Two people had a lucky escape following a collision on the M5 this morning.
A Land Rover collided with a Ford Transit van near Bridgwater at around 8.55am.
The Land Rover overturned several times and collided with a safety barrier on the other side of the carriageway.
A 60-year-old woman, who was driving the Land Rover, and a man who was in the passenger seat, have been taken to hospital for treatment. Their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
This was a very lucky escape for the occupants of the Land Rover, as the safety barrier did its job and stopped the vehicle from plunging down a vertical drop of about 160ft.
Work on refurbishing Bridgwater's 150 year old town bridge has started. The work costing 370 thousand pounds will repair corrosion from the water. Workers will have to work around tide times but the project should be completed in time for Bridgwater Carnival.
A further attempt will be made today to break the deadlock over plans to evict 45 families from homes owned by the Crown estate in Somerset.
Bridgwater MP Ian Liddell-Grainger is meeting the organisation's Chief Executive urging a rethink on plans to sell the homes and invest the money elsewhere.
Two Somerset men have been named as one of the four Britons feared dead after the yacht they were sailing in capsized in the mid-Atlantic Ocean.
56 year old Paul Goslin from Yeovil and 52 year old Steve Warren from Bridgwater were part of the crew on the Cheeki Rafiki returning from a sailing regatta in the Caribbean.
The yacht got into difficulties near Cape Cod in Massachusetts on Thursday. A search rescue for the crew has this afternoon been called off.
"We searched with multiple assets over 4,000 square miles for pings from the vessel's personal locator beacons.
"After receiving no more transmissions we believe that we would have found them by now if we were going to find them.
"These beacons are small devices and the ones being used have a very short battery life."
The first floor of a house in Bridgwater has been severely damaged after a fire this morning. Fire crews were called to the property in Warwick Avenue by several neighbours just after 11:30am.
There were no reports of anybody injured but a support service officer is helping the family who live at the property.
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Nick Clegg will be in Somerset later today. The Deputy Prime Minister will open the new Mulberry Bag factory in Bridgwater. Hundreds of jobs have been created after the company received funding through the Government's Regional Growth Fund.
Legendary West Country band The Wurzels will be performing at a charity gig tonight. They are raising money for the flooded communities on the Somerset Levels at The Palace Nightclub in Bridgwater.
The Mayor of Bridgwater smoked up to 40 cigarettes a day for 40 years. David Loveridge has now given up - but says his life used to be ruled by the habit. He's been speaking on National No Smoking Day.
A man has received head and face injuries after he was allegedly assaulted in Bridgwater. The man was reported to have just left the Blake Arms when he was challenged by a man about comments he had overheard.
He is then believed to have been assaulted by a group of men who punched and kicked him. Police are asking for anyone with information to speak to them.