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Western Daily Press, February 15, 2014

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Stocks Rise On Back of Europe Recovery Hopes ; Yesterday in the City

Better-than-expected growth figures from Europe helped markets edge higher as investors cheered signs the region's recovery is finally gathering pace. The 17-nation eurozone bloc, which came out of recession at the beginning of last year, posted gross domestic product growth of 0.3 per cent in the final quarter of 2013, compared with 0.1 per cent in the previous three-month period and forecasts for a rise of 0.2 per cent.

Unique Spirit of Somerset Shows Nation How to Overcome Odds

The people of Somerset have been praised for setting a "magnificent" example to the rest of the country as they endure the worst flooding in living memory. Bridgwater and West Somerset Conservative MP Ian Liddell- Grainger said the 'spirit of Somerset' was not only helping people cope with the crisis but fuelling the fight to keep the waters from doing any more damage.

Military News

A Pounds 1 million new facility will provide sailors and Royal Marines the most realistic board and search training they've ever had. The "ship in a box" complex at HMS Raleigh recreates the inside of a merchant ship, but also features secret compartments and hiding places as used by smugglers, drug runners and terrorists in the real world.

Something to Discuss Over That Cream Tea ; Letters

In their letter (Daily Press February 8), N Hussey tells us that they would rather there were more letters about West Country cream teas and fewer about the European Union, as the EU is considered somewhat irrelevant to their everyday life. Let's look more closely at the part the EU plays in your regular treat, N Hussey.

We Are Trying to Improve Bri Parking ; Letters

Traffic congestion remains a major issue for all of us living and working in Bristol and recent letters have rightly highlighted the importance of good access to our hospitals. With a million patients a year treated across the BRI precinct, providing adequate car parking is a constant challenge for us. That is why our Green Travel plan is to encourage staff, patients and visitors to get to our hospitals without using a car. Notably, more than 75 per cent of our staff now come to work on foot,...

British Are On March in the Curling Events ; Winter Olympics

Great Britain's women's curling team registered their third win of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics with a comprehensive 12-3 defeat of Japan. Both rinks went into the contest at the Ice Cube Curling Center with records showing two victories from four roundrobin fixtures, but the Japanese looked considerably inferior to Eve Muirhead's all- Scottish world champions as the action unfolded.

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