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Are you Britain's Top Tradesman?

Somerset County Gazette: Bid to find the best tradesman in Britain

9:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Tradesman in Taunton have the opportunity to be crowned Britain’s Top Tradesman.

Food festival features bake-off competition

Somerset County Gazette: Great British Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood's top Hot Cross Bun tips

9:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

Foodie Festival will have craft stalls, entertainment and plenty for food and drink on offer.

Creech St Michael mum raises petition over village bus loss

Somerset County Gazette:

7:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

AN ANGRY bus passenger in Creech St Michael has launched a petition after discovering the main bus service villagers rely on to get into Taunton is being withdrawn.

Wiveliscombe Natwest bank branch to close

Somerset County Gazette: Banking giant Natwest to close New Brighton branch

12:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

Natwest has announced that it will be closing its Wiveliscombe branch on November 26 this year. It means the nearest NatWest will be in Wellington, which is 6.5 miles away.

Charity helps carer set up firm at home

Somerset County Gazette:

7:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

Darren Lancaster, who is disabled and cares for his wife and two young children, has just launched an online fishing tackle store so that he is able to work from home.

Car overturns on M5 in Somerset

Somerset County Gazette: Bike falls of car roof on M5

2:04pm Sunday 31st August 2014

THERE are delays on the M5 in Somerset this afternoon after a car overturned.

Student found dead in bath, drowned after drinking alcohol

Somerset County Gazette: A verdict of death by road traffic collision was reached at Salisbury Coroners' Court

12:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

Natasha Warren, 23, who grew up in North Petherton and attended Wellington School, was a keen horsewoman and swimmer, who had competed for the county swimming team.

Trench bench unveiled at Taunton School

Somerset County Gazette:

10:10am Sunday 31st August 2014

Commemoration Day at Taunton School saw the inauguration of a specially created sculpture.

Gentle man, 92, slipped into water, Coroner rules

Somerset County Gazette: WILLIAM Evans.

7:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

An inquest last week heard how the body of William Evans, of Magdalene Street, Taunton, was recovered by emergency services from the river at Firepool Lock on April 15 – a day after friends had reported him missing.

Mother airs concerns over daughter’s death

Somerset County Gazette: A verdict of death by road traffic collision was reached at Salisbury Coroners' Court

7:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

Inquest told ‘more could have been done’

Morrisons staff take on cycling challenge for charity

Somerset County Gazette:

12:30pm Saturday 30th August 2014

MORRISONS workers in Taunton joined staff at more than 100 stores across the South-West to host the Round the World Cycle Challenge.

Hit-and-run driver may face jail

Somerset County Gazette: Tributes paid to Bath hit-and-run victim Jake Gilmore

12:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

Raymond Isherwood, 53, of Bennett Street, Bath, admitted all charges relating to the death of 19-year-old former Richard Huish College student, Jake Gilmore.

Bell-ringer Annie saddles up to keep church bells ringing

Somerset County Gazette:

7:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

Annie Suddaby rode 150 miles on a horse named Gypsy, alongside her sister-in-law Jo French and with the help of Little Meadow Riding School.

War hero's medals donated to Somerset museum

Somerset County Gazette:

9:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

THE Museum of Somerset has been handed three First World War medals 100 years to the day after the soldier who was awarded them was killed in action.

Taunton street musicians to play market weekend

Somerset County Gazette:

9:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

STREET musicians in Taunton are collaborating on an album to raise money for a sound system to aid their performances.

Taunton street musicians collaborate on fundraising album

Somerset County Gazette:

8:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

Street musicians in Taunton are collaborating on an album to raise money for a sound system to aid their performances.

Traders "embrace" waste crackdown

Somerset County Gazette:

7:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

TRADERS across Taunton warned to tackle their rubbish or be penalised have embraced the challenge, says the man who sparked off the campaign.

Dave Nosworthy steps down as Somerset CCC Director of Cricket

Somerset County Gazette:

3:08pm Friday 29th August 2014

SOMERSET County Cricket Club's director of cricket Dave Nosworthy will be leaving the club at the end of the season.

Man seriously ill in hospital after falling into Taunton Canal

Somerset County Gazette: Members of Unite who work for the Yorkshire Ambulance Service plan more strikes over claims that safety is being put at risk.

10:52am Friday 29th August 2014

A MAN is seriously ill in hospital after falling into the canal in Taunton this morning (August 29).

Police road safety programme proving popular among drivers

Somerset County Gazette: REG SINGLE Motorist appeals for owner of damaged car to come forward

10:20am Friday 29th August 2014

More than 1,000 people have already signed up for Avon and Somerset Constabulary’s free Road Smart driving awareness programme.

Police appeal for names of Taunton shoplifters

Somerset County Gazette:

9:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

POLICE are vowing to tackle shoplifiting and retail crime after a spate of thefts in Taunton this month.

Rod Stewart concert raises £150,000 for St Margaret's Hospice

Somerset County Gazette:

4:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

ROD Stewart’s sell-out concert at Somerset County Ground in Taunton generated a whopping £150,000 for St Margaret’s Hospice in June.

Fundraiser reaches £10,000 milestone

Somerset County Gazette:

1:47pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Andy Dickson has raised a total of £10,000 for Children’s Hospice South West.

Musgrove Park to review hospital car parking charges

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

12:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

PEOPLE visiting relatives who are seriously ill at Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton could benefit from reduced parking charges in future.

SATURDAY: Party night for African charities at the Princess Royal

Somerset County Gazette:

11:07am Thursday 28th August 2014

A DISCO to raise funds to develop a hospital and school in West Africa, is on at the Princess Royal in Taunton on Saturday (August 30).

Man suffers serious burns after Taunton house fire

Somerset County Gazette:

8:48am Thursday 28th August 2014

A MAN was taken to hospital with serious burns following a fire at a property in Taunton in the early hours of this morning (August 28).

Advice on university finances at taunton CAB

Somerset County Gazette: Community groups urged to apply for cash help

9:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Students heading off to university next month can get sound money management advice from Taunton Citizen Advice Bureau’s Money Matters team.

Badger Cull companies and the NFU will not be in police control room during this year’s culls

Somerset County Gazette: CONTINUING: MPs voted last week to end the badger cull. Below: Farming Minister George Eustice

8:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Supt Kevin Instance of the force defended the decision to have the NFU present during last year’s culls, saying it was to maintain public safety.

Rod Stewart concert generates £150,000 for St Margaret's Hospice

Somerset County Gazette:

12:44pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

ROD Stewart's sell-out concert at Somerset County Ground in Taunton generated a whopping £150,000 for St Margaret's Hospice in June.

PHOTOS: Crowds enjoy Bank Holiday derby clash as Taunton draw with Tiverton

Somerset County Gazette:

12:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Despite a goalless 90 minutes in the Calor League South & West Division clash, the hundreds of fans who attended enjoyed a family day at the football.

REVIEW: Taunton Comedy Night at All Stars Sports Bar

Somerset County Gazette:

9:16am Wednesday 27th August 2014

ALL Stars sports bar in Taunton played host to a spectacular display of comedy to kickstart the Bank Holiday weekend with generous helpings of laughter.

Can you give Moggie the cat a new home?

Somerset County Gazette:

9:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Last month, the County Veterinary Clinic in Kingston Road, Taunton, took in the animal after a charity was unable to help due to a lack of available funds.

Canal group fights on in face of cuts

Somerset County Gazette:

8:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A canal group is battling to keep the popular Bridgwater & Taunton Canal looking its best despite dwindling funds.

Young medics among Taunton School's successes

Somerset County Gazette:

4:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

An impressive 83% of sixth form students achieved A* to C grades across A-level and International Baccalaureat results combined.

More support for town's homeless

Somerset County Gazette:

12:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

The Taunton Association for the Homeless is planning to expand its work giving emergency accommodation to those who have been sleeping outdoors without any shelter.

Fear of flooding: the facts and the future

Somerset County Gazette:

9:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

The Rt Rev Peter Maurice completed a walkabout of communities which suffered the worst of the winter floods yesterday morning (Monday) with a visit to Moor-land, where many people had to be evacuated.

SURE donations for new equipment top £1,000

Somerset County Gazette: COLLECTING: Ten charities have permission.

7:00pm Monday 25th August 2014

Donations this week to help buy equipment for the Beacon Centre cancer unit at Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton amounted to £1,088.03.

Legoland treat for Taunton girl for helping her mum

Somerset County Gazette:

7:00pm Monday 25th August 2014

A TAUNTON girl is all fired up for a surprise trip to Legoland after her mum nominated her to receive a special thank you for supporting her through her studies with the Open University.

PHOTOS: Parrot in the Park at Taunton's Castle Green

Somerset County Gazette:

5:46pm Monday 25th August 2014

REVELLERS enjoyed ten hours of live music on Taunton’s Castle Green during Parrot in the Park.

Taunton man calls for all war heroes to be honoured

Somerset County Gazette:

4:00pm Monday 25th August 2014

A TAUNTON man who has been researching his wife’s uncle, killed in the Battle of the Somme, said all war heroes deserved to be named and remembered.

Mother from Stoke St Gregory dies after struggling to deal with depression

Somerset County Gazette: Chepstow woman died after exposure to asbestos - inquest

12:27pm Monday 25th August 2014

A MOTHER with everything to live for committed suicide, a coroner has ruled.

New contracts bring more jobs to hills

Somerset County Gazette:

11:20am Monday 25th August 2014

A building repair company in the Blackdown Hills has won new contracts which will enable it to create more jobs in the area.

Fearless father has a mountain to climb

Somerset County Gazette: Ben Nevis climb for Alzheimer's Research UK

7:00pm Sunday 24th August 2014

Richard Anderson will be tackling the 4435ft ascent to the summit of Ben Nevis on Saturday, August 30, to raise money for the Meningitis Research Foundation after his son, Connor, contracted meningitis as a baby.

Village show creates a buzz

Somerset County Gazette:

12:00pm Sunday 24th August 2014

North Curry Village Show was a huge success at the weekend, with more entries than ever before.

Two homes destroyed following roof fire in Higher Comeytrowe

Somerset County Gazette:

10:40am Sunday 24th August 2014

TWO homes have been destroyed following a roof fire in Higher Comeytrowe, Taunton, in the early hours of this morning (August 24).

Commemoration Day success at Taunton School

Somerset County Gazette:

10:00am Sunday 24th August 2014

A “BUSY and very successful year” for Taunton School was reported at the annual Commemoration Day prizegiving ceremony.

Popular young man drowned after drinking

Somerset County Gazette: Mike Perry.

7:00pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

Mike Perry, who lived in Bishop’s Hull and was 21 years old, worked at Mambo Bar in Taunton, and was well-known in the town.

Flat in Taunton damaged by smoke following cooker fire

Somerset County Gazette:

2:44pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

A FLAT in Taunton has suffered from serious smoke damage following a cooker fire.

Salsa sampler

Somerset County Gazette: SALSA DANCE CLASS

7:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

A salsa lesson & Latin dance party is on at Caffe Nero in Taunton on Friday August 22.

Moving service for village's war heroes

Somerset County Gazette:

9:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

All Saints Church hosted a moving service in front of a packed congregation where tributes were made to victims of the war.

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