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2101, 2022

Peter Siddle: Somerset sign Australia seam bowler as overseas player until August

By |January 21st, 2022|Categories: Local News|Comments Off on Peter Siddle: Somerset sign Australia seam bowler as overseas player until August

Peter Siddle had to cut short his stint with Essex last season for personal reasonsSomerset have signed former Australia seam bowler Peter Siddle as an overseas player until the end of August.The 37-year-old right-armer will be available for all formats following previous county cricket stints with Lancashire, Nottinghamshire and Essex."I've had some good games against…

2001, 2022

Somerset carnival park given go-ahead after narrow vote

By |January 20th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Comments Off on Somerset carnival park given go-ahead after narrow vote

Image caption, The new carnival park is expected to look like Butler Carnival Park near GlastonburyA carnival park has been given the go-ahead in Somerset after nearly seven years of negotiations. Sheds will be built on the Dillington Estate just outside of Ilminster following the approval of the planning application at a meeting of the…

2001, 2022

Weston beach: Swimmers advised to avoid the sea

By |January 20th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Comments Off on Weston beach: Swimmers advised to avoid the sea

Image source, Kim BurgessImage caption, Swimming groups say they will continue to take to the water in Weston-Super-MareThe Environment Agency is advising people not to swim at Weston-super-Mare beach after the water quality was rated as "poor". Open water swimming groups said they would not be put off by the warning.In 2019 the water quality…

2001, 2022

Bath Half marathon rescheduled due to ‘pressures on highways’

By |January 20th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Comments Off on Bath Half marathon rescheduled due to ‘pressures on highways’

Image caption, The Bath half marathon went ahead in 2020, but has been moved three times sinceThe Bath Half marathon has been rescheduled for the third time disappointing hundreds of runners. The annual event was due to be held on 13 March, but has been delayed to 29 May. Organisers alerted their main charities on…

2001, 2022

Extra County Championship games in June & July as fixtures released

By |January 20th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Comments Off on Extra County Championship games in June & July as fixtures released

Warwickshire won their first Championship since 2012 by beating Somerset in their final game last summerMore County Championship matches will be played in June and July in 2022 following calls for more red-ball cricket in England in mid-summer.Five rounds will be in the height of summer, two more than in 2021, as the competition reverts…

2001, 2022

After Life benches inspired by Ricky Gervais show installed

By |January 20th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Comments Off on After Life benches inspired by Ricky Gervais show installed

By Amy PhippsBBC News, East MidlandsImage source, NetflixImage caption, Ricky Gervais's character Tony sits on the bench when visiting his wife's graveBenches to mark the final series of a Ricky Gervais TV show about loss have been installed in parks to provide a place for people to chat and reflect. The benches were installed at…

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