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Duo’s zipwire effort

Somerset County Gazette: Carol flies over the Eden Project’s famous biomes on the SkyWire, England’s longest and fastest zipwire.

8:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Minn Ann Stratton and Mandy McCarter are braving the world’s ‘fastest zipwire’ in Wales on Thursday, July 31.

Young Wellesley Park chef's all-in-one roast goes down a treat with judges

Somerset County Gazette:

8:30pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

THIS dab hand in the kitchen used her culinary skills to scoop a top competition - now her inventive meal is to appear on school menus.

Feature: Wiveliscombe author reflects on life in apartheid South Africa - plus living with Bruce Willis

Somerset County Gazette:

8:00pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

Controversial author Neil Gevisser talks to MICHAEL MARSH about being chased out of South Africa, mingling with Hollywood movie stars and his new life in the place he calls the Beverly Hills of England... Wiveliscombe.

MP backs sports hub bid for King's College

Somerset County Gazette:

9:00pm Monday 14th July 2014

TAUNTON Deane MP Jeremy Browne is batting for King’s College, Taunton, in its efforts to build a community sports hub.

Head's masterplan for Kingsmead as school plans for exciting years ahead

Somerset County Gazette:

7:00pm Monday 14th July 2014

WITH plans for new facilities and a passion among staff for teaching to rival anywhere, Mark Griffin believes Kingsmead School has its best years to come.

Wellington Inner Wheel Club in generous donations

Somerset County Gazette:

12:00pm Monday 14th July 2014

THE Inner Wheel Club of Wellington has presented a cheque for £1,750 to the Children’s Hospice South-West.

Wellington relief road REOPENED following major fuel spill repairs

Somerset County Gazette:

9:58pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

THE A38 Wellington Relief Road has now reopened following emergency repairs by Somerset County Council Highways.

Kebab house plans for empty Stead & Simpson shoe shop in Wellington

Somerset County Gazette:

9:00pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

A PROMINENT town centre shop in Wellington which has stood empty for some time could be turned into a kebab house.

Wellington relief road to remain shut until this evening, says County Council

Somerset County Gazette:

8:00am Wednesday 9th July 2014

MOTORISTS are advised to avoid Wellington town centre today as Somerset County Council Highways begins resurfacing work after Tuesday's diesel spill.

Summer crime on the decrease in Wellington, police figures suggest

Somerset County Gazette: Police seek witnesses to Barnt Green burglary

11:00am Wednesday 9th July 2014

CRIME in Wellington dropped to a four-year low for June, latest police figures show.

Register your interest for the 2015 Milverton Street Fair

Somerset County Gazette: Alan and Kate Burrows at one of the street stalls.

7:00pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

STALL holders and businesses are being urged to register their interest early for next year’s Milverton Street Fair.

Wivey Link hopes to get back on track after Taunton roadworks cause delays

Somerset County Gazette: Late-running roadworks cause rush-hour traffic chaos

4:00pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

A COMMUNITY transport service which is a vital link for thousands of passengers in and around Wiveliscombe hopes to get back to normal following crippling road works.

Three in hospital with "serious injuries" after crash that shuts A38

Somerset County Gazette: Police are continuing to investigate the crash

8:17pm Monday 7th July 2014

SIX casualties, three serious, taken to Musgrove Hospital after two-car crash at Stonegallows on Monday (July 7).

Fine for Wellington dairy worker after man he paid to remove waste illegally dumps it

Somerset County Gazette:

7:00pm Monday 7th July 2014

A DAIRY worker from Wellington has been fined after rubbish he paid someone to remove was illegally dumped.

Wellington has a blast at Welliestock Festival

Somerset County Gazette:

4:00pm Monday 7th July 2014

LESS than a week after Glastonbury, Wellington’s very own one-day music festival burst into life.

Blown engine causes car fire on M5 just past Wellington

Somerset County Gazette: Firefighters tackle car fire in Widnes

12:38pm Sunday 6th July 2014

A CAR engine burst into flames on the M5 this morning (July 6).

Field of remembrance planned to remember Wellington's fallen war heroes

Somerset County Gazette: A cross and poppy wreaths laid upon the cenotaph in Park Gardens, Stroud after the Remembrance Sunday parade and service (2398808)

7:00am Sunday 6th July 2014

A FIELD of remembrance will be laid out in Wellington this month to mark the 100th anniversary since the start of the First World War.

Jim Laker Fund quiz night planned for Wiveliscombe pub

Somerset County Gazette: IS THERE LIFE AFTER GCSES?

7:00pm Friday 4th July 2014

GET your thinking caps on for a quiz night in aid of the Jim Laker Fund.

Traffic, lack of jobs and pressures on school places top residents' concerns over Jurston Farm

Somerset County Gazette: New venue for public meeting on homes plan at Jurston Farm, Wellington

1:00pm Friday 4th July 2014

TENSIONS ran high at a meeting to discuss controversial plans for 900 homes on the outskirts of Wellington.

Review earns Wiveliscombe youngster a date with FAME

Somerset County Gazette:

9:00pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

YOUNG Freya Carey-Wood certainly proved she has a way with words.

Costa Coffee, Subway and petrol station to open up on Wellington business park

Somerset County Gazette:

12:00pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

TWO high street stores are to be built on a business park on the outskirts of Wellington.

Home conversion plan lodged for old doctors' surgery building in Wiveliscombe

Somerset County Gazette:

6:30am Thursday 3rd July 2014

THE old doctors' surgery in Wiveliscombe could soon be turned into a house.

Special meeting called over Jurston Farm plans for Wellington

Somerset County Gazette: New venue for public meeting on homes plan at Jurston Farm, Wellington

12:00pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

PLANS for development at Jurston Farm will be up for discussion at a meeting tomorrow (July 3).

Standards remain high at Milverton Summer Flower Show despite late rain

Somerset County Gazette:

7:00pm Monday 30th June 2014

AN array of colour lit up the Victoria Rooms at Milverton Summer Flower Show, despite late downpours scuppering the chances of some entries.

Cakes, drinks and sun at Nynehead Court's summer fete

Somerset County Gazette:

3:30pm Monday 30th June 2014

THE sun shone on Nynehead Court as care home visitors coined in cash for charity.

Elderly woman's bank card taken in Wellington fraud incident

Somerset County Gazette: Elderly woman's bank card taken in Wellington fraud incident

11:00am Monday 30th June 2014

POLICE have released CCTV images of a man they wish to track down after an elderly woman fraudulently had her debit card taken.

Headmaster-in-waiting excited to be joining 'thriving' Wellington School

Somerset County Gazette: Current headmaster Martin Reader, left, joins Henry Price, who will replace him in September, and junior school head Adam Gibson, right.

7:00am Sunday 29th June 2014

THE new headmaster of Wellington School says he is looking forward to taking over a “thriving” school.

War heroes to be honoured in Wellington on Armed Forces Day

Somerset County Gazette: Prolific: poppies will grow almost anywhere

7:00pm Friday 27th June 2014

WAR heroes past and present will be honoured in Wellington this weekend.

Death crash "only a matter of time" at Wellington blackspot junction

Somerset County Gazette: The A38 Wellington bypass, with Pyles Thorne Road on the right and Ford Street on the left.

1:00pm Friday 27th June 2014

CALLS have been made to improve safety at a crash blackspot in Wellington where a fatality “is only a matter of time.”

Couple hope to make a splash at Glastonbury Festival for WaterAid

Somerset County Gazette: Caroline Rigby and Brian Johnson.

2:10pm Thursday 26th June 2014

A COUPLE are heading to Glastonbury Festival this week to drum up support for WaterAid.

Homes plan for historic Wellington mill withdrawn

Somerset County Gazette: Toughened lending sees mortgages fall

12:00pm Thursday 26th June 2014

PLANS to knock down an historic mill in Wellington have been withdrawn.

New venue for public meeting on homes plan at Jurston Farm, Wellington

Somerset County Gazette: New venue for public meeting on homes plan at Jurston Farm, Wellington

8:53am Thursday 26th June 2014

OVER 700 local residents have signed a petition protesting against the proposed development of 650 new homes at Jurston Farm, Wellington.

Forget Woodstock, meet the Welliestock music festival

Somerset County Gazette: FILTA perform. PHOTO: Pink Apple Studios

9:28am Thursday 26th June 2014

JULY’S Welliestock festival has a rich mix of genres spanning reggae and rock to samba and swing for Wellington’s music magpies next month.

All smiles at Oaktree Court care home in Wellington after CQC inspection

Somerset County Gazette: General manager Andy Kirby, right, with staff outside Oaktree Court.

6:00pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

A CARE home which specialises in helping people with dementia has been given the thumbs-up by health bosses.

Over 150 people celebrate opening of new cricket facilities at Lydeard St Lawrence

Somerset County Gazette: Over 150 people celebrate opening of new cricket facilities at Lydeard St Lawrence

12:00pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

MORE than 150 people celebrated the opening of Lydeard St Lawrence Cricket Club’s new facilities.

From Wellington to Glastonbury Festival for Triple Threat beat-boxer

Somerset County Gazette: Triple Threat with Dominick Buck, left. Photo: Cliff Taylor of Blink 360 Photography.

9:00am Tuesday 24th June 2014

SINCE January, Dominick Buck has shared a stage with über Brit boy bands Blue and 5IVE, and X Factor’s Shayne Ward and Matt Cardle.

In pictures: Kingsmead School prom

Somerset County Gazette: Photos from Kingsmead School's prom on June 20, 2014

4:30pm Monday 23rd June 2014

GLAMOROUS girls and boys from Kingsmead School arrived at their prom in style as they had a knees-up to celebrate the end of their exams.

Quantock Heritage bus service may dodge axe as tenders sought

Somerset County Gazette: Harvey Siggs.

4:00pm Monday 23rd June 2014

A VITAL bus service connecting Wellington, Wiveliscombe and Taunton could be lost if another operator cannot be found.

Wellington students have the right chemistry at Bristol University science challenge

Somerset County Gazette: Wellington School 'boffins' Oliver Beckley, Kit Sells, Michelle Jacob and Cordelia Clarke.

12:00pm Monday 23rd June 2014

SCIENCE savvy students turned into forensic experts for the day during a chemistry challenge.

Vehicle collision in Wellington

Somerset County Gazette: Firefighters tackle car fire in Widnes

7:22am Monday 23rd June 2014

TWO vehicles were involved in a collision in the Wellington area yesterday afternoon.

Healthy start to life for staff and patients at Wiveliscombe's £2m Lister House Surgery

Somerset County Gazette: Outside the new surgery are, from left, lead dispenser Alison Davis, practice manager Emma Spiller, receptionists Helen Gouldson and Jackie McGovern, and Peter Berman, vice chairman of the patient group.

12:00pm Saturday 7th June 2014

AFTER what felt like an eternity waiting for a new doctors' surgery in Wiveliscombe, life in a modern state-of-the-art facility has flown by for staff. This week marks the six-month anniversary since the opening of the £2million surgery and reporter MICHAEL MARSH popped along to see how things were going.

Thief nets mobile phones from Wellington School lockers, crime figures reveal

Somerset County Gazette: Man charged after high-speed chase

12:00pm Friday 6th June 2014

A NUMBER of mobile phones were stolen from lockers in Wellington School during a PE lesson.

Wellington war veteran relives D-Day memories on 70th anniversary

Somerset County Gazette: Lewis Haines holds up the order served on him ahead of the Battle of Normandy.

6:30am Friday 6th June 2014

A VETERAN from Wellington has told how he was drafted in for the Normandy landings at the 11th hour.

Residents in bid to block plans for hundreds of homes at Jurston Farm in Wellington

Somerset County Gazette: Cllr Ross Henley is pictured in Beech Hill next to the proposed access site to the estate east of Wellington.

11:00am Wednesday 4th June 2014

CAMPAIGNERS against a massive housing development planned for Wellington have started a petition.

Wetherspoon unveils plans for Wellington as pub giant bids to convert former Town Hall

Somerset County Gazette: The old Town Hall in Wellington pictured in 2006.

11:20am Tuesday 3rd June 2014

PLANS to open a Wetherspoon in Wellington have been given the thumbs up by councillors.

In pictures: Wellington Street Fair

Somerset County Gazette: Taeia, 13, Jai’Leigh, 13, Zara, 12, and Casey, 13 from Court Fields School.

2:00pm Monday 2nd June 2014

HUNDREDS of people turned out at Wellington Street Fair to raise cash for the town's carnival.

Pupil urges Queen to attend leavers' service for retiring Rockwell Green head teacher

Somerset County Gazette: Riley Bowler holds up his letter from the Queen with Peter Williamson.

6:30am Monday 2nd June 2014

YOUNG Riley Bowler thinks so much of his retiring head teacher he thought he would go straight to the top when inviting leaving party guests.

Countdown to Milverton summer flower show

Somerset County Gazette: Sylvia Woodgate, who won the James Challenge Cup for the best individual floral arrangement.

8:00pm Friday 30th May 2014

PREPARATIONS are under way for next month’s summer flower show in Milverton.

Wiveliscombe couple in Meningitis Now fundraiser after toddler's brush with death

Somerset County Gazette: Peter and Gemma Lizemore with children Grace, front left, and Ruan.

6:30pm Friday 30th May 2014

A COUPLE who almost lost their baby daughter to meningitis are hoping to raise awareness of the deadly disease.

Power cut hits homes in Wellington and surrounding areas

Somerset County Gazette: 40-hour power-cut angers residents

10:48am Thursday 29th May 2014

SEVERAL homes in the Wellington area were left without power this morning (May 29).






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