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This January, Dorothy House Hospice Care is running its biggest annual Christmas Tree Collection fundraiser in partnership with the Justhelping charity. Local people can book their used Christmas tree in now for a charitable donation and Dorothy House supporters and volunteers will pick it up between 10th-12th January 2020. The collection is running in thirteen local postcodes including new to 2020 - Radstock.

Taking part is easy, visit type in your postcode to check that your area is covered, make a donation and list where your tree will be located. Dorothy House asks for a donation to help fund their specialist palliative and end of life care services provided by the Hospice free of charge. All trees must be clearly marked with a label saying 'Dorothy House' and can be collected from businesses, schools, churches and offices. A percentage of trees will be chipped and shredded to make reusable materials for the community.

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Earlier this week Jacob Rees Mogg was in Radstock campaigning

The Conservative Jacob Rees Mogg has held the seat of North East Somerset with 28,360 votes, an increased majority on the last election's result with a share of 50.4 per cent of the vote. Labour's Mark Huband came second with 13,631 votes and Nick Coates for the Liberal Democrats in third place with 12,422 votes. The Green's Fay Whitfield won 1,423 votes, while Shaun Hughes, an Independent got 472 votes. The turnout was 76.4 per cent, up 0.7 per cent on the last election.

Mr Rees Mogg was first elected in 2010.
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A deer was saved, thanks to a good Samaritan but who? Photo by Seen on Unsplash

A lady with a big heart helped save a deer which had been hit at an accident black spot near Radstock - but she has yet to come forward to be praised.

At that stage the deer was just sat in the middle of the road, holding its head up but was breathing heavily. It didn't look as though it was going to die, but it also didn't look as if it was going to get up.

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