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A FOOTBALL fan who had to learn to walk again after a horrific car accident left him in a coma yesterday led out his favourite team. Yeovil Town season-ticket holder Ben Thick lead the Glovers out at Huish Park for the clash with Accrington Stanley. The 20-year-old was placed in an induced coma after a …

DESPITE high-profile government and police campaigns highlighting the dangers of using a mobile when driving, many motorists are still flouting the law and putting their lives, and those of other road users, at risk, according to a new study for Kwik Fit. It reveals that 34% of drivers are still using their mobile phone without …

A MAN suffered serious facial injuries after being hit with a metal bar during an assault in Lyme Regis. The incident took place at 1.04am on Sunday, August 6th when a man in his 20s was hit with a metal bar in Hill Road. Officers attended and, following enquiries, three men were located at a …

A MULTI-MILLION-POUND package of major roadworks across the West Country has been an- nounced. Nineteen projects across the country have been awarded a share of a £75 million Government in- vestment to improve local roads and undertake essential repair work. A £5m highways maintenance grant, secured through a joint Bristol City Council and Bath and …

Over £120,000 has been raised for the Royal United Hospitals (RUH), Bath by the walkers who took part in the Walk of Life event organised by The Forever Friends Appeal, the primary fundraising charity for the hospital. The total raised so far is a record amount compared to previous years. This year, 500 people walked …

ARCHAEOLOGISTS have uncovered remains of a large building on the National Trust’s Killerton estate in Devon. This significant find supports the theory that these are the remains of Killerton’s lost house; a grand mansion designed by renowned architect James Wyatt, the location of which has been lost for 240 years. Rumours about the lost mansion …

CALLS for all road crossings to be made toll free  including the Clifton Suspension Bridge and the Tamar Bridge be- tween Devon and Cornwall intensified yesterday. They came in the wake of the Government announcement on Friday that fees for the Severn crossings are to be axed. AA president Edmund King said: ‘At last the …

New owner sees View From titles join Independent The future of local newspapers in the West Country received a massive boost this week when the team behind your favourite local free weeklies joined forces with the West Country’s famous Sunday Independent. Entrepreneur Peter Masters, who embarked on a plan to rejuvenate the 200-year-old Independent when …