25th February 2018

Local News

Sheppyfest Reveal 2018 Line-Up 23 February, 2018 - The third annual Sheppyfest is back this summer and will, once again, be hosted by the Apple FM team and broadcast live across Taunton on 97.3FM.  The line-up has now been revealed and is as [...]
Closure order secured for Taunton property that saw anti-social behaviour take place 23 February, 2018 - A closure order has been secured for a property in Taunton that saw anti-social behaviour and drug dealing take place. The address in Horner Road will be shut for three months following the granting of [...]
Somerset’s Full County Council approve budget and major investment 23 February, 2018 - Somerset’s Full County Council this week approved a budget that protects key services and includes the largest investment programme in generations. Councillors agreed spending of £316m on services, supported by a 2.99 per cent increase [...]
Man charged with murder of Taunton woman Heather Jordan 22 February, 2018 - Avon and Somerset Police have this evening charged 52-year-old Martin Corns, of Denmark Terrace, Taunton, with murder. He will appear at Taunton Deane Magistrates’ Court tomorrow (Friday). This is in relation to the death of [...]
Female taken to hospital following kitchen fire in Taunton 22 February, 2018 - Two fire appliances from Taunton were sent to a report of a kitchen on fire in a property on South Road in Taunton at 10:57 this morning (Thursday). The microwave, kettle and toaster were all severely [...]
Police appeal following attempted burglary in Taunton 22 February, 2018 - Avon and Somerset Police are releasing a description of a man they’d like the public’s help identifying following an attempted burglary in Taunton. The incident happened at 8.05pm last Friday (16/2), A man entered a [...]
Taunton murder investigation – Appeal to trace items suspect may have discarded 21 February, 2018 - Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for the public’s help in their investigation into the murder of Heather Jordan in Taunton at the weekend. She was found in Lyngford Park on Sunday morning. The police [...]
Death of Taunton woman treated as murder 20 February, 2018 - The death of a 34-year-old woman in Taunton is now being treated as suspicious. The victim, who was found in Lyngford Park on Sunday, has been identified as local woman Heather Jordan. A post-mortem examination [...]
Female cut free following car and lorry collision on M5 between Junctions 24 and 25 19 February, 2018 - Fire crews were called to a road traffic collision on the M5 Southbound between Junctions 24 and 25 at 14:24 this afternoon (Monday). Fire appliances from Bridgwater and Burnham on Sea, an officer from Taunton and the [...]
Man arrested following ‘unexplained’ death of woman in Taunton 19 February, 2018 - Avon and Somerset Police have arrested a man in his 50s from the Taunton area in connection with the death of a woman in Lyngford Park yesterday morning (Sunday). A post mortem is to be [...]
Police operation running following ‘unexplained’ death of woman in Taunton 18 February, 2018 - Avon and Somerset Police currently have a police operation running in Lyngford Park in Taunton. It follows a call to police about concerns for the welfare of a woman in the park at about 08:00. [...]
Earthquake Confirmed In Southwest UK 17 February, 2018 - Shortly after 2.30pm today (Saturday) social media went wild with people reporting that they had felt an earth tremor here in the south-west. Most reports came from south Wales, Bristol and across to Gloucestershire. However [...]
Make every sleep safer for babies 17 February, 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 [...]
Crews called to early morning fire at coach house in Taunton 16 February, 2018 - Fire crews were called to a property fire in Pyrland Fields, Taunton at 05:29 this morning (Friday). Two fire appliances from Taunton were mobilised following a call from the occupant of a coach house, saying their [...]
Care home residents get more personalised care at hospital thanks to new scheme 15 February, 2018 - Patients who are admitted to Musgrove Park from local care homes can now store their vital health information in one place throughout their stay in hospital. Care home staff and hospital clinicians have worked together [...]
Elderberry Fair for the over 50s comes to Wellsprings Leisure Centre, Taunton on Sunday 4 March 14 February, 2018 - They say life begins at 50 and if you’re from Somerset that’s certainly the case! To celebrate, a new and unique fair will be coming to Taunton in March with something for everyone to enjoy. [...]
Taunton fire crews rescue casualty from property fire 13 February, 2018 - Three fire appliances from Taunton were mobilised following a call from a member of the public reporting his property to be on fire and that he was unable to exit it at The Mount at 20:13 [...]
Taunton Flower Show to remain in Vivary Park for ‘foreseeable future’ 13 February, 2018 - Taunton Flower Show organisers have announced that, following negotiations with Taunton Deane Borough Council, the oldest, longest-running event of its kind will remain in Vivary Park, its historic home, for the foreseeable future. Show Chairman, [...]
Avon and Somerset Police warn people to be vigilant following telephone scam 13 February, 2018 - Avon and Somerset Police are warning people to be on their guard following an incident in which a 74-year-old woman from Somerset was duped out of £45,000 by a bogus bank worker who had called [...]
M5 closed Southbound between Junctions 25 and 26 following serious collision 13 February, 2018 - Avon and Somerset Police are urging motorists to avoid the Southbound M5 near to Taunton following a serious road traffic collision. The incident has happened between Junctions 25 and 26 shortly after 06:00. A motorcyclist [...]
Contractor agreed for Selworthy School expansion in Taunton 12 February, 2018 - The £9 million expansion of a Taunton special school took a major step forward today after Somerset County Council’s cabinet agreed a contractor. Last month, a planning application was submitted for an expansion to Selworthy [...]
Crew rescue 16 year old stuck in child’s swing in Wellington 12 February, 2018 - A fire appliance from Wellington was mobilised to a report of a 16 year old male stuck in a child’s swing in the play area in Humphreys Road in Wellington at 13:45 this afternoon (Monday). [...]
Crew come across abandoned vehicle in middle of Draycott Avenue in Taunton 12 February, 2018 - A fire appliance from Taunton, whilst returning from a previous incident, came across an abandoned vehicle on Draycott Avenue. Police were requested as the vehicle had a broken axle and was positioned in the middle [...]
Taunton fire crews called to ‘strong smell of gas’ in Priorswood 12 February, 2018 - Three fire appliances together with the Environmental Protection Unit from Taunton were mobilised to a report of a strong smell of gas in Priorswood in Taunton at 09:03 this morning (Monday). Upon arrival, crews confirmed a [...]
A361 to close for essential resurfacing later this month 12 February, 2018 - Drivers are advised to plan their journeys carefully when a busy road on the outskirts of Taunton is closed for essential maintenance later this month. A 1.7-mile section of the A361 near Durston between Walford [...]
Somerset County Council is launching a new campaign to tackle childminder shortage 10 February, 2018 - Somerset County Council is launching a new campaign to tackle a childminder shortage across the county. The number of childminders in Somerset has fallen dramatically year upon year, in line with what is a national [...]
Young take the lead in fight against waste 10 February, 2018 - A new campaign that will engage an army of young warriors against waste was launched yesterday in Somerset. Backed by the six council partners in Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP), Schools Against Waste will see thousands [...]
Family pay tribute to ‘loving sister, daughter, auntie and friend’ following fatal M5 collision 9 February, 2018 - Formal identification is yet to take place but Avon and Somerset Police believe the woman who died in a fatal collision on the M5 today to be 29-year-old Elaina Beard from Bridgwater. Her family have issued [...]
M5 Fatal Crash – Updated 3:45pm 9 February, 2018 - Update from Avon & Somerset Police at 3:45pm (Main Story underneath) “We have finished investigation work at the scene and are now clearing the carriageway between J25 and J26. As such, we expect the southbound [...]
Be flipping careful this Pancake day! 9 February, 2018 - Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service realise that fire safety may not be at the forefront of your mind, when you have the temptation of a tasty pancake, sprinkled with lemon juice and sugar [...]
Keeping active during pregnancy is good for you and your baby say Musgrove midwives 8 February, 2018 - Mums and mums to be are being encouraged to exercise during and after their pregnancy by midwives at Musgrove Park Hospital. Keeping active during pregnancy is important. It can help reduce fatigue, swelling, pelvic pain [...]
Explore Exmoor this February Half Term with a little help from the West Somerset Railway! 7 February, 2018 - For the first time since New Year’s Day the West Somerset Railway will be running a full steam service between Bishops Lydeard and Minehead this February half term. Enhance your steam train travel with a [...]
Local care boss says ‘You Can Care’ 6 February, 2018 - Local care boss, Vanessa Munson, has launched a campaign, ‘You Can Care’, to address the local shortage of care workers. Vanessa, who owns and runs the Taunton and West Somerset office of Home Instead Senior [...]
Progress being made with Somerset’s new and exciting waste transformation 5 February, 2018 - Foundations at Viridor’s £252m Resource Recovery Centre (RRC) in Avonmouth are now taking shape with concrete piles creating a solid base for the main development. To mark the construction progress to date Viridor welcomed members [...]
Taunton fire crews called to report of fire in kitchen of property 4 February, 2018 - Fire crews were called to a property fire in Fletcher Close at 12:47 this afternoon (Sunday). Two fire appliances from Taunton were mobilised following a call from the occupant of the property, reporting a fire in [...]
Taunton fire crews rescue dogs and cat from property fire 3 February, 2018 - Two fire appliances from Taunton were mobilised following a call from a neighbour reporting flames coming out of the kitchen of a property and dogs inside in Shutewater Orchard, Bishops Hull, Taunton at 10:19 this morning (Saturday). [...]
E-Learning Course Launches to Improve Adult Oral Health 3 February, 2018 - Somerset County Council is encouraging anyone supporting adults to complete a new free online course to help improve adult oral health. The adult oral health course is one of a series of two modules from [...]
Bishop Fox’s School develop digital skills in Taunton Library’s Glass Box 2 February, 2018 - Pupils from Bishop Fox’s School in Taunton have had their imaginations fired at digital taster session in Taunton Library’s Glass Box. The enthusiastic year nine students kicked-off the Glass Box’s 2018 schools programme when they [...]
Taunton Deane Borough Council secure £7.2m for Staplegrove 1 February, 2018 - A £7.2m bid for Government funding to help unlock a new Garden Community development in Staplegrove, Taunton, and deliver vital infrastructure – a road, more affordable housing and enabling a new primary school – has [...]
Avon and Somerset Police explain the use of Taser 1 February, 2018 - Last year Avon and Somerset Police took a decision to increase the number of officers using Taser to offer more protection against a rising tide of violence, resulting in a total of 379 trained officers [...]
Women invited to Pitch Up and Play 31 January, 2018 - Women in East Taunton are being given the chance to try their hands – and feet – at a sport that has been traditionally seen as a man’s world. Women’s rugby has seen its profile [...]
Somerset County Cricket Club and Viridor team up to tackle recycling 30 January, 2018 - Somerset County Cricket Club have teamed up with Taunton-based Viridor, one of the UK’s largest recycling and renewable energy companies, to help the Club hit recycling targets for six! The new agreement will see Viridor [...]
Paloma Faith to perform at Vivary Park in Taunton 29 January, 2018 - Paloma Faith is heading to Taunton on her 2018 The Architect Summer Tour. With an acclaimed number one album The Architect riding high in the charts and a Brit nomination under her belt for Best [...]
February Half Term at The Museum of Somerset 26 January, 2018 - There’s plenty on offer for families at The Museum of Somerset during February half term including the popular Castle Day. Inspired by Taunton’s 12th century castle, the museum is holding a day of activities on [...]
Taunton fire crew called to five vehicle collision 25 January, 2018 - One fire appliance from Taunton attended a multiple vehicle collision at the request of the police on Bridgwater Road in Taunton at 15:47 this afternoon (Thursday). Crews arrived on scene and confirmed that there were five vehicles [...]
New initiative gets children and young people’s voices heard 25 January, 2018 - A new initiative will ensure children and young people get the opportunity to have their voices heard and have an influence in the way services are delivered in Somerset. It’s all thanks to a newly [...]
Somerset’s NHS urges the public not to call for an ambulance or visit hospital A&E with minor illness or ailments 24 January, 2018 - The NHS in Somerset is urging members of the public not to telephone for a 999 ambulance or visit busy district hospital Accident and Emergency Departments with only minor illness or ailments. The advice comes [...]
Crew called to shed fire in Taunton 23 January, 2018 - Fire crew from Taunton were called to smoke and flames seen on an allotment on Stoke Road in Taunton at 15:22 this afternoon (Tuesday). On arrival, the fire crew confirmed that there was a plastic shed on [...]
No room for complacency during Cervical Cancer Prevention Week 23 January, 2018 - Every day nine women in the UK are diagnosed with cervical cancer and two women will lose their lives to the disease. Cervical cancer is the most common cancer in women under 35 but is [...]
Less than a week left to send your Be Proud Award nominations 22 January, 2018 - More than 100 people have already put forward nominations for this year’s Be Proud Awards, recognising those who go above and beyond in policing. With less than seven days left until the closing date, make [...]
Kaiser Chiefs confirmed to play Vivary Park in Taunton 22 January, 2018 - The Brit-award winning band, Kaiser Chiefs are coming to Vivary Park this summer. Kaiser Chiefs are the second headline artist to be announced as part of Live in Somerset, and will perform outdoors on Sunday [...]
Library Services Consultation Announced from 29 January 20 January, 2018 - A consultation on the future of how Somerset County Council library services could be delivered across Somerset is due to start at the end of this month. A formal decision was taken today to consult [...]
Taunton School first in Somerset to go ‘Zero to Landfill’ 19 January, 2018 - Taunton School is proud to be championing a ‘Zero to Landfill’ initiative, leading the way on sustainability in schools by minimising its environmental impact. The School will ensure that all waste collected is processed for [...]
Nominate your unsung heroes for Taunton Deane Citizenship Award 17 January, 2018 - Do you know someone who works hard for the community and deserves recognition in Taunton Deane’s own honours’ list? If so, you can nominate them for a Citizenship Award. The Mayor of Taunton Deane, Councillor [...]
Last chance to have your say on staffing in Somerset’s Community Hospitals 17 January, 2018 - The public has until 22 January 2018 to have their say as Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust looks to review its decision to temporarily close wards in three of its community hospitals and move the beds [...]
Victoria Gate Car Park, Taunton, to be closed from January 22 for five days 16 January, 2018 - VICTORIA Gate car park in Taunton will be closed for a short period later this month to allow essential work to be done. Taunton Deane Borough Council will be closing the space from January 22 [...]
New service shows improvements in care for older people having surgery at Musgrove 16 January, 2018 - Older people who need general surgery at Musgrove Park Hospital are now getting assessed for their wider health and wellbeing, as well as their surgical needs. Specialist geriatricians are now working alongside surgeons to look [...]
Somerset Mental Wellbeing service launched 15 January, 2018 - A new service to support good mental health in Somerset is launched today. Somerset County Council is introducing the Somerset Mental Wellbeing Service (SMWS) in partnership with Compass Disability Services. It will help people maintain [...]
Taunton is welcoming it’s first Men’s Shed 14 January, 2018 - Compass Wellbeing is delighted to be opening Taunton’s first Men’s Shed.  Men’s Sheds are a fast growing social group across the UK. They provide a place where people can meet, have a cuppa and make [...]
Have your say on A358 upgrade 13 January, 2018 - Somerset County Council is urging residents to take part in a second Highways England consultation on improvements to the A358. The supplementary consultation starts on Tuesday, 16 January, and will be seeking views on several [...]
Vehicles destroyed following ‘malicious‘ ignition in Taunton 13 January, 2018 - One fire appliance from Taunton attended two cars on fire which were well alight on arrival on Lambrook Road at 03:42 this morning (Saturday). Crews got to work extinguishing the fire using breathing apparatus and two hose [...]
Somerset School kids ‘foster’ awareness 13 January, 2018 - Somerset school pupils have starred in a heart-warming video about childhood and fostering, in a bid to raise awareness and help find more foster carers for vulnerable children in Somerset. The children from Holy Trinity Primary [...]
Help yourself and your NHS this winter 11 January, 2018 - Somerset County Council’s Public Health and NHS teams are reminding Somerset residents that getting your flu jab and self-care are still the best way to stay well this winter. Winter is a particularly busy time [...]
Taunton Deane Borough Council reveal more detail on the housing in Rockwell Green, Wellington 11 January, 2018 - Following reports on new homes being built in Rockwell Green, Wellington, Taunton Deane Borough Council would like to set out the facts and stress that it is fully committed to its scheme to build 26 [...]
Cliff fall temporarily closes England Coast Path 10 January, 2018 - A section of the England Coast Path in Somerset has been temporarily closed following a landslip. During stormy weather over the festive period a section of cliff near Home Farm at St Audrie’s Bay fell [...]
Outstanding Somerset NHS staff go the extra mile for their patients during busy winter 9 January, 2018 - Health leaders in Somerset have paid tribute to the exceptional work done by healthcare staff, amid extra pressures this winter. With record numbers of people visiting A&E at Musgrove Park Hospital, doctors, nurses and teams [...]
Police appeal for witnesses following woman attacked after answering door in Chard 8 January, 2018 - Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was punched and cut when she opened her front door. The incident happened in Bonfire Close in Chard at about 9pm on Thursday 28 [...]
Police appeal to trace movements of man found dead in Bishops Lydeard 6 January, 2018 - Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for the public’s help to trace the movements of a man whose body was found in Bishops Lydeard on New Year’s Eve. Kyle Hudson, 28, was found dead outside [...]
French Navy Confirmed For RNAS Yeovilton Air Day 6 January, 2018 - We are delighted to announce that the French Navy have confirmed their support for the Royal Naval Air Station International Air Day on Saturday 7 July.  Headlining their contribution is the return of the fantastic [...]
Dozen Somerset recycling sites take single-use coffee cups 5 January, 2018 - Somerset caffeine addicts now have a dozen new locations where they can recycle single-use plastic-lined paper coffee cups from major High Street cafe and takeaway chains. News that 12 recycling sites will take the cups [...]
Concern growing for missing John Ferris 5 January, 2018 - Police searching for a Nottinghamshire man have reason to believe he could have been seen in the Bath area. 55-year-old John Ferris, who’s from the Beeston area of Nottingham, was last seen almost 11 months [...]
Taunton fire crew rescue male stuck in lift 4 January, 2018 - One fire appliance from Taunton was mobilised folowing a call reporting a person stuck in a lift Firepool Lock at 15:06 this afternoon (Thursday). On arrival, the officer in charge confirmed one male was in the lift and [...]
Amendment: New Year, new role? Avon and Somerset Police are looking for new Police Community Support Officers 4 January, 2018 - Avon and Somerset Police are opening the doors for enthusiastic, confident and resilient members of the community to serve as Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs). Applications will open on Thursday 4th January at 9am. PCSOs contribute [...]
Tickets on sale now for quiz in aid of Headway at Rumwell Farm Shop’s cafe 4 January, 2018 - KEEN quizzers in Somerset are this month (January, 2018) invited to sign up for a Charity Quiz & Supper Evening taking place at an award-winning farm shop in the county. The event, which is in aid [...]
Musgrove consultant awarded OBE for services to emergency medicine 3 January, 2018 - A senior consultant at Musgrove Park Hospital’s emergency department has been awarded an OBE for his services to emergency medicine as president of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine. Dr Clifford Mann, who has worked [...]
Police appeal to identify man in connection with serious sexual assault in Taunton 2 January, 2018 - Update Avon and Somerset Police say they believe they have identified a man in images released last night as part of an inquiry into a serious sexual assault in Taunton. Police say their enquiries into the [...]
Taunton fire crews called to car fire on M5 1 January, 2018 - Two fire engines from Taunton were mobilised to reports of a car on fire following a road traffic collision on the M5 Southbound between Junctions 25 and 26 at 16:02 this afternoon (Monday). On arrival crews [...]
MBE for Outstanding Taunton Man in New Years Honours 30 December, 2017 - Taunton Deane’s very own Adrian Prior-Sankey has been awarded the MBE “for services to the community of Taunton”. Adrian has been the co-ordinator for Taunton’s Street Pastor team for more than a decade and is [...]
Taunton fire crews called to reports of collision on M5 23 December, 2017 - Two fire appliances from Taunton station were mobilised to reports of a road traffic collision on the M5 Blackbrook to Huntworth at 15:07 this afternoon (Saturday). On arrival, crews confirmed one single vehicle left the motorway with [...]
Two men sentenced for stealing 4x4s 23 December, 2017 - Two men have been handed suspended prison sentences after being caught stealing high value vehicles from Somerset farms. Arthur Hughes, 49, and his nephew Charlie, 20, were captured on CCTV brazenly stealing 4x4s. On 31 October [...]
Creative programme at Musgrove Park Hospital wins prestigious award 22 December, 2017 - An initiative to bring children’s clinics closer to home and out of the hospital has been recognised at a prestigious national ceremony. The paediatrics team at Musgrove Park Hospital won the Acute, Community and/or Primary [...]
Witnesses sought after woman assaulted in Taunton 21 December, 2017 - Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for the public’s help after a woman was assaulted in Taunton. Police would like to trace a cyclist and car driver who may have witnessed the incident, which happened [...]
Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) to deliver superfast broadband to thousands more in Somerset 21 December, 2017 - Thousands more homes and businesses in Somerset are in line for access to superfast broadband following a major Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) expansion plan. The Government’s Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) agency has given the [...]
For the third consecutive year, Richard Huish College is shortlisted for TES Sixth Form College of the Year 20 December, 2017 - Richard Huish College is delighted to have been shortlisted for the prestigious TES Sixth Form College of the Year award for the third year running. The Times 2018 Further Education Awards celebrate the dedication and [...]
Appeal for information after man injured in single vehicle collision outside Taunton Racecourse 17 December, 2017 - Police are appealing for witnesses and information after a man was injured in a single-vehicle collision last night (Saturday). The crash happened just before 22:00 outside Taunton Racecourse, almost immediately after the driver failed to [...]
Taunton fire crew rescue two people stuck in lift 16 December, 2017 - One fire appliance from Taunton was mobilised to reports of people stuck in a lift at Lock House, Keeper Close, Taunton at 14:59 this afternoon (Saturday). Crews gained entry to the lift using lift keys to [...]
Air ambulance to transfer patients to Musgrove later at night 15 December, 2017 - Doctors at Musgrove Park met local residents to discuss plans which will see an extension to the hours the air ambulance can transfer patients to the hospital. The Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance runs a [...]
Police name motorists charged with drink or drug driving offence 15 December, 2017 - Over the course of the Christmas season, officers will be carrying out stop check operations and additional patrols to target drink and drug drivers as part of Operation Tonic. During the operation, Avon and Somerset [...]
New self-service kiosks help patients check in for appointments quicker 15 December, 2017 - Outpatients at Musgrove Park Hospital can check in for their appointments easier, thanks to new self-service kiosks. A total of nine kiosks went live yesterday, 13 December, in the general outpatient area, orthopaedics and physiotherapy. [...]
Bath & West Society marks the opening of Rural Enterprise Centre with new food and drink award 14 December, 2017 - To celebrate the official opening of the Bath & West Society’s new Rural Enterprise Centre in January, the Society announces it has teamed up with one of the region’s leading drinks brands, Thatchers Cider, to [...]
Female casualty extricated from vehicle following collision on Silk Mills Road 13 December, 2017 - Two fire appliances from Taunton were mobilised to calls from the police and a passing motorist reporting a road traffic collision with persons trapped on Silk Mills Road at 18:16 this evening (Wednesday). On arrival crews confirmed [...]
Don’t get stuck with a Christmas waste mountain 13 December, 2017 - Somerset families are being urged to get rid of all recycling and rubbish before Christmas to avoid the risk of bad weather and collection disruption during peak waste demand. And the advice for after Christmas [...]
Utility firm fined for unauthorised roadworks 13 December, 2017 - A utility firm has been fined £3,000 after pleading guilty to three offences relating to unauthorised roadworks. Somerset County Council is responsible for managing the road network and prosecuted Bristol Water as part of its [...]
Simple Minds, The Pretenders and KT Tunstall coming to Taunton 12 December, 2017 - Simple Minds, The Pretenders and KT Tunstall have been confirmed to perform at Taunton Racecourse next year. Both bands will tour together throughout August and September for the GRANDSLAM 2018 summer tour and will be [...]
Restrictions in place at Musgrove Park Hospital due to Norovirus 12 December, 2017 - There are restrictions on a number of wards at Musgrove Park Hospital because of Norovirus. Sometimes known as the winter vomiting bug, Norovirus is very common at this time of year and causes vomiting and [...]
Keep Warm and Keep Well this Winter! 12 December, 2017 - Somerset’s public health advisors and family doctors are reminding the elderly and people living with long-term conditions, to keep warm if they want to keep well this winter. The seasonal cold and damp weather at [...]
Billy Ocean announced for Party in the Park in Taunton 12 December, 2017 - Billy Ocean with guests Hot Chocolate and The Real Thing have been announced to perform at Party in the Park in Taunton next year. Taunton’s Vivary Park is set to host a three-evening outdoor music [...]
Fire in sheltered accommodation in Taunton confirmed as suspicious ignition 11 December, 2017 - A fire appliance from Taunton was initially mobilised to a report of alarms operating, after receiving a call from a care line who monitored a socially rented, sheltered accommodation property in Trinity Road Taunton at 08:54 [...]
Innovative trial at Musgrove sees patients drink significantly more fluids than before 11 December, 2017 - Musgrove Park Hospital has launched an innovative trial to help patients stay hydrated through a friendly reminder. The Droplet trial involves a dementia-friendly mug and plastic tumbler that play a series of pre-set messages to [...]
Salon tops the “likes” in festive competition 11 December, 2017 - A hair salon in Wellington has proved it’s a cut above the rest after winning the Best Shop Window competition, run by Taunton Deane Borough Council’s marketing and visitor centre team. Kamyko Hair gained the [...]