Pop-up Covid-19 vaccine clinic opens at Taunton Tourist Information Centre

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THERE will be a pop-up vaccination clinic in Taunton town centre tomorrow evening (July 2).

The Pfizer vaccine will be given to those who visit the Tourist Information Centre from 5pm until 7.30pm.

People who haven’t yet had their first dose or are after their second (eight weeks after their first) can drop into the clinic. Dr Tim Norbury, from Taunton Vale Healthcare, will be running the clinic.

“We want to make it as easy as possible for local people to get their vaccinations and therefore we are taking the vaccination right into the centre of Taunton early on Friday

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Book a hotel, get $250 flight voucher

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Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee over the holiday weekend announced the state will now buy plane tickets for tourists planning to visit Tennessee’s largest cities, an initiative being funded by tax dollars and drawing opposition from one of the legislature’s top leaders.

Joined in a video by country music star Brad Paisley, Lee on Sunday took to social media to promote the initiative, called “Tennessee on Me.”

“The state’s buying all these airline tickets and giving them away to anybody who books two nights in a hotel room to come to Tennessee, so it’s ‘Tennessee on me,'” Lee said to Paisley

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Popular Offaly pub celebrates 50 years in business

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FIVE decades of successful trading will be celebrated by the Gallagher family of “The Pull Inn” on Saturday next, July 3.

The popular Pullough hostelry was opened by Joe Gallagher on July 3, 1971 and he and his wife, Josie, children and grandchildren have conducted a thriving trade over the ensuing half century.

“The Pull Inn” is at the heart of the community in Pullough and life in the pretty canalside village revolves around the welcoming premises.

The past 16 months have been difficult for the Gallaghers due to coronavirus restrictions but they are looking forward to reopening in the

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‘Most over-achieving event in history of TOUR’ prepares to turn 50

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Just shy of 150 years earlier, a Vermont-born blacksmith with a promising invention called the steel plow set up shop on the banks of the Mississippi, a few miles north of what would become Oakwood, Illinois.

John Deere’s steel plow was fundamental to the Quad Cities becoming the Farm Machinery Capital of the World.

By 1979, when Illinois’ D.A. Weibring won the last of the Ed McMahon-Jaycees Quad Cities Open, more than 52,000 Quad Citians were working around the clock in dozens of factories to produce farm equipment bearing the names of Case, Farmall, International Harvester and, of course, John

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