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 | 24/04/2009 2:51 pm

  • 'Miracle Child' Ethan defies doctors' fears after parents were told to say goodbye - A 'MIRACLE Child' whose heart stopped following an accident has defied doctors after his parents were told he was going to die.
  • Tree crashes down on road an hour before children use it to walk to school - A ROCKWELL Green woman has told how a huge tree came crashing down outside her house - but she didn't hear a thing.
  • Consultants in call for safer cycle paths in Taunton - CALLS from 48 consultants for measures to encourage more people to cycle have received a positive response.
  • Toby Carvery in Taunton offering free breakfast or carvery to serving troops - TOBY Carvery is offering free breakfasts and carvery meals to Taunton's military personnel.
  • Suspended Taunton social worker's incompetence 'put clients at risk' - AN incompetent Taunton social worker has been suspended for a year after putting a number of clients at risk.
  • South West counter terror police charge man with bomb hoaxes in UK, USA and Canada - COUNTER Terrorism Policing South West have charged a man with a series of bomb hoaxes in the UK and the USA.
  • Glastonbury Festival to open its gates to campers for 49th year - THE gates to Glastonbury Festival will officially open today, transforming a Somerset farm into a city of more than 200,000 people.
  • Work starting soon on riverside flats - and you could win £100 by naming it - CONSTRUCTION work will start soon on a 72-apartment retirement block beside the River Tone, in Taunton.
  • Street preacher thrown out of court for shouting at magistrates - A CHRISTIAN preacher was ejected from a court room after haranguing magistrates at the end of a case.
  • Car ends up on its roof as crash closes main Taunton road - UPDATE: The vehicle has been moved and traffic is now moving again.
  • Appeal after woman punched in the face and robbed in Somerset park - AN appeal for witnesses has been launched after a woman was punched in the face and robbed in Chard.
  • At least ten fire service vehicles at factory blaze this morning - AT least ten fire service vehicles were called to a factory fire in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday).
  • £2,000 raised at 11-year-olds 'golf marathon' challenge - A TALENTED 11-year-old has taken on a charity 'golf marathon' challenge.
  • Farmer shaken but not hurt after turning his tractor over - A FARMER had a lucky escape when his tractor turned over onto its side.
  • Death of jailed predatory sex offender priest from Taunton area - A DISGRACED bishop jailed for a string of sex attacks on teenagers and young men has died.
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  • Weston mental health services for young people 'inadequate' - Weston Area Health NHS Trust said action was being taken to address shortcomings.
  • In pictures: Glastonbury 2019 - before the music starts - Thousands of fans arrive at Worthy Farm ahead of this year's Glastonbury Festival.
  • Yeovil Sainsbury's store and business park proposal faces rejection - Backers of the development claim it could have created more than 3,000 jobs.
  • Why Glastonbury has £10m in the bank - Running a music festival is challenging and not just because of the weather.
  • World Cup 2019: Glastonbury festival responds to Lionesses' plea - Glastonbury Festival organisers agree to show England's Women's World Cup quarter-final match against Norway following a plea from midfielder Georgia Stanway.
  • Hinkley Point C: 1,000 Welsh workers at English nuclear plant - The workers make up 25% of those building Hinkley Point C nuclear plant in Somerset.
  • Johnny Kingdom: TV wildlife presenter's death accidental - Johnny Kingdom died trying to move a log with a digger on his land in Devon, an inquest hears.
  • Pink rainbows spotted over south and west of England - The phenomenon is caused by a regular rainbow and a sunset happening at the same time.
  • Glastonbury Festival organiser not looking too far ahead - Emily Eavis explains how the festival grew out of her father's dairy farm.
  • Peter Ball: Death of bishop leaves 'unanswered questions' - One alleged victim says it feels as though Peter Ball "has got away with it again".
  • Glastonbury 2019: All the facts you need to know - After a year off, the UK's biggest festival is back - so to get you in a music mood, why not take a look at some great Glastonbury facts.
  • Glastonbury Festival: World-famous music event in numbers - We take a look at the statistics behind the Eavis family's backyard festival at Worthy Farm.
  • Charles Clark: Somerset CCC chairman dies - Charles Clark, who served as chairman of Somerset for the past 18 months, has died.
  • Woman fined £150 for feeding pigeon sausage roll in Bath - Sally-Ann Fricker was hit with a littering penalty after throwing a bit of sausage roll to the bird.
  • Powerchair football teenager wants to be star of sport - Josh Lancaster, 13, plays for a Somerset powerchair team and has been told he has "great potential".
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  • Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt unveil new pledges in leadership race - Boris Johnson wants a points system for immigrants and Jeremy Hunt would scrap some tuition fee debts.
  • US election 2020: Democratic divisions laid bare in feisty TV debate - Candidates sparred on healthcare and immigration, and underdogs grabbed the limelight with zingers.
  • 'Every suggestion' HPV vaccine will cut cervical cancers - There is "every suggestion" HPV vaccination will lead to a fall in cervical cancers, say scientists .
  • European countries set new June heat records amid heatwave - Germany, the Czech Republic and Poland hit their highest June temperatures on record on Wednesday.
  • Rio Grande drowning: 'I knew it was the last time I would see my son' - The mother of a man who drowned trying to cross into the US recalls the moment he left on his journey.
  • Women's World Cup: England aim for third successive semi-final against Norway - Phil Neville's Lionesses will aim to be the first England team to reach a third successive major tournament semi-final when they face Norway on Thursday.
  • Transgender hate crimes recorded by police goes up 81% - A charity says it shows "transphobia is everywhere", while police say more hate crimes are being reported.
  • Hunt's tax plans could 'cost up to £65bn', says IFS - The economic think tank says the Conservative leadership candidate has made some "expensive" pledges.
  • Shepherd's Bush stabbing: Teenager dies - The victim, believed to be 18, died from a stab injury in Shepherd's Bush on Wednesday night.
  • Boeing suffers new 737 Max issue that could delay return - Regulators uncover a new issue with the troubled aircraft that could delay its return to service.
  • Trust 'undermined' by food delivery firms over hygiene - Hundreds of takeaways with poor hygiene ratings were listed on Just Eat and Deliveroo, the BBC finds.
  • Stonewall Riots: “We found our strength in each other" - Members of the LGBT community fought against a police raid at the Stonewall Inn 50 years ago.
  • Madagascar stadium crush kills 16 during national celebrations - Dozens more were injured during national celebrations for the country's independence day.
  • Paper review: Immigration promise and TV licence 'revolt' - Pledges from leadership rivals to protect free licenses and shake-up the immigration system feature.
  • News Daily: Tory rivals' pledges and transgender hate crimes rise - Your morning briefing for 27 June 2019.