As Taunton's Brewhouse Theatre closes its doors for the final time today, the Board of Governors blames the economy and lack of funding
A candlelit vigil will take place at the Brewhouse in Taunton to "remember the great times". The theatre closed suddenly last night
Full statement from slaughterers L J Potter, who use the Taunton abattoir where traces of the horse painkiller "bute" were found in meat
Bus services in Taunton, Bridgwater and Weston-super-Mare face cutbacks from July. Operator First Bus is removing several routes which it says are 'underperforming'. Up to 12 people face redundancy at the Bridgwater bus depot.
The changes from July 28 are: Taunton route 92 cut; increased frequency on route 22. Bridgwater - Town Services 1, 2, and 3 cut; Weston - routes 1 and 14 cut. The news comes just days after parent company First Group saw its share price fall 30 per cent
Thousands of people lined the streets of Taunton today, as 700 Royal Marines marched through the town to officially mark the end of their time in Afghanistan.
The Marines from 40 Commando were the very first to be deployed to the country twelve years ago.
This year, after four tours of duty, they're among the last to return.
As 40 Commando's final homecoming from Afghanistan brings to an end 12 years of involvement in the troubled country - there'll be mixed feelings about what happened during those years.
Defence Correspondent John Andrews reports on what they achieved in that time and the price they paid:
Sixteen families lost loved ones serving with 40 Commando in Afghanistan. But the unit was by no means the only one to be affected by the conflict.
Families from across our region lost sons, brothers and fathers, who were serving in military units based across the South West.
Ahead of today's parade our Somerset Correspondent David Woodland spoke to Judy Gaden, the mother of Corporal Tom Gaden, who was killed in Afghanistan four years ago:
The Duke of Edinburgh will be presenting medals to the Royal Marines at a private ceremony at Norton Manor Camp.
Our Somerset correspondent David Woodland is there:
Thousands of people have turned out in Taunton to welcome home the Royal Marines of 40 Commando from Afghanistan.
700 Marines paraded through the town's streets which were lined with huge crowds.
The troops were among the very first deployed to the country nearly 12 years ago. Now, after four tours they are among the last to return.
Bob Cruwys reports:
The following Taunton roads will be closed between 7:30am and 1pm this morning:
- Park Street (eastern end)
- The Crescent (northern end)
- Corporation Street
- Castle Way
- Fore Street
- East Street
- Hammet Street
- North Street
- The Bridge
Diversions - East Reach into Hurdle Way A38, Park Street into Cann Hill, The Shuttern A38, Bridge Street via Third Way to Wellington Road A38. Buses will operate as normal round the outside of Taunton.
Parade Route - Corporation Street , Fore Street, East Street, Tancred Street, Canon Street, St James Street, North Street (Saluting Base), Fore Street, Corporation Street.
The Duke of Edinburgh will present medals to Royal Marines from 40 Commando in Taunton later. A homecoming parade will also take place on the High Street to mark their return from Afghanistan.
It will be a chance to remember the 18 Royal Marines who lost their lives during the decade-long conflict.