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Photographer Millie comes full circle

Somerset County Gazette: MILLIE Cooper’s photographs will be displayed at the Beach Hotel. PHOTO: Somerset Photo News.

3:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

A PHOTOGRAPHER who was raised in Minehead ibefore moving to London is having her work displayed locally.

Threatened bus services saved

Somerset County Gazette: New Dales bus link established

10:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

THE threatened bus services in Minehead have been protected after a public consultation by Somerset County Council.

Experiments on the moor

Somerset County Gazette: BUDDING bog ecologists from Dulverton Middle School out in the rain on Exmoor ... and thoroughly enjoying it. PHOTO: Submitted.

4:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

YOUNG scientists joined forces with the Exmoor Mires Project at the mire site of Blackpitts on Exmoor to undertake essential Moorland Indicators of Climate Change (MICCI) experiments.

Johnny Kingdom opens Exmoor Exhibition

Somerset County Gazette: THE chairman of the Heritage Centre, Chris Nelder, centre manager Sue Cottrell, Johnny Kingdom, secretary Jan Ross and John Burgess, one of the designers of the exhibition. Photo: Andrew Priddy, Minehead.

9:00am Friday 18th April 2014

JOHNNY Kingdom, Exmoor’s renowned wildlife presenter, film-maker and photographer, was on hand to open a new display at Dulverton’s Guildhall Heritage Centre on April 4.

School and college will work together

Somerset County Gazette: MARTIN McNeill, chair of governors at West Somerset College. PHOTO: West Somerset College.

7:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A TRUCE regarding the schooling saga in West Somerset has been made between Minehead Middle School and West Somerset College.

Minehead's first ever museum officially opens

Somerset County Gazette: MINEHEAD Mayor Val Welch prepares to cut the ribbon, officially opening the museum. PHOTO: Somerset Photo News.

4:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

HISTORY was made in Minehead on Monday as the town’s first ever museum was officially opened at the Beach Hotel.

Plans for a Lagoon in West Somerset revealed

Somerset County Gazette: JOHN Clyde-Smith, Nick Higgins and Stephen Pickard, directors of LongBay Seapower. PHOTO: Somerset News Service.

2:30pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

GRAND plans for a Lagoon between Minehead and West Quantoxhead were unveiled yesterday at a tidal power conference held by West Somerset Council.

Quality Assurance certificate for Home-Start West Somerset

Somerset County Gazette: ALI Sanderson, manager of Home-Start West Somerset with Rob Parkinson, chief executive of Home-Start UK and Tony Pino, partnership development manager, Charity Commission. PHOTO: Submitted.

9:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

HOME-START West Somerset is celebrating after receiving a new certificate of Quality Assurance accredited by Home-Start UK and endorsed by the Charity Commission.

Tidal Power summit in West Somerset

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

1:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

THE first ever tidal power conference will be hosted in West Somerset tomorrow (April 16).

Old Cleeve pupils prepare for Easter

Somerset County Gazette: From left, back, Ella Tytler, Alfie Davies, Reuben Parfrey, Leo Collings and Anna-Louise Binding; front, Alanna Doyle, Amber Lintern and Kenzie Corbett. PHOTO: Submitted.

6:30am Tuesday 15th April 2014

PUPILS AT Old Cleeve walked from Washford to St Andrew's Church in Old Cleeve last Friday (April 4) for a whole-school Easter service led by the Rev Kenneth Cross.

Triathalon to return after 14 year break

Somerset County Gazette: St Albans man set to run London Marathon for charity dedicated to supporting terminally ill children

8:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

Minehead Triathalon is being relaunched this summer ... after a 14-year break.

Minehead MIU to reopen in May

Somerset County Gazette: SIOBHAN Hutchings with Bryan Leaker, who is rallying residents to try and keep Minehead’s Minor Injuries Unit open at night. PHOTO: Steve Guscott.

3:39pm Monday 14th April 2014

AFTER weeks of campaigning, residents in West Somerset can celebrate after the Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust announced plans to repoen Minehead Hospital's MIU unit overnight from May 6.

Talent wanted for pageant

Somerset County Gazette: MORGAN Mancini, pictured with mum Charlie, has used her own experience to create a less stressful pageant for women. PHOTO: Steve Guscott

1:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

SOMERSET’S first independent beauty pageant makes its return this year following the success of last year’s event.

Periwinkle tea room re-thatched

Somerset County Gazette: Periwinkle tea room re-thatched

4:00pm Sunday 13th April 2014

SELWORTHY Green was a hive of activity recently as the National Trust’s Periwinkle tea room was completely re-thatched.

Woodlands Play Centre ready for playtime again

Somerset County Gazette: CLLR Justine Baker with owner Louise Kennedy. PHOTO: Submitted.

10:00am Sunday 13th April 2014

A PLAY centre on the Quantocks which was damaged by the wet weather is ready for playtime again.

West Somerset Choir sings to the tune of success

Somerset County Gazette: URBAN Voice who have made their way to the national selection for a prestigious UK contest. PHOTO: Steve Bray.

4:00pm Saturday 12th April 2014

A WEST Somerset choir is celebrating after singing its way to the national selection for a prestigious UK contest.

Printmaker Jenny Graham brings exhibition to Contains Art

Somerset County Gazette: ONE of Jenny's pieces. PHOTO: Submitted.

10:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

A NEW series of artworks featuring Watchet past and present will be on display at the town’s Contains Art Gallery on East Quay from Saturday.

Further preparatory work on Hinkley C to start

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4:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

WEST Somerset Council has welcomed the news that EDF Energy (EDFE) will undertake further preparatory work on the Hinkley Point C site.

Allerford to hold first ever open day

Somerset County Gazette: BROTHERS Kyle and Kieren, who has come up with the idea to hold the open day. PHOTO: Submitted.

9:00am Friday 11th April 2014

THE National Trust Village of Allerford is to hold its first ever community-led Open Day, to welcome visitors to their unique village.

Cost of policing badger cull in Somerset revealed

Somerset County Gazette: Visible: A badger out and about

7:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

POLICING the badger cull in Somerset cost £739,000 according to new figures released by Avon and Somerset Police.

Petitions signed as fight to reopen Minehead MIU continues

Somerset County Gazette: RESIDENTS and councillor Christine Lawrence support hotelier Bryan Leaker (front) by signing a petition. PHOTO: Paul Courtney.

4:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

THE fight to reopen Minehead's MIU unit continues this week with residents across West Somerset signing and sharing petitions.

Exmoor Curriculum inspires Dulverton pupils

Somerset County Gazette: DULVETON Middle School pupils with their British bird paintings, from left, back: Erin Jones, Georgina Retallick, Lulu Agbami and Alex Kelly; front: Jessica Priest, Matthew Puttock, Freya Smith and Alexander Wright. PHOTO: Submitted.

1:00pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

DULVERTON Middle School pupils have once again been showing the benefits of their 'Exmoor Curriculum's' influence on their education.

Vote for Moorland Mousie Trust to become Charity of the Year

Somerset County Gazette: Vote for Moorland Mousie Trust to become Charity of the Year

9:00am Wednesday 9th April 2014

THE Moorland Mousie Trust, has been shortlisted to become Horse and Hound magazine’s Charity of the Year.

Maiden voyage of 'Mynydd'

Somerset County Gazette: THE Rev Dobbin blesses the Currach before it makes its maiden voyage. PHOTO: Jonathon Taphouse.

1:00pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

CROWDS turned out in their hundreds at Minehead harbour on Sunday to see the maiden voyage of the newlybuilt Celtic Currach boat.

Photo trophy judges praise high quality

Somerset County Gazette: DR UELI Zellweger’s landscape of Exmoor Porlock Bay saw him win the overall trophy in the Alfred Vowels Photographic Competition.

6:30am Tuesday 8th April 2014

JUDGES of the Exmoor Society’s Alfred Vowles Photographic Competition said they were ‘delighted’ with the continuing high standard of entries.

Rural school comparisons for European visitors

Somerset County Gazette: EXECUTIVE headteacher of Dulverton Middle and All Saints School Jeremy Weedon with the European visitors. PHOTO: Submitted.

8:00pm Monday 7th April 2014

DULVERTON Middle School and All Saints First School greeted visitors from Europe last week.

Former West Somerset hunt treasurer in court on fraud charge

Somerset County Gazette: Forward appeared at Taunton Crown Court

4:00pm Monday 7th April 2014

THE former treasurer of Minehead Harriers Hunt and Hunt Club has appeared in court accused of fraud.

Jobseekers learn new skills

Somerset County Gazette: Jobseekers learn new skills

1:00pm Monday 7th April 2014

A PROJECT in Minehead which supports people getting into work has proved a big success.

Snapper Steve focuses on life beyond the lens

Somerset County Gazette: OUT West Somerset photographer Steve Guscott has is moving on after 17 years of working for the Gazette.

3:00pm Sunday 6th April 2014

HE’S spent 17-long years photographing everything from nativity plays to celebrities for the West Somerset Gazette, but now our photographer Steve Guscott is moving on, leaving all that behind.

Campaign to help families save money, waste less and recycle more

Somerset County Gazette: Campaign to help families save money, waste less and recycle more

10:00am Sunday 6th April 2014

A CAMPAIGN to help West Somerset families save money, waste less and recycle more is taking to the airwaves, and going on the road and into the classroom.

Big re-launch for summer market

Somerset County Gazette: Big re-launch for summer market

3:00pm Saturday 5th April 2014

GAZEBOS are being unfurled and tables polished in readiness for the Watchet Summer Market Launch Day taking place on the Esplanade on April 16.

Pair in the running for national recognition

Somerset County Gazette: JOE Barker (left) and Elliot Scott. PHOTO: Submitted.

10:00am Saturday 5th April 2014

TWO West Somerset College students have been competing in athletics at national level.

Crash victim’s last ride will help other bikers

Somerset County Gazette: INSP Dave Mangan with his father, Mike, who was killed in a head-on collision. PHOTO: Submitted.

4:00pm Friday 4th April 2014

A ROAD policing inspector who tragically lost his father in a motorbike collision has launched a campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of riding whilst tired.

Sign the Minehead MIU petition

Somerset County Gazette: SIOBHAN Hutchings with Bryan Leaker, who is rallying residents to try and keep Minehead’s Minor Injuries Unit open at night. PHOTO: Steve Guscott.

12:50pm Friday 4th April 2014

WEST Somerset residents joining the campaign to reopen Minehead's MIU unit at night time still have time to sign the petition.

Thoughts wanted on how to develop remaining land on Watchet East Quay

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

7:00pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

WATCHET’S East Quay is looking forward to a new lease of life after councillors approved an agreement with the operator of Watchet Marina to develop part of the site.

"Don't make West Somerset a health lottery area"

Somerset County Gazette: RESIDENTS and councillors Martin Dewdney (rear) and Christine Lawrence (front) support hotelier Bryan Leaker (second left) by signing a petition. PHOTO: Paul Courtney.

4:00pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

MORE than 300 residents from West Somerset and even holidaymakers turned out in Minehead on Tuesday in a bid to get Minehead’s Minor Injury Unit reopened at night.

Marathon cycle in memory of Moisy

Somerset County Gazette: PAUL Harrison, centre, with his family who supported him on the challenge and nurses from St Margaret’s Hospice. PHOTO: Submitted

7:00pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

A FUNDRAISER has cycled the length of Britain in memory of his sister-in-law who died of cancer.

Spectacular start to trout fishing season at Wimbleball

Somerset County Gazette: WIMBLEBALL Lake was reawrded the Green Tourism Business Scheme's Gold Award. PHOTO: Daniel Pocock.

1:00pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

WIMBLEBALL will be one of the lakes hosting the Commonwealth Fly Fishing Championships.

Peter Pan drawings are just the ticket

Somerset County Gazette: WINNERS Marley and Cherry Price, Lexi-Anne Hood, Lucy Gerrard and Jodie Prescott. PHOTO: Steve Guscott.

6:30am Tuesday 1st April 2014

CHILDREN from first schools across the area took part in a drawing competition with a theme to win tickets to a production at the Regal Theatre next week.

Pet Product Retailer of the Year

Somerset County Gazette: PETER receiving his award from Janine Tozer, the PPRA Chairman. PHOTO: Submitted.

8:00pm Monday 31st March 2014

THE Pet Centre, in Minehead, has been voted Retailer of the Year in the annual Pet Product Retailer Association awards.

In pictures: More than 5,000 travel on trains for Gala

Somerset County Gazette: DELIA and Andrew Kennedy from Oakford Press est 1931. PHOTO: Steve Guscott.

1:00pm Monday 31st March 2014

DESPITE the hailstones and downpours last Thursday and Friday, the spring-time sunshine over the weekend helped bring in the visitors to the West Somerset Railway.

Minehead Male Voice Choir perform for fundraising event

Somerset County Gazette: JUSTINE Baker and Linda Bishop, supporting Parkinson’s Awareness Week. PHOTO: Submitted.

3:00pm Sunday 30th March 2014

A PARKINSON’S Support Group in West Somerset is holding a fundraiser to help raise awareness of the disease.

Facilities will take veterinary care into the 21st Century

Somerset County Gazette: TOM Gliddon and Simon White the two partners at the site of the new build. photo: Submitted.

10:00am Sunday 30th March 2014

HORSES and farm animals in need of veterinary treatment in West Somerset can look forward to a new facility at a redundant farm building site at Ellicombe.

'To die would be an awfully big adventure'

Somerset County Gazette: DANCERS Sophie Elston, Amy Miller, Yasmin Turner, Caitlin Hill, Tilly Phillips, Ella Warwick, Megan Hodges and Jazmyn Phillips.

3:00pm Saturday 29th March 2014

“ALL the world is made of faith, and trust and pixie dust!”

Streetlights like Blackpool Tower

Somerset County Gazette: DOUG Human says he is fed up of sleepless nights caused by streetlights positioned right outside his bedroom window. PHOTO: Steve Guscott.

10:00am Saturday 29th March 2014

A MAN says he is fed up of suffering sleepless nights caused by two street lights being put up directly outside his bedroom window.

All smiles at the middle school

Somerset County Gazette: DEPUTY head teacher Steve Bond and chairman of governors Martina Forster with pupils (from left) Harry Holmwood, Becky Ansell, Benjamin Forster, Alfie Martin, Jodie Delbridge and Rob Speed. PHOTO: Steve Guscott.

4:00pm Friday 28th March 2014

PUPILS at Minehead Middle School are all smiles after receiving a glowing Ofsted report.

Back in the water after 1,600 years

Somerset County Gazette: THE Currach, a Celtic Longboat which is being built in Minehead this week is starting to take shape. PHOTO: Stephen Hooper.

10:00am Friday 28th March 2014

THE first build of an ancient boat since 400AD which was used for coastal and cross channel trade is taking place in Minehead this week.

Residents fight to reopen hospital unit at night

Somerset County Gazette: SIOBHAN Hutchings with Bryan Leaker, who is rallying residents to try and keep Minehead’s Minor Injuries Unit open at night. PHOTO: Steve Guscott.

7:00pm Thursday 27th March 2014

A MINEHEAD man is spearheading a campaign to keep the hospital fully open overnight.

Minehead Police Station could lose its custody suite

Somerset County Gazette: MINEHEAD'S Police Station could be moved to a smaller building. PHOTO: Steve Guscott.

4:00pm Thursday 27th March 2014

MINEHEAD’S police station could be moved to a smaller building and bosses have refused to rule out closing the town’s custody suite as the force prepares to open its facility at Bridgwater’s Express Park.

Second successful Pupil Parliament in West Somerset

Somerset County Gazette: JACK Griffin, Alicia Bryant and Angus Marsh help St Peter’s with their flag. PHOTO: Submitted.

7:00pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

PUPILS across West Somerset gathered together earlier this month to hold the second session of the West Somerset Pupil Parliament.






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