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 | 24/04/2009 2:51 pm

  • Pub landlord resigns as assault conviction comes to light - A LANDLORD who took over a village pub less than two months ago has agreed to give up the role after it emerged he beat up the landlady in a pub where he previously worked.
  • Sadness as Taunton prepares to lose its mayor - TAUNTON faces the prospect in a little over a year's time of being the only major town in Somerset without a mayor.
  • Fake bomb detector fraudster's jail term extended - A FRAUDSTER behind a fake bomb detector business has been told he must spend more time in prison.
  • Taunton man in court facing fraud charges - A BUSINESSMAN has appeared in court in connection with an alleged plot which saw an American dementia sufferer flown to the UK.
  • Charity raises more than £400 at wine tasting - Local charity Somerset Sight ran their first wine tasting evening for over 40 people at Majestic Wine in Taunton.
  • New boundary plans revealed for Somerset West and Taunton Council - BATTLE lines for next year’s local elections are closer to being drawn after councillors backed plans for ward boundaries.
  • Adults and kids stunned as play cafe closes - CUSTOMERS have been shocked to hear that a cafe where parents could enjoy a cuppa while their children played has closed.
  • Taunton man denies murdering young woman in park - A TAUNTON man has today (Tuesday) denied he murdered a young woman in a park in the town.
  • Paralympian in £25,000 appeal to make it to Tokyo 2020 Games - A CHAMPION dressage rider is in a race against time to raise £25,000 to be in with a chance of competing at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games.
  • More than 30 thefts from cars in Taunton this month - POLICE are warning vehicle owners to up security following a spate of thefts from cars in the Taunton area.
  • Record numbers using Taunton Foodbank - is benefits system to blame? - THE boss of Taunton Foodbank blames "issues" over a Government benefit for record numbers of people at risk of going hungry, according to figures released today (Tuesday).
  • Three 15-year-olds rushed to hospital after canalside drugs binge - THREE schoolboys from Taunton were rushed to hospital following an adverse reaction to illegal and prescription drugs.
  • Mysterious UFO caught on camera during lightning storm - A READER captured a mysterious falling object during a storm in Bridgwater over the weekend...
  • TRAFFIC: Woman taken to hospital and delays on A3038 following a crash - A WOMAN has been taken to hospital and there are delays on the A3038 in Taunton following a crash.
  • 21 new apartments could be built on former union HQ - A UNION'S former regional HQ in the centre of Taunton could be converted into a 21-apartment development.
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     | 2:50 pm

  • Fake bomb detector seller James McCormick jailed again - James McCormick is jailed for another two years for failing to pay back nearly £2m.
  • Yacht operator cleared over Somerset sailor deaths - James Male, Andrew Bridge, Steve Warren and Paul Goslin died when the Cheeki Rafiki capsized in 2014.
  • Nearly 800 hoax calls made to South West Ambulance Trust - South West Ambulance Service Trust said staff were diverted from 91 emergencies in 2017 due to hoax calls.
  • Meningitis case confirmed at Bath nursery school - People who have been in contact with the child are being offered antibiotics, Public Health England say.
  • Rail strikes: RMT union members plan new walkouts - The proposed action would hit Northern, Greater Anglia and South Western Railway trains.
  • Yeovil Town 0-0 Forest Green Rovers - Yeovil Town and Forest Green both secure their Football League status after they play out a goalless draw at Huish Park.
  • Coffee chain Boston Tea Party 'first' to ban disposable cups - Boston Tea Party, which has 21 branches, will not sell coffee in disposable cups from June.
  • Bishop's Palace gardeners unearth treasure at historical site - Gardeners at Bishop's Palace often unearth historical artefacts while going about their jobs.
  • The town with a plan to end loneliness - How one community works together to stop people feeling isolated
  • County Championship: Somerset seal victory over Worcestershire - Somerset make a winning start to their County Championship campaign by beating Worcestershire by 83 runs at Taunton.
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  • Companies sign up to pledge to cut plastic pollution - More than 40 firms including Coca-Cola have promised to reduce harmful packaging.
  • NHS needs '£50bn extra by 2030' - Top surgeon and ex-minister makes prediction as government considers long-term funding plan.
  • Alfie hospital hits out at 'barrage of abuse' - Alder Hey Hospital, where the toddler is being treated, has seen several protests in recent weeks.
  • Macron attacks nationalism in speech to US Congress - His comments have been widely interpreted as a thinly veiled attack on Mr Trump's America First agenda.
  • Ex-officer arrested in US serial killer case - Police arrest Joseph James DeAngelo over the notorious Golden State murders from the 1970s and 1980s.
  • Meet people who review Facebook's reported content - 'Laura' worked as a content reviewer for Facebook. She describes some of the terrible things she saw.
  • Dementia risk linked to some medicines - Up to two million people in England take anticholinergics, for depression and Parkinson's disease.
  • UK car output slumps on poor demand - Production fell by 13.3% in March, with sharp falls in shipments to the UK and overseas.
  • Drugs 'used by two in five students' - Drugs are being widely used - but student leaders warn against fines and punishment.
  • Facebook sales soar despite data scandal - The firm reports a near 50% revenue rise and says it is taking a broader review of its responsibilities.
  • Mesmerising footage shows lava lake overflow in Hawaii - Lava has risen above the crater floor in Hawaii's Kilauea volcano for the first time since 2016.
  • Ex-NFL cheerleaders offer to settle bias lawsuit for $1 - The two women, who allege gender discrimination, want to instead meet NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
  • The Papers: 'Alfie's battle' and William 'nods off' - Headlines focus on the Alfie Evans case, a plastic packaging pledge, and a tired royal dad.
  • School sex abuse: 'My son was raped on a play date' - Even primary-school-age children are capable of rape, the mother of a victim discovered.
  • How to Hanami: Chasing Japan's cherry blossom season - Japan's cherry blossom festival is a short-lived spring experience that draws millions of visitors.