26th April 2017

News

New venue sought for Taunton Flower Show 25 April, 2017 - The organisers of Taunton Flower Show are reluctantly seeking a new venue for the successful long-running event. The move follows a decision by Taunton Deane Borough Council to impose charges for the use of Vivary [...]
Missing 13 year old girl thought to be in Taunton or Exeter found safe and well 25 April, 2017 - 13-year-old Anastasia Groom who went missing from the Exeter area and was thought to be in Taunton or Exeter has been found safe and well say police. Devon and Cornwall Police confirmed Anastacia Groom was [...]
May bank holiday waste collection changes for every home in Somerset 25 April, 2017 - Two bank holidays in May mean changes to collections for every home in Somerset. The Early May Bank Holiday on Monday 1 May means all collections during that week will be one day later, including [...]
Fire crews called to report of fire at Taunton chip shop 25 April, 2017 - Three fire appliances and an operational assurance officer were mobilised to a report of a fire at the Ocean Fish Bar in Taunton at 06:57 this morning (Tuesday). On arrival crews confirmed the fire was out and stood [...]
Missing 13 year old girl thought to be in Taunton or Exeter 24 April, 2017 - Police are concerned for the welfare of 13-year-old Anastasia Groom who went missing from the Exeter area. Anastasia is described as white, around 5ft 1ins tall, of stocky build with dark hair with red colouring, [...]
Taunton-based Claims Consortium wins Queen’s Award 23 April, 2017 - Taunton Deane Borough Council is congratulating locally based company Claims Consortium on being named as a winner of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation. Taunton-based Claims Consortium is one of just 176 firms nationally [...]
Garden shed ‘completely destroyed’ by fire in Creech Heathfield near Taunton 23 April, 2017 - One fire appliance from Taunton was mobilised after receiving a report of a fire involving a hedge at the rear of a property in Charlton Road, Creech Heathfield near Taunton at 19:10 last night (Saturday). On arrival [...]
Teacher from Creech St Michael jailed after being convicted of grooming offence 21 April, 2017 - A teacher who groomed a teenage girl has been jailed for five years. Stephen Michael Boobyer, 55, of Creech St Michael, was jailed at a hearing in Taunton Crown Court today after admitting a charge [...]
Taunton charity to feature on town’s Monopoly board 21 April, 2017 - One Taunton charity is being given the opportunity to feature on a Community Chest Space on the brand new official Monopoly game for the town, which was announced a fortnight ago. The makers behind the [...]
Musgrove nurses and therapists swap uniform for PJs 20 April, 2017 - Healthcare staff on Musgrove Park Hospital’s short stay reablement unit have swapped their uniforms for pyjamas. It’s all part of the hospital’s ‘end PJ paralysis day’ taking place today (Thursday 20 April) to highlight the [...]
Outline planning application for Firepool development in Taunton resubmitted 19 April, 2017 - An outline planning application for the £105m Firepool development in Taunton has been resubmitted by the UK’s leading regeneration specialist, St. Modwen. Pete Davies, Senior Development Manager for St. Modwen, said: “Following an extensive review process [...]
Ground-breaking Taunton initiative adopted across Somerset shortlisted for national award 18 April, 2017 - A ground-breaking Taunton initiative, now being adopted across Somerset, is being shortlisted for a major national award. Taunton Deane Borough Council is a finalist in the Municipal Journal’s (MJ) local government awards for its achievements [...]
Nearly 99 per cent of children in Somerset given one of their top three primary school choices 18 April, 2017 - Nearly 99 per cent of children in Somerset were given one of their top three choices and more than 93 per cent have secured their first choice primary school for the next academic year – [...]
Appeal for witnesses after motorcyclist dies following collision on B3227 near Wiveliscombe 15 April, 2017 - Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for witnesses after a motorcyclist died following a road traffic collision last month in West Somerset. The incident happened at 13:37 on 30 March on the B3227 at Slape [...]
Two people injured in collision on A378 Langport Road near Wrantage 14 April, 2017 - Two fire appliances from Taunton and an operational assurance officer were mobilised to a report of a two vehicle collision, with one person still inside one of the vehicles, on the A378 Langport Road near Wrantage at 06:28 [...]
Two vehicle collision on A358 Mattock’s Tree Hill in Thornfalcon 13 April, 2017 - Two fire appliances from Taunton were mobilised to A358 Mattock’s Tree Hill, Thornfalcon following a report of a two vehicle collision at 07:13 this morning (Thursday). A passing motorist reported a two vehicle road traffic collision on the [...]
Female rescued from car on its side in North Curry 12 April, 2017 - Two fire appliances and a rescue tender from Taunton were mobilised to a one vehicle road traffic collision where a female casualty was trapped after the car came to rest on its side in the [...]
Musgrove’s fracture liaison service awarded international gold standard 11 April, 2017 - A service at Musgrove Park Hospital that identifies patients at risk of osteoporosis has been awarded an international gold standard. The International Osteoporosis Foundation has praised Musgrove as providing “gold standard care” following a review [...]
Volunteers to carry out intensive clean up along River Tone in Taunton on Easter Saturday 11 April, 2017 - Volunteers from the West Country branch of the Inland Waterways Association will lead a working party to clear litter along the banks of the River Tone this Easter. The litter pick will take place at [...]
Elderly female rescued after becoming stuck in sun lounger in Wellington 9 April, 2017 - One fire appliance from Wellington was mobilised to reports of a person stuck in a sun lounger on Barn Meads Road in Wellington at 14:25 this afternoon (Sunday). On arrival crews discovered an elderly female with [...]
Police appeal after family silver stolen from Corfe property 7 April, 2017 - Avon and Somerset Police are seeking the public’s help following the theft of silverware from a property in Corfe last month. The burglary happened on 30 March in Corfe. Intruders entered the property and took a handbag [...]
Body found in search for missing Bristol man 7 April, 2017 - Avon and Somerset Police bave confirmed that a body has been found in the search for a missing Bristol man with links to the Taunton and Exeter areas. David Clarke was reported missing on Wednesday from [...]
Upcoming overnight closures of A358 as major scheme to build Bishops Lydeard roundabout nears completion 6 April, 2017 - Drivers are being advised of upcoming overnight closures as a major scheme to build a new roundabout on the A358 at Bishops Lydeard nears completion. The roundabout is being delivered by contractor SWH Civils on [...]
Police concerned for welfare of missing Bristol man with links to Taunton 6 April, 2017 - Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for the public’s help in finding missing Bristol man David Clarke. David, 78, was last seen at his Stoke Gifford home at 10:10 yesterday (Wednesday 5 April). His disappearance [...]
Taunton gets Monopoly game after winning Somerset race! 6 April, 2017 - Taunton has won a Somerset MONOPOLY race by a ‘West Country mile’, it is being announced officially at 10am in the town (though you may have heard it earlier this morning live on Apple FM!). [...]
Supercars stop off at Musgrove to raise awareness of bowel cancer 4 April, 2017 - A fantastic collection of supercars stopped off at Musgrove Park Hospital today to deliver a crucial message from Lands’ End to Bristol for a super cause. The ‘BCW Grand Tour’, led by local charity Bowel [...]
Taunton’s Warwick House Medical Practice joins Musgrove Park Hospital in ground-breaking partnership 4 April, 2017 - Warwick House Medical Practice in Taunton has joined up with Musgrove Park Hospital in a ground-breaking partnership that will offer new and different services to patients. The goal is to develop new ways of providing [...]
Early morning fire at property on Duke Street in Taunton 4 April, 2017 - Two fire appliances from Taunton were mobilised to a report of a domestic fire on Duke Street in Taunton at 00:15 this morning (Tuesday). Upon arrival, fire crews confirmed the property was heavily smoke logged. Crews confirmed there was [...]
Wellington car park to partially close for four days for resurfacing 3 April, 2017 - Wellington’s North Street car park – the most heavily used in the town – is to partially close for four days later this month for an extensive overhaul. A large section of the car park [...]
Allegations Taunton Deane Borough Council under investigation by Serious Fraud Office quashed 3 April, 2017 - Allegations that Taunton Deane Borough Council is under investigation by Police and the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) have been quashed. Police have officially confirmed that NO investigation is being carried out by the Avon & [...]
Clinicians at Musgrove develop mobile app to help spot severe illnesses in children 31 March, 2017 - Clinicians at Musgrove Park Hospital have developed a new mobile app to help spot conditions that make children severely unwell. The app is being used by healthcare staff in the hospital’s emergency department (A&E) and [...]
Changes to waste collection days in Somerset over Easter 30 March, 2017 - Every household in Somerset will have Easter waste day changes, with pick-ups due on Good Friday 14 April taking place on Saturday 15 April. No collections on Easter Monday 17 April mean all that week’s [...]
Appeal for witnesses following attempted robbery in Taunton 30 March, 2017 - Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for witnesses following an attempted robbery in Taunton. The incident happened on Saturday (25 March) in Holway Avenue at about 19:00. Two male teenagers were approached by two men [...]
Man jailed for 11 years following fatal collision near Bridgwater 29 March, 2017 - A man has been jailed for 11 years following a fatal collision near Bridgwater. Lee Stoodley, 33, of Gielgud Close, Burnham-on-Sea, was behind the wheel when he failed to negotiate a roundabout on the A38 [...]
Have your say on plans to upgrade A358 between Ilminster and Taunton 28 March, 2017 - Somerset residents are being urged to have their say on plans to upgrade the A358 between Ilminster and Taunton. Highways England have today launched a public consultation on proposals to improve the route from the [...]
Marine A Alexander Blackman from Taunton could be freed within weeks as sentence is reduced 28 March, 2017 - Royal Marine, Alexander Blackman, could be released from jail in weeks after his sentence is reduced. Alexander Blackman, also known as Marine A, from Taunton was sentenced this morning (Tuesday 28 March) to seven years in prison for [...]
Taunton Town stewards to tackle Isle of Wight Challenge in aid of cancer charities 27 March, 2017 - Two Taunton Town stewards will be taking on a physically demanding two day ordeal next month in aid of two cancer charities. Rob Wenham who is the club’s Head Steward and Mike ‘Chopper’ Byrne will [...]
Fire crews release teenager stuck in child swing in Taunton 25 March, 2017 - A teenager has been rescued by firefighters after becoming stuck in a child swing in Taunton. One pump from Taunton station was mobilised to a park in the Blackbrook area of Taunton following a call [...]
Taunton Marathon and Half Marathon road closures 25 March, 2017 - The Taunton Marathon and Half Marathon will be taking place next Sunday (2 April) and 1200 runners are set to take part. The following road closures have been announced: Wellington Road Police will hold traffic in [...]
Storage Hunters auctioneering star Sean Kelly coming to Taunton 23 March, 2017 - The auctioneering star of Storage Hunters, Sean Kelly, will be coming to Taunton as part of his UK tour this summer. The auctioneer will open up about his crazy life, where audiences will learn a lot [...]
Significant improvements to sepsis treatment time for Musgrove chemotherapy patients 23 March, 2017 - Over nine in ten chemotherapy patients who present to Musgrove Park Hospital in an emergency are now getting vital antibiotics within an hour of arriving. It follows the development of an alert card that has [...]
Taunton Deane MP Rebecca Pow tweets she is ‘safe’ from locked down Houses of Parliament 22 March, 2017 - Taunton Deane MP, Rebecca Pow, tweeted she is safe following what is being treated as a ‘terrorist incident’ in Westminster. The MP tweeted: “Am safe with colleagues at the mo, in lockdown in the Chamber. My heart [...]
Female freed from car following collision at the Chelston Roundabout near Wellington 22 March, 2017 - Two fire appliances from Wellington and one from Taunton were mobilised to a road traffic collision involving two vehicles at the Chelston Roundabout near Wellington at about 17:18 this evening (Wednesday). One female casualty was still inside [...]
New library officially opens at Minerva Primary School in Taunton 21 March, 2017 - Ally Kennen, Somerset based children’s and teen author, was joined by children and volunteer readers from the UK Hydrographic Office to officially open the new library for Minerva Primary School in Taunton yesterday (Monday).  Thanks to [...]
Flash mob in Taunton’s Orchard Shopping Centre to promote fostering across Somerset 18 March, 2017 - Somerset foster carers and Somerset County Council staff took part in a ‘flash mob’ in the heart of Taunton today (Saturday) to raise awareness of the need for more foster carers in the county. Joined [...]
Appeal for witnesses following serious sexual assault in Taunton 17 March, 2017 - Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious sexual assault in Taunton. The incident took place on Tuesday (14 March) between 15:00 and 17:00 on the canal path close to Canal Road. [...]
£4million funding boost for Junction 25 improvements 16 March, 2017 - Somerset County Council and Taunton Deane Borough Council welcome today’s Highways England funding boost ensuring improvements to Junction 25 of the M5 are given the green light. Funding to the tune of £4million from Highways [...]
Ed Sheeran to headline Glastonbury 2017 16 March, 2017 - Ed Sheeran will close this year’s Glastonbury Festival, it has been announced. The singer will headline on the Pyramid Stage on Sunday night. The news was announced on Ed Sheeran’s Instagram page.   Can’t wait @glastofest x A [...]
Cabinet agrees to continue transfer of Somerset’s learning disabilities services 16 March, 2017 - Key Somerset County Councillors have agreed to continue with the transfer of its in-house learning disabilities service to a new social enterprise next month. A meeting of the council’s cabinet considered but rejected a request from [...]
Plans to close dermatology service at Musgrove avoided thanks to hospital partnership 16 March, 2017 - Plans to close the dermatology (skin) service at Taunton’s Musgrove Park Hospital from 1 April have been avoided thanks to a partnership with University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust. Existing patients with complex dermatological disease [...]
Fire involving bedding in doorway of vacant department store on North Street in Taunton 15 March, 2017 - Fire crews were mobilised to North Street in Taunton earlier this evening (Wednesday) following multiple calls reporting bedding on fire against the door of a well known vacant department store. Fire appliances from Taunton and Wellington were mobilised [...]
Taunton’s Vivary Park awarded five stars from Britain in Bloom Pride in Parks awards 14 March, 2017 - Vivary Park, the jewel in Taunton’s crown, has been awarded five stars from the Britain in Bloom Pride in Parks awards. The accolade was given to the Council’s town centre park for the second year [...]
Motorcyclist dies following collision with stationary lorry in Taunton 14 March, 2017 - Collision investigators are appealing for witnesses after a motorcyclist died following an incident in Taunton. The male motorcyclist was involved in a collision with a stationary lorry in Crown Close at about 14:40 on Friday [...]
Taunton ‘well ahead’ in race for Somerset Monopoly game 14 March, 2017 - Taunton has powered ahead of Weston-super-Mare in a Somerset Monopoly race to ‘Pass Go’. The public has been voting for one of five Somerset cities and towns to get its very own official Monopoly game for this [...]
Lloyd Fouracre’s story turned into children’s book 13 March, 2017 - Stand Against Violence has turned Lloyd’s story into book suitable for younger children. Lloyd Fouracre was murdered in Taunton in 2005 and the hard-hitting film that the charity uses to educate future generations has proven [...]
Somerset chosen to pilot new nursing associate role 13 March, 2017 - An innovative partnership has been developed between Somerset’s NHS Trusts and local education providers to train one of the first waves of nursing associates. The new nursing associate role will support registered nurses across the [...]
Fire at Taunton’s Priorswood Recycling Centre 10 March, 2017 - Three fire appliances from Taunton attended a commercial building fire at Viridor, Crown Industrial Estate, Priorswood, Taunton at 10:31 this morning (Friday). Upon arrival crews confirmed smoke and flames issuing. Crews then requested a further appliance to [...]
A358 closed between Thornfalcon and Taunton following two vehicle collision 10 March, 2017 - Update The A358 at Thornfalcon has now reopened. The A358 Northbound is currently closed to all traffic between Thornfalcon and Taunton following a two vehicle collision. One fire appliance from Wellington, one from Burnham-On-Sea and [...]
Casualty released from vehicle following two vehicle collision on Bridgwater Road in Taunton 9 March, 2017 - Three fire engines and a rescue tender from Taunton were sent to a report of a road traffic collision on Bridgwater Road in Taunton at 18:57 this evening (Thursday). On arrival the crews confirmed that this [...]
National award for Musgrove for its work on reducing number of stillbirths 9 March, 2017 - Midwives at Musgrove Park Hospital have won a national award for developing a new care bundle that has halved the number of stillbirths in just two years by improving detection of at risk babies. The [...]
Women’s World Cup countdown clock unveiled in Taunton town centre 8 March, 2017 - The International Cricket Council (ICC) has today revealed the full match schedule for this summer’s ICC Women’s World Cup in England and Wales. To coincide with this announcement a special World Cup countdown clock was [...]
Occupier suffers smoke inhalation from burnt cooking in Magdalene Street in Taunton 8 March, 2017 - One fire appliance from Taunton was sent to a report of a fire alarm sounding in Magdalene Street in Taunton at 16:49 this afternoon (Wednesday). On arrival the crew confirmed that the alarm had sounded due to [...]
Parkfield Primary School in Taunton ‘back to normal’ after bomb threat 8 March, 2017 - Parkfield Primary School in Taunton is now ‘back to normal’ after a ‘telephone bomb threat’ this morning. The threat was made before the school started but while there were ‘a lot of children and parents on the [...]
45 gallons of oil spilled onto road near Taunton 8 March, 2017 - One appliance from Taunton was requested to assist police and highways at an incident where 45 gallons of oil had spilled from a drum onto the road at Hillfarance Road, , Hillfarrance near Taunton at 00:33 [...]
Police release image of man they want to speak to following assault outside Zinc nightclub in Taunton 7 March, 2017 - Avon and Somerset Police have released an image of a man they would like to speak to following an assault in Taunton. The incident happened shortly after 04:00 outside Zinc nightclub in Bridge Street on Sunday 5 March. [...]
Collision involving car and motorcycle at A3259 junction with Blundells Lane 6 March, 2017 - Two fire appliances from Taunton were mobilised to a report from the police of a road traffic collision at the A3259 junction with Blundells Lane, West Monkton, at 08:45 this morning (Monday). Fire crews confirmed a road [...]
Male rescued from lift in Wellington 5 March, 2017 - A male has been rescued after becoming stuck in a lift car in Wellington. One fire appliance from Wellington was sent to Jubilee Court, Fore Street, Wellington at 14:25 this afternoon (Sunday). The crew released the [...]
Gas meter fire outside property in Taunton 5 March, 2017 - Two fire appliances from Taunton were sent to a report of a property fire at Victoria Gate in Taunton at 10:59 this morning (Sunday). Upon arrival it became clear to fire crews that the fire was [...]
IVF pioneer Lord Winston to give lecture in Taunton 4 March, 2017 - World-renowned Professor of Fertility Studies, Robert Winston, will give a free public lecture this month. IVF Pioneer and Presenter of Child of our Time Lord Winston will deliver a fascinating talk titled ‘Why bother with Science?’, set to be [...]
Owner of socks donated to refugee charity in Taunton sought after £1,000 found inside them 3 March, 2017 - Avon and Somerset Police are looking for the owner of a pair of socks donated to a refugee charity in Taunton after £1,000 was found inside of them. Refugee Aid From Taunton made the unusual [...]
Give views on new business development at Junction 25 2 March, 2017 - People are being asked to give their views on a new business development at Junction 25 of the M5, supported by Taunton Deane Borough Council. The public consultation started on Wednesday 1 March and will [...]
Taunton and Weston-super-Mare neck and neck in Somerset Monopoly race 1 March, 2017 - Taunton and Weston-super-Mare have pulled ‘well clear’ in the Somerset race to ‘Pass GO’. The public has been voting for one of five Somerset cities and towns to get its very own official Monopoly game [...]
79-year-old woman ‘extremely shaken up’ after being robbed in Taunton 28 February, 2017 - Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for the public’s help after a woman was robbed in Taunton. The incident took place close to the bridge over the River Tone onto Somerset Square in the direction [...]
Peter Andre coming to Taunton for calendar signing 27 February, 2017 - Peter Andre will visit Taunton next month. The singer and husband to Taunton’s Emily MacDonagh will be signing 2017 calendars and his new perfume at Taunton Orchard Centre. The signing will take place from 12:00 on [...]
New League of Friends shop at Musgrove officially opens 27 February, 2017 - The new League of Friends shop at Musgrove Park Hospital has officially opened this afternoon (Monday). Trust Chairman Colin Drummond represented the hospital and Eddie Pegge (whose wife Margaret was well known locally as a [...]
Difficult driving conditions as ice warning issued for Somerset 27 February, 2017 - A yellow weather warning of ice has been issued across South West England including Somerset later today. Ice is expected to form overnight leading to difficult driving conditions on untreated roads and slippery conditions on [...]
Witness appeal after man shouts abuse at woman and kicks her dog in Taunton 26 February, 2017 - Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for witnesses to a public order offence in which a man verbally abused a member of the public. Police say the man shouted abuse at a woman who was [...]
Foo Fighters announce Glastonbury 2017 headline slot at Somerset show 24 February, 2017 - Foo Fighters have tonight revealed the news that they will headline at this year’s Glastonbury Festival. The news was revealed at a special, fan-only show at Frome’s Cheese And Grain venue. We still can't believe @foofighters came [...]
Free public WiFi now available in Taunton, Wellington and Wiveliscombe 24 February, 2017 - People in three key towns in Taunton Deane can now enjoy open and unlimited WiFi thanks to a Taunton Deane Borough Council initiative. The authority has spent the last few months working with one of [...]
Taunton gains £6.3m for scheme to improve access into town centre from Junction 25 24 February, 2017 - News that Taunton has won £6.3m in Government Growth Deal funding is being welcomed by Taunton Deane Borough Council. A project to improve capacity along the Toneway corridor – the stretch of road at Creech [...]
Drugs warrant in Taunton leads to six arrests 23 February, 2017 - Three men and three women have been arrested as police carried out a drugs warrant in the Holway area of Taunton today (Thursday). They were arrested for a number of offences including possession with intent to [...]
Bath Place makeover completed nearly two weeks ahead of schedule 23 February, 2017 - Work to improve an historic shopping street in Taunton has been completed – nearly two weeks ahead of schedule. Somerset County Council teamed up with Taunton Deane Borough Council and local traders to replace the [...]
Taunton Farmers’ Market closed by weather for first time 23 February, 2017 - Taunton Farmers’ Market has been cancelled due to today’s weather. It is the first time that the weather has caused the market on Taunton High Street to close. A yellow warning of wind is in place throughout [...]
Yellow Weather Warning For Wind On Thursday 22 February, 2017 - The Met Office have issued a yellow weather warning for wind for the South-West for Thursday. Some very strong winds are expected during Thursday in association with Storm Doris. Gusts of 50-60 mph are expected widely across [...]
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Musgrove cancer centre volunteer named finalist in two national awards ceremonies 21 February, 2017 - A popular volunteer at Musgrove Park Hospital’s cancer centre has been named as a finalist in two national awards ceremonies. Hilda Thornton was named runner-up at the Unsung Heroes of the NHS ceremony in Manchester [...]
Public exhibition for new business development at Junction 25 21 February, 2017 - Residents and businesses are being asked to give their views on a new business development at Junction 25 of the M5, supported by Taunton Deane Borough Council. The public exhibition will be held at the [...]
Taunton man charged with wounding and kidnap following Bridgwater assault 20 February, 2017 - Avon and Somerset Police have charged a man in connection with a serious assault in Bridgwater. The incident took place on 14 February when the victim knocked on the door of a nearby house in Spaxton [...]
Driver airlifted to hospital following serious assault on A303 20 February, 2017 - Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious assault on the A303. The incident happened on Saturday (18 February) at 11:20 on the A303 at the junction with the Sparkford roundabout. A [...]
Ruishton, Thornfalcon and Henlade residents set to see big changes asked for their thoughts 19 February, 2017 - Residents of Ruishton, Thornfalcon and Henlade, set to see big changes in the future, will soon be asked for their thoughts. A questionnaire will be sent to all households in Henlade, Ruishton and Thornfalcon next week asking them for [...]
SheppyFest Announce This Years Headline Act 18 February, 2017 - Taunton music festival SheppyFest have announced the headline act for this years event. The event, held at Sheppy’s Cider Farm in Taunton, will be back in September and will once again be proudly hosted by Apple [...]
Taunton volunteers who’ve removed 61 tonnes of rubbish and returned 1,000 shopping trolleys awarded PCC Pride Awards 17 February, 2017 - Volunteers in Taunton who have removed 61 tonnes of rubbish and returned 1,000 shopping trolleys have been awarded PCC Pride Awards by Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Sue Mountstevens. The group of volunteers who [...]
Lorry and car transporter collide on M5 Northbound between Junctions 23 and 22 16 February, 2017 - Update Traffic is reported to be heavier than normal on the A38 Northbound between Watery Lane (North Petherton) and A39 Broadway / Taunton Road (Bridgwater). There are delays as traffic avoids the congestion on the [...]
A358 at Bishops Lydeard to close overnight for installation of new underpass 15 February, 2017 - The A358 at Bishops Lydeard is set to close overnight later this month for the installation of a new underpass. The work is part of a major scheme to build a new roundabout and is being [...]
Views sought on proposals to pedestrianise three Taunton town centre streets 14 February, 2017 - Taunton Deane Borough Council is launching a public consultation to present its suggestions for a new and improved Taunton town centre and seek people’s views. The proposals, outlined in January, include changes to East Street, [...]
Fire crew rescue elderly woman stuck in lift in Taunton 14 February, 2017 - An elderly woman was rescued earlier this afternoon after becoming stuck in a lift in Taunton. The Fire Service received a call reporting a person stuck in a lift in East Street. One fire appliance [...]
Fire believed deliberate involving caravan near Taunton 14 February, 2017 - Fire engines from Taunton were sent to a report of a caravan on fire at Otterford Caravan Site in Culmhead near Taunton at 22:02 last night (Monday). On arrival the crews confirmed that this was [...]
Taunton inches ahead in voting for its very own Monopoly game 13 February, 2017 - Taunton has inched ‘slightly ahead’ in voting for its very own Monopoly game. The game’s makers, Winning Moves UK, revealed the news today with Weston-super-Mare at a ‘close second’ and the other three at a ‘a very distant’ [...]
Gym and retail plans at former BHS in Taunton approved 13 February, 2017 - Plans for a gym and retail space at the former BHS site on North Street have been approved. Taunton Deane Borough Council have approved plans for a change of use to the first and second floor [...]
Mindline launches new out of hours confidential Trans+ helpline for South West England 12 February, 2017 - Staff and volunteers of Mindline Somerset & Mindline Bristol, the mental health helpline, have launched a specific Trans + helpline pilot for the South West of England, The new out of hours confidential helpline was launched [...]