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In pictures: The 11th annual World Bolving Championships

Somerset County Gazette:

10:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

EXMOOR film-maker and TV celebrity Johnny Kingdom joined more than 150 people in the heart of Exmoor on Saturday for the annual Bolving World Championships.

Exmoor's new flag to be unfurled on October 29

Somerset County Gazette:

7:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

THE wait is nearly over to find out which design has won the Exmoor Flag design competition and earned its place in history as the first area encompassing a national park to have its own flag.

Hinkley C deal goes under scrutiny again

Somerset County Gazette: APPROVED: Plans for the Hinkley Point C reactor at Somerset (11249573)

9:00am Friday 24th October 2014

ANOTHER investigation into the controversial Hinkley C deal has begun.

Question mark over future of badger cull

Somerset County Gazette: Badger (11754077)

7:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE roll out of the controversial badger cull across the country remains uncertain after shooters failed to meet minimum targets in one of the cull zones.

West Somerset Councillors give green light for Minehead Heritage Trail

Somerset County Gazette:

3:40pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A HERITAGE trail which aims to make Minehead a cultural hub in West Somerset attracting thousands more visitors by 2020 has been given the green light by councillors.

Today's West Somerset County Gazette - wrong date

Somerset County Gazette:

9:33am Thursday 23rd October 2014

DUE to a printing error today's West Somerset County Gazette has the wrong date on - it says October 16 but we would like to assure readers that it is in fact this week's news.

Poppy appeal launch on West Somerset Railway

Somerset County Gazette: Poppy on black background (8861656)

9:01am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE launch of this year's Somerset and Bristol Poppy Appeal will be taking place on the West Somerset Railway.

Major improvements taking place in Dunster starting in 2015

Somerset County Gazette: Harvey Siggs.

4:58pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

DUNSTER residents are invited to a drop-in event on October 28 to find out more about major improvements in the village which have been planned jointly to minimise disruption as much as possible.

Breakfast in aid of Brompton Regis Village Hall windows appeal

Somerset County Gazette:

8:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

A FUNDRAISING breakfast is being held in the village hall on Sunday to help pay to replace the windows – after 28 years.

Sona Bennett exhibition to be held at Contains Art Gallery

Somerset County Gazette:

1:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

CONTAINS Art Gallery in Watchet is holding a retrospective exhibition of work by Sona Bennett to mark the tenth anniversary of her death.

The Dunster Holistic Weekend is coming to town

Somerset County Gazette:

3:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

THE annual Dunster Holistic Weekend comes to town on the weekend of November 8-9 with a host of craft stalls and goodies, including whole foods, candles, crystals, books, cards and much more.

The Women's Led Enterprise Programme is coming to Minehead

Somerset County Gazette: Practical Philosophy Course - FREE OPEN EVENING

10:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

BUSINESSWOMEN will have the chance to share their know-how in Minehead later this month.

Activists may cause the badger cull to fail to meet targets

Somerset County Gazette:

3:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

THE badger cull will not meet Government targets for the number of animals killed because of disruption by protesters, it has been claimed.

West Somerset College students selected for Somerset County Football squad

Somerset County Gazette:

10:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

TWO West Somerset College students have proved themselves to be on the ball after being selected for the Somerset County Football squad.

Bolving World Championship to be held in Exmoor

Somerset County Gazette: EVENT organiser and Exmoor National Park ranger Richard Eales. Photo: Steve Guscott

4:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

STAG impersonators from all over the globe will be descending on Exmoor again this weekend, October 11, for the 11th annual Bolving World Championships.

THE Exmoor Do Dah and Regal Rhythm will be performing at the Regal Theatre, Minehead tonight

Somerset County Gazette:

9:00am Friday 17th October 2014

THE Exmoor Do Dah Band and Regal Rhythm will strut their stuff at the Regal Theatre with Putting on the Style tonight (October 17).

Court of Appeal due to make a decision on Badger Trust challenge

Somerset County Gazette:

7:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

THE Court of Appeal is set to rule this week on whether the Government has acted unlawfully by not using an Independent Expert Panel to monitor the second round of badger culls.

West Somerset College call on team calls on experts to turn the school around

Somerset County Gazette:

4:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

WEST Somerset College has drafted in help from education experts at schools facing “similar challenges” as it looks to turn around its fortunes.

Driver in hospital with life-threatening injuries following car collision in Dulverton

Somerset County Gazette:

10:12am Thursday 16th October 2014

A 26-year-old man is in hospital with life-threatening injuries following a road traffic collision in Dulverton last week.

Exmoor Tourism Conference - November

Somerset County Gazette: THE Beach Hotel in Minehead where renovation work has started. PHOTO: Steve Guscott.

1:00pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

THE Exmoor Tourism Conference will be held at the Beach Hotel in Minehead on November 6 from 9.15am to 4.15pm.

West Somerset Council approve plans for 12 new homes in Williton

Somerset County Gazette: West Somerset Council's offices in Killick Way, Williton. PHOTO: Steve Guscott

10:11am Tuesday 14th October 2014

WEST Somerset Council has approved plans to knock down an old care home at North Croft and build 12 semi-detached, two storey homes.

VIDEO: Parents protest at West Somerset College

Somerset County Gazette: WEST Somerset College want to unite schools under a Multi-Academy Trust. PHOTO: West Somerset College.

5:18pm Monday 13th October 2014

DISGRUNTLED parents are today protesting at West Somerset College ahead of a governors meeting this evening.

Bill Oddie visits Somerset Badger Cull zone

Somerset County Gazette:

1:00pm Monday 13th October 2014

A NUMBER of people turned up to join TV presenter and conservationist Bill Oddie, on a Badger Patrol across West Somerset on Friday.

Boosted mobile phone coverage for Exmoor

Somerset County Gazette: Conversations should be private

3:00pm Sunday 12th October 2014

MOBILE phone coverage in Exmoor will be extended, thanks to a pot of money from the Government.

Acorns Nursery pupil from West Somerset completes reading challenge

Somerset County Gazette:

10:00am Sunday 12th October 2014

A NURSERY pupil from Acorns Nursery at West Somerset College was thrilled after completing a national reading challenge during the summer holidays.

In Pictures: Watchet's Contains Art Family Fun Day

Somerset County Gazette:

3:00pm Saturday 11th October 2014

FAMILIES enjoyed arty fun at Contains Art in Watchet.

New self-build housing project for Exmoor and Dartmoor National Parks

Somerset County Gazette: EXMOOR National Park chairman Andrea Davis.

10:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

EXMOOR and Dartmoor National Parks will be leading the way on selfbuild housing opportunities thanks to a new scheme.

Williton Parish Council resubmit pavilion plans

Somerset County Gazette: A 3D-impression of how the pavilion in Williton could look. PHOTO: Reed Holland Associates Ltd

4:18pm Friday 10th October 2014

THE councillor spearheading plans to deliver a new pavilion and multi-use games area in Williton says he is confident all the concerns raised by West Somerset Council have been addressed in the amended plans.

Watchet Music Marathon raises £1,000 for Gaza victims

Somerset County Gazette:

9:00am Friday 10th October 2014

A TOTAL of 72 musicians and five poets contributed to an incredible 24-hour music marathon at The Sanctuary in Watchet.

Bill Oddie to join anti-badger cull patrollers tomorrow (October 10)

Somerset County Gazette: BIRD TALK: Bill Oddie will be at the Regent Centre next month with fellow naturalist Stephen Moss

7:00pm Thursday 9th October 2014

ANTI-Badger cull protesters will be given a boost tomorrow (October 10), when Bill Oddie and a team from the League Against Cruel Sports join them in a patrol.

Nine in ten burglaries in West Somerset unsolved

Somerset County Gazette:

12:48pm Thursday 9th October 2014

207 out of 230 reported burglaries between September 2012 and September 2014 remain undetected - but the 36.2% detection rate for overall crime in West Somerset during that period is better than the 32.6% average for Avon and Somerset and above the national average of around 30%.

Three vehicle crash in Minehead this morning (October 9)

Somerset County Gazette:

12:29pm Thursday 9th October 2014

TWO people were taken to hospital this morning following a road traffic collision at Bircham Road in Alcombe, Minehead.

No fireworks, but Minehead Raft Race organisers say 2015 event won't disappoint

Somerset County Gazette:

7:20am Tuesday 7th October 2014

ORGANISERS of the annual Minehead RNLI raft race insist next year’s event will go off with a bang - despite the absence of the traditional fireworks display.

Cleared - Lyddons Hill at Brompton Regis

Somerset County Gazette:

9:16am Monday 6th October 2014

FIRE crews are working to remove a person trapped in a car following a road traffic collision at Brompton Regis this morning.

Badger Trust will visit Court of Appeal on Thursday (October 9)

Somerset County Gazette:

8:00pm Monday 6th October 2014

A LEGAL challenge over this year’s badger culls is being taken to the Court of Appeal on Thursday (October 9).

Bolving World Championships coming to Exmoor

Somerset County Gazette: THE red deer stag calling out. PHOTO: Submitted

3:00pm Sunday 5th October 2014

DEER stag impersonators from all over the globe will be descending on Exmoor again on October 18 for the 11th annual Bolving World Championships.

Minehead Optician launches help people diagnosed with sight loss

Somerset County Gazette:

10:00am Sunday 5th October 2014

A MINEHEAD optician has introduced a new free pilot service to help people in the community diagnosed with sight loss.

Plans underway for heritage trail in Minehead

Somerset County Gazette: Minehead's first vision manager, Stephen Hooper.

3:00pm Saturday 4th October 2014

PLANS are underway to create a £40,000 heritage trail in Minehead, taking visitors and residents on a scenic and informative journey of the town.

Daring Old Cleeve resident takes on new charity challenge

Somerset County Gazette:

10:00am Saturday 4th October 2014

HE'S taken on a Himalayan trek, the National Three Peaks 24-hour challenge, the London Revolution cycle challenge, to name just a few, and now dare devil Keith Hunt is taking on another challenge.

Plans being prepared to fix Watchet Marina's broken tidal gate

Somerset County Gazette:

4:00pm Friday 3rd October 2014

ADVANCES are being made in plans to fix Watchet Marina's broken tidal gate.

Austria threatens legal challenge if Hinkley C is approved by European Commission

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

9:00am Friday 3rd October 2014

AUSTRIA has said it will launch a legal challenge if the European Commission approves plans to build Hinkley C.

Child stuck in bath chair in Minehead

Somerset County Gazette:

11:33pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

A CHILD had to be rescued from a bath chair this evening (October 2).

Indoor fun for children at Minehead Eye

Somerset County Gazette:

4:31pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

YOUNGSTERS can enjoy a free new indoor playground in Minehead.

Dulverton Films - Happy Go Lucky October 10

Somerset County Gazette: Budding film maker at Greendown

9:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

HAPPY Go Lucky will be screened by Dulverton Films at the town hall on Friday, October 10 at 7.30pm.

West Somerset Council's first Healthy Living Fair a success

Somerset County Gazette:

8:29am Tuesday 30th September 2014

WEST Somerset Council’s first Healthy Living Fair in Williton saw nearly 150 attend.

Police appeal: man assaulted in Minehead

Somerset County Gazette:

4:37pm Monday 29th September 2014

A MAN was punched in the face by a woman and had his phone stamped on by a man in Minehead on September 21.

West Somerset Railway Autumn Steam Gala - October 2-5

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

3:00pm Sunday 28th September 2014

THE West Somerset Railway will be marking the 50th anniversary of the closure of Taunton’s steam locomotive shed during its Autumn Steam Gala.

Cuckoo Meadow Play Area - have your say

Somerset County Gazette:

10:00am Sunday 28th September 2014

OVER £100,000 could be won to create a new play area in Cuckoo Meadow, Minehead, if residents give their views, says West Somerset Council.

Williton woman completes disability triathlon

Somerset County Gazette:

3:00pm Saturday 27th September 2014

A WILLITON woman who relies on crutches to walk after suffering from what started as flu ten years ago has completed a disability triathlon to raise money for charity.

Exmoor's still fighting 60 years on

Somerset County Gazette:

4:25pm Friday 26th September 2014

SURVIVING the many battles Exmoor has faced in its 60 years as a national park is a remarkable achievement, claimed Exmoor Society chairman Rachel Thomas at its recent annual meeting.

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