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 | 24/04/2009 2:51 pm

  • Taunton Carnival 2021 cancelled - THIS year's Taunton Carnival has been cancelled due to the pandemic - but organisers are hoping to provide some form of entertainment in the town centre instead.
  • Work on Western Relief Road at Monkton Heathfield sees 11-week road closure - COMPLETION of a new £3million relief road in Monkton Heathfield moves a step closer with works to tie in to the A3259.
  • Fire at Walrow Industrial Estate, Commerce Way, Highbridge - SCORES of people were evacuated from an industrial estate during a fire this evening (Wednesday).
  • Family grieve 'loving daughter and sister' Charlie Hill who died on M5 - THE family of a teenager who died in a motorway collision yesterday afternoon (Tuesday, May 4) have paid tribute to her.
  • Taunton market planned for Sunday CALLED OFF - THIS week's Taunton Independent Market has been postponed.
  • Taunton Chamber of Commerce urges councils to act over traffic chaos - A GROUP representing 135 Taunton businesses has called on two councils to stop playing “political games” and to get the town’s traffic moving.
  • Uninsured car without MOT seized by police in Crewkerne - THIS is what happens if you don't pay your bills.
  • eat:Taunton cancelled due to weather forecast - A FOOD and drink extravaganza planned in Taunton town centre this weekend had been cancelled.
  • Mothers' names to be on marriage certificates in Somerset for first time - MOTHERS' names will be included in marriage certificates issued in Somerset for the first time.
  • Cllr Mark Lithgow becomes new mayor of Wellington - A NEW mayor of Wellington has been elected at the annual meeting this week.
  • Two people trapped after crash near Bridgwater - TWO people were rescued after a crash near Bridgwater last night (May 4).
  • Neighbour steals woman's bank card and uses it three times on the same day - A LANGPORT man stole a bank card from a neighbour in the same block of flats where he lives.
  • Petition launches to stop spraying of weedkiller in Cotford St Luke and Bishops Lydeard - MORE than 31,000 people have signed a petition asking to stop the spraying of herbicides and pesticides in two Somerset villages.
  • Police issue images after criminal damage in Wellington Park - POLICE have issue images of two young males they wish to identify in connection with criminal damage in a public park.
  • Inquest opens into death of Philip Morris, after body found in Bridgwater Docks - A MAN whose body was recovered from Bridgwater Docks has been named.
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     | 2:50 pm

  • Trainee police officer caught drink-driving after hearing of abuse - James Hayward said he had been affected by discussions of historical sexual abuse on his course.
  • Pret A Manger cleared of allergy offence after student's collapse - The woman suffered an allergic reaction to a sandwich not labelled as containing sesame.
  • End of an era for Debenhams as final shops set to close - The department store will disappear from high streets on 15 May after more than two centuries.
  • Watchet Marina dredging trials under way - It is hoped the project will bring a new lease of life to the harbourside and fishing industry there.
  • Dani Blackie completes solo South West coast path run - Dani Blackie believes she is the first woman to complete the South West Coast Path alone.
  • Judge dismisses police review over Weston PC's misconduct - A High Court judge backs a decision to give the officer a final warning, rather than sack her.
  • Dyrham Park: Once-lost squirrel to National Trust tapestries - A removed rodent is woven back into the history of a National Trust country house.
  • Covid: What's the roadmap for lifting lockdown? - Northern Ireland is the latest part of the UK to lift some of the restrictions designed to stop the spread of Covid-19.
  • Covid: Restaurants and pubs are reopening, but what are the rules? - Northern Ireland follows England, Scotland and Wales in allowing venues to reopen outdoors.
  • How many people can I have a drink with? And other questions - We answer some of your questions about England's roadmap out of lockdown, and other Covid-related issues.
  • What is a Covid passport and what are the UK's plans? - The government is considering how people could prove they are unlikely to transmit Covid.
  • UK holidays: When and where can I go.... and who with? - The rules on having a holiday in the UK have been relaxed - but restrictions remain.
  • Devon Conway: Somerset sign New Zealand batsman - Somerset sign New Zealand batsman Devon Conway for part of the T20 Blast group stage and two Championship fixtures.
  • Will Muir: Bath wing signs two-year contract after impressing during short-term deal - Winger Will Muir signs extended deal at Bath after initially joining on a short-term contract last summer.
  • Yeovil Town 0-3 FC Halifax Town - FC Halifax Town consolidate their place in the National League play-off positions with a dominant win at Yeovil.
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  • UK sends Royal Navy to patrol Jersey port amid fishing row - Boris Johnson says he supports Jersey as French fishing boats prepare to protest new post-Brexit rules.
  • Millions to vote in bumper set of elections - Local and national contests - many delayed by Covid - are taking place in England, Scotland and Wales.
  • Elections 2021: What can't I do in a polling station? - The rules on everything from whether you can take a selfie to voting while drunk.
  • Covid: US backs waiver on vaccine intellectual property - Supporters say the move would boost vaccine production but the pharmaceutical industry disagrees.
  • No full-time return to the office for over a million - Almost all of 50 big UK firms tell the BBC staff will divide their time between home and office in future.
  • Father calls for pornography sites to require proof of age - A father and an Oxford student seek a High Court hearing to require age verification on porn sites.
  • US birth rate falls 4% to its lowest point ever - The rate drops for mothers of every measured race and ethnicity, and in nearly every age group.
  • Covid: Britons fly via Turkey to avoid costly quarantine - Travellers returning from "red list" countries say they can't afford the UK's quarantine fees.
  • Millions at security risk from old routers, Which? warns - Research by Which? looked at a selection of older routers still being used by customers.
  • Broadway tickets to go on sale for September reopening - New York's major theatres have been closed since March 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Chelsea 2-0 Real Madrid (agg 3-1): Thomas Tuchel's side set up all-English Champions League final - Chelsea defeat Real Madrid to set up an all-English Champions League final against Manchester City on 29 May in Istanbul.
  • Prince blamed for shooting one of Europe's biggest bears - Environmental groups suspect a prince from Austria killed the brown bear while hunting in Romania.
  • The Papers: PM 'sends gunboats to Jersey' and 'Navy to face the French' - The UK sending Royal Navy vessels to Jersey amid a row over fishing rights with France features on the front pages.
  • Mental health: 'We need to care for patients, but also ourselves' - Following the death of his cousin, Dr Dan Gearon created the charity, You Okay, Doc?
  • Drone trucker: Sharing wild Australian landscapes for a cause - Truck driver Ben Stamatovich uses a drone to capture rugged landscapes on his journeys across Australia.