A police helicopter went on a 40-mile search after a 999 call about a cry for help - only to discover it was a goat and her kid.Read the full story ›
Somerset have signed big-hitting New Zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson for the second half of this season's NatWestT20 Blast competition.
Anderson was holder of the record for the fastest one-day international century in history, until his feat in 36 balls against the West Indies at Queenstown last year was broken by South Africa's AB de Villiers.
A baby requiring a "high level" of medical care is being sought with his 22-year-old mother.Read the full story ›
A head chef lost more than half his 36st body weight thanks to tough love from a friend who called him a fat f***" every day for six weeks.Read the full story ›
The 16-year-old had to have his hand amputated at the scene after he got it trapped in the mincing machine.Read the full story ›
A Somerset town has shown true Christmas spirit after an elderly woman had all her Christmas presents stolen.Read the full story ›
A builder boasted about opening a sluice gate with a crowbar allowing water to into already heavily-flooded Somerset Levels, a court heard.Read the full story ›
Police are on the hunt for two thieves who stole a large golden reindeer from a high street store in Somerset.Read the full story ›
Avon and Somerset police have released a 50-year-old man on bail following his arrest in connection with a lorry carrying 15 people near Ilminster.
ITV News understands he is the driver of the lorry.
A force spokesman said: "A 50-year-old man has been released on police bail pending further enquiries. He was arrested yesterday on suspicion of facilitating entry of people into the UK. 15 people who were found in the back of a lorry remain in a rest centre."
Irregular migration to the UK "is increasing", an anti-trafficking expert said.
Andy Desmond, Director of Anti-Trafficking Consultants, told Good Morning Britain that the hot weather simply makes cases, such as those of migrants in lorries, "more overt because of their own distress."
Following the discovery of 35 Afghan Sikhs in a shipping container at Tilbury Docks at the weekend, a lorry has been discovered carrying 15 migrants with suspected dehydration in Somerset. The German driver has been arrested.