Accident on M5 near Burnham causes delays

This is The West Country:

2:46pm Friday 31st October 2014

TWO lanes of the M5 Northbound are closed between J22 of the M5 near Burnham following an accident.

Live A39 blocked after multi-vehicle accident

This is The West Country:

2:31pm Friday 31st October 2014

The A39 in Nether Stowey is blocked following a multi-vehicle accident near St Mary's Street.

Live Heavy traffic in Taunton near Toneway

This is The West Country:

11:15am Friday 31st October 2014

DRIVERS have contacted the County Gazette this morning as they sit in heavy traffic queues coming from the motorway through Taunton, near Sainsbury's.

Bridgwater Carnival 2014 - your guide to the day events

This is The West Country:

5:12pm Friday 31st October 2014

TOMORROW'S Bridgwater Carnival is set to be one of the best in the town’s long history with the daytime programme jam-packed with amazing acts and entertainment to get you in the carnival mood.

Travellers get notice to leave Taunton car park within 24 hours

This is The West Country:

5:01pm Friday 31st October 2014

A GROUP of travellers currently parked in Tangier Car Park, Taunton, have been given 24 hours to leave.

Career shoplifter Wesley Keirle, of Taunton, admits 77th theft offence

This is The West Country: Wesley Keirle

4:04pm Friday 31st October 2014

A CAREER shoplifter stole two bottles of fragrance to sell on so he could buy some legal highs, a court heard.

Cakes, numbers and stage hands at Swanmead Community School, Ilminster

This is The West Country:

4:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

STUDENTS at Swanmead Community School, in Ilminster, took just 20 minutes to scoff a batch of cakes and biscuits baked by Year 6 pupil Lydia Peachey and her friends.

Freemasons of Exmoor Lodge donated money to St Margaret's Hospice charity shop

This is The West Country:

4:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

A DONATION of £1,000 made to St Margaret’s Hospice charity shop in Minehead by the Freemasons of Exmoor Lodge, was matched by another cheque from the Somerset Masonic Charities Committee.

New owner and new name for Windwhistle Golf Club

This is The West Country:

3:20pm Friday 31st October 2014

WINDWHISTLE Golf Club, near Chard, will be renamed after being bought by a long-standing club member.  Steve Hill has bought the 18-hole course in Cricket St Thomas, which includes a driving range, a putting green and a clubhouse.

Burnham people asked for thoughts on the town

This is The West Country:

3:20pm Friday 31st October 2014

PEOPLE will be asked for their views about Burnham during a town centre walk this Saturday.

PHOTOS: Greenfylde Forest School fun

This is The West Country:

2:54pm Friday 31st October 2014

PUPILS at Greenfylde CofE First School enjoyed a forest school day.

Burnham mum shortlisted for national award

This is The West Country:

2:20pm Friday 31st October 2014

A BURNHAM mum has been shortlisted for a national award after being selected from thousands of entrants.

Swanmead School footballers picked for Yeovil U-11s

This is The West Country:

1:57pm Friday 31st October 2014

FOOTBALLERS Josh Key and Shay Allen share a love of the beautiful game. The Swanmead School students could be heading for big things after being picked for the Yeovil and District Under-11 team. The talented pair were selected after shining in a series of trials.   

Firefighters called to help flooded Burnham resident

This is The West Country:

1:10pm Friday 31st October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS from Burnham were called to help a flooded resident on Tuesday night (October 28).

Helping Sedgemoor farmers stay fit

This is The West Country: CHECKS: Spot checks were carried out in NHS hospitals throughout Wales

1:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

A FARMERS’ health programme is being made available at the Sedgemoor Auction Centre in North Petherton to help farmers stay fit and healthy.

Lantern-making workshop in Williton on November 1 CANCELLED

This is The West Country: A lit sky lantern

12:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

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

'At risk' groups reminded to get flu jab

This is The West Country: 'At risk' Bradford patients are urged to get flu jab

12:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

PEOPLE 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.

Police name man killed on A372 in Somerset

This is The West Country:

12:03pm Friday 31st October 2014

POLICE have this morning named a man who died following a collision on the A372 near Yeovil. 

Bridgwater mum honoured at organ donor awards ceremony

This is The West Country:

11:50am Friday 31st October 2014

A BRIDGWATER mum who died suddenly at the age of 32 has been honoured at an awards ceremony for organ donors.

Avon and Somerset Chief Constable Nick Gargan to face gross misconduct hearing

This is The West Country: Nick Gargan

11:38am Friday 31st October 2014

 

Bumper year expected for Highbridge and Burnham Carnival

This is The West Country: Photos from Highbridge and Burnham Carnival 2013

11:10am Friday 31st October 2014

A BUMPER number of carts is expected at the Highbridge and Burnham Carnival this year with only one cancellation so far.

Bumper year for British strawberries

This is The West Country: Strawberries are larger and sweeter this year

10:32am Friday 31st October 2014

IT’S been a bumper year for British strawberries after more than 60,170 tonnes of the nation’s favourite summer fruit were harvested this season, according to industry body British Summer Fruits.

Search for jobless to star in new TV documentary

This is The West Country: Families still watching black and white TV

10:20am Friday 31st October 2014

A TV production company is looking for young unemployed people in Burnham and Highbridge who are up for kick-starting their career by trialling jobs for a documentary series.

Drivers warned about using phones

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 Friday 31st October 2014

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

Burnham RNLI to hold charity car wash

This is The West Country:

10:03am Friday 31st October 2014

CREW members of Burnham's RNLI are holding a car wash to raise money for charity tomorrow (November 1).

Marksmen fail to meet badger cull targets

This is The West Country:

9:30am Friday 31st 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.

Avon & Somerset Police Commissioner 'breached her own code of conduct' naming whistleblower

This is The West Country: Sue Mountstevens

9:15am Friday 31st October 2014

POLICE Commissioner Sue Mountstevens breached her own code of conduct by revealing the identity of a whistleblower, her own police and crime panel has concluded.

Concerns over diversion route in Watchet and Williton during Washford roundabout construction

This is The West Country: The diversion that took road users down Princess Street n123450

9:00am Friday 31st October 2014

CONCERNS have been raised about a proposed diversion route for traffic while the roundabout at Washford Cross is being built.

Helping Sedgemoor farmers to stay fit and healthy

This is The West Country: CHECKS: Spot checks were carried out in NHS hospitals throughout Wales

9:00am Friday 31st October 2014

A FARMERS’ health programme is being made available at the Sedgemoor Auction Centre in North Petherton to help farmers stay fit and healthy.

Bridgwater College's vocab champions

This is The West Country:

8:00am Friday 31st October 2014

BRIDGWATER College’s language students have enjoyed recent success in this year’s Vocabexpress Championships.

Bridgwater businesses celebrate success

This is The West Country:

8:00am Friday 31st October 2014

BUSINESSES in the Bridgwater area are continuing to celebrate their success in the Mercury-backed 2014 Somerset Business Awards.

Decorative dangers of Hallowe’en

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

9:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

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

Taunton Deane Council to replace information board in Vivary Park

This is The West Country:

8:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

TAUNTON Deane Council is replacing an information board in Vivary Park after complaints regarding grammatical errors.

Cannington pensioner receives special award

This is The West Country:

8:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A CANNINGTON man has been recognised as an inspirational figure at a special awards ceremony for Sedgemoor outstanding contributions to their community.

Exmoor Tourism Conference will be held on November, 6

This is The West Country: DR UELI Zellweger’s landscape of Exmoor Porlock Bay saw him win the overall trophy in the Alfred Vowels Photographic Competition.

7:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

THE Exmoor Tourism Conference will be held at Minehead’s Beach Hotel on Thursday, November 6, from 9.15am to 4.15pm.

Autumn fun in West Somerset

This is The West Country:

7:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

EXPLORING the glorious countryside of West Somerset will be part of a series of outdoor activities being organised by 1610 this autumn.

Arty exhibition in Chilton Polden

This is The West Country:

7:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

FANS of arts and crafts are invited along to the village Church at Chilton Polden this weekend where there will be an exhibition featuring the work of artists from all over the UK.

Burglar sent to jail

This is The West Country:

6:10pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A BURGLAR who stole precious jewellery from a home in North Petherton has been jailed at Taunton Crown Court for four years following his fourth conviction for breaking into houses.

Help Bridgwater trampolinist compete for GB

This is The West Country:

6:05pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A LAST-MINUTE bid to help a Bridgwater youngster compete in a world championship contest is being staged in the town.

Westover councillors say it with flowers

This is The West Country: CAN SPRING REALLY BE NEARLY HERE?

6:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

WESTOVER ward councillors in Bridgwater have been conducting an online poll over the past few weeks to give residents the chance to decide where two bags of daffodils should be planted.

Blake Museum fundraiser

This is The West Country: webpix charity donation cash money collection

5:30pm Thursday 30th October 2014

THE Friends of Blake Museum will be holding a Christmas fayre to raise money for museum funds.

Last chance to pitch for business prize

This is The West Country:

5:49pm Thursday 30th October 2014

IT'S the last day for applications to the Taunton Business Incentive so if you haven't got your entry in, get your skates on!

Firefighters expected to go on four day strike

This is The West Country:

5:29pm Thursday 30th October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS in Bridgwater 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).

Bridgwater builder reaches regional finals

This is The West Country:

5:12pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A BRIDGWATER business has been named as a finalist in a prestigious property awards ceremony.

Bridgwater people invited sponsored wax event

This is The West Country: SUPPORT: A dedicated cancer nurse will be on hand to answer question from cancer patients no matter how small.

5:10pm Thursday 30th October 2014

MEN and women are invited to join in a sponsored wax on November 29 at the Commercial Inn at 2pm in aid of the Bridgwater District Nursing team.

Burnham and Highbridge residents urged to get flu jab

This is The West Country: Worsening figures: greater awareness is needed of diabetes, say experts

5:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

PEOPLE in one of the ‘at risk’ categories for flu are being urged to arrange their free flu vaccination now by contacting their GP surgery.

Joyriders arrested after ruining Burnham rugby pitch

This is The West Country:

4:30pm Thursday 30th October 2014

POLICE arrested two men after an allegedly stolen car was driven over the rugby pitches at the BASC ground in Burnham.

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.






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