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 | 24/04/2009 2:51 pm

  • Drivers could be fined £100 for leaving engine running in Somerset car parks - DRIVERS could soon be fined £100 for leaving their engine running in Somerset’s car parks or other public locations.
  • TRISH CALLER COLUMN: Volunteer - it's good for you! - CELEBRATING National Volunteers Week – June 1-7, 2020
  • Council puts forward plans for cycle route to Taunton Station - PEOPLE visiting Taunton by train could soon find it easier to reach the flagship Firepool site under plans for a new pedestrian and cycle route.
  • Firefighters called to tackle compactor vehicle fire at yard in Glastonbury - FIREFIGHTERS were called to Glastonbury to tackle a fire in a compactor vehicle  fire.
  • More than 900 emergency food parcels given out as Taunton Foodbank sees 93% increase in demand - MORE than 900 emergency food parcels have been given out as Taunton Foodbank saw a 93 per cent increase in demand.
  • Charterhouse auction centre Sherbourne preparing to re-open - HAVING had their doors closed to clients for weeks due to the global Coronavirus pandemic, Charterhouse in Sherborne are looking to re-open the doors of their salerooms from June 15.
  • Jemima's mum welcomes new change to England's organ donor law - A BIG change to England’s organ donor law has been welcomed by the family of Jemima Layzell.
  • Building at saw mill damaged after accidental fire near Frome - A BUILDING at a saw mill was damaged after an 'accidental' fire near Frome.
  • Is Elon Musk eyeing up Bridgwater site for huge electric car factory? - TECH entrepreneur Elon Musk is rumoured to have visited Britain this week amid a government search for a site to build a huge electric car factory.
  • Socially-distanced protest planned in Taunton to support Black Lives Matter movement - A PROTEST in support of the Black Lives Matter movement is being organised for Taunton.
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     | 2:50 pm

  • Coronavirus: Is R number balanced on knife edge? - There are concerns coronavirus might be starting to spread in parts of England again.
  • Coronavirus: Weston Hospital to reopen gradually after outbreak - Weston Hospital has been closed to new admissions since 25 May after a coronavirus outbreak.
  • Special constable hid school sacking when applying for job - The ex-special constable was found in a hearing to have committed gross misconduct.
  • Lorry driver jailed for killing two people on M5 - William Cater drove into a line of queuing traffic waiting to leave the motorway.
  • Coronavirus: Weston hospital staff 'unknowingly spread virus' - Weston General Hospital temporarily closed in May due to an outbreak of coronavirus.
  • Mary Shelley: Bath Frankenstein museum plans approved - The novelist wrote much of her hugely influential work when she lived in Bath about 200 years ago.
  • Warleigh Weir owner urged to reopen despite safety concerns - The owner of a popular swimming spot has closed the site because he is scared someone could die.
  • Paramedic couple say they have 'both been scared' - The couple say they were "never prepared" for Covid-19 but they are lucky to have each other.
  • Coronavirus: Health boss defends closing Weston hospital - Julia Ross, from the clinical commissioning group, says she thinks the "outbreak is under control".
  • Midsomer Norton gas plant approval prompts council planning review - The generators were approved in Midsomer Norton by Bath and North East Somerset Council.
  • PC Stuart Box admits gross misconduct for punching driver - Off-duty PC Stuart Box of Avon and Somerset Police fractured a man's jaw and fled the scene on his bike.
  • Eightieth wedding anniversary celebrated with kiss - Eric and Nancy Kingston from Wedmore in Somerset were married on 1 June 1940.
  • Coronavirus: Who should wear a face mask or face covering? - Face coverings are to become compulsory for people using public transport in England.
  • Coronavirus: How does contact tracing work in England? - People who have been in close contact with someone found to have Covid-19 are now being traced.
  • Social distancing: A practical guide to how to socialise now - Meeting friends? Here's how to handle the awkward new rules - from sharing food to avoiding hugs.
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     | 2:50 pm

  • George Floyd death: Thousands turn out for UK anti-racism protests - Demonstrations sparked by the death of George Floyd take place in towns and cities across the UK.
  • George Floyd: Thousands protest against racism in Washington DC - Rallies gather in Washington DC as protests sparked by George Floyd's death go into a 12th day.
  • Coronavirus: Places of worship to reopen for private prayer - Churches, mosques and synagogues have been closed since lockdown restrictions started in March.
  • Coronavirus: NHS trust bosses not consulted over new face mask rules - Hospital bosses in England felt "in the dark" over changes to policies on face masks and visitors.
  • D-Day anniversary: Emotional surprise for veteran in lockdown - Coronavirus disrupted Harry Billinge's D-Day plans. But he got to meet a face from his past instead.
  • Coronavirus: Is R number balanced on knife edge? - There are concerns coronavirus might be starting to spread in parts of England again.
  • John Bercow: Ex-Speaker 'sorry' not to receive peerage - The former Commons speaker tells the BBC he "made a lot of enemies" but denies bullying allegations.
  • George Floyd death: Australians defy virus in mass anti-racism rallies - Protesters march in support of George Floyd and indigenous Australians despite coronavirus warnings.
  • NFL says players' protests during national anthem should be allowed - The National Football League previously banned its players from dropping to one knee before games.
  • Coronavirus: Merseyside's 'forgotten street' - The BBC's Ed Thomas visits one street in north-west England that's reeling from three Covid-19 deaths.
  • Coronavirus: Far-right Rome protest turns briefly violent - A rally by extremists and football fans over the government's response ended in clashes with police.
  • Coronavirus: Hunting for future killer viruses - Scientists are gathering data on how new diseases emerge in the hope of identifying future pandemics.
  • Kameko stuns Pinatubo to win 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket - Kameko inflicts a first defeat on Pinatubo to win the 2,000 Guineas, the first British Classic of the season.
  • Coronavirus face mask lights up with moving mouth shapes - A games designer creates a face mask that shows animated mouth shapes as you speak.
  • How the NFL made its U-turn on kneeling - Four years after Colin Kaepernick first kneeled during the US national anthem, the NFL says it was "wrong" for not allowing players to protest.