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Car hits lamppost as vehicles get ‘stuck’ on snowy hill

08 January 2024
Car hits lamppost as vehicles get ‘stuck’ on snowy hill

Motorists are being urged to stay indoors amid “dangerous” conditions caused by a snow fall.

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‘I met my wife there – it saddens me to see it demolished’

08 January 2024
‘I met my wife there – it saddens me to see it demolished’

A clubbing hotspot of more than five decades has been demolished but it has sparked plenty of good memories for former ravers.

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Town centre garage closes suddenly

05 January 2024
Town centre garage closes suddenly

A garage has called it a day just weeks after a yard next door sold at auction.

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Post Office plagued by problems finds new home

05 January 2024
Post Office plagued by problems finds new home

A new Post Office branch has opened its doors to customers, who have spent the last 18 months using a temporary site within a castle.

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Construction of 5G mast to close main route all week

04 January 2024
Construction of 5G mast to close main route all week

Work to build a controversial new telecoms mast is to begin next week and will mean a busy stretch is closed.

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New homes planned on farmland off notorious ‘rat-run’ road

04 January 2024
New homes planned on farmland off notorious ‘rat-run’ road

Residents have voiced their concerns at proposals put forward to erect more than 20 homes off a road notorious for roadworks and traffic problems.

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‘The desire for profit should not come before road safety’

04 January 2024
‘The desire for profit should not come before road safety’

Controversial plans to build more than 100 homes on a village orchard have been quashed after several concerns were raised.

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Woman ‘assaulted and threatened with weapon’ on New Year’s Eve

03 January 2024
Woman ‘assaulted and threatened with weapon’ on New Year’s Eve

Police are appealing for information after a woman was reportedly sexually assaulted and threatened just before midnight on New Year’s Eve.

Huge housing project planned for former social club site

03 January 2024
Huge housing project planned for former social club site

Plans have been submitted to build more than 130 homes on a new estate which would also feature a cafe and nursery.

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Former St John Ambulance hub to stay after flat plans quashed

03 January 2024
Former St John Ambulance hub to stay after flat plans quashed

An application to transform a former St John Ambulance centre into new apartments has been refused again.

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New owners to reopen Chinese takeaway after eight-month closure

03 January 2024
New owners to reopen Chinese takeaway after eight-month closure

A popular takeaway which suddenly closed its doors “temporarily” more than six months ago is to be replaced.

Arrest after two children hurt in M2 crash

02 January 2024
Arrest after two children hurt in M2 crash

Police have arrested a man following a serious crash which closed part of a motorway for a number of hours.

Supermarket targeted in ram-raid attack

02 January 2024
Supermarket targeted in ram-raid attack

A village shop was reportedly targeted by thieves after they reversed a vehicle into the shop and stole money from its tills.

Highways bosses call for 240 homes plan to be delayed over safety fears

02 January 2024
Highways bosses call for 240 homes plan to be delayed over safety fears

A proposal to build a huge housing development has been met with more concerns by highways bosses.

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Dead whale recovered from shore

30 December 2023
Dead whale recovered from shore

A whale has been removed from the shore of the River Thames - three days after first being spotted.

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Public warned as recovery of dead whale washed ashore delayed

29 December 2023
Public warned as recovery of dead whale washed ashore delayed

A recovery mission to remove a “massive” dead whale which washed up on the shoreline has been hit by delays due to the storm.

Nappies, food and black bags key contaminators at recycling centres

29 December 2023
Nappies, food and black bags key contaminators at recycling centres

Councillors who visited two recycling centres admitted it was an "eye opener" after large amounts of contaminated products were discovered.

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Village restaurant closes after 40 years

29 December 2023
Village restaurant closes after 40 years

A popular village restaurant has shut with immediate effect and been flooded with messages of support.

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Historic Navy pub plot earmarked for flat block

29 December 2023
Historic Navy pub plot earmarked for flat block

Plans have been put forward to transform the derelict plot of a pub with links to a historic pension pot for seamen into a large housing block.

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‘Massive’ whale washes up on shore

28 December 2023
‘Massive’ whale washes up on shore

Scientists are investigating what caused the death of a huge 30 ft whale found washed up on the shore by a family out walking their dog.

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