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 | 24/04/2009 2:51 pm

  • Museum of Somerset re-opening in Taunton - HISTORY buffs will from tomorrow (Wednesday) be able to peruse documents and ancient items to once again delve into Somerset's past.
  • Howzat?!: 12-year-old scores century in ADULT cricket match - THOMAS Rew may well have become the youngest ever player to have scored a century in the Monmouth Scientific Somerset Cricket League when he made an unbeaten 113 to help Taunton St Andrews B to victory over Wembdon Fourths in Bubble 10 on Saturday afternoon.
  • Online celebrations for 75th anniversary of VJ Day in Mendip - VIRTUAL celebrations of the 75th anniversary of Victory in Japan Day (VJ Day) will take place across Mendip this Saturday.
  • Poundstretcher closes in Taunton - BARGAIN store Poundstretcher has closed its Taunton outlet.
  • Extinction Rebellion event prompts ideas on 'new normal' for Taunton in post-virus world - A POST-coronavirus crisis, more environmentally-friendly world was the topic of conversation at an event in Taunton over the weekend.
  • Luxury Taunton hotel offers overnight stay for deserving couple - A LUXURY Taunton hotel is offering an overnight stay for a couple who deserve a break from the coronavirus crisis.
  • Suspected arson attack on caravan in The Roman Way, Glastonbury - A MAN who was inside his caravan during a suspected arson attack managed to get out unhurt.
  • Sheppey Inn, Glastonbury, for sale - A RIVERSIDE pub in Somerset is on the market for just under £1million.
  • Oake Community Shop and Post Office opening in new premises - A NEW village shop and post office is opening next week.
  • Combine harvester blaze in field at Muchelney Ham - FIREFIGHTERS tackled a blaze in a field after a combine harvester caught fire.
  • Laura Ashley closing down sale in Taunton - LAURA Ashley is offering some massive discounts as it prepares to close its Taunton store this week.
  • LOOKING BACK: Jobs boom as Taunton sees triple boost - 'BOOM town Taunton' was celebrating a triple boost in 2005 - with the promise of some 300 new jobs.
  • Virtual Colour Run in aid of St Margaret's Hospice Care - SUPPORTERS are being asked to add a splash of colour to the Bank Holiday weekend to raise funds for St Margaret's Hospice Care.
  • Classical concerts shown online to support Concerts in the West - AN online series of classical concerts starts next week in the hope of raising money for Concerts in the West.
  • The SOFA that sold for more than £10,000 - A SOFA which sold for more than £10,000 was among the lots at a Somerset auction.
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  • Level crossing warning after people took photos on track - A family was seen trespassing on the railway line near Warleigh Weir in Bath.
  • Ric Pallister: Former council leader faces more sex abuse charges - Ric Pallister is accused of committing some of the abuse when he was a Somerset District councillor.
  • Rare plant discovered on Somerset Levels after 100-year absence - The lesser water plantain was found in the "best ditch" on the Somerset Levels by botanists.
  • Taxi driver jailed for sex attack on schoolgirl - Wayne Gainey admitted assaulting the 12-year-old girl after picking her up from school.
  • How will I get my A-level, GCSE or BTEC exam results this year? - Exams in the UK were cancelled this year, but how are students learning their results?
  • Coronavirus: What happens if I'm in an area on the watchlist? - How health bosses decide whether a town should go back into lockdown if Covid-19 cases rise.
  • Coronavirus: What are the new lockdown rules for Preston and other areas? - Preston has become the latest place to impose restrictions. But how does a local lockdown work?
  • Coronavirus lockdown: All you need to know about new measures - How will social and work life be different after the easing of more restrictions?
  • Coronavirus in the UK: How many confirmed cases are there in your area? - Key graphics explaining how coronavirus has spread in the UK and the government's response.
  • Megan Wynne: Bristol City Women and Wales winger to have knee surgery - Wales winger Megan Wynne will have knee surgery after tearing a ligament in her knee while training with Bristol City.
  • Bob Willis Trophy: Somerset defeat Northamptonshire inside two days - Jamie Overton hits 68 and takes four wickets as Somerset beat Northants by 167 runs in two days in the Bob Willis Trophy.
  • Nathan Gilchrist: Kent sign Somerset paceman - Kent sign Nathan Gilchrist, with the Somerset pace bowler initially joining on loan for the rest of the season.
  • Bob Willis Trophy: Somerset on top against Northants as wickets tumble - Twenty one wickets fall on day one at Wantage Road, but Somerset close on 15-1 with a lead of 114 over Northants.
  • Craig Overton: Somerset paceman signs new contract until 2023 - England seamer Craig Overton signs a new three-year deal with Somerset keeping him at Taunton until 2023.
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  • UK employment falls by biggest amount in over a decade - Employment decreased by 220,000 between April and June, with younger and older workers worst hit.
  • Coronavirus: Test and trace system 'successful', says health minister - Health minister Edward Argar says it is "evolving and flexing", amid plans to cut 6,000 contact tracers.
  • Boris Johnson considers law change amid rising migrant crossings - Immigration minister will hold talks in Paris with French authorities to make Channel route "unviable".
  • Scottish pupils return to classrooms after lockdown - Physical distancing among students is not required but hand sanitisers and one-way systems is the norm.
  • Trump escorted out of briefing as man shot near White House - The US president returned minutes later, saying that the Secret Service had shot a suspect.
  • Facial recognition use by South Wales Police ruled unlawful - Ed Bridges, 37, from Cardiff, brought a legal challenge after having his image captured twice.
  • Belarus challenger in 'difficult decision' to leave - Svetlana Tikhanovskaya is in Lithuania after disputing election results she says were rigged.
  • Abuse victim accused of 'grooming' teacher awarded £1m - His convicted rapist teacher argued that the 13-year-old had groomed him - not the other way round.
  • Eat out to help out: More than 10.5m meals claimed in first week - The Treasury has set aside £500m to cover the cost of 'eat out to help out' for restaurants, bars and cafes.
  • Stunning 'reverse waterfall' filmed near Sydney - Wild weather on the New South Wales coast in Australia has blown waterfalls upstream.
  • Jack Leslie: Black footballer statue campaign reaches goal - A statue for Jack Leslie who was dropped by England in 1925 will stand outside Home Park in Plymouth.
  • Coronavirus: Celtic's Boli Bolingoli apologises over quarantine breach - Ministers warn they could call a halt to Scottish football after Boli Bolingoli's Spain trip.
  • Coronavirus: Does your mask need an upgrade? - Designer Anne Sophie Cochevelou decorates her face coverings with anything from Barbies to Pokemon toys.
  • Sam Fender starts Gosforth Park socially-distanced gigs - Sam Fender kicks off a series of concerts where audience members have their own viewing platforms.
  • Beirut explosion: 'Who could replace her?' - Sahar Fares, a firefighter medic, was called to the scene of a fire. She died in blast that followed.