Heritage service to take on eight historical sites in Somerset

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

9:00pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

IMPORTANT historical sites across Somerset will be cared for by the Somerset Heritage Service, soon to become part of the South West Heritage Trust.

St Margaret's Hospice appeals for supporters to 'Go Yellow'

Somerset County Gazette:

6:50pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

STAFF at Taunton company W. J. Roadmarkings are promising to wear something yellow and raise money for St Margaret’s Hospice from October 6 to 12.

No televisions in bedrooms of new Butlin's chalets after bosses survey 1,000 Mumsnet members

Somerset County Gazette:

5:35pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

TELEVISIONS will be stripped from bedrooms in chalets which are built as part of a £16million overhaul of facilities at Butlin's in Minehead...so people can enjoy better family time.

Langport charity bibic features on BBC1's Saints and Scroungers

Somerset County Gazette:

4:10pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

LANGPORT-based bibic features on BBC1 show Saints and Scroungers tomorrow (Friday) at 11am.

First World War day at Museum of Somerset

Somerset County Gazette:

3:00pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

THE Museum of Somerset in Taunton whisked visitors a century back in time with a First World War day.

Important changes to food labelling coming in to law

Somerset County Gazette:

1:00pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

FOOD businesses in West Somerset are being alerted to important new changes in product labelling which will be enshrined in law at the end of this year.

Battle of Britain celebrations in Taunton

Somerset County Gazette:

12:00pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

CELEBRATIONS of the bravery of British fighter pilots in the Battle of Britain in 1940 were held in Taunton at the weekend.

Luke Scott aiming for seventh Taunton 10k win on Sunday

Somerset County Gazette: Taunton 10K WEB.jpg

3:54pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

ATHLETE Luke Scott is hoping to win the Taunton 10k on home turf for the seventh consecutive year this weekend.

Heathfield Community School gets cash for shed

Somerset County Gazette:

10:02am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

HEATHFIELD Community School has won a £250 Wessex Watermark Award to help build a tools shed for its activity area.

Dulverton Films to screen Calvary - September 26

Somerset County Gazette: Not so far to go for favourite movies

6:30am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

DULVERTON Films screens Calvary in the Town Hall on September 26 at 7.30pm.

Dad's two half marathons and 100-mile walk in aid of Children's Hospice South West

Somerset County Gazette:

9:00pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A PENSIONER who completed a half marathon and Sunday and is currently on a 100-mile walk, plans to round off an energetic week by running another half marathon this weekend.

Taunton drivers to be quizzed in bid to get congestion-busting cash from Government

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Traffic congestion approaching J28 on the M4 after a fatal accident in the Brynglas Tunnels (1223255)

8:00pm Monday 22nd September 2014

MOTORISTS are being asked to help support a bid for funding to improve the drive into Taunton for thousands of commuters and shoppers.

Marie Curie seeks companion volunteers at Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton

Somerset County Gazette: Marie Curie Cancer Care Information Evening

7:00pm Monday 22nd September 2014

MARIE Curie is calling for additional volunteers to help expand a service providing emotional and practical support to dying patients and their families at Taunton’s Musgrove Park Hospital.

Hinkley C set to get approval from European Commission

Somerset County Gazette: A computer generated image of the Hinkley C power station

6:08pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A NEW £16billion nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point looks set to be given the go ahead by the European Commission.

Milverton's Maggie goes pink for St Margaret's Hospice

Somerset County Gazette:

5:09pm Monday 22nd September 2014

FRIENDS of care worker Marguerite Gill will be able to pick her out in a crowd after she died her hair bright pink and green for St Margaret’s Hospice.

MP's Parliamentary assistant Tom Baycock meets Barack Obama

Somerset County Gazette:

2:50pm Monday 22nd September 2014

TOM Baycock snapped a selfie of the “best day of my life” – meeting US President Barack Obama.

Taunton Vale Golf Club appeal for more members to support rescue bid

Somerset County Gazette: Close-up of Golf Club and Golf Ball (9720640)

12:00pm Monday 22nd September 2014

AN appeal has gone out for more members to dip into their pockets to help save a golf club threatened with closure.

Latest donations to Somerset cancer charity SURE

Somerset County Gazette:

11:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

DONATIONS to the County Gazette-backed Somerset Unit for Radiotherapy Equipment (SURE) over the past week include £361.10 from Christine and Arthur Shattock, who had a collection for the charity instead of presents for their golden wedding anniversary, and £15 from Mike Crew.

Fivehead couple celebrate 60 years of marriage - yards from where it all began

Somerset County Gazette:

10:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

A COUPLE who married in Fivehead 60 years ago celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary just a few yards from where they said “I do”.

Road closed by barn fire in Langport

Somerset County Gazette:

7:16am Monday 22nd September 2014

A ROAD was closed to traffic during a barn fire last night (Sunday, September 21).

Bright new era for Staplegrove Post Office

Somerset County Gazette:

6:30am Monday 22nd September 2014

THE new-look Staplegrove Post Office has been officially opened by Taunton MP Jeremy Browne.

Man and woman rescued from lift in Taunton

Somerset County Gazette:

5:03pm Sunday 21st September 2014

A MAN and a woman were stuck in a lift in a property in Taunton this morning (Sunday, September 21), according to Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service.

Top marks for Minehead's D.r.e.a.m.s school

Somerset County Gazette:

3:00pm Sunday 21st September 2014

DANCING queens from D.r.e.a.m.s School of Dancing and Performing Arts in Minehead are celebrating after gaining top marks in their recent dance exams.

Watchet driving instructor signs up to Child In Need fundraiser

Somerset County Gazette:

10:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

A DRIVING instructor from Watchet is taking part in a nationwide relay to help raise money for Children In Need.

Wellington Prep School's Elliot Owen wins Ted Hughes Young Poets Award

Somerset County Gazette:

10:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

WELLINGTON Prep School pupil Elliot Owen has won first prize in the Ted Hughes Young Poets Award.

Taunton nurse Kate Robertson skydiving for STEPPERS

Somerset County Gazette:

7:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

A TAUNTON-based community psychiatric nurse is preparing for a skydive next month to raise money for a group which supports people experiencing psychosis.

Pets event at Taunton store

Somerset County Gazette:

4:00pm Saturday 20th September 2014

PET owners are invited to take their beloved animals of all shapes and sizes to Countrywide’s event at the Taunton Countrywide store on Friday and Saturday, September 26 to 28.

New homes in Taunton costing from £110,000 - open event

Somerset County Gazette:

4:00pm Saturday 20th September 2014

PROPERTY developer Summerfield is inviting prospective homebuyers to a viewing evening at the opening of their new show home at The Brambles on Cheddon Road, Taunton, with prices for their My Home housing at 80% of market value for local people.

Government boost for South West Coastal Path

Somerset County Gazette:

3:00pm Saturday 20th September 2014

THE Government says an extra cash injection will bring forward completion of the South West Coastal Path by ten years.

"We're living like kings - payday kings"

Somerset County Gazette: PAYING THE PRICE: Analysis shows North-East wage packets have failed to keep pace with higher than expected inflation

1:00pm Saturday 20th September 2014

NEARLY a third of people in the South-West admit living like ‘payday kings’, with the average adult spending £203 within 24 hours of their pay packet arriving.

West Somerset MP vows to keep an eye on boozy Butlin's visitors

Somerset County Gazette: Ian Liddell-Grainger

10:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

WEST Somerset’s MP has said he will not become complacent in his efforts to stop boozed-up Butlin’s visitors causing chaos in Minehead.

Taunton School head boy Ben Woolstencroft scoops classics award

Somerset County Gazette:

10:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

TAUNTON School’s new head boy, Ben Woolstencroft, is celebrating winning second prize in the prestigious Gladstone Memorial Prize for an essay on a classical topic.

Scottish Referendum: Alex Salmond quits as First Minister after 'No' vote

Somerset County Gazette:

8:47am Friday 19th September 2014

SCOTLAND has voted by 55% to 45% to reject independence from the United Kingdom.

Fostering event in Taunton

9:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

A FOSTERING information event is being held by Somerset County Council at the Holiday Inn Express, Taunton, from 7pm to 9pm on Monday, September 29.

Plans for 18,000 solar panels on old airfield site in Churchstanton

Somerset County Gazette:

7:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

PLANS have been submitted for a 4.75MW solar park on land north of Trickey Warren Lane, Churchstanton.

South-West police officers warn people of frauds and scams risk

Somerset County Gazette:

6:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

ZEPHYR, the South-West’s regional organised crime unit, has been taking part in a regional event for over 50s to raise awareness of fraud and scams.

New dragon hits the streets

Somerset County Gazette:

5:39pm Friday 19th September 2014

Missing the Taunton Deane Dragons? Here's a bonus one to keep you going...

Minehead Development Trust submits interest bid for Minehead's Old Hospital

Somerset County Gazette:

4:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

A GROUP hoping to turn Minehead’s old hospital into a community hub says plans are well within its grasp.

One year on - and rubbish in River Tone is still a major problem

3:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

LOUTS are using the River Tone as a “dumping ground” by filling it with shopping trolleys and other junk, the Mayor of Taunton says.

Somerset business lobby heading to China today

Somerset County Gazette:

1:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

A GROUP of Somerset businesspeople are jetting off today to join the 2014 South West Trade Mission to China.

Owners with oil-heated homes urged to stock up for winter

Somerset County Gazette:

12:30pm Friday 19th September 2014

PEOPLE with oil-fired heating are being urged to save money by stocking up early before winter in a joint campaign backed by Community Council for Somerset (CCS).

bibic chief steps down after five years running Somerset charity

Somerset County Gazette:

12:18pm Friday 19th September 2014

LANGPORT-based children's charity bibic is bidding farewell to its chief executive of five years, Geoff Cummins.

Travellers pitch up at Bathpool housing estate

Somerset County Gazette:

9:47am Friday 19th September 2014

A GROUP of travellers have pitched up on a field next to a new housing estate in Bathpool near Taunton.

Minehead nursey appealing 'inadequate' rating from Ofsted after child walked off the premises

Somerset County Gazette:

9:00am Friday 19th September 2014

A NURSERY in Minehead has been given an ‘inadequate’ rating by Ofsted inspectors after a child walked off the premises.

Cleared - accident on A39 at Bilbrook

Somerset County Gazette: Dunmow: Woman cut free from vehicle

8:44am Friday 19th September 2014

A CAR has gone on to its roof in a field at Bilbrook along the A39.

Devon and Somerset caravan and trailer users urged to fit fire alarms

Somerset County Gazette: Caravan damaged by fire

8:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

DEVON & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service is reminding people that having a working smoke alarm in your caravan or trailer is vital as the vehicle is such a small, confined space.

Volunteering day to be held in Taunton - September 23

Somerset County Gazette:

8:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A VOLUNTEERING charity is holding an event later this month at the Somerset County Cricket Ground in Taunton to help people find out more about volunteering in and around the town.

Watchet Marina's tidal gate will need to be lifted out to repair

Somerset County Gazette:

7:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

CONCERNS are growing over Watchet Marina’s tidal gate after it was confirmed it would need to be lifted out in order to repair.

Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport visits Taunton

Somerset County Gazette:

6:14pm Thursday 18th September 2014

THE Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport visited Taunton this afternoon to see plans for the new Watersports Centre due to be built at French Weir Park.

Event in Taunton for people wanting to become volunteers

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

6:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

DID you know that there are hundreds of different opportunities to help and support the work of charities and not for profit organisations in the area?

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