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 | 24/04/2009 2:51 pm

  • From 16-year-old gym member to owner of the business at 20 - AS 16-year-old Tom Auton completed his first press up in the gym he'd just joined, he never imagined for one second he'd own the business within four years.
  • Helium balloons cause hundreds of train delays every year, Network Rail warns - HELIUM balloons are causing hundreds of train delays every year which cost taxpayers around £1 million, Network Rail has warned.
  • COLUMN: Vanessa Lefrancois on The Brewhouse playing host to the Globe - TAUNTON is in for a treat this July when The Brewhouse plays host to Shakespeare’s Globe.
  • Two talented chefs collide at Duende - A BEAUTIFULLY quaint restaurant resides in the heart of Wiveliscombe.
  • INTERVIEW: David Alacey as Frank Sinatra in The Rat Pack - DAVID Alacey learnt from a young age that actors were, in fact, just real people.
  • Retired nurse completes charity swim to raise money for hospital wards where she used to work - A retired nurse returned to her former ward to hand over funds raised from a swimming challenge.
  • An ambulance will attend a 999 incident in Somerset every 5 or 6 minutes over Easter - AN ambulance will attend an incident in Somerest every five or six minutes over the four days of the Easter holiday.
  • BATTLE OF THE BANDS: Your five finalists revealed! - THE five finalists in the County Gazette Battle of the Bands Competition can today be officially revealed.
  • Pink moon set to light up Somerset skies on Good Friday - ASTRONOMERS will look to the skies on Good Friday (April 19), hoping to catch a glimpse of the annual Pink Moon - the full moon for April.
  • WIN sausages for a whole year in Somerset Day competition - HERE'S your opportunity to win a sausage a day for a whole year - and your chance to make your own creation.
  • Somerset man appears in court accused of gluing himself to a TRAIN - A SOMERSET man was one of a trio of environmental activists accused of obstructing the railway by gluing themselves to a London train as part of the Extinction Rebellion protests.
  • 'I still struggle with why I did it': Marine A - Al Blackman - opens up about killing insurgent - A ROYAL Marine from Taunton who was the first member of our armed forces to be convicted of murder on the battlefield has opened up about the events that led to him killing an injured Taliban insurgent in 2011.
  • Charity shop plans to open in former Saltrock premises in Taunton - A STORE in the centre of Taunton that has been closed for almost a year looks set to open as a charity shop.
  • Enjoy Easter in wonderland at Poundisford Lodge - CICCIC’s third season at Poundisford Lodge begins with a children’s Alice in Wonderland themed Easter Treasure Hunt for families and of course - Cream Tea on the lawn.
  • Megabus driver slammed for making INCEST joke during journey - A MEGABUS driver has been slammed for making a joke about INCEST when he dropped people off in Bristol.
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  • Luxon family campaigns for unborn child's rights - Jackie and Tom Luxon want changes to the Road Traffic Act to recognise an unborn infant as a person.
  • One-Day Cup: Craig Overton stars with bat and ball as Somerset crush Kent - Craig Overton hits 66 and claims 5-18 as Somerset skittle Kent for 94 in a thumping 264-run win.
  • Therapy horse visits patients in hospital - Star the miniature therapy horse visited elderly patients in hospital in Taunton.
  • Extinction Rebellion: Climate protests 'diverting' London police - Police rest days are cancelled as more than 1,000 officers are deployed in London.
  • Marine A: ‘I don’t think about the man I killed’ - Sgt Alexander Blackman was given a life sentence for shooting dead a wounded Taliban fighter, his murder conviction was later reduced to manslaughter.
  • Rise in abuse of 999 call handlers in West of England - In one call to a control centre, a man threatened to stab and set fire to the call handler's house.
  • Epilepsy charity calls for social media seizure warnings - People with epilepsy are being exposed to flashing images, some deliberately, says a charity.
  • Bristol City fans anger at £7 'rip-off' Easter egg in club shop - The Bristol City club shop is selling sports-branded Cadbury's eggs which can be bought for just £1.
  • Parents find out about primary school places - Families in England are getting primary school offers, with one in 10 likely to miss out on their first choice.
  • Horse rescued from deep beach mud in Burnham, Somerset - Three rescue teams battled for hours to pull the horse to safety.
  • North Somerset widow's home burglars branded 'scum' - Jewellery was stolen from the Easton-in-Gordano home while the 75-year-old visited her dying husband.
  • Hinkley Point C: Life inside a nuclear power station construction campus - Thousands of workers are building a new power station at Hinkley Point and many stay in two campuses.
  • Three-unique-words 'map' used to rescue mother and child - How three words - "weekend", "foggy" and "earphones" - rescued a mother and child after a car crash.
  • Crewe Alexandra 2-0 Yeovil Town - Yeovil's relegation worries intensify as defender Adel Gafaiti is sent off in their 2-0 defeat by Crewe.
  • Todd Blackadder: Bath director of rugby to leave at end of season - Bath director of rugby Todd Blackadder will leave at the end of the campaign to become head coach at Japanese side Toshiba.
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  • Lyra McKee: Killing has led to 'palpable change' in community sentiment towards policing - Two teenagers are in custody over the murder of journalist Lyra McKee in Londonderry on Thursday night.
  • Technology used to trace prison mobiles to exact cells - Officers are using technology to work out precisely where a phone signal is coming from.
  • Yellow vest protests: Paris police fire tear gas at demonstrators - Police in the French capital fire tear gas as a number of motorbikes are set on fire by protesters.
  • Agent Orange: US to clean up toxic Vietnam War air base - The operation, unveiled more than four decades after the end of the Vietnam War, will cost $183m.
  • Girl finds her voice after brain surgery - Leia was born profoundly deaf but pioneering surgery and therapy has enabled her to hear sounds.
  • Millions using 123456 as password, security study finds - A list of all-too-predictable choices for breached accounts includes 123456 and "Liverpool".
  • Syria war: Kosovo brings back 110 citizens including jihadists - More than 100 Kosovans, including mothers, children and several suspected IS fighters, are flown home.
  • Extinction Rebellion: Met Police asks for 200 extra officers - The Met, which has requested 200 extra officers, clears Extinction Rebellion from Oxford Circus.
  • Sudan crisis: Cash hoard found at al-Bashir's home - Prosecutors launch an inquiry after cash in several currencies is found at Omar al-Bashir's residence
  • US arrests 'member of border militia' in New Mexico - The arrest comes days after a video emerged of armed men detaining migrants in the desert.
  • Ilkley Moor fire 'spreading rapidly' after rising temperatures - Crews from 14 fire engines are tackling the blaze, with walkers told to keep off Ilkley Moors.
  • Ku Klux Klan killing: Wife admits murder of Missouri leader - Malissa Ancona is sentenced to life in jail for shooting her husband, Frank, in Missouri.
  • Libya crisis: Clashes erupt south of capital Tripoli - The UN-backed government says it launched a counter-offensive against Gen Khalifa Haftar's forces.
  • Paper review: Labour Brexit 'fudge' and Africa royal role - Tensions in the Labour Party and plans for a role abroad for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex feature.
  • Your pictures on the theme of 'performance' - Each week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week it is "performance".