• Cidermen blown away by Notts Outlaws in Royal London Cup

    SOMERSET suffered one of the their heaviest defeats ever in List A cricket when they were beaten by Notts Outlaws by 10 wickets with 38 overs remaining in their opening match in the Royal London One Day Cup competition at Taunton on Thursday. The

  • Crematorium budget upgraded for second time in six months

    Extra funding has been committed for the second time in six months to ensure a Somerset crematorium will remain fit for purpose in the coming decades. South Somerset District Council is the public body responsible for Yeovil Crematorium on Bunford

  • Improvements to town centre could be scaled back

    Improvements to Yeovil town centre could be scaled back even further to ensure central government funding doesn’t have to be returned. South Somerset District Council was awarded £9.75M from the government’s future high streets fund to drive forward

  • MP Rebecca Pow’s column: environmental impact and NHS

    WHILST it is welcome news that a package of measures has been announced by Government (which I was involved with when Environment Minister) to tackle nutrient pollution and unlock stalled planning permissions, a recent discussion with developers in

  • New tattoo shop opening in Taunton town centre

    A NEW tattoo shop is opening in Taunton next week. The Crooked Heart Tattoo is hoping to welcome its first customers to its premises at 9 Corporation Street from Monday (August 8). The three artists working there have experience of the trade

  • Park and ride or park and walk to Taunton Flower Show

    GETTING to Taunton Flower Show in the town centre is straightforward for motorists. In a big change from previous years, there is no public parking at the showground this year. The show attracts people from across the South West and even further

  • New wetlands could be created near M5

    New wetlands could be created near the M5 in Somerset to enable new housing and commercial developments to come forward. Numerous major housing and commercial developments across Somerset have been held by the Dutch N court ruling, which prohibits

  • Woman stuck in Taunton house fire makes desperate 999 call

    A WOMAN unable to escape from a house fire in Taunton was given "survival guidance" over the phone while fire crews rushed to the scene. A 999 call was made reporting a fire in an upstairs bedroom of a rented terraced house in Greenway Avenue shortly

  • Gillian SHORT

    SHORT Gillian 4.8.2003 Love and miss you all the time, love you always. Your Husband Tony and family xxxx

  • Brian VERRIER

    VERRIER, Brian Henry Reginald, of Westleigh Road, Taunton, passed away peacefully at home on Monday 25th July. He will be forever missed by his loving wife Maureen, children Julie and Andrew, son-in-law Michael, daughter-in-law Merel, grandchildren Matthew

  • Zoey MORGAN

    MORGAN, Zoey Danielle, of Taunton passed away peacefully at Musgrove Park Hospital, with her family by her side on Friday 29th July 2022, aged 49 years. Zoey will be forever missed by her loving daughter Sadie, mum Maureen, sisters Mellie and Abby, nieces

  • Valerie Clarice Widdicombe

    WIDDICOMBE Valerie Clarice We regret to inform you of the death of our dear Mum, Val. She passed away in the early hours of 13th July. There will be a service at Taunton crematorium on Friday 5th August at 2pm. In lieu of flowers, the family ask for donations

  • Abigail STONE

    STONE Abigail Elizabeth 'Abi' Of Taunton, passed away suddenly on 14th July 2022, aged 27. Abi touched the hearts of all who knew her, she spreads happiness wherever she goes. A celebration for her life will take place at Taunton Deane Crematorium on

  • Kenneth Chamberlain

    CHAMBERLAIN Kenneth "Ken" 1933-2022 Passed 23rd July 2022 A beloved Husband, Dad, Grandad & Great-Grandad. Fly high, you are at peace now and will never be forgotten. Love always Jill & your loving family xxx There will be a service held at Taunton Crem

  • David Charles WILSON

    WILSON David Charles of Fitzhead, passed peacefully away at his home on 31st July 2022, aged 88 years. Beloved husband of Kathleen (Kate) and dearly loved dad to Steve & Bridget, and Les. Funeral service to take place at Taunton Deane Crematorium on Tuesday

  • Rowland LYONS

    LYONS, Rowland Geoffrey, of Taunton, passed away on 23rd July 2022, aged 60 years. Taken from us far too soon. Rowley is now reunited with his late father Geoffrey and will be forever missed by his loving mother Norma, sisters Marian and Christina, his

  • Phyllis GLEW

    GLEW Phyllis Passed peacefully away 26th July. Devoted Wife to Graham, much-loved Mum, Nan, and Great Nan, sadly missed by family and friends. A celebration of Phyllis's life to be held at Taunton Crematorium on 9th August at 12.00, no black please. Family

  • Dennis GRANVILLE

    GRANVILLE, Dennis Charles of Cotford St Luke, Taunton passed away peacefully at home on the 28th July 2022, with his devoted wife at his side. Dennis will be forever missed by his loving wife Sharon along with all his other family and many friends. A

  • Margaret Ellen JOHN

    JOHN Margaret Ellen In loving memory of a darling wife, mother and nan who passed away on 4th August 2008. Today I'm thinking back on happy memories and the times I needed your support and knew that I could count on you. The older I get the more I realise

  • Philip Charles ACKLAND

    ACKLAND Philip Charles of Milverton passed peacefully away at Musgrove Park Hospital on 30th July 2022, aged 77 years. A dearly loved Husband and Father. A private cremation will take place at Philip's request. Donations if desired for 'Love Musgrove'

  • Anthony MORGAN

    MORGAN, Anthony Robert Reginald, of Wellington, passed away peacefully at Musgrove Park Hospital, with his family by his side, on the 27th July 2022, aged 78 years. Tony will be forever missed by his devoted wife Jenny, loving children Debbie, Antony,

  • Brian RIDEOUT

    RIDEOUT Brian Passed away 6th August 2012. A wonderful brother kind and true, I will treasure the memory I have of you. You won't come back, I know that's true, but one day Bri I will come to you. Love Ivy x

  • Kirsty SMITH

    SMITH Kirsty Congratulations on your 18th Birthday on 9th August 2022. Have a lovely day, love Mum xxx

  • Patricia HARVEY

    HARVEY, Patricia Lavinia, of Taunton, formerly of High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, passed away peacefully at Oak Tree Court Care Home, Wellington with her family at her side on 21st July 2022, aged 87 years. Pat will be forever missed by her loving children

  • Michael James FODEN

    FODEN Michael James peacefully at home on Saturday 23rd July 2022 aged 86 years, beloved husband of the late Suzanne, father of Emma and Stephen and grandfather of George, Charlie and Hamish and to Henry. A thanksgiving service will take place at All

  • Dorothy KEYWORTH

    KEYWORTH Dorothy Susan (Née Burrough) Of Taunton, formerly of Halse passed away suddenly on 14th July 2022. Much loved wife of Roy. The funeral service will take place at Halse Church on Friday 12th August 2022 at 2pm. Family flowers only but donations

  • William TOLMAN

    TOLMAN, William Reginald (Bill) of Taunton passed away peacefully on the 28th July 2022, at Musgrove Park Hospital, aged 85 years. Bill will be forever missed by his loving children Roy, Kevin and Kim, his grandchildren Amanda, Jessica, Jack, James and