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 | 24/04/2009 2:50 pm

  • Taunton bus tickets to be reduced to £1 flat fares - Somerset County Council says the new flat fares will persuade more people to use public transport.
  • Big Issue to use electric vans to cut air pollution - The move to green transport comes as more UK city centres become clean air zones.
  • Weston General Hospital: Ambulances turned away in critical incident - Health officials say a hospital's A&E department exceeded its capacity for three days.
  • Two rescued by Somerset coastguards from sinking boat home - The vessel was being moved from Watchet Harbour to a new home at the time.
  • Petition to reinstate Bath's RUH home birthing services - Campaigners say they want to make the hospital trust aware that home births are valued and wanted.
  • Brean Pontins could house Hinkley Point workers - EDF says it will renovate and modernise the chalets in Brean prior to use by its workers.
  • Somerset farmers taking 'unprecedented steps' in heatwave - Cattle farmers in Somerset say they've had to break into winter food stores to keep their herds fed.
  • Man racially abused in car park - The victim was sitting in his car when he was approached by a man who verbally abused him.
  • Plans submitted to turn The Golden Hill Brewery into flats - Plans have been submitted to turn the former Wiveliscombe brewery into flats and an employment hub.
  • Family 'devastated' by Taunton dad's death as man arrested - Eddie Bonfield suffered serious injuries during an incident in Henlade, near Taunton, Somerset.
  • Pilot lost control of helicopter before Dorset crash - The 50-year-old man suffered minor injuries after being knocked out during the crash in July 2021.
  • One-Day Cup - Somerset suffer fifth straight loss - Hampshire are now the only unbeaten side in the One-Day Cup, after a narrow two-wicket Group B win over Lancashire, while Middlesex top Group A.
  • Yeovil Town 1-1 Wrexham: Malachi Linton strike cancels out Paul Mullin opener - Malachi Linton's fine half-volley helps Yeovil Town fight back to claim a point against National League title favourites Wrexham.
  • Marchant de Lange: Gloucestershire sign Somerset fast bowler - Marchant de Lange is leaving Somerset at the end of the season to join Gloucestershire on a three-year deal
  • James Hildreth: Somerset batter to retire after 20 years with club - Somerset batter James Hildreth will retire at the end of this season after 20 years with the club.
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  • Covid: UK approves Moderna's Omicron booster - Vaccine will be available to use as part of the UK's autumn booster campaign against coronavirus.
  • Keir Starmer calls for extra windfall tax to freeze energy bills - With bills set to soar this winter, the party says its plan would save typical households £1,000.
  • Salman Rushdie: Iran blames writer and supporters for stabbing - "We do not consider anyone other than Rushdie and his supporters worthy of blame," a spokesman said.
  • Benjamin Mendy: Women 'disposable' to footballer Mendy, jury told - Manchester City footballer Benjamin Mendy is on trial accused of raping women at his home.
  • Thunderstorms begin in the UK after heatwave - Warnings of travel disruption and flooding - but drought restrictions remain in place in many areas.
  • Shanghai Covid: Ikea shoppers flee attempt to lock down store - Video shows people running out of the store in Xuhui district as guards tried to shut them in.
  • Ryan Giggs' emails blocked due to volume sent to ex-girlfriend, court hears - A firm which had employed Ryan Giggs' ex-girlfriend blocked his emails due to the "intense" volume.
  • Scotland's free period products law is world first - Scotland is the first country in the world to protect the legal right to sanitary products.
  • Ricardo Dos Santos: Sprinter pulled over for second time by police - Sprinter Ricardo Dos Santos published a series of video tweets of him being questioned by police.
  • Tom Holland: Spider-Man actor steps back from 'overwhelming' social media - The Spider-Man: Homecoming star says Instagram and Twitter can be "detrimental" to his mental health.
  • PwC says graduates do not need a 2:1 degree to work at the firm - The accountancy giant is lowering its recruitment criteria which it claims will improve diversity.
  • Egypt church fire: 'We saved who we could', says survivor - Dozens of people have died, including children, after a fire at a Coptic church in Giza.
  • Mangrove forests: How 40 million Australian trees died of thirst - The mass loss of trees in 2015 provides important lessons for the future, scientists say.
  • The Papers: 'Freeze cruel bills now' and 'Drip drip hooray' - A call by the Labour leader for a halt to rises in the energy price cap and the end of England's dry spell lead the papers
  • Mountain Rescuers called up Ben Nevis for struggling dog - Lochaber Mountain Rescue helped Turkish Mountain dog Maggie off the hill when she refused to budge.