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Three charged over thefts from Somerset churches


Three men have been charged in connection with a number of lead thefts from churches across Somerset.

The men, aged between 25 and 37, are from the Midlands area and have been charged with conspiracy to steal.

It involves 11 offences, which are thought to have taken place between August 2018 and March this year.

Council in 'negotiations' over gas generators

Aerial shot of the land where the generators will be built

Bath and North East Somerset Council says it's "in negotiations" over plans to build three gas generators in Midsomer Norton.

The plans have proved controversial - after it emerged they were approved without going through the planning committee - despite more than 50 objections.

The authority's Lib Dem leadership says it's seeking a "more sustainable model" from the company, who have also applied to build a battery storage facility in Bristol's St Philip's Marsh.

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Bath Abbey continues to offer prayers online

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Bath Abbey says it is continuing to offer prayers for people online through its ‘Just Ask’ campaign.

People can submit a prayer request online and their prayer will be read and offered up by one of the abbey’s priests and a small team of specially appointed members.

One of the prayer team, Kalyn Mallard, said she was "humbled" by the number of people who were "reaching out".

Ms Mallard said: “Whether the prayer requests have come from around the world or on our doorstep, we’ve lifted them up to God and we know his peace and his presence are there with these people and in these situations."