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Civvies day at St Peter's School in Williton

Somerset County Gazette:

7:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

STAFF and pupils at St Peter’s First School, Williton, have been raising money for The Renal Unit at Southmead Hospital in Bristol in support of a member of the school team.

Minehead Hopcott Road home plans halted

Somerset County Gazette: Rented homes stock lost in Right-to-Buy

4:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

PLANS for 71 homes on the edge of Minehead have ground to a halt after an appeal by the applicant.

West Somerset Council secure extra funding to help people find work

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

7:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

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

Road traffic collision in Luxborough

Somerset County Gazette: FIRE TALK: Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service has assured county councillors that a move to Bridgend would have "no impact" on the use of Welsh.

11:36am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

FIRE crews from Dulverton, Minehead and Taunton were called to a road traffic collision at Chargot Wood in Luxborough this morning (July 23).

Watchet woman loses her locks for charity

Somerset County Gazette:

9:02am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A WATCHET fundraiser has coined in more than £700 for charity after having all her hair shaved off.

New stretches of coastline in Somerset could provide major tourism boost

Somerset County Gazette: Harvey Siggs.

6:30am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

PLANS to open up new stretches of Somerset’s coastline between Brean Down and Minehead to walkers could provide a major tourism boost, say council bosses.

Ireland's National Trust challenge Hinkley C decision

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

8:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

IRELAND’S National Trust is challenging permission for Somerset’s new nuclear power plant in the European courts.

Improved mobile phone users on Exmoor

Somerset County Gazette: Conversations should be private

1:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

MOBILE phone owners and users on Exmoor are set to benefit after improved mobile coverage was announced for England’s National Parks.

Woman airlifted to hospital after accident at Wheddon Cross

Somerset County Gazette: Dunmow: Woman cut free from vehicle

9:49pm Sunday 20th July 2014

A WOMAN was airlifted to hospital following a single vehicle collision this afternoon (July 20) at Wheddon Cross.

Community safety is primary aim for police during badger cull

Somerset County Gazette: BADGER cull protest march in Taunton

3:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014

PROTESTERS to the upcoming badger cull are being encouraged to contact the police to ensure peaceful protests.

Exmoor Hill Farming Network launched

Somerset County Gazette:

3:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014

LORD de Mauley, minister for Natural Environment and Science was greeted by Exmoor Horn Sheep and Exmoor Ponies at the launch of the Exmoor Hill Farming Network.

West Somerset Council backtrack over £19 unpaid council tax

Somerset County Gazette:

10:00am Sunday 20th July 2014

A DISGUSTED Carhampton man has spoken of his relief after he was told he would not be facing court over £19 unpaid council tax.

Allerford woman runs the length of Ireland for charity

Somerset County Gazette:

3:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

A CHARITY worker from Allerford put her best foot forward as she ran the length of Ireland – in just ten days.

Minehead needs to 'up its game'

Somerset County Gazette:

10:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

A MINEHEAD bed and breakfast owner was left embarrassed when a couple who had booked to stay for three days left after only a couple of hours saying there was ‘nothing to do in Minehead’.

From Beacon to Beach in annual Minehead and Quantocks Rotary Club fun run

Somerset County Gazette:

4:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

SUNSHINE shone down on participates of the annual Beacon to Beach Fun Run in West Somerset on Sunday.

New design for Minehead Clock Tower

Somerset County Gazette:

9:00am Friday 18th July 2014

MINEHEAD residents are continuing to express their dislike for a project earmarked for the town’s seafront to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

West Somerset families relying on West Somerset Food Cupboard doubles in a year

Somerset County Gazette: VOLUNTEERS at the West Somerset Food Cupboard have been busy making up 200 boxes for Christmas. PHOTO: Christine Payne.

4:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

THE number of struggling families who rely on the help of a food cupboard in West Somerset has almost doubled in the past year, say organisers.

All aboard for the Minehead Harbour Festival

Somerset County Gazette:

7:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

SEA Shanties, pirates and plaques were all part of the celebrations at Minehead’s Harbour Festival last week.

Orienteering day for West Somerset pupils

Somerset County Gazette:

7:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

CHILDREN off to middle school in September had fun and adventure with a special orienteering event at Dunster Castle.

Celebration for Woodland Play Centre in Crowcombe

Somerset County Gazette:

9:00am Wednesday 16th July 2014

A POPULAR children’s play area has celebrated a landmark birthday.

Life-saving RNLI boat named after Williton student Toby Rundle

Somerset County Gazette:

6:30am Tuesday 15th July 2014

THE family of a Williton student who died in 2009 hope to save lives using a lifeboat named in his memory.

Young hedge layers from Dulverton Middle School impress judges

Somerset County Gazette:

8:00pm Monday 14th July 2014

YOUNGSTERS got busy in the garden to learn about hedge laying and caring for the environment this week.

Calls made for better broadband coverage in West Somerset

Somerset County Gazette: Superfast broadband on the way to east Cleveland

1:00pm Monday 14th July 2014

BUSINESSES could be left on the hard shoulder of the information highway if plans to bring superfast broadband to West Somerset are not sped up, it was claimed this week.

Design a flag for Exmoor

Somerset County Gazette: Council to stave off 3,000 shortfall in primary places with £31m expansion

4:00pm Sunday 13th July 2014

A PROJECT to create an official flag for Exmoor is gathering pace.

Minehead gets new-look Cancer Research charity shop

Somerset County Gazette:

10:00am Sunday 13th July 2014

MINEHEAD has a new-look Cancer Research shop – and its bosses are urging you to offer your support to the charity.

Minehead GP recognised for his voluntary work by British Medical Association

Somerset County Gazette:

10:00am Sunday 13th July 2014

A MINEHEAD GP has been recognised by the British Medical Association for his voluntary work in running the Minehead RNLI Crew.

Volunteers tidy up Minehead in time for tourist season

Somerset County Gazette:

3:00pm Saturday 12th July 2014

VOLUNTEERS got their hands dirty to tidy up Minehead seafront ready for the busy tourist season.

Summerfield to host cream tea open day in West Somerset

Somerset County Gazette:

8:00am Saturday 12th July 2014

DEVELOPER Summerfield is holding cream tea open days to help homebuyers in Minehead and Williton.

Minehead prepares for harbour festival

Somerset County Gazette: Chance to sail on a spectacular tall ship!

4:01pm Friday 11th July 2014

PLAQUES celebrating the maritime history of Minehead have been unveiled ahead of this weekend’s harbour festival.

Cash-strapped West Somerset Council in sponsorship furore

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

9:30am Friday 11th July 2014

A CASH-strapped council which has made cuts to services has come under fire for sponsoring a drinks reception – in London.

Gymnastics joy for Minehead First School pupils

Somerset County Gazette:

7:00pm Thursday 10th July 2014

IT may be the summer of sport with the World Cup, Wimbledon and the Tour de France all taking place this month but gymnastics has Minehead First School pupils jumping for joy.

MP wants extra police to deal with 'rowdy' Butlin's visitors causing chaos in Minehead

Somerset County Gazette:

4:00pm Thursday 10th July 2014

BOOZED-UP Butlin’s visitors are scaring families out of Minehead town centre with their ‘threatening’ and ‘rowdy’ behaviour, it was warned this week.

The Great Exmoor Welly Boot Show

Somerset County Gazette: Half term

1:00pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

RUBBER boots, wellies, galoshes, wellingtons, top boots, billy-boots, gumboots whatever you call them ‘wellies’ are an iconic part of life on Exmoor.

Exmoor Rail Show in August

Somerset County Gazette:

9:00am Wednesday 9th July 2014

EXMOOR Coast Railway Modellers are offering an exciting day for railway enthusiasts by presenting Exmoor Rail.

West Somerset College Post 16 students celebrate success

Somerset County Gazette:

1:00pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

ANOTHER year of outstanding success at West Somerset College's Post 16 Presentation evening was celebrated by students, staff and guests last week.

Thomas the Tank Engine steams his way onto West Somerset Railway

Somerset County Gazette:

12:50pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

FAMILIES turned out in their numbers as a world-famous children's train steamed into Minehead.

Storywalks for West Somerset pupils

Somerset County Gazette:

8:00pm Monday 7th July 2014

WEST Somerset poet and storyteller Chris Jelly has been visiting schools in the area to take part in his Coleridge Way poem trail.

Romeo and Juliet at Fyne Court

Somerset County Gazette:

1:00pm Monday 7th July 2014

THIS summer, Fyne Court becomes the backdrop to the world's greatest love story, Romeo and Juliet.

Major route into West Somerset fully open

Somerset County Gazette: The official opening of the Sandford Hill Corner roundabout. Photo: submitted.

3:00pm Saturday 5th July 2014

A MAJOR route into West Somerset is now fully open, just into for the busy summer season.

Minehead residents say they don't want a clock tower

Somerset County Gazette: THE original design for the clock tower – the one planned now will be smaller and less elaborate. Artist’s impression: Peter Ferguson.

4:00pm Friday 4th July 2014

A GROUP of Minehead residents have set up a Facebook page to 'stop the Minehead Clock Tower'.

Williton Pavilion plans rejected by West Somerset Council

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

9:00am Friday 4th July 2014

WILLITON parish councillors have expressed their disappointment after their planning application for a new pavilion and multi-use games area was rejected by West Somerset Council.

Two men jailed for sexual activities with two underage girls in Williton

Somerset County Gazette: Forward appeared at Taunton Crown Court

7:00pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

TWO men who engaged in sexual activity with two underage girls have been jailed for two years.

'Neglected' Minehead traders call for help after struggling year

Somerset County Gazette:

4:00pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

BUSINESS owners in part of Minehead say they are struggling to survive one of the toughest trading periods in years and are calling on West Somerset Council for help.

Thomas the Tank Engine to steam his way onto West Somerset Railway

Somerset County Gazette: Thomas the Tank Engine

9:00pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

THOMAS the Tank Engine will make another grand appearance at the West Somerset Railway this week.

West Somerset MP visits Minehead's Foxes Academy

Somerset County Gazette:

7:00pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

IAN Liddell-Grainger, MP for West Somerset paid a visit to Foxes Academy on Monday (June 30).

Watchet's war memorial unveiled and dedicated

Somerset County Gazette:

9:10am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

IT WAS a momentous day in Watchet as the town unveiled and dedicated its long awaited memorial to the Watchet men who lost their lives during WW1 and WW2.

Class Action: West Somerset College

Somerset County Gazette: WEST Somerset College principal Gaynor Comber.

8:00pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

“BE the best you can be”, is the new motto for pupils at West Somerset College from September.

Hinkley pylon plan: six-month inquiry

Somerset County Gazette: An artist's impression of the Hinkley C site

6:30am Tuesday 1st July 2014

PLANS for pylons connecting Hinkley Point C to Avonmouth have been accepted by the Government for examination.

Festival at Kubla Brewery

Somerset County Gazette: KUBLA founder Kaite Loomes samples the beer. PHOTO: Submitted.

8:00pm Monday 30th June 2014

A MICROBREWERY is celebrating after quadrupling its output and extending its range of beers in just 18 months.

West Somerset College stocks up on free books

Somerset County Gazette: FROM left, back, Jamie Savage, Yasmina Bache and James Fitzmaurice; front, Minehead WHSmith manager Malcolm Adams and college library manager Jo Crossman. PHOTO: Steve Quantick

1:00pm Monday 30th June 2014

BOOKWORMS at West Somerset Community College have been enjoying some new free books thanks to the generosity of WHSmith and Malcolm Adams, manager of the Minehead branch.






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