Somerset students get their GCSE results

This is The West Country: BRIGHT FUTURES: Successful Year 11 students receive their GCSE results at Thomas Hardye School

1:09pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

THOUSANDS of youngsters across Somerset will pick up their GCSE results tomorrow (Thursday).

Michaela makes a spectacle of herself

This is The West Country:

9:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Michaela Williams, aged 47, was chosen from hundreds of entries from across the South West to win the regional round of the Specsavers Spectacle Wearer of the Year Award.

Asbestos deaths

This is The West Country: A verdict of death by road traffic collision was reached at Salisbury Coroners' Court

8:30pm Thursday 21st August 2014

West Somerset Coroner Michael Rose last week said he holds inquests into the deaths of about 15 people a year who came in contact with asbestos in the Bridgwater area decades ago and developed the industrial disease mesothelioma.

Help for toddlers starting school

This is The West Country: Despite the intermittent rain, parents, staff, committee members and children celebrated the 30th anniversary of St Paul's pre-school.

8:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Early years practitioners from the Kiddi Caru day nursery are offering advice on simple tasks that will help children into primary school.

Charities’ chance of a cash grant with your Burnham and Highbridge Weekly.

This is The West Country: Site Logo

7:30pm Thursday 21st August 2014

CHARITIES are being invited to apply for a grant from the Gannett Foundation, run by the publishers of your Star.

CCTV system installed in Watchet

This is The West Country: GV of CCTV camera. (4807999)

7:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

RESIDENTS and visitors in Watchet can now feel even safer thanks to a new CCTV system that has been installed in the town.

Ilminster florist raises £3,000 at Barn Boogie event

This is The West Country:

6:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A FLORIST from Ilminster has raised more than £3,000 for charity after organising a ‘Barn Boogie’.

Police warning about NPS or so-called “Legal Highs”

This is The West Country:

6:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

THE police are warning people to be wary of so-called “legal highs” after two people are thought to have become ill in Taunton after taking them.

Fire at Wheddon Cross

This is The West Country: File image.

5:46pm Thursday 21st August 2014

THREE fire appliances were mobilised, one from Dulverton and two from Minehead following a report of a room fire at Wheddon Cross today at 4.25pm.

Road closure for Chard's Urban Water Slide to cost £700

This is The West Country:

5:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A GIANT water slide which will be making its way through the centre of Chard next month has cost more than expected.

Window winner in Bridgwater

5:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

AND the winner is ... Treacle Well Tea Room has been declared the winner of Bridgwater’s window dressing competition.

Police warn Yeovil residents after spate of burglaries

This is The West Country: Rawdon murder probe - police have started an investigation

4:12pm Thursday 21st August 2014

HOMEOWNERS in Yeovil are being reminded to keep their windows and doors secure to help beat the burglars.

Town centre facelift to start in January

4:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

WORK on a major facelift for Burnham town centre should start in early 2015 after a series of delays.

Cut VAT to help Minehead town tourism, urge businesses

This is The West Country:

4:28pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A VAT cut on accommodation and attractions in seaside towns like Minehead would increase the number of visitors and job opportunities, it is claimed.

SHOPLIFTING: Taunton police ask for YOUR help in crack-down

This is The West Country:

3:52pm Thursday 21st August 2014

POLICE in Taunton are on a mission to crack-down on shoplifting and retail crime in the county town, and are asking for your help to do so.

Mum died in mystery crash

This is The West Country: Four-month-old baby girl died from 'unexplained' suffocation  at Bradford home, inquest told

3:30pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Young mum died after her mother-in-law lost control of the car they were in after a pre-Christmas family gathering.

Grave vandalised

This is The West Country:

3:30pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Vandals have smashed an “invaluable” monument in a daylight attack at an historic Bridgwater church.

Police appeal: Man arrested after altercation in Chard park

This is The West Country:

3:25pm Thursday 21st August 2014

POLICE are appealing for the public’s help following an assault which took place in a park in the Chard area.

Chard Post Office competition winner

This is The West Country:

2:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

NORMA Sanders was crowned the winner of a competition run at Chard Post Office.

Sporting events to promote Parkinson's UK work

This is The West Country:

1:30pm Thursday 21st August 2014

AN ASHCOTT man who suffers from Parkinson’s disease is organising his third annual sporting event to highlight the condition.

Can you identify this woman?

This is The West Country:

1:10pm Thursday 21st August 2014

POLICE are asking for help from the public to identify a woman who may have information about a shop theft in ASDA, Creechbarrow Road, Taunton.

Deal with your litter or face court, town traders warned

This is The West Country:

1:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A pressure group waging war on Taunton’s litter has issued a stark warning to traders to tackle the problem . . . or face court.

Carer nominated for top accolade

This is The West Country:

1:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Tina Cornell’s work with the Home Instead Taunton and West Somerset care organisation has seen her named as one of the 12 finalists from over 7,000 staff at 150 offices across the Nation.

Tea cosy event at Donyatt Village Hall

This is The West Country: We'd love to see pictures of your favourite coffee cup or tea mug

1:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A TEA Cosy will be held next Wednesday (August 27) in Donyatt village hall from 2.30-4.30pm.

Climb the tower

This is The West Country: The helicopter and St James' Church tower

12:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Tallest tower in Taunton reopens again to visitors on Saturday August 23.

Fundraising is plain sailing for Dan

This is The West Country:

12:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Dan Holden is hoping to raise £4,000 as he sets sail on two legs of the Challenge of a Lifetime Atlantic Circuit, which will pass through The Canary Islands and areas of the Caribbean.

Busy Bank Holiday on the roads

This is The West Country:

11:46am Thursday 21st August 2014

Insurance company Age UK is advising drivers to check the details of their car insurance policies before heading out on the roads to ensure it’s the right cover for their needs.

Another street added to cold caller scheme

This is The West Country:

11:30am Thursday 21st August 2014

POLICE in Burnham have classified another street in the town as a ‘no cold calling’ zone.

Spa sparks off "riff raff" row

This is The West Country:

11:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

A Fawlty Towers-style sign put up to deter ‘riff raff’ from visiting a spa’s golf course has sparked mixed reactions from would-be guests.

Tatworth Memorial Hall defibrillator installed

This is The West Country:

11:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

A DEFIBRILLATOR for the community has been installed at Tatworth Memorial Hall.

Sex assaults case

This is The West Country:

10:39am Thursday 21st August 2014

Man charged with two sexual assaults on women in Taunton has been remanded in custody.

Exams helpline

This is The West Country: File photo dated 13/06/08 of Pupils who sat a GCSE English exam at Colchester County High School for Girls, Colchester, Essex as a return to final exams at GCSE could discriminate against girls, teachers warned today. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date:

10:37am Thursday 21st August 2014

Exam Results Helpline will be open from 8am today (Thursday) to give advice and support to students and their parents picking up GCSE results.

Mum's fury after sons legal high nightmare

This is The West Country: Temporary postal room in place after Musgrove Park Hospital fire

10:14am Thursday 21st August 2014

Horror as boy, 14, collapses in park

Refurb work in Bridgwater after the storm

This is The West Country:

7:30am Thursday 21st August 2014

THE reception building at Bridgwater College’s Cannington site is set to undergo major refurbishment after storm damage made it unsafe to use.

Chard councillor in Somerset County Council FOI delay

This is The West Country: County Hall in Taunton

7:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

A CHARD councillor is at the centre of new figures showing Somerset County Council’s delay in responding to Freedom of Information Act requests.

Local competition winner drives away brand new Range Rover

This is The West Country:

6:30am Thursday 21st August 2014

Taunton motorist has driven away her dream car after entering a Halfords competition to win one of five Range Rover Evoques worth nearly £50,000.

3,400 children in debt-ridden local families - ‘One in six families more than £4,000 behind’

This is The West Country: You can’t borrow your way out of debt

8:30pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

There are 3,365 children from families struggling with mounting debts according to research by The Children’s Society and StepChange Debt Charity.

Green light for Taunton Deane Council move to County Hall

This is The West Country: Cllr John Williams

8:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

NEGOTIATIONS to create a “one-stop shop” of councils and public services for Taunton Deane’s taxpayers have been given the green light by councillors.

Jade makes golden visit to Entertainment Centre

This is The West Country:

7:30pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Olympic gold medallist Jade Jones took time out from her busy training schedule to meet staff and customers at Sunspot Family Entertainment Centre in Burnham.

Elderly lady taken to Musgrove after car crashes into building

This is The West Country: ambulance - zxc

6:16pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

PARAMEDICS took an elderly lady into Musgrove Park Hospital earlier today after her car crashed into a building in Vivary Heights, Taunton.

Open air Tempest

This is The West Country: THE TEMPEST

6:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Theatre company The Pantaloons will be taking to the stage at The Walled Gardens of Cannington, Church Street, on Friday, August 29, at 7pm.

Man bailed after 15 people found in lorry

This is The West Country:

5:11pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A 50-year-old man has been released on police bail pending further enquiries, say Avon & Somerset Police.

Salsa lessons in Bridgwater

5:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

EVER fancied learning the art of salsa dancing? Well now you can right here in Bridgwater every Tuesday.

Volunteers needed to keep Ashill tidy

4:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

VOLUNTEERS are needed to help keep the churchyard in Ashill tidy.

£4.3m for homes site in Sedgemoor

This is The West Country: Burnham's Mayor re-elected

4:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A CASH boost has been announced to get a major Highbridge housing project off the ground and bring developers on board.

Haygrove are counting down the days

2:30pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

IT may be still be summer but one school in Bridgwater is already planning for the festive season.

Lose those pounds

2:29pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

SLIMMING World in Bridgwater is welcoming any new members to come and say hello to help meet new people and lose those extra pounds.

Bridgwater ready to bloom

2:27pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

BRIDGWATER Flower Show is set to bloom on Friday and Saturday (August 22 and 23) in the Bridgwater Town Hall.

Woman treated for shock after being stuck in lift in Ilminster

This is The West Country:

1:37pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A WOMAN was treated for shock after being stuck in a lift in Ilminster.

Police appeal: 'Dog rage' assault in Yeovil

This is The West Country:

1:13pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

POLICE in Yeovil are appealing for witnesses to an argument between two dog walkers that ended with a woman being threatened and hit around the head with a lead.









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