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 | 24/04/2009 2:51 pm

  • Taunton's pay on exit car park scheme to go live before Christmas - THE new pay on exit parking system is due to go live in seven Taunton car parks this autumn - in time for the Christmas shopping rush.
  • 'Shakespeare wasn't a writer - I've proof someone else wrote his plays and poems,' claims Milverton author - A MILVERTON author has upset traditionalists by claiming William Shakespeare never actually wrote a single word of any of the plays and poems attributed to him.
  • Man targeted by 'six or seven' robbers in Taunton park - A MAN was robbed after a group of several people struck him on the head and stole his wallet and phone.
  • NEW ROAD: A corner of a German town that will always be Taunton - A LASTING tribute to the twinning links between Taunton and Konigslutter has been unveiled in the German town.
  • Opening date for new Taunton restaurant Hubbox announced - A NEW restaurant is opening its doors in Taunton next weekend.
  • Work set to begin in Bishop's Hull - and it could last four weeks - HOUSEHOLDS in Bishop's Hull have been having trouble parking their cars after dozens of cones appeared in a number of village streets.
  • Traffic now back to normal after crash near Taunton town centre - THE crash has now been cleared and traffic is back to normal.
  • Why Millie's dressing as a unicorn in a tutu and walking 10 miles - A DETERMINED girl with diabetes is pushing herself to the limit on a marathon walk in a bid to help find a cure for the condition.
  • Renovated church wins top building award - A RENOVATED church has won a top building award for its extensive internal alterations.
  • Big field for Sunday's Deane DLO 10k race in Taunton - THERE'S a full field of runners again as the 32nd annual Deane DLO Taunton 10k race hits the streets this Sunday (September 29).
  • TRAVEL: Four mile traffic jams after A358 crash between Taunton and Ilminster - A CRASH on A358 between Taunton and Ilminster slowed traffic to a near stop
  • TRAFFIC: Three rushed to hospital after car flips onto roof on A358 - THREE people were rushed to hospital after a car flipped onto its roof in an A358 crash.
  • Taunton plumber scoops award in national competition - A TAUNTON plumber has won a national competition from hundreds of applicants.
  • Around 130 farmers get health check at market over last six months - SCORES of farmers going to market have taken the opportunity to get a free health check over the past six months.
  • Bricklaying ceremony at new £9 million school in Taunton - STUDENTS starting at a new school in Taunton next year are to get a sneak preview of the development.
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  • Marcus Trescothick: Somerset opener extends contract into 2019 season - Former England opener Marcus Trescothick agrees to extend his Somerset contract for another season.
  • Community plan to buy Chard swimming pool rejected - The pool in Chard is to close as the council can no longer afford to maintain it.
  • Inquests opened and adjourned into M5 Taunton crash - The court hears one victim died from head injuries and the other from chest injuries.
  • Retailers in 'advanced talks' over Bath's House of Fraser Jolly's store - Jolly's in Bath is at risk of closure if new rental terms can not be agreed with its landlord, the local council.
  • Taunton M5 crash: Family pay tribute to 'loving mother' - Two people died and five others were injured in the crash on the M5 motorway in Somerset.
  • Keynsham housing association flats 'deprived' - Residents in Keynsham accuse their housing provider of forgetting about them.
  • South Western and Northern rail staff plan more strikes - The RMT union announces further action over train guards on the South Western and Northern networks.
  • Somerset spending cuts delay new school buildings - Plans to build 24 new schools in Somerset are affected by £15m of council funding cuts
  • Meet Lando Norris - McLaren's new kid on the block - Lando Norris will become Britain's youngest F1 driver with McLaren in 2019.
  • Lando Norris: Can McLaren's teenage recruit live up to all the hype? - Comparisons with Lewis Hamilton may be premature, but all the signs suggest McLaren new boy Lando Norris is a considerable talent, writes Andrew Benson.
  • County Championship: Tom Abell takes hat-trick as Nottinghamshire avoid relegation despite Somerset's dominance - Nottinghamshire avoid relegation despite an abject batting display which sees Tom Abell take a hat-trick as Somerset dominate.
  • Yeovil Town 1-1 Milton Keynes Dons - Olufela Olomola scores late on as Yeovil came from behind to earn a battling draw with MK Dons.
  • Layla Guscoth: England defender joins Adelaide Thunderbirds from Team Bath - England defender Layla Guscoth joins Australian team Adelaide Thunderbirds from Superleague side Team Bath.
  • Premiership: Bath 17-15 Northampton Saints - Bath win their first home match of the season as they come from behind to beat Northampton.
  • Yeovil Town 0-3 Swindon Town - Swindon Town were deserved 3-0 winners at Yeovil Town after three second-half goals at Huish Park.
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