81-year-old Margaret Griffiths had spent the past few weeks carefully gathering and wrapping presents for her large family, and arranging them under the tree.
But at some point between last Friday night and Saturday morning, someone broke in to her Bridgwater home and took all 19. However it is not just Mrs Griffiths' family who are outraged by what has happened.
Local people - many complete strangers - have clubbed together to replace the presents, using social media to get organised and even getting local businesses to chip in. Fay Loveridge read about the incident in the Facebook group Breaking News Somerset and Beyond, and was moved to help give Mrs Griffiths "just a bit of Christmas back".
Burglars have stolen Christmas presents from a Bridgwater pensioner's home.
19 wrapped presents were stolen from under the 81-year-old woman's tree, in what police have called "a really mean-spirited crime".
The burglary happened sometime between Friday night and Saturday morning. Police are appealing for information.
There are growing fears that the European Commission is delaying the building of a new power station at Hinkley Point in Somerset. It's still to sign off all the building regulations surrounding the project.
Today Labour south west MEP Claire Moody will meet the Commission to try to speed up the process.
Huckyduck Carnival Club won the open Cart tableaux prize with 'in flander's fields.
You can get the full list of results from the carnival cart competition here
Take a look at the photos from last night's Bridgwater Carnival. Thousands turned out to watch the carts make their way through the town.Read the full story ›
A giant willow squibber was trundled to the Fairfield and set alight last night ahead of the Bridgwater Carnival. Around 6,000 people came to see him and the fireworks that followed. They enjoyed the spectacle and an unseasonably warm evening.
The milk protest came after fresh price cuts were announced this week.
The amount farmers receive for their milk has been slashed each month for the last four months.
Some farmers now say they face revenue losses of up to 25%.
More than 50 tractors blocked the entrance to a supermarket depot in Somerset last night in protest over milk prices.
Dairy farmers blocked the two entrances at the Morrisons distribution centre near Bridgwater until midnight after a drop in the price they receive for milk. Farmers for Action say the costs are not sustainable.
David Handley from Farmers for Action told ITV News: "For the last four months we've seen milk prices in the UK for farmers fall at a dramatic rate. In the last month they've fallen even further - to a point now we're almost producing milk below the cost of production."