Taunton store 'death threats' after veteran 'told to sell poppies outside'

This is The West Country: Profits at Morrisons supermarket dived by more than half after the supermarket chain's sales were savaged in the industry's ongoing price war.

10:06pm Saturday 25th October 2014

DEATH threats have allegedly been made in anonymous phone calls after a row involving a Veteran selling poppies outside a Taunton store.

Somerset Rebels lose in final

This is The West Country: 'It ain’t over yet' - Rebels' manager’s rallying call for second leg of KO Cup

12:08am Sunday 26th October 2014

SOMERSET Rebels have lost to Edinburgh in the Premier League Championship Grand Final by a single race point.

Lopen Mistletoe Fayre in November

This is The West Country: A Christmas Present Tag

5:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

LOPEN’S Mistletoe Fayre is on Saturday, November 15.

Burnham student gutted after charity climb fell through

This is The West Country:

4:10pm Saturday 25th October 2014

A STUDENT from Burnham was “gutted” after his plan to climb Mount Kilimanjaro for charity fell through on the day he was due to leave, when the organiser went into administration.

Military historian to present First World War recordings

This is The West Country:

3:40pm Saturday 25th October 2014

INTERNATIONALLY-RENOWNED military historian Peter Hart will present recordings of First World War veterans at a special event.

Celebrity gardener Chris Beardshaw opens new development in Minehead

This is The West Country:

3:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

RETIREES and their families were given the opportunity to meet and greet celebrity gardener Chris Beardshaw at the opening of McCarthy & Stone’s Beechfield Court development, in Minehead.

South-West renters’ health suffers

This is The West Country: EMBARGOED REG LEAD Hundreds of the region's children will be homeless this Christmas

3:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

ONE in 11 renters in the South-West has suffered health problems in the last year because rogue landlords failed to deal with poor conditions in their properties, newly-released research shows.

Somerset cricket captain completes cycle marathon

This is The West Country:

1:50pm Saturday 25th October 2014

SOMERSET cricket captain Marcus Trescothick and his team of cyclists brought up a gruelling triple century as they completed a 300-mile ride to raise money for the county’s newest development project.

Ferne Animal Sanctuary Hallowe'en fun

This is The West Country:

1:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

FERNE Animal Sanctuary’s very popular Hallowe’en family events are back again this year.

Brent Knoll harvest supper goes down a treat

This is The West Country:

1:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

PEOPLE from Brent Knoll gathered at the parish hall in the village for the annual Harvest Supper on the weekend.

£33,000 raised for Bridgwater poppy appeal

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

12:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

THE Bridgwater and District Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal has announced that it raised almost £33,000 in its 2013/14 fundraising year.

Reminder to book your free flu vaccination

This is The West Country: The flu jab is available on the NHS

11:20am Saturday 25th October 2014

PEOPLE in the Burnham and Highbridge who are in one of the “at risk” categories for flu are being urged to arrange their free flu vaccination now by contacting their GP surgery.

Bridgwater students tackle real-life issues faced by local businesses

This is The West Country: Cllr David Hall

11:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

STUDENTS from Bridgwater College will have the opportunity to head to a European ‘Mega Brainstorming’ event if they impress a panel of experts this week.

Solar farm friction across South-West

This is The West Country:

11:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

LANDOWNERS in the South-West have hit back at comments made by Environment Secretary Liz Truss over the aesthetics of solar farms.

In pictures: The 11th annual World Bolving Championships

This is The West Country:

10:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

EXMOOR film-maker and TV celebrity Johnny Kingdom joined more than 150 people in the heart of Exmoor on Saturday for the annual Bolving World Championships.

Crewkerne District Rotary cheque presentation

This is The West Country:

10:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

SANDRA Shore from Crewkerne District Rotary with Zoe Steer and Jeremy Webb.

Town Hall Talk: Mayor of Chard Jenny Kenton

This is The West Country:

9:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

IT’S been a busy couple of weeks for me – on October 6, the Mayor’s travelling talk show went to Manor Court Primary School to talk about the mace, town crier and Mayor.

Credit union to launch new campaign

This is The West Country:

6:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

SOMERSET Savings and Loans has launched a campaign to help people who need financial support as the festive season looms.

Third day of traffic chaos in Taunton as A358 roadworks continue

This is The West Country:

4:50pm Friday 24th October 2014

MOTORISTS are facing mammoth delays as roadworks on the A358 cause gridlock stretching back towards Taunton town centre.

Somerset Rebels clinch narrow victory

This is The West Country: 'It ain’t over yet' - Rebels' manager’s rallying call for second leg of KO Cup

10:08pm Friday 24th October 2014

THE Somerset Rebels will take a 12 point lead into the second leg of the Premier League Championship Final against the Edinburgh Monarchs

Exmoor's new flag to be unfurled on October 29

This is The West Country:

7:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

THE wait is nearly over to find out which design has won the Exmoor Flag design competition and earned its place in history as the first area encompassing a national park to have its own flag.

Chard and Ilminster firms success at Somerset Business Awards 2014

This is The West Country:

5:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

OUTSTANDING businesses in the Chard and Ilminster area were among those honoured at the News-backed 2014 Somerset Business Awards.

Bridgwater J Singers seek new leader

This is The West Country: Microphone - Derek Gavey at Flickr.jpg

1:10pm Friday 24th October 2014

BRIDGWATER based J Singers are looking for a new leader as of January, following the resignation of their current musical director after six successful years.

King Alfred School students appoints cultural champions

This is The West Country:

1:10pm Friday 24th October 2014

KING Alfred School has become the first school in Somerset to appoint Cultural Champions to show students a real insight into the variety of cultures in the UK.

Day of democracy at Bridgwater schools

This is The West Country:

1:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

STUDENTS from schools across the Bridgwater area have been learning about the role of local government and understanding the functions of local democracy in the town.

Octagon Theatre performances to be interpreted in British Sign Language

This is The West Country:

1:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

FOR the first time, two performances of this years’ pantomime at South Somerset District Council’s Octagon Theatre will be interpreted in British Sign Language, (BSL).

Town Bridge won't be ready for Bridgwater Carnival

This is The West Country:

12:30pm Friday 24th October 2014

BRIDGWATER’S historic Town Bridge will not be fully repaired and restored in time for carnival, Somerset County Council has said.

Roads closed in Chard town centre for children's Trick or Treat event

This is The West Country: Hope Support Services aim to make it a spooky Halloween for Herefordshire motorists.

12:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

A CHILDREN’S Trick or Treat night will be held in Chard next week.

Day raises cash for autism support group

This is The West Country:

11:40am Friday 24th October 2014

AN AFTERNOON of fun and fundraising has paved the way for a support group for families living with autism.

Postal workers walk out over colleague dismissal

This is The West Country:

11:50am Friday 24th October 2014

POSTAL workers at the Bridgwater Royal Mail depot in Friarn Street have walked out this morning in protest over the dismissal of a colleague.

Chard Specsavers bake for Macmillan Cancer Support

This is The West Country:

10:00am Friday 24th October 2014

STAFF at an opticians in Chard baked up a feast for their customers to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Car badly damaged after fire in Chard

This is The West Country:

9:20am Friday 24th October 2014

A CAR was badly damaged following a fire in Chard in the early hours of this morning (October 24).

Decision deferred on Burnham's Farmers' Market move

This is The West Country:

9:20am Friday 24th October 2014

A DECISION on whether or not to move Burnham’s Farmers’ Market out of the High Street has been delayed until the new year.

Hinkley C deal goes under scrutiny again

This is The West Country: APPROVED: Plans for the Hinkley Point C reactor at Somerset (11249573)

9:00am Friday 24th October 2014

ANOTHER investigation into the controversial Hinkley C deal has begun.

Bishops Lydeard spa goes pink for Breakthrough Breast Cancer

This is The West Country:

8:30am Friday 24th October 2014

STAFF at Cedar Falls health farm and spa, in Bishops Lydeard, held a Pink Day to support the charity Breakthrough Breast Cancer.

Angling for a win at Bridgwater fishing contest

This is The West Country:

8:00am Friday 24th October 2014

THE final junior fishing match of the season will be held this Saturday at Summerhayes fishery in Bridgwater.

Mixed reaction to 20mph zones calls for Ilminster

This is The West Country:

6:00am Friday 24th October 2014

CALLS to turn Ilminster’s residential streets into 20mph speed zones have met with mixed reaction.

Abnormal load travelling through Somerset cancelled

This is The West Country: Congestion expected as large loads travel through Taunton

9:37am Friday 24th October 2014

DELAYS are expected on two major roads in Somerset as a large abnormal load and police escort travel through the county this morning (October 24.).

Traffic chaos after vehicle breaks down on M5

This is The West Country:

6:18pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

COMMUTERS are facing long delays on the journey home this evening after a vehicle broke down on the M5 near Taunton.

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.

Question mark over future of badger cull

This is The West Country: Badger (11754077)

7:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE roll out of the controversial badger cull across the country remains uncertain after shooters failed to meet minimum targets in one of the cull zones.

Public invited to help spruce up Bridgwater docks

This is The West Country: STROKE OF GENIUS: Connor Lambton, 19, who is hoping to paint his way to success in Birmingham next month.

5:30pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

BRIDGWATER people are invited to join the Inland Waterways Association (IWA) and Canal & River Trust volunteers, as they continue a project to paint around 50 metal structures at Bridgwater Docks.

Somerset schoolchldren in Big Questions event in Creech St Michael

This is The West Country:

4:37pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

YOUNGSTERS from six schools asked the ‘Big Questions’ in a special Religious Education Celebration Day.

West Somerset Councillors give green light for Minehead Heritage Trail

This is The West Country:

3:40pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A HERITAGE trail which aims to make Minehead a cultural hub in West Somerset attracting thousands more visitors by 2020 has been given the green light by councillors.

King Alfred School teacher releases new book

This is The West Country:

3:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE head of the geography department at The King Alfred School has had a book published to help thousands of students develop as geographers.

FEATURE: Perrys Cider give The Chard & Ilminster News a look around their orchards

This is The West Country:

3:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

CIDER lovers have been quenching their thirst in beer gardens and barbecues all summer but the next few months are crucial for the industry – because without any apples it cannot make the golden nectar.

New police base opening in Bridgwater town centre

This is The West Country:

2:30pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A NEW Avon and Somerset Police satellite office has officially opened at Sedgemoor District Council’s office off King’s Square in Bridgwater.

Somerset schools to raise awareness of internet safety

This is The West Country: 06/08/2014 PA File photo of a person using a laptop. See PA Feature INTERNET Internet Column. Picture credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Photos. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature. UK REGIONAL PAPERS AND MAGAZINES, PLEASE

1:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

SCHOOLS in Somerset are invited to sign up to an e-Pledge raising awareness of internet safety among children and young people in the county.

Cliff Bishop becomes a Freeman of the Borough of Taunton Deane

This is The West Country:

4:01pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

ONE of the longest serving councillors in the country has been honoured by being admitted as a Freeman of the Borough of Taunton Deane.

Broken street lights to blame for homes raided in Ilminster, residents say

This is The West Country:

12:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

PEOPLE who had their homes broken into and valuables stolen in an area of Ilminster say they feel broken street lights were partly to blame.







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