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Around 200 properties in Henstridge are without water this morning

Around 200 properties were left without water after work in Henstridge

UPDATE: At around 1pm, Wessex Water said supplies had been restored to all properties in Henstridge. AROUND 200 properties in…

An electric Avon & Somerset Police car. Picture: Avon & Somerset Police

Police in Somerset racking up miles in electric vehicles

CRIMINALS in Somerset might not hear the police as they arrive – as the force expands its fleet of…

Dorset CPRE president Kate Adie taking part in a hedge survey in Dorset

Dorset hedgerow project gets £6,000 funding boost – but needs volunteers

A PROJECT surveying Dorset’s miles of hedgerows has received a funding boost. The Great Big Dorset Hedge initiative, which seeks…

Wild beavers have returned to a part of Somerset being rewilded. Picture: Heal

Wild beavers return to rewilded Somerset area near River Frome

WILD beavers have been discovered at a Somerset site being rewilded. In December 2022, the charity Heal Rewilding acquired a…

Rubbish and recycling collections days are changing for thousands of Somerset homes

Changes to bin and recycling collections for 92,000 Somerset properties

BIN and recycling collection days are set to change for more than 90,000 households in Somerset. Somerset Council is currently…

The Duchess of Edinburgh at the Yeo Valley organic garden

Duchess of Edinburgh gets an organic education during Somerset visit

ORGANIC food, learning and gardening were on the agenda for a royal visit to Somerset. The Duchess of Edinburgh was…

The free workshop will help children find out more about barn owls

Free Dorset farm workshop will help children investigate barn owls

A WORKSHOP teaching children how to find out more about barn owls from their pellets will take place this…

John King, trading as John's Tree & Garden Services, was fined for fly tipping. Picture: Wiltshire Council

Fines for fly-tipping and littering in Wiltshire increased to up to £1,000

ANYONE caught fly-tipping in Wiltshire could face a fine of up to £1,000 under new rules. Currently, people issued a…

An impression of how Hillside House, at Donhead St Mary, could look. Picture: Tate+Co/Wiltshire Council

Plans for four-bed eco home in Cranborne Chase AONB submitted

“CAREFULLY considered” plans for a four-bedroom sustainable home in the Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) have…

The walk will start and finish at the Hardys Birthplace Visitor Centre. Picture: Google

New free guided health walk to launch in woods near Dorchester

A NEW weekly Health Walk is set to start this month at Thorncombe Wood Local Nature Reserve. The free, guided…