A tiny dragon has been unveiled as the shape of things to come in Taunton - it's the basis for a special arts trail this summer
Rail passengers in Devon face delays in the new year when the line between Taunton and Tiverton is closed for tunnel and railway repairs
As the case against the man accused of causing the M5 crash is dismissed, our reporter Bob Cruwys has been to meet survivors.
Rail travel in and out of the region is to be severely disrupted for the next three week as the mainline is closed between Exeter and Taunton.
From today passengers from St Davids and Tiverton Parkway will be bused to Taunton for journeys to the North. Services to London and the South East will be rerouted via Yeovil.
Network Rail say it's to allow vital repairs to the one hundred and seventy year old Whiteball Tunnel on the Somerset border to be carried out. Other track renewal work will be carried out to stop flooding.
A former Royal Marine from Taunton, who was found guilty of murdering an injured insurgent in Afghanistan, has lodged an appeal application in a bid to challenge his conviction.
39 year old Sergeant Alexander Blackman was jailed for a minimum of 10 years in December.
Police in Taunton have released a series of CCTV images as part of their investigation into a sexual assault in Taunton.
A 20-year-old woman was followed by a man as she walked through the town centre at around 2.35am on Thursday 27 November.
When she reached Kilkenny House in Cheddon Road, the man grabbed and sexually assaulted her.
The man in the images is described as white, about 5ft 8ins, of skinny build, in his late thirties, with stubble.
He was wearing a green jacket with a hood over the top of a light coloured grey or white hooded top, and loose fitting cream or light coloured trousers. He was generally scruffy looking.
"I can confirm we are taking a close look into whether there is a link between this incident and any others in the area."
"Two men previously arrested in connection with this investigation have been released without charge and we are now focussing on identifying the man in these images and we are asking the public to help us with this."
Detective Constable, Darren Bowden, Avon & Somerset Police
A date’s been set for an inquest into the deaths of seven people who died in a crash on the M5 near Taunton two years ago.
34 vehicles were involved in the pile-up and fire in November 2011, making it one of the worst motorway accidents in the country.
Geoffrey Counsell, who staged a fireworks display at nearby Taunton Rugby Club ground, was cleared last week of breaching health and safety laws amid claims drivers could not see because of smoke drifting across the road.
West Somerset Coroner, Michael Rose says he will hold a full inquest at Taunton on March 31st.
The main railway line between Taunton and Tiverton is to be closed for three weeks in the new year for repairs.
Network Rail is to spend £15 million upgrading the line and repairing a Victorian tunnel. Replacement coach services are planned along with extra car parking.
The closure is due to start on January the 18th and will last until February the 10th.
The daughter of a couple who were killed in the M5 crash said she was "devastated" with the result - and still blamed Geoffrey Counsell, the fireworks organiser, for the smash.
Elaine Adams, whose parents Anthony and Pamela Adams, from Newport, south Wales, died in the accident, said: "I think I speak on behalf of all the families in the crash - we are devastated."