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  • Shocked rail passenger describes 'horrible feeling' after train struck car in fatal level crossing crash

    By abbiewhouse at 18:22 on 21/03/13
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    A passenger on the train that collided with a car in Somerset, killing the driver, has described the six hours he spent on the train following the incident Kyle Millett, 25, from Wellington, was travelling from Taunton to a business meeting in London when the train collided with the car on a level crossing near Athelney at around 6.30am this morning. Kyle said he knew immediately that something had been hit. "The crash happened about...
  • Service suspended on majority of Taunton and Bridgwater bus routes

    By This is Somerset at 14:30 on 23/01/13
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    The majority of bus services in Taunton and Bridgwater have been suspended for the rest of the day. Many of the roads around the two towns are still impassable following yesterday's heavy snow and further flurries this morning. All of bus operator First Group's services were cancelled last night, but some restricted services have resumed today. There are still no buses from Taunton to Dulverton, Bishops Lydeard, Wells, Axminster,...
  • £21m road project to help boost Taunton economy and ease traffic congestion

    By Western Morning News at 06:45 on 21/01/13
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    Work on a £21 million road in Somerset could begin in March after the Government backed the project. The mile-long road in Taunton, expected to be completed in late 2014, is intended to ease congestion in the area and help boost the local economy. The Department for Transport approved Somerset County Council's move to buy up land along the route of the Northern Inner Distributor Road (NIDR). Leader of the Council John Osman...
  • Free Saturday car-parking in Taunton this September

    By abbie_taunton at 13:59 on 14/09/12
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    Taunton Deane Borough Council has organised free parking for all in Taunton car-parks this month. The initiative means that drivers can park their cars in Taunton for free from 3 – 6pm on Saturdays this month. 'Free after three' is being launched tomorrow (September 15) and will also take place on September 22, and 29. The council have launched this initiative in support of Taunton traders. They are hoping it will encourage...
  • Travel delays as A38 is flooded between Taunton and Wellington

    By This is Somerset at 18:31 on 29/08/12
    Flooding has caused delays on the A38 in both directions between Taunton and Wellington this evening. Parts of the road are under almost one foot of water near the Blackdown and Willowbrook Garden Centres. The road remained open, but rush hour traffic was queuing in both directions between Chelston Roundabout and the Silver Street junction. Other roads heading over the Blackdown Hills towards Wellington were also partially blocked due...

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