Taunton Foodbank is appealing for people to donate more food as their supplies have dwindled. They say increasing numbers of families have been referred to them for food and they've been feeding children in the holidays that would normally receive free school meals. The volunteers that run it say without their help crime would increase as people would either starve or steal.
The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport will be in Taunton later to back plans for a new £800,000 watersports centre in the heart of the town. Sajid Javid will visit the proposed site and meet members of the Taunton Rowing and Canoe clubs who will benefit from the new centre.
A Facebook group has been set up to warn parents about the dangers of discarded needles around Taunton.
A six year old girl had to undergo medical tests after accidentally jabbing herself in the leg with one of the discarded needles.
Chelsea Scarlett set up the group and members have taken photos of syringes they've seen left in public places.
The parents a girl who was stabbed by a needle left in a playground in Taunton say they want more to be done to protect children.
Nick and Caz Smith's daughter Milly found a bag of used needles in a public toilet. She punctured her leg accidentally.
Both they and other parents in the town want the council to do more to stop needles being left in reach of children.
A hospice in Somerset has raised a record £150,000 from its sell-out Rod Stewart concert in June. 18,000 people came to the event at Taunton's County Cricket Ground in aid of St Margaret's Hospice.
Jos Buttler is being tipped as the new star of English cricket after being called into the Test team for the first time for the series with India.
The Taunton-born wicketkeeper will make his debut on Sunday. His potential was first spotted when he attended Kings College in the town.
There was a sea of pink in the centre of Taunton today as runners took part in the annual Race for Life event.
Thousands of women set off from Vivary Park to run 5 and 10 kilometres to raise money for Cancer Research UK.
Many were running in memory of loved ones, others were taking part for fun.
Vandals have damaged a stone sculpture of a dragon outside Taunton Library.
It's the second time the feature has been damaged. Library staff have taped off the area and appealed for any information to help find who was responsible.
Dragons are coming to the streets of Taunton.
More than 30 colourful models of the beast are being placed around the borough this weekend. The idea is to draw in more visitors and raise money for local charities.
The plan to refurbish Taunton Railway Station has received a huge boost with the announcement of a £4 million grant from the Local Growth Fund
Railway station project partners Taunton Deane Borough Council, Somerset County Council, Network Rail and First Great Western today welcomed the news which means the south side of the station complex redeveloped can now be finalised.
Leader of Taunton Deane, Cllr John Williams said: “The enhancement project will transform an ageing, tired and increasingly congested station into a proud, modern and welcoming environment for passengers, businesses and the wider public.
I am delighted with this news and determined that it will create a thriving new ‘quarter’ in Taunton, adjacent to the Firepool regeneration site where our plans are also coming together.”