15th August 2018

Local News

World Helicopter Day on Sunday 19 August! 14 August, 2018 - World Helicopter Day takes place on Sunday 19 August and to mark the occasion The Helicopter Museum in Weston-super-Mare is hosting a special Family Fun Day which includes opening some of its more unusual exhibits, [...]
Man charged in connection with robbery at jewellers in Wellington 13 August, 2018 - Avon and Somerset Police have charged a man in connection with the robbery at a jewellers in Wellington on Saturday afternoon. Joseph Hale, 22, of Wallasey in Merseyside has been charged in connection with the [...]
Get in gear for Cycle to Work Day this Wednesday 15 August 13 August, 2018 - Road users in Somerset are being encouraged to stay safe on Cycle to Work Day with a little help from the County Council’s Road Safety Team. UK’s biggest cycle commuting event takes place on 15 [...]
Could you help and support a young person? 12 August, 2018 - Volunteers who can speak up for and support young people are being sought by Somerset County Council. Adults are needed across the County to give a helping hand to children and young people who may [...]
Taunton fire crew called to two vehicle fires 10 August, 2018 - Taunton fire crew were called to two vehicle fires this evening (Friday). One fire appliance from Taunton was mobilised to a report of a vehicle fire in Hyde Lane Park, Bathpool at 18:04. The vehicle was well [...]
133 arrested for drink and drug driving in month-long crackdown 10 August, 2018 - As part of Avon and Somerset Police’s summer Operation Tonic road safety campaign, 133 people were arrested for drink and drug driving in a month-long crackdown. Of those arrested, 74 people have been charged and [...]
Taunton Feast is back this September! 10 August, 2018 - Feast food and drink festival returns to The Castle at Taunton this September with four amazing top guest chef dinners, more than 60 exhibitors, 20 workshops, talks and demos by well-known regional chefs. Feast is [...]
Football Club offers bonus prize in The Somerset West Lottery draw 10 August, 2018 - The Somerset West Lottery’s top performing good cause for the year, Taunton Town Football Club, is offering a family ticket as the bonus prize in a draw later this month. The offer follows the Club [...]
Taunton fire crew called to vehicle fire on Wellington Road 9 August, 2018 - One fire appliance from Taunton was immediately mobilised to a report of a vehicle on fire on Wellington Road at 14:20 this afternoon (Thursday). On arrival crews confirmed that there was a small fire within [...]
Death of man in Taunton not being treated as suspicious 9 August, 2018 - The death of a man in Taunton near Goodland Gardens is not being treated as suspicious, police have confirmed. The body of the man, in his 20s or 30s, was discovered on Tuesday morning (7 [...]
Police appeal after house burgled near Taunton 9 August, 2018 - Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for information after a house was burgled near Taunton. The incident took place sometime between 10:00 and 17:00 on Thursday 2 August. Thieves forced entry into the address in [...]
Female rescued after becoming trapped in lift in Taunton 8 August, 2018 - One fire appliance from Taunton was mobilised after a female had become trapped in a lift on Dorchester Road in Taunton at 18:33 this evening (Wednesday). Crew released the female who was unharmed using lift keys.
Take A Virtual Library Tour 8 August, 2018 - Virtual tours of the public space in every Somerset library are now available to view online. The virtual tours were put together as a way of testing a recently acquired 360° camera, which will soon [...]
Limited places left on successful Weeks To Wellbeing Course 8 August, 2018 - Weeks to Wellbeing is held at Compass Wellbeing on Belvedere Trading Estate in centre of Taunton. This specially designed course was for 18 – 25 year olds that are living with any form of disability, [...]
Investigation continues into unexplained death of man in Taunton 8 August, 2018 - The investigation continues into the unexplained death of a man in his 20s or 30s whose body was found near Goodland Gardens. A post mortem examination is due to take place later today. Next of [...]
Man the ramparts for marching butterflies 8 August, 2018 - History fans are being asked to take a closer look at castles this summer in a bid to track the march north of a butterfly success story. The Marbled White, one of the UK’s most [...]
Taunton Bus Station reopens following police incident 8 August, 2018 - Taunton Bus Station has reopened following a police incident yesterday. Avon and Somerset Police confirmed that a body had been found near Goodland Gardens and the area was cordoned off while police investigations took place. Avon [...]
Property fire on Holway Avenue in Taunton 7 August, 2018 - One fire appliance from Taunton, one from Wellington and one from Bridgwater were mobilised to a property fire on Holway Avenue in Taunton at 16:52 this afternoon (Tuesday). Crews arrived on scene and confirmed smoke issuing, [...]
Taunton fire crew called to tractor and combine harvester fires 7 August, 2018 - Taunton fire crew have been at work extinguishing tractor and combine harvester fires. Two fire appliances from Taunton were mobilised to a report of a tractor on fire in Lodes Lane, Kingston St Mary at 12:55 this afternoon [...]
Police statement after body found in Taunton 7 August, 2018 - Avon and Somerset Police have released a statement following the closure of Taunton Bus Station as an ongoing police incident takes place. Avon and Somerset Police said: “We were called to Taunton Bus Station at [...]
Taunton Bus Station closed due to ongoing police incident 7 August, 2018 - Taunton Bus Station is currently closed due to an ongoing police incident. Services are now terminating and starting on Castle Way. Avon and Somerset Police have released a statement regarding the ongoing incident. The Buses [...]
Children In Care Achievements Celebrated 6 August, 2018 - The achievements of Somerset children and young people in care have been celebrated at the 2018 Annual Achievement Awards in Bridgwater and Taunton. Around 350 children and teenagers were recognised for their efforts over two award [...]
Crews called to combine harvester fire in Taunton 5 August, 2018 - Three fire appliances were mobilised to a fire involving a combine harvester on Silk Mills Lane in Taunton at 14:38 this afternoon (Sunday). Combine Harvester on fire Silk Mills, Taunton – Police & Fire on scene [...]
Have your say on improving air quality 5 August, 2018 - Somerset County Council, on behalf of the multi-agency Somerset Air Quality Steering Group, is seeking the views of the community on a draft Somerset Air Quality Strategy. Air quality has been in the national news [...]
Somerset County Cricket Club Team Up With Robert Cooney 4 August, 2018 - Somerset County Cricket Club are pleased to be able to announce that we have teamed up with Robert Cooney Estate Agents. The new partnership will see the Taunton based company have a prominent presence at [...]
Cycleway scheme wins gold in prestigious national environment award 3 August, 2018 - A Somerset cycleway scheme has won a prestigious gold environment award in a national campaign to find the greenest individuals, companies, councils and communities. Somerset County Council and contractor Skanska competed against more than 500 other [...]
Electoral canvass under way 2 August, 2018 - VOTER registration forms are dropping through letterboxes across Taunton Deane and West Somerset and residents are being urged to return them to ensure that they are registered to be able to voice their opinion in [...]
Cricket World Cup Ticket Ballot 1 August, 2018 - The Cricket World Cup is coming to Taunton next year with men’s teams from around the globe competing at the County Ground, Taunton. Taunton will be hosting three matches including a day/night game between Afghanistan [...]
New future for Great Western House in Taunton 1 August, 2018 - The Great Western House building which has lain empty for 4 years is now on course to be brought back to life thanks to a partnership between YMCA Somerset Coast and Taunton Deane Borough Council.  [...]
Local Lottery celebrates first birthday 1 August, 2018 - The Somerset West Lottery has marked its first anniversary with a celebration at Taunton Town Football Club – the top performing good cause for the year. The Mayor of Taunton Deane, Cllr Catherine Herbert, cut [...]
Somerset celebrates new ‘Positive about Breastfeeding’ places 31 July, 2018 - Somerset families are invited to nominate their favourite Positive about Breastfeeding place to mark this year’s World Breastfeeding Week (1-7th August 2018). Cafes, gardens, open spaces, Abbey’s, Town Halls, restaurants and sports centres have all [...]
Council joins cycling group for positive ‘Tour de Taunton’ 30 July, 2018 - Representatives from Somerset County Council joined Taunton Area Cycling Campaign (TACC) for a ‘Tour de Taunton’ to test out provision for cyclists in the town. The ride took place as the County Council prepares to [...]
Collision involving lorry and two cars on M5 between Junctions 24 and 25 30 July, 2018 - All lanes are now clear on the M5 Southbound between Junctions 24 and 25 following a collision. Following a request from the police, three fire appliances from Bridgwater and Taunton and the rescue tender from [...]
Weston-super-Mare Helicopter Museum hosts ‘Magic at the Museum Fun Days’ 30 July, 2018 - The Helicopter Museum’s hangars will be filled with family fun this summer when the Weston-super-Mare attraction hosts ‘Magic at the Museum Fun Days’ every Wednesday through August. Amongst the world’s largest collection of helicopters will [...]
Looking for more magnificent micro-providers 29 July, 2018 - Somerset’s trail-blazing micro-provider care initiative is looking for new community entrepreneurs. Created four years ago by the County Council in partnership with the Community Catalysts social enterprise, the project helps people with big ideas set-up [...]
Community Connect expands 28 July, 2018 - Somerset’s successful Community Connect initiative will be bolstered as the County Council expands its innovative support. The £200,000 investment will be used to recruit more Village Agents so this new way of working can support [...]
Working together to reduce reoffending across Avon and Somerset 26 July, 2018 - Prison and Probation services in Avon and Somerset have signed up to find and test new approaches to stop the revolving door of persistent offending. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Police and Crime Commissioner [...]
Taunton fire crew called to field fire 25 July, 2018 - Two fire appliances from Taunton were mobilised following multiple calls reporting a field fire on Stowey Road, Fivehead at 16:49 this afternoon (Wednesday). On arrival, the officer in charge confirmed that approximately four acres of [...]
Love the Outdoors? Then Adopt a Path 25 July, 2018 - Love the outdoors? Then join Somerset County Council’s Adopt a Path scheme or become an England Coast Path Trail Watcher and help protect access to Somerset’s countryside. The Adopt a Path scheme is open to [...]
Multi-million pound Special Educational Needs boost for Somerset county 24 July, 2018 - Educational opportunities for children with Special Education Needs in Somerset have had a big boost from Somerset County Council. A new £600k a state-of-the-art centre to support pupils with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has now [...]
Keep kids safe on garden trampolines as they spring into the summer holidays 24 July, 2018 - As the country heads into the summer holidays RoSPA is encouraging parents to enable their kids to have fun while staying safe on garden trampolines, to avoid an unwanted trip to A&E. A study from [...]
Get the kids on their bikes over the summer holiday 23 July, 2018 - Children across the county can learn to cycle safely this summer with Bikeability courses over the school holidays. The County Council’s Road Safety Team is working with sports centres to offer courses for children aged [...]
From Spinning Tops to Space Hoppers: Growing Up in Somerset An Exhibition at The Museum of Somerset 28 July to 13 October 22 July, 2018 - For a spot of nostalgia during the summer holidays visit The Museum of Somerset’s new exhibition about growing up in Somerset. The exhibition, ‘From Spinning Tops to Space Hoppers: Growing Up in Somerset’, opens on [...]
Vitality Blast Captain Lewis Gregory Commits his Future to Somerset County Cricket Club 20 July, 2018 - Somerset County Cricket Club are delighted to be able to announce that Vitality Blast Captain, Lewis Gregory has secured his future to the Club with a new three-year contract. The new deal will see the [...]
Musgrove surgeon shortlisted for top national award 19 July, 2018 - A consultant ophthalmic surgeon at Taunton’s Musgrove Park Hospital has been shortlisted for a top national award following high praise from patients. Edward Herbert is one of the nominees for this year’s Macular Society Awards [...]
Attenborough: ‘Watching butterflies is good for you!’ 19 July, 2018 - Sir David Attenborough has spoken of the mental health benefits of watching butterflies as he urged people across Somerset to take part in the world’s biggest butterfly survey over the next three weeks. The UK’s [...]
Driving up design standards in Taunton Deane 18 July, 2018 - EXPERTS ‘Design Action’ have been commissioned to prepare a new residential Design Guide for Taunton Deane to drive up standards in the Borough. The important document will supplement existing adopted planning policies and provide more [...]
Somerset’s new SAINTS launch dedicated immunisation team 18 July, 2018 - A new, dedicated, school immunisation team has been launched in Somerset to give children and young people greater protection against many life-threatening diseases. The Somerset school-aged immunisation nursing team, also known as Somerset SAINT, is [...]
High Streets Minister Jake Berry MP Visit to Bath Place, Taunton – The Great British High Street Awards 2018 18 July, 2018 - During Great British High Street Week 2018, (16-20 July),  The High Streets Minister Jake Berry MP will visit Bath Place, Taunton on Thursday 19 July 2018 around 11:15am to meet local business people and tour Bath Place, [...]
Somerset County Cricket Club Sign Azhar Ali 17 July, 2018 - Somerset County Cricket Club confirmed yesterday they have signed Pakistan opening batsman Azhar Ali for the remaining of their Specsavers County Championship games. The 33-year-old replaces Matt Renshaw as Somerset’s overseas player and he will [...]
Somerset midwives: “Help us celebrate the 10th birthday of Musgrove’s Bracken Birthing Centre” 16 July, 2018 - Midwives at Musgrove Park are inviting members of the public to celebrate the 10th birthday of the hospital’s Bracken birth centre. A party is being held at the hospital to celebrate Bracken, as well as [...]
Passionate about Taunton? This is just the job 16 July, 2018 - THE search is being launched for a passionate champion of Taunton to take on the role of leading the group that helps shape the future of the county town. Taunton Strategic Advisory Board (TSAB) plays [...]
Taunton parks recognised as some of very best in world 16 July, 2018 - Five of Taunton Deane’s parks and open spaces have been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as some of the very best in the world. They are among a record-breaking 1,883 UK parks and [...]
Make mischief at Somerset Libraries 14 July, 2018 - All Somerset’s libraries are inviting children to become Mischief Makers in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, celebrating the 80th anniversary of The Beano. Starting in Somerset libraries from today (Saturday 14 July), all children have to do [...]
Could you lend a hand to help restore Somerset’s iconic fingerposts? 13 July, 2018 - More volunteers and community groups are being urged to get involved with a ground-breaking project to restore historic signposts in Somerset. In response to stretched finances, the Somerset Fingerpost Restoration Project was set up by [...]
Make your mark at Taunton’s Glass Box 13 July, 2018 - Visitors to Taunton Library’s Glass Box will be able to bag themselves self-branded t-shirts and bags this month. They can try out some of its digital technology and ‘maker space’ equipment in the digital skills hub [...]
Crews rescue female from car following M5 collision 12 July, 2018 - Fire crews from Wellington and Taunton were mobilised to reports of a vehicle collision on the M5 Northbound between Chelston and Blackbrook at 16:40 this afternoon (Thursday). On arrival, crews confirmed a road traffic collision [...]
Somerset County Council’s customer contact centre is best in the South West 12 July, 2018 - Somerset County Council’s Customer Service team has been crowned the best customer contact centre of its size in the region. Triumphing over tough opposition from across the public and private sectors, Somerset Direct netted the [...]
Next steps for libraries set out 12 July, 2018 - Over 7,000 Somerset residents and organisations took part in a 19-week library service redesign consultation, Somerset County Council’s Scrutiny Committee heard this week. A presentation on the top-level consultation results was delivered to Scrutiny Committee [...]
Police appeal after woman, 97, conned out of cash in gutter clearing scam – Taunton 11 July, 2018 - Police have arrested a suspect after a vulnerable 97-year-old woman handed over cash for work on her Taunton home which was never carried out. Officers were contacted earlier this week with a report of a [...]
West Somerset Railway supports Cancer Research UK with charity tickets 11 July, 2018 - On 20th July 2018, Cancer Research UK will offer a ticket to ride behind a steam locomotive between Bishops Lydeard and Minehead station on the West Somerset Railway. The return journey will also include a [...]
Have your say on the future of transport in Taunton 11 July, 2018 - People who travel around Taunton are invited to have their say on a new transport strategy for the town. As a growing town with aspirations to deliver new homes and jobs, it is vital that [...]
Man banned from Taunton and Weston after anti-social behaviour injunction 10 July, 2018 - A man has been banned from entering Taunton and Weston-super-Mare following the issue of an anti-social behaviour injunction. Jermaine Dahir, aged 20, of no fixed address is not allowed to enter either of these towns [...]
Have your say on ward boundaries for the new Somerset West and Taunton Council 10 July, 2018 - The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is asking local people to comment on plans for council ward boundaries across Somerset’s newest local authority. In May, the government confirmed that West Somerset District Council [...]
Somerset Students Graduate From The First Weeks To Wellbeing Course 9 July, 2018 - Weeks to Wellbeing was held at Compass Wellbeing on Belvedere Trading Estate in centre of Taunton. This specially designed course was for 18 – 25 year olds that are living with any form of disability, [...]
Paloma Faith, Billy Ocean and Kaiser Chiefs play Taunton’s Vivary Park this week 9 July, 2018 - In just a few days Vivary Park will be transformed into a live music venue as thousands of fans descend on the popular park for three nights of live music concerts. Paloma Faith, Billy Ocean [...]
Longstanding Partnership Extended at Somerset County Cricket Club 7 July, 2018 - One of Somerset County Cricket Club’s longest standing business relationships will be continuing after Somerset County Sports signed a 12-month extension to their current agreement. The relationship between the two organisations began in 2005 and [...]
Search is on for Somerset’s unsung heroes – can you help? 6 July, 2018 - Do you know somebody who should be celebrated for their work with children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities and their families? Do you know a child or young person who has inspired you in [...]
Multiple vehicle fire in Taunton 6 July, 2018 - Taunton fire crew were called to multiple reports of a vehicle on fire in Canon Street in Taunton at 05:14 this morning (Friday). Upon arrival, crews found that a second car and a motorbike were [...]
Taunton fire crew rescue sheep from river 5 July, 2018 - A sheep was rescued from a river by Taunton fire crew this afternoon (Thursday). The fire crew, who were called to a sheep in a river in Lipe Lane, Creech St Michael at 15:15, donned flood [...]
Join the Somerset Libraries Learning Disabilities conversation 5 July, 2018 - Somerset libraries are on a mission to get our communities talking about learning disabilities and they want you to join in. As part of an exciting new project, The Library Takeover: Creating a Space For [...]
Somerset backs the free water Refill revolution 5 July, 2018 - A plastic-busting scheme that encourages cafes, shops and public buildings to offer free water refills is coming to Somerset. Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) has agreed with the organisers of the national Refill scheme – which [...]
West Somerset Railway Announces An Annual Pass 4 July, 2018 - The West Somerset Railway launches an affordable adult and family annual pass! The railway have been working behind the scenes to improve their offering to the local community. It has been felt that more needed [...]
Local Lottery celebrates first successful year 4 July, 2018 - The Somerset West Lottery is celebrating its first anniversary this month and to celebrate The Hestercombe Gardens Trust has donated a year’s family pass as a bonus prize. Everyone who buys a Lottery ticket during [...]
Thailand rescue cave divers honed skills at Wookey Hole Caves 3 July, 2018 - Two of the British Cave Diving team which broke through to a party of youngsters trapped in Tham Luang cave in Thailand had developed their techniques and special equipment during record-breaking exploratory dives at Wookey [...]
Fun and support for children, young people and their families 3 July, 2018 - A free day of fun activities for children with Special Educational Needs and/or a disability and their families will be taking place in Street next month. Somerset County Council’s Short Breaks Team is putting on [...]
RSPCA to host sponsored dog walk in Taunton 2 July, 2018 - Dog owners and their canine companions are invited to join the waggiest and woofiest walkies of the year as RSPCA West Hatch hosts a BIG Walkies sponsored dog walk in Taunton. The animal welfare charity [...]
Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service tell us how to ‘Be Water Aware’ 2 July, 2018 - With the warm weather that we are experiencing Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service are advising everyone to Be Water Aware.  Drowning is one of the leading causes of death amongst young people.  The quarries, [...]
Taunton fire crew called to garden fire 30 June, 2018 - One fire appliance from Taunton attended a fire in the back garden of a property involving decking and fencing in Glebelands, Monkton Heathfield at 18:18 this evening (Saturday). Crews got to work with one hose reel [...]
6am Saturday catch-up waste collections 29 June, 2018 - Waste crews will be out from 06:00 Saturday in Sedgemoor, South Somerset and Taunton Deane to make catch-up pick-ups after the missed collections of recent days. Somerset Waste Partnership has issued this advice: If you [...]
Wellington welcomes more childcare spaces 29 June, 2018 - Up to 24 extra childcare spaces will be available in Wellington from September thanks to a county council-funded nursery expansion. The Bouncy Bears Nursery, which currently has spaces for 32 children and is rated ‘good’ [...]
Somerset dietitian named Allied Health Professional of the Year 29 June, 2018 - A specialist gastroenterology community dietitian at Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has been named Allied Health Professional (AHP) of the year at a prestigious awards ceremony. Marianne Williams was given the accolade at the NHS [...]
Dementia Training For Royal Voluntary Service Volunteers In Somerset 29 June, 2018 - Royal Voluntary Service staff and volunteers in Somerset are to receive specialist training to support people living with dementia. Thanks to support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery, Royal Voluntary Service has joined forces with [...]
As the weather gets hotter look out for wild fires! 28 June, 2018 - As the UK enjoys a heatwave with the scorching temperatures set to continue throughout the week. Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service are reminding walkers and campers to be mindful of the impact and damage that a [...]
Hero Jim helps fly the flag for Armed Forces Day 28 June, 2018 - Local hero Jim Booth helped dignitaries from Somerset County Council, Taunton Deane Borough Council and 40 Commando Royal Marines raise the Armed Forces flag in Taunton this week. The 96-year-old D-Day veteran helped 40 Commando [...]
Crews attend large fire in open and vehicle fire in Comeytrowe 27 June, 2018 - Two fire appliances from Taunton and one from Bridgwater were mobilised following a large number of calls reporting a field on fire in Comeytrowe at 18:46 this evening (Wednesday). Upon arrival, crews discovered a large [...]
40 Commando Freedom Parade 27 June, 2018 - TAUNTON is gearing up to celebrate with 40 Commando Royal Marines as they mark 35 years at Norton Manor Camp The Borough Council is organising the home-coming parade on Saturday June 30, in partnership with [...]
Heatwave? What heatwave? Why not cool off at Wookey Hole Caves! 27 June, 2018 - Wookey Hole Caves is officially the coolest place in Somerset right now. The showcaves at the leading West resort maintain a constant temperature of 11 degrees Centigrade all year round – which is good news for [...]
Glastonbury Abbey receives ‘Positive About Breastfeeding’ award 27 June, 2018 - Glastonbury Abbey has become the first local landmark to receive a ‘Positive About Breastfeeding’ award to mark the recent National Breastfeeding Awareness Week (20-26th June 2018). Somerset County Council presented the certificate as part of their [...]
Time Is Running Out For All Would Be Entrepreneurs in Somerset! 26 June, 2018 - Somerset Soup is back for a second year – but time is running out for would be entrepreneurs to get their hands on £1000 of goods and support to help get their dream business off [...]
Eau water! Refill your bottle at County Hall 26 June, 2018 - With temperatures rising this week there’s good news for the dry-mouthed and eco-conscious – you can now use Somerset County Council’s Taunton HQ to top up drinks bottles. The water cooler in County Hall’s A [...]
Musgrove’s Physiotherapy outpatients’ service to temporarily move 25 June, 2018 - The Physiotherapy outpatients’ service at Musgrove Park Hospital will be temporarily moved to Dene Barton Community Hospital from September to help Musgrove prepare for winter. Musgrove has just faced one of its busiest winters yet [...]
Cheddar Man and the Prehistory of Britain 25 June, 2018 - The extraordinary story of Cheddar Man is the subject of a talk to be given on 11 July at the Museum of Somerset by Dr Tom Booth of the Natural History Museum. The remarkable skeleton of [...]
Musgrove patients to turn up as planned unless contacted after small fire at hospital 23 June, 2018 - Musgrove Park Hospital has confirmed that patients with an appointment should turn up as planned unless contacted directly following a small fire at the hospital overnight. A spokesperson for Musgrove Park Hospital said: “There was [...]
CCTV clip released after burglary at tReds in Taunton 23 June, 2018 - Avon and Somerset Police have released a CCTV clip of people they would like to identify following a burglary in Taunton last month. Police would like to speak to them in connection with a burglary [...]
Hero Jim helps Armed Forces Flag-raising 23 June, 2018 - D-Day hero Jim Booth and top-brass from 40 Commando Royal Marines and UKHO will help Somerset County Council and Taunton Deane Borough Council kick-off Armed Forces Day celebrations on Monday (25 June). Mr Booth, a [...]
Image issued after elderly woman defrauded- Taunton 22 June, 2018 - Police are appealing for help to trace this man who may be able to help their investigation into a fraud. A 77-year-old woman from Taunton was contacted over the phone by a man claiming to [...]
Farm invites schoolchildren for educational field trip 21 June, 2018 - SCHOOLCHILDREN from Somerset are being invited this month (June, 2018) to visit a Christmas tree farm in the county for an educational day out. Langford Lakes Christmas Tree Farm, which is based at Middle Hill Farm in [...]
Skin cancer patient warns of delayed dangers following sun exposure 20 June, 2018 - The lasting effects of over exposure to the sun are being driven home this month (June), as part of NHS England’s Cover Up, Mate campaign. It’s a skin cancer prevention initiative, which targets those who work [...]
Taunton’s first high tech parking sign unveiled 20 June, 2018 - The first Variable Message Signing (VMS) boards are being unveiled in Taunton as work on changing the parking regime in key town centre car parks moves forward. The signs are being unveiled by Taunton Deane [...]