Your chance to vote for the Exmoor Flag

Somerset County Gazette:

4:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

THE finalists have been chosen in a competition to create an Exmoor flag.

Have YOU downloaded the Taunton Deane Dragon Trail app?

Somerset County Gazette:

12:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

The software is available on iPads, iPhones & Android devices and provides a comprehensive list of all the Taunton Deane Dragons

Get your entry in for the Somerset Business Awards NOW!

Somerset County Gazette: Sponsors and organisers launch the awards at the Somerset in Business Conference.

12:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

WITH only days until the deadline for the Somerset Business Awards there’s no time like the present to submit your entry.

Deane Council move to County Hall a step closer

Somerset County Gazette:

11:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

The process of talks paving the way for the borough council to move its offices to County Hall, home of Somerset County Council, was voted for by 29 of its 52 councillors on Tuesday night.

Work to start on roundabout to improve safety in West Somerset in autumn

Somerset County Gazette: Dozens of schools go green for a week

9:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

WORK on an eagerly awaited roundabout to improve road safety in West Somerset is expected to start in the autumn.

Parrot in the Park music festival in Castle Green in Taunton

Somerset County Gazette: Warrington Speakers Club

8:40am Friday 22nd August 2014

TEN hours of music kicks off on Castle Green this Sunday(August 24) for Parrot in the Park, an event celebrating Taunton’s music scene this weekend.

Run for charity

Somerset County Gazette:

6:30am Friday 22nd August 2014

Runners from Taunton are being invited to sign up for the Great West Run in aid of the Victim Support charity.

Somerset students get their GCSE results

Somerset County Gazette: BRIGHT FUTURES: Successful Year 11 students receive their GCSE results at Thomas Hardye School

1:09pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

THOUSANDS of youngsters across Somerset will pick up their GCSE results tomorrow (Thursday).

Michaela makes a spectacle of herself

Somerset County Gazette:

9:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Michaela Williams, aged 47, was chosen from hundreds of entries from across the South West to win the regional round of the Specsavers Spectacle Wearer of the Year Award.

Help for toddlers starting school

Somerset County Gazette: Despite the intermittent rain, parents, staff, committee members and children celebrated the 30th anniversary of St Paul's pre-school.

8:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Early years practitioners from the Kiddi Caru day nursery are offering advice on simple tasks that will help children into primary school.

Charities’ chance of a cash grant with your Burnham and Highbridge Weekly.

Somerset County Gazette: Site Logo

7:30pm Thursday 21st August 2014

CHARITIES are being invited to apply for a grant from the Gannett Foundation, run by the publishers of your Star.

CCTV system installed in Watchet

Somerset County Gazette: GV of CCTV camera. (4807999)

7:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

RESIDENTS and visitors in Watchet can now feel even safer thanks to a new CCTV system that has been installed in the town.

Police warning about NPS or so-called “Legal Highs”

Somerset County Gazette:

6:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

THE police are warning people to be wary of so-called “legal highs” after two people are thought to have become ill in Taunton after taking them.

Fire at Wheddon Cross

Somerset County Gazette: File image.

5:46pm Thursday 21st August 2014

THREE fire appliances were mobilised, one from Dulverton and two from Minehead following a report of a room fire at Wheddon Cross today at 4.25pm.

Cut VAT to help Minehead town tourism, urge businesses

Somerset County Gazette:

4:28pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A VAT cut on accommodation and attractions in seaside towns like Minehead would increase the number of visitors and job opportunities, it is claimed.

SHOPLIFTING: Taunton police ask for YOUR help in crack-down

Somerset County Gazette:

3:52pm Thursday 21st August 2014

POLICE in Taunton are on a mission to crack-down on shoplifting and retail crime in the county town, and are asking for your help to do so.

Can you identify this woman?

Somerset County Gazette:

1:10pm Thursday 21st August 2014

POLICE are asking for help from the public to identify a woman who may have information about a shop theft in ASDA, Creechbarrow Road, Taunton.

Deal with your litter or face court, town traders warned

Somerset County Gazette:

1:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A pressure group waging war on Taunton’s litter has issued a stark warning to traders to tackle the problem . . . or face court.

Carer nominated for top accolade

Somerset County Gazette:

1:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Tina Cornell’s work with the Home Instead Taunton and West Somerset care organisation has seen her named as one of the 12 finalists from over 7,000 staff at 150 offices across the Nation.

Climb the tower

Somerset County Gazette: The helicopter and St James' Church tower

12:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Tallest tower in Taunton reopens again to visitors on Saturday August 23.

Fundraising is plain sailing for Dan

Somerset County Gazette:

12:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Dan Holden is hoping to raise £4,000 as he sets sail on two legs of the Challenge of a Lifetime Atlantic Circuit, which will pass through The Canary Islands and areas of the Caribbean.

Busy Bank Holiday on the roads

Somerset County Gazette:

11:46am Thursday 21st August 2014

Insurance company Age UK is advising drivers to check the details of their car insurance policies before heading out on the roads to ensure it’s the right cover for their needs.

Spa sparks off "riff raff" row

Somerset County Gazette:

11:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

A Fawlty Towers-style sign put up to deter ‘riff raff’ from visiting a spa’s golf course has sparked mixed reactions from would-be guests.

Sex assaults case

Somerset County Gazette:

10:39am Thursday 21st August 2014

Man charged with two sexual assaults on women in Taunton has been remanded in custody.

Exams helpline

Somerset County Gazette: File photo dated 13/06/08 of Pupils who sat a GCSE English exam at Colchester County High School for Girls, Colchester, Essex as a return to final exams at GCSE could discriminate against girls, teachers warned today. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date:

10:37am Thursday 21st August 2014

Exam Results Helpline will be open from 8am today (Thursday) to give advice and support to students and their parents picking up GCSE results.

Mum's fury after son's legal high nightmare

Somerset County Gazette: Temporary postal room in place after Musgrove Park Hospital fire

10:14am Thursday 21st August 2014

Horror as boy, 14, collapses in park

Local competition winner drives away brand new Range Rover

Somerset County Gazette:

6:30am Thursday 21st August 2014

Taunton motorist has driven away her dream car after entering a Halfords competition to win one of five Range Rover Evoques worth nearly £50,000.

Green light for Taunton Deane Council move to County Hall

Somerset County Gazette: Cllr John Williams

8:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

NEGOTIATIONS to create a “one-stop shop” of councils and public services for Taunton Deane’s taxpayers have been given the green light by councillors.

Elderly lady taken to Musgrove after car crashes into building

Somerset County Gazette: ambulance - zxc

6:16pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

PARAMEDICS took an elderly lady into Musgrove Park Hospital earlier today after her car crashed into a building in Vivary Heights, Taunton.

Man bailed after 15 people found in lorry

Somerset County Gazette:

5:11pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A 50-year-old man has been released on police bail pending further enquiries, say Avon & Somerset Police.

Ex-Bishop Fox's teacher Ryan Leverton pleads not guilty to sexually touching a 16-year-old girl

Somerset County Gazette: Ryan Leverton.

1:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A FORMER Taunton teacher has pleaded not guilty to three counts of sexual touching of a 16-year-old schoolgirl.

Men appear in court following courier fraud investigation in the South West

Somerset County Gazette:

12:09pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

TWO men will be appearing in Bristol Crown Court today following a police investigation into courier fraud in the South West.

Life-saving device ready at the Rec

Somerset County Gazette:

12:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

NHS South Western Ambulance Service provided the defibrillator, and it sits in a bright green box on the wall of the Rugby Club in the swimming pool car park in Culverhay Lane.

Chris Jones to pursue career outside of cricket

Somerset County Gazette:

11:31am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Somerset batsman Chris Jones said he made his decision to retire “after much thought, and deliberation” in order to pursue a career outside of the game.

Bank of 'nan and grandad' replaces Bank of Mum and Dad

Somerset County Gazette: Library filer dated 20/04/2003 of English One Pound Coins. Children have seen pocket money levels rise by more than four times the rate of inflation over the last year, the Halifax bank said Friday April 1, 2005. Two-thirds (66%) of seven-to-16-year-olds

7:30am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Saga Savings' poll suggests that more than a third of Britain's estimated 11.8 million grandparents have funded, or are planning to help fund, their grandchildren's studies. The survey of almost 10,000 over 50s shows that, on average, they will each fork out nearly £4,000.

Jim’s the leader of the Town Band

Somerset County Gazette:

6:30am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Music is going to be even more dominant in Jim Pagington’s life after he was appointed musical director of Wiveliscombe Town Band.

Man arrested after 15 people found in HGV near Ilminster

Somerset County Gazette:

3:03pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

15 PEOPLE have been treated for possible dehydration at services next to Southfields Roundabout. Police and immigration authorities investigating.

Enterprise hot seat

Somerset County Gazette: HOT SEAT: The famous – or is that infamous – black chair that has come to symbolise Mastermind, along with Neil Richardson’s theme tune, Approaching Menace

9:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Barbara Davies is the new chief executive of the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership. She has been interim director since last month following the departure of Paul Wilson.

Sara’s exhibition

Somerset County Gazette: Bridge House Art Classes Annual Exhibition

8:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Sara Dudman, of Blagdon Hill, has been selected to exhibit as part of the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2014.

New drop-in hub launched by chaplaincy

Somerset County Gazette:

7:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Rebecca Pow, who is standing for the Conservatives in Taunton Deane at next year’s General Election, has been along to meet Taunton’s town centre chaplain the Rev Stephen Reed and his team.

Family debt hits children

Somerset County Gazette: You can’t borrow your way out of debt

4:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

According to a study by The Children’s Society and StepChange Debt Charity, 1,978 families in the Taunton Deane area are stuggling with their debts and repayments, putting extra stress on family relationships and potenially leading to their children being bullied.

Opera star coup for Stogumber Festival

Somerset County Gazette: Roderick Williams

1:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A STAR baritone appearing in the Last Night of the Proms will mark the centenary of The First World War at Stogumber Festival on Thursday, September 4.

Made in Chelsea stars at Mambo in Taunton this Bank Holiday weekend

Somerset County Gazette: Made in Chelsea stars meet fans at shopping centre

12:43pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

STARS from television show Made in Chelsea will be at a nightspot in Taunton this Bank Holiday weekend.

Lasting images of Somerset’s great deluge

Somerset County Gazette:

12:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Under The Surface depicts the people and landscapes of the moors and levels at the height of the winter devastation.

Marathon quest

Somerset County Gazette: .

11:40am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Retiring RAF Warrant Officer Al Sylvester is walking through Taunton on Thursday on a solo charity trek from Land’s End to John o’Groat’s in aid of Prospect Hospice, at Wroughton, near Swindon.

Channel 4 show The Undateables looking for Somerset people to take part in fourth series

Somerset County Gazette:

11:54am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A TELEVISION show helping people with a physical, sensory or other impairment or a long term condition find love is hoping to find someone from Somerset.

Three men arrested over £1million scam

Somerset County Gazette:

9:01am Tuesday 19th August 2014

THREE men were arrested in London yesterday (August 19) when detectives raided three properties following a scam in which vulnerable elderly people in the South West were conned out of almost £1million.

Exmoor Flag Competition finalists selected

Somerset County Gazette:

6:30am Tuesday 19th August 2014

FLAGS were raised across Dulverton, in celebration of the Exmoor Flag design competition judging day.

Crash on the A38 at Rumwell

Somerset County Gazette:

6:04pm Monday 18th August 2014

A WOMAN in her 20s has sustained a leg injury in a crash between a car and a motorbike at Rumwell.

Kitchen catches fire in Taunton

Somerset County Gazette: House fire in Halliwell

11:11pm Monday 18th August 2014

THREE fire engines from Taunton were called to the scene of a kitchen fire in the Shutewater Orchard area of Bishops Hull earlier this evening (August 18).

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