20th September 2017

Local News

Collision involving tractor and car in Wrantage 19 September, 2017 - Three fire appliances and a rescue tender from Taunton along with an operational assurance officer were mobilised to a report of a road traffic collision involving a car and a tractor in Wrantage near Taunton at 21:49 this [...]
Photo of man who died in fatal M5 collision released by family 19 September, 2017 - The family of a man who died in the fatal collision on the M5 in South Gloucestershire on Saturday have released a photo of him. Adrian was driving a Seat Leon, with his 42-year-old partner [...]
Fire-breathing ‘dragon’ is latest weapon used to slay potholes in Somerset 18 September, 2017 - A fire-breathing ‘dragon’ is the latest weapon being used to slay potholes in Somerset. Somerset County Council and its highways contractor Skanska are committed to using new equipment and techniques to reduce costs and improve [...]
E-fit issued following knife-point robbery at post office in Taunton 18 September, 2017 - Police have issued an e-fit as part of an appeal for witnesses and information after a knife-point robbery at a Henlade Post Office in Taunton. It happened soon after 09:00 on Wednesday 9 August. A [...]
Crews called to car fire at Musgrove multi-storey car park 18 September, 2017 - One fire appliance from Taunton was mobilised to reports of smoke coming from the dashboard of a a car in the multi-storey car park at Musgrove Park Hospital at 09:44 this morning (Monday). Upon arrival crews confirmed [...]
M5 closed between Junctions 16 and 14 following fatal collision 16 September, 2017 - Update Collision investigators remain at the scene of the M5 collision in South Gloucestershire in which four people died. One lane of the Northbound carriageway between Junction 15 and 14 will be closed until this [...]
Weather warning of heavy and possibly thundery showers for Somerset 16 September, 2017 - A yellow weather warning of rain is in place for South West England including Somerset from this afternoon until tomorrow morning. The warning states: “Heavy, possibly thundery showers will become prolonged later on Saturday and [...]
Old Kent Road space on Taunton Monopoly board announced 15 September, 2017 - Gray’s Almshouses is heading for Old Kent Road on the new Taunton Monopoly board, it is announced today. Taunton was awarded in April the prestigious honour of its own official board after it emerged victorious [...]
Occupant rescued from roof in Wellington 15 September, 2017 - A fire appliance from Wellington was mobilised at 01:43 this morning (Friday) following a call from a male who had put a ladder up to gain entry to his property and become stuck in South Street in Wellington. [...]
M5 closed between Junctions 16 and 14 following fatal collision involving pedestrian 14 September, 2017 - Update All three lanes of the M5 Northbound between Junctions 16 and 14 are being re-opened. Avon and Somerset Police said: “We know how disruptive this has been, so thank you for your patience. Our [...]
Taunton fire crew help rescue polecat stuck down manhole 13 September, 2017 - Taunton fire crew helped rescue a polecat after becoming stuck down a manhole in Thornfalcon earlier this afternoon (Wednesday). A fire appliance from Taunton was mobilised after receiving a call from an RSPCA warden, who needed assistance [...]
Pregnant women in Somerset offered free flu vaccinations following successful Musgrove pilot 12 September, 2017 - Midwives in maternity services across Somerset are offering the free flu vaccine when they see pregnant women at ante-natal clinics, scans and other appointments. The new service follows a successful pilot at Musgrove Park Hospital [...]
Weather warning for Somerset as Storm Aileen expected to bring very strong winds 12 September, 2017 - A yellow weather warning of wind is in place across South West England including Somerset tonight until tomorrow morning. Storm Aileen, the first storm to be named since this seasons names were released last week, [...]
Men identified in CCTV images following serious sexual assault in Taunton 11 September, 2017 - Two men have been identified in CCTV images released by Avon and Somerset Police in an appeal relating to a serious sexual assault inquiry in Taunton. Police have thanked everyone who provided them with information and [...]
Anti-social behaviour leads to closure order in Taunton 11 September, 2017 - Neighbourhood officers in Taunton have been successful in securing a closure order following a spate of anti-social behaviour at a residential property in the town. Officers with the Halcon One Team have been working with [...]
Crews extinguish vehicle ‘well alight’ in Taunton 10 September, 2017 - One fire appliance from Taunton was sent to a report of a vehicle on fire in the car park at the rear of Winters Field in Taunton at 20:39 this evening (Sunday). On arrival crews confirmed [...]
Storage container fire in Taunton in early hours 10 September, 2017 - One fire appliance from Taunton was sent to a report of a storage container on fire in Canal Road in Taunton at 02:12 this morning (Sunday). On arrival the crew confirmed that the container was well alight. [...]
Lorry fire on M5 Northbound between Junctions 25 and 24 8 September, 2017 - Two fire appliances from Taunton and one from Bridgwater were sent to a report of a lorry with one of its trailer wheels on fire on the M5 Northbound between Junctions 25 Blackbrook and Junction 24 [...]
Vehicle on its roof following collision on B3224 8 September, 2017 - One fire appliance from Wiveliscombe was sent to a report of a road traffic collision on the B3224 Willett Hill Cross to Thornbush Cross, Elworthy at 09:03 this morning (Friday). On arrival crews confirmed that the incident [...]
Crews called to bedroom fire in Wellington 7 September, 2017 - Two fire appliances from Wellington were mobilised to a report of a bedroom fire in a domestic property at Penny Close in Wellington at 20:08 this evening (Thursday). On arrival fire crews requested an ambulance for [...]
Jack Wills opens in Taunton 6 September, 2017 - Jack Wills opened its doors in Taunton today (Wednesday). The British clothing brand, described as ‘truly a destination to be experienced’ opened its new store in Fore Street this morning. Launched in Salcombe, Devon in [...]
Appeal following attempted robbery at Sainsbury’s in Taunton 6 September, 2017 - Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for the public’s help to identify a man in a CCTV image. Police would like to speak to the man in connection with an attempted robbery in Taunton. The [...]
Water enters property following rainfall in Norton Fitzwarren 3 September, 2017 - One fire appliance from Taunton was mobilised to reports of water entering a property from the main road through Norton Fitzwarren at 18:12 this evening (Sunday). Upon arrival crews confirmed drains were blocked and manhole covers had [...]
Poundworld to open in Taunton in ‘next few weeks’ 1 September, 2017 - Poundworld will open in Taunton later this month it has been revealed. Plans for the store to open at the former BHS site in North Street were confirmed by the company earlier this year. Tony [...]
Fire destroys 90 percent of flat in Taunton 1 September, 2017 - Fire crews were called to a flat fire in Alder Close in Taunton at 17:42 this evening (Friday). Three fire crews from Taunton and one crew from Bridgwater as well as two officers attended what was confirmed [...]
Monkton Heathfield bus gate work nearing completion 31 August, 2017 - Major developer works to install a new bus gate and improve pedestrian facilities in Monkton Heathfield are nearing completion. The bus gate on Bridgwater Road and improvements to the Milton Hill junction form a key [...]
Wellington fire crew called to tractor on its side 30 August, 2017 - One fire appliance from Wellington was mobilised to reports of a tractor which had overturned on Gerbestone Road, West Buckland, Wellington at 21:45 last night (Tuesday). Upon arrival crews confirmed one tractor on its side and all persons [...]
Play area at Lyngford Park in Taunton given makeover by NCS volunteers 28 August, 2017 - The popular children’s play area at Lyngford Park in Taunton has been given a makeover thanks to a DIY SOS call answered by community-minded young people. North Taunton One Team – the multi-agency group working [...]
Fire at play park in Taunton believed to have started deliberately 27 August, 2017 - A fire appliance from Taunton was immediately mobilised following multiple calls to thick black smoke in the area and a fire in the play park on Creechbarrow Road in Taunton at 10:50 this morning (Sunday). On arrival, the [...]
‘Deliberate’ fire at derelict school building in Taunton 26 August, 2017 - Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service were called to a report of a smell of burning coming from a derelict school building on Lyngford Road in Taunton at 18:38 this evening (Saturday). Two fire appliances [...]
Marcus Trescothick signs one-year extension with Somerset 25 August, 2017 - Marcus Trescothick has put pen to paper on a new contract extension which will see him proudly wear the Somerset CCC crest on his chest for another year. The 41 year old has become one [...]
NatWest relocating to former HMV store in Taunton 24 August, 2017 - NatWest in Taunton will be moving into the former HMV store, it has been revealed. The ‘brand new state of the art branch’ will move from its current address in North Street to Fore Street. NatWest’s local [...]
Taunton Academy sees dramatic improvement in its GCSE results 24 August, 2017 - The Taunton Academy has seen a dramatic improvement in its GCSE results. It has reported a 50% rise in pass rates, from 33% last year to 51.3% of students achieving 5 grades A* – C [...]
Craig and Jamie Overton extend contracts with Somerset until 2020 24 August, 2017 - Somerset County Cricket Club are delighted to be able to announce that Craig and Jamie Overton have signed contract extensions which will keep them at the Club until at least the end of the 2020 [...]
Rebecca Pow’s Older Generation Fair comes this Saturday 23 August, 2017 - Rebecca Pow, Member of Parliament for Taunton Deane will be holding a special Fair for residents of our older generation across Taunton Deane on Saturday 26th August following the success of her Older Peoples Day [...]
A378 reopens early following essential flood prevention works 22 August, 2017 - The A378 Langport Road reopened this evening (Tuesday) more than a week ahead of schedule. Work on the section of road between Wrantage and Fivehead, known locally as Mile Hill, has been closed since 31 [...]
Appointment times set to be extended at GP practices across Somerset 22 August, 2017 - Patients with long-term health conditions, young people and shift workers are just some of the people expected to benefit from a planned extension to the availability of appointments at Somerset’s GP Practices. Practices across the [...]
Countess of Wessex announced as Royal Patron of Love Musgrove’s £1 million MRI scanner campaign 20 August, 2017 -  Love Musgrove, Musgrove Park Hospital’s official charity, is delighted to announce HRH The Countess of Wessex GCVO as the new Royal Patron of its campaign to raise £1 million for a new MRI scanner. This essential [...]
Fire at bar in East Street in Taunton 19 August, 2017 - Two fire appliances from Taunton and one from Bridgwater were sent to a report of a kitchen fire at AllStars Sports Bar in East Street in Taunton at 09:08 this morning (Saturday). Crews discovered a [...]
Vehicle hits central reservation on M5 between Junctions 25 and 24 18 August, 2017 - Fire crews from Taunton were mobilised to reports of a road traffic collision vehicle fire on the M5 Northbound between Junction 25 Blackbrrok and 24 Huntworth at 12:00 this afternoon (Friday). On arrival crews discovered that there [...]
Musgrove given resounding thumbs up by patients 18 August, 2017 - The environment in which people are cared for at Musgrove Park Hospital has been given a resounding thumbs up – by patients themselves. The results of this year’s NHS England patient-led assessments of the care [...]
Students in Taunton celebrate their A Level results 17 August, 2017 - Students at colleges in Taunton are today celebrating their A Level results. Bridgwater & Taunton College students are celebrating their A Level and International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) results, marking another year of excellent academic and [...]
Appeal to identify man following assault at Mambo in Taunton 16 August, 2017 - Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for help to identify a man who they believe has useful information to help them following an assault at Mambo Bar and Nightclub in Mill Lane. The incident happened on 22 July at [...]
Bank holiday waste collections one day later 16 August, 2017 - Waste collections will change during bank holiday week later this month. All waste collections from Monday 28 August – Friday 1 September will take place one day later, including Friday pick-ups on Saturday 2 September. Recycling sites [...]
Man charged with GBH after assault in East Reach in Taunton 16 August, 2017 - A man has been charged with grievous bodily harm with intent after an assault in East Reach in Taunton last week. Philip Hicks (49) has been charged in relation to the incident on Friday (11 [...]
Thousands raised for former Taunton Deane Mayor’s nominated charities 15 August, 2017 - The Mayor of Taunton Deane for 2016/17, Cllr Vivienne Stock-Williams, has presented money raised during her year in office to her three nominated charities. The former Mayor worked tirelessly throughout the year for her chosen [...]
Somerset recycling sites to go cash-free from next month 13 August, 2017 - Somerset’s 16 recycling sites will switch to operate cash-free and cheque-free from Friday 1 September with almost all payments taken only on credit, debit and charge cards. The only exceptions will be the £2 cash [...]
Sign honouring poet and inventor back in place at Pip’s Park in Taunton 13 August, 2017 - A new sign has been installed at the entrance to Pip’s Park in Taunton, one of Taunton’s newest green spaces, which was named in honour of one of the town’s champions. The sturdy stainless steel sign [...]
Crews called to reports of garage on fire near Taunton 11 August, 2017 - Two fire appliances from Taunton were mobilised to reports of a garage on fire in Church Road in Trull near Taunton at 00:06 this morning (Friday). Upon arrival crews confirmed there was a small fire on the [...]
Van collides with telegraph pole in Wellington 9 August, 2017 - The fire service were called to assist other agencies with a road traffic collision in Pyles Thorne Close in Wellington at 09:28 this morning (Wednesday). Fire crew from Wellington attended and on arrival located a van that [...]
Three vehicle collision in early hours in Taunton 8 August, 2017 - A fire appliance from Taunton was mobilised in the early hours of Tuesday following a request from the police to attend a multiple vehicle road traffic collision where it was reported that one or more of the [...]
Camper van fire on driveway in Norton Fitzwarren 7 August, 2017 - A fire appliance from Taunton was mobilised following a call from the owner of a camper van that had caught fire on their driveway in Burnshill Drive, Norton Fitzwarren at 15:24 this afternoon (Monday). On arrival [...]
Scope charity shop in Bridge Street officially re-opened by Mayor of Taunton Deane 6 August, 2017 - This week saw the re-opening of Scope charity shop in Taunton following a ten month closure after a fire affected the premises last year. The re-vamped charity shop was officially re-opened by the Mayor of Taunton Deane, [...]
Derelict building fire in grounds of Tonedale Mill 6 August, 2017 - Fire appliances from Wellington, Taunton and Wiveliscombe were mobilised last night (Saturday) to a derelict building that had caught fire at Weavers Reach, Tonedale, Wellington at about 19:47. On arrival, crews requested a fourth appliance [...]
Police want to speak to this man about assault at Zinc nightclub in Taunton 4 August, 2017 - Avon and Somerset Police have released an image of a man they want to speak to about an assault at a Taunton nightclub in June. Police want to speak to him about an assault on [...]
40 Commando Royal Marines form honour guard at Duke of Edinburgh’s final public engagement 3 August, 2017 - Yesterday saw 40 Commando form guard of honour at Buckingham Palace for the Duke of Edinburgh’s final solo public engagement. Lt Col Paul Maynard said it was a ‘proud day for Somerset’. Prince Philip’s association with the Royal [...]
Taunton Flower Show attracts record entries 2 August, 2017 - Taunton Flower Show organisers have welcomed news of the record-breaking number of competition entries. At the deadline for entries on Monday 31 July, 2,840 separate items had been checked in, up by 228 on last [...]
Quantock House demolition starts this month 1 August, 2017 - Work on demolishing Quantock House in Taunton is set to start this month. The former 1960s six-floor office block on Paul Street in Taunton will be demolished over ten weeks starting from Monday 21 August and replaced with a nine [...]
“Sudden Death” at Musgrove Park Hospital referred to Coroner 1 August, 2017 - Police are investigating a man’s body being found at Musgrove Park Hospital last night (Monday 31st July 2017). The man, who is believed to be a member of staff in his 30’s, is believed to [...]
Dogs ‘likely culprits’ of damage to trees in Victoria Park in Taunton 1 August, 2017 - Dog owners are being urged to keep their animals under control when visiting Taunton Deane Borough Council’s parks and open spaces. The council is concerned by the number of trees believed to be damaged by [...]
Scope charity shop in Taunton re-opening following fire 31 July, 2017 - Scope in Taunton is set to reopen this week following a fire last year. The charity shop has remained closed since the fire which saw fire crews from Taunton, Wellington, Bridgwater and Wiveliscombe attend after it was [...]
Vehicle ‘on its side’ following collision in Wellington 30 July, 2017 - One fire appliance from Wellington was mobilised to a report of a vehicle on fire following a road traffic collision on Longforth Road in Wellington at 21:51 last night (Saturday). On arrival crews confirmed one vehicle was [...]
Two men who died in A38 collision named 27 July, 2017 - Two men who died following a collision on the A38 in Somerset at the weekend have been named. Alexandru Pintea (20) and Nicu Manea (23), died when the car they were travelling in was in [...]
Meetings move as council prepares for refurbishment of Deane House in Taunton 25 July, 2017 - Borough Council meetings traditionally held at The Deane House in Taunton will be moving to temporary venues from next month. The change is being made as the council starts to prepare for the refurbishment of [...]
Woman charged with attempted murder and GBH after Taunton railway station stabbing 24 July, 2017 - A woman has been charged with attempted murder and causing grievous bodily harm after a teenager and police officer were stabbed at Taunton railway station on Saturday. Ingrid Mackay (59), of no fixed address, was [...]
Appeal for witnesses after two people die in collision on A38 24 July, 2017 - Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for witnesses following a two vehicle collision on the A38 at Whiteball just after midnight on Sunday (23 July) in which two people died. Avon and Somerset Police said: [...]
Developers warned of legal action for unauthorised work at Tonedale House and Tonedale Mill in Wellington 21 July, 2017 - Taunton Deane Borough Council is warning developers that they face legal action unless they call an immediate halt to illegal work being carried out at one of the most historically important industrial sites in the [...]
A378 to close for five weeks for essential flood prevention work 21 July, 2017 - The A378 Langport Road will be closed for five weeks over the summer holidays for essential drainage improvements. The section of the road between Wrantage and Fivehead, known locally as Mile Hill, has been susceptible [...]
Weather warning of heavy rain and strong winds for Somerset 20 July, 2017 - A yellow weather warning of rain and wind is in place for South West England including Somerset tomorrow (Friday). The warning states: “A brief spell of heavy rain and strong winds could lead to difficult [...]
Consultation starts on proposed employment site at Junction 25 of M5 20 July, 2017 - A consultation on the draft Local Development Order proposed by Taunton Deane Borough Council which will grant planning permission for the Nexus 25 strategic employment development at Junction 25 of the M5 starts today (Thursday). [...]
No Taunton park and ride on Saturdays as Somerset County Council works to find £18m savings 20 July, 2017 - Somerset County Council is on track to deliver £7m of back office savings with more to come as it works to balance its budget, councillors heard yesterday (Wednesday). Leader of the council, Councillor David Fothergill, [...]
Appeal for witnesses after woman assaulted in Taunton car park 18 July, 2017 - Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for witnesses after a 40-year-old woman was assaulted by a man in Taunton. The incident took place in the car park on Castle Street behind Lidl between 16:30 and 17:00 last [...]
Five Taunton Deane parks and open spaces awarded Green Flags 18 July, 2017 - There is even more reason to love Taunton Deane’s parks and open spaces after five have been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as some of the very best in the world. The parks [...]
Weather warning for Somerset with thundery showers expected 18 July, 2017 - A yellow weather warning of rain is in place today (Tuesday) across South West England including Somerset. The warning states: “Thundery showers are expected to push north across southern parts of the UK through Tuesday [...]
Crews called to reports of oven on fire in Taunton 17 July, 2017 - Two fire appliances from Taunton were mobilised to reports of an oven on fire in Holly Close in Taunton at 18:29 this evening (Monday). Upon arrival crews confirmed there was a small fire within the oven due to cleaning [...]
Campervan ‘completely destroyed’ by fire on M5 between Junctions 26 and 25 16 July, 2017 - Two fire appliances from Wellington and one from Taunton were mobilised to reports of a campervan fire on the M5 Northbound between Junction 26 and Junction 25 at 12:08 this afternoon (Sunday). Upon arrival crews confirmed the [...]
Three vehicle collision on M5 Northbound between Junctions 25 and 24 15 July, 2017 - Fire crews from Taunton and Wellington and the rescue tender from Taunton were mobilised to a report from ambulance of a road traffic collision on the M5 Northbound from Blackbrook towards Huntworth at 12:51 this afternoon (Saturday). Fire crews [...]
Crews remove rings from woman’s finger at Taunton Fire Station 14 July, 2017 - Taunton fire crews removed two rings from a woman’s finger after she came to the fire station on Lisieux Way at about 16:17 this afternoon (Friday). Crews used a ring removal tool at the station.
Taunton to lose its only specialist rescue tender vehicle 14 July, 2017 - Taunton’s only specialist rescue tender vehicle which has brought crews to major accidents on the motorway and around Taunton for over ten years faces being removed.   It is understood no final decision has yet been taken [...]
Very Important Player sought for Taunton Monopoly launch 14 July, 2017 - The Monopoly game for Taunton is being launched in VIP style on 19 October with a red carpet being rolled out at Somerset County Cricket Club, it was announced this morning (Friday). The makers of the [...]
Musgrove named international centre of excellence for weight-loss surgery for third successive time 13 July, 2017 - Patients in Somerset who need bariatric surgery are getting treatment from some of the very best surgeons in the world. This is according to the surgical review corporation, which has declared Musgrove Park Hospital an [...]
More arrests following further drugs warrants in Somerset including Taunton 12 July, 2017 - Avon and Somerset Police have carried out a third day of action in Somerset tackling drug dealing across the county. Following on from the warrants carried out in Taunton and Bridgwater over the past week, [...]
Consultation on capping taxi numbers in Taunton Deane 12 July, 2017 - Views from the public are being sought by Taunton Deane Borough Council as it considers whether it should cap the number of taxis it licenses. At present, there is no limit to how many taxis the [...]
Long delays due to overturned car and caravan on M5 between Junctions 26 and 25 12 July, 2017 - Update 13:01 All lanes of the M5 Northbound between Junctions 26 and 25 are now open. Long delays have been reported in the area. Drivers have been warned to plan ahead. Recovery complete + all [...]
VIDEO: Taunton’s new Northern Inner Distributor Road opens 11 July, 2017 - Earlier this afternoon (Tuesday), it was announced that Taunton’s new Northern Inner Distributor Road had opened. #Taunton: The NIDR is now open pic.twitter.com/F3Yh8ACyRM — Travel Somerset (@TravelSomerset) July 11, 2017 The multi-million pound scheme provides a [...]
Two adults released from vehicle following collision on A358 11 July, 2017 - Two fire appliances from Taunton and Williton stations were mobilised to assist with a road traffic collision a fire officer came across involving a vehicle that had come off the road on the A358, Combe [...]
Taunton fire crew rescue dog stuck between two walls 10 July, 2017 - A dog was rescued by fire crew from Taunton after becoming stuck this afternoon. A fire engine from Taunton was sent to a report of a dog stuck between two walls in Orchard Portman Road, Corfe [...]
Taunton’s new Northern Inner Distributor Road to open tomorrow 10 July, 2017 - Taunton’s new Northern Inner Distributor Road (NIDR) is set to open to traffic tomorrow (Tuesday). The multi-million pound scheme provides a new link from Priory Avenue to Staplegrove Road and will unlock valuable development land [...]
Another accolade for Musgrove’s award-winning maternity unit 9 July, 2017 - Midwives, doctors and maternity support workers at Musgrove Park Hospital have won a second national award in the space of a few months. Judges at the HSJ Patient Safety Awards have recognised the hard work [...]
Large fuel leak at Sainsbury’s Hankridge Farm petrol station 9 July, 2017 - Staff from Sainsbury’s fuel station requested assistance from the fire service with a large fuel leak on the forecourt at Hankridge Way this morning (Sunday). A specialist hazardous materials and environmental protection officer was mobilised [...]
Taunton’s Perkin Warbeck closing for refurbishment 8 July, 2017 - Taunton’s Perkin Warbeck will be closing next Sunday as the pub undergoes refurbishment. Proposals for alterations to the shop front and demolition of part of the rear elevation for the creation of a rear terrace were [...]
Fire involving paper and toaster at Taunton property 8 July, 2017 - Two fire appliances from Taunton were called to reports of a fridge freezer on fire in St Albans Place in Taunton at 15:46 this afternoon (Saturday). Upon arrival crews confirmed the fire was out on arrival and got [...]
Taunton’s Quantock House redevelopment given conditional approval 8 July, 2017 - Taunton Deane Borough Council has this week given conditional approval for the redevelopment of Quantock House. The proposals by Quantum Group will see Quantock House on Paul Street in Taunton demolished and replaced with a a nine storey care [...]
AMENDED INFO: Three fire engines called to chip pan fire in Taunton 7 July, 2017 - **13th July 2017** This News story has been amended with a further update from the Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service (DSFRS) to correct some factual errors provided in the original Press Release from [...]
Healthier meals introduced on Musgrove’s children’s wards 7 July, 2017 - Children and young people staying at Musgrove Park Hospital’s children’s wards will soon be offered a new range of healthier meals. It is all part of a linkup between the hospital and the Healthy Food [...]
Car catches fire just outside Norton Fitzwarren 7 July, 2017 - A fire appliance from Taunton was mobilised following a call from a man saying his car had caught fire in a country lane, just outside of Norton Fitzwarren last night (Thursday). Crews brought the incident [...]
‘Secret plans’ for development south of proposed Junction 25a dismissed 6 July, 2017 - Taunton Deane Borough Council has today announced there are no ‘secret plans’ and never have been for a large-scale development south of the potential new M5 motorway junction towards Corfe. Taunton Deane Borough Council said [...]
Successful vehicle permits scheme relaxed at Somerset recycling sites 6 July, 2017 - Somerset’s vehicle permits scheme has proved so successful that councillors have, after carefully listening to the views of users, decided to relax it to allow vans, pick-ups and car-towed trailers access whenever recycling sites are [...]
Weather warning for Somerset as ‘isolated thunderstorms’ and ‘intense downpours’ likely 5 July, 2017 - A yellow weather warning of rain has been issued across South West England including Somerset on Thursday and Friday this week. The warning states: “Isolated thunderstorms are likely to develop across parts of England and [...]
23 arrests following drugs warrants in Taunton 5 July, 2017 - Avon and Somerset Police have arrested 23 people and executed 15 search warrants in relation to drug supply in Taunton today (Wednesday). Officers from the Taunton Neighbourhood Policing Team, supported by the Investigations Team, Operational [...]