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 | 24/04/2009 2:51 pm

  • Blackbrook main swimming pool closed due to broken glass - THE main swimming pool at Blackbrook Pavilion is currently closed after a light 'exoploded'.
  • Tributes to 'Mr Somerset Road Club' who passed away at 87-years-old - TRIBUTES have poured in for a Taunton man dubbed a “true cycling legend” who has passed away at the age of 87.
  • Work on new gym coming to Taunton - WORK is being carried out to convert part of a town centre building into a gym.
  • WHOSE KEYS ARE THESE? Do you recognise anyone in the photo? - AVON and Somerset Police are trying to reunite these car keys with their owner.
  • Developer threatened with prosecution for 'unauthorised works' on historic buildings - DEVELOPERS have been warned to halt illegal work at one of the country's most historically important industrial sites.
  • Fresh cuts in Somerset to include flooding and bus services in £18m savings bid - THE council has announced that it is 'on track' to deliver £18million of savings, with the newest set of cuts planned for flooding schemes and park and ride services. 
  • Quirky fundraising at a Taunton pasty shop - SOME quirky fundraising has taken place at a Taunton pasty shop in order to raise money for the British Heart Foundation. 
  • Two Taunton firemen tackling Kilimanjaro for charity - TWO Taunton firemen are taking on a series of charity events to raise money for causes close to their hearts.
  • Swordfish anyone? Burrowbridge restaurant serving up 27 kilo catch - A RESTAURANT in Burrowbridge is serving up a treat with this monster swordfish on the menu.
  • 'Future in good hands' message to junior school leavers - ANOTHER busy and successful year for Queen’s College Junior School was reviewed by headmistress Tracey Khodabandehloo at the annual speech day.
  • Road closed for five weeks for drainage improvements - THE A378 Langport Road will be closed for five weeks over the summer holidays for essential drainage improvements.
  • Disgraced headmaster will not face criminal charges - POLICE called in to investigate a headmaster who suddenly quit a top independent school say he will not face criminal charges.
  • Worst crime of the week? Stealing a charity box. Court latest - RECENT cases dealt with by Taunton Magistrates' Courts include.
  • Consultation into employment site for 4,000 jobs branded 'a waste of time' - A PUBLIC consultation on a planned business park that could create 4,000 jobs has been branded a "waste of time".
  • See which store is FINALLY coming to Taunton - JACK Wills is finally coming to Taunton, it has been announced. 
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  • Somerset County Council considers cuts to libraries budget - Community groups could take over the running of the library service as a way to save money.
  • Summer getaway journey times 'to take four times longer' - Drivers warned some journeys will take 90 minutes longer as Heathrow braces for busiest day.
  • Thousands of bees swarm on Exmoor - A huge swarm was spotted by a photographer flying over treetops in a valley of the River Exe.
  • Groping: Police advice on how to report sexual assault - A Chief Inspector tells us why it's important to report being sexually assaulted in a nightclub
  • Avon Fire Authority 'old boys club' criticised - Home Office report says senior fire officers got big pay and pension rises at a time of austerity.
  • Prize-winning cheese stolen from Somerset show - Eleven blocks of prize-winning Cheddar worth thousands of pounds were taken from Yeovil Show.
  • Jane Austen Centre is given £50,000 engraving on £5 note - A Bath museum is given one of five valuable fivers on the 200-year anniversary of the author's death
  • Jamie Mines: 'If you give up you may as well die' - Father-of-two speaks about overcoming the frustrations of carrying out every day tasks.
  • Holiday traffic: Beat the summer getaway gridlock - Saturday between 11:00 and 16:00 is expected to be busiest on the roads.
  • Jane Austen's worldwide fan club - The devotees from around the world for whom Jane Austen plays a big part in their lives.
  • In pictures: A day on the Cotswold Way - The 102-mile walking route from Bath to Chipping Campden has been captured on Google Street View.
  • Why is Jane Austen trending 200 years after her death? - Even two centuries after her death, her work is still being celebrated at events across the country.
  • Alex Jenkins: 'I dreamed of the Premier League, now I want a Super Bowl' - Ahead of his first training camp, Bath's Alex Jenkins prepares to take the next step from soccer hopeful to NFL star.
  • Kamlish wins one of three golds for GB in London - Hannah Cockroft, Sophie Kamlish and Olivia Breen win gold for Britain on day four of the World Para-athletics Championships in London.
  • T20 Blast round-up: Two tons, 29 sixes & 443 runs in Chelmsford thriller - Colin Ingram's brilliant 114 sets up a five-wicket win for Glamorgan in the T20 Blast against Essex, while Middlesex's batsmen fail to fire.
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  • Corrie Mckeague: 'Nothing found' in airman landfill search - Police are poised to make a major announcement about the case.
  • Strong quake kills two at Greek resort - At least 100 are injured on the Greek island of Kos after the 6.7-magnitude quake in the Aegean Sea.
  • Boots faces morning-after pill cost row - The pharmacy is accused of keeping prices high to avoid stirring up controversy.
  • Blair Logan admits murdering brother in fire attack - Blair Logan poured petrol onto his brother and set it alight, killing him and injuring his girlfriend.
  • Baroness Hale appointed as UK's first female top judge - Yorkshire-born Baroness Hale is to become the UK Supreme Court's first female president, aged 72.
  • Two former Doctors clash over Jodie Whittaker casting - Colin Baker says Peter Davison's reservations about TV's new Time Lord are "absolute rubbish".
  • Brexit: Cabinet 'united' over EU transition deal - An "implementation period" following Brexit must be driven by "pragmatism", Michael Gove says.
  • East Jerusalem: Clashes erupt amid holy site tensions - Violence breaks out between Israeli forces and Palestinians as Jerusalem holy site tensions soar.
  • North Korea tourism: US 'to ban Americans from visiting' - Travel agencies say the ban, which follows the death of a US student, will be revealed on 27 July.
  • CCTV shows 'appalling' cyclist hit-and-run - The woman was knocked off her bike and left injured in the middle of a road.
  • YouTube to redirect searches for IS videos - People looking for extremist Islamist propaganda will be shown clips denouncing terrorism instead.
  • Girl, 5, fined £150 for lemonade stand - The young girl burst into tears after Tower Hamlets Council issued a fine for selling 50p drinks to festival goers.
  • Justin Bieber banned from China for 'bad behaviour' - Beijing said it was not appropriate to allow in entertainers who have engaged in "bad behaviour."
  • 7 days quiz: Which landmark has been Grade I listed? - 7 days quiz: Which landmark has been Grade I listed?
  • Mind the gap? Tips for how to ask for a pay rise - Mind the gender pay gap? Here's some expert tips on how to ask for a rise.