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Somerset County Gazette: 'Arias for a Summer Evening'

9:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

OXFAM is looking to recruit fundraising volunteers in the Taunton area, and you can attend an open meeting at Holy Trinity Primary School, Taunton, at 7pm on Monday

Taunton Beekeepers £83,000 centre of excellence opens at Bradford-on-Tone

Somerset County Gazette:

8:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

TAUNTON Beekeepers’ new centre of excellence was officially opened at Bradford-on-Tone by Taunton Deane MP Jeremy Browne on Saturday.

Charity fundraiser

Somerset County Gazette: Somerset Sight volunteers appeal

7:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Lush store in North Street, Taunton, is holding a fundraising evening in aid of Somerset Sight.

Taunton businessman Nigel Overthrow invited to House of Lords apprenticeships session

Somerset County Gazette:

7:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE boss of a Taunton-based company is off to the House of Lords on Tuesday to give his take on apprenticeships.

'Don't leave easy pickings for burglars' warns Taunton police inspector

Somerset County Gazette: Insp Bob Muckett.

5:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

HOMEOWNERS are being warned not to leave easy pickings for thieves during the heatwave.

College awarded £1m for centre of excellence

Somerset County Gazette:

4:30pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Somerset College has been awarded £1million towards an advanced centre of excellence from the Government’s Growth Fund.

A sex abuse survivor's story

Somerset County Gazette:

4:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A CHILD sex abuse survivor who was groomed by a “monster” now serving a 13-year jail term has spoken out about her experience.

Junction 27 plans leave Taunton trailing – claim

Somerset County Gazette: Kit Chapman.

3:30pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

TauntonForward, believe ambitious plans for a surf park and man-made lagoon at junction 27 for Tiverton could see the town fall further down the South-West’s pecking order.

Teams signing up for Moonraker walk at Taunton Racecourse

Somerset County Gazette:

10:51am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A FIRM of accountants that has entered four teams in a day/night sponsored walk is urging other companies to follow suit.

SURE charity in Taunton donations hit over £1,700 in a week

Somerset County Gazette:

2:51pm Monday 21st July 2014

A FUN day at Victoria Park Bowling Club, in Bridgwater, raised £600 for Somerset Unit for Radiotherapy Equipment (SURE).

VIDEO: On-pitch brawl and streakers at Royal Marine vs Parachute Regiment rugby match in Taunton

Somerset County Gazette:

12:34pm Friday 18th July 2014

A FIGHT broke out after streakers invaded the pitch during a rugby match between the Royal Marines and the Parachute Regiment at Taunton Rugby Club yesterday (July 18).

Live Delays for motorists in Taunton as sewer collapses

Somerset County Gazette: Gamallt traffic lights to go

12:52pm Friday 18th July 2014

MOTORISTS are facing more problems getting around Taunton town centre today - after a sewer collapsed in Station Road.

Somerset pensioner, 81, jailed after police seize handguns from his home

Somerset County Gazette:

4:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

PENSIONER Derrick Ward (pictured) has been jailed at Taunton Crown Court for four years and six months for firearms offences.

REPORT: Dynamic dancing success at Taunton Arts Festival

Somerset County Gazette:

4:39pm Thursday 17th July 2014

IT only feels like yesterday that I was writing the report for our Centenary year, and here we are a year on after another successful Dance Festival.

Heroes in Taunton canal rescue drama

Somerset County Gazette:

11:49am Thursday 17th July 2014

MODEST heroes working on a building site saved the life of a man in a wheelchair who had fallen into a canal.

Taunton Thespians stride out on RSC tour with Taming of the Shrew

Somerset County Gazette:

10:19am Thursday 17th July 2014

ANY Taunton Thespian will tell you William Shakespeare was – and remains – the king of the playwrights.

PICTURES: Party in the Park at Creech St Michael

Somerset County Gazette:

10:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

PARTY in the Park at Creech St Michael lived up to its name, with a massive programme of activities for all the family.

Tour of the town for Taunton in Bloom judges

Somerset County Gazette:

7:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

VIVARY Park ranger Shaun Cregan took Taunton’s Mayor and Mayoress, Dave and Renee Durdan, on a tour of the town centre during Taunton in Bloom judging day.

Prizes for award-winning gardens in Halcon

Somerset County Gazette:

4:53pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

THIS vibrant garden was the winner of a competition for Taunton Deane Council tenants in the Halcon area.

Cormac MacMahon to host Somerset Business Awards

Somerset County Gazette:

1:30pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

HEART FM’s Cormac MacMahon will be the host for this year’s Somerset Business Awards.

Tributes paid to Staplegrove church choir veteran Joyce Chant

Somerset County Gazette:

6:30am Wednesday 16th July 2014

A STALWART of Taunton's church community with “a heart of gold” has died aged 87.

Richard Huish students rock it out at Live and Loud

Somerset County Gazette:

5:37pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

RICHARD Huish College students performed their own ‘mini Glastonbury’ in Taunton, showcasing new and talented bands.

Family of Taunton motorbike crash victim appeal for hit-and-run culprit to come forward

Somerset County Gazette:

4:48pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

THE family of a former pub landlord from Taunton who was thrown off his motorbike following in a hit-and-run incident near Ilminster said he is lucky to be alive.

40 Steps pedestrian bridge replacement in Taunton opens tomorrow

Somerset County Gazette: 40 Steps bridge in place at Staplegrove Road, Taunton.

4:28pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

PEOPLE in the Rowbarton area of Taunton will be able to cross a ‘short cut’ bridge to get into town again.

Langport racer hopes to spin into action thanks to Garmin sponsorship deal

Somerset County Gazette:

4:00pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

A BUDDING motocross star has signed a sponsorship deal to help fund his career in racing.

Royal Marine to auction off bike ahead of Rock of Gibraltar challenge

Somerset County Gazette:

12:00pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

A FORMER Royal Marine planning an energy-sapping sponsored run is boosting his appeal by auctioning off his bike.

Flood relief efforts earn praise for Taunton volunteer police cadets

Somerset County Gazette:

11:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

VOLUNTEER police cadets from Taunton have been presented with Pride Awards by Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens for their assistance during the flooding earlier this year.

Richard Huish A-level students carry out mock trial at Taunton Magistrates' Court

Somerset County Gazette:

9:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

STUDENTS from Richard Huish College in Taunton found themselves in the dock at Taunton Magistrates' Court... but don’t worry, they weren’t in trouble for breaking the law.

In pictures: North Taunton Community Fun Day

Somerset County Gazette:

3:40pm Monday 14th July 2014

FOOTBALL tournaments, stalls and raffles were all part of this year's North Taunton Community Fun Day.

'Private' foster carers in Somerset urged to come forward

Somerset County Gazette: A LIFE IN YOUR HANDS: Fostering can change the life of a child – and the life of an adult

11:30am Monday 14th July 2014

SOMERSET County Council is urging anybody fostering a child to let the authorities know.

Environment secretary Owen Paterson hears of challenges facing Somerset farmers

Somerset County Gazette:

11:20am Monday 14th July 2014

FARMERS spoke of the need to balance food production with managing the countryside during a meeting with the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

TV licence misery for Trebles Holford pensioner after he changes house name

Somerset County Gazette:

6:30am Monday 14th July 2014

A PENSIONER repeatedly sent threatening letters from TV Licensing by mistake has been promised he won’t be bothered again.

VIDEO: Runners pound the pavement at Vivary Park for Cancer Research UK

Somerset County Gazette:

2:20pm Sunday 13th July 2014

THEY did it for themselves, for those they've lost, and for friends and family who've beaten the disease.

Organ register in appeal to Somerset donors

Somerset County Gazette: Wirral people will be urged to consider organ donation during a special event at Arrowe Park Hospital next month.

12:00pm Sunday 13th July 2014

NINE people in Somerset have died in the last year due to a shortage of organs, says NHS Blood and Transplant.

Teen student's rock opera tribute to Taunton schoolgirl Amy Hofmeister

Somerset County Gazette:

7:00am Sunday 13th July 2014

AFTER completing their GCSEs most sixteen year-olds would be revelling in the chance to kick up their heels on their long summer holiday.

SURE appeal - latest donations

Somerset County Gazette: Filed photo dated 18/09/12 of money as rent, council tax and utility bill arrears often have just as damaging an impact on people as payday loans, according to a new 'harm index' designed to reveal the depth of the stress and anguish caused by deb

7:40pm Saturday 12th July 2014

ALMOST £3,000 was donated to the County Gazette-backed Somerset Unit for Radiotherapy Equipment charity over the past week.

Royal Marines to take on Paratroop Regiment in Trafalgar Cup

Somerset County Gazette: Hendon seal home success

6:30pm Saturday 12th July 2014

THE Royal Marines tackle the Paratroop Regiment in the annual Trafalgar Cup rugby league challenge match at Hyde Park, home to Taunton Rugby Club at 6pm on Thursday (July 17)

India's summer: King's College writes travel blog

Somerset County Gazette:

1:00pm Saturday 12th July 2014

INDIA Bannister, a student at King’s College, Taunton, spent a week on work experience at the County Gazette. The 16-year-old hopes to break into travel journalism and has had a go at writing a travel piece for her busy summer plans.

Pianists from Wellington School visit Steinway Hall

Somerset County Gazette:

12:00pm Saturday 12th July 2014

PIANISTS from Wellington School had the experience of a lifetime performing at the famous Steinway Hall in London.

David sings praises of St Margaret's Hospice

Somerset County Gazette:

7:00am Saturday 12th July 2014

THE work in the community, carried out by Bishop’s Hull-based St Margaret’s Hospice, is still relatively little known as many people consider the hospice as a ‘place’ rather than a service.

Priorswood cadets set their sights on Exercise Rolling Thunder competition

Somerset County Gazette:

9:00pm Friday 11th July 2014

YOUNGER cadets from the Priorswood Platoon, in Taunton, hope to put their new signals skills to good use in a nationwide competition.

24-hour charity darts marathon to take place at Galmington Social Club

Somerset County Gazette: The Super 20 Darts Singles League is coming to an exciting conclusion.

7:00pm Friday 11th July 2014

ARROWS will be thrown for a mammoth 24-hours during a fundraising darts marathon.

Investigation underway into Taunton house fire

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

3:17pm Friday 11th July 2014

A BLAZE at a Taunton house this morning is being investigated by Devon & Somerset Fire and Rescue Service.

NSPCC concerned over amount of child sex abuse cases in Somerset

Somerset County Gazette: Parents urged to back NSPCC's new anti-abuse drive

1:00pm Friday 11th July 2014

A CHARITY has questioned the way some parents bring up their children after 356 youngsters were sexually abused in Avon and Somerset in the past two years.

George Osborne meets the Chancellor of the Exchequer in Taunton - yes, it's true

Somerset County Gazette: George Osborne

4:59pm Friday 11th July 2014

CHANCELLOR of the Exchequer George Osborne was in Taunton today (Thursday, July 11), when he met...the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

'Tories trying to buy Taunton Deane election seat', says MP Jeremy Browne

Somerset County Gazette: Jeremy Browne is uneasy about restricting freedoms

12:00pm Friday 11th July 2014

TAUNTON Deane’s Lib-Dem MP has accused the Conservatives of trying to “buy” the seat at next year’s General Election.

Taunton Library dragon vandalised again

Somerset County Gazette:

11:18am Friday 11th July 2014

THE dragon feature outside Taunton Library has been vandalised.

Entries rolling in for Somerset Business Awards

Somerset County Gazette: Enter the 2014 Somerset Business Awards

11:00am Friday 11th July 2014

ENTRIES are coming in for the County Gazette-backed 2014 Somerset Business Awards.

Supermarket Lidl holding consultation over Taunton store move

Somerset County Gazette: Supermarket closes this weekend

10:30am Friday 11th July 2014

LIDL is asking people who live near its town centre store in Taunton to back its plans to close and open another outlet nearby - and is holding a consultation today (July 11).

BT says sorry after contractors dump garden waste in Bishops Lydeard garden

Somerset County Gazette:

6:30am Friday 11th July 2014

A PENSIONER has received an apology after contractors working for BT dumped garden waste on his property.

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