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BBC news for Somerset

Trainee police officer caught drink-driving after hearing of abuse

James Hayward said he had been affected by discussions of historical sexual abuse on his course.

Pret A Manger cleared of allergy offence after student's collapse

The woman suffered an allergic reaction to a sandwich not labelled as containing sesame.

End of an era for Debenhams as final shops set to close

The department store will disappear from high streets on 15 May after more than two centuries.

Watchet Marina dredging trials under way

It is hoped the project will bring a new lease of life to the harbourside and fishing industry there.

Covid Updates for Somerset

Click the the latest news on Covid within Minehead https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51768274

BBC Front Page News

UK sends Royal Navy to patrol Jersey port amid fishing row

Boris Johnson says he supports Jersey as French fishing boats prepare to protest new post-Brexit rules.

Millions to vote in bumper set of elections

Local and national contests - many delayed by Covid - are taking place in England, Scotland and Wales.

Elections 2021: What can't I do in a polling station?

The rules on everything from whether you can take a selfie to voting while drunk.

Covid: US backs waiver on vaccine intellectual property

Supporters say the move would boost vaccine production but the pharmaceutical industry disagrees.

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