1. The Original Factory Shop to close store just 12 months after it opened

    By Patrick O'Donnell One of the country’s most popular retailers with 180 stores is preparing to close one of its stores next week. The Original Factory Shop has confirmed it will shut down its Taunton branch on April 6 after only 12 months of trading in a blow to the local economy
  2. UK weather: 230 flood alerts issued across the country as Brits brace for downpours

    By Benedict Tetzlaff-Deas More than 230 flood alerts have been issued in the UK as the nation prepares for another wave of weather disruption. River levels remain high across the country following days of unsettled conditions, while several coastal areas have been told to prepare f
  3. Network Rail chiefs pocket £35k bonus as passengers face misery and cancellations

    By Matthew Davis Staff at Network Rail trousered almost £40million in bonuses last year as passengers faced misery. Services were repeatedly halted by engineering works, yet nearly 13,000 workers got an average £3,000 each. And bosses already pocketing a fortune got average top-ups
  4. It's Hogmanay | December 31st, 2023

    Hogmanay is the Scottish new year celebration. Coinciding with New Year's Eve , it started during ancient pagan times, and may have stemmed from Norse and Gaelic observances—its roots may be in the Winter Solstice and Yule celebrations marked by the Norse, and it may have brought
  5. Man dies of fatal injuries in tragic quad bike accident as police launch probe

    By Norman Silvester & Joe Smith Police are investigating after a man died from serious injuries he sustained in a tragic accident involving a quad bike. A joint investigation between police and the Health and Safety Executive is underway to examine the incident which saw a local bu