As Taunton's Brewhouse Theatre closes its doors for the final time today, the Board of Governors blames the economy and lack of funding
A candlelit vigil will take place at the Brewhouse in Taunton to "remember the great times". The theatre closed suddenly last night
Full statement from slaughterers L J Potter, who use the Taunton abattoir where traces of the horse painkiller "bute" were found in meat
Statement from Taunton Deane Borough Council: 'Travellers who moved onto a Taunton Park are being served with documents ordering them to leave by noon on Monday (May 13).'
'The direction documents were served by officers from Taunton Deane Borough Council which is following legal processes to get the trespassers to leave Hamilton Park.'
'If they fail to obey the direction then criminal proceedings will be started in the magistrates’ court with the Council applying for a Removal Order so the group can be evicted.'
A camp of Irish Travellers on Hamilton Park in Taunton have been told by the council that they must leave the site by noon on Monday (13 May). The camp consists of approximately 12 caravans and a tethered pony.
Awareness events are being held at level crossings across the west country. Rail safety teams are trying to educate people about the dangers of crossing them and how to do so safely. A man died at this level crossing after being hit by a train near Taunton earlier this year.
The Queen guitarist Brian May will address a public meeting in Taunton tonight about the planned badger cull in Gloucestershire and Somerset. The cull - an attempt to stop badgers passing TB to cattle - is due to start in two months' time.
Brian May has been one of the cull's most prominent opponents. He has created an e-petition urging the government to abandon it.
TeamBadger is holding a protest in Taunton town centre today. Its members are campaigning against the hugely controversial badger cull planned in Somerset and Gloucestershire this summer - an attempt to stop badgers passing TB to cattle.
The protestors will be handing out leaflets and encouraging the public to sign a government petition against the cull, created by the Queen guitarist Brian May.
Despite protests from hundreds of people, Taunton Deane Borough Council has tonight approved plans to develop a popular green space in the town.
Jeff Welch was at the meeting where emotions were fraught over the Vivary Green Wedge:
Plans for more than 300 homes on a popular green space in Taunton have tonight been approved by councillors.
Taunton Deane Borough Council's planning committee voted 8 to 7 in favour of the Vivary Green Wedge development.
Hundreds of people turned out to protest against the scheme.
Hundreds of people have gathered in Taunton tonight in opposition to plans for hundreds of houses on a popular green space.
Developers want to build more than 300 homes on the Vivary Green Wedge extending from Taunton's town centre.
Taunton Deane Borough Council's planners have recommended the scheme for approval. The planning committee is expected to make a final decision tonight.
Jeff Welch reports:
A protest is expected later at the offices of Taunton Deane Borough Council to oppose plans for hundreds of houses on a popular green space.
Developers want to build more than three hundred homes on the Vivary Green Wedge extending from Taunton's Town Centre. A previous application for six hundred homes on the site was thrown out.
More than 800 people have written to the council objecting to the scheme.
Administrators have confirmed that hundreds of people who bought advanced tickets from Taunton's Brewhouse Theatre won't be getting their money back.
The Brewhouse closed without warning in February after 35 years as an arts centre. Fifty staff lost their jobs. This afternoon administrators said there would be no cash available for unsecured creditors.
Taunton Deane Borough Council is hoping to take over the building.