• Injured motorcyclist taken to hospital

    A MOTORCYCLIST has been taken to Musgrove Park Hospital following an accident half a mile from Kilve on the A39 from Williton. The A39 has been reopened following the accident near Pardlestone Lane / Sea Lane. Police were called at 8.40pm and the motorcyclist

  • Child protection seminars for Somerset

    CLUBS and organisations in Somerset are being given the chance to benefit from the safeguarding advice being promoted by a national child protection initiative. Three seminars are being held in Minehead, Taunton and Chard, to promote the valuable work

  • Find a job with cvjobmatch

    THE County Gazette has made it even easier for you to find your perfect job - all you need is a CV! We're offering a free, new on-line service called cvjobmatch, which automatically searches a database of thousands of jobs to send you details of vacancies

  • Dog walk to raise funds for hospice appeal

    A SPONSORED dog walk is being staged by Bishop's Hull-based St Margaret's Somerset Hospice to raise funds for its £2million New Build Appeal. The Walk on the Wild Side' is at Ramscombe, Over Stowey. from 10am-3.30pm on Sunday, September 30. People,

  • Young musicians needed

    ENTRANTS are being urged to sign up now for the prestigious Taunton Young Musician of the Year Competition. The contest offers cash prizes and an opportunity for the winner to play in concert next year with the Taunton Sinfonietta. It is open to all

  • Nissan Qashqai 1.5dCi Acenta

    DO YOU remember the Suzuki X90? For the benefit of readers who missed it, the X90 was Japan's first attempt to offer a conventional car that looked like a 4x4 without any of the costly drawbacks. That car was way ahead of its time. When the X90

  • Megane Renaultsport 230 F1 Team R26

    FORMULA 1 remains a global marketing phenomenon, influencing millions of potential car buyers by sexing up a particular brand. It's why advertisers spend millions a year just for a tiny decal on the race car or the driver's flameresistant suit.

  • The pint now departing

    TRAINS won't be the only things at the platforms at Minehead station over the weekend of September 15 and 16. For the eighth successive year, the Somerset Branch of the Campaign For Real Ale is holding its annual beer festival at the station - and organisers

  • Pamper yourself and raise money

    A TAUNTON therapy centre is giving people the chance to pamper themselves and raise money for charity at the same time. The Terrace, on Staplegrove Road, provides humanistic psychotherapy and complementary health and is hosting an open event on Saturday

  • A full-size Harley - made of wood!

    TAUNTON craftsman Colin Webb, 40, was determined to build a lifesize Harley-Davidson motorycycle after spotting a wooden toy in County Stores and deciding he could do better. Asked why he chose to build the masterpiece Colin, from David's Close, said

  • Witness sought following racially motivated gang attack

    TAUNTON police are keen to trace a witness to a racially motivated gang attack on an Afro-Caribbean man on Monday. The man is not believed to be involved in the assault, but witnessed the attack by ten youths. The 28-year-old victim from Taunton was

  • Taunton motorists 'charged more to fill up'

    TAUNTON motorists are being charged more to fill up at the pumps than drivers elsewhere in the region. Taunton MP Jeremy Browne has discovered we are paying up to 4p a litre more than in some South-West towns - roughly £2 extra on a tank of petrol.

  • Youngster's deadly stunts slammed

    THE County Gazette has unearthed shocking video footage of Taunton youngsters performing life-threatening stunts in the town centre. The clips include scenes apparently inspired by controversial cult American television series Jackass, in which presenters

  • Store staff do their bit for cancer fund

    STAFF at Sainsbury's Hankridge Farm store have raised £1,136 for the Breast Cancer Care Fund at Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton. They held a raffle and a sponsored walk to support the project after a number of colleagues were diagnosed with cancer.

  • Find a job with cvjobmatch

    THE County Gazette has made it even easier for you to find your perfect job - all you need is a CV! We're offering a free, new on-line service called cvjobmatch, which automatically searches a database of thousands of jobs to send you details of vacancies

  • Youngsters get involved with the community

    YOUNG people in Minehead were encourage to get involved with the local community by way of an activity day. In the event organised by police, Magna Housing Association, Minehead Town Council and the Seward Way Community Group, youngsters from across

  • Charles Coles and Samantha Gibbs

    CHARLES Coles, eldest son of Will and Debbie Coles of Fulford Apiary, Kingston St Mary, Taunton, was married at the Blessed Virgin Church, Kingston St Mary, to Samantha Gibbs, eldest daughter of Kevin and Liz Gibbs, of Langdon Road, Bath. Charles

  • Traffic problems east of Taunton

    TRAFFIC on the eastern approaches to Taunton is disrupted today following an accident near South Petherton. The A303 near the village has been closed since 3am this morning. There is conflicting information as to how long the road will be closed, with

  • Sexual assault investigation in Taunton

    A PARK in Taunton is sealed off this morning while police investigate an alleged sexual assault. A section of Goodland Gardens, near the bus station, has been cordoned off. A police spokesman said officers were investigating a sexual assault, alleged

  • Join the neighbourhood watch in Watchet

    ARE you community minded and willing to be the eyes and ears on your street? That is the question being asked by police in Watchet who are looking to expand the town's Neighbourhood Watch network. A small amount of NW co-ordinators already exist in

  • Row erupts after fatal crash

    A ROW has broken out between MP Ian Lidell-Grainger and the county council following a fatal crash on Porlock Hill. A motorcyclist in his 40s died after his Triumph Speed Triple collided with a Citroen ZX Furio on the A39 at 11.43am on Monday. Police

  • HOLE On

    HOLE On 1st of September 2007. Keith, suddenly. Loving husband of Pat. Sadly missed by his family and many friends, especially members of Minehead Motor Club. The Funeral Service will take place at St Mary's Church, Brompton Ralph on Friday 14th September

  • NICHOL Happy

    NICHOL Happy birthday Dad on the 8th September, with love from Sarah and Andy. xx 

  • JENKINS Joyce.

    JENKINS Joyce. Mum, the world will be a sadder place now, as you were taken from us on the 2nd September 2007, but I know you will be looking down on us and guiding us through all our lives and helping us to make the right choices. You will be greatly

  • NEWTON Shane.

    NEWTON Shane. Happy 30th, babe. Lovin' ya. Clair, Brad, Kye, Sophi and Wills xx 

  • NICHOL Happy

    NICHOL Happy 18th birthday Christopher! Love Uncle Andy and Auntie Sarah. xx 


    LAWRENCE HALL Dave and Teresa are delighted to announce the birth of their first grandchild Alexander Jay on the 26th of August 2007. Congratulations Katie and Stu, love Mum, Dad and Ben xxx. 

  • BARSBY Celine

    BARSBY Celine and Gavin are proud to announce the arrival of their first child. Daughter Lacey-Marie Lynette was born on 23rd August 2007, weighing 6lbs 15½oz. 

  • Dingle William.

    Dingle William. Have a lovely 1st day at school on Thursday 6th September. Lots of love from Nanny and Grandad (Dingle). xxxx 

  • FORD Carol

    FORD Carol Margaret of Trull, died peacefully after a protracted condition stoically endured with the help of family and friends. Funeral service at All Saints Church, Trull on Monday 17th September 2007 at 2.30pm, followed by cremation at 3.30pm. Donations

  • CONTRERAS Congratulations

    CONTRERAS Congratulations Lee and Alison on the birth of Lillian Frances Joanna. With love from Steve, Tanya, Joe and Max. xxx 

  • BIRCH Gary

    BIRCH Gary and Michelle are pleased to announce the safe arrival of Louis George on 30th of August 2007. 


    THOMAS. CATTO Auntie Heidi and Uncle Tristan. Congratulations on the birth of our new baby cousin Isla Ziana. She is beautiful! Lots of love Vienna and Anais. xx 

  • ADDICOTT Tasha.

    ADDICOTT Tasha. Happy 18th birthday today! Love Mum, Dad, Becky, Rich, Tom, Paul, Sara and the kids. xxxx 

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  • VAN-TRUMP Kate

    VAN-TRUMP Kate and James would like to announce the arrival of Stanley James, born on 6th August 2007. 

  • STONE Sarah.

    STONE Sarah. Well done on your exam results. Good luck at Huish. All our love Mum, Dad and girls. xxxx 

  • PRIDMORE Maurice

    PRIDMORE Maurice of Gillards, Bishops Hull, peacefully after a short illness at Musgrove Park Hospital on 2nd September 2007, aged 66 years. Beloved husband of Maria and a much loved dad and grandad. "Like the garden blossoms, friendship's flower grows

  • LEVER Mick.

    LEVER Mick. Happy 60th birthday, 11th September. All our love, Carol, Michelle, Martyn, Lou, Toby and Sam. xxxx 

  • JENKINS Joyceë.

    JENKINS Joyceë. You were sadly taken from us, 2nd September 2007. You were generous, kind, gentle, caring and loving, but most of all a fantastic mum. You'll be sadly missed but will always be in our hearts and memories. You going to be the best guardian

  • BASHAM David

    BASHAM David Kenneth, September 9th 1994. Treasured memories of a son and brother. Rest in peace, dear boy. From John and all the family. xxx 

  • NICHOL Christopher.

    NICHOL Christopher. Have a great 18th birthday on September 8th 2007. With love from Nan and Grandad. xx 

  • STONE (Née

    STONE (Née Hayes). Congratulations James and Clare on the safe arrival of Harry Joseph, a little brother for Thomas and a precious grandson for Marilyn and Steve, Pauline and Colin. With much love from all the family. xxx 

  • SPINK Imogene,

    SPINK Imogene, teenager at last! Still as cute now as you were back then. All our love Dad, Lisa, Danielle, Ryan, Nan and Grandad Spink. xxxxx 

  • REED Claire

    REED Claire Louise. Special wishes on your 18th birthday, 3rd September. Lots of love from Dad. xxx 

  • ELLIOTT Frank. 9th

    ELLIOTT Frank. 9th September 2000. Treasured memories of my dear husband. Memories are a keepsake, lasting all year through. Mine are very special, because they are of you. Loving wife Mary. 


    GREENSLADE Ben. Happy 21st birthday on the 11th September. Best wishes Mum, Nan and Grandad. xxxx 

  • BURLAND Lynette

    BURLAND Lynette of Spaxton passed peacefully away on September 3rd aged 48 years. She will be sadly missed. Funeral Service at Taunton Deane Crematorium on Tuesday 11th September at 11am. No flowers by request please, donations if desired for the Musgrove


    BARRINGTON ENTICOTT Mark and Christine. Congratulations on the birth of your dear little son Luke, born 3rd of September 2007. A welcome nephew and cousin. Sending you our love Linda, Colin, Jonathan and Sophie xxx 

  • BROWN Mum

    BROWN Mum and Dad, all our love and best wishes on your ruby wedding anniversary, love from Karen, Martin, Andrew, Robbie and Danielle xxx 


    MOULTON + ROBINSON Jon and Pauline Moulton are delighted to announce the engagement of their daughter Rebecca tp Damian. Wedding in February 2008. 

  • SAMPSON Clare

    SAMPSON Clare and Mark. Congratulations on the birth of a beautiful son, Benjamin George, born on August 30th. Another adorable grandson, a special gift. Love from Mum and Dad Lock xx. 


    ANDREWS Née Nation. Congratulations Emma and Greg on the birth of your beautiful daughter Chloe Louise born 4th September. We are so proud of you. Lots of love Mum, Dad, Gareth, Vic and Dylan xxxx. 

  • SHARPE Iris

    SHARPE Iris of Calway Road, died peacefully at Musgrove park Hospital on 1st September 2000, aged 70 years. Much loved wife of Alan, mum of Andrew and Helen, nan of Cara and Chris. A friend to us all. Sadly missed by all her family and friends. Funeral

  • O'CONNELL Noreen

    O'CONNELL Noreen Mary, aged 100 years, passed peacefully away on 1st September 2007 at Musgrove Park Hospital. Requiem Mass to take place on Wednesday 12th September 2007, 10.30am at St George's Roman Catholic Church, Taunton followed by committal at

  • WYATT.

    WYATT. WATSON Auntie Tash and Uncle Simon: We're really happy to hear about your wedding. What great news! Lots of hugs and kisses. Love you millions, Josh, Courts and Taya xxx 

  • REED Barbara

    REED Barbara of Rocketts Close, Creech St Michael, passed peacefully away at Musgrove Park Hospital on 1st September 2007, aged 69 years. The funeral service takes place at St Mary the Virgin Church, Kingston St Mary on Tuesday 11th September at 11.15am

  • LEE Ken.

    LEE Ken. Died 11th September 1984. You shared our lives our smiles and tears, thank you Ken for all those years. Love Lilian. 

  • COOMBES Steve.

    COOMBES Steve. Happy 40th birthday, 7th September. Still No 1, nothing has changed! Love Mum, Dad, Nan and Richard. Best wishes from Kar and Ads, Julie and Keith, Peter and Joe and all kids. xx 


    CONTRERAS Lee and Alison. Congratulations on the birth of Lillian Frances Joanna. With lots of love Mum and Dad. xx 

  • JENKINS Joyce

    JENKINS Joyce Ann. Taken to heaven so suddenly and peacefully on Sunday 2nd September at Weston General Hospital from the arms of her family to the care up above. Lord, you now have an angel so bright and sincere, you've left us all shocked that you called


    THOMAS CATTO Heidi and Tristan. Congratulations on the birth of our niece, Isla Ziana, born 10th August 2007. Love from Sasha and Jamie. xx 

  • NICHOL Chris.

    NICHOL Chris. Happy 18th birthday on 8th September 2007. Lots of love Mum, Dad, Jon and Becki. xxxx 

  • HUGHES Jeffery

    HUGHES Jeffery (Jeff). Hazel would like to thank everyone who attended Jeff's funeral service and for cards and messages received and for donations in Jeff's memory for Taunton & Wellington Cats Protection being received at E. White & Son Ltd

  • HODGES Lloyd.

    HODGES Lloyd. Tragically on 1st September 2007. Aged 69 years, of Bishops Wood. Will be sadly missed by all his Family and Friends. Funeral Service will take place on Tuesday 11th September 2007 at St. Mary's Church, Buckland St. Mary at 11.00 am followed

  • TAME Carolyn

    TAME Carolyn of Priorswood, Taunton, passed suddenly but peacefully away on Sunday 26th August 2007, aged 69 years. Beloved wife of John and a much loved mother and grandmother. Funeral service to take place at Taunton Deane Crematorium on Thursday (Today

  • STAPLE Michael.

    STAPLE Michael. Happy Birthday on your 65th on the 9th September. Love from Ruth and all the family. xxx 

  • HEADON Sybil.

    HEADON Sybil. Happy 90th birthday, to a wonderful mum, nan and great-nan. Love from all the family. xxx 

  • STONE James

    STONE James and Clare (Née Hayes) are delighted to announce the arrival of Harry Joseph on 30th August 2007. A little brother for Thomas. 

  • WHEELER Victor.

    WHEELER Victor. Happy 18th birthday. You have finally got there! Loads of love always, Mum, Clive, Jack, Jen and baby Ruby xxx 


    MESSAM. CLEWS Debbie and Darren, wishing you love and happiness on your wedding day, September 8th 2007. Love Mum, Dad, and all the family. xx  


    AMBRIDGE Tara Jane. Happy 18th birthday on the 8th September. Love, Mum, Dad and Drew 

  • WYATT.

    WYATT. WATSON Tasha and Simon, married 31st August 2007. Congratulations on your Wedding. All our love Dad and children.  

  • NEWTON Shane.

    NEWTON Shane. Happy 30th bro. Have a good one. Love Steve, Becki and girls. xxx 

  • WYATT.

    WYATT. WATSON To Tasha and Simon: Many congratulations on your wedding, 31st August 2007. We are over the moon for you both. Love you millions always, Kerin and Rich xxx 

  • STEBBING Josephine.

    STEBBING Josephine. Happy 18th birthday, 9th September and good luck for the future. Lots of love Mum, Dad and Helena.  

  • DICKS Win

    DICKS Win and Ken, Mum and Dad. Congratulations on your Golden Wedding Anniversary. With love from all the family.  


    RICHARDSON David (Dave) of Henlade passed peacefully away at Musgrove Park Hospital on 4th September 2007, aged 67 years. The funeral requiem mass takes place at Holy Trinity Church, Taunton on Monday 17th September at 1.00pm, followed by private cremation

  • CAREY Dorothy.

    CAREY Dorothy. Many years have gone since you passed away, but you are as dear to us as yesterday. With love all the family.  

  • VICKERY Robert

    VICKERY Robert (Bob) of Taunton and formerly of Trull passed peacefully away at Musgrove Park Hospital on 31st August 2007, aged 85 years. Greatly loved father of Tina, Martin and Sally, son and daughter-in-law Richard and Tamsin, and grandchildren Laura

  • SEALEY Congratulations

    SEALEY Congratulations Michelle on the birth of your son, Callum John, born, 24th August. Lots of love, Dad, Mum and all the family. xxx 

  • KERR Chris,

    KERR Chris, beloved wife of the late Ken, formerly of George Street, Taunton, passed away peacefully at Orchard Court Nursing Home on Friday 31st August 2007. Funeral service to take place at the Taunton Deane Crematorium on Tuesday 11th September at

  • GRAHAM Jemma.

    GRAHAM Jemma. Congratulations on your 18th Birthday, with lots of love Lorraine, Dennis and family xxx. 

  • PARKER Frances.

    PARKER Frances. The family would like to express their sincere thanks for messages of sympathy, attendance at the Funeral Service and for donations given in memory of Frances. Special thanks to all the carers who have looked after her, to the staff of

  • COOMBES Steve.

    COOMBES Steve. Happy 40th darling on the 7th September. Love always Holly and Summer. xxxx 

  • LUTON Kerry.

    LUTON Kerry. Happy 21st on Sept 4th. Love from Nan Hughes, Nan Luton and Uncle Richard. xxx 

  • THOMAS CATTO Congratulations

    THOMAS CATTO Congratulations Heidi and Tristan on the birth of your daughter Isla Ziana, born 10th August 2007. All our love Mum, Dad, Granny and Nan. xxxx 

  • QUICKE Bet

    QUICKE Bet and Frank. Congratulations on your Golden Wedding Anniversary on 7th September. Love Gill, Andy, Tony, Tanya and Scott xxxxx 

  • HARRIS Michael

    HARRIS Michael Edgar, aged 79 years, passed peacefully at the Mountbatten Nursing Home on 31st August 2007. The family would like to thank the staff at the Mountbatten Nursing Home for all their care and kindness. The Funeral Service will take place on

  • TAYLOR Ernie.

    TAYLOR Ernie. Happy 40th birthday on 31st August. Lots of love, Mum, Dad, Colin, Francis, Susan, Wendy, Terry, Sue, Carolyn, Lucy, Michael and John xxxxx 

  • MCDERMOTT Matthew

    MCDERMOTT Matthew Joseph George, of Alcombe, Minehead, passed peacefully away at Musgrove Park Hospital on Tuesday 21st August 2007, aged 84 years. He will be sadly missed by all. A private Service for family and close friends will take place at Taunton

  • KENNEDY Kelly.

    KENNEDY Kelly. Happy 30th birthday on September 11th. Love and best wishes Mum, Dan and Livi. xxx 

  • REED Charmaine.

    REED Charmaine. Happy 18th Birthday. Love from Mum, Dad, Lottie, Jack and Nan xxx 

  • NICHOL Happy

    NICHOL Happy 71st birthday John on 8th September, with love Margaret. xx 

  • FOSTER Robyn.

    FOSTER Robyn. Happy birthday on the 11th September. Have a good day darling! Lots of love Mum, Andrew and Reece. xx