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 | 24/04/2009 2:51 pm

  • Disgust after memorial plaques stolen from benches on canal path - A WOMAN has spoken of her disgust after three memorial plaques were stolen from benches on Bridgwater and Taunton canal path.
  • More than 250 people take part in charity Moonraker walking challenge - MORE than 250 walkers took part in a charity walking event.
  • Musgrove's neonatal unit praised in latest report - MOTHERS who deliver their baby early and need additional care at Musgrove Park Hospital’s neonatal unit have better outcomes than most of England.
  • Bakeries WILL reopen after closing in mysterious circumstances - WARRENS Bakery in Taunton and Bridgwater will reopen next month after closing in mysterious circumstances.
  • Ward boundaries finalised for new Somerset West and Taunton Council - NEW 'electorally fair' ward boundaries have been finalised for the soon-to-be Somerset West and Taunton Council.
  • Has Government U-turned on plans to close 40 Commando marine base? - GOVERNMENT has apparently U-turned on plans to close Taunton's marine base - stating it will be there for a 'long time'.
  • Shareholders sought to help ease Taunton's housing crisis - INVESTORS with a social conscience are being urged to dip into their pockets to help ease Taunton's housing crisis.
  • Disgraced former headmaster can go back into teaching - A FORMER headmaster who left a school in Taunton under a cloud is free to go back into the classroom to teach.
  • Appeal as woman with pushchair harassed while waiting for bus in Taunton - POLICE are appealing for witnesses after an incident involving a woman waiting for a bus with a child in a pushchair.
  • Young cancer patient's fundraising efforts for children's ward at Musgrove - A BROTHER and sister have boosted a children's cancer charity's fundraising efforts.
  • PICTURES: Thousands enjoy Somerset ComicCon - COMIC book and film fans packed into Wellsprings Leisure Centre for Somerset ComicCon.
  • VIDEO,PHOTOS AND RESULTS: Thousands of spectators fill the streets for Taunton Carnival - THOUSANDS of spectators filled the streets as Taunton Carnival illuminated the county town.
  • MEET THE CHEF: Find out who the Taunton woman is behind Melissa's Preserves - MELISSA Graeme is preserving a tradition while preserving fruit in jams and marmalades and vegetables in chutneys.
  • Got anything broken? Get it mended for free at repair cafe - PEOPLE can take along items that are broken or not working to get them repaired for free at Hemyock Village Hall on Saturday, November 24, from 10am to noon.
  • AS IT HAPPENED: All the action from Taunton Carnival - Thousands of spectators lined the streets for Taunton Carnival. Here's how it went...
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  • Bath Studio School set to close due to 'lack of demand' - A trust said the decision to close the school in Bath was "made with a heavy heart".
  • Spuds flood Yeovil road as tractor sheds load - The road was closed for about an hour as workers cleared the road of a truckload of potatoes.
  • Queen's College former head failed to report pupil's rape claim - Former head Christopher Alcock is found guilty of unacceptable professional conduct but not banned from teaching.
  • South Western Railway workers begin five-day strike - The walkout will be the longest yet in the dispute over the role of guards on trains.
  • Badger cull: 'Crucial data omitted' say RSPCA and vets - The RSPCA joins vets and other charities to accuse the government of "inflating" the success of the cull.
  • Second arrest in Bridgwater murder investigation - A man died after he was found with serious injuries at a property in Bridgwater on Saturday.
  • First male Norland nannies Liam Willett and Harry Pratt graduate - The men become the first male students to qualify in the prestigious college's 126-year history.
  • Eight evacuated from fire at flats in Frome - Fire crews are still at the scene of the fire in Somerset.
  • Sex slave 'passed around England for a decade' - The men who trafficked her poured petrol on her and threatened to set her alight.
  • End of life care: How to talk about dying to someone who is dying - People with terminal illnesses share their experiences of talking about death.
  • Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Avon and Somerset police alliance to end - It was set up to deliver policing more efficiently in Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, and Avon and Somerset.
  • Somerset County Council: Protesters gather to challenge £14m cuts - The meeting was called by Liberal Democrats asking for answers about planned savings.
  • Bath proposes a £9 clean air charge in the city centre - The plan is part of the city's effort to meet government air quality targets by 2021.
  • Paddington station: Passengers face major disruption - A train rips into overhead cables on a test run, stopping services in and out of Paddington.
  • Giant WW1 poppy memorial unveiled in Wincanton - It includes the names of every British and Commonwealth serviceman and woman lost in the war.
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  • Khashoggi murder 'planned days in advance" - Turkey's Erdogan - President Erdogan says the writer was killed in a "savage way" and demands explanations from Saudis.
  • Street harassment 'relentless' for women and girls - Being harassed has become 'normal' - and it's time for the government to act, a group of MPs say.
  • Tommy Robinson: Contempt case referred to attorney general - The judge said the contempt of court case was too complex and needed further consideration.
  • More takeaways on high street despite anti-obesity push - Campaigners say they lead to more obesity, but councils say they need extra powers to curb their growth.
  • John Lewis pulls the plug on DVD players - Slump in sales sparks move by department store chain, which will continue to sell Blu-ray players.
  • World's longest sea bridge: Aerial shots over the Hong Kong-Zhuhai crossing - It connects Hong Kong with mainland China, but the mega-bridge is not without controversy.
  • WWE's Roman Reigns gives up title due to leukaemia - Roman Reigns gives up the Universal Championship but declares he will be "coming back home".
  • Uber ups London prices to pay for electric cars - The 15p fee will be handed to drivers to help them pay for an all-electric car, says ride-hailing firm
  • Vegetarian meat substitutes 'exceeding salt limits' - One brand of meat-free "bacon" is saltier than Atlantic seawater, according to Action on Salt's report.
  • Shipwreck found in Black Sea is 'world's oldest intact' - A Greek merchant ship dating back more than 2,400 years is found almost perfectly preserved.
  • Amputee PC told public how to save his life after car crash - PC Tom Dorman says people ran out of their homes to stop "catastrophic" bleeding in his leg.
  • Woman seeks designer to make dress of dead mother's hair - It would feature hair sewn into the sleeves, trim, collar and bodice of the ballroom-style dress.
  • What's different about this painting? - A painting created by artificial intelligence will be auctioned by Christie's this week.
  • Amy Schumer uses Meghan pic to announce pregnancy - The comedian announced the news via a friend's Instagram story, and a photoshopped picture.
  • The Papers: Defiant May and plastic 'polluting' people - The PM's Commons showdown on Brexit attracts headlines alongside a study into toxic microplastics.