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 | 24/04/2009 2:51 pm

  • B&M Bargains is coming to Taunton - and here's when it intends to open - BARGAIN hunters rejoice - B&M Bargains is coming to Taunton.
  • Firefighters called to tackle car fire on M5 southbound - FIREFIGHTERS were called to the M5 near Taunton to tackle a car fire.
  • WARNING DISTRESSING IMAGES: Fox found drowned with crisp packet on its head in lake at Somerset park - 'PLEASE put your litter in the bin. It can have an awful impact on animals and even cost them their lives'
  • Playhouse in Weston-super-Mare hosts socially distanced panto - THE show must go on…
  • 'Deliberate' rubbish fire threatened to spread to Taunton house - A 'DELIBERATE' fire in rubbish which threatened to spread to a Taunton house was tackled by firefighters.
  • Extra 3,500 TONNES of waste recycled in Somerset during lockdown, figures reveal - A STAGGERING 3,500 tonnes of extra materials were recycled in Somerset during the coronavirus lockdown period, it has emerged.
  • All of the food hygiene ratings for eateries inspected in three Somerset districts in August - NEW food hygiene ratings for eateries across Somerset have been published by the Food Standards Agency.
  • The fountain pen that sold for MORE THAN £6,000 at Somerset auction - A FOUNTAIN pen sold for more than £6,000 at an auction held by a Somerset firm this month.
  • Planning applications in Somerset West and Taunton: September 17, 2020 - THE following applications have been received for consideration by Somerset West and Taunton Council.
  • Somerset couples will soon be able to get married at Rumwell Park after plans approved - COUPLES looking to get married near Taunton will soon be able to take advantage of new facilities at one of the area’s most popular venues.
  • Rumwell Farm Shop's cafe wins Travellers’ Choice Award - A SOMERSET farm shop and cafe has been placed in the top ten per cent of restaurants to visit worldwide.
  • Lyn from Somerset Escargot is on mission to get us eating snails - AFTER moving into beautiful home near Taunton two years ago, Lyn Paxman and her husband Rob could not decide what to do with the extra land they had…until they discovered the art of breeding snails.
  • Amazing pictures show the moment a Somerset climber reached one of highest points of the Matterhorn - AMAZING 360 degree camera footage show the moment a thrillseeking climber reached one of the highest points of the Matterhorn.
  • Ilminster potato supplier raises money for Children's Hospice South West - A POTATO supplier is now halfway through a challenge to virtually travel around the world in 80 days.
  • Contents of stunning Somerset manor house to go under the hammer: See inside - THE contents of a 15th Century Somerset manor house are being sold during a two-day auction next month.
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  • Coronavirus: Cheddar Caves to close with 40 jobs lost - The tourist attraction will shut for the foreseeable future due to the effects of coronavirus.
  • Butlin's: 1,000 jobs at risk when furlough ends - The holiday camp firm expects workers to take paid or unpaid leave once the government scheme ends.
  • The National Trust homes where colonial links are 'umbilical' - Up to a third of the National Trust's 300 UK houses have links to colonialism, a project found.
  • Yeovil man Leon Green jailed for axe attack in house - Leon Green attacked his victim in his home after they had been drinking in a pub.
  • River Avon sunken houseboat owner helped by fundraiser - A section of the River Avon near Bath was accidently drained due to a faulty sluice gate.
  • Boat trip firm losing £1,000 a day after River Avon section drained - The Environment Agency said it would raise levels on Friday after water drained from the River Avon.
  • Clevedon school plans approved despite 1,000 objections - Campaigners are unhappy that a special school's expansion plans are on green belt land.
  • Topsy-turvy union flag gets complainant in a flap - A woman is sent an "absolutely bizarre" anonymous letter about the "correct way" to fly a flag.
  • Crohn's patient 'vomits 30 times a day' and has cardiac arrests - Jessica Elliot has had three cardiac arrests and weighs 5st 7lb as her body rejects food and drink.
  • Zivile Jokubonyte: Missing woman and son 'left UK for Spain' - Zivile Jokubonyte flew to Spain from Bristol with her two-year-old son, police say.
  • Bath boats left underwater after sluice gate fault - Owners talk of panicking after seeing their homes put in danger by the sudden drop in water levels.
  • Sanditon fans' giant beach art bid for second series - Fans wanting a second series of ITV's Sanditon draw the show's two main characters on a beach.
  • Memorial to commemorate Long Ashton's war dead - The memorial - three granite stones - will have the names of the men, women and children who died.
  • 'Foul mouth' councillor Linda Vijeh apologises in mic gaffe - Councillor Linda Vijeh says she is known for having a "mouth like a sewer" but intended no offence.
  • Discovery care workers dismissed over safeguarding concerns - A care provider's investigation into its own staff found practices fell "well below expectations".
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  • FinCEN Files: HSBC moved Ponzi scheme millions despite warning - The transfers took place after officials were told of the $80m fraud, the secret files reveal.
  • Hancock: Follow Covid rules or they will get tougher - The warning comes as people in England who refuse an order to self-isolate could be fined up to £10,000.
  • PM should apologise for testing 'collapse', says Starmer - The Labour leader tells the BBC testing problems make further Covid-19 restrictions "more likely".
  • WeChat: Judge blocks US attempts to ban downloads of Chinese app - The ban on the Chinese-owned messaging and payments apps was to come in on Sunday night.
  • Battle of Britain: Flypast and Westminster Abbey service mark 80th anniversary - It followed a Westminster Abbey service which was "reduced in stature but not in spirit", organisers say.
  • Egypt tomb: Sarcophagi buried for 2,500 years unearthed in Saqqara - The 27 wooden coffins are said to have lain undisturbed inside a well at an ancient necropolis.
  • Spain triathlete gives up medal to rival who went wrong way - Diego Méntrida realised the athlete ahead had made a mistake and slowed as he approached the finish.
  • Gore-Tex: Inventor of waterproof fabric Robert Gore dies aged 83 - Robert W. Gore's invention has been used in space suits, guitar strings and waterproof jackets.
  • Blackpool crowds ignore Covid 'last blast' warning - People reported queues for attractions and traffic was gridlocked in Blackpool on Saturday.
  • Australia coronavirus cases 'set to be lowest in months' - Hopes are rising after the badly-hit state of Victoria reports just 14 new infections in 24 hours.
  • Butlin's: 1,000 jobs at risk when furlough ends - The holiday camp firm expects workers to take paid or unpaid leave once the government scheme ends.
  • Coronavirus: Cheddar Caves to close with 40 jobs lost - The tourist attraction will shut for the foreseeable future due to the effects of coronavirus.
  • Lee Kerslake: Former Ozzy Osbourne and Uriah Heep drummer dies aged 73 - The musician, who was also part of heavy metal band Uriah Heep, had been diagnosed with prostate cancer.
  • FinCEN Files: All you need to know about the documents leak - Revelations in secret files shows how major banks have helped move dirty money around the world.
  • FinCEN Files: Sanctioned Putin associate ‘laundered millions’ through Barclays - The account was used to avoid US financial restrictions, a leak of bank documents suggest.