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  • Restaurant owner foils robbery by throwing glasses at culprit - A RESTAURANT owner sent a would-be robber packing by frantically hurling glasses at him.
  • East Reach, Taunton, re-opens after car crashes into bus shelter - ONE of Taunton's busiest roads has been closed in both directions this morning (Monday, November 12) after a car crashed into a bus shelter.
  • Two men accused of illegally hunting deer on The Quantock Hills stand trial - TWO men accused of illegally hunting a deer with hounds have appeared on trial in Taunton.
  • PICTURES: Taunton marks 100 years since end of First World War at Vivary Park - THOUSANDS of people gathered in Vivary Park to remember those who gave their lives during wartime.
  • VIDEO & PHOTOS: Demolition of front of St James Pool - THE front entrance to Taunton's St James Pool is being demolished this morning (Monday).
  • Avon and Somerset Police car insurance clampdown - and why you may be driving illegally without knowing - POLICE in Avon and Somerset are this week targeting people driving without insurance - whether they are aware of it or not.
  • Father hands historic role on to daughter - A HISTORIC role held by the same man for 45 years has passed to his daughter.
  • Drink drivers, assaults - what's been up in court - RECENT cases dealt with by Taunton Magistrates' Courts include.
  • Entries open for 31st Taunton Soroptimist Swimathon - ORGANISERS of an annual charity swim are hoping to beat the amount of money they raised at this year's event.
  • Golfers and walkers raise thousands for cancer charity - IT'S been a bumper week for a cancer charity, with more than £7,000 handed over in donations.
  • Family tribute to 'wonderful, special person' after death driver is jailed - KATIE Whyte's family issued a heartfelt tribute to "a wonderful, special person" following Wheeler's sentencing.
  • Three dead and one critically ill after crash on A358 - THREE PEOPLE have died and one is critically ill after a crash on the A358 between Taunton and Ilminster.
  • WATCH: Moving Remembrance ceremony at Vivary Park - THOUSANDS of Taunton residents gathered in Vivary Park to remember those who gave their lives.
  • COMMUNITY NEWS: The latest updates from groups, clubs and societies - THE latest news from community groups across Somerset, published in your County Gazette on November 8, 2018...
  • Charities and food banks can sign up for free Christmas donations from Aldi supermarket - SUPERMARKET giant Aldi has launched an initiative to give unwanted food to community groups and charities.
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  • Three people die in car crash on A358 in Somerset - A man in his 20s and a man and a woman in their 70s were killed on the A358 in Somerset.
  • Badger cull: Vets accuse ministers of 'barefaced lies' - Campaigners accuse the government of telling "bare faced lies" about the effectiveness of badger culls.
  • Emily Eavis hints at Glastonbury 2019 headline act - Glastonbury co-organiser, Emily Eavis, says there's going to be a big "British artist" headlining on the Friday night.
  • Armistice Day: WW1 graves dug on Rode village green - The village is remembering soldiers who did not return to Rode after the world wars.
  • Field Marshal Haig 1920s silk poppies found in time for Armistice Day - A Royal British Legion volunteer makes the "amazing discovery" while searching for paperwork at home.
  • West Somerset Railway to close for three months - The three-month closure is being made after an inspection by the railway safety watchdog.
  • M5 crash traffic fined £16k for bus gate illegal detour - Drivers diverted from the scene of a motorway crash were fined for using the Taunton bus gate.
  • Shrouds of the Somme: Exhibit comes to Olympic Park - The figures represent the 72,396 servicemen who died in the Battle of the Somme with no known grave.
  • Gadget-filled milking shed opens in Shepton Mallet - The milking shed has lots of new technology such as cow collars that monitor heath and robotic feed bins.
  • CPS slammed over victim letter errors - Inspectors found letters had spelling errors, incorrect information or were sent to the wrong person.
  • Pollution hotspots revealed: Check your area - Enter your postcode to see what the air quality is like where you are living in Britain.
  • Kennet and Avon Canal repair programme begins - The £445,000 project will include replacing giant lock gates and rebuilding canal walls.
  • The Portgordon man behind the voice known to 300 million Americans - Philip Banks promotes programmes such as The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon from his studio in a small Scottish village.
  • Yeovil Town Ladies 1-0 Everton Ladies: Yeovil win Women's Super League game for first time - Yeovil Town end a run of 41 competitive matches without a victory by beating Everton in Women's Super League.
  • Giant WW1 poppy memorial unveiled in Wincanton - It includes the names of every British and Commonwealth serviceman and woman lost in the war.
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  • California wildfires: At least 42 are killed in deadliest blaze - The Camp Fire in the north of the US state has now surpassed the 1933 Griffith Park disaster.
  • Brexit talks in endgame, says Theresa May - The PM, who will address her cabinet on Tuesday, says the negotiations are "immensely difficult".
  • Stan Lee: The man behind the mask - How the writer, who has died aged 95, came to create the iconic characters of the Marvel universe.
  • Melbourne car attack: James Gargasoulas guilty of six murders - James Gargasoulas drove his car into pedestrians in Melbourne, killing six and injuring 27 others.
  • Britain's worst and best online retailers named by Which? - DIY retailer Homebase runs Britain's worst online shop, according to a survey by the consumer group.
  • Call for UK ban on 'grotesquely sugary' freakshakes - Action on Sugar surveyed milkshakes on sale in the UK - one contained 39 teaspoons of sugar.
  • Badger culling has 'modest' effect in cutting cattle TB - An independent scientific review says badger culling can have a modest effect in reducing cattle TB.
  • Flushable wet wipes 'causing sewer blockages' - Wet wipes sold as "flushable" are failing the water industry's disintegration test, the BBC finds.
  • Israel-Gaza violence erupts after covert op killings - Gaza rocket barrage targets Israel, which responds with air strikes after militants die in covert op.
  • Tory rebellion over fixed-odds betting terminals - More than 20 Conservative MPs join opposition parties demanding a crackdown be brought forward.
  • Britain's first specialist wound hub to open - Terror attack victims and injured soldiers are to benefit from research at the Birmingham centre.
  • 'Tinkering' children make robots, planes and catapults - Primary pupils in Manchester take on design projects to boost creativity and problem solving skills.
  • I'm a Celebrity: Harry Redknapp, Sair Khan and Nick Knowles in line-up - ITV confirms the 10 names heading to the jungle in Australia - from soap stars to a football boss.
  • Newspaper headlines: 'Time running out' over Brexit - The papers' takes on the Brexit negotiations feature in a range of stories on Tuesday's front pages.
  • News Daily: Brexit talks 'in endgame' and California fires death toll rises - Your morning briefing for 13 November 2018.