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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.

Muriel's milestone celebration

Somerset County Gazette:

8:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Muriel Sherman celebrated her 100th birthday on Saturday, August 9.

Tresco over the moon to help

Somerset County Gazette:

7:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Think Amy supporter Marcus Trescothick, captain of Somerset Cricket Club, gave his backing to the Think Amy venture by officially opening the shop, which sells a mixture of craft-related items, holds workshops and offers spiritual readings.

Have YOU downloaded the Taunton Deane Dragon Trail app?

Somerset County Gazette:

12:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

The software is available on iPads, iPhones & Android devices and provides a comprehensive list of all the Taunton Deane Dragons

Deane Council move to County Hall a step closer

Somerset County Gazette:

11:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

The process of talks paving the way for the borough council to move its offices to County Hall, home of Somerset County Council, was voted for by 29 of its 52 councillors on Tuesday night.

Parrot in the Park music festival in Castle Green in Taunton

Somerset County Gazette: Warrington Speakers Club

8:40am Friday 22nd August 2014

TEN hours of music kicks off on Castle Green this Sunday(August 24) for Parrot in the Park, an event celebrating Taunton’s music scene this weekend.

Run for charity

Somerset County Gazette:

6:30am Friday 22nd August 2014

Runners from Taunton are being invited to sign up for the Great West Run in aid of the Victim Support charity.

Michaela makes a spectacle of herself

Somerset County Gazette:

9:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Michaela Williams, aged 47, was chosen from hundreds of entries from across the South West to win the regional round of the Specsavers Spectacle Wearer of the Year Award.

Help for toddlers starting school

Somerset County Gazette: Despite the intermittent rain, parents, staff, committee members and children celebrated the 30th anniversary of St Paul's pre-school.

8:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Early years practitioners from the Kiddi Caru day nursery are offering advice on simple tasks that will help children into primary school.

Police warning about NPS or so-called “Legal Highs”

Somerset County Gazette:

6:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

THE police are warning people to be wary of so-called “legal highs” after two people are thought to have become ill in Taunton after taking them.

SHOPLIFTING: Taunton police ask for YOUR help in crack-down

Somerset County Gazette:

3:52pm Thursday 21st August 2014

POLICE in Taunton are on a mission to crack-down on shoplifting and retail crime in the county town, and are asking for your help to do so.

Can you identify this woman?

Somerset County Gazette:

1:10pm Thursday 21st August 2014

POLICE are asking for help from the public to identify a woman who may have information about a shop theft in ASDA, Creechbarrow Road, Taunton.

Deal with your litter or face court, town traders warned

Somerset County Gazette:

1:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A pressure group waging war on Taunton’s litter has issued a stark warning to traders to tackle the problem . . . or face court.

Carer nominated for top accolade

Somerset County Gazette:

1:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Tina Cornell’s work with the Home Instead Taunton and West Somerset care organisation has seen her named as one of the 12 finalists from over 7,000 staff at 150 offices across the Nation.

Climb the tower

Somerset County Gazette: The helicopter and St James' Church tower

12:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Tallest tower in Taunton reopens again to visitors on Saturday August 23.

Fundraising is plain sailing for Dan

Somerset County Gazette:

12:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Dan Holden is hoping to raise £4,000 as he sets sail on two legs of the Challenge of a Lifetime Atlantic Circuit, which will pass through The Canary Islands and areas of the Caribbean.

Spa sparks off "riff raff" row

Somerset County Gazette:

11:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

A Fawlty Towers-style sign put up to deter ‘riff raff’ from visiting a spa’s golf course has sparked mixed reactions from would-be guests.

Sex assaults case

Somerset County Gazette:

10:39am Thursday 21st August 2014

Man charged with two sexual assaults on women in Taunton has been remanded in custody.

Exams helpline

Somerset County Gazette: File photo dated 13/06/08 of Pupils who sat a GCSE English exam at Colchester County High School for Girls, Colchester, Essex as a return to final exams at GCSE could discriminate against girls, teachers warned today. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date:

10:37am Thursday 21st August 2014

Exam Results Helpline will be open from 8am today (Thursday) to give advice and support to students and their parents picking up GCSE results.

Mum's fury after son's legal high nightmare

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

10:14am Thursday 21st August 2014

Horror as boy, 14, collapses in park

Local competition winner drives away brand new Range Rover

Somerset County Gazette:

6:30am Thursday 21st August 2014

Taunton motorist has driven away her dream car after entering a Halfords competition to win one of five Range Rover Evoques worth nearly £50,000.

Green light for Taunton Deane Council move to County Hall

Somerset County Gazette: Cllr John Williams

8:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

NEGOTIATIONS to create a “one-stop shop” of councils and public services for Taunton Deane’s taxpayers have been given the green light by councillors.

Elderly lady taken to Musgrove after car crashes into building

Somerset County Gazette: ambulance - zxc

6:16pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

PARAMEDICS took an elderly lady into Musgrove Park Hospital earlier today after her car crashed into a building in Vivary Heights, Taunton.

Ex-Bishop Fox's teacher Ryan Leverton pleads not guilty to sexually touching a 16-year-old girl

Somerset County Gazette: Ryan Leverton.

1:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A FORMER Taunton teacher has pleaded not guilty to three counts of sexual touching of a 16-year-old schoolgirl.

Enterprise hot seat

Somerset County Gazette: HOT SEAT: The famous – or is that infamous – black chair that has come to symbolise Mastermind, along with Neil Richardson’s theme tune, Approaching Menace

9:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Barbara Davies is the new chief executive of the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership. She has been interim director since last month following the departure of Paul Wilson.

Sara’s exhibition

Somerset County Gazette: Bridge House Art Classes Annual Exhibition

8:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Sara Dudman, of Blagdon Hill, has been selected to exhibit as part of the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2014.

New drop-in hub launched by chaplaincy

Somerset County Gazette:

7:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Rebecca Pow, who is standing for the Conservatives in Taunton Deane at next year’s General Election, has been along to meet Taunton’s town centre chaplain the Rev Stephen Reed and his team.

Family debt hits children

Somerset County Gazette: You can’t borrow your way out of debt

4:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

According to a study by The Children’s Society and StepChange Debt Charity, 1,978 families in the Taunton Deane area are stuggling with their debts and repayments, putting extra stress on family relationships and potenially leading to their children being bullied.

Lasting images of Somerset’s great deluge

Somerset County Gazette:

12:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Under The Surface depicts the people and landscapes of the moors and levels at the height of the winter devastation.

Crash on the A38 at Rumwell

Somerset County Gazette:

6:04pm Monday 18th August 2014

A WOMAN in her 20s has sustained a leg injury in a crash between a car and a motorbike at Rumwell.

Kitchen catches fire in Taunton

Somerset County Gazette: House fire in Halliwell

11:11pm Monday 18th August 2014

THREE fire engines from Taunton were called to the scene of a kitchen fire in the Shutewater Orchard area of Bishops Hull earlier this evening (August 18).

Lee’s laugh-in

Somerset County Gazette: Things that make Lee Hurst go "aaarrrrggghhh!"

9:00pm Monday 18th August 2014

Lee Hurst is coming to Taunton’s Brewhouse on Friday, September 19.

Ride and stride

Somerset County Gazette: HISTORIC: The Churches Conservation Trust has earmarked £200,000 to repair to Evesham’s St Lawrence’s Church.

7:00pm Monday 18th August 2014

Somerset Churches Trust – which make grants to Christian churches and chapels in the county – is holding its annual ride and stride fundraiser on Saturday, September 13.

A place to relax

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Caterpillars of the orchard ermine moth have spun webs over this bench in Tredegar Park (3113192)

4:59pm Monday 18th August 2014

Older people will be able to relax in Lyngford Park, Taunton, thanks to the kind thoughts of Paul Hersey.

Immediate start on flood relief projects

Somerset County Gazette:

4:57pm Monday 18th August 2014

Two new projects to help communities battle future floods have been given the go-ahead by Somerset County Council.

Horse trapped near Taunton

Somerset County Gazette:

5:26pm Sunday 17th August 2014

FIRE crews were called to Norton Fitzwarren this afternoon to rescue a trapped horse.

Marathon quest

Somerset County Gazette: COLLECTING: Ten charities have permission.

12:00pm Sunday 17th August 2014

RETIRING RAF Warrant Officer Al Sylvester is walking through Taunton next Thursday on a solo charity trek from Land’s End to John o’Groat’s

Carers out to tea

Somerset County Gazette: There will be a special ‘Quiet Area’ at the Show, where family members or carers can leave a person with dementia in a calm environment supported by a specialist team

12:00pm Sunday 17th August 2014

Carers and the people they care for are invited to a cream tea at 174 Kingston Road, Taunton, from 3pm to 5pm on Sunday.

M5 roadworks between Taunton and Wellington

Somerset County Gazette: ROADWORKS: Hagley residents are facing six months of roadworks in their village. SP

10:48am Saturday 16th August 2014

POLICE have issued an advance warning as two lanes will be closed on the M5 Northbound between Taunton and Wellington.

Tribunal cash help

Somerset County Gazette: 75th ANNIVERSARY: Darlington CAB is celebrating its 75th anniversary

7:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

Liz Fothergill, chief officer at Taunton and District Citizens Advice Bureau, said the number of clients seeking advice on employment issues was down 23% in January to March on the same period last year. It follows the Government’s introduction of fees of up to £1,200 in July 2013.

First class celebration for mature students

Somerset County Gazette:

9:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

Lisa Snowdon-Carr, 44, Carrie Burland, 42, Claire Rogerson, 39, Gill Hacker, 40, and Alex Appleby, 27, will graduate at Worcester Cathedral in November after completing their studies via Somerset Centred Initial Teacher Training.

You can help Make Taunton Sparkle this Christmas

Somerset County Gazette: Kelly Durdan.

8:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

IF Taunton businesses want Christmas to happen this year, they’ll have to help raise £25,000 before October.

Kerbside trial to boost recycling in Taunton, Wellington and wiveliscombe

Somerset County Gazette:

7:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

HOUSEHOLDERS will be able to leave out yoghurt pots, margarine tubs, Tetra Pak drinks containers, batteries and small electrical items for recycling during a trial in three areas.

Relate survey

Somerset County Gazette: GOOD TIME: Members of the Friends and Neighbours group enjoyed a strawberry cream tea at their monthly meeting

12:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

Survey by relationship support organisation Relate shows that in the South-West: 9% of people don’t have a single close friend;

Swimming pool at Blackbrook Pavilion, in Taunton, approved - work could start in January

Somerset County Gazette:

8:58am Friday 15th August 2014

PLANS to build a new £5.3million swimming pool and spa at Blackbrook in Taunton got the go ahead on Wednesday, August 13, marking another milestone in the scheme to provide first class leisure facilities in the county town.

International prize day at Taunton

Somerset County Gazette:

6:30am Friday 15th August 2014

Education and internationalism were key elements of Taunton Deane MP Jeremy Browne’s address to the Class of 2014 students at Taunton School International’s annual end-of-year prizegiving.

Son's anger at botched eye surgery after father, 84, loses sight

Somerset County Gazette: Dr Colin Close, medical director at Musgrove Park Hospital.

9:06am Thursday 14th August 2014

THE son of a victim of botched eye surgery performed by a private firm at Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton has exposed fresh controversies in the saga.

Road into Taunton to re-open today

Somerset County Gazette: Cars parked outside the school gates at Blakehill Primary School in Idle

1:12pm Thursday 14th August 2014

A MAIN road into Taunton is due to reopen later today (Thursday, August 14) after emergency repairs were completed ahead of schedule.

Battered wife from near Taunton warns victims to go to the police

Somerset County Gazette:

12:09pm Thursday 14th August 2014

A WOMAN brutally beaten up by her husband during a three-hour ordeal is urging domestic abuse victims to go to the police.

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