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Britain faced wettest January in 100 years with rain to continue

Two weather agencies in Great Britain have reported that the country faced its wettest January since their records began more than 100 years ago.

Photos: Escaped llamas run loose in Somerset

The photos show a pair of llamas that escaped from a property in Henstridge, Somerset by eating their way through the hedge surrounding their enclosure.

Reward offered after 30 swans shot and killed

A reward of £26,080 ($42,577) is being offered to help discover whoever killed 30 swans in Somerset by shooting them in the head with airgun pellets.

Fish rain down on desert village, UK starlings die in unison

Two locations, a world away from each other, experienced strange animal-related events recently. In Somerset, England about 75 starlings just fell to the ground while a village in northern Australia had fish plummet from the sky.

Second Exhumation in Care Enquiry

What is happening to the care system for pensioners. Seven suspicious deaths have happened at the Parkfield residential home in Butleigh, Somerset. The second, of three exhumations by police investigators, is to take place.

Close Encounters With 'Lights' In the UK's West Country Again

Strange lights seen in the night's sky by two separate witnesses in Taunton, Somerset, UK. The Somerset County Gazette have reported a list of sightings by some of it's readers.

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Flooding in Somerset.
Flooding in Somerset.
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Brent Knoll  Somerset
Brent Knoll, Somerset
Derek Harper
Pair of Llamas run loose in Somerset
Pair of Llamas run loose in Somerset
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Britain's Prince Charles  Prince of Wales  steps off a boat with the help of police as he arriv...
Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, steps off a boat with the help of police as he arrives at the flood-hit village of Muchelney in Somerset, southwestern England, on February 4, 2014
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Wells Cathedral, Somerset
Nick Thompson
Flooding in Somerset
Flooding in Somerset

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