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 | 24/04/2009 2:51 pm

  • Somerset West and Taunton Council's pledge to build 1,000 new social houses - A SOMERSET council has vowed to build 1,000 new council houses across the district within the next three decades.
  • Crashes in both directions bring M5 to a standstill in Somerset - UPDATE: 9am: A lane on the northern carriageway of the M5 between junctions 24 (Bridgwater) and 23 (Bridgwater North, Glastonbury and Wells) remains closed while recovery work is carried out after the crash.
  • 'It's a sad day': Tony Pryce Sports boss speaks on Taunton shop closure - THE boss of a family sports shop that has been in Taunton town centre for 35 years has spoken of his sadness as it prepares to close down.
  • Avon and Somerset PC Paul Fortune avoids sack for sexually harassing PCSO - AN Avon and Somerset Police officer has been given a final written warning after it emerged he sexually harassed a PCSO over a period of almost two years.
  • Charity bike ride from Land's End to John o'Groats to raise money for Dene Barton Hospital - A GROUP of cyclists have raised more than £5,000 to support a hospital which provided care for one of the member's mums.
  • Anytime Fitness sponsored cycle rides in Taunton in aid of Think Amy - STAFF at a Taunton gym are going on two cycle marathons in a week in support of a local road safety charity.
  • Smith Contractors, Taunton, offering free small repairs to elderly people who live alone - A TAUNTON business is offering help to elderly people whose homes have been damaged in the bad weather.
  • Latest Taunton Magistrates' Courts results - RECENT case dealt with by Taunton Magistrates' Courts include:
  • Kitchen towel causes fire at Somerset property - A KITCHEN towel holder and kitchen towel caught fire during an incident at a Somerset property.
  • Warren James jewellers, in Orchard Shopping Centre, Taunton, closing down - THE carnage on the high street in Taunton continues, with jeweller Warren James announcing it is closing.
  • Tony Pryce, in East Street, Taunton, is closing down - MORE bad news on a black day for Taunton - Tony Pryce Sports is closing.
  • Ann Summers closing its store in Fore Street, Taunton - ANN Summers is closing its store in Fore Street, Taunton.
  • Hawkin's Bazaar, in Orchard Shopping Centre, Taunton, closing - A NOVELTY toy shop in Taunton town centre is to close this afternoon (Monday) after the company went into administration.
  • RSCPA investigates after injured lurcher found by dog warden in Seavington St Michael - THE RSPCA is trying to track down the owned of an injured lurcher found straying in Somerset.
  • Baseball bat attack outside fish and chip shop in Galmington Road, Taunton - THREE teenagers have been arrested after a man in his 20s was hit in the face with a baseball bat.
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  • Funding for Watchet harbour wall redesign approved - A total of £750,000 is allocated to reinforce harbour walls in Watchet which were damaged in December.
  • Brexit: Tears and relief as the UK's MEPs bid farewell - It's been a "grim" last week for some but others are "delighted" to be leaving the European Parliament.
  • Samuel Coleridge: Fans of romantic poet sought as guides - The National Trust is looking for new volunteers to help visitors to the poet's former home.
  • Grayson Perry on his new exhibition and being an 'outsider' - The celebrated artist has put together a new exhibition of some of his earliest works.
  • Weston level-crossing death: Friends of teenager want safety improved - Teenager Evie Wright was killed by a train in Weston on her way home from school in 2018.
  • Court closures 'stressing out' victims and witnesses, report says - Barristers say "chaotic scenes" are being played out across the country because of the closures.
  • Fossil find: Ichthyosaur may be named after dogs that found it - Jon Gopsill and dogs Poppy and Sam found the 190 million year old ichthyosaur on a Somerset beach.
  • 'Huge number' of feral cats neutered in Somerset - Volunteers in Taunton and Wellington trapped and neutered 109 feral cats and kittens in 2019.
  • Snowshoe artist Simon Beck's vast snow art in Colorado - Simon Beck battled high winds and "very light" snow in Colorado to create eight intricate drawings.
  • Children's book inspired by Somerset's 1607 killer wave - About 2,000 people are thought to have died in the catastrophic flooding in Somerset in 1607.
  • Sports Direct worker 'shaken' after PC basketball spat - Charlotte Cox says the incident has changed the way she sees male police officers.
  • Premiership: Bath 13-10 Leicester Tigers - Tom Homer's two tries earn home win - Tom Homer scores both of Bath's tries as they edge past Leicester Tigers in a low-scoring Premiership encounter.
  • Woking 1-0 Yeovil Town - Woking move to within touching distance of the National League play-off places with victory over Yeovil.
  • Six Nations 2020: England call up eight uncapped players - England head coach Eddie Jones names eight uncapped players in his 34-man squad for the Six Nations.
  • Ulster 22-15 Bath: Ulster reach Heineken Champions Cup quarter-finals - Ulster clinch a quarter-final spot in the Heineken Champions Cup with a 22-15 win over Bath at Kingspan Stadium.
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  • Huawei set for limited role in UK 5G networks - The US failed to convince the prime minister to ban the Chinese firm from any involvement.
  • Coronavirus: Hong Kong to slash border travel as virus spreads - It wants to drastically reduce visits from mainland China, where the death toll has reached 106.
  • Coronavirus: Britons in China want more support from UK - UK citizens criticise the government response as No 10 says it is finalising plans for their return.
  • Nicholas Parsons: 'Broadcasting legend' dies at 96 after short illness - Nicholas Parsons, comedy's great straight man who hosted Radio 4's Just a Minute, has died aged 96.
  • Grenfell Tower fire: Firms 'knew cladding would fail in fire' - Emails suggest companies involved in the tower's refurbishment knew the risk ahead of the fire.
  • Kobe Bryant: London Lions basketball team pay tribute - The London Lions basketball team pay tribute to "our Michael Jordan".
  • Migrant salary threshold fall 'would boost public sector' - Reducing the minimum by £4,400 would help recruit NHS staff and teachers, says an independent committee.
  • Netanyahu indicted in court on corruption charges after dropping immunity bid - The Israeli prime minister had requested parliamentary immunity after being charged in November.
  • Banks asked to explain 40% overdraft rates - The City watchdog says most banks have set "very similar prices" under the new rules.
  • Sacked Australian player Folau signed by rugby league side - Sacked Australia rugby union international Israel Folau makes a cross-code switch back to rugby league with a move to Catalans Dragons.
  • Endangered cheetahs can return to Indian forests - court - The world's fastest land animal was hunted into extinction in the country more than 70 years ago.
  • Australian firefighters dance on TikTok to raise spirits - The videos from the front line of Australia’s bushfire crisis also have a serious purpose.
  • England kitman saves Adidas trainer fan from streets - Craig Bell was faced with selling off some of his beloved Adidas collection to pay his rent.
  • Oscars 2020: Ten things we spotted in the class photo - The annual Academy Awards luncheon had all the quirks and questionable outfits you could ask for.
  • Can anyone call themself a therapist or a counsellor? - A lack of regulation around private therapy and counselling can leave some qualifications meaningless.