Members of campaign group Somerset Badger Patrol held a candlelit vigil overnight in Minehead to mark the start of the cull.
The group are against the measure. They believe there is little proof that it will prevent the spread of bovine TB. The patrol urging the government to re-think its environmental policy around badgers.
The Coastguard and Maritime Agency has collected the body of a baby porpoise which was washed up on Minehead beach. Around two hundred dead dolphins and porpoises are found dead on the south west coastline each year. Scientists are keen to find out what is causing the deaths.
The Agency believes most deaths occur after the animals are caught in giant seine nets used by French and Spanish trawlers.
Police in Minehead ordered eight faulty vehicles off the road during a day of checks on local taxis and young drivers.
The joint operation with the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) was run in the town on May 24.
Young drivers were also stopped and examined by the VOSA experts to see if their vehicles conformed to traffic regulations.
A total of 23 cars were stopped and eight issued with prohibition orders, keeping them off the road for up to seven days. A number of vehicle defect tickets were also issued.
Sergeant Andy Whysall of Minehead Police Station said: “A number of those stopped believed their vehicles were roadworthy, but just because you have a valid MOT there is no guarantee that your vehicle has not developed a faulty since it was last tested."
It needed more than 600 eggs for the mix. It had to be baked in an industrial oven. And a forklift was brought in to assemble the all-important parts. But when it came to the crunch, did it all come together?
Watch this video of the military-style operation involved in putting together a Victoria sponge that, it's hoped, will break records.
A baker from Dorset has made what is thought to be the largest Victoria sponge in the world. The five feet wide cake will go on display at the Royal Bath and West Show later this month as part of their 150th anniversary celebrations. We've been following its progress throughout the day.
Butlins has denied reports that people in Somerset are losing out on jobs in favour of recruits from Eastern Europe. The Sunday Mirror claims its holiday resort in Minehead is offering no work locally while advertising for staff through employment agencies in Poland and Hungary.
A Butlins spokesman said it remains one of the largest employers of locals in the area.