Wiveliscombe building firm Stacey Construction sheds 60 jobs in cashflow crisis

This is The West Country: Stacey Construction in Wiveliscombe.

12:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

AROUND 60 jobs are being lost at a well-known building firm based in Wiveliscombe.

"Disney for Ducks" wetlands wildlife reserve proves controversial

This is The West Country: The wetlands reserve at Steart

12:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

A CONTROVERSIAL £20million wildlife reserve at the mouth of the River Parrett has been dubbed “environmental vandalism”.

Martock Brownies 100th birthday celebrations

This is The West Country: Martock Brownies 100th birthday celebrations

11:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

MARTOCK Brownies took part in an adventure-packed weekend at Barrington village hall to celebrate their 100th birthday.

Mayor's Tone Talent Variety Show set to light up the Brewhouse

This is The West Country: THE Brewhouse is on the national market.

11:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

THE Mayor of Taunton has expressed her excitement ahead of a weekend jam-packed with talent at the town’s Brewhouse Theatre.

Decision due on Halsway Manor expansion plans today

This is The West Country: West Somerset Council's offices in Killick Way, Williton. PHOTO: Steve Guscott

10:10am Thursday 24th April 2014

A DECISION on the expansion plans for Halsway Manor is due to be made today.

Bread-making course on offer in Highbridge

This is The West Country: Some of the bread at Long Crichel Bakery. DC3214P38

9:42am Thursday 24th April 2014

A BREAD-making course is being held at Morland Hall in Highbridge.

The Way I See It - by Dr John H. Newton, chairman of TauntonForward and headmaster of Taunton School

This is The West Country: Dr John H. Newton M.A. (Oxon), F.Coll.P., Dip.M.S.(Ed.)

9:13am Thursday 24th April 2014

DISCERNING readers will have noted two items in last week’s Somerset County Gazette.

Ten things you may not know about coeliac disease

This is The West Country: Ten things you may not know about coeliac disease

9:10am Thursday 24th April 2014

COELIAC UK, the national charity for people with coeliac disease will be celebrating its awareness campaign in May (12-18).

92-year-old William Evans found in River Tone 'left notes' before disappearance

This is The West Country: WILLIAM Evans.

9:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

AN elderly man whose body was found in the river left a number of notes, an inquest heard.

"Disney for Ducks" wetlands wildlife reserve at Steart proves controversial

This is The West Country: The wetlands reserve at Steart

9:08am Thursday 24th April 2014

A CONTROVERSIAL £20million wildlife reserve at the mouth of the River Parrett has been dubbed “environmental vandalism”.

Family in shock after vicious dog attack on Brean Sands

This is The West Country: Dart the dog had to be fitted with a pump to prevent the build up of blood and water after the viscous attack

9:03am Thursday 24th April 2014

A FAMILY was left shocked and angry when their dog was the victim of a vicious attack on Brean Sands.

Ten things you may not know about coeliac disease

This is The West Country: Ten things you may not know about coeliac disease

9:01am Thursday 24th April 2014

COELIAC UK, the national charity for people with coeliac disease will be celebrating its awareness campaign in May (12-18).

Mercury helps save Quantock scout hut

This is The West Country: The Bridgwater YMCA agreed to take over the scout hut

8:57am Thursday 24th April 2014

A SCOUT hut in the heart of the Quan-tocks which was at risk of closure has been saved after a story in the Mercury.

Police appeal after shoplifting at Maplins in Taunton

This is The West Country: Police appeal after shoplifting at Maplins in Taunton

8:54am Thursday 24th April 2014

DO you recognise any of the people in these CCTV images from a Taunton store?

Tour the Helicopter Museum as part of 25th anniversary celebrations

This is The West Country: WESTON Helicopter museum's history show for visitors.

7:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

PEOPLE interested in helicopters are invited to a lecture and tour of the Helicopter Museum in Weston to celebrate its 25th anniversary.

Youngsters can now enter Ilminster Citizens Award

This is The West Country: Emma Jane Taylor.

7:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

PEOPLE from Ilminster who go the extra mile to make their town a better place could win an award.

Taunton Pool re-opening delayed - £1.2million refurbishment incomplete

This is The West Country: Scaled-back swimming pool plans approved

6:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

SWIMMERS will have to wait a bit longer before taking a dip in Taunton’s refurbished pool because the work hasn’t been completed on time.

Second chance to buy Glastonbury tickets today

This is The West Country: Crowds at Glastonbury (Pic: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire)

5:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

GLASTONBURY Festival fans have a second chance to buy a ticket in the resales today (April 24).

Eyes down in Puriton for charity bingo

This is The West Country: Prize bingo for North West Air Ambulance

8:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A LATE Easter bingo for children’s hospices in the South West is being held at the 37 Club in Puriton this Friday (April 25).

Week to wait for Taunton Comedy Festival tickets

This is The West Country: Mark Watson

8:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE box office for Taunton Comedy Festival goes live next Wednesday (April 30).

Get your pet fit with the PDSA

This is The West Country: PDSA head nurse Lindsay Atkinson holds Jack Russell Ruby before Pet Fit Club 2013

7:30pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A PET friendly charity is holding its annual health programme to help owners get their animals into shape.

West Somerset Council helped deliver 88 affordable homes last year

This is The West Country: A Government grant meant to help build affordable homes in the town would actually mean higher rents, a tenants’ group claims

7:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A TOTAL of 88 affordable homes have been delivered in West Somerset in the past year.

Taunton family fun day on Bank Holiday Monday May 26 saved

This is The West Country: Buckle up for a bumpy ride!

4:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THOUSANDS of people are expected to attend a top attraction in the Taunton calendar which had been under threat of being cancelled.

Mum's thanks as colleagues and strangers rally following death of baby boy

This is The West Country: Michelle Cook with daughter Natasha.

4:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A NURSE says she is “speechless” thanks to the goodwill of colleagues and strangers who helped raise funds for a headstone for her baby boy who died prematurely.

Sandbags removed from Somerset's flood-hit areas

This is The West Country: Malmesbury's voluntary flood wardens will know where to find sandbag supplies

3:30pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

AROUND 9,000 sandbags have been cleared from flood-affected areas by Sedgemoor District Council and its partners.

Generations Carnival Club bingo night in Ilton

This is The West Country: Big Cash Bingo

3:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

GENERATIONS Carnival Club is holding a bingo night at Ilton Village Hall this Friday (April 25).

Taunton man defies the odds with Arctic adventure across Baffin Island

This is The West Country: Ben Rockett on his cycle challenge across Baffin Island in the Arctic.

1:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A TAUNTON man whose ability to walk was threatened after a car accident in his teens has completed a 200-mile cycle across Baffin Island in the Arctic.

Collision between car and mobility scooter in Taunton

This is The West Country: HUNT:  West Mercia Police are hunting two men who attempted an armed robbery at Cofton Post Office. SP

1:03pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

POLICE were called to an accident on the A38 East Reach, near Haydon Road, Taunton, after a collision between a car and a mobility scooter.

Hestercombe House art gallery project needs your help

This is The West Country: Hestercombe House.

12:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

VOLUNTEERS are being sought for a contemporary art gallery project opening at Hestercombe House, near Taunton, next month.

llminster Tuesday Dance Club presentation

This is The West Country: lminster Tuesday Dance Club presentation

12:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A PRESENTATION took place at the parish hall to Doris Appleton, Bill Tubby and Betty Tubby, who collectively have been on Ilminster Tuesday Dance Club’s committee for more than 60 years.

Duke of Gloucester opens Castle House in Taunton after £1million restoration project

This is The West Country: The Duke looks round the courtyard outside Castle House.

11:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A RESTORED medieval house where one of the country’s most notorious judges is reputed to have stayed got the Royal seal of approval this week.

Holding a St George's Day event? Let us know

This is The West Country: Waving the flag for England

11:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

ARE you holding an event to mark St George’s Day? Let us know on 01823- 365104 or email newsdesk@chardand ilminsternews.co.uk with any pictures from your event.

PICTURES: Easter fun in Ilminster and Hinton St George

This is The West Country: PICTURES: Easter fun in Ilminster and Hinton St George

10:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

YOUNGSTERS were on the hunt around Ilminster at the weekend as part of the town’s Easter Bunny Trail.

Wimbleball Lake family fun day

This is The West Country: ARCHERY will be one of the many activities available at the family fun day. PHOTO: Submitted.

9:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

WIMBLEBALL Lake is celebrating the May Day Bank Holiday in style by holding a family fun day with something for everyone to enjoy.

Tree blocking A356 in Crewkerne

This is The West Country: Tree blocking A356 in Crewkerne

8:56am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

MOTORISTS are being warned to watch out for a tree which is partially blocking a major route in Crewkerne.

Winsham baby survives meningitis scare from pet cat

This is The West Country: Winsham baby survives meningitis scare from pet cat

8:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A MUM from Winsham has spoken of the moment when her baby daughter nearly died after contracting a rare strain of meningitis from the family’s pet cat.

Eyes down in Puriton for charity bingo

This is The West Country: Prize bingo for North West Air Ambulance

7:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A LATE Easter bingo for children’s hospices in the South West is being held at the 37 Club in Puriton this Friday (April 25).

Join the Great Somerset Walk

This is The West Country: Members of the North Petherton Surgery team.

6:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE ninth Great Somerset Walk in aid of St Margaret’s Somerset Hospice is on Sunday, May 18.

Tributes to Ilminster's Jessica White after car crash

This is The West Country: Tributes to Ilminster crash victim Jessica White

6:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

TRIBUTES are pouring in for a popular young woman who was killed in a road collision.

£500 worth of cannabis seized by Bridgwater police

This is The West Country: Police raid £1m cannabis factories in Milford Haven and Haverfordwest

9:45pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

CANNABIS and equipment used in its production has been seized by police officers in Bridgwater.

Sandbags removed from Somerset's flood-hit areas

This is The West Country: Malmesbury's voluntary flood wardens will know where to find sandbag supplies

7:30pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

AROUND 9,000 sandbags have been cleared from flood-affected areas by Sedgemoor District Council and its partners.

Wellington fire on Longforth Farm estate 'deliberate'

This is The West Country: This photo was sent in by nearby resident Paul Heathers.

7:20pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

POLICE are probing a suspected arson attack on a partially built house in Wellington.

Projects to benefit from Homes in Sedgemoor Making a Difference Fund

This is The West Country: Disability award for Homes in Sedgemoor

7:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

TENANTS in Sedgemoor have given their seal of approval to seven local projects this month.

In pictures: Taunton Vale Point-to-Point

This is The West Country: Junior jockeys with their rosettes.

6:30pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE Taunton Vale Point-to-Point race meet at Kingston St Mary on Easter Monday (April 21) proved a hit with families from across the area.

Ashill Primary School auction of promises raises £7,000

This is The West Country: Ashill Primary School auction of promises raises £7,000

6:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

AN auction of promises at Ashill Primary School raised an incredible £7,000.

Police appeal: Criminal damage to Minehead Costa

This is The West Country: Police appeal: Criminal damage to Minehead Costa

4:42pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

POLICE have released an image of a man they wish to speak to in connection with criminal damage to Costa in Minehead.

Flood surgery to be held by Environment Agency

This is The West Country: Environment Agency inspect beck

4:21pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE Environment Agency is hosting a flood drop-in surgery at the Willows and Wetlands Centre at Stoke St Gregory this Thursday (April 24).

In pictures: Easter egg hunt at Nynehead Court

This is The West Country: Ben, seven, with Becca, three.

4:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

LITTLE ones spent a morning searching the grounds of Nynehead Court for chocolate eggs.

Charity variety show to be held in Bridgwater

This is The West Country: Grants available for Taunton town centre businesses

3:30pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A VARIETY show is being held in Bridgwater this summer in aid of the children’s charity Brainwave.

Transit van fire in Crewkerne

This is The West Country: Fire fighters rescue baby locked in house

3:10pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A TRANSIT van caught fire in West Street, Crewkerne, at 4am yesterday (Tuesday).









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