Somerset

Life in the Arts Lane - Week 87 - Bruton and Chard, Art and Black Pudding

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

It is a very exciting thing for the locals to have a thriving art gallery in their midst and it is the buzz of the town, and beyond. The car park at the new gallery complex is crowded as we drive in and you immediately get the sense and scale of visiting a publicly-funded gallery or house.

Life In The Arts Lane - Week 85- The Dangerous Roads of London and the West Country

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 05.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

As the Tour de France surges forward and the occasional pile-up is reported in the English news, so the domestic daily version of this annual gladiato...

Pictures Reveal What 120,000 People All Left Behind At Glastonbury..

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK

The giant clean-up operation at Glastonbury was beginning today as more than 120,000 festival-goers were leaving the site. Many of those travelling...

Body Discovered In 'Broadchurch' Town

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.05.2014 | UK

Police have discovered a body in the quiet Somerset town where ITV murder series Broadchurch was filmed. Underwater police search teams combed a di...

Three Retreats to Change Your Life

Caroline Sylger Jones | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Sylger Jones

Got a niggling feeling that something isn't quite right? Most people who go on an intensive retreat do too. It might be your job, your health, your relationship, your stress levels... Whatever you feel like changing, here's my pick of three retreats that have helped others turn their lives around.

Severe Weather Warning For David Cameron

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK

More than half of those affected by the recent flooding were not satisfied by how the coalition reacted to the crisis. According to a poll of 1,00...

This Is What Happens When You Mix Canals And Stag Dos

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK

There are going to be some pretty sore heads after this stag do. This was the carnage apparently wrought by a group of lads from Wales, on a stag p...

UK Weather: One Dead As 100mph Winds Lash Britain

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK

An elderly man has been killed as winds of more than 100mph lashed Britain and heavy rain brought more flood misery for parts of the country. The Met ...

Politicians In The Floods: Who Wore It Best?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK

Are you a politician packing for a trip to Somerset? Think carefully about what you wear, because it will be carefully scrutinised. On Monday, Nick...

LOOK: Nigel Farage Wades Into Floods

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK

Wearing his waist-high green waterproofs, the Ukip leader has quite literally waded into the chaos in flood-stricken Somerset. Nigel Farage, wearin...

LOOK: This Is Why The Military Is Being Sent To Somerset

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.01.2014 | UK

Flood relief gets serious as troops sent in Troops are being deployed to Somerset to help with the flood relief effort, the government has confirme...

Troops Sent To Help Somerset Flood Victims

PA | Posted 30.01.2014 | UK

Soldiers are being deployed to Somerset to bring relief to villages cut off by flooding. The Government has agreed to send the Army to the Somerset...

More Flood Warnings For Somerset

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

More heavy rain has been forecasted by the Met Office prompting fears of further floods across south west England. Strong winds and rainfall could...

'Major Incident' Declared Over Flood Forecast

PA | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK

A local authority has declared a "major incident" on the Somerset Levels after weeks of flooding and predictions of further heavy rainfall. Sedgemo...

3-Year-Old Dies In Tractor Accident On Farm

PA | Posted 13.11.2013 | UK

A three-year-old boy has died in an apparent 'tragic accident' after being hit by a tractor on a farm. Police and paramedics rushed to the farm, in...

Don't Extend Shameful Badger Cull

Mark Jones | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Mark Jones

For many wildlife experts, scientists, veterinarians and local residents, the pilot badger culls in parts of Somerset and Gloucestershire over the last six weeks proved that shooting large numbers of free-roaming badgers was unsafe, inhumane and inefficient.

Crash Horror At Car Rally, As Driver Ploughs Into Spectators

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.10.2013 | UK

Five people have been injured by a rally car which left a track and careered into a crowd of spectators. Two adults and three children were taken t...

Why Those Against the Badger Cull Have Got It Wrong

Adam Quinney | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK Politics
Adam Quinney

Bovine TB is a hugely complex disease. But the key points about it are quite simple - it's an infectious disease; it's endemic in some areas of the country; it's posing a huge threat to our beef and dairy farmers; and while cattle are slaughtered to stop its spread nothing is being done to control it in wildlife. You'll hear opponents of the cull repeatedly state as fact that there is no scientific basis for a cull and leading scientists don't support the policy. This simply isn't true.

Protesters Evicted From Camp Badger

PA | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK

Campaigners at a protest camp set up against the badger cull are being evicted from the site. Camp Badger at Doniford Holt near Watchet in Somerset...

Three Guilty of Catherine Wells-Burr Murder Plot

PA | Posted 07.08.2013 | UK

A cheating Polish factory worker was found guilty on Friday of murdering his British girlfriend after hatching a plot with his jealous secret lover an...

A Badger Cull Will Help Make Our Countryside TB Free

Adam Quinney | Posted 03.08.2013 | UK
Adam Quinney

It's important to put paid to some of the other myths that have grown up around this issue. The most up to date scientific advice available shows that a programme that tackles TB on all fronts at the same time, including in wildlife, will significantly reduce the problem. What's happened in other countries backs this up.

How I Came to Hate McDonald's

Margaret Heffernan | Posted 11.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Margaret Heffernan

Of course no one from McDonald's lives in our village, nor do the lawyers doing the dirty work on their behalf. None of them will have to live with the consequences should their application succeed and neither will any of them provide any redress. And this is why I've come to loathe this company.

One Dead After Train Hits Car On Level Crossing

Level Crossing | Posted 21.03.2013 | UK

One person has died after a train hit a car on a level crossing, British Transport Police said. The incident happened on the crossing near Athelney...

A New Generation of Nuclear

Edward Davey | Posted 20.05.2013 | UK Politics
Edward Davey

My job as energy and climate change secretary is to both power the country and protect the planet. Nuclear power delivers on both of these objectives. I'm determined to use all of my powers to make sure that Britain leads the way in sourcing the energy we need from low carbon sources.

New Nuclear Power Station To Be Built

PA | Posted 19.03.2013 | UK

The government is expected to announce that it is giving the go-ahead to the first of a planned fleet of new nuclear reactors in the UK. Energy Sec...