Taunton's Brewhouse Theatre to be reopened after the borough council agreed to grant a five-year lease to the Taunton Theatre Association.
The High Court says Marine A may be named despite warnings from his lawyers that his family would be a target for extremists
The M5 crash could have been avoided if the organiser of a fireworks display fulfilled his health and safety duties, a jury has heard.
The jury in the M5 crash trial have been visiting the scene of the accident, where seven people died.
The pile-up has been described as one of the worst motorway crashes in British history.
Today focus turned to Taunton rugby club, where the man accused of failing to ensure the safety of others, organised a fireworks display that night.
Rebecca Broxton reports.
Jury members in the M5 crash trial have been visiting the scene of the accident in Somerset.
Seven people died when dozens of vehicles collided near the Taunton junction two years ago.
Geoffrey Counsell, who organised a nearby firework display, denies failing to ensure the safety of others.
The pile-up has been described as one of the worse motorway crashes in British history.
His trial continues at Bristol Crown Court.
The picture shows Taunton Rugby Club, site of a fireworks display on the night of the fatal M5 crash, which happened nearby. The prosecution allege that smoke from the display contributed to the crash, in which 7 people died.
The display organiser, Geoffrey Counsell, is accused of failing to ensure the safety of others. He denies the charge.
The organiser of a fireworks display, near the scene where seven people died in a crash on the M5, has gone on trial.
Geoffrey Counsell denies failing to ensure the safety of others following the tragedy near Taunton two years ago.
The pile-up was described as one of the worst motorway crashes in British history.
Today the prosecution said conditions gave vehicles no chance of stopping.
One driver described it as 'like having a tin of paint thrown over your windscreen.'
From Bristol Crown Court, here's David Woodland.
A trust has taken over ownership of Hestercombe House near Taunton. Somerset County Council hopes the move will save council tax payers around £200,000 a year. The historic residence is to host a centre of excellence for young musicians.
The board of Equality South West has announced that the company will cease trading as at 31 October 2013.
A statement on the company's website read:
The Board of Equality South West is announcing with great regret that Equality South West will cease trading as at 31 October 2013. Despite every effort on the part of our trustees, staff, volunteers and supporters, we have been unable to secure resources sufficient to allow Equality South West to continue.
The Board has noted with sadness that in the current economic and political climate, grant funding and contractual work are very difficult to obtain either for the promotion of equality and diversity or for challenging discrimination. In these circumstances the Board has decided that it has no option but to close Equality South West.
We are determined to celebrate everything we have achieved and to leave a lasting legacy to enable individuals, organisations and communities in the South West to continue championing equality and working towards a fairer and more inclusive society for everyone.
Hundreds of men from Taunton-based 40 Commando are training in the deserts of California. Next May they become Britain's high readiness unit which can be deployed anywhere in the world at a moment's notice.
They'll also be doing jungle and cold weather training in Gabon and Norway in the months ahead.
Taunton Deane Borough Council has acquired the remaining lease on The Brewhouse Theatre.
The venue was facing possible permanent closure when it went into administration in February. The council have managed to reach an agreement with the administrators but say this is not the final stage of the theatre's revival.
Plans to build the first Council houses in Taunton Deane for more than 20 years have been given the go-ahead.
Nearly 100 flats and houses will replace 46 ageing homes on the Halcon estate in Taunton.
The scheme is a £7million investment from the Borough Council and a housing company and aims to almost double the existing accommodation for people on the waiting list through Homefinder Somerset.
Work is expected to start in November.