27th March 2017

News

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 [...]
Cabinet agrees to continue transfer of Somerset’s learning disabilities services 16 March, 2017 - Key Somerset County Councillors have agreed to continue with the transfer of its in-house learning disabilities service to a new social enterprise next month. A meeting of the council’s cabinet considered but rejected a request from [...]
Plans to close dermatology service at Musgrove avoided thanks to hospital partnership 16 March, 2017 - Plans to close the dermatology (skin) service at Taunton’s Musgrove Park Hospital from 1 April have been avoided thanks to a partnership with University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust. Existing patients with complex dermatological disease [...]
Fire involving bedding in doorway of vacant department store on North Street in Taunton 15 March, 2017 - Fire crews were mobilised to North Street in Taunton earlier this evening (Wednesday) following multiple calls reporting bedding on fire against the door of a well known vacant department store. Fire appliances from Taunton and Wellington were mobilised [...]
Taunton’s Vivary Park awarded five stars from Britain in Bloom Pride in Parks awards 14 March, 2017 - Vivary Park, the jewel in Taunton’s crown, has been awarded five stars from the Britain in Bloom Pride in Parks awards. The accolade was given to the Council’s town centre park for the second year [...]
Motorcyclist dies following collision with stationary lorry in Taunton 14 March, 2017 - Collision investigators are appealing for witnesses after a motorcyclist died following an incident in Taunton. The male motorcyclist was involved in a collision with a stationary lorry in Crown Close at about 14:40 on Friday [...]
Taunton ‘well ahead’ in race for Somerset Monopoly game 14 March, 2017 - Taunton has powered ahead of Weston-super-Mare in a Somerset Monopoly race to ‘Pass Go’. The public has been voting for one of five Somerset cities and towns to get its very own official Monopoly game for this [...]
Lloyd Fouracre’s story turned into children’s book 13 March, 2017 - Stand Against Violence has turned Lloyd’s story into book suitable for younger children. Lloyd Fouracre was murdered in Taunton in 2005 and the hard-hitting film that the charity uses to educate future generations has proven [...]
Somerset chosen to pilot new nursing associate role 13 March, 2017 - An innovative partnership has been developed between Somerset’s NHS Trusts and local education providers to train one of the first waves of nursing associates. The new nursing associate role will support registered nurses across the [...]
Fire at Taunton’s Priorswood Recycling Centre 10 March, 2017 - Three fire appliances from Taunton attended a commercial building fire at Viridor, Crown Industrial Estate, Priorswood, Taunton at 10:31 this morning (Friday). Upon arrival crews confirmed smoke and flames issuing. Crews then requested a further appliance to [...]
A358 closed between Thornfalcon and Taunton following two vehicle collision 10 March, 2017 - Update The A358 at Thornfalcon has now reopened. The A358 Northbound is currently closed to all traffic between Thornfalcon and Taunton following a two vehicle collision. One fire appliance from Wellington, one from Burnham-On-Sea and [...]
Casualty released from vehicle following two vehicle collision on Bridgwater Road in Taunton 9 March, 2017 - Three fire engines and a rescue tender from Taunton were sent to a report of a road traffic collision on Bridgwater Road in Taunton at 18:57 this evening (Thursday). On arrival the crews confirmed that this [...]
National award for Musgrove for its work on reducing number of stillbirths 9 March, 2017 - Midwives at Musgrove Park Hospital have won a national award for developing a new care bundle that has halved the number of stillbirths in just two years by improving detection of at risk babies. The [...]
Women’s World Cup countdown clock unveiled in Taunton town centre 8 March, 2017 - The International Cricket Council (ICC) has today revealed the full match schedule for this summer’s ICC Women’s World Cup in England and Wales. To coincide with this announcement a special World Cup countdown clock was [...]
Occupier suffers smoke inhalation from burnt cooking in Magdalene Street in Taunton 8 March, 2017 - One fire appliance from Taunton was sent to a report of a fire alarm sounding in Magdalene Street in Taunton at 16:49 this afternoon (Wednesday). On arrival the crew confirmed that the alarm had sounded due to [...]
Parkfield Primary School in Taunton ‘back to normal’ after bomb threat 8 March, 2017 - Parkfield Primary School in Taunton is now ‘back to normal’ after a ‘telephone bomb threat’ this morning. The threat was made before the school started but while there were ‘a lot of children and parents on the [...]
45 gallons of oil spilled onto road near Taunton 8 March, 2017 - One appliance from Taunton was requested to assist police and highways at an incident where 45 gallons of oil had spilled from a drum onto the road at Hillfarance Road, , Hillfarrance near Taunton at 00:33 [...]
Police release image of man they want to speak to following assault outside Zinc nightclub in Taunton 7 March, 2017 - Avon and Somerset Police have released an image of a man they would like to speak to following an assault in Taunton. The incident happened shortly after 04:00 outside Zinc nightclub in Bridge Street on Sunday 5 March. [...]
Collision involving car and motorcycle at A3259 junction with Blundells Lane 6 March, 2017 - Two fire appliances from Taunton were mobilised to a report from the police of a road traffic collision at the A3259 junction with Blundells Lane, West Monkton, at 08:45 this morning (Monday). Fire crews confirmed a road [...]
Male rescued from lift in Wellington 5 March, 2017 - A male has been rescued after becoming stuck in a lift car in Wellington. One fire appliance from Wellington was sent to Jubilee Court, Fore Street, Wellington at 14:25 this afternoon (Sunday). The crew released the [...]
Gas meter fire outside property in Taunton 5 March, 2017 - Two fire appliances from Taunton were sent to a report of a property fire at Victoria Gate in Taunton at 10:59 this morning (Sunday). Upon arrival it became clear to fire crews that the fire was [...]
IVF pioneer Lord Winston to give lecture in Taunton 4 March, 2017 - World-renowned Professor of Fertility Studies, Robert Winston, will give a free public lecture this month. IVF Pioneer and Presenter of Child of our Time Lord Winston will deliver a fascinating talk titled ‘Why bother with Science?’, set to be [...]
Owner of socks donated to refugee charity in Taunton sought after £1,000 found inside them 3 March, 2017 - Avon and Somerset Police are looking for the owner of a pair of socks donated to a refugee charity in Taunton after £1,000 was found inside of them. Refugee Aid From Taunton made the unusual [...]
Give views on new business development at Junction 25 2 March, 2017 - People are being asked to give their views on a new business development at Junction 25 of the M5, supported by Taunton Deane Borough Council. The public consultation started on Wednesday 1 March and will [...]
Taunton and Weston-super-Mare neck and neck in Somerset Monopoly race 1 March, 2017 - Taunton and Weston-super-Mare have pulled ‘well clear’ in the Somerset race to ‘Pass GO’. The public has been voting for one of five Somerset cities and towns to get its very own official Monopoly game [...]
79-year-old woman ‘extremely shaken up’ after being robbed in Taunton 28 February, 2017 - Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for the public’s help after a woman was robbed in Taunton. The incident took place close to the bridge over the River Tone onto Somerset Square in the direction [...]
Peter Andre coming to Taunton for calendar signing 27 February, 2017 - Peter Andre will visit Taunton next month. The singer and husband to Taunton’s Emily MacDonagh will be signing 2017 calendars and his new perfume at Taunton Orchard Centre. The signing will take place from 12:00 on [...]
New League of Friends shop at Musgrove officially opens 27 February, 2017 - The new League of Friends shop at Musgrove Park Hospital has officially opened this afternoon (Monday). Trust Chairman Colin Drummond represented the hospital and Eddie Pegge (whose wife Margaret was well known locally as a [...]
Difficult driving conditions as ice warning issued for Somerset 27 February, 2017 - A yellow weather warning of ice has been issued across South West England including Somerset later today. Ice is expected to form overnight leading to difficult driving conditions on untreated roads and slippery conditions on [...]
Witness appeal after man shouts abuse at woman and kicks her dog in Taunton 26 February, 2017 - Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for witnesses to a public order offence in which a man verbally abused a member of the public. Police say the man shouted abuse at a woman who was [...]
Foo Fighters announce Glastonbury 2017 headline slot at Somerset show 24 February, 2017 - Foo Fighters have tonight revealed the news that they will headline at this year’s Glastonbury Festival. The news was revealed at a special, fan-only show at Frome’s Cheese And Grain venue. We still can't believe @foofighters came [...]
Free public WiFi now available in Taunton, Wellington and Wiveliscombe 24 February, 2017 - People in three key towns in Taunton Deane can now enjoy open and unlimited WiFi thanks to a Taunton Deane Borough Council initiative. The authority has spent the last few months working with one of [...]
Taunton gains £6.3m for scheme to improve access into town centre from Junction 25 24 February, 2017 - News that Taunton has won £6.3m in Government Growth Deal funding is being welcomed by Taunton Deane Borough Council. A project to improve capacity along the Toneway corridor – the stretch of road at Creech [...]
Drugs warrant in Taunton leads to six arrests 23 February, 2017 - Three men and three women have been arrested as police carried out a drugs warrant in the Holway area of Taunton today (Thursday). They were arrested for a number of offences including possession with intent to [...]
Bath Place makeover completed nearly two weeks ahead of schedule 23 February, 2017 - Work to improve an historic shopping street in Taunton has been completed – nearly two weeks ahead of schedule. Somerset County Council teamed up with Taunton Deane Borough Council and local traders to replace the [...]
Taunton Farmers’ Market closed by weather for first time 23 February, 2017 - Taunton Farmers’ Market has been cancelled due to today’s weather. It is the first time that the weather has caused the market on Taunton High Street to close. A yellow warning of wind is in place throughout [...]
Yellow Weather Warning For Wind On Thursday 22 February, 2017 - The Met Office have issued a yellow weather warning for wind for the South-West for Thursday. Some very strong winds are expected during Thursday in association with Storm Doris. Gusts of 50-60 mph are expected widely across [...]
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Musgrove cancer centre volunteer named finalist in two national awards ceremonies 21 February, 2017 - A popular volunteer at Musgrove Park Hospital’s cancer centre has been named as a finalist in two national awards ceremonies. Hilda Thornton was named runner-up at the Unsung Heroes of the NHS ceremony in Manchester [...]
Public exhibition for new business development at Junction 25 21 February, 2017 - Residents and businesses are being asked to give their views on a new business development at Junction 25 of the M5, supported by Taunton Deane Borough Council. The public exhibition will be held at the [...]
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 [...]