26th June 2019

Local News

Weather warning for Somerset as ‘strong gusty winds’ expected 26 June, 2019 - A yellow weather warning for wind is in place across South West England including Somerset from midnight until Friday. The warning, which comes as ‘some strong gusty winds are expected’, states: “Easterly winds will become [...]
Join in as people in Somerset raise a cuppa for NHS Big Tea 26 June, 2019 - Love Musgrove is encouraging people across Somerset to ‘raise a cuppa’ and celebrate the NHS birthday on Friday 5 July. TV’s Dr Ranj Singh and Casualty star Charles Venn were joined by NHS staff at [...]
Want the confidence to cycle? Help is on hand 26 June, 2019 - There are many people out there who would like to cycle but don’t feel confident to use the road and in their own skills. To help with this, free one to one cycling confidence sessions [...]
Somerset children tune in to a lifelong love of music 25 June, 2019 - More than 1,000 pupils from schools across Somerset experienced the sound of a live professional orchestra at showcase concerts.  For many of the Key Stage 2 children involved the County Council-supported events at Yeovil’s Octagon [...]
Digital reinforcements for Armed Forces Day 25 June, 2019 - A new website and film will help Somerset celebrate Armed Forces Day this month and support Armed Forces personnel past and present. The Armed Forces Flag will be flying at County Hall in Taunton from [...]
Puppy found in bin in Taunton town centre 20 June, 2019 - A puppy is being cared for at St Giles Animal Rescue Centre after being found in a bin in Taunton town centre on Sunday evening. St Giles Animal Rescue said: “Five week old Cody was [...]
PCC to put your questions to Chief Constable Andy Marsh live on Facebook 19 June, 2019 - Have you ever wanted to ask the Chief Constable a question about policing? You can have your chance by submitting questions for Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Sue Mountstevens to ask him. Ms Mountstevens is [...]
Enjoy the Ride at Somerset Motofest 19 June, 2019 - Somerset Motofest is back for its third year at the end of this month ready to entertain all riders – including motorbikes, mopeds, bicycles or horses. Organised by Somerset County Council’s Road Safety team, and [...]
Take up of broadband in Devon and Somerset increases 18 June, 2019 - There has been a big rise in the number of homes and businesses taking up superfast broadband services thanks to the Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) programme. New figures show that nearly 60% of the [...]
Heritage funding stays the same for the next five years 16 June, 2019 - Somerset County Council has renewed its commitment to the county’s heritage – agreeing to maintain its funding at current levels for the next five years. Despite the huge pressures on its budget, the Council will [...]
Somerset’s financial position strengthened 12 June, 2019 - Somerset County Council reported this week a substantially improved financial position in its end of year financial report. A combination of extra one-off funding, technical adjustments and savings mean the council has been able to [...]
Rumwell Farm Shop launches Milk Refill Station 12 June, 2019 - SOMERSET folk keen to reduce their use of single use plastic can this month (June, 2019) use a Milk Refill Station at the farm shop in the county.  Rumwell Farm Shop, which is located on [...]
Panorama takes Somerset film to the Commons 11 June, 2019 - Panorama’s social care documentaries filmed with Somerset County Council are due to be screened in the House of Commons this week. Every MP in the country and members of two Select Committee have been invited [...]
Boy punched during attempted robbery in Monkton Heathfield 10 June, 2019 - Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for help after the attempted robbery of a teenager in Monkton Heathfield. It happened at about 20:00 on Wednesday 5 June as a 16-year-old boy walked along School Road. [...]
Three men jailed for GBH on vulnerable Taunton man who later died 7 June, 2019 - Three men were jailed today (Friday) for a total of more than eight years for an attack on a vulnerable man who died shortly after from a drug overdose. Mohammed Nasir, aged 28, from London, [...]
Yellow weather warning issued for Rain and Thunderstorms 7 June, 2019 - A yellow weather warning has been issued, by the Met Office, for rain and potential thunderstorms for much of the south of the U.K. The weather warning, which is effective from 2pm until 11pm (7th [...]
Musgrove Park rated one of UK’s top five hospitals for patient experience 6 June, 2019 - Musgrove Park Hospital has been rated one of the UK’s top five hospitals when it comes to patient experience of its care. This is according to leading healthcare intelligence organisation CHKS, which has shortlisted Musgrove [...]
Taunton School wins Environmental Award 5 June, 2019 - Taunton School has been recognised for its environmental achievement with a Green Award in the Independent Schools of the Year Awards. The Green Award for Environmental Achievement recognises the innovative ways in which the school [...]
£1m Prevention Fund to improve lives 5 June, 2019 - Local councillors and Somerset’s Youth Parliament will be helping distribute a new £1m County Council Prevention Fund, under plans being looked at next week. The fund, which will be discussed by the Council’s Cabinet on [...]
Somerset strengthens its financial position 5 June, 2019 - Extra one-off funding, technical adjustments and savings have helped substantially strengthen Somerset County Council’s financial position, the authority’s end of year financial report has set out. The Council’s Revenue Budget Outturn Report for 2018/19, which [...]
Man knocked unconscious in assault in Taunton 5 June, 2019 - Update Avon and Somerset Police have confirmed the person they need to speak to has come forward. Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for witnesses and information after a man was knocked unconscious in an [...]
New state-of-the-art incubator donated to Musgrove Park’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit 5 June, 2019 - Babies admitted to the Somerset Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (SNICU) at Musgrove Park Hospital will now benefit from state-of-the-art care, following the donation of a brand new Giraffe Incubator Carestation. The team on SNICU were [...]
Four-legged friend helps to ease exam stress 4 June, 2019 - Taunton School have been beating exam stress with the help of a very special chocolate Labrador named Larry. Eight year-old Larry is a registered therapy dog and belongs to Head of Biology, Caro Wedgwood. Caro [...]
Reduce the risks in your home 3 June, 2019 - Somerset County Council and partners are supporting National Child Safety Week (Monday 3 June – Sunday 9 June 2019) to help keep children safe at home. This year’s theme is ‘Family life today: where’s the [...]
Step forward and volunteer 3 June, 2019 - ‘Step forward, volunteer and you’ll never regret it’ says Somerset County Council Leader, Cllr David Fothergill, this National Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June). This echoes the many comments from some of the County Council’s 175 volunteer [...]
Please don’t throw in the towel – give it to the RSPCA to help wildlife! 31 May, 2019 - RSPCA West Hatch Wildlife Centre has launched desperate appeal for towels and bedsheets for wildlife Staff at the RSPCA West Hatch Wildlife Centre have launched a desperate appeal for double sheets, double duvet cases, and [...]
Somerset Youth Parliament Members launch their Manifesto 30 May, 2019 - Young people from Somerset elected to ensure the voices of their peers are heard across the County have unveiled their Manifesto. The three recently elected Somerset Members of Youth Parliament (MYPs), supported by Somerset County [...]
A new Bottled Beer will be launched to mark the 40th Anniversary of West Somerset Railway trains to Bishops Lydeard 29 May, 2019 - In June 1979, the revival of the West Somerset Railway (WSR) finally saw train services extended from the temporary terminus at Stogumber through the next station at Crowcombe Heathfield and to Bishops Lydeard, close to [...]
Pass on your love of reading 29 May, 2019 - Volunteers are needed this summer to pass their love of reading onto children during this year’s Space Chase Summer Reading Challenge, taking place across all Somerset Libraries. Last year, over 7,400 children took part in [...]
Clean Sweep for Taunton 28 May, 2019 - Somerset West and Taunton Council is giving Taunton town centre a spring clean. Work has already begun to deep clean pavements, street furniture and bus shelters; paint and refurbish lampposts and bins; freshen up public toilets; remove [...]
Join Together For Dementia 22 May, 2019 - Join the 20,000 people across Somerset who are already Dementia Friends – or encourage local communities to become ‘dementia friendly’ – and improve lives this Dementia Action Week (20-26 May). With over 9,000 people in [...]
Growing need for Adopt a Path volunteers 22 May, 2019 - With seasonal growth now appearing on paths across Somerset, volunteers are invited to help protect and maintain the county’s public rights of way. Anyone can help get involved when they are out and about on [...]
Seven year old Taunton boy makes special visit to Musgrove to mark end of his cancer treatment 21 May, 2019 - A seven year old boy from Taunton made a special visit to the children’s unit at Musgrove Park Hospital to mark the end of his cancer treatment. Tristan was diagnosed when he was three and [...]
Squeeze‘s Chris Difford and Lightning Seeds to open for Madness in Taunton 21 May, 2019 - Pop legends, Madness, who will kick-start a weekend of live music in Taunton, have today (Tuesday) announced two special guests joining them for the evening. Madness, one of the most successful British bands of all [...]
Exciting future for Priorswood Library 20 May, 2019 - Celebrations took place last week (Friday 17 May) after Priorswood Library’s long-term future was confirmed with the signing of a Community Library Partnership. Library friends, partners, school and nursery children and staff joined together at [...]
Roadside grass cutting season is underway 17 May, 2019 - Grass-cutting season is here and Somerset County Council will again be cutting more than 9,400km of roadside verge to help keep drivers safe – that’s the distance from Taunton to Sao Paulo. Somerset County Council [...]
Green shoots as Somerset recovers 16 May, 2019 - A series of environmentally-friendly initiatives and an end to cuts to frontline services were among the plans outlined in a speech at Somerset County Council’s annual meeting today. Council Leader David Fothergill outlined a series [...]
Taunton crews called to skip ‘well alight‘ 15 May, 2019 - Two fire appliances from Taunton were immediately mobilised following a call from a member of the public reporting a fire in a large skip in Thornfalcon at 18:08 this evening (Wednesday). On arrival, the incident [...]
Man kicked in torso and woman’s handbag stolen in Taunton 15 May, 2019 - Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for witnesses following a street robbery in Taunton. The incident happened at around 00:10 on Friday (10 May) when a man and a woman left the Coal Orchard pub [...]
Government praises Council’s ‘cost effective’ schools programme 15 May, 2019 - Somerset’s work to build and expand schools has been highlighted as a model of good practice by Government. The County Council has been praised by Lord Agnew, Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Education for its ‘efficient’ and [...]
How’s your smile? 15 May, 2019 - ‘National Smile Month’ starts this week – and Somerset County Council is joining the national campaign for better oral health after figures reveal almost one fifth of Somerset’s five-year olds (19%) have decayed, missing or [...]
Cabinet backs new approach for young carers support 14 May, 2019 - A new approach that aims to expand and improve support for young carers was approved by Somerset County Council’s Cabinet yesterday. The plans, which have been drawn-up following meetings with young carers, were approved unanimously. [...]
Somerset selects SUEZ as new waste collections contractor 13 May, 2019 - Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) has today (13 May 2019) announced that it has selected SUEZ recycling and recovery UK (SUEZ) as its preferred bidder to help deliver a comprehensive new recycling service across Somerset from [...]
Weavers Arms development complete 10 May, 2019 - Somerset West and Taunton Council has completed the development of 26 new affordable homes at Rockwell Green, Wellington. The £3.6m scheme to regenerate the area included demolition of the Weavers Arms public house, the adjacent [...]
New Arts Council England Grant for The Brewhouse 10 May, 2019 - The renaissance Taunton’s Brewhouse Theatre and Arts Centre continues, with new investment from Arts Council England.  Taunton Theatre Association (TTA), responsible for reviving The Brewhouse, delivered over 1,000 events and 71,500 visitors last year.  Now, [...]
Celebrate Somerset countryside with artwork 8 May, 2019 - SOMERSET residents and visitors are being invited to enter a creative competition this month (May 2019) demonstrating how they feel when they are outdoors in the county’s green spaces. Somerset’s three Areas of Outstanding Natural [...]
Proposals to step-up support for young carers 8 May, 2019 - Proposals to provide better support for more young carers will be considered by Somerset County Council’s Cabinet later this month. There are an estimated 1,750 young carers in Somerset but at any one time the [...]
The Wurzels to perform at Taunton School 7 May, 2019 - Legendary Somerset band, the Wurzels, have been invited to perform at a special public event at Taunton School this June. Cider-drinkers and combine-harvester fans will be warming up their vocal chords to singalong to the [...]
Local Lottery celebrates birthday 7 May, 2019 - The Somerset West Lottery is celebrating its second birthday this month. The local Lottery run by Somerset West and Taunton Council was launched on 16 May 2017, it opened to players on 9 June 2017 [...]
West Somerset Railway damaged by vandals in ‘senseless and costly’ attack 4 May, 2019 - Vandals struck the West Somerset Railway last Monday evening (29 April) at around 21:00 with an attack on a railway coach stabled overnight at Bishops Lydeard in sidings. The damage caused to the coach was [...]
Public Space Improvement Project: St James Street Closure 2 May, 2019 - The closure of St James Street to traffic on a 12 month trial basis will go ahead this month, following extensive consultation with a Taunton town centre stakeholder working group. The group consisted of representatives [...]
Somerset Libraries shortlisted for Digital 100 Awards 1 May, 2019 - The Somerset Digital Skills Talent Academy, hosted by Glass Box, Somerset Libraries, has made the shortlist for the Digital 100 Awards Finalists. Digital Leaders, the nationwide programme for promoting effective, long-term digital transformation across government, [...]
West Somerset Railway Track Relay At Blue Anchor Completion Date In Sight 1 May, 2019 - The West Somerset Railway (WSR) has been undergoing a complicated track relay around Blue Anchor throughout the start of 2019 as part of a major infrastructure improvement programme on the line.   This work proved [...]
Somerset’s adult safeguarding service to be improved based on new feedback 30 April, 2019 - New feedback gathered by Healthwatch Somerset on the county’s Adult Safeguarding service will be used to improve it for the future. Better communication through the safeguarding process and clearer information on staying safe in the [...]
£1,200 donation to Musgrove Park’s children’s unit 30 April, 2019 - Parents will now be able to stay overnight in comfort at Musgrove Park’s children’s unit thanks to a kind £1,200 donation by Taunton’s Mountway School of Dancing. The money will be spent on a set [...]
Chance to put best foot forward for Walking Month 29 April, 2019 - A FAMILY-RUN Somerset clothing, footwear and outdoor leisure equipment retailer is this month hoping to encourage more people to get out walking in the county as part of National Walking Month (May 2019). Taunton Leisure, which is [...]
Quentin Blake’s Magic comes to Somerset Libraries 26 April, 2019 - The Librarian Theatre is touring Somerset Libraries this Summer, presenting ‘The Green Ship’ by Quentin Blake. The theatre production of the book is their first ever stage adaptation; they are undertaking an epic 50-show tour [...]
Princess Anne officially opens new UK Hydrographic Office headquarters in Taunton 25 April, 2019 - The UK Hydrographic Office’s new headquarters in Admiralty Way, Taunton were officially opened by Princess Anne today (Thursday). During her visit, The Princess Royal delivered a speech to an audience of the UK Hydrographic Office [...]
Warning of strong winds for Somerset 25 April, 2019 - A yellow weather warning for rain is in place across South West England including Somerset from tomorrow (Friday). The warning comes as ‘a spell of strong winds is expected across parts of south Wales, south [...]
Cricket and ice cream; the perfect match 24 April, 2019 - What could be better than experiencing live world class sporting action whilst enjoying ice cream or sorbet of the highest quality? That dream is now a reality after Somerset County Cricket Club signed a new [...]
Green Living for Children at New Taunton Nursery 24 April, 2019 - A new nursery which will encourage children and their families to embrace a green sustainable lifestyle is being opened in Taunton. Nerrols Nursery is being built in the countryside on the edge of Taunton, near [...]
Finalists selected for this year’s Be Proud Awards 24 April, 2019 - Policing heroes from across Avon and Somerset will be recognised at an awards ceremony this June, as this year’s Be Proud Awards finalists have been chosen. A final judging panel, including Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Sue [...]
Remember to return your postal vote 23 April, 2019 - Postal voters in Somerset West and Taunton (SWT) are being reminded to return their ballot papers to make sure their vote counts in the district council and town and parish council elections on May 2. [...]
Dying Matters Comes To Taunton 23 April, 2019 - This May, people in Taunton have the unique opportunity to explore if they are ready to talk about and plan for death. A Death Cafe Taunton event is taking place at 2 pm on Saturday, [...]
Somerset’s quirkiest wedding venue launches new Waterwheel Suite 22 April, 2019 - One of the South West’s most unique wedding venues has just got even more interesting with the launch of its new ceremony and reception suite which has been created within an historic paper mill. The [...]
Primary school admission figures announced 16 April, 2019 - Nearly 98 per cent of Somerset children were offered a primary school place at one of their top three choices, the County Council’s latest school admission figures show. Overall 97.7 per cent of the 5,664 [...]
Free footwear check for Healthy Feet Month 15 April, 2019 - KEEN and amateur walkers from Somerset are being invited to take advantage of a free footwear fitting service being offered as part of a national Healthy Feet Month (April 2019). Taunton Leisure, which is on [...]
You’re never too old to put a spring in your step, so why not get active this Easter? 15 April, 2019 - Growing older doesn’t have to be all slippers and crossword puzzles, so why not ditch the Easter eggs and chocolates and get active this Easter instead? Research shows that regular physical activity boosts people’s physical and [...]
Man detained by police at takeaway restaurant in Taunton 14 April, 2019 - A man was detained by police at a takeaway restaurant on East Street in Taunton last night (Saturday). Avon and Somerset Police said: “We have tonight detained a man in a takeaway restaurant in East [...]
Harvester ‘totally destroyed‘ following fire in Kingston St Mary 11 April, 2019 - Two fire engines from Taunton and a water carrier from Bridgwater were mobilised to a report of a harvester on fire in a field of elephant grass on Fennington Lane in Kingston St Mary at [...]
Apply now for postal and proxy votes 11 April, 2019 - DEADLINES for postal and proxy voting applications are approaching – so if you can’t vote in person, apply now. The deadline for postal vote applications is 5pm on Monday April 15, while proxy vote applications [...]
Man who stole laptop disturbed and chased from property in Taunton 10 April, 2019 - Avon and Somerset Police are investigating the theft of a laptop computer from a house in Taunton. The incident happened between 04:15 – 04:30 on 28 March at a property in Whirligig Place. The suspect [...]
Your Easter waste collections and recycling sites 9 April, 2019 - Every household in Somerset will have Easter waste collection day changes, with pick-ups due on Good Friday 19 April taking place from 7am on Saturday 20 April. No collections on Easter Monday 22 April mean [...]
Deadline to register approaching fast 9 April, 2019 - TIME is running out if you want to register to vote in the local elections on Thursday May 2. The deadline for registration is midnight on April 12. Voters will go to the polls to [...]
Taunton fire crews rescue man trapped following road traffic collision 8 April, 2019 - Two fire appliances and the rescue tender from Taunton were sent to a report of a road traffic collision on Neroche Road in Otterford at 17:44 this evening (Monday). On arrival, crews confirmed that there [...]
Sign up for Junction 25 newsletters 8 April, 2019 - You can now stay up to date with progress on the multi-million pound M5 Junction 25 improvement scheme in Taunton by registering for newsletters. Somerset County Council is currently upgrading Junction 25 to improve traffic flow, [...]
Taunton Gateway Park & Ride to reopen tomorrow 8 April, 2019 - Normal business will resume with commuters able to return to the Gateway Park & Ride site tomorrow (Tuesday) after illegally camped travellers left the site this afternoon. Gateway Park & Ride was closed today (Monday) [...]
Taunton Gateway Park & Ride closed tomorrow after travellers set up camp 7 April, 2019 - Taunton Gateway Park & Ride site will be closed tomorrow (Monday) on the grounds of safety and security after travellers illegally set up camp at the site late on Friday. Gateway buses will continue to [...]
Taunton Marathon 2019: Everything You Need To Know 4 April, 2019 - The 36th annual Taunton Marathon takes place this Sunday (7th April). More than 1000 runners are expected to take part in the Full Marathon of 26 miles or the Half Marathon of 13 miles. Taunton [...]
Somerset County Cricket Club and Nuffield Health Renew Partnership 3 April, 2019 - Somerset County Cricket Club are pleased to announce that they will once again be working in partnership with Nuffield Health in 2019. Nuffield Health is one of the leading not-for-profit UK healthcare organisations with a [...]
Children invited to hop along to Easter Tea Party 3 April, 2019 - YOUNGSTERS from Somerset are invited to an Easter Tea Party at a farm shop in the county this month (April, 2019). Rumwell Farm Shop, which is located on the A38 between Taunton and Wellington, is [...]
Make sure you have your essential medicines this Easter Bank Holiday 2 April, 2019 - With the Easter Bank Holiday fast approaching, Somerset’s GPs are reminding patients to order and collect their repeat prescriptions before Good Friday (19 April). Dr Ed Ford, GP and Chairman of Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group, [...]
Taunton Post Office set to reopen tomorrow 1 April, 2019 - The Post Office on North Street in Taunton is set to reopen tomorrow (Tuesday) following its closure on Saturday. A Post Office spokesperson said: “We are pleased to announce that Taunton Post Office will be [...]
Put a ‘Spring’ in your step – Volunteer! 1 April, 2019 - Adopt a path, drive people to vital medical appointments, help in a library or help out in Somerset’s outdoor activity centres – there are plenty of volunteering opportunities to put a spring in your step [...]
Are you a Musgrove baby? 1 April, 2019 - Midwives at Musgrove Park Hospital are encouraging people to share photos and stories of their babies born at the hospital as part of a new #MusgroveBabies campaign. The campaign is being run by the hospital’s [...]
‘Eleven casualties’ following multiple vehicle collision on A303 31 March, 2019 - Three fire engines and a rescue tender from Martock, Ilminster and Yeovil along with a supporting officer were initially mobilised to a report of a multiple vehicle road traffic collision on the A303 Southfields to [...]
‘Well alight’ shed spreads to residential property in Taunton 29 March, 2019 - Two fire appliances from Taunton were sent to a report of a shed on fire between two houses on Valley Road in Taunton at 15:14 this afternoon (Friday). On arrival, crews confirmed that the shed [...]
County Council welcomes Public Health Nursing Team 29 March, 2019 - Somerset County Council will welcome almost 200 public health nursing staff into their fold from 1 April, committed to continuing to give the County’s children the best start in life. Staff made up of Health [...]
New Council 29 March, 2019 - The new Somerset West and Taunton Council comes into being on Monday 1 April. The Council has been created by The Somerset West and Taunton (Local Government Changes) Order 2018. The SWT Constitution which sets [...]
The Queen names latest Avon and Somerset Police horse ‘Windsor’ 28 March, 2019 - Avon and Somerset Police’s latest recruit has been given the Royal seal of approval. The latest horse to join the force’s mounted team was today (Thursday 28 March) named Windsor by Her Majesty The Queen [...]
Plans to build up to 230 new homes and replace Woolaway houses in Taunton approved 28 March, 2019 - Resident-led plans to build up to 230 new homes and replace Woolaway houses in north Taunton were approved yesterday (Wednesday 27 March) by councillors. Taunton Deane Borough Council’s planning committee backed the authority’s ‘outline’ plan [...]
More funding awarded to tackle rough sleeping 27 March, 2019 - Taunton Deane Borough Council has received another cash boost from central Government to help tackle the problem of rough sleeping. The Council has been awarded £210,739 from the Rough Sleeping Initiative Fund which forms part [...]
Wider cycle lane, box junction markings and warning signs now on Station Road in Taunton 27 March, 2019 - Somerset County Council has completed work to help improve cyclist safety on Station Road in Taunton. They include a wider cycle lane, box junction markings and warning signs to help drivers be aware of cyclists. [...]
Easter Holidays at The Museum of Somerset 27 March, 2019 - This Easter, families can celebrate the arrival of spring at The Museum of Somerset. Events during the two weeks include the ever-popular Easter Egg Trail and activities inspired by the new exhibition ‘A Life in [...]
Make sure you’re registered to vote 26 March, 2019 - On Thursday 2 May residents in Somerset West and Taunton will go to the polls to have their say on who represents them at a local level. Local government elections select councillors, who are responsible [...]
Musgrove first hospital in south west awarded Gold Standard for being baby friendly 25 March, 2019 - Midwives at Musgrove Park Hospital are celebrating after international charity Unicef declared the hospital as Gold Standard for its baby friendly care and support. It means that future generations of babies, their mothers and families [...]
Later hours at Somerset recycling sites 24 March, 2019 - All Somerset recycling sites will open until 16:00 on both Saturdays and Sundays and close at 18:00 on summer weekdays and 17:00 on winter weekdays from Monday 1 April. Reflecting site users’ demands and keeping [...]
Taunton fire crew called to car ‘well alight’ 23 March, 2019 - One fire engine from Taunton was mobilised following a call reporting a car on fire on Volis Hill, Volis Hill, Kingston St Mary at 15:45 this afternoon (Saturday). On arrival, crews confirmed one car was [...]
Razorlight, Happy Mondays and Sophie Ellis-Bextor to play Taunton Racecourse 21 March, 2019 - Razorlight will perform at Taunton Racecourse along with special guests, the Happy Mondays and Sophie Ellis-Bextor, later this year it has been announced. The English indie rock band, formed in London in 2002 by lead singer and [...]
Elections update 21 March, 2019 - POLL cards for the forthcoming Somerset West and Taunton council, and parish council elections, on May 2 are landing on doormats throughout the area.  Residents in Taunton Deane and West Somerset are being advised to [...]