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 | 24/04/2009 2:51 pm

  • Taunton couple move out of flat as hole in ceiling returns - A Taunton couple have been “forced out” of their flat after two years because a hole that took ten months to fix has returned in time for Christmas.
  • Somerset warned of 70mph winds this weekend as Storm Atiyah hits - SOMERSET is being warned to brace itself ahead of 'severe gales' forecast to hit the county this weekend.
  • Somerset man Mr R wins £10,000 a month for a year in Set For Life draw - A MYSTERY man from Somerset has scooped £10,000 a month for a year in a National Lottery game.
  • Extra waste and recycling to be collected in Somerset in January - THERE will be 2,700 more tonnes of recycling and rubbish left out on Somerset's kerbsides in January following the festivities.
  • Housing minister discusses high street funding and broken starter homes pledge in Taunton visit - TAUNTON Deane continues to receive big name visits as the General Election campaign reaches its final stages.
  • Marshalsea Walk footbridge in Taunton re-opens after repairs - A FOOTBRIDGE that has been closed this week for repairs has re-opened today (Friday).
  • Aftershocks of Somerset earthquake being felt the following day - THE Somerset earthquake was one of the largest in the UK for some time - and aftershocks are still being picked up 70 miles away.
  • Wilma Gravenor, of Taunton, and her 82-year-old Christmas tree - A TAUNTON great grandmother is celebrating the festive season with the same tree that has gone up in her home every year of her life.
  • Jamie Kenneth William Coles jailed for contactless fraud - A MAN who swindled £112.25 using a stolen four times on the same day in Taunton has been jailed for four weeks.
  • Sam kane directs and stars in Cinderella in Weston-super-Mare - THERE are many reasons that Sam Kane loves pantomimes, but most of all, he loves them because it is where he met the woman he fell in love with – and they have worked together ever since.
  • Next to close its store in Taunton - TAUNTON’S shopping offer received a major blow this week after it emerged clothes retailer Next is pulling out of the town.
  • Pile driver slips off ramp in St James Street, Taunton - A SECTION of a Taunton town centre street was closed for more than 24 hours after a near-miss incident.
  • Man, 97, in hospital after being hit by car in Morrisons car park, Weston-super-Mare - A MAN of 97 is in hospital after being hit by a car in a Somerset town.
  • Maunsel House features on BBC show The Sheriffs Are Coming after debt issues - BAILIFFS were in an unlikely location during last night's BBC show The Sheriffs Are Coming.
  • Break-in at Blackbrook Leisure Centre - BLACKBROOK Leisure Centre and Spa in Taunton was broken into overnight.
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  • Somerset earthquake: Homes shaken by 3.2 magnitude tremor - The 3.2 magnitude tremor caused houses to shake, says the British Geological Survey.
  • Alleged neo-Nazi Andrew Dymock in court over terror charges - Andrew Dymock, who faces 12 terror charges, is accused of quoting Joseph Goebbels to call for "total war".
  • 'Tacky' Christmas lights note posted by naughty elf workmates - A family in Bridgwater were left a note calling their festive decorations "tacky" and "attention-seeking".
  • Lyra, six, beats Stormzy to top download chart - A little girl who survived a brain tumour is ahead of the rapper in a Christmas music chart.
  • Taunton woman, 82, is same age as her Christmas tree - Wilma Gravenor was given the tree when she was six months old.
  • General election 2019: 'Extremism' row over signs in Somerset - Some people are "angry, hostile and dangerous", a campaigner says after signs are destroyed by fire.
  • Navy sailors honoured for rescue from burning ship - Alex Harvey from Hull and David Groves from Taunton saved 27 crew members from a burning cargo ship.
  • Row erupts over dredging of silted up Watchet marina - Boat owners say vessels are unable to use Watchet harbour at low tide because it is so full of mud.
  • Turnip Prize: Knickers win spoof art award - This year's winner edged out other contenders including a romaine lettuce leaf and a pot of thyme.
  • Andy Szaruta crash death: Man admits killing ex-Marine - Andy Szaruta was a decorated war hero who served in the Falklands and Northern Ireland.
  • South Western Railway strike: Union in fresh talks call - RMT union members are in the second of 27 days of strike action on South Western Railway.
  • UK patient diagnosed with monkeypox - It is believed the patient contracted the infection while visiting Nigeria, Public Health England said.
  • Yeovil dance group for people with disabilities opens - The group is funded by Discovery which runs support services for Somerset County Council.
  • Unopened Carlauren care homes firm in administration - Investors claim tens of millions of pounds are unaccounted for at Carlauren.
  • Peter Ball: Sex offender bishop died after falls at home - Peter Ball, ex-Bishop of Lewes and Gloucester, died in June after admitting sex attacks on 18 victims.
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  • General election 2019: Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn clash over Brexit in BBC debate - The Tory and Labour leaders faced off in the final head-to-head debate ahead of next week's election.
  • General election 2019: Corbyn and Johnson TV debate fact-checked - The Labour and Conservative leaders go head-to-head on national television.
  • Elon Musk wins defamation case over 'pedo guy' tweet about caver - The Tesla founder did not defame UK caver who helped in dramatic Thai rescue, US jury finds.
  • General election 2019: Reddit says UK-US trade talks document leak 'linked to Russia' - The papers had their first wide burst of attention when unveiled in the election campaign by Labour.
  • M25 closed as crane overturns on both carriageways - The collapse causes huge tailbacks, with more than 10 miles of traffic on the clockwise carriageway.
  • Labour pledges to electrify UK bus fleet - It wants to electrify UK buses by 2030, but the Tories say Labour would "scrap vital new roads".
  • British diplomat resigns over having to 'peddle half-truths' on Brexit - Alexandra Hall Hall says she can no longer work for a "government I do not trust".
  • Trump impeachment: White House signals it will not attend hearings - The administration describes the process as a "charade" in a letter to the House judiciary committee.
  • NHS e-health systems 'risk patient safety' - The use 21 separate electronic record systems in NHS hospitals across England 'could lead to errors'.
  • Pensacola shooting: Saudi student kills three at US naval base - The gunman was also shot dead in the attack in Pensacola, the second at a US naval site in a week.
  • Joseph McCann guilty of sex attacks on 11 women and children - Joseph McCann raped, kidnapped and assaulted victims aged between 11 and 71 over a two-week period.
  • Australia bushfires north of Sydney 'too big to put out' - Firefighters battle to contain a "mega blaze" across a 60km front north-west of the city.
  • The Papers: 'Weary TV debate' and 'weekend storm havoc' - Saturday's front pages report the TV clash between Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn as Storm Atiyah nears.
  • Yinka Ilori: My Nigerian narrative of art and design in London - Yinka Ilori is a London-based artist whose technicolour work is inspired by his Nigerian heritage.
  • The Sheffield couple harking back to wartime Britain - Dean Turner and Lynda Easton believe the 1940s was a more community-focused time to live.