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Mere Knitted Angels

Hundreds of mysterious knitted angels to land in village before Christmas

HUNDREDS of knitted angels from as far afield as Ireland and Yorkshire are set to land in Mere this month (December) in a Christmas...
Wincanton Crash

PICTURES: Car left on its roof after Wincanton crash this morning

ONE person was taken to hospital after a crash in Wincanton this morning which left a vehicle on its roof on a busy thoroughfare. The...
Caption: Armed officers were involved in the operation. Picture: Dorset Police

Two arrests after armed police raid in Sturminster Newton

FIREARMS officers were involved in a pre-planned police operation in Sturminster Newton that ended in two people being arrested. Dorset Police’s Rural Crime Team was...
Two deer have taken up residence under one of Tria Stebbing’s oak trees

Time is of the essence for hedge work

By Tria Stebbing. The field remains beautiful, with autumn colours now a kaleidoscope of orange hues. The Ash has dropped everything while the Oak is...
20mph Road Speed Limit

New trial will see drivers fined £130 for breaking 20mph speed limit

DRIVERS found to be exceeding a 20mph speed limit could soon be fined £130. A first-of-its-kind speed enforcement trial has begun, being run by Wandsworth...
Some people are finding it tough to re-establish themselves in the post-lockdown world PHOTO: soumen82hazra/ Pixabay

The times have been a-changing…

By Alice Johnsen. I’m seeing a recurrent theme with clients at the moment. It’s about the recovery from lockdown. Not specifically the medical or logistical...
The elegant and fascinating Marsh Harrier has come back from the brink of extinction. PHOTO: Светлана/Pixabay

Meditations in nature: A walk through time in the Avalon Marshes

By Susie Curtin. I feel like a change of scene today. So, I pack a picnic and set off for the Somerset Levels to wander...
Exercise aids in weight loss and is good for the mood. PHOTO: StockSnap from Pixabay

Herb ‘destroys’ the taste of sugar

By Fiona Chapman. Gymnema sylvestre is an Ayurvedic herb which means ‘sugar destroyer’. This is because if you take it, it ‘destroys’ the taste of...
Brassica vegetables like kohlrabi and cavolo nero are wildly versatile and taste great steamed, stir-fried, roasted and even raw

Super pairing for lovely winter slaw

By Rebecca Vincent. Both stars of this recipe hail from the nutritionally dense brassica family which includes broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and kale, but are a...
French Bulldogs (left) and Chihuahuas are prone to hydrocephalus which causes increased pressure within the skull PHOTO: Alexandr Ivanov/Pixabay

Complex matters of the animal brain

By Lynn Broom Longmead Veterinary Practice. THE brain is a fascinating and complex organ. We know its basic function involving nerves and electrical impulses, but how...