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  • Inquest opened into the death of Thomas Bolton following Thurloxton motorcycle crash - AN inquest has been opened into the death of a motorcyclist from Bridgwater.
  • David Parsons, of Holway Road, Taunton, complains after street lights removed - A TAUNTON man with a disability is pointing the finger of blame at the county council after he had a night-time fall on the doorstep of his home.
  • Firefighters are having more crashes in service vehicles, report reveals - FIREFIGHTERS in Devon and Somerset are having more and more crashes in fire service vehicles.
  • PC who shared video of assault with Wellington football mates given warning - A POLICE officer who posted CCTV footage of a “very serious assault” on social media has been given a final written warning.
  • Taunton Deane Magistrates' Court latest results - RECENT cases dealt with by Taunton Magistrates' Courts include:
  • Norovirus diarrhoea and vomiting bug on Musgrove Hospital ward - RESTRICTIONS have been imposed on a ward at Taunton's Musgrove Park Hospital in a bid to stop the spread of the highly contagious norovirus diarrhoea and vomiting bug.
  • Plans revealed for how Somerset will deal with heavy snow when it comes this winter - IT WAS one year ago on this day (November 21) that the West Country was subject to heavy snow.
  • Sir Vince Cable in Taunton as candidates rachet up their election campaigns - FORMER LibDem Party leader Sir Vince Cable has been in Taunton this week to back Gideon Amos's campaign in the General Election.
  • LOVIN' IT: McDonald's opens in the Taunton Asda store - SHOPPERS at Asda can rest up and tuck into a McDonald's fast meal after loading up their trolleys.
  • Taunton hairdresser Cameron Willetts working on The X Factor: Celebrity - A YOUNG Taunton hairdresser will be mingling with the stars this weekend as he helps prepare the contestants for The X Factor: Celebrity.
  • Gate escape as deer saved in Taunton - A ROE deer that became stuck in metal gates of a Taunton property has been rescued by the RSPCA.
  • Latest Taunton Magistrates' Courts results - AN elderly man who dishonestly failed to promptly tell the Department for Work and Pensions that he was working has been landed with a £705 bill.
  • Debenhams add 7,000 new jobs for Christmas period - including 39 in Taunton - RETAIL giant Debenhams has added 7,000 jobs for the Christmas period, including 39 roles at its Taunton store.
  • Accountant and ex-Somerset cricket treasurer Rory O'Donnell retiring after 44 years - IT was a no-brainer when Rory O'Donnell was offered a job in Taunton.
  • PICTURES: Hundreds visit Coca Cola Christmas truck in Taunton - HUNDREDS have turned out to see the Coca Cola Christmas lorry during its stop in Taunton.
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  • Haringey v Yeovil: Two further men arrested after reports of racial abuse at FA Cup tie - Police investigating reports of racist abuse in Haringey Borough and Yeovil Town's FA Cup tie make two further arrests.
  • Rugby player Freddie Pring's Magaluf balcony death 'accidental' - Freddie Pring fell from a beachfront hotel balcony while "three times over drink-drive limit".
  • Numatic International to expand in Chard and create 300 jobs - Numatic International, based in Chard, says the changes will enable it to grow by one-third by 2024.
  • South Western Railway December rail strikes to go ahead - The stoppage will affect South Western Railway services in December and on New Year's Day.
  • West Somerset Railway's future in doubt after £800k loss - A report by West Somerset Railway's auditors questions its viability "as a going concern".
  • Lorry gets stuck in narrow Somerset lane - The vehicle became stuck between two buildings in Croscombe after getting lost in narrow lanes.
  • No charges in Somerset gimp suit scare case - Police say due to insufficient evidence, no further action will be taken against the arrested men.
  • Penalty shootout English record: Taunton beat Truro in 34-kick marathon - A non-league cup match equals the English record for the longest penalty shootout as 34 kicks are needed to settle the tie.
  • Beavers to be reintroduced in Somerset and South Downs - The National Trust says releasing the mammals will help with flood management and improve biodiversity.
  • Wells Cathedral's resident cat Louis dies - The ginger tomcat became a well-known character after being adopted 16 years ago.
  • Disabled Photographers’ Society: 'I don't know what I'd do without photography' - Members of the Disabled Photographers’ Society tell how their art helps their mental health.
  • Bruton man hit in face with firework calls for ban - Aksel says fireworks are "basically explosives you can buy over a shop counter".
  • Tens of thousands turn out to watch Bridgwater Carnival - Annual event ends with "squibbing" where fireworks are lit on the end of poles, showering sparks everywhere.
  • The family living off-grid in the woods in Somerset - Tinkers Bubble, in Somerset, does not use fossil fuels and has solar panels for electricity.
  • 'I struggled to do my mum justice at her inquest' - Bereaved families often get no legal aid to help them establish the causes of a loved one's death.
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  • General election 2019: Labour launches 'radical' manifesto - The party promises to renationalise key industries, end tuition fees and scrap a rise in the pension age.
  • Impeachment inquiry: Trump 'promoted discredited Ukraine theory' - Ex-adviser Fiona Hill says he ignored advisers who said Russia had meddled in the 2016 election.
  • Syria conflict: UK to repatriate orphaned children - They will be the first UK citizens to be repatriated from an area formerly under the control of IS.
  • Helen McCourt murderer Ian Simms set for parole - The Parole Board says Ian Simms, who murdered Helen McCourt in 1988, has met the test for release.
  • Detectorists stole Viking hoard that 'rewrites history' - Most of the coins and jewellery, believed to have been hidden by Vikings, are still missing.
  • Prince Andrew seen for first time since stepping back from royal duties - More organisations say they are cutting ties with Prince Andrew over the Jeffrey Epstein scandal.
  • Benjamin Netanyahu: Israel PM charged with corruption - The prime minister described the charges as an "attempted coup", blaming a "tainted" process.
  • General election 2019: Tories top donation list for first election week - The Conservatives raised £5.7m in registered donations during the first week of the official campaign.
  • Thomas Cook's new owner creates 1,500 new jobs - About half of the new roles will be for apprentices in each of Hays Travel's 737 shops.
  • Black Wetherspoon's customer boycotts pub over banana order - Wetherspoon's says it apologised after a banana was sent to Mark D'arcy-Smith's table in Bromley.
  • Alex Salmond accused of sexual assaults on 10 women - The former SNP leader appears in court accused of a series of offences while he was first minister.
  • Nudity and sex scenes guidance launched for UK directors - The move is aimed at helping directors to better handle scenes involving nudity and simulated sex.
  • Endangered red panda escapes zoo in south-east France - Staff at the zoo near Lyon warn the panda may look harmless but has "good claws and good teeth".
  • 'I made my film Fish to keep my son's dreams alive' - A film shot by a father and son, while in detention on the Hungarian-Serbian border, is shown at human rights film festivals in Europe.
  • Australia fires: Sea of fire races across field near Adelaide - Bushfires have hit areas near Adelaide and created a smoky haze blanketing the city.