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 | 24/04/2009 2:51 pm

  • Floral tributes to Conner Palmer - who died in Taunton crash - FLORAL tributes have been left for the victims of a tragic crash in Taunton.
  • Richard Down and Martin Watts to appear at Taunton Magistrates Court accused of illegal hunting - TWO men are set to appear in court accused of illegal hunting.
  • Somerset holiday homes could be being used as 'pop-up brothels', warn police - POLICE are urging unsuspecting short-term holiday hosts to be vigilant - as their properties might be being used as brothels.
  • Plans for specialist school at Silver Street House, Taunton - PLANS for a 45-pupil school in the centre of Taunton for children and adults with "additional needs" have been unveiled.
  • Avon and Somerset Police action to disrupt suspected drug supply in Taunton - AVON and Somerset Police have linked up with officers from the Met in a bid to bust a drug supply line to Taunton.
  • Orchard Court, Taunton, police incident due to 'false alarm with good intent' - A MAJOR police operation involving several officers and a force helicopter has turned out to be "a false alarm with good intent".
  • Stewart Francis in Yeovil with his final tour: Into The Punset - AFTER chatting to Stewart Francis about his last tour, he finally gave away his comedic secret that he has kept from his audiences for the last 30 years.
  • Domino's Pizza, Station Road, Taunton, closed for refurbishment - A DOMINO's Pizza outlet in Taunton will remain closed for a further week.
  • Co-op food store to open in Brunel Shopping Precinct in Somerton - THE Co-op is opening a new £600,000 food store in Somerton next Thursday (October 24).
  • Taunton homeless man Thomas Allan Crosbie guilty of assault by beating for spitting at two women - A HOMELESS man who spat at two women in Taunton on separate days has been found guilty of assault by beating.
  • Person cut free from vehicle after crash near Wells - A PERSON was cut free from a vehicle after a crash in the early hours of this morning (Friday).
  • Driver killed in Taunton crash named locally as Conner Palmer - two remain in hospital - LATEST: Floral tributes left at scene of tragic Taunton crash
  • Police operation at former Orchard Court care home, Harp Close, Taunton - A TEAM of police officers swooped on a former Taunton care home that has been closed for over three years.
  • POLL: The great BREXIT debate: Vote in Somerset's EU Referendum - “It is time for the British people to have their say. It is time to settle this European question in British politics.
  • Somerset animal charity caring for dormouse found in Taunton recycling bin - THIS little hazel dormouse weighs 8.5 grams and was rescued from a recycling bin, cold, wet and barely moving.
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  • Commuter sets up South Western Railway delay bingo - The game invites passengers to tweet in reasons why South Western Railway services have been delayed.
  • Five charged over Extinction Rebellion Tube protests - Extinction Rebellion activists climbed on to trains at Stratford, Canning Town and Shadwell on Thursday.
  • Glastonbury Festival footage from 1983 rediscovered - Footage of the Glastonbury Festival in the early 1980s has been rediscovered in the BBC film archives.
  • Demand for transgender awareness courses 'up 50%' - The Diversity Trust says people want to understand because they "don't want to offend".
  • 'Muscle car' owners rally round for funeral - A total of 25 cars came to help escort Leonard Birtles's body to the crematorium.
  • Taunton 'stolen' car crash kills driver during police pursuit - The driver was fatally injured when the car overturned and burst into flames in Taunton.
  • Rivers slowed to help wildlife and tackle flooding - The National Trust project will reconnect rivers with original flood plains, slowing the flow of water.
  • Historic England adds lighthouses, cliff lift and viaduct to At Risk Register - Historic England adds 247 sites to its At Risk Register but 310 have been saved and removed.
  • Woman killed as she leaned out of train window - Bethan Roper, 28, suffered a fatal head injury when she was struck by a tree next to the track.
  • Developer faces court action as care homes never open - The High Court is due to hear an application to put the Carlauren Group into administration.
  • The moment shots fired at armed police in Castle Cary - Footage from police officers' body-worn cameras shows the moment a man fired at them during a stand-off in Somerset.
  • Yeovil 765-home estate set for approval despite objections - Several parish councils in south Somerset and Dorset object to the estate planned near Mudford.
  • Bruton man hit in face with firework calls for ban - Aksel says fireworks are "basically explosives you can buy over a shop counter".
  • Badger culls have varying impacts on cattle TB - The UK government policy sees cattle TB incidence fall in two badger cull areas but rise in a third.
  • The family living off-grid in the woods in Somerset - Tinkers Bubble, in Somerset, does not use fossil fuels and has solar panels for electricity.
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  • Brexit: No better outcome than my deal, says Johnson - Boris Johnson makes a fresh appeal to MPs ahead of Saturday's knife-edge Commons vote on his Brexit deal.
  • El Chapo: Mexican president says police 'did right' to free drug lord's son - Police in the city of Culiacán were overpowered as they tried to arrest the drug cartel member.
  • Becoming a mother has been 'struggle', Meghan says - The Duchess of Sussex tells ITV of being under the spotlight "on top of just trying to be a new mom".
  • Bonmarché appoints administrators - The chain's 318 shops will remain open while a buyer is sought for the business.
  • Dad who raped daughters given 40-year term at Swansea Crown Court - The man from south west Wales fathered at least six children with one of his daughters.
  • Nasa astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir in all-women spacewalk - Two female astronauts are making history with the first ever all-women spacewalk.
  • Maids Moreton: Ben Field jailed for author's murder - Benjamin Field, 28, seduced 69-year-old Peter Farquhar into changing his will before killing him.
  • Prince William: 'Pakistan security work keeps UK safe' - The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge tour an army dog training school on the last day of their tour.
  • Extinction Rebellion: Central London targeted despite ban - Protesters take to Oxford Circus, Whitehall and Trafalgar Square to demand action on climate change.
  • Sainsbury's to stop selling fireworks - The supermarket is the first to end sales amid calls for a ban to protect pets and the vulnerable.
  • Harry Dunn: Parents ask police to charge crash death suspect - Harry Dunn's family say US officials are "ruthlessly" protecting Anne Sacoolas from facing justice.
  • Catalonia protests: Marches and general strike paralyse Barcelona - The Supreme Court decision to jail nine separatist leaders has enraged separatists in Catalonia.
  • Tate Modern fall: Boy, 6, 'out of intensive care' - The six-year-old boy is in a rehabilitation centre with splints keeping some of his limbs in place.
  • Reading Chick-fil-A outlet to close in LGBT rights row - The Oracle shopping centre decides "not to extend the lease" of the popular US fast-food chain.
  • Brexit: What to expect from Parliament's Saturday sitting - The weekend sitting of Parliament will see MPs vote on Boris Johnson's Brexit deal.