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2505, 2020

Coronavirus: Weston General Hospital halts admissions

By |May 25th, 2020|Categories: Somerset News|Comments Off on Coronavirus: Weston General Hospital halts admissions

Image copyright Google Image caption The hospital in Weston-super-Mare has temporarily stopped accepting new patients A hospital in Somerset has stopped accepting new patients due to a high number of coronavirus cases.Weston General Hospital implemented the temporary measures, which extend to its A&E department, at 08:00 BST to "maintain patient and staff safety". Its NHS…

2405, 2020

Coronavirus UK map: How many confirmed cases are there in your area?

By |May 24th, 2020|Categories: Somerset News|Comments Off on Coronavirus UK map: How many confirmed cases are there in your area?

Image copyright Getty Images There have been almost 260,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK and more than 36,000 people have lost their lives, government figures show. However, these numbers only include people who have been tested, and the total number of deaths relating to coronavirus is thought to be higher.Two different measures from…

2305, 2020

Lockdown Lego: The enthusiasts building mini masterpieces

By |May 23rd, 2020|Categories: Somerset News|Comments Off on Lockdown Lego: The enthusiasts building mini masterpieces

Image copyright Jon Opstad Image caption Jon Opstad and his children, Ollie and Alice, have been making stop-motion Lego movies based on James Bond classics Thousands of Lego-builders have been taking advantage of lockdown and making use of their spare time to create stop-motion movies and models of real-life constructions.The Danish toy has been the…

2305, 2020

Officers ‘wary’ as spit attacks rise in coronavirus pandemic

By |May 23rd, 2020|Categories: Somerset News|Comments Off on Officers ‘wary’ as spit attacks rise in coronavirus pandemic

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Police chiefs said coughing or spitting at emergency workers was 'deplorable' during the coronavirus pandemic Spitting attacks on police may be behind a national rise in assaults on emergency workers during lockdown, officials have said.Figures from the National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) for England and Wales showed a 14%…

2205, 2020

Midsomer Norton generators to go ahead ‘without scrutiny’

By |May 22nd, 2020|Categories: Somerset News|Comments Off on Midsomer Norton generators to go ahead ‘without scrutiny’

Image copyright Google Image caption The three gas-powered generators are to be built on land close to the Midsomer Enterprise Park in Midsomer Norton Three gas-powered generators have been approved in Somerset that critics say "flies in the face" of the county council declaring a climate emergency.Delegated powers were used by Bath and North East…

2205, 2020

Coronavirus: Chef cooks 1,200 free meals a week in lockdown

By |May 22nd, 2020|Categories: Somerset News|Comments Off on Coronavirus: Chef cooks 1,200 free meals a week in lockdown

Image caption A local pub gave Jonny Burnett free access to its kitchen after hearing about the project to provide free meals in lockdown A chef who started cooking meals for isolated people from his kitchen early in the coronavirus pandemic is now making 1,200 meals a week. Jonny Burnett, from Wrington, Somerset, started the…

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