• Bring your horse on holiday

    TAUNTON Deane could become the country's top destination for equestrian holidays if a pilot project is successful. The scheme is being set up to develop B&B, guesthouse and hotel accommodation for tourists wanting to bring their horses on holiday.

  • Reunion for class of '71

    A GROUP of former school friends who haven't got together for over 30 years are expecting to wake up with sore throats on Sunday morning (September 15). Doreen Lovegrove (ne Pollard) has organised a reunion for the class of 1971 from the former Priorswood

  • Big South African flies in for Albion

    SOUTH African forward Michael Heyns should fly into Heathrow tomorrow (Wednesday) from Johannesburg to give Bridgwater and Albion's pack a boost for Saturday's first league match at Chinnor. Heyns, who is 24, 6 ft 3 in and 16 stone, can play anywhere

  • Judge praises victims of Spaxton armed raid

    THE owners of a village post office in Spaxton were praised by a Crown Court judge for their courage in refusing to give in to an armed robber. Andrew Lamb. 30, of Knightsbridge Way, Bridgwater, was found guilty of attempted robbery after he burst into

  • Somerset waste services have 'excellent prospects'

    SOMERSET'S waste services have been labelled as 'fair' but with 'excellent prospects' by Government inspectors. Following an extensive two year examination by the Audit Commission, the Somerset Waste Partnership, which is responsible for all aspects of

  • Villis and Govier have Argyle trial

    BRIDGWATER Town's promising defenders Matt Villis and Piers Govier are under scrutiny by Nationwide League Division Two side Plymouth Argyle. The two local 18-year olds trained at Argyle's Home Park on Monday and Tuesday last week then were watched by

  • Last-race defeat for the Rebels

    This fixture at Highbridge on Wednesday night promised to be a classic speedway match. It certainly lived up to expectations, with Sheffield just edging the win they needed to continue their challenge for the Premier League title. On the night, Somerset

  • Somerset Levels 'at risk of a malaria outbreak'

    SCIENTISTS have warned that the Somerset Levels are at risk from any potential outbreak of the killer disease malaria. Global warming has raised the likelihood of Britain becoming victim to outbreaks of the tropical disease, which is carried by mosquitoes

  • MPs in 'Save Out Somerset' campaign

    SOMERSET could be abolished if Government proposals for a new regional assembly for the South West are pushed through. Schools, planning, roads, waste management and social services are all likely to be run from a central assembly in Bristol, Exeter or