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Emergency services at scene of M5 accident

All emergency services have been deployed to the M5 in the Somerset after an accident between Junction 22 for Burnham-on-Sea and 23 for Bridgwater North.

Two lanes have been closed. Motorists are being advised to expect delays.

Two vehicles have been involved in the collision.



4ft-long boa constrictor discovered in garden

Take a look at the moment a 4ft-long boa constrictor was rescued from a back garden in Yeovil.

The RSPCA say the snake is most likely a pet which either escaped or was simply abandoned:

The snake is currently being cared for at nearby Lufton College.

Animal welfare officers are urging people people to do their research before getting exotic pets as the number of abandoned reptiles has soared.

It’s hard to know for sure how this snake came to be in the undergrowth here but I think the caller got a bit of a surprise! It’s not everyday you stumble upon a 4ft snake in the bushes!

– Alison Sparkes, Animal Welfare Officer

Cricket: Somerset's Rogers and Hildreth score 100 not out


Somerset are continue to fight for the county championship.

The cidermen won the toss and decided to bat at Taunton and Marcus Trescothick got the side off to a fast start with several fours.

But he was out shortly after for 25 runs, caught behind. Somerset's other opening batsman Tom Abel didn't last much longer - also caught off the bowling of Bell leaving Somerset 99 for 2 at lunch.

Somerset captain Chris Rogers scored 100 runs as the county bids to win the county championship.

James Hildreth has also scored 100 not out despite batting for most of his innings with a suspected broken toe that has required Tom Abell to run for him.

Somerset are currently 313 for 4.

Gold medalist Aaron Moores enjoys warm welcome

Crowds await the arrival of the athletes

Paralympic gold medalist Aaron Moores from Wiltshire was amazed to see the crowds who turned out to welcome him and his fellow athletes home.

The swimmer from Trowbridge took gold in the S14 backstroke at the games in Rio.

ParalympicsGB athletes are arriving at Heathrow to crowds of fans and media. Aaron said the warm welcome came as a surprise:

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