Trees in tribute

Somerset County Gazette: North Wiltshire MP James Gray is to visit all of his constituency’s 209 war graves as part of the First World War centenary year commemorations

9:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Thousands of trees are being given away in Somerset to commemorate the First World War centenary.

Minehead raft race champion puts down his paddle

Somerset County Gazette:

6:30am Tuesday 29th July 2014

FORMER lifeboatman Derek Williams will breathe a sigh of relief as he watches entrants in this year’s Blue Anchor to Minehead raft race.

Two-car collision in Taunton causes traffic build-up

Somerset County Gazette:

2:53pm Monday 28th July 2014

TWO cars have been involved in a collision in Taunton near the Sainsburys supermarket, Hurdle Way.

Traffic eases after scaffolding collapse in Kingston Road, Taunton

2:50pm Monday 28th July 2014

HEAVY traffic built up this afternoon after the collapse of scaffolding outside the former Rileys Snooker Club in Kingston Road.

Environment Secretary Liz Truss visits Somerset

Somerset County Gazette:

5:06pm Monday 28th July 2014

THE new Environment Secretary Liz Truss says she wants to secure Government funding for the multi-million pound Bridgwater Barrage.

Firefighters cut casualty out of car after Monkton Heathfield collision

Somerset County Gazette:

9:11pm Monday 28th July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS from Taunton cut a person free from a car after a two-vehicle collision in Monkton Heathfield earlier.

Minehead Middle School's pillars of the community

Somerset County Gazette:

8:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

MINEHEAD’S most dedicated young people have been rewarded for their efforts in the community.

Bristol Zoo treat for Bishops Hull care home residents

Somerset County Gazette:

3:50pm Monday 28th July 2014

THE Manor Care Home in Bishops Hull took its residents on a trip to Bristol Zoo.

PHOTOS: Record total raised at Fitzhead Fete and Flower Show

Somerset County Gazette:

3:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

A RECORD total was raised at the annual Fitzhead Fete and Flower Show, as visitors came in their hundreds to enjoy the stalls and activities.

School memories come flooding back at West Monkton's 50-year reunion

Somerset County Gazette:

1:30pm Monday 28th July 2014

PICTURED are former pupils and a member of staff from the West Monkton County Secondary Modern School, who gathered at the village hall in Monkton Heathfield on Saturday for a 50-year reunion. 

LibDem pledge to swimming pool in Minehead

Somerset County Gazette: Minehead Town Councillor Marcus Kravis.

1:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

HOPES that Minehead will finally get a new swimming pool have been given a boost with pledges of support for the scheme from the public and local politicians.

Needs must? All you need to know about Care Assessments

Somerset County Gazette: Andrew Carrigan

11:57am Monday 28th July 2014

Here's what you need to know when it comes to Local Authority Care Assessments.

Kids' fun, music and beer at WivFest event in Wiveliscombe on August 9

Somerset County Gazette:

9:18am Monday 28th July 2014

AN annual beer and music festival will raise thousands of pounds for community groups.

Warning over "silent killer" carbon monoxide

Somerset County Gazette: A carbon monoxide leak could stem from a faulty cooker.

9:00am Monday 28th July 2014

Keep barbecues away from tents and remain vigilant against symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning, such as dizziness, nausea, breathlessness or loss of consciousness.

Traffic chaos incident - man arrested

Somerset County Gazette: Police warning after thefts in car parks

8:57am Monday 28th July 2014

POLICE have arrested a man who caused severe traffic disruption this morning by throwing objects off the roof of a building in Mary Street.

Long delays for drivers in Taunton as police close Mary Street

Somerset County Gazette: Police appeal following overnight theft from South Oxhey newsagents

8:13am Monday 28th July 2014

Commuters stuck in traffic as tailbacks lengthen.

West Somerset star volunteer awarded at ceremony

Somerset County Gazette:

7:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

A WEST Somerset star volunteer was the recipient of an award at a ceremony at County Hall.

National award for West Somerset teacher

Somerset County Gazette:

1:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

A TEACHER from West Somerset has won a national award and a grant of £9,100 after submitting an idea to enhance the learning of his pupils.

Firms back Wellington rail station bid

Somerset County Gazette: Cllr Mark Edwards.

12:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

BUSINESSES have backed plans for a new train station in Wellington.

Lottery boost for First World War Project in Williton

Somerset County Gazette:

10:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

A FIRST World War project in Williton has got off to a flying start thanks to £7,800 of Heritage Lottery funding.

Summerfield running boules tournament in Henlade

Somerset County Gazette:

9:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

TAUNTON-based property developer, Summerfield, are inviting local businesses and organisations to book a team for their 2014 charity boules tournament, which is being held in Taunton in support of the Somerset Crimebeat Trust.

Wiveliscombe firefighters say their farewell

Somerset County Gazette:

7:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

TWO firefighters from Wiveliscombe who are hanging up their helmets for the last time have been praised for their commitment.

Elizabeth secures insurance payout

Somerset County Gazette:

2:06pm Sunday 27th July 2014

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

Bath and Wells diocese launches guide to local churches

Somerset County Gazette:

6:20am Sunday 27th July 2014

CHURCHES in Somerset are bursting with history and architectural delights.

British Heart Foundation shops in Somerset raise £813,000 in a year

Somerset County Gazette:

9:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

BRITISH Heart Foundation (BHF) shops in Somerset have raised £813,000 in the past year to help fund life-saving research into heart disease.

Fire crew free toddler stuck in stair gate in Taunton

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

7:23pm Saturday 26th July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were called out to release a child stuck in a stair gate earlier today, Saturday, July 26.

Anne Frank's Norton Fitzwarren connection

Somerset County Gazette: Anne Marie Frank, writer of the famous diary, who died March 1945 at Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, aged 15.

7:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

ANNE Frank’s Second World War diary of her years hiding in Nazi-occupied Holland is possibly the world’s most famous account of the conflict.

Age UK opens in Taunton once a week to offer advice

Somerset County Gazette:

4:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

OLDER people will be able to discuss issues face to face with trained advisers following Age UK Somerset’s decision to open from 10am to 4pm every Wednesday at Taunton’s Market House.

A chance to become an Exmoor Explorer

Somerset County Gazette:

3:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

THERE’S still time to get your entry in for the Exmoor Explorer, taking place on August 3.

Anti-social fears in 24-hour booze plan for Minehead service station

Somerset County Gazette:

3:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

CONCERNED residents in Minehead fear there will be an increase in anti-social behaviour if a local petrol station is allowed to sell alcohol and food for longer.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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