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Tonight's football fixtures

Tonight's football fixtures Credit: ITV News

Our three Football League teams are all in action tonight.

Yeovil have travelled north to take on Accrington Stanley, while Plymouth Argyle are at home to Barnet.

Exeter City are away at League Two leaders Portsmouth.

First female Bishop of Taunton officially consecrated

Ruth Worsley is the first female Bishop of Taunton Credit: CofE

The first female Bishop of Taunton will be officially consecrated in a service at St Paul's Cathedral at 11am this morning.

Ruth Worsley was previously Archdeacon of Wiltshire.

She will be formally installed in her new post in a ceremony at Wells Cathedral on at 2pm on Saturday 3 October, which will be open to all.


Did you see the Super Blood Moon?

People climbed Glastonbury Tor to catch one of the best views of the lunar eclipse and super moon Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

People across the region got up very early to watch a lunar eclipse which saw the moon turn blood red.

The "superbloodmoon" is created when the moon is at its closest to the earth. During a lunar eclipse, the moon turns a deep rusty red, due to sunlight being scattered by the Earth's atmosphere.

If you have managed to get good pictures of the phenomenon, we would love to see them. Email them to - and please include where you took the photos.

This shot was taken by an early bird at Exeter City Council.

Anti-nuclear campaigners write to PM over China

An artist's impression of the new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point Credit: EDF Energy

Campaigners trying to stop a nuclear generator being built in Hinkley in Somerset have written to David Cameron.

The Stop Hinkley Campaign has urged the Prime Minister to end co-operation with China, claiming recent explosions in the country have highlighted its poor health and safety record.

Alfonso Thomas to depart Somerset at the end of the season

Alfonso Thomas to leave Somerset County Cricket Club Credit: PA: Nigel French

Somerset County Cricket Club has announced fast bowler Alfonso Thomas, who has taken over 550 wickets for the County will be leaving the club at the end of the 2015 season.

The 38 year old first joined Somerset prior to the start of the 2008 season and following a number of impressive performances for the Seconds early on, he made his First XI debut after which he became a regular member of the line up in all formats.

Alfonso has enjoyed many highlights in his career both for Somerset and indeed around the world.

His best season for Somerset was in 2010 during which he took in excess of 100 wickets and was presented with the ‘Player of the Year Award’ something he went on to win for the second time after the conclusion of the 2014 season.

He has led Somerset on numerous occasions in Marcus Trescothick’s absence, most memorably during Somerset’ remarkable run in the Champions League T20 in 2011 when they reached the semi-final stage.

I have thoroughly enjoyed my career at Somerset and extend huge thanks to Brian Rose who believed in me some years ago and asked me to join the Club. I wish my teammates and Club all the best for the future.

It’s been great fun but like all good things they eventually come to an end. I am intending to remain in cricket, either continuing to play or by making the transition into coaching – it was a great privilege to be asked by Gary Kirsten to work with his bowlers during the IPL in India this year that I really enjoyed.

I plan to take a few weeks over the off season to consider several alternative options before deciding exactly which path to take. I hope that at some point in the future I will get the opportunity to be involved in the Club in some capacity.

I've had fantastic support from the supporters over the years and would like them to know that it has always been greatly appreciated.

– Alfonso Thomas

'Do it yourself flood bags' handed out to flood prone homes

Do it yourself flood bags handed out to flood prone homes Credit: ITV News

Volunteers have been giving out special flood packs to owners of flood prone homes on the Somerset Levels.

The packs include giant waterproof bags to protect belongings, do it yourself sand bags and were given out in Moorland and Burrowbridge.

They've been put together by The Somerset Emergency Volunteers to help prevent damage like what was seen in the floods 2 years ago.


Police hunt armed robber with boxers on his head

Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

Police are hunting an armed robber who held up a shop in Yeovil - while wearing a pair of boxer shorts on his head.

The man entered McColls, in Lyde Road, before brandishing a large kitchen knife, making sure he covered his face with grey and white patterned boxer shorts.

Police say he then threatened staff before making off with a quantity of cash in the direction of Victoria Road.

Residents of Victoria Road to check their gardens and bins for the knife and boxer shorts.

The man is described as white with either a dark, tanned complexion or dirty skin, aged in his 20s, of skinny build and approximately 6ft tall. He had dark stubble and a moustache and short dark gelled hair.

– Avon and Somerset Police Spokesman
Credit: Avon and Somerset Police
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