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A family have paid an emotional tribute to a teenager who died suddenly after being taken ill at her home.
14-year-old Leah Thayers was rushed to hospital but died shortly afterwards. Her death has been referred to the coroner as a non-suspicious sudden death.
Her family described the teen as a "happy, always smiling child" who received numerous awards for her academic and sporting achievements.
Leah is well known for too much talking, (she could talk for England!), asking stupid questions and giving silly answers and far to noisy for her own good! Leah had so much care for other people, but most of all, her smile.
This was Leah and we would not change her for the world.
Leah loved many things,like swimming, shopping, TV-(especially her soaps, she would be weeks ahead of everyone), hanging out with friends, messing around and playing tricks on people. Leah also enjoyed playing bowls with her nan.
Don't forget the balloons,(she loved those) and all the selfies.
Leah very much enjoyed working at the RSPCA and PDSA after school and in the holidays.
She could often be seen at the Street Baptist Church Youth Club on a Friday evening with friends.
Leah also tried her hand at the Moonlight Theatre Pantomime, singing and dancing.
I am glad Leah had the chance to enjoy her school trips to Belgium, Iceland and New York, but she was looking forward to so much more, her prom, driving, holidays with friends, her own home and one day, having her own business-but sadly she was taken too soon.
Leah was loved by many, missed by all, but will never be forgotten.
The tears in my eyes I can wipe away, the ache in my heart will always stay, if tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I'd walk right up to heaven and bring you home again.
The Clarks Village in Somerset designer shopping outlet has become the first retail centre in the UK to introduce dedicated ‘texting lanes’ to allow the safer and more efficient use of mobile and smartphones by people walking along busy malls.
The texting lanes, which are clearly marked throughout the village, also feature innovative signal boosting technology built into the lanes to ensure users never lose signal whilst on the move.
We live in a modern connected world and have noticed the phenomenal increase in mobile and smartphone use from our customers.
While we appreciate the desire to constantly communicate for work or social reasons, this does sometimes present a congestion problem on our busy malls.
So in the interests of safety and convenience for our customers, Clarks Village has launched a new ‘Texting Lane’ initiative for the ever increasing number of our shoppers using mobile phones whilst shopping.
We believe this initiative will ease the pedestrian flow and prevent the frustration of our non-texting visitors.
The addition of the in-built signal boosting technology is already proving very popular with early users and we have noticed a marked increase in people tweeting about their purchases and sharing details of special offers they have noticed in the village.
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Nick Clegg visited the marginal constituency of Wells this afternoon, alongside the regions MP Tessa Munt.
Fresh from the Liberal Democrat spring conference the Deputy Prime Minister met with students and apprentices at Strode College in Street to discuss the party's education policy and his election proposals.
Watch our reporter David Woodland's interview with Nick Clegg below.
A man has died after his car was found submerged in a pool in Somerset.
Police are appealing for witnesses after the incident near Street on 26th July. It's thought the car left the road at a bend on the Sharpham Road.
The fire service attended and released the man, who is in his 30s and from the Somerset area. He was declared dead at the scene.
As the enforcement authority it is our responsibility to investigate these types of incidents and to ensure that the proper Health and Safety legislation is being followed, such as adequate training and risk assessments.
The investigation is ongoing but we are unable to say any more until we have spoken to the victim, who remains in hospital.”
They were trying to dismantle the machine as much as they could to free him.
They used everything they could to try and free him, from specialist machinery to electrical cutting equipment."