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Police warn of flooding in Somerset

Police in Somerset are warning drivers to take extra care due to flooding on roads around the region. They say they've had reports of flooding at the A39 around Cannington, Netherstowey and Keenthorne and the A38 at Rumwell and Hockholler.

Water is running off the fields and flooding the roads. They've also had reports of flooding on roads in Churchinford, Timberscombe, Netherclay and Bishops Hull, Burrough Road in Wellington and Honiton Road in Trull.

Somerset school unhappy two courses will not be included in league tables

Students and staff at a Somerset school are angry that two of its courses will not count towards school league tables.

Brymore, a state boarding school in Cannington, includes agricuture and horticulture on its curriculum. But the Department for Education says exams in such subjects cannot be included when league tables are compiled.

David Woodland has the story:

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Accidental death verdicts in Somerset crash which killed four

An inquest into a crash on the A39 at Cannington in Somerset, which killed four people, has recorded verdicts of accidental death.

It happened last June when two cars collided head-on. A man and a woman died at the scene, and another man and woman died later in hospital. The inquest in Taunton heard that driver error was to blame.

Inquest to open into A39 Cannington crash

The scene of the accident on the A39 Credit: ITV News

An inquest opens today into a crash on the A39 at Cannington, which killed four people. It happened last June when two cars collided head-on. A man and woman died at the scene, and another man and woman died in hospital.

Safety campaigners said the crash was another reason not to build a new power station at Hinkley Point nearby. They argue the A39 at Cannington is already too busy.

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