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 | 24/04/2009 2:51 pm

  • All to be unveiled at Taunton pub after £1.4 million refit - A POPULAR Taunton pub that has been closed for almost three months is re-opening next week following a £1.4 million redevelopment.
  • Driver caused death of motorcyclist in crash near Wiveliscombe - A MILVERTON man has admitted causing the death by dangerous driving of a motorcyclist.
  • UPDATE: M5 northbound towards Wellington incident now cleared - REPORTS are coming in of queuing traffic and two lanes closed on the M5 northbound between Junction 27 (Tiverton) and J26 (Wellington).
  • First World War collection box donated to museum for safe keeping - A RARE First World War memento has been donated to Somerset's museum service - for its own safety.
  • Demolition work starts on Taunton tower block - DEMOLITION work has started on former Government offices in Taunton town centre.
  • Ex Royal Marine's raises money for charity supporting injured Commandos - A FIREFIGHTER has raised £4,071.66 for injured Royal Marines through a series of fundraising events, including a 100-mile bike ride across Somerset.
  • Michael McIntyre is coming to Taunton - here's how you can get tickets - The comedian, who has hosted Live At The Apollo and other TV shows, will be showcasing new material at The Brewhouse in February next year.
  • Latest court results in Taunton - RECENT cases dealt with by Taunton Magistrates' Courts include.
  • MEET THE CHEF: The Spice Gallery is taking Indian cuisine to new culinary level - YOU do not have to travel all the way to India to get an authentic flavour of the country.
  • New building opens at a Taunton college - A COLLEGE in Taunton is celebrating after officially opening a new building.
  • Taunton breast cancer survivor doing sponsored run after daughter is diagnosed with liver condition - A CANCER survivor is taking part in a sponsored run to raise money for a liver disease charity after her daughter was diagnosed with the condition.
  • Plans for more parking spaces at a Taunton medical centre - A PLANNING application has been submitted that could see ten new spaces added to a car park at a medical centre. 
  • Theresa May to set out Brexit plans in speech to European leaders - Theresa May will tell European counterparts their shared political legacies depend on agreeing a good Brexit deal as she seeks to break the deadlock in negotiations over the UK's withdrawal from the EU.
  • Taunton pub to close for a week before opening under new management - A PUB in Taunton is set to close its doors for a week before opening under new management. 
  • Regeneration coming to Taunton as "defective" properties are tackled - REGENERATION is coming to one area of Taunton as the council seeks to improve council houses. 
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  • Bath Spa Uni brands transgender reversal plan 'politically incorrect' - Academic James Caspian says he was told by Bath Spa University "it's better not to offend people".
  • Plans to dump Hinkley Point mud off south Wales criticised - Up to 300,000 tonnes of mud from near a nuclear power station could be dumped off south Wales.
  • Cabbies call for Uber to be withdrawn in Bristol and Bath - Bristol taxi drivers want tougher safety checks on Uber drivers, or a ban.
  • Ironing board and 'shark' left on South Western Railway trains - The items were among thousands left by passengers in the first six weeks of South Western Railway.
  • Murdered Briton Emma Kelty 'shot and thrown in Amazon' - Police in Brazil say they don't know if the kayaker was alive when she was thrown into the water.
  • Yeovil Town Ladies 0-4 Manchester City Women - Manchester City begin their Women's Super League One campaign with a confident win away at Yeovil Town.
  • Yeovil Town 1-1 Port Vale - Port Vale draw at Yeovil to climb off the bottom of League Two but their winless run is extended to eight games.
  • Hinkley Point C: Strike action ballot to be held - The ballot will be held after workers rejected a pay offer.
  • James Herbert death: 'Avoid police restraint' for mentally ill people - The watchdog recommendation follows the death of a man detained under the Mental Health Act.
  • Peace garden for last war veteran at Devon school - Harry Patch was badly injured at the Battle of Passchendaele but lived to be 111.
  • James Bond auction fetches £112,000 - The on-screen props and chair were among the 500-piece collection from a anonymous seller.
  • Somerset v Middlesex: Ravi Patel takes 7-81 before hosts fight back in relegation battle - Middlesex spinner Ravi Patel takes 7-81 to help bowl Somerset out for 236 in a relegation battle at Taunton.
  • Premiership: Bath 32-33 Newcastle Falcons - Newcastle score twice in the last 15 minutes as they came from behind to edge past Bath in a nine-try thriller.
  • Surrey v Somerset: Hosts secure safety but Somerset in relegation danger - Surrey secure their Division One status with a six-wicket win over Somerset, leaving the visitors in serious relegation trouble.
  • Women's Super League 2017-18: New calendar, new names and new goal notifications - As the new WSL season gets under way on Friday, BBC Sport looks at the inaugural winter calendar, the new signings and how you can follow the competition.
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  • North Korea accuses US of declaring war - But the White House dismisses the comments by North Korea's foreign minister as "absurd".
  • Brexit: Theresa May to meet Donald Tusk for talks - Theresa May's meeting with the European Council President is their first since her Florence speech.
  • Labour proposes new tax on bookmakers - The cash would be spent on NHS treatment for gambling addicts, Labour's conference will be told.
  • Sir Terry Wogan named greatest BBC radio presenter - Other names to make the top 10 in the Radio Times poll include John Peel and Annie Nightingale.
  • US Marines get first female infantry officer - A woman lieutenant makes history by graduating from the US Marine Corps' infantry officer training.
  • The secretive state of North Korea – in charts - What can statistics tell us about life in Kim Jong-un's secretive country?
  • Fresh call to ban tackling in school rugby - But a World Rugby spokesman says there is no new evidence to challenge the current position.
  • First appearance together for Harry and Meghan - Prince Harry and his girlfriend Meghan Markle are seen holding hands at the Invictus Games.
  • Over a quarter of adopted families in crisis, survey shows - Over half of those surveyed by the BBC and Adoption UK reported living with a child who was violent.
  • Man jailed for hitting Woking teacher with car - A man has been jailed for 10 months for attacking a teacher with his car in Woking.
  • Child 'was shown IS beheading video by Leicester man' - Zameer Ghumra "brainwashed" two children, telling them not to have non-Muslim friends, a court hears.
  • Iraqi Kurdistan referendum: High turnout in independence vote - A "yes" victory is expected in an independence referendum strongly opposed by Baghdad.
  • Altrincham mosque stabbing suspect charged - The 28-year-old man is due to appear before magistrates on Tuesday.
  • The Papers: Labour's 'radical' nationalisation plans - Labour's nationalisation plans and photos of Prince Harry with girlfriend Meghan Markle make it onto Tuesday's front pages.
  • Why is Africa building a Great Green Wall? - Eleven countries are planting a wall of trees from east to west across Africa in order to push back the desert - and in Senegal it's already working.