Gary Johnson's Yeovil Town have just three games to save their Championship status despite a goalless draw at Blackburn.
A World War II bomb discovered at low tide has been destroyed in a controlled explosion off the coast of North Somerset
Yeovil Town's Championship survival hopes were severely dented last night after losing at at relegation rivals Charlton.
There are delays of up to an hour on trains between Bristol Temple Meads and Taunton, Somerset, because of a signalling problem between Nailsea & Backwell and Yatton. The delays are expected to last until 1:30pm.
Fire crews rescued a cow from a swimming pool in Gurney Slade, Wells, yesterday evening. Although the cow was not distressed, a vet sedated her before the rescue and she was eventually released unharmed.
Cannabis plants worth £200,000 have been seized from a house in Yeovil.
Officers found 198 plants at a detached house that had been converted into a cannabis factory in Boundary Close.
A 33-year-old man is in custody for questioning on suspicion of drugs and immigration offences.
The area’s beat manager PC George Pettingell said: “We’re very grateful for help from the public in being our eyes and ears identifying this suspected cannabis factory.
“We take drugs misuse and its associated crime and anti-social behaviour very seriously. If you have any information about drugs in your community, please call us on 101.”
The first over of the new cricket season will be bowled on Sunday. In Taunton, Somerset begin their County Championhsip Division One campaign against Yorkshire and they have much to prove after battling against relegation last season.
And Gloucestershire host Hampshire in Division Two, hoping that a new-look County Ground can help usher in a new era of success.
Our sports correspondent Matthias Kurth reports:
75% of the most threatened bee species have been lost to some of the region's counties.
A report by nature conservation charity Buglife says the large garden bumblebee (Bombus ruderatus) is still found in Gloucestershire and Somerset, but over the past 50 years has disappeared from Dorset and the far South West.
The increased use of pesticides and unpredictable weather have contributed to their decline.
A family-run cheese producer in Bruton, Somerset, has signed a major new export contract to sell its West Country cheddar to supermarkets in France. Wyke Farms is now the best-known cheddar brand on the other side of the Channel.
There has been a protest at Hinkley Point in Somerset today (Thursday 10 April) over plans for a new nuclear power station there. People are angry that the Government has agreed to pay twice the current market price for the electricity the plant will generate.
Meanwhile, Energy and Climate Secretary Ed Davey has given his backing to renewable energy at a tidal power company in South Gloucestershire.
Green Party MP Caroline Lucas will be taking part in a demonstration at Hinkley Point in Somerset today. She and other activists are campaigning against plans for a new nuclear power station at the site because of a range of safety concerns.
She is also angry that the Government has agreed to pay twice the current market price for the electricity the plant will generate.
A Royal Marine who was convicted of murder after shooting an injured Afghan fighter will appeal against his jail sentence in the High Court tomorrow (Thursday 10 April). Sergeant Alexander Blackman, from Taunton, was given a life sentence by a court martial last year.
It will be a minimum of ten years before he is eligible for parole.