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Taunton police investigate attack on Russians

Police in Taunton say they're treating an attack on two Russian men as racially motivated. The pair were assaulted by three white men outside a Polish shop on East Reach.

PC Tim Mason, said: “We believe this was a racially motivated assault, and I am keen to speak to anyone who might have information as to the identity of the three suspects. We won’t tolerate any kind of hate crime in Taunton - as the Beat Manager for the area, I want to make that very clear


How this footbridge could transform routes around Taunton

A footbridge dubbed the "missing link" over a river in Taunton has been completed.

The route over the River Tone at Longrun Meadow Country Park links Firepool Lock to the Silk Mills Park and Ride. The riverside path has no steps so is a crucial part of providing disabled-friendly access.

The project has seen several delays, but at least people will be able to avoid a lot of main roads and walk round Taunton on footpaths and through water meadows.

The bridge is made from traditional materials - and councillors say it's a "tremendous asset".

I have been very impressed by the workmanship using traditional high quality materials which look perfectly in place. The bridge is sturdy without being intrusive and is weathering well in its setting.

Most of all it will be welcomed by many in the community as an extension of the walking and cycling routes giving easier access to Longrun Meadow and the town centre.

– Cllr John Williams

Taunton Town get ready to make history

Taunton Town in training for their FA Cup clash Credit: ITV News

It will be an historic weekend for non-league side Taunton Town.

On Sunday 6 November they'll contest the first round of the FA Cup for the first time since 1981.

They'll host Barrow - a club ranked three divisions higher - in front of a record home crowd of 2,500 supporters. The team can't wait for the big day.

It's completely different and to be honest you wouldn't want it any other way.

For example in the last round against Hemel we had 1,200 people here and everything felt different to a league game or any other cup tie.

But as they say that's the magic of the FA Cup and we're delighted to be experiencing that, so we wouldn't want it any other way.

– Leigh Robinson, Manager, Taunton Town
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