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Divers discover diverse habitats in Porlock

Somerset County Gazette:

10:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

MARINE life in water off Porlock Weir has been studied by divers as part of the first scientific survey in Somerset in more than 30 years.

Dulverton localism plan gets cash boost

Somerset County Gazette: Beware fake bank notes

4:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

DULVERTON’s drive towards localism has taken a step forward thanks to a £10,000 grant.

Badger Cull challenge rejected

Somerset County Gazette: Cotswolds parliamentary candidate hits out at badger cull plans

12:58pm Friday 29th August 2014

THE High Court has rejected a bid by the Badger Trust to challenge the government's decision to let this year's badger culls take place without independent monitoring.

Professor Stephen Hawking visits the West Somerset Railway

Somerset County Gazette:

10:01am Friday 29th August 2014

PROFESSOR Stephen Hawking, the world-renowned physicist and best selling author of “A Brief History of Time” visited the West Somerset Railway on Wednesday, (August 27).

Anti-cull group calls for review

Somerset County Gazette: Cotswolds parliamentary candidate hits out at badger cull plans

7:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

AN anti-badger culling group is calling on Avon and Somerset Police to hold a review of audio, video and written recordings from the Government, following a report that Gloucestershire Police is investigating an alleged misconduct.

Exam anger at West Somerset College

Somerset County Gazette:

11:05am Thursday 28th August 2014

DISGRUNTLED parents are urging OFSTED to intervene at West Somerset College after a sharp drop in the number of students getting top GCSE grades

In Pictures: Teddy Bears Picnic in Dunster

Somerset County Gazette:

8:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

IF YOU went down to the woods on Sunday who knows what you might have found.

Record visitors to Minehead's Party in the Park

Somerset County Gazette:

12:16pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

PEPPA Pig was the star of the show at this year's Party in the Park in Blenheim Gardens, Minehead.

Book signing at Minehead Station this weekend (August 30 and 31)

Somerset County Gazette: West Somerset Railway's Autumn Steam Gala. PHOTO: Alex Cameron

6:30am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A BOOK signing will take place during West Somerset Railway’s late summer weekend on August 30 and 31 at the Buffer Stop Shop at Minehead Railway Station.

Military Wives' Choir to headline concert in Williton

Somerset County Gazette:

8:00pm Monday 25th August 2014

THE Military Wives’ Choir drawn from the families of 40 Commando based at Norton Manor Camp and RMB Chivenor will be headlining a concert in Williton next month.

The Grand Budapest Hotel to be shown in Dulverton Town Hall (August 29)

Somerset County Gazette: Film Review: Blue Ruin (15)

1:00pm Monday 25th August 2014

COMEDY film The Grand Budapest Hotel will be screened at Dulverton Town Hall on Friday, August 29 at 7.30pm.

Swimming sessions at Butlins in Minehead for over 50s

Somerset County Gazette:

12:10pm Monday 25th August 2014

SWIMMING sessions are being offered for people aged 50 plus at Butlins in Minehead from September.

Kilve Village Hall produces own energy

Somerset County Gazette:

12:07pm Monday 25th August 2014

KILVE Village Hall has started producing its own energy after it was awarded £2,000 from the E.ON Energy Action Fund.

NFU won't be present in police control room during badger culls, Avon and Somerset Police confirm

Somerset County Gazette:

12:04pm Monday 25th August 2014

CULL companies and representatives from the NFU will not be present in the control room during this year’s badger culls, Avon and Somerset Police has confirmed.

Architects all set to help enhance Watchet

Somerset County Gazette:

12:01pm Monday 25th August 2014

ONION Collective CIC has appointed two acclaimed South-West architects to create concept drawings for the first stage of Watchet’s regeneration.

Your chance to vote for the Exmoor Flag

Somerset County Gazette:

4:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

THE finalists have been chosen in a competition to create an Exmoor flag.

Work to start on roundabout to improve safety in West Somerset in autumn

Somerset County Gazette: Dozens of schools go green for a week

9:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

WORK on an eagerly awaited roundabout to improve road safety in West Somerset is expected to start in the autumn.

CCTV system installed in Watchet

Somerset County Gazette: GV of CCTV camera. (4807999)

7:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

RESIDENTS and visitors in Watchet can now feel even safer thanks to a new CCTV system that has been installed in the town.

Fire at Wheddon Cross

Somerset County Gazette: File image.

5:46pm Thursday 21st August 2014

THREE fire appliances were mobilised, one from Dulverton and two from Minehead following a report of a room fire at Wheddon Cross today at 4.25pm.

Cut VAT to help Minehead town tourism, urge businesses

Somerset County Gazette:

4:28pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A VAT cut on accommodation and attractions in seaside towns like Minehead would increase the number of visitors and job opportunities, it is claimed.

Opera star coup for Stogumber Festival

Somerset County Gazette: Roderick Williams

1:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A STAR baritone appearing in the Last Night of the Proms will mark the centenary of The First World War at Stogumber Festival on Thursday, September 4.

Exmoor Flag Competition finalists selected

Somerset County Gazette:

6:30am Tuesday 19th August 2014

FLAGS were raised across Dulverton, in celebration of the Exmoor Flag design competition judging day.

Tropiquaria keen to find the owner of snake found in Williton

Somerset County Gazette:

8:00pm Monday 18th August 2014

TROPIQUARIA Zoo has been busy once again after a corn snake was found roaming through a garage in Williton.

Secret Orchard pop up bar in Minehead

Somerset County Gazette:

1:00pm Monday 18th August 2014

CIDER enthusiasts will have the chance to try something new at a special event in Minehead.

Guided park walks around Minehead

Somerset County Gazette: DUNSTER’S Chris Jelly receives the Trailblazer award for his ‘storywalks’. PHOTO: Submitted.

3:00pm Sunday 17th August 2014

GUIDED walks around Minehead’s parks exploring the town’s unique arboretum will be launched on Wednesday.

Moorland Exmoor Pony Breeders Group Exmoor Pony Show results

Somerset County Gazette:

10:00am Sunday 17th August 2014

NOT even Hurricane Bertha could stop the first Exmoor Pony Show on Sunday.

Big birthday sleepover for West Somerset Brownies

Somerset County Gazette:

3:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

BROWNIES celebrated their 100th birthday with a big sleepover.

Minehead Shop Local a success

Somerset County Gazette: MINEHEAD Chamber of Trade chairman, Graham Sizer and Revive Minehead founder, Fay Dyke who have been involved in setting up the Loyalty Card Scheme. PHOTO: Steve Guscott.

10:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

ALMOST a year after its launch, a scheme encouraging shoppers to shop local, is proving to be a success.

Turning Point to open new hub for local addicts in Minehead

Somerset County Gazette: Wandsworth's £5m drug and alcohol service is 'poor and inefficient'

4:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

ALCOHOL and drug users in West Somerset will soon have access to help from a new service in Minehead. Charity Turning Point has launched a hub to help those battling with addictions, which will open on September 2.

Dunster Show today (August 15)

Somerset County Gazette: Former show chairman Edward Down presents Colin Hutchings with his prize. PHOTO: Steve Guscott

9:05am Friday 15th August 2014

THE annual Dunster Show returns for its 168th year today and promises to be the best yet.

Communities Minister Penny Mordaunt visits Minehead

Somerset County Gazette:

7:00pm Thursday 14th August 2014

COMMUNITIES Minister Penny Mordaunt took a trip to the seaside on Monday as she visited Minehead’s Beach Hotel.

Minehead pool hopes on the rise

Somerset County Gazette: Sport nuts in Beaconsfield raise money with charity Swimathon

4:00pm Thursday 14th August 2014

RENEWED efforts to build a community pool in Minehead are going from strength to strength as residents pledge support.

Jailed paedophile from Yeovil may have also targeted children in Watchet and Williton

Somerset County Gazette:

9:40am Thursday 14th August 2014

A PAEDOPHILE from Yeovil who targeted children with homemade posters offering music lessons has been sentenced to four years in prison.

Teddy bears' picnic in Dunster

Somerset County Gazette: Southampton NCT Summer fete and Teddy Bears' picnic

8:00pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

A TEDDY bears' picnic will be taking place at the Parkhorse playing field, Dunster, from 2.30pm to 5pm on Sunday, August 24.

Heavy traffic expected in Minehead area

Somerset County Gazette:

5:41pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

PEOPLE travelling near Minehead and Washford should expect heavy, slow traffic due to a nearby festival.

Coleridge Way storybox goes missing

Somerset County Gazette:

1:00pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

THERE’S disappointment in West Somerset today after one of the Coleridge Way story books is believed to have been taken.

In Pictures: Porlock Country Fair

Somerset County Gazette:

9:00am Wednesday 13th August 2014

THE rain and wind couldn't keep visitors away from Porlock's annual Country Fair on Sunday (August 10).

Bogtastic Festival

Somerset County Gazette:

8:54am Wednesday 13th August 2014

THE people of Exmoor will be celebrating the bogs, rivers and wildlife of the area with a packed Bogtastic Festival on August 16-17.

In Pictures: Minehead Flower Show and results

Somerset County Gazette:

8:40am Wednesday 13th August 2014

IT WAS flowers and produce galore at West Somerset College on Saturday (August 9) for Minehead's annual flower show.

Peppa Pig appearing at Party in the Park, Blenheim Gardens

Somerset County Gazette:

8:00pm Monday 11th August 2014

THE Rotary Club of Minehead and the Quantocks is hosting a free family Party in the Park day with Peppa Pig in Blenheim Gardens on Saturday, August 23.

Flood warnings in place for Dunster and Porlock Weir

Somerset County Gazette:

9:13am Monday 11th August 2014

FLOOD warnings are in place at Dunster and Porlock Weir today following this weekend's bad weather and high tides.

TripAdvisor award for Luttrell Arms in Dunster

Somerset County Gazette:

3:00pm Sunday 10th August 2014

A LANDMARK hotel in Dunster has been awarded the highly sought-after 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.

More cash for job seekers in West Somerset

10:00am Sunday 10th August 2014

EXTRA funding has been secured to support communities in West Somerset to find work, training and development opportunities.

St Michael's School pool's grand opening in Minehead

Somerset County Gazette:

3:00pm Saturday 9th August 2014

YOUNGSTERS at St Michael’s School in Minehead were splashing for joy at the opening of their new swimming pool.

Dulverton Middle School conservationists' success

Somerset County Gazette:

10:00am Saturday 9th August 2014

DULVERTON Middle School pupils have achieved a 100% pass rate in a nationally-recognised vocational award.

Minehead Community Hospital Fete Success

Somerset County Gazette:

4:00pm Friday 8th August 2014

MINEHEAD Community Hospital Fête was a resounding success on Saturday with a variety of attractions, including cake and bottle stalls, and a lucky duck pond.

Red Wednesday as Red Arrows and Red Devils fly into Minehead

Somerset County Gazette:

9:00am Friday 8th August 2014

THE Minehead Summer Festival kicks off on Wednesday (August 13) where a range of activities is set to entertain all the family.

All the fun of the Dunster Country Fair

Somerset County Gazette:

7:00pm Thursday 7th August 2014

THOUSANDS of people congregated at Dunster Castle Grounds for the 36th annual Country Fair, which basked in glorious sunshine throughout the day.

Vandals run riot in Minehead

Somerset County Gazette: A man drinking beer

4:32pm Thursday 7th August 2014

ANGER is growing over vandals who are attacking schools, play areas and other public spaces in Minehead.

Fantastic for Foxes

Somerset County Gazette:

4:00pm Thursday 7th August 2014

More than 350 students, family, friends and staff gathered at Butlin’s to recognise the achievements of individuals and teams.






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