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 | 24/04/2009 2:51 pm

  • Clavelshay Barn, North Petherton closing in its current form - A BIG change is underfoot at one of the area's most popular restaurants.
  • Would-be lead thieves foiled at Westonzoyland Church - BUNGLING thieves who were disturbed attempting to strip lead from a church roof quickly made their getaway - but left their ladder and a hammer behind.
  • Eusebius Quartet comes to Taunton this September - CONCERTS in the West presents the Eusebius Quartet this September.
  • West Buckland Primary School wants two new classrooms - A SCHOOL school that doesn't have enough space for all its pupils is hoping to install a new building big enough for two classes.
  • Video of squirrel enjoying a hazelnut - THIS cute squirrel popped by our offices to show off his nutcracking skills.
  • Nealy 3,000 abandoned 999 calls to Avon and Somerset Police - CALLERS abandoned 2,955 emergency 999 calls to Avon and Somerset Police last month.
  • Wallaby spotted on Ash Priors Common, near Bishops Lydeard - FOLLOWING our story about a couple of wallabies on the loose on the Ash Priors Common, we've received this video.
  • Wall collapses on home in Westonzoyland - A WALL has collapsed on a home in a village outside Bridgwater.
  • 10 Parishes Festival begins this September in Wiveliscombe - THE 10 Parishes Festival returns next month with nine days of visual and performing arts. The festival guide was launched this week in Wiveliscombe and has been designed by Bathealton artist, Aga Karmolinska.
  • Wicked Wolf on the popularity of gin - SITTING in the garden with a summery G&T seems to be the plan for most people during these Summer months, so we spoke to Julie Heap and Pat Patel all about their own creation, Wicked Wolf Gin.
  • Police investigate postbox vandalism in North Street, Taunton - POLICE say they have a "named offender" after a commemorative postbox in the centre of Taunton was vandalised.
  • Police mobile speed camera sites across Somerset - POLICE have issued details of sites where they will be using mobile speed cameras in the week commencing on Monday (August 19) in Taunton Deane, West Somerset, Sedgemoor and South Somerset.
  • Somerset Chamber of Commerce charity golf day - BUSINESS leaders raised £4,225 for charity We Hear You at Somerset Chamber of Commerce’s annual charity golf day.
  • St Giles Kennels and Cattery applies for permission to keep veterinary buildings - A BOARDING kennels and cattery is hoping to convince the council to let it keep two portable buildings used by its vet.
  • Floral tributes to Big Issue seller Kev Bowyer - TRIBUTES have poured in for Big Issue seller Kevin Bowyer who died this week.
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     | 2:50 pm

  • Avon and Somerset Police spent 400 hours on accidental calls - Avon and Somerset Police spent nearly 400 hours dealing with abandoned calls in one month.
  • South Western Railway workers to hold four-day strike - The stoppage in August and September is part of the long-running guards dispute.
  • Collector's haul of rare pedal cars up for sale - Vintage Jaguars, Rolls Royces and Bugattis are up for auction - but they are all miniature versions.
  • The son giving the gift of his voice to his father - Bob Alderman, 70, lost his voice to motor neurone disease - until his son stepped in to help.
  • Steve Booth: Leicester Tigers pay tribute to former player who has died aged 42 - Leicester head coach Geordan Murphy says former team-mate Steve Booth, who has died aged 42, was a "real entertainer".
  • A-levels: Dip in top grades as thousands get results - Girls overtake boys with top grades as 300,000 pupils learn results in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
  • T20 Blast: All eight games abandoned as rain wrecks Friday schedule - No play is possible in any of the eight T20 Blast games scheduled to take place on Friday because of rain.
  • What3words: The app that can save your life - Police want everyone to download a smartphone app they say has already saved several lives.
  • Lorry hits railway bridge and destroys wall - It happened in Castle Cary, Somerset, on the railway line between Westbury and Weymouth.
  • Rail fares set to rise again by up to 2.8% - From January, commuters could pay on average more than £100 extra a year for rail travel.
  • Ashes 2019: England spinner Jack Leach on playing for his local club after Ireland Test - England spinner Jack Leach explains why he returned to play for his local club in Taunton after making 92 against Ireland.
  • Glastonbury appeal teen meets idol Sigrid at Latitude Festival - A girl seen crying and singing during the set of Sigrid at Glastonbury Festival has met her idol.
  • Somerset man won't let disability stop rescue training - Mr French says the search and rescue training in Burnham has adapted to suit his needs.
  • Somerset special schools open their own pop-up shop - Children from special schools are running a pop-up shop selling things they have made.
  • Brean beach is dazzled by Simon Beck's 85m sand star - The star on the Somerset coast, is the 100th creation by sand and snow artist Simon Beck.
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  • Brexit: PM to tell EU leaders to renegotiate deal - Boris Johnson will meet European leaders this week, amid warnings of food shortages after a no-deal Brexit.
  • Jihadi Jack: IS recruit Jack Letts loses UK citizenship - The Muslim convert - dubbed Jihadi Jack - has had his citizenship revoked.
  • Hong Kong protests: More than 100,000 march peacefully - More than 100,000 people stage a new protest in the face of warnings from Beijing authorities.
  • Didcot power station: Power cut as cooling towers demolished - An electricity pole catches fire moments after a controlled explosion at the Didcot A plant.
  • Lucas Dobson: Sandwich River Stour search resumes for missing boy - Rescuers search the River Stour in Kent after six-year-old Lucas Dobson disappeared while fishing.
  • Paris waiter 'shot dead over slow sandwich service' - A customer opened fire reportedly because his sandwich was not prepared quickly enough.
  • Afghanistan: Bomb kills 63 at wedding in Kabul - The Islamic State group says it was behind the attack, which also wounded more than 180 people.
  • Michael Brown regrets 'stupid' £2.4m Lib Dem donation - Michael Brown says his 2005 gift of £2.4m - a party record - led to recognition and pain for his family.
  • Portland rally: Far-right and antifa groups face off - At least 13 arrests are made in Portland as a right-wing rally is confronted by left-wing protesters.
  • Archie Bruce: Batley Bulldogs player found dead in hotel after debut against Toulouse - A rugby league player is found dead in his hotel room the morning after making his debut for Championship side Batley Bulldogs.
  • Icelandic glacier commemorated with plaque - A plaque placed on Sunday commemorates Okjokull glacier, which was officially declared dead in 2014.
  • Honduras football rioting: Three killed ahead of Tegucigalpa derby - Three people are killed and several hurt in fighting between fans, after a team bus is attacked.
  • Lime and soda? No thanks, say non-drinkers - Diageo's investment in alcohol-free spirit maker Seedlip shows how big firms want to reach non-drinkers.
  • The Papers: PM 'takes fight to EU' while Corbyn pleads with MPs - The papers focus on politics as Boris Johnson ramps up no-deal plans and urges the EU to renegotiate.
  • Village in Wiltshire opens for military veterans - Ex-service personnel, who may otherwise be left homeless, will live on the site for up to two years.