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A Wells Blue School student is releasing her first single, a song written and recorded during the Covid-19 crisis and giving a snapshot of the sadness of lockdown from a teenager's perspective.

Ciara Millington explains that her song Isolated, on which she performs all the instruments and voices including a full string quartet, is an ode to separation from friends and to the uncertainty of the future of the planet itself.

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There are calls for transport infrastructure to be improved for cyclists and walkers

Just one in nine workers in Mendip walk to work, new figures suggest, as the Government pushes commuters away from public transport.

As the lockdown is gradually lifted and people head back to work, the Government has announced emergency funding and measures to make the roads more cyclist and pedestrian-friendly, including plans for pop-up cycle lanes and distributing bike repair vouchers.

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There are scheduled to be temporary traffic lights at the junction of Bath Road and Hawkers Lane next week (Photo: Google Street View)

Temporary traffic lights are scheduled to be in place in Wells next week, as roadworks crews step up their return to work following the easing of the coronavirus lockdown.

The multi-way lights are due to be in action from Tuesday (May 19) to May 26 at the junction of Bath Road and Hawkers Lane.

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One of the palace swans with a couple of its cygnets yesterday (Photo: Lucy Masters)

Following a week of voting by the public, with many hundreds of suggestions, the Bishop's Palace in Wells has announced the results of the names for the new cygnets, which hatched at the beginning of May.

The palace's 24-hour Swan Cam and social media channels have been more popular than ever with the public during lockdown, and reached more than 130,000 people in the week that the cygnets first appeared.

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