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Taunton drivers to be quizzed in bid to get congestion-busting cash from Government

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Traffic congestion approaching J28 on the M4 after a fatal accident in the Brynglas Tunnels (1223255)

8:00pm Monday 22nd September 2014

MOTORISTS are being asked to help support a bid for funding to improve the drive into Taunton for thousands of commuters and shoppers.

Marie Curie seeks companion volunteers at Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton

Somerset County Gazette: Marie Curie Cancer Care Information Evening

7:00pm Monday 22nd September 2014

MARIE Curie is calling for additional volunteers to help expand a service providing emotional and practical support to dying patients and their families at Taunton’s Musgrove Park Hospital.

MP's Parliamentary assistant Tom Baycock meets Barack Obama

Somerset County Gazette:

2:50pm Monday 22nd September 2014

TOM Baycock snapped a selfie of the “best day of my life” – meeting US President Barack Obama.

Taunton Vale Golf Club appeal for more members to support rescue bid

Somerset County Gazette: Close-up of Golf Club and Golf Ball (9720640)

12:00pm Monday 22nd September 2014

AN appeal has gone out for more members to dip into their pockets to help save a golf club threatened with closure.

Latest donations to Somerset cancer charity SURE

Somerset County Gazette:

11:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

DONATIONS to the County Gazette-backed Somerset Unit for Radiotherapy Equipment (SURE) over the past week include £361.10 from Christine and Arthur Shattock, who had a collection for the charity instead of presents for their golden wedding anniversary, and £15 from Mike Crew.

Fivehead couple celebrate 60 years of marriage - yards from where it all began

Somerset County Gazette:

10:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

A COUPLE who married in Fivehead 60 years ago celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary just a few yards from where they said “I do”.

Bright new era for Staplegrove Post Office

Somerset County Gazette:

6:30am Monday 22nd September 2014

THE new-look Staplegrove Post Office has been officially opened by Taunton MP Jeremy Browne.

Man and woman rescued from lift in Taunton

Somerset County Gazette:

5:03pm Sunday 21st September 2014

A MAN and a woman were stuck in a lift in a property in Taunton this morning (Sunday, September 21), according to Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service.

Taunton nurse Kate Robertson skydiving for STEPPERS

Somerset County Gazette:

7:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

A TAUNTON-based community psychiatric nurse is preparing for a skydive next month to raise money for a group which supports people experiencing psychosis.

Pets event at Taunton store

Somerset County Gazette:

4:00pm Saturday 20th September 2014

PET owners are invited to take their beloved animals of all shapes and sizes to Countrywide’s event at the Taunton Countrywide store on Friday and Saturday, September 26 to 28.

New homes in Taunton costing from £110,000 - open event

Somerset County Gazette:

4:00pm Saturday 20th September 2014

PROPERTY developer Summerfield is inviting prospective homebuyers to a viewing evening at the opening of their new show home at The Brambles on Cheddon Road, Taunton, with prices for their My Home housing at 80% of market value for local people.

Taunton School head boy Ben Woolstencroft scoops classics award

Somerset County Gazette:

10:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

TAUNTON School’s new head boy, Ben Woolstencroft, is celebrating winning second prize in the prestigious Gladstone Memorial Prize for an essay on a classical topic.

Fostering event in Taunton

9:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

A FOSTERING information event is being held by Somerset County Council at the Holiday Inn Express, Taunton, from 7pm to 9pm on Monday, September 29.

Plans for 18,000 solar panels on old airfield site in Churchstanton

Somerset County Gazette:

7:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

PLANS have been submitted for a 4.75MW solar park on land north of Trickey Warren Lane, Churchstanton.

One year on - and rubbish in River Tone is still a major problem

3:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

LOUTS are using the River Tone as a “dumping ground” by filling it with shopping trolleys and other junk, the Mayor of Taunton says.

Travellers pitch up at Bathpool housing estate

Somerset County Gazette:

9:47am Friday 19th September 2014

A GROUP of travellers have pitched up on a field next to a new housing estate in Bathpool near Taunton.

Volunteering day to be held in Taunton - September 23

Somerset County Gazette:

8:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A VOLUNTEERING charity is holding an event later this month at the Somerset County Cricket Ground in Taunton to help people find out more about volunteering in and around the town.

Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport visits Taunton

Somerset County Gazette:

6:14pm Thursday 18th September 2014

THE Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport visited Taunton this afternoon to see plans for the new Watersports Centre due to be built at French Weir Park.

Event in Taunton for people wanting to become volunteers

Somerset County Gazette: £913,000 bill to repair Taunton multi-storey

6:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

DID you know that there are hundreds of different opportunities to help and support the work of charities and not for profit organisations in the area?

Somerset's Old Pavilion closing ceremony in Taunton

Somerset County Gazette: IN FORM: Somerset batsman Marcus Trescothick on his way to 144 against Durham yesterday.

1:13pm Thursday 18th September 2014

THIS evening (Thursday) will not only see the conclusion of Somerset County Cricket Club’s final home match of the season but will also bring the curtain down on one of the most iconic buildings in the sport.

Popular student mourned at The Castle School, Taunton

Somerset County Gazette:

10:01am Thursday 18th September 2014

STAFF and students at a secondary school are in shock following the sudden death of a 15-year-old boy.

Bailiffs threaten to 'break into' innocent pensioner's home

Somerset County Gazette:

6:30am Thursday 18th September 2014

A PENSIONER was left “stressed” after bailiffs - wrongly informed he owed hundreds of pounds in parking fines - threatened to break into his house and take away possessions.

Scotland decides - views from Taunton on the referendum

Somerset County Gazette: Which way will Scotland vote?

5:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

SCOTLAND decides today (Thursday, September 18) whether to leave the United Kingdom in a historic referendum.

Jo Cubbon retiring as CEO at Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton

Somerset County Gazette:

9:47am Wednesday 17th September 2014

JO Cubbon has announced she is to retire as chief executive at Taunton’s Musgrove Park Hospital in the New Year.

'Pirate radio' Rage FM taken off air in Taunton again

Somerset County Gazette:

8:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

THE bosses of a pirate radio station in Taunton say they’ll be back despite being shut down for the second time in five months.

Leukaemia fighter Lauren Down, six, thanks Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton

Somerset County Gazette:

4:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A SIX-year-old girl is back at school for the first time since before Christmas after bravely battling leukaemia.

Members mount buyout bid to save Taunton Vale Golf Club

Somerset County Gazette:

1:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

GOLFERS trying to save their club from being sold off to a farmer have built a war chest of hundreds of thousands of pounds to mount a counter bid.

Taunton Soroptimists celebrate 80-year milestone

Somerset County Gazette:

11:10am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Find out about the values that underpin the Soroptimist International club in Taunton as the organisation celebrates its 80th birthday.

Fair and dog show at West Hatch RSPCA raises over £3000

Somerset County Gazette:

11:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

WEST Hatch RSPCA Summer Fair and Dog Show has been hailed “a resounding success” by organisers.

Nynehead Court carer in line for national award

Somerset County Gazette:

6:40am Wednesday 17th September 2014

SENIOR carer Debbie Sparkes, who manages the Mulberry Wing for people living with dementia at Nynehead Court, has been nominated for a national Carer Award, run by the publication Caring Times.

Latest donations for Taunton-based SURE cancer charity

Somerset County Gazette:

9:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

MARGARET Harper, from Sparklers, raised £1,040 through the sale of jewellery for the Somerset Unit for Radiotherapy Equipment (SURE) charity to equip the Beacon Centre cancer unit at Taunton’s Musgrove Park Hospital.

Social Saturday is a hit in Langport

Somerset County Gazette:

7:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

VISITORS headed to Great Bow Wharf, Langport, on Saturday to enjoy a day of music, art, crafts, dancing and other activities.

Taunton U3A open day highlights activities on offer

Somerset County Gazette:

4:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

THE Taunton U3A invited people to discover the wide range of activities it offers at an open day at The Lawns Social Club.

Family cat from Thurlbear lucky to survive after being shot

Somerset County Gazette:

12:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

SOMEBODY who seriously wounded a family cat by shooting her with an air rifle could face up to six months in prison or a fine of up to £20,000 if he injured the animal on purpose.

Jeremy Browne at new Somerset Wildlife Trust offices in Taunton

Somerset County Gazette:

12:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

TAUNTON Deane MP Jeremy Browne has toured Somerset Wildlife Trust’s new offices in Wellington Road, Taunton.

Bishop Henderson Primary School pupils relish their Space Odyssey

Somerset County Gazette:

11:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

IF children at Bishop Henderson Primary School in Taunton had any post-summer holiday blues at the start of the September term, a trip into outer space blew them away.

Taunton Baptists mark 200th anniversary with walk from Wellington

Somerset County Gazette:

9:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

MEMBERS of the congregation put their best feet forward to celebrate 200 years of their church in Silver Street, Taunton.

Dragon among the visitors at Norton Fitzwarren tea party

Somerset County Gazette:

7:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A TEA party was held to welcome Cindy Thomas as the new editor of the village newsletter, the Norton News.

School hall turned into an airport for the day at St George's in Taunton

Somerset County Gazette:

9:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

PUPILS from St George's Primary School in Taunton got a taste of the high life last week - when their hall was transformed into an airport. 

Richard Huish College student wins iPad for signing up to L lessons

Somerset County Gazette:

7:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

DARIUS Vahdati, a student at Richard Huish College, Taunton, has won an iPad after booking driving lessons with the college’s new driving school.

Celebrity gardener Chris Bradshaw opens Taunton homes

Somerset County Gazette:

7:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

CELEBRITY gardener Chris Beardshaw joined the opening of the McCarthy & Stone retirement homes development at Ellisfields Court, on Mount Street, Taunton.

Taunton student heads to Westminster to highlight plight of Bangladeshi clothes workers

Somerset County Gazette:

5:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

TOM Bleloch from Queen's College in Taunton, was among hundreds of students from Methodist schools across the country who descended on Westminster to highlight the plight of workers in poorer countries making clothes for the West.

PHOTOS: Taunton Foodie Festival

Somerset County Gazette:

4:31pm Monday 15th September 2014

ST Margaret’s Somerset Hospice’s Taunton Foodie Festival offered something for all ages and palates.

Rock on Green funds help community centre

Somerset County Gazette:

4:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

A COMMUNITY centre whose television was stolen has received a replacement – thanks to the organisers of an annual family fun event.

Boules tournament in Ruishton raises £2,680 for charity

Somerset County Gazette:

5:20pm Monday 15th September 2014

OVER 130 people raised £2,680 for Somerset Crimebeat Trust at the annual Summerfield charity boules tournament at Woodlands Castle, Ruishton.

Taunton neighbours battle cancer ordeal together

Somerset County Gazette:

2:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

WHEN Chris Womack was diagnosed with cancer, the first person she turned to was her best friend – only for him to tell her he’d just been told he had it as well.

61 sex offences in Avon and Somerset dealt with by 'community resolution'

Somerset County Gazette:

12:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

A RAPE victim's mother is outraged that criminals responsible for 61 sexual offences over three years have avoided court by “saying sorry” to their victims.

Former Taunton pub landlady buys Caribbean island paradise

Somerset County Gazette:

11:32am Monday 15th September 2014

A PUB landlady looking for her next challenge after selling up has bought a Caribbean Island – as you do.

Jobs fears in Taunton as Phones 4u goes into administration

Somerset County Gazette:

10:14am Monday 15th September 2014

STAFF at Taunton’s Phones 4u shop are due to be briefed about the future of their jobs and the business this morning after it went into administration.

Principal "fully expects" Taunton Academy to achieve 'outstanding' Ofsted status

Somerset County Gazette:

10:00am Monday 15th September 2014

THE principal of Taunton Academy says he is determined to make the school ‘outstanding’ after inspectors rated it ‘good’ in nearly all areas.






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