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 | 24/04/2009 2:51 pm

  • FIREPOOL: What comes next as new council bins off hotel plans in favour of new publicly-backed ideas - "WE want Firepool to be a symbol of success, not of failure."
  • Somerfest welcomes the ICC Cricket World Cup - SOMERSET’S mid-summer outdoor arts festival, Somerfest, is on Saturday June 15 from 11am-5pm across the centre of Taunton.
  • Households in temporary accommodation rise by nearly 75% this decade, figures reveal - THE number of households living in temporary accommodation in England has risen by almost 75% this decade, according to the Government's latest homelessness figures.
  • At new Indian restaurant Yarani's it's all about home-cooking - YOU might know Raj from Uddins in East Reach which closed around five years ago.
  • Would you pay £12,000 for a car with one door and three wheels? - A PAIR of super-rare microcars are expected to sell for thousands of pounds at a Somerset auction.
  • Radio legends return to Somerset for special broadcast and fun day - LEGENDS of the airwaves including Mike Read will be in Somerset for a special broadcast on Bank Holiday Monday.
  • What's this huge mural in Taunton all about? - DRIVERS in Taunton are being given a taste of cricket as they travel into and out of the town.
  • 'WE NEED TO TAKE THAT MONEY': Shocking recording of phone scam call released - 'WE need to take that money out of your account and lock your pin numbers.'
  • ‘Hope’ ignited over cancer centre on playing field plans - FRESH hope has been given to a campaign group against plans to build on a well-used planning field.
  • £200 million rise in A358 dualling projected cost - THE projected cost of dualling a key route in Somerset has risen by around 80 per cent – and work may not begin until 2021.
  • Photos show training session as 'helicopter and aeroplane crash on Exmoor' - INCREDIBLE pictures show emergency services honing their skills during a training session.
  • TALK UP TAUNTON: From Slummy Single Mummy to Playgroups and Prosecco - AN award-winning blog, Slummy Single Mummy, began in the heart of Somerset.
  • Somerset driver jailed after 90-year-old dies in fatal crash - A SOMERSET woman who crashed a van into a house killing its 90-year-old resident has been jailed for four years.
  • Serial burglar charged with 19 offences during May crime spree in Taunton - A SERIAL burglar has today been charged with 19 offences in relation to burglary, fraud and theft from motor vehicles in Taunton.
  • Lanes re-open after vehicle overturns on M5 near Burnham - TWO lanes of the M5 Southbound were left blocked this morning after a vehicle overturned near Burnham-on-Sea.
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  • Chilcompton crash: Pedestrian dies as car mounts pavement - Police urged the driver of a Vauxhall Astra travelling behind the car involved to contact them.
  • Vietnamese refugees thank rescuer 40 years on - A family who settled in the UK were among hundreds of refugees picked up by a cargo ship in 1979.
  • Clevedon house crash death driver Tracy Bibby jailed - Joan Woodier was killed by falling rubble when Tracy Bibby ploughed the vehicle into her home.
  • 'I swear to you, I wasn't driving' - Tracy Bibby drove her van into the living room of 90-year-old Joan Woodier, killing her.
  • Josh Clayton: Police apologise to mum over death probe - Tracey Clayton says the "inadequacies" of the police investigation meant opportunities were missed.
  • Football coach Bob Higgins guilty of abusing trainees - Bob Higgins, who "held supreme power" over young footballers' careers, is convicted of 45 offences.
  • Clevedon binman 'grabbed me and smashed my phone' - Lorin Robinson caused anger when he filmed the dustbin lorry as he queried why items were not taken.
  • Wells' Palace bell-ringing swans given 'appropriate' names - Janet and John have been renamed "something more swanlike", according to The Bishop's Palace in Wells.
  • Why are post boxes being painted blue? - Blue boxes have appeared in Southampton, Nottingham and Taunton, all venues in the Cricket World Cup
  • County Championship: Somerset complete 49-run win over Warwickshire at Taunton - Division One leaders Somerset overcome Warwickshire's lower-order resistance to beat the Bears by 49 runs at Taunton.
  • European elections 2019: Voters in Weston-super-Mare - Weston-super-Mare voted in line with the 52-48 national result to leave the EU in 2016, but have views changed since then?
  • Clevedon house crash death driver Tracy Bibby guilty - Joan Woodier was killed by falling rubble after the van ploughed into her home.
  • Jamie Oliver restaurant chain collapse costs 1,000 jobs - The UK celebrity chef says he is "devastated" as his restaurant group goes into administration.
  • Gay rugby player from Kenya in asylum bid 'limbo' - Asylum seeker Kenneth Macharia is ineligible to work while his case is considered.
  • Over land and sea - What are the challenges faced by fans trying to follow their teams from thousands of miles away?
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  • Tory leadership: Gove will be eighth candidate to enter race - Environment Secretary Michael Gove will be the eighth MP to enter the race to be Conservative leader.
  • Everest: British man among latest mountain deaths - Ten people have now died climbing the world's highest peak this season, amid reports of overcrowding.
  • Divorce referendum: Ireland votes to liberalise laws - In a referendum, voters overwhelmingly back changes to the constitution to make divorce easier.
  • Children 'rescued' from Sheffield house leave hospital - Six children were taken to hospital after Friday's incident but two boys, aged 13 and 14, died.
  • German Jews warned not to wear kippas after rise in anti-Semitism - Official urges Jews to not wear traditional skullcaps following a sharp rise in anti-Semitism.
  • Saudi women runners push boundaries on the streets - Jeddah Running Community is one of a growing number of mixed gender Saudi Arabian running groups.
  • Cladding tests 'almost certain to fail', experts say - Fire safety experts warn that 1,700 buildings in England are likely to fail new fire tests.
  • 'No Outsiders' teacher leads Birmingham Pride parade - Andrew Moffat started the "No Outsiders" lessons at Parkfield Community School in Birmingham.
  • Bug hunt: Volunteers needed to spot insect's 'spittle' - Scientists want thousands of volunteers to help record sightings of "spittle" and spittlebugs across the UK.
  • We Are FSTVL: People 'collapse' after hours of queues at the gates - Festival-goers say a lack of wristbands led to crowds pushing through gates at We Are FSTVL.
  • Cannes: Palme d'Or goes to Bong Joon-ho's Parasite - The South Korean director won the prestigious award for his dark comedy thriller, Parasite.
  • Russia ordered to release Ukraine sailors - The chances of Moscow complying with the UN tribunal's ruling are thought to be minimal.
  • Moby-Natalie Portman row: 'Inconsiderate' DJ apologises - The actress denied dating Moby as a teenager, and called his behaviour "inappropriate".
  • Newspaper headlines: 'The race is on' but is it 'turning toxic'? - Battling Conservative MPs launching their leadership bids fill the front pages of the Sunday papers.
  • The intimacy coordinator that helps choreograph sex scenes - Ita O'Brien is the BBC's first "intimacy director" and has worked on new BBC drama Gentleman Jack.