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.

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.

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.

£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.

Cow in swimming pool drama

Somerset County Gazette: Just relax tough guy: You talkin' to me? Well I'm the only one here.

8:14am Sunday 13th April 2014

FIRE crews called after cow found in swimming pool.

INTERVIEW: Glastonbury Fest founder MICHAEL EAVIS on line-up 2014, Dolly, and his love for Somerset

Somerset County Gazette: Photo: Jeff Searle

12:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

“It's a huge responsibility to make sure 150,000 people are happy with the programme we have prepared for them... I think we've done very well in the end.”

M5 crash inquest: Day eight from Shire Hall, Taunton

Somerset County Gazette: IN COURT: Geoffrey Counsell

8:39am Wednesday 9th April 2014

FIREWORKS boss Geoffrey Counsell, whose trial collapsed last year, speaks of the horrific night of November 4, 2011 for the first time.

M5 crash inquest: Day seven from Shire Hall in Taunton

Somerset County Gazette: The crash scene the morning after

9:29am Tuesday 8th April 2014

THE inquest into the deaths of seven people killed in a horrific pile-up on the M5 near Taunton in November 2011 continues today (April 8).

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

2:45pm Monday 7th April 2014

MOBILE speed cameras will be at the following locations across the county this week.

Glastonbury Abbey reopens at last after historic conservation work

Somerset County Gazette: GLASTONBURY Abbey.

10:59am Monday 7th April 2014

A MÉLANGE of medieval-themed events are coming up at Glastonbury Abbey to celebrate its grand re-opening after painstaking conservation work.

M5 crash inquest: Day six from Shire Hall in Taunton

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

9:26am Monday 7th April 2014

THE inquest into the deaths of seven people killed in a horrific pile-up on the M5 near Taunton in November 2011 enters its second week today (April 7).

M5 crash inquest: Day five from Shire Hall, Taunton

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

9:46am Friday 4th April 2014

AN inquest into the deaths of seven people killed in a horrific pile-up on the M5 near Taunton in November 2011 continues today (Friday, April 3).

Prime Minister arrives in Somerset to see dredging operations

Somerset County Gazette: Prime Minister David Cameron speaks to Bridgwater MP Ian Liddell-Grainger and Sedgemoor councillors

3:53pm Friday 4th April 2014

THE Prime Minister visited Somerset again today to see the start of the dredging operations at Burrowbridge.

REVEREND & THE MAKERS are FINAL Somerset Flood Concerts headliner

Somerset County Gazette: Reverend and the Makers: 'It's all about honesty'

2:21pm Friday 4th April 2014

REVEREND & The Makers join Toploader and Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel as the three main acts performing in May's Somerset Flood Concerts.

Glastonbury 2014 line-up ANNOUNCED

Somerset County Gazette: Glastonbury Festival Pyramid Stage. Pic: Paul Jones

8:47am Friday 4th April 2014

ELBOW, MGMT, Jack White, Skrillex, Chvrches, Paolo Nutini, Kelis, The Wailers, Bryan Ferry, London Grammar, GoldFrapp....

M5 crash inquest: Day four from Shire Hall in Taunton

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

9:52am Thursday 3rd April 2014

•Seven people died on night of November 4, 2011. •Pile-up on M5 northbound left 51 injured. •Legal proceedings against fireworks boss thrown out by judge in December. •Coroner resumed inquest on Monday and could last for two weeks.

Neon Jungle, the INTERVIEW

Somerset County Gazette: Neon Jungle

3:05pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

THE big-hype girl group play Weston Beach this June with Jessie J, Jason Derulo, and co. Band member Jess chats to DAISY BLACKLOCK

M5 crash inquest: Day three from Shire Hall in Taunton

Somerset County Gazette: HORROR: The aftermath of the M5 crash in 2011

8:50am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

AN inquest into the deaths of seven people killed in a horrific pile-up on the M5 near Taunton in November 2011 continues today (April 2). Follow the latest here.

£750,000 government grant for two Somerset Councils

Somerset County Gazette: Tim Taylor and John Williams.

12:10am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

TWO councils in Somerset say the Government's decision to award them £750,000 is proof they were right to join up and share services.

M5 crash inquests: Day two from Shire Hall in Taunton

Somerset County Gazette: The scene the morning after the fatal M5 crash

9:09am Tuesday 1st April 2014

AN inquest into the deaths of seven people killed in a horrific pile-up on the M5 near Taunton in November 2011 continues today (April 1). Follow the latest here.

Were you targeted by an M5 fraudster?

Somerset County Gazette: police officer rear

8:26pm Monday 31st March 2014

Witness appeal in on-going investigation

Lana Del Rey confirms for Glastonbury 2014

Somerset County Gazette: Lana Del Rey

1:48pm Monday 31st March 2014

US pop artist Lana Del Rey is playing this year's music extravaganza, PLUS: TICKET RESALE DATE ANNOUNCED

M5 crash inquests: Day one from Shire Hall in Taunton

Somerset County Gazette: An aerial shot of the M5 crash scene. PHOTO: SWNS

1:10pm Monday 31st March 2014

A FULL inquest into the deaths of seven people who were killed in a horrific pile-up on the M5 near Taunton in November 2011 started today (March 31)

Chance for bikers to ride back to D-Day

Somerset County Gazette: GORDON Kemp who is organising a trip to Normandy to celebrate the 70th anniversary of D-Day. PHOTO: Geoff Hall.

11:00am Monday 31st March 2014

A MOTORCYCLE trip is being organised for later this year to northern France to celebrate the connections between the West Country and the Normandy Landings.

Dredging begins in Burrowbridge today

Somerset County Gazette: Dredging has begun along the River Parrett today. Picture by Clayton Jane claytonjane.co.uk

10:07am Monday 31st March 2014

THE first part of the massive dredging operation on the rivers Parrett and Tone began today (March 31) as dredging equipment arrived in Burrowbridge.

Pride of Somerset Youth Awards - Taunton Young Researchers Project

Somerset County Gazette: Photos from the Pride of Somerset Youth Awards 2014

8:02pm Sunday 30th March 2014

THE members of the Taunton Young Researchers Project were nominated for making sure the voices of young people are heard locally, regionally and nationally.

Pride of Somerset Youth Awards - solid and dependable Ryan Flottemesch

Somerset County Gazette: Photos from the Pride of Somerset Youth Awards 2014

8:00pm Sunday 30th March 2014

ROLE-MODEL Ryan Flottemesch, of Dulverton, was praised for his dedication in helping the community.

Pride of Somerset Youth Awards - ambassador for the arts Adam Evans

Somerset County Gazette: Photos from the Pride of Somerset Youth Awards 2014

7:58pm Sunday 30th March 2014

HUISH Episcopi Academy student Adam Evans was a winner for being an ‘excellent ambassador’ for the arts.

Pride of Somerset Youth Awards - creative Davey Owen

Somerset County Gazette: EMMA, Davey and Sally-Ann Owen.

7:55pm Sunday 30th March 2014

CREATIVE Davey Owen, of Taunton, was nominated for being an inspiration to his peers.

Pride of Somerset Youth Awards - Streetlinkz volunteer Luke Carp

Somerset County Gazette: Photos from the Pride of Somerset Youth Awards 2014

7:54pm Sunday 30th March 2014

TALENTED and caring 14-year-old Luke Carp is representing Taunton here and abroad.

Pride of Somerset Youth Awards - Halcon Litter Pickers clean up!

Somerset County Gazette: Photos from the Pride of Somerset Youth Awards 2014

7:54pm Sunday 30th March 2014

ANYONE who goes around picking up someone else’s mess knows it is not much fun.

Pride of Somerset Youth Awards - volunteer and leader Chloe Dawson

Somerset County Gazette: Photos from the Pride of Somerset Youth Awards 2014

7:49pm Sunday 30th March 2014

INSPIRATIONAL teenager Chloe Dawson was one of two young people given a Sandy Padgett Award at the 2014 Pride of Somerset Youth Awards.

Pride of Somerset Youth Awards - volunteer and fundraiser Joseph Wigley

Somerset County Gazette: JOSEPH’S grandmother, Monique Turnbull, Nicole, Joseph, Greame Wigley, and Cllr David Fothergill.

7:41pm Sunday 30th March 2014

YOUNG volunteer, sailor, gardener and fundraiser Joseph Wigley has coined in more than £2,500 for charity.

Pride of Somerset Youth Awards - Team GB's Connor Allen

Somerset County Gazette: Photos from the Pride of Somerset Youth Awards 2014

7:43pm Sunday 30th March 2014

MARTIAL arts world champion Connor Allen, 17, is a part of Team GB and hopes to move into coaching in the future.

Pride of Somerset Youth Awards - inspirational mentors Rhianne Gilbert Muir and Cory Turner

Somerset County Gazette: DUNCAN Muir, Rhianne Gilbert Muir, Jenny Harding, Cory Turner and Sally Roberts.

7:37pm Sunday 30th March 2014

BRIDGWATER College Academy pupils Rhianne Gilbert Muir and Cory Turner were praised for being exceptional students and inspirational mentors.

Pride of Somerset Youth Awards - young carer Jasmin Searle

Somerset County Gazette: Photos from the Pride of Somerset Youth Awards 2014

7:34pm Sunday 30th March 2014

YOUNG carer and role model Jasmin Searle, of Bridgwater, was one of just two young people given a Sandy Padgett Award.

Pride of Somerset Youth Awards - super tumbler Lannece Hole

Somerset County Gazette: Photos from the Pride of Somerset Youth Awards 2014

7:32pm Sunday 30th March 2014

CHAMPION Tumbler Lannece Hole was recognised for overcoming a tricky start in life to excel in her sport.

Pride of Somerset Youth Awards - torch creator Logan McKerrow

Somerset County Gazette: Photos from the Pride of Somerset Youth Awards 2014

7:26pm Sunday 30th March 2014

FAMOUS fundraiser Logan McKerrow, of Chard, was honoured for his paper Olympic torch idea which has raised awareness of, and coined in a whopping £34,000 for, Hearing Dogs for Deaf People.

Pride of Somerset Youth Awards - inspirational Joe Laoutaris

Somerset County Gazette: Photos from the Pride of Somerset Youth Awards 2014

7:23pm Sunday 30th March 2014

INSPIRATIONAL 11-year-old Joe Laoutaris is on a mission to spread the message that you NEVER give up even when you get bad news.

Pride of Somerset Youth Awards - Madeline Francis' recipe for success

Somerset County Gazette: Photos from the Pride of Somerset Youth Awards 2014

7:21pm Sunday 30th March 2014

A MOUTHWATERING nomination earned teen Burnham chef and volunteer Madeline Francis a winner’s prize in 2014 Pride of Somerset Youth Awards.

Pride of Somerset Youth Awards - Jess Moreton helps others

Somerset County Gazette: JESS Moreton receives her award from Gavin Ellis, of sponsors Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service.

7:18pm Sunday 30th March 2014

EIGHTEEN-YEAR-OLD Jess Moreton has not let living with an illness stop her helping others.

Pride of Somerset Youth Awards - Kickboxing champion Jacob Riva

Somerset County Gazette: Photos from the Pride of Somerset Youth Awards 2014

7:16pm Sunday 30th March 2014

KICK-BOXING champion Jacob Riva was a winner for his sporting achievement.

Pride of Somerset Youth Awards - super runner Elliot Rutter

Somerset County Gazette: Photos from the Pride of Somerset Youth Awards 2014

7:13pm Sunday 30th March 2014

ELLIOT Rutter can run 400 metres in 47.53seconds, making him the fastest in his age group in the country.

Pride of Somerset Youth Awards - Charlotte Davies helps others beat eating disorders

Somerset County Gazette: Photos from the Pride of Somerset Youth Awards 2014

7:09pm Sunday 30th March 2014

AN 18-year-old from Frome was nominated for successfully helping many young people deal with eating disorders.

Fire crews tackle mile-long fire on Exmoor

Somerset County Gazette: Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service seeks on-call firefighters

7:22pm Sunday 30th March 2014

Crews from six centres attend blaze

Pride of Somerset Youth Awards - dairy ambassador Rachel Churches

Somerset County Gazette: Photos from the Pride of Somerset Youth Awards 2014

7:06pm Sunday 30th March 2014

RACHEL Churches was nominated for being ‘a great ambassador for the farming industry’.

Pride of Somerset Youth Awards - How Tom Stevens battled back after losing his hand

Somerset County Gazette: Photos from the Pride of Somerset Youth Awards 2014

6:53pm Sunday 30th March 2014

COURAGEOUS trainee butcher Tom Stevens drew gasps from the audience at a presentation ceremony as he recounted how lost his hand after getting it stuck in a mincer.

Pride of Somerset Youth Awards - volunteer Kymberly Palmer

Somerset County Gazette: Photos from the Pride of Somerset Youth Awards 2014

6:17pm Sunday 30th March 2014

Kymberly Palmer, of Yeovil, was among those recognised at the 2014 Pride of Somerset Youth Awards.

Downton Abbey's Ed Speleers running London Marathon for Somerset Cancer Care

Somerset County Gazette: Ed Speleers.

12:00pm Sunday 30th March 2014

ACTOR Ed Speleers, who plays valet Jimmy Kent in the popular TV series Downton Abbey, is running the London Marathon in April to raise funds for Somerset Cancer Care, on of St Margaret’s Hospice community-based services.






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