Legendary Champion jockey AP McCoy is planning to make his swansong appearance at Taunton Racecourse later when it hosts a Family Fun Day.
AP has ridden well over 4000 winners since 1992 and been crowned National Hunt Champion Jockey on 20 consecutive occasions, a record that is unlikely to ever be beaten.
Earlier this year he announced his retirement at the end of this season so this is expected to be the last time he will ride at Taunton.
There are delays on trains between Exeter St Davids and Taunton.
It's due to a problem which is currently under investigation. At the moment there's no estimate for when a normal service will resume but delays are around 15 minutes.
The problem is affecting First Great Western and CrossCountry services.
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79-year-old Winifred, who was reported missing yesterday, has been found dead in the River Tone.
Her body was recovered in Taunton this morning and her death is not being treated as suspicious.
The police want to thank the media and public for their help with the appeal.
Police are concerned about a vulnerable woman who has gone missing in the Taunton area.
79-year-old Winifred Vickery was last seen at 2.30pm yesterday by friends.
Officers say she may appear confused and has missed taking medication.
She is described as a white woman with silver/grey hair. When she went missing she was wearing a dusty pink coloured fleece jacket, black trousers and black shoes. She uses a walking stick.
Anyone with further information should contact Taunton police.
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Passengers hoping to travel between Exeter St Davids and Taunton are experiencing delays of up to 70 minutes following an earlier closure.
The line between Exeter and Tiverton Parkway was shut for safety checks following a small landslip.
Delays are expected to clear by 3.30pm.
Police in Taunton have set up a dedicated phone-line to find out if the closure of a shop selling legal highs has reduced anti-social behaviour in the town.
Hush, in Bridge Street, was ordered to close by magistrates for three months after complaints from nearby residents and traders.
Officers are asking people to ring 01823 363 185 with their feedback.
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An Anglo-Saxon sculpture is to go on display at The Museum of Somerset in Taunton after £150,000 was raised to buy it.
The carving of St Peter was found in a garden at Dowlish Wake near Ilminster in 2004. It was being used as a pet's grave.
Almost £80,000 of the total came from the Heritage Lottery Fund.