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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.

Record crowd at 100th Wiveliscombe Horticultural Society show

Somerset County Gazette:

6:30am Thursday 28th August 2014

More than 60 classic cars from all over the county attended the Wiveliscombe Horticultural Society’s 100th annual show last Saturday.

Elderly man taken to Musgrove with head and neck injuries after Rumwell crash

Somerset County Gazette:

3:06pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A MAN in his seventies sustained head and neck injuries this morning (Tuesday August 26) after three vehicles crashed on the A38 at Rumwell.

NEXT MONTH: The Civic Players to tackle Ayckbourn at Wellington Arts Centre

Somerset County Gazette:

4:00pm Monday 25th August 2014

WHEN amateur dramatists look for strong prose and comic flair, more often than not they’ll turn to the river of work by Alan Ayckbourn CBE.

Wellington set to become dementia-friendly destination

Somerset County Gazette:

3:40pm Monday 25th August 2014

MOVES to make Wellington a dementia-friendly destination for individuals living with the condition are afoot, thanks to a fresh commitment from the town council.

Could Cornhill be Wellington's Bath Place?

Somerset County Gazette:

2:57pm Monday 25th August 2014

CORNHILL has "oodles of potential" to become Wellington's Bath Place, says the town's business brains.

‘Disgusting’ discovery on Dragon Trail

Somerset County Gazette: One of the used drugs needles found at the play area

6:30am Monday 25th August 2014

Amy Sipthorpe, 25, spotted the syringe at around 8.30am last Friday “just yards away from a rubbish bin” while on her way to work at The Beauty Room in Brooks Place.

Cause of death crash remains a mystery

Somerset County Gazette: A verdict of death by road traffic collision was reached at Salisbury Coroners' Court

7:00am Sunday 24th August 2014

Mystery surrounds the cause of the accident that claimed the life of Anna Grace Rogers, 29, on the A361 between East Lyng and Burrowbridge.

Busy Bank Holiday on the roads

Somerset County Gazette:

11:46am Thursday 21st August 2014

Insurance company Age UK is advising drivers to check the details of their car insurance policies before heading out on the roads to ensure it’s the right cover for their needs.

Life-saving device ready at the Rec

Somerset County Gazette:

12:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

NHS South Western Ambulance Service provided the defibrillator, and it sits in a bright green box on the wall of the Rugby Club in the swimming pool car park in Culverhay Lane.

Jim’s the leader of the Town Band

Somerset County Gazette:

6:30am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Music is going to be even more dominant in Jim Pagington’s life after he was appointed musical director of Wiveliscombe Town Band.

Driver injured

Somerset County Gazette:

7:00am Sunday 17th August 2014

A motorist was taken to Musgrove Park Hospital complaining of back injuries after a crash on the Chelston Roundabout, near Wellington, on Monday.

Wellington conquers the Pyrenees

Somerset County Gazette:

12:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

Students and staff at Wellington School have tackled a gruelling 880k cycle ride across the Pyrenees, climbing 61,330ft.

Welly boot time

Somerset County Gazette: Last year's Wellington Boot Throwing Championship.

9:00pm Thursday 14th August 2014

Starting at noon at Court Fields School in Wellington’s Mantle Street, a mini welly boot competition for the under-10s will also take place.

Company moves into profitability

Somerset County Gazette: profit arrow2

8:00pm Thursday 14th August 2014

Swallowfields Plc has reported a shift from lossmaking to profitability thanks to a masterplan from its chief executive.

Date set for Christmas lights switch-on

Somerset County Gazette: Families line the streets for last year's switch-on.

1:00pm Thursday 14th August 2014

The Christmas lights will be officially switched-on in Wellington High Street on Saturday, November 22, the town council has announced.

Gas alert engenders ‘community spirit’

Somerset County Gazette:

12:00pm Thursday 14th August 2014

Fire crews called to gas leak in Weavers Reach on Wednesday (August 6) after disposable barbecue melts through gas main.

Driver taken to Musgrove after two-car crash near Wellington

Somerset County Gazette:

11:32am Monday 11th August 2014

A DRIVER has been taken to hospital with back injuries after a crash at the Chelston Roundabout near Wellington today (Monday).

Gig for hospice

Somerset County Gazette:

7:00pm Saturday 9th August 2014

Lone Star Country Music concert is on at West Buckland village hall tomorrow (Friday).

Recorded crime falls in July

Somerset County Gazette:

7:00am Saturday 9th August 2014

Crime in Wellington fell in July with 22 incidents recorded in the month, police figures show.

Ace club entrance

Somerset County Gazette:

1:00pm Friday 8th August 2014

Wiveliscombe Tennis Club has a more welcoming and practical entrance, thanks to a grant from Somerset branch of the Lawn Tennis Association.

See how much town has to offer visitors

Somerset County Gazette:

12:00pm Friday 8th August 2014

Taunton Deane Mayor, Cllr Dave Durdan, unveiled new information boards in Wiveliscombe.

Pop in the park

Somerset County Gazette:

11:00am Friday 8th August 2014

POP act Yorkie will provide the latest entertainment in Wellington Park on Sunday.

Heater in reptile tank catches fire

Somerset County Gazette: Image for Selby Reptile Centre

9:00pm Thursday 7th August 2014

A heater in a reptile tank had caught fire in a two-storey building. The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental.

Family honour at 100th show

Somerset County Gazette: TV presenter to speak at horticultural society

8:00pm Thursday 7th August 2014

100th annual Wiveliscombe Horticultural Society Show will be opened by a member of the family who started it over a century ago.

Homes evacuated after gas leak at Weavers Reach in Wellington (August 6)

Somerset County Gazette: Dunmow: Woman cut free from vehicle

9:30am Thursday 7th August 2014

HOMES at Weavers Reach in Wellington were evacuated last night (August 6) after a gas leak.






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