Taunton's Brewhouse Theatre to be reopened after the borough council agreed to grant a five-year lease to the Taunton Theatre Association.
The M5 crash could have been avoided if the organiser of a fireworks display fulfilled his health and safety duties, a jury has heard.
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Marine Alexander Wayne Blackman, convicted of murdering an Afghan insurgent, comes from Taunton and was based in Plymouth.
A community group is to take over the running of Taunton's Brewhouse Theatre.
Councillors have tonight approved plans by Taunton Theatre Association to reopen the 350-seat venue in the new year.
The Brewhouse closed in February after the company which owned it went into administration. 50 members of staff lost their jobs.
A report into the quality of care at Taunton's Musgrove Park Hospital has found some areas needed improvement but that the hospital is providing safe and effective care.
The areas highlighted for improvement included maintenance of theatre and wards in the older part of hospital.
It found that at busy times, patients had to wait longer for specialist treatment and older people may not receive the care and emotional support they need.
Dr Chris Gordon is chair of the CQC Inspection Panel.
The health watchdog says Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton is providing patients with 'safe and effective care'.
Inspectors from the Care Quality Commission spent two days at the hospital in September, and made three unannounced visits.
They found some areas needed improvement but these were being addressed by the hospital's Trust.
Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust was one of the first to be inspected under radical changes introduced by the CQC.
The jury in the M5 crash trial have been visiting the scene of the accident, where seven people died.
The pile-up has been described as one of the worst motorway crashes in British history.
Today focus turned to Taunton rugby club, where the man accused of failing to ensure the safety of others, organised a fireworks display that night.
Rebecca Broxton reports.
The picture shows Taunton Rugby Club, site of a fireworks display on the night of the fatal M5 crash, which happened nearby. The prosecution allege that smoke from the display contributed to the crash, in which 7 people died.
The display organiser, Geoffrey Counsell, is accused of failing to ensure the safety of others. He denies the charge.
The organiser of a fireworks display, near the scene where seven people died in a crash on the M5, has gone on trial.
Geoffrey Counsell denies failing to ensure the safety of others following the tragedy near Taunton two years ago.
The pile-up was described as one of the worst motorway crashes in British history.
Today the prosecution said conditions gave vehicles no chance of stopping.
One driver described it as 'like having a tin of paint thrown over your windscreen.'
From Bristol Crown Court, here's David Woodland.
40 Commando have returned home from an exercise in California.
The Green Berets have been fine-tuning their skills in the US desert as part of Exercise Black Alligator.
The men from Norton Manor Camp, in Taunton, relocated for several weeks, to the US Marine Corps base at Twentynine Palms in California.
Hundreds of Royal Marines carried out live firing with heavy guns and mortars and practised their urban combat drills. They also took part in large-scale live firing commando raids with their Dutch and US counterparts.
Next on 40 Commando's agenda is cold weather warfare training in Norway and jungle warfare skills in Gabon.
They'll also be taking part in armoured vehicle, aviation and chemical warfare training.