CARNIVAL 2014: South Somerset clubs do well at Bridgwater

CARNIVAL 2014: South Somerset clubs do well at Bridgwater

Posted: 2nd November 2014
CLUBS from South Somerset did well last night (Saturday, November 1, 2014) on the opening parade of the 2014 Guy Fawkes Carnival Circuit – the majestic Bridgwater Carnival. Harlequin CC, of Ilminster, took first place in the open feature cart with their pirate-inspired Tortuga entry, while Chard-based Eclipse CC came third in the same category with Dead Men Tell No Tales…

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SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Spooky fun in Chard town centre for Hallowe’en!

SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Spooky fun in Chard town centre for Hallowe’en!

Posted: 1st November 2014
TRADERS came up trumps in spook-tacular fashion again on Hallowe’en Night for the annual town centre Trick or Treat event for children in Chard. Shops, offices, banks, pubs, cafes, restaurants, hair salons, florists, osteopaths and even a funeral director all got involved as the Chard Town Team brought the community together last night (Friday, October 31, 2014) for…

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SOMERSET NEWS: CCTV pictures released over pub attack

SOMERSET NEWS: CCTV pictures released over pub attack

Posted: 1st November 2014
POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a brutal assault at a pub in Bridgwater. At about 2.20am on Monday, September 22, 2014, two men were assaulted following an altercation on the dance floor at The Gallery pub in the High Street. A police spokesman said: “One of the victims was assaulted by about seven men who knocked him to the ground and continued to attack him…

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SOMERSET NEWS: Police hunt for Co-op shoplifter

SOMERSET NEWS: Police hunt for Co-op shoplifter

Posted: 1st November 2014
POLICE are appealing for information about the identity of this man they would like to interview about shoplifting at a store in Taunton. The incident happened at the Co-op store in Priorswood Place, Taunton, October 13, 2014. A police spokesman said: “The CCTV image shows a man who we believe might have some information which can help our enquiries.” Anyone with…

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YEOVIL NEWS: New Look shoplifter CCTV pictures released

YEOVIL NEWS: New Look shoplifter CCTV pictures released

Posted: 1st November 2014
POLICE have released CCTV pictures of a woman they would like to identify who may have information about shoplifting at the New Look store in Yeovil. The incident took place back in the summer on Saturday, August 16, 2014, when items were taken to the value of £200 from the store in the Quedam shopping centre. Crimestoppers released the information and the CCTV pictures…

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SOMERSET NEWS: Police ask for caution on unconfirmed abduction rumours

SOMERSET NEWS: Police ask for caution on unconfirmed abduction rumours

Posted: 31st October 2014
POLICE are urging people to use caution when sharing unconfirmed reports on social media of attempted abductions in their community. There have been rumours circulating on Facebook about attempted abductions around the Bridgwater and Taunton areas. A police spokesman said: “We have received information about three suspicious incidents – two in Bridgwater and one in…

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SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Hot stuff for School in a Bag

SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Hot stuff for School in a Bag

Posted: 31st October 2014
ORGANISERS of a charity curry night in aid of the Piers Simon Appeal’s School in a Bag initiative have hailed it as a big success. Nearly 80 people attended the event which was held last night (Thursday, October 30, 2014) at Home Farm in Chilthorne Domer – headquarters of the PSA and School in a Bag scheme. Diners were able to tuck into a fine three-course banquet with…

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SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Funeral details announced for Katie Bagwell

SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Funeral details announced for Katie Bagwell

Posted: 31st October 2014
THE funeral for Katie Bagwell – who was killed in a road crash earlier this month – will be held on Friday, November 7, 2014. Katie, 19, of South Petherton, died as a result of a road crash which happened early on Sunday, October 19, 2014, when a car she was travelling in plunged into the River Parrett in between Kingsbury Episcopi and Martock near to the junction of…

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SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Police name road crash victim

SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Police name road crash victim

Posted: 31st October 2014
A MAN who died following a road traffic incident on the A372 in Somerset earlier this week has been named as Reece Turner of Yeovil. Mr Turner, aged 41, died at the scene following the incident at 9am near Podimore on Wednesday (October 29, 2014). PHOTO - RIGHT: Reece Turner, 41, of Yeovil. The incident involved three vehicles - a van, articulated lorry and a car - is…

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SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Repair work is underway - at last - on closed road

SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Repair work is underway - at last - on closed road

Posted: 29th October 2014
MAJOR works are underway to rebuild a road near Ilminster which has been closed since February. Work started on Monday – a week earlier than originally planned – and providing there are no unseen problems or extreme bad weather, it means the B3168 at The Beacon should be repaired and reopened in time for Christmas. The road was first closed for safety reasons earlier…

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