RTC Persons Trapped

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May 16, 2014

Two fire appliances from Minehead and the rescue tender from Taunton attended an RTC where one person was still within the vehicle. Crews arrived on scene and worked alongside paramedics with cutting equipment to gain better access to the casualty. Cre...
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Frank Skinner to appear in Doctor Who

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May 16, 2014
Frank Skinner to appear in Doctor Who

Frank Skinner will appear as a guest star in the new series of Doctor Who. The comedian, who is a huge fan of the long-running science-fiction series, will appear on screen this autumn alongside Peter Capaldi who is playing the latest incarnation of th...
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RTC Person Trapped

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May 16, 2014

One appliance from Burnham On Sea, another from Bridgewater and a Rescue Tender from Taunton were mobilised an RTC at the location above. On arrival crews confirmed one motorcycle involved with a casualty stuck in a ditch. Crews released the casualt...
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Charity plant sale at Pitminster coins in cash for Christian Aid

AN ANNUAL plant sale in Pitminster has celebrated its fifth year of raising thousands of pounds for charity.
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ANGLING: Rich pickings in Dillington Pond summer league

ILMINSTER AA members fished the first round of the Summer League at Dillington Pond.
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Taunton Food Bank stocked up thanks to generous Knightstone Housing donation

TAUNTON Food Bank has received over 100 items donated by staff at Knightstone Housing.
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‘Rotting corpse’ smell sparks neighbour complaints

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May 16, 2014

NEIGHBOURS of a waste recycling plant in Weston have complained of a smell like ‘rotting corpses’ wafting over their homes.


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GOLF: Young pips Markby in Windwhistle Seniors cup

WINDWHISTLE Seniors began their week with the second round of the Challenge Cup, played at the Frome Golf Club.
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Chard’s £1million home development taking shape

A £1MILLION development of 11 homes in Chard is taking shape.
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Kitchen Fire

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May 16, 2014

Three fire appliances from Yeovil station attended reports of a kitchen on fire at the above location. On arrival crews confirmed fire within the properties kitchen. They used one hose reel jet whilst wearing two breathing apparatus sets to exti...
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COMPETITION: Win a £150 makeover from fashion designer Jeff Banks

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May 16, 2014

SOMERSET fellas are being invited to take part in a competition to find the man most in need of a makeover.
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Live – Gloucestershire v Somerset

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May 16, 2014

Live commentary and scorecard as Gloucestershire host Somerset in the South Group of the T20 Blast (17:30 BST).
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SWIMMING: Tessa contests two regional finals

TESSA Down of the Chard and district club swam superbly to reach two finals at the ASA South-West regional youth championships.
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Fifth of beef farmers may leave industry as prices plummet

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May 16, 2014
Fifth of beef farmers may leave industry as prices plummet

One in five beef producers could quit the industry unless prices improve, the South West's National Beef Association's chairman warned this week.While beef sales at the supermarket and butchers' shop remain steady, the number of suckler cows in the UK ...
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VE-Day celebrated in style at Minehead nursing home

A PATRIOTIC party has been held at The Winsor Nursing Home, in Minehead, to celebrate VE Day.
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Police hunt sweet shop till thief

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May 16, 2014

A THIEF smashed a till at a sweet shop in Burnham last Friday before making off with £140 in cash.


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Lighthouse trail proving a big hit

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May 16, 2014

BURNHAM’S lighthouse trail has been hailed as a success, a fortnight on from its launch.


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VIDEO: RNLI stalwart retires after 40 years

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May 16, 2014

The head of the RNLI lifeboat station in Weston-super-Mare is retiring after 40 years of service - and more than 1,500 rescues.
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Pupils gather to say goodbye to murdered teacher Ann Maguire

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May 16, 2014
Pupils gather to say goodbye to murdered teacher Ann Maguire

The husband of a teacher who was stabbed to death in her classroom paid a moving tribute to her at her funeral today as he described her "passion" for her job. Hundreds of mourners gathered at the mass to remember Ann Maguire, 61, who died after she wa...
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NETBALL: Hovelands finish with a flourish for Galmington

The final day of the netball season saw all six of Galmington’s Somerset League teams in action.
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Building Fire

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May 16, 2014

Two appliances from Taunton were mobilised following a report to the Fire Service Control Room of a fire at the above location. On arrival at the scene crews confirmed a small fire in the kitchen of a ground floor flat of a end of terrace block of&nbs...
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