21st April 2018

Local News

Explorer Scouts make Headway with clean-up & shine 21 April, 2018 - PEOPLE in Somerset are being invited to support an Explorer scout group and Headway Somerset by having their cars washed at a fundraiser being held next month (May, 2017). Rumwell Farm Shop and the Wellington Explorer Scout [...]
Work at Wellington Park 20 April, 2018 - PARTS of Wellington’s award-winning park will be closed to the public for about two weeks from April 23 due to maintenance work. Paths need extensive resurfacing and the work will be carried out by local [...]
Dementia Action Week – 5 ways to get involved in Somerset 20 April, 2018 - Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Awareness Week has been renamed as Dementia Action Week. It takes place from 21-27 May 2018 and Alzheimer’s Society is calling on everyone in Somerset to unite and plan actions, big or small, to [...]
Proud to Care careers fair highlights job opportunities 19 April, 2018 - Would-be care workers are being urged to find out more about careers in care at the first Proud to Care recruitment event in Somerset. Somerset County Council has organised The Proud to Care jobs fair [...]
Crews called to early morning domestic property fire in Taunton 19 April, 2018 - Three fire appliances from Taunton were mobilised following a report of a domestic property fire on Mansfield Road in Taunton at 03:01 this morning (Thursday). It was unknown if persons were inside. On arrival crews [...]
Two men jailed for trafficking heroin and cocaine from London to Taunton and Wellington 18 April, 2018 - Two men responsible for running a county lines drug operation from London to Somerset have been jailed today (Wednesday). Lamar Bowen and Raheem Keane trafficked Class A drugs including heroin and cocaine from the capital [...]
Council proposes to support YMCA project 18 April, 2018 - Taunton Deane Borough Council is poised to add its support to a scheme to transform an empty eyesore into a multi-purpose venue with a host of economic and social benefits. Somerset Coast YMCA plans to [...]
Somerset County Cricket Club and Thatchers Cider Renew Partnership 18 April, 2018 - Somerset County Cricket Club are delighted to announce that Thatchers Cider has renewed its agreement to continue as Official Cider Partner for a further three years. This new deal is an extension of our current [...]
Man charged with sexual assaults on Bridgwater to Taunton bus 17 April, 2018 - A man has appeared before Taunton Magistrates’ Court charged with sexual assaults on women and girls which took place on the number 21 bus travelling between Bridgwater and Taunton. The 65-year-old man faced three charges [...]
Primary school admissions announced 17 April, 2018 - More than 98 per cent of children in Somerset have been given a place at one of their top three Primary school choices this year, with more than 93 per cent securing their first choice. [...]
‘DiAthlete’ heads to Taunton for marathon challenge 16 April, 2018 - ‘DiAthlete’ Gavin Griffiths will be visiting Taunton on Wednesday (April 18) as part of his marathon effort to run 25 marathons in one month. Gavin, 26 from Kent has Type 1 diabetes and has struggled [...]
Costa Coffee Supports Fostering and Adoption in Somerset 16 April, 2018 - Somerset County Council’s Fostering and Adoption Recruitment Service is teaming up with Costa Coffee, to help the search for Foster Carers and Adopters. The coffee chain is, once again, supporting the cause as part of [...]
Unsung heroes recognised with PCC Pride Awards 15 April, 2018 - Brave and dedicated silent stars from across the communities of Avon and Somerset were recognised at the first ‘PCC Pride Awards’ of 2018 at a ceremony hosted by Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Sue Mountstevens [...]
New Regional Adoption Agency will reduce waiting times for children awaiting adoption 14 April, 2018 - Local authority adoption services in Devon, Plymouth, Torbay and Somerset are joining forces to become a single regional adoption service, under the banner Adopt South West. The move, required by the Government, is expected to [...]
Police appeal for information about assaults on a bus 13 April, 2018 - Avon and Somerset Police would like three witnesses to come forward following reports of a number of incidents on a bus route in Somerset. The incidents of anti-social and inappropriate behaviour have taken place on the number 21 [...]
Police appeal following series of indecent exposures in Taunton 13 April, 2018 - Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for information following a series of indecent exposures in Taunton. Police have had three reports in the past two months of a man exposing himself to girls walking along [...]
Five Winners Announced for the Citizenship Awards 13 April, 2018 - The unsung heroes of Taunton Deane will be celebrated at a Citizenship Awards ceremony hosted by the Council in conjunction with local Rotary Clubs later this month. The annual awards are open to individuals and [...]
Female rescued after becoming stuck in lift in Taunton 12 April, 2018 - A female has been rescued by Taunton fire crew after becoming stuck in a lift this evening (Thursday). One fire appliance from Taunton was immediately mobilised following a call reporting someone stuck in a lift [...]
Somerset County Cricket Club Sign Matt Renshaw 12 April, 2018 - Somerset County Cricket Club are pleased to be able to announce that they have signed Matt Renshaw as an overseas player for the 2018 season. The Australian Test batsman will be joining the Club on [...]
Permanent memorial to Taunton-born founder of the RAF 12 April, 2018 - A permanent memorial to Hugh Montague Trenchard – the Taunton-born founder of the Royal Air Force – will be unveiled in the county town this year to mark the organisation’s centenary. The 1st Viscount Trenchard, [...]
Smoke on! The Red Arrows will headline RAF100 tribute at RNAS Yeovilton Air Day 11 April, 2018 - Smoke on! The world-class Red Arrows will lead the Royal Air Force’s centenary involvement at this year’s RNAS Yeovilton International Air Day on Saturday 7 July. The RAF has had the Red Arrows as its [...]
Somerset NHS asks people to return therapy equipment 11 April, 2018 - Therapists at Musgrove Park Hospital and Somerset Partnership have launched a campaign calling on members of the public to return borrowed equipment that they no longer need. The equipment amnesty will run from 23-27 April, [...]
Musgrove gets state of the art interventional X-Ray system thanks to League of Friends support 10 April, 2018 - Patients who need an image-guided procedure at Musgrove Park Hospital are now benefiting from a new, more modern and safer X-ray-machine. The complex machine, which is in Musgrove’s interventional radiology (IR) suite, has been bought [...]
Support Service Consultation launched for Sheltered Housing residents 10 April, 2018 - People across the Somerset are being invited to share their views on potential changes to the way support is provided to sheltered housing residents. Somerset County Council contributes funding to the sheltered housing providers to [...]
Man dies following two vehicle collision on A361 9 April, 2018 - A man has died following a two vehicle collision on the A361 this morning (Monday). Speaking earlier today, Avon and Somerset Police said: “We were called at 9.47am to a collision involving two vehicles. One [...]
New service helps Somerset mums deliver in the comfort of their own home 9 April, 2018 - A new home birth service has launched in Somerset giving mums-to-be a greater chance of having their baby at home. The Orchard Midwives are a dedicated and specialist team of midwives who will be on-hand [...]
Quiz & Supper Evening in aid of Stand Against Violence 9 April, 2018 - SOMERSET folk keen to test their general knowledge and help raise money for charity can this month (April, 2018) sign up to a quiz night being held at a farm shop in the county. The [...]
Taunton Town FC Win The League 9 April, 2018 - A week after securing Evo-Stik League promotion, the Peacocks made it another memorable day at the Viridor Stadium as they won the West Division championship following a 1-0 victory over Evesham United on Saturday afternoon [...]
Women rescued after becoming stuck in lift in Taunton 8 April, 2018 - One fire appliance from Taunton was mobilised following a report of persons stuck within a lift at Keeper Close, Taunton at 18:15 this evening (Sunday). On arrival, crews confirmed there were three persons within the lift car and [...]
Body found believed to be missing Taunton man 7 April, 2018 - A body has been found in the search for a missing Taunton man. Avon and Somerset Police were called to Norton Fitzwarren at just before 13:00 today after a man’s body was found. Although formal [...]
Taunton fire crew called to tractor ‘well alight’ 6 April, 2018 - Fire crews from Taunton were mobilised to reports of a large vehicle fire in Sweethay Lane, Trull at 13:10 this afternoon (Friday). On arrival, crews confirmed a fire involving a tractor which was well alight and used [...]
Police growing increasingly worried about missing Taunton man 6 April, 2018 - Avon and Somerset Police are renewing their appeal for help to find missing Taunton man Mitchell West. Mitchell, 53, was last seen at approximately 21:20 in the Hope Corner Lane area of the town on [...]
Taunton all set for Ladies Day Meeting on April 12th 6 April, 2018 - Taunton host their ever popular Ladies Day Meeting on Thursday April 12th when the first of the seven races on the card which has a very generous prize fund of over £59k goes to post at [...]
Crews called to fire within kitchen of Taunton property 6 April, 2018 - Two fire appliances from Taunton were mobilised following a report of a fire involving a cooker within a domestic property in Greenway Road in Taunton at 20:35 last night (Thursday). Once the crews arrived, the [...]
Fire crew rescue child locked within vehicle in Taunton 5 April, 2018 - One fire appliance from Taunton was mobilised to reports of a child locked within a car on Manor Road in Taunton at 14:37 this afternoon (Thursday). On arrival, crews confirmed a two year old child [...]
Finalists announced for this year’s Be Proud Awards 5 April, 2018 - Policing heroes from across Avon and Somerset, including police officers, members of staff, specials, volunteers and teams, will be recognised at an award ceremony next month, as this year’s Be Proud Awards finalists have been [...]
Police appeal to find missing man Mitchell West 4 April, 2018 - Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for the public’s help to find missing Taunton man Mitchell West. Mitchell, 53, was last seen at approximately 9.20pm last night (4 April). Police are concerned for his welfare [...]
Join Somerset doctors in cycling across the county for Musgrove’s MRI scanner appeal 4 April, 2018 - Five doctors at Musgrove Park Hospital are donning their lycra and cycling across Somerset – to raise money for a new MRI scanner. And they are inviting local people to join them in the cycle [...]
Two vehicle collision on A358 3 April, 2018 - The rescue tender from Taunton and a fire appliance from Bridgwater were immediately mobilised following a call from ambulance reporting a road traffic collision on the A358 at 17:25 this afternoon (Tuesday). On arrival, the [...]
Crews quickly extinguish vehicle fire on M5 between Junctions 25 and 26 2 April, 2018 - Two fire appliances from Taunton were mobilised following over 30 calls from passing motorists, including one from the driver, reporting a people carrier that had caught fire on the M5 Southbound between Junctions 25 and 26 [...]
Crews called to fire at Sandhill Park in Bishops Lydeard 2 April, 2018 - Three fire appliances from Taunton were immediately mobilised following a call from a member of the public reporting a fire in a property at Sandhill Park in Bishops Lydeard at 21:33 last night (Sunday). On arrival, the [...]
Buses of Somerset Introduce Contactless Payment On All Bus Services In Somerset 2 April, 2018 - Buses of Somerset go contactless! For more information see the link below: https://www.firstgroup.com/somerset/news-and-service-updates/news/contactless-payments-now-accepted    Reminder that today (Bank Holiday Monday 2nd April) the Buses of Somerset service will run as a Sunday & Public Holiday [...]
Taunton Town FC seal promotion with home win 1 April, 2018 - A piece of history was created at the Viridor Stadium on Saturday (31st March) when the Peacocks recorded a 3-2 Evo-Stik League victory over a useful Kidlington side. With Wimborne losing 4-1 at Bristol Manor [...]
Last Dambuster and Historic Aircraft to visit Helicopter Museum ‘World at War Weekend’ 31 March, 2018 - Weston Airfield in Weston-super-Mare will be brought to life by re-enactors and historic vehicles from around the country this weekend (7th and 8th April). The Helicopter Museum’s annual ‘World at War Weekend’ sees living history [...]
Taunton Deane and South Somerset Easter Pharmacy Times 31 March, 2018 - Here are the Taunton Deane and South Somerset Easter Pharmacy Times via the link below:   https://www.england.nhs.uk/south/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2018/03/pharm-easter-2018-opening-hrs-taunton-south-somerset.pdf    
Action taken to reduce risks posed by damaged trees at Taunton Deane Crematorium 29 March, 2018 - Action is being taken to reduce the risks posed by damaged trees at Taunton Deane Crematorium in Wellington Road. But most of the trees that will have to be removed will be replaced by more [...]
Crews called to property fire in Taunton 29 March, 2018 - Two fire appliances from Taunton were mobilised to reports of a domestic property fire on South Road in Taunton at 11:25 this morning (Thursday. On arrival, crews confirmed smoke issuing from the second floor following a [...]
Somerset County Cricket Club drop Cameron Bancroft as Overseas Player 29 March, 2018 - Somerset Director of Cricket Andy Hurry has offered the following statement regarding Cameron Bancroft: “Over the last few days, cricket has been over shadowed by a very dark cloud. There has been an understandable amount [...]
Poster competition launches to help children in Somerset 29 March, 2018 - Somerset County Council is launching a poster competition aimed at youth organisations such as Scouts and Guides, to help the search for more foster carers. Children and young people are being invited to design a [...]
Utility firm fined over roadworks offences 28 March, 2018 - A utility firm has been fined more than £3,000 after pleading guilty to three serious roadworks offences. Somerset County Council is responsible for managing the road network and prosecuted Wessex Water as part of its [...]
Musgrove to get state of the art new surgical centre 28 March, 2018 - Musgrove Park Hospital is to get new state-of-the-art operating theatres, critical care unit and endoscopy suite, it was announced today (Wednesday 28 March) by the Department of Health. The £79.5 million new surgical centre will [...]
Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) expands broadband network to thousands more homes and businesses 28 March, 2018 - Nearly 300,000 homes and businesses in rural areas now have access to superfast broadband thanks to Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS). That includes 118,000 in Somerset, according to new analysis which has found that the [...]
Avon and Somerset Police welcomes National Crime Agency report into Modern Slavery 27 March, 2018 - Avon and Somerset Police welcomed a National Crime Agency report that highlights the fight against modern slavery and the efforts taken to identify and protect potential victims. The report, released yesterday (Monday 26th), confirmed 27 [...]
Crews called to kitchen fire in Beacon Close 27 March, 2018 - One fire appliance from Taunton was mobilised to investigate following a call from a concerned neighbour that he could hear an alarm sounding next door in Beacon Close in Bathpool at 05:43 this morning (Tuesday). On arrival [...]
Council leads the way in recruiting inspired future social workers 26 March, 2018 - Somerset County Council has overseen a big increase in people switching careers to become social workers in a ground-breaking programme. The authority leads the regional Step-up-To Social Work initiative which enables people to qualify as [...]
First class cricketers coach Taunton School pupils 26 March, 2018 - Pupils at Taunton School have recently been fortunate enough to receive expert coaching from first class cricketers, Max Waller, Roelof Van de Merwe and county youth coach Andrew Skidmore. The professional trio have been at [...]
Taunton fire crew rescue terrier from canal bank 25 March, 2018 - A Jack Russell Terrier, believed to have been stuck within a canal bank for days, was rescued by Taunton firefighters this afternoon (Sunday). Firefighters came to the rescue following a call from concerned passers-by, Mr and Mrs Tracey, [...]
Cash boost for vital infrastructure moves step closer 24 March, 2018 - Local authorities in Somerset have welcomed news that the first step of an ambitious bid for government cash to improve local infrastructure has been successful. The announcement on Wednesday 21st March from the Ministry of [...]
CIM grants top £3m in West Somerset 24 March, 2018 - West Somerset Council is marking a major milestone, announcing that more than £3m of funding has been awarded to projects in the district by the Hinkley Point C Community Impact Mitigation (HPC CIM) Fund. And, [...]
Exhibition celebrates staff from Musgrove Park Hospital and Somerset Partnership as the NHS turns 70 23 March, 2018 - A stunning exhibition of black and white photographs of staff from Musgrove Park Hospital and Somerset Partnership have gone on display at Musgrove. The exhibition has been created as part of the celebrations for NHS70, [...]
Hot off the press! 23 March, 2018 - English Tourism Week saw the launch of Taunton’s latest visitor guide by Mayor of Taunton Deane Hazel Prior-Sankey. The launch took place at The Museum of Somerset in the heart of the county town – [...]
Somerset patients are first in the world to use ground-breaking drinks reminder 22 March, 2018 - Patients who stay on Musgrove Park Hospital’s wards are drinking almost two thirds more liquid than before. It’s thanks to the introduction of a ground-breaking drinks reminder system, called Droplet, which helps patients to stay [...]
Man jailed for Taunton and Henlade knife-point robberies 22 March, 2018 - A man has been jailed for eight years for two knife-point robberies. At Taunton Crown Court yesterday (Wednesday) Frederick Walls, 34 of no fixed address, was convicted of robbery at the Post Office in Henlade [...]
Transforming the response to domestic abuse 21 March, 2018 - Victims, communities and professionals across Avon and Somerset are being asked to share their views on the response to domestic abuse at every stage, from prevention through to rehabilitation, in order to help shape the [...]
Somerset’s GPs remind public to “Get the right treatment” this Easter Bank Holiday 21 March, 2018 - Self-care, a local pharmacist or NHS 111 are best for minor illness or ailments GPs and health professionals across Somerset are asking members of the public to help themselves and their local NHS this Easter [...]
Disqualified driver who drove at excessive speeds during pursuit in Taunton jailed 20 March, 2018 - A 29-year-old disqualified driver who drove at excessive speeds during a pursuit in Taunton has been jailed for 10 months. Leon Wayne Williams, of Moorland Road, Taunton, admitted charges of dangerous driving, driving while disqualified, [...]
Authorities consent to new council proposal 20 March, 2018 - TWO Somerset councils that have been in formal partnership for almost five years have agreed to give their consent to the start of the legal process that would create a single new council. Taunton Deane [...]
Community orchard planted at Taunton Preparatory School 20 March, 2018 - A group of ‘Eco Leader’ pupils from Taunton Preparatory School have planted an orchard of apple trees on the school grounds so they can bottle their own apple juice in the future. In glorious spring [...]
Somerset County Cricket Club Players visit local co-educational special school 19 March, 2018 - Somerset County Cricket Club are delighted to be able to announce that our hugely successful relationship with Selworthy School will continue in 2018. Selworthy School is a co-educational special school for children and young people with [...]
Crews called after car leaves carriageway and ends up in ditch 19 March, 2018 - Fire crews were called to a single vehicle road traffic collision where a car had left the carriageway and come to rest in a ditch, trapping the occupants within on Buncombe Hill, Broomfield this morning. One [...]
Woman with links to Taunton wanted on recall to prison 19 March, 2018 - Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for help locating wanted 28-year-old woman Emma Shirley who is wanted on recall to prison and has links to the Taunton area. Shirley is white, 5’5”, medium build, with brown shoulder-length [...]
Buses affected by snow in and around Taunton 19 March, 2018 - Update The Buses of Somerset have confirmed the majority of its services are now back to normal except: Service 25 Suspended at present Service 29 Not serving Pedwell Hill or Windmill Hill Service 52 Suspended between [...]
Latest snow school closures in and around Taunton 19 March, 2018 - Schools in and around Taunton have confirmed they will be closed today (Monday). Below is a list of schools that have informed Somerset County Council of being closed and will be updated throughout the day. [...]
Horse dies after becoming stuck in mud filled ditch in Trull 18 March, 2018 - A horse has died after becoming stuck in mud filled ditch in Trull this morning (Sunday). One fire appliance from Taunton and the specialist rescue team from Bridgwater were mobilised to reports of a horse stuck [...]
Significant improvements to Somerset’s learning disabilities services 18 March, 2018 - Patients in Somerset with learning disabilities are getting much better care than before, according to the national regulator Care Quality Commission (CQC). A national mental health and learning disabilities report published by the CQC on [...]
Searching for stars in West Somerset and Taunton Deane 17 March, 2018 - Volunteering charity Engage is again searching for outstanding Volunteers in West Somerset and Taunton Deane. National Volunteers’ Week has traditionally been marked annually during the first seven days in June. It is an ideal opportunity [...]
Don’t let weekend cold catch you out – ‘Keep Warm and Keep Well’ advice from Somerset’s GPs 17 March, 2018 - Weekend cold weather could be health risk for those with asthma and COPD  Somerset’s GPs are reminding people caring for frail elderly relatives or people living with asthma or chronic lung disease to keep warm [...]
Amber snow warning for Somerset this weekend 16 March, 2018 - Weather warnings including an amber weather warning have been issued for South West England including Somerset over the next few days. The weather for today and for the rest of the week can be found [...]
More chance to have your say on Somerset libraries 16 March, 2018 - Somerset residents will have an extra seven weeks to share their views on the County Council’s proposals for its libraries. The closing date for the consultation has been extended from Sunday 22 April to Wednesday [...]
Council gives helping hand to Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) awareness campaign 15 March, 2018 - Somerset County Council is backing this month’s National CSE Awareness Day. Taking place this Sunday, 18 March, the day aims to improve understanding of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) so the public can help all the [...]
Appeal for witnesses after 23-year-old man raped in Taunton 15 March, 2018 - Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for witnesses after a 23-year-old man was raped by another man in Taunton. The victim was assaulted in Winchester Street sometime between 23:00 on Friday (9 March) and 02:15 [...]
Major step forward for Firepool as planning consent granted 15 March, 2018 - Taunton’s Town Centre regeneration took a major step forward yesterday (Wednesday), when the revised outline plans for the £105m scheme to transform the Firepool site were approved by Taunton Deane Borough Council’s planning committee. Firepool [...]
Pupils get civilised in the Glass Box 15 March, 2018 - Pupils from two Taunton schools have been getting to grips with ancient artefacts and state of the art technology in Taunton Library’s Glass Box. Somerset County Council’s Library Service teamed up with South West Heritage [...]
Musgrove Park celebrates another successful year of Project SEARCH scheme 14 March, 2018 - A team of seven interns are being put through their paces at Musgrove Park Hospital in their quest to find a full time job. The interns are part of the internationally acclaimed Project SEARCH work [...]
“Offenders may be younger than you think” – new advice issued to keep children safe from grooming 14 March, 2018 - 58% of suspects involved with CSE are under the age of 24 Police expand specialist CSE operation Almost 100 young people supported in first three months since commissioning of BASE project New figures reveal young [...]
All change for Easter collection days 13 March, 2018 -   Easter will bring waste day changes for every household in Somerset. Pick-ups due on Good Friday 30 March will take place on Saturday 31 March, while no collections on Easter Monday 2 April mean [...]
Lorry driver praised for saving fellow driver and preventing serious collision on M5 13 March, 2018 - Police have praised the actions of a female lorry driver who saved the life of another and prevented a serious collision on M5. She safely directed an out-of-control vehicle onto the hard shoulder. Dawn Leonard, [...]
Supper and wine tasting at Rumwell Farm Shop 13 March, 2018 - WINE enthusiasts in Somerset are invited to a farm shop in the county this month (March, 2018) for its first Wine Tasting Evening of the year. Rumwell Farm Shop, which is located on the A38 between [...]
Taunton School Netball teams triumph at County Championships 12 March, 2018 - The under 15 and under 19 Netball teams at Taunton School have beaten off the competition to both become County Champions in their age groups. Taunton School U19s played in the Netball County Cup against [...]
Taunton fire crews called to M5 after vehicle ends up in field 12 March, 2018 - Three fire appliances from Taunton were immediately mobilised to assist Avon and Somerset Police at a road traffic collision on the M5 Southbound between Junctions 25 and 26 at 22:24 last night (Sunday). Upon arrival, the officer in [...]
Lost and Found Relic To Go On Public Display 11 March, 2018 - A relic from the early days of one of the West Country’s busiest railway branch lines and which was rescued when it was axed in the 1970s is to go on public display for the [...]
Make every sleep safe for babies 11 March, 2018 - Somerset parents, grandparents and carers are advised to take steps to keep babies safe from harm every time they go to sleep. The advice is offered as part of the annual ‘Safer Sleep Week’, organised [...]
Lottery winners all round 10 March, 2018 - The Somerset West Community Lottery has enjoyed its best sales month since the Lottery began in July 2017. This means a total of £4,636.80 will be on its way to good causes following the January [...]
Garden waste “last chance” prize offer 10 March, 2018 - Gardeners are being offered a cash incentive to sign up for a waste collection, with five prizes of their money back if they win a free draw. But Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) has warned that [...]
Say ‘I Do’ in Somerset 9 March, 2018 - Somerset Registration Service has launched a user-friendly new website to help people planning a wedding or civil partnership in Somerset. It provides everything couples need to create their special day. Somerset is becoming an increasingly [...]
Green light for £18m upgrade of M5 Junction 25 8 March, 2018 - Multi-million pound plans to upgrade Junction 25 of the M5 have moved a step closer following today’s decision to grant planning permission. Junction 25 is the main access point to Taunton and also provides a [...]
Children’s futures blooming at new nursery in Taunton 8 March, 2018 - A new nursery has opened its doors on the site of a Taunton garden centre thanks to a unique partnership between a local charity which supports the Royal Marines and Somerset County Council. The Brambles [...]
Avon and Somerset Police celebrate International Women’s Day 8 March, 2018 - Avon and Somerset Police want to showcase the many roles available within the Constabulary, to encourage more women to consider a career in keeping our communities safe. International Women’s Day celebrates the social, economic, cultural [...]
Saving butterflies for 50 years 7 March, 2018 - Sir David Attenborough is urging people across Somerset to spend Saturday 10 March taking action for butterflies to mark the 50th anniversary of wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation (BC). The charity is celebrating its landmark birthday by [...]
True grit shown in highways response 7 March, 2018 - The highways network in Somerset is returning to normal after some of the worst winter weather experienced in the county for years. Highways teams using snowploughs, blowers, diggers and gritters worked 24/7 from midnight on [...]