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'Commando Day' at Hestercombe Gardens

Somerset County Gazette: 'Commando Day' at Hestercombe Gardens

6:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

YOUNGSTERS were treated to an outdoor activity day yesterday (April 16) at Hestercombe Gardens near Taunton.

Garden of prayer opens at Bathpool Chapel

Somerset County Gazette: The prayer garden.

8:30pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A COMMUNITY prayer garden has opened at Bathpool Chapel off the A38.

Teams encouraged to enter 'Goppin' challenge in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support

Somerset County Gazette: Genevieve Drinkwater with charity challenge organiser, Tom Parker.

12:30pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A GRUELLING 9-mile challenge will put teamwork, agility and mental toughness to the test this May, while raising a stack of money for a good cause.

Missing William Evans, 92, found dead in River Tone

Somerset County Gazette: WILLIAM Evans, 92

9:35am Wednesday 16th April 2014

BODY recovered from River Tone is that of William Evans, police have said.

Primary school places - did you get the outcome you hoped for?

Somerset County Gazette: Parents reassured over primary school places

8:51am Wednesday 16th April 2014

PARENTS of children starting primary school in September are finding out this morning (April 16) where their son or daughter has been allocated a place.

In pictures: Easter club at Bishop Fox's School, Taunton

Somerset County Gazette: Students took part in a range of activities throughout the day.

6:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

STUDENTS from schools across Taunton beat the half term boredom at an Easter club held at Bishop Fox's.

Body found in River Tone by Firepool in Taunton

Somerset County Gazette: Emergency services at Firepool in Taunton

5:18pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

THE body of a man has been removed from the River Tone this afternoon (April 15), police have confirmed.

Man arrested following vehicle break-in in Taunton

Somerset County Gazette: Police hunt gang after cash machine blown out

9:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A 34-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested on suspicion of theft after cash was stolen from a vehicle in Taunton.

Kitchen fire in Taunton

Somerset County Gazette: EMERGENCY SERVICES: Fire service crew, police and Coastguards all attended the scene

7:45pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

TWO adults and a child were led to safety from a balcony following a kitchen fire at Suffolk Court, Wiltshire Close in Taunton this evening (April 15).

Easter message brought to life at St Andrew's

Somerset County Gazette: The Easter re-enactment, complete with donkeys, outside St Andrew's Church.

7:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

YOUNGSTERS got to see the Easter message enacted by people from St Andrew’s, Rowbarton Methodist and Oakwood Churches in Taunton.

Delicious cake comes up trumps for Taunton baker Jerri

Somerset County Gazette: Jerri Bosley with her winning design.

4:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

TAUNTON’S Jerri Bosley won the Big Cake Show at Exeter Westpoint with this yummy looking South-West creation.

Concerns for missing 92-year-old as police launch search

Somerset County Gazette: WILLIAM Evans.

12:43pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

POLICE appeal for help to find missing Taunton 92-year-old William Evans

Man, 24, dies after being struck by train in Taunton

Somerset County Gazette: Plans to cut silver birches beside railway line come under fire

11:20am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A YOUNG man died after being struck by a train near an industrial estate.

SURE appeal - latest donations

Somerset County Gazette: Grants available for Taunton town centre businesses

9:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

MORE than £1,500 was donated to the Somerset Unit for Radiotherapy Equipment (SURE) appeal to equip the Beacon Centre cancer unit at Taunton's Musgrove Park Hospital last week.

Fun, games and fabulous food at the Rural Living Spring Show

Somerset County Gazette: Bob England, Victoria Southcote, from St Margaret's Hospice, and Sarah England.

7:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

EASTER arrived early in Somerset over the weekend thanks to two jam-packed days of fun.

Council hires public speaking experts to prepare staff for children's centre consultations

Somerset County Gazette: County Hall in Taunton

4:10pm Monday 14th April 2014

COUNCIL staff facing a grilling from parents over proposed changes to children’s centres have been taught how to deal with difficult questions by an outside body, the County Gazette has learned.

Pubs want your old football shirts

Somerset County Gazette: Manager of Blackbrook Tavern, Ruthie Benton, is backing the project.

9:00am Monday 14th April 2014

FOOTBALL fans are being urged to dust down their old shirts to help disadvantaged children.

'Outstanding' results at Curry Mallet Primary School

Somerset County Gazette: Curry Mallet Primary School celebrates being rated as 'outstanding' by Ofsted.

6:30am Monday 14th April 2014

STAFF and pupils at Curry Mallet Primary School are jumping for joy after its excellent Ofsted report.

Dozens of jobs created as GO Outdoors opens £1.2m Taunton store

Somerset County Gazette: Manager Laura Humphreys, centre, with staff.

7:00pm Sunday 13th April 2014

GO Outdoors, which sells outdoor equipment and clothing, has opened a £1.2million store in Taunton, creating 37 jobs and boosting the local economy.

Chickens arrive at Taunton Academy

Somerset County Gazette: Students with some of the chickens.

7:00am Sunday 13th April 2014

STUDENTS at Taunton Academy have welcomed some new additions into school.

Jane Hofmeister takes Think Amy! campaign nationwide

Somerset County Gazette: Amy Hofmeister.

7:10pm Saturday 12th April 2014

THE mother of a teenage girl killed by speeding motorists hopes to take her road safety campaign to a national audience.

Hospital worker to run London Marathon in nephew's memory

Somerset County Gazette: Beverley Higgins, owner of the Black Horse, with Clare Farmer and Gary Bishop, pub manager.

1:00pm Saturday 12th April 2014

A TAUNTON woman has been shedding blood, sweat and tears in pre-paration for the London Marathon tomorrow (April 13).

Langport flooding hero congratulated by Prime Minister David Cameron

Somerset County Gazette: The reception at No 10 to which Clare Aparicio was invited.

12:00pm Saturday 12th April 2014

CAFÉ owner Clare Aparicio, who raised money and delivered free meals to people during the floods, has won a top volunteering award, Prime Minister David Cameron has announced.

TV shows, supermarkets, adverts and catalogues... adorable twins shoot to stardom

Somerset County Gazette: Proud mum Immy with Esme and Scarlett.

7:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

ESME and Scarlett Bunce might only be 19 months old old, but they’ve already taken the country by storm.

Falconry on horseback at Conquest Equestrian Centre

Somerset County Gazette: Jonathan Marshall.

9:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

ONE of the country’s most exciting falconers, Jonathan Marshall, will be in Norton Fitzwarren later this month.

Dodgeball fundraiser supports the disabled

Somerset County Gazette: The sixth form of Woodard house with housemaster Tim Haynes, presenting a cheque for £300 to Tony Potter, chief executive of the Calvert Trust Exmoor.

8:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

A GROUP of students from King’s College in Taunton, raised £300 for an organisation which provides adventure activities on Exmoor for people with disabilities.

Somerset College teaches girls about construction job chances

Somerset County Gazette: Submitted photo

3:46pm Friday 11th April 2014

YEAR eight girls from local schools spent two days at Somerset College in Taunton, to learn about the construction and engineering industries.

Services to continue at Bishops Lydeard Children's Centre

Somerset County Gazette: Cllr Mike Rigby with children and parents outside Bishops Lydeard Children's Centre.

1:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

CAMPAIGNERS who feared their children’s centre would close are celebrating after learning services are to stay the same.

Owner offers 'large reward' for return of pet cat missing in Batts Park, Taunton

Somerset County Gazette: Owner offers 'large reward' for return of pet cat missing in Batts Park, Taunton

11:32am Friday 11th April 2014

THE desperate owner of a cat who has gone missing is putting up a large reward for her return.

Mayor slips on her onesie in aid of the National Autistic Society

Somerset County Gazette: Mayor slips on her onesie in aid of the National Autistic Society

11:00am Friday 11th April 2014

MEMBERS of a women’s fitness group ditched the Lycra for onesies in aid of charity.

Helpers needed for 50/50 Cycle Ride in Taunton

Somerset County Gazette: Grants available for Taunton town centre businesses

9:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

FUNDRAISERS are needed for one of Taunton’s most popular summer events – the Rotary Club of Taunton’s 50/50 Cycle Ride.

Health warning for parents in Somerset as scarlet fever cases rise across England

Somerset County Gazette: Six cases of scarlet fever have been confirmed in the county this morning.

3:50pm Thursday 10th April 2014

PARENTS in Somerset are being warned to look out for symptoms of scarlet fever in their children after national cases reached a 24-year high.

Top care award for Somerset Skills & Learning team

Somerset County Gazette: The Learning 2 Work Team with their 'Team Award for Care and Respect'.

1:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

SOMERSET Skills & Learning is celebrating winning the ‘Team Award for Care and Respect’ award at the Listening, Learning, Recognising Staff Awards Celebration Event.

New chapter at North Town Primary School

Somerset County Gazette: Angie Sage cuts the ribbon to open the new library.

9:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

POPULAR children's author and illustrator Angie Sage was on hand at North Town Primary School to open their new library.

Marine A Sgt Al Blackman appeal against murder conviction in High Court today

Somerset County Gazette: Sgt Alexander Blackman.

9:06am Thursday 10th April 2014

A ROYAL Marine jailed for life for murdering an injured Afghan insurgent is hoping to be freed today (April 10).

Storm-blown puffins back in the wild after West Hatch care

Somerset County Gazette: An RSPCA carer releases a puffin into the wild.

6:30am Thursday 10th April 2014

A GROUP of puffins blown in during the storms earlier this year are homeward bound after being cared for at the RSPCA centre in West Hatch.

Fun and games in the East Reach Easter egg hunt

Somerset County Gazette: Fun and games in the East Reach Easter egg hunt

9:00pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

FAMILIES are invited to join in the Easter fun this half term, by taking part in an egg hunt on Taunton’s East Reach.

Taunton Pool re-opening April 26 - Mark Foster to swim there in June

Somerset County Gazette: Local boy – Mark Foster

4:00pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

SWIMMERS will be able to use Taunton Pool, on Station Road, from April 26, six months after it closed for a £1.2million refurbishment.

Identity thief Kevin Castle back behind bars after conning more victims shortly after being released from prison

Somerset County Gazette: Post thief fraudster jailed for four years

2:30pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A SERIAL fraudster jailed for four years after making £100,000 stealing people's identities was up to his old tricks just days after being released.

Brewhouse gloriously re-opens with Taunton's 25th Gang Show

Somerset County Gazette: JACKIE Mullen as ring master in Big Top. PHOTO: Pink Apple Studios.

12:11pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

BELIEVE it or not, a rainbow appeared in the sky the day Taunton’s Brewhouse Theatre re-opened, but it wasn’t a patch on the bright colour burst of the Taunton Gang Show, back in its rightful home.

Diabetes UK award for former Taunton teacher Sue

Somerset County Gazette: Sue Briggs with her award.

6:30am Wednesday 9th April 2014

A RETIRED teacher who visits schools to help children understand diabetes has won the top volunteering award for the South-West from Diabetes UK.

Mother in London Marathon quest for Children with Cancer UK

Somerset County Gazette: Sam Wharton.

9:00pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

A MOTHER from Taunton will join thousands of runners in the London Marathon this Sunday (April 13).

Bagehot Debate set for June's Langport Festival

Somerset County Gazette: Walter Bagehot lived in Wimbledon with his sister-in-law and her husband

8:00pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

THE Walter Bagehot Memorial Fund is progressing its plans for interpretation boards at Bank Chambers, the home of the 19th century essayist, and at All Saints’ Churchyard, where he is buried.

Belgian battlefields visit leaves lasting impression on Heathfield students

Somerset County Gazette: Jack Cochrane finds his great grandfather's grave at Tyne Cot.

7:00pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

JACK Cochrane visited his great grandfather’s First World War grave in Tyne Cot Cemetery, near Ypres, during Heathfield School’s Belgium battlefields trip.

County Hall abseil coins in £8-10k for charities

Somerset County Gazette: Judith Alder prepares for her abseil.

5:00pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

AROUND £8,000-10,000 was raised during a charity abseil off Taunton's County Hall, it has been announced.

Super slimmers reach weight loss competition final

Somerset County Gazette: Jo and Gavin Helyar.

4:00pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

A SUPER slimming couple from Taunton have lost 11st 11lbs between them to reach the finals of a national weight loss competition.

Praise for Muchelney flooding hero

Somerset County Gazette: Village agent, Carolyn Roche and Mike Toop, Crew Manager from Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service.

12:00pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

A VILLAGE agent who helped co-ordinate the response to flooding in Muchelney has been praised by fire chiefs.

Taunton Deane crackdown on graffiti

Somerset County Gazette: Keri Lloyd, of Imagine Design and Create and chair of Bath Place Trading Association, with Ben Saunders, from Loafers.

11:00am Tuesday 8th April 2014

SHOP owners in Bath Place in Taunton are celebrating after Taunton Deane Council said they will be cleaning the graffiti in the tunnels leading to the arcade.

Launch of charity Dragon Boat Festival

Somerset County Gazette: Launch of charity Dragon Boat Festival

9:20am Tuesday 8th April 2014

HEADWAY Somerset has launched its charity Dragon Boat Festival.

Police renew appeal for witnesses into fatal crash

Somerset County Gazette: nswebpix police crime tape

9:00pm Monday 7th April 2014

POLICE investigating a crash in which a father was killed and his wife and young daughter were badly hurt have made a renewed call for witnesses.

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