Jos Buttler is being tipped as the new star of English cricket after being called into the Test team for the first time for the series with India.
The Taunton-born wicketkeeper will make his debut on Sunday. His potential was first spotted when he attended Kings College in the town.
There was a sea of pink in the centre of Taunton today as runners took part in the annual Race for Life event.
Thousands of women set off from Vivary Park to run 5 and 10 kilometres to raise money for Cancer Research UK.
Many were running in memory of loved ones, others were taking part for fun.
Vandals have damaged a stone sculpture of a dragon outside Taunton Library.
It's the second time the feature has been damaged. Library staff have taped off the area and appealed for any information to help find who was responsible.
Dragons are coming to the streets of Taunton.
More than 30 colourful models of the beast are being placed around the borough this weekend. The idea is to draw in more visitors and raise money for local charities.
The plan to refurbish Taunton Railway Station has received a huge boost with the announcement of a £4 million grant from the Local Growth Fund
Railway station project partners Taunton Deane Borough Council, Somerset County Council, Network Rail and First Great Western today welcomed the news which means the south side of the station complex redeveloped can now be finalised.
Leader of Taunton Deane, Cllr John Williams said: “The enhancement project will transform an ageing, tired and increasingly congested station into a proud, modern and welcoming environment for passengers, businesses and the wider public.
I am delighted with this news and determined that it will create a thriving new ‘quarter’ in Taunton, adjacent to the Firepool regeneration site where our plans are also coming together.”
This is Taunton's Pip Andersen showing off his free running moves to ITV News West Country in January 2012.
Today it has been announced that he has landed a starring role in the new Star Wars movie after being thousands of hopefuls who auditioned for the part.
Taunton Gateway park & ride will resume a normal service tomorrow after a group of travellers have moved on.
It had to close today because parked caravans and children playing in the streets were stopping buses getting in.
Taunton Gateway park & ride has been forced to close after travellers moved in.
It's had to close because parked caravans and children playing in the streets are stopping buses getting in.
It's likely to be closed all day today. The Silk Mills park and ride is still open.
A 38 year old man has been charged after a woman was sexually assaulted in Taunton.
The 20 year old was assaulted on Cheddon Road in the early hours of the morning in November last year.
Francisco Telo-Andrade will appear before Taunton Magistrates on Friday 11th July.
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.