Police in Taunton say they're treating an attack on two Russian men as racially motivated. The pair were assaulted by three white men outside a Polish shop on East Reach.
PC Tim Mason, said: “We believe this was a racially motivated assault, and I am keen to speak to anyone who might have information as to the identity of the three suspects. We won’t tolerate any kind of hate crime in Taunton - as the Beat Manager for the area, I want to make that very clear
A footbridge dubbed the "missing link" over a river in Taunton has been completed.
The route over the River Tone at Longrun Meadow Country Park links Firepool Lock to the Silk Mills Park and Ride. The riverside path has no steps so is a crucial part of providing disabled-friendly access.
The project has seen several delays, but at least people will be able to avoid a lot of main roads and walk round Taunton on footpaths and through water meadows.
The bridge is made from traditional materials - and councillors say it's a "tremendous asset".
I have been very impressed by the workmanship using traditional high quality materials which look perfectly in place. The bridge is sturdy without being intrusive and is weathering well in its setting.
Most of all it will be welcomed by many in the community as an extension of the walking and cycling routes giving easier access to Longrun Meadow and the town centre.
The Viridor Stadium is full as Taunton Town play in the FA Cup 1st round for 35 years.
2300 supporters hoping that Taunton from the Evo Stick Southern League South & West can beat Barrow from the National League Premier.
It will be an historic weekend for non-league side Taunton Town.
On Sunday 6 November they'll contest the first round of the FA Cup for the first time since 1981.
They'll host Barrow - a club ranked three divisions higher - in front of a record home crowd of 2,500 supporters. The team can't wait for the big day.
It's completely different and to be honest you wouldn't want it any other way.
For example in the last round against Hemel we had 1,200 people here and everything felt different to a league game or any other cup tie.
But as they say that's the magic of the FA Cup and we're delighted to be experiencing that, so we wouldn't want it any other way.
A shopfront in Taunton is marking this year's Armistice and Poppy Day commemorations - with an unusual twist.Read the full story ›
A barrister for the family of a man who died on the Isles of Scilly has today criticised the police investigation into his death.
Josh Clayton from Taunton was found dead on a remote island ten days after he went missing on Tresco where he worked in September last year.
At a pre inquest hearing in Plymouth today Tom Leeper,the barrister for the family said there were serious misgivings about the investigation by the police.
Mr Leeper said the Chief Constable should be made aware of omissions in the investigation.
Mr Leeper added that the full inquest into Mr Clayton's death should have been held by now.
He said it was "wholly exceptional" that there had been four preliminary hearings including today.
A barrister for Devon and Cornwall Police apologised for the delay in providing documents and said it was due to "pressure of workload".
A rally has taken place outside Parliament in support of a Royal Marine from Taunton jailed for murdering a Taliban insurgent.Read the full story ›
10 people had to be evacuated from a block of flats - and 6 had to escape through a window - after a fire was started deliberately.
Firefighters were called at half past midnight this morning (8/10) to The Court, Victoria Street, Taunton.
Ambulance and police also attended as people were reported as being trapped inside.
10 persons were evacuated from the property and 6 escaped through a ground floor window.
9 of them were treated for slight smoke inhalation and the fire was put out safely.
Police say the fire was started deliberately and an investigation has been launched.
Services are at a stand on CrossCountry and Great Western Railway between Weston-super-mare and Taunton due to person hit by a train.
Tickets being accepted on GWR services.
Trains in both directions are subject to delays or diversions via Westbury adding up to 90 minutes to journey times.
A team of seven 13-year-olds from Taunton School in Somerset have achieved their dream of crossing the English Channel.Read the full story ›