Live Thousands at Taunton Flower Show today and tomorrow

Somerset County Gazette: Taunton Flower Show starts today

10:07am Friday 1st August 2014

Taunton Flower Show gets underway today (Friday, August 1) at Vivary Park, with a record number of entries and thousands of visitors expected.

Try out your life drawing with Norman

Somerset County Gazette:

1:00pm Friday 1st August 2014

Norman Steel, organiser of a regular life drawing team at St George’s Church in Fons George, Taunton, is inviting new members to try out their skills with his gang.

REVIEW: The Bratislava Hot Serenaders

Somerset County Gazette:

12:00pm Friday 1st August 2014

Bratislava Hot Serenaders from Slovakia left their crowd gobsmacked at Taunton’s Brewhouse Theatre last Tuesday.

Pupils end the year with a showstopper

Somerset County Gazette:

11:00am Friday 1st August 2014

Performances from the Boys’ Choir and the M and Ms Music and Movement Group accompanied solo performances of dance and poetry from the year five and six pupils.

Thousands expected at Taunton Flower Show

Somerset County Gazette: Taunton Flower Show starts today

10:03am Friday 1st August 2014

Gates open to the public at 10.30am at the Vivary Park event.

Call to spot other dragons in Taunton Deane

Somerset County Gazette:

9:00am Friday 1st August 2014

Dragon spotting is catching on - let us know about other dragons lurking in our area.

Firefighters from across Somerset tackle major fire in Watchet

Somerset County Gazette:

9:41pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A FIRE at a commercial building in Watchet containing gas cylinders sparked a major alert involving firefighters from across Somerset.

Firefighters free woman trapped in child's swing in Taunton park

Somerset County Gazette:

9:20pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A WOMAN freed by firefighters was unharmed - but probably a little red-faced - after getting stuck in a child's swing at Galmington Park in Taunton.

Kerry’s championing WorkSkills course

Somerset County Gazette:

8:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Kerry Glen, 23, has praised the course which aims to get youngsters back to work and offer vital training.

Stark warning for people with asthma in Somerset

Somerset County Gazette: A child using an inhaler (picture posed by a model)

2:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

 A THIRD of people in the south of England with asthma risk potentially taking the wrong medicines by not going for annual checks.

Pupils go out with a bang at Priorswood

Somerset County Gazette:

1:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Year six children worked alongside the Malachi Group throughout the year and produced a show based on their transition from primary to secondary school

Assault in Minehead – Can you help?

Somerset County Gazette:

12:24pm Thursday 31st July 2014

POLICE are asking for help identifying women pictured by CCTV who may have information about an assault in Minehead.

Huish Live and Loud

Somerset County Gazette:

12:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

BTEC Popular Music students rocked the twonight Huish Live and Loud Festival 2014, held at The Master Thatcher.

Somerset chefs progress in regional competition

Somerset County Gazette: Michael Caines

11:39am Thursday 31st July 2014

TALENTED cooks from Somerset are in the running for South West Chef of the Year awards.

Youngsters enjoy barn owl visit

Somerset County Gazette:

11:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

Children at Blackbrook Primary School, Taunton, enjoyed a visit from Bellatrix the barn owl as part of Somerset Wildlife Trust’s Community Barn Owl Project

Are you stuck in traffic queue on the A358 between Henlade and Taunton?

Somerset County Gazette: TRAFFIC JAM: Traffic near the Prince of Wales roundabout in Harrogate at a standstill as preparations for The Tour de France take place in the town centre  Picture: RICHARD DOUGHTY

11:05am Thursday 31st July 2014

REPORTS are coming in of horrendous tailbacks on the A358 into Taunton this morning, Thursday, July 31.

Record number of entries at Taunton Flower Show

Somerset County Gazette: Taunton Flower Show - events programme unveiled

10:35am Thursday 31st July 2014

THE number of people wanting to showcase their talents at the UK’s oldest, longest running flower show has beaten the record number of entries set last year.

Barrie pounds a different beat

Somerset County Gazette:

9:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

Former crime scene officer Barrie Palmer speaks to Gazette leisure reporter, Daisy Blacklock

College driving school launched

Somerset County Gazette:

6:30am Thursday 31st July 2014

Richard Huish College is launching its own driving school for students for the start of the new term.

Download the Taunton Deane Dragon Trail children's activity pack

Somerset County Gazette:

5:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

CHILDREN can enjoy more dragon fun by downloading the Taunton Deane Dragon Trail activity pack here.

M5 in Somerset now re-open after crash

Somerset County Gazette:

7:07am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Traffic moving as normal on M5 as crash site is cleared

Josh finds a way to win prize

Somerset County Gazette:

9:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Josh Wedderkopp, who teaches at Crowcombe and Stogumber Primary Schools, was awarded the grant after being selected as one of the winners for the ‘Let Teachers SHINE competition’.

Age UK meeting

Somerset County Gazette: Call for volunteers to provide company for lonely elderly

9:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

AGE UK has announced details of their first conference.

Skydivers take plunge for MS Society

Somerset County Gazette:

8:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Five daring fundraisers, four of whom suffer from multiple sclerosis, are taking on a tandem skydive for the MS Society’s Taunton branch.

Minehead's Foxes Academy back school production

Somerset County Gazette:

7:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

FOXES Academy in Minehead is supporting a school edition of Les Misérables by sponsoring the production.

PHOTOS: Castle Green Fun Day

Somerset County Gazette:

5:30pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

FROM circus skills to live music, there was something for all ages and tastes at a fun day in Castle Green, Taunton, today.

Summer cricket coaching in Taunton

Somerset County Gazette: Summer holidays cricket coaching in Taunton

4:52pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

YOUNG cricketers can take part in a summer coaching camp at Taunton Deane Cricket Club over the next two weeks.

Moving First World War exhibition remembers North Curry's 200 soldiers

Somerset County Gazette:

4:13pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A MOVING First World War exhibition in North Curry has "almost reduced people to tears", says one of the men behind it.

Celebration of the very best in Somerset

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4:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

If you’re proud of your business, why not enter it in the County Gazette-backed Somerset Business Awards.

Final Deane Dragon flies in

Somerset County Gazette:

3:47pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

The last piece of the Taunton Deane Dragon Trail jigsaw has been put in place - details here.

Family tennis day

Somerset County Gazette: Tennis - cxz

1:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Wiveliscombe Tennis Club will be holding a family fun day on Saturday, August 2.

Star award for volunteers

Somerset County Gazette:

12:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Team from Children’s Hospice South West’s Wellington store joined other big-hearted volunteers at an awards ceremony at County Hall in Taunton, to be crowned the winning voluntary organisation.

Brewery cash for flood victims

Somerset County Gazette:

11:30am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Wadworth Brewery in Devizes, Wiltshire, has handed over £2,046 to the Somerset Community Foundation’s Flood Relief Fund

Coastal path to be extended by 90km

Somerset County Gazette: A photo taken this afternoon showing part of the coastline the emergency services are searching

11:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

The Government has given the goahead to add 90kms of coastline between Brean Down and Minehead to the England Coast Path

Prize night for West Somerset College students

Somerset County Gazette:

9:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

THE achievements of top performing students in Years 9, 10 and 11 at West Somerset College have been celebrated at a presentation.

Taunton Vale Hockey Club's £500,000 improvements - fun day event

Somerset County Gazette:

6:40am Wednesday 30th July 2014

TAUNTON Vale Hockey Club will be the only club in the country with fully LED-lit pitches when the new season gets underway in September.

Darts are on target in 24-hour marathon

Somerset County Gazette:

9:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Tony Knight and Nick Whiting peppered the cork board from noon on Saturday until noon on Sunday, raising over £1,000 for the charity.

Revamp for gallery

Somerset County Gazette:

8:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Park Art and Collectables art gallery in Taunton is once again “open for business” after a dab of refurbishment work.

Latest results from Taunton Magistrates' Courts

Somerset County Gazette: Taunton Magistrates' Court

8:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

RECENT cases dealt with by Taunton Magistrates’ Courts include.

Six facts about local authority funded care

Somerset County Gazette: Eight surprising facts about dementia care

7:50pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Here are six fascinating facts about care.

Pupils learn that it’s great outdoors

Somerset County Gazette:

7:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

More than 200 primary and secondary students enjoyed a day of outdoor fun and waterbased activities in Taunton’s Longrun Meadow.

STOLEN: Police on hunt for dogs worth £7,000 taken in Beercrocombe

Somerset County Gazette:

5:01pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE owner of five dogs worth several thousands of pounds stolen from a house in Beercrocombe has been described as "too upset to talk" by police.

Free family fun is order of the day

Somerset County Gazette: Epsom & Ewell Borough Family Fun Day

4:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Castle Green is hosting a free family fun day from 10am to 4pm next Wednesday, July 30, in aid of Stand Against Violence.

Students' WW1 art at this week's Taunton Flower Show

Somerset County Gazette: Taunton Flower Show - events programme unveiled

4:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

TAUNTON Flower Show is marking the 100th anniversary of the First World War with a montage of 18 images created by Somerset College students.

Police warn Somerset businesses of phone advertising scam

Somerset County Gazette:

3:20pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A PHONE scammer posing as an ad agency working on behalf of the police is trying to con small businesses out of £100 a hit.

West Somerset's Community Games Shining Light

Somerset County Gazette:

1:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

IT MIGHT be two years since the London 2012 Olympics, but the legacy of the Games lives on this summer.

Police warning on fake ID at pubs

Somerset County Gazette: A pint of beer

12:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Police cracking down on underage drinking have seized a number of fake driving licences from youngsters trying to get into pubs and clubs in the Taunton area.

Trees in tribute

Somerset County Gazette: North Wiltshire MP James Gray is to visit all of his constituency’s 209 war graves as part of the First World War centenary year commemorations

9:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Thousands of trees are being given away in Somerset to commemorate the First World War centenary.

VIDEO: Somerset Remembers exhibition launched

Somerset County Gazette:

11:43am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A WAR poem by Philip Larkin was read to guests at the official opening of the Somerset Remembers exhibition in Taunton on Friday.

High-flier Lara’s inspirational gran

Somerset County Gazette:

11:21am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Wellington School pupil Lara Adkins was one of only two cadets at the school’ combined Cadet Force to be given a Contingent Commander’s Commendation this summer.

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