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 | 24/04/2009 2:51 pm

  • Man arrested as armed police swoop on Taunton's Travelodge - SEVERAL armed police descended on a hotel in Taunton following an incident this afternoon (Friday).
  • Plans to turn dilapidated former pub on edge of Taunton into bedsits - A DILAPIDATED former pub on the edge of Taunton could be turned into bedsits.
  • Lane closed on M5 northbound in Somerset after manhole collapses - MOTORISTS on the M5 are being warned of slow traffic due to a collapsed manhole.
  • Jail for Taunton who man gave drugs to and sexually exploited teenage girls - A TAUNTON man supplied four teenage girls with drugs before sexually exploiting them, a court has heard.
  • Floodlights for cricket in Taunton: Good or bad? Have your say... - THIS photograph gives some indication of how the Taunton skyline will change in the coming weeks as floodlights are installed at the home of Somerset County Cricket Club.
  • Council to discuss new contract for five Taunton Deane leisure centres during 'confidential' session - TAUNTON councillors are set to have a 'confidential' discussion regarding which provider will run five leisure centres across the Deane.
  • Teen beats up guardian, steals £563 from her and causes damage - court report - A TEENAGE boy has appeared in court after attacking his guardian, stealing more than £550 from her and damaging items in the family home.
  • Council leader 'perplexed' by move to force him out - A COUNCIL leader is trying to head off a second attempt to force him out of office.
  • Appeal after body found on Devon beach - AVON and Somerset Police are publicising a neighbouring force's appeal to solve the mystery of a body found on a popular beach.
  • COLUMN: With head chef, Richard Guest from Augustus Restaurant in Taunton - WELCOME to a new feature for The County Gazette.
  • Councillor denies allegation of sexual abuse against teenage boy - A COUNCILLOR is fighting to clear his name amid accusations he sexually abused a teenage boy.
  • Large knife and drugs found after disqualified driver stopped in Taunton, police say - THIS large knife was confiscated after police stopped a car in Taunton last night (Wednesday).
  • VIDEO: Police officer's press ups every day challenge - at work and in his free time - POLICE officer Tex Freeman is proving to be the strong arm on the floor as part of a year-long challenge.
  • Start date for month-long roadworks on busy Taunton road delayed - A MONTH and a half worth of roadworks on an extremely busy road in Taunton has been delayed.
  • Former deputy head to take part in revolutionary cancer treatment - CHRIS Widdows will never forget Christmas 2013 - for all the wrong reasons.
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  • Weston-super-Mare brothel owner exposed in BBC report is jailed - Natalie Davis, who ran a massage parlour in Somerset, shamelessly exploited vulnerable women, police said.
  • Ofsted rates Frome Steiner school 'inadequate' - Steiner Academy Frome is rated inadequate by inspectors who criticised the "quality of teaching".
  • Man pleads not guilty to Poppy Devey-Waterhouse murder - Joe Atkinson, 25, pleads not guilty to the murder of Poppy Devey-Waterhouse in a flat in Leeds.
  • Clarks 'robot-assisted' shoe factory in Street may close - The facility only opened in 2017 but 80 jobs are now at risk after production targets are not met.
  • Bell-ringing 'widowed' swan called Wynn back The Bishop's Palace - A swan called Wynn who left a palace moat with her cygnets when her breeding partner died has returned.
  • Woman 'horrifically' hurt in Weston-super-Mare street robbery - The victim, who is not being named, broke her nose and wrist as she fell during a mugging.
  • Reticulated Python dumped in Somerset lay-by - The RSPCA says some owners struggle to cope with the creatures, which can grow up to 30ft (9m) long.
  • Anger over 'naked men' at unisex changing rooms in Bath - Several women said they are "uncomfortable" using new communal facilities in a leisure centre.
  • Bath's Sydney Gardens to be restored - Sydney Gardens in Bath is among six parks to have been awarded a total of £13.8m in lottery cash.
  • M&S names next 17 stores it wants to close - The proposed closures, affecting 1,045 staff, are part of its plan to shut more than 100 stores by 2022.
  • Chard bank where Crown Jewels said to have been stored to be auctioned - The former NatWest bank boasts an underground vault that is bigger than the building above it.
  • Farmer's fears for future due to Brexit - A lack of seasonal workers could lead to crops not being picked, says a Somerset farmer.
  • Dating apps: What are they doing to our mental health? - Will's a serial swiper, Alvin's 'addicted' and Meggy's giving up. Do we know how dating apps affect us?
  • Shipping containers converted into affordable small homes - A pilot scheme to turn the containers into one-bedroom homes has begun with two prototypes.
  • Lewis Boyce, Christian Judge, Will Stuart and Mike Williams: Bath sign four forwards - Bath announce the signing of four forwards for next season, including Harlequins prop Lewis Boyce.
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  • Differences in GP access across England 'shocking' - A BBC analysis suggests there is a shocking variation in access to GPs across England, doctors' leaders say.
  • Buzzfeed's Trump lawyer report not accurate - Mueller's office - A claim that President Trump told his lawyer to lie is "not accurate", the special counsel says.
  • More mental health checks before Superdrug Botox - High Street store to check mental health of customers before giving Botox or fillers.
  • Blast at leaking Mexico pipeline kills 21 and injures dozens - Dozens of people were scrambling to steal some of the leaking oil when they were engulfed in flames.
  • Swimming with biggest great white shark on record - Footage emerges of divers getting up close and personal with a massive great white shark.
  • Spain domestic violence: Trail of death shocks society - A man who allegedly killed his defence lawyer years after murdering his wife ends up killing himself.
  • 'Frail' Edinburgh couple face removal to Iran - The couple have lived in Scotland for years but their lawyer claims they could "live the rest of their days without their family".
  • Sudan protests: People flee gunshots in deadly protest - Government forces allegedly fired directly at demonstrators demanding the president's resignation.
  • Are grey cars really silver? And other car colour questions - Grey has overtaken black as the most popular car colour choice.
  • Freezing homeless sheltered by football club - The emergency accommodation at Crystal Palace's stadium can house up to 10 rough sleepers.
  • Government to fund 2,900 school exchanges for poorer pupils - Schools will be able to apply for grants to take poorer pupils on overseas exchanges.
  • Brexit worries 'add to car insurance costs' - Car insurance premiums climb for the first time since 2017 with Brexit a factor, says AA.
  • The Papers: Prince Philip gets a new car - but will he drive it? - The Duke of Edinburgh has a new car a day after his crash, but the Queen "wants him to stop driving".
  • Katelyn Ohashi: My 'crazy' week as the 'perfect 10' gymnast - After a gymnastics routine put her in the global spotlight, we speak to the woman at the centre of it all.
  • When America agreed on a border barrier - The battle over the border fence has shut down the government - so how did we get here?