Traffic chaos after vehicle breaks down on M5

Somerset County Gazette:

6:18pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

COMMUTERS are facing long delays on the journey home this evening after a vehicle broke down on the M5 near Taunton.

Live Accident on B3187 in Langford Budville - diversion in place

Somerset County Gazette:

9:38am Thursday 23rd October 2014

THERE has been a collision between a single decker coach and a car in Langford Budville on the B3187.

Question mark over future of badger cull

Somerset County Gazette: Badger (11754077)

7:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE roll out of the controversial badger cull across the country remains uncertain after shooters failed to meet minimum targets in one of the cull zones.

Somerset schoolchldren in Big Questions event in Creech St Michael

Somerset County Gazette:

4:37pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

YOUNGSTERS from six schools asked the ‘Big Questions’ in a special Religious Education Celebration Day.

West Somerset Councillors give green light for Minehead Heritage Trail

Somerset County Gazette:

3:40pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A HERITAGE trail which aims to make Minehead a cultural hub in West Somerset attracting thousands more visitors by 2020 has been given the green light by councillors.

Cliff Bishop becomes a Freeman of the Borough of Taunton Deane

Somerset County Gazette:

4:01pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

ONE of the longest serving councillors in the country has been honoured by being admitted as a Freeman of the Borough of Taunton Deane.

Taunton owner's necklace goes for almost £5,000 at Somerset auction

Somerset County Gazette:

11:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE former owner of this beautiful necklace is almost £5,000 better off following feverish bidding at auction.

Reward for lost camera and wedding photos

Somerset County Gazette:

12:44pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A MUM is putting up a reward after losing a camera with all her daughter’s wedding photos.

Student Molly Gould seeks success with her own song - VIDEO

Somerset County Gazette:

10:15am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A TALENTED Taunton student is hoping for success in the music industry after recording her first song.

Today's West Somerset County Gazette - wrong date

Somerset County Gazette:

9:33am Thursday 23rd October 2014

DUE to a printing error today's West Somerset County Gazette has the wrong date on - it says October 16 but we would like to assure readers that it is in fact this week's news.

New firms coming to Taunton - 'positive' news for the town

Somerset County Gazette: Taunton Post Office - 'customers deserve better'

8:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

SHOPPERS and diners are soon going to get even more choice with several companies planning to come to Taunton.

Somerset children's services boss "sacked" by council insists: "I resigned"

Somerset County Gazette:

11:32am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

CONFUSION surrounds the termination of the contract of the highly-paid director hired to turn around Somerset's children's services - bosses says he was sacked, he claims he'd already resigned.

Taunton supermarket's boost for Kelsey's Cancer Fund

Somerset County Gazette:

4:54pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A TAUNTON supermarket has boosted a campaign to help build a sensory room at Musgrove Park Hospital’s children’s unit.

North Town pupils filmed for video going out to 7,000 schools worldwide

Somerset County Gazette:

9:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THESE children from North Town Primary School will soon become stars of the small screen – after being filmed for an educational video that will be used worldwide.

Hairdressers get behind Jemima Layzell Trust

Somerset County Gazette:

8:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A CAMPAIGN has been launched to raise awareness of a charity set up in memory of a talented Taunton student.

Fire crews called to property in Bathealton

Somerset County Gazette:

8:13pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

FIRE crews have extinguished a fire at a property in Bathealton earlier this evening (Wednesday).

Sunday market and other pledges to help Make Taunton Sparkle

Somerset County Gazette:

1:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A STREET market on Sunday will help boost a £25,000 appeal to make sure Taunton has its Christmas lights this year.

Man pops the question in police car after crashing en route to Somerset beauty spot

Somerset County Gazette:

12:07pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A LOVED-UP husband-to-be popped the question in the back of a police car after he crashed en route to a beauty spot where he planned to propose.

Kids get to grips with Milverton's £50,000 of new play equipment

Somerset County Gazette:

12:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

PICTURED are children sampling their new play equipment in Milverton for the first time.

Poppy appeal launch on West Somerset Railway

Somerset County Gazette: Poppy on black background (8861656)

9:01am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE launch of this year's Somerset and Bristol Poppy Appeal will be taking place on the West Somerset Railway.

Cotford St Luke pupils support Go Commando Royal Marines charity

Somerset County Gazette:

6:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

ROYAL Marines charity Go Commando and their mascot Col Kev Ted joined in with the children from Cotford St Luke Primary School to commemorate National Heroes Day.

St Andrew's pupils support Somerset Emergency Volunteers

Somerset County Gazette:

9:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

PUPILS from St Andrew's Church School, Taunton, gathered at St Andrew’s Church for their harvest festival service.

300 attend Care Focus Awards in Taunton

Somerset County Gazette:

7:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

PICTURED are some of the outstanding carers in the South-West, who were honoured at the Care Focus (South West) CIC gala awards evening, held at Taunton’s Wellsprings Leisure Centre.

Major improvements taking place in Dunster starting in 2015

Somerset County Gazette: Harvey Siggs.

4:58pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

DUNSTER residents are invited to a drop-in event on October 28 to find out more about major improvements in the village which have been planned jointly to minimise disruption as much as possible.

St Margaret's Hospice fundraising crews prepare for Challenge of a Lifetime

Somerset County Gazette:

4:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

CLINICAL director Ann Lee learning the ropes.

Taunton students raise £15,000 for armed forces charity

Somerset County Gazette:

12:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A TEAM of eight King’s College students cycled an incredible 1,000 miles to raise money for an armed forces charity.

Avon and Somerset initiative to tackle fraud

Somerset County Gazette:

11:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

PEOPLE over 60 are being warned not to be bullied into parting with their cash by fraudsters.

Richard Huish College graduation ceremony at County Ground

Somerset County Gazette:

9:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

MORE than 50 students from Richard Huish College who have completed higher education courses ranging from business to sports development and coaching were joined by family members and friends at their graduation ceremony.

Breakfast in aid of Brompton Regis Village Hall windows appeal

Somerset County Gazette:

8:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

A FUNDRAISING breakfast is being held in the village hall on Sunday to help pay to replace the windows – after 28 years.

Met Office warning for strong winds across Somerset

Somerset County Gazette:

5:07pm Monday 20th October 2014

GALE-FORCE winds are expected to batter the coastlines of Somerset in the next 24 hours, forecasters warn.

Taunton Carnival: 80+ PICS IN OUR PHOTO GALLERY

Somerset County Gazette:

4:46pm Monday 20th October 2014

MORE than 80 photos from Saturday's Taunton Carnival and Children's Carnival are now online in our photo gallery.  

History of old Taunton shop following Somerset Heritage research

Somerset County Gazette:

4:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

OUR recent report showing a sign for Kingsbury’s Stores in a shop being renovated in St James Street, Taunton, sparked interest among readers.

Sona Bennett exhibition to be held at Contains Art Gallery

Somerset County Gazette:

1:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

CONTAINS Art Gallery in Watchet is holding a retrospective exhibition of work by Sona Bennett to mark the tenth anniversary of her death.

Recent cases dealt with by Taunton Magistrates' Courts

Somerset County Gazette: Taunton Magistrates' Court

12:30pm Monday 20th October 2014

RECENT cases dealt with by Taunton Magistrates’ Courts include.

VIDEO: Jeremy Browne on his reasons for leaving Taunton Deane seat

Somerset County Gazette:

12:18pm Monday 20th October 2014

OUTGOING Taunton Deane MP Jeremy Browne has explained more about his reasons for opting not to contest next year’s General Election.

Over £1,800 raised for Taunton-based SURE cancer charity in a week

Somerset County Gazette:

11:00am Monday 20th October 2014

A TABLE raffle at the Somerset Business Awards raised £500 for cancer charity Somerset Unit for Radiotherapy Equipment (SURE).

Woman, 19, dies after car ends in river in Somerset

Somerset County Gazette:

9:04am Monday 20th October 2014

A 19-YEAR-OLD woman passenger died after she was trapped in a car which left a road and went into a river in Somerset.

Taunton Carnival 2014 - RESULTS AND VIDEO

Somerset County Gazette:

8:49am Monday 20th October 2014

ORGANISERS say the collection total from Taunton Carnival is around £300 down on last year, at around £5,200. 

Actress and TV presenter Lynda Bellingham to be buried in Somerset

Somerset County Gazette: Lynda Bellingham: has always wanted to be loved

3:20pm Monday 20th October 2014

ACTRESS and television presenter Lynda Bellingham, who lost her battle with cancer on Sunday, will be buried in Somerset

Langford Budville First World War heroes to be remembered

Somerset County Gazette: Unveiling of Poppy Monument

6:30am Monday 20th October 2014

TRIBUTE is to be paid to more than 70 Langford Budville villagers who fought or served in the First World War which started 100 years ago.

The Dunster Holistic Weekend is coming to town

Somerset County Gazette:

3:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

THE annual Dunster Holistic Weekend comes to town on the weekend of November 8-9 with a host of craft stalls and goodies, including whole foods, candles, crystals, books, cards and much more.

Enforcement officers' training to combat asbestos fly-tipping

Somerset County Gazette:

1:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

SOMERSET’S councils are targeting the criminals fly-tipping hazardous asbestos with new training to improve their enforcement officers' skills and know-how.

The Women's Led Enterprise Programme is coming to Minehead

Somerset County Gazette: Practical Philosophy Course - FREE OPEN EVENING

10:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

BUSINESSWOMEN will have the chance to share their know-how in Minehead later this month.

Taunton School receives top recognition for baccalaureate

Somerset County Gazette:

10:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

TAUNTON School is celebrating a prestigious accolade.

Taunton Carnival - today's the day!

Somerset County Gazette:

12:42pm Saturday 18th October 2014

THE 49th Taunton Carnival is back in town tonight, with the children's equivalent taking place this afternoon

Activists may cause the badger cull to fail to meet targets

Somerset County Gazette:

3:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

THE badger cull will not meet Government targets for the number of animals killed because of disruption by protesters, it has been claimed.

Energy saving advice from CAB at Taunton Library

Somerset County Gazette: Citizens Advice Bureau

12:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

TAUNTON and District Citizens Advice Bureau is holding an exhibition in the foyer of Taunton Library from 10am to 3pm on Thursday (October 23) as part of Big Energy Saving Week.

West Somerset College students selected for Somerset County Football squad

Somerset County Gazette:

10:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

TWO West Somerset College students have proved themselves to be on the ball after being selected for the Somerset County Football squad.

Peter Lewis sacked as Somerset County Council's director of children's services

Somerset County Gazette:

4:30pm Friday 17th October 2014

SOMERSET County Council has announced it has terminated its contract for the services of interim director of children’s services Peter Lewis.

VIDEO Somerset Business Awards 2014 - winners announced

Somerset County Gazette: Enter the 2014 Somerset Business Awards

11:50pm Friday 17th October 2014

Find out who won what in the 2014 Somerset Business Awards.

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