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38 min ago | Somerset County Gazette

Skydivers take plunge for MS Society

FIVE daring fundraisers, four of whom suffer from multiple sclerosis, are taking on a tandem skydive for the MS Society's Taunton branch.

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7 hrs ago | Somerset County Gazette

Cllr Clifford Bishop to become honorary freeman of the borough of Taunton Deane

CLIFF Bishop is to be inducted into Taunton Deane's 'hall of fame' in recognition of half a century as a councillor.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Somerset County Gazette

a Young man sexually assaulted two women in separate incidents less than an hour apart, police say.

The offences took place in Taunton last Friday at around 9pm in Hoveland Lane and at 9.40pm on Wellington Road.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Bridgwater Mercury

Lorry crash causes M5 chaos

A DRIVER had a lucky escape when his lorry flipped on the motorway after colliding with a broken down artic.

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This is The West Country

Taunton Beekeepers 83,000 centre of excellence opens at Bradford-on-Tone

TAUNTON Beekeepers' new centre of excellence was officially opened at Bradford-on-Tone by Taunton Deane MP Jeremy Browne on Saturday.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

Daily Mail

Star Wars casts British actress Christina Chong in 'small role' for Episode VII

Chong is best known for her role on 24: Live Another Day - she also appeared in Madonna's directorial film debut W.E and British TV series Monroe.

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Chardandilminsternews.co.uk

THE M5 southbound has fully reopened after yesterday's collision between two lorries near Taunton.

A Highways Agency spokesman has said: "Two lanes of the M5 southbound between junctions 24 and 25 have re-opened following an incident earlier this morning involving two heavy good vehicles.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

Chardandilminsternews.co.uk

Rush-hour mayhem predicted as M5 southbound between Bridgwater and...

Drivers should take plenty of water with them if they intend to travel as high temperatures are forecast.

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Tue Jul 15, 2014

Somerset County Gazette

40 Steps bridge in place at Staplegrove Road, Taunton.

PEOPLE in the Rowbarton area of Taunton will be able to cross a 'short cut' bridge to get into town again.

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Sat Jul 12, 2014

Somerset County Gazette

Taunton Deane Dragon Trail dragons are unleashed on the streets

And remember, you can see roving dragon Proud Heritage, the mayor's dragon, at the Creech St Michael party in the park this afternoon .

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Fri Jul 11, 2014

Somerset County Gazette

Live Taunton Deane Dragon Trail dragons are unleashed on the streets

RT @TauntonTIC: Come get your .@Deane_Dragons Trail Guide from @TauntonTIC on Saturday - only A 1, supporting great causes and meet Samuel Ta You can see the Mayor's dragon, Proud Heritage, at Creech St Michael Village Day on Saturday in the afternoon.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

This is The West Country

Major public sector strike affecting Somerset today

SOMERSET County Council claims the majority of its services continued as usual today despite the national one-day strike by unions.

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Midweek Herald

Public exhibitions to discuss A303

The events are being held by Devon County Council, supported by Somerset County Council, and take place today , at Monkton Court Hotel, Monkton, from 3pm to 8pm, and Monday, July 14, at The Sidmouth Arms, Upottery, 3pm to 8pm.

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This is The West Country

100 up for Abbeyfield House centenarian

ARTIST Dora Banfield celebrated her 100th birthday at Abbeyfield House retirement home in Taunton with Mayor and Mayoress Dave and Renee Durdan among the guests.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

Somerset County Gazette

Popular Taunton businessman dies in motorbike crash

A "SMALL bloke with the biggest heart" died after he came off his motorbike and collided with a police motorcyclist.

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Taunton prepares for massive public sector strike

Local authority bosses aim to protect vulnerable people with carers, social workers, refuse collectors, librarians and street cleaners among hundreds of workers walking out.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

This is The West Country

Police are continuing to investigate the crash

Police, fire and ambulance services are at the scene of a serious multi-vehicle collision on the A38 out of Taunton at Rumwell Motorists have reported being turned around by police at the Stonegallows junction on the way to Rumwell, and are advised to avoid the stretch of road TRAFFIC is building up on the A38 in both directions due to a crash ... (more)

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Bridgwater Mercury

a Dairy worker has been fined after rubbish he paid someone to remove was dumped near Bridg-water.

Martin Durrant, 48, was fined A 120 and ordered to pay A 95 costs and a A 20 victim surcharge after paying a man A 30 to remove waste which was later found fly-tipped at Rooks Castle near Goathurst.

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Fri Jul 04, 2014

This is The West Country

Passengers injured in crash between coach and car on A358

Injuries sustained to the male driver of the car, who was airlifted to Southmead Hospital in Bristol, are not as serious as first feared, police said this morning.

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Thu Jul 03, 2014

This is The West Country

Live Crash involving coach and car closes A358

Mad bad things @ cross keys, seen about 7 emergency vehicles so far and there's some helicopters too : and A38 and A39 for HGVs THE A358 is closed at Cross Keys towards Bishops Lydeard due to a crash involving a coach and a car.

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