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TWO businesses in the Wells area have struck gold in the Bristol, Bath and Somerset Tourism Awards.

Wells Cathedral won Silver in the Access and Inclusivity category, while Wookey Hole Caves' Wild Wookey Adventure Caving received Bronze in the Tourism New Business Award.

The Full Stop Cafe at Bookbarn International at Hallatrow won Silver in the Cafe/Tearoom of the Year category.

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HUNDREDS of people gathered near the War Memorial in St Cuthbert's Churchyard for the two-minutes' silence and wreath-laying ceremony on Remembrance Sunday, and lined High Street to watch the annual parade and salute.

At 11am on Remembrance Sunday, the last of nearly 8,000 poppies made by nearly 4,000 local schoolchildren were planted at The Bishop's Palace.

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THE popular Wells Christmas Market will be back in December for its third year.

More than 100 traders will fill Wells Market Place with festive stalls, offering a range of gifts, crafts and food and drink produce, giving shoppers and visitors to the city the chance to pick up some last-minute gifts and indulgent treats.

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Date: 28.11.2018
Time: 09:14
Location: Upper Breach, South Horrington Village

Fire engines from Wells, Shepton Mallet and Glastonbury were sent to a report of a smell of burning within a commercial property at the above location.
On arrival the crews confirmed that this was coming from a small fire in a light fitting which the crews extinguished by isolating the electricity supply.  They investigated using a triple extension ladder and a thermal imaging camera. 
The crews left duty of care with people on site who contacted a local electrician to attend.

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SUPERGROUP The Traveling Wilburys will be remembered at a charity concert being staged in Wells on Friday, November 30.

The band will be recreating the sounds and songs of the late 1980s supergroup which brought together five of the greatest names in rock music history: George Harrison, Roy Orbison, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne.

Critics have said the band captures the style and sounds perfectly and, with their own added humour, gives audiences an evening to remember.

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Somerset County Council is taking a lead role in work to help protect the county's pollinating insect population.

It joins the growing list of counties upholding their responsibilities under the National Pollinator Strategy and commits the council to considering the needs of pollinators when delivering its services as well as protecting, and where possible increasing, the amount and a quality of pollinator habitats.

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