30th September 2020

Local News

Recycling sites switch to winter hours on 1 October 30 September, 2020 - Every one of Somerset’s 16 recycling sites will go over to their winter timetables from Thursday 1 October, with weekday opening hours of 9am to 5pm while weekends remain 9am to 4pm.  Summer hours – [...]
Council’s improved finances recognised with top ranking 30 September, 2020 - Somerset County Council’s significantly improved finances have been recognised by independent auditors in their end of year report. The turnaround in just two years has seen the Council move from an “adverse” Value for Money [...]
Libraries offer digital help for job seekers 29 September, 2020 - Somerset Libraries are kicking off National Libraries Week with an innovative new scheme. From Monday 5 October iPads will be available to job seekers looking for an extra bit of help in their quest for [...]
Disused Zenith Fire Control Centre in Taunton to become state-of-the-art diagnostics facility 28 September, 2020 - Conditional planning permission has been granted for Rutherford Diagnostics to construct a new diagnostics facility in Taunton. In partnership with Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, Rutherford Diagnostics will provide diagnostic services from the state-of-the-art facility. The [...]
Next steps funding for rough sleepers accommodation 27 September, 2020 - Somerset West and Taunton Council (SWT) has been awarded Government funding to continue providing interim accommodation for rough sleepers during the Coronavirus pandemic. The Council has secured £167,000 from the MHCLG ‘Next Steps Accommodation Programme’ [...]
Free trees offered by Somerset West and Taunton 27 September, 2020 - Somerset West and Taunton (SWT) is offering parish and town councils across the district free trees as part of its commitment to work towards carbon neutrality and climate resilience by 2030. Local councils can order [...]
Join St Margaret’s free virtual sponsored walk in memory of someone special this October 25 September, 2020 - St Margaret’s Hospice Care is offering the chance to remember a loved one, whilst enjoying the great outdoors by taking on its new virtual sponsored walk ‘A Walk to Remember’ on the weekend of 17/18 October.  [...]
Rumwell Farm Shop backs British Food Fortnight 23 September, 2020 - A SOMERSET farm shop with an award-winning café is inviting people to help support and celebrate British Food Fortnight (BFF) this and next month (September and October 2020). Rumwell Farm Shop is marking BBF from [...]
Consultation about to begin on final design proposals, in case Debenhams closes 23 September, 2020 - Consultation on final design proposals will begin on Thursday 24 September, when the most recent work will be published on the consultation website for public feedback. In addition, there will be a webinar on Tuesday [...]
Self-Care and Wellness Expo on October 16th and 17th 2020 22 September, 2020 - Next month local yoga and sports massage therapist, with a passion for all things self-care, Amy Blythe was due to host a live Self-Care and Wellness Expo with the goal of promoting the importance of [...]
Book lovers back browsing at Taunton Library 22 September, 2020 - Taunton Library has welcomed back local book lovers to browse the shelves and access key services. Somerset County Council has been rolling out a phased opening of libraries by offering an order-and-collect service. Taunton Library [...]
Only book a Coronavirus test if you have symptoms 22 September, 2020 - ‘Only book a Coronavirus test if you have symptoms’, says Chair of Somerset’s Local Coronavirus Engagement Board as demand for tests surge nationally.  Local Coronavirus testing sites are up and running across Somerset, but demand [...]
Coal Orchard regeneration progressing 18 September, 2020 - Work on the regeneration of Coal Orchard is progressing at pace with the fabric of commercial and retail units, and residential apartments now clearly visible. The detailed plans to regenerate one of Taunton’s prime riverside [...]
Somerset West and Taunton Council supports the Great British September Clean 16 September, 2020 - Somerset West and Taunton Council (SWT) is calling on everyone to get behind the Great British September Clean and help keep the district tidy. The national event was due to take place from 20 March [...]
Keep up the good work this Recycle Week 16 September, 2020 - Somerset is being urged to keep up the good work after recycling an extra 3,500 tonnes of key materials during the COVID lockdown. Ahead of Recycle Week 2020 (21-27 September) Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) is [...]
Know what to do if your child starts to display Coronavirus symptoms 15 September, 2020 - A new ‘Somerset Covid Checker’ launches this week to support parents in knowing what actions to take if their child starts to display Coronavirus symptoms. Somerset’s Coronavirus Engagement Board launched the new ‘Covid Checker’ to [...]
Missing teenager found safe and well in Taunton 15 September, 2020 - A missing teenager who was last seen in August has been found safe and well. Police have confirmed that they located 16-year-old Ozzy Parsons from Somerset yesterday (Monday). Avon and Somerset Police said: “We’d like [...]
Mackenzies Bar & Kitchen opens in Taunton town centre 13 September, 2020 - A new cafe and bar has opened in Taunton town centre. Mackenzies Bar & Kitchen opened its doors on Friday (11 September) and will offer all day informal casual dining and ‘fantastic night life’. The [...]
B&M coming to Taunton 12 September, 2020 - B&M is coming to Taunton. The news comes as the variety retailer appears to be recruiting. Numerous positions are being advertised for the new store at Deane Retail Park including a customer service manager, customer [...]
Consultation starts on extension of temporary East Street closure 10 September, 2020 - Somerset West and Taunton Council is encouraging members of the public to have their say on the effect of temporary changes to traffic flow in Taunton. The current temporary closure of East Street to all [...]
Sniff of hope – Somerset NHS colleagues provide odour samples for COVID-19 detection dog trial 9 September, 2020 - Staff at the Somerset NHS Foundation Trust are playing a vital role in a major trial to see if bio-detection dogs can sniff out coronavirus in humans. The trial will determine whether dogs could be [...]
Autumn Workshops Exploring Arts & Crafts at the Somerset Rural Life Museum 9 September, 2020 - Somerset Rural Life Museum has teamed up with artists and makers from across the county to create a programme of workshops this autumn. Alongside the workshops the museum is hosting a new series of online [...]
‘Poor parking’ on Taunton road causes problems for recycling truck 8 September, 2020 - Somerset Waste Partnership are appealing for better parking after their recycling truck couldn’t pass through a road in Taunton. A spokesperson for Somerset Waste Partnership told Apple FM: “We are having problems again getting access [...]
Appeal to trace woman who police believe intervened as girl physically assaulted by man in Priorswood 6 September, 2020 - Avon and Somerset Police are appealing to trace a woman who stopped to help a distressed teenage girl in the Priorswood area of Taunton at about 20:35 on Friday 4 September. Officers believe the woman [...]
Man sentenced for causing death by dangerous driving on M5 4 September, 2020 - A driver who pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving has been sentenced. Stephen Brown, 25, of Trinity Green, Gosport, Hampshire, was sentenced at Taunton Crown Court today (Friday 4 September) after admitting a [...]
Somerset kerbside collections resume for wearable clothes and shoes only 2 September, 2020 - Somerset kerbside collections of clothes and shoes start again this week, but with tough new conditions. No textiles, bedding or curtains, will be taken and the clothes and shoes must be of good enough quality [...]
Book first at new look library service 2 September, 2020 - Somerset Libraries have rolled out a new order-and-collect service giving customers access to library books while staying safely socially distanced. Libraries have been opening over the last few weeks in phases across the county and [...]
£1m Somerset Climate Emergency Community Fund OPEN for applications from 1 October 2 September, 2020 - A pot of £1 million is now available to help local communities become carbon neutral and mitigate the impacts of Climate Change in Somerset. Somerset County Council Leader David Fothergill announced in February 2020 that [...]
Ambitious programme to transform facilities and services at Musgrove Park Hospital with more to come 1 September, 2020 - Work is underway at Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton on an ambitious programme to transform the hospital’s facilities. Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, which runs the hospital, along with community and mental health services in Somerset, [...]
Hobbycraft opening in Taunton next month 28 August, 2020 - Hobbycraft has announced the opening of its store on Deane Retail Park, Taunton, on Tuesday 22 September. The store was due to open in April but was delayed due to COVID-19. The store will create [...]
National acclaim for Public Health Nursing’s virtual support during lockdown 28 August, 2020 - Somerset’s Public Health Nursing service has been nationally acclaimed by the Institute for Health Visiting. A case study published nationally documents the innovative online support developed by the Somerset County Council service during lockdown – [...]
Thunderstorm warning for Somerset 27 August, 2020 - A yellow weather warning for thunderstorms is in place across South West England including Somerset tomorrow (Friday). The warning comes as ‘heavy showers and thunderstorms could bring some disruption, especially to transport’. The warning states: “Heavy [...]
Police statement after body of young woman found in Vivary Park in Taunton 27 August, 2020 - Avon and Somerset Police have released a statement after a body of a young woman was found in Vivary Park in Taunton. Avon and Somerset Police said: “The body of young woman was found in [...]
Schools are ready for your return say Somerset’s head teachers 27 August, 2020 - Somerset’s education leaders have been busy over the summer getting their schools, colleges and early years settings ready for September.  Children of all ages are expected to return to school, and a message on behalf [...]
Calling All Aviation Super Fans! 27 August, 2020 - After 105 days in lockdown, everyone at the Helicopter Museum has been just so thrilled to see everyone enjoying their collection since reopening on the 4th of July. They are now able to offer visitors [...]
Missing boy from Taunton last seen on Saturday 15 August 26 August, 2020 - Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for help to find a boy from Taunton. Ozzy Parsons was last seen at about 13:15 on Saturday 15 August and at the time was wearing red faded Nike [...]
Bumper bank holiday on the roads expected with 18m leisure trips by car planned 26 August, 2020 - An estimated 18m leisure trips will be taken by car this weekend, 1.8m more than last year as drivers seek to make the most of what is the last bank holiday before Christmas in most [...]
Somerset pupils scale musical heights with one brilliant recording 26 August, 2020 - Not being able to get out and perform because of the coronavirus has been tough for the county’s many talented young musicians when it comes to staying focussed. But thanks to a unique online project, [...]
PHOTOS: Driver rescued from lorry on its side after leaving M5 25 August, 2020 - Photos have been shared by Taunton Fire Station after a lorry left the M5 between Junctions 25 and 26 this morning (Tuesday). A spokesperson for Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service said: “Two fire [...]
Somerset’s annual register reveals recycling on the up 25 August, 2020 - More recycled and reused, with £15 million of landfill costs avoided – that is the key highlight in the latest “Beyond the Kerb – Recycling to Resources” report. The pioneering Somerset Waste Partnership report analyses [...]
Parking charges set to resume 21 August, 2020 - Charging will be reintroduced in Somerset West and Taunton (SWT) owned car parks from Monday 31 August.  The Council introduced free parking at the start of the Coronavirus lockdown and extended the offer as part [...]
Pregnant women urged to protect their babies from deadly whooping cough 19 August, 2020 - As the NHS returns to a ‘new normal’, all pregnant women are being urged to receive their free vaccination against whooping cough. Women who are between 16 to 32 weeks pregnant should contact their GP practice [...]
TradeNation sign groundbreaking live stream partnership with Somerset County Cricket Club 19 August, 2020 - In a time when cricket is being played behind closed stadium doors, it is more important than ever to provide Members, supporters and fans with the best matchday experience possible, accessible from the comfort of [...]
Car and lorry collision in Bishops Lydeard 18 August, 2020 - A person has been rescued after becoming trapped in a vehicle following a collision involving both a car and a lorry earlier today (Tuesday). A fire engine from Taunton, Williton, Nether Stowey and the heavy [...]
Witnesses sought to attempted robbery of girl in Taunton 18 August, 2020 - Police are appealing for witnesses following the attempted robbery of an 11-year-old girl in Taunton. The incident happened between 4pm and 4.30pm on Saturday, 1 August. The victim was pushing her bike along a path [...]
Taunton’s economy set for a boost 16 August, 2020 - Two projects that will boost the economy of Taunton are in line to get almost £6m of Government funding. The projects are among 12 selected to go to the next stage in gaining funding from [...]
Multi-million pound boost to key Somerset projects 13 August, 2020 - Key Somerset projects are a step closer after a government multi-million investment boost. A Digital Innovation Centre for Taunton, improved access to Firepool and Taunton railway station along with Bruton Enterprise Centre and iAero in [...]
Car sharing: follow the golden rules 13 August, 2020 - Commuters planning to car share as they head back to work are being advised to follow the golden rules to keep them and their passengers protected from coronavirus. People should limit sharing their car to [...]
Café to open two evenings for Eat Out to Help Out scheme 10 August, 2020 - Due to the popularity of the Eat Out to Help Out scheme a farm shop near Taunton will be opening its café for two special evenings this week (August 11 and 12, 2020). Rumwell Farm [...]
UNISON initiative to support ‘heroic’ care workers gains support of Somerset County Council 10 August, 2020 - Council leaders in Somerset have today, Friday, become the first council in the South West to sign up to UNISON’s ‘Stop the Spread’ pledge, a key initiative by the UK’s biggest trade union to support [...]
‘Grow more, waste less’ great-value compost bin offer 10 August, 2020 - Somerset has a great new deal to help its gardens grow, from flourishing flower beds to that productive veg patch. Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) has teamed up with experts getcomposting.com for an exclusive offer of [...]
Heads in Somerset ready to welcome pupils back 6 August, 2020 - Somerset Head Teachers have issued a resounding message to pupils across the county – “School is the best place for you, we can’t wait to see you back”.   As education leaders prepare for the return [...]
National Museum of the Royal Navy – Fleet Air Arm Museum set to open their doors in August 5 August, 2020 - The Fleet Air Arm Museum (FAAM) is delighted to announce that they will be reopening on 14 August 2020. Visitors will once again be able to return to the Yeovilton museum on the 75 anniversary [...]
Together Again: Museums and Heritage Centres Reopening this August 5 August, 2020 - South West Heritage Trust’s museums and heritage centres are re-opening to the public from the start of August. The sites included are the Museum of Somerset, Somerset Rural Life Museum, Somerset Heritage Centre, Devon Heritage [...]
Silly ideas to keep the whole family entertained this summer 4 August, 2020 - Families across Somerset can enjoy a vibrant programme of free live online events this summer, as part of the Library Service’s ‘Silly Squad’ 2020 Summer Reading Challenge. The events, run by Somerset County Council, will [...]
Parent hacks – digital toolkit launched to help Somerset parents 3 August, 2020 - A new online maternity toolkit designed to offer accessible information to families about pregnancy and parenthood has been launched in Somerset for World Breastfeeding Week, 1st – 7th August. The new Somerset Maternity Toolkit, from Somerset County Council [...]
Man dies following fatal collision on A38 2 August, 2020 - Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision on the A38 near Wellington on Friday 31 July. Avon and Somerset Police said: “A Yamaha YBR motorcycle collided with a Ford Focus [...]
Last chance to apply for business grants 31 July, 2020 - Businesses across Somerset West and Taunton (SWT) are being encouraged to apply for Small Business or Retail, Leisure and Hospitality Grants before the schemes close. SWT has processed 3,418 claims amounting to  £40,576,751 since the [...]
Are your voter registration details up to date? 31 July, 2020 - Local residents are being warned not to lose their voice on decisions that affect them by making sure their electoral registration details are up to date.  Somerset West and Taunton Council (SWT) is legally required [...]
Rumwell Café to take part in Eat Out to Help Out scheme 29 July, 2020 - Somerset folk are invited to a family-run café in the county next month (August 2020) to take advantage of the Government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme.  Rumwell Farm Shop’s Café will give customers 50% [...]
Join the Virtual Colour Run fun for St Margaret’s Hospice Care 29 July, 2020 - Introducing St Margaret’s Hospice Care’s first ever Virtual Colour Run which is happening on the August bank holiday weekend – get set for a rainbow extravaganza in aid of St Margaret’s Hospice Care. To celebrate [...]
Meet the hidden heroes of Somerset’s growing independent care market 28 July, 2020 - Most people are familiar with independent retail – small, often boutique-style shops which offer specialist products and services – but what about independent care? In Somerset, bespoke, independent care is an emerging part of the [...]
Classroom robots in line for top award 27 July, 2020 - Somerset County Council’s trail-blazing use of robot technology, to help poorly children learn, is in line for a top award – and has been commended nationally. In the biggest initiative of its kind in the [...]
Witness appeal after serious assault in Taunton 27 July, 2020 - A man has sustained a fractured nose and cheekbone following a serious assault in Taunton on Sunday 19th July. The incident happened at 12.15am outside Mambo on Mill Lane, where the 43-year-old man was pinned [...]
Funding means more of the right help at the right time for families 24 July, 2020 - A £600k funding injection over three years from Somerset County Council and some great partnership working means more vulnerable families in Somerset will receive the help and support they need. The Somerset Early Help Fund [...]
Recycle More awaits green light 24 July, 2020 - A new era in Somerset recycling could start in Mendip later this year, if proposals get the green light this month. Somerset Waste Board will next week consider a timetable for rolling-out its much-anticipated Recycle [...]
Childcare provision available for all ages during the summer break 22 July, 2020 - It’s vital key workers in health and essential services along with other parents across Somerset can access childcare provision this summer. And Somerset County Council has been working hard with providers to ensure as many [...]
Resurfacing programme for 2020 completed ahead of schedule 22 July, 2020 - A multi-million pound programme to improve 140 miles of road across Somerset is now complete, weeks earlier than planned. Somerset County Council works with contractors across the county to implement surface dressing; a highly effective maintenance [...]
Libraries new order-and-collect service proves popular 21 July, 2020 - Hundreds of people have been making use of the new Somerset Libraries order-and-collect service which is now set to expand to other libraries.  The service allows people to use an online request form to receive [...]
Next big step forward for One Somerset 20 July, 2020 - A comprehensive business case setting out the many benefits of a new single council for Somerset was today unanimously approved by Cabinet following a key vote today.  Somerset County Council is developing plans to replace [...]
Dog stuck in stream rescued by Taunton fire crew 17 July, 2020 - A dog has been rescued by Taunton fire crew after becoming stuck in a stream this morning (Friday). The crew were called to the incident in Gwynne Lane at 11:28. A spokesperson for Devon & [...]
One Somerset business case passes first test 17 July, 2020 - Ambitious plans to create a new single council for Somerset passed their first public test today following debate at a key meeting. The One Somerset business case was discussed for the first time by Somerset [...]
Council welcomes funding boost to support victims of domestic abuse 15 July, 2020 - Somerset County Council has welcomed the news their domestic abuse service is set to receive a share of a half million-pound fund to support local services. The Council’s service provider, The You Trust, is one [...]
Update on the Musgrove Park Hospital surgical centre and acute assessment hub build 15 July, 2020 - Somerset NHS Foundation Trust wanted to give an update on the two major capital projects developments at Musgrove Park Hospital – their new surgical centre and establishing a new acute assessment hub for their urgent [...]
Help further improve Somerset’s Streets 15 July, 2020 - Members of the public are urged to have their say on temporary walking and cycling measures in Somerset. A number of temporary measures, including pedestrianised high streets, introduced to encourage social distancing and positively support the [...]
Discretionary Grant scheme extended 13 July, 2020 - Somerset West and Taunton Council (SWT) is extending its Discretionary Business Grant scheme to include more businesses and organisations who have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 crisis. The scheme which opened on 1 June, [...]
Student laptops for old tech 13 July, 2020 - Vulnerable young people in Somerset are benefiting from a Somerset County Council technology recycling scheme. The County Council’s ICT department is buying laptops for vulnerable young people in Somerset using money raised from selling old staff devices. So [...]
County Ticket suspended due to coronavirus 12 July, 2020 - Somerset’s County Ticket student travel scheme has been suspended for the next academic year due to the continuing impact of coronavirus. Until the pandemic, students over the age of 16 could buy an annual County [...]
Remember to be #tickaware 12 July, 2020 - Anyone planning a trip to the great outdoors is encouraged to be #tickaware as warmer weather heightens the risk of tick bites. More people are expected to be enjoying Somerset’s countryside, parks and gardens with [...]
Housing support from Somerset West and Taunton Council 6 July, 2020 - Somerset West and Taunton Council (SWT) is reaching out to help tenants, landlords and those at risk of homelessness as Coronavirus restrictions begin to ease. The Council is urging anyone with concerns arising from the [...]
Somerset West Lottery summer bolt-on prize 6 July, 2020 - Following on from the success of previous national initiatives, the Somerset West Lottery is taking part in the summer 2020 bolt-on prize draw.  Everyone who signs up to purchase one or more tickets between now [...]
Somerset County Council welcomes funding for key road repairs 2 July, 2020 - Somerset County Council is welcoming a Government award of almost £5m for urgently needed structural repairs to a key road junction near Wellington. The funding was announced by the Department for Transport as part of [...]
Make a difference and feel better with the Rights of Way team 1 July, 2020 - Somerset’s Rights of Way volunteer community is back active and working with a few adjustments as lockdown continues to ease – and there are plenty of opportunities available to be part of it. Somerset County [...]
Somerset Libraries launch new personal shopper service as doors begin to reopen 1 July, 2020 - As part of the phased reopening of library buildings later this month, a new ‘personal shopper’ service is being introduced.  Somerset County Council will launch the service in Taunton Library on 6 July. Subject to [...]
Help further improve Somerset’s streets during the coronavirus pandemic 30 June, 2020 - A new interactive online mapping tool has been launched so people can have their say on temporary walking and cycling measures in Somerset. A number of temporary measures, including pedestrianised high streets, have been introduced [...]
More items accepted at recycling sites 29 June, 2020 - All ‘business as usual’ items are now being accepted across Somerset Waste Partnership’s recycling centres. All 16 sites can now take cardboard, as well as commercial waste and other waste you pay to dispose of [...]
Taunton couple set up pizza business in converted horse trailer 26 June, 2020 - A married couple from Taunton have expressed their excitement ahead of the launch of their very own pizza business. Poppy and Nial will soon be serving up pizzas in and around Taunton from a converted [...]
Unauthorised Encampment Action 26 June, 2020 - Somerset West and Taunton Council (SWT) is taking action to deter unauthorised encampments on open space at the Blackbrook Leisure Centre, Taunton. The Council has devised a temporary scheme to stop vehicles gaining access to [...]
Man in his 50s suffers neck injury after being ‘spat at and punched’ in Taunton 25 June, 2020 - Avon and Somerset Police are investigating after a man in his 50s was ‘spat at and punched’ in Taunton. Avon and Somerset Police said: “A man, in his 50s, was next to the Orchard Shopping [...]
Some Libraries planning to re-open soon! 24 June, 2020 - Somerset Libraries are planning the phased re-opening of library buildings with the aim to start welcoming people back as early as possible in July. It won’t be business as usual straight away, however, and Somerset [...]
Boost for Somerset pupils’ great outdoor lessons 24 June, 2020 - Children back in education in Somerset are enjoying an innovative and rewarding outdoor curriculum with a little help from our friends. Working with Somerset County Council, local residents, charities, businesses and partners pulled together brilliantly [...]
Rumwell Farm Shop hopes new shopping habits will continue post-COVID 19 23 June, 2020 - A farm shop in Somerset is hopeful that shopping habits forged as a reaction to the coronavirus will last long beyond the pandemic (June, 2020). Rumwell Farm Shop says it’s seen a surge in new [...]
Birth registrations make a phased return 22 June, 2020 - Birth registrations are making a phased return in Somerset and North Somerset from today (Monday 22 June) following the gradual easing of coronavirus restrictions. The service, run by Somerset County Council, had to be put [...]
13-year-old boy ‘punched and kicked in the face’ in Taunton 17 June, 2020 - Avon and Somerset Police have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to about an assault on a 13-year-old boy in Taunton. Avon and Somerset Police said: “The victim was punched [...]
Dedicated staff ensure provision for thousands of Somerset’s primary age pupils 17 June, 2020 - One hundred per cent of relevant schools in Somerset are offering some kind of extended provision for primary age pupils new figures show. Education settings are working at capacity accommodating nearly a third of the [...]
Somerset West and Taunton Council marks Armed Forces Day 17 June, 2020 - Somerset West and Taunton Council (SWT) is commemorating Armed Forces Day on Saturday 27 June in a socially distanced format. The Council traditionally holds flag raising ceremonies to show its support for the Armed Forces [...]
Discretionary Grant extended 16 June, 2020 - Somerset West and Taunton Council (SWT) has extended its Discretionary Business Grant scheme to include a wider range of businesses and organisations. The revised criteria now includes early years child care providers who are in [...]
A sweet way to support two Somerset charities 15 June, 2020 - SOMERSET folk are being invited to support two charities in the county during the current COVID-19 pandemic by purchasing sweets from a farm shop in the area (June 2020). Rumwell Farm Shop is donating 10p [...]
Three people arrested after man ‘suffered serious stab injuries‘ in Taunton 13 June, 2020 - Avon and Somerset Police are investigating after a man ‘suffered serious stab injuries‘ in Taunton. Avon and Somerset Police said: “We’re investigating an assault which happened inside a property in Cheddon Road, Taunton, at about [...]
Temporary closure of East Street in Taunton during daytime 12 June, 2020 - Somerset West and Taunton Council is working with shop-keepers, traders and business groups to prepare for the re-opening of High Streets and retail centres, following the Government announcement that non-essential shops can open from Monday, [...]