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 | 24/04/2009 2:51 pm

  • BREAKING: Marine A to be freed from prison 'within a couple of weeks' - ALEXANDER Blackman, also known as Marine A has had his murder conviction downgraded to manslaughter and has been handed a sentence of seven years.
  • RECOGNISE THIS MAN?: Investigation following theft at Taunton firm - POLICE are investigating a theft from Bradford’s Tools, on Wellington Road, Taunton, on Thursday, March 9.
  • REVEALED: Proposed route of Henlade by-pass and new M5 junction - THE route of a proposed new section of road to speed up traffic on one of the busiest roads in Somerset has been revealed today (Tuesday).
  • 'Ban nuclear weapons' plea from Taunton group - TAUNTON is leading the way in efforts to ban nuclear weapons.
  • Over £2,300 raised for Taunton-based cancer charity - PROPERTY company Scotsgrove Holdings Ltd, of Taunton, has donated £1,000 to Somerset Unit for Radiotherapy Equipment.
  • £10,000 appeal to repair chapel windows honouring war dead - AN appeal has been launched to help restore a school chapel built to honour former students killed in the First World War - in time for next year's 100th anniversary of the end of the conflict.
  • SOMERSET MURDER: Police appeal 30 years after dog walker killed in woods - POLICE are appealing for information to help solve the horrific murder case of a dog walker butchered 30 years ago.
  • Why you won't be able to buy a rabbit at Pets at Home over Easter - PETS at Home in Taunton is to stop selling rabbits over Easter as part of a nationwide initiative to educate children on the importance of responsible pet ownership.
  • Bishop Fox's School celebrates "good" Ofsted result - A SECONDARY school in Taunton is celebrating after receiving a "good" Ofsted report. 
  • Innovative alert card scheme for chemotherapy patient shortlisted for award - AN INNOVATIVE scheme which has enabled more chemotherapy patients to get vital antibiotics in a set time at a Taunton hospital has been shortlisted for an award.
  • Could Marine A be freed today? - A FORMER Royal Marine from Taunton who is in prison for the fatal shooting of a Taliban fighter in Afghanistan finds out today if he is to be freed or must serve more time behind bars.
  • Chimney fire in Old Cleeve - THERE have been reports of a fire near Taunton. 
  • Catch a free ride at Taunton Vintage Bus Day - A RANGE of classic vehicles will be on display during the fifth Taunton Vintage Bus Day.
  • Around 70 expected on pubs walk in aid of charity - ORGANISERS of a sponsored walk are hoping around 70 participants will join in to raise thousands of pounds for the Alzheimers Society.
  • TRAFFIC: Suspected broken down van blocking exit slip road lane on M5 - A VAN has reportedly broken down coming off the M5 in Taunton. 
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  • Royal Marine Alexander Blackman to be free in weeks after new sentence - Alexander Blackman's murder conviction was cut to manslaughter after a high-profile campaign.
  • New appeal in Helen Fleet 1987 murder case - The body of 66-year-old Helen Fleet was found in woodland near Weston-super-Mare, Somerset in 1987.
  • South West Trains: Hong Kong firm MTR to help run rail franchise - MTR will run one of the UK's biggest franchises, along with majority stakeholder First Group.
  • Flawed nuclear tender sees £100m payout to firms - Two firms which lost out on decommissioning 12 nuclear sites will get £97.5m compensation.
  • Wiltshire-Somerset train services restored after derailment - Engineers have completed track repairs between Westbury and Castle Cary and the line has reopened.
  • What would you ask about West traffic? - A mayor election is happening in May but what would you ask the candidates about transport in the West?
  • Modern pentathlon: Myles Pillage & Jo Muir win silver in World Cup mixed relay - Britain's Jo Muir and Myles Pillage win the first World Cup medal of their careers with mixed relay silver in Cairo.
  • Premiership: Saracens 53-10 Bath - Chris Ashton scores twice as champions Saracens run in eight tries to hammer Bath at Allianz Park.
  • Sarah Wiltshire and Asha Francis on juggling motherhood with sporting ambition - Footballer Sarah Wiltshire and netballer Asha Francis on what it is like to juggle sporting ambition with newborn babies.
  • Exmoor gardens raided by 'wily old stag' - A mature stag has learnt how to use its antlers to lift bird feeders off garden trees.
  • Josh Lewis: Bath sign Ebbw Vale fly-half ahead of 2017-18 season - Bath sign fly-half Josh Lewis from Welsh Premiership side Ebbw Vale ahead of 2017-18 on an undisclosed-length deal.
  • Exeter City 3-3 Yeovil Town - Exeter City fight back from 3-0 down in the 88th minute to earn an unlikely draw at home to local rivals Yeovil Town.
  • Modern Pentathlon: GB's Kate French claims first World Cup win in Cairo - Britain's Kate French claims her first modern pentathlon World Cup win with a dominant performance in Cairo.
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  • Article 50: May signs letter that will trigger Brexit - The letter will be delivered to the EU on Wednesday, marking formal notice of the UK's exit.
  • Trump signs order undoing Obama climate change policies - Environmentalists warn Mr Trump's order will have serious consequences at home and abroad.
  • Francois Fillon's wife Penelope under formal investigation - The French presidential candidate's wife is accused of being paid public money for a "fake job".
  • Westminster attacker Khalid Masood was 'focused on his family' - A former employer describes Masood as the "antithesis of a violent radical".
  • New population of rare tigers found in eastern Thailand - Camera traps caught images of the critically endangered Indochinese tigers in eastern Thailand.
  • Police appeal after mother vanishes with two sons - The 42-year-old was last seen in Nottingham city centre on Monday.
  • Paralysed man feeds himself with help of implants - Paralysed man says he is "wowed" after implants allow him to regain control of his right arm.
  • Marine Le Pen on why the EU wants Brexit to be painful - Though the French presidential candidate still thinks Great Britain will negotiate a good deal.
  • Laptop cabin ban 'ineffective' - The ban also creates "commercial distortions" said IATA chief executive Alexandre de Juniac.
  • Scottish Parliament backs referendum call - It is agreed by 69 votes to 59 that Nicola Sturgeon should make a request to the UK government.
  • Unions criticise 1% pay rise for public sector workers - Ministers defend the below-inflation deal but unions say NHS staff are being "taken for granted".
  • Cyclone Debbie: Queensland braced for dangerous floods - A 1,300km (800 miles) area is at dangerous risk of flooding after Cyclone Debbie, authorities warn.
  • The papers: It's 'Dover and out' as Brexit begins - A bid for freedom, or a step into the unknown? Theresa May's move to trigger Brexit negotiations is the story for Wednesday's newspaper front pages.
  • 'Memories for Mummy' - how Rio Ferdinand is helping his kids grieve - Rio Ferdinand shares how he found a way to help his children cope with their mother's death.
  • Selling my fertility changed the law in Britain - In 1985, Kim Cotton became Britain's first commercial surrogate mother