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 | 24/04/2009 2:51 pm

  • MEET THE CHEF: Sarah’s handmade cakes - AMERICAN singer, Eileen Barton is famous for her rendition of the song ”If I Knew You Were Comin’ I’d’ve Baked a Cake.”
  • Taunton man says council's uncut hedges are an 'accident waiting to happen' - A TAUNTON man has hit out against a Somerset council for not trimming back hedges that are an 'accident waiting to happen'.
  • Firefighters tackle blaze at Musgrove Park Hospital - but still turn up to appointments - FIREFIGHTERS are tackling a blaze at Musgrove Park Hospital after a machine left on overnight caught on fire.
  • Bingo hall for sale? 'No way' Mecca tells cultural group - A GROUP trying to buy a bingo hall and turn it into an entertainment venue have been told 'you've got no chance'.
  • TRAIN RAGE: 'I'll put this blade in you' man told passenger - Police take passenger off train at Taunton Station after he threatens to stab a man.
  • Church stalwart jailed after affair with underage girl - A FARMER who led a double life as a church stalwart while he was having an affair with an underage girl has been jailed for eight years.
  • Bogus cop convinced woman, 77, to give cash to man he sent to house - A 77-YEAR-OLD woman was persuaded to hand over cash to a man a bogus police officer sent to her home in Taunton.
  • Electric cars not popular in Taunton Deane, figures reveal - ELECTRIC car technology is advancing all the time, and yet the latest figures suggest that Taunton Deane is not on board the green vehicle revolution.
  • Learning disabilities home given 'requires improvement' in first inspection since private takeover - A CARE home for people with learning difficulties has been told to improve in its first inspection since being taken over by a private company.
  • Cyclist planning 170-mile ride to Land's End in one day - A MAN who cycles 30 miles to work and home every day is taking on a more ambitious challenge.
  • Trip down memory lane for keen cyclist thanks to Looking Back - A 20 year old memory was stirred when a picture of a dedicated fundraising cyclist appeared in the County Gazette.
  • This World of Bears is like a Noah’s ark of cuddly animals - IF you go down to woods today your in for a big surprise, If you go down to Taunton, you find a world of bears...
  • MEMORY LANE: People hang on for their lives in village flood - JUST under 50 years ago villagers literally had to hang on for dear life as a devastating flood smashed through the village of Trull.
  • PICTURES: Somerfest fills Taunton with fun - THOUSANDS turned out to enjoy a raft of entertainment and activities during Somerset 2018 in Taunton.
  • A concert venue at Firepool? Petition calls for rethink at former market site - A GROUP of business leaders are rallying support in a bid to force a rethink on multi-million pound plans to develop a Taunton wasteland.
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  • Lost wedding ring found as Marine Lake drained - A pair of young boys spotted the ring in mud in Marine Lake during cleaning work at the site.
  • Glastonbury boss Eavis quits Somerset Wildlife Trust - About 90,000 people signed a petition calling for the pro-badger cull Glastonbury boss to leave.
  • Radstock stabbing: Man charged with murder - Philip Jones, 50, died from multiple stab wounds during an assault in Somerset.
  • Upskirting culprits to go on sex offenders' register - It will also be punishable by up to two years in prison, according to the government bill.
  • Refugee on her experiences of coming to Britain - Refugee Deshire talks about her experience of coming to Britain and her early memories of people "having nice teeth".
  • John 'Goldfinger' Palmer death: 'Killer used spyhole' - John "Goldfinger" Palmer's family say they are haunted by a killer who stalked him "like an animal".
  • Double yellow lines painted around pothole - Red-faced North Somerset Council admits it "can't defend" the shortcut after it is slammed by locals.
  • Yeovil Town Ladies to play home games at Dorchester Town - Yeovil Town Ladies are to play home games at Dorchester Town's Avenue Stadium during the 2018-19 season.
  • 'Buy British helicopters' Lord Ashdown urges government - Former Yeovil MP Lord Ashdown says ministers are ignoring the UK's only manufacturer.
  • League Two fixtures 2018-19: Macclesfield start at Swindon, Tranmere open at Stevenage - Macclesfield and Tranmere will start the League Two season with away fixtures after winning promotion back to the EFL.
  • Yeovil barber offering haircuts to people with sensory issues - A barber from Yeovil is offering a special service to children and adults with sensory issues.
  • Behind the scenes at world's oldest Cheddar cheesemaker - Giles Barber's great-great-great-grandfather began making cheese at Maryland Farm in 1833.
  • Matt Renshaw: Injury ends Australia batsman's Somerset spell - Australia opener Matt Renshaw will not play for Somerset again this summer after suffering a broken finger.
  • County Championship: Surrey replace Somerset at the top of the table after comfortable win - Surrey go top of Championship Division One after beating previous leaders Somerset by an innings and 69 runs at Guildford.
  • Carl Dickinson: Yeovil Town sign Notts County defender on free transfer - Yeovil Town sign defender Carl Dickinson on a free transfer from fellow League Two club Notts County from 1 July.
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  • England make World Cup history - England achieve their most emphatic World Cup result as Harry Kane's hat-trick helps them thrash a poor Panama side and reach the last 16.
  • World Cup 2018: England 6-1 Panama highlights - Watch highlights of England's record-breaking 6-1 win over Panama in their Group G match.
  • Turkey election: Erdogan leads Ince in early results - Recep Tayyip Erdogan is hoping for another five years in charge, with new powers.
  • Britons Charlie and Gayle Anderson murdered in Jamaica - Charlie and Gayle Anderson, from Manchester, had recently retired to the Caribbean island.
  • Prince William makes historic visit to Middle East - The prince embarks on the first official royal visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories.
  • England v Australia: Jos Buttler century secures 5-0 ODI whitewash - Jos Buttler makes a brilliant hundred to give England a dramatic victory in the fifth one-day international and a first 5-0 whitewash over Australia.
  • Glasgow School of Art fire safety system 'was weeks away' - A trade body says pumps for a fire suppression system were on site the day before the Glasgow School of Art blaze.
  • Business Brexit 'threats' are 'inappropriate' says Hunt - Jeremy Hunt responds to warnings by Airbus and BMW that their UK investments could be jeopardised by Brexit uncertainty.
  • Kilauea volcano lava creeps closer to Hawaii homes - An eruption from Kilauea volcano continues to threaten homes.
  • SNP MPs 'may not back Heathrow expansion' - A senior party source tells BBC Scotland the SNP has not been convinced by the case for a third runway.
  • NHS use of 'unsafe' syringes to be examined - It follows claims the devices, used to give powerful painkillers, could have caused widespread deaths.
  • Jacinda Ardern baby: PM reveals daughter's name - Jacinda Ardern says she is "sleep deprived, but super well" as she shows off her new daughter.
  • Dust devil whips up Sticklepath hay field - The rare meteorological phenomenon was filmed by a family baling hay.
  • Actress Brigitte Nielsen gives birth to fifth child at 54 - The Danish star has given birth to her first daughter with her fifth husband in Los Angeles.
  • Han Solo 'blaster' fetches $550,000 in New York - Actor Harrison Ford used the prop in the Star Wars film Return of the Jedi.