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 | 24/04/2009 2:51 pm

  • Storm Fionn brings 'thundersnow' to Taunton as it sweeps across UK - ‘THUNDERSNOW’ could be heard rumbling across Taunton last night as Storm Fionn arrived on British shores.
  • Taunton town centre bank set to close its doors in April - A BANK in Taunton's town centre is set to close its doors in April.
  • £80 million surgical centre could replace wartime wards at Musgrove Park Hospital - BOSSES at Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton, are hoping to win almost £80 million of taxpayers' cash to build a new surgical centre.
  • Adults go free to The Brewhouse theatre's screening of singalong Frozen - LET it go on Saturday at The Brewhouse theatre’s first ever screening of singalong Frozen.
  • Kay, 92, stands down after years of voluntary work - AN elderly woman's dedication to her community was recognised when she retired from a voluntary role after 22 years.
  • Runner's bag packing experience to support charity - A TAUNTON runner is on track to raise £2,000 for £2,000 for St John Ambulance after spending a day packing people’s shopping at Sainsbury’s.
  • Universal Credit 'increases homelessness and debt' claim rejected by MP - THE man hoping to be elected as Taunton Deane's LibDem MP at the next election has called for the rollout of Universal Credit to be scrapped in the district.
  • Man suffers face burns throwing water over chip pan fire - FIRE chiefs have issued advise on dealing with kitchen fires after a man suffered facial burns while throwing water over a chip pan on fire.
  • Older surgery patients get better care quicker under new scheme - OLDER patients needing general surgery at Taunton's Musgrove Park Hospital are getting better quality care and being treated sooner thanks to tailored treatment plans.
  • The three options proposed by Highways England to transform the A358 - THE three options for Highways England's latest consultation on the A358 have been revealed. 
  • TRAFFIC: Car crashes into central reservation on M5 near Bridgwater - A CAR has crashed into the central reservation on the M5 Southbound near J23 causing delays for motorists.
  • REVEALED: Who's moving to vacant shop in busy Taunton street - THE former pram shop in Station Road, Taunton, is being taken on by Yummy Mummy Hair & Beauty Salon.
  • Firefighters called after alarms sound at Pegasus Court - FIREFIGHTERS are investigating after an alarm was sounded at Pegasus Court in Taunton.
  • VOTE: Should Taunton have a town council? It's the only place in Somerset without one - EVERYONE in Somerset has a parish or town council elected to look after their interests - apart from the county town of Taunton.
  • Two women off to Mexico to build a house - TAUNTON women Julie Kimber and Courtney Curtis are off to Mexico to help build a house.
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  • Man's bomb hoax to stop wife’s night out in Minehead - Court hears Mo Ahmed was angry his wife was going out while he worked two jobs to make ends meet.
  • How Taunton cared for German child refugees - Somerset town twinning association is looking for people with memories of children of war.
  • New nuclear plant at Sizewell '20% cheaper than Hinkley' - EDF Energy plans to build Sizewell C, located to the north of the existing Sizewell B plant on the Suffolk coast.
  • University of Bath vice-chancellor voted out in pay row - Prof Dame Glynis Breakwell, who earns £468,000, is the highest paid university vice-chancellor in the UK.
  • Bath: Cooper Vuna & Victor Delmas sign, Anthony Perenise extends contract - Winger Cooper Vuna signs for Bath until the end of the season, when prop Victor Delmas will join from French club Colomiers.
  • Army bids farewell to Lynx helicopter with flypast tour - The farewell flypast was organised to mark the helicopter's 40 years of service.
  • Three new options for Somerset dual carriageway plans - Highways England was criticised for a previous consultation which only included one route option.
  • Seal trapped at Port Talbot beach 'doing brilliantly' - A seal pup trapped for days beneath rocks on Aberavon Beach is almost ready to return to the sea.
  • Somerset: Lewis Gregory to captain the county in T20 Blast in 2018 - Lewis Gregory is to captain Somerset in this summer's T20 Blast.
  • Semesa Rokoduguni: Six Nations to come too soon for injured Bath wing - Bath and England wing Semesa Rokoduguni is to miss the Six Nations as he recovers from injury, reports BBC Radio Bristol.
  • They came a-wassailing to Glastonbury - Druids and storytellers returned to Avalon Orchard at Glastonbury Tor for the annual wassailing festival.
  • Somerset hospital bosses are recruiting in India - Doctors from Somerset visit India to help fill vacancies in areas such as emergency medicine.
  • Jackson Willison: Bath sign Worcester Warriors centre from next season - Worcester Warriors' New Zealand-born centre Jackson Willison is to leave to join Bath at the end of the season.
  • Josh Lewis: Dragons sign ex-Ebbw Vale fly-half from Bath - Former Ebbw Vale fly-half Josh Lewis is to join Dragons from Bath for the start of the 2018-19 season.
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  • UK pledges extra £44m for Channel border security - The money will be spent on fencing, CCTV and infrared detection technology, the UK government will say later.
  • 'Do not travel' warning as snow storm hits - A fresh band of persistent heavy snow is set to sweep across parts of the country for a third day.
  • North Korea crisis: South to continue talks with 'clear eyes' - This comes amid warnings Pyongyang might be playing for time to continue its nuclear arms activity.
  • Facebook selfie leads to killer - Police discovered the weapon used to murder a Canadian teen in a photo she took with her friend.
  • Parents 'shelling out for free nursery scheme' - The government's 30-hour 'free' nursery scheme is being subsidised by parents, a survey suggests.
  • Dylan Farrow addresses Woody Allen sexual assault claim - Woody Allen's adopted daughter says she feels "outrage" after "years of being ignored".
  • Bonuses for Carillion bosses are blocked - Former executives at the failed construction firm will not get severance payments or bonuses.
  • Taxpayers owe private firms £199bn for PFI deals - The public will be repaying Private Finance Initiative deals into the 2040s, a watchdog says.
  • Justine Greening: Next generation of MPs could 'improve or undo' Brexit - Ex-minister Justine Greening says Brexit won't be "sustainable" if it doesn't work for young people.
  • Residents asked to foot £2m bill to replace Grenfell-like cladding - Croydon leaseholders face the bill to replace cladding similar to that used on Grenfell Tower.
  • YouTube singer Chrissy Chambers wins revenge porn case - Chrissy Chambers is awarded damages from her ex-boyfriend who posted sexual videos of her online.
  • Barry Bennell trial: 'Manchester City knew about abuse' - An alleged victim of ex-football coach Barry Bennell says a chief scout was aware of abuse claims.
  • Meteor lights up Michigan skies - The US Geological Survey said seismic waves produced by the meteor were similar to that of a 2.0 earthquake.
  • Newspaper headlines: 'Le stitch-up' at Calais and PFI deals criticised - Thursday's front pages focus on a deal over the policing of the Port of Calais and "wasteful" PFI projects .
  • 'The greatest gift': How I became a surrogate - As Kim Kardashian West has her third baby by a surrogate, one Essex mum tells of the joy of surrogacy.