21st June 2018

Local News

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 [...]
Musgrove Park joins forces with Taunton library to help people avoid health ‘fake news’ 20 June, 2018 - People from Taunton and the surrounding area are getting tips on how to avoid getting caught by fake healthcare news on the internet. Information specialists at Musgrove Park Hospital will be visiting Taunton’s main library [...]
Crews called to gas leak in Taunton 19 June, 2018 - Two fire crews and a hazardous materials officer from Taunton were mobilised to reports of a gas leak in Ashill Close in Taunton at 18:31 this evening (Tuesday). On arrival, crews confirmed gas was leaking [...]
Think Bike this Ride to Work Week 19 June, 2018 - Somerset Road Safety and Avon and Somerset Police are urging all road users to take longer to look for bikes during Ride to Work Week. The Council’s road safety team and the police will be [...]
Man charged over vehicle crime in Wellington 18 June, 2018 - A man has been charged with vehicle interference following an incident in which a man was disturbed rifling through a car in Lodge Close, Wellington, in the early hours of Thursday 14 June. Dylan Towers, [...]
Have your say on ‘Improving Lives’ 18 June, 2018 - A nine week consultation launched today inviting residents, organisations and communities to have their say on health and wellbeing priorities in the County. The results from the consultation, which ends on 17 August,  will inform [...]
Taunton fire crew called to caravan fire 17 June, 2018 - One fire appliance from Taunton was mobilised following a report from a member of public stating there was a caravan on fire in Anders Lane, Otterford at 19:28 this evening (Sunday). On arrival, crews confirmed that [...]
Diverted Giving Making a Difference 17 June, 2018 - Businesses are being urged to support the Diverted Giving scheme set up by Taunton Deane Borough Council with the Avon and Somerset Police to help homeless people. The Council has a collection box at the [...]
Major resurfacing on East Reach 16 June, 2018 - Major resurfacing is planned on one of the main routes into Taunton on Monday 18 June. Sections of the A38 East Reach are showing signs of significant deterioration and will be resurfaced as part of Somerset County Council’s [...]
Musgrove‘s state-of-the-art radiotherapy CT scanner officially opens 15 June, 2018 - A brand new £500,000 state-of-the-art radiotherapy CT scanner was officially opened at Musgrove Park Hospital yesterday (Thursday 14 June) by the Mayor of Taunton, Catherine Herbert. The scanner is a vital piece of equipment which [...]
Taunton fire crew rescue male trapped in wheelchair 15 June, 2018 - One fire appliance from Taunton was mobilised following a call reporting a male trapped in a wheelchair on Dorchester Road in Taunton at 16:47 this afternoon (Friday). On arrival, the officer in charge confirmed one [...]
Multi-million plans approved for new primary school and Selworthy School expansion in Taunton 15 June, 2018 - A new £7 million primary school and £9 million expansion to a special school are a step closer after plans were approved. Funded by Somerset County Council, they are part of the biggest school building [...]
Occupants evacuated following gas leak in Taunton 15 June, 2018 - Two fire appliances and a environmental protection unit from Taunton were mobilised following a call from ambulance reporting a smell of gas within a property they were attending on Bagborough Road in Taunton at 03:39 this morning (Friday). Fire [...]
UKTV Fantasy Homes By The Sea is back and looking for people to take part! 15 June, 2018 - Multi-award-winning network UKTV has commissioned a brand-new series of the hit show Fantasy Homes By The Sea (20×60’), with Michelle Ackerley taking on the hosting duties for its free-to-air channel Really. Making its long-awaited return, [...]
Flypast and ceremony marks Taunton links to Royal Air Force 14 June, 2018 - A stunning flypast by an RAF A400 Atlas was the finale of celebrations in Taunton today to mark the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force and honour one the town’s most illustrious sons. Thanks [...]
Libraries look at men’s mental health for Men’s Health Week 14 June, 2018 - Somerset Libraries and Public Health have partnered up to help improve men’s mental health in Somerset as part of Men’s Health Week (11-17 June). The Men’s Wellbeing Collection is an innovative collection of books and [...]
UPDATE: CCTV appeal following serious sexual assault in Taunton 14 June, 2018 - Update Avon and Somerset Police have now identified the two men in a CCTV image they released earlier today. Police have thanked the media for sharing their appeal. Avon and Somerset Police have released a [...]
Was your baby born in July 2008 at Musgrove’s Bracken birth centre? 13 June, 2018 - Midwives at Musgrove Park are appealing to parents with children who were born at the hospital’s Bracken birth centre in July 2008 to get in touch and be part of its 10th birthday celebrations. A [...]
Taunton’s first ever town cycle trail launched 13 June, 2018 - Taunton’s first ever town cycle trail was launched by the Mayor of Taunton Deane Councillor Catherine Herbert on the first day of National Bike Week 2018. Taunton Area Cycling Campaign produced the Foxglove Trail map [...]
School’s £3 million performance art and science facilities unveiled 13 June, 2018 - A major new expansion to Taunton’s Heathfield School has been officially handed over to the school following the completion of a Somerset County Council multi-million project. Pupils can now enjoy the use of two state-of-the-art [...]
Investigation launched after four police officers assaulted in Wellington 12 June, 2018 - Avon and Somerset Police have launched an investigation into a disorder in Wellington in which four police officers were assaulted. Police were called to the town park in Courtland Road at just before 17:30 on [...]
Commonwealth Gold Medallist inspires Taunton School Netballers 12 June, 2018 - Netball champion Eboni Beckford-Chambers recently visited Taunton School to run a specialist coaching session for aspiring players. Under the organisation of JR Sports Coaching, students at Taunton School and the wider community were treated to [...]
Two vehicle collision in Bishops Hull 11 June, 2018 - A fire appliance from Taunton was immediately mobilised following a call from Avon and Somerset Police reporting a car with smoke issuing following an collision in Bishops Hull at 15:09 this afternoon (Monday). On arrival, the [...]
CCTV appeal after men assaulted with plank in Taunton 11 June, 2018 - Police are appealing for help to trace the people on this CCTV as part of their investigation into an apparently unprovoked assault on two men in Taunton. The pair reported that they were set upon as [...]
Vehicle fire on Silk Mills Lane 11 June, 2018 - One fire appliance from Taunton was mobilised to reports of a vehicle fire on Silk Mills Lane at 07:43 this morning (Monday). Upon arrival, crews confirmed a small fire under the bonnet of the vehicle [...]
New Shadow Council holds inaugural meeting 11 June, 2018 - THE first meeting of the Somerset West and Taunton Council’s shadow authority saw the first appointments being made. Cllr Jean Parbrook (Minehead South) has been elected Chair, while Cllr Catherine Herbert (Killams&Mountfield) is Vice Chair. [...]
Crews called to fuel spill at Hankridge Way 10 June, 2018 - Two fire appliances and an environmental protection unit from Taunton were immediately mobilised following a call from a member of the public reporting a fuel spill at Hankridge Way, Taunton at 08:52 this morning (Sunday). On arrival, the [...]
Historic Sycamore Helicopter Flies Home 9 June, 2018 - The world’s last flying ‘Bristol 171 Sycamore’ helicopter will return home to Weston-super-Mare this month when it flies to the Helicopter Museum; 60 years after it was built. The historic aircraft land at the museum [...]
Road naming event to honour founder of the Royal Air Force 8 June, 2018 - A Somerset man who founded the Royal Air Force and helped change the course of history will be remembered in his home county next week as part of the national RAF100 celebrations. Hugh Montague Trenchard, [...]
Somerset and Dorset NHS staff to join 85,000 others in special parkrun to celebrate NHS’s 70th birthday 8 June, 2018 - More than 85,000 people are expected to take part in a special parkrun UK event on Saturday 9 June 2018 to celebrate the NHS’s 70th birthday. Backed by double Olympic gold medallist Dame Kelly Holmes, parkrun for [...]
Pioneering nurses lead the way in integration across Somerset 7 June, 2018 - Two Somerset nurses are leading the way as pioneers for a new project that aims to highlight the opportunities available to the nursing workforce in the county. The Integration Pioneer Programme is a collaborative scheme [...]
Scams Awareness Month lifts the lid off the latest scams 7 June, 2018 - Somerset residents young and old are being urged to know their vishing from their phishing this month. June is Scam Awareness Month and Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards is raising awareness of scams, how to [...]
Generous donation benefits children having MRI scans at Musgrove 6 June, 2018 - Children having an MRI at Musgrove Park Hospital will be able to relax a little more thanks to a new piece of technology. A DVD player has been installed into one of the scanners to [...]
Somerset Waste Partnership’s (SWP) Plastic pledge 6 June, 2018 - A Somerset “Pledge Against Preventable Plastics” has been launched to identify some of the simple practical steps we can all take to cut waste and recycle more. The pledge coincides with the annual World Environment Day, [...]
Open Farm Sunday comes to Langford Lakes 6 June, 2018 - FAMILIES from Somerset are invited to visit a Christmas tree farm in the county as part of Open Farm Sunday. Langford Lakes Christmas Tree Farm is taking part in the event, which is the farming industry’s national [...]
Ready to help make mischief? 6 June, 2018 - Volunteers are needed to pass along their love of reading to children and young people during this year’s ‘Mischief Maker’s’ Summer Reading Challenge taking place across all Somerset Libraries. Last year over 7,700 Somerset children [...]
Men across Somerset and North Devon encouraged to get potentially life-saving vascular screening 5 June, 2018 - Somerset and North Devon’s abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening programme team has been visiting towns across the counties to encourage men over 65 to get screened. It’s all part of promoting the importance of AAA [...]
Coal Orchard application 5 June, 2018 - TAUNTON Deane Borough Council has received a detailed planning application for development on land at Coal Orchard in Taunton. The application is for a mix of uses including restaurants on the waterfront, retail units, gym, [...]
Silhouettes in Somerset to mark World War One centenary 4 June, 2018 - Communities can now apply for fully funded grants to purchase silhouettes to remember and reflect on those who went to war and did not return, thanks to a new programme from the Armed Forces Covenant Fund [...]
Local home care company wins top recommendation award 4 June, 2018 - A Taunton-based home care company has won an award based on the glowing recommendations it receives from its clients, their families and friends. Home Instead Senior Care specialises in providing at-home care to the elderly, [...]
Car severely damaged by fire in Thornfalcon 3 June, 2018 - One fire appliance from Taunton was mobilised to a report of a vehicle on fire in Thornfalcon at 07:32 this morning (Sunday). Crews confirmed one car in a layby was severely damaged by fire and [...]
Royal Recognition For Somerset Volunteers 3 June, 2018 - The services of three Somerset volunteer groups have been recognised and honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in 2018. The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer [...]
Thank you, Volunteers! 2 June, 2018 - A number of celebratory events and activities are planned to take place during National Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June) to thank and honour Somerset’s thousands of unsung heroes. Volunteers are invaluable in improving lives, giving as little or [...]
Are you ready for World Bicycle Day? 2 June, 2018 - Somerset County Council’s road safety team is asking everyone to share the road for International World Bicycle Day on 3 June. ‘Simple, affordable, reliable, clean and environmentally sustainable means of transportation’ is how the United Nations [...]
Man arrested in connection with burglaries and thefts from vehicles in Wellington 1 June, 2018 - Officers investigating a number of burglaries and thefts from vehicles in Wellington have arrested a suspect. Avon and Somerset Police made the arrest after a neighbourhood PCSO spotted a man in the town who matched [...]
Work starts on pay on exit car parks and electronic signs in Taunton 31 May, 2018 - Work has started this week on implementing £1.2million of significant improvements to Taunton Deane Borough Council car parks and signage. The council is introducing Variable Message Signing (VMS) to help drivers find car parks and [...]
Win local lottery tickets to Flower Show 31 May, 2018 - Two complimentary tickets to the Taunton Flower Show are being offered as a bonus prize in the Somerset West Lottery draw at the end of June. The event organisers have kindly sponsored the prize tickets [...]
Amber rain warning for Somerset 31 May, 2018 - An amber rain warning for rain is in place across South West England including Somerset from this afternoon (Thursday) into tomorrow morning. The warning states that severe thunderstorms are likely to produce torrential downpours, flooding [...]
World Cup 2018 police operation begins as passports surrendered by those with football banning orders 30 May, 2018 - Avon and Somerset Police are kicking off their operation in the force area ahead of the start of the World Cup in Russia next month. And that means that 60 people who have football banning [...]
Early years careers fair could be your route into childcare 30 May, 2018 - Would-be childminders, nursery assistants and other childcare staff can get priceless advice at a Somerset County Council careers event on 5 June. Anyone interested in working in the early years sector and childcare is urged [...]
Final stage in process for the new single council for Taunton Deane and West Somerset 29 May, 2018 - The Leaders of two Somerset councils are delighted to announce that a new, single council for Taunton Deane and West Somerset has received official approval from the Government, marking the final stage in the process. [...]
Grant boost for Somerset youth clubs 29 May, 2018 - Youth clubs across Somerset have netted a share of more than £105,000 in grants from Somerset County Council’s Youth and Community Service. The grants, for 34 youth clubs in total, will support projects across the [...]
Crews called to report of smoke coming from property in Taunton 28 May, 2018 - Two fire appliances from Taunton were mobilised following a call reporting smoke coming from a property on Richmond Road in Taunton at 11:27 this morning (Monday). On arrival, the officer in charge confirmed a small fire which was [...]
New ‘Positive About Breastfeeding’ Digital Support now available 28 May, 2018 - Somerset families are encouraged to use, share, follow, like or love the latest digital technology helping support mums to breastfeed! A new Somerset ‘Positive about Breastfeeding’ website and Facebook page provides information and advice to [...]
Crews called to car and caravan fire on M5 27 May, 2018 - All lanes have reopened on the M5 between Junctions 26 and 27 following a car and caravan fire. Delays remain on approach but should now start to ease. Three appliances, two from Taunton and one from Wellington, [...]
Crews called to lorry on fire on M5 between Junctions 25 and 26 26 May, 2018 - Two fire crews from Taunton were called to a lorry on fire on the M5 between Junctions 25 and 26 at 14:12 this afternoon (Saturday). Crews confirmed that there had been a small fire that [...]
Bridgwater man appears in court charged with rape 26 May, 2018 - A 19-year-old man has appeared in court charged with rape. Iosif Constantin, from Monmouth Street in Bridgwater, has been charged with the rape of a woman in the town on 13 May. He has appeared [...]
Family festival for blue beauty 26 May, 2018 - A wildlife charity is encouraging Somerset schoolchildren to come face to face with the UK’s rarest butterfly this summer. Butterfly Conservation (BC) is hosting a free family festival in Somerton on Thursday 31 May, to [...]
Pushing the boat out this weekend? 25 May, 2018 - Devon and Somerset plays host to a variety of waterways from marinas, canals, lakes, coastal inlets, harbours and quays. This bank holiday weekend is typically when the boat season will be really getting under way. [...]
Man convicted of attempting to murder Taunton D-Day veteran 25 May, 2018 - A 40-year-old man who attacked a Second World War veteran with a hammer while carrying out a burglary at his home has been convicted of attempted murder. Following a trial at Taunton Crown Court, 40-year-old [...]
Taunton School donate £1000 to the ‘Love Musgrove’ MRI scanner campaign 25 May, 2018 - Taunton School has donated £1000 to the ‘Love Musgrove’ MRI scanner campaign, as its chosen spring term charity. Students raised the money during the infamous “RaG” week (Raising and Giving), taking part in lots of [...]
Over 1,000 babies born smokefree in Somerset 24 May, 2018 - Smokefree Somerset Alliance recently celebrated the news that over 1,000 babies have now been born smokefree as a result of the Mums2Be Smokefree service since its start. Smoking is the number one cause of preventable [...]
Highway grass cutting season is underway 24 May, 2018 - The 2018 roadside grass-cutting season is now underway with contractors in action across Somerset to help keep road users safe. As the highway authority, Somerset County Council cuts roadside verges to a minimum of one [...]
Popular Home Library Service Needs Volunteer Co-Ordinators to grow 23 May, 2018 - Calling all book lovers!  A popular home library service run by Royal Voluntary Service, the national volunteering organisation, is looking to grow its service for older readers across Somerset. Somerset Home Library Service brings books to [...]
Taunton Triathlon this Saturday 26 May 5pm 23 May, 2018 - This coming Saturday 26 May at 5pm will see the 8th running of Taunton Triathlon. Hosted at Taunton School on Staplegrove Road and organised by Yeovil based Immortal Sport. The race has always been very [...]
Travellers leave Blackbrook site following court order 22 May, 2018 - A group of travellers who set up an unauthorised encampment near Blackbrook Leisure Centre and Spa in Taunton has now moved from the site. The land, part of an important community leisure complex, is owned [...]
Cover Photo Garden Open to Visit, 27th May! 22 May, 2018 - Have you noticed the stunning cottage garden adorning the cover of the St Margaret’s Open Garden Brochure this season? This delightful, quintessentially English Cottage Garden, nestled in the Quantock Hills, is opening it’s gates to [...]
Over 270 sheep stolen from Steart area 21 May, 2018 - Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for information following a large sheep theft from land at Steart marshes near Bridgwater. The 92 ewes and 184 lambs were taken overnight between Thursday 10 and Friday 11 [...]
Two lanes closed following M5 collision between Junctions 24 and 25 21 May, 2018 - Update All lanes have reopened and earlier delays are beginning to ease following what was later reported as a three vehicle collision. Recovery complete following a collision #M5 #Somerset southbound between J24 #Bridgwater #NorthPetherton and [...]
Pumpkin Prizes At Wookey Hole Caves 21 May, 2018 - Wookey Hole Caves is offering a £1,000 prize for the heaviest pumpkin grown this summer in a Halloween Pumpkin Competition. The competition is open to any green-fingered enthusiast who would like to take part in [...]
Police alert after series of thefts from homes and vehicles in Wellington 20 May, 2018 - Avon and Somerset Police are urging people living in Wellington to be alert after reports of thefts of cash from homes and vehicles in the town. DS 3578 Dave Wells said: “Investigators are working with [...]
Your Be Proud Award 2018 winners announced 20 May, 2018 - Laughter and cheer filled the air as policing heroes were recognised from across Avon and Somerset, at this year’s Be Proud Awards held at Cadbury House Hotel in Congresbury on Thursday, May 17, 2018. The [...]
Crews rescue dogs, cat, rabbit and finches from Norton Fitzwarren property fire 19 May, 2018 - Two fire engines from Taunton and one from Wellington were sent to a report of a property on fire with some dogs still inside in Hilly Park in Norton Fitzwarren at 19:20 this evening (Saturday). On arrival, [...]
Ryan is a national champion for work supporting vulnerable children 19 May, 2018 - A Somerset teenager has scooped a national award for championing an app for the County Council that helps alleviate young people’s anxiety. Ryan Leakey was crowned Mind of My Own(MOMO)champion of the year for his [...]
Hoarding Awareness week 18 May, 2018 - It’s Hoarding Awareness week which seems an opportune time to highlight the work Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service Safeguarding Team have been undertaking to support individuals with hoarding behaviours. Hoarding and poor housekeeping [...]
Pitch your business idea to win £1,000 at Somerset SOUP! 17 May, 2018 - For a second year, entrepreneurs in Somerset looking to set up a business or who have been trading for less than a year are being invited to step up to the microphone to give their [...]
Alzheimer’s Society in Somerset unites against dementia this Dementia Action Week 17 May, 2018 - Alzheimer’s Society in Somerset is encouraging residents to take action and unite against dementia this Dementia Action Week (21-27 May). On Wednesday 23 May charity staff and volunteers will be having an information stall at [...]
17 interventions and two vehicles seized during intensified M5 patrols 16 May, 2018 - Last week Avon and Somerset Police ran Op Tramline, their annual road safety day of action which saw intensified patrols along the M5 corridor around Exeter and Taunton. Tri Force officers from Avon and Somerset, [...]
Let’s take action against dementia 16 May, 2018 - Somerset County Council is asking everyone to help make a difference to the lives of people living with dementia. In the UK, one person develops dementia every three minutes, yet too many people living with [...]
St. Margaret’s Hospice in the running to be named Hospice of the Year 16 May, 2018 - St. Margaret’s Hospice has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award – and you can help the charity to win simply by showing your support on Twitter. The Somerset charity is one of two finalists [...]
New roles and responsibilities at the County Council 16 May, 2018 - Several new appointments to key roles within Somerset County Council were approved this morning (16 May). At its Annual General Meeting, the County Council voted to appoint a new Chair of the Council, Councillor Nigel [...]
Dementia Day Service review underway 15 May, 2018 - Views are being sought as Somerset County Council, whilst working with Compass Disability, start a review of the way that day services for people with dementia are delivered The current contract for this support expires [...]
Team up for award after app puts vulnerable children in control 15 May, 2018 - Somerset County Council’s use of a new piece of technology that helps alleviate young people’s anxiety has put it in line for a national award. Mind of My Own is an app used by children [...]
Blackdown Youth Club achieves quality award 14 May, 2018 - A popular youth club near Taunton run by community volunteers has achieved Somerset County Council’s ‘Safe and Welcoming’ award. Blackdown Youth Club in Corfe, now in its fourth year, offers a range of activities as [...]
Somerset recycling sites now taking plastic food pots, tubs and trays 14 May, 2018 - The biggest change to plastics recycling in Somerset in almost a decade is underway at the county’s 16 recycling sites. Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) has announced that every recycling site is now taking plastic food [...]
See your hobby blossom with free advice at Plant Day 13 May, 2018 - AMATEUR gardeners in Somerset are being invited to a Plant Day at a farm shop in the county this month (May, 2018) for some free advice. Rumwell Farm Shop is hosting the greenfingered event with [...]
‘Deliberate‘ car fire in Taunton 12 May, 2018 - One fire crew from Taunton were mobilised to reports of a car fire in Bishop Fox Drive in Taunton at 02:33 this morning (Saturday). Upon arrival, the vehicle was well alight and crews extinguished the fire using [...]
Crews rescue female from smoke filled flat in Taunton 11 May, 2018 - Two fire crews from Taunton and an officer were mobilised to a report of smoke issuing from the window of a flat in Chilliswood Crescent in Taunton at 20:57 this evening (Friday). Upon arrival, crews gained [...]
Creech submits Neighbourhood Plan 11 May, 2018 - CREECH St Michael Parish Council has submitted a proposed Neighbourhood Development Plan to Taunton Deane Borough Council. The plan, its statutory supporting documents and a response form, are available for inspection on the Council’s website, [...]
Police appeal after vehicles damaged in Taunton 11 May, 2018 - Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for help to identify a man who they believe may be able to help their enquiries following vandalism in Taunton. Seven vehicles were damaged, with windows smashed and wing [...]
Help protect a child’s smile 11 May, 2018 - Somerset County Council is encouraging anyone who supports children or young people in any way to complete a free, e-learning module to learn how to protect children’s smiles.  The module is launching in celebration of [...]
Man given suspended jail sentence after dangerous overtaking manoeuvre results in serious collision 10 May, 2018 - A 27-year-old man has been given a suspended jail sentence after he carried out a dangerous overtaking manoeuvre resulting in a serious collision. Jamie Gardner, of Great Oaks Close, Bridgwater, carried out the overtaking manoeuvre [...]
Park benefits from path work 10 May, 2018 - Wellington Park has a smart new look after its network of paths were resurfaced by local contractor RW Gale. The essential maintenance work was funded by Taunton Deane Borough Council with a contribution from Wellington [...]
Male rescued by Taunton fire crew after falling off quad bike down bank 10 May, 2018 - One fire appliance from Taunton attended an incident where a male had fallen off his quad bike and was down a bank in Greenway Lane, Lowton at 12:26 this afternoon (Thursday). Paramedics requested fire crews [...]
Somerset volunteers encouraged to consider fostering 10 May, 2018 - The Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’s (AONB) volunteer service is joining forces with Somerset County Council’s Fostering Team to help the search for more foster carers in Somerset. This year’s ‘Foster Care Fortnight’ campaign [...]
Taunton leads the way for skaters 9 May, 2018 - NEW skate ramps being installed in Taunton could draw big-name professionals from far afield – and give local young people the chance to experience the thrills of top class facilities. A vert ramp and mini [...]
Joint Statement of the Leaders of Mendip District Council, Sedgemoor District Council, South Somerset District Council, Taunton Deane Borough Council and West Somerset District Council: The need for change in Somerset Local Government 9 May, 2018 - On Wednesday 2 May 2018, Somerset County Council announced that it intends to start a conversation with the district councils and other partners to explore whether a unitary model of local government could be a [...]
Crews called to out of control bonfire in Taunton 9 May, 2018 - Two fire appliances from Taunton were sent to a report of a bonfire which was out of control in Comeytrowe Lane in Taunton at 21:18 last night (Tuesday). On arrival, crews confirmed that the fire had [...]
Veteran Serviceman seeking information on former Middleway Camp in Taunton 8 May, 2018 - Memories of the old Middleway Camp in Taunton are being sought by a veteran serviceman who was stationed there as a young National Serviceman in 1954. The veteran, now 82, wants to pass his memories [...]