Pets event at Taunton store

Somerset County Gazette:

4:00pm Saturday 20th September 2014

PET owners are invited to take their beloved animals of all shapes and sizes to Countrywide’s event at the Taunton Countrywide store on Friday and Saturday, September 26 to 28.

New homes in Taunton costing from £110,000 - open event

Somerset County Gazette:

4:00pm Saturday 20th September 2014

PROPERTY developer Summerfield is inviting prospective homebuyers to a viewing evening at the opening of their new show home at The Brambles on Cheddon Road, Taunton, with prices for their My Home housing at 80% of market value for local people.

Government boost for South West Coastal Path

Somerset County Gazette:

3:00pm Saturday 20th September 2014

THE Government says an extra cash injection will bring forward completion of the South West Coastal Path by ten years.

"We're living like kings - payday kings"

Somerset County Gazette: PAYING THE PRICE: Analysis shows North-East wage packets have failed to keep pace with higher than expected inflation

1:00pm Saturday 20th September 2014

NEARLY a third of people in the South-West admit living like ‘payday kings’, with the average adult spending £203 within 24 hours of their pay packet arriving.

West Somerset MP vows to keep an eye on boozy Butlin's visitors

Somerset County Gazette: Ian Liddell-Grainger

10:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

WEST Somerset’s MP has said he will not become complacent in his efforts to stop boozed-up Butlin’s visitors causing chaos in Minehead.

Taunton School head boy Ben Woolstencroft scoops classics award

Somerset County Gazette:

10:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

TAUNTON School’s new head boy, Ben Woolstencroft, is celebrating winning second prize in the prestigious Gladstone Memorial Prize for an essay on a classical topic.

Scottish Referendum: Alex Salmond quits as First Minister after 'No' vote

Somerset County Gazette:

8:47am Friday 19th September 2014

SCOTLAND has voted by 55% to 45% to reject independence from the United Kingdom.

Fostering event in Taunton

9:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

A FOSTERING information event is being held by Somerset County Council at the Holiday Inn Express, Taunton, from 7pm to 9pm on Monday, September 29.

Plans for 18,000 solar panels on old airfield site in Churchstanton

Somerset County Gazette:

7:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

PLANS have been submitted for a 4.75MW solar park on land north of Trickey Warren Lane, Churchstanton.

South-West police officers warn people of frauds and scams risk

Somerset County Gazette:

6:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

ZEPHYR, the South-West’s regional organised crime unit, has been taking part in a regional event for over 50s to raise awareness of fraud and scams.

New dragon hits the streets

Somerset County Gazette:

5:39pm Friday 19th September 2014

Missing the Taunton Deane Dragons? Here's a bonus one to keep you going...

Minehead Development Trust submits interest bid for Minehead's Old Hospital

Somerset County Gazette:

4:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

A GROUP hoping to turn Minehead’s old hospital into a community hub says plans are well within its grasp.

One year on - and rubbish in River Tone is still a major problem

3:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

LOUTS are using the River Tone as a “dumping ground” by filling it with shopping trolleys and other junk, the Mayor of Taunton says.

Somerset business lobby heading to China today

Somerset County Gazette:

1:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

A GROUP of Somerset businesspeople are jetting off today to join the 2014 South West Trade Mission to China.

Owners with oil-heated homes urged to stock up for winter

Somerset County Gazette:

12:30pm Friday 19th September 2014

PEOPLE with oil-fired heating are being urged to save money by stocking up early before winter in a joint campaign backed by Community Council for Somerset (CCS).

bibic chief steps down after five years running Somerset charity

Somerset County Gazette:

12:18pm Friday 19th September 2014

LANGPORT-based children's charity bibic is bidding farewell to its chief executive of five years, Geoff Cummins.

Travellers pitch up at Bathpool housing estate

Somerset County Gazette:

9:47am Friday 19th September 2014

A GROUP of travellers have pitched up on a field next to a new housing estate in Bathpool near Taunton.

Minehead nursey appealing 'inadequate' rating from Ofsted after child walked off the premises

Somerset County Gazette:

9:00am Friday 19th September 2014

A NURSERY in Minehead has been given an ‘inadequate’ rating by Ofsted inspectors after a child walked off the premises.

Cleared - accident on A39 at Bilbrook

Somerset County Gazette: Dunmow: Woman cut free from vehicle

8:44am Friday 19th September 2014

A CAR has gone on to its roof in a field at Bilbrook along the A39.

Volunteering day to be held in Taunton - September 23

Somerset County Gazette:

8:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A VOLUNTEERING charity is holding an event later this month at the Somerset County Cricket Ground in Taunton to help people find out more about volunteering in and around the town.

Devon and Somerset caravan and trailer users urged to fit fire alarms

Somerset County Gazette: Caravan damaged by fire

8:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

DEVON & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service is reminding people that having a working smoke alarm in your caravan or trailer is vital as the vehicle is such a small, confined space.

Watchet Marina's tidal gate will need to be lifted out to repair

Somerset County Gazette:

7:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

CONCERNS are growing over Watchet Marina’s tidal gate after it was confirmed it would need to be lifted out in order to repair.

Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport visits Taunton

Somerset County Gazette:

6:14pm Thursday 18th September 2014

THE Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport visited Taunton this afternoon to see plans for the new Watersports Centre due to be built at French Weir Park.

Event in Taunton for people wanting to become volunteers

Somerset County Gazette: £913,000 bill to repair Taunton multi-storey

6:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

DID you know that there are hundreds of different opportunities to help and support the work of charities and not for profit organisations in the area?

South-West health workers due to strike following UNISON ballot

Somerset County Gazette: Disaster banner ballot-box.jpg for the homepage

4:20pm Thursday 18th September 2014

UNISON’s NHS workers in the South-West, including nurses, occupational therapists, porters, paramedics, medical secretaries, cooks and healthcare assistants, have voted yes to industrial action in a dispute over pay in England.

Petition launched to allow dogs on Minehead beach all year round

Somerset County Gazette:

4:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A PETITION has been launched to allow dog owners to walk their pets on Minehead beach all year round – with supporters saying the move would benefit tourism.

Gates to keep motorists safe in floods on Somerset Levels and Moors

Somerset County Gazette: Estate agent Chris Willey kayaks on flooded Somerset Levels

3:39pm Thursday 18th September 2014

NEW gates to close flooded roads are to be introduced on the Somerset Levels and Moors to keep motorists safe.

Somerset's Old Pavilion closing ceremony in Taunton

Somerset County Gazette: IN FORM: Somerset batsman Marcus Trescothick on his way to 144 against Durham yesterday.

1:13pm Thursday 18th September 2014

THIS evening (Thursday) will not only see the conclusion of Somerset County Cricket Club’s final home match of the season but will also bring the curtain down on one of the most iconic buildings in the sport.

Minehead Middle School Summer Fayre tomorrow - September 19

Somerset County Gazette:

11:44am Thursday 18th September 2014

MINEHEAD Middle School will be holding its big fundraiser of the year, the Summer Fayre tomorrow (September 19).

Popular student mourned at The Castle School, Taunton

Somerset County Gazette:

10:01am Thursday 18th September 2014

STAFF and students at a secondary school are in shock following the sudden death of a 15-year-old boy.

Bailiffs threaten to 'break into' innocent pensioner's home

Somerset County Gazette:

6:30am Thursday 18th September 2014

A PENSIONER was left “stressed” after bailiffs - wrongly informed he owed hundreds of pounds in parking fines - threatened to break into his house and take away possessions.

Scotland decides - views from Taunton on the referendum

Somerset County Gazette: Which way will Scotland vote?

5:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

SCOTLAND decides today (Thursday, September 18) whether to leave the United Kingdom in a historic referendum.

Jo Cubbon retiring as CEO at Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton

Somerset County Gazette:

9:47am Wednesday 17th September 2014

JO Cubbon has announced she is to retire as chief executive at Taunton’s Musgrove Park Hospital in the New Year.

'Pirate radio' Rage FM taken off air in Taunton again

Somerset County Gazette:

8:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

THE bosses of a pirate radio station in Taunton say they’ll be back despite being shut down for the second time in five months.

Leukaemia fighter Lauren Down, six, thanks Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton

Somerset County Gazette:

4:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A SIX-year-old girl is back at school for the first time since before Christmas after bravely battling leukaemia.

Bluegrass on the bill

3:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

THE Kentucky Cow Tippers and support act Nick Girone-Maddocks will be entertaining an audience tonight (Thursday) at the Bluegrass @ The Beambridge event being held at The Beambridge Inn, Wellington.

Members mount buyout bid to save Taunton Vale Golf Club

Somerset County Gazette:

1:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

GOLFERS trying to save their club from being sold off to a farmer have built a war chest of hundreds of thousands of pounds to mount a counter bid.

Dragons recaptured ready for sale day

Somerset County Gazette:

12:10pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

THE Taunton Deane Dragons – which have provided a colourful spectacle on local streets all summer – have been recaptured and now being cleaned and repaired.

Taunton Soroptimists celebrate 80-year milestone

Somerset County Gazette:

11:10am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Find out about the values that underpin the Soroptimist International club in Taunton as the organisation celebrates its 80th birthday.

Fair and dog show at West Hatch RSPCA raises over £3000

Somerset County Gazette:

11:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

WEST Hatch RSPCA Summer Fair and Dog Show has been hailed “a resounding success” by organisers.

Williton remembers WW1

Somerset County Gazette:

9:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

WILLITON’S WW1 Remembrance project is underway this week, all gearing up to a commemorative service on Saturday (September 20).

New police hours in Wellington

9:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

WELLINGTON Police Station is now open four days a week and for double the number of hours.

Nynehead Court carer in line for national award

Somerset County Gazette:

6:40am Wednesday 17th September 2014

SENIOR carer Debbie Sparkes, who manages the Mulberry Wing for people living with dementia at Nynehead Court, has been nominated for a national Carer Award, run by the publication Caring Times.

Latest donations for Taunton-based SURE cancer charity

Somerset County Gazette:

9:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

MARGARET Harper, from Sparklers, raised £1,040 through the sale of jewellery for the Somerset Unit for Radiotherapy Equipment (SURE) charity to equip the Beacon Centre cancer unit at Taunton’s Musgrove Park Hospital.

Social Saturday is a hit in Langport

Somerset County Gazette:

7:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

VISITORS headed to Great Bow Wharf, Langport, on Saturday to enjoy a day of music, art, crafts, dancing and other activities.

Taunton U3A open day highlights activities on offer

Somerset County Gazette:

4:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

THE Taunton U3A invited people to discover the wide range of activities it offers at an open day at The Lawns Social Club.

Brian May visits Somerset Camp Badger and cull zone

Somerset County Gazette:

3:35pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

QUEEN legend and vocal opponent to the controversial badger cull Brain May was in Somerset today at Camp Badger.

Come on down to Acoustic Club

3:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

WELLINGTON Acoustic Club hosts acoustic music in a relaxed atmosphere at the Arts Centre bar.

Minehead gears up for first Musicians Festival

Somerset County Gazette: MUSICIANS in West Somerset and North Devon will have the chance to showcase their talents at the first Minehead Musicians’ Festival later this year. PHOTO: Richard Neal.

1:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

MINEHEAD is gearing up for its first music festival in just over a week.

Jeremy Browne at new Somerset Wildlife Trust offices in Taunton

Somerset County Gazette:

12:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

TAUNTON Deane MP Jeremy Browne has toured Somerset Wildlife Trust’s new offices in Wellington Road, Taunton.

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