BBC NEWS Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific North Midlands/East West/South-West London/South North Midlands/East West/South-West London/South
BBCi NEWS   SPORT   WEATHER   WORLD SERVICE   A-Z INDEX     

BBC News World Edition
 You are in: UK: England  
News Front Page
Africa
Americas
Asia-Pacific
Europe
Middle East
South Asia
UK
England
N Ireland
Scotland
Wales
Politics
Education
Business
Entertainment
Science/Nature
Technology
Health
-------------
Talking Point
-------------
Country Profiles
In Depth
-------------
Programmes
-------------
BBC Sport
BBC Weather
SERVICES
-------------
EDITIONS
Tuesday, 11 February, 2003, 19:12 GMT
BBC's Somerset website launched
Somerset's Where I Live website
The website includes news, features and listings
A new website aimed at bringing together the best of Somerset has been launched by the BBC.

The website is the latest in the BBC's Where I Live series - there are now more than 40 sites across England.

It is part of the corporation's commitment to increasing its coverage of news and views from across the county.

The people behind the site say it is for and about the community - local people are encouraged to contribute to and interact with the site by providing ideas, stories, reviews and pictures.

Virtual tour

To mark the launch, BBC weatherman Richard Angwin will be presenting his favourite view from the top of Burrow Mump during Points West on BBC One at 1830 GMT on 12 February.

Richard picked this view as his personal favourite from the selection of more than 30 360-degree panoramic scenes, making up a virtual tour of the county on the new site.

Other views include Bath, Dunster, Glastonbury and Yeovil.

Richard says: "I know there are just so many fine views to be had across Somerset, but Burrow Mump is a little treasure.

Series of investments

"I've lived in Somerset for 13 years and I'll be sending people to the new site so they can see for themselves what a fantastic place it is to live."

The website is the latest in a series of investments by the BBC in the county, including a new state-of-the-art studio in Taunton, and digital equipment and longer broadcasting hours for BBC Somerset Sound.

Jenny Lacey, managing editor of BBC Radio Bristol and Somerset Sound says: "The site brings together the best of Somerset, including reviews and previews from local clubs, gigs, cinemas and theatres, and news, sport, travel and weather.

"The phenomenal success of previous BBC Where I Live sites across the UK has proved people like information about their own area at their fingertips."


Click here to go to BBC Somerset
Internet links:


The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

Links to more England stories are at the foot of the page.


 E-mail this story to a friend

Links to more England stories

© BBC ^^ Back to top

News Front Page | Africa | Americas | Asia-Pacific | Europe | Middle East |
South Asia | UK | Business | Entertainment | Science/Nature |
Technology | Health | Talking Point | Country Profiles | In Depth |
Programmes