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.

Easter bonnets and cards benefit Musgrove Park Hospital children's ward

Somerset County Gazette: Easter bonnets and cards benefit Musgrove Park Hospital children's ward

8:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

RESIDENTS from a Somerset care home got into the Easter spirit recently by holding a crafts competition for a hospital.

School and college will work together

Somerset County Gazette: MARTIN McNeill, chair of governors at West Somerset College. PHOTO: West Somerset College.

7:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A TRUCE regarding the schooling saga in West Somerset has been made between Minehead Middle School and West Somerset College.

Minehead's first ever museum officially opens

Somerset County Gazette: MINEHEAD Mayor Val Welch prepares to cut the ribbon, officially opening the museum. PHOTO: Somerset Photo News.

4:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

HISTORY was made in Minehead on Monday as the town’s first ever museum was officially opened at the Beach Hotel.

Pirate radio station closed down after police raid in Taunton

Somerset County Gazette:

11:18am Thursday 17th April 2014

A SUSPECTED pirate radio station operating from the centre of Taunton has been closed down following a raid by police and OFCOM officers this morning.

Easter pharmacy opening times in Taunton and Wellington

Somerset County Gazette: Easter pharmacy opening times in Taunton and Wellington

9:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

THE following pharmacies in Taunton are opening tomorrow (Good Friday) – Asda, 9am to 6pm; Boots, High Street, 8am to 6pm; Sainsbury’s, Hankridge, 8am to 1pm and 1.30pm to 10pm; Morrisons, 9am to 1pm and 2pm to 6pm.

Taunton park and ride operator sacked following complaints

Somerset County Gazette: Park and ride free on Small Business Saturday

10:54am Thursday 17th April 2014

A NEW operator has been called in to run the park and ride service in Taunton after the previous one was axed.

'Commando Day' at Hestercombe Gardens

Somerset County Gazette: 'Commando Day' at Hestercombe Gardens

6:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

YOUNGSTERS were treated to an outdoor activity day yesterday (April 16) at Hestercombe Gardens near Taunton.

Garden of prayer opens at Bathpool Chapel

Somerset County Gazette: The prayer garden.

8:30pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A COMMUNITY prayer garden has opened at Bathpool Chapel off the A38.

£200,000 upgrade for Wellington Sports Centre

Somerset County Gazette: People on treadmills in gym (5407295)

6:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

VISITORS to Wellington Sports Centre will be welcomed by state-of-the-art facilities after a £200,000 revamp.

Plans for a Lagoon in West Somerset revealed

Somerset County Gazette: JOHN Clyde-Smith, Nick Higgins and Stephen Pickard, directors of LongBay Seapower. PHOTO: Somerset News Service.

2:30pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

GRAND plans for a Lagoon between Minehead and West Quantoxhead were unveiled yesterday at a tidal power conference held by West Somerset Council.

Hundreds miss out on preferred school but figures an improvement on last year, council says

Somerset County Gazette: Parents reassured over primary school places

1:30pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

HUNDREDS of children starting their education in September have missed out on their first choice primary school – although 97% of parents got one of their top three choices.

Teams encouraged to enter 'Goppin' challenge in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support

Somerset County Gazette: Genevieve Drinkwater with charity challenge organiser, Tom Parker.

12:30pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A GRUELLING 9-mile challenge will put teamwork, agility and mental toughness to the test this May, while raising a stack of money for a good cause.

Arrests made as armed police swoop on Wellington home

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

10:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

ARMED police surrounded a flat in Wellington during an early-morning raid.

Missing William Evans, 92, found dead in River Tone

Somerset County Gazette: WILLIAM Evans, 92

9:35am Wednesday 16th April 2014

BODY recovered from River Tone is that of William Evans, police have said.

Quality Assurance certificate for Home-Start West Somerset

Somerset County Gazette: ALI Sanderson, manager of Home-Start West Somerset with Rob Parkinson, chief executive of Home-Start UK and Tony Pino, partnership development manager, Charity Commission. PHOTO: Submitted.

9:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

HOME-START West Somerset is celebrating after receiving a new certificate of Quality Assurance accredited by Home-Start UK and endorsed by the Charity Commission.

Primary school places - did you get the outcome you hoped for?

Somerset County Gazette: Parents reassured over primary school places

8:51am Wednesday 16th April 2014

PARENTS of children starting primary school in September are finding out this morning (April 16) where their son or daughter has been allocated a place.

In pictures: Easter club at Bishop Fox's School, Taunton

Somerset County Gazette: Students took part in a range of activities throughout the day.

6:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

STUDENTS from schools across Taunton beat the half term boredom at an Easter club held at Bishop Fox's.

Body found in River Tone by Firepool in Taunton

Somerset County Gazette: Emergency services at Firepool in Taunton

5:18pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

THE body of a man has been removed from the River Tone this afternoon (April 15), police have confirmed.

Man arrested following vehicle break-in in Taunton

Somerset County Gazette: Police hunt gang after cash machine blown out

9:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A 34-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested on suspicion of theft after cash was stolen from a vehicle in Taunton.

Kitchen fire in Taunton

Somerset County Gazette: EMERGENCY SERVICES: Fire service crew, police and Coastguards all attended the scene

7:45pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

TWO adults and a child were led to safety from a balcony following a kitchen fire at Suffolk Court, Wiltshire Close in Taunton this evening (April 15).

Easter message brought to life at St Andrew's

Somerset County Gazette: The Easter re-enactment, complete with donkeys, outside St Andrew's Church.

7:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

YOUNGSTERS got to see the Easter message enacted by people from St Andrew’s, Rowbarton Methodist and Oakwood Churches in Taunton.

Delicious cake comes up trumps for Taunton baker Jerri

Somerset County Gazette: Jerri Bosley with her winning design.

4:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

TAUNTON’S Jerri Bosley won the Big Cake Show at Exeter Westpoint with this yummy looking South-West creation.

Tidal Power summit in West Somerset

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

1:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

THE first ever tidal power conference will be hosted in West Somerset tomorrow (April 16).

Concerns for missing 92-year-old as police launch search

Somerset County Gazette: WILLIAM Evans.

12:43pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

POLICE appeal for help to find missing Taunton 92-year-old William Evans

Man, 24, dies after being struck by train in Taunton

Somerset County Gazette: Plans to cut silver birches beside railway line come under fire

11:20am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A YOUNG man died after being struck by a train near an industrial estate.

Plans for Wiveliscombe Primary School to take over town's children's centre

Somerset County Gazette: Wiveliscombe Children's Centre on Croft Way.

11:10am Tuesday 15th April 2014

CHILDREN in Wiveliscombe could still have a nursery to go to if plans for the primary school to take over the facility are pushed through.

Mobile speed camera locations this week

Somerset County Gazette: Mobile speed cameras could still be used even if Swindon withdraws from the safety camera partnership

9:30am Tuesday 15th April 2014

SPEED camera locations for week commencing April 14.

Police hunt man following alleged Wellington sex attack

Somerset County Gazette: nswebpix police crime tape

9:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

POLICE are investigating an alleged sexual assault in Wellington.

Old Cleeve pupils prepare for Easter

Somerset County Gazette: From left, back, Ella Tytler, Alfie Davies, Reuben Parfrey, Leo Collings and Anna-Louise Binding; front, Alanna Doyle, Amber Lintern and Kenzie Corbett. PHOTO: Submitted.

6:30am Tuesday 15th April 2014

PUPILS AT Old Cleeve walked from Washford to St Andrew's Church in Old Cleeve last Friday (April 4) for a whole-school Easter service led by the Rev Kenneth Cross.

SURE appeal - latest donations

Somerset County Gazette: Grants available for Taunton town centre businesses

9:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

MORE than £1,500 was donated to the Somerset Unit for Radiotherapy Equipment (SURE) appeal to equip the Beacon Centre cancer unit at Taunton's Musgrove Park Hospital last week.

Triathalon to return after 14 year break

Somerset County Gazette: St Albans man set to run London Marathon for charity dedicated to supporting terminally ill children

8:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

Minehead Triathalon is being relaunched this summer ... after a 14-year break.

Fun, games and fabulous food at the Rural Living Spring Show

Somerset County Gazette: Bob England, Victoria Southcote, from St Margaret's Hospice, and Sarah England.

7:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

EASTER arrived early in Somerset over the weekend thanks to two jam-packed days of fun.

Council hires public speaking experts to prepare staff for children's centre consultations

Somerset County Gazette: County Hall in Taunton

4:10pm Monday 14th April 2014

COUNCIL staff facing a grilling from parents over proposed changes to children’s centres have been taught how to deal with difficult questions by an outside body, the County Gazette has learned.

Minehead MIU to reopen in May

Somerset County Gazette: SIOBHAN Hutchings with Bryan Leaker, who is rallying residents to try and keep Minehead’s Minor Injuries Unit open at night. PHOTO: Steve Guscott.

3:39pm Monday 14th April 2014

AFTER weeks of campaigning, residents in West Somerset can celebrate after the Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust announced plans to repoen Minehead Hospital's MIU unit overnight from May 6.

Fundraisers in sponsored abseil in aid of flood victims

Somerset County Gazette: Rev Tim Treanor on the descent.

1:15pm Monday 14th April 2014

FUNDRAISERS faced their fears for charity as they took part in a sponsored abseil.

Talent wanted for pageant

Somerset County Gazette: MORGAN Mancini, pictured with mum Charlie, has used her own experience to create a less stressful pageant for women. PHOTO: Steve Guscott

1:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

SOMERSET’S first independent beauty pageant makes its return this year following the success of last year’s event.

£20m plans to prevent future flooding unveiled

Somerset County Gazette: Somerset County Council leader John Osman presents the flood action plan to tackle further flooding on the levels

11:44am Monday 14th April 2014

PLANS costing more than £20million to prevent significant flooding on the Levels and improving the county’s roads will be completed this year, Somerset County Council revealed.

Wellington man who filmed police officers undressing and showering is jailed

Somerset County Gazette: Oxford Crown Court

11:00am Monday 14th April 2014

A VOYEUR secretly filmed women police officers getting changed and caused a paedophile investigation to collapse after stealing a laptop.

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