• New beat officer looks forward to challenges ahead

    A NEW police officer in Burnham is looking forward to doing his bit for the community and meeting people out on the beat. PC Paul Manley is taking over as the new beat officer for the Mid Burnham area. See this week's Weekly News for the full story.

  • Recruitment drive launched

    THE Bishop's Hull Territorial Army has launched a recruitment drive for 18 to 32-year-olds to support the Regular Army. The infantry and armoured TA as well as signallers, medics, para-gunners, commandos and other Reservists across the region are organising

  • Pub landlords on alert

    LANDLORDS in Somerset are being warned about a fraudster who has swindled publicans out of tens of thousands of pounds. Police have launched a national hunt for the conman who has targeted dozens of pubs in England and Wales. Avon and Somerset Police

  • Exeter woman plunges into River Exe

    A WOMAN from Exeter plunged 60 feet from the viaduct on the M5 over the River Exe. The 37-year-old lady fell from the bridge at around 4.40pm on Tuesday April 13, witnessed by a person walking their dog and a passing police patrol vehicle. The dog walker


    The saga of South Crofty mine took another twist this week as owners Baseresult set off an explosion to open up a new shaft which they claim marks the beginning of a new phase for mining in the county. The new tunnel, which will link the Tuckingmill Decline


    Transport watchdogs and Cornish MPs have reacted angrily to sweeping cuts in bus services announced by First. One hundred and fifty jobs are to go and a number of services lost. Unless the county council comes up with more cash to help prop up other routes

  • Football's Tragic Loss

    A CREWKERNE man appeared in court on Monday charged with killing football club boss Sean Cosgrove. Christopher Rideout, 23, was chraged with manslaughter and granted bail by taunton Deane Magistrates on the condition that he stays at an adress outside

  • New Look for Museum

    Chard and District Museum has undergone a major transformation over the winter months. Its grounf floorhas been refurbished and opened up to provide a more accessible and attractive viewing area. Complmenting the facelift is a total re-vamp of the history

  • Yeovil to tackle Swindon

    A YEOVIL Town Squad X1 play host to Swindon Town Reserves tonight (Wednesday) at Huish Park in the Pontins Holiday Combination League. Kick-off is at 7pm.

  • Gaffer hopeful on Pluck

    YEOVIL Town boss Gary Johnson is hopeful that defender Colin Pluck will be fit to play on Saturday against Bury in the Nationwide League Division Three. Pluck had to go off injured last Saturday after receiving a knock to his back in the 0-0 draw with

  • Town show faith in boss

    TREVOR Senior has become the first manager of Bridgwater Town to be offered a contract since the club was reformed 20 years ago. The 42-year-old former top football league striker has yet to sign on the dotted line of a one-year deal. But he said at the

  • Top award for estate agent

    AN ESTATE agent from Wellington has bagged a top award. Jonathan Drew, of Beacon, Lee & Ward in Mantle Street, is one of just three estate agents to win a National Association of Estate Agents' training award, this year. He collected the Certificate

  • Concert will feature Elkie's greatest hits

    FANS of Elkie Brooks will get a chance to hear some of her greatest hits performed live for the first time in years when she comes to Truro this month. Elkie's show at the Hall for Cornwall, on Friday, April 23, will feature many of the singer's best

  • Amanda's sense of place is strong

    CURRENTLY on show at the Royal Cornwall Museum, in Truro, is the work of Cornish artist Amanda Richardson. A sense of place is strong in the artist's work; Amanda was born in Cornwall and has lived here for much of her life. Educated at Goldsmith College

  • Wonderland of Trelissick for Alice

    ALICE'S Adventures in Wonderland will be performed at the National Trust's Trelissick Gardens on August 27. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is the most endearing of all children's writing and is loved for its extraordinary characters and magical verse

  • Vanstone's Heads go on show

    A COMPELLING new exhibition featuring bronze and marble sculptures is about to go on display at the Lemon Street Gallery, in Truro. Paul Vanstone's "Heads" includes not only around 20 models of the human head, but also torsos, abstract formations and

  • Can you help find a missing dog?

    OWNERS of a Staffordshire Bull Terrier are desperate for help after their pet went missing in Yeovil at around 1pm on Good Friday. If anyone can help please call 01458-223676.

  • Away games

    WELLINGTON play away to Bristol Manor Farm in the league tomorrow (Thursday) and visit Westbury on Saturday. For full match reports and all other sports news from around the region see the Somerset County Gazette this Friday.

  • Gardens open for summer

    THE gardens at Knightshayes Court in Tiverton have opened their doors to the public for the summer. Celebrated for their vibrant colours and beautiful surroundings the gardens are sure to be a big attraction for visitors. Knightshayes Court is open Saturday

  • Canal link plan is sunk

    AMBITIOUS plans to link Bridgwater's canal to Devon have been sunk - but there is still good news on the horizon for thw waterways around the town. The proposed £62million restoration of the Grand Western Canal was first floated two years ago, but Somerset

  • Jobs go but firm remains optimistic

    MANAGEMENT at Williton's Riverside Packaging remained optimistic this week about the future job security of the workforce. Managing director Ray Mitchell, whose company made seven workers redundant last week on top of five last month, said the future

  • Buses face cash cuts

    Bus services in Chard and Ilminster could be cut due to a lack in funding. The head of Somerset County Council's Integrated passenger Transport Unit, John bates, said the authority was heavily involved in negotiations with bus operators over which services