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 | 24/04/2009 2:51 pm

  • Staff shortage limits bus services in Taunton - PASSENGERS are being warned of disruption to bus services in Taunton today (Wednesday).
  • Kira Day, the country's Best Apprentice - A YOUNG Wellington woman has been named the best apprentice in the country.
  • Orchard Grove developers defend public consultation - DEVELOPERS behind a 2,000-home estate on the edge of Taunton say they are committed to working with people living nearby.
  • Norton Hillfort official opening - CELEBRATIONS are being held to mark the official opening of Norton Fitzwarren Hillfort, one of Somerset's hidden archaeological gems.
  • Groups plan for Taunton to Wellington cycle route - A CYCLE route between Taunton and Wellington could become a reality thanks to two key groups joining forces.
  • Western Relief Road will provide part of diversion route when A38 Bridgwater Road closes - THE newly-opened relief road is to provide a 'vital part' of a diversion route while a main road closes for nearly a year.
  • St Margaret's Hospice summer fete - VISITORS to a summer fete were greeted by unseasonally heavy rain on Saturday.
  • Community celebration event at Trull Meadow - SCORES of villagers met up to celebrate a meadow bought from a nearby school for the community to enjoy.
  • Anger at rubbish mess outside council offices in Taunton - THIS was the scene on the doorstep of the district council offices in Taunton yesterday (Monday).
  • Western Relief Road, Taunton, now open - but 20mph speed limit in Monkton Heathfield - A NEW relief road is now open - after roadworks caused months of delays.
  • Taunton Magistrates' Courts results - A TAUNTON teenager's visit to Wiveliscombe ended up costing him £185.
  • Why bosses at Bargain Buys, Taunton, decided to remain open after all - A DISCOUNT store in Taunton town centre is celebrating after bosses reversed their decision to close the outlet.
  • Milsted Langdon Taunton office closes for revamp - CHARTERED accountancy firm Milsted Langdon is about to undertake a major refurbishment of its Taunton office.
  • Firefighters to the rescue after Izabell, 3, gets her head stuck in loo seat - A THREE-year-old girl who got her head stuck in a loo seat has been praised for her bravery.
  • Staplegrove Local History Society event - FACE masks would probably have come in handy in Staplegrove 150 years ago.
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  • Tom Dean: double Olympic gold medallist's raw talent - University of Bath student Tom Dean twice recovered from Covid on the way to Tokyo Olympic success.
  • Tokyo Olympics: How Matt Richards went from garden pool to gold - Matt Richards' relay swim team almost broke the world record as they won gold in Tokyo.
  • Covid: Medal for GP who came out of retirement to treat patients - A GP who came out of retirement to treat patients in the pandemic is awarded a medal.
  • Yeovil stabbing: Accused filmed Snapchat video 'confessing murder' - Father-of-five Louis Bednall was fatally stabbed during a visit to a friend's flat, a court hears.
  • Bath grass fire suspected to be caused by arson attack - Fire crews were called to a field off Southstoke Road near Combe Down in Bath.
  • Frome man, 76, gives 100th blood donation - John Smart started giving blood when he was 25, at the promise of "a free cup of tea and a biscuit".
  • Tokyo Olympics: Tom Dean takes gold & Duncan Scott silver for GB in 200m freestyle - Tom Dean claims a stunning gold and Duncan Scott silver to ensure a British one-two finish in a thrilling 200m freestyle at the Tokyo Olympics.
  • Somerset fossil hunters 'need to be better informed' - A resident said he wants to help raise awareness of laws and safety around fossil hunting.
  • Bridgwater tidal barrier work planned for 2023 - The finished barrier is expected to protect about 11,300 homes and 1,500 businesses from flooding.
  • Yeovil murder trial: Father died in frantic and intense attack, court hears - Louis Bednall, 40, suffered injuries to his head and neck in Yeovil, a court hears.
  • Bristol to Weston-super-Mare rail services reduced due to staff isolating - GWR Bristol to Weston-super-Mare services will be reduced on weekdays and Saturdays until 13 August.
  • Covid: Which children are being vaccinated and why? - Hundreds of thousands of children at higher risk from coronavirus infection will be offered a Covid vaccine in the UK.
  • Why you shouldn't get a second Covid jab too early - A government scientific advisor tells Newsbeat why four weeks is too soon between Covid jabs.
  • Beta coronavirus variant: What is the risk? - There are fears that this version of coronavirus, first identified in South Africa, is
  • Covid rules: How can the clinically vulnerable stay safe? - As social-distancing and other Covid rules end in England, how can people who were shielding stay safe?
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  • Covid: No quarantine for fully jabbed US and EU travellers - Ministers hope the rule change in England, Scotland and Wales will help reunite family and friends.
  • What are the twisties in gymnastics? - US gymnast Simone Biles said she was "having a little bit of the twisties".
  • Fan injured at Hillsborough dies 32 years later - After suffering life-changing injuries Andrew Devine was cared for by his family in Liverpool.
  • International cruises from England to restart - Quarantine for fully vaccinated arrivals from US and EU to UK ports also waived.
  • Dujardin bronze sets record & swimming gold for GB - Charlotte Dujardin wins dressage bronze to become the most decorated British female Olympian, as Team GB's swimmers secure gold.
  • Marble Arch Mound: 'I wouldn't pay £4 to walk up a hill' - The public reacts to London's newest tourist attraction, which is facing complaints of being incomplete.
  • Dusty Hill: ZZ Top bassist dies aged 72 - Dusty Hill played bass for the iconic US blues rock band for more than five decades.
  • Queen's lawyers secured amendment to Scottish green energy law - The legislation was changed so the monarch's private estates could not be subject to compulsory purchase orders.
  • One million masks for NHS fail high-grade safety tests - The BMA doctors' union says it is "scandalous" staff working in the pandemic were put at risk.
  • Victoria Hall: Man arrested in 1999 teen murder case - Victoria Hall, 17, was abducted on her way home from a Suffolk nightclub more than 20 years ago.
  • Extinction Rebellion: Paralympian James Brown guilty over plane stunt - Former Paralympian James Brown glued himself to an aircraft in an Extinction Rebellion protest.
  • Two women struck by lightning at Snowdon summit - Rescuers said the pair were "very lucky" to be alive after being hit by a lightning on Snowdon.
  • Lost Morecambe and Wise Show a 'huge discovery' - A tape of the BBC show was thought lost, but found by Eric Morecambe's son in the family attic.
  • Tidal turbine in Orkney starts generating power - The device, anchored in waters off Orkney, is now connected to the grid.
  • Aerial dancers enjoy striking Honister sunrise performance - Three aerial dancers suspend themselves from 1,000ft (305m) up for a routine in the Lake District.