6th April 2020

Local News

All change for Easter collection days 6 April, 2020 - Easter will bring waste day changes for every household in Somerset. Pick-ups of recycling, rubbish and clinical waste due on Good Friday 10 April will take place on Saturday 11 April. No collections on Easter [...]
Man in his 50s struck from behind and knocked over in Taunton 3 April, 2020 - Avon and Somerset Police are investigating a potential robbery in Taunton on Sunday 29 March and are appealing for witnesses to come forward. The victim, a man in his 50s, was walking along Railway Street [...]
Two Somerset NHS trusts merge to create unique provider of NHS services 1 April, 2020 - Today, on Wednesday 1 April, Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust have completed their merger to create Somerset NHS Foundation Trust (Somerset FT).  Somerset FT provides community services, including [...]
Accommodation for rough sleepers 1 April, 2020 - Somerset West and Taunton Council (SWT) and its partners have been working to identify and provide self-contained accommodation for rough sleepers and tenants of homeless hostels who find it difficult to self-isolate and practice social [...]
Somerset provides rapid response to offer mental health support during Covid-19 pandemic 31 March, 2020 - The Somerset Mental Health Alliance has expanded its services to support adults and older people who may be struggling with their mental health as the county responds to the Covid-19 pandemic. Somerset Mindline, a service [...]
This year’s Taunton Flower Show cancelled 30 March, 2020 - Organisers of Taunton Flower Show have decided not to hold a show in 2020 due to the uncertainties caused by the coronavirus situation. The show’s directors announced that they have decided to focus their efforts [...]
Help for businesses 30 March, 2020 - Somerset West and Taunton Council have been working hard to ensure that local businesses get the help they need during the coronavirus crisis by responding as quickly as they can to the measures announced by [...]
Arrests made after officers spat on and coughed at while attending incidents overnight 29 March, 2020 - Arrests have been made after officers were spat on, coughed at and physically attacked while attending incidents in our force area overnight. Ch Supt Carolyn Belafonte said any assault on officers of this nature were [...]
Volunteering in Somerset during Coronavirus outbreak 29 March, 2020 - Would-be volunteers are reminded they can still help communities and those most in need during the Coronavirus (COVID 19) Pandemic. The five councils in Somerset – Somerset County Council, Mendip District Council, Somerset West and [...]
Three people cared for at Musgrove Park Hospital and tested positive for COVID-19 have died 28 March, 2020 - Three people who were being cared for at Musgrove Park Hospital and tested positive for COVID-19 have died. A spokesperson for Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust said: “Sadly, we can confirm that three people [...]
New fleet signals bright future for Somerset recycling 27 March, 2020 - A fleet of multicoloured trucks will take to Somerset’s streets from Monday, paving the way for a new era of recycling in the county. Somerset Waste Partnership’s new contract for recycling and rubbish collection is [...]
Don’t suffer in silence – help is at hand 26 March, 2020 - Support continues to be available for Somerset residents affected by domestic abuse with the County Council working closely with partners to make sure services continue during the current health emergency. It is vital that people [...]
Police and Crime Commissioner to put your Covid-19 policing questions to Chief Constable 25 March, 2020 - Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Sue Mountstevens is inviting local people to submit their questions concerning Covid-19 and the impact on policing to put to Chief Constable Andy Marsh. The PCC wants local people to [...]
Action Fraud warns about Coronavirus online scam threat 25 March, 2020 - Action Fraud has issued a warning to people who are increasingly turning to online shopping during the Coronavirus pandemic. During the past six weeks there has been a notable increase in the number of people [...]
Visiting restrictions across Somerset hospitals including Musgrove Park Hospital 24 March, 2020 - Visiting restrictions are now in place across Somerset hospitals and units. Dr Ed Ford, chair of Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “In the light of yesterday’s Government announcement, and to help us protect patients, colleagues [...]
Coronavirus – Somerset County Council update 24 March, 2020 - Somerset County Council Leader David Fothergill is urging Somerset residents to do their bit to help slow the spread of Coronavirus, following the latest measures imposed by the Government. Last night, every citizen was directed [...]
Somerset recycling sites closed 23 March, 2020 - All of Somerset’s 16 recycling sites have closed. A spokesperson for Somerset Waste Partnership said: “Due to the large number of users at recycling sites, it has been impossible to maintain the required social distancing [...]
Volunteer support for the homeless 23 March, 2020 - Somerset West and Taunton Council’s (SWT) Streetwise team is calling on volunteers to help ensure our most vulnerable members of society are supported during the Coronavirus emergency. The team works with partners including the Salvation [...]
Taunton’s Hatchers to temporarily close for ‘first time in 245 years’ 22 March, 2020 - Taunton’s Hatchers will temporarily close tomorrow for the ‘first time in 245 years’. A spokesperson for the independent family run department store said: “For what we believe to be the first time in 245 years, [...]
Somerset garden waste collections suspended from Monday 22 March, 2020 - Somerset Waste Partnership is calling on the public’s help and patience as it announces that all garden waste collections will be suspended from Monday. Reduced staffing due to coronavirus has led to collections being dropped [...]
Taunton’s River Island to close ‘for a while’ to protect colleagues and customers 19 March, 2020 - Taunton’s River Island will close ‘for a while’ to protect colleagues and customers, the company has announced. Customers can still shop online while its stores temporarily shut. The store will close tomorrow (Friday). River Island [...]
Disposing of contaminated Coronavirus waste and SWP service disruption 19 March, 2020 - Somerset Waste Partnership is urging anyone with symptoms of Coronavirus to follow Government advice when disposing of personal waste. The partnership is also asking for the public’s patience and help ahead of likely service disruption [...]
Rumwell Farm Shop launches delivery service for people who are self-isolating 18 March, 2020 - Rumwell Farm Shop has today (Wednesday) launched ‘Rumwell to you’, a delivery service for people in the area who are self-isolating due to the coronavirus. Anne Mitchell, joint owner of Rumwell Farm Shop, said: “We [...]
Richard Huish College suspends all classes until further notice 18 March, 2020 - Richard Huish College classes have been suspended from today (Wednesday) until further notice. The announcement regarding the coronavirus was made by the college after assessing the volume and impact of staff absence. Richard Huish College [...]
Taunton’s iconic Vivary Park gates repaired by local businessman free of charge 16 March, 2020 - The Mayor of Taunton, Cllr Fran Smith, has given a personal thank you on behalf of the town to a local businessman who repaired the iconic Vivary Park gates free of charge. Jason Bailey of [...]
Facebook Virus Support Groups Set Up For Taunton Residents 16 March, 2020 - A number of Facebook pages have been set up for all areas of Taunton to support residents that may need help during periods of self isolation during the CoronaVirus outbreak.  The pages are encouraging people [...]
Taunton Marathon Cancelled Due To The Coronavirus 14 March, 2020 - It has been revealed that the Taunton Marathon will now not take place as planned on 5th April. This is due to the ongoing issues being caused by the spread of the coronavirus.  A statement [...]
Somerset County Cricket Club cancel pre-season tour to Abu Dhabi 13 March, 2020 - In light of the current global situation regarding coronavirus, Somerset County Cricket Club have taken the informed decision to cancel their planned pre-season tour to Abu Dhabi. The players and staff were due to depart [...]
New Wildflower Meadow Project 12 March, 2020 - Somerset West and Taunton Council is working in partnership with the Somerset Wildlife Trust to identify and create a number of species-rich wildflower meadows across the district.   The meadows will initially be created as part [...]
Man dies following collision in Taunton multi-storey car park 11 March, 2020 - Update The man who died following a collision in a Taunton multi-storey car park has been named. Keith Hobbs, 62, from Bridgwater, died after being involved in a collision with a car at the Orchard [...]
Fun is to be had by all at World at War. And that’s an order! 11 March, 2020 - On the 4th and 5th of April, World at War is back and better than ever at the Helicopter Museum. This two-day event will feature over 150 re-enactors who will add colour to the gigantic [...]
Follow the golden rules for safer sleeping 11 March, 2020 - Parents, carers and families in Somerset are being urged to remember the golden rules to promote safer sleep for every baby. This week is ‘Safer Sleep Week’ and aims to make those caring for babies [...]
Young people pioneer groundbreaking initiative 10 March, 2020 - Eleven inspirational projects for young people across Somerset are benefiting from a £50,000 partnership fund aimed at improving lives in the county. Members of Somerset Youth Parliament were trained to decide on competing funding bids, [...]
The NHS can help put a spring in your step – get fit with Couch to 5K! 9 March, 2020 - Health leaders in Somerset would like to encourage people to celebrate the beginning of spring by getting active and enjoying the great outdoors to help them keep fit. If you have been sedentary this winter, [...]
Crews rescue person trapped in lorry following collision in Taunton 8 March, 2020 - Two fire engines and a heavy rescue unit from Taunton were sent to a report of a road traffic collision between one car and one lorry in Ashbourne Crescent in Taunton at 10:16 this morning [...]
Nine in 10 of children offered top secondary school choice 6 March, 2020 - More than 98 per cent of Somerset children were offered a secondary school place at one of their top three choices, the County Council’s latest school admission statistics show. Figures just released show that 93.56 [...]
Farmers invited to bid online for Somerset flood works 6 March, 2020 - Farmers across Somerset are being invited to bid in the county’s biggest auction yet for works to help stop flooding. The auction will run online from Wednesday 18 March to Monday 30 March at www.naturebid.org.uk, following successful trials [...]
Volunteering is a two-way street 5 March, 2020 - Volunteering is a two-way street – helping people give their knowledge and talents to benefit their community and receiving enjoyment, friendship and new skills in return. Somerset County Council is always keen to recruit new [...]
Taunton Bus Station closing its doors after 67 years 5 March, 2020 - After 67 years of being the hub for bus services in and out of Taunton, the bus station in Tower Street will be closing its doors at the end of service on Friday 27 March [...]
Co-op boosts Slim My Waste, Feed My Face drive 5 March, 2020 - Co-op stores are throwing their high street weight behind the new Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) food recycling initiative Slim My Waste, Feed My Face. A dozen Co-op stores in Somerset have come on board with [...]
Prescription drugs stolen from pharmacy in Taunton 4 March, 2020 - Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for information after thieves broke into a Taunton pharmacy and stole prescription-only medicines. The burglary happened overnight on Sunday 1 to Monday 2 March at the branch in Lisieux [...]
Supporting Children and Young People with Special educational needs and disability and their families (SEND) Inspectors want to hear from you 4 March, 2020 - Are you a parent carer of a child or young person with special educational needs and/or a disability? Ofsted (Office for Standards in Education) and CQC (Care Quality Commission) are currently undertaking a joint inspection [...]
Start date confirmed for Toneway Creech Castle upgrade 4 March, 2020 - A major road improvement scheme to upgrade the busy Toneway Creech Castle junction in Taunton will start next month. Somerset County Council has developed a design to reduce congestion and improve access to Taunton by [...]
Serious success for fun food waste recycling drive 3 March, 2020 - Somerset’s fun new food waste recycling campaign is already driving up recycling rates and prompting a jump in demand for food waste bins. Although Slim My Waste, Feed My Face has only reached half the [...]
Somerset Music inspires children to hit the high notes 2 March, 2020 - Learning a musical instrument, getting the chance to perform in public or working with a world-class voice coach are within reach of all Somerset’s children thanks to its pioneering music service. Last month hundreds of [...]
Staff and customers evacuated following fire on East Street in Taunton 28 February, 2020 - Two fire engines and an aerial ladder platform were mobilised to reports of a kitchen fire within a fast food outlet on East Street in Taunton at 19:13 this evening (Friday). Upon arrival, crews confirmed [...]
Brain in Hand 28 February, 2020 - A digital helping hand is about to be trialled in Somerset to provide tailored support for people with mental health issues or learning disabilities. The County Council is working with Brain in Hand, a personalised [...]
Jethro comes back to Taunton as he hangs up mic after 50 years 27 February, 2020 - Jethro will be returning to Taunton later this year for two shows as he hangs up his mic after 50 years. Back by popular demand, the Cornish comedian will perform at The Brewhouse on 20 [...]
Blackbrook Bridge beams lifted into place on M5 Junction 25 at Taunton 26 February, 2020 - A multi-million pound project to upgrade M5 Junction 25 at Taunton reached a key milestone today with the lifting of the beams for a new 15.5m span bridge with a total width of 34m. The [...]
Essential new guide for Somerset dads – because babies don’t come with a set of instructions 26 February, 2020 - Somerset dads and dads-to-be now have a new practical guide to help them gain the confidence and skills they need to care for their baby and partner, and to be the best dad they can [...]
Tea, Cake, and Death: Death Cafe Taunton to meet on 4th April 26 February, 2020 - After starting 2020 off with a successful February meeting of Death Cafe Taunton, organisers are planning another, to be held on Saturday, 4th April, 2020, at the Creative Innovation Centre, Taunton, from 2 to 4 [...]
One letter for One Somerset – Council Leader kickstarts drive for Unitary 25 February, 2020 - An ambitious drive to transform local government in Somerset and save tens of millions of pounds for improved frontline services is now officially underway. Somerset County Council Leader David Fothergill has today written to Robert [...]
Ann Summers in Taunton ‘staying open’ after deal agreed 24 February, 2020 - Ann Summers in Taunton is ‘staying open’ after it was announced it would be closing. A message in the window said: “We are happy to say we are staying open!!! After weeks of going through [...]
Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) Launches New Procurement Process 24 February, 2020 - Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) has launched a fresh procurement to find new contractors to roll-out superfast broadband across the two counties. CDS is working closely with Building Digital UK (BDUK) agency on the new [...]
Photos: Taunton fire crews extinguish car fire on M5 21 February, 2020 - Two fire appliances from Taunton were sent to a report of a vehicle on fire on the M5 Southbound between Junctions 25 and 26 at 11:12 this morning (Friday). On arrival, crews confirmed a fire [...]
Chard family raises £2,000 for specialist seats at Musgrove’s children’s unit 21 February, 2020 - A family from Chard has raised £2,000 to help buy a set of four specialised seats for the benefit of children who use Musgrove Park Hospital’s paediatric unit. Both Lisa and Mike’s children were cared [...]
Fires within derelict building in Taunton believed to be set deliberately 20 February, 2020 - Two fire appliances from Taunton were immediately mobilised following a call reporting smoke issuing from a building on Canal Road in Taunton at 19:18 this evening (Thursday). On arrival, the incident commander confirmed smoke issuing [...]
Council’s £1m boost for green initiatives 19 February, 2020 - A massive £1m climate change fund has been created by Somerset County Council – thought to be the biggest single investment of its kind in the country. The £1m pot will be available for parish [...]
20’s plenty for every school in Somerset 19 February, 2020 - Ambitious plans to keep children safe by installing an advisory 20mph zone outside every school in Somerset were announced today. Somerset County Council has today committed £1.5m to tackle speeding by rolling out a programme [...]
Volunteers urgently needed for Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal in Somerset 19 February, 2020 - Marie Curie, the UK’s leading charity for people living with a terminal illness and their families, is making a second call to the residents of Somerset to give just two hours of their time to [...]
Early help to support families 17 February, 2020 - Extra help is at hand to support families in Somerset meet and beat challenges before they develop into crises. Somerset County Council is setting aside £200,000 each year for the next three years towards funding [...]
‘Deliberate’ fire within block of 20 garages in Taunton 17 February, 2020 - Two fire appliances from Taunton were sent to reports of a garage fire on Midford Road in Taunton at 02:34 this morning (Monday). Upon arrival, crews confirmed one single garage within a block of 20 [...]
Temporary road closure as collapsed drain is extensively repaired near Taunton Station 16 February, 2020 - Works to tackle an ongoing flooding issue near Taunton Station are starting on Monday. The road and pavement near the pedestrian crossing on Clifton Terrace has been prone to flooding in recent times. Somerset County [...]
Male casualty rescued from bedroom fire in Taunton 16 February, 2020 - Two fire engines from Taunton were sent to a report of a fire in a bedroom of a domestic property on Blackdown Road in Taunton at 01:35 this morning (Sunday). On arrival, crews confirmed this [...]
Fire in kitchen of Taunton property with two occupants still inside 15 February, 2020 - Three fire engines from Taunton, Bridgwater and Wellington were sent to a report of a fire in the kitchen of a property on Fremantle Road in Taunton at 13:08 this afternoon (Saturday). Two people were [...]
Weather Warnings issued for Somerset as Dennis sweeps in 15 February, 2020 - Weather warnings for wind and rain have been issued by the Met Office this weekend as Storm Dennis sweeps in.  The first is a yellow warning for rain. This warning runs from midday Saturday until [...]
French Weir Health Centre in Taunton ‘returned to normal activities’ following ‘possible coronavirus case’ 13 February, 2020 - French Weir Health Centre in Taunton has ‘returned to normal activities’ after closing this morning (Thursday) following a ‘possible coronavirus case’. French Weir Health Centre said: “Following the advice of NHS England, the surgery was [...]
Man follows teenage girl after she refuses to get in van in Taunton 12 February, 2020 - Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for witnesses following a suspicious incident in Taunton. A man in a van asked a teenage girl to get in the vehicle on Lyngford Road at about 15:40 yesterday [...]
Love your NHS this February – please make sure you are using the right service 12 February, 2020 - Health leaders in Somerset are asking the people of Somerset to love their NHS this February by choosing the right service when you need care. Winter may be coming to a close but services are [...]
Watch T Rex racing at Taunton’s Jurassic Meeting on February 18th 12 February, 2020 - Taunton Racecourse will be hosting The Jurassic Meeting on Tuesday 18th February when the opening event on the card that has a very generous prize fund of more than £64k, starts at 2.15pm.  Before the racing [...]
‘Be alert’ after man exposes himself to schoolgirls in Taunton 11 February, 2020 - Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for witnesses and asking people to be alert after a man exposed himself to two schoolgirls in Taunton. It happened between 18:00 and 18:20 on Monday 20 January on [...]
Budget plans set out thriving and ambitious future for Council 11 February, 2020 - New schools, investment in roads, a boost to local jobs and a dramatically improved financial outlook on a year ago were outlined by Somerset county councillors yesterday. As well as the investment in services, there [...]
Large tree branch falls in Taunton car park 10 February, 2020 - Part of The Crescent car park in Taunton was closed earlier this evening (Monday) after a large tree branch fell. Avon and Somerset Police have advised motorists to be ‘cautious of parking near any trees [...]
Toneway Creech Castle upgrade moves step closer 10 February, 2020 - A major road improvement scheme to upgrade the busy Toneway Creech Castle junction in Taunton is on track to start this spring, following a decision taken today. Somerset County Council has developed a design over [...]
Rumwell to support Somerset Wildlife Trust in 2020 10 February, 2020 - STAFF at a farm shop in Somerset have this month (February 2020) chosen to support a conservation charity in the county throughout 2020. Rumwell Farm Shop has selected Somerset Wildlife Trust, based in Taunton, as one of its charities [...]
‘Mindless vandalism’ as Taunton’s iconic Vivary Park gates damaged 9 February, 2020 - Taunton’s iconic Vivary Park gates have been damaged in what has been described as ‘mindless vandalism’ by Somerset West and Taunton Council. The council was made aware of the damage this morning (Sunday) and said: [...]
Amber wind warning for Somerset 8 February, 2020 - An amber weather warning for wind is in place across South West England including Somerset tomorrow (Sunday). The warning, which now covers much of England and Wales, comes as Storm Ciara is expected to bring [...]
Cyclist struck by vehicle which failed to stop in Taunton 7 February, 2020 - Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for help after a cyclist was involved in a collision with a car which failed to stop in Taunton. The incident happened on 22 January at about 18:20 in [...]
Design Guide Consultation 7 February, 2020 - Somerset West and Taunton Council (SWT) are consulting on a draft Design Guide to ensure consistency in the quality of new developments across the District. The consultation runs until Monday 30 March with a view [...]
13-year-old boy robbed of bike in Taunton 6 February, 2020 - Update The boy’s mother has told Apple FM they have the bike back now. Avon and Somerset Police are investigating the robbery of a 13-year-old boy in Priorswood Park in Taunton. The incident happened between [...]
Council sets out budget proposals 6 February, 2020 - Somerset West and Taunton’s ambitious vision for tackling climate change, driving major commercial investment and building more homes is the focus for the new budget.  The emphasis during 2019/20 has been on delivering stability and [...]
Casualty led to safety from ‘heavily smoke logged‘ flat in Taunton 6 February, 2020 - Fire engines from Taunton were quickly mobilised following a call reporting smoke issuing from a flat on Victoria Street in Taunton at 07:32 this morning (Thursday). Upon arrival, crews confirmed one ground floor flat heavily [...]
Musgrove Park therapy radiographers win award for inspiring future generations 5 February, 2020 - Two Somerset therapy radiographers have scooped a prestigious national award for the way they are inspiring young people to consider a career in radiotherapy and the NHS. Shannon Johnson and Naman Julka-Anderson, who work at [...]
Fun food waste campaign to increase recycling 5 February, 2020 - It’s fun, it’s exciting – and “Slim My Waste, Feed My Face” is Somerset’s biggest-ever food recycling campaign, with a very serious aim  Rolling out in coming weeks, Slim My Waste, Feed My Face will [...]
Taunton maintains footfall figures 4 February, 2020 - Taunton bucked the national trend and saw an increase in footfall over the festive period compared to 2018. While footfall on UK High Streets was 3.5% down on the year before over Christmas, Taunton not [...]
Robot support a big hit for Somerset schools 4 February, 2020 - Dozens of schools and colleges across Somerset are already plugging in to the County Council’s trail-blazing use of robot technology to help children back into the classroom. Since it was launched last month, 25 schools [...]
Lines blocked after person hit by train between Taunton and Tiverton Parkway 3 February, 2020 - Lines are blocked after a person was hit by a train between Taunton and Tiverton Parkway. Great Western Railway confirmed the news earlier this evening (Monday): “Due to a person being hit by a train [...]
Road safety programme helping young people Learn 2 Live 3 February, 2020 - A targeted road safety programme to help keep younger drivers and passengers safe is being rolled out by Somerset County Council’s road safety team. Recent stats show that 20 per cent of road casualties in [...]
Musgrove Park Hospital celebrates 10-year anniversary of Beacon Centre 31 January, 2020 - Staff, patients and families gathered together last Wednesday evening (22 January) to celebrate 10 years since Musgrove Park Hospital’s Beacon Centre opened its doors to patients across Somerset. At the centre, cancer treatments are provided [...]
Young Care Leavers get a taste of the world of work 31 January, 2020 - Young people leaving local authority care got a taste of the world of work after recently taking part in a number of work experience opportunities across the county during Somerset County Council’s first ‘Trade Taster [...]
Care at Musgrove Park Hospital’s maternity unit rated better than national average by mums-to-be 30 January, 2020 - The care at Musgrove Park Hospital’s maternity unit has been rated better than the national average in four key areas by mums-to-be themselves. It follows a survey by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) of all [...]
Nearly seven thousand Health Checks and counting! 30 January, 2020 - Nearly 7,000 people benefitted from free health checks for the over 40s last year thanks to the service delivered for Somerset County Council and the NHS. And the checks will continue this year, giving anyone [...]
Grant funding at the grassroots 29 January, 2020 - Grassroots community groups are being encouraged to apply for grants of up to £1,500 from The Somerset Fund with the deadline for the next round of funding approaching fast. Somerset County Council strongly supports Somerset [...]
Search is on for Somerset’s heroes 29 January, 2020 - The search is on for community heroes as the Chair of Somerset County Council calls for nominations for his annual Community Awards. Each year the Chair presents awards to those who have made an outstanding [...]
Three teenagers arrested after man attacked in Taunton 27 January, 2020 - Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for witnesses following an assault in Taunton last night (Sunday). The incident happened between 20:00 – 21:00 in Galmington Road when a man in his 20s was attacked by [...]
Leading charity Diabetes UK is looking for swimmers in Somerset 27 January, 2020 - Diabetes UK is looking for people from Somerset to take on the swimming challenge of the year, Swim22, between 22 February and 22 May. Swim22 participants will cover an incredible 22 miles – the equivalent [...]
Time to get SUGAR SMART 22 January, 2020 - Somerset County Council is encouraging schools, families, businesses and individuals in the county to get SUGAR SMART and cut down on the amount of sugar consumed by making simple changes. The Somerset SUGAR SMART campaign [...]
Female frees herself from van on its side following collision on A303 22 January, 2020 - Two fire engines from Chard, one from Ilminster and the heavy rescue vehicle from Taunton were sent to reports of a road traffic collision on the A303 Eastbound Southfields to South Petherton at 09:51 this [...]
Climate Emergency events off to a flying start 22 January, 2020 - Hundreds of people have taken part in the first Climate Emergency event to help shape a strategy for the county – and there are plenty more opportunities to have your say. The drop-in event in [...]
Three fire engines called to fire in conservatory in Taunton 21 January, 2020 - Three fire appliances from Taunton were mobilised to a call from the occupant of a property saying their tumble dryer had caught fire in their conservatory in Trevor Smith Place in Taunton at 07:51 this [...]