Avon & Somerset Police Commissioner 'breached her own code of conduct' naming whistleblower

Somerset County Gazette: Sue Mountstevens

9:15am Friday 31st October 2014

POLICE Commissioner Sue Mountstevens breached her own code of conduct by revealing the identity of a whistleblower, her own police and crime panel has concluded.

Concerns over diversion route in Watchet and Williton during Washford roundabout construction

Somerset County Gazette: The diversion that took road users down Princess Street n123450

9:00am Friday 31st October 2014

CONCERNS have been raised about a proposed diversion route for traffic while the roundabout at Washford Cross is being built.

Taunton Deane Council to replace information board in Vivary Park

Somerset County Gazette:

8:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

TAUNTON Deane Council is replacing an information board in Vivary Park after complaints regarding grammatical errors.

Exmoor Tourism Conference will be held on November, 6

Somerset County Gazette: DR UELI Zellweger’s landscape of Exmoor Porlock Bay saw him win the overall trophy in the Alfred Vowels Photographic Competition.

7:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

THE Exmoor Tourism Conference will be held at Minehead’s Beach Hotel on Thursday, November 6, from 9.15am to 4.15pm.

Autumn fun in West Somerset

Somerset County Gazette:

7:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

EXPLORING the glorious countryside of West Somerset will be part of a series of outdoor activities being organised by 1610 this autumn.

Last chance to pitch for business prize

Somerset County Gazette:

5:49pm Thursday 30th October 2014

IT'S the last day for applications to the Taunton Business Incentive so if you haven't got your entry in, get your skates on!

Joe Brown concert in Minehead cancelled due to a firealarm

Somerset County Gazette: Music delights Epsom

4:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A FIRE alarm called a halt to Joe Brown’s concert at the Regal Theatre in Minehead on Sunday.

Man appears in court charged with mum's murder

Somerset County Gazette:

2:30pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A MAN from Norton Fitzwarren accused of murdering his mother has appeared in court this morning.

Tropiquaria Zoo, Watchet, fears for endangered animals during roadworks for Washford Cross roundabout

Somerset County Gazette:

2:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

FEARS have been raised for some of the critically endangered animals at Tropiquaria Zoo when major roadworks begin next month just metres away from their cages.

The new Exmoor Flag has been launched at the West Somerset Railway

Somerset County Gazette:

1:45pm Thursday 30th October 2014

THE winner of the Exmoor flag competition has been announced.

Author David Lawrence Jones entertains pupils at Bishop Henderson School

Somerset County Gazette:

12:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

PUPILS at Bishop Henderson Primary School were treated to a fun showcase and book signing event when author David Lawrence Jones paid them a visit.

Automatic signals to be installed on M5 Taunton-Burnham to 'detect incidents'

Somerset County Gazette:

11:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

SIGNS which automatically detect changes in traffic and alert drivers to possible hazards are to be installed at the M5 at Taunton.

Woman killed in train incident named as Elaine Parker of Taunton

Somerset County Gazette:

1:40pm Thursday 30th October 2014

AN inquest has been opened into the death of Elaine Parker, 47, of Glenthorne Road, Taunton, who died after being hit by a train at Broomhay crossing, Bathpool, at 11pm on Friday, October 24.

£1,500 boost for Taunton Christmas lights appeal - more money needed

Somerset County Gazette: Eltham family house goes Christmas lights crazy

9:32am Thursday 30th October 2014

PEOPLE desperate to ensure Taunton has its Christmas lights this year have received a boost.

Four children's centres in Taunton deemed 'inadequate'

Somerset County Gazette:

6:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

CHILDREN’S services in Somerset came under fire again this week after four centres were branded “inadequate” by independent inspectors.

Book signing event at Keeble Antiques

Somerset County Gazette:

9:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A SOMERSET author is heading to Keeble Antiques this November to sign copies of his latest book based on his many adventures within the county.

Parents in Taunton secure legal high debate

Somerset County Gazette: Police Commissioner calls for crackdown on legal highs

8:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

OUTRAGED parents trying to close two Taunton shops selling legal high drugs have used people power to spark a council debate.

Service to commemorate Somerset cricketing legend Harold Gimblett

Somerset County Gazette:

7:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

SOMERSET cricketing legend Harold Gimblett was honoured at a service of celebration in Bicknoller on Sunday.

Leading housing association nominated for award for Wellington project

Somerset County Gazette:

6:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A LEADING housing association has been shortlisted for an award for a project it currently runs with young children in Wellington.

Somerset patients urged to look out for breast cancer signs

Somerset County Gazette:

4:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A DOCTOR is calling on women AND men to get themselves checked out for breast cancer.

Lantern-making workshop in Williton on November 1

Somerset County Gazette: A lit sky lantern

1:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A FAMILY lantern-making workshop will be taking place on November 1 at the Williton Children’s Centre at 10am.

Wellington Wheelers head off on end of season ride

Somerset County Gazette: IT'S TIME TO RIDE ...with BSJ Cycles bicycle shop cycle enth

12:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

WELLINGTON Wheelers will be taking part in their end of season hill climb on Sunday, November 2.

Bishop's Hull Coffee Morning

Somerset County Gazette:

12:02pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

HEAD over to Bishop’s Hull Church hall for a coffee morning and more on November 8.

Worldwide audience for Somerset barn owls

Somerset County Gazette:

11:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

PEOPLE from around the world logged on more than 1.5million times to follow the progress of Somerset’s most famous barn owl family Boris, Brenda, and their six owlets.

Housebuilder's £500 boost for West Buckland Primary School

Somerset County Gazette:

10:20am Wednesday 29th October 2014

CHILDREN in West Buckland have an extra spring in their step when they head to school, with a host of new play equipment to enjoy.

School pupils help raise awareness for road safety in Somerset

Somerset County Gazette:

8:49am Wednesday 29th October 2014

CHILDREN at St John’s Primary School donned their bright jackets this October to help Somerset County Council raise awareness during the School Crossing Patrol Awareness Week.

Ruishton children support harvest collection for Taunton's homeless

Somerset County Gazette:

8:17am Wednesday 29th October 2014

RUISHTON Primary School pupils have been collecting food to celebrate harvest time. Pictured are pupils Holly Sydenham and Archie Hooper, who helped to gather donations from parents and children ready for The Taunton Association for the Homeless collection.

VIDEO: Pumpkin man selling the Bag Issue in Taunton

Somerset County Gazette:

12:09pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

BAG Issue seller Graham Walker has been providing plenty of entertainment in Taunton town centre with his pumpkin head.

Bishop of Bath and Wells at opening of £1.1m Trull church community centre

Somerset County Gazette:

9:00pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A “MIRACULOUS two years” culminated in the opening of a £1.1million church community centre in Trull on Saturday.

Art exhibition in Taunton gallery

Somerset County Gazette:

8:00pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

ARTY people are being invited to let their imagination run wild to help a businesswoman belatedly celebrate her birthday.

Latest results from Taunton Magistrates' Courts

Somerset County Gazette: Taunton Magistrates' Court

7:00pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

RECENT cases dealt with by Taunton Magistrates include.

Confusion over chief’s departure

Somerset County Gazette:

6:36pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

CONFUSION surrounds the termination of the contract of the highly-paid director hired to turn around Somerset’s children’s services – bosses say he was sacked while he claims he’d already resigned.

Prolific Wellington burglar 'addicted to legal highs', court told

Somerset County Gazette:

3:30pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A BURGLAR addicted to legal highs who stole precious jewellery has been jailed for four years following his fourth conviction for breaking into houses.

Hallowe'en fun at Exmoor Pony Centre on Thursday (October 30)

Somerset County Gazette:

1:00pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

CELEBRATE autumn and Hallowe’en with the Exmoor ponies on Thursday (October 30).

Thieves and vandals target hundreds of trees in Taunton countryside park

Somerset County Gazette:

12:00pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

HUNDREDS of trees were stolen, broken and vandalised at a countryside park.

Young people in Somerset warned - 'we'll catch you if you watch TV without a licence'

Somerset County Gazette: With 669 households caught out, figures rank town  as eighth highest in north west for TV licence dodgers

11:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

YOUNG adults caught watching TV without a licence are being warned they face a fine of up to £1,000.

£1.4million development at Richard Huish College, Taunton

Somerset County Gazette:

9:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

STUDENTS attending Richard Huish College, Taunton, next September will be able to learn in a new lecture theatre and drama studio.

Art exhibition at Dulverton Guildhall and Arts Centre

Somerset County Gazette:

6:30am Tuesday 28th October 2014

WORK by contemporary artist Georgina Towler is being exhibited at Dulverton Guildhall and Arts Centre this week.

'Sorry I told chief constable whistleblower's name' - Avon and Somerset PCC apologises

Somerset County Gazette: Sue Mountstevens

6:20am Tuesday 28th October 2014

AVON and Somerset’s Police and Crime Commissioner has apologised for telling chief constable Nick Gargan the identity of a whistleblower who alleged he made inappropriate advances to her.

Woman dies after being hit by train near Taunton

Somerset County Gazette: Police search the railway line next to Mr Rubery's home after his body was found

9:00pm Monday 27th October 2014

A WOMAN died after being hit by a train just outside Taunton at 11pm last Friday.

Freemason group's donation to Windsor Care Home in Minehead

Somerset County Gazette:

8:00pm Monday 27th October 2014

FREEMASON group Exmoor Mark Lodge no. 697 has donated £200 to Windsor Care Home in Minehead.

'More infrastructure for Somerset Levels' call at Emergency Society Planning event

Somerset County Gazette:

8:00pm Monday 27th October 2014

A CALL for more investment in infrastructure has gone out following the devastating floods on the Somerset Levels earlier this year.

Hive five as group takes skydive leap for charity

Somerset County Gazette:

7:00pm Monday 27th October 2014

FIVE local people, four of whom have Multiple Sclerosis, have completed a tandem skydive from 15,000 feet to raise money for charity.

Work to start on new Taunton swimming pool in January

Somerset County Gazette:

4:00pm Monday 27th October 2014

SWIMMING enthusiasts will be able to take a dip at a new pool being built in Taunton from early 2016.

Little ones at Acorns Nursery help others

Somerset County Gazette:

1:00pm Monday 27th October 2014

CHILDREN at Acorns Nursery in Minehead celebrated their Harvest Festival at West Somerset College’s Combe Restaurant.

Taunton woman's designs stocked by Asda's George outlet

Somerset County Gazette:

1:00pm Monday 27th October 2014

CLOTHES shoppers at Asda’s Taunton store might recognise the name behind some of the patterned knitwear.

Latest donations to Taunton charity SURE

Somerset County Gazette:

12:00pm Monday 27th October 2014

THE Somerset Unit for Radiotherapy Equipment charity, which helps equip the Beacon Centre cancer unit at Taunton’s Musgrove Park Hospital, received donations totalling £3,562.41 last week.

Paul Sinha hosts quiz night in aid of Taunton-based Stand Against Violence

Somerset County Gazette:

11:00am Monday 27th October 2014

TELEVISION personality Paul Sinha hosted a quiz night at Vivary Park Golf Club, Taunton, which will boost the Stand Against Violence coffers by £2,600.

Somerset Stages Rally to return to Minehead

Somerset County Gazette: Race drivers from Ginetta Juniors to the British Touring Car Championship descended on Croft Circuit for media day to launch an action-packed 2013 season.

3:00pm Sunday 26th October 2014

THE Somerset Stages rally is returning to Minehead in 2015 and will be given centre stage, Minehead Vision manager Stephen Hooper has announced.

Dunster Castle puts the frighteners on

Somerset County Gazette:

10:00am Sunday 26th October 2014

GHOSTLY goings-on will be taking place at Dunster Castle this month.








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