Taunton siblings' leap of faith for charity

Somerset County Gazette:

8:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

BROTHER and sister Mell Shattock and Matt Rowlinson took a daring leap in their bid to raise money for the British Heart Foundation.

Old shop sign revealed in Taunton

Somerset County Gazette:

7:23pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

BUILDERS working on a new shop in Taunton have revealed a long-hidden shop sign.

Sassi Holford celebrates 20 years in Taunton

Somerset County Gazette:

7:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

WEDDING gown designer Sassi Holford celebrated the 20th anniversary of her Taunton boutique with friends and special guests.

Awards for street pastors groups

Somerset County Gazette: Warminster Street Pastors, who counsel late-night revellers, received £600 from the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Innovation Fund

6:39pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

TAUNTON Street Pastors and the Stand Against Violence charity will be presented with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service by the Lord Lieutenant of Somerset, Lady Gass, in County Hall, Taunton, on Monday, October 6.

Wiveliscombe Primary School's new head settling in nicely

Somerset County Gazette:

4:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

WIVELISCOMBE Primary School’s new head teacher said taking over the role has made him feel like ‘Doctor Who’.

Languages day at Bishop Fox's School

Somerset County Gazette:

4:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

BISHOP Fox’s School celebrated the European Day of Languages with special activities and lessons.

Somerset's libraries to host 'Get Online' events this October

Somerset County Gazette: Residents are being urged to have their say over broadband in Worcestershire

5:02pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

SOMERSET'S libraries will be helping even more people get online this October as part of a national annual event.

Wellington girls meet England rugby star Chris Robshaw

Somerset County Gazette:

2:30pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

THE Wellington School girls under-12 hockey team headed to Millfield for a tournament - and bumped into a star of the oval ball game.

Reminder to vote for Bibic in Lloyds Bank Community Fund

Somerset County Gazette: Spring clean your home and help change lives

2:29pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

PEOPLE in Somerset are being reminded that they can vote for a national children’s charity to receive a grant towards the work it does.

Swap fags for gags during October

Somerset County Gazette:

1:09pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A range of organisations will be available to help anyone with their Stoptober quit at The Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton on Thursday, October 9 from noon until 5pm.

Ex soldier appointed chaplain at Taunton School

Somerset County Gazette:

12:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A FORMER soldier who had a “conversation with God” during the Gulf War is the new chaplain at Taunton School.

Willy Wonka drops in at Hatch Beauchamp Primary School

Somerset County Gazette:

10:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

HATCH Beauchamp Primary School was invaded by Oompah Loompahs, Fantastic Mr Foxes and Willy Wonkas during Roald Dahl Dress Up Day.

Racial equality group set up in Somerset

Somerset County Gazette:

9:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A STEERING group has been established to promote racial equality in Somerset.

Exhibition: Sam Burton's snapshot of the past

Somerset County Gazette:

8:44am Tuesday 30th September 2014

TAUNTON’S Mayor and Mayoress were on hand to open up a photography exhibition at Bishops Lydeard Railway Station last week.

Barn fire burning out in Stoke St Gregory

Somerset County Gazette:

10:33am Tuesday 30th September 2014

FIREFIGHTERS are still on the scene of a fire which started shortly before 8pm yesterday (Monday, September 29).

Big barn fire at Stoke St Gregory

Somerset County Gazette:

8:24am Tuesday 30th September 2014

FIREFIGHTERS fought through the night to control a barn fire on a farm in Stoke St Gregory.

Nearly 600 attend free family event in Curry Rivel

Somerset County Gazette:

7:50am Tuesday 30th September 2014

NEARLY 600 people descended on the playing field at Curry Rivel Primary School for a free family event.

West Somerset Council's first Healthy Living Fair a success

Somerset County Gazette:

8:29am Tuesday 30th September 2014

WEST Somerset Council’s first Healthy Living Fair in Williton saw nearly 150 attend.

Heating oil customers urged to buy early ahead of winter

Somerset County Gazette: It had been frosty for over a week, but all my efforts to capture a winter scene had eluded me, until finally on the last day of the cold spell I captured this shot of the old stable and tree covered in hoar frost just emerging from the morning mist - Fro

9:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

AS the nights start to draw in Taunton and District Citizens Advice Bureau are urging heating oil customers to buy early to help cut the cost of heating their homes this winter.

Cyclist's marathon in aid of St Margaret's Hospice

Somerset County Gazette:

7:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

TEACHER Ben Sumners has undertaken one of the toughest cycle rides in Europe to raise funds for St Margaret’s Hospice.

Police appeal: man assaulted in Minehead

Somerset County Gazette:

4:37pm Monday 29th September 2014

A MAN was punched in the face by a woman and had his phone stamped on by a man in Minehead on September 21.

Recent results from Taunton Magistrates' Courts

Somerset County Gazette: Taunton Magistrates' Court

4:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

RECENT cases dealt with by Taunton Magistrates’ Courts include: Thomas Christopher Gill, 27, of Mary Street, Taunton, assault by beating, 23 weeks prison (consecutive); possession of cannabis, no separate penalty; breached a suspended sentence for four counts of assault by beating, 18 weeks prison (concurrent) on each count, consecutive on other count, for criminal damage, four weeks prison (concurrent). (G).

Taunton 10k results - Luke Scott beaten into second place

Somerset County Gazette:

2:54pm Monday 29th September 2014

THERE was a new winner at Taunton 10k for the first time in seven years.

PHOTOS: Fun in the Park at French Weir

Somerset County Gazette:

2:30pm Monday 29th September 2014

THOUSANDS of children and adults enjoyed an afternoon of fun activities in French Weir Park in Taunton on Sunday.

Taunton-based SURE cancer charity raises almost £4,000 in a week

12:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

A TOTAL of £3,772.78 was collected for the County Gazette-backed Somerset Unit for Radiotherapy Equipment (SURE) charity – which equips the Beacon Centre cancer unit at Tauton’s Musgrove Park Hospital - over the past week.

Hannah Goodenough appointed head of Institute of Directors business development in South-West

Somerset County Gazette:

12:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

HANNAH Goodenough has been appointed head of business development for the South-West team of the Institute of Directors.

Wellington Carnival 2014

Somerset County Gazette:

11:32am Monday 29th September 2014

WELLINGTON welcomed its annual carnival to town at the weekend with lots of fluorescent and fun designs on display throughout the evening.

Repairs to A358 Henlade-Thornfalcon for seven weeks starting October 13

Somerset County Gazette: Busy Cotswold commuter road closing for repairs

8:51am Monday 29th September 2014

ESSENTIAL maintenance work to repair and improve the A358 near Taunton is due to take place next month.

West Somerset Railway Autumn Steam Gala - October 2-5

Somerset County Gazette: West Somerset Railway's Autumn Steam Gala. PHOTO: Alex Cameron

3:00pm Sunday 28th September 2014

THE West Somerset Railway will be marking the 50th anniversary of the closure of Taunton’s steam locomotive shed during its Autumn Steam Gala.

Cuckoo Meadow Play Area - have your say

Somerset County Gazette:

10:00am Sunday 28th September 2014

OVER £100,000 could be won to create a new play area in Cuckoo Meadow, Minehead, if residents give their views, says West Somerset Council.

Williton woman completes disability triathlon

Somerset County Gazette:

3:00pm Saturday 27th September 2014

A WILLITON woman who relies on crutches to walk after suffering from what started as flu ten years ago has completed a disability triathlon to raise money for charity.

Bishop Henderson pupil Ben is a musical star

Somerset County Gazette:

12:00pm Saturday 27th September 2014

PROUD father Ian Shattock sent in this picture of his ten-year-old son Ben, who has just passed his grade six piano exam.

More than 13,000 people aged over 100 in UK - latest stats show

Somerset County Gazette:

7:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

THE number of people aged over 100 in the UK has rocketed by 70% in a decade, official figures show.

The Great Dragon Auction - how to buy your Taunton Deane Dragon

Somerset County Gazette:

7:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

All you need to know about the Taunton Deane Dragon Trail auction.

East Reach reopens after crash

Somerset County Gazette:

8:07am Friday 26th September 2014

There were delays for motorists in Taunton town centre this morning after a crash in East Street which damaged traffic lights.

Exmoor's still fighting 60 years on

Somerset County Gazette:

4:25pm Friday 26th September 2014

SURVIVING the many battles Exmoor has faced in its 60 years as a national park is a remarkable achievement, claimed Exmoor Society chairman Rachel Thomas at its recent annual meeting.

Avon and Somerset Police to honour fallen colleagues

Somerset County Gazette:

2:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

AVON and Somerset Police will honour colleagues who have lost their lives in the call of duty this weekend.

500,000 listeners to get access to Somerset radio stations digitally

Somerset County Gazette:

12:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

MORE than 500,000 people in Somerset will be able to access local radio stations on their DAB digital radios, following the switch-on of new transmitters today.

More of Somerset's schools achieving good Ofsted verdicts, says council

Somerset County Gazette: Frances Nicholson.

3:03pm Friday 26th September 2014


Age UK Somerset conference to cover health, housing and more

Somerset County Gazette:

10:43am Friday 26th September 2014

AGE UK Somerset is hosting its first ever conference at Taunton Racecourse on October 23.

Anti-cull campaigners anger over badger death

Somerset County Gazette:

9:00am Friday 26th September 2014

ANTI-CULL campaigners have expressed anger after a badger was found shot in the abdomen inside the West Somerset cull zone.

Report shows increase in ethical business banking source enquiries

Somerset County Gazette: Police issue bank card fraud scam warning

4:48pm Friday 26th September 2014

THE Somerset Savings and Loans credit union has reported an increase in the number of inquiries being made by small- to medium- sized businesses looking to borrow from ethical banking sources.

Healthy Living Fair in Williton this Saturday (September 27)

Somerset County Gazette: HEALTHY: Community based environmental group Gwyrddio Penarth Greening (GPG) is hosting the annual food festival

7:00pm Thursday 25th September 2014

WEST Somerset’s first Healthy Living Fair takes place in Williton on Saturday to encourage people to enjoy a better way of life.

Schools Commissioner visits West Somerset College

Somerset County Gazette: WEST Somerset College want to unite schools under a Multi-Academy Trust. PHOTO: West Somerset College.

4:19pm Thursday 25th September 2014

A SCHOOLS commissioner has visited West Somerset College after its poor GCSE results this summer.

Latest results from Taunton Magistrates' Courts

Somerset County Gazette: Taunton Magistrates' Court

4:04pm Thursday 25th September 2014

RECENT cases dealt with by Taunton Magistrates’ Courts include.

West Monkton Primary School to relocate

Somerset County Gazette: Will schools have free spaces

11:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

CHILDREN moving into 1,000 homes being built in Monkton Heathfield will be able to attend a brand new primary school.

Green MEP Molly Scott-Cato to attend Stop Hinkley Demo tomorrow (September 26)

Somerset County Gazette: Molly Scott Cato

11:19am Thursday 25th September 2014

STOP Hinkley and Green Campaigners will be joined by Green MEP for the South West Molly Scott-Cato tomorrow, (September 26), at Hinkley Point.

Taunton man's David v Goliath victory in bank charges fight with Lloyds

Somerset County Gazette:

9:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

A CUSTOMER hit with £743 penalty charges after he went £2.67 over his overdraft limit has won a legal case against Lloyds which could end up costing the banks billions of pounds.

Buyer puts in bid for Taunton Vale Golf Club - decision likely tomorrow (Friday)

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

8:55am Thursday 25th September 2014

AN unnamed businessman trying to save Taunton Vale Golf Club has tabled a comparable bid to the one already in place proposing to convert the club into agricultural land.

Is care free at the point of delivery?

Somerset County Gazette:

7:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

Ashfords’ Andrew Carrigan, right, looks at how to get NHS support via Continuing Health Care funding. This money supports care provided in your own home or in a care home.

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