Bridgwater Tennis Club enjoys ace day for a pizza

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Try 10k road race

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1:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

Runners are being urged to put on the afterburners if they want to enter the Taunton 10k Road Race on September 28.

Morrisons staff take on cycling challenge for charity

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12:30pm Saturday 30th August 2014

MORRISONS workers in Taunton joined staff at more than 100 stores across the South-West to host the Round the World Cycle Challenge.

Friends of Essex House in Chard events raise money

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

12:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

SEVERAL events have raised money for the Friends of Essex House in Chard.

Hit-and-run driver may face jail

This is The West Country: Tributes paid to Bath hit-and-run victim Jake Gilmore

12:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

Raymond Isherwood, 53, of Bennett Street, Bath, admitted all charges relating to the death of 19-year-old former Richard Huish College student, Jake Gilmore.

What a talented community

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11:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

ALL things were bright and beautiful at the annual Nether Stowey Flower Show held this month with a chance for everyone to get creative and colourful.

Cook and volunteers needed at Chard WATCH group

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11:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

CHARD Watch (Working All Together in Chard) is seeking five enthusiastic project mentor volunteers and a volunteer cook to join the team.

Divers discover diverse habitats in Porlock

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10:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

MARINE life in water off Porlock Weir has been studied by divers as part of the first scientific survey in Somerset in more than 30 years.

Popular pet names

9:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

PEOPLE over the age of 50 in the UK have revealed their favourite pet names.

Town Hall Talk: Mayor of Chard Jenny Kenton

This is The West Country: Town Hall Talk: Mayor of Chard Jenny Kenton

9:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

ALTHOUGH Mayor of Chard I seem to have been around both our towns these last two weeks.

Bike Knights in store

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7:30am Saturday 30th August 2014

THE Burnham Bike Knights will be at Morrisons Car Park, Burnham, on Tuesday August September 2 between 6pm and 9pm.

Bridgwater school hosts classic film night

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7:30am Saturday 30th August 2014

ROBERT Blake Science College opened its doors to film fanatics for a free screening of Dirty Dancing – pictured are some of the moviegoers ready to enjoy the ’80s classic starring Patrick Swayze.

Bell-ringer Annie saddles up to keep church bells ringing

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7:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

Annie Suddaby rode 150 miles on a horse named Gypsy, alongside her sister-in-law Jo French and with the help of Little Meadow Riding School.

War hero's medals donated to Somerset museum

This is The West Country:

9:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

THE Museum of Somerset has been handed three First World War medals 100 years to the day after the soldier who was awarded them was killed in action.

Taunton street musicians to play market weekend

This is The West Country:

9:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

STREET musicians in Taunton are collaborating on an album to raise money for a sound system to aid their performances.

Call to donate unwanted tools to Bridgwater garden centre

This is The West Country: SPLASH: Garden tools get a good soaking from the rain

8:30pm Friday 29th August 2014

Monkton Elm Garden & Pet Centre near Bridgwater is running its Tools Shed programme and is reminding people to drop in their tools for the cause.

Taunton street musicians collaborate on fundraising album

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8:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

Street musicians in Taunton are collaborating on an album to raise money for a sound system to aid their performances.

First Aid Demonstrations

This is The West Country: INDUSTRIAL ACTION: Up to 400 ambulance staff across Yorkshire could take part in the daytime strikes this Friday and Tuesday

7:30pm Friday 29th August 2014

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

Tasty competition at the Great Burnham Bake Off

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7:30pm Friday 29th August 2014

GRAB your spoons and mixing bowls – it’s time to prepare for one of Burnham’s tastiest competitions as The Great Burnham Bake Off heads to town.

Traders "embrace" waste crackdown

This is The West Country:

7:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

TRADERS across Taunton warned to tackle their rubbish or be penalised have embraced the challenge, says the man who sparked off the campaign.

Ilminster spectacles help Third World countries

This is The West Country:

6:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

SPECTACLE wearers from Ilminster have been collecting used spectacles and sending them to Third World countries.

Good news in jobs

6:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

EMPLOYMENT in the South-West has risen significantly this year.

Dredging with care

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5:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

AROUND 80,000 cubic metres of silt have been removed from the Parrett and Tone rivers as part of a huge dredging project to help relieve flooding.

Dulverton localism plan gets cash boost

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4:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

DULVERTON’s drive towards localism has taken a step forward thanks to a £10,000 grant.

Campaign to give court building new life

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3:30pm Friday 29th August 2014

Campaign is underway to find a use for Bridgwater’s landmark former magistrates’ court building, which has been closed for nearly three years.

Dave Nosworthy steps down as Somerset CCC Director of Cricket

This is The West Country:

3:08pm Friday 29th August 2014

SOMERSET County Cricket Club's director of cricket Dave Nosworthy will be leaving the club at the end of the season.

Club's open day

2:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

MORGANIANS Rugby Club will be staging an open day on Sunday, August 31, at their Chedzoy Lane club house.

Tidy up set for Wellington car park

This is The West Country: £913,000 bill to repair Taunton multi-storey

1:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

MOTORISTS making use of Wellington’s North Street car park can expect their surroundings to soon get a facelift.

Around 1,500 South Somerset families trapped by debt, study shows

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1:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

OVER 2,500 children in South Somerset are living in families trapped by debt, research by the Children’s Society and StepChange Debt Charity has revealed.

Badger Cull challenge rejected

This is The West Country: Cotswolds parliamentary candidate hits out at badger cull plans

12:58pm Friday 29th August 2014

THE High Court has rejected a bid by the Badger Trust to challenge the government's decision to let this year's badger culls take place without independent monitoring.

Tai Chi classes in Ilminster

This is The West Country: Tai-chi on offer

12:30pm Friday 29th August 2014

TAI Chi to relax the mind and strengthen the torso is on at Merryfield Hall in Ilminster.

Jurston Farm development plans to be aired by scrutiny committee

This is The West Country: Cllr Ross Henley is pictured in Beech Hill next to the proposed access site to the estate east of Wellington.

12:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

CONTROVERSIAL plans to build hundreds of homes on Wellington’s outskirts will be aired by borough councillors at Taunton Deane Council’s scrutiny committee meeting on Tuesday.

SEPT 6: Wellington's 9th Food Festival

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12:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

FOODIES will find plenty to make their mouths water at Wellington’s ninth Food Town Festival on Saturday, September 6.

Take Me Out auditions for Somerset singletons

This is The West Country: Dragons man to star in TV's Take Me Out

11:46am Friday 29th August 2014

SATURDAY night dating show Take Me Out is holding auditions for people in Somerset.

Watchet Live 2014: THE REPORT!

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11:00am Friday 29th August 2014

promise of ska, sweet escape and thousands of people rolling up for a seriously good time.

Artwork on show by Chard and Ilminster people who live with mental illness

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11:00am Friday 29th August 2014

A GROUP of people living with mental illness in Chard and Ilminster are having their artwork displayed at an exhibition in Taunton this month.

Ilminster flower arranger at international Flowers@Oxford show

This is The West Country:

10:56am Friday 29th August 2014

A FLOWER arranger from Cottage Flowers in Ilminster has been working alongside some of the world's best known floral designers at a floral show in Oxford.

Summer set to return after wet and windy weekend, forecasters say

This is The West Country: Weekend weather: cloudy tomorrow but glorious sunshine on Sunday

10:52am Friday 29th August 2014

SUN lovers in Chard and Ilminster can expect a return to summer next week.

Bridgwater Carnival Committee donates £600 to Musgrove Park Hospital

This is The West Country:

10:53am Friday 29th August 2014

BRIDGWATER Guy Fawkes Carnival Committee has presented a cheque for £600 to The Beacon Centre at Musgrove Park Hospital.

Man seriously ill in hospital after falling into Taunton Canal

This is The West Country: Members of Unite who work for the Yorkshire Ambulance Service plan more strikes over claims that safety is being put at risk.

10:52am Friday 29th August 2014

A MAN is seriously ill in hospital after falling into the canal in Taunton this morning (August 29).

Police road safety programme proving popular among drivers

This is The West Country: REG SINGLE Motorist appeals for owner of damaged car to come forward

10:20am Friday 29th August 2014

More than 1,000 people have already signed up for Avon and Somerset Constabulary’s free Road Smart driving awareness programme.

Hospital crimes in South Somerset on the decline, figures show

This is The West Country: Chard's Minor Injury Unit opening hours cut

10:00am Friday 29th August 2014

OVER 2,000 crimes have been reported at hospitals in Avon and Somerset since 2010 – but only three of them took place at those in Chard and Crewkerne.








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