• Painting Watchet red for the British Heart Foundation

    A WATCHET woman who suffers from a heart condition is hoping to paint the town red with a charity auction for the British Heart Foundation. Rebecca Freeman, 21, works as a care assistant at Croft House in Williton, and has supported the BHF since losing

  • Musgrove Park visit by Billy Blood Drop

    NATIONAL Blood Service mascot Billy Blood Drop visited Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton, with a sack of goodies for children staying on the wards. Staff at the NHS Blood and Transplant donated more than 200 chocolate selection boxes. Jane Horn, a play

  • Farmers Inn re-opens tomorrow

    THE Farmers Inn at West Hatch, which closed suddenly earlier this month, is set to re-open tomorrow (Saturday). The pub and restaurant has been refurbished and new leaseholders Brian and Lynda Smith said this week: “The emphasis will be on taking the

  • Corfe speed scheme hits funding gap

    A FUNDING gap is likely to put the brakes on plans to cut speeds through a village near Taunton, despite nearly half its residents turning out to lobby highways bosses. Nearly 60 residents of Corfe attended a meeting at the village hall on Monday to

  • Police seek man over Waitrose theft

    POLICE in Wellington have released a photo of a man they would like to speak to in connection with a theft at Waitrose at about 2.30pm on Thursday, February 4. Officers are asking anyone who recognises the man to call 0845-4567000 or contact Crimestoppers

  • Jeremy Browne: Tougher regulations for car clampers

    BEING ripped-off by a car clamper is infuriating. Of course there need to be some parking restrictions in town centres, but many Taunton Deane residents have complained to me about the outrageous treatment that they have received at the hands of car

  • Reported 'stabbing' in Minehead

    POLICE are investigating an incident in Minehead that left a man needing hospital treatment yesterday. Officers were called to an address in the early hours in Alcombe following reports that a 20-year-old man had been assaulted. A police spokesman said

  • Police seek woman over launderette theft

    POLICE in Taunton have released photos of a woman they would like to speak to in connection with the theft of a bag of clothes from a launderette in East Reach between January 19 and 25. Officers are asking anyone who recognises the woman

  • Teenage cyclist is assaulted

    POLICE are appealing for information after a teenager was assaulted in Taunton. The incident happened on Monday, February 15 between 2.15pm and 2.20pm in Crowcombe Road, Pyrland. The victim was cycling towards the junction of Hylton

  • Warning after Watchet landslide

    COASTGUARDS are warning walkers to stay away from dangerous cliff paths after more land slides near Blue Anchor in West Somerset. Members of Watchet Coastguard found another large section of woodland and field east of the Beeches Holiday Park towards

  • Minehead Women’s Institute

    THE February meeting of Minehead WI was particularly well attended, as not only had the January meeting been cancelled due to the bad weather, but this meeting was a celebration of the Institute’s 87th birthday. President Norma Austin opened

  • Boss's praise for Taunton Town defence

    MANAGER Paul West hailed Saturday’s victory over Gosport Borough as the best of Taunton Town’s recent resurgence. The Peacocks defeated play-off chasing Gosport 1-0 at Wordsworth Drive to make it three Zamaretto League Division One (S&W) wins in a row

  • £92 battery change charge refunded

    AN elderly woman charged £92 for a council workman to change the battery in her smoke alarm is to receive a refund. The bill for the five-minute job consisted of a £25 an hour charge at time and a half, based on a two-hour minimum fee, and administration