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  • Buying chicken at a Somerset supermarket? Three quarters of them are contaminated with potentially deadly bug

    Nearly three-quarters of supermarket chickens are contaminated with a potentially deadly bug, making it the biggest food safety concern in the UK, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has said. read more

  • Trouble on the tracks in Somerset expected as Network Rail staff to strike in June Somerset County Gazette: The final pandrol clip marks the connection of Hitachi Aycliffe to the rail network.

    Network Rail workers are to stage two strikes next month after a new pay offer was rejected. read more

  • PHOTOS: Half term fun at Castle Sports Centre, Taunton Somerset County Gazette:

    YOUNGSTERS have been enjoying themselves at Taunton's Castle Sports Centre over the half term. read more

  • PHOTOS: Charity football match in memory of Ross Paterson was 'a very special day'

    A CHARITY football match in memory of a young man, who was killed after a night out last year, has been described as ‘a very special day’ by its organisers. read more

  • Warning over PayPal scam

    People are being warned to beware when selling online, after a Paypal fraud alert. read more

  • Trailer detaches from tractor and careers down Taunton street smashing traffic lights: VIDEO Somerset County Gazette:

    This unfortunate moment a trailer came loose and smashed traffic lights was captured on a dashboard camera on East Reach, Taunton. read more

  • Two hour battle to control blaze in commercial property in Somerset Somerset County Gazette: Fire engine, Fire Rescue landscape

    FIREFIGHTERS fought a blaze in a commercial property for two hours yesterday evening, Wednesday, May 27. read more

  • 'Deep shame' as Methodist Church issues ‘full and unreserved apology’ to children abused by ministers and members Somerset County Gazette: Law firm urges historic abuse victims to come forward

    The Methodist Church in Britain has issued a ‘full and unreserved apology' over hundreds of cases of sexual and physical abuse of children during the past 64 years. read more

  • Wig Wednesday at Taunton in support of cancer charity CLIC Somerset County Gazette:

    STAFF and residents at Calway House, Taunton took part in Wear a Wig Wednesday this week. read more

  • Child serious accident casualties in Somerset 'peak during after-school rush' Somerset County Gazette: Scene of the accident

    TEATIME is dangerous for children in Somerset - that’s when serious accidents peak, according to findings released today (Thursday, May 28) by the Child Accident Prevention Trust. read more

  • CRICKET: Somerset held to a draw by champions Yorkshire Somerset County Gazette:

    SOMEREST were thwarted by a defiant innings of 99 from all-rounder Adil Rashid at the County Ground yesterday as Yorkshire forced a draw in their County Championship Division One match. read more

  • Conservatives Celebrating Success Of Taking Control Of Taunton Deane Borough Council

    The Conservatives are celebrating their success on securing a majority on Taunton Deane Borough Council. read more

  • Wellington siblings all set to take on Snowdon charity challenge

    A YEAR 6 pupil from Wellington Prep School, will be climbing Mount Snowdon this weekend (Saturday, May 30) in aid of Children with Cancer UK. read more

  • Story of tragedy and determination behind cigarette sign in Somerset Somerset County Gazette:

    ENAMEL advertising signs were once a common sight in towns and villages. read more

  • Boy and girl steal woman's mobility scooter in Taunton Somerset County Gazette:

    POLICE are hunting a boy and girl suspected of stealing a disabled woman’s mobility scooter while she was shopping. read more


    HUXTABLE Ken, passed away at Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton on Wednesday 20th May 2015, aged 80 years. Greatly missed and loved by Margaret his wife and sadly missed by all his family and friends. Funeral service will take place on Friday 29th May at Taunton Deane Crematorium at 4.00pm. Family flowers only, donations in memory of Ken are for The British Heart Foundation which can be left at the service or sent C/o The Co-operative Funeralcare 6 The Mount, Taunton, Somerset TA1 3NR. 01823 337070. read more


    SYDENHAM Raymond (Ray) passed away peacefully on 21st May 2015. He was a much loved husband, dad, grandad, son, brother and special friend and barber to many. He will be greatly missed. The funeral service takes place at Taunton Deane Crematorium on Tuesday 2nd June at 1.00pm. Family flowers only have been requested but for those wishing to remember Ray, donations for St Margaret's Somerset Hospice may be sent to the funeral directors Nigel K Ford, North End, Creech St Michael, Taunton TA3 5EB read more


    MITCHELL. Derek Charles of Church- stanton passed peacefully away after a short illness at St. Margaret's Somerset Hospice, Taunton on Wednesday 20th May 2015 aged 78 years. A service of thanksgiving for his life will take place at the Church of St. Peter & St. Paul, Churchstanton on Friday 5th June 2015 at 12.00 noon. Family flowers only, donations in his memory for Cancer Research UK may be given as you leave the Church or sent to W. H. Berry & Son. Funeral Directors, Brookfield, Churchstanton, TA3 7RL. Telephone: 01823 601386. read more


    Sydenham . Raymond. My dear brother Ray left us far too soon. We will miss you more than you could ever have known. R.I.P. Sheila and Bob. read more

  • Peggy COATES

    COATES. Peggy of Ruishton. Passed away peacefully at Calway House 23rd May 2015 aged 94. Loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Funeral service to take place at Taunton Crematorium Monday 1st June at 1.00pm. Family flowers only but donations, in memory of Peggy, for R.N.I.B. may be given at the service or sent to the Funeral Directors Nigel K Ford 45 Station Road, Taunton TA1 1NZ. read more


    Berry. Kenneth Arthur late of Bathpool. Aged 89 years. Ken died peacefully with his family at his side. Husband of Jean (deceased). Much loved brother, brother-in-law, uncle and friend. Cremation in Norfolk and ashes to be brought back to Taunton for celebration of Ken's life. read more


    PEACH. Janina. (Siberia Cross), wife of John (RIP), mother of Jack (RIP), Fr. Eddie, and Bob (RIP), died peacefully, at Hamilton Park Care Home, Taunton, on Saturday 2nd May, aged 91. Funeral Mass to be on Friday 5th June at 1 pm, at St Teresa's Catholic Church, Eastwick Road, Taunton. No flowers; donations to CAFOD (Overseas Development): Taunton Funeral Service, Bridge Street, Taunton, TA1 1TP read more

  • Wilfred George (Wilf SPURWAY

    SPURWAY Wilfred George (Wilf) Passed peacefully away at his home in Crewkerne on 21st May 2015, aged 86 years. Dearly loved husband of Mary, father of Trevor, Ian and Philip, grandad to Oliver, Rose, Jack, Robert and Frank and great-granddaughters Poppy and Elsie. Funeral service takes place at Yeovil Crematorium on Monday 1st June at 12.40pm. Family flowers only please; donations are invited for Yeovil District Hospital c/o A E Stoodley and Son, The Park, George Shopping Centre, Crewkerne, TA18 7LU or online at www.stoodleyand read more

  • Connie COLES

    COLES Connie of Wellington and formerly of Clayhanger, passed suddenly but peace- fully away at her home on 15th May 2015, aged 88 years. Beloved wife of Reg, much loved mum to Chris and Sandra, Gerald and Brenda, Graham and Marilyn and a special nan to Dan, Nick and Philip. Funeral service to take place at Taunton Deane Crematorium on Tuesday 2nd June at 2.00pm. No flowers please but donations, if desired for the League of Friends, Musgrove Park Hospital, may be sent c/o Anthony James Funeral Director, Broad Meadow View, Wiveliscombe, TA4 2TB. Tel: 01984-624149. read more

  • Cyril PYNE

    PYNE Cyril. Peacefully passed away Wed- nesday 13th May 2015, aged 102 years, at Bideford Hospital, North Devon. Previously of Norton Fitzwarren, formerly worked for Taunton Cider Company. Family and friends welcome to attend Cyril's funeral at North Devon Crematorium June 2nd at 12.20pm. Donations if required to The North Devon Branch, Multiple Sclerosis or passed directly to Funeral Directors, W S Gayton & Son, Lauderdale, Hopperstyle, Barnstaple EX31 2LB, Tel: 01271 342196 read more

  • Cyril DART

    Dart. Cyril. Cyril's family would like to thank everyone who attended the funeral, sent cards and messages and gave generous donations to The British Heart Foundation. Special thanks to Tim Hodge for the lovely service, The Meryan House Hotel for the reception and Nigel K Ford, Funeral Directors for their help and support throughout. Please accept this as personal acknowledgement of thanks. read more

  • Victor Cooney

    Cooney. Victor (Vic). Mary, Deborah and Jane, Would like to express their sincere thanks to all family and friends that attended the service in memory of the late Vic Cooney, at Taunton Crematorium on 21st May 2015, and to those that would have liked to have attended, but were unable. Many thanks to the Co- Operative Funeral Service and their team, who were excellent, kind, caring and considerate with the planning of (VIc's) (Dad's) funeral. Many thanks to the Reverend Tim Hodge, for giving a wonderful and moving service. Special thanks to Jim Durant and the retired members of the Somerset Light Infantry for providing the guard of honour. Special thanks to Paul Fraser for playing the bugle for the Last Post and Reveille. Many thanks to Cherry and all the staff at the Meryan House Hotel for making us feel welcome and for providing an outstanding post funeral reception. read more

  • Trissy SMITH

    SMITH Terry and family would like to thank everyone who attended the service of remembrance for Trissy. Also for all the messages of sympathy that they have received after the passing of their beloved Triss. Thanks also to Dr Chandler, Reverend Tim Hodge, Nigel K Ford, Somerset Care and all the staff at St Margaret's Hospice, especially the nurses, who were wonderful in their care for Triss. read more

  • Hazel and Tony CURL

    CURL Hazel and Tony. Congratulations on your 65th wedding anniversary! With best wishes and fondest love from Rose, Nigel, Abigail, Matthew and families xx read more

  • Iris and Eric CHOWN

    CHOWN Iris and Eric. Congratulations on your Golden Wedding Anniversary on 29th May 2015. Two special friends. Love Jenny xx read more

  • Victoria Bennett

    BENNETT Victoria. Congratulations on your 21st birthday on 27th May. Well done on finishing your degree and good luck with your results. Lots of love, Dad, Mum, Abbie & Marley xxx read more

  • Katie Burgess

    BURGESS Katie. Happy 21st Birthday. Love Mum, Dad, Jack, Granny and Richard xxxx read more


    Gibbons. Tom, fell asleep 29th May 2007 reunited with Jason tragically taken 27th May 1995 Love you always Susan and Mick xxx read more

  • Charlotte BAILEY

    Bailey Charlotte. Happy 18th birthday Lottie. All our love Grandma & Granddad. XXX read more

  • Charlotte BAILEY

    Bailey Charlotte. Happy 18th birthday Charley. All our love Mum, Dad & Hannah. XXX read more


    SUMMERS Shannon. Happy 18th birthday to the most amazing and beautiful daughter I could ever ask for. Hope you have a fantastic day. So proud of you sweetheart, love you more than words can say, Mum xxxx read more

  • Shannon Summers

    SUMMERS Shannon. Happy 18th Birthday on 2nd June 2015. Lots and lots of love, Nan, Fis'n'Tips (Grampy), Darren & Nikki xxxxx read more

  • Michael HARTLAND

    Hartland Michael. Today is your birthday Dad and I just wanted to say, thinking of you is easy, I do it everyday. Missing you is the heartache that never goes away. Love and hugs Sue, Ian, Sian, Leigh, Matt and James. read more


    JONES Christina (Tina), also known as Sides, passed away Tuesday 19th May 2015 at Musgrove Park Hospital with her family by her side. Tina's woodland burial, should you wish to attend, will be on Friday 29th May at 12 noon at The Old Cleeve Burial Ground, overlooking Blue Anchor Bay. She will be loved for ever. For futher information please contact Oak Funeral Directors on 01984 248006. read more

  • Elizabeth Nee Chard PORTER

    PORTER Elizabeth Née Chard, On Sunday May 17th 2015, Elizabeth formerly of Westleigh, Near Tiverton, Devon, passed away peacefully at Halden Heights Care Home, High Haldon, Kent, aged 92 years. Dearly loved wife of Stanley, much loved mum of June and Tony, adored nan and gran of all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The funeral service will take place at St. Mary's Church, Burlescombe, on Tuesday June 2nd 2015 at 11.30am, followed by interment in the churchyard. Floral tributes in memory of Elizabeth, should be received no later than 9.30am on the morning of the service and can be sent to: Walter H. Squires & Son, Chapel of Rest, 11 Welbrook Street, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 5JW read more

  • Patricia Mary de Vos

    DE VOS Patricia Mary de Vos. 31st May 2007. Beloved daughter of Nan, and beloved mother and carer of Rose. Kind and loving. Faithful to God, and good to all. My beautiful mother, I love you and miss you always. Your Rose. read more

  • Thomas Gibbons

    GIBBONS. Thomas. Those we love don't go away they walk beside us everyday. Love Mark xx read more

  • Thomas Gibbons

    GIBBONS Thomas. Partings come and hearts are broken, loved ones go with words unspoken, deep in our hearts theres a memory kept for a husband and father we will never forget. With love always your wife Doreen and family xx read more


    Fortune Frances passed away 30th May 2012. Forever in our hearts, thinking of you always. Love Michael, Emma, Mark and families. xxxx read more

  • Daniel HOLLEY

    HOLLEY Daniel. 30th May 2011. Never a day goes by that we don't think about you. Love and miss you. Mum and Pat. xxx read more

  • Tom Gibbons

    GIBBONS. Tom. 29th May 2007. Always remembered, Martin, Vera and James xxx read more

  • John Silke

    SILKE John. At rest May 1993. My darling valiant husband who saw it through with tenacious courage, a lasting inspiration to many. The sun shone in his smile and set on my precious memories of him who touched many lives with his love, wisdom and special sense of humour. You are the angel glow that lights the star. The dearest things I know are what you are. Magical memories will linger in the heart til we are reunited in love. Audrey xx read more


    bean- gibbons In loving memory of son Jason and dad Tom missing you each and every day, always in my thoughts, forever in my heart. Love Nichola and family. xx read more


    DICKS Christine. Chris it will be a year since you left us on the 30th May. You are missed so very much, always in our thoughts and forever in our hearts. Love as always, Sue, Gareth, Mark, Julie and families. read more

  • Brian gardner

    Gardner. Brian passed away 31st May 2002. You are always with us. From loving wife Jean, son Peter and daughter Tina xxx read more

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