Week to wait for Taunton Comedy Festival tickets

Somerset County Gazette: Mark Watson

8:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE box office for Taunton Comedy Festival goes live next Wednesday (April 30).

West Somerset Council helped deliver 88 affordable homes last year

Somerset County Gazette: A Government grant meant to help build affordable homes in the town would actually mean higher rents, a tenants’ group claims

7:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A TOTAL of 88 affordable homes have been delivered in West Somerset in the past year.

Taunton family fun day on Bank Holiday Monday May 26 saved

Somerset County Gazette: Buckle up for a bumpy ride!

4:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THOUSANDS of people are expected to attend a top attraction in the Taunton calendar which had been under threat of being cancelled.

Mum's thanks as colleagues and strangers rally following death of baby boy

Somerset County Gazette: Michelle Cook with daughter Natasha.

4:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A NURSE says she is “speechless” thanks to the goodwill of colleagues and strangers who helped raise funds for a headstone for her baby boy who died prematurely.

Taunton man defies the odds with Arctic adventure across Baffin Island

Somerset County Gazette: Ben Rockett on his cycle challenge across Baffin Island in the Arctic.

1:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A TAUNTON man whose ability to walk was threatened after a car accident in his teens has completed a 200-mile cycle across Baffin Island in the Arctic.

Collision between car and mobility scooter in Taunton

Somerset County Gazette: HUNT:  West Mercia Police are hunting two men who attempted an armed robbery at Cofton Post Office. SP

1:03pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

POLICE were called to an accident on the A38 East Reach, near Haydon Road, Taunton, after a collision between a car and a mobility scooter.

Hestercombe House art gallery project needs your help

Somerset County Gazette: Hestercombe House.

12:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

VOLUNTEERS are being sought for a contemporary art gallery project opening at Hestercombe House, near Taunton, next month.

Duke of Gloucester opens Castle House in Taunton after £1million restoration project

Somerset County Gazette: The Duke looks round the courtyard outside Castle House.

11:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A RESTORED medieval house where one of the country’s most notorious judges is reputed to have stayed got the Royal seal of approval this week.

Wimbleball Lake family fun day

Somerset County Gazette: ARCHERY will be one of the many activities available at the family fun day. PHOTO: Submitted.

9:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

WIMBLEBALL Lake is celebrating the May Day Bank Holiday in style by holding a family fun day with something for everyone to enjoy.

Join the Great Somerset Walk

Somerset County Gazette: Members of the North Petherton Surgery team.

6:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE ninth Great Somerset Walk in aid of St Margaret’s Somerset Hospice is on Sunday, May 18.

Wellington fire on Longforth Farm estate 'deliberate'

Somerset County Gazette: This photo was sent in by nearby resident Paul Heathers.

7:20pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

POLICE are probing a suspected arson attack on a partially built house in Wellington.

In pictures: Taunton Vale Point-to-Point

Somerset County Gazette: Junior jockeys with their rosettes.

6:30pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE Taunton Vale Point-to-Point race meet at Kingston St Mary on Easter Monday (April 21) proved a hit with families from across the area.

Police appeal: Criminal damage to Minehead Costa

Somerset County Gazette: Police appeal: Criminal damage to Minehead Costa

4:42pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

POLICE have released an image of a man they wish to speak to in connection with criminal damage to Costa in Minehead.

In pictures: Easter egg hunt at Nynehead Court

Somerset County Gazette: Ben, seven, with Becca, three.

4:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

LITTLE ones spent a morning searching the grounds of Nynehead Court for chocolate eggs.

TauntonForward bids to lead regeneration of county town

Somerset County Gazette: Kit Chapman.

12:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

AN organisation aiming to “transform” Taunton could get a £9,000 windfall following the demise of a company set up to boost the town centre.

Police investigating cause of Blackdown Road van fire

Somerset County Gazette: Driver cut free from crash in Bathpool, Taunton

11:11am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A VAN went up in flames in a late-night fire in Wellington.

Dover Road death 'not suspicious' - police

Somerset County Gazette:

11:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE death of a woman following an incident in Taunton’s Dover Road is no longer being treated as suspicious, police say.

Millions of pounds needed for revamp of ageing Taunton Station

Somerset County Gazette: An artist's impression of how a new station forecourt on the north side could look.

8:50am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

TRAIN passengers arriving in Taunton are to get a better first impression of the town... as long as millions of pounds can be found to fund improvements.

Election countdown

Somerset County Gazette: Local elections for Mole Valley, Reigate and Banstead

6:30am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

POLL cards are being issued to residents in West Somerset ready for the European Parliamentary Elections being held on May 22.

Heavy traffic on M5 in Somerset

Somerset County Gazette: Two lanes of the M5 were closed after the smash

4:50pm Monday 21st April 2014

BANK holiday commuters faced a torrid wait on a stretch of the northbound carriageway in Somerset this afternoon (April 21).

Nynehead Court care home plants rare tree

Somerset County Gazette: Nynehead Court care home plants rare tree

9:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

THE grounds of Nynehead Court are now home to another rare species of tree.

Storyteller wants to root out tree tales

Somerset County Gazette: DUNSTER’S Chris Jelly receives the Trailblazer award for his ‘storywalks’. PHOTO: Submitted.

8:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

LOCAL artist Christopher Jelly is calling for tree stories linked with the Parks Walks Arboretum in Minehead as he has been tasked with creating a webapp to replace the current pamphlet.

Retail accolade for Toucan Wholefoods

Somerset County Gazette: HANNAH Wright with aunt Sally Everleigh, of Toucan in Minehead, with Sally’s award. PHOTO: Submitted.

1:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

TOUCAN Wholefoods in Minehead is celebrating after winning a prestigious national award.

Cash for Norton Fitzwarren play equipment refurb

Somerset County Gazette: Cash for Norton Fitzwarren play equipment refurb

12:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

CHILDREN’S play equipment in Norton Fitzwarren is set to get a spruce up.

Football tournament success for Taunton players at St Andrew's School

Somerset County Gazette: The victorious team.

11:10am Monday 21st April 2014

A TAUNTON school came away victorious after blitzing their way through a Multi Academy Trust football tournament.

Musgrove Park Hospital focuses on end of life care

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

9:00am Monday 21st April 2014

TAUNTON’S Musgrove Park Hospital has teamed up with Marie Curie Cancer Care to develop a programme to support patients nearing the end of their lives as well as their families and carers.

Seven Sisters trees to be replaced

Somerset County Gazette: The Seven Sisters at Cothelstone Hill, with John Fisher, one of the campaigners to keep the trees.

6:30am Monday 21st April 2014

AN iconic clump of trees soon to be felled in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty are to be replaced following protests.

Ambitious plan needed to secure Taunton's economy - Jeremy Browne MP

Somerset County Gazette: Andrew Cumpsty, director of external affairs at Peter Brett Associates, with Jeremy Browne MP and Richard Swinden, partner at Peter Brett.

7:10pm Sunday 20th April 2014

TAUNTON needs an ambitious plan for the future, MP Jeremy Browne said at a meeting of senior business leaders and local government officers at the town’s County Ground.

Hundreds enjoy village open day

Somerset County Gazette: DANIEL Bishop of West Country Thatchers gives a demonstration. PHOTO: Alain Lockyer.

3:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

ALLERFORD held its first village open day on Saturday and the sunshine saw plenty of visitors take advantage of what was on offer.

New arts venue to open at Aller

Somerset County Gazette: Council to stave off 3,000 shortfall in primary places with £31m expansion

1:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

A NEW arts venue is launching on the Somerset Levels.

Health Minister praises £34million building upgrade at Musgrove

Somerset County Gazette: Health Minister Norman Lamb, Jeremy Browne and Musgrove's assistant director of nursing Amanda Morgan admire the facilities in the new surgical building.

12:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

HEALTH Minister Norman Lamb has praised the recently opened £34million Jubilee Building surgical development at Taunton’s Musgrove Park Hospital.

Teams go to great lengths for charity

Somerset County Gazette: TOP TEAM: Minehead Swimming Club Tornadoes from back, left: Luke Fieldhouse, Tom Coward and George Day; front: Adam Fieldhouse, Chris Clavey and Christian Fieldhouse. PHOTO: Submitted.

10:00am Sunday 20th April 2014

SWIMMERS from across West Somerset made waves at the Rotary Club of Minehead and Quantocks 2014 Swimathon.

Richard Huish students to pedal to Paris for Somerset Sight charity

Somerset County Gazette: Josh Arnold and George Gilham.

7:00am Sunday 20th April 2014

TWO teenagers are gearing up for an international fundraising challenge to support blind and visually impaired people.

'Work less, earn more' under benefit reforms, says Taunton CAB boss

Somerset County Gazette: Brighton and Hove is one of the most debt-ridden cities in the country

7:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

LOW income parents could be better off working fewer hours under Government reforms to the benefits system, says a charity boss.

Photographer Millie comes full circle

Somerset County Gazette: MILLIE Cooper’s photographs will be displayed at the Beach Hotel. PHOTO: Somerset Photo News.

3:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

A PHOTOGRAPHER who was raised in Minehead ibefore moving to London is having her work displayed locally.

Stand Against Violence charity in bid to raise film cash

Somerset County Gazette: Rizzle Kicks are ambassadors of the charity.

1:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

A TAUNTON charity is in a race against time to raise £20,000 to fund a film aimed at reducing violence among young people.

Tee for technology - FlightScope device improves your game at golf club

Somerset County Gazette: WILL lines up a shot with Simon Stevenson and the FlightScope launch monitor in the background

12:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

COUNTY Gazette reporter WillCarpenter spent an afternoon at Taunton & Pickeridge Golf Club, to test drive the club’s latest investment.

Threatened bus services saved

Somerset County Gazette: New Dales bus link established

10:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

THE threatened bus services in Minehead have been protected after a public consultation by Somerset County Council.

Woman, 23, dies after car hits wall in Taunton

Somerset County Gazette: Accident on the A30 near Chard

9:28am Friday 18th April 2014

A WOMAN was seriously injured after a car hit a wall in Taunton in the early hours of this morning.

Hambridge cadet's joy at national award win

Somerset County Gazette: Adam Evans with his award.

9:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

A SOMERSET teenager was ‘totally amazed’ after being named National Cadet of the Year 2014 at an awards ceremony.

Homes demolished as work starts on £12million development at Creechbarrow Road

Somerset County Gazette: The launch of the new council homes scheme - pictured in front are Cllr Jean Adkins and Mike Day, of Knightstone Housing.

8:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

DOZENS of properties have been reduced to rubble to make way for the building of the first council homes in Taunton for over 20 years.

Britain could be left behind, Taunton Deane MP Jeremy Browne warns in new book

Somerset County Gazette: Jeremy Browne with his book, 'Race Plan'.

7:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

BRITAIN runs the risk of sleepwalking off the top table of powerful nations, Taunton Deane MP Jeremy Browne warns in his new book.

Experiments on the moor

Somerset County Gazette: BUDDING bog ecologists from Dulverton Middle School out in the rain on Exmoor ... and thoroughly enjoying it. PHOTO: Submitted.

4:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

YOUNG scientists joined forces with the Exmoor Mires Project at the mire site of Blackpitts on Exmoor to undertake essential Moorland Indicators of Climate Change (MICCI) experiments.

Wiveliscombe toilets closure decision 'unsound'

Somerset County Gazette: UNCERTAINTY: The public toilets in Wiveliscombe are due to close on March 31.

12:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

THE closure of the public toilets in Wiveliscombe was “unsound” and “should be reconsidered”.

Another bookies in Taunton as Paddy Power opens its doors

Somerset County Gazette: The new Paddy Power bookmakers in North Street, Taunton.

11:00am Friday 18th April 2014

THE operators of a bookies which has just opened in Taunton, despite opposition from the council, say it will boost the community.

Johnny Kingdom opens Exmoor Exhibition

Somerset County Gazette: THE chairman of the Heritage Centre, Chris Nelder, centre manager Sue Cottrell, Johnny Kingdom, secretary Jan Ross and John Burgess, one of the designers of the exhibition. Photo: Andrew Priddy, Minehead.

9:00am Friday 18th April 2014

JOHNNY Kingdom, Exmoor’s renowned wildlife presenter, film-maker and photographer, was on hand to open a new display at Dulverton’s Guildhall Heritage Centre on April 4.

Olympic star Jo Pavey urges firms to enter Taunton Business Games

Somerset County Gazette: Tiverton Olympian Jo Pavey

6:30am Friday 18th April 2014

OLYMPIC athlete Jo Pavey is calling for Taunton entrepreneurs and business minds to sign up to networking events with a twist.

M5 crash inquest: Coroner records conclusion into deaths

Somerset County Gazette: M5 crash inquest: Day four from Shire Hall in Taunton

12:08pm Thursday 17th April 2014

WEST Somerset Coroner Michael Rose is today (April 17) set to give his conclusion at the inquest into the deaths of seven people in one of the UK’s worst motorway accidents.

Range Rover and caravan fire on M5 closes motorway

Somerset County Gazette: File photo

10:45am Thursday 17th April 2014

MASSIVE queues on the M5 as a Range Rover and caravan burst into flames, sending smoke billowing out across the motorway.

New era at the Brewhouse Theatre off to 'terrific' start

Somerset County Gazette: Val Hammond outside the Brewhouse Theatre in Taunton.

9:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

“TERRIFIC” with much more to come... that’s how the team behind Taunton’s Brewhouse Theatre’s re-opening summed up its first week.








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