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Old shop sign revealed in Taunton

Somerset County Gazette:

7:23pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

BUILDERS working on a new shop in Taunton have revealed a long-hidden shop sign.

Sassi Holford celebrates 20 years in Taunton

Somerset County Gazette:

7:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

WEDDING gown designer Sassi Holford celebrated the 20th anniversary of her Taunton boutique with friends and special guests.

Awards for street pastors groups

Somerset County Gazette: Warminster Street Pastors, who counsel late-night revellers, received £600 from the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Innovation Fund

6:39pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

TAUNTON Street Pastors and the Stand Against Violence charity will be presented with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service by the Lord Lieutenant of Somerset, Lady Gass, in County Hall, Taunton, on Monday, October 6.

Languages day at Bishop Fox's School

Somerset County Gazette:

4:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

BISHOP Fox’s School celebrated the European Day of Languages with special activities and lessons.

Somerset's libraries to host 'Get Online' events this October

Somerset County Gazette: Residents are being urged to have their say over broadband in Worcestershire

5:02pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

SOMERSET'S libraries will be helping even more people get online this October as part of a national annual event.

Ex soldier appointed chaplain at Taunton School

Somerset County Gazette:

12:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A FORMER soldier who had a “conversation with God” during the Gulf War is the new chaplain at Taunton School.

Willy Wonka drops in at Hatch Beauchamp Primary School

Somerset County Gazette:

10:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

HATCH Beauchamp Primary School was invaded by Oompah Loompahs, Fantastic Mr Foxes and Willy Wonkas during Roald Dahl Dress Up Day.

Exhibition: Sam Burton's snapshot of the past

Somerset County Gazette:

8:44am Tuesday 30th September 2014

TAUNTON’S Mayor and Mayoress were on hand to open up a photography exhibition at Bishops Lydeard Railway Station last week.

Barn fire burning out in Stoke St Gregory

Somerset County Gazette:

10:33am Tuesday 30th September 2014

FIREFIGHTERS are still on the scene of a fire which started shortly before 8pm yesterday (Monday, September 29).

Big barn fire at Stoke St Gregory

Somerset County Gazette:

8:24am Tuesday 30th September 2014

FIREFIGHTERS fought through the night to control a barn fire on a farm in Stoke St Gregory.

Nearly 600 attend free family event in Curry Rivel

Somerset County Gazette:

7:50am Tuesday 30th September 2014

NEARLY 600 people descended on the playing field at Curry Rivel Primary School for a free family event.

Heating oil customers urged to buy early ahead of winter

Somerset County Gazette: It had been frosty for over a week, but all my efforts to capture a winter scene had eluded me, until finally on the last day of the cold spell I captured this shot of the old stable and tree covered in hoar frost just emerging from the morning mist - Fro

9:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

AS the nights start to draw in Taunton and District Citizens Advice Bureau are urging heating oil customers to buy early to help cut the cost of heating their homes this winter.

Cyclist's marathon in aid of St Margaret's Hospice

Somerset County Gazette:

7:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

TEACHER Ben Sumners has undertaken one of the toughest cycle rides in Europe to raise funds for St Margaret’s Hospice.

Recent results from Taunton Magistrates' Courts

Somerset County Gazette: Taunton Magistrates' Court

4:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

RECENT cases dealt with by Taunton Magistrates’ Courts include: Thomas Christopher Gill, 27, of Mary Street, Taunton, assault by beating, 23 weeks prison (consecutive); possession of cannabis, no separate penalty; breached a suspended sentence for four counts of assault by beating, 18 weeks prison (concurrent) on each count, consecutive on other count, for criminal damage, four weeks prison (concurrent). (G).

Taunton 10k results - Luke Scott beaten into second place

Somerset County Gazette:

2:54pm Monday 29th September 2014

THERE was a new winner at Taunton 10k for the first time in seven years.

PHOTOS: Fun in the Park at French Weir

Somerset County Gazette:

2:30pm Monday 29th September 2014

THOUSANDS of children and adults enjoyed an afternoon of fun activities in French Weir Park in Taunton on Sunday.

Taunton-based SURE cancer charity raises almost £4,000 in a week

12:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

A TOTAL of £3,772.78 was collected for the County Gazette-backed Somerset Unit for Radiotherapy Equipment (SURE) charity – which equips the Beacon Centre cancer unit at Tauton’s Musgrove Park Hospital - over the past week.

Repairs to A358 Henlade-Thornfalcon for seven weeks starting October 13

Somerset County Gazette: Busy Cotswold commuter road closing for repairs

8:51am Monday 29th September 2014

ESSENTIAL maintenance work to repair and improve the A358 near Taunton is due to take place next month.

Bishop Henderson pupil Ben is a musical star

Somerset County Gazette:

12:00pm Saturday 27th September 2014

PROUD father Ian Shattock sent in this picture of his ten-year-old son Ben, who has just passed his grade six piano exam.

East Reach reopens after crash

Somerset County Gazette:

8:07am Friday 26th September 2014

There were delays for motorists in Taunton town centre this morning after a crash in East Street which damaged traffic lights.

Latest results from Taunton Magistrates' Courts

Somerset County Gazette: Taunton Magistrates' Court

4:04pm Thursday 25th September 2014

RECENT cases dealt with by Taunton Magistrates’ Courts include.

West Monkton Primary School to relocate

Somerset County Gazette: Will schools have free spaces

11:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

CHILDREN moving into 1,000 homes being built in Monkton Heathfield will be able to attend a brand new primary school.

Taunton man's David v Goliath victory in bank charges fight with Lloyds

Somerset County Gazette:

9:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

A CUSTOMER hit with £743 penalty charges after he went £2.67 over his overdraft limit has won a legal case against Lloyds which could end up costing the banks billions of pounds.

Buyer puts in bid for Taunton Vale Golf Club - decision likely tomorrow (Friday)

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

8:55am Thursday 25th September 2014

AN unnamed businessman trying to save Taunton Vale Golf Club has tabled a comparable bid to the one already in place proposing to convert the club into agricultural land.

Network Rail selling land for development around Taunton Station

Somerset County Gazette:

6:10am Thursday 25th September 2014

SCORES of homes and offices could be built on a narrow strip of land being sold by Network Rail.

Arnhem veteran from Taunton returns 70 years on

Somerset County Gazette:

4:00pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

A SECOND World War veteran has returned to the Netherlands to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Arnhem.

Network Rail land in Taunton offered for sale for development

Somerset County Gazette:

12:00pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

SCORES of homes and offices could be built on a narrow strip of land being sold by Network Rail.

Birthday celebrations for Taunton's High Street market

Somerset County Gazette:

8:44am Wednesday 24th September 2014

THERE were first birthday celebrations in Taunton High Street on Saturday for a street market that has grown beyond organisers’ wildest dreams.

PHOTOS: Charity baseball match at Taunton Academy

Somerset County Gazette:

6:40am Wednesday 24th September 2014

A CHARITY baseball match and barbecue brought fans of home runs and hot food to Taunton Academy.

Langport charity bibic features on BBC1's Saints and Scroungers

Somerset County Gazette:

4:10pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

LANGPORT-based bibic features on BBC1 show Saints and Scroungers tomorrow (Friday) at 11am.

First World War day at Museum of Somerset

Somerset County Gazette:

3:00pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

THE Museum of Somerset in Taunton whisked visitors a century back in time with a First World War day.

Important changes to food labelling coming in to law

Somerset County Gazette:

1:00pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

FOOD businesses in West Somerset are being alerted to important new changes in product labelling which will be enshrined in law at the end of this year.

Battle of Britain celebrations in Taunton

Somerset County Gazette:

12:00pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

CELEBRATIONS of the bravery of British fighter pilots in the Battle of Britain in 1940 were held in Taunton at the weekend.

Luke Scott aiming for seventh Taunton 10k win on Sunday

Somerset County Gazette: Taunton 10K WEB.jpg

3:54pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

ATHLETE Luke Scott is hoping to win the Taunton 10k on home turf for the seventh consecutive year this weekend.

Heathfield Community School gets cash for shed

Somerset County Gazette:

10:02am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

HEATHFIELD Community School has won a £250 Wessex Watermark Award to help build a tools shed for its activity area.

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

Somerset County Gazette:

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.

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