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Somerset: County of England
Somerset is a county in South West England which borders Gloucestershire and Bristol to the north, Wiltshire to the east, Dorset to the south-east and Devon to the south-west. It is bounded to the north and west by the Severn Estuary and the Bristol Channel, its coastline facing southeastern Wales. Its traditional border with Gloucestershire is the River Avon. Somerset's county town is Taunton.

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Dom Bess: Yorkshire sign England and Somerset spinner on four-year contract

England spinner Dom Bess agrees to join Yorkshire from Somerset on a four-year deal after the 2020 season.
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Somerset man charged with terror and explosive offences

A man from Somerset has been charged with terrorism and explosive offences, police say.
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Wildflower meadows designated for rare bees in Somerset and Essex

The Bumblebee Conservation Trust said it helped the shrill carder bee.
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Coronavirus: Somerset illuminated carnivals cancelled

Parades, including Bridgwater Carnival due to be held in November, are cancelled amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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Somerset school recreates classic artworks in lockdown

A school in Somerset has been utilising everyday items such as loo roll and tablecloths.
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Man sexually assaulted unconscious pensioner in Exeter

David Lake, from Somerset, launched an unprovoked attack on his victim in Exeter in 2018.
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Immigration arrests on A38 at North Petherton after people flee lorry

A lorry was stopped by police investigating immigration offences on the A38 in Somerset.
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Children's book inspired by Somerset's 1607 killer wave

About 2,000 people are thought to have died in the catastrophic flooding in Somerset in 1607.
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Fisherman rescues walkers from Burnham beach

Two women became disorientated when thick fog descended on the beach in Somerset on Monday.
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Couple accidentally leave £15,000 inside cardboard box at recycling centre

Cash hoard found by staff at waste depot in Midsomer Norton, Somerset
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Overton and Bess called up by England as illness strikes squad

Somerset duo Dominic Bess and Craig Overton are called up by England for their tour of South Africa after the camp is hit by illness.
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England in South Africa: Dom Bess and Craig Overton called up as illness hits camps

Somerset duo Dominic Bess and Craig Overton are called up by England for their tour of South Africa after the camp is hit by illness.
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Haringey v Yeovil: Two men arrested in Somerset after reports of racial abuse

Two men are arrested by police investigating reports of racist abuse during Saturday's FA Cup match between Haringey Borough and Yeovil Town.
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Essex win County Championship: Draw at Somerset confirms 2019 title

Essex are crowned county champions, while Somerset miss out again, as their title decider ends in a dramatic draw at Taunton.
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Essex win County Championship on dramatic final day at Taunton

Essex are crowned county champions, while Somerset miss out again, as their title decider ends in a dramatic draw at Taunton.
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Essex close in on title after washout at Taunton

Essex are set to win their eighth County Championship as a day three washout means their game with Somerset should end in a draw.
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Somerset struggle against Essex on rain-hit first day of title decider

Rain washes out the final two sessions of Somerset's title decider against Essex, with the hosts struggling on 75-4 at Taunton.
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County Championship: Somerset and Essex set for Taunton title decider

Somerset and Essex will go head-to-head to win the County Championship title from Monday at Taunton.
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Hinkley Point C: Building the UK's new 'epic' power plant

Hinkley Point C, the UK's new nuclear power plant in Somerset, is due to open in 2025.
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Big Carl: World's biggest crane starts work at Hinkley Point C

The 250m crane can lift 5,000 tonnes and is starting work at Hinkley Point C power station in Somerset.
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The moment huge coin hoard was found

The 2,528 silver coins were found in Somerset by a group of metal detectorists.
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Lorry hits railway bridge and destroys wall

It happened in Castle Cary, Somerset, on the railway line between Westbury and Weymouth.
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Thousands of fish and insects killed as unidentified substance pollutes Somerset river

Twelve-year-old boy alerted Environment Agency to pollution with photo of dead fish he pulled from River Sheppey
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Kent & Derbys open with victories in T20 Blast

Kent and Derbyshire both begin their 2019 T20 Blast campaigns with victories, beating Somerset and Yorkshire.
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England Lions: Somerset's Lewis Gregory captains injury-hit side against Australia A

Somerset all-rounder Lewis Gregory will lead a depleted England Lions against Australia A, while there are call-ups for Sam Curran and Sam Hain.
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Festival-goers back Glastonbury plastic ban

The festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset is back for another year and for the first time ever, plastic has been banned.
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Marcus Trescothick: Somerset and ex-England batsman to retire at end of season

Somerset and former England batsman Marcus Trescothick is to retire from professional cricket at the end of the season.
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Former England opener Trescothick to retire

Somerset and former England batsman Marcus Trescothick is to retire from professional cricket at the end of the season.
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Hinkley Point C: 1,000 Welsh workers at English nuclear plant

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The workers make up 25% of those building Hinkley Point C nuclear plant in Somerset.
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Henry vacuum fan from USA visits Somerset factory

henry vacuum fan from usa visits somerset factory
Five-year-old Erik came all the way from America to visit the factory in Chard.
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Two five-year-olds swept half a mile out to sea on inflatable swan

Children caught in gust of wind off shore in Minehead, Somerset
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