Somerset bikers urged to be safety aware

Somerset County Gazette: INQUEST: Coroner hears details of pothole's role in biker death

1:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

BIKERS are being urged to wear good safety gear, ride within their limits and be aware of dangers on the road over the summer.

Exmoor ponies celebrated in new show

Somerset County Gazette:

1:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

A NEW Exmoor Pony Show is being held at the Brendon Country Show on August 10.

Taunton schoolgirl ahead of the game with BAFTA award

Somerset County Gazette:

12:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

A TAUNTON schoolgirl was left jumping for joy after winning a BAFTA award for her game design.

Relief as Dulverton School decision is made

Somerset County Gazette: Dulverton Middle School. PHOTO: Steve Guscott

10:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

PEOPLE in Dulverton and the surrounding area breathed a sigh of relief after a controversial plans to change the age range at the town’s schools were dropped, ending months of uncertainty.

Taunton charity shop ransacked a third time

Somerset County Gazette:

7:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

THE manager of a charity shop in Taunton is “very upset and disappointed” after the third break-in at the premises this year.

'End of bus disruption in Taunton in sight', claims Buses of Somerset boss

Somerset County Gazette:

6:30am Saturday 26th July 2014

PASSENGERS plagued by late buses and diversions hope the operator’s pledge of a ‘turning point’ materialises.

Minehead Middle School celebrates pupils' success

Somerset County Gazette:

4:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

THE end of term at Minehead Middle School was celebrated in style as over 150 year 5, 6 and 7 pupils received certificates, medals, cups and trophies.

Vandals strike at Wellington Rugby Club

Somerset County Gazette: Police are investigating assault on Widnes pub landlord

3:13pm Friday 25th July 2014

POLICE are calling for witnesses to come forward with information about criminal damage at the ground on July 23.

Annie's Ride on horseback for Taunton's St Mary Magdalene bell appeal

Somerset County Gazette:

1:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

A BELLRINGER is riding horseback around Somerset to raise money to repair and replace some ageing church bells.

Can you identify this woman?

Somerset County Gazette:

11:12am Friday 25th July 2014

CAN you help identify this woman who may have information about theft from Debenhams in Taunton?

Classic car event at centenary Wiveliscombe Flower Show

Somerset County Gazette: CLASSIC DISPLAY: Jowett Car Club display their vehicles outside of Bowes museum in Barnard Castle.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (6511661)

9:06am Friday 25th July 2014

THE 100th anniversary of Wiveliscombe Flower Show is being celebrated with a classic car event.

Minehead councillor says Vision Group is 'unnecessary'

Somerset County Gazette: Minehead Town Councillor Marcus Kravis.

9:00am Friday 25th July 2014

THE Minehead Vision Group isn’t worth keeping, a town councillor claims.

£12,000 council grant for TIME4 to keep Taunton buzzing

Somerset County Gazette: Vale of Taunton Farmers Market Goes To London

9:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A NOT-for-profit firm set up to keep the town buzzing after the demise of Taunton Town Centre Company has won a £12,000 grant from Taunton Deane Council.

New website for Wiveliscombe Area Partnership

Somerset County Gazette:

8:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

THE Wiveliscombe Area Partnership has a new website. Addable Ltd, a local design company has helped create the site, for the community to access.

Children learning to 'Get Safe' in the water in Taunton and Wellington

Somerset County Gazette: Scaled-back swimming pool plans approved

8:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

OVER the course of last week, St James Pool, in Taunton, helped prepare children to learn important information on water safety ready for their summer holidays in a safe and fun way.

Civvies day at St Peter's School in Williton

Somerset County Gazette:

7:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

STAFF and pupils at St Peter’s First School, Williton, have been raising money for The Renal Unit at Southmead Hospital in Bristol in support of a member of the school team.

Minehead Hopcott Road home plans halted

Somerset County Gazette: Rented homes stock lost in Right-to-Buy

4:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

PLANS for 71 homes on the edge of Minehead have ground to a halt after an appeal by the applicant.

Skydivers take plunge for MS Society

Somerset County Gazette:

4:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

FIVE daring fundraisers, four of whom suffer from multiple sclerosis, are taking on a tandem skydive for the MS Society’s Taunton branch.

Taunton road to close for three weeks during repair to damaged culverts

Somerset County Gazette: Harvey Siggs.

4:14pm Thursday 24th July 2014

URGENT repairs to damaged culverts running under a main road into Taunton are to be carried out next week.

Man freed from lift by firefighters in Taunton

Somerset County Gazette: Road accident in Berrow

3:42pm Thursday 24th July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS released a man trapped in a life earlier this afternoon, Thursday, July 24.

Customs officers swoop on Somerset premises in suspected £3million fuel fraud probe

Somerset County Gazette: Motor tax campaigners lobbying MPs

12:36pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A TOTAL of nine people were arrested yesterday (Wednesday, July 23) for their involvement in a suspected £3million fuel fraud after officers swooped on a number of premises, including in Somerset.

Rhythm of summer

Somerset County Gazette: African Drumming for Families and Others

1:09pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Workshop given by Taunton mayoress Renée Durdan was all part of the fun at the Manor Care Home’s day of music in the sunshine for residents.

VIDEO: The glory of Somerset, it's music to our ears

Somerset County Gazette:

11:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

A SOMERSET man has created a music video showcasing the county’s attractions to get the message out to UK tourists that the area is open for business.

Cllr Clifford Bishop to become honorary freeman of the borough of Taunton Deane

Somerset County Gazette:

11:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

CLIFF Bishop is to be inducted into Taunton Deane’s ‘hall of fame’ in recognition of half a century as a councillor.

Almost £600,000 spent on two interim children's services directors at Somerset County Council

Somerset County Gazette: County Hall A Block.

9:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

THE near £600,000 cost of employing two temporary bosses to turn around Somerset’s failing children’s services has been branded “astonishing”.

Police warn under 18s they'll confiscate fake ID in clubs and pubs in Taunton area

Somerset County Gazette:

9:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

POLICE cracking down on underage drinking have seized a number of fake driving licences from underage people trying to get into pubs and clubs in the Taunton area.

Academy on the up after OFSTED report

Somerset County Gazette:

1:05pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Taunton Academy is ‘well-placed’ to improve its standards, according to Taunton Deane MP Jeremy Browne.

Tributes to ex-Wellington School student Andrew Hoare killed with his family in downed MH17 plane

Somerset County Gazette:

6:30am Thursday 24th July 2014

A “WONDERFUL man” and his family were wiped out when Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was downed over eastern Ukraine.

Huntsham Court fair supports Musgrove's League of Friends in Taunton

Somerset County Gazette:

9:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE League of Friends’ Garden, Art and Food Fair at Huntsham Court, near Sampford Peverell, drew several hundred visitors who enjoyed cream tea and tours of the fascinating house.

Woman cut free after road traffic accident in Taunton

Somerset County Gazette: A Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service fire engine at the scene

8:48pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A WOMAN was cut free by firefighters after she was trapped in a vehicle following a crash this evening, Wedenesday, July 23.

Plea for Taunton rape victim to come forward

Somerset County Gazette:

8:42pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

DETECTIVES investigating a historic allegation of rape in Taunton are making a final plea for the victim to contact them.

Sex attacker strikes twice in 40 minutes in Taunton

Somerset County Gazette: Murder probe after man is knifed in Greenford

8:31pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A YOUNG man sexually assaulted two women in separate incidents less than an hour apart, police say.

West Somerset Council secure extra funding to help people find work

Somerset County Gazette: West Somerset Council's offices in Killick Way, Williton. PHOTO: Steve Guscott

7:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

EXTRA funding to support communities in West Somerset to find work, training and development opportunities has been secured.

Emily’s culinary delights

Somerset County Gazette:

7:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Emily Morrison, a pupil at Wellesley Park Primary School in Wellington, served up an all-in-one roast in a Masterchef-style cook-off during the My Best School Dinner competition.

Insurance firm repays policy premiums to Taunton landlord to mark 200,000th client

Somerset County Gazette:

7:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

ELIZABETH Livermore had a pleasant surprise when she got a call from her insurance company.

Four thefts of charity boxes in Langport in a month

Somerset County Gazette: PRAISE: The HM Inspectorate of Constabulary has rated West Yorkshire Police as "good" in three key inspection areas around efficiency and savings plans.

5:11pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

FOUR charity collection boxes have been stolen from shops in Langport in the past month.

Taunton has to work with the world

Somerset County Gazette:

4:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Taunton MP Jeremy Browne says the town must find its "niche."

Mythical reading

Somerset County Gazette:

1:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Children are being encouraged to read over the holidays with the Mythical Maze Summer Reading Challenge

Winning garden is a picture of summer

Somerset County Gazette:

12:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

This vibrant and colourful garden won a competition for Taunton Deane Council tenants in the Halcon area.

Road traffic collision in Luxborough

Somerset County Gazette: FIRE TALK: Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service has assured county councillors that a move to Bridgend would have "no impact" on the use of Welsh.

11:36am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

FIRE crews from Dulverton, Minehead and Taunton were called to a road traffic collision at Chargot Wood in Luxborough this morning (July 23).

Geordie Shore to film in Somerset for ninth series

Somerset County Gazette: The lads from the Geordie Shore are on their way to Burnley.

11:03am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

GEORDIE Shore fans canny believe their luck after bosses of the reality television show announced they will be filming in Somerset.

Autumn fayre at Cotford St Luke Primary School

Somerset County Gazette: Stephanie Paull and Sophie-Eliza Paull from Saeberts Folc

11:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE Friends of Dene Barton Community Hospital are holding a fundraising autumn fayre and tea party at Cotford St Luke Primary School from 2pm on Saturday, October 4.

Free open air youth club in Taunton over summer holidays

Somerset County Gazette:

10:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

CHILDREN can enjoy free outdoor youth club sessions in Taunton’s French Weir Park and Longrun Meadow over the summer holidays.

Home damaged by fire

Somerset County Gazette:

9:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Fire in bedroom of Taunton home leaves property 'badly damaged.'

Watchet woman loses her locks for charity

Somerset County Gazette:

9:02am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A WATCHET fundraiser has coined in more than £700 for charity after having all her hair shaved off.

Charity appeal for unwanted sports kit in Taunton and Wellington

Somerset County Gazette:

8:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

SPORTS enthusiasts are asked to donate their unwanted kit so it can be handed on to disadvantaged people around the world.

Two-thirds buying from independent discount stores

Somerset County Gazette: The Mill Gate shopping centre

6:30am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Nearly two-thirds of shoppers in the South-West are buying from independent discount stores

Oxfam needs YOU

Somerset County Gazette: 'Arias for a Summer Evening'

9:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

OXFAM is looking to recruit fundraising volunteers in the Taunton area, and you can attend an open meeting at Holy Trinity Primary School, Taunton, at 7pm on Monday

Duo’s zipwire effort

Somerset County Gazette: Carol flies over the Eden Project’s famous biomes on the SkyWire, England’s longest and fastest zipwire.

8:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Minn Ann Stratton and Mandy McCarter are braving the world’s ‘fastest zipwire’ in Wales on Thursday, July 31.

Taunton Beekeepers £83,000 centre of excellence opens at Bradford-on-Tone

Somerset County Gazette:

8:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

TAUNTON Beekeepers’ new centre of excellence was officially opened at Bradford-on-Tone by Taunton Deane MP Jeremy Browne on Saturday.








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