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£200,000 upgrade for Wellington Sports Centre

Somerset County Gazette: People on treadmills in gym (5407295)

6:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

VISITORS to Wellington Sports Centre will be welcomed by state-of-the-art facilities after a £200,000 revamp.

Arrests made as armed police swoop on Wellington home

Somerset County Gazette: Murder probe after man is knifed in Greenford

10:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

ARMED police surrounded a flat in Wellington during an early-morning raid.

Plans for Wiveliscombe Primary School to take over town's children's centre

Somerset County Gazette: Wiveliscombe Children's Centre on Croft Way.

11:10am Tuesday 15th April 2014

CHILDREN in Wiveliscombe could still have a nursery to go to if plans for the primary school to take over the facility are pushed through.

Police hunt man following alleged Wellington sex attack

Somerset County Gazette: nswebpix police crime tape

9:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

POLICE are investigating an alleged sexual assault in Wellington.

Fundraisers in sponsored abseil in aid of flood victims

Somerset County Gazette: Rev Tim Treanor on the descent.

1:15pm Monday 14th April 2014

FUNDRAISERS faced their fears for charity as they took part in a sponsored abseil.

Wellington man who filmed police officers undressing and showering is jailed

Somerset County Gazette: Oxford Crown Court

11:00am Monday 14th April 2014

A VOYEUR secretly filmed women police officers getting changed and caused a paedophile investigation to collapse after stealing a laptop.

Plaque unveiled to remember Peter Lacey

Somerset County Gazette: A plaque was unveiled in West Buckland in Peter's memory.

1:00pm Sunday 13th April 2014

A DEDICATION ceremony was held for Peter Lacey, the former county secretary of the Somerset Association of Local Councils, one year on from his death.

Wellington sailor joins search for missing plane

Somerset County Gazette: Wellington sailor joins search for missing plane

7:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

A SAILOR from Wellington is involved in the mass search for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight which vanished last month.

Plans to close Wellington register office gather pace

Somerset County Gazette: Wellington register office on Corams Lane.

12:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

PEOPLE who need to record a birth, death or marriage could soon have to travel to Taunton under plans to close Wellington’s register office.

Wellington officers to tackle London Marathon

Somerset County Gazette: Chris O'Connor, Sgt Helen Boyd and PC Dan Bishop.

6:30am Friday 11th April 2014

TWO police officers from Wellington will swap their beat for the capital this Sunday (April 13) as they tackle the London Marathon.

Childhood sweethearts celebrate 70 years of marriage

Somerset County Gazette: Betty and Walter Grabham.

11:10am Thursday 10th April 2014

AS children, they lived less than a mile from one another. Today (April 10) former teenage sweethearts Betty and Walter ‘Wally’ Grabham from Hemyock celebrate 70 years of ‘very happy’ marriage.

March crime soars in Wellington - police figures

Somerset County Gazette: nswebpix police crime tape

12:00pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

CRIME in Wellington rose by almost a third in March, latest figures show.

More than 800 enjoy Oliver! at Wellington School

Somerset County Gazette: Nearly 400 children starred in the spectacular production of Oliver!

8:00am Monday 7th April 2014

NEARLY 400 children from 15 schools across Somerset took part in a spectacular performance of Oliver! at Wellington School.

Police clamping down on rural crime

Somerset County Gazette: nswebpix police crime tape

7:00pm Sunday 6th April 2014

HOME OWNERS in and around Wiveliscombe are being encouraged to help stamp out rural crime.

First World War hero who died 100 years ago has links to Milverton woman

Somerset County Gazette: Jo Morrod.

1:00pm Sunday 6th April 2014

A MILVERTON woman is planning to attend the funeral of a distant relative she never even knew existed – 100 years after he died.

Top prize for Wellington fencer Jade Clarke

Somerset County Gazette: Jade Clarke with the honorary Master at Armes sword.

7:00pm Friday 4th April 2014

FENCERS from Wellington School showed off their handy work as they triumphed in a national competition.

Lack of Wiveliscombe lighting 'unsafe' for the elderly

Somerset County Gazette: Action to repair broken street lights

12:00pm Friday 4th April 2014

AN area of Wiveliscombe which houses many elderly people is ‘unsafe’ at night because of a lack of street lighting, it was claimed this week.

Twist in Milverton homes saga as developer lodges plans

Somerset County Gazette: House prices on rise again

1:00pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

CAMPAIGNERS are preparing to fight plans for dozens of new homes in Milverton – almost 40 years on since the battle began.

Jack's inspiring walk to help special care baby unit at Musgrove Park Hospital

Somerset County Gazette: Jack with matron Sue Spooner and the monitor named after him.

9:00am Thursday 3rd April 2014

A BOY who walked ten miles on his tenth birthday in aid of a unit which helped save his life has raised £1,350... and had a piece of live-saving equipment named after him.

Houses of Parliament tour for pupils

Somerset County Gazette: Jeremy Browne with pupils

9:00pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

YOUNGSTERS from Stawley and Sampford Arundel primary schools got a taste of politics last week.

Rockwell Green fly-tipper fined for dumping rubbish at nature reserve

Somerset County Gazette: Taunton Magistrates' Court

12:00pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

A VAN driver who illegally dumped waste at a nature reserve has been fined £810.

Self-service technology installed as part of Wellington Library revamp

Somerset County Gazette: Cllr Andrew Govier, right, helps re-open the library with county council staff.

4:00pm Monday 31st March 2014

KEEN readers are now able to swipe out and return their own books at Wellington’s revamped library.

In pictures: Flood relief fund fun run at Wellington Rugby Club

Somerset County Gazette: The Wellington Majorettes celebrate their role in the fundraiser.

12:00pm Monday 31st March 2014

RUNNERS sported wellies and fancy dress as they worked up a sweat to help flood victims on the Somerset Levels.

Wiveliscombe swimmer in from the cold

Somerset County Gazette: FAMILY and friends cheer on Ali, centre with hat, and Laura, far left, for their swim off the South Devon coastline.

7:00am Sunday 30th March 2014

A FUNDRAISER has braved ten cold water swims to raise money for a dementia charity she set up with a friend.

Lucky Wellington punter has the world at her feet

Somerset County Gazette: Lucky Wellington punter has the world at her feet

1:00pm Saturday 29th March 2014

SARAH Willey was crowned the winner of a competition run by the Sue Ryder charity shop in Wellington.

Charity ends at home... disaster fund helps UK for first time

Somerset County Gazette: Grants available for Taunton town centre businesses

9:00pm Friday 28th March 2014

A CHARITY which normally helps people in dire straits overseas has donated £1,500 to victims of flooding in Somerset.

Graduation joy for Wiveliscombe student Mathew

Somerset County Gazette: Mathew Woolaston, in the white shirt, with college staff.

8:00pm Thursday 27th March 2014

AN agriculture student from Wiveliscombe has become the first Bridgwater College graduate from the Future Farming Group.

TwoManTing bring the sound of summer to Wellington

Somerset County Gazette: TwoManTing

1:00pm Thursday 27th March 2014

THE sound of sunny afro-pop will ring around the Dolphin in Wellington tonight (March 27).

Disruption ahead as resurfacing due to start on Springfield Road in Wellington

Somerset County Gazette: Roadworks are due to start on Monday

9:00am Thursday 27th March 2014

RESIDENTS on a Wellington street are facing more than a week of travel disruption.

Looking up at St John's in Wellington as new head teacher takes the helm

Somerset County Gazette: Gareth Jones celebrates his appointment with pupils.

4:00pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

A PERMANENT head teacher has been appointed in a bid to turn around fortunes at St John’s Primary School in Wellington.

Six years in jail for Wellington knifeman who raided neighbour's home for drug debt

Somerset County Gazette: JAILED: Ashley Grimstead

12:10pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

A RAIDER who stormed into his neighbour’s house and threatened to “carve him up” in a row over drug money has been jailed for six years.

Future of Wiveliscombe's public toilets still unclear

Somerset County Gazette: UNCERTAINTY: The public toilets in Wiveliscombe are due to close on March 31.

11:00am Wednesday 26th March 2014

THE future of Wiveliscombe’s public toilets remains unclear, just days before they are due to close.

Obesity project's World Press prize for Holcombe Rogus photographer

Somerset County Gazette: One of Abbie Trayler-Smith's images from her powerful project on obesity.

6:30am Wednesday 26th March 2014

A PHOTOGRAPHER has won an award for her work highlighting the on-going battle against childhood obesity.

Student airlifted to hospital after rugby accident at Kingsmead School

Somerset County Gazette: Mark Griffin, head teacher at Kingsmead School.

9:00pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

A STUDENT was airlifted to hospital with minor neck injuries suffered during a game of rugby at Kingsmead School in Wiveliscombe.

Wellington fundraiser goes the extra mile for Parkinson's UK

Somerset County Gazette: Pictured during the fitness challenge, from left, back, Sue’s husband Bob and Tony Hull; front, Shirley Jennings and Sue.

9:50am Tuesday 25th March 2014

A FUNDRAISER from Wellington coined in more than £1,000 for Partkinson’s UK as she put her fitness levels to the test.

Taunton Young Singer joy for Wellington School student Charlie

Somerset County Gazette: Proud Charlie Pemberton with her trophy.

7:00pm Sunday 23rd March 2014

A STUDENT from Wellington is celebrating after winning the inaugural Taunton Young Singer competition.

How YOU can help the Taunton Deane Dragon Trail become a reality

Somerset County Gazette: A model showing what the Deane Dragons will be based on.

4:51pm Tuesday 18th March 2014

NEWS of dragons being unleashed in Taunton, Wellington and Wiveliscombe this summer has got the towns fired up.

Journey into the past as historic Milverton sign goes up for sale

Somerset County Gazette: Journey into the past as historic Milverton sign goes up for sale

11:00am Tuesday 18th March 2014

AN historic village sign, thought to be around 100 years old, is to be auctioned off this week.

New home for Wellington Farmers Market

Somerset County Gazette: Robert Hawker holds up some fresh meat at the market.

4:00pm Monday 17th March 2014

WELLINGTON Farmers Market can now be found in two places.

All smiles as Langford Budville celebrates OFSTED report

Somerset County Gazette: ALL SMILES: Pupils celebrate the OFSTED rating.

6:30am Friday 14th March 2014

STAFF and pupils at Langford Budville Primary School are celebrating their latest OFSTED report.

Woman charged after police called to incident at Wiveliscombe Primary School

Somerset County Gazette: Wiveliscombe Primary School.

8:00pm Thursday 13th March 2014

A WOMAN has been charged following an alleged dispute between two parents at Wiveliscombe Primary School.

Bag up your clothes for bibic charity

Somerset County Gazette: Spring clean your home and help change lives

10:30am Thursday 13th March 2014

SCHOOLS in Wellington are being urged to get involved with a clothing campaign for a children’s charity.

Wellington traffic problems 'getting worse' says Jeremy Browne as debate raised in House of Commons

Somerset County Gazette: Jeremy Browne is campaigning for a proper Northern Relief Road for Wellington.

6:30am Thursday 13th March 2014

THE battle to end gridlock which is grinding Wellington to a halt reached Parliament this week.

Lorry driver 'saves horses' from West Buckland barn fire

Somerset County Gazette: Driver cut free from crash in Bathpool, Taunton

9:00pm Wednesday 12th March 2014

A QUICK-thinking lorry driver helped stop a raging barn fire get out of control.

Young musicians recognised at Wellington School awards ceremony

Somerset County Gazette: Judges Glyn Bowen and Claire Whitson with foundation winner Freddie Davies and highly commended Thomas Broome and Dylan Leonard.

9:00pm Tuesday 11th March 2014

TALENTED students at Wellington School competed for the coveted Hannam Music Prizes, set up by old Wellingtonian Julian Hannam in 1990 to celebrate excellence in performance at the school.

Coffee#1 pamper night aids Somerset Levels flood relief fund

Somerset County Gazette: Coffee#1 pamper night aids Somerset Levels flood relief fund

9:00am Tuesday 11th March 2014

A PAMPER night at Coffee#1 in Wellington raised £950 for villagers on the flood-hit Somerset Levels.

Sue puts her back into Parkinson's challenge at Wellington Sports Centre

Somerset County Gazette: Sue Walters, centre, with staff from Wellington Sports Centre.

8:00pm Monday 10th March 2014

A RETIRED midwife who suffers from Parkinson’s disease will push her fitness levels to the maximum to raise cash for the charity which has supported her.

In pictures: Book fair at Wiveliscombe Community Centre

Somerset County Gazette: Des Hawkins.

12:00pm Monday 10th March 2014

BOOK lovers in Wiveliscombe were in their element at the weekend.

Careers day broadens the minds of Kingsmead School students

Somerset County Gazette: Students with Peter Radford of the Institute of Civil Engineers.

7:00pm Friday 7th March 2014

STUDENTS got a taste of working life during a careers day at Kingsmead School.

'Help us or lose us' - Wellington in Bloom in plea to young volunteers

Somerset County Gazette: Isabel Ward, chairman of Wellington in Bloom.

6:30am Friday 7th March 2014

AN influential group which has been running for 30 years may have to fold.






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