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 | 24/04/2009 2:51 pm

  • Three-weekly bin collections leads to THOUSANDS of extra tonnes recycled in Somerset - NEW recycling collections - which have seen bins being picked up once every three weeks - have led to thousands more tonnes of plastic being recycled, it is estimated.
  • Petrol stations: What do Somerset's pumps look like today? - THE Transport Secretary has advised motorists to "carry on as normal" after BP closed a handful of its forecourts and queues outside some UK petrol stations. 
  • Victorian building in Taunton to re-open as business hub, Collar Factory - A LANDMARK Victorian building in Taunton is set to re-open in January as a 'state-of-the-art' workspace.
  • Work starts on regeneration of North Taunton Woolaway homes - WORK on a major £45m regeneration scheme started in Taunton on Wednesday (September 22).
  • More than 7,000 EU nationals staying Somerset West & Taunton - MORE than 7,000 EU nationals have been granted permission to stay in the Somerset West and Taunton district, new figures show.
  • Local pharmacist features in World Pharmacists Day campaign - A community pharmacist from Taunton, Sally Farmer, who works at Day Lewis Pharmacy in Burnham-on-Sea, will feature in a World Pharmacy Day campaign.
  • Monkton Heathfield masterplan SCRAPPED as it is 'out of date' - A SOMERSET council has voted to scrap its own masterplan for how a new community on the edge of Taunton should be expanded in the years ahead.
  • Pictures: Family fun cycle ride in Kingston St Mary, near Taunton - AN annual cycling event took place in Kingston St Mary on Sunday (September 19).
  • Richard Huish College student raises £3,628 for two police charities - A STUDENT from Taunton walked across THREE national parks and raised more than £3,500 for police charities.
  • Taunton man to be sentenced in Leeds for stalking - JOSEPH James Palmer, of Northfields, Bishops Hull, will be sentenced at Leeds Crown Court for stalking involving serious alarm or distress
  • 'Major disruption' on Taunton bus routes today, firm warns - THERE will be 'major disruption' to bus services in Taunton today.
  • Men fined at Bodmin Magistrates' Court for Covid breach - TWO men from Taunton have been fined at Bodmin Magistrates' Court for breaching Covid-19 regulations at the start of the year.
  • Follow Your Heart pieces to go on show in Taunton - A SERIES of 20 hearts will be on show in Taunton town centre this weekend.
  • Wellsprings and Blackbrook leisure centres to offer FREE activities on September 22 - LEISURE centres in Taunton will be offering FREE activities tomorrow (September 22) for National Fitness Day 2021.
  • Extinction Rebellion protestors target Taunton banks - CLIMATE activists greeted customers at two Taunton banks during a recent demonstration.
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  • Ric Pallister: former council leader jailed for indecent assaults - Ric Pallister, ex-leader of South Somerset District Council, has been jailed for 11 years.
  • Dunster murder: Judge rules husband unfit for trial - Angela Webber died at the home she shared with her husband in Dunster, Somerset.
  • Artist's 60ft tree sculpture felled 'without his knowledge' - Last Tree Dreaming at Frome College, was cut down after a council tree survey was carried out.
  • Nailsea school closed by flooding to reopen by end of month - A deluge poured into classrooms and caused "catastrophic" damage to the special school in Somerset.
  • Bristol Airport: council leaders oppose expansion - Metro mayor Dan Norris wins support for his opposition to plans to welcome millions more passengers.
  • Iraqi refugees given hand-cranked washing machines - Navjot Sawhney is in Iraq to deliver his hand-cranked, low-cost devices to vulnerable families.
  • Premiership: Bath v Newcastle Falcons - Team news as Bath host Newcastle Falcons in Saturday's Premiership fixture at the Recreation Ground (15:00 BST).
  • Boreham Wood v Yeovil Town - Live coverage of Saturday's National League game between Boreham Wood and Yeovil Town.
  • Warwickshire beat Somerset to win County Championship - Warwickshire beat Somerset at Edgbaston to win their first County Championship title in nine years.
  • Joe Cokanasiga & Ben Spencer: Bath pair face injury lay-offs - Bath pair Joe Cokanasiga and Ben Spencer are both out with knee and hamstring injuries respectively.
  • County Championship: Sam Hain's 83 not out helps Warwickshire secure two batting points - Sam Hain leads the way for title-chasing Warwickshire with an unbeaten 83 against Somerset.
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  • Lorry driver shortage: Government working on temporary visa scheme - A shortage of drivers disrupts supply chains and fuel deliveries, as vehicles queue for petrol.
  • Sabina Nessa: Book of condolence opened for killed teacher - It is set up near to where the teacher was found dead as police continue to hunt a man seen on CCTV.
  • Tamworth Snow Dome: Boy, 12, dies after injury during activity - His death is "almost beyond belief", the ski centre's management says, as an investigation begins.
  • Labour conference: Sir Keir Starmer drops rule-change plan - Proposals to reform the party's leadership elections faced huge opposition from the left of the party.
  • Germany elections: Merkel backs 'bridge-builder' Laschet as successor - The outgoing leader strongly endorses her party's candidate Armin Laschet in an unusually tight poll race.
  • Prince Andrew's lawyers accept he was served with US case papers - Virginia Giuffre is claiming damages from Prince Andrew over allegations he sexually assaulted her.
  • Afghanistan: Inside the prison staffed by former inmates released by the Taliban - The BBC's Jeremy Bowen goes inside Kabul's main jail, where former Taliban inmates are now caretakers.
  • China frees Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig after Huawei boss released - Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig were released after tech executive Meng Wanzhou was freed in Canada.
  • Sgt Matiu Ratana shooting: Memorial services held - Sgt Matiu Ratana is remembered across London and Sussex on Saturday, and with a service in November.
  • Soldiers arrive in Scotland to drive ambulances - More than 100 armed forces personnel will begin non-emergency driving work from Sunday.
  • Angela Rayner pledges fair pay talks between workers and bosses - Deputy party leader Angela Rayner will open Labour's conference with the party's offer to workers.
  • Universal credit: Tory peer wants to force Commons vote on cut - The government is scrapping the £20-a-week benefit rise, introduced during the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Sabina Nessa: Hundreds gather to pay respects at London vigil - More than 500 gather for a vigil for the teacher who was killed as she walked to a London pub.
  • Attacked by a hyena: My advice for a fellow victim - Nine-year-old Rodwell Nkomazana lost an eye, his nose, and his upper lip when he was mauled by a hyena.
  • Can anyone Phil McCann up with petrol? - The BBC's Phil McCann reports from a petrol station that has run out of fuel in Stockport.