• 1936 photo of The Bridge

    THIS old photo showing The Bridge in Taunton town centre dates back to 1936 and was brought in by reader Ronald Hayman. It shows his late dad, Harry Hayman, left, with a colleague from the former Pearl Assurance Company.

  • Wellington family returns home after Hurricane Sandy scare

    A FAMILY from Wellington caught up in a 'once in a generation' storm on the east coast of America has returned home. Last week, the County Gazette reported how Maria and Graham Kerr were in New York City celebrating their silver wedding anniversary

  • Minehead RNLI get new lifejackets thanks to public support

    DONATIONS of £5,000 from the public mean RNLI crew are better equipped to face the challenges of life-saving. After four years of trials, improved lifejackets with a new design have been adopted as standard issue, but each comes with a £450 price

  • Staff test out Musgrove's Jubilee Building

    STAFF at Taunton’s Musgrove Park Hospital will be able to try out the working environment in a £34million surgical wards building – a year before it accepts its first patients. The Jubilee Building, which will have 112 single, en suite bedrooms

  • Jeremy Browne on the beat in Wellington

    JEREMY Browne has been out on patrol with the police to see how crime can be tackled in local communities. Mr Browne, the MP for Taunton Deane and a Home Office Minister, said: “Crime levels have fallen in Somerset and Wellington is generally a

  • Woman dies after collapsing in Wellington

    A WOMAN has died after collapsing in the street in Wellington. The incident happened at lunchtime today (Wednesday 7) in the town's Victoria Street. The air ambulance was called to the scene but crews were unable to revive the woman, who was

  • Taunton students taste life at African school

    STUDENTS at Taunton Academy are finding out what school is like in Africa through an on-going relationship with The Upper Brufut School in Gambia. They have raised money to install a well which is the school’s only supply of clean water. Caroline

  • Taunton firm could scoot into Guinness Book of Records

    THIS mobility scooter could get a company from Taunton into the Guinness Book of Records. Bosses at the maker Orchard Mobility believe it is probably the longest stretch mobility scooter in the world. It was measured up at 2m 90 cm by surveyor

  • CRICKET: Compton shines for England in India

    SOMERSET'S Nick Compton hit an unbeaten 64 in England’s second innings as their game against Mumbai A ended in a draw. This innings will have boosted the Somerset man’s chances of claiming the second opening spot for the First Test against India

  • Taunton Deane Mayor and Mayoress back Samaritans' campaign

    TAUNTON Deane Mayor Cllr Terry Hall and the Mayoress, his wife, Ann, have been along to the Samaritans offices. They met director Ian Hawkins to find out more about the charity’s ‘The Call to Action for Suicide Prevention’ campaign. Under the