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WITH just weeks until the 2015 general election, Asda Taunton is hosting a hustings event for prospective MPs for the Taunton Deane constituency in the store café at 7pm tomorrow, Wednesday, April 1.
THIS year’s Bridgwater Flower Show looks set to flourish after organisers were selected to receive a donation from a local historic association.
THE countdown to Bridgwater’s biggest night of the year will begin this week as tickets for this year’s Guy Fawkes Carnival go on sale as well as seeing the launch of the 2015 Carnival activities.
RESIDENTS in Dunster were told to keep their windows shut whilst fire-fighters tackled a large blaze in Nutcombe Bottom.
NATIONALLY-ACCLAIMED artist Jonathan Walker will be exhibiting over 40 new original watercolour paintings at Churchgate Gallery in Porlock later this year.
MOBILE speed camera locations in Sedgemoor this week (commencing March 30).
EIGHT fire engines from Chard, Ilminster, Crewkerne, Axminster, Honiton and Taunton have been tackling a thatched roof fire at a property in Cuttifords Door near Chard this evening, (March 30).
THE AGM and social of the Stockmoor & Wilstock Residents’ Association has been postponed.
TAUNTON charity workers are preparing to Race for Life in Taunton and are urging women to unite in conquering cancer - by signing up for Cancer Research UK's Race for Life.
PUPILS at a Bridgwater school are reading a new ‘tail’ – thanks to Leo the dog.
BUDDING poetry writers are invited to get involved in an event which will “help bring Crewkerne to life.”
ORGANISERS of a major highlight in the region’s farming calendar have handed over a cheque for almost £3,000 to help children with learning disabilites.
A BRISTOL man is wanted on a recall to prison for breaching the terms of his licence.
SUPPORTERS of the League of Friends at Taunton's Musgrove Park Hospital tucked into a full English breakfast.
THE success of the first ever County Workplace Games has encouraged organisers to make it an annual event.
SOUTH Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust is urging the public to Choose Well this Easter and to stop and think before dialling 999.
BUDDING Mary Berrys are being challenged to bake an Alfred the Great cake to celebrate the first ever Somerset Day on May 11.
A TOTAL of £3,784.54 was donated to the Somerset Unit for Radiotherapy Equipment (SURE) charity last week to help buy equipment for the Beacon Centre cancer unit at Taunton’s Musgrove Park Hospital.
SEDGEMOOR has been given a massive £5million cashback fby supermarket giant Tesco after it pulled out of the deal to build on the town’s Northgate site.
A TAUNTON author has written a book centred around the memoirs of her late grandfather, a soldier during the First World War.
A NEW £8.5-million affordable housing project in Highbridge has been given the thumbs-up from local politicians.
A COUPLE shopping for a brand new replacement for their 47-year-old sofa spent just £5 on it after the salesman ripped up the £1,113 bill.
SOMERSET folk are being invited to support a children’s charity in the county by purchasing West Country fruit cake from a farm shop in the area.
ORIGINAL mill wheel casting patterns used at Dulverton Laundry have been discovered.
BRIDGWATER police are asking for your help to identify these three men who may have information about a theft from the Co-operative in Rhode Lane.
THERE will be a meeting between Bridgwater traders, town councillors and EDF tomorrow (Wednesday).
AVON and Somerset Police have arrested a Bristol man who was wanted after an appeal issued yesterday, (March 30).
THE fire service were out attending various incidents during last night (March 30) over the Somerset area.
A HERITAGE and restoration project at a Medieval well has been given a £8,700 Heritage Lottery Fund grant.
A MAN has appeared in court charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and possessing an offensive weapon in public.
TRAFFIC is slow moving on the M5 southbound between J23 A39 (Bridgwater North) and J24 A38 (Bridgwater South) following an accident this morning.
ONE lane on the M5 Southbound between Weston and Burnham is closed following an accident earlier this evening (March 30).
THE Cuckoo Meadow Estate, in Minehead, has secured more than £150,000 from the Big Lottery Fund to spend on youth projects aimed at keeping young people off the streets.
OVER £400K of major highway improvements in Dunster are now complete – in time for the Easter break.
AN opticians store in Chard is encouraging budding young designers to get creative with an Easter-themed colouring competition.
GREEN-FINGERED youngsters at a Bridgwater playgroup will be able to improve their gardening skills thanks to a town council grant.
A FIRE appliance from Somerton attended a road traffic collision in Langport this afternoon, (March 30).
FOXES Academy, the specialist college and training hotel for young adults with learning disabilities, held an Open Day on March 21.
IF you shop in a Southern Co-operative store on Saturday you’ll be forgiven for thinking staff were a bit rushed in the morning.
LOCAL charity Stand Against Violence has been fortunate to secure the generous support of the Somerset County Gazette for their 10th anniversary year.
THE eagerly awaited annual Taunton Scout and Guide Gang Show starts at the Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton, tomorrow, evening, Tuesday, March 31.
SOMERSET veterans of VE Day (Victory in Europe) are beingn invited to join the 70th anniversay celebrations.
LOCAL organisations are being invited to have their say on the future of leisure provision in south Somerset.
FIREFIGHTERS were called out to reports of a dangerous structure in today's gales, (Sunday, March 29).
VILLAGERS in Corfe will be holding their own Great Bake on Saturday, April 4, with plenty of fun for all of the family.
THE red deer population on the Quantocks is growing – and that’s official!
A COLOURING competition is being held to keep kids entertained in the Easter holidays at the Town & Country Pram Centre in Taunton.
A NEW class full of singing, dancing and musical games for babies and pre-school children is coming to Taunton.
PLANS for National Grid to erect a 37- mile line of giant pylons through Sedgemoor prompted angry reactions from local communities.
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