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 | 24/04/2009 2:51 pm

  • Closed village pub reopening 'as soon as possible' - A POPULAR village pub that is currently closed is set to reopen 'as soon as possible'.
  • Popular vicar preaching last sermon in Taunton church - The Rev Rod Corke is leaving St Mary Magdalene Church, Taunton, this month.
  • MEET THE CHEF: Somerset restaurant is top TripAdvisor visit - THERE is a tune, pop pickers, you might remember, or you might not even know about.
  • Here's how you can get a free drink at Eat the Bird tomorrow - ARE you ginger or called Harry or Meghan?
  • Elderly people in village homes burgled by bogus officials - SEVERAL distraction burglars targeting elderly people in their homes have been reported in village locations in east Taunton, according to police.
  • Dene Barton hospital beds to remain closed as others set to reopen - INPATIENT beds at Dene Barton Community Hospital are still unavailable as others elsewhere in the county prepare to reopen.
  • Dangerously out of control dog injures person - court latest - Round up of recent outcomes in court.
  • WH Smith admits health and safety breach after customer fell through trap door - WH Smith has admitted health and safety breaches after a customer fell through a trap door in the Taunton store.
  • LETTER: Surely Firepool 'would be ideal site' for modern coach station? - WE read with some trepidation the various suggestions and failures for this sad site.
  • Morrisons unveils £7 version of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's wedding cake - AFTER Meghan Markle and Prince Harry tie the knot on Saturday, they’ll no doubt tuck in to cake which is fit for a king.
  • Chance to go behind scenes at 40 Commando and enjoy a curry - CURRY lunch and tour behind the scenes at the Royal Marine base in Norton Fitzwarren.
  • Taunton could get direct rail link to Bristol Airport - IT could be a case of the train and the plane taking the strain under proposals for a direct rail link between Taunton Station and Bristol Airport.
  • Taunton charity rescuing dogs destined for dinner plates in China - A TAUNTON woman is frantically raising funds to rescue hundreds of sick dogs saved from the dinner plate in China.
  • WARNING - GRAPHIC IMAGES: Several sheep killed in dog attack - A DISTRAUGHT farming couple are threatening legal action against the owners of dogs that have killed a number of their sheep in three separate attacks.
  • Attempted post office burglary - who's the man in the distinctive helmet? - DETECTIVES investigating an attempted post office burglary have issued a CCTV image of a man they'd like to speak to.
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  • Taunton D-Day veteran 'left for dead' in claw hammer attack - D-Day veteran Jim Booth suffered life-threatening head injuries and spent nine days in hospital.
  • Siobhan-Marie O'Connor: Commonwealth Games gold medallist on dealing with bowel condition - Commonwealth Games gold medallist Siobhan-Marie O'Connor tells BBC Points West how she deals with having a chronic bowel condition.
  • One-Day Cup: Hildreth best earns Somerset win over Glamorgan - James Hildreth hits a career-best 159 as Somerset beat Glamorgan by 83 runs to earn their second One-Day Cup win.
  • Bristol rail services funding bid rejected - A bid for cash to improve rail services around Bristol is turned down the government.
  • Historic post-war pubs given listed status - Five pubs, including one designed around a nursery rhyme, have been granted Grade II listed status.
  • Somerset dormouse population survey starts - The Somerset Mammal Group has begun its dormouse surveys across the county.
  • Exmoor National Park in plea to keep rivers debris free - Landowners on Exmoor are being asked by the Exmoor National Park Authority to do more to look after the local rivers.
  • Ancient sea reptile was one of the largest animals ever - Sea reptiles the size of blue whales swam off the English coast 200 million years ago, fossils show.
  • Sunderland Ladies 2-1 Yeovil Town Ladies - Yeovil fail to avoid a winless campaign after Sunderland fight back to triumph on the final day of the WSL 1 season.
  • One-Day Cup: Somerset cruise to victory over Surrey at The Oval - Craig Overton takes 4-27, his best limited-overs figures, as Somerset beat Surrey by eight wickets in the One-Day Cup.
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  • Australian archbishop Philip Wilson guilty of concealing child sex abuses - Philip Wilson is the most senior Catholic in the world to be charged and convicted of the offence.
  • Moped crime: New rules to protect police pursuit drivers - The government proposals aim to smash the "myth" that officers cannot pursue those not wearing helmets.
  • Manchester Arena attack: Anniversary to be marked in city - A minute's silence, a memorial service and a sing-along vigil are among the events taking place.
  • Clean air plan 'ambitious but vague' - Plan promises much cleaner air for many, but it's accused of ducking difficult issues
  • Claims of 'illegal' adoption at former Marianvale home - A BBC investigation uncovers allegations of 'illegal' adoptions at a home run by Catholic nuns.
  • Hawaii volcano: When your home's next to a lava flow - Hawaii resident John Davidson returns to his home to find lava flowing from a fissure nearby.
  • Ken Livingstone to quit Labour amid anti-Semitism row - The ex-London mayor, suspended over anti-Semitism claims, says he is "sorry for offence he caused".
  • Missing microbes 'cause' childhood cancer - Early exposure to microbes may help protect children against a type of leukaemia, says a UK scientist.
  • Royal Wedding 2018: Harry and Meghan release official photos - The whole bridal party join the newly-weds in three official photographs from their big day.
  • Cuba plane crash: Mexico suspends Aerolíneas Damojh - Mexico suspends the operations of the company who owned a plane that crashed killing 111 people.
  • Korea: Hoping for peace at a fake DMZ - A replica of the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) separating North and South Korea is drawing tourists.
  • Grenfell Tower insulation 'never passed fire safety test' - The insulation used to refurbish Grenfell should never have been on the building, BBC Panorama finds.
  • Fuel price rise threatens consumer spending - The cost of fuel is now at its highest level for three-and-a-half years.
  • The Papers: Manchester remembers bombing victims - The Manchester Evening News provides a poignant commemoration for the victims of last year's attack.
  • Ms Curvaceous takes on the 'fat tax' - Corrine Mensah was recently crowned Ms Curvaceous UK 2018.