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Sophie Lionnet: Couple guilty of murdering French au pairSophie Lionnet: Couple guilty of murdering French au pair

The pair became obsessed that Sophie Lionnet was plotting against them with a former Boyzone singer.

Parachute trial: Emile Cilliers guilty of attempted murderParachute trial: Emile Cilliers guilty of attempted murder

Army sergeant Emile Cilliers denied trying to kill his wife by tampering with her parachute before a jump.

North Korea nuclear test tunnels at Punggye-ri 'destroyed'North Korea nuclear test tunnels at Punggye-ri 'destroyed'

Journalists invited to the Punggye-ri site say a series of controlled explosions took place.

Two men guilty of Salford house fire murdersTwo men guilty of Salford house fire murders

Two men are found guilty of murdering four children by torching their home with petrol bombs.

BBC news for Somerset

Hinkley mud dumping concerns are discussed by AMsHinkley mud dumping concerns are discussed by AMs

Plans to dump mud from near the Somerset nuclear site off Cardiff Bay are debated in the Senedd.

Hammer attacker 'had nervous breakdown'Hammer attacker 'had nervous breakdown'

Joseph Isaacs denies attempting to murder a 96-year-old Royal Navy veteran at his home in Somerset.

Conservative MP Rees-Mogg's political career highlightsConservative MP Rees-Mogg's political career highlights

Archive of some Jacob Rees-Mogg moments in the headlines, and what political figures and commentators think about him.

England v Pakistan: Dom Bess to make international debut at Lord'sEngland v Pakistan: Dom Bess to make international debut at Lord's

Somerset off-spinner Dom Bess will make his England debut in the first Test against Pakistan at Lord's on Thursday.

AskTen - Ten things you may not have noticed last week!

  1. The royal wedding is a TV hit. The Royal Family’s twitter account posted a message of thanks to everyone who followed the wedding. Among them were a fifth of all Britons, with BBC viewing figures peaking at 13.1m at the height of proceedings, just after 1pm. The average audience of 8.7m, combined with ITV’s average of 2.5m, accounted for 82.5 per cent of all television viewers and eclipsed the audience for the FA Cup final, which averaged 6.7m viewers on BBC One. The Sun
  2. Most Britons ‘have felt overwhelmed by stress’. Most Britons have felt “overwhelmed” by stress within the past year, with one in three left feeling suicidal and one in six self-harming in response, a new survey suggests. The research, commissioned by the Mental Health Foundation think tank, is the biggest ever carried out into the impact of stress. Experts say the NHS should do more. Daily Mail
  3. Dementia exercise programmes ‘don’t work’. Researchers at Oxford University have concluded that NHS exercise programmes for people with mild to moderate dementia “don’t work”. Exercise is thought to be one of the best ways of stopping healthy adults contracting dementia - but the study suggests it does not improve thinking skills or behaviour once the disease has taken hold. BBC
  4. 'Cynical' Theresa May announces nine Tory peers. The prime minister has been accused of "hypocrisy" after appointing nine new Conservative peers to the House of Lords, including several ex-ministers. Theresa May, who had previously stated that senior politicians should not expect automatic ennoblement, sent six former MPs to the upper chamber. Critics called May "cynical" for releasing the news on the eve of the Royal Wedding, when it would receive little attention. The Independent
  5. Supersize us. Britain is starting to overtake America in obesity rates, with the latest figures showing that more children in England are classed as obese at the age of 11 than in the US. The proportion of US children aged 9 to 11 who are obese is 18.5%. The figure for children in their final year of primary school in England is at a record high of 20%. The Times
  6. Cold marketing isn’t dead. Royal Mail was criticised for advising businesses to exploit a loophole in new data protection laws. From 25 May, firms will in many cases need people’s consent before they can send them marketing material. Royal Mail suggests they get around this by sending the bumf out in unaddressed envelopes. Daily Mail
  7. The sun sets on Club 18-30. The tour operator known for shipping generations of young Brits to cheap Mediterranean resorts for a week of sun, sex and tequila may be coming to an end. Thomas Cook says the concept doesn’t appeal to millennials, and is reportedly putting the business up for sale. Daily Telegraph
  8. Quote of the week. There is power in love,” declared Bishop Michael Curry, the American pastor whose volcanic wedding sermon made Britain’s latest royal extravaganza quite unlike any before it. “Do not underestimate it,” he went on. “Anyone who has ever fallen in love knows what I mean.” askten
The bottom line. Potholes cost motorists £1m each month, according to the AA. There were more claims for pothole-related damage in the first four months of this year than for the whole of 2017. Metro

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