Live Scottish Referendum: voters reject independence

Somerset County Gazette:

8:47am Friday 19th September 2014

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Family cat from Thurlbear lucky to survive after being shot

Somerset County Gazette:

12:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

SOMEBODY who seriously wounded a family cat by shooting her with an air rifle could face up to six months in prison or a fine of up to £20,000 if he injured the animal on purpose.

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.

Bishop Henderson Primary School pupils relish their Space Odyssey

Somerset County Gazette:

11:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

IF children at Bishop Henderson Primary School in Taunton had any post-summer holiday blues at the start of the September term, a trip into outer space blew them away.

Hand over your handbag at Clarks Village to raise money for charity

Somerset County Gazette:

11:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

SHOPPERS are being asked to hand over handbags for a charity initiative at Clarks Village this month.

Leisure courses for adults - learn something new

Somerset County Gazette:

9:11am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Find out about a new programme of short courses for adults that has been launched at Somerset College in Taunton.

Taunton Baptists mark 200th anniversary with walk from Wellington

Somerset County Gazette:

9:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

MEMBERS of the congregation put their best feet forward to celebrate 200 years of their church in Silver Street, Taunton.

Institute receives full grant

9:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Rockwell Green War Memorial Institute will receive the full grant of £880 it requested from Wellington Town Council.

Dragon among the visitors at Norton Fitzwarren tea party

Somerset County Gazette:

7:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A TEA party was held to welcome Cindy Thomas as the new editor of the village newsletter, the Norton News.

Watchet's Onion Collective wants your views on DIY workshop

Somerset County Gazette: ONION Collective directors Georgie Grant, Naomi Griffith, Rachel Kelly and Jessica Prendergrast. PHOTO: Submitted.

6:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

ONION Collective are putting out a call for people who would like to be part of a community workshop for DIY.

Raccoon dog missing from Watchet's Tropiquaria

Somerset County Gazette:

9:09am Monday 15th September 2014

A RACCOON Dog who had recently been rehomed at Tropiquaria is missing after the animal was believed to be stolen and/or released on Friday night (September 12).

School hall turned into an airport for the day at St George's in Taunton

Somerset County Gazette:

9:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

PUPILS from St George's Primary School in Taunton got a taste of the high life last week - when their hall was transformed into an airport. 

West Someset's Millie Don discovers recipe for happiness

Somerset County Gazette:

8:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

A FORMER West Somerset College pupil has been living the dream in the South of France after being invited to join the team at a top restaurant.

Richard Huish College student wins iPad for signing up to L lessons

Somerset County Gazette:

7:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

DARIUS Vahdati, a student at Richard Huish College, Taunton, has won an iPad after booking driving lessons with the college’s new driving school.

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