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'YOU'RE PLAYING RUSSIAN ROULETTE WITH YOUR LIFE': Police issue stark warning over legal highs

'YOU'RE PLAYING RUSSIAN ROULETTE WITH YOUR LIFE': Police issue stark warning over legal highs

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Do you know her? Police release CCTV image in hunt for Chard grocery store thief

Do you know her? Police release CCTV image in hunt for Chard grocery store thief

Taunton Crown Court

Woman given community order after stealing bag which contained thousands of pounds worth of cash and electrical goods

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223 nominations received for Somerset Care Awards

223 nominations received for Somerset Care Awards

Avon and Somerset Police continues its fight against FGM

Avon and Somerset Police continues its fight against FGM

Wild weather warning as rain and howling winds forecast for Somerset

Wild weather warning as rain and howling winds forecast for Somerset

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Body that aims to cut South West smoking rates set to fold in June due to lack of funding

Body that aims to cut South West smoking rates set to fold in June due to lack of funding

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Man jailed for stabbing three strangers in Yeovil

Man jailed for 'cowardly, violent and unprovoked' attacks after stabbing three strangers in Somerset

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COLOURFUL: The committed fundraisers from Yarlington Housing Group finish the colour run

Yarlington Housing Group raise more than £6,000 for St Margaret's Hospice

Hinkley Point B celebrates 40th birthday today

Hinkley Point B celebrates 40th birthday today

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Sue Ryder shop assistant manager Julie Weisner and van driver Wendy Harris

"Disgusting" thieves cause hundreds of pounds of damage to charity shops

The scene of the crash on the A39 Quantock Road

UPDATE: 64-year-old woman killed and one other injured in three-car crash

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WARNING: People are being warned of localised flooding amid heavy rainfall on

Weather warning issued for Somerset as forecasters predict heavy rain and 50mph winds

CRASH: The M5 is busy after a crash near junction 22 for the

Congestion on M5 both ways after crash at J22 at Burnham

EXPERT: MasterChef finalist Angela Langford will be at the show near Chard. Picture from angelalangford.com

Masterchef star to serve up a treat at Chard food festival

Matthew Brittan

Moving tributes to Somerset train death boy Matthew Brittan, 14

'CHALLENGING BUDGET': Somerset County Council leader, John Osman

REPORT & REACTION: Budget cuts set to hit Somerset services

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Man set to face trial over alleged sexual assault in Ilminster

Man set to face trial over alleged sexual assault in Ilminster

Man set to face trial on suspicion of drink driving after crash

Man set to face trial on suspicion of drink driving after crash

180 YEARS OF HISTORY: County Gazette is celebrating its 180th birthday

180 years of history: County Gazette is celebrating its 180th birthday

MILESTONE: Stuart and Liz Shepherd, centre and centre right, with a table of guests at their retirement party

Hoteliers check out of Shrubbery in Ilminster after 50 years

CAMPAIGN: Atwest will still be able to run services like the Luxborough shopper

BUDGET: Some good news for Somerset bus users

SAVINGS: The cuts are detailed in the Somerset County Council budget plan

BUDGET: Mental health services facing almost £1 million funding cut

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HIT HARDEST: Justin Roxburgh says the vulnerable are set to be hit hardest by budget cuts

BUDGET: 'Vulnerable to be hit hardest,' says boss of homeless charity

CUTS: Libraries are facing a £200,000 reduction in funding

BUDGET: Somerset libraries could face £200,000 funding cut

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Convicted sex offender from Chard who flashed a woman in a park avoids prison

Convicted sex offender from Chard who flashed a woman in a park avoids prison

Adam Marsden from AM Cars

'NIGHTMARE': Traders slam 'horrific' roadworks which are set to close a key road for FIVE weeks - with a 22-mile diversion recommended

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Chard's Popular Fair returns to Guildhall for February event

Chard's Popular Fair returns to Guildhall for February event

Christopher Bakken III, formerly of EDF

More delays? EDF executive in charge of the Hinkley nuclear power plant project has quit

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Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue to charge for repeated call outs about broken lifts

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue to charge for repeated call outs for broken lifts

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WEATHER: Morning showers give way to dry afternoon in Chard and Ilminster

WEATHER: Morning showers give way to dry afternoon in Chard and Ilminster

The Somerset flag.

Somerset Day - time to shout about our wonderful county

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Streetspace take step closer to Chard skate park expansion

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DANCE DIVISION: The students at the dance lesson

Holyrood and Kelly Leigh schcools join up for toe-tapping event

GUILDHALL: The committee took steps to protect their council building for the future

Thousands to be spent by Chard Town Council to protect historic Guidhall building

WEATHER: Chard and Ilminster set to get wet

WEATHER: Chard and Ilminster set to get wet

Jeff Lynne will bring ELO to Glastonbury

Jeff Lynne's ELO confirmed for Glastonbury Festival

Avon and Somerset Police could recruit almost 500 officers over four years

Fancy being a police officer? Avon and Somerset could recruit 480 over four years

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Update: Somerset man appears in court charged with attempted murder following stab attack

Update: Somerset man appears in court charged with attempted murder following stab attack

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Fancy Fostering to Adopt in Somerset? Go along to Costa Coffee evenings this February

Fancy Fostering to Adopt in Somerset? Go along to Costa Coffee evenings this February

Police archive photo.

Somerset 'beggar' charged with fraudulently claiming to be a homeless ex-servicemen

Junior doctors will strike on February 10, the British Medical Association has said, as it accused the Government of putting "politics before patients".

Junior doctors to go on strike next week after talks break down

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FINED: David pictured outside the County Gazette offices back in 2012

Somerset gatecrasher who flew into Glastonbury Festival fined

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TAKING OVER: Greenfylde headteacher Claire Oaten, acting deputy headteacher Andrea Jones and pre-school leader Cheryl Herrick pictured with children from Sunny-Ile

Sunny-Ile pre-school celebrates take over and 30th anniversary

WEATHER: Chard and Ilminster set for day of sunshine and rain

WEATHER: Chard and Ilminster set for day of sunshine and rain

Firefighters battle chimney fire in Chard

Firefighters battle chimney fire in Chard

WELCOME: Andy Marsh takes up his role as the new chief constable of Avon and Somerset Police

Andy Marsh takes up his role as new chief constable of Avon and Somerset Police

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Somerset stab victim 'critical', man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder

Somerset stab victim 'critical', man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder

Market House in Ilminster

Crucial maintenance work begins at Market House in Ilminster

Somerset Libraries to take part in a simultaneous Gruffalo story time for National Libraries Day 2016

Somerset Libraries to take part in a simultaneous Gruffalo story time for National Libraries Day 2016

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