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Mendip has one of the lowest number of cases of any district in the country

Figures for coronavirus cases by district have been updated by Public Health England, and they show that the district for Wells, Mendip, has now had 57 confirmed cases so far.

As of 4pm last night (May 12), Mendip's 57 cases meant it still had one of the lowest levels of coronavirus cases at a district level in the country, though it has seen an increase with the easing of the lockdown.

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Shelley Dyer-Gibbins

A Croscombe artist and printmaker who made enough facemasks for the whole of her home village has been reflecting after her efforts gained attention around the globe.

Shelley Dyer-Gibbins and her team of dedicated sewers have created a stockpile of fabric facemasks so every villager has access to one, and they are striking by featuring her own Cinegirl design.

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson addressing the nation on Sunday night

Wells and beyond has been told to cover up "in some settings" to prevent the spread of coronavirus in future.

The nation should wear face masks in enclosed spaces where social distancing isn't possible, the Government has said as it published its "road map" which could include people being able to link up with one other household in a "bubble".

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Dean Collier, chair of trustees for Priddy Folk Festival

In a sign of the times, the 2020 Priddy Folk Festival is the most recent event to be called off due to the coronavirus pandemic.

With its blend of quality folk music, showcasing some of the best musicians around, and its atmosphere of a freely accessible community fête, the Priddy Folk Festival has become a summer fixture in the local calendar.

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Edgar Wright (Photo: Gage Skidmore)

Director Edgar Wright has many fans of his movies in Wells, where he grew up, but how many of them know that he created a fake film sequel for an alternative Spider-Man universe?

The former Stoberry and Wells Blue School student is most well-known for his Cornetto trilogy of movies - Shaun of the Dead, The World's End and Hot Fuzz, which was filmed in his home city.

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Sarah Curtis in the video

Wells musician Sarah Curtis has joined with other talented artists to remotely perform a song for the NHS.

Boasting horn lines from the HM Forces Band of the Scots Guards, an ARIA no1 selling artist, a former member of Noah and the Whale - plus the lead singer of Brand New Zeroes (and little brother of Elvis Costello) - Sarah is among 24 singers and musicians from the South West who all gave their time freely.

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