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- Wed, 11 Dec 2013 06:01:28 +0000: Cheddar News December 11, 2013 - Cheddar Village website
Man suffers life-changing injuries after fall in Cheddar – This is Somerset Man suffers life-changing injuries after fall in CheddarThis is SomersetThe 42-year-old self-employed labourer from Bristol, who does not wish to be named, broke his back after falling nearly three metres to the ground at the building site in Cheddar. . Man suffers life-changing […]
- Sun, 08 Dec 2013 06:00:29 +0000: Cheddar News December 8, 2013 - Cheddar Village website
Two vehicle crash outside Cheddar Garden Centre – This is Somerset Two vehicle crash outside Cheddar Garden CentreThis is SomersetCHEDDAR firefighters had to clear up the remains of a two vehicle collision outside Cheddar Garden Centre last night. The vehicles hit each other around 9.45pm, with one vehicle being flipped onto its roof. . Firefighters […]
- Sat, 07 Dec 2013 06:00:18 +0000: Cheddar News December 7, 2013 - Cheddar Village website
Who dumped crash car in Cheddar Gorge? – This is Somerset Weston & Somerset Mercury Who dumped crash car in Cheddar Gorge?This is SomersetPolice are appealing for the public's help after an abandoned car believed to have been involved in a collision was found at Cheddar Gorge in Somerset. Members of the public called police […]
- Fri, 06 Dec 2013 06:02:13 +0000: Cheddar News December 6, 2013 - Cheddar Village website
Below-par Cheddar lose at home to Almondsbury UWE – This is Somerset This is Somerset Below-par Cheddar lose at home to Almondsbury UWEThis is SomersetDespite conceding an early goal, Cheddar dominated for long periods but, with their midfield misfiring, opportunities for the frontmen were kept to the bare minimum, with the visiting goalkeeper Chris Coles […]
- Sat, 30 Nov 2013 06:00:05 +0000: Cheddar News November 30, 2013 - Cheddar Village website
Mixed fortunes for Cheddar Valley Rifle Club shooters – This is Somerset Mixed fortunes for Cheddar Valley Rifle Club shootersThis is SomersetIn the Somerset Open shoot, an outdoor competition at the Long Ashton Ranges, Keith Thickett and Mike Griffin were joint top Somerset shooters in X class with a total of 581 points each. Ruth […]
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- Mon, 02 Dec 2013 15:18:00 +0000: The Potted Fish Co - Coming to a store near you! - Wells Latest Stories Feed
From the depths of South Devon you will find a small team producing delicious handmade fishcakes and luxurious seafood pâtés that have recently landed into Tesco and Asda. The company has been running for nearly 3 years and was set up by Jonathan Bailey at the age of 22 from a small kitchen on a farm in Dartmoor where he and his mother handmade products every day. Jonathan would then drive up to London and sell to small delis from cool boxes he kept in the car. The company has now moved into a 6,000 square foot factory producing thousands a day supplying major retailers in the UK. The company has sustainable and charitable credentials and is proud to support the local community and uses local suppliers where possible (within a 12 miles radius). Our sights are set high with huge expansion plans for 2014 supplying most major supermarkets in the country and even Europe with major progress already being made with a bright future ahead. Proud to support Local business, The Potted Fish Co. encourages others to promote buying local and promote growing British business, we would like your support too. The fishcakes, either crab or prawn, boast sustainable credentials and are handmade giving you a truly scrumptious and indulgent cake; just like you would find in a good gastro pub. Other benefits include the healthy side being only 139 kcal with less than 1.5g of fat. We recommend shallow frying them with low calorie spray. This will add a little kcal however the taste sensation of a crunchy crisp cake with a centre packed full of flavour and wholesome chunky ingredients far out ways the oven cooking method. These Fishcakes recently launched into Tesco In October and you can grab a box of 2 cakes for just £2. The 'Potted' products are delicious and wholesome. There are two variations of crab; 'Old English' and 'Chilli'. Excellent as a Christmas starter with some piping hot toast or fantastic in a meal such as crab linguine; simple, easy and extremely effective for the perfect affordable meal showcasing sustainable Devon crab. The potted smoked mackerel with horseradish is perfect for seafood lovers boasting strong flavours from the locally sourced mackerel with just a very mild hint of horseradish. Perfect with a salad or a jacket potato. The newest of the Potted lines the famous 'Potted Shrimps'. This 65g product offers affordability and quality. The product is divine served at room temperature with 'fresh out the oven' bread. It is the perfect treat for Christmas and its vintage packaging adds to the theatre of the Christmas spread and all for only £2.49. You can catch all the potted products in your local Asda Launching in December just in time for Christmas.
- Fri, 22 Nov 2013 13:39:40 +0000: Afghan veteran takes centre stage at Somerset Retreat - Wells Latest Stories Feed
Veteran of a thousand motorcycle shows and rallies the commemorative Corporal Lee Scott motorbike will take pride of place in a memorial wall being assembled at Afghan Heroes' Somerset Retreat in Ashcott near Glastonbury.
The ex-service Harley Davidson MT350, which was previously used by the British army in Afghanistan, has been specially engraved with the name, age and date of every UK service man and women lost in the conflict.
The motorbike has been on display at hundreds of shows and displays up and down the country since the charity was formed in 2009. It will now join other mementoes including the tail fin from a Harrier jump jet presented by supporters from the former RAF Cottesmore.
The motorcycle will go on permanent display at the Somerset retreat – set up to provide accommodation and care for up to half a dozen former military personnel finding their feet before going back to Civvy Street.
Afghan Heroes founder Denise Harris, whose son Corporal Lee Scott lost his life in July 2009 while serving with 2 Royal Tank Regiment in Helmand province, said the wall would help commemorate the fallen and inspire their comrades as they put their lives back together at the Retreat.
She said: "As the centrepiece of our memorial wall the motorbike will provide a focal point for everything this charity represents and the sacrifices these servicemen and women have made."
The original motorbike saw active service before being de-commisioned. The commemorative Cpl Lee Scott was the brainchild of Paul Ferguson who re-built and re-furbished the bike with Martin Turner.
All proceeds from the bike's nationwide appearances have gone to Afghan Heroes.
For further information on Afghan Heroes go to www.trueheroes.org.uk or www.thesomersetretreat.org.uk
- Wed, 20 Nov 2013 15:27:00 +0000: MTV Recruiting for New Show! - Wells Latest Stories Feed
Following on from its international success, MTV have announced plans to produce local versions of their ground breaking documentary series Catfish: The TV Show in the UK! The smash hit show focuses on people involved in online romances but who have never met their partner in person, often with shocking discoveries. According to an MTV poll apparently 25% of people pretend to be someone else online and 20% have created an entirely fake profile. With the British version of Catfish due to hit our screens in 2014, MTV are calling for anyone in a serious online relationship with someone they suspect isn't who he or she says they are, to get in touch. Catfish producers are also keen to hear from anyone using a fake profile who is involved in a cyber romance. For more information or to register your interest please email: firstname.lastname@example.org For all the latest Catfish news, stay tuned to MTV UK!
- Tue, 19 Nov 2013 10:09:57 +0000: Afghan Heroes strengthens backup team - Wells Latest Stories Feed
Military charity Afghan Heroes is seeking to broaden its backroom skills by appointing additional trustees.
The charity – based in Ashcott, Somerset – is particularly keen on adding trustees with a professional background to help and advise on the running of the charity and its flagship Retreat post services facilities.
Afghan Heroes founder Denise Harris said the charity had grown out of all recognition since its launch back in 2009.
She said: "We have a hard-working team working at our offices and at the Somerset Retreat in Ashcott and a dedicated board of trustees who have served and supported the charity some since day one.
"But our ever expanding role means we need to add further skills including welfare and healthcare practitioners, legal experts and building surveyors to keep the charity moving forward."
The voluntary role would involve quarterly meetings at the Retreat in Ashcott for which expenses are paid.
Denise said: "Although the existing board of trustees can call on some fairly extensive business acumen we have had to deal with an increasing number of issues requiring additional areas of expertise.
"If we can add the above skills to the board it will further strengthen the way in which we move forward whether securing new Retreats, buying, refurbishing and setting the standard for care and progression back into the community."
If this is something you think would suit you please email your CV to email@example.com
For further information on Afghan Heroes go to www.trueheroes.org.uk or the Retreat at www.thesomersetretreat.org.uk
- Wed, 13 Nov 2013 12:13:46 +0000: Somerset charity says doctors need training on eating disorders - Wells Latest Stories Feed
Lives are being lost because Britain's GPs are not trained well enough in recognising the psychiatric symptoms which result in eating disorders, such as anorexia and bulimia.
The charity Anorexia and Bulimia Care (ABC), which provides advice and support to people affected by eating disorders, has called for greater training for GPs at a special reception in the House of Commons. They say often GPs fail to offer patients or families any guidance, support or medical monitoring during the long wait for treatment.
They are urging MPs to ensure that doctors are fully informed about the psychiatric and physical health issues that surround eating disorders and are raising money to develop an on-line education site for health professionals.
Jane Smith, Director of Anorexia and Bulimia Care (ABC) said: "People with eating disorders need to access help for both the psychiatric and physical effects of the condition.
"With long waiting lists for specialist eating disorder services, and inadequate mental health provisions, people have to rely on their GP. Sadly GPs lack training and often insight and empathy for those with eating disorders. They are unable to provide guidance to sufferers and family members, or even provide the medical monitoring needed to prevent disordered eating from escalating into a life-threatening long-term illness.
"Because the NHS is divided into Mental Health and physical health we see many cases every year where people are not getting the full treatment they need. We are asking MPs to look at how we can provide a more joined-up service.
"Suicide is a major cause of death among people with anorexia. Eating disorders cause more deaths in those under 18 than any other mental health problem. Too often doctors simply see it as fad eating or a vain act, without realising they are actually dealing with a serious mental illness. Greater training and awareness among our GPs will save hundreds of lives."
Tessa Munt MP (Lib Dem, Wells) who hosted the House of Commons event, said: "Anorexia and bulimia affects all ages and people from all walks of life. We all know that GPs have a tough job but we also need to ensure that they receive the support and training they need to recognise this growing problem in our society.
"With hospital admissions because of eating disorders running at over 2,000 a year, training of this sort could save vital NHS resources and money. Eating disorders also have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness at around 20%, so again something needs to change."
Anorexia and Bulimia Care was founded 24 years ago to provide advice and support to people affected by eating disorders. The reception heard from those in recovery from eating disorders, parents who have lost children through the illness and physicians who treat those with eating disorders.
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Weston Super Mare News
- Tue, 10 Dec 2013 18:10:25 +0000: Trust backs calls for no smoking at hospitals - Weston Mercury - News
PEOPLE are being reminded not to smoke outside Weston General Hospital.
- Tue, 10 Dec 2013 17:51:34 +0000: Apply now for school places - Weston Mercury - News
Parents of children starting school next September are being reminded to get applications in during the festive season.
- Tue, 10 Dec 2013 17:12:27 +0000: New bishop announced - Weston Mercury - News
THE next Bishop of Bath and Wells was announced today (Tues).
- Tue, 10 Dec 2013 17:08:45 +0000: Gallery: Readers’ photos of the week - Weston Mercury - News
A FLURRY of winter photos made for a dazzling showcase of contributor talent on iwitness24 this week.
- Tue, 10 Dec 2013 17:01:23 +0000: Shoebox project for youngsters - Weston Mercury - News
PUPILS packed shoeboxes with gifts for those less fortunate for their annual Christmas project.
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BBC Somerset News
- Wed, 11 Dec 2013 01:37:43 +0000: RSPCA badger cull advert banned - BBC News - Somerset
An RSPCA advert suggesting badgers in cull areas would be "exterminated" is banned following more than 100 complaints.
- Tue, 10 Dec 2013 18:22:46 +0000: Wine bar idea for city public loo - BBC News - Somerset
A public toilet threatened with closure in Bath could be turned into a wine bar if proposals are accepted by the council.
- Tue, 10 Dec 2013 14:27:49 +0000: Fireworks man cleared over M5 crash - BBC News - Somerset
A man in charge of a fireworks display held on the night of a motorway crash in which seven people died is cleared of breaching health and safety laws.
- Tue, 10 Dec 2013 12:01:09 +0000: Green takes break on health grounds - BBC News - Somerset
British 400m hurdler Jack Green reveals he is taking an extended break from the sport to recover from depression.
- Tue, 10 Dec 2013 11:11:19 +0000: New bishop for Bath and Wells chosen - BBC News - Somerset
The Right Reverend Peter Hancock is to become the 79th Bishop of Bath and Wells, it is announced.
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Cheddar Caves News
- Wed, 28 Aug 2013 11:13:42 +0000: Cheddar Gorge prepares to stage Festival of Climbing and Caving - News
Cheddar Gorge, in Somerset, is set to host a Festival of Climbing and Caving from September 1st to September 8th - with an opening ceremony on Friday, August 30th, featuring the newly formed Rock Arrows.
- Thu, 06 Jun 2013 16:05:49 +0000: Cheddar Gorge Welcomes Gromit - Unleashed! - News
Cheddar Gorge, in Somerset, has come-up with another “cracking idea”. From July 1st, it will be joining-in with a public art exhibition, taking to the streets of Bristol and the surrounding area.
- Mon, 29 Apr 2013 09:05:43 +0000: The Titans of Cheddar - News
There’s a ‘new’ arrival at Cheddar Gorge and Caves. And it’s a real Titan!
- Fri, 22 Mar 2013 18:30:53 +0000: Tessa Munt, MP Visits Cheddar Gorge as Par of English Tourism Week - News
To celebrate English Tourism week (March 16th – 24th), Tessa Munt, MP for Wells & Cheddar joined staff at the world famous Gorge and Caves
- Wed, 09 Jan 2013 10:59:00 +0000: Jedward Explore Cheddar Gorge - News
Celebrity twins Jedward tried their hands at becoming temporary tour guides during a recent visit to Cheddar Caves & Gorge for a BBC children’s television show.
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