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First church service held at Moorland since floods

First church service held at Moorland since floods Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Archive/Press Association Images

A service is being held in a Somerset parish church for the first time since massive floods devastated the area. Hundreds of people are expected to gather in Moorland this afternoon to mark Easter Sunday. It's around 3 months since homes were flooded and for many the clean up continues.

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Car 'overheats' forcing family to flee from lion's den

Helen Clements and her children Charlie and George told ITV News that her car had "overheated", causing the family to abandon the vehicle at a lion enclosure at Longleat Safari Park.

Ms Clements said: "What we thought we better do is, because what you are supposed to do is sound your horn, so we did. But my son George thought he better get out the car, so he opened the door, and got out the car. And I just said "George don't get out of the car"".

Police name man found dead in Devizes canal

A man whose body was pulled from a canal in Devizes has been named by police. Mark Stobbart, 44, was found dead in the Kennet and Avon Canal yesterday morning.

"Officers are still keen to hear from anyone who was in the vicinity of The Lamb pub in Devizes between 1am and 2am yesterday morning and may have seen Mr Stobbart.

"He was wearing a black jacket, black jeans and a tartan check-style shirt.

"Also, anyone using a boat on the canal on Thursday evening or the early hours of Friday morning is asked to contact Wiltshire Police if they saw anything suspicious."

– A force spokesman
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