22nd November 2017

Local News

Selworthy School launch £1 million appeal to improve hydrotherapy facilities 21 November, 2017 - Selworthy School in Taunton have launched their biggest ever fundraising appeal. The launch event, attended by local businesses, parents, staff and the local community, marked the start of their £1 million appeal to radically improve their [...]
Restrictions in place following Norovirus outbreak at Musgrove Park Hospital 21 November, 2017 - There has been an outbreak of Norovirus on four wards at Musgrove Park Hospital. Norovirus, sometimes known as the winter vomiting bug, is the most common stomach bug in the UK. It can affect people [...]
Investigation underway following sudden death of man in Taunton 21 November, 2017 - An investigation is underway today following the sudden death of a man in Taunton. Apple FM reached out to Avon and Somerset Police for comment: “We were called at 1.40pm, on Monday November 20th, to [...]
Taunton Amateur Boxing Club pays tribute to ‘amazing young man’ after sudden death 21 November, 2017 - Taunton Amateur Boxing Club has paid paid tribute to ‘amazing young man’ Seb Morris following his sudden death at the weekend. Taunton ABC posted the following tribute: “I’m very sorry to have to put this post [...]
Car severely damaged by fire on Station Road in Taunton 20 November, 2017 - One fire appliance from Taunton was mobilised to a report of a car on fire on to Station Road at 17:44 this afternoon (Monday). On arrival crews gave an initial impression that there were smoke and flames [...]
Somerset’s teacher training programme rated ‘outstanding’ 19 November, 2017 - Somerset’s teacher training programme has been rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted for the high level learning, support and opportunities offered to trainees. The top rating has been maintained since 2005 and Somerset School Centred Initial Teacher [...]
Musgrove cancer consultant wins national award for her research 17 November, 2017 - A cancer consultant based at Musgrove Park Hospital has won a national award for working tirelessly to further improve treatments for patients with breast, bladder, prostate and renal cancer through research. Dr Mohini Varughese, consultant [...]
Man to appear at Taunton Magistrates’ Court on burglary and escaping lawful custody charges 17 November, 2017 - Avon and Somerset Police have charged a 26-year-old man with offences of escaping lawful custody and burglary. Jonjo Michael Thompson, of no fixed address, has been remanded in custody to appear before Taunton Magistrates’ Court [...]
Aldi Taunton officially opened by Team GB star Samantha Murray 17 November, 2017 - Team GB star Samantha Murray took time out of her busy training schedule yesterday morning (Thursday) as she officially opened Aldi’s Taunton store to queuing customers. The opening ceremony featured a special appearance from Aldi’s [...]
Mary Berry officially relaunches Quantock Restaurant at Bridgwater and Taunton College 16 November, 2017 - Mary Berry was in town to relaunch the Quantock Restaurant at Bridgwater and Taunton College following a £1 million refurbishment. The former Great British Bake Off star judged the restaurant’s own mini bake off as part of [...]
Taunton pay on exit car parks set to be introduced in spring 15 November, 2017 - Pay on exit car parks are set to be introduced in Taunton in the spring. The news follows last year’s announcement by Taunton Deane Borough Council of its plans to invest £1.2million in significant improvements to [...]
All change for Somerset’s waste services 15 November, 2017 - Upgrading Somerset’s waste services is moving ahead fast to take even more materials in kerbside recycling and generate electricity from the smaller amounts of rubbish left over. The changes will involve aligning three multi-million pound [...]
Crews attend five vehicle collision on Greenway Road in Taunton 14 November, 2017 - Two fire appliances from Taunton were mobilised to a road traffic collision involving five vehicles where some casualties were still sat in their vehicles on Greenway Road in Taunton at 12:24 this afternoon (Tuesday). It was [...]
Christmas in Taunton 2017 14 November, 2017 - Residents and visitors are being encouraged to support local traders in Taunton this festive season. The Council is offering an incentive to shop locally with free parking in seven town centre car parks on the [...]
Jonjo Thompson wanted in connection with series of burglaries around Taunton 14 November, 2017 - Avon and Somerset Police have issued a wanted appeal for Jonjo Thompson who was last seen in the Taunton area. Thompson, 26, is wanted in connection with a series of burglaries around Taunton. He is [...]
Fire crews called to reports of gas leak on Hankridge Way in Taunton 13 November, 2017 - Two fire appliances from Taunton were mobilised to reports of a gas leak on Hankridge Way in Taunton at 09:39 this morning (Monday). On arrival, crews confirmed one liquid petroleum gas nozzle was leaking to [...]
Appeal for witnesses after man dies in collision on A358 13 November, 2017 - Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision in Somerset last night. Police were called to reports of the body of a man at the side of the A358 [...]
Appeal for On-Call Firefighters in Taunton 11 November, 2017 - Taunton Fire Station is hosting an open day for prospective on-call firefighters on Monday 20 November, 6-9pm. Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service is looking for people in the Taunton community to be on-call [...]
Man jailed for dangerous driving following death of teenager in Taunton 10 November, 2017 - Motorists are being warned not to be distracted when driving. It follows the jailing today (Friday) of a driver at Taunton Crown Court for motoring offences. This was a result of a road traffic collision [...]
Planning continues on the new, employment site, Nexus 25 at J25 of the M5 10 November, 2017 - Taunton Deane Borough Council is working with public and private sector partners to deliver the strategic employment site – Nexus 25 – at J25 of the M5 motorway. The development is being created as a [...]
Taunton Park And Ride to remain open on Saturdays, for now 10 November, 2017 - The proposal to close Taunton’s Park and Ride services on Saturdays has been put back until after Christmas, it is likely to be a relief for more than 1,500 people that are said to of [...]
Taunton School welcomes former professional Rugby player to the coaching team 8 November, 2017 - Taunton School have welcomed former professional rugby player Neil Clark as Forwards Coach to their Rugby section. Neil started his rugby career at the age of 16 playing for Helston RFC before being selected for [...]
A Taunton water-bus scheme could become a reality 7 November, 2017 - A feasibility study is due over the winter to examine proposals to rebuild part of a historic canal so people can commute into Taunton on a water bus. However, the people behind the scheme have [...]
Police asking for the publics help to locate wanted man Karl Cooper 7 November, 2017 - Avon And Somerset Police are asking for the publics help to locate wanted man Karl Cooper from Minehead who could potentially be in the Taunton area.  Cooper, 20, is wanted in connection with an aggravated [...]
St. Margaret’s Hospice launch new funeral service in Somerset 6 November, 2017 - St. Margaret’s Hospice has today (Monday 6 November) announced that it will be opening a new funeral home in Taunton in the coming weeks as a natural extension of its end of life care. Profits [...]
Queens College Chaplain gets response from Stormzy after assembly 6 November, 2017 - Taunton’s Queen’s College Chaplain, Tim Aldridge, used the work of Stormzy in a school assembly, and received a reply from the star. He took to Twitter to inform the Grime star that he played his [...]
New plans for restaurant in Pump House at Firepool Lock 5 November, 2017 - Fresh proposals to turn The Pump House, at Firepool Lock, into a plush waterside restaurant and bar are set to be submitted to planners before Christmas. The Grade II listed building originally provided the nearby railway station with [...]
Fireworks safety for private displays 4 November, 2017 - To stay safe this fireworks weekend it is recommended that you attend one of the many professional local displays taking place around Taunton. If you are having your own display in your garden here is [...]
Taunton School children volunteer at local refugee aid charity 4 November, 2017 - A group of year 7 children from Taunton Preparatory School have been lending a hand at local charity RAFT (Refugee Aid From Taunton) by sorting clothing and packing boxes ready for shipping to those in [...]
Vandals cause damage to historic church windows in Taunton 3 November, 2017 - Overnight on Saturday 28 October into the following day, damage was caused to windows in three separate parts of North Street Congregational Church. The damage was discovered by members of the church and the police [...]
Plans To Save Oake Community Shop And Post Office 2 November, 2017 - Locals in Oake are trying to keep their community shop and post office open by aiming to raise £100,000. They are hoping to buy and renovate a barn for the facility in Oake and a sub [...]
Bradford-On-Tone Bridge Damaged In Hit And Run 1 November, 2017 - A 14th century listed bridge in Bradford-On-Tone has been badly damaged by a driver who hasn’t reported the incident. It is believe the incident took place on Tuesday 17th October at around 8pm.  Parish council [...]
Yellow Weather Warning For Fog 1 November, 2017 - The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for Fog for parts of the South West tonight and tomorrow morning.  They state that Fog patches are expected to develop overnight and may become more [...]
24 Hour Gym Set To Open In Taunton 31 October, 2017 - A new round the clock gym is set to open in Taunton. Signage for Snap Fitness has gone up above the new Poundworld Plus store although an opening date is yet to be confirmed.  The [...]
Taunton Born Actor Charged With Sex Assaults 30 October, 2017 - Taunton born, Coronation Street star Bruno Langley has been charged with two counts of sexual assault. Police were called to reports that a woman in her 30s had been sexually assaulted at a music venue in [...]
Swords and drugs seized during warrant in Taunton 30 October, 2017 - Samurai swords and a quantity of class A drugs were among items seized during a warrant carried out by police officers in Taunton this morning. The warrant, which was under the Misuse of Drugs Act, [...]
Taunton Road Closure Scheme Postponed Until The New Year 29 October, 2017 - An 18 month trial to make three Taunton streets pedestrianised has been postponed until the new year. The scheme will see East Street closed to all traffic apart from buses and cyclists, Hammet Street closed to vehicles during [...]
Taunton Fireworks Shop Raided 29 October, 2017 - A Taunton Fireworks Shop was raided by thieves on Friday night.  Rocketman, of East Reach, had most of their stock stolen and it is thought the thieves gained entry with crowbars.  Craig from the shop [...]
Crews called to two vehicle collision on M5 between Junctions 26 and 25 26 October, 2017 - Two fire appliances from Wellington were called to reports of an incident on the M5 Northbound between Junction 26 Wellington and Junction 25 at 17:20 this evening (Thursday). On arrival, crews confirmed this to be a two vehicle [...]
1,600 new homes in Taunton as Staplegrove planning applications granted 25 October, 2017 - Following a four hour debate, two Staplegrove planning applications have been granted. Both applications were passed by seven votes to six as the planning committee met at Somerset County Cricket Club last night (Tuesday). The #Staplegrove Planning [...]
Crew rescue child locked in car at Heron Gate 25 October, 2017 - One fire appliance from Taunton was sent to a report of a two year old child accidentally locked in a car at Heron Gate in Taunton at 12:52 this afternoon (Wednesday). The fire crew gained access to [...]
League of Friends donation helps Musgrove staff put themselves in shoes of patients 24 October, 2017 - A new piece of technology is helping staff who treat elderly people at Musgrove Park Hospital better understand their needs by experiencing their patients’ different conditions for themselves. The Age Simulation suit is made up [...]
Lounge fire in North Curry 20 October, 2017 - Three fire appliances from Taunton were sent to a report of a lounge on fire in a detached domestic residence in Greenway, North Curry at 18:50 this evening (Friday). The fire involved a wood burner, candles and [...]
Taunton Carnival 2017 – Everything you need to know 20 October, 2017 - Taunton Carnival is set to get off to a thunderous start tomorrow (Saturday) as a cavalcade of Harley Davidson motorcycles leave Tangier Way at 19:00. Last year’s class-winning Ilminster Majorettes will be at the head [...]
Weather warning for Somerset with strong winds expected 20 October, 2017 - A yellow weather warning of wind is in place for South West England including Somerset tomorrow (Saturday). The weather warning states: “A spell of strong winds is expected. Western and southern coastal transport routes and [...]
Taunton Monopoly is officially launched 19 October, 2017 - An official Monopoly edition for Taunton has been launched at a red carpet ceremony this morning (Thursday) at the Somerset County Cricket Ground, on the same day the much-anticipated game hits shop shelves. The special [...]
Casualties cut free following collision on B3227 19 October, 2017 - Three fire appliances from Wiveliscombe and Wellington were mobilised to a road traffic collision where people were believed trapped on the B3227 Milverton at 21:10 last night (Wednesday). On arrival crews confirmed there were people trapped in [...]
Proposed additional parking spaces at Musgrove given conditional approval 18 October, 2017 - A planning application for additional parking spaces at Musgrove Park Hospital has been given conditional approval. Plans were submitted to Taunton Deane Borough Council earlier this year to demolish old single storey flat roofed ward [...]
Drainage upgrade on busy road near Bradford-on-Tone starts next week 17 October, 2017 - A major engineering scheme to upgrade drainage on a busy road near Bradford-on-Tone starts next week. The section of Oake Road from the Tone Green junction to the old canal bridge has been prone to [...]
Taunton Carnival ‘will go ahead’ 16 October, 2017 - Taunton Carnival ‘will go ahead’ it was decided tonight (Monday). The Taunton Carnival Committee met tonight and discussed a number of issues and safety concerns surrounding the carnival. The meeting came after a lady was seriously injured [...]
‘Deliberate’ derelict building fire in Cotford St Luke 16 October, 2017 - Three fire engines from Taunton were mobilised following multiple calls to a derelict building that was on fire in Dene Road in Cotford St Luke at 18:04 this evening (Monday). The fire crews extinguished a fire in a [...]
Somerset drug dealers jailed for over 70 years 16 October, 2017 - Twenty seven drug dealers caught selling heroin and cocaine on the streets of Somerset have been jailed for a combined total of 72 years and five months. A series of dawn raids were carried out [...]
Warning of ‘very windy’ weather for Somerset 15 October, 2017 - A yellow warning of wind is in place for South West England including Somerset tomorrow (Monday). The warning states: “A spell of very windy weather is likely on Monday in association with ex-Ophelia. Road, rail, [...]
Wanted appeal for man who has connections with Taunton 13 October, 2017 - A wanted appeal has been made by Avon and Somerset Police for a man who has connections with Taunton. 36-year-old Bristol man Sean Gower is wanted after failing to comply with the conditions of his [...]
Award dedicated to memory of Taunton firefighter 13 October, 2017 - A new award for staff safety within Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service has been dedicated to former colleague John Cassell. John devoted most of his career to firefighter safety through training and development [...]
Proposed expansion of Selworthy School in Taunton onto former school site 12 October, 2017 - A proposal to expand Selworthy School onto a former secondary school site in Taunton has been made. The proposed new building would be located at the former St Augustine site, 0.5 miles from Selworthy School. The [...]
Crews called to vehicle on fire on Toneway 9 October, 2017 - Two crews from Taunton were mobilised to reports of a vehicle on fire on Toneway in Taunton at 09:43 this morning (Monday). On arrival crews discovered one vehicle well alight and used two breathing apparatus and one hose [...]
Taunton Deane Borough Council agrees to buy business park in Taunton 9 October, 2017 - Taunton Deane Borough Council is pressing ahead with its commitment to invest in the local economy after agreeing to buy a business park in Taunton. The council is to consolidate its holdings at Lisieux Way [...]
Crews called to two property fires in Taunton 8 October, 2017 - Crews were this afternoon called to two property fires in Taunton. At 14:01, two fire appliances from Taunton were mobilised to a report of a property fire in Cheddon Road. The incident iinvolved a fire in [...]
Same arsonist believed to be behind fires in Taunton 8 October, 2017 - One fire appliance from Taunton attended a car on fire in Obridge Close in Taunton at 04:43 this morning (Sunday). Crews arrived and extinguished the blaze using one hose reel jet with two breathing apparatus wearers. The [...]
Crews called to fire in Taunton property 7 October, 2017 - Two fire appliances, one from Taunton and one from Bridgwater, were mobilised to a fire in a domestic property in Rowan Drive in Taunton at 19:31 this evening (Saturday). Upon arrival crews found the cause of the [...]
Crew called to trees on fire in Taunton 6 October, 2017 - One fire appliance from Taunton was called to trees on fire in Avon Close in Taunton at 13:39 this afternoon (Friday). On arrival the crews found that the fire had been caused by hot working on the garage [...]
Warrens Bakery announces opening of new store in Taunton 6 October, 2017 - Warrens Bakery has announced that Taunton will be the next home for its latest franchise store, opening in the Orchard Shopping Centre later this month. Established in 1860, the new bakery in the county town [...]
Fire crew release children stuck in bathroom in Taunton 5 October, 2017 - One fire crew from Taunton station was called to two children trapped in a bathroom in Creechbarrow Road in Taunton at 18:59 this evening (Thursday). Upon arrival, the crews used small tools to remove the bathroom [...]
Taunton awarded more government funding to help achieve its Garden Town ambitions 4 October, 2017 - Taunton is being awarded more government funding to help achieve its Garden Town ambitions, sharing a £2.5m pot with other designated communities. The local award – £375,000 – is funding designed to help Taunton Deane [...]
Green Flags raised in five award-winning parks and open spaces in Taunton Deane 4 October, 2017 - The prestigious Green Flags are the mark of a quality park or green space that boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities. They were awarded during Love Parks [...]
Peter Lewis appointed new leader for Musgrove Park Hospital and Somerset Partnership 4 October, 2017 - Musgrove Park Hospital and Somerset Partnership have today announced that Peter Lewis has been appointed as next joint chief executive for the two NHS organisations. It follows a competitive recruitment process that included a wide [...]
First set on Taunton Monopoly announced 4 October, 2017 - The very first set to be announced on the forthcoming official Monopoly game for Taunton has been revealed. It is a set of parks and appears in the modestly priced section of the game. Goodland [...]
Washing machine fire in Curry Rivel 3 October, 2017 - A fire engine from Somerton and two from Taunton were sent to a report of a washing machine on fire within a property in Chatham Place in Curry Rivel at 18:40 this evening (Tuesday). On arrival [...]
Fire involving unattended candle inside Wellington property 3 October, 2017 - Two fire engines from Wellington were sent to a report of an alarm sounding inside a property at Pyles Thorne Close in Wellington at 17:29 this afternoon (Tuesday). The caller could also see that the windows were [...]
Fire crew rescue person stuck in lift in Taunton 3 October, 2017 - One fire appliance from Taunton was mobilised to persons stuck in a lift in Lavender Court on Roman Road in Taunton at 15:20 this afternoon (Tuesday). Fire crews confirmed that one person was located within a stuck lift [...]
Somerset man who fly-tipped spends night in jail 3 October, 2017 - A Somerset man who fly-tipped waste over his garden fence into a back lane spent a night in jail for not dealing with a fine for the crime and left court today (Tuesday) with a [...]
Taunton’s Perkin Warbeck reopens following refurbishment 3 October, 2017 - The Perkin Warbeck in Taunton has today reopened following a refurbishment. The pub, which temporarily closed in July, was officially reopened by Taunton Deane Mayor Cllr Hazel Prior-Sankey who cut the ribbon this morning (Tuesday). [...]
Provide cycle route along proposed Firepool boulevard TACC tells council 3 October, 2017 - Taunton Area Cycling Campaign (TACC) will be presenting an Change.org on line petition of 517 signatures to Taunton Deane Borough Council’s meeting today (Tuesday) asking the Council to provide a cycle route along the proposed Firepool [...]
Vehicle on its roof following collision in Walford Cross 2 October, 2017 - Two fire appliances from Taunton were sent to a report of a road traffic collision in Walford Cross in Taunton at 16:10 this afternoon (Monday). On arrival crews confirmed that the incident involved one vehicle which was [...]
Casualty cut free following collision at Southfields Roundabout 30 September, 2017 - The Fire Service were called to a report of a collision at the Southfields Roundabout at 12:59 this afternoon (Saturday). Two local appliances and the rescue tender from Taunton were mobilised. On arrival crews confirmed that [...]
Crews called to washing machine on fire in Taunton 30 September, 2017 - Two fire crews from Taunton were mobilised to a washing machine on fire within a domestic property on Brooke Road in Taunton at 11:36 this afternoon (Saturday). On arrival the crews found that there had been a small [...]
Warning of fraudsters posing as police officers 30 September, 2017 - Police are warning people in Avon and Somerset to be on their guard against a growing fraud. A number of incidents have been reported to Avon and Somerset Police where people have been duped out [...]
Victims of M5 fatal collision named 29 September, 2017 - Details of three of the victims of a fatal collision on the M5 in South Gloucestershire have been released by Avon and Somerset Police. Four people died in the collision, which happened between Junctions 15 [...]
CCTV released in Taunton sexual assault inquiry 29 September, 2017 - Avon and Somerset Police have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to following a serious sexual assault. A 23-year-old woman was assaulted in a property near Taunton town centre during [...]
Female cut free following two vehicle collision on Watts Lane 27 September, 2017 - Two fire crews from Taunton were called to a road traffic collision where persons were believed to be within the vehicles in Watts Lane, Bishops Lydeard at 12:21 this afternoon (Wednesday). On arrival the crews confirmed the incident [...]
Ground-breaking Taunton initiative hailed as ‘extremely successful’ 26 September, 2017 - A ground-breaking Taunton initiative has been hailed as ‘extremely successful’ following an in-depth evaluation by experts at Bath Spa University. A review of the three One Teams in Taunton Deane was carried out over a [...]
Three fire engines called to kitchen fire in Cotford St Luke 26 September, 2017 - Two fire engines from Taunton and one from Wiveliscombe were called to a kitchen fire in Needhams Patch, Cotford St Luke at 13:30 this afternoon (Tuesday). Crews confirmed there had been a small fire in an oven which was [...]
Ruptured gas main in Monkton Heathfield 26 September, 2017 - Two fire crews from Taunton were called to a gas main that had been ruptured by contractors working on School Road, Monkton Heathfield at 12:29 this afternoon (Tuesday). On arrival the crews found that the gas [...]
Michael McIntyre coming to The Brewhouse in Taunton for two nights 25 September, 2017 - Update Both shows are sold out The Brewhouse said: “We had pretty much sold out for both shows within an hour and a half of announcing the performance on social media – this is a [...]
Six vehicle collision on M5 between Junctions 24 and 25 22 September, 2017 - Fire appliances from Bridgwater and Taunton attended a multiple vehicle road traffic collision on the M5 Southbound between Junctions 24 and 25 at 17:57 this evening (Friday). It was unknown if any persons were inside [...]
Musgrove’s maternity unit recognised for its compassionate care at national awards 22 September, 2017 - A Bridgwater woman has described how Musgrove Park Hospital’s midwives and care team went above and beyond to look after her following the tragic loss of her baby boy. Vicki Dingwall, from Bridgwater, said the [...]
First stage of potential regeneration of North Taunton starts 22 September, 2017 - People in North Taunton are being offered the opportunity to shape the future of their neighbourhood as Taunton Deane Borough Council starts work on the first stage of a potential regeneration of the area. The [...]
Appeal following indecent exposure incidents at Somerset beauty spots 21 September, 2017 - Police are appealing for information following reports of a man exposing himself to women walking their dogs at beauty spots in Somerset. Three incidents have been reported so far this month and officers have been [...]
Staplegrove planning applications deferred 21 September, 2017 - Members of Taunton Deane Borough Council’s planning committee resolved to defer both Staplegrove planning applications yesterday (Wednesday) for ‘further information and discussion’. Members of the Planning Committee resolved to defer both Staplegrove planning applications for further [...]
Flavours of the World Market comes to Taunton 21 September, 2017 - Castle Green in Taunton will this week be the venue for the Flavours of the World Market when an international touring market will fill the area with stalls selling top quality artisan-produced foods and craft [...]
Collision involving tractor and car in Wrantage 19 September, 2017 - Three fire appliances and a rescue tender from Taunton along with an operational assurance officer were mobilised to a report of a road traffic collision involving a car and a tractor in Wrantage near Taunton at 21:49 this [...]
Photo of man who died in fatal M5 collision released by family 19 September, 2017 - The family of a man who died in the fatal collision on the M5 in South Gloucestershire on Saturday have released a photo of him. Adrian was driving a Seat Leon, with his 42-year-old partner [...]
Fire-breathing ‘dragon’ is latest weapon used to slay potholes in Somerset 18 September, 2017 - A fire-breathing ‘dragon’ is the latest weapon being used to slay potholes in Somerset. Somerset County Council and its highways contractor Skanska are committed to using new equipment and techniques to reduce costs and improve [...]
E-fit issued following knife-point robbery at post office in Taunton 18 September, 2017 - Police have issued an e-fit as part of an appeal for witnesses and information after a knife-point robbery at a Henlade Post Office in Taunton. It happened soon after 09:00 on Wednesday 9 August. A [...]
Crews called to car fire at Musgrove multi-storey car park 18 September, 2017 - One fire appliance from Taunton was mobilised to reports of smoke coming from the dashboard of a a car in the multi-storey car park at Musgrove Park Hospital at 09:44 this morning (Monday). Upon arrival crews confirmed [...]
M5 closed between Junctions 16 and 14 following fatal collision 16 September, 2017 - Update Collision investigators remain at the scene of the M5 collision in South Gloucestershire in which four people died. One lane of the Northbound carriageway between Junction 15 and 14 will be closed until this [...]
Weather warning of heavy and possibly thundery showers for Somerset 16 September, 2017 - A yellow weather warning of rain is in place for South West England including Somerset from this afternoon until tomorrow morning. The warning states: “Heavy, possibly thundery showers will become prolonged later on Saturday and [...]
Old Kent Road space on Taunton Monopoly board announced 15 September, 2017 - Gray’s Almshouses is heading for Old Kent Road on the new Taunton Monopoly board, it is announced today. Taunton was awarded in April the prestigious honour of its own official board after it emerged victorious [...]
Occupant rescued from roof in Wellington 15 September, 2017 - A fire appliance from Wellington was mobilised at 01:43 this morning (Friday) following a call from a male who had put a ladder up to gain entry to his property and become stuck in South Street in Wellington. [...]