Tesco plan ‘nearly there’

This is The West Country:

3:30pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Plans to build a new Tesco in Bridgwater are still up in the air 18 months on since the project was given the green light.

New charity shop

This is The West Country: Great Somerset Walk in aid of St Margaret's Hospice

3:30pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Mayor of Bridgwater and a town crier helped to welcome a new charity furniture shop to Bridgwater last week.

Police warn Somerset businesses of phone advertising scam

This is The West Country:

3:20pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A PHONE scammer posing as an ad agency working on behalf of the police is trying to con small businesses out of £100 a hit.

Plans in for Mark solar park

This is The West Country: Solar farm plans would benefit community

3:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A RENEWABLE energy company has officially submitted plans for a solar park in Mark.

Burnham bathing water action plan announced

This is The West Country:

2:24pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

COMMUNITY leaders say a major action plan will improve the future of Burnham's bathing water quality and reduce the impact of tough new regulations.

West Somerset's Community Games Shining Light

This is The West Country:

1:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

IT MIGHT be two years since the London 2012 Olympics, but the legacy of the Games lives on this summer.

Coffee morning in South Petherton's The David Hall

This is The West Country: The purr-fect cup of coffee

12:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A COFFEE morning will be held at The David Hall in South Petherton tomorrow (Wednesday July 30).

Police warning on fake ID at pubs

This is The West Country: A pint of beer

12:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Police cracking down on underage drinking have seized a number of fake driving licences from youngsters trying to get into pubs and clubs in the Taunton area.

Award for sailor from Ilchester

This is The West Country:

11:30am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A SAILOR from Ilchester was the first winner of a new award presented at the Defence Maritime Logistics School annual awards ceremony held at HMS Raleigh.

Appeal to save pill box near Crewkerne

This is The West Country:

10:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A SOUTH Somerset man fears local history could be lost if a piece of military history is knocked down.

Trees in tribute

This is The West Country: North Wiltshire MP James Gray is to visit all of his constituency’s 209 war graves as part of the First World War centenary year commemorations

9:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Thousands of trees are being given away in Somerset to commemorate the First World War centenary.

VIDEO: Somerset Remembers exhibition launched

This is The West Country:

11:43am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A WAR poem by Philip Larkin was read to guests at the official opening of the Somerset Remembers exhibition in Taunton on Friday.

High-flier Lara’s inspirational gran

This is The West Country:

11:21am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Wellington School pupil Lara Adkins was one of only two cadets at the school’ combined Cadet Force to be given a Contingent Commander’s Commendation this summer.

Six crews tackle major fire in Crewkerne

This is The West Country:

6:35am Tuesday 29th July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS are investigating the cause of a major fire at an empty home in South Street, Crewkerne, in the early hours.

Minehead raft race champion puts down his paddle

This is The West Country:

6:30am Tuesday 29th July 2014

FORMER lifeboatman Derek Williams will breathe a sigh of relief as he watches entrants in this year’s Blue Anchor to Minehead raft race.

First aid courses cash boost in Ilminster

This is The West Country: Braintree district: First aid courses available for youth groups

5:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

FIRST aid courses will be more widely available in Ilminster thanks to a share of a £5,000 cash pot.

Keep weather eye on neighbours

This is The West Country: United Nations biosphere announcement due today

11:08am Tuesday 29th July 2014

County Council is asking neighbours, friends and relatives to keep an eye out for anyone who may be struggling to cope in the sustained heat.

Two-car collision in Taunton causes traffic build-up

This is The West Country:

2:53pm Monday 28th July 2014

TWO cars have been involved in a collision in Taunton near the Sainsburys supermarket, Hurdle Way.

Traffic eases after scaffolding collapse in Kingston Road, Taunton

2:50pm Monday 28th July 2014

HEAVY traffic built up this afternoon after the collapse of scaffolding outside the former Rileys Snooker Club in Kingston Road.

Environment Secretary Liz Truss visits Somerset

This is The West Country:

5:06pm Monday 28th July 2014

THE new Environment Secretary Liz Truss says she wants to secure Government funding for the multi-million pound Bridgwater Barrage.

Firefighters cut casualty out of car after Monkton Heathfield collision

This is The West Country:

9:11pm Monday 28th July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS from Taunton cut a person free from a car after a two-vehicle collision in Monkton Heathfield earlier.

Puppets on parade

This is The West Country:

8:30pm Monday 28th July 2014

Award-winning all-singing, all-dancing ‘fur fest’

Minehead Middle School's pillars of the community

This is The West Country:

8:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

MINEHEAD’S most dedicated young people have been rewarded for their efforts in the community.

From Broadway to Weston

This is The West Country: UK premiere of The Addams Family musical in Sutton!

7:30pm Monday 28th July 2014

Broadway hit is getting its UK premier at none other than Weston’s Playhouse Theatre this July.

GOLF: Bateman and Hatfield take Club Championship titles

5:49pm Monday 28th July 2014

Steve Bateman and Suzanne Hatfield won their respective Club Championships on a dramatic day at Brean Golf Club

Heart FM's Cormac MacMahon to host Somerset Business Awards

This is The West Country:

5:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

HEART FM’s Cormac MacMahon will host this year’s Somerset Business Awards.

Increase in bumble bee queries

This is The West Country: Short-haired bumblebees are being released today in Kent

4:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

PEST control officers at South Somerset District Council have been busy this summer dealing with a 23 per cent increase in calls for help and advice with bumble bees.

Bristol Zoo treat for Bishops Hull care home residents

This is The West Country:

3:50pm Monday 28th July 2014

THE Manor Care Home in Bishops Hull took its residents on a trip to Bristol Zoo.

Harry hopes to follow in stars’ footsteps

This is The West Country:

3:35pm Monday 28th July 2014

DRAMA school hopeful from Bridgwater who has been acting, singing and dancing since he was nine hopes two town hall concerts will help him achieve his theatrical ambitions.

PHOTOS: Record total raised at Fitzhead Fete and Flower Show

This is The West Country:

3:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

A RECORD total was raised at the annual Fitzhead Fete and Flower Show, as visitors came in their hundreds to enjoy the stalls and activities.

Fairer funding for schools in Chard and Ilminster

This is The West Country: Primary school deemed inadequate by Ofsted

2:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

SCHOOLS in Chard and Ilminster will pick up a share of millions of pounds after MP David Laws announced fairer funding for Somerset’s education.

School memories come flooding back at West Monkton's 50-year reunion

This is The West Country:

1:30pm Monday 28th July 2014

PICTURED are former pupils and a member of staff from the West Monkton County Secondary Modern School, who gathered at the village hall in Monkton Heathfield on Saturday for a 50-year reunion. 

LibDem pledge to swimming pool in Minehead

This is The West Country: Minehead Town Councillor Marcus Kravis.

1:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

HOPES that Minehead will finally get a new swimming pool have been given a boost with pledges of support for the scheme from the public and local politicians.

Water supplies "healthy", say South West Water

This is The West Country:

10:00am Monday 28th July 2014

WATER supplies are looking healthy as thousands of tourists head to the South-West for the start of the summer holidays.

Kids' fun, music and beer at WivFest event in Wiveliscombe on August 9

This is The West Country:

9:18am Monday 28th July 2014

AN annual beer and music festival will raise thousands of pounds for community groups.

Warning over "silent killer" carbon monoxide

This is The West Country: A carbon monoxide leak could stem from a faulty cooker.

9:00am Monday 28th July 2014

Keep barbecues away from tents and remain vigilant against symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning, such as dizziness, nausea, breathlessness or loss of consciousness.

Traffic chaos incident - man arrested

This is The West Country: Police warning after thefts in car parks

8:57am Monday 28th July 2014

POLICE have arrested a man who caused severe traffic disruption this morning by throwing objects off the roof of a building in Mary Street.

Long delays for drivers in Taunton as police close Mary Street

This is The West Country: Police appeal following overnight theft from South Oxhey newsagents

8:13am Monday 28th July 2014

Commuters stuck in traffic as tailbacks lengthen.

Roundabout crash

This is The West Country:

5:49pm Monday 28th July 2014

EMERGENCY crews were called to the A38 on the edge of Burnham on the morning of Monday, July 14, after a collision.

Hazardous heat

This is The West Country: United Nations biosphere announcement due today

6:30am Monday 28th July 2014

County Council is asking neighbours, friends and relatives to keep an eye out for anyone who may struggle with their health in the sustained heat.

Horton Flower Show on August 9

This is The West Country: PICTURES: Garden society flower show in full bloom

5:00am Monday 28th July 2014

HORTON is holding its 51st flower show on Saturday, August 9.

Woman cut free from car after collision with lorry in Ashcott

This is The West Country: Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service fire engine

9:30pm Sunday 27th July 2014

A WOMAN was cut free from a car following a collision with a lorry.

Invitation to summer outing

This is The West Country:

8:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

Social club is planning a summer outing to Ottery St Mary Garden Centre and Exmouth.

West Somerset star volunteer awarded at ceremony

This is The West Country:

7:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

A WEST Somerset star volunteer was the recipient of an award at a ceremony at County Hall.

Dragon displays Chard and Ilminster

This is The West Country:

5:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

A DRAGON occupying a Somerset street this summer is proudly displaying the words Chard and Ilminster.

Redstart Primary School The Gingerbread Man and Rapunzel play

This is The West Country:

3:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

RECEPTION classes from Redstart Primary School in Chard performed their summer play to parents. Children dressed up and sang a musical version of The Gingerbread Man and Rapunzel.

WEDDING: Chard couple Russell Bonfield and Rebecca Louise Higgins

This is The West Country:

2:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

CHARD couple Russell Bonfield and Rebecca Louise Higgins have been married.

National award for West Somerset teacher

This is The West Country:

1:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

A TEACHER from West Somerset has won a national award and a grant of £9,100 after submitting an idea to enhance the learning of his pupils.

Firms back Wellington rail station bid

This is The West Country: Cllr Mark Edwards.

12:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

BUSINESSES have backed plans for a new train station in Wellington.

Wessex Truck Show at Yeovil Showground in August

12:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

THE eye-catching Into Somerset lorry will be a prominent feature at this year’s Wessex Truck Show, event organisers have announced.









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