Food festival features bake-off competition

This is The West Country: Great British Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood's top Hot Cross Bun tips

9:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

Foodie Festival will have craft stalls, entertainment and plenty for food and drink on offer.

Rescue crews called after car rolls into ditch

This is The West Country: Plans to remove one of the two on-call fire engines from Redditch fire station

8:30pm Monday 1st September 2014

A man had to be rescued after his car rolled into a ditch and started filling with water near Bridgwater.

Work to start on Highbridge play area

This is The West Country: PLAYGROUND: The Paget Road play area is set to be renovated with fitness equipment, a multi-sport court and a skate area

7:30pm Monday 1st September 2014

Work should start on Monday on a new play area in Talbot Close, Highbridge. The new area will include a four-seater seesaw, roundabout and toddler multi-play centre.

Creech St Michael mum raises petition over village bus loss

This is The West Country:

7:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

AN ANGRY bus passenger in Creech St Michael has launched a petition after discovering the main bus service villagers rely on to get into Taunton is being withdrawn.

Positive thinking

6:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

A COURSE aimed at promoting 'positive thinking' on mental health and wellbeing is coming to Bridgwater.

Join the Bridgwater Memory Walk

This is The West Country: The walk formed part of the Alzheimer’s Society Memory Walk initiative.

4:06pm Monday 1st September 2014

The Alzheimer’s Society is hosting its first Bridgwater Memory Walk this Saturday to raise awareness of dementia and funds for the charity.

Devon Dahlia and Chrysanthemum Society hold their annual show at the Wellington Flower Show

This is The West Country:

4:04pm Monday 1st September 2014

For the first time the Devon Dahlia and Chrysanthemum Society held their annual show at the Wellington Flower Show.

Ashill bingo team share £2,500 between ten charities

This is The West Country: CASH COW: The Taxpayers' Alliance says it is unfair residents have to pay for councillors' pensions

4:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

THE Ashill charity bingo team has given £2,500 to be shared equally between ten charities.

Two vehicle collision including horse box causes A303 delays

This is The West Country: Police appeal after Tatworth road smash

2:46pm Monday 1st September 2014

TRAFFIC is moving slow on the A303 today following a crash this morning (September 1).

Minehead and Alcombe churches holiday club fun

This is The West Country:

1:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

CHILDREN in West Somerset have been enjoying a holding club, thanks to Churches in Minehead and Alcombe.

Wiveliscombe Natwest bank branch to close

This is The West Country: Banking giant Natwest to close New Brighton branch

12:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

Natwest has announced that it will be closing its Wiveliscombe branch on November 26 this year. It means the nearest NatWest will be in Wellington, which is 6.5 miles away.

Crewkerne funfair date approaches

This is The West Country: The hog roast again proved popular.

12:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

THE funfair will be back in town on the first Friday and Saturday of September.

Ferne Animal Sanctuary Dog Show

This is The West Country: DOG DAYS: Two dogs get to know each other at the companion dog show in Hurworth. Picture: STUART BOULTON

10:00am Monday 1st September 2014

FERNE Animal Sanctuary’s popular annual fun dog show is on Sunday, September 7, at its site in Wambrook.

Kirsten O'Brien puts her best foot forward

This is The West Country:

9:06am Monday 1st September 2014

CBBC SMart TV presenter paid tribute to Somerset’s shoe-making heritage at the weekend when she created a giant teapot, using 1,000 Clarks shoes, live on the lawn at Clarks Village.

Frozen fundraiser

9:00am Monday 1st September 2014

DISNEY'S Frozen movie is the inspiration for a fundraising tea party for Cancer Research UK on Saturday at Bridgwater Arts Centre.

Lucky rescue for missing West Somerset dog

This is The West Country:

8:57am Monday 1st September 2014

A DOG who had been missing for almost two weeks was reunited with his owners last night (August 31), all thanks to a chance sighting by Minehead's volunteer RNLI lifeboat crew.

Flashback

This is The West Country:

7:30am Monday 1st September 2014

Five years ago (August 25, 2009) AFTER 119 years offering drink, entertainment and a place to socialise, one of Burnham’s oldest clubs was set to close its doors.

Wasteful families

8:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

FAMILIES in the UK are wasting an incredible £227million a year by leaving electrical appliances switched on, according to research by price comparison website USwitch.

Porlock great grandfather's remarkable run of fundraising

This is The West Country:

8:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

A GREAT grandfather from Porlock has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for the NSPCC after setting up an annual fun run for the charity.

Double retirement at Bridgwater Ford dealer

This is The West Country:

8:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

en Wilkins, the parts supervisor, started at White Brothers 50 years ago this month while service advisor Dave Vowles joined the team at Valley Motors in Taunton, which became part of White Brothers - as a technician 49 years ago.

Secret World Wildlife Rescue

This is The West Country:

7:30pm Sunday 31st August 2014

STAFF at Secret World Wildlife Rescue Centre in East Huntspill were pleasantly surprised to see a rare albino hedgehog come into their care as the number of prickly creatures arriving continues to rise.

Charity helps carer set up firm at home

This is The West Country:

7:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

Darren Lancaster, who is disabled and cares for his wife and two young children, has just launched an online fishing tackle store so that he is able to work from home.

Have your say on how your money is spent in Sedgemoor

This is The West Country:

6:15pm Sunday 31st August 2014

District Council is asking residents to have their say on how Sedgemoor District Council should spend its proportion of the Council Tax.

Bridgwater College gets academic thumbs up

This is The West Country:

6:13pm Sunday 31st August 2014

Academic standards and learning opportunities at Bridgwater College have been given the thumbs-up following a review.

Volunteers needed to keep Ashill tidy

This is The West Country: Chistopher Pearce trimming a hedge.

6:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

ASHILL St Mary’s Church needs volunteers to keep the churchyard tidy and with strimming, hedge trimming and keeping the graves tidy.

Animal rescue centre's £54,000 grant

This is The West Country:

3:30pm Sunday 31st August 2014

AN animal rescue and rehoming centre has received a £54,000 boost to its appeal to rebuild some dilapidated dog kennels.

Fear over alcohol and drug hub in Minehead

This is The West Country: Wandsworth's £5m drug and alcohol service is 'poor and inefficient'

3:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

RESIDENTS in Minehead have expressed their concerns over the opening of a new alcohol and drugs hub in the town this week.

Wine tasting at Broadway Village Hall

This is The West Country: Best in Andover Wine Tasting

3:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

A WINE tasting and food demonstration event with a ‘visit’ to the Chilean vineyards takes place at Broadway village hall in October.

Car overturns on M5 in Somerset

This is The West Country: Bike falls of car roof on M5

2:04pm Sunday 31st August 2014

THERE are delays on the M5 in Somerset this afternoon after a car overturned.

Take a walk on the wetlands with Somerset's wildlife trust

This is The West Country: Work Expereience-Helping Natural Resources Wales clean up thye Newport Wetlands
THE LIE OF THE LAND Argus reporter Becky Carr with volunteer Sam Willetts (8997218)

1:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

A representative from Somerset’s wildlife trust has set up a walk around wetlands nature reserves in the area.

Student found dead in bath, drowned after drinking alcohol

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

12:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

Natasha Warren, 23, who grew up in North Petherton and attended Wellington School, was a keen horsewoman and swimmer, who had competed for the county swimming team.

Help with break-up

12:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

COUPLES across Somerset who are separating or divorcing are set to benefit from a new Government pledge to fund more free family mediation sessions.

Views sought over autism services in Somerset

This is The West Country:

12:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

THERE is still time to have a say about draft plans to help shape autism services in Somerset.

Trench bench unveiled at Taunton School

This is The West Country:

10:10am Sunday 31st August 2014

Commemoration Day at Taunton School saw the inauguration of a specially created sculpture.

Popular Fair at the Guildhall in Chard

This is The West Country: Guildhall in Chard.

10:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

THE Popular Fair will be held at the Guildhall in Chard again next month.

Energy-efficient homes open to the public in West Somerset

This is The West Country: Four facts on paying for care

10:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

TRANSITION Minehead and Alcombe is holding Open Homes days across West Somerset in September and October.

Ilminster Young Farmers raise money for Diabetes UK

This is The West Country:

8:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

YOUNG Farmers members from have been busy raising money for Diabetes UK.

Help for toddlers

8:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

A PRE-SCHOOL has come up with tips to help parents prepare their children for the big step up to primary school.

Students' commitment praised

This is The West Country:

7:30am Sunday 31st August 2014

THE head teacher of King Alfred School praised the “outstanding commitment” of his year 11 students who picked up their GCSE results last week, but said Government changes had made it harder for them to get top grades.

Save a Life September roadshow visits Woolavington

7:30am Sunday 31st August 2014

ST John Ambulance volunteers will teach the skills needed to save lives in emergencies at the Woolavington Show.

Gentle man, 92, slipped into water, Coroner rules

This is The West Country: WILLIAM Evans.

7:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

An inquest last week heard how the body of William Evans, of Magdalene Street, Taunton, was recovered by emergency services from the river at Firepool Lock on April 15 – a day after friends had reported him missing.

Bridgwater Tennis Club enjoys ace day for a pizza

This is The West Country:

8:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

Tennis players enjoyed an American tournament at Bridgwater Tennis Club – a fun social event which was rounded off with homemade pizza.

RSPCA rescue event in Brent Knoll

This is The West Country: ANIMAL WELFARE: The RSPCA prosecuted a 20-year-old woman for causing suffering to her dogs

7:30pm Saturday 30th August 2014

VISITORS can come face to face with rescue animals at a fun day being held in Brent Knoll.

Mother airs concerns over daughter’s death

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

7:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

Inquest told ‘more could have been done’

Health walks programme launched

This is The West Country:

5:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

HEALTH walks around Chard and South Somerset have been made easier to find after a programme was released.

Matthew Hoggard visits Somerset

This is The West Country: What's On module top link image

3:30pm Saturday 30th August 2014

Former England cricketer Matthew Hoggard will give a talk on his career in the sport at Somerset County Cricket Ground this October.

Chard carnival forms available

This is The West Country: Disaster banner chard carnival 2.jpg for the homepage

3:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

CHARD is gearing up for the annual children’s carnival in the autumn.

Family raise £68 for St Margaret’s Hospice from cake sale

This is The West Country:

3:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

A FAMILY helped raise £68 for St Margaret’s Hospice in Yeovil after they sold homemade jams, cake and relishes.

Minehead museum displays history of the Old Hospital

This is The West Country:

3:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

MINEHEAD Museum’s latest exhibit was unveiled this month – a timeline of the history of the Old Hospital in The Avenue.

The News' publisher Gannett Foundation opens grant funding chance

This is The West Country: Gannett Foundation, parent company of the Penarth Times

1:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

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








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