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 | 24/04/2009 2:51 pm

  • LIVE BLOG: Taunton Town v Larkhall Athletic as it happened - Join sports reporter Richard Browne for live coverage of Taunton Town's FA Cup preliminary round tie against Larkhall Athletic at the Viridor Stadium (ko 3pm).
  • Kitchen fire at Allstars in East Street, Taunton - FIREFIGHTERS were called out to a deal with a kitchen fire at a bar in East Street this morning.
  • See why Georgina decided to have her flowing locks cut off - A PRIMARY school girl has had her long locks chopped off to support two charities.
  • LETTER: 'What a depressing place Castle Green is...' - WHAT a depressing and miserable place Castle Green in Taunton now is.
  • LETTER: Would Sedgemoor give us the Willow Man for Taunton? - TRAVELLING on the M5 recently it was saddening to notice the condition of that beacon to the South West the Willow Man. 
  • Firefighters in dramatic rescue - see what's been going in town centre - DOZENS of people crowded round to watch a dramatic rescue by firefighters in Taunton town centre this afternoon (Friday).
  • 'Super smart' families wanted for new prime time TV show - If you’re a member of a ‘super smart’ family this TV production company wants to hear from you.
  • Vehicle smashes into central reservation and reportedly catches fire - A VEHICLE ploughed into the central reservation and reportedly caught fire on the M5 near Taunton earlier.
  • VIDEO & PHOTOS: England's rarest bat getting round-the-clock care from RSPCA - A DEDICATED RSPCA worker is providing round-the-clock care to a bat thought to be one of the rarest mammals in England.
  • Firefighters arrive after fire is out - A FIRE in a property in Taunton was out by the time firefighters arrived on the scene this morning (Friday).
  • See where they plan to put a new cashpoint machine in Taunton - CUSTOMERS shopping at Argos in Taunton could soon be able to get their cash from a mahcine in the wall outside the store.
  • No happy ending to 50-year-old love story - A GRANDMOTHER'S attempts to rekindle a forbidden love affair 50 years on has ended in tears.
  • News You Can Use: Roadworks, speed cameras, council meetings and petrol prices - CHECK out this week's news you can use - which has some of the things you might find handy in Taunton to know this week:
  • Transport firm steps in to pay charity's £1,680 road safety signs bill - A FAMILY business has stepped in to settle a bill sent to a charity for displaying its road safety message on roundabouts.
  • Hospital's £1 million scanner appeal gets Royal backing - LOVE Musgrove - the official charity of Taunton's Musgrove Park Hospital - is delighted to announce The Countess of Wessex as the Royal patron of its campaign to raise £1 million for a new MRI scanner.
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  • Frome's improvement work starts amid concern over cost - The project in Frome is costing £250,000 and will take 16 weeks to complete.
  • Motorcyclist dies in collision with car in Weston-super-Mare - The motorcyclist died at the scene and the road was closed for several hours.
  • Peter Trego: Somerset all-rounder says T20 abuse at 'football hooligan levels' - Somerset all-rounder Peter Trego says Twenty20 is bringing "idiots to the game" and leading to an increase of abuse against players.
  • Forest Green Rovers 4-3 Yeovil Town - Omar Bugiel scores a late winner as Forest Green come from two goals down to beat Yeovil Town 4-3 at the New Lawn.
  • Daughter of a black American GI returns to Somerset birthplace - Deb Prior does not know her birth father's identity but has found her birth mother's family.
  • Bath murder: Two charged after death of Tashan Corpe - Tashan Corpe, 27, died in his home in Bath on Sunday.
  • Sites for sore eyes - From the Angel of the North to Didcot Power Station, BBC News takes a tour of some the landmarks that signify journey's end.
  • Passchendaele: Families remember relatives at Tyne Cot - Descendants of soldiers travelled to Belgium searching for the tragic stories of Passchendaele.
  • Women's Super League: Priest ton helps Storm to 10-wicket win over Diamonds - Rachel Priest's ton helps Western Storm beat Yorkshire, while Lightning and Stars also win in the women's Super League.
  • EFL: A Walsall fan's ferry ride to Fratton Park and other things you may have missed - A Walsall fan's unexpected ferry ride to Fratton Park and other things you may have missed in Saturday's EFL games.
  • T20 Blast: Leicestershire, Birmingham, Derbyshire, Surrey and Somerset qualify - Leicestershire beat Notts by two runs, while Somerset climb from seventh to fourth to reach the T20 Blast quarter-finals.
  • Jordan Green: Yeovil Town sign Bournemouth forward on free transfer - Yeovil Town sign versatile forward Jordan Green on a free transfer from Premier League side Bournemouth.
  • Megan Walsh: Yeovil Town Ladies goalkeeper signs new deal at WSL 1 club - Former Notts County goalkeeper Megan Walsh signs a new deal with Yeovil Town Ladies for the upcoming winter season.
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  • US Navy ship collides with oil tanker off Singapore - Ten sailors are missing and five hurt after the warship hit a Liberian-flagged vessel off Singapore.
  • 'More deaths' warning over faulty white goods - In a letter to Theresa May, the London Fire Brigade and others say white goods must be made safer.
  • Hate crimes: Fresh guidance on online offences - Online hate crimes should be treated as seriously as offences in person, prosecutors are told.
  • US-South Korea set for divisive military drills - Pyongyang has already lashed out at the annual drills, saying they were "adding fuel to the fire".
  • Beatles' original Eleanor Rigby score up for auction - Written by Paul McCartney and signed by producer George Martin, it is expected to fetch £20,000.
  • UK General Election 2017: 1.8 million Scots votes 'wasted' - Two-thirds of Scottish votes were wasted in June as they had no impact on the result, a study says.
  • Barcelona attack: Spain terror cell had 120 gas canisters - Jihadists planned for six months to fill three vans and carry out deadly attacks, police say.
  • NHS call for equality over private hospitals' tax break - NHS Trusts demand the same 80% rebate granted to those private hospitals that register as charities.
  • Mo Farah wins final race in Britain at Birmingham Diamond League meeting - Britain's Mo Farah wins his final track race on home soil in the 3,000m at the Diamond League in Birmingham.
  • Jerry Lewis: US comedian dies aged 91 in Las Vegas - One of Hollywood's most successful comedians has died at his home in Las Vegas.
  • West Sussex disability care homes investigated - Inspections take place and police investigate as "significant safeguarding concerns" are raised.
  • Leo Varadkar and Justin Trudeau take part in Montreal Pride Parade - Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar began his visit to Canada by taking part in the Montreal Pride Parade.
  • Aryana Sayeed: Kabul concert goes ahead despite threats - Aryana Sayeed, known to fans as Afghanistan's Kim Kardashian, sang to hundreds of delighted fans.
  • The Papers: Tributes to 'cheeky' boy killed in Barcelona - Tributes to the British boy killed in the Barcelona terror attack make front-page headlines.
  • PrEP: 'Now I no longer fear sex' - How taking pre-exposure drugs revolutionised one gay man's relationship with sex