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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
Police in Taunton have set up a dedicated phone-line to find out if the closure of a shop selling legal highs has reduced anti-social behaviour in the town.
Hush, in Bridge Street, was ordered to close by magistrates for three months after complaints from nearby residents and traders.
Officers are asking people to ring 01823 363 185 with their feedback.
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