A little girl of 10 has written to the Queen asking her to try to stop her friends and neighbours from being evicted from their homes.
Two brothers who were schooled in Somerset are preparing to trek across the Arctic for charity and scientific research.
The Duke of Gloucester has opened the renovated Castle House in Taunton. We look back at its somewhat chequered past
Thousands of people are expected in Taunton today to watch legendary rocker Rod Stewart perform a charity gig. Last minute preparations are being made at Somerset's county cricket ground for the event.
The concert is raising money for Somerset-based St Margaret's Hospice.
With heavy traffic expected in the area, Somerset County Council is providing extra park and ride bus services from both Taunton Gateway and Silk Mills sites.
The Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin claims the government is tackling the issue of overcrowding on trains in the South West.
On a visit to Taunton station he said investment around Reading would allow more services into London and that extra carriages were on order.
Rail passengers in Taunton today welcomed plans for a 4.6 million pound station upgrade. If the funding is found, then better facilities, parking and connections to the town centre will be built.
The Transport Secretary visited this afternoon to inspect the dated station which is a crucial hub for trains running to and from the South West. Our Somerset Correspondent David Woodland reports
Police investigating a bomb hoax at a school in Taunton have released a CCTV image of a woman they would like to speak to
Hoax phone calls were made to Holway Park Community Primary School, Taunton on May 2 and May 8 claiming a bomb threat at the school.
Anyone recognising the woman is asked to contact 101 quoting crime reference 43622/14.
The winter storms wreaked havoc on homes and businesses particularly across the Somerset Levels, but spare a thought for our wildlife that faced little protection against the elements.
The RSPCA's West Hatch Rescue Centre near Taunton has had to nurse forty seals back to health. Today, the final two were released into the Bristol Channel. Our correspondent Seth Conway was there.
Street Pastors in Taunton are to be honoured by the Queen for their work to help young people at night. The volunteers will receive the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service.
Taunton Street Pastors began their work in 2008 in response to night time-related antisocial behaviour. They're well known for handing out free flip flops, bottled water and foil hoodies. The Pastors have helped more than 25,000 people.
The most senior Church of England figure to face paedophile charges has appeared at Taunton Magistrates Court via video link. 82 year old The Right Reverend Peter Ball is the former Bishop of Lewes and Gloucester and a 'loyal friend' of Prince Charles.
He is accused of sexually abusing a number of boys between 1977 and 1992. This is his first court appearance after previous hearings were cancelled due to ill health.
A meeting between officials of the Crown Estate, who are threatening to evict 45 tenants from homes in Somerset and Taunton Deane MP Jeremy Browne, has failed to produce a compromise.
The Estate, whose income goes to the Treasury, insists it must sell the homes to raise money for investments elsewhere.
Three young girls have been re-living the terrifying moment a motorist drove into them as they rode their ponies along a country lane near Taunton.
Fortunately the girls were unharmed - although, they were left severely shaken. One of the animal's hooves broke the car's windscreen. Police are now investigating. Richard Payne reports on what is a far from isolated experience.
Officials from the Crown Estate who are threatening to evict 45 tenants in Somerset are today meeting the Taunton Deane MP Jeremy Browne. The estate, whose income goes to the Treasury, says it needs to act commercially and wants to sell the homes.