Image caption, Princess Anne is now out of hospital

  • Author, Emma Elgee
  • Role, BBC News, West of England

Headlines on local websites and newspapers in the West of England have been dominated largely by Glastonbury Festival and Princess Anne being admitted to hospital.

Earlier in the week though it was a Somerset Live reporting on the reopening of Beckford Tower in Bath this weekend that caught most attention.

The stunning attraction has undergone a £3.9m restoration project which involves showing a grotto and a new museum.

She detailed how number plates had been stolen and how offenders broke into a vehicle to steal bank cards.

Image source, Casper Farrell

Image caption, The tower is re-opening to the public this weekend

Zoe Glascow wrote about 28 pioneers being given a permanent commemoration.

Gloucestershire Live were also extensively covering the news, detailing each visitor who came to see the Princess Royal with Molly Seaman leading their charge with a live page.

Image caption, Escaped cows caused drama in Calne (stock photo)

Lucy Townend reported how 50 ‘naughty cows’ had caused a bit of a ‘catastrophe’ with the police being called.

Daniel Angelini reported how the barbershop owner offered to create fake documents for workers so they could work there illegally.

Image caption, Music fans blow bubbles as they watch festival acts on the pyramid stage at Glastonbury Festival

Later in the week Glastonbury madness really took hold with each local paper looking to find local finds to the Somerset festival.

They were also on news that Glastonbury headliner Coldplay were at the Cheese and Grain rehearsing causing crowds to gather despite no secret gig.

The Somerset County Gazette have also been busy covering Worthy Farm, with an interview on Joe Rush and his Carhenge display.

Sir Michael treated festival-goers to a nostalgic set just after half-past four on Thursday, crooning through Frank Sinatra classics like Love’s Been Good To Me and It Was A Very Good Year, and even belting out Elvis Presley’s Suspicious Minds.

Image caption, Sir Michael Eavis performed at Glastonbury on Thursday
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