SOMERSET NEWS: Woman and two young children seriously injured

NEWS FROM SEDGEMOOR: Woman and two young children seriously injured

Posted: 26th August 2016
A WOMAN and two young children suffered serious injuries this afternoon (Friday, August 26, 2016) after being hit by a car. Police are appealing for information to the serious road traffic collision which took place shortly before 5.20pm on Coast Road at the Unity Farm Holiday Centre in Berrow, near Burnham-on-Sea. A police spokesman said: “A car was in a collision with…

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SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Alopecia sufferer Lucas, aged six, inspires mass head shave for charity

SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Alopecia sufferer Lucas, aged six, inspires mass head shave for charity

Posted: 26th August 2016
AN ARMY of volunteers will be a cut above the rest when they take part in a mass charity head shave in Chard next month. Individuals having their heads shaved for charity is commonplace, but so far more than 30 people have agreed to have the clipper treatment during a day of fundraising at the Phoenix Hotel in Fore Street on Sunday, September 4, 2016. It is all part of a…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Good luck to goalkeeper Giles in Rio at the Paralympics

SOMERSET NEWS: Good luck to goalkeeper Giles in Rio at the Paralympics

Posted: 26th August 2016
SOMERSET lad Giles Moore will be hoping to keep Team GB in safe hands when he represents the nation at the forthcoming Paralympics in Brazil. Goalkeeper Giles, 19, who lives at Horton near Ilminster, has been selected for Team GB’s seven-a-side football team which will be hoping to win gold in Rio during the Paralympics which are to be staged from September 7-18, 2016…

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SOMERSET NEWS: Police appeal over Minehead assault

SOMERSET NEWS: Police appeal over Minehead assault

Posted: 25th August 2016
POLICE are appealing for witnesses following an early morning assault in Minehead which left a man needing hospital treatment. The incident happened at around 0.35am on Monday, August 15, 2016, on Quay Street. The victim and the suspect were leaving The Ship Aground pub. A 46-year-old man was assaulted, suffering facial injuries which required hospital treatment.  An…

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SOMERSET NEWS: Bad crash on A358

SOMERSET NEWS: Bad crash on A358

Posted: 25th August 2016
EMERGENCY services were called out this morning (Thursday, August 25, 2016) following a crash on the A358 between Ilminster and Taunton. The Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service received a call for support from the police at just before 7am to the incident at Hatch Beauchamp. Two fire engines from Taunton and one from Bridgwater attended, along with a  rescue…

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SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Val makes it through Round One of The Great British Bake Off

SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Val makes it through Round One of The Great British Bake Off

Posted: 24th August 2016
SOMERSET baker Val Stones has been told she will have to “pull her socks up” by legendary Mary Berry after narrowly avoiding elimination at the first hurdle of the new series of The Great British Bake Off. Val, 66, who lives at Somerton, had an indifferent opening on the popular BBC show which started its new series tonight (Wednesday, August 24, 2016). Twelve new…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Breastfeeding café to open

YEOVIL NEWS: Breastfeeding café to open

Posted: 24th August 2016
A BABY friendly café is launching in Yeovil that will offer parents support with breastfeeding, the opportunity to relax, make new friends and share positive experiences. The cafe will promote and support parents with breastfeeding, which has many proven positive health benefits for infants and their mothers. It has been set up by Somerset County Council’s getset service…

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SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Six computers stolen from activity centre

SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Six computers stolen from activity centre

Posted: 24th August 2016
POLICE have released CCTV images of a man they would like to identify after six computers were among items stolen from an outdoor activity centre in Bruton. Six Apple computers and two safes containing cash and bank cards were stolen from Mill on the Brue activity centre in West End between 9.40pm on Saturday, July 30, 2016, and 8.20am the following morning. One of the…

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SOMERSET NEWS: Official opening for new pool complex

SOMERSET NEWS: Official opening for new pool complex

Posted: 23rd August 2016
A NEW swimming pool and spa at Taunton will be officially opened on Wednesday (August 24, 2016) by the local Mayor. The Mayor of Taunton Deane, Cllr Vivienne Stock-Williams, will give the new facilities at Blackbrook her civic seal of approval on Wednesday (August 24, 2016). The pool has been open to the public since July 30, 2016, but the official ceremony will now take…

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SOMERSET NEWS: Happy 105th birthday to Deane Helpline’s oldest user

SOMERSET NEWS: Happy 105th birthday to Deane Helpline’s oldest user

Posted: 23rd August 2016
STAFF from Deane Helpline - a service provided by Taunton Deane Borough Council - were delighted to help Ivy Tooze, the oldest service-user, celebrate her 105th birthday. Gillian Allgood, control centre manager, and Shaun Rolls one of the emergency response officers, delivered a bouquet of flowers and a handmade card. Mrs Tooze has lived under the reigns of three Kings…

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