The Doc Martin actor has hosted the annual Buckham Fair since 2008 to raise money for local charities.Read the full story ›
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A motorist was left with a long face when he was chased down in his car - by police on horseback.
Mounted officers were forced to give chase after they tried to stop a car in Bristol city centre but the driver tried to get away.
Once they managed to stop the vehicle, the driver was then found to have no license or insurance. Drugs and a knife were also recovered.
Love this part of a statement: "At this time there was an emergency activation from an officer who was chasing a motor vehicle on horseback"
The incident, was put out on Twitter yesterday by an officer, who then went on to explain what happened to local paper The Bristol Post.
A foal that was rescued from a field in Cinderford on Christmas Day in a very poorly state had to be put down on New Year's Day.
Chancer, as he was named, was thought to be rallying and even managed to stand up by himself, but he suddenly got worse.
Sadly Chancer was put to sleep by the specialist equine vet late on January 1 when his condition suddenly deteriorated. The vet at Three Counties Equine Hospital, near Tewkesbury decided it was the kindest thing to stop him suffering. We would like to thank everyone involved in Chancer's rescue, it was an incredible joint effort to help this little foal and give him the best possible chance. We’d also like to thank the staff at the equine hospital for the round-the-clock care they gave Chancer.
The RSPCA is investigating and is appealing for anyone who knows Chancer's owner to contact Acting Chief Inspector Hayward on 0300 1238018.
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A year ago a racehorse trainer feared she would lose one of her horses after he suffered a life-threatening injury during a race at Wincanton.
But the horse, called Monkerty Tunkerty, has battled back to health and winning ways, triumphing in the Somerset National last month.
A charity in Somerset has completely changed the life of a six-year-old autistic boy.
Ollie Wilson's parents said days out were almost impossible because of their son's behavioural difficulties. But with the help of Horseshoes and Handprints near Ilminster, they've seen him smile for the first time.
Cornish-born actor, John Nettles - famous for his roles in Bergerac and ITV's Midsomer Murders has taken on a new role - that of honorary patron of the Mare and Foal Sanctuary in Littlehempston near Totnes.
ITV News West Country presenter Kylie Pentelow caught up with the star, who recently moved to Devon, at the Sanctuary earlier today.
Police hunting a motorist who failed to stop following an incident involving three young girls and their ponies, say they are trying to trace the driver of a red Vauxhall Zafira.
Car repairers in the Taunton area are being asked to look out for the vehicle.
The car's windscreen was smashed in the incident, when it hit one of the horses.
The ponies were so spooked, one panicked and ran at the vehicle.
The man at the wheel then put his foot down and drove off without evening speaking to the terrified children, who were aged between eight and 13.
The incident happened in Pussy Cat Lane, Upper Cheddon, at about 3.30pm on Sunday.
Three young girls have been re-living the terrifying moment a motorist drove into them as they rode their ponies along a country lane near Taunton.
Fortunately the girls were unharmed - although, they were left severely shaken. One of the animal's hooves broke the car's windscreen. Police are now investigating. Richard Payne reports on what is a far from isolated experience.