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 | 24/04/2009 2:51 pm

  • Number of rough sleepers in Taunton falls by a third, figures show - THE number of rough sleepers in Taunton has dropped by more than a third, according to new figures.
  • Man dumped holdall with items stolen from school in Taunton - A SERIAL burglar dumped a holdall with mobile phones, passports and cash stolen from King's College, Taunton, at a builder's merchant yard, a court has heard.
  • VIDEO: Man arrested for suspected drink driving as car bursts into flames after crash - A MAN has been arrested after a car burst into flames following a crash.
  • Special presentation for staff member who's completed 50 years at Queen's College - Going strong
  • PICTURES: Farm shop hosts festive shopping event by candlelight - FESTIVE food tastings were among the attractions at a candlelit shopping event - and raised money for good causes.
  • Navy medic's efforts to help rescue 6,000 migrants from Mediterranean earn military awards nomination - A ROYAL Navy medic who helped rescue more than 6,000 migrants from the Mediterranean who were desperately trying to reach Europe has said it was "quite a rewarding job".
  • Pharmacy opening times over Christmas and New Year - THE following Christmas and New Year pharmacy opening times have been announced:
  • WEATHER: Yellow weather warning issued as strong winds and heavy rain set to hit Somerset - SOMERSET has been warned to brace itself as heavy rain and strong winds are set to hit the county.
  • Somerset GP's urge residents to help themselves and their local hospitals this Christmas - GP's and health professionals across Somerset are urging residents to help themselves and their local hospitals over the Christmas period by thinking first and not visiting busy district hospital A&E departments with only minor injuries or illness.
  • Taunton Deane Borough Council backs campaign to keep 40 Commandos at Norton Manor Camp - TAUNTON Deane Borough Council has thrown its weight behind the campaign to keep the Royal Marine 40 Commando base at Norton Fitzwarren.
  • Cranes enjoy best year since 17th Century - thanks to efforts in Somerset - THIS year has been the most successful year for common cranes in the UK since the 17th century, conservationists have said, thanks to efforts on the Somerset Levels.
  • £22 million bill following botched baby's birth at Musgrove Park Hospital - A SEVERELY disabled nine-year-old has been awarded a £21.86 million care package at the Royal Courts of Justice after suffering extreme head injuries at birth.
  • REVVING UP: Motor museum could move in at County Stores in Taunton - SHOP premises that currently house a family business that has been in Taunton for nearly 200 years could be turned into a motor museum.
  • Troops more likely to be in collisions on Somerset roads than other people, statistics show - THEY put their lives on the line for us in theatres of war, but our troops are putting their own lives at risk on our roads, according to Somerset County Council.
  • Trainers and bikes at church's contemporary nativity scene - THERE'S no camel and no sheep in a Christmas crib scene at a Taunton church - instead there's a bicycle and teenagers looking on.
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  • Police officer lied over identifying dead man's body - DS Nicholas Eckland told a court he had identified a man but never actually attended the mortuary.
  • Bridgwater rail station works delayed - The scheme aims to improve car parking provision and add extra public transport and pedestrian links.
  • Tears for Fears memorabilia sold off in auction - Band equipment, clothing and VIP tour passes are among the items that went on sale in Wiltshire.
  • Terry Skiverton: Yeovil Town assistant manager leaves Huish Park - Assistant manager Terry Skiverton steps down from his first-team role at Yeovil Town to "spend more time with his family".
  • Josh Clayton's mother blames police for 'three years of torment' - Tracey Clayton says police missed chances to find out how her son Josh died on the Isles of Scilly.
  • South Western Railway strikes planned for Christmas week - The RMT union says South Western Railway workers will hold 24-hour strikes on 27 and 31 December.
  • Musgrove Park: Brain-injured boy gets £21m compensation - The boy was acutely brain damaged after medics at Musgrove Park Hospital mismanaged his delivery.
  • Bethan Roper death: Tributes to 'beautiful' woman - Charity worker Bethan Roper, of Penarth, "worked for a better world" her family said.
  • Josh Clayton: Tresco death was accident, inquest concludes - Josh Clayton's mother says the inquest conclusion of accidental death was "meaningless".
  • Somerset County Hall £10m repair bill branded 'obscene' - Cash-strapped Somerset County Council says it needs a further £2.5m to complete the upgrade.
  • Ex-choirmaster and church musician deny sex offences - Kenneth Francis and Malcolm Archer are accused of assaults on boys between 1972 and 1978.
  • Dead lurcher found with 'abhorrent' injuries in Somerset - The lurcher was discovered with shotgun pellets in its abdomen and a broken neck.
  • Royal Cornwall Hospital on Opel 4 highest alert for 134 days - A woman's hysterectomy was postponed four times at a hospital experiencing extreme pressures.
  • Christmas: What questions do you have? - What questions do you have about Christmas? Use our form and we could be in touch.
  • European Rugby Champions Cup: Leinster v Bath - Team news as Leinster host Bath in Saturday's European Rugby Champions Cup fixture at Royal Dublin Society Arena (17:30 GMT).
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  • Brexit: Amber Rudd urges MPs to 'forge a consensus' - Politicians must compromise and find a plan that a majority in Parliament can support, minister says.
  • Trump names new acting chief of staff - Mick Mulvaney will be acting White House chief of staff, replacing General John Kelly.
  • Australia recognises West Jerusalem as Israeli capital - PM Scott Morrison says Australia will not immediately move its embassy from Tel Aviv.
  • Hastings cliff fall: Rock crashes into bedroom - Rocks weighing several tons fell onto a building on White Rock, in Hastings, destroying a bedroom.
  • Smart ships using the wind and air bubbles to save fuel - Clever ways to make ships more efficient, including blowing tiny bubbles under their hulls.
  • Johnson & Johnson shares drop after asbestos report - Shares drop as Reuters study says firm knew asbestos "lurked" in its talcum powder for decades.
  • Yemen war: Firing in Hudaydah raises fears for new truce - Only a day after warring parties agreed a ceasefire, residents hear shelling in Hudaydah port.
  • Eleven die and dozens ill after eating rice at Indian temple - Witnesses say people fell ill after eating rice following a ceremony in the state of Karnataka.
  • Nigerian military lifts Unicef ban after 'spy' row - The army earlier accused the UN children's agency of spying for Islamists in north-eastern Nigeria.
  • Newcastle man charged with planning act of terror - The 33-year-old was arrested as part of an ongoing investigation by counter-terror police.
  • Separate food waste may become compulsory - Councils will have to offer separate food caddies in a bid to combat methane emissions.
  • Warning of heavy snow and ice for Scotland - Freezing rain is one of the hazards expected to lead to "treacherous" conditions on Saturday and Sunday.
  • The Papers: May and Juncker clash and 'Brexit charge' - Saturday's front pages feature Brexit and the EU's plan to charge Brits travelling to Europe.
  • LGBTQ Christmas charity sends cards to the lonely - We all like getting Christmas post, but what if you didn't have anyone to send you so much as a card?
  • Week in pictures: 8 - 14 December 2018 - A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.