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 | 24/04/2009 2:51 pm

  • Protest outside ASDA Taunton as row over contracts continues - A PROTEST is taking place outside of a Taunton supermarket as rows over new controversial contracts continue.
  • Fears more people will park on residential streets as Musgrove Park Hospital rescinds parking permits - MORE cars could be parked on surrounding streets after Musgrove Park Hospital rescinded a host of parking passes.
  • Gannett Foundation: Apply for grants NOW as deadline approaches - OUR newspapers are proud to be at the heart of their communities - and we’re once again offering cash for good causes in the areas we cover.
  • Roadworks on Trull Road, Taunton, set to end on September 20 - A BUSY road which has been closed for five weeks is set to reopen soon.
  • Auditors recognise county council's financial progress - SOMERSET County Council’s improved finances have been recognised by auditors, according to a report which is set to be discussed next week.
  • NO EXCUSE: Speed camera locations across Somerset this week - POLICE have issued details of sites where they will be using mobile speed cameras in the week commencing on Monday (September 16) in Taunton Deane, West Somerset, Sedgemoor and South Somerset.
  • RNLI hits back in furore over work to save lives abroad - THE RNLI has hit back at newspaper reports 'revealing' the charity helps people abroad, as well as here in the UK.
  • Lane closed on M5 slip road at Taunton - A LANE is closed on a busy motorway slip road at Taunton.
  • Somerset recycling sites to close earlier when winter timetable starts - RECYCLING sites across Somerset will be closing earlier from the start of next month as they start operating on winter timetables.
  • 'Hero' gives kidney to younger brother after he received shock diagnosis during JAW operation - A LUCKY young man was given the gift of life by a caring brother after doctors told him he needed a new kidney while undergoing -- an operation on his JAW.
  • Going Green event in Taunton to help people lead more sustainable lives - PREPARATIONS are well underway for a free event in Taunton giving help and advice to people looking to live in a more sustainable way.
  • Bath Baroque perform Bach concertos at Ilminster Arts Centre - THE South West’s foremost new Baroque ensemble, Bath Baroque, will perform at Ilminster Arts Centre next week.
  • Moooooo-vellous! Cow gives birth to triplets at Yeo Valley farm in Somerset - A COW has defied the odds and sent delighted Somerset farmers over the moooo-n - by giving birth to healthy triplets.
  • Taunton Round Table walkers smash fundraising target on 60-mile trek - A TEAM of intrepid walkers from Taunton Round Table tackled 60 miles of the challenging North Somerset coastal path to raise money for charity last weekend.
  • M5 southbound now clear following crash between J24 and J25 - The M5 southbound is now clear after a crash caused delays.
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  • Somerset council accused of 'immorality' over new-build maintenance - Residents say they feel they are having to pay twice, through council tax and maintenance fees.
  • 'Confused' holidaymaker, 68, missing in Benidorm - Phil Pearce, from Bridgwater, was last seen in the Spanish resort on 9 September.
  • Bristol Airport expansion protesters halt A38 traffic - The group cycled repeatedly around a roundabout outside the main entrance, causing long traffic jams.
  • Andy Szaruta crash death: Man denies murder of ex-Royal Marine - Andy Szaruta was a decorated war hero who served in the Falklands and Northern Ireland.
  • 'Nightmare' Taunton rapist Jonathan Bristow attacked sleeping woman - Jonathan Bristow was jailed for seven years for raping the woman who had fallen asleep on the sofa.
  • Disabled woman 'forced to pay £12k for unwanted driveway' - The director of the company which carried out the work is handed a suspended sentence.
  • County Championship: Somerset beat Yorkshire to go back on top of table - Somerset beat Yorkshire by 298 runs to reclaim top spot in Division One, with two games to play.
  • Police probe after 'assault' on Derby man prone to delusions - Hugo Allen has bipolar disorder and claims he was abused by staff at a mental health hospital.
  • Devon and Somerset fire service 'scraps' £630k IT project - Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue's system for managing training was branded "overly complicated".
  • Paddy Ashdown: John Major leads tributes to 'ideals man' at thanksgiving service - Political leaders and constituents remember the life of former Lib Dem leader at Westminster Abbey.
  • Kylie is most-watched Glastonbury moment - The pop star beats Ed Sheeran and Adele - with 3.2 million people tuning in to see her set.
  • Big Carl: World's biggest crane starts work at Hinkley Point C - The 250m crane can lift 5,000 tonnes and is starting work at Hinkley Point C power station in Somerset.
  • Sonic, Street Fighter and the 'golden age' of gaming magazines - Some of the key players in the early days of video game magazine publishing recall the industry's "golden age".
  • Magaluf balcony death mother warns of fall danger - A mother whose son died after falling from a balcony in Spain has revisited the site where he died.
  • Brexit: Slouching Jacob Rees-Mogg lampooned in memes - The Conservative MP's relaxed posture in Parliament unleashed a flood of creativity from web users.
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  • Boris Johnson says EU has had 'bellyful' of Brexit process - The PM says the EU is "fed up" with endless delays, as the Luxembourg PM chastises him at a press conference.
  • Brexit press conference goes on without Johnson - Luxembourg's prime minister took to his lectern without the UK PM, who cancelled amid protests nearby.
  • Common cold stopped by experimental approach - It may be possible to make our bodies inhospitable for the cold virus after promising early research.
  • Paratroopers win Colchester barracks racial harassment claim - A judgement rules the men were victims of "highly offensive" graffiti at their Colchester barracks.
  • Saudi oil attacks: US says intelligence shows Iran involved - US officials quote intelligence and show satellite images, but Iran denies involvement.
  • Christopher Eccleston: 'I'm a lifelong body-hater' - Doctor Who star reveals his "lifelong battle" with anorexia and how he considered suicide.
  • Lib Dems 'would not prop up Johnson or Corbyn government' - The Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson would not support Boris Johnson or Jeremy Corbyn in the event of a hung Parliament.
  • Ceara Thacker: Dead student's father hits out at university - Ceara Thacker, 19, was found dead in her University of Liverpool halls of residence in May 2018.
  • Peter Duncan murder: Boy admits Eldon Square screwdriver killing - Peter Duncan was "in the wrong place at the wrong time" when he was stabbed outside a branch of Greggs.
  • Extinction Rebellion Heathrow activist charged over drone plan - Roger Hallam declared Heathrow expansion "a crime against humanity" as he appeared in court.
  • Grenfell Tower: Fire brigade interviewed by police - The service says it has been questioned over the fatal June 2017 blaze under health and safety laws.
  • Nathan DeAsha: Bodybuilder branded steroid 'disgrace' for gym supply - Police found about £10,000 of the drugs, which had been supplied by Nathan DeAsha, at a gym.
  • BBC to switch off red button text in 2020 - Viewers will no longer be able to read headlines, football scores, weather and more on TV sets.
  • Pokemon: 'Ash Ketchum failing for 22 years taught me being a loser is OK' - The world's most popular Pokemon trainer, Ash Ketchum, achieves the goal he set for himself in 1997.
  • Is Jordan running out of water? - Jordan is one of the countries most affected by rising temperatures – and it’s predicted to get worse.