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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New Environment Secretary says badgers won't be gassed

The new Environment Secretary has told ITV News that badgers won't be gassed as part of the badger cull. Liz Truss was speaking on a visit to Somerset, just ten days after taking over from Owen Paterson in the cabinet reshuffle.

Her comments came as she toured dredging work in Burrowbridge as part of the plan to prevent a repeat of the devastating floods on the Somerset Levels.

Unexploded WWII bomb found in Frome

unexploded bomb found in Frome
unexploded bomb found in Frome Credit: ITV West Country

Around a hundred homes in Frome will be evacuated next week while a bomb is dug up and removed.

Police say they have information that a Second World War, non-explosive device was buried around 60 years ago in the back garden of a house in Milk Street. People are being asked to vacate their homes next Wednesday as a precaution.


Bath's Amy Williams gets engaged after 12-week romance

Amy Williams and new fiance Craig Ham
Amy Williams and new fiance Craig Ham Credit: Hello! Magazine

Bath's skeleton bob champion Amy Williams has got engaged to her boyfriend after just 12 weeks.

She met Soldier Craig Ham on the dating website Tinder. The 31-year-old Olympic Gold Medalist told Hello! Magazine that she had given up looking for love in her home town of Bath.

For me, Bath is such a small city, everyone knows everyone. So you don’t meet new people. I had reached the conclusion that I was just going to be happy on my own.

– Amy Williams
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Liz Truss says no to gassing badgers

Government says no to badger gassing
Government says no to badger gassing Credit: Ben Birchall/PA

The new Environment Secretary Liz Truss has told ITV West Country that the Government has ruled out gassing badgers.

Her pledge came as she visited the Somerset Levels for the first time to see the dredging operation. She said that the dredging will be completed on time.

Trains disrupted between Bristol and Bath

Keynsham train station
All services between Bath and Bristol have resumed after a train hit a person at Keynsham Credit: ITV News file picture

There are delays of up to 20 minutes on First Great Western and South West services between Bristol Temple Meads and Bath Spa after a person was hit by train at Keynsham earlier.

The line has now reopened but knock-on delays are likely until 12:30pm


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