Nigel's epic ride...with just ONE gear

Somerset County Gazette:

8:00pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A former butcher, ex-Royal Marine and Special Forces veteran is riding the length of the country to raise money for charity.

Planting trees to prevent flooding

Somerset County Gazette: Burrowbridge on the Somerset Levels. Photo: Amy Sully.

7:00pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Hill farmers near Wiveliscombe have set up a campaign to plant 10,000 trees as part of flood prevention in Somerset.

Bike ride to raise charity funds

Somerset County Gazette:

4:06pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A bank manager from Taunton will be taking on a nine day charity challenge next month (September).

Porlock Hill Climb Challenge on September 21

Somerset County Gazette: Yakkay helmet base, £44.99, Cyclechic

1:00pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

WORLD, Olympic and National Champions will race to defend their 2013 titles at the Tanks Direct Porlock Hill Climb on Sunday, September 21.

45-mile Dragonathon this Saturday in Taunton Deane

Somerset County Gazette:

12:44pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

AN athlete is tackling a ‘Dragonathon’ challenge by visiting all 31 Taunton Deane Dragons in one day on Saturday (September 6).

New opening hours for Taunton Police Station front desk

Somerset County Gazette: IN TALKS: Taunton police station could close, with services moving into County Hall or Deane House.

12:00pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

THE enquiry office at Taunton Police Station is closing two hours earlier from this week.

Somerset Wildlife trust moves into new premises

Somerset County Gazette:

11:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

The county’s conservation charity moved to a building on Wellington Road in Taunton

Are you Britain's Top Tradesman?

Somerset County Gazette: Bid to find the best tradesman in Britain

9:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Tradesman in Taunton have the opportunity to be crowned Britain’s Top Tradesman.

Dunster shop's ‘Gift your Gear’ initiative

Somerset County Gazette: cable-knit jumpers, £145 each

6:20am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A DUNSTER shop is undertaking a month-long charity appeal in September to enable people to benefit from life-changing experiences in the great outdoors.

Food festival features bake-off competition

Somerset County Gazette: Great British Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood's top Hot Cross Bun tips

9:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

Foodie Festival will have craft stalls, entertainment and plenty for food and drink on offer.

Creech St Michael mum raises petition over village bus loss

Somerset County Gazette:

7:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

AN ANGRY bus passenger in Creech St Michael has launched a petition after discovering the main bus service villagers rely on to get into Taunton is being withdrawn.

Devon Dahlia and Chrysanthemum Society hold their annual show at the Wellington Flower Show

Somerset County Gazette:

4:04pm Monday 1st September 2014

For the first time the Devon Dahlia and Chrysanthemum Society held their annual show at the Wellington Flower Show.

Minehead and Alcombe churches holiday club fun

Somerset County Gazette:

1:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

CHILDREN in West Somerset have been enjoying a holding club, thanks to Churches in Minehead and Alcombe.

Wiveliscombe Natwest bank branch to close

Somerset County Gazette: Banking giant Natwest to close New Brighton branch

12:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

Natwest has announced that it will be closing its Wiveliscombe branch on November 26 this year. It means the nearest NatWest will be in Wellington, which is 6.5 miles away.

Kirsten O'Brien puts her best foot forward

Somerset County Gazette:

9:06am Monday 1st September 2014

CBBC SMart TV presenter paid tribute to Somerset’s shoe-making heritage at the weekend when she created a giant teapot, using 1,000 Clarks shoes, live on the lawn at Clarks Village.

Lucky rescue for missing West Somerset dog

Somerset County Gazette:

8:57am Monday 1st September 2014

A DOG who had been missing for almost two weeks was reunited with his owners last night (August 31), all thanks to a chance sighting by Minehead's volunteer RNLI lifeboat crew.

Porlock great grandfather's remarkable run of fundraising

Somerset County Gazette:

8:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

A GREAT grandfather from Porlock has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for the NSPCC after setting up an annual fun run for the charity.

Charity helps carer set up firm at home

Somerset County Gazette:

7:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

Darren Lancaster, who is disabled and cares for his wife and two young children, has just launched an online fishing tackle store so that he is able to work from home.

Fear over alcohol and drug hub in Minehead

Somerset County Gazette: Wandsworth's £5m drug and alcohol service is 'poor and inefficient'

3:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

RESIDENTS in Minehead have expressed their concerns over the opening of a new alcohol and drugs hub in the town this week.

Car overturns on M5 in Somerset

Somerset County Gazette: Bike falls of car roof on M5

2:04pm Sunday 31st August 2014

THERE are delays on the M5 in Somerset this afternoon after a car overturned.

Take a walk on the wetlands with Somerset's wildlife trust

Somerset County Gazette: Work Expereience-Helping Natural Resources Wales clean up thye Newport Wetlands
THE LIE OF THE LAND Argus reporter Becky Carr with volunteer Sam Willetts (8997218)

1:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

A representative from Somerset’s wildlife trust has set up a walk around wetlands nature reserves in the area.

Student found dead in bath, drowned after drinking alcohol

Somerset County Gazette: A verdict of death by road traffic collision was reached at Salisbury Coroners' Court

12:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

Natasha Warren, 23, who grew up in North Petherton and attended Wellington School, was a keen horsewoman and swimmer, who had competed for the county swimming team.

Trench bench unveiled at Taunton School

Somerset County Gazette:

10:10am Sunday 31st August 2014

Commemoration Day at Taunton School saw the inauguration of a specially created sculpture.

Energy-efficient homes open to the public in West Somerset

Somerset County Gazette: Four facts on paying for care

10:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

TRANSITION Minehead and Alcombe is holding Open Homes days across West Somerset in September and October.

Gentle man, 92, slipped into water, Coroner rules

Somerset County Gazette: WILLIAM Evans.

7:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

An inquest last week heard how the body of William Evans, of Magdalene Street, Taunton, was recovered by emergency services from the river at Firepool Lock on April 15 – a day after friends had reported him missing.

Bridgwater Tennis Club enjoys ace day for a pizza

Somerset County Gazette:

8:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

Tennis players enjoyed an American tournament at Bridgwater Tennis Club – a fun social event which was rounded off with homemade pizza.

Mother airs concerns over daughter’s death

Somerset County Gazette: A verdict of death by road traffic collision was reached at Salisbury Coroners' Court

7:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

Inquest told ‘more could have been done’

Minehead museum displays history of the Old Hospital

Somerset County Gazette:

3:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

MINEHEAD Museum’s latest exhibit was unveiled this month – a timeline of the history of the Old Hospital in The Avenue.

Try 10k road race

Somerset County Gazette: Taunton 10K WEB.jpg

1:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

Runners are being urged to put on the afterburners if they want to enter the Taunton 10k Road Race on September 28.

Morrisons staff take on cycling challenge for charity

Somerset County Gazette:

12:30pm Saturday 30th August 2014

MORRISONS workers in Taunton joined staff at more than 100 stores across the South-West to host the Round the World Cycle Challenge.

Hit-and-run driver may face jail

Somerset County Gazette: Tributes paid to Bath hit-and-run victim Jake Gilmore

12:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

Raymond Isherwood, 53, of Bennett Street, Bath, admitted all charges relating to the death of 19-year-old former Richard Huish College student, Jake Gilmore.

Divers discover diverse habitats in Porlock

Somerset County Gazette:

10:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

MARINE life in water off Porlock Weir has been studied by divers as part of the first scientific survey in Somerset in more than 30 years.

Bell-ringer Annie saddles up to keep church bells ringing

Somerset County Gazette:

7:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

Annie Suddaby rode 150 miles on a horse named Gypsy, alongside her sister-in-law Jo French and with the help of Little Meadow Riding School.

War hero's medals donated to Somerset museum

Somerset County Gazette:

9:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

THE Museum of Somerset has been handed three First World War medals 100 years to the day after the soldier who was awarded them was killed in action.

Taunton street musicians to play market weekend

Somerset County Gazette:

9:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

STREET musicians in Taunton are collaborating on an album to raise money for a sound system to aid their performances.

Call to donate unwanted tools to Bridgwater garden centre

Somerset County Gazette: SPLASH: Garden tools get a good soaking from the rain

8:30pm Friday 29th August 2014

Monkton Elm Garden & Pet Centre near Bridgwater is running its Tools Shed programme and is reminding people to drop in their tools for the cause.

Taunton street musicians collaborate on fundraising album

Somerset County Gazette:

8:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

Street musicians in Taunton are collaborating on an album to raise money for a sound system to aid their performances.

Traders "embrace" waste crackdown

Somerset County Gazette:

7:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

TRADERS across Taunton warned to tackle their rubbish or be penalised have embraced the challenge, says the man who sparked off the campaign.

Dulverton localism plan gets cash boost

Somerset County Gazette: Beware fake bank notes

4:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

DULVERTON’s drive towards localism has taken a step forward thanks to a £10,000 grant.

Dave Nosworthy steps down as Somerset CCC Director of Cricket

Somerset County Gazette:

3:08pm Friday 29th August 2014

SOMERSET County Cricket Club's director of cricket Dave Nosworthy will be leaving the club at the end of the season.

Tidy up set for Wellington car park

Somerset County Gazette: £913,000 bill to repair Taunton multi-storey

1:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

MOTORISTS making use of Wellington’s North Street car park can expect their surroundings to soon get a facelift.

Badger Cull challenge rejected

Somerset County Gazette: Cotswolds parliamentary candidate hits out at badger cull plans

12:58pm Friday 29th August 2014

THE High Court has rejected a bid by the Badger Trust to challenge the government's decision to let this year's badger culls take place without independent monitoring.

Jurston Farm development plans to be aired by scrutiny committee

Somerset County Gazette: Cllr Ross Henley is pictured in Beech Hill next to the proposed access site to the estate east of Wellington.

12:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

CONTROVERSIAL plans to build hundreds of homes on Wellington’s outskirts will be aired by borough councillors at Taunton Deane Council’s scrutiny committee meeting on Tuesday.

SEPT 6: Wellington's 9th Food Festival

Somerset County Gazette:

12:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

FOODIES will find plenty to make their mouths water at Wellington’s ninth Food Town Festival on Saturday, September 6.

Take Me Out auditions for Somerset singletons

Somerset County Gazette: Dragons man to star in TV's Take Me Out

11:46am Friday 29th August 2014

SATURDAY night dating show Take Me Out is holding auditions for people in Somerset.

Watchet Live 2014: THE REPORT!

Somerset County Gazette:

11:00am Friday 29th August 2014

promise of ska, sweet escape and thousands of people rolling up for a seriously good time.

Man seriously ill in hospital after falling into Taunton Canal

Somerset County Gazette: Members of Unite who work for the Yorkshire Ambulance Service plan more strikes over claims that safety is being put at risk.

10:52am Friday 29th August 2014

A MAN is seriously ill in hospital after falling into the canal in Taunton this morning (August 29).

Police road safety programme proving popular among drivers

Somerset County Gazette: REG SINGLE Motorist appeals for owner of damaged car to come forward

10:20am Friday 29th August 2014

More than 1,000 people have already signed up for Avon and Somerset Constabulary’s free Road Smart driving awareness programme.

Professor Stephen Hawking visits the West Somerset Railway

Somerset County Gazette:

10:01am Friday 29th August 2014

PROFESSOR Stephen Hawking, the world-renowned physicist and best selling author of “A Brief History of Time” visited the West Somerset Railway on Wednesday, (August 27).

Wellington School's new head starts work

Somerset County Gazette:

6:30am Friday 29th August 2014

HENRY Price officially starts work on Monday in his shiny new post as head of Wellington School.

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