Joe Brown concert in Minehead cancelled due to a firealarm

This is The West Country: Music delights Epsom

4:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A FIRE alarm called a halt to Joe Brown’s concert at the Regal Theatre in Minehead on Sunday.

Hallowe'en event at Cannington Walled Gardens

This is The West Country:

2:20pm Thursday 30th October 2014

THIS Hallowe’en, the Walled Gardens of Cannington will be home to pumpkins ready to be carved, trails to be explored and fancy dress costumes to be spooked by.

Man appears in court charged with mum's murder

This is The West Country:

2:30pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A MAN from Norton Fitzwarren accused of murdering his mother has appeared in court this morning.

Tropiquaria Zoo, Watchet, fears for endangered animals during roadworks for Washford Cross roundabout

This is The West Country:

2:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

FEARS have been raised for some of the critically endangered animals at Tropiquaria Zoo when major roadworks begin next month just metres away from their cages.

The new Exmoor Flag has been launched at the West Somerset Railway

This is The West Country:

1:45pm Thursday 30th October 2014

THE winner of the Exmoor flag competition has been announced.

Bridgwater business wins Best Small Business South-West award

This is The West Country: Around 100kg of fresh fruit and vegetables have been donated for the annual Middlesbrough Town Meal which is being served up tomorrow (Saturday) in the town’s Centre Square from noon to 4pm.

12:20pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A BUSINESS in Bridgwater has won the Best Small Business South-West Award for 2014.

Author David Lawrence Jones entertains pupils at Bishop Henderson School

This is The West Country:

12:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

PUPILS at Bishop Henderson Primary School were treated to a fun showcase and book signing event when author David Lawrence Jones paid them a visit.

Burnham mums get together for charity fundraiser

This is The West Country:

12:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A GROUP of Burnham mums have come together to organise a Hallowe’en party this weekend to raise funds for charity.

Bridgwater curry cook wins 2014 Curry Chef of the Year award

This is The West Country:

11:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

A CHEF from Bridgwater was voted the best curry chef in the UK at the 2014 Curry Chef of the Year Awards.

Haunted house party at Bridgwater nursing home

This is The West Country:

11:20am Thursday 30th October 2014

THERE will be some fiendishly frightening costumes when a Sanctuary Care home in Bridgwater hosts its Hallowe’en party.

Bridgwater business networking event builds on early success

This is The West Country: Mature businessman sitting at conference table in boardroom (5402668)

11:16am Thursday 30th October 2014

FOLLOWING the success of the inaugural Bridgwater Business Networking event, speakers have been confirmed for the second meet this week.

Remembrance field of poppies launched in Burnham

This is The West Country:

11:10am Thursday 30th October 2014

AN AMBITIOUS plan to create a ‘field’ of poppies to commemorate 100 years since the start of the First World War was launched in Burnham on Sunday.

Automatic signals to be installed on M5 Taunton-Burnham to 'detect incidents'

This is The West Country:

11:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

SIGNS which automatically detect changes in traffic and alert drivers to possible hazards are to be installed at the M5 at Taunton.

Ilminster butchers going for gold in Smithfield

This is The West Country:

10:41am Thursday 30th October 2014

BUTCHERS from Ilminster and Crewkerne will be going for gold in the Q Guild Smithfield Awards In London on November 13.

Bridgwater Carnival 2014: where to park your car

This is The West Country:

10:47am Thursday 30th October 2014

WITH Bridgwater Carnival just days away, we at the Bridgwater Mercury thought we would remind you of the best places to park your cars on the big day.

Kingsmoor School donates planters to Moorland flood victims

This is The West Country:

10:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

KINDHEARTED children and teaching staff from Kingsmoor Primary School have created and donated flower planters to villagers of Moorland who were hit by the flooding last winter.

Burnham home to mark remembrance day

This is The West Country: REMEMBRANCE DAY: A field of poppies will be planted St Cuthbert’s Church, in Darlington, to mark the centenary of the First World War

10:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

STAFF at a Burnham residential home are holding a special event to mark Remembrance Day with schoolchildren attending to hear about residents’ wartime memories.

Woman killed in train incident named as Elaine Parker of Taunton

This is The West Country:

1:40pm Thursday 30th October 2014

AN inquest has been opened into the death of Elaine Parker, 47, of Glenthorne Road, Taunton, who died after being hit by a train at Broomhay crossing, Bathpool, at 11pm on Friday, October 24.

Appeal for witnesses after schoolgirls approached by men in car

This is The West Country:

9:34am Thursday 30th October 2014

TWO men have been approaching schoolgirls in Bridgwater in what is believed to be an attempt to lure them into a car.

£1,500 boost for Taunton Christmas lights appeal - more money needed

This is The West Country: Eltham family house goes Christmas lights crazy

9:32am Thursday 30th October 2014

PEOPLE desperate to ensure Taunton has its Christmas lights this year have received a boost.

Burnham and Highbridge volunteers can help to reduce reoffending

This is The West Country: Sue Mountstevens.

9:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

ORGANISERS of a scheme which holds convicted sex offenders to account and radically reduces re-offending is urging Burnham and Highbridge people to come forward as volunteers.

Berrow caravan fire caused by faulty heater

This is The West Country:

8:50am Thursday 30th October 2014

AN INVESTIGATION into the cause of a fire in a static caravan in Berrow led to a faulty electric heater.

New care service set up in Bridgwater

This is The West Country:

8:40am Thursday 30th October 2014

A NEW service offering home care to the elderly was set up in Bridgwater last week.

Four children's centres in Taunton deemed 'inadequate'

This is The West Country:

6:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

CHILDREN’S services in Somerset came under fire again this week after four centres were branded “inadequate” by independent inspectors.

Fire officers urge Burnham venues to think safety for Hallowe’en

This is The West Country:

12:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

FIRE officers are asking entertainment venues to take extra care when decorating their premises for Hallowe’en parties.

Book signing event at Keeble Antiques

This is The West Country:

9:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A SOMERSET author is heading to Keeble Antiques this November to sign copies of his latest book based on his many adventures within the county.

Parents in Taunton secure legal high debate

This is The West Country: Police Commissioner calls for crackdown on legal highs

8:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

OUTRAGED parents trying to close two Taunton shops selling legal high drugs have used people power to spark a council debate.

Service to commemorate Somerset cricketing legend Harold Gimblett

This is The West Country:

7:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

SOMERSET cricketing legend Harold Gimblett was honoured at a service of celebration in Bicknoller on Sunday.

Leading housing association nominated for award for Wellington project

This is The West Country:

6:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A LEADING housing association has been shortlisted for an award for a project it currently runs with young children in Wellington.

Call to donate pumpkins to raise charity funds

This is The West Country: Halloween pasta making

4:30pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

MONKTON Elm Garden & Pet Centre is calling for people to donate their pumpkins to their display.

Firefighters plan four day strike over Highbridge and Burnham Carnvial

This is The West Country:

4:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS in Burnham are set to join a nationwide strike which is expected to last four days, following a row over pensions, according to the Fire Brigades Union (FBU).

Somerset patients urged to look out for breast cancer signs

This is The West Country:

4:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A DOCTOR is calling on women AND men to get themselves checked out for breast cancer.

People warned of fake bank notes in Burnham

This is The West Country:

3:10pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

RESIDENTS and businesses in Burnham have been warned that fake bank notes are being passed off in the town.

Cutting the turf for new Bridgwater Energy Innovation Centre

This is The West Country: Blackout in Helston town centre

3:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

SOMERSET County Council is preparing to hold a turf-cutting ceremony at the site of the new Low Carbon Energy Innovation and Collaboration Centre at Woodlands Court Business Park in Bridgwater.

Bridgwater MP to keep on with funding for flood prevention measures

This is The West Country: Ian Liddell-Grainger

2:10pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

BRIDGWATER and West Somerset MP Ian Liddell-Grainger has insisted he will ‘keep the pressure on’ the Government to come up with funding for flood prevention measures after a parliamentary debate.

Burnham scouts to host Hallowe'en party

This is The West Country: PUMPKINS: The fire service is gearing up for Hallowe'en this weekend (Pic: David Cheskin/PA Wire)

1:02pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A HALLOWE’EN party will take place at the Burnham Scout hut tomorrow (Thursday) from 5pm to 7pm.

BBC presenter to switch on Burnham lights

This is The West Country:

1:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

SOUTH-WEST news presenter Alex Lovell has been confirmed as the person to have the honour of switching on Burnham’s Christmas lights this year.

TV licence warning

This is The West Country:

1:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

STUDENTS in Bridgwater are being warned to make sure they have a valid TV licence after 50 young people in the area were prosecuted for failing to be correctly licenced in the past year.

Lantern-making workshop in Williton on November 1

This is The West Country: A lit sky lantern

1:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A FAMILY lantern-making workshop will be taking place on November 1 at the Williton Children’s Centre at 10am.

Burnham Royal British Legion saved in time for parade

This is The West Country:

12:30pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

BURNHAM’S branch of the Royal British Legion is set to re-open just in time for this year’s Remembrance Day ceremony after a surge of interest from the public.

Wellington Wheelers head off on end of season ride

This is The West Country: IT'S TIME TO RIDE ...with BSJ Cycles bicycle shop cycle enth

12:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

WELLINGTON Wheelers will be taking part in their end of season hill climb on Sunday, November 2.

Bishop's Hull Coffee Morning

This is The West Country:

12:02pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

HEAD over to Bishop’s Hull Church hall for a coffee morning and more on November 8.

Burnham Food Festival goes down a treat

This is The West Country:

11:26am Wednesday 29th October 2014

CROWDS of more than 10,000 thronged the streets of Burnham at the weekend for what has become the largest food festival in Somerset.

Bridgwater College and Wessex Water provide facility to apprentices

This is The West Country: Bridgwater College Open Evening

11:10am Wednesday 29th October 2014

BRIDGWATER College has teamed up with Wessex Water to provide a purposebuilt educational facility that will give young apprentices the skills required to work in the water industry.

Worldwide audience for Somerset barn owls

This is The West Country:

11:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

PEOPLE from around the world logged on more than 1.5million times to follow the progress of Somerset’s most famous barn owl family Boris, Brenda, and their six owlets.

Charity plant exchange raises fund for St Margaret's Hospice

This is The West Country:

10:40am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A FUNDRAISING ‘Charity Plant Exchange’ in Ashcott has raised more than £300 in support of St. Margaret’s Hospice.

Housebuilder's £500 boost for West Buckland Primary School

This is The West Country:

10:20am Wednesday 29th October 2014

CHILDREN in West Buckland have an extra spring in their step when they head to school, with a host of new play equipment to enjoy.

Fun for all at Berrow Christmas fayre

This is The West Country:

10:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

THERE was lots to see, try and buy at the Christmas Fayre held at Berrow Hall.

Motorists warned not to use phones while driving

This is The West Country: SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES: More than 5,000 people in Gwent currently have licence points for driving while using a mobile phone

10:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

ROAD safety officers in the county have been driving home the dangers of using phones while behind the wheel.

Hallowe'en fun at Chilton Trinity School

This is The West Country:

9:20am Wednesday 29th October 2014

THERE was hubble, bubble and witchcraft going on in the canteen kitchens of Chilton Trinity School in Bridgwater on Friday.







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