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 | 24/04/2009 2:51 pm

  • 'It's the end of an era' - TM News set to close after more than 120 years in business - MORE than 100 years of history is set to come to an end as a popular Taunton newsagent closes its doors later this month.
  • A third of hospitals hit capacity over winter, figures reveal - ALMOST a third of NHS hospitals in England hit maximum capacity at least once this winter, figures show.
  • 13 Somerset pictures on the theme of shadows... - THIS week, members of the tackled the theme of 'shadows'.
  • Drunken man swallowed goldfish at Bridgwater fair as a 'social media stunt': WARNING Graphic video - *WARNING - some readers may find this video disturbing.
  • Submit YOUR questions for debate ahead of local elections - THE leader of Taunton Deane Borough Council has confirmed he WILL be taking part in a debate ahead of the May local elections.
  • BREXIT: More than 11,500 in Somerset sign petition to revoke article 50 and STAY in the EU - MORE than 11,500 people have signed a petition calling for the UK to remain in the EU.
  • Taunton will have NO town centre Post Office after March 29 - PEOPLE looking to conduct their post-related business in Taunton town centre will not be able to next month.
  • WINNER!: Reader image selected for front cover of Somerset Living magazine is revealed - THE winner of a competition to find the front page picture for an upcoming edition of our Somerset Living magazine has been announced.
  • Poll cards coming soon: Check where your polling station is for the May 2 local elections - RESIDENTS in West Somerset and Taunton Deane should shortly be receiving their poll cards for the upcoming election.
  • Man to stand trial accused of swallowing a goldfish at Bridgwater Fair - A MAN who allegedly swallowed a goldfish at Bridgwater Fair is set to stand trial.
  • £1,500 reward offered for information over brutal killing of pony - MEMBERS of the public have offered a total of £1,500 in rewards for information leading to the conviction of the person who brutally attacked and killed a pony in Somerset.
  • Groups which give out free sanitary products in schools welcome new government measures - NEW measures have been announced to tackle period poverty as free sanitary products will be available in schools from September.
  • Number of parents fined for poor school attendance rockets by almost 75% - THE number of parents fined for their children's poor attendance at school has rocketed by 74.7 per cent, figures show.
  • The Somerset Show is back! - THE Somerset Show is back for 2019!
  • Owners of derelict Somerset pier to be served with repairs notice - A REPAIR notice is to be served on the owners of a Victorian pier in Somerset - the only one in Britain to lead to an island.
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  • Brexit march: Hundreds of thousands join referendum protest - Organisers of the march calling for another EU referendum put the turnout at more than a million.
  • 'Cancel Brexit' petition woman receives death threats - The "Stop Brexit" petition on the Parliament website has broken the record for most signatures.
  • Islamic State group defeated as final territory lost, US-backed forces say - US-backed forces say IS is defeated in its last stronghold, but the group remains a major threat.
  • Isleworth stabbing: Teenage boy dies after chase - Police have started a murder investigation into the death of a boy, thought to be 17 years old.
  • Unprecedented images of baby heart in womb - New technology could improve the care of babies with congenital heart diseases.
  • Norway cruise ship evacuated after engine problems - About 1,300 people are being evacuated from the cruise ship after it suffered engine trouble.
  • Grenfell council spends more than £90k on bosses' bonuses - Campaigners call the payments "abhorrent", since some households still do not have permanent homes.
  • Libby Squire: Mum has 'lost most precious thing' - Lisa Squire posted on social media she was "so sorry" she could not have kept her daughter safe.
  • Cyclone Idai: More bodies under floodwater - UN - At least 417 people have now been declared dead in Mozambique a week after Cyclone Idai hit.
  • Device behind M5 closure near Oldbury 'is flare' - The motorway was closed because of the object but is being reopened, say police.
  • What’s it like to have 19 children? - Big families are not unusual in the Ukrainian village of Glynn, but one couple has gone further than most.
  • Michael Jackson: Barbra Streisand criticised for abuse comments - Barbra Streisand says she believes the abuse claims but said it "didn't kill" the victims.
  • Tracing child abusers: Where was this picture taken? - Europol is asking the public to help trace locations in photos linked to child sexual abuse.
  • Smuggled orangutan seized at Bali airport - A Russian is arrested on suspicion of trying to take it back home to keep as a pet.
  • Police call handler awarded for saving suicidal teen - Megan Brunt had earlier taken a call at work about the young woman who had self-harmed.