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 | 24/04/2009 2:51 pm

  • Fire at Priorswood recycling centre in Taunton sees £1/2million of machinery go up in flames - FIRE crews rushed to Taunton's recycling centre after half a million pounds worth of equipment went up in flames.
  • This man can't sell his Taunton home - because 29 cars have landed IN HIS GARDEN - AN ELDERLY man with health issues is blaming the council for being unable to sell his home so he can move closer to his family.
  • M5 DELAYS: Car fire causes long delays for motorway traffic - DRIVERS faced long delays on the M5 after reports of a vehicle fire near Taunton.
  • Free heart tests in Taunton in memory of Gary Edwards - YOUNG people in the Taunton area are being offered free heart checks.
  • Predator who encouraged boy to perform sexual acts jailed - A 22-year-old man has been jailed for inciting an 11-year-old boy to commit sexual acts.
  • Sir Vince Cable visits Taunton - SIR Vince Cable MP, leader of the Liberal Democrats for a few more days, got behind the bar when he dropped into a Taunton pub.
  • Woman suffers leg injuries in incident on rail track in Somerset - A WOMAN is recovering after suffering leg injuries on a railway track in Somerset.
  • WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGES: Appeal for information after three dead rabbits dumped in plastic bags in Somerset village - THE RSPCA is appealing for information after three dead rabbits were found dumped behind a wall in a Somerset village.
  • Temporary closures of Wellsprings, Blackbrook and Wellington gyms as new provider takes over - COUNCIL gyms across Taunton Deane will be temporarily closed while a new provider takes over.
  • Taunton Toad Trail photos - YOU'VE been sending us your Taunton Toad Trail photos.
  • Council tells energy companies to “frack off” as it passes motion to stop fracking along Somerset coast - ENERGY companies have been told to “frack off” after a motion was passed to stop fracking along part of Somerset’s coast.
  • Green Flag Park awards for Taunton and Wellington parks - SWT’s parks and open spaces have been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as some of the very best in the world.
  • Cyclist Julie Coombs injured on Bridgwater to Taunton Canal - A HOSPITAL worker who suffered painful injuries after coming off her bike is appealing for help to piece together a lost half hour.
  • Tesco Express, in Lisieux Way, Taunton, closed after power failure - A TESCO Express store in Taunton is closed due to a technical problem.
  • Council's director of adult services set to leave post next month - THE director of adult services in Somerset is to leave his post on August 1.
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  • Somerset County Council's adult services boss quits job - Stephen Chandler has worked as director of the team since January 2016.
  • Exmoor big picnic marks 70 years of national parks - The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall joined 500 picnickers at Exmoor national park.
  • Extinction Rebellion protest: Somerset eBayer's boat used - Tim Whittingham says he had one bid from a "mysterious buyer" who did not ask any questions.
  • A303 bypass safety: Bereaved husband wants Ilminster improvements - Paul McHugh's wife Trudi was killed in a crash and says new safety measures are not tough enough.
  • England Cricket World Cup: Who are the new champions? - England's cricket world cup-winning squad hails from across the country and around the globe.
  • The man who makes zombies in his garden shed - Ryan Coyle has 20 years of film experience making props for movies but his passion is creating zombies.
  • Wookey Hole: Artist paints canvas underwater in cave - Phillip Gray was paying tribute to two people who carried out a pioneering cave dive 84 years ago.
  • Climate protester arrested for cycling on RNAS Yeovilton runway - Extinction Rebellion member Christopher Maunder disrupted RNAS Yeovilton's Air Day on Saturday.
  • NASS Festival in Shepton Mallet forces school closure - Mendip School says it is unable to ensure an "appropriate and protective" environment for pupils.
  • Iris Goldsmith: Father pays tribute to 'beautiful little girl' - Iris Goldsmith, 15, was killed in an accident on her family's Somerset farm earlier this week.
  • Terminally ill benefits: 'My dad didn't know how long he had' - A Somerset woman welcomes a government review into benefits for the terminally ill.
  • Embracing 'hair-mares' after alopecia left woman bald - Jo Tucker said she "cried an awful lot" at first but has now embraced her life with wigs.
  • Environment pollution: Water firms' protection efforts 'unacceptable' - Just one of the nine major water firms in England is performing at the expected environmental level.
  • Corfe couple had presents stolen from wedding on farm - The theft included thousands of pounds of cash gifts to pay for their honeymoon to Canada.
  • Premiership fixtures 2019-20: Bristol host Bath in season opener - The 2019-20 Premiership season will start with Bristol hosting West Country rivals Bath on Friday, 18 October.
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  • Stevenage car crash: Fourteen hurt after two-car collision - Some of those involved in the crash in Stevenage are being treated for serious injuries, police say.
  • Schools 'desperately need' cash injection - MPs - Schools and colleges urgently need billions more in funding, a committee of MPs says.
  • Boeing takes $5bn hit over grounding of 737 Max - The charge will wipe out profits, but Boeing says it hopes the aircraft will resume flying this year.
  • US shot down Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz, says Trump - Donald Trump says a ship "took defensive action" after being approached in the Strait of Hormuz.
  • Apollo 11: Few indoor loos, but there was a man on the Moon - Fifty years ago, James Burke was one of the presenters leading the BBC's coverage of the Moon landing.
  • Drivers face penalty points for not wearing seat belts - Government plans to toughen punishments for motorists breaking the law to try to reduce road deaths.
  • Jesus Army sex scandal: The dark secrets of life in a commune - Former members of a radical sect describe growing up in communes where abuse was commonplace.
  • No-fault eviction ban will hurt tenants, landlords say - A plan to ban section 21 notices - sometimes called revenge evictions - will backfire, say landlords.
  • World experienced hottest June on record in 2019, says US agency - The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says the average temperature was 61.6F (16.4C).
  • Housing, the environment and LGBT rights – where does the next PM stand? - From the environment to LGBT rights, the BBC's Nick Eardley explains where Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt stand on these big issues.
  • Parents of sick and premature babies should get more leave - PM - Theresa May says "it's not fair" parents have to return to work before their baby leaves hospital.
  • Music 'calms nerves before surgery' as well as sedative - The "world's most relaxing song" could be just as good at calming patients' nerves, a study suggests.
  • The Papers: Brexit 'day of drama' and Ryanair strike threat - A vote by MPs aimed at blocking a no-deal Brexit dominates the front pages of many newspapers.
  • HIV Positive and proud: What’s with the stigma? - Attitudes to HIV have barely changed since the 1980s. Four activists debunk misconceptions and tell us why they’re HIV positive and proud.
  • Quiz of the week: Seven days, seven questions - Have you been paying attention to what's been going on over the past seven days?