Musgrove Park Hospital focuses on end of life care

Somerset County Gazette: Temporary postal room in place after Musgrove Park Hospital fire

9:00am Monday 21st April 2014

TAUNTON’S Musgrove Park Hospital has teamed up with Marie Curie Cancer Care to develop a programme to support patients nearing the end of their lives as well as their families and carers.

Seven Sisters trees to be replaced

Somerset County Gazette: The Seven Sisters at Cothelstone Hill, with John Fisher, one of the campaigners to keep the trees.

6:30am Monday 21st April 2014

AN iconic clump of trees soon to be felled in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty are to be replaced following protests.

Ambitious plan needed to secure Taunton's economy - Jeremy Browne MP

Somerset County Gazette: Andrew Cumpsty, director of external affairs at Peter Brett Associates, with Jeremy Browne MP and Richard Swinden, partner at Peter Brett.

7:10pm Sunday 20th April 2014

TAUNTON needs an ambitious plan for the future, MP Jeremy Browne said at a meeting of senior business leaders and local government officers at the town’s County Ground.

Hundreds enjoy village open day

Somerset County Gazette: DANIEL Bishop of West Country Thatchers gives a demonstration. PHOTO: Alain Lockyer.

3:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

ALLERFORD held its first village open day on Saturday and the sunshine saw plenty of visitors take advantage of what was on offer.

New arts venue to open at Aller

Somerset County Gazette: Council to stave off 3,000 shortfall in primary places with £31m expansion

1:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

A NEW arts venue is launching on the Somerset Levels.

Health Minister praises £34million building upgrade at Musgrove

Somerset County Gazette: Health Minister Norman Lamb, Jeremy Browne and Musgrove's assistant director of nursing Amanda Morgan admire the facilities in the new surgical building.

12:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

HEALTH Minister Norman Lamb has praised the recently opened £34million Jubilee Building surgical development at Taunton’s Musgrove Park Hospital.

Teams go to great lengths for charity

Somerset County Gazette: TOP TEAM: Minehead Swimming Club Tornadoes from back, left: Luke Fieldhouse, Tom Coward and George Day; front: Adam Fieldhouse, Chris Clavey and Christian Fieldhouse. PHOTO: Submitted.

10:00am Sunday 20th April 2014

SWIMMERS from across West Somerset made waves at the Rotary Club of Minehead and Quantocks 2014 Swimathon.

Richard Huish students to pedal to Paris for Somerset Sight charity

Somerset County Gazette: Josh Arnold and George Gilham.

7:00am Sunday 20th April 2014

TWO teenagers are gearing up for an international fundraising challenge to support blind and visually impaired people.

'Work less, earn more' under benefit reforms, says Taunton CAB boss

Somerset County Gazette: Brighton and Hove is one of the most debt-ridden cities in the country

7:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

LOW income parents could be better off working fewer hours under Government reforms to the benefits system, says a charity boss.

Photographer Millie comes full circle

Somerset County Gazette: MILLIE Cooper’s photographs will be displayed at the Beach Hotel. PHOTO: Somerset Photo News.

3:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

A PHOTOGRAPHER who was raised in Minehead ibefore moving to London is having her work displayed locally.

Stand Against Violence charity in bid to raise film cash

Somerset County Gazette: Rizzle Kicks are ambassadors of the charity.

1:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

A TAUNTON charity is in a race against time to raise £20,000 to fund a film aimed at reducing violence among young people.

Tee for technology - FlightScope device improves your game at golf club

Somerset County Gazette: WILL lines up a shot with Simon Stevenson and the FlightScope launch monitor in the background

12:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

COUNTY Gazette reporter WillCarpenter spent an afternoon at Taunton & Pickeridge Golf Club, to test drive the club’s latest investment.

Threatened bus services saved

Somerset County Gazette: New Dales bus link established

10:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

THE threatened bus services in Minehead have been protected after a public consultation by Somerset County Council.

Woman, 23, dies after car hits wall in Taunton

Somerset County Gazette: Accident on the A30 near Chard

9:28am Friday 18th April 2014

A WOMAN was seriously injured after a car hit a wall in Taunton in the early hours of this morning.

Hambridge cadet's joy at national award win

Somerset County Gazette: Adam Evans with his award.

9:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

A SOMERSET teenager was ‘totally amazed’ after being named National Cadet of the Year 2014 at an awards ceremony.

Homes demolished as work starts on £12million development at Creechbarrow Road

Somerset County Gazette: The launch of the new council homes scheme - pictured in front are Cllr Jean Adkins and Mike Day, of Knightstone Housing.

8:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

DOZENS of properties have been reduced to rubble to make way for the building of the first council homes in Taunton for over 20 years.

Britain could be left behind, Taunton Deane MP Jeremy Browne warns in new book

Somerset County Gazette: Jeremy Browne with his book, 'Race Plan'.

7:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

BRITAIN runs the risk of sleepwalking off the top table of powerful nations, Taunton Deane MP Jeremy Browne warns in his new book.

Experiments on the moor

Somerset County Gazette: BUDDING bog ecologists from Dulverton Middle School out in the rain on Exmoor ... and thoroughly enjoying it. PHOTO: Submitted.

4:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

YOUNG scientists joined forces with the Exmoor Mires Project at the mire site of Blackpitts on Exmoor to undertake essential Moorland Indicators of Climate Change (MICCI) experiments.

Wiveliscombe toilets closure decision 'unsound'

Somerset County Gazette: UNCERTAINTY: The public toilets in Wiveliscombe are due to close on March 31.

12:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

THE closure of the public toilets in Wiveliscombe was “unsound” and “should be reconsidered”.

Another bookies in Taunton as Paddy Power opens its doors

Somerset County Gazette: The new Paddy Power bookmakers in North Street, Taunton.

11:00am Friday 18th April 2014

THE operators of a bookies which has just opened in Taunton, despite opposition from the council, say it will boost the community.

Johnny Kingdom opens Exmoor Exhibition

Somerset County Gazette: THE chairman of the Heritage Centre, Chris Nelder, centre manager Sue Cottrell, Johnny Kingdom, secretary Jan Ross and John Burgess, one of the designers of the exhibition. Photo: Andrew Priddy, Minehead.

9:00am Friday 18th April 2014

JOHNNY Kingdom, Exmoor’s renowned wildlife presenter, film-maker and photographer, was on hand to open a new display at Dulverton’s Guildhall Heritage Centre on April 4.

Olympic star Jo Pavey urges firms to enter Taunton Business Games

Somerset County Gazette: Tiverton Olympian Jo Pavey

6:30am Friday 18th April 2014

OLYMPIC athlete Jo Pavey is calling for Taunton entrepreneurs and business minds to sign up to networking events with a twist.

M5 crash inquest: Coroner records conclusion into deaths

Somerset County Gazette: M5 crash inquest: Day four from Shire Hall in Taunton

12:08pm Thursday 17th April 2014

WEST Somerset Coroner Michael Rose is today (April 17) set to give his conclusion at the inquest into the deaths of seven people in one of the UK’s worst motorway accidents.

Range Rover and caravan fire on M5 closes motorway

Somerset County Gazette: File photo

10:45am Thursday 17th April 2014

MASSIVE queues on the M5 as a Range Rover and caravan burst into flames, sending smoke billowing out across the motorway.

New era at the Brewhouse Theatre off to 'terrific' start

Somerset County Gazette: Val Hammond outside the Brewhouse Theatre in Taunton.

9:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

“TERRIFIC” with much more to come... that’s how the team behind Taunton’s Brewhouse Theatre’s re-opening summed up its first week.

Easter bonnets and cards benefit Musgrove Park Hospital children's ward

Somerset County Gazette: Easter bonnets and cards benefit Musgrove Park Hospital children's ward

8:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

RESIDENTS from a Somerset care home got into the Easter spirit recently by holding a crafts competition for a hospital.

School and college will work together

Somerset County Gazette: MARTIN McNeill, chair of governors at West Somerset College. PHOTO: West Somerset College.

7:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A TRUCE regarding the schooling saga in West Somerset has been made between Minehead Middle School and West Somerset College.

Minehead's first ever museum officially opens

Somerset County Gazette: MINEHEAD Mayor Val Welch prepares to cut the ribbon, officially opening the museum. PHOTO: Somerset Photo News.

4:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

HISTORY was made in Minehead on Monday as the town’s first ever museum was officially opened at the Beach Hotel.

Pirate radio station closed down after police raid in Taunton

Somerset County Gazette:

11:18am Thursday 17th April 2014

A SUSPECTED pirate radio station operating from the centre of Taunton has been closed down following a raid by police and OFCOM officers this morning.

Easter pharmacy opening times in Taunton and Wellington

Somerset County Gazette: Easter pharmacy opening times in Taunton and Wellington

9:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

THE following pharmacies in Taunton are opening tomorrow (Good Friday) – Asda, 9am to 6pm; Boots, High Street, 8am to 6pm; Sainsbury’s, Hankridge, 8am to 1pm and 1.30pm to 10pm; Morrisons, 9am to 1pm and 2pm to 6pm.

Taunton park and ride operator sacked following complaints

Somerset County Gazette: Park and ride free on Small Business Saturday

10:54am Thursday 17th April 2014

A NEW operator has been called in to run the park and ride service in Taunton after the previous one was axed.

'Commando Day' at Hestercombe Gardens

Somerset County Gazette: 'Commando Day' at Hestercombe Gardens

6:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

YOUNGSTERS were treated to an outdoor activity day yesterday (April 16) at Hestercombe Gardens near Taunton.

Garden of prayer opens at Bathpool Chapel

Somerset County Gazette: The prayer garden.

8:30pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A COMMUNITY prayer garden has opened at Bathpool Chapel off the A38.

£200,000 upgrade for Wellington Sports Centre

Somerset County Gazette: People on treadmills in gym (5407295)

6:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

VISITORS to Wellington Sports Centre will be welcomed by state-of-the-art facilities after a £200,000 revamp.

Plans for a Lagoon in West Somerset revealed

Somerset County Gazette: JOHN Clyde-Smith, Nick Higgins and Stephen Pickard, directors of LongBay Seapower. PHOTO: Somerset News Service.

2:30pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

GRAND plans for a Lagoon between Minehead and West Quantoxhead were unveiled yesterday at a tidal power conference held by West Somerset Council.

Hundreds miss out on preferred school but figures an improvement on last year, council says

Somerset County Gazette: Parents reassured over primary school places

1:30pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

HUNDREDS of children starting their education in September have missed out on their first choice primary school – although 97% of parents got one of their top three choices.

Teams encouraged to enter 'Goppin' challenge in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support

Somerset County Gazette: Genevieve Drinkwater with charity challenge organiser, Tom Parker.

12:30pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A GRUELLING 9-mile challenge will put teamwork, agility and mental toughness to the test this May, while raising a stack of money for a good cause.

Arrests made as armed police swoop on Wellington home

Somerset County Gazette: Murder probe after man is knifed in Greenford

10:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

ARMED police surrounded a flat in Wellington during an early-morning raid.

Missing William Evans, 92, found dead in River Tone

Somerset County Gazette: WILLIAM Evans, 92

9:35am Wednesday 16th April 2014

BODY recovered from River Tone is that of William Evans, police have said.

Quality Assurance certificate for Home-Start West Somerset

Somerset County Gazette: ALI Sanderson, manager of Home-Start West Somerset with Rob Parkinson, chief executive of Home-Start UK and Tony Pino, partnership development manager, Charity Commission. PHOTO: Submitted.

9:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

HOME-START West Somerset is celebrating after receiving a new certificate of Quality Assurance accredited by Home-Start UK and endorsed by the Charity Commission.

Primary school places - did you get the outcome you hoped for?

Somerset County Gazette: Parents reassured over primary school places

8:51am Wednesday 16th April 2014

PARENTS of children starting primary school in September are finding out this morning (April 16) where their son or daughter has been allocated a place.

In pictures: Easter club at Bishop Fox's School, Taunton

Somerset County Gazette: Students took part in a range of activities throughout the day.

6:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

STUDENTS from schools across Taunton beat the half term boredom at an Easter club held at Bishop Fox's.

Body found in River Tone by Firepool in Taunton

Somerset County Gazette: Emergency services at Firepool in Taunton

5:18pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

THE body of a man has been removed from the River Tone this afternoon (April 15), police have confirmed.

Man arrested following vehicle break-in in Taunton

Somerset County Gazette: Police hunt gang after cash machine blown out

9:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A 34-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested on suspicion of theft after cash was stolen from a vehicle in Taunton.

Kitchen fire in Taunton

Somerset County Gazette: EMERGENCY SERVICES: Fire service crew, police and Coastguards all attended the scene

7:45pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

TWO adults and a child were led to safety from a balcony following a kitchen fire at Suffolk Court, Wiltshire Close in Taunton this evening (April 15).

Easter message brought to life at St Andrew's

Somerset County Gazette: The Easter re-enactment, complete with donkeys, outside St Andrew's Church.

7:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

YOUNGSTERS got to see the Easter message enacted by people from St Andrew’s, Rowbarton Methodist and Oakwood Churches in Taunton.

Delicious cake comes up trumps for Taunton baker Jerri

Somerset County Gazette: Jerri Bosley with her winning design.

4:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

TAUNTON’S Jerri Bosley won the Big Cake Show at Exeter Westpoint with this yummy looking South-West creation.

Tidal Power summit in West Somerset

Somerset County Gazette: West Somerset Council's offices in Killick Way, Williton. PHOTO: Steve Guscott

1:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

THE first ever tidal power conference will be hosted in West Somerset tomorrow (April 16).

Concerns for missing 92-year-old as police launch search

Somerset County Gazette: WILLIAM Evans.

12:43pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

POLICE appeal for help to find missing Taunton 92-year-old William Evans

Man, 24, dies after being struck by train in Taunton

Somerset County Gazette: Plans to cut silver birches beside railway line come under fire

11:20am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A YOUNG man died after being struck by a train near an industrial estate.

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