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 | 24/04/2009 2:51 pm

  • Developer reports surge of interest in new homes at Bishops Lydeard site - Work has restarted this week at David Wilson Homes Moorland Gate development outside Taunton as the housebuilder returns to construction.
  • Two elderly residents treated after shed fire spreads to two properties in Henlade - TWO elderly residents were treated by ambulance personnel after a fire in the Taunton area last night (Saturday, July 11).
  • Appeal tribunal for sacked Taunton PC James McCall - A TAUNTON police officer who was dismissed after a tribunal heard he verbally abused colleagues while off duty and twice failed to turn up for work without a good excuse is to ask for his job back.
  • Police believe James Ashworth may be in the Somerton area - POLICE believe a wanted man may be in the Somerton area.
  • Man arrested in connection with stolen motorhome worth £28,000 - POLICE have arrested a 61-year-old man from the Wimborne area of Dorset in connection with the theft of a motorhome worth an estimated £28,000.
  • Naked youths in West Monkton disturbing livestock - A GROUP of youths running around naked in a field were "disturbing livestock", according to police.
  • Car ends up in ditch after driver tries to escape from police across field - THIS vehicle ended up in a precarious position in a ditch following a police chase.
  • Cosy Club, Taunton, to re-open in early August - TAUNTON'S Cosy Club venue isn't opening until next month following lockdown.
  • PC Tim Silverwood dismissed for theft while on duty - AN Avon and Somerset Police officer has been sacked for stealing thousands of pounds from another person.
  • 'Large group of naked youths' running around in West Monkton area - POLICE were called to reports of "a large group of naked youths running around on private land.
  • Lucy Winterton and Ben McClean marry at Raddington Church - THE fifth smallest church in regular use in England hosted one of the country's first weddings after the easing of lockdown.
  • Customer leaves phone shop in Fore Street, Taunton, without paying - A CUSTOMER made off from phone shop in the centre of Taunton without paying.
  • 50 zero carbon council homes in Somerset West and Taunton - UP to 50 zero carbon council homes are to be built in the Taunton and Minehead areas over the next two and a half years.
  • Footway by Coal Orchard development, Taunton, to close - PEDESTRIANS accessing Taunton town centre via Morrison bridge will have even further to walk next week.
  • Dotty's Boutique, in Riverside Place, Taunton, closing shop and going online - A CLOTHING shop off Taunton town centre is closing and will be operating exclusively online.
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  • M5 traffic lights row stabbing suspect released - The attack happened amid a row between the occupants of two vehicles on a sliproad of the M5.
  • Ex-offenders sell burgers out of former prison van - The rehabilitation project gives young offenders skills and support to help them return to work.
  • Jane Austen: 'At risk' centre sets £15k fundraising target - The attraction is appealing for funds to help it recover from the financial hit of coronavirus.
  • Vocal Works Gospel Choir will perform despite lockdown - The choir had a huge George Michael tribute planned in Bristol, but Covid-19 curtailed their fun.
  • M5 motorway stabbing: Man arrested in Weston-super-Mare - A suspect, 42, is in custody after a car passenger was stabbed on Weston-super-Mare's M5 sliproad.
  • Coronavirus: Outdoor pools and lidos struggling to reopen - Some volunteer-run attractions say a shortened summer season is "not financially viable".
  • Relyon: More than 80 job losses at Wellington bed makers - Administrators informed staff at Relyon in Wellington of the redundancies on Friday.
  • Coronavirus: Second Burnham-on-Sea pub closes - The Somerset and Dorset pub in Burnham-on-Sea is closed after a customer tested positive.
  • PC Tim Silverwood sacked for stealing cash on duty - The chief constable said PC Tim Silverwood was "a disgrace to the uniform he once wore".
  • Hope to repair or re-route Watchet road at risk of erosion - Fears of cliff erosion closed the road between Blue Anchor and Watchet last December.
  • Somerset County Council sets out unitary authority plans - The county council said it wants to "put an end to confusion for residents and free up millions of pounds".
  • M5 in Somerset reopens 33,000 volt power cable pole catches fire - A stretch of motorway in Somerset has now reopened after the blaze, which affected 10,000 customers.
  • Paul Wells: Man remanded in custody accused of murder - Richard Matthews is charged with killing Paul Wells, who was found dead in a garden in Somerset.
  • Ric Pallister: Ex-council leader denies child sex abuse charges - Ex-South Somerset District Council leader Ric Pallister is accused of 23 counts of indecent assault.
  • Coronavirus: Publican 'frightened' as customer tests positive - Pub staff called 90 people after a customer tested positive for Covid-19 following reopening
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  • Farm outbreak leads 200 to self isolate - Up to 200 vegetable pickers and packers will remain on the farm in Herefordshire while isolating.
  • Coronavirus: Welsh pubs and cafes reopen - but only outdoors - Only about half of independent pubs expected to reopen Monday, with many chains staying shut.
  • Coronavirus: Florida sets new state daily case record of 15,299 - A 24-hour tally of 15,299 new coronavirus cases eclipses the worst rates seen in New York in April.
  • Coronavirus: South Africa bans alcohol sales again to combat Covid-19 - It is one of several restrictions introduced by President Ramaphosa amid rising infection rates.
  • Brexit: Ads highlight changes for UK holidaymakers - Government campaign will also carry advice for UK and EU firms before the transition period ends.
  • Daniel Lewis Lee: First US federal execution to go ahead after 17 years - The execution of convicted murderer Daniel Lewis Lee had been blocked on Friday by a federal judge.
  • Priti Patel to set out post-Brexit immigration details - A new system is set to come into force next year, once freedom of movement with the EU has ended.
  • Poland's Duda holds slim lead in presidential election, exit poll suggests - The conservative incumbent Andrzej Duda leads by a tiny margin, according to an exit poll.
  • Coronavirus: I trust people's sense on face masks - Gove - Minister Michael Gove says he does not think face coverings should be mandatory in shops in England.
  • 12-year-old boy arrested over Zaha racist messages - A 12-year-old boy has been arrested by police investigating racist messages sent to Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha on social media.
  • Coronavirus: Scottish firm lands £7m Covid-19 test safety deal - The "breakthrough" chemical solution has been created by Bonnybridge-based E&O Laboratories.
  • Coronavirus: Three generations of Bollywood Bachchan family infected - Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, her father-in-law, husband and daughter test positive for Covid-19.
  • The Papers: 'Mask muddle' and Brexit publicity 'blitz' - The papers cover the government position on face coverings and a campaign to prepare the UK for Brexit.
  • 'Lockdown brought out the workaholic in me' - A personal trainer, an advertising agency worker and a musician share their experiences of burnout.
  • How video is challenging the traditional CV - Personal videos are increasingly being used in the job application process.