BBC news for Somerset

Man's bomb hoax to stop wife’s night out in Minehead

Court hears Mo Ahmed was angry his wife was going out while he worked two jobs to make ends meet.

Hairdresser following dream with stand-up wheelchair

Mitch Chalmers was left paralysed from the chest down after a motocross accident.

How Taunton cared for German child refugees

Somerset town twinning association is looking for people with memories of children of war.

New nuclear plant at Sizewell '20% cheaper than Hinkley'

EDF Energy plans to build Sizewell C, located to the north of the existing Sizewell B plant on the Suffolk coast.

Live BBC World News

Trump wall: President's view on Mexico border has changed - Kelly

The US president's chief of staff speaks out as an immigration row threatens a government shutdown.

'Code red' storm halts Dutch trains and flights

Flights to and from Amsterdam's Schiphol airport are suspended and most trains are cancelled.

Facebook selfie showing murder weapon helps convict killer

Police discovered the weapon used to murder a Canadian teen in a photo she took with her friend.

Drone saves two Australian swimmers in world first

Lifeguards in Australia interrupt a drone training session to save two stricken boys.