Live Accident on B3187 in Langford Budville - diversion in place

This is The West Country:

9:38am Thursday 23rd October 2014

THERE has been a collision between a single decker coach and a car in Langford Budville on the B3187.

Student Molly Gould seeks success with her own song - VIDEO

This is The West Country:

10:15am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A TALENTED Taunton student is hoping for success in the music industry after recording her first song.

Today's West Somerset County Gazette - wrong date

This is The West Country:

9:33am Thursday 23rd October 2014

DUE to a printing error today's West Somerset County Gazette has the wrong date on - it says October 16 but we would like to assure readers that it is in fact this week's news.

Motorists told to watch out for deer on the road

This is The West Country: ELi Echo Kids Club

9:10am Thursday 23rd October 2014

MOTORISTS are urged to look out for deer as the rutting season starts.

Ashcott pub's fundraiser

This is The West Country: webpix charity donation cash money collection

8:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A POPULAR pub in Ashcott will beholding a fundraising event in support of people with a rare skin condition in the area.

Young Driver event in Yeovil

This is The West Country:

8:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE first Young Driver event at the Haynes Motor Museum this weekend proved a roaring success with 120 youngsters experiencing being behind the wheel of a car in a groundbreaking driver training course aimed at 11-17 year olds.

New firms coming to Taunton - 'positive' news for the town

This is The West Country: Taunton Post Office - 'customers deserve better'

8:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

SHOPPERS and diners are soon going to get even more choice with several companies planning to come to Taunton.

Homes development in Chard backed and more plans lodged

This is The West Country:

6:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

UP TO 150 homes could be built in Chard after councillors backed plans for 78 homes – with another application for 72 more being submitted.

Somerset children's services boss "sacked" by council insists: "I resigned"

This is The West Country:

11:32am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

CONFUSION surrounds the termination of the contract of the highly-paid director hired to turn around Somerset's children's services - bosses says he was sacked, he claims he'd already resigned.

Taunton supermarket's boost for Kelsey's Cancer Fund

This is The West Country:

4:54pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A TAUNTON supermarket has boosted a campaign to help build a sensory room at Musgrove Park Hospital’s children’s unit.

North Town pupils filmed for video going out to 7,000 schools worldwide

This is The West Country:

9:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THESE children from North Town Primary School will soon become stars of the small screen – after being filmed for an educational video that will be used worldwide.

Dog rescued from ditch in Woolavington

This is The West Country:

8:30pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Fire crews have rescued a dog from pit in Woolavington earlier this evening

Hairdressers get behind Jemima Layzell Trust

This is The West Country:

8:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A CAMPAIGN has been launched to raise awareness of a charity set up in memory of a talented Taunton student.

Fire crews called to property in Bathealton

This is The West Country:

8:13pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

FIRE crews have extinguished a fire at a property in Bathealton earlier this evening (Wednesday).

Autumn colours week at Forde Abbey gardens

This is The West Country:

5:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

FORDE Abbey’s gardens will be welcoming visitors to its autumn colours week, which runs from October 25 to November 2.

Fire crews attend grill pan blaze at Bridgwater home

This is The West Country:

1:30pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

FIRE crews attended a small fire involving a grill pan at a Bridgwater home on Sunday afternoon.

Sunday market and other pledges to help Make Taunton Sparkle

This is The West Country:

1:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A STREET market on Sunday will help boost a £25,000 appeal to make sure Taunton has its Christmas lights this year.

Hallowe'en warning from Dorset Police

This is The West Country: Dorset Police logo

1:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

DORSET Police is calling on residents to enjoy the Hallowe’en festivities but to ensure they respect others.

Crewkerne wheelchair user wins fight to drop the kerb outside her house

This is The West Country: Can the council do more for the disabled? Let them know

1:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A KERB will be dropped outside the home of a Crewkerne wheelchair user who has been campaigning for help for months.

Yeovil transport and housing scheme gets £250k backing from Somerset County Council

This is The West Country:

12:33pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A MAJOR scheme to upgrade one of Yeovil’s key transport routes and unlock land for housing and employment took another step forward today.

Man pops the question in police car after crashing en route to Somerset beauty spot

This is The West Country:

12:07pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A LOVED-UP husband-to-be popped the question in the back of a police car after he crashed en route to a beauty spot where he planned to propose.

Kids get to grips with Milverton's £50,000 of new play equipment

This is The West Country:

12:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

PICTURED are children sampling their new play equipment in Milverton for the first time.

Police public appeal to identify phone theft woman

This is The West Country:

10:40am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

POLICE are appealing to the public to help identify a woman following the theft of a mobile phone which contains sentimental pictures of the owner’s mother.

New technology to be trialled at Carnival

This is The West Country:

10:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

INNOVATIVE new technology will be trialled at Bridgwater Carnival this year to enhance the viewing experience.

Yellow theme at Manor Court Primary School for St Margaret's Hospice

This is The West Country:

10:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

MANOR Court celebrated National Hospice week with a splash of yellow.

Two South Somerset people released without charge after hit-and-run which killed 84-year-old man

This is The West Country:

9:01am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

TWO people from South Somerset who were initially arrested in connection with the death of a man in his 80s following a fail to stop incident in Bruton, have been released without charge.

BRIDGWATER businesses honoured at awards

This is The West Country:

9:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

OUTSTANDING businesses in the Bridgwater area were among those honoured at the Mercury-backed 2014 Somerset Business Awards.

Ilminster sisters climb Ben Nevis for charity

This is The West Country:

9:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

TWO fundraising sisters from Ilminster have taken on the highest mountain in Britain for charity and succeeded.

Poppy appeal launch on West Somerset Railway

This is The West Country: Poppy on black background (8861656)

9:01am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE launch of this year's Somerset and Bristol Poppy Appeal will be taking place on the West Somerset Railway.

Scheme unveiled to stop homes flooding in Bridgwater street

This is The West Country:

8:20am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A SCHEME to protect homes in a Bridgwater street from flooding has been unveiled.

Crackdown on drivers using mobile phones today

This is The West Country:

7:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

DRIVERS who continue to break the law by using handheld mobile phones at the wheel will be targeted in a special operation this week.

Cotford St Luke pupils support Go Commando Royal Marines charity

This is The West Country:

6:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

ROYAL Marines charity Go Commando and their mascot Col Kev Ted joined in with the children from Cotford St Luke Primary School to commemorate National Heroes Day.

Park and Ride Service for Carnival-goers

This is The West Country: Integrated transport: buses for Malham, Ilkley and Grassington meet at Skipton

9:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

CARNIVAL-GOERS attending the procession can take advantage of two park and ride services.

St Andrew's pupils support Somerset Emergency Volunteers

This is The West Country:

9:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

PUPILS from St Andrew's Church School, Taunton, gathered at St Andrew’s Church for their harvest festival service.

Willow man ready for Bridgwater fireworks display

This is The West Country:

7:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

THE organisers of Bridgwater Carnival are promising that the weekend’s celebrations will start with a bang this year with a massive firework display.

Bridgwater's Hope Inn registered as community assest

This is The West Country:

7:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

THERE may be new hope for the Hope Inn as the Bridgwater pub has now been registered as a community asset, putting a temporary hold on the planned demolition.

300 attend Care Focus Awards in Taunton

This is The West Country:

7:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

PICTURED are some of the outstanding carers in the South-West, who were honoured at the Care Focus (South West) CIC gala awards evening, held at Taunton’s Wellsprings Leisure Centre.

Flooding trigger points plan revealed for Somerset Levels and moors

This is The West Country:

6:10pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

PLANS to prevent a repeat of the catastrophic flooding that hit the Somerset levels and moors last winter have been unveiled by the Environment Agency.

Thorncombe Village Shop celebrates fifth anniversary

This is The West Country: West Dorset MP Oliver Letwin at the Thorncombe village stores

6:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

THORNCOMBE Village Shop celebrated its fifth anniversary this week, treating customers and volunteers to a spread featuring some of its finest fare.

Local delights at Bridgwater food fest

This is The West Country:

6:02pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

FOOD-LOVERS were able to enjoy a whole host of local delights over the last two weekends as Bridgwater Arts Centre held its first ever Food Festival.

Police urged to act on anti-social behaviour in Blake Gardens

This is The West Country:

5:37pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

POLICE are being urged once again to stamp out anti-social behaviour in Blake Gardens with residents now saying they feel the area is unsafe.

Major improvements taking place in Dunster starting in 2015

This is The West Country: Harvey Siggs.

4:58pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

DUNSTER residents are invited to a drop-in event on October 28 to find out more about major improvements in the village which have been planned jointly to minimise disruption as much as possible.

St Margaret's Hospice fundraising crews prepare for Challenge of a Lifetime

This is The West Country:

4:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

CLINICAL director Ann Lee learning the ropes.

TOWIE star to appear at Club Neo in Yeovil

This is The West Country: Danny Osborne

3:29pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

YOUNG clubbers have the chance to win four VIP tickets to meet The Only Way is Essex (TOWIE) star Dan Osborne when he makes a special guest appearance at the Zero Project’s under 18’s Halloween Event at Club Neo, Stars Lane, Yeovil on Wednesday, October 29 from 7pm- 1am.

Man jailed for string of offences in Yeovil

This is The West Country:

1:28pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A MAN who admitted a string of offences in the Yeovil area has been given a prison sentence.

Chard and Ilminster entries excel at Taunton Carnival

This is The West Country:

1:14pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

CLUBS from Chard and Ilminster had a ball at the 49th Taunton Carnival on Saturday.

Primary school reception class supplement 2014

This is The West Country:

2:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

IT has been brought to our attention that unfortunately picture of Puriton Primary School's Reception class have been missed out of the reception class supplement in this week's Bridgwater Mercury.

Taunton students raise £15,000 for armed forces charity

This is The West Country:

12:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A TEAM of eight King’s College students cycled an incredible 1,000 miles to raise money for an armed forces charity.

Avon and Somerset initiative to tackle fraud

This is The West Country:

11:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

PEOPLE over 60 are being warned not to be bullied into parting with their cash by fraudsters.

Repair work at New Road in Ilminster to start on Monday

This is The West Country:

10:39am Tuesday 21st October 2014

MAJOR works to rebuild a road in Ilminster which has been closed since February are due to start on Monday - a week earlier than planned.







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