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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

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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.

Marathon hike for Calvert fund

Somerset County Gazette:

12:00pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

Harriet Cuthbert, from Wiveliscombe town centre, and Hayley Coleman, from Tewkesbury, dreamed up their Peak District hike on September 6 and 7 on “a crazy day”.

Music, beer and family fun on tap at WivFest

Somerset County Gazette: A pint of beer

9:00am Tuesday 5th August 2014

The WivFest, at Cotleigh Brewery, in Ford Road, on Saturday, August 9, includes children’s entertainment and craft and produce stalls, with free entry from noon until 5pm.

Everything you need to know on new website

Somerset County Gazette: Generic image of a man typing on a computer keyboard. (8341410)

9:20am Monday 4th August 2014

Addable Ltd, a local design company, has helped create the site, for the community to access.

Family tennis day

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1:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Wiveliscombe Tennis Club will be holding a family fun day on Saturday, August 2.

Star award for volunteers

Somerset County Gazette:

12:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Team from Children’s Hospice South West’s Wellington store joined other big-hearted volunteers at an awards ceremony at County Hall in Taunton, to be crowned the winning voluntary organisation.

High-flier Lara’s inspirational gran

Somerset County Gazette:

11:21am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Wellington School pupil Lara Adkins was one of only two cadets at the school’ combined Cadet Force to be given a Contingent Commander’s Commendation this summer.

Kids' fun, music and beer at WivFest event in Wiveliscombe on August 9

Somerset County Gazette:

9:18am Monday 28th July 2014

AN annual beer and music festival will raise thousands of pounds for community groups.

Firms back Wellington rail station bid

Somerset County Gazette: Cllr Mark Edwards.

12:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

BUSINESSES have backed plans for a new train station in Wellington.

Wiveliscombe firefighters say their farewell

Somerset County Gazette:

7:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

TWO firefighters from Wiveliscombe who are hanging up their helmets for the last time have been praised for their commitment.

Vandals strike at Wellington Rugby Club

Somerset County Gazette: Police are investigating assault on Widnes pub landlord

3:13pm Friday 25th July 2014

POLICE are calling for witnesses to come forward with information about criminal damage at the ground on July 23.

Classic car event at centenary Wiveliscombe Flower Show

Somerset County Gazette: CLASSIC DISPLAY: Jowett Car Club display their vehicles outside of Bowes museum in Barnard Castle.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (6511661)

9:06am Friday 25th July 2014

THE 100th anniversary of Wiveliscombe Flower Show is being celebrated with a classic car event.

New website for Wiveliscombe Area Partnership

Somerset County Gazette:

8:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

THE Wiveliscombe Area Partnership has a new website. Addable Ltd, a local design company has helped create the site, for the community to access.

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.

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