Author Archive

Somerset County Gazette RSS Feed

 | 24/04/2009 2:51 pm

  • Body found at former Lidl building site in Taunton - THE body of teenager has been found on a Taunton building site.
  • Which Somerset cafes are offering free meals after Marcus Rashford's appeal - RESTAURANTS and cafes across Somerset are getting behind Marcus Rashford's campaign to give free school meals to the nation's vulnerable families.
  • Rate of Covid-19 infection in Somerset rising in two districts - THE overall rate of Covid-19 infection in Somerset has remained the same in the past 24 hours.
  • Soggy weather forecast across Somerset for the rest of October - SOMERSET is in for a soggy end to the month.
  • Ian Williams resigns from Devon & Cornwall Police after acquittal - A POLICE training supervisor who cleared his name after being accused of sexually assaulting two women has resigned.
  • Homeless charity Arc opens GP surgery at Lindley House - HOMELESS people and rough sleepers can now get vital medical care at a dedicated GP surgery just open in a homeless hotel in Taunton.
  • Police appeal for witnesses who saw incident on Chamberlin Avenue - A WOMAN and three children were threatened by a boy with a knife in Bridgwater.
  • B&M Bargains opened in Taunton on Friday, October 23 - A BARGAIN store opened in Taunton this weekend.
  • Watch: More than 50 cows on a late night stroll through Somerset town centre - A FLOOD of cows poured through Chard town centre at the weekend, causing a mixture of humour and confusion among the townsfolk.
  • Musgrove Park Hospital's Phil Shelley leads review into hospital food - THE man behind the food patients at Musgrove Park Hospital eat has led a review of NHS meals.
  • Firm offering £500 worth of weekly prizes to boost local businesses - A BUILDING merchant with stores in Wiveliscombe and Wellington is putting up £500 worth of handouts every week for the next three months.
  • Plea to bird watchers to stay away during starling murmuration season in Somerset - TWITCHERS who descend on Somerset to watch thousands of starlings in 'murmurations' are being asked to stay away this year.
  • Rise in Covid-19 infection rates in three Somerset districts - THE Covid-19 infection rate has risen in Somerset over the weekend, according to Government figures.
  • Police appeal for dashcam footage after crash on A370 - POLICE are looking for dashcam footage of a car crash in Weston-super-Mare.
  • Morrisons to distribute 15,000 school lunches a day in holidays - and you can donate too - MORRISONS stores will join the national effort to ensure no school child in need goes without an adequate meal this half term - distributing 15,000 packed lunches each day.
  • BBC Somerset RSS Feed

     | 2:50 pm

  • Minehead 'wildlife observation' tree house removal ordered - A planning inspector rules the tree house in Minehead must be dismantled.
  • Taunton GP surgery opens in homeless hostel - The service allows people housed by the council to have access to healthcare on site.
  • Oscar Mayer factory: Possible closure 'would devastate Chard' - Business leaders and union officials say they fear the wider impact the Oscar Mayer closure would have.
  • Murmuration crowds urged not to flock to Somerset Levels - Normally up to 1,000 visitors head to the Avalon Marshes to spot the natural phenomenon.
  • Police 'failing to tackle illegal deer hunting' - Police say they have "more important things to do" than investigate hunting crimes, activists allege.
  • Chard's Oscar Mayer sites to close risking 860 jobs - Food company Oscar Mayer has three sites in Somerset set to be moved to other parts of the UK.
  • Covid: Can I go to the cinema with my family? And other questions - We answer some of your questions about the rapidly changing rules and restrictions in the UK.
  • Coronavirus: What do Covid rules mean for half-term holidays? - Where can I go and what can I do on a holiday in the UK?
  • Local lockdown rules: What Covid tier is my area in? - Use our search tool to find out about coronavirus rules and restrictions where you live.
  • Covid blood plasma donation: What is blood plasma? - The NHS wants us to donate blood plasma to help fight Covid-19. But why?
  • Support bubbles: How do they work and who is in yours? - Some people across the UK have been able to form "support bubbles" or "extended households".
  • National League confirms funding split, with ex-English Football League clubs receiving more - The National League is to distribute the £10m support package based on attendances, meaning seven ex-EFL clubs receive a larger sum.
  • Dagenham & Redbridge 0-0 Yeovil Town - Dagenham are held to a goalless draw at home despite Yeovil playing the final half an hour with 10 men.
  • County Championship: Competition returns in 2021 alongside Bob Willis Trophy - The County Championship will return next summer with the 18 first-class counties split into three groups.
  • England include Obano and De Glanville - Worcester's uncapped centre Ollie Lawrence, 20, is added to England's training squad but scrum-half Ben Spencer misses out.
  • BBC RSS Feed

     | 2:50 pm

  • School meals: Boris Johnson refuses to move on school meal vouchers - The prime minister insists he has the right approach and no child will go hungry this winter.
  • Covid: Nottingham to move into tier 3 - Some parts of the surrounding county will also face the toughest Covid rules.
  • Water on the Moon could sustain a lunar base - The "unambiguous detection of water" will boost Nasa's hopes of establishing a lunar base.
  • Covid-19: Nottingham in tier 3 and Tesco 'sorry' over period product ban - Five things you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic this Monday evening.
  • Ex-paratrooper attempts no-parachute record jump - John Bream attempted to break two world records after jumping from a helicopter without a parachute.
  • Covid in Scotland: Level four restrictions considered for Lanarkshire - Councils have been told that level four measures could be introduced in North and South Lanarkshire.
  • Stock markets slide as Covid-19 cases rise - The Dow falls as much as 3.3% before ending down 2.3% - its sharpest decline in weeks.
  • Wales lockdown: Tesco 'wrong' to say period products 'not essential' - It had cordoned off the aisle after a break-in, but told a customer it was due to lockdown rules.
  • The Countdown: Gen Z, why they vote and Amy v Hillary memes - Gen Z are turning out to vote early, new numbers show. What is driving them and what does it change?
  • Manchester Arena bomber 'smiled' as he walked to his death - Salman Abedi was on his mobile phone when he made his "final walk" as crowds emerged from concert.
  • Composer with dementia hears piece for first time - Paul Harvey, who suffers from dementia, originally improvised the piece using just four notes.
  • 'I went to school and woke up in intensive care' - Some children who fell seriously ill in Malaysia when they inhaled toxic gases in 2019 say they are still suffering.
  • Panorama: Young people and the futures of the ‘Covid Generation’ - 23-year-old Rasheed lost his fully funded place on a pilots training course due to the pandemic.
  • The day the Commons came back from the Blitz - Rare archive footage shows the destruction of the House in 1941 and King George VI welcoming MPs back.
  • Coronavirus: How my mum became a conspiracy theory influencer - Sebastian’s mum has grown a big online following by spreading dangerous Covid conspiracy theories.