21st February 2017

News

Taunton man charged with wounding and kidnap following Bridgwater assault 20 February, 2017 - Avon and Somerset Police have charged a man in connection with a serious assault in Bridgwater. The incident took place on 14 February when the victim knocked on the door of a nearby house in Spaxton [...]
Driver airlifted to hospital following serious assault on A303 20 February, 2017 - Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious assault on the A303. The incident happened on Saturday (18 February) at 11:20 on the A303 at the junction with the Sparkford roundabout. A [...]
Ruishton, Thornfalcon and Henlade residents set to see big changes asked for their thoughts 19 February, 2017 - Residents of Ruishton, Thornfalcon and Henlade, set to see big changes in the future, will soon be asked for their thoughts. A questionnaire will be sent to all households in Henlade, Ruishton and Thornfalcon next week asking them for [...]
SheppyFest Announce This Years Headline Act 18 February, 2017 - Taunton music festival SheppyFest have announced the headline act for this years event. The event, held at Sheppy’s Cider Farm in Taunton, will be back in September and will once again be proudly hosted by Apple [...]
Taunton volunteers who’ve removed 61 tonnes of rubbish and returned 1,000 shopping trolleys awarded PCC Pride Awards 17 February, 2017 - Volunteers in Taunton who have removed 61 tonnes of rubbish and returned 1,000 shopping trolleys have been awarded PCC Pride Awards by Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Sue Mountstevens. The group of volunteers who [...]
Lorry and car transporter collide on M5 Northbound between Junctions 23 and 22 16 February, 2017 - Update Traffic is reported to be heavier than normal on the A38 Northbound between Watery Lane (North Petherton) and A39 Broadway / Taunton Road (Bridgwater). There are delays as traffic avoids the congestion on the [...]
A358 at Bishops Lydeard to close overnight for installation of new underpass 15 February, 2017 - The A358 at Bishops Lydeard is set to close overnight later this month for the installation of a new underpass. The work is part of a major scheme to build a new roundabout and is being [...]
Views sought on proposals to pedestrianise three Taunton town centre streets 14 February, 2017 - Taunton Deane Borough Council is launching a public consultation to present its suggestions for a new and improved Taunton town centre and seek people’s views. The proposals, outlined in January, include changes to East Street, [...]
Fire crew rescue elderly woman stuck in lift in Taunton 14 February, 2017 - An elderly woman was rescued earlier this afternoon after becoming stuck in a lift in Taunton. The Fire Service received a call reporting a person stuck in a lift in East Street. One fire appliance [...]
Fire believed deliberate involving caravan near Taunton 14 February, 2017 - Fire engines from Taunton were sent to a report of a caravan on fire at Otterford Caravan Site in Culmhead near Taunton at 22:02 last night (Monday). On arrival the crews confirmed that this was [...]
Taunton inches ahead in voting for its very own Monopoly game 13 February, 2017 - Taunton has inched ‘slightly ahead’ in voting for its very own Monopoly game. The game’s makers, Winning Moves UK, revealed the news today with Weston-super-Mare at a ‘close second’ and the other three at a ‘a very distant’ [...]
Gym and retail plans at former BHS in Taunton approved 13 February, 2017 - Plans for a gym and retail space at the former BHS site on North Street have been approved. Taunton Deane Borough Council have approved plans for a change of use to the first and second floor [...]
Mindline launches new out of hours confidential Trans+ helpline for South West England 12 February, 2017 - Staff and volunteers of Mindline Somerset & Mindline Bristol, the mental health helpline, have launched a specific Trans + helpline pilot for the South West of England, The new out of hours confidential helpline was launched [...]
Bedroom ‘completely destroyed’ in accidental fire near Taunton 12 February, 2017 - Three fire appliances from Taunton and Wellington were mobilised last night following a call from the occupant of a property in Heatherton Park, Bradford On Tone saying they had a fire in their bedroom involving [...]
Body of missing Wellington man Paul Hyam last seen in August found 10 February, 2017 - Avon and Somerset Police have confirmed that missing man Paul Hyam has now been found. Mr Hyam, 78, was last seen at his home in Wellington on Friday 26 August. Avon and Somerset Police said: “On [...]
Burgerfest on Bridge Street in Taunton ceases trading 10 February, 2017 - Burgerfest on Bridge Street in Taunton has today announced it has ceased trading. The restaurant, which opened in August 2015, made the announcement earlier today (Friday) saying: “It is with deepest regret that Burgerfest ceased [...]
Local Olympians Lucy Shuker and Ed Ling honoured by Taunton Deane Mayor 10 February, 2017 - Local Olympians Lucy Shuker and Ed Ling have been presented with commemorative globes to mark their medal winning achievements in last year’s Rio Olympics. The presentation, made by Taunton Deane Mayor, Cllr Vivienne Stock-Williams, on behalf of the Council, took [...]
Musgrove’s young apprentices given official seal of approval for care they give to patients 9 February, 2017 - A group of young apprentices at Musgrove Park Hospital have been given the official seal of approval for the care they give to patients. The award follows an intense period of study and clinical placement [...]
Witnesses sought following collision in Norton Fitzwarren 9 February, 2017 - Witnesses are being sought following a road traffic collision in Norton Fitzwarren The incident happened on 7 February at about 20:50 on the B3227, near to the entrance to Beauford Park. A blue Renault Megane hardtop [...]
Quantock Brewery in Bishops Lydeard is purchased after going into administration 9 February, 2017 - Following an announcement that it had gone into administration last month, Quantock Brewery has announced the business has been purchased. The Bishops Lydeard based brewery said: “We are extremely pleased to announce that following a short period [...]
Deane House in line for major refurbishment 7 February, 2017 - The Deane House is in line for a major refurbishment following a decision by full council to invest in modernising the building for their own staff, Police and potentially others. Councillors agreed to recommendations to [...]
Mother of murdered Taunton teenager Lloyd Fouracre to tackle 55k walk in memory of her son 7 February, 2017 - The mother of murdered Taunton teenager Lloyd Fouracre is taking on a mammoth challenge this year in an effort to raise funds for the charity set up in his memory. Helen Fouracre will be tackling [...]
Number of deaths on Somerset’s roads in 2016 revealed 6 February, 2017 - Road users are being reminded of the importance of road safety following the release of the latest figures for fatalities on Somerset’s roads. The statistics for 2016 from Somerset Road Safety show that 25 people [...]
Taunton fire crew ventilate property after utensil left on hob 5 February, 2017 - A fire engine from Taunton was mobilised to a report of an alarm system operating within a property at Langham Gardens, Taunton at 18:22 this evening (Sunday). The crew confirmed that there had been a small fire involving [...]
Fire crews release male from vehicle following collision in Taunton 3 February, 2017 - Two fire engines from Taunton were sent to a report of a road traffic collision on Staplegrove Road in Taunton at 11:01 this morning (Friday). On arrival, fire crews confirmed that a male was unable to [...]
Weather warning for Somerset as strong winds and heavy rain expected 2 February, 2017 - Update The yellow weather warning of wind affecting Bath and North East Somerset, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Isles of Scilly, North Somerset, Plymouth, Poole, Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, Torbay and Wiltshire is now valid [...]
Taunton woman pleads guilty to selling thousands of counterfeit mobile phone cases 1 February, 2017 - A Taunton woman who profited from selling thousands of counterfeit mobile phone cases on eBay faces a jail sentence if she fails to pay back £20,000. Gemma Grainger-Peach, 42, of Churchill Way, Taunton, pleaded guilty [...]
Sheep believed stolen seized by police in Somerset 1 February, 2017 - Avon and Somerset Police seized 52 sheep from a field just outside Yeovil yesterday afternoon (Tuesday). Police say the sheep are believed to have been stolen and the Rural Crime Team are now investigating where they might [...]
Taunton man arrested and charged with theft following police appeal 31 January, 2017 - Justin Fear, aged 22, from Taunton, has been charged with theft following an appeal by Avon and Somerset Police for information on his whereabouts. He will appear before Taunton Magistrates on 20 February.
Ilfracombe couple raise £3,000 to buy cuddle cot for Musgrove following tragic loss 30 January, 2017 - An Ilfracombe couple have raised £3,000 to buy a cuddle cot for Musgrove Park Hospital so parents who experience a stillbirth can spend precious time with their baby. Allie and Sam Scott chose to raise [...]
Gas leak at property in Taunton Road, Bishops Lydeard 30 January, 2017 - One fire appliance from Taunton attended a domestic property with a gas leak on Taunton Road in Bishops Lydeard at 16:46 this afternoon (Monday). Gas leak at property in Taunton Road, Bishops Lydeard Crews confirmed that [...]
63-year-old man dies following collision on A358 near Taunton 30 January, 2017 - Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision on the A358 between Ilminster and Taunton. The collision, between a VW Passat and a Volvo lorry, happened at about 18:00 on Friday [...]
Vehicle fire on M5 Northbound between Junctions 25 and 24 29 January, 2017 - Two fire appliances from Taunton were mobilised to reports of a vehicle on fire on the M5 Northbound between Junctions 25 Taunton and 24 Bridgwater at 18:50 this evening (Sunday). On arrival, crews confirmed there to be [...]
Musgrove plays key role in ground breaking prostate cancer study 29 January, 2017 - Consultants at Musgrove Park Hospital are taking a principal role in a study that has led to a breakthrough in the way prostate cancer is diagnosed. The Prostate MRI Imaging Study (PROMIS) was run by [...]
Taunton in running for own Monopoly Board! 29 January, 2017 - WINNING MOVES UK are searching for the first ever Somerset city or town to ‘Pass GO’ .. and be immortalised with its very own MONOPOLY game and the race gets underway from last Thursday (26th [...]
Horse rescued from water-filled ditch near Taunton 28 January, 2017 - One fire appliance from Taunton along with the Specialist Rescue Team from Bridgwater were mobilised to to reports of a horse stuck in a water-filled ditch on Bradford Road in Bradford on Tone near Taunton at 14:22 this [...]
Man wanted in connection with number of theft offences in Taunton 27 January, 2017 - Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for the public’s help in finding wanted man Justin Fear. Justin Fear (22), who is described as being approximately 5ft 6ins, of medium build with brown hair, is wanted in connection [...]
Collision involving 2 HGVs on M5 Southbound between Junctions 24 and 25 27 January, 2017 - Two fire engines from Bridgwater, one from Taunton and a Rescue Tender also from Taunton were mobilised to a report of a collision between 2 HGVs on the M5 Southbound between Junctions 24 and 25 at 08:53 [...]
Plans for gym and retail unit at former BHS store in Taunton 26 January, 2017 - Proposed plans for a gym and retail unit at the former BHS Store on North Street in Taunton have been  submitted to Taunton Deane Borough Council. The planning application by Wire Investments was received by [...]
Man charged with assault following M5 incident 25 January, 2017 - A 56-year-old man has charged with assault and driving without due care and attention following an incident on the M5. The charges relate to an assault which happened within a blue Renault Clio travelling northbound [...]
Hazardous driving conditions in Taunton as thick fog develops 24 January, 2017 - A yellow weather warning of ice and fog is in place across South West England. The Met Office has warned that areas of freezing fog, some dense, are expected to form this evening and last into [...]
CCTV appeal after students racially abused in Taunton High Street 24 January, 2017 - Avon and Somerset Police have released a CCTV image of a man they want to identify in connection with a racially aggravated public order offence in Taunton. Police say three students were subjected to racial abuse [...]
91-year-old man taken to hospital following collision in Corkscrew Lane in Taunton 24 January, 2017 - A fire appliance from Taunton attended a road traffic collision on Corkscrew Lane in Taunton this morning (Tuesday). Shortly after arriving and assessing the scene the fire crew confirmed this was a two vehicle road traffic collision with [...]
Taunton’s historic Bath Place set for makeover 24 January, 2017 - An historic shopping street in Taunton is set for a makeover following close collaboration between Somerset County Council, Taunton Deane Borough Council and local traders. Bath Place is in need of improvements with tired old [...]
New Miss Taunton crowned 24 January, 2017 - The new Miss Taunton 2017 has been crowned. Eloise Gould was selected from three finalists at the carnival committee’s annual charity presentation last week (Friday 20 January). The unsuccessful finalists were Emily Adams and Alexis Staple. Eloise [...]
Drivers in Somerset warned of ‘difficult’ driving conditions as freezing fog expected 23 January, 2017 - A yellow weather warning of fog is in force across South West England today and tomorrow. The warning comes as areas of freezing fog including some dense are expected to form tonight and into tomorrow [...]
TripAdvisor awards Taunton’s Vivary Park a Certificate of Excellence 23 January, 2017 - Taunton’s Vivary Park has earned a 2016 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor. The ‘Jewel in the Crown’ of the county town maintained an overall rating of at least four out of five in order to [...]
Musgrove’s Conservators Ward gets makeover by Taunton artist 22 January, 2017 - A ward at Musgrove Park Hospital has had a makeover with beautiful artwork by a local artist installed on its windows. When patients on the hospital’s Conservators ward look out of their windows they can [...]
Police want to speak to these men following series of commercial burglaries in Taunton 20 January, 2017 - Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for information following a series of commercial burglaries in Taunton. Between 04:30 and 07:30 on Thursday 19 January, a number of businesses on Blackbrook Park Avenue and Deane Gate Avenue [...]
Commercial vehicle carrying oxygen cylinders ‘well alight’ on Blackbrook Way in Taunton 19 January, 2017 - One fire appliance from Taunton was mobilised to a commercial vehicle fire on Blackbrook Way in Taunton at 19:10 this evening (Thursday). On arrival, crews confirmed one commercial vehicle carrying oxygen cylinders well alight and requested [...]
Quantock Brewery in Bishops Lydeard goes into administration 19 January, 2017 - Quantock Brewery based in Bishops Lydeard has announced it has gone into administration. The announcement came as the brewery, located in Bishops Lydeard, faced a ‘very difficult trading period’. Quantock Brewery made the following announcement earlier today [...]
Taunton cancer charity S.U.R.E receives £1,385 donation from Rumwell Farm Shop 19 January, 2017 - A cancer charity based in Somerset has recently received a donation of £1,385 from a farm shop in the county to help provide top class cancer diagnosis and treatment in the area. The funds were raised [...]
One-way system as busy A38 through Taunton is resurfaced 18 January, 2017 - A vital scheme to repair and resurface the busy A38 through Taunton has been confirmed to start later this month. Somerset County Council will be carrying out essential maintenance on the stretch of road between [...]
Assault on petrol station employee in Wellington treated as racially aggravated 17 January, 2017 - Avon and Somerset Police have released images of a man they want to identify in connection with a series of incidents including a racially aggravated assault. Police say two men filled a car with petrol at Courtfields [...]
Man who violently shook six-month-old boy jailed for four-and-a-half years 17 January, 2017 - A man who violently shook a six-month-old boy and hit his head against a hard surface leaving him with with life changing injuries has been jailed for four-and-a-half years. Benjamin Pople, 30, of Woolavington, was [...]
Bridgwater man jailed for 25 years for child sex offences 16 January, 2017 - A Bridgwater man has been jailed for 25 years after being convicted of a string of non-recent child sex offences. Andrew Margetts, 31, of Frian Avenue, was today convicted of 23 offences including rape, indecent [...]
Wellesley Hospital, Wellington, to open later this month 16 January, 2017 - Elysium Healthcare has confirmed that it will soon open the doors to its first patients at the new purpose built unit, Wellesley Hospital, in Wellington, Somerset. The hospital has been developed to enable patients to return [...]
Devon and Somerset wholetime firefighters to be recruited for first time in eight years 15 January, 2017 - The recruitment process to apply for wholetime firefighter posts with Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service opens tomorrow (Monday 16 January). It is the first time the Service has recruited for wholetime firefighters in [...]
Phil Mitchell coming to Taunton nightclub 13 January, 2017 - From the Queen Vic to Zinc, Steve McFadden aka Phil Mitchell will be coming to Taunton next month. The Eastenders actor will be appearing at Taunton’s Zinc Bar & Club in Bridge Street on Saturday [...]
The Farmers Arms near Taunton ‘severely damaged’ by blaze 12 January, 2017 - Fire crews from Taunton, Wiveliscombe, Williton, Nether Stowey, Wellington, Honiton, Tiverton, Dulverton, Minehead, Burnham On Sea, Yeovil, South Molton, Topsham, Ilminster, Street and Somerton have been working to extinguish a thatch roof on fire at The Farmers [...]
Taunton’s East Street, Hammet Street and St James Street to be pedestrianised 11 January, 2017 - Three of Taunton’s streets are set to become pedestrianised later this year during an 18 month trial. East Street, Hammet Street and St James Street are set to close in an attempt to see the [...]
Taunton’s County Stores will continue trading for the ‘foreseeable future’ 11 January, 2017 - The County Stores in Taunton has announced its intention to continue trading for the foreseeable future. The firm, which last year announced its proposal to close its doors at the end of January 2017, has [...]
CCTV images released after elderly women targeted in series of thefts in Taunton, Bridgwater and Glastonbury 10 January, 2017 - Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for the public’s help in identifying a woman in CCTV images in connection with a series of thefts in the Somerset area during November and December. Police say a [...]
30 hours free childcare in Somerset after successful £1.5m bid 10 January, 2017 - Nearly 200 working families across Somerset will have access to an additional 30 hours of free childcare per week, as six projects to extend early years provision in the County are given much needed funding [...]
Police name drivers charged in final week of Christmas drink and drug driving campaign 9 January, 2017 - More than 100 drivers were charged with drink and drug driving during this year’s Operation Tonic. Avon and Somerset Police’s annual Christmas drink and drug driving campaign ran from 1 December– 1 January and saw 184 [...]
Former Taunton School student Edward Bluemel lands lead role in ITV’s The Halcyon 9 January, 2017 - Actor Edward Bluemel has landed a lead role in the latest World-War Two period drama series, The Halcyon, airing on ITV on Monday evenings. Edward, who attended Taunton School from Pre-prep right through to the [...]
Snow warning for Somerset 9 January, 2017 - Update The yellow weather warning of snow affecting Somerset and other parts of South West England is now valid from 10:00 – 21:00 on Thursday 12 January and 00:05 – 23:55 on Friday 13 January. The warning for [...]
‘Deliberate’ car fire on Silk Mills Road 8 January, 2017 - One fire engine from Taunton was mobilised to reports of a car on fire near the park and ride on Silk Mills Road at 17:49 this afternoon (Sunday). On arrival crews confirmed the car was well [...]
Fire crew extinguish car ‘well alight’ at Hankridge Roundabout 6 January, 2017 - One fire appliance from Taunton was mobilised to a car on fire on a busy roundabout in Taunton at 12:05 this afternoon (Friday). On arriving at Hankridge Roundabout, crews confirmed the vehicle well alight, and donned [...]
Taunton’s Ministry of Cake bought by French dessert manufacturer 6 January, 2017 - Somerset and Devon based dessert maker Ministry of Cake has been sold to French manufacturer Mademoiselle Desserts, for an undisclosed sum. Ministry, which is the UK’s largest food service dedicated dessert manufacturer, will now become [...]
Wildlife thriving in Taunton as otter feasts on wild salmon in Longrun Meadow and deer spotted in Vivary Park 5 January, 2017 - Wildlife is thriving in Taunton as the county town gears up to become one of the nation’s new Garden Towns. Just days ago, an otter was spotted in Longrun Meadow feasting on one of the [...]
Two wanted men believed to be travelling around Somerset area 4 January, 2017 - Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for the public’s help to locate two wanted men. Craig Starkey, 34, and Dean Hart, 27, are wanted in connection with a number of theft offences. The men are believed [...]
‘Business as usual’ at The Plough Inn following chimney fire on Station Road in Taunton 3 January, 2017 - Fire appliances from Taunton were mobilised to a chimney fire at The Plough Inn Taunton on Station Road in Taunton at 16:19 this afternoon (Tuesday). On arrival, crews gained entry to two properties and confirmed [...]
18-year-old man robbed and assaulted in Bridge Street, Taunton 3 January, 2017 - Avon and Somerset Police have released a CCTV image of two men they want to speak to in connection with a robbery in Taunton. An 18-year-old man was assaulted and robbed of his mobile phone [...]
Weather warning for ‘very slippery’ pavements and untreated roads tonight and tomorrow morning 2 January, 2017 - With a ‘very cold night’ expected, a yellow weather warning of ice has been issued across South West England tomorrow morning (Tuesday). The Met Office has warned that untreated surfaces, such as pavements and some minor roads, [...]
Nine vehicle collision on M5 Northbound between Junctions 24 and 23 2 January, 2017 - Three fire appliances plus a special rescue tender were mobilised from Bridgwater and Taunton to reports of a multi vehicle accident on the M5 Northbound between J24 and J23. Upon arrival there were found to be [...]
Taunton gains Garden Town status 2 January, 2017 - Taunton is heralding 2017 as the start of a new era after being named as one of a new wave of Garden Towns by the Government – firmly rooting the county town’s position as a [...]
Weather warning as fog expected to become more widespread and freezing 30 December, 2016 - A yellow weather warning of fog is in place across South West England areas of fog which have persisted in places today are expected to become more widespread and freezing in places again tonight and into tomorrow morning. The Met [...]
Police appeal for help to find bicycles stolen in Taunton 30 December, 2016 - Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for help finding two bicycles stolen in Taunton. Police say the bicycles were stolen from the Cyril Street area of Taunton between Wednesday 21 – Thursday 22 December. If you have [...]
Weather warning for ‘freezing fog patches’ causing ‘difficult’ driving conditions 28 December, 2016 - A yellow weather warning of fog is in place across South West England. Freezing fog patches are expected to become more widespread and locally dense this evening, overnight and tomorrow morning. The Met Office has [...]
Christmas pudding ‘completely destroyed’ following microwave fire in Bathpool 26 December, 2016 - Two fire appliances from Taunton were mobilised to a report of a microwave on fire in a property in Hardys Pool in Bathpool at 16:58 on Christmas Day. Upon arrival crews confirmed the fire which they [...]
Billy Ocean joins UB40 for Taunton Racecourse concert 24 December, 2016 - Billy Ocean will be joining UB40 for a concert at Taunton Racecourse next year, it has been announced. The international chart-topper will join the line-up as special guest at one of the concert dates from the band’s [...]
Two vehicle collision on Wellington Road in Taunton 24 December, 2016 - One fire appliance from Taunton attended a road traffic collision involving two vehicles on Wellington Road in Taunton at 19:50 this evening (Saturday). On arrival, crews confirmed all persons were free and clear of the vehicles. [...]
Mum who gave birth at Musgrove makes generous donation to birthing units 24 December, 2016 - Mums who are cared for at Taunton and Bridgwater’s birthing units will notice a new addition to the wards in the form of a golden birth tree. It is thanks to a generous mum who [...]
Children smiling as Somerset players spend afternoon at Musgrove Park Hospital 23 December, 2016 - A number of Somerset County Cricket Club’s players joined up with the Club Mascot Stumpy to spend Wednesday afternoon spreading a little Christmas cheer to the children at Musgrove Park Hospital. Tom Abell, Jack Leach, [...]
Appeal after taxi driver is verbally racially abused and assaulted in Taunton 22 December, 2016 - Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for information after a taxi driver was verbally racially abused and assaulted in Taunton earlier this month. Police say the incident happened between 01:00 and 1:10 on 10 December when a taxi [...]
Weather warning for strong winds up to 70mph as Storm Barbara arrives 22 December, 2016 - A yellow weather warning of wind is in place across South West England with strong winds and heavy rainfall expected tomorrow afternoon (Friday). The warning comes as the second named storm of the season, Storm [...]
Permission to challenge new council for Taunton Deane and West Somerset ruled ‘premature and academic’ 22 December, 2016 - Permission to challenge, by way of Judicial Review, the creation of a single new council for Taunton Deane and West Somerset has been rejected by the High Court. The ruling was delivered to Taunton Deane [...]
Pharmacy Opening times in Taunton Deane over Christmas & New Year 2016/7 21 December, 2016 - As the Holiday Season reaches its peak, we still find ourselves needing medicines and advice from our local Pharmacist. Here are Taunton Deane Pharmacy Opening times over the Christmas and New Year period from the [...]
Severe weather risk to festive waste collections in Somerset 20 December, 2016 - Icy blasts, high winds and rain, or even snow, could disrupt winter waste collections, and residents must ensure they are prepared, Somerset Waste Partnership has warned. Somerset Waste Partnership all efforts will be made to [...]
Musgrove scoops national Hospital Catering Award 20 December, 2016 - Patients at Musgrove Park Hospital are now getting their food and drink from an award-winning catering team. The hospital has won a highly coveted national Hospital Catering Award at the 2016 Health Business Awards. Judges [...]
Arson investigation launched after derelict pub near Wellington destroyed by fire 19 December, 2016 - Avon and Somerset Police appealing for witnesses after a pub was destroyed by a fire near Wellington. The Merry Harriers, on Blackdown Hill Road, West Buckland, was gutted following the incident last night (Sunday). Investigating [...]
Fire at derelict pub near Wellington 19 December, 2016 - Three fire appliances from Wellington and Taunton were mobilised to a report of a fire at a derelict pub near Wellington at 22:14 last night (Sunday). When the first appliance arrived they immediately requested two [...]
Consultations under way on proposal for Public Space Protection Order in Wellington 18 December, 2016 - Consultations are about to be launched on a scheme to make the centre of Wellington a safer place for people to enjoy. Taunton Deane Borough Council, supported by Wellington Town Council, is considering introducing a Public [...]
Police confirm Deane House as preferred accommodation option in Taunton 17 December, 2016 - A new public sector hub could be set up, subject to approval, in Taunton to accommodate Police at Taunton Deane Borough Council’s HQ – The Deane House.  Avon and Somerset Constabulary and Avon and Somerset [...]
Elderly man released after car lands on its roof on Comeytrowe Road in Taunton 16 December, 2016 - Two fire appliances from Taunton attended a report of a road traffic collision with one male trapped inside a vehicle on Comeytrowe Road in Taunton at 11:49 this morning (Friday). Upon arrival, fire crews requested the [...]
Recycle More weekly kerbside collections in Somerset given approval 16 December, 2016 - Approval was today given to the new Recycle More weekly kerbside collections that will take the dozen existing materials, including food, and add plastic pots, tubs and trays – long urged by many Somerset residents [...]
Lib Dem Ross Henley gains Blackdown from Conservatives in Taunton Deane by-election 16 December, 2016 - A poll which took place yesterday saw Lib Dem Ross Henley elected as Borough Councillor for the Blackdown Ward. Ross Henley won with 440 votes, Leslie Fraschini (The Conservative Party Candidate) received 164 votes and Carl Benneyworth received 39 votes. [...]
CCTV images released over handbag theft in Mendip House in Taunton 15 December, 2016 - Avon and Somerset Police have released images of two men they want to speak to about a theft in Taunton. A handbag belonging to a staff member at Mendip House in Taunton was stolen on Wednesday [...]
Appeal for information after 11-year-old boy pushed off bike in Taunton 14 December, 2016 - Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for information after an 11-year-old boy was pushed off his bike in Taunton. The assault happened on a footpath behind Tesco in Castle Street, at about 08:30 on Tuesday [...]