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.

Bumper month for Yeovil Recreation Centre

This is The West Country:

11:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

JUNE was one of the busiest months ever for Yeovil Recreation Centre, with an estimated 8-10,000 people visiting the Athletics Arena during June alone.

Yarcombe Terrier Racing in its 40th year

This is The West Country:

10:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

IT started as an idea over a drink the pub, but now Yarcombe Terrier Racing is celebrating its 40th anniversary.

Lottery boost for First World War Project in Williton

This is The West Country:

10:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

A FIRST World War project in Williton has got off to a flying start thanks to £7,800 of Heritage Lottery funding.

Summerfield running boules tournament in Henlade

This is The West Country:

9:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

TAUNTON-based property developer, Summerfield, are inviting local businesses and organisations to book a team for their 2014 charity boules tournament, which is being held in Taunton in support of the Somerset Crimebeat Trust.

Canal danger alert

This is The West Country: The canal, off Dr Newton’s Way, by the railway arches. One of Ian Birchall's images, showing at  the Cotswold Canals Trust's Wallbridge Lock visitor centre.

7:30am Sunday 27th July 2014

As the temperatures continue to rise a charity is warning of the dangers of open water during the sunny season.

Wiveliscombe firefighters say their farewell

This is The West Country:

7:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

TWO firefighters from Wiveliscombe who are hanging up their helmets for the last time have been praised for their commitment.

Broadway medical centre opening

This is The West Country: News Shopper gets a buzz from learning how to make the perfect espresso

7:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

THE medical centre in Broadway will be officially opened on Saturday, August 16.

Elizabeth secures insurance payout

This is The West Country:

2:06pm Sunday 27th July 2014

Elizabeth Livermore had a pleasant surprise when she got a call from her insurance company.

Bath and Wells diocese launches guide to local churches

This is The West Country:

6:20am Sunday 27th July 2014

CHURCHES in Somerset are bursting with history and architectural delights.

British Heart Foundation shops in Somerset raise £813,000 in a year

This is The West Country:

9:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

BRITISH Heart Foundation (BHF) shops in Somerset have raised £813,000 in the past year to help fund life-saving research into heart disease.

Opportunity to brush up your IT skills

This is The West Country:

8:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

Web access sessions have been launched in Bridgwater.

Fire crew free toddler stuck in stair lift in Taunton

This is The West Country: Driver cut free from crash in Bathpool, Taunton

7:23pm Saturday 26th July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were called out to release a child stuck in a stair gate earlier today, Saturday, July 26.

Anne Frank's Norton Fitzwarren connection

This is The West Country: Anne Marie Frank, writer of the famous diary, who died March 1945 at Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, aged 15.

7:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

ANNE Frank’s Second World War diary of her years hiding in Nazi-occupied Holland is possibly the world’s most famous account of the conflict.

Chard woman Laura Corrick in Mount Kilimanjaro challenge

This is The West Country:

6:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

A CHARD woman is hard at work training for the challenge of a lifetime to raise much-needed funds for dementia research.

Age UK opens in Taunton once a week to offer advice

This is The West Country:

4:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

OLDER people will be able to discuss issues face to face with trained advisers following Age UK Somerset’s decision to open from 10am to 4pm every Wednesday at Taunton’s Market House.

A chance to become an Exmoor Explorer

This is The West Country:

3:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

THERE’S still time to get your entry in for the Exmoor Explorer, taking place on August 3.

Anti-social fears in 24-hour booze plan for Minehead service station

This is The West Country:

3:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

CONCERNED residents in Minehead fear there will be an increase in anti-social behaviour if a local petrol station is allowed to sell alcohol and food for longer.

Town Hall Talk: Mayor of Ilminster Emma Jane Taylor

This is The West Country: Emma Jane Taylor.

3:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

ON Saturday evening I joined Jenny Kenton, Mayor of Chard, for her Medieval Charter Event.

Heritage team at South Somerset District Council Remembrance lectures

2:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

SOUTH Somerset District Council’s Heritage Team will be presenting a series of Remembrance Lectures in a number of venues across Yeovil to remember the First World War in South Somerset.

Somerset bikers urged to be safety aware

This is The West Country: INQUEST: Coroner hears details of pothole's role in biker death

1:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

BIKERS are being urged to wear good safety gear, ride within their limits and be aware of dangers on the road over the summer.

Exmoor ponies celebrated in new show

This is The West Country:

1:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

A NEW Exmoor Pony Show is being held at the Brendon Country Show on August 10.

Taunton schoolgirl ahead of the game with BAFTA award

This is The West Country:

12:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

A TAUNTON schoolgirl was left jumping for joy after winning a BAFTA award for her game design.

Athletics camp in Yeovil with Olympian Jo Pavey

This is The West Country: Tiverton Olympian Jo Pavey

11:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

WITH the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow starting on 23 July, budding young athletes will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of their heroes when they run, jump and throw at Yeovil Athletics Arena for Summer ‘Startrack’ on Monday, July 28.

Relief as Dulverton School decision is made

This is The West Country: Dulverton Middle School. PHOTO: Steve Guscott

10:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

PEOPLE in Dulverton and the surrounding area breathed a sigh of relief after a controversial plans to change the age range at the town’s schools were dropped, ending months of uncertainty.

Hinton St George church's restoration award

This is The West Country:

10:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

SENSITIVE repairs to a 17th century family monument in St George’s Church at Hinton St George have won a prestigious award.

RNLI reaches target

This is The West Country:

7:30am Saturday 26th July 2014

Fundraisers are now looking to raise a further £52,000 to pay for the volunteer crew’s changing facilities.

Taunton charity shop ransacked a third time

This is The West Country:

7:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

THE manager of a charity shop in Taunton is “very upset and disappointed” after the third break-in at the premises this year.

Ilminster Carnival entry forms available

This is The West Country: 
  ILMINSTER Carnival ...

7:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

ENTRY forms for this year’s Ilminster Carnival, which is being held on Saturday, October 4, are now available on their website at ilminstercarnival .co.uk.

'End of bus disruption in Taunton in sight', claims Buses of Somerset boss

This is The West Country:

6:30am Saturday 26th July 2014

PASSENGERS plagued by late buses and diversions hope the operator’s pledge of a ‘turning point’ materialises.

Magistrates’ court

This is The West Country:

8:30pm Friday 25th July 2014

Magistrates’ court

Council meeting scheduled

This is The West Country: North Petherton Town Council discuss the planning application at North Petherton Community Centre.

7:30pm Friday 25th July 2014

Meeting of Burnham & Highbridge Town Council’s Princess Management Committee takes place on Tuesday, September 16 at 7pm.

Free labour as Chard Mayor Jenny Kenton raises cash for charity

This is The West Country:

4:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

FANCY the Mayor of Chard going to your business to help out with free labour for the day?

Minehead Middle School celebrates pupils' success

This is The West Country:

4:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

THE end of term at Minehead Middle School was celebrated in style as over 150 year 5, 6 and 7 pupils received certificates, medals, cups and trophies.

Preston School head teacher Tony Bloxham to stand down

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

3:29pm Friday 25th July 2014

A HEAD teacher has announced his intention to step down from his role at the end of the year.

Vandals strike at Wellington Rugby Club

This is The West Country: Police are investigating assault on Widnes pub landlord

3:13pm Friday 25th July 2014

POLICE are calling for witnesses to come forward with information about criminal damage at the ground on July 23.

Weather-beaten A37 to be resurfaced near Yeovil

This is The West Country:

2:37pm Friday 25th July 2014

A MAJOR road into Yeovil which was badly damaged by the severe winter weather is to be resurfaced.

Annie's Ride on horseback for Taunton's St Mary Magdalene bell appeal

This is The West Country:

1:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

A BELLRINGER is riding horseback around Somerset to raise money to repair and replace some ageing church bells.

Crewkerne and Ilminster school's partnership

This is The West Country:

1:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

A GROUP of students from Crewkerne and Ilminster came together at Wadham School to discuss what makes their schools so special and share ideas on how to make things even better.

Can you identify this woman?

This is The West Country:

11:12am Friday 25th July 2014

CAN you help identify this woman who may have information about theft from Debenhams in Taunton?

Horton village playing field committee member needed

This is The West Country: Ilminster breast cancer survivor describes new figures as "fantastic news"

11:00am Friday 25th July 2014

HORTON village is desperately looking for someone to join their playing field committee.








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