Work is due to start in Bridgwater on a new hotel.
The old Co-Op and other buildings in the Eastover area are to be demolished to make way for the hotel - which will have more than 100 bedrooms.
The plans were agreed by Sedgemoor District Council in July 2013 - it says the development will transform the area.
The Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership allocated £4.5m of funding from the Growing Places Fund to the development. The fund was designed to create jobs and boost economic growth.
The National Farmers Union is meeting with Morrisons today over the cost of milk.
It follows a series of demonstrations across the West Country by dairy farmers protesting the amount of money they receive for their milk - which they say is barely enough to live on.
Last week farmers blockaded the supermarket's distribution centre near Bridgwater.
Police are appealing for information after a woman was attacked by four other women - who stole her bag.
The incident happened just off a footpath by Chilton Street in Bridgwater at around 4pm on Thursday July 2.
One of the attackers is believed to have been wearing a football kit.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police.
Two factories in Exeter and Bridgwater which mostly employ people with disabilities are facing closure. Around 78 people are facing redundancy at the Centres.
The Trade Union Community is blaming Devon County Council or the decision which it says will have a devastating impact on the lives of the people who currently work there.
Devon County Council have told ITV West Country:
Employment services are the responsibility of the Department of Work and Pensions rather than local government, and as the Government funds Pluss, contributions from local government have declined each year since 2010.
If the closures are confirmed, then the factories are likely to shut at the end of May.
Metropolitan Police have confirmed that a mother and baby who travelled to Somerset from their home in London have been found safely.
Police are becoming increasingly concerned about the whereabouts of a mother and her baby who are believed to have travelled to Bridgwater in Somerset from their home in South-East London.
22 year-old Chantelle Perry and her 7-week-old son Kaiden were last seen in Bromley at 11.00pm. She got in a car with another man and officers believe they drove to Somerset. They say there is nothing to indicate that they were abducted.
Police are concerned because Kaiden has recently undergone an operation and needs constant medical care.
Chantelle is white, 5ft 5 ins, with brown hair and speaks with a West Country accent. Anyone with further information should get in touch with the Metropolitan Police.
A 59-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a sex attack on a mother and child in their home in Somerset.
Police were alerted after a man broke into the Bridgwater house through a unsecured door at around 7.50am and tied up a woman and a child.
He proceeded to threaten them with a knife before a sexual assault took place.
Officers visited more than 250 households in the Sydenham area as part of inquiries. It's nearly a month since a man wearing a balaclava and a high vis jacket attacked the pair on Wednesday 21 January, in the Dunwear Lane area of Sydenham.
Police were able to pinpoint the offenders movements after the events and found the weapon used.
The man remains in police custody and is helping officers with their enquiries.
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Refresco Garber have issued a statement saying they are disappointed the strike is going ahead.
20% of the factory employees voted for industrial action and those taking part will hold a series of 11 walkouts over the next 10 weeks.
We are disappointed that this decision has been reached as we have worked hard to protect jobs and pay levels and spent four months negotiating with the Unite union, who recommended to their members on two different occasions that they accept the new terms.
Only four redundancies have been made from a work force of 500 during the process with a further 30 settlement agreements made over the last few months with individuals whose skills didn’t match the future needs of the business. We are in the process of recruiting for these vacancies.
Around 430 members of staff at a soft drinks company in Bridgwater are on strike.
The union members at Refresco Gerber are beginning the first in a series of 36 hour walk-outs in protest to changes to pay and conditions.