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  1. Police on the move if council sell building

    Police car

    Wincanton’s police officers may have to move soon as the building they currently use as a base may be sold.

    South Somerset District Council leases the Churchfields building in Wincanton to Avon and Somerset Constabulary, as well as the Conkers nursery.

    The Local Democracy Reporting Service reports that the council is looking to sell the building, viewing it as “surplus to operational requirements”, as a result of services being delivered in different and more cost-effective ways.

    They are looking at the sale to provide the "best value for money for our residents and allow us to continue to protect vital services."

    As a result, both the police and the nursery will be forced to relocate in the near-future, while council meetings held on the site will now take place elsewhere.

    “A report will be brought to the district executive with a final recommendation when negotiations and research has been completed.”said the council’s commercial property, land and development manager, Robert Orrett.

    The building is expected to be sold over the next three years.

  2. Man arrested following taxi driver stabbing

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    Officers investigating an incident in Swindon where a taxi driver was stabbed have made an arrest.

    The driver suffered slash wounds after picking up two men and a woman from the Suju nightclub in Old Town shortly before 5.30am on Saturday in Dawlish Road.

    He was taken to Southmead Hospital in Bristol for treatment.

    A 25-year-old man from Swindon has now been arrested on suspicion of GBH with intent.

  3. Bailiffs move in at Bearpit roundabout as squatters urged to move on

    Bearpit with fences up

    Fences are going up in Bristol's "Bearpit" roundabout as bailiffs move in to clear the area.

    Bristol City Council said it wanted to clear squatters from the area in a bid to improve it.

    One man has chained himself to railings in protest at the move and is asking for help with housing.

    Councillor Asher Craig said previously: "Following a rise in anti-social behaviour and targeted attacks in the Bearpit we decided that the council would take more control over the space earlier this year."

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    Severe accident: A37 Somerset both ways

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    A37 Somerset both ways severe accident, from A361 Charlton Road to Old Frome Road.

    A37 Somerset - A37 in Shepton Mallet blocked and queues in both directions from Charlton Crossroads to the Old Frome Road junction, because of an accident.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  5. Air gun attack on cat leaves it with 'horrific' injuries

    Nev the cat with his healing wound

    A pet cat who was shot twice with an air gun was left in "considerable pain".

    The black and white cat called Nev was found collapsed on his owners’ patio in Henstridge in Somerset, with a wound on his leg.

    His owners took him to the vets where the pellet was removed.

    An x-ray showed the cat had been shot previously and the pellet was still embedded inside his leg.

    RSPCA Inspector Ken Snook said: “This poor cat has been cruelly shot with an air gun and would have been in a considerable amount of pain.

    "It was a shock for the owners to find Nev had been shot not once but twice."

    An X-ray of Nev's injury
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    Severe accident: A46 Gloucestershire both ways

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    A46 Gloucestershire both ways severe accident, from A420 to M4 J18 Bath.

    A46 Gloucestershire - A46 closed and queues in both directions from Cold Ashton Roundabout in Cold Ashton to Bath in Dodington Ash, because of an accident involving four vehicles. Congestion to M4 junction and Cold Ashton Roundabout.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

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    Severe disruption: M32 Bristol southbound

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    M32 Bristol southbound severe disruption, between M4 J19 and J1 for A4174.

    M32 Bristol - One lane blocked on M32 southbound between M4 J19, Bristol and J1, A4174 (Hambrook), because of a broken down van. Traffic is coping well.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

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    Video caption: Clifton Suspension Bridge scaled by engineers for safety checks

    Maintenance teams at the Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol make an annual safety check.

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    Severe disruption: M5 Bristol southbound

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    M5 Bristol southbound severe disruption, between J19 for A369 Martcombe Road and J20 for B3133 Ettlingen Way.

    M5 Bristol - One lane closed on M5 southbound in Somerset between J19, A369 (Portishead) and J20, B3133 (Clevedon), because of a lorry that's broken down. Traffic is coping well.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

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    Severe accident: M4 Bristol eastbound

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    M4 Bristol eastbound severe accident, from J20 for M5 J15 to J19 for M32.

    M4 Bristol - Temporary closure on M4 eastbound in Gloucestershire from J20, M5 J15 (Almondsbury Interchange) to J19, M32 (Bristol), because of an accident on the M32.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

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    Severe disruption: M4 Gloucestershire westbound

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    M4 Gloucestershire westbound severe disruption, from J18 for A46 Bath to J19 for M32.

    M4 Gloucestershire - Temporary closure on M4 westbound from J18, A46 (Bath) to J19, M32 (Bristol), because of emergency repairs.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time