BBC news for Somerset

Summer getaway journey times 'to take four times longer'

Drivers warned some journeys will take 90 minutes longer as Heathrow braces for busiest day.

Somerset County Council considers cuts to libraries budget

Community groups could take over the running of the library service as a way to save money.

Groping: Police advice on how to report sexual assault

A Chief Inspector tells us why it's important to report being sexually assaulted in a nightclub

Thousands of bees swarm on Exmoor

A huge swarm was spotted by a photographer flying over treetops in a valley of the River Exe.

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Donald Trump insists he has 'complete power' to pardon

The president responds to reports he is considering presidential pardons over alleged Russia collusion.

Philippines Duterte: Martial law extended in Mindanao

The president says the controversial measure is necessary to crush Islamist militants on the island.

John Heard: Home Alone actor dies aged 71

John Heard, who played the father in the Home Alone films, has died aged 71.

Afghanistan: MSF opens first clinic in Kunduz since US strike

The charity opens its first clinic in the Afghan city of Kunduz since the US bombed its hospital.