Teething problems mean a new phone and pay system due to come into force today in parts of Somerset is not working.
The phone and pay app for smartphones was due to be operational in Taunton and Wellington. Somerset County Council says the company responsible is trying to fix it.
In the meantime motorists can call 01823 210302 to pay and this will also activate the app.
Michael Overd has been found guilty of bullying and berating the public during sermons delivered using a loudspeaker. He discovered Christianity ten years ago and since then he's devoted much of his life to street preaching.
His literal interpretation of the Bible, including its teaching against homosexuality, prompted complaints from the public. Using a megaphone, he repeatedly quoted a passage in Leviticus which describes homosexuality as an abomination.
Our reporter was outside the court as Mr Overd returned to his preaching.
Not everyone agrees with the prosecution. Peter Tatchell, a prominent gay rights campaigner, says freedom of speech must prevail:
I don't agree with what Michael Overd said - and what he said was very offensive, but I think in a free and democratic we do have to sometimes accept there will be people who say things that we find deeply hurtful.
I would say protest against him, shame and embarrass him, but I don't think he should have been prosecuted.
But it wasn't just the gay community that Michael Overd upset. Shop owners in Taunton say they lost thousands of pounds in revenue because customers were deterred from going near.
Michael Overd was ordered to pay over £1000 in compensation, some of it to a gay man he had personally insulted.
A street preacher from Somerset has been found guilty of bullying and berating the public during sermons delivered using a loudspeaker.Read the full story ›
79-year-old Winifred, who was reported missing yesterday, has been found dead in the River Tone.
Her body was recovered in Taunton this morning and her death is not being treated as suspicious.
The police want to thank the media and public for their help with the appeal.
Police are concerned about a vulnerable woman who has gone missing in the Taunton area.
79-year-old Winifred Vickery was last seen at 2.30pm yesterday by friends.
Officers say she may appear confused and has missed taking medication.
She is described as a white woman with silver/grey hair. When she went missing she was wearing a dusty pink coloured fleece jacket, black trousers and black shoes. She uses a walking stick.
Anyone with further information should contact Taunton police.
The leaders of a gang which brought drugs from London and laundered the proceeds in Taunton and Bridgwater have been sentenced.Read the full story ›
The family of Alan Turing have arrived at No. 10 to demand the government pardons 49,000 men persecuted like him for their homosexuality.Read the full story ›
A judge has dismissed an appeal from the owners of a legal high shop in Taunton for their closure order to be overturned.
Judge Graham Cottle said he heard from police how anti-social behaviour in the town had plummeted since the order was made, and called it “demonstrably necessary".
Hush, in Bridge Street, was ordered to close by magistrates after complaints from nearby residents and traders. The order can be extended for a maximum of three months.
I’m very pleased the court rejected the appeal and endorsed the decision made by the Magistrates Court in December to close Hush for three months.
The amount of anti-social behaviour linked to legal highs in Taunton fell dramatically overnight after this order came in, and we will decide whether to apply for a further three month closure order when we have considered all the options open to us.
The Jewel which is lavishly made of gold, enamel and rock crystal, will go on display in Taunton having been returned by Oxford University.
It also bears a famous inscription which translates as 'Alfred ordered me to be made'.
Historians have assumed that King Alfred the Great commissioned the Jewel, and that it may have been his gift to the abbey at Athelney which he founded in thanksgiving for his defeat of the Vikings in 878.
The jewel will go on display from Saturday 31st January.
The Alfred Jewel is a unique and compelling object which goes to the heart of West Country history. It left Somerset in 1718 and has never returned, so this is a very special occasion.
The Alfred Jewel, one of the most celebrated treasures from Anglo-Saxon England, is returning to Somerset for the first time in nearly 300 years.
The jewel, which dates from the late 9th century, was found near North Petherton church in 1693.
The jewel will be on display in Taunton throughout February