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 | 24/04/2009 2:51 pm

  • Avon and Somerset Police horse riders fitted with cameras - AVON and Somerset Police have unveiled their latest 'weapon' to deter motorists from driving inconsiderately.
  • Remember the 119-year-old Taunton firm whose premises were taken over by the Coal Orchard pub? - THE Coal Orchard, in Bridge Street, is one of Taunton's most popular pubs.
  • Drivers advised of diversions as A358 closes at Combe Florey for repairs - MOTORISTS are being informed of diversion routes that can be used when a section of a busy road closes for a fortnight from tomorrow (Monday).
  • The number of positive daily Covid tests in Somerset remains over 200 - THE Covid-19 infection rate has dipped slightly in two of the four Somerset districts and risen slightly in the two others.
  • Work on Ma Cuisine Bar and Bistro in Riverside Place, Taunton - A RIVERSIDE premises off Taunton town centre is being converted into a cocktail bar and bistro.
  • Somerset Open Studios venue registration opens - SOMERSET artists are being invited to take part in an open studio event.
  • Share your wedding stories with the County Gazette - THE Covid-19 pandemic has devastated lives and made our way of life unrecognisable from this time last year.
  • Tree roots entangled with power cables and gas pipes in Eastwick Road, Taunton - WORK is being carried out to repair a pavement in
  • Covid-19 linked deaths recorded in all four Somerset district in latest daily figures - ANOTHER nine people have lost their lives in Somerset to Covid-19 in the latest daily figures.
  • Turmeric Kitchen, Taunton, delivers free curries to Musgrove vaccination staff - AN Indian restaurant in Taunton has cooked up a treated for hard-working staff at the town's Musgrove Park Hospital.
  • BBC Points West's Ali Vowles reveals she has Covid-19 - BBC Points West presenter Ali Vowles has revealed she has tested positive for Covid-19.
  • Latest Taunton Magistrates' Court results - RECENT cases at Taunton Magistrates Court:
  • ROAD CLOSURES: A new bridge, drainage works and phone poles - A SECTION of Station Road, Norton Fitzwarren, will be closed for up to 114 days from Monday (January 25).
  • Remember when this Taunton charity shop was a pub? - THIS charity shop not far from Taunton town centre used to be a pub.
  • Hot lunches for pupils at Minerva Primary School, Taunton - CONCERNED staff at a Taunton primary school took action when they thought some of their pupils would be going without a hot lunch during lockdown.
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  • Covid-19 vaccination hubs to open in Bath and Salisbury - Bath Racecourse and Salisbury City Hall will be used for Covid-19 vaccination centres.
  • Emily Eavis hopes for live-streamed Glastonbury - The festival organiser also confirms that this year's cancellation won't bankrupt the event.
  • Festival season 'still possible' despite Glastonbury cancellation - Despite Glastonbury's cancellation, smaller festivals could still go ahead, experts say.
  • The Bell Inn: Funding will pave the way for socially-distanced gigs - The Bell Inn in Bath will use technology to live-stream to customers inside the building.
  • English councils battling financial ruin - BBC correspondents look at why their local authorities are in trouble - and it isn't just Covid...
  • Covid-19: Bridgwater Muller worker dies and 95 staff self-isolating - Muller Milk & Ingredients in Somerset confirms 47 dairy workers have tested positive for Covid-19.
  • Glastonbury 2021: Festival axed 'with great regret' - The Worthy Farm event has been scrapped for a second year running due to the global pandemic.
  • Drink driver who killed woman in crash jailed - Matthew Shaw was driving at twice the legal limit when he hit Jenny Sell's car in July 2019.
  • Bath Abbey restoration: Floor saved from collapse - The restoration is being completed as part of a £19.3m programme of work.
  • New Taunton primary school 'to open in 2022' - Two thousand new homes are due to be built on the same site by 2028.
  • Vaccine scheme starts in South West pharmacies - Five chemists across the South West are offering appointments for Covid-19 vaccinations.
  • Author Terry Pratchett's 'inspiring' house for sale - His most famous Discworld novels were written in the house in Somerset, the estate agent says.
  • James Hildreth: Somerset veteran extends contract until 2022 - Veteran Somerset batsman James Hildreth extends his contract until the end of the 2022 season.
  • Did we see a Christmas coronavirus spike? - Christmas gatherings were cut back but was there still an impact on Covid cases?
  • Coronavirus: What powers do police have if people break Covid rules? - Coronavirus lockdown rules are changing across the UK, but who is responsible for enforcing them?
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  • South Africa coronavirus variant: 77 cases found in UK - Cases are under "very close" observation and enhanced contact tracing is under way, Matt Hancock says.
  • China mine rescue: Eleven miners brought to surface alive - Efforts to free the miners, who were stuck underground for 14 days, took a dramatic turn on Sunday.
  • PM talks to Biden in first call since inauguration - Boris Johnson said he looked forward to "deepening the longstanding alliance" between the UK and US.
  • Border poll would be 'absolutely reckless' - Foster - A Sunday Times poll shows 51% of people in favour of holding a border poll in NI within five years.
  • Government 'don't know answer' on easing restrictions - The Health Secretary tells Andrew Marr that he doesn't know when it will be safe to lift restrictions.
  • Covid: New Zealand reports first case in the community in months - The woman, who recently returned from Europe, had completed two weeks in isolation.
  • Covid-19: Plea for caution after jabs and a look at the post-virus economy - Five things you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic this Sunday morning.
  • Tse Chi Lop: Alleged Asian drug lord arrested in Amsterdam - Australia believes Tse Chi Lop's syndicate controls up to 70% of narcotics entering the country.
  • Smart motorways 'dangerous' - police chief - The claim comes after a coroner ruled two deaths on the M1 motorway were avoidable.
  • Covid: Four vaccine centres shut amid snow alert for Wales - The vaccination centres are temporarily closing in south Wales as a weather warning is extended.
  • The Papers: Vaccinated told to follow rules and PM's jab 'gamble' - Many of Sunday's papers focus on what the Covid jab means for lockdown, case numbers and schools.
  • Is this Russian cult leader a fraud? - A mysterious Russian cult leader is accused of embezzling followers' funds and abusing them.
  • Coronavirus: 'Lockdown made me feel like I was in prison' - John Nicholl, who is deafblind, says his use of hands-on sign language left him isolated in lockdown.
  • 'I couldn't breathe': The 26-year-old with Covid - Twenty-six-year-old Mae Mamaril and her family all tested positive for Covid-19 at the end of 2020. Mae was the only one who was moved to an intensive care unit.
  • The paper that helped the homeless - How Street News became the first newspaper sold by homeless and unemployed vendors