The Government has revealed its plans to end the congestion on the A303 won't be ready until at least this time next year
100,000 people lined the streets last night for the Bridgwater Carnival.
The parents of Catherine Wells-Burr have described how they comforted her alleged killer - as her burned corpse lay in a nearby field.
A Somerset MP has expressed his frustration at what he feels is a lack of investment in road and rail links to the West Country.
David Heath, MP for Somerton and Frome, jokingly asked for a debate in Parliament to help the Department of Transport understand where the region is.
A trust has taken over ownership of Hestercombe House near Taunton. Somerset County Council hopes the move will save council tax payers around £200,000 a year. The historic residence is to host a centre of excellence for young musicians.
The three week extension of the badger cull in Somerset has failed to reach its target.
The Government has announced 90 badgers were killed in the period up to Friday, taking the total number killed in the cull area to 940.
That represents a 65% reduction in the badger population - less than the 70% target.
– Owen Paterson, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Today I am announcing to the House that the three week extension period in
the Somerset control area concluded as planned on Friday 1st November.
During this period, a further 90 badgers have been removed, giving an overall total of 940 for the first year of the four year cull.
This represents a reduction of 65% in the estimated badger population before culling began.
This will deliver clear disease benefits as part of a four year cull in the area.
A similar cull in Gloucestershire has been extended until December 18th.
Unions have reacted angrily to proposals to cut around £10million from one of the biggest councils in the region. Somerset County Council says it's facing the shortfall in its spending and is now looking at ways to save the money.
It's already making £7million worth of savings, with £30million to go from next year's budget, and a shortfall over the next four. 60 jobs will also be lost, while 300 positions look set to be transferred to trusts and other non council organisations.
Bob Cruwys has this report.
Organisers of the Bridgwater Carnival say this year's event raised £21,000 for charity.
It wasn't the biggest carnival the town has ever seen, but even so, 100,000 people lined the streets to see it.
Mark Thomas reports.
Bridgwater Carnival raised £21,000 for charity this year. This was slightly down on 2012, when £24,565 was raised. Approximately 100,000 people watched this year's event.
Bridgwater carnival organiser Dave Stoke says carnival groups are already looking to 2014.
Crowds in Bridgwater are already finding their places for the best view of tonight's carnival. It's the biggest event of its kind in the UK and more than 50 carts- or floats- will wind their way through the town.