Tough test for Sedgemoor cadets

This is The West Country: Cadet Shannon Came receives her BTEC certificate from adult instructor Major Trunks at Cannington Platoon.

7:30pm Saturday 19th April 2014

FOUR army cadets from Sedgemoor have undertaken a week of tough challenges at Somerset’s Yoxter camp.

'Work less, earn more' under benefit reforms, says Taunton CAB boss

This is The West Country: Brighton and Hove is one of the most debt-ridden cities in the country

7:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

LOW income parents could be better off working fewer hours under Government reforms to the benefits system, says a charity boss.

Tag rugby joy for Redstart youngsters

This is The West Country: Tag rugby joy for Redstart youngsters

6:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

A TAG rugby team from Redstart Primary School in Chard has won a county-wide competition.

Plant sale set for May 8

This is The West Country: Plant Sale

4:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

A PLANT sale of flowers and vegetables will be held in West Huntspill next month.

Photographer Millie comes full circle

This is The West Country: MILLIE Cooper’s photographs will be displayed at the Beach Hotel. PHOTO: Somerset Photo News.

3:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

A PHOTOGRAPHER who was raised in Minehead ibefore moving to London is having her work displayed locally.

Stand Against Violence charity in bid to raise film cash

This is The West Country: Rizzle Kicks are ambassadors of the charity.

1:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

A TAUNTON charity is in a race against time to raise £20,000 to fund a film aimed at reducing violence among young people.

Adoption plea from Dorset & Somerset Retired Greyhound Trust

This is The West Country: Adoption plea from Dorset & Somerset Retired Greyhound Trust

12:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

A GREYHOUND rehoming centre is looking for pet lovers to adopt a dog.

Tee for technology - FlightScope device improves your game at golf club

This is The West Country: WILL lines up a shot with Simon Stevenson and the FlightScope launch monitor in the background

12:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

COUNTY Gazette reporter WillCarpenter spent an afternoon at Taunton & Pickeridge Golf Club, to test drive the club’s latest investment.

Youngsters have a ball this Easter

This is The West Country: Harvey Evans and Oliver Turnbull at Cresta.

10:30am Saturday 19th April 2014

PLENTY of Easter fun was on offer for all the family this week.

Threatened bus services saved

This is The West Country: New Dales bus link established

10:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

THE threatened bus services in Minehead have been protected after a public consultation by Somerset County Council.

Free internet access at Octopus Children's Centre

This is The West Country: Wirral Council has announced details of opening times over the festive period.

7:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

FREE web access sessions have been set up at Burnham’s Octopus Children’s Centre.

Students use art to brighten up empty Chard shops

This is The West Country: Students from Holyrood Academy with their boards outside the shop.

7:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

CREATIVE youngsters are helping turn around the fortunes of Chard’s town centre by brightening up the windows of empty shops.

Woman, 23, dies after car hits wall in Taunton

This is The West Country: Accident on the A30 near Chard

9:28am Friday 18th April 2014

A WOMAN was seriously injured after a car hit a wall in Taunton in the early hours of this morning.

Hambridge cadet's joy at national award win

This is The West Country: Adam Evans with his award.

9:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

A SOMERSET teenager was ‘totally amazed’ after being named National Cadet of the Year 2014 at an awards ceremony.

Sue Mountstevens talks to Bridgwater flood victims

This is The West Country: Sue Mountstevens

8:30pm Friday 18th April 2014

AVON and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens attended a public question and answer session for flood victims in Bridgwater.

Homes demolished as work starts on £12million development at Creechbarrow Road

This is The West Country: The launch of the new council homes scheme - pictured in front are Cllr Jean Adkins and Mike Day, of Knightstone Housing.

8:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

DOZENS of properties have been reduced to rubble to make way for the building of the first council homes in Taunton for over 20 years.

Frogs in your garden?

This is The West Country: MARCH: Frogs become active as they move to breeding ponds

7:30pm Friday 18th April 2014

ALMOST half of people in the South West regularly see frogs in their gardens, according to the RSPB.

Britain could be left behind, Taunton Deane MP Jeremy Browne warns in new book

This is The West Country: Jeremy Browne with his book, 'Race Plan'.

7:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

BRITAIN runs the risk of sleepwalking off the top table of powerful nations, Taunton Deane MP Jeremy Browne warns in his new book.

£400,000 boost for Musgrove emergency department

This is The West Country: Grants available for Taunton town centre businesses

5:30pm Friday 18th April 2014

THE League of Friends has donated £400,000 to equip eight bays at the expanded emergency department at Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton.

Summer bedding plants featured in plant sale

This is The West Country: Plant Sale

4:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

A PLANT sale is being held in Spaxton Village Hall next month.

Experiments on the moor

This is The West Country: BUDDING bog ecologists from Dulverton Middle School out in the rain on Exmoor ... and thoroughly enjoying it. PHOTO: Submitted.

4:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

YOUNG scientists joined forces with the Exmoor Mires Project at the mire site of Blackpitts on Exmoor to undertake essential Moorland Indicators of Climate Change (MICCI) experiments.

Grants available for people to improve Woolavington and Puriton

This is The West Country: Grants available for Taunton town centre businesses

3:30pm Friday 18th April 2014

PEOPLE from Woolavington and Puriton with ideas on how they can improve their villages are being invited to present their ideas to the community.

Burnham railway history project gathers support

This is The West Country: Burnham railway history project gathers support

2:46pm Friday 18th April 2014

A PROJECT to celebrate Burnham’s railway history is gathering support, with the town’s MP making a donation towards it.

Coffee mornings extended

This is The West Country: Win a year’s supply of M&S Café coffee

2:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

COFFEE mornings in West Huntspill have proved so popular they have been extended to take place every Friday.

Wiveliscombe toilets closure decision 'unsound'

This is The West Country: UNCERTAINTY: The public toilets in Wiveliscombe are due to close on March 31.

12:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

THE closure of the public toilets in Wiveliscombe was “unsound” and “should be reconsidered”.

Job skills up for debate at Yeovil assembly

This is The West Country: People of Chard: We want your letters!

12:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

SOUTH Somerset Together is holding an Assembly in Yeovil to discuss and gather views on the skill base that is needed by employers and businesses that will lead to the enhancement of the local economy.

Council to raise housing 'free for all' concerns with Prime Minister

This is The West Country: David Cameron hailed Accenture's 2,000 jobs drive

11:30am Friday 18th April 2014

ILMINSTER Town Council will send a letter to Prime Minister David Cameron about its concerns over ‘free for all’ developments in rural areas.

Daytime dance classes to be held in Highbridge

This is The West Country: Summer Ball

11:28am Friday 18th April 2014

TWO new daytime dance classes are starting in Highbridge next month.

Another bookies in Taunton as Paddy Power opens its doors

This is The West Country: The new Paddy Power bookmakers in North Street, Taunton.

11:00am Friday 18th April 2014

THE operators of a bookies which has just opened in Taunton, despite opposition from the council, say it will boost the community.

Minister Robert Goodwill to take A303 trip

This is The West Country: Robert Goodwill

10:00am Friday 18th April 2014

TRANSPORT Minister Robert Goodwill will be travelling along the A303 to see at firsthand the problems experienced by residents, visitors and businesses.

Dog walkers urged to control their pets on the Quantocks

This is The West Country: Dog walkers urged to control their pets on the Quantocks

9:40am Friday 18th April 2014

DOG walkers enjoying a stroll across the Quantock Hills over spring are being asked to ensure their pets do not attack livestock - or face seeing them shot on sight.

Johnny Kingdom opens Exmoor Exhibition

This is The West Country: THE chairman of the Heritage Centre, Chris Nelder, centre manager Sue Cottrell, Johnny Kingdom, secretary Jan Ross and John Burgess, one of the designers of the exhibition. Photo: Andrew Priddy, Minehead.

9:00am Friday 18th April 2014

JOHNNY Kingdom, Exmoor’s renowned wildlife presenter, film-maker and photographer, was on hand to open a new display at Dulverton’s Guildhall Heritage Centre on April 4.

St George's Day Supper to be held in East Huntspill

This is The West Country: CROY: Special event planned to mark St George's Day

8:22am Friday 18th April 2014

A ST George’s Day Supper will be held in East Huntspill on April 24.

Antique and collectors fair to be held in Sedgemoor

This is The West Country: Aldenham Country Park will host Easter events including duck racing

8:14am Friday 18th April 2014

AN antique and collectors fair will be held in Kilve on Easter Monday.

Join the Easter egg trail in Brent Knoll

This is The West Country: A Great British Charity Easter Egg Hunt!

7:00am Friday 18th April 2014

AN EASTER egg trail will be held in Brent Knoll on Sunday (April 20).

Olympic star Jo Pavey urges firms to enter Taunton Business Games

This is The West Country: Tiverton Olympian Jo Pavey

6:30am Friday 18th April 2014

OLYMPIC athlete Jo Pavey is calling for Taunton entrepreneurs and business minds to sign up to networking events with a twist.

Charity football match in memory of Ilminster student Bradley Cullen

This is The West Country: Football: Chipping Sodbury return to form with win over Ellwood

6:00am Friday 18th April 2014

A CHARITY football match will be played on Sunday (April 20) in memory of a popular student who died aged just 15.

M5 crash inquest: Coroner records conclusion into deaths

This is The West Country: M5 crash inquest: Day four from Shire Hall in Taunton

12:08pm Thursday 17th April 2014

WEST Somerset Coroner Michael Rose is today (April 17) set to give his conclusion at the inquest into the deaths of seven people in one of the UK’s worst motorway accidents.

Range Rover and caravan fire on M5 closes motorway

This is The West Country: File photo

10:45am Thursday 17th April 2014

MASSIVE queues on the M5 as a Range Rover and caravan burst into flames, sending smoke billowing out across the motorway.

Council responds to Sedgemoor mums who missed out on first choice primary schools

This is The West Country: Emma Barry with daughter Sophie Barry, three, who has missed out on her first choice primary school. Photo: Jeff Searle

5:11pm Thursday 17th April 2014

CHILDREN in Sedgemoor have joined hundreds across Somerset who have missed out on their first choice primary school.

New era at the Brewhouse Theatre off to 'terrific' start

This is The West Country: Val Hammond outside the Brewhouse Theatre in Taunton.

9:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

“TERRIFIC” with much more to come... that’s how the team behind Taunton’s Brewhouse Theatre’s re-opening summed up its first week.

Tough test for Sedgemoor cadets

This is The West Country: Cadet Shannon Came receives her BTEC certificate from adult instructor Major Trunks at Cannington Platoon.

8:30pm Thursday 17th April 2014

FOUR army cadets from Sedgemoor have undertaken a week of tough challenges at Somerset’s Yoxter camp.

Easter bonnets and cards benefit Musgrove Park Hospital children's ward

This is The West Country: Easter bonnets and cards benefit Musgrove Park Hospital children's ward

8:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

RESIDENTS from a Somerset care home got into the Easter spirit recently by holding a crafts competition for a hospital.

TB slaughter could lead to high tax bills for Somerset farmers

This is The West Country: Number of people in debt on the rise in St Albans

7:30pm Thursday 17th April 2014

BEEF and dairy farmers whose cattle are slaughtered due to TB could face substantial tax bills, warns farming accountant Old Mill.

School and college will work together

This is The West Country: MARTIN McNeill, chair of governors at West Somerset College. PHOTO: West Somerset College.

7:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A TRUCE regarding the schooling saga in West Somerset has been made between Minehead Middle School and West Somerset College.

Housing fair at Yeovil's Octagon Theatre

This is The West Country: South Somerset District Council.

6:40pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A FAIR is being held to raise awareness of different housing options for residents in Yeovil.

Motorist in court over A303 death crash

This is The West Country: Scales of Justice: Recent convictions at Oxfordshire's magistrates' courts

6:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A MAN charged with causing the death of another man and seriously injuring two others following a crash on the Ilminster bypass last year has appeared in court.

Minehead's first ever museum officially opens

This is The West Country: MINEHEAD Mayor Val Welch prepares to cut the ribbon, officially opening the museum. PHOTO: Somerset Photo News.

4:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

HISTORY was made in Minehead on Monday as the town’s first ever museum was officially opened at the Beach Hotel.

Car hits lamp post in Yeovil

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

3:50pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A CAR collided with a lamp post on the Western Relief Road in Yeovil.

Joan to give birthday gifts to St Margaret's Hospice

This is The West Country: Joan to give birthday gifts to St Margaret's Hospice

3:30pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A 90-year-old Moorland woman decided that all her gifts for her birthday party would be donated to a local hospice.








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