25th July 2017

Local News

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 [...]
Peter Lewis appointed chief executive of Musgrove Park Hospital 5 July, 2017 - The Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Musgrove Park Hospital, has announced that Peter Lewis will take over as its chief executive in September 2017. Mr Lewis has been at Musgrove since 2005 [...]
Taunton Garden Town exhibition launches in town centre next week 4 July, 2017 - A dedicated Garden Town exhibition will be taking place in Taunton town centre next week to provide residents with more information about what a Garden Town is and offering them the chance to ask questions [...]
Taunton man given CBO after antisocial behaviour 4 July, 2017 - A Taunton man was given a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) on Friday 30 June. James Hyam, 25, from the Taunton area, had previously been subject to both a Criminal Protection Warning and a further Criminal [...]
Consultations start on Council Tax Support scheme 4 July, 2017 - Taunton Deane Borough Council is encouraging all Council Tax payers to participate in a consultation on its Council Tax Support scheme.   Council Tax Support (CTS) is a means-tested discount scheme to help council tax [...]
Sheds destroyed by accidental fire in Wellington 3 July, 2017 - Two fire appliances were sent to a report of a shed fire well alight in a garden in Richards Close in Wellington at 09:51 this morning (Monday). Upon arrival crews confirmed two sheds were well ablaze [...]
Planning team who secured Garden Town status for Taunton ‘Highly Commended’ at national awards 2 July, 2017 - The joint planning policy officer team working for Taunton Deane Borough and West Somerset Councils has gained a top national award. The team, headed by Planning Policy Manager Nick Bryant, was shortlisted for the Local [...]
Ground-breaking Taunton initiative adopted across Somerset gains national recognition 1 July, 2017 - A ground-breaking Taunton initiative, now being adopted across Somerset, has been Highly Commended in a major national award. Taunton Deane Borough Council reached the finals in the Municipal Journal’s (MJ) local government awards for its [...]
Early morning vehicle fire near Taunton 1 July, 2017 - One fire appliance from Taunton was sent to a report of a vehicle fire in Blagdon Hill Road, Blagdon Hill at 00:52 this morning (Saturday). The vehicle was completely destroyed by fire and crews used two breathing [...]
Elderly man rescued after becoming stuck in lift in Taunton 30 June, 2017 - One fire appliance from Taunton was mobilised to reports of a person stuck in the lift at Dellers Wharf in Taunton at 11:57 this morning (Friday). Upon arrival crews confirmed one elderly man was stuck in a [...]
First space on Taunton Monopoly board announced 30 June, 2017 - The very first space to be revealed as appearing on the brand new Monopoly board for Taunton has been announced today (Friday). It is St. Margaret’s Hospice charity, which was very heavily voted to star [...]
Two vehicle collision at A358 Cross Keys Roundabout 29 June, 2017 - One fire appliance from Taunton was mobilised following a request from police to attend a two vehicle road traffic collison at A358 Cross Keys Roundabout, Norton Fitzwarren at 07:04 this morning (Thursday). Fire crew confirmed no persons were [...]
Casualty extricated from car following two vehicle collision at Flaxpool Hill 28 June, 2017 - Crews from Williton and Taunton were mobilised to reports of an RTC with persons trapped at Flaxpool Hill, Crowcombe at 14:07 this afternoon (Wednesday). On arrival crews discovered a two car collision with two casualties that were [...]
Tumble dryer fire in Bishops Hull 28 June, 2017 - Fire crews were called out to a fire involving a tumble dryer on Mountway Road in Bishops Hull at 07:37 this morning (Wednesday). Two fire appliances were mobilised following a call from the occupant of a property saying [...]
Fire crews called to pizza oven fire on Bridge Street in Taunton 27 June, 2017 - Three fire appliances from Taunton were mobilised earlier this evening (Tuesday) following a call from staff at a restaurant in Bridge Street in Taunton, which is in the process of being renovated, where it was reported that [...]
Taunton Association for the Homeless to convert East Reach property into accommodation for homeless veterans 27 June, 2017 - Towards the end of summer, Taunton Association for the Homeless will begin the conversion of one of its currently owned properties from an office space into accommodation for eight homeless veterans. The upcoming project and office move [...]
Specialist help drafted in to help preserve Wellington’s heritage 27 June, 2017 - Specialist help is being drafted in to help in the major task of helping to preserve some of Wellington’s heritage. Historic England has agreed to fund most of the costs of an expert, with the [...]
Mountway dancers raise £3,000 for Musgrove’s children’s oncology department 25 June, 2017 - Almost 300 children and students have ‘danced around the world’, raising £3,000 for Musgrove Park Hospital’s children’s oncology outpatients department. The world dance, which took place at Queen’s College in Taunton, was organised by the [...]
Rockets pre-school expansion takes off in Rockwell Green 25 June, 2017 - More working families in and around Rockwell Green will be able to benefit from funded childcare places with the expansion of the Rockets pre-school. The new Rockets building at Rockwell Green Primary is the first [...]
Fire in roof of property in Mitre Court in Taunton 25 June, 2017 - Two fire appliances from Taunton and an Operational Assurance Officer were initially mobilised to a report of a roof on fire at a property in Mitre Court, Taunton at 10:05 this morning (Sunday). On arrival, crews confirmed [...]
New musical instrument sales and repair centre opens in Taunton’s Bath Place 22 June, 2017 - Saturday saw the opening of Bath Place Music, a brand new musical instrument sales and repair centre in Taunton. Bath Place Music as the name suggests is located within the historic Bath Place in the [...]
Coal Orchard plans approved 22 June, 2017 - Plans to regenerate one of Taunton’s prime riverside quarters have been given outline approval by Taunton Deane Borough Council’s planning committee. Members agreed to implement the outline proposals developed with the Council’s consultation partner, the [...]
Bus gate to be installed next month as part of major development in Monkton Heathfield 22 June, 2017 - The next phase of major development in Monkton Heathfield is due to start next month with the installation of a new bus gate. Plans for new homes, a new local centre and the relocation of [...]
Musgrove agrees plans for new patient-focussed mobile app 22 June, 2017 - Musgrove Park Hospital has agreed plans for a new patient-focussed mobile app, as part of its work to break new ground in the NHS’s use of digital technology. The hospital will be working with the [...]
Magistrates uphold Taunton Deane Borough Council’s decision to revoke taxi driver’s licence 21 June, 2017 - Taunton Deane Borough Council is committed to upholding high standards in the licensed taxi trade and is making clear it will take action against drivers who fail to comply. The council revoked a licence earlier [...]
Taunton Deane Borough Council reassures its tenants about fire safety in wake of Grenfell tower block fire 20 June, 2017 - In light of the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower, the London tower block, Taunton Deane Borough Council is reassuring residents about fire safety and how it is managed in relation to their homes. The council [...]
Disabled woman duped out of jewellery by doorstep caller in Wellington 19 June, 2017 - Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for help following the theft of a large quantity of jewellery from a disabled 72-year-old woman in Welllington. The incident happened on Tuesday 6 June at about 15:30 when [...]
Three vehicle collision on M5 Southbound between Junctions 25 and 26 19 June, 2017 - Three appliances one from Taunton, Bridgwater and Wellington were mobilised following a report of a road traffic incident with possible persons trapped on the M5 Southbound between Junctions 25 Blackbrook and 26 Chelston at 12:43 this afternoon [...]
Early morning property fire in Cheddon Road in Taunton 19 June, 2017 - Three fire appliances from Taunton were mobilised following a call reporting smoke in a communal area and smoke alarms sounding at a property on Cheddon Road in Taunton at 01:54 this morning (Monday). The caller was [...]
Somerfest 2017 – Event Map and Programme of Events 16 June, 2017 - Taunton’s leading festival of performance, arts, theatre, sport, circus, dance, music and theatre, Somerfest, returns to the town tomorrow (Saturday). Enjoy the fabulous free programme of shows throughout the town and walkabout street theatre performances, [...]
Musgrove research study could transform way serious nose bleeds are treated 16 June, 2017 - Musgrove Park hospital’s emergency department has opened a new clinical research study which could transform patient experience of the way serious nose bleeds are treated. Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust is one of 14 [...]
Somerset stands ready to help following Grenfell tower block fire 16 June, 2017 - The Leader of Somerset County Council has written to his London counterpart offering assistance following the Grenfell tower block fire. Cllr David Fothergill sent his letter to the Leader of the Royal Borough of Kensington [...]
Car severely damaged by ‘deliberate’ fire in Taunton 16 June, 2017 - One fire appliance from Taunton was mobilised to a report of a car on fire on Canal Road in Taunton at 01:48 this morning (Friday). On arrival crews confirmed the car was well alight and got to [...]
Outline plans for Coal Orchard redevelopment recommended for approval 15 June, 2017 - An outline planning application for a mixed development of shops, homes, work space and eating places and for the demolition of St James Street swimming pool at Coal Orchard in Taunton is recommended for approval by Taunton [...]
Appeal for witnesses following Bridge Street assault in Taunton 14 June, 2017 - Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for the public’s help following an assault in Taunton. The incident happened in Bridge Street in the town on 28 May at about 01:30. A group of men and [...]
£20 million plans to expand and revitalise Taunton’s Brewhouse Theatre 13 June, 2017 - A dramatic change in the fortunes of The Brewhouse Theatre in Taunton has seen the reincarnation of the venue under new management with the venue likened to a Phoenix rising from the ashes.   Now, [...]
Fire crews called to vehicle ‘well alight’ on M5 Northbound between Junctions 25 and 24 13 June, 2017 - Two fire appliances from Taunton were called to reports of a vehicle on fire on the M5 Northbound entry slip road between Junctions 25 Blackbrook and 24 Huntworth at 12:03 this afternoon (Tuesday). Upon arrival crews confirmed [...]
Suggestions sought for Old Kent Road space on Taunton Monopoly board game 13 June, 2017 - The public are being invited from today (Tuesday) to decide which landmark should land on the Old Kent Road equivalent on Taunton’s brand new official Monopoly board game. Five days after the nation went to the [...]
Armed Forces Day flag to be raised in Taunton 13 June, 2017 - People in Taunton Deane are being invited to show their support for the Armed Forces, particularly 40 Commando Royal Marines and The Rifles who have a long association with the Borough.   Saturday 24 June [...]
Body found in search for missing 48-year-old Crewkerne man 13 June, 2017 - A body has been found in the search for a missing Crewkerne man. The body of a man was found by a member of the public at around 11:30 yesterday (12 June) in a field [...]
Fire crew extinguish car ‘well alight’ on Hamilton Road in Taunton 13 June, 2017 - One fire appliance from Taunton was mobilised following a report of a vehicle fire on Hamilton Road in Taunton at 04:44 this morning (Tuesday). On arrival, the fire crew confirmed one car well alight and got to [...]
Taunton’s Dragon Boat Festival returns for fifth year 10 June, 2017 - Teams from across the South West are preparing to take part in Taunton’s Dragon Boat Festival tomorrow (Sunday) in aid of Headway Somerset. The annual event, now in its fifth year, will see 20 dragon boats set [...]
Police ask for public’s help as part of summer drink and drug driving campaign 8 June, 2017 - As part of the Operation Tonic drink and drug driving campaign, officers are asking the public to look out for friends or family who may be driving over the limit. During the Christmas campaign across [...]
Concern growing for missing Tyrone Adams with links to Taunton 8 June, 2017 - Avon and Somerset Police are renewing their appeal for missing Tyrone Adams. Tyrone, 48, has been missing from the Chubbs Lawn area since 21:15 on 1 June. He was seen near to the George public house in [...]
Brave men who intervened to stop armed robbery in Taunton among Somerset’s heroes 8 June, 2017 - Passion for Somerset has this week announced the winners of its inaugural Somerset Heroes Campaign which pays tribute to inspirational community champions, fundraisers and carers. Act of Bravery Award The Act of Bravery Award was awarded to [...]
Over 80 people set to sleep under stars in Taunton to raise funds and awareness for homeless 7 June, 2017 - imgOver 80 people are set to sleep under the stars for The Big Sleep Out on Friday. In it’s third year, The Big Sleep Out is a fundraising event held by Taunton Association for the Homeless [...]
Missing Ilminster teenager found safe and well 7 June, 2017 - Avon and Somerset Police have this afternoon confirmed that teenager Cindy Worthington, who was reported missing from Ilminster, has been found safe and well. The news follows a renewed appeal made by police for help finding the missing teenager. Police thanked those [...]
Somerset West Lottery to launch next week 7 June, 2017 - The new Somerset West Lottery, with a £25,000 top prize, is due to go live on Tuesday 13 June with the first draw taking place on Saturday 29 July. “The local on-line lottery has been set [...]
Police appeal for help finding missing Ilminster teenager 7 June, 2017 - Avon and Somerset Police are renewing their appeal for help to find missing teenager Cindy Worthington. Police say Cindy, 14, has not been seen since leaving her home in the Donyatt Hill area of Ilminster at [...]
Musgrove nurses encourage patients and staff to have a Junk Free June 6 June, 2017 - Nurses at Musgrove Park’s cardiology department have challenged patients and hospital staff to cut down on the amount of junk food and drink they have. It follows a hospital-wide initiative aimed at drastically reducing the [...]
Car parking surveys to be carried out in Taunton this month 6 June, 2017 - Taunton Deane Borough Council will be carrying out car parking surveys this month (June) to gather information for a new car parking strategy for Taunton, which will set out a vision for improving the quality [...]
Weather warning of ‘strong to gale force’ winds for Somerset 6 June, 2017 - A yellow weather warning of wind is in place until later this evening (Tuesday 6 June) across South West England including Somerset. The warning states: “Strong to gale force west to northwesterly winds will affect many [...]
Taunton gears up for Bike Week 2017 6 June, 2017 - The biggest nationwide cycling event in the UK, Bike Week, takes place this month and events will be taking place in Taunton starting this weekend. The Taunton Area Cycling Campaign, which was formed in September 2016 to promote and [...]
Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre evacuated following ‘deliberate’ fire 5 June, 2017 - Three fire appliances from Taunton were mobilised to reports of a fire within the toilet blocks of Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre on School Road, Monkton Heathfield at 12:27 this afternoon (Monday). Well we didn't expect this today! Fabulous [...]
‘Remain vigilant’ say police following events in London 4 June, 2017 - Avon and Somerset Police have asked residents to ‘remain vigilant’ following the events in London last night (Saturday). Police have said ‘there is nothing at this stage to suggest an increased level of threat in the [...]
Small fire in cellar of Sheppy’s Cider 4 June, 2017 - The fire service were called to a report of a smell of burning plastic within the cellar area of the restaurant at Sheppy’s Cider on Saturday evening. Two fire appliances from Taunton, one fire appliance from [...]
Appeal after 34-year-old man ‘seriously assaulted’ in Taunton 31 May, 2017 - Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for help following an assault in Taunton yesterday (Tuesday). Police say a 34-year-old man was seriously assaulted on Victoria Gate at approximately 15:00. He remains in hospital. Four people have [...]
Collision on A358 near Crowcombe 30 May, 2017 - Fire appliances from Williton and Taunton were mobilised to a report of a road traffic collision on the A358 between Crowcombe and Williton at 15:43 this afternoon (Tuesday). #A358 reports of slow traffic and road blocked [...]
Vehicle overturns on M5 Southbound at Junction 26 29 May, 2017 - All lanes have reopened on the M5 Southbound at Junction 26 following the recovery of an overturned vehicle. #Somerset Only one lane open, #M5 s/bound, approaching J26, due to a collision. Approx' 1 mile of [...]
Car fire on Six Acres Close in Taunton 29 May, 2017 - Fire crews from Taunton were mobilised to reports of a vehicle on fire  on Six Acres Close in Taunton at 06:22 this morning (Monday). On arrival crews discovered a small fire within the engine compartment [...]
Appeal for witnesses after man suffers fractured jaw in Taunton assault 27 May, 2017 - Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for witnesses after a man sustained a fractured jaw in an assault in Taunton yesterday afternoon (Friday). Police say the victim, a 20-year-old man, was walking through Victoria Park [...]
Musgrove Park Hospital evacuated following gas leak 27 May, 2017 - Updates from Musgrove Park Hospital and Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service Musgrove Park Hospital has said that it is ‘business as usual’ and ‘please use Parkfield Drive entrance’ following a gas incident off site this [...]
Lightning strike causes roof fire in Ilton 27 May, 2017 - Local fire appliances were mobilised to a report of a fire involving a thatched roof on Cad Road in Ilton near Ilminster at 03:34 this morning (Saturday). On arrival fire crews from Ilminster confirmed that approximately 10m [...]
Weather warning of ‘torrential rain and thunderstorms’ for Somerset 26 May, 2017 - A yellow weather warning of rain has been issued across South West England including Somerset on Sunday and Monday.   The Met Office’s Chief Forecaster said: “Torrential rain and thunderstorms could give as much as [...]
Musgrove scoops prestigious national awards for value in care 25 May, 2017 - Musgrove Park Hospital carried off two prestigious national awards at a ceremony in London on Wednesday night. It won HSJ Value in Healthcare awards in two categories, for its work in improving care for patients [...]