to North Cadbury Court near Wincanton to try their hand at farming.

For many it was their first time away from home and their first experience of rural life. Now decades later, some of those who took part have returned to the small village which would change their lives forever. Eli-Louise Wringe reports.

Dog left abandoned in a tent at Glastonbury Festival

Animal rescue workings are trying to trace the owner of a dog that was abandoned in a tent at the Glastonbury Festival.

The lurcher was found cowering in a tent as workers were cleaning the site on Tuesday.

She's been named Dolly, after star of the festival Dolly Parton, and is now recovering at the Happy Landings Animal Shelter in Pylle in Somerset.

Dolly is now recovering Credit: Happy Landings Animal Shelter


Somerset's Craig Kieswetter signs three year contract

Somerset batsman & wicket keeper Craig Kieswetter has signed a new three year deal at the club, keeping him at the County Ground until 2017.

The 26 year old has played for the Taunton based club since 2006.

As well as being an England international, he's also enjoyed great success for the club, scoring almost 5000 First Class runs, including 8 centuries, over 2,800 in List A cricket and more than 2100 in T20.

Kieswetter batting for Somerset Credit: PA

''I have had plenty of ups and downs throughout my professional and international career, but there is always one factor that remains a complete positive for me - and that is being part of this Club.''

  • Craig Kieswetter

Thieves try to blow up cash machine in Somerset

The incident took place around 4am on Monday morning Credit: ITV News West Country

Thieves have tried to blow up a cash machine in Wells.

Fire crews were called to Waitrose on Whiting Way where a machine had been filled with gas and then ignited. It's the second time an attempt has been made on that particular machine. Police think a car may have been used, and are appealing for witnesses.

19 and 21-yr-olds killed in Farrington Gurney crash

Police are appealing for witnesses after two young people died after the car they were travelling in left the road.

The incident happened at about 8pm on Friday night (June 27) when a VW Polo left the A39 near to Farrington Gurney.

A 19-year-old woman and 21-year-old man - who were both passengers in the car - were seriously injured and died at the scene shortly afterwards.

Another passenger was taken to Southmead Hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the vehicle received minor injuries.

Collision investigators are keen to hear from anyone who may have been in the area at the time of the incident who may have information to help their enquiries.

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