The criminal justice system in south-west England is "teetering on the verge of collapse", a lawyer claims.
One of the longest serving coroners in England and Wales has retired.
A total of £135,000 is spent moving 55 water voles from the Somerset Levels ahead of dredging work, the BBC learns.
Work begins de-silting Marine Lake in Clevedon in the first phase of plans designed to restore the lake and surrounding area.
The care of vulnerable children in Somerset is again rated "inadequate" by government inspectors.
Binge drinking is costing UK taxpayers £4.9bn a year, a Bath University study has suggested.
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Rochdale move into the League One play-off zone with a win against Yeovil in atrocious conditions at Spotland.
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