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Somerset council announces cuts to mobile libraries

Somerset council announces cuts to mobile libraries Credit: ITV News

Somerset County Council has announced that it will be cutting mobile library services in the county by over half.

Just over two hundred of the five hundred and seventy four stops currently operating will remain - and a further fifty stops will be merged.

The planned changes follow a public consultation.

Could the UK's biggest tidal power plant be based in Somerset?

The power of the tide could generate 8% of the UK's energy Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Archive/Press Association Images

A Somerset lagoon could be turned into one of the UKs biggest tidal power plants, it was announced this morning

Bridgwater Bay could become home to a plant which will capture incoming and outgoing tides behind giant sea walls, using the weight of the water to power turbines.

The company behind the scheme revealed plans for a similar operation in Wales, and confirmed it was already carrying out tests in Bridgwater Bay.

The Bridgwater lagoon along with three others could provide 8% of the UK's electricity for 120 years.

We have the best tidal resource in Europe and the second best worldwide. We now have a sustainable way to make the most of this natural advantage.

– Mark Shorrock, Chief Executive of Tidal Lagoon Power


Can you help find missing Winifred?

Winifred is believed to in the Taunton area Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

Police are concerned about a vulnerable woman who has gone missing in the Taunton area.

79-year-old Winifred Vickery was last seen at 2.30pm yesterday by friends.

Officers say she may appear confused and has missed taking medication.

She is described as a white woman with silver/grey hair. When she went missing she was wearing a dusty pink coloured fleece jacket, black trousers and black shoes. She uses a walking stick.

Anyone with further information should contact Taunton police.

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