Two people have been rescued from the River Tone in Taunton. Fire crews were called to reports of people having fallen into the river after 3am this morning. Specialist rescue teams along with the police attended the incident at Coal Orchard. One man and one woman, both in their twenties were given medical treatment at the scene.
Police have released images of two men they want to speak to in connection with the theft of a sparkly reindeer in Taunton.
The men entered the Homesense store on Priory Fields at around midday on Monday 27 October and left with the large gold ornament without paying.
The glittery deer is worth £250.
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A 6 year old girl from Somerset has been given a clean bill of health after accidentally pricking herself with a drug addict's needle.
Millie Mae Smith thought the syringe was a tube of sweets when she picked it up at a park in Taunton.
Over the weekend her family joined police and volunteers in a clean up of the town. They collected more than 400 drug users' needles.
We've had the all clear after a three month wait and we're really happy with that. Waiting for news has been awful. I've had sleepless nights. The children have had sleepless nights. It's been dreadful "
A man in his 50s has been killed in a crash on the M5 northbound between Junction 26 for Wellington and Junction 25 for Taunton.
The lorry travelling north on the M5 hit the central reservation just after the Taunton Deane services. The driver got out of his cab and was hit by another lorry going the same way. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police have spoken to the driver of the second lorry and would also like to hear from anyone else who saw what happened.
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Some famous faces have appeared on a video wishing the Royal Marines a happy 350th anniversary.
They include The Prime Minister, Bear Grylls, Harrison Ford, Ross Kemp, Caroline Quentin, Tom Hardy and Henry Cavill.
You can watch the video here.
Former Royal Marine Ben McBean from Taunton's 40 Commando has taken a 31-mile run through the streets of London, taking a route that forms the outline of a poppy on the London map.
He used a smartphone running app on his mission to raise money for the Royal British Legion's Poppy Appeal. The appeal provides help and welfare to the serving and ex-Service community and their families.
Ben lost an arm and a leg in a landmine explosion in Afghanistan. He now has a career as a businessman and inspirational speaker.
Morrisons has denied telling an 89-year-old poppy seller to make collections in the cold outside a supermarket in Taunton.
The firm says they offered a seller the choice between collecting inside or outside the store and they chose outside. However the veteran took over from the collector later in the day.
It led to an argument on social media with customers angry about the way the veteran was treated.
"Veronica" who tweeted the problem now says she has contacted Morrisons and everything has been resolved.
Looks like the manager of Morrisons in Taunton might have single handedly cost them a mass boycott http://t.co/J9VI3j3Akz
In response Morrisons has told ITV that it offered the collectors the chance to sell the poppies either at the check outs or outside the store. They chose to go outside.
The firm has provided the following statement:
Concern has been raised regarding an 89-year-old veteran collecting outside the Taunton store for the British legion in the cold. In the morning the British Legion requested to collect outside the store, however in the afternoon an elderly gentleman took over. We are speaking to the veteran, the British legion organisation and the store regarding this issue.
We allow poppy sellers inside all of our stores.
We allow poppy sellers inside all of our stores, including Taunton. We have raised millions of pounds over the years for the British Legion.