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Woman charged following M5 closure

A woman has been charged with causing a public nuisance after the M5 was closed for more than two hours over safety fears.

The road was closed southbound between Junction 27 and Junction 26 - with traffic tailing back for more than 20 miles.

ailbacks at junction 27 for Tiverton Credit:

Officers later said the woman was "safe and well" and re-opened the road.

But they later said they had charged 25-year-old Abigail Wyatt with causing a public nuisance in relation to the incident.

The woman, from Wellington, has been bailed to appear at Taunton Deane Magistrates Court on September 12.



Do you know where Rudy the reindeer is?

Can you help find Rudy? Credit: Wellesley Park School in Wellington, Somerset

A school in Somerset is asking for YOUR help to spot Rudy the missing reindeer.

The reception classes (called Elmer and Gruffalos) at Wellesley Park School in Wellington were sent Rudy the trainee reindeer by Father Christmas at the beginning of December - but now he's gone missing!

The children have made posters to try and find him.

Children from the school are making posters to help find Rudy Credit: Wellesley Park School in Wellington, Somerset

The teachers at the school are asking for help using Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #findrudyreindeer .

Rudy must be found!


Wellington monument to be lit up in honour of Waterloo

The Wellington Monument can be seen from quite a distance in the daylight - tonight it will also be seen in the dark Credit: ITV News

New lights will be switched on tonight to illuminate the Wellington Monument in Somerset.

It's 200 years today since the Duke of Wellington won his most famous victory, defeating Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo.

The monument will be lit up at ten o'clock tonight to mark the bicentenary.

People have talked to us and said, wouldn't it be nice if you could light the monument again.

We thought this is the perfect opportunity, let's see what we can do and we've made it happen.

It is great news for the monument and it means that those lights will be there to mark other special occasions as well and hopefully raise the profile of the monument too.

– Helen Sharp, National Trust
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