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Langford Budville First World War heroes to be remembered

Somerset County Gazette: Unveiling of Poppy Monument

6:30am Monday 20th October 2014

TRIBUTE is to be paid to more than 70 Langford Budville villagers who fought or served in the First World War which started 100 years ago.

War memorials get anniversary clean-up

Somerset County Gazette:

9:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

TO commemorate the centenary of the First World War, the Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire Community Rehabilitation Company has been helping to clean memorials for free.

A life in marketing

Somerset County Gazette:

7:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

A MARKETING man from Wellington has written his first book which hits the shelves this month.

Tonedale Mill in top ten list

Somerset County Gazette:

1:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

AN historic building near Wellington has been listed as one of the ten most endangered Victorian and Edwardian buildings in England and Wales by a national charity.

Housing protest meeting attended by 100 people

Somerset County Gazette:

12:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

ABOUT 100 people attended a public meeting on Tuesday to discuss plans for a major housing development on the south side of Wellington.

Skaters get their shelter

Somerset County Gazette:

6:30am Friday 17th October 2014

A NEW youth shelter in Wellington provided by Taunton Deane Council is giving skateboard fans a place to meet up with friends whatever the weather.

Matchmakers at the movies

Somerset County Gazette: Two teens treated for smoke inhallation after microwave popcorn drama

8:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

THE next film to be shown in the Cinema Obscura season in Wiveliscombe is About Elly.

Civic society AGM

Somerset County Gazette: Everyone attending Middlesbrough Council's AGM last night was evicted outside after blogger John King refused to stop filming

1:49pm Thursday 16th October 2014

WIVELISCOMBE Civic Society will be holding its annual meeting on Friday, October 17.

Students rise to the challenge

Somerset County Gazette:

1:45pm Thursday 16th October 2014

PUPILS at Kingsmead School took a break from the classroom for a day of activities as part of a Challenge Day.

£50,000 of play equipment heading to Milverton

Somerset County Gazette:

2:00pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

CHILDREN in Milverton will soon be able to get to grips with a Flying Saucer, a Sidewinder, a Cockerel Rock n Roll and a Crow’s Nest.

West Buckland Pre-school faces closure unless volunteers emerge

Somerset County Gazette:

3:00pm Monday 13th October 2014

A PRE-SCHOOL could close if more volunteers don’t come forward.

VIDEO: New shelter at Wellington skateboard park

Somerset County Gazette: Rodney Clarke will launch series of skateboarding masterclasses at Pioneer

9:42am Monday 13th October 2014

SKATEBOARD fans in Wellington now have a place they can meet up and chat whatever the weather thanks to a new youth shelter provided by Taunton Deane Council.

Forget 'elf and safety' myths - Wellington Prep School's still bonkers about conkers

Somerset County Gazette:

7:00am Monday 13th October 2014

DESPITE the game of conkers rapidly disappearing from playgrounds elsewhere, Wellington Prep School hosted its annual championships – with 80 children vying for the coveted Conker Bear Trophy.

Care award for Chelston Gardens

Somerset County Gazette:

11:00am Sunday 12th October 2014

STAFF at a Wellington care home have been given an award for the standard of care they offer the residents and their families.

Public meeting on Jurston Farm 650 homes scheme

Somerset County Gazette:

7:00am Sunday 12th October 2014

AN action group formed to fight plans for 650 homes on the south side of Wellington is staging a public meeting next week.

Male airlifted to hospital after becoming trapped in machinery in Blackmoor

Somerset County Gazette: The fire brigade was called to a fire at Boots, Orpington High Street, yesterday evening.

6:17pm Saturday 11th October 2014

A 65-YEAR-OLD male was airlifted to hospital today after becoming trapped underneath plant machinery.

PHOTOS: Bikinis and ice for Wiveliscombe fundraiser

Somerset County Gazette:

5:00pm Friday 10th October 2014

THE staff at Day Lewis Pharmacy and St Margaret’s Hospice shop in Wiveliscombe took park in a chilly fundraiser in aid of St Margaret’s Hospice. 

Wellington Wheelers launch beginners cycling group

Somerset County Gazette:

4:27pm Friday 10th October 2014

THE Wellington Wheelers Cycling Club is launching a beginners’ group this weekend aimed at women.

Emergency services attend two-vehicle accident near Wellington

Somerset County Gazette:

12:58pm Friday 10th October 2014

THE emergency services attended a two-vehicle crash on the A38 between Beam Bridge and Whiteball, near Wellington, this morning, Friday, October 10.

Rockwell Green School pupils support homeless with harvest donations

Somerset County Gazette:

9:00am Monday 6th October 2014

THE children of Rockwell Green School celebrated harvest at All Saints’ Church, and brought in food, soap, toothpaste, shampoo and other items, which they have donated to Taunton Association for the Homeless.

Wellington School's nine county cricketers

Somerset County Gazette:

7:00am Sunday 5th October 2014

HOWZAT? Nine pupils from Wellington School have been selected to represent their counties - Somerset, Devon or Cornwall - at cricket.

B&B appears on C4's 'Four in a Bed' programme

Somerset County Gazette:

12:00pm Friday 3rd October 2014

A BED and breakfast owner near Wellington has appeared on popular Channel 4 TV programme ‘Four in a Bed’.

Olympic gold medal winner Mary opens retirement housing

Somerset County Gazette:

11:00am Friday 3rd October 2014

A FORMER British Olympic champion gave a speech in Wellington at the official opening of a retirement housing development.

Shotgun wedding arch for hotshot couple

Somerset County Gazette:

1:31pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

A CLAY shooting couple tied the knot in Wellington to round off an impressive year in their sporting careers.

Raffle, cake sale...and an ice bucket challenge in Wiveliscombe

Somerset County Gazette:

11:30am Thursday 2nd October 2014

STAFF at the Day Lewis Pharmacy and St Margaret’s Hospice shop in Wiveliscombe are holding a raffle and cake sale on Monday afternoon.

Wiveliscombe Primary School's new head settling in nicely

Somerset County Gazette:

4:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

WIVELISCOMBE Primary School’s new head teacher said taking over the role has made him feel like ‘Doctor Who’.

Wellington girls meet England rugby star Chris Robshaw

Somerset County Gazette:

2:30pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

THE Wellington School girls under-12 hockey team headed to Millfield for a tournament - and bumped into a star of the oval ball game.

Wellington Carnival 2014

Somerset County Gazette:

11:32am Monday 29th September 2014

WELLINGTON welcomed its annual carnival to town at the weekend with lots of fluorescent and fun designs on display throughout the evening.

Milverton's Maggie goes pink for St Margaret's Hospice

Somerset County Gazette:

5:09pm Monday 22nd September 2014

FRIENDS of care worker Marguerite Gill will be able to pick her out in a crowd after she died her hair bright pink and green for St Margaret’s Hospice.

Wellington Prep School's Elliot Owen wins Ted Hughes Young Poets Award

Somerset County Gazette:

10:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

WELLINGTON Prep School pupil Elliot Owen has won first prize in the Ted Hughes Young Poets Award.

Bluegrass on the bill

3:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

THE Kentucky Cow Tippers and support act Nick Girone-Maddocks will be entertaining an audience tonight (Thursday) at the Bluegrass @ The Beambridge event being held at The Beambridge Inn, Wellington.

New police hours in Wellington

9:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

WELLINGTON Police Station is now open four days a week and for double the number of hours.

Come on down to Acoustic Club

3:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

WELLINGTON Acoustic Club hosts acoustic music in a relaxed atmosphere at the Arts Centre bar.

Institute receives full grant

9:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Rockwell Green War Memorial Institute will receive the full grant of £880 it requested from Wellington Town Council.

PHOTOS: Wellington Boot Throwing World Championships 2014 at Court Fields School

Somerset County Gazette:

8:44am Monday 15th September 2014

THE World Wellington Boot Championships returned to Court Fields School in Wellington on Saturday. 

PHOTOS: Wellington Food Festival 2014

Somerset County Gazette:

3:00pm Sunday 14th September 2014

WELLINGTON Food Festival was as busy as ever with stalls offering everything from paella to cider.

Hundreds sign petition against Wiveliscombe NatWest closure

Somerset County Gazette:

7:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

WIVELISCOMBE residents have started a petition against the closure of the town’s NatWest Bank.

World Wellington Boot Throwing Championship

6:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

GRAB your wellies because it’s time for the sixth annual World Wellington Boot Throwing Championship on Saturday.

Wiveliscombe Street Market and Carnival 2014

Somerset County Gazette:

8:00pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

THE streets of Wiveliscombe thronged with people on Sunday when the annual street market and carnival came to town.

Crops damaged in fire at Milverton farm

Somerset County Gazette: A combine harvester in action

9:27pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

FIREFIGHTERS from Wellington and Wiveliscombe dealt with a combine harvester fire in Milverton this afternoon.

Gas leak isolated by fire crews at Swallowfield, Wellington

Somerset County Gazette:

7:10am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

RESIDENTS and workers in Wellington have been told "everything is back to normal" after fire crews isolated a gas leak at Swallowfield, in Station Road, Wellington.

Planting trees to prevent flooding

Somerset County Gazette: Burrowbridge on the Somerset Levels. Photo: Amy Sully.

7:00pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Hill farmers near Wiveliscombe have set up a campaign to plant 10,000 trees as part of flood prevention in Somerset.

Devon Dahlia and Chrysanthemum Society hold their annual show at the Wellington Flower Show

Somerset County Gazette:

4:04pm Monday 1st September 2014

For the first time the Devon Dahlia and Chrysanthemum Society held their annual show at the Wellington Flower Show.

Tidy up set for Wellington car park

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

1:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

MOTORISTS making use of Wellington’s North Street car park can expect their surroundings to soon get a facelift.

Jurston Farm development plans to be aired by scrutiny committee

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

12:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

CONTROVERSIAL plans to build hundreds of homes on Wellington’s outskirts will be aired by borough councillors at Taunton Deane Council’s scrutiny committee meeting on Tuesday.

SEPT 6: Wellington's 9th Food Festival

Somerset County Gazette:

12:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

FOODIES will find plenty to make their mouths water at Wellington’s ninth Food Town Festival on Saturday, September 6.

Wellington School's new head starts work

Somerset County Gazette:

6:30am Friday 29th August 2014

HENRY Price officially starts work on Monday in his shiny new post as head of Wellington School.

Remembrance service for Wellington man killed in MH17 disaster

Somerset County Gazette: A service of Remembrance and Rededication at St Herbert's Church, Yarm Road, Darlington.  A plaque con taining the names of 15 men from East Darlington who died in World War One has been moved from Eastbourne Methodist Church which has now closed down

1:45pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Mr Hoare, 59, his Dutch wife Estella, and their sons aged 15 and 12, died when Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was downed over eastern Ukraine.

Abrams family celebrate 50 years of restoring ancient books

Somerset County Gazette:

1:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

FROM Pocahontas’ story, inscribed to Elizabeth I, a first folio of Shakespeare, to Beethoven’s scores, Nick Abrams has been entrusted to restore them all.

Just days left to hunt for Wellington's dragons

Somerset County Gazette:

11:41am Thursday 28th August 2014

VISITORS have just days left to hunt for 50 fire-breathing dragons which have made their way into the town’s businesses.






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