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 | 24/04/2009 2:51 pm

  • Pedestrian seriously injured after collision at Monkton Heathfield - A PEDESTRIAN has been seriously injured and a car left on its roof following a crash on the A3259 this evening.
  • Police confirm no investigation over TDBC's council tax allegations - IT has been confirmed that there is no case to investigate after a Somerset MP accused Taunton Deane Borough Council of fraud regarding council tax calculations.
  • Man, 96, seriously injured after "vicious" distraction burglary - AN ELDERLY man has been left with serious injuries after being attacked during a distraction burglary in Taunton.
  • Fears about child safety at 'industrial units' plans on housing estate - FEARS for children's safety have been voiced at plans for an "industrial estate" on the edge of a housing development.
  • Drink driving and fraud among latest court results - RECENT cases dealt with by Taunton Deane Magistrates' Courts incloude.
  • Spitfire lands at Bishop Henderson Primary School - YOUNGSTERS at a Taunton primary school had an unusual visitor this week – a Spitfire.
  • Taunton Vale Sports Club closed after aggravated burglary on Gipsy Lane - A TAUNTON sports club has unexpectedly closed this evening after Gipsy Lane was cordoned off by police. 
  • Now you see it, now you don't - demolition of tower block charted in photos - QUANTOCK House office block has been finally reduced to rubble following demolition work lasting several weeks.
  • Grieving family's heartfelt tribute to 'caring and helpful' teenager who died suddenly - THE family of a super fit, boxing-mad teenager are struggling to come to terms with his sudden death.
  • 'Miracle' boy Wilf completes Quantock Hills marathon walk - and meets Pudsey Bear - A ‘MIRACLE’ boy had to be slowed down when he took on a walking challenge that would have been like a marathon to most people.
  • Wellington's heritage in good hands as new risk manager appointed - WELLINGTON’S heritage is in good hands as a person has been appointed to oversee it.
  • Project that gives Christmas gifts to under-privileged children running for its third year - A PROJECT that gives the gift of Christmas to children across Taunton and Wellington is returning for its third year.
  • Residents angered over incidents described as 'unusual' for Cotford St Luke - RESIDENTS in a sleepy Somerset village are outraged by a recent spate of thefts and anti-social behaviour.
  • See which shops in Taunton are offering what for Black Friday - PURSES and wallets at the ready - Black Friday is only a few days away.
  • Is this the world's toughest race? It cost a solicitor $550 to enter - SOLICITOR Kieran Hughes has just completed the most extreme obstacle course on the planet - and paid $550 for the pleasure.
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  • D-Day veteran attacked in claw hammer burglary in Taunton - Police said they believed the attack on Wednesday was part of a distraction burglary.
  • Tennis child abuse apology after Wrexham coach case - Daniel Sanders, a former professional player, was jailed for six years for sexually abusing a child.
  • Turnip Prize: Entries for spoof art award announced - The finalists for the Turnip Award, which honours "rubbish art", are announced.
  • Bath University vice-chancellor wins no confidence vote - Motion of no-confidence was defeated by 19 votes to 16, with two abstentions
  • Online GP consultation 'of limited use', study finds - A study of a pilot scheme finds there were two online consultations per 1,000 patients.
  • Mark Aizlewood denies fraud saying he had 'bigger battles' - Former Wales footballer Mark Aizlewood denies £5m fraud saying his focus was on his wife's drug battle.
  • Darren Way: 'It's quite difficult to manage Yeovil at the moment', says League Two club's manager - Darren Way says "it's quite difficult to manage Yeovil at the moment" because of the constraints put upon the club.
  • Avon and Somerset PCC: Budget 'ignored' police cash fears - Sue Mountstevens says current spending 'risks the safety of local people'.
  • Chancellor unveils £80m Budget boost for West transport - Regional mayor Tim Bowles says the spending pledge is a 'direct result of devolution'.
  • Spitfire engine startles Somerset school children - The aeroplane was brought in to help children at a school in Taunton learn about World War Two.
  • Bath want Matt Banahan and Kahn Fotuali’i to stay, says director of rugby Todd Blackadder - Bath have offered Matt Banahan a new contract and also want to keep Kahn Fotuali’i, says director of rugby Todd Blackadder.
  • Hunt for murderer who absconded from HMP Spring Hill - Nicholas Redding is among three people who have absconded from a Buckinghamshire jail.
  • Household appliances that have stood the test of time - The stories of everyday go-to gadgets that have stood the test of time.
  • Guide dogs: Coping with retirement and death - What challenges does the retirement or death of a guide dog present for their owners?
  • Men's Hockey World League Final: Barry Middleton set for 400th England appearance - Barry Middleton closes in on a 400th international appearance as part of England's World Hockey League Final squad.
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  • Zimbabwe: Emmerson Mnangagwa to succeed Mugabe as president - Emmerson Mnangagwa is to be inaugurated, amid calls for an end to the "culture of corruption".
  • San Juan submarine: 'Explosion' dashes crew survival hopes - An "abnormal, singular, short, violent, non-nuclear event" was recorded, the Argentine navy said.
  • Theresa May to warn of 'hostile' Russia threat to EU security - PM will also meet European Council President Donald Tusk to discuss Brexit progress.
  • YouTube child abuse reporting system 'flawed' - Volunteer moderators say there could be more than 50,000 predatory accounts on the site.
  • Have your wages outstripped inflation? - Try our calculator to see how wages for your job are performing, compared with inflation.
  • Avatar therapy 'reduces power of schizophrenia voices' - Patients became less distressed and heard voices less often compared with those who had counselling.
  • Irish deputy PM no confidence motion could force election - The Irish government could collapse over a no confidence motion tabled against the deputy PM.
  • Brexit ends UK 2023 culture plans - The UK won't host the European Capital of Culture in 2023, disappointing five bidding cities.
  • Kezia Dugdale enters I'm A Celebrity jungle - The MSP and ex-Scottish Labour leader admits some colleagues will be angry she's on the show.
  • Bird seen becoming new species - A population of finches on the Galapagos is discovered in the process of becoming a new species.
  • Question Time cut short as woman falls ill - The BBC TV show is curtailed after an audience member collapses.
  • I'm A Celebrity's Jack Maynard sorry for 'horrible' tweets - The ex-I'm A Celebrity contestant apologised for tweeting some "disgusting things" in 2012.
  • The Papers: Royal wedding 'odds on' and wage freeze - There is speculation Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are engaged while the Budget stays in the headlines.
  • Is Black Friday 'bonkers' for retailers? - Are British businesses seeing any value from the increasingly popular sales?
  • 7 days quiz: What does Lennon's diary reveal? - 7 days quiz: It's the weekly news quiz - have you been paying attention to what's been going on in the world over the past seven days?