28th May 2017

News

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 [...]
Hospital in Bloom as Chelsea Flower Show comes to Musgrove 25 May, 2017 - Patients, visitors and staff at Musgrove Park Hospital are set to enjoy the hospital’s own version of the Chelsea Flower Show this Thursday (25 May). The hospital’s courtyard will be blooming with flowers and local [...]
New leader of Somerset County Council announces cabinet 25 May, 2017 - Councillor David Fothergill has been elected leader of Somerset County Council with Councillor David Hall continuing in the role of deputy leader. Councillor William Wallace was elected to the post of chairman of the council and Councillor [...]
Fire at old school in Taunton believed to have been set deliberately 24 May, 2017 - One appliance from Taunton station was initially mobilised to reports of a fire in the grounds of an old school on Lyngford Road in Taunton at 12:17 this afternoon (Wednesday). On arrival crews found a fire affecting [...]
More armed police officers on duty across Avon and Somerset after Manchester attack 24 May, 2017 - Avon and Somerset Police have this morning announced that there will be an increased number of police officers on duty, both armed and unarmed, across Avon and Somerset following the Manchester attack on Monday. The threat level of [...]
Woman who stabbed flatmate in Taunton jailed for eight years and six months 24 May, 2017 - A woman who stabbed her flatmate with a knife during an alcohol-fuelled argument in Taunton was sentenced yesterday (Tuesday). Viktorija Ratiuk stabbed 32-year-old Romualds Baluls once in the chest in the flat they shared in [...]
Chief Constable reaches out to reassure over public safety 23 May, 2017 - The Chief Constable of Avon and Somerset Police, Andy Marsh, has spoken about last night’s terror attack in Manchester in  an effort to reassure the public in the Avon & Somerset Constabulary area. He said [...]
Ballot Paper Deadline to register to vote is TONIGHT! 22 May, 2017 - Have you registered to vote yet? If you haven’t, you won’t be able to vote in the General Election on June 8th!  It’s in your best interest to register to vote – You deserve YOUR [...]
Musgrove’s chief executive leaving for new challenge in London 22 May, 2017 - Dr Sam Barrell, chief executive of Musgrove Park Hospital, will be leaving in the autumn to take up a new challenge in London.   She will be taking up a new post as chief operating [...]
Woman who stabbed flatmate in Taunton convicted of manslaughter 19 May, 2017 - A woman who stabbed her flatmate with a knife during an alcohol-fuelled argument has been convicted of manslaughter. Viktorija Ratiuk stabbed 32-year-old Romualds Baluls once in the chest in the flat they shared in Bircham [...]
HGV collides with house in Staplegrove 19 May, 2017 - Two appliances and the rescue tender from Taunton were mobilised to reports of a road traffic collision on Manor Road in Staplegrove at 08:40 this morning (Friday). On arrival crews discovered a road traffic collision with one [...]
Poundworld confirms plans to open in Taunton 19 May, 2017 - Plans for Poundworld to open in Taunton have been confirmed by the company. A planning application has been submitted to Taunton Deane Borough Council by Poundworld to open a store at the former BHS site [...]
Fire crews rescue female stuck in mud in Taunton 18 May, 2017 - Two fire appliances from Taunton along with the Specialist Rescue Team from Bridgwater were mobilised to a report of a female stuck in mud in Bridge Street in Taunton at 04:25 this morning (Thursday). On arrival crews [...]
Somerset Day Celebrations go viral! 18 May, 2017 - Thousands of people across Somerset turned out and joined the social media buzz to celebrate Somerset Day 2017, with events taking place all over the county including a celebratory day promoting Thatchers’ Family Reserve sparkling [...]
The Brewhouse at 40! Upcoming Events 17 May, 2017 - Here are some events that are taking place in the Anniversary period for the Brewhouse’s 40th.   Brewhouse at 40 – Story Cafes May through to August Would you like to be part of the [...]
New Mayor Takes Office 17 May, 2017 - THE new Mayor of Taunton Deane Cllr Hazel Prior-Sankey has begun her year in office after being selected by fellow councillors at the annual meeting of Taunton Deane Borough Council. The Mayor’s Charities for the [...]
CCTV in Taunton Proves its worth! 16 May, 2017 - Taunton Deane CCTV operators have again demonstrated the value of their work in apprehending three suspected burglars of a jewellery shop in Fore Street, Taunton, on Friday May 12. Without their work, a high value [...]
New Lottery now launched in Taunton Deane & West Somerset 16 May, 2017 - GOOD causes in Taunton Deane and West Somerset are being encouraged to sign up to benefit from the new Somerset West lottery jointly set up by the respective Borough and district councils. The lottery was [...]
Email address glitch for Taunton Monopoly Votes – Correct email address here! 15 May, 2017 - Time is still available to vote for the Charities that will appear on the Taunton based Monopoly board after the County Town won a County-wide competition. The Board is due out in time for Christmas. As [...]
Taunton’s unique Outdoor Activity and Community Centre Launched 12 May, 2017 - The Centre for Outdoor Activity and Community Hub (COACH) officially is opened its doors Yesterday (Thursday 11th May) with a vibrant day of outdoor activities for school children, local businesses and the community.  The community project, [...]
Somerset Dementia Collection Expands 11 May, 2017 - A popular collection of books which focus on dementia is expanding to appear in a further five libraries across Somerset. Launching during Dementia Awareness Week (14th to 20th May), the increased collection makes the books [...]
Police Appeal for help to find wanted Somerset man 11 May, 2017 - Avon & Somerset Police are appealing for help from the public to help find  wanted man – John “Froggy” Bale. They need to speak to Mr Bale as they believe he can help them with their enquiries [...]
Quiz & Supper raises more than £480 for Escape Charity 10 May, 2017 - QUIZZERS from Somerset challenged their general knowledge last Friday (May 5, 2017) while also helping raise invaluable funds for a children’s charity during a quiz evening at a farm shop in the county. The Charity [...]
Overnight Road Closures as new roundabout nears completion 10 May, 2017 - The A358 at Bishops Lydeard will be closed to traffic overnight next week while the final work on the new roundabout is completed. The roundabout is being delivered by contractor SWH Civils on behalf of [...]
Somerset Youth Equipment Store finds new home in Taunton 10 May, 2017 - Somerset County Council’s Youth Equipment Store (YES) has relocated from Hestercombe Gardens, its home for the past 10 years, to Hollies Children’s Centre in South Street, Taunton. The store offers equipment for hire to children [...]
Improves Police Safe Spaces scheme goes live 10 May, 2017 - Avon and Somerset Police is relaunching the Safe Places service, with a new 24/7 number to help people with communication difficulties stay safe when they are out and about. The improved service is being rolled [...]
A358 Improvement scheme consultation postponed till after General Election 9 May, 2017 - The Highways Agency have decided to pause their consultation on the A358 until after the General Election. The scheduled public exhibition on the 8 May, and their attendance at all other public events within the election [...]
Children released after becoming locked in car in Taunton 9 May, 2017 - A fire appliance from Taunton was mobilised following a call from the mother of two children, who had become locked in their car at Wellsprings Leisure Centre, Cheddon Road, Taunton at 11:51 this morning (Tuesday). Devon & [...]
Mobile Speed Camera Locations for the week 8/5/17 9 May, 2017 - The following locations have been listed as having Mobile Speed Cameras for the week commencing 8th May 2017.  Remember: speed can kill, so take care when driving. A3259, Monkton Heathfield (30mph) Site: 4053 A358 Henlade [...]
Limited edition Somerset Day Truckle launched by Wyke Farms 8 May, 2017 - The county of Somerset is famed world-wide as the heart and home of Cheddar cheese and much-loved cheddar brand, Wyke Farms, has now launched a special ‘Limited Edition’ Somerset Day Truckle in honour of Somerset [...]
Fire crews sent to reported fire in takeaway shop on Station Road in Taunton 7 May, 2017 - Two fire engines from Taunton and one from Bridgwater were sent to a reported fire in a takeaway shop on Station Road in Taunton at 12:39 this afternoon (Sunday). On arrival crews this was a [...]
Fire at commercial garage in Taunton 7 May, 2017 - One fire engine from Taunton was sent to a commercial garage who had reported a car battery was smoking after being on charge all night on Bridgwater Road in Taunton at 11:50 this morning (Sunday). On [...]
Somerset burglar sentenced to prison 5 May, 2017 - A Somerset burglar was sentenced to prison yesterday (Thursday) after pleading guilty to a number of offences at Taunton Crown Court. 33 year-old Lee Purcell, from Yeovil, appeared at court for trial but pleaded guilty [...]
Results of yesterday’s Somerset County Council elections 5 May, 2017 - The results of yesterday’s Somerset County Council elections are as follows: Conservative 35 Green Party 2 Independent 3 Labour 3 Liberal Democrat 12 The Liberal Party 0 UK Independence Party 0 The results mean that [...]
Taunton fire crew extinguish car ‘well alight’ on A358 4 May, 2017 - One fire appliance from Taunton was sent to a report of a vehicle on fire on the A358, Bushy Cross Lane, Ruishton, Taunton at 17:35 this evening (Thursday). On arrival the crew confirmed that the car was [...]
Tractor Fire in Wiveliscombe 4 May, 2017 - One Fire Engine from Wiveliscombe and one from Wellington were sent to reports of a tractor fire on Challick Lane in Wiveliscombe, yesterday (3rd May 2017) at 4:19pm. On arrival crews confirmed that this tractor [...]
THREE Taunton charities will get to feature on new town MONOPOLY board 4 May, 2017 - As a thank you to the “phenomenal response” from the public to the new Taunton MONOPOLY edition, games’ executives are now offering THREE town charities the opportunity of featuring in the game. Polls close this [...]
Fire crews attend bedroom fire in Wellington 2 May, 2017 - Fire engines from Wellington and Taunton attended a report of a fire in a bedroom of a property at Weavers Reach, Tonedale, Wellington at 19:28 this evening (Tuesday). On arrival the crew confirmed that everyone was out [...]
Soroptimists Swimathon Money Awarded To Good Causes 30 April, 2017 - The Soroptimists Swimathon presentation took place on Friday evening (28 April) where, Taunton MP, Rebecca Pow presented the cheques to this years recipients. The money was raised via a sponsored Swimathon which took place at Taunton School [...]
Picture book telling Lloyd Fouracre’s story shortlisted for prestigious award 28 April, 2017 - Stand Against Violence’s new picture book for primary school’s has been announced as a finalist in the 2017 Taunton Deane Business Awards. Liz Hutchins of Busylizzie Art & Literacy Ltd created the book to help [...]
Proposals unveiled for new hotel at Firepool Lock in Taunton 28 April, 2017 - Thoughts and suggestions on proposals to develop a new hotel at Firepool Lock in Taunton are being invited by Uavend Limited. The proposed hotel, known as Area I, Firepool Lock, Taunton, would be up to six storeys in height [...]
Cow rescued after becoming stuck in kissing gate in Taunton 28 April, 2017 - A fire engine from Taunton was sent to a report of a cow stuck in a gate on Mountfields Road in Taunton at 06:51 this morning (Friday). The crew attended and released the cow, that had [...]
Marine A Alexander Blackman from Taunton released from prison 28 April, 2017 - Marine A Alexander Blackman from Taunton has been released, campaigners have said. Campaign group, Justice for Marine A, revealed the news this morning (Friday): “We extremely pleased to announce that Al has been released and [...]
Police investigating links between death of man in Taunton and so-called legal high Spice 27 April, 2017 - Avon and Somerset Police are investigating potential links between a death in Taunton which may have resulted from the use of a Psychoactive Substance (PS) or so-called legal high. A 30-year-old man was found unresponsive [...]
Taunton Monopoly to now feature two town-based charities 27 April, 2017 - As a thank you to the ‘phenomenal response’ from the public to the new Taunton Monopoly edition, games’ executives are now offering two town charities the opportunity of featuring in the game. The announcement that Taunton [...]
Male rescued after becoming stuck in lift in Taunton 27 April, 2017 - A fire engine from Taunton was sent to a report of a male stuck inside a lift at Kilkenny Court in Taunton at 07:13 this morning (Thursday). On arrival the crew liaised with on site staff and [...]
Vehicle almost completely damaged by fire on M5 Northbound between Junctions 24 and 23 27 April, 2017 - A fire engine from Bridgwater and one from Taunton were mobilised following numerous calls reporting a car on fire on the hard shoulder of the M5 Northbound between Junctions 24 and 23 at 07:40 this morning (Thursday). On [...]
Somerset car park thief sentenced to four years in prison 26 April, 2017 - A 32 year-old man from Bristol has been sentenced to four years in prison after he was charged with drug offences and thefts from cars across Somerset’s tourist and beauty spots. James Hazell, formerly of [...]
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 [...]