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.

War memorials get anniversary clean-up

Somerset County Gazette:

9:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

TO commemorate the centenary of the First World War, the Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire Community Rehabilitation Company has been helping to clean memorials for free.

A life in marketing

Somerset County Gazette:

7:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

A MARKETING man from Wellington has written his first book which hits the shelves this month.

Gremlins storm to top spot

Somerset County Gazette:

6:51pm Friday 17th October 2014

GREMLINS Carnival Club were crowned Carnival Concert champions after their Victorian Shipyard production was awarded the prestigious White Hart Cup for gaining the highest number of points throughout the concert fortnight.

Latest lightning pictures from Taunton

Somerset County Gazette:

4:50pm Friday 17th October 2014

WE'VE been asking the people of Taunton to send us their pictures and videos from yesterday's lightning storm (October 16).

Police stopping traffic in Wellington Road, Taunton, for census

Somerset County Gazette:

4:40pm Friday 17th October 2014

POLICE have been stopping traffic along Wellington Road, Taunton, today (Friday, October 17).

Bolving World Championship to be held in Exmoor

Somerset County Gazette: EVENT organiser and Exmoor National Park ranger Richard Eales. Photo: Steve Guscott

4:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

STAG impersonators from all over the globe will be descending on Exmoor again this weekend, October 11, for the 11th annual Bolving World Championships.

Tonedale Mill in top ten list

Somerset County Gazette:

1:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

AN historic building near Wellington has been listed as one of the ten most endangered Victorian and Edwardian buildings in England and Wales by a national charity.

Housing protest meeting attended by 100 people

Somerset County Gazette:

12:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

ABOUT 100 people attended a public meeting on Tuesday to discuss plans for a major housing development on the south side of Wellington.

Taunton shop owner offers a reward for the return of stolen goods

Somerset County Gazette:

11:00am Friday 17th October 2014

A SHOP owner is offering a reward after a computer containing precious family photos was among items stolen in a break-in.

£500 worth of goods from Go Outdoors up for grabs for one lucky County Gazette reader

Somerset County Gazette: Natwest T20 Blast competition - are you our face in the crowd?

10:39am Friday 17th October 2014

LUCKY readers have the chance to win £500 worth of Go Outdoors clothing or equipment.

THE Exmoor Do Dah and Regal Rhythm will be performing at the Regal Theatre, Minehead tonight

Somerset County Gazette:

9:00am Friday 17th October 2014

THE Exmoor Do Dah Band and Regal Rhythm will strut their stuff at the Regal Theatre with Putting on the Style tonight (October 17).

Farm machinery fire in Dunkeswell

Somerset County Gazette:

9:02am Friday 17th October 2014

FIRE crews were called to Dunkeswell yesterday afternoon (October 16) after reports of machinery fire at a farm.

Skaters get their shelter

Somerset County Gazette:

6:30am Friday 17th October 2014

A NEW youth shelter in Wellington provided by Taunton Deane Council is giving skateboard fans a place to meet up with friends whatever the weather.

Live Read the report into eye surgery problems at Somerset hospital

Somerset County Gazette:

10:50am Thursday 16th October 2014

An investigation into problems arising from a series of eye operations carried out by a private contractor has been released overnight.

Ten Taunton GP practices sign up to electronic prescription service

Somerset County Gazette:

9:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

IT will be easier and quicker for patients to get their medication at 10 GP practices in Taunton which are switching to the NHS Electronic Prescription Service.

Matchmakers at the movies

Somerset County Gazette: Two teens treated for smoke inhallation after microwave popcorn drama

8:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

THE next film to be shown in the Cinema Obscura season in Wiveliscombe is About Elly.

Court of Appeal due to make a decision on Badger Trust challenge

Somerset County Gazette:

7:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

THE Court of Appeal is set to rule this week on whether the Government has acted unlawfully by not using an Independent Expert Panel to monitor the second round of badger culls.

Members of the public help talk woman down from bridge in Taunton

Somerset County Gazette:

6:46pm Thursday 16th October 2014

TWO good Samaritans helped police talk to a woman who was standing on a bridge over the M5 this evening (October 16).


Somerset County Gazette:

4:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Taunton Business Incentive 2014 is up and running and we want to hear from local SMEs

West Somerset College call on team calls on experts to turn the school around

Somerset County Gazette:

4:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

WEST Somerset College has drafted in help from education experts at schools facing “similar challenges” as it looks to turn around its fortunes.

Fifth cat poisoned in Taunton street

Somerset County Gazette:

4:11pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A FIFTH cat is fighting for its life following the death of four other cats in the same street from anti-freeze poisoning.

Civic society AGM

Somerset County Gazette: Everyone attending Middlesbrough Council's AGM last night was evicted outside after blogger John King refused to stop filming

1:49pm Thursday 16th October 2014

WIVELISCOMBE Civic Society will be holding its annual meeting on Friday, October 17.

Students rise to the challenge

Somerset County Gazette:

1:45pm Thursday 16th October 2014

PUPILS at Kingsmead School took a break from the classroom for a day of activities as part of a Challenge Day.

Join crowdfunding to help Make Taunton Sparkle

Somerset County Gazette:

12:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

SCHOOLCHILDREN have answered the call for everyone to chip in to ensure Taunton gets its Christmas lights this year – now it’s up to others to follow their example.

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