This is The West Country: Carly Robertson Carly Robertson

BRAVE teenagers Ryan Cribben and Dean Lepage were thanked by pensioner Carol Gore after they chased a mugger who had robbed her purse.

Widow Mrs Gore said she thought she was going to die when her attacked pulled a knife on her, but she was grateful to her “heroes” who managed to get her purse back by tracking after the thief.

THERE was outrage at Somerset County Council's money-saving proposals that saw 18 children's centres at risk of being closed down.

The authority later put the decision on hold after the announcement sparked widespread opposition.

There was further bad news from County Hall when it emerged that 60 jobs are to be axed as the authority saves £4million next year.

WEST Somerset motorists faced three weeks of chaos as work to improve drainage put a section of the A39 out of use for vehicles from 9am to 3.30pm on weekdays.

HOSPITAL deputy manager Carly Robertson from Taunton revealed she had spent hundreds of pounds on 16 tattoos - the largest was a ray of sunshine on her stomach costing £560.

She was vying for the Miss Tattoo 2014 title and says she is keen to dispel the perception of women with tattoos as rebels.

FANS scrambled for tickets after it was announced that Rod Stewart will be performing at the County Ground, Taunton, on Wednesday, June 18 - a total of 14,000 were sold within 72 hours of going on sale.

SAM Goldsmith, 28, died when her car crashed on the M5 between Wellington and Taunton - family and friends described her as “so full of life”.


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