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 | 24/04/2009 2:51 pm

  • Norovirus alert at Musgrove Park Hospital - RESTRICTIONS are in place on a number of wards at Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton, because of the winter norovirus bug that causes vomiting and diarrhoea.
  • Petrol filling station and car sales showroom demolished - THIS is all that remains of the filling station and car sales forecourt at Cross Keys after the bulldozers got to work.
  • Taunton Academy 'taking effective measures to address weaknesses' - A SCHOOL in Taunton is taking effective measures toward the removal of 'serious weaknesses' identified by education watchdog Ofsted.
  • Man gets so drunk at a Christmas party he sparks missing person search in Burnham-on-Sea - EVERYONE has had a drunken night they wish they could forget. 
  • Two released from car on its side after crash near Taunton - FIREFIGHTERS were called out to help rescue a parent and child following a crash near Taunton last night.
  • Young man dies after being hit by bike - A YOUNG man has died after being hit by a bike.
  • Driver who crashed vehicle into petrol station later located by police - THE driver of this car momentarily disappeared after crashing into a filling station.
  • Appeal to save puppy's leg after mystery accident - A CROWDFUNDING appeal has been launched to help a lame puppy walk again.
  • PHOTOS: Demolition latest at former school in Taunton - DEMOLITION work is progressing on the former St Augustine of Canterbury School, off Lyngford Road, in Taunton.
  • Room badly damaged in arson attack on Taunton sheltered accommodation - A ROOM in a shletered housing complex was badly damaged in a fire this morning (Monday).
  • World first mug that keeps patients hydrated at Taunton Hospital - A WORLD first trial to ensure patients stay hydrated has been launched at Taunton's Musgrove Park Hospital.
  • The benefactor who gave his name to a Taunton street - HAMMET Street is one of the most elegant parts of Taunton with handsome Georgian building facades leading to the beautiful front of St Mary Magdalene Church.
  • Mary in trainers, a tractor instead of a donkey - Christ's nativity 2000 years on - AND lo, the Virgin Mary arrived in Bethlehem on a tractor and kicked off her trainers as she settled down into a barn for the night.
  • Second 999 fire call in same street in two days - FIRE crews were called to a kitchen fire in a Taunton home last night (Sunday).
  • Breaching a court order and speeding - court latest - RECENT cases dealt with by Taunton Magistrates' Courts include.
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  • Plans to increase HGV deliveries to Hinkley C by 50% - EDF wants to increase HGV deliveries to the nuclear reactor until 2019, while a sea jetty is built.
  • Dozens of children join Santa for an uplifting one-off charity flight - Santa Claus joined children with life-limiting conditions on a charity flight from Bristol Airport.
  • Yeovil Town 3-2 Port Vale (AET) - Yeovil will host Bradford in the FA Cup third round but they need extra-time to beat battling nine-man Port Vale.
  • Dorset NHS hospital shake-up review attempt fails - Opponents now hope to launch an application for a judicial review at the High Court within weeks.
  • Yeovil FC: League Two club denies report of "imminent takeover" - League Two side Yeovil's owners say reports that they are in talks to sell the club are "without substance".
  • Taunton hospital tests flashing cup - The cups, which are being used at Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton, were designed by university student Ellie van Leeuwen.
  • On-the-run murderer Nicholas Redding recaptured - Convicted killer Nicholas Redding absconded from prison more than three weeks ago.
  • Traditional Somerset pub turned into gingerbread inn for Christmas - Mark Walton said the idea came about "over a drink with fellow nutters one January night".
  • Semesa Rokoduguni: Bath and England wing needs to have shoulder surgery - Bath and England wing Semesa Rokoduguni needs surgery on a shoulder injury.
  • University pay will be brought 'under control', says Jo Johnson - Universities minister says excessive university boss pay will be tackled by regulations in the new year.
  • Spoof art triumphs once again at the 2017 Turnip Prize - Organisers award annual prize to spoof art created with the least amount of effort.
  • SPOTY contender Anya Shrubsole - Cricketer starred in World Cup triumph - latest in the profiles of nominees.
  • Bath's Faletau out until at least March - Bath's Wales and Lions forward Taulupe Faletau is ruled out until at least early March with a knee injury.
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  • Roy Moore defeat: Democrat Doug Jones wins in Alabama Senate upset - Doug Jones wins a Senate seat for Alabama after a bitter campaign against Trump-backed Roy Moore.
  • Rebellion threat to EU Withdrawal Bill - Rebel MPs line up behind an amendment to guarantee Parliament a vote on the final Brexit deal.
  • DR Congo crisis: On Kasai's hunger road - Fergal Keane reveals the crisis in DR Congo's Kasai region, where millions face starvation.
  • Salford house fire: Murder charges over deaths - Two people are charged with murder over the deaths of three children in a house fire in Salford.
  • Chris Froome failed drug test at Vuelta - Team Sky cyclist Chris Froome is asked to provide more details after adverse findings show he had double the allowed level of a legal asthma drug in his urine.
  • Ofwat pledges lower water bills in England and Wales - Water bills for England and Wales will fall by between £15 and £25 a year from 2020 onwards, the regulator Ofwat says.
  • Warmer Arctic is the 'new normal' - The reliably frozen Arctic is history, say scientists who warn of an unprecedented rate of warming.
  • 'I was saved from a £10,000 car scam' - Bank staff now alert police when a potential scam victim attempts to withdraw large sums of cash.
  • Star power: Princes turn out for Star Wars premiere - William and Harry joined cast and crew of The Last Jedi at London's Royal Albert Hall.
  • US ready for North Korea talks without preconditions, says Tillerson - But hours later the White House says Trump's views "had not changed" and N Korea must first disarm.
  • 'It's another Grenfell waiting to happen' - Six months on from the fire that claimed 71 lives, we look at safety in similar buildings.
  • Weakest schools struggle with teacher 'burnout' - Ofsted is warning of persistently underachieving schools in England which struggle to recruit teachers.
  • The Papers: Tories 'go green' and a white Christmas - A predicted surge in gas prices and weather predictions for 25 December make Wednesday's front pages.
  • News Daily: Moore beaten in Alabama, and baby's heart operation - Your morning briefing for 13 December 2017.
  • Alabama upset: What Jones victory over Moore means for Trump - Few thought the Democrats could pull off such a historic victory, and it could have real consequences for the president, says Nick Bryant.