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Third day of traffic chaos in Taunton as A358 roadworks continue

Somerset County Gazette:

4:50pm Friday 24th October 2014

MOTORISTS are facing mammoth delays as roadworks on the A358 cause gridlock stretching back towards Taunton town centre.

Bishops Lydeard spa goes pink for Breakthrough Breast Cancer

Somerset County Gazette:

8:30am Friday 24th October 2014

STAFF at Cedar Falls health farm and spa, in Bishops Lydeard, held a Pink Day to support the charity Breakthrough Breast Cancer.

Traffic chaos after vehicle breaks down on M5

Somerset County Gazette:

6:18pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

COMMUTERS are facing long delays on the journey home this evening after a vehicle broke down on the M5 near Taunton.

Cliff Bishop becomes a Freeman of the Borough of Taunton Deane

Somerset County Gazette:

4:01pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

ONE of the longest serving councillors in the country has been honoured by being admitted as a Freeman of the Borough of Taunton Deane.

Taunton owner's necklace goes for almost £5,000 at Somerset auction

Somerset County Gazette:

11:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE former owner of this beautiful necklace is almost £5,000 better off following feverish bidding at auction.

Reward for lost camera and wedding photos

Somerset County Gazette:

12:44pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A MUM is putting up a reward after losing a camera with all her daughter’s wedding photos.

Student Molly Gould seeks success with her own song - VIDEO

Somerset County Gazette:

10:15am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A TALENTED Taunton student is hoping for success in the music industry after recording her first song.

New firms coming to Taunton - 'positive' news for the town

Somerset County Gazette: Taunton Post Office - 'customers deserve better'

8:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

SHOPPERS and diners are soon going to get even more choice with several companies planning to come to Taunton.

Taunton supermarket's boost for Kelsey's Cancer Fund

Somerset County Gazette:

4:54pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A TAUNTON supermarket has boosted a campaign to help build a sensory room at Musgrove Park Hospital’s children’s unit.

North Town pupils filmed for video going out to 7,000 schools worldwide

Somerset County Gazette:

9:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THESE children from North Town Primary School will soon become stars of the small screen – after being filmed for an educational video that will be used worldwide.

Hairdressers get behind Jemima Layzell Trust

Somerset County Gazette:

8:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A CAMPAIGN has been launched to raise awareness of a charity set up in memory of a talented Taunton student.

Fire crews called to property in Bathealton

Somerset County Gazette:

8:13pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

FIRE crews have extinguished a fire at a property in Bathealton earlier this evening (Wednesday).

Sunday market and other pledges to help Make Taunton Sparkle

Somerset County Gazette:

1:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A STREET market on Sunday will help boost a £25,000 appeal to make sure Taunton has its Christmas lights this year.

Cotford St Luke pupils support Go Commando Royal Marines charity

Somerset County Gazette:

6:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

ROYAL Marines charity Go Commando and their mascot Col Kev Ted joined in with the children from Cotford St Luke Primary School to commemorate National Heroes Day.

St Andrew's pupils support Somerset Emergency Volunteers

Somerset County Gazette:

9:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

PUPILS from St Andrew's Church School, Taunton, gathered at St Andrew’s Church for their harvest festival service.

300 attend Care Focus Awards in Taunton

Somerset County Gazette:

7:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

PICTURED are some of the outstanding carers in the South-West, who were honoured at the Care Focus (South West) CIC gala awards evening, held at Taunton’s Wellsprings Leisure Centre.

St Margaret's Hospice fundraising crews prepare for Challenge of a Lifetime

Somerset County Gazette:

4:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

CLINICAL director Ann Lee learning the ropes.

Taunton students raise £15,000 for armed forces charity

Somerset County Gazette:

12:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A TEAM of eight King’s College students cycled an incredible 1,000 miles to raise money for an armed forces charity.

Richard Huish College graduation ceremony at County Ground

Somerset County Gazette:

9:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

MORE than 50 students from Richard Huish College who have completed higher education courses ranging from business to sports development and coaching were joined by family members and friends at their graduation ceremony.

Taunton Carnival: 80+ PICS IN OUR PHOTO GALLERY

Somerset County Gazette:

4:46pm Monday 20th October 2014

MORE than 80 photos from Saturday's Taunton Carnival and Children's Carnival are now online in our photo gallery.  

History of old Taunton shop following Somerset Heritage research

Somerset County Gazette:

4:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

OUR recent report showing a sign for Kingsbury’s Stores in a shop being renovated in St James Street, Taunton, sparked interest among readers.

Recent cases dealt with by Taunton Magistrates' Courts

Somerset County Gazette: Taunton Magistrates' Court

12:30pm Monday 20th October 2014

RECENT cases dealt with by Taunton Magistrates’ Courts include.

VIDEO: Jeremy Browne on his reasons for leaving Taunton Deane seat

Somerset County Gazette:

12:18pm Monday 20th October 2014

OUTGOING Taunton Deane MP Jeremy Browne has explained more about his reasons for opting not to contest next year’s General Election.

Over £1,800 raised for Taunton-based SURE cancer charity in a week

Somerset County Gazette:

11:00am Monday 20th October 2014

A TABLE raffle at the Somerset Business Awards raised £500 for cancer charity Somerset Unit for Radiotherapy Equipment (SURE).

Taunton Carnival 2014 - RESULTS AND VIDEO

Somerset County Gazette:

8:49am Monday 20th October 2014

ORGANISERS say the collection total from Taunton Carnival is around £300 down on last year, at around £5,200. 

Taunton School receives top recognition for baccalaureate

Somerset County Gazette:

10:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

TAUNTON School is celebrating a prestigious accolade.

Taunton Carnival - today's the day!

Somerset County Gazette:

12:42pm Saturday 18th October 2014

THE 49th Taunton Carnival is back in town tonight, with the children's equivalent taking place this afternoon

Energy saving advice from CAB at Taunton Library

Somerset County Gazette: Citizens Advice Bureau

12:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

TAUNTON and District Citizens Advice Bureau is holding an exhibition in the foyer of Taunton Library from 10am to 3pm on Thursday (October 23) as part of Big Energy Saving Week.

Latest lightning pictures from Taunton

Somerset County Gazette:

4:50pm Friday 17th October 2014

WE'VE been asking the people of Taunton to send us their pictures and videos from yesterday's lightning storm (October 16).

Police stopping traffic in Wellington Road, Taunton, for census

Somerset County Gazette:

4:40pm Friday 17th October 2014

POLICE have been stopping traffic along Wellington Road, Taunton, today (Friday, October 17).

Taunton shop owner offers a reward for the return of stolen goods

Somerset County Gazette:

11:00am Friday 17th October 2014

A SHOP owner is offering a reward after a computer containing precious family photos was among items stolen in a break-in.

£500 worth of goods from Go Outdoors up for grabs for one lucky County Gazette reader

Somerset County Gazette: Natwest T20 Blast competition - are you our face in the crowd?

10:39am Friday 17th October 2014

LUCKY readers have the chance to win £500 worth of Go Outdoors clothing or equipment.

Farm machinery fire in Dunkeswell

Somerset County Gazette:

9:02am Friday 17th October 2014

FIRE crews were called to Dunkeswell yesterday afternoon (October 16) after reports of machinery fire at a farm.

Ten Taunton GP practices sign up to electronic prescription service

Somerset County Gazette:

9:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

IT will be easier and quicker for patients to get their medication at 10 GP practices in Taunton which are switching to the NHS Electronic Prescription Service.

Members of the public help talk woman down from bridge in Taunton

Somerset County Gazette:

6:46pm Thursday 16th October 2014

TWO good Samaritans helped police talk to a woman who was standing on a bridge over the M5 this evening (October 16).


Somerset County Gazette:

4:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Taunton Business Incentive 2014 is up and running and we want to hear from local SMEs

Fifth cat poisoned in Taunton street

Somerset County Gazette:

4:11pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A FIFTH cat is fighting for its life following the death of four other cats in the same street from anti-freeze poisoning.

Join crowdfunding to help Make Taunton Sparkle

Somerset County Gazette:

12:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

SCHOOLCHILDREN have answered the call for everyone to chip in to ensure Taunton gets its Christmas lights this year – now it’s up to others to follow their example.

VIDEO: 'Taunton could attract £100million with better roads' employment site meeting told

Somerset County Gazette:

12:04pm Thursday 16th October 2014

AN employment site beside the M5 which could attract at least £100million of investment into Taunton is dependent on the Government funding road improvements, a meeting heard this morning.

Parents launch charity campaign in memory of teenage Taunton student

Somerset County Gazette:

11:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

THE parents of an inspirational teenager who lost his four-year battle with cancer are spearheading a fundraising campaign in his memory to help other disabled and terminally ill youngsters.

Proposed employment site near J25 of M5 at Taunton could create 4,000 jobs

Somerset County Gazette:

7:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

SCORES of businesses could be lured to Taunton, creating up to 4,000 jobs under proposals for a 60-acre employment site.

Can a brewery owner really go a month without booze?

Somerset County Gazette:

6:30am Thursday 16th October 2014

A SOLICITOR who owns a brewery has pledged to “Go Sober for October” to raise money for MacMillan Cancer Support.

Taunton Deane MP Jeremy Browne not standing in the General Election

Somerset County Gazette: Jeremy Browne is uneasy about restricting freedoms

1:00pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

TAUNTON Deane MP Jeremy Browne has announced that he will not be standing again at next May’s General Election.

Taunton Deane gets £50,000 to speed up housebuilding

Somerset County Gazette: CLLR Mark Edwards.

9:00pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A GOVERNMENT grant of £50,000 will speed up the number of new homes being built and boost businesses and jobs in the Taunton and Wellington area, it was claimed this week.

Patients 'nothing to fear' after former Taunton dentist struck off

Somerset County Gazette: Worcester second cheapest place in the county to visit a private dentist

8:00pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

PATIENTS at a dental practice where a rogue dentist who once worked there has been struck off have been reassured they were never at risk.

Poisoning suspected after four cats die in a Taunton street

Somerset County Gazette:

1:00pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

THE RSPCA has warned it will prosecute anyone suspected of poisoning animals after four cats in one street were put down after drinking anti-freeze.

Villager highlights North Curry fly-tipping "disgrace"

Somerset County Gazette:

12:00pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

VILLAGER Trevor Steer sent in these photos to highlight the “disgrace” of fly-tipping in North Curry.

Taunton Business Incentive 2014 is launched

Somerset County Gazette:

9:44am Wednesday 15th October 2014

Find out how to enter, what you could win and who's involved

258 walkers complete Taunton's Moonraker Challenge

Somerset County Gazette:

10:43am Wednesday 15th October 2014

MORE than 250 walkers set off from Taunton Racecourse under the light of a full moon for a fundraising challenge which has secured thousands of pounds for sick children.

Pub's desperate plea to find cuddly regular who's gone walkabout

Somerset County Gazette:

6:40am Wednesday 15th October 2014

HE’S a pub regular who doesn’t drink or say a word – but is nonetheless loved by all who meet him at the bar.

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