A former Taunton rugby player has told of the moment he hit a coach head on as a new campaign is launched to warn drivers of the dangers of country roads.
Rob Odams is still recovering from the accident - doctors said he was lucky to be alive. According to the Department for Transport, 60 per cent of fatalities occur on rural roads but few people are aware of the risks.
A Somerset man who hadn't been seen since Wednesday has been found safe and well. Police say William Douglas from Taunton was found yesterday evening in the Devon and Cornwall force area.
The car of a missing Somerset man has been found north Devon. 52 year old William Douglas from Taunton was last seen on Wednesday morning. He was reported missing when he didn't turn up for work. His car has today been found in North Molton. Exmoor Search and Rescue have now joined in the search.
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.