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Dulverton Films to screen Calvary - September 26

Somerset County Gazette: Not so far to go for favourite movies

6:30am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

DULVERTON Films screens Calvary in the Town Hall on September 26 at 7.30pm.

Hinkley C set to get approval from European Commission

Somerset County Gazette: A computer generated image of the Hinkley C power station

6:08pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A NEW £16billion nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point looks set to be given the go ahead by the European Commission.

Top marks for Minehead's D.r.e.a.m.s school

Somerset County Gazette:

3:00pm Sunday 21st September 2014

DANCING queens from D.r.e.a.m.s School of Dancing and Performing Arts in Minehead are celebrating after gaining top marks in their recent dance exams.

Watchet driving instructor signs up to Child In Need fundraiser

Somerset County Gazette:

10:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

A DRIVING instructor from Watchet is taking part in a nationwide relay to help raise money for Children In Need.

Government boost for South West Coastal Path

Somerset County Gazette:

3:00pm Saturday 20th September 2014

THE Government says an extra cash injection will bring forward completion of the South West Coastal Path by ten years.

West Somerset MP vows to keep an eye on boozy Butlin's visitors

Somerset County Gazette: Ian Liddell-Grainger

10:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

WEST Somerset’s MP has said he will not become complacent in his efforts to stop boozed-up Butlin’s visitors causing chaos in Minehead.

Minehead Development Trust submits interest bid for Minehead's Old Hospital

Somerset County Gazette:

4:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

A GROUP hoping to turn Minehead’s old hospital into a community hub says plans are well within its grasp.

Minehead nursey appealing 'inadequate' rating from Ofsted after child walked off the premises

Somerset County Gazette:

9:00am Friday 19th September 2014

A NURSERY in Minehead has been given an ‘inadequate’ rating by Ofsted inspectors after a child walked off the premises.

Cleared - accident on A39 at Bilbrook

Somerset County Gazette: Dunmow: Woman cut free from vehicle

8:44am Friday 19th September 2014

A CAR has gone on to its roof in a field at Bilbrook along the A39.

Watchet Marina's tidal gate will need to be lifted out to repair

Somerset County Gazette:

7:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

CONCERNS are growing over Watchet Marina’s tidal gate after it was confirmed it would need to be lifted out in order to repair.

Petition launched to allow dogs on Minehead beach all year round

Somerset County Gazette:

4:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A PETITION has been launched to allow dog owners to walk their pets on Minehead beach all year round – with supporters saying the move would benefit tourism.

Minehead Middle School Summer Fayre tomorrow - September 19

Somerset County Gazette:

11:44am Thursday 18th September 2014

MINEHEAD Middle School will be holding its big fundraiser of the year, the Summer Fayre tomorrow (September 19).

Williton remembers WW1

Somerset County Gazette:

9:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

WILLITON’S WW1 Remembrance project is underway this week, all gearing up to a commemorative service on Saturday (September 20).

Brian May visits Somerset Camp Badger and cull zone

Somerset County Gazette:

3:35pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

QUEEN legend and vocal opponent to the controversial badger cull Brain May was in Somerset today at Camp Badger.

Minehead gears up for first Musicians Festival

Somerset County Gazette: MUSICIANS in West Somerset and North Devon will have the chance to showcase their talents at the first Minehead Musicians’ Festival later this year. PHOTO: Richard Neal.

1:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

MINEHEAD is gearing up for its first music festival in just over a week.

Watchet's Onion Collective wants your views on DIY workshop

Somerset County Gazette: ONION Collective directors Georgie Grant, Naomi Griffith, Rachel Kelly and Jessica Prendergrast. PHOTO: Submitted.

6:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

ONION Collective are putting out a call for people who would like to be part of a community workshop for DIY.

Raccoon dog missing from Watchet's Tropiquaria

Somerset County Gazette:

9:09am Monday 15th September 2014

A RACCOON Dog who had recently been rehomed at Tropiquaria is missing after the animal was believed to be stolen and/or released on Friday night (September 12).

West Someset's Millie Don discovers recipe for happiness

Somerset County Gazette:

8:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

A FORMER West Somerset College pupil has been living the dream in the South of France after being invited to join the team at a top restaurant.

Update: Missing Tropiquaria Raccoon dog found alive and well

Somerset County Gazette:

4:05pm Monday 15th September 2014

TANUKI, the Raccoon dog from Tropiquaria who has been missing since early Saturday morning is back home safe, much to the relief of the zoo.

Brian May to visit badger cull zone in Somerset tomorrow (September 16).

Somerset County Gazette: Queen guitarist joined the ranks of protesters against the badger cull at the public meeting in Taunton

3:03pm Monday 15th September 2014

BRIAN May will be visiting the badger cull zone in Somerset tomorrow (September 16), with wildlife charity representatives.

Dulverton farmer creates happy habitat for his hens

Somerset County Gazette:

3:00pm Sunday 14th September 2014

A DULVERTON egg producer has been taking part in a campaign to plant more than one million trees across Great Britain to create a happy habitat for hens.

Long-lost manuscript by Exmoor's Hope Bourne discovered

Somerset County Gazette: A FILM about legendary Exmoor writer and artist Hope Bourne by documentary maker Chris Chapman will be premiered as part of the festival. PHOTO: Chris Chapman.

10:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

A LONG-lost manuscript by Exmoor’s Hope Bourne was recently discovered by the Exmoor Society.

Combine harvester destroyed in fire in Dulverton

Somerset County Gazette:

6:27pm Saturday 13th September 2014

A COMBINE harvester was destroyed in a fire in Waddicombe, Dulverton, this afternoon.

EU close to ruling on Hinkley subsidy

Somerset County Gazette: A computer generated image of the Hinkley C power station

3:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

THE firm hoping to build a third nuclear power station at Hinkley Point should find out within weeks the result of a major EU probe into the deal.

West Somerset Councillor resigns from Conservative Group

Somerset County Gazette: Paul Grierson

10:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

A WEST Somerset district councillor has resigned from the Conservative Group and from his role on the Minehead Events Group.

Last chance for West Somerset Council to save crumbling cliffs at Blue Anchor

Somerset County Gazette: THE play area in the garden of the Blue Anchor Hotel. Photo: SUBMITTED.

4:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

WEST Somerset councillors are drawing up plans to resubmit a bid to the Environment Agency in order to save crumbling cliff tops at Blue Anchor.

Pictures: Porlock Carnival

Somerset County Gazette:

1:47pm Friday 12th September 2014

OUR picture gallery with photos from this year’s Porlock Carnival is now live!

CAMRA Festival to return to Minehead this weekend (September 13 and 14)

Somerset County Gazette: CROWDS enjoying the ale at the 14th annual festival

9:00am Friday 12th September 2014

MINEHEAD Railway Station plays host to the Campaign for Real Ale’s 15th annual Real Ale and Cider Festival this weekend.

Royal Oak in Winsford steps in after Winsford Stores announces closure

Somerset County Gazette: Boycott call after Croydon Advertiser "exposes" brothel

7:00pm Thursday 11th September 2014

A WINSFORD pub has sprung to the rescue after it was announced that the village shop would be closing.

Watchet Marina's tidal gate remains open despite mechanical failure

Somerset County Gazette:

5:05pm Thursday 11th September 2014

AN “EXTREMELY rare” mechanical failure of Watchet Harbour Marina’s tidal gate, could cost tens of thousands to repair.

West Somerset College principal positive about new school year

Somerset County Gazette: WEST Somerset College principal Gaynor Comber.

4:00pm Thursday 11th September 2014

THE principal of a West Somerset school where parents have called for OFSTED to intervene has said the college has had a “positive start” to the new academic year.

Police appeal: Arkade theft in Minehead

Somerset County Gazette:

1:54pm Thursday 11th September 2014

TWO men are wanted in connection with a theft incident at the Arkade in Minehead.

Casualty treated for smoke inhalation after cooker fire in Old Cleeve

Somerset County Gazette:

9:01am Thursday 11th September 2014

A MAN was treated after inhaling smoke from a cooker fire near Minehead last night.

Preparations underway for Minehead Christmas Lights switch-on

Somerset County Gazette:

8:00pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

PREPARATIONS are well underway for Minehead’s Christmas lights switch-on with just 15 weeks to go until Christmas Day.

Raccoon dog rehomed at Tropiquaria

Somerset County Gazette:

1:00pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A RACCOON-DOG or Tanuki has been rehomed at Tropiquaria after she had been found wandering the streets in another part of the country.

Badger cull resumes

Somerset County Gazette:

8:04am Tuesday 9th September 2014

THE Government has confirmed that the badger culls have resumed.

Joey Essex to visit Minehead on Saturday (September 13)

Somerset County Gazette: ESSEX BOY: Joey Essex

3:51pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

REALITY TV superstar Joey Essex will be visiting Minehead on Saturday 13.

Watchet 24 hour music marathon to return

Somerset County Gazette: ORGANISER Pete Stevenson. PHOTO: Steve Guscott.

6:30am Tuesday 9th September 2014

WATCHET’S music man Peter Stevenson is organising another 24-hour music marathon to raise money to help with the rebuilding of Gaza and to provide medical relief for the people of the crisis-torn area.

Free microchipping available for dogs in Minehead

Somerset County Gazette: Dog awareness day in Chard

8:00pm Monday 8th September 2014

DOG owners in West Somerset are being reminded they can get their pets microchipped at a special free session being run in partnership by West Somerset Council and the Dogs Trust.

Anti-badger cull campaigners start patrols in West Somerset

Somerset County Gazette:

11:47am Monday 8th September 2014

CAMPAIGNERS against the controversial badger cull have begun patrolling the area ahead of this year's culls which are expected to resume this week.

Winter Wilson at Halsway Manor

Somerset County Gazette:

3:00pm Sunday 7th September 2014

ACOUSTIC band Winter Wilson will be visiting Halsway Manor tomorrow (September 8) as part of their UK tour.

West Somerset Council keeps its customers satisfied

Somerset County Gazette:

10:00am Sunday 7th September 2014

THE majority of West Somerset Council’s customers are satisfied with their local authority, according to a survey.

Williton gears up to remember WW1

Somerset County Gazette:

3:00pm Saturday 6th September 2014

WILLITON Remembers WW1 is gearing up for its day of remembrance on September 20.

Record year for Minehead Old Vic gallery

Somerset County Gazette:

10:00am Saturday 6th September 2014

THE second annual art exhibition at Minehead’s Old Vic gallery came to a close with a large offering of work by Exmoor Arts, attracting a record number of visitors.

Exmoor Flag competition unfurls

Somerset County Gazette:

1:34pm Friday 5th September 2014

FINALISTS of the Exmoor Flag competition have been talking about the inspiration for their designs.

Tributes to former Danesfield teacher Ann Hutchinson

Somerset County Gazette:

1:19pm Friday 5th September 2014

THE husband of a beloved mother-of-three has paid tribute to his wife, a former teacher at a West Somerset school, who died suddenly.

Minehead Clock Tower gets go-ahead

Somerset County Gazette:

4:00pm Friday 5th September 2014

AMENDMENTS to controversial plans for a clock tower on Minehead’s seafront have been given planning permission by West Somerset Council, despite residents calling for it not to be built.

Stogumber Festival starts today (September 4)

Somerset County Gazette:

1:25pm Friday 5th September 2014

FOUR days of top classical, jazz and folk music – including BBC Proms performers – are on offer at the Stogumber Festival from today (Thursday) until September 7.

Photographers’ chance to put South West lakes in frame

Somerset County Gazette: Mid Cheshire Camera Club

7:00pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

KEEN photographers and video producers have less than a month until the closing date of the ‘Love your Lakes’ competition.

CLOWNS play schemes prove popular in West Somerset

Somerset County Gazette:

9:00am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

CHILDREN in West Somerset have been enjoying summer play schemes, thanks to Magna and charity Creating Learning Opportunities in West Somerset (C.L.O.W.N.S.).






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