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Former Taunton student aiming for place in Winter Olympics

Somerset County Gazette: WINTER OLYMPICS DREAM: Former Somerset College student Paul Moralee

12:46pm Friday 28th August 2015

A SPORTS course at Taunton’s Somerset College has stood snowboarder Paul Moralee in good stead as he aims for a place in the 2018 Winter Olympics.

500 sheep worth tens of thousands stolen in spate of livestock rustling raids

Somerset County Gazette: 500 sheep worth tens of thousands stolen in spate of livestock rustling raids

10:32am Saturday 4th July 2015

FARMERS across Somerset are wondering who’s going to be next after rustlers stole nearly 500 sheep worth tens of thousands of pounds in a series of raids over six weeks.

Hospital trust under inspection

Somerset County Gazette: MUSGROVE Park Hospital.

1:40pm Friday 3rd July 2015

PATIENTS aren’t treated quickly enough and Taunton’s Musgrove Park Hospital looks like overshooting its budget by £5million, it has emerged.

Innovative safety systems will protect road Somerset's road workers

4:45pm Thursday 18th June 2015

WORKING to repair Somerset’s roads will be a lot less dangerous thanks to innovative safety measures being bought in.

Rotary Club of Taunton Vale presents £16,366 to children's hospice

Somerset County Gazette: ROTARY club president Richard Goring presents a cheque to hospice community fundraiser Paula Hullett.

4:14pm Thursday 18th June 2015

A CLUB that raises money for good causes has handed over cheques totalling £16,366 to the Children's Hospice South West.

Families have a taste of wartime rationing

Somerset County Gazette: INFORMAL learning tutor John French.

4:05pm Thursday 18th June 2015

FAMILIES learned what it was like to be an evacuee in Somerset during the Second World War at a fun event at The Museum of Somerset, in Taunton.

Danielle wins Leanne Gibbons Trophy

Somerset County Gazette: DANIELLE Morris receives the Leanne Gibbons trophy from Leanne's parents Lesley and Cedric Gibbons, with County Gazette chief reporter Phil Hill.

3:57pm Thursday 18th June 2015

THE County Gazette's Danielle Morris has won an award in memory of a former reporter on the newspaper.

Awards go to long serving CAB volunteers

Somerset County Gazette: TAUNTON CAB chief executive Liz Fothergill, centre, with staff and volunteers.

3:44pm Thursday 18th June 2015

TAUNTON Citizens Advice Bureau held an awards ceremony during National Volunteers Week to celebrate the great work their volunteers do.

Summer sports festival

3:34pm Thursday 18th June 2015

BISHOP Fox's School, in Taunton, is hosting a summer sports festival on Wednesday, June 24.

New stand could be ready by end of cricket season

Somerset County Gazette: Work is going well on County Ground's new stand

3:31pm Thursday 18th June 2015

WORK on the new stand at the home of Somerset County Cricket Club is progressing well.

RNLI get helping hand from X-ray staff

3:27pm Thursday 18th June 2015

STAFF in the X-ray department at Taunton’s Musgrove Park Hospital raised £200 for the RNLI in Lyme Regis through a secondhand book sale.

Runners go that extra mile for hospice

Somerset County Gazette: MARATHON runners Richie Horton, Helen Gould, Wendy Gray, Zoe Morrison, Kirsti Ball and Hannah Dowling. Paul Booker, Andrew Keirle, Stuart Payne and Siobhan Sanderson not pictured.

3:22pm Thursday 18th June 2015

A GROUP of ten London Marathon runners raised over £20,000 for St Margaret’s Hospice.

Credit where credit's due

Somerset County Gazette: Jane Dunlop

3:18pm Thursday 18th June 2015

JANE Dunlop, head of debt recovery at Taunton law firm Clarke Willmott LLP has been named Credit Manager of the Year at the national Credit Today Awards 2015.

Debbie's HR appointment

Somerset County Gazette: DEBBIE Mawer is congratulated on her promotion by managing director Matt Brady.

3:10pm Thursday 18th June 2015

DEBBIE Mawer has been appointed director of people and culture over seeing human resources (HR) and training at Culmhead-based Claims Consortium Group.

Victorian fountain is 'jewel in Taunton's crown'

Somerset County Gazette: Victorian fountain is 'jewel in Taunton's crown'

2:58pm Thursday 18th June 2015

THE fountain in Vivary Park, Taunton, has been restored to its Victorian splendour after a magnificent makeover.

Bikers' open day was a Total Triumph

Somerset County Gazette: (27289136)

2:52pm Thursday 18th June 2015

KEEN bikers enjoyed an open day event at Total Triumph, in Wellington Road, Taunton, on Saturday.

Taunton women's darts players receive trophies

Somerset County Gazette: TOUNGESTEN Ticklers Carol Finlayson, Tiffany Groves, Sandra Manning, Karen Pedder, Loz Gray, Mary Greenslade and Roxy Haigh.

2:49pm Thursday 18th June 2015

THE top women's darts players in Taunton were presented with trophies and shields at a presentation evening.

Mortgage advisors in charity skydive

Somerset County Gazette: JACK Cooper hands over the cheque to Ann Willitt.

2:43pm Thursday 18th June 2015

TAUNTON mortgage firm Cooper Associates has presented a £3,965 cheque to St Margaret’s Hospice.

Explorer Scouts hand cheques to Taunton Homeless Association

2:39pm Thursday 18th June 2015

PHOENIX Explorer Scouts, from Taunton, presented two cheques to Taunton Association for the Homeless. One cheque was for £124.22 raised from running the Taunton Marathon Fun Run and Half Marathon, and the other was for £230.57 raised during the St George's Day Parade.

St Peter's Church holds fun day

Somerset County Gazette: St Peter's Church holds fun day

2:33pm Thursday 18th June 2015

THE Rev Debbi Turley, vicar of St Peter's Church, Lyngford, Taunton, looks as though she's caught a bit too much sun.

Concert proceeds will help transform lives

Somerset County Gazette: MAYOR Dave Durdan receives a cheque from choir chairman Tony Slavin watched by Mayoress Renee Durdan and choir committee members.

2:25pm Thursday 18th June 2015

A CONCERT featuring Taunton Deane Male Voice Choir and blues singer Johnny Mars raised £1,158 for the Taunton Deane Mayor's charity.

Golfers raise £13,562 for Cancer Research UK

Somerset County Gazette: CANCER Research UK local chairman Ann Jeffrey, centre, receives a cheque from the club's Anne Broadly, Jill Paul, Alan Reeve, Roger Nation and Chris Knapman.

2:22pm Thursday 18th June 2015

TAUNTON and Pickeridge Golf Club captains Roger Nation and Jill Paul raised £12,562 for Charity Research UK during their recently completed year in office.

Aerial attack

Somerset County Gazette: THE seagull warns the heron off.

2:18pm Thursday 18th June 2015

THIS amazing photo shows a squawking seagull attacking a heron near the River Tone, in Taunton.

Teenager's garage sale supports hospice

Somerset County Gazette: FUNDRAISER Ashley Carter.

2:14pm Thursday 18th June 2015

TEENAGER Ashley Carter got his friends and family to donate items for a garage sale in aid of the hospice that cared for his late grandfather.

Sponsored cycle in memory of father and son

1:00pm Thursday 18th June 2015

A SPONSORED cycle ride organised by a woman who suffered a double tragedy sets off from the school where she used to teach.

Fair visitors have chance to ring bells

Somerset County Gazette: PATRICIA Morrissey and Theresa Hearn work out what these antiques are.

12:55pm Thursday 18th June 2015

VISITORS to the fair run by Friends of St Peter’s Church, Langford Budville on Saturday got the chance to ring the bells, climb the tower and play the organ.

Sharon wins Exe Valley Triatholon

Somerset County Gazette: SHARON Fry with her award after winning the triathlon.

12:51pm Thursday 18th June 2015

SHARON Fry, aged 39, of Cotford St Luke, won the female category at the Exe Valley Triathlon in Tiverton at the weekend in 59min 5 secs, just over two minutes ahead of local runner Sasa Hamilton.

Here be 'friendly' dragons

Somerset County Gazette: EMILIA Pearce meets Chameleon the dragon.

12:40pm Thursday 18th June 2015

CHAMELEON the dragon has flown into Taunton’s Musgrove Park Hospital to promote the League of Friends.

Duke of Gloucester given guided tour of Muchelney Abbey

Somerset County Gazette: THE Duke of Gloucester signs the visitors' book.

12:33pm Thursday 18th June 2015

THE Duke of Gloucester was given a guided tour of Muchelney Abbey, near Langport, on a Royal Visit last Thursday.

Angler Steve lands lake's largest recorded carp

Somerset County Gazette: (25039421)

12:27pm Thursday 18th June 2015

ANGLER Steve Baker has been ‘carping’ on about his latest catch.

Praise for Taunton's sea and marine cadets

Somerset County Gazette: Praise for Taunton's sea and marine cadets

12:24pm Thursday 18th June 2015

THE biennial Royal Naval parade of Taunton Sea and Marine Cadets, TS Roebuck, was held at Taunton’s UK Hydrographic Office.

Woman sought in criminal damage investigation

Somerset County Gazette: Woman sought in criminal damage investigation

11:43am Thursday 18th June 2015

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11:16am Thursday 18th June 2015

MOTORISTS are being reminded by police not to leave items on view in their vehicles.

Massive turnout for free boot camp at Blackbrook Pavilion

Somerset County Gazette: FITNESS fanatics at the Boot Camp session.

10:47am Thursday 18th June 2015

OVER 50 fitness fanatics were given a beasting at a free boot camp session at Taunton's Blackbrook Pavilion last Wednesday.

Massive turnout for free boot camp at Blackbrook Pavilion

Somerset County Gazette: FITNESS fanatics at the Boot Camp session.

10:46am Thursday 18th June 2015

OVER 50 fitness fanatics were given a beasting at a free boot camp session at Taunton's Blackbrook Pavilion last Wednesday.

Massive turnout for free boot camp at Blackbrook Pavilion

Somerset County Gazette: FITNESS fanatics at the Boot Camp session.

10:46am Thursday 18th June 2015

OVER 50 fitness fanatics were given a beasting at a free boot camp session at Taunton's Blackbrook Pavilion last Wednesday.

Novelty Grand National features sheep and pig races

Somerset County Gazette: PAUL STEVEN (29222415)

10:40am Thursday 18th June 2015

CHURCHINFORD staged its own version of the Grand National on Sunday – but without horses.

Novelty Grand National features sheep and pig races

Somerset County Gazette: PAUL STEVEN (29222415)

10:40am Thursday 18th June 2015

CHURCHINFORD staged its own version of the Grand National on Sunday – but without horses.

Day nursery's charity week in support of families and young children

Somerset County Gazette: SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES (29352833)

10:22am Thursday 18th June 2015

KIDDI Caru’s Taunton day nursery ran a family week in support of Home-Start, a charity supporting families with young children.

Day nursery's charity week in support of families and young children

Somerset County Gazette: SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES (29352833)

10:22am Thursday 18th June 2015

KIDDI Caru’s Taunton day nursery ran a family week in support of Home-Start, a charity supporting families with young children.

Day nursery's charity week in support of families and young children

Somerset County Gazette: SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES (29352833)

10:22am Thursday 18th June 2015

KIDDI Caru’s Taunton day nursery ran a family week in support of Home-Start, a charity supporting families with young children.

SOMERSET DEATH CRASH LATEST: Police name dead man found in car upside down in drainage ditch

Somerset County Gazette:

8:20am Monday 1st June 2015

THE body of a man has been found in a car submerged in water in Somerset this morning.

Somerset history in 100 objects: Somerset Light Infantry's defence of Jellalabad in the 1st Afghan War

Somerset County Gazette: Somerset history in 100 objects: Somerset Light Infantry's defence of Jellalabad in the 1st Afghan War

8:18am Wednesday 29th April 2015

DURING the 1st Afghan War (1839-1842) the fortress town of Jellalabad was besieged for five months by Afghan forces.

Hero neighbours put out fireball man screaming in agony in Taunton garden

Somerset County Gazette:

3:10pm Thursday 23rd April 2015

A MAN who turned into a human fireball owes his life to neighbours who rushed to put out the flames.

Ex-Weekly News reporter Ben off to New Zealand

Somerset County Gazette: (23496858)

11:21am Friday 17th April 2015

FORMER Weekly News reporter Ben Pike has won a trip to New Zealand after winning a Young Leaders in Agricultural Journalism award.

VIDEO: Home Secretary Theresa May on legal highs - exclusive Gazette interview in Taunton

Somerset County Gazette:

2:28pm Friday 27th March 2015

HOME Secretary Theresa May has told the County Gazette she would like to see a blanket ban on legal highs.

INQUEST: Curload commuter killed in rail crossing crash

Somerset County Gazette:

7:30am Saturday 13th September 2014

A COMMUTER proud of his record of never arriving late for work died when he drove round a level crossing barrier into the path of a 100mph train, an inquest heard.

Daredevil trio raise £1,500 for hospice

Somerset County Gazette:

12:00pm Monday 8th September 2014

DARING skydivers Joy and Darren Lake and Becky Bateman got into the record books and raised £1,500 for St Margaret’s Hospice.

Workers ill after ‘legal high cake’

Somerset County Gazette: Passing A&E doctor helps at Apperley Bridge crash

4:00pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

Eight Lithuanian fruit pickers needed medical treatment after apparently taking legal highs.

Repeat misery for couple in TV licence gaffe

Somerset County Gazette:

11:00am Monday 11th August 2014

Brian Totman is at his wits’ end after previously being assured TV Licensing would leave him and his wife alone after incorrectly sending them payment demands.

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