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Somerset County Gazette | Taunton

Taunton bakery 'extremely sorry' it was forced to close

Sians Sweet Treats said its staff had put their "heart and soul" into the business, and that they were "extremely sorry to have to close". The company, which has had the bakery on Severn Drive for three years, said it has instructed a "company liquidator" as it is unable to meet financial obligatio...

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Police attend three reports of disorders at The Racehorse Inn, Taunton

Police enquiries into theft and affray are ongoing after officers attended reports of anti-social behaviour in a pub in Taunton on three separate occasions on the same night.

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Top weekend for the Taunton St Andrews cricket teams

It was a good weekend for Taunton St Andrews’ senior sides with all four winning their matches and the first team climbing off the foot of Premier One table when they beat fellow strugglers Frocester away, writes Richard Walsh.

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Three hospitalised after 'serious' truck collision on A303 roundabout

One person was airlifted to hospital and two more were taken by ambulance following a collision between a car and truck on the A303’s Southfields roundabout. Hydraulic-cutting equipment was used to release one of the three casualties who was trapped.

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Taunton School brothers are international skiing champions

Two brothers from Taunton School have extended their lead as international skiing champions.

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Taunton Library’s new mural depicts ‘Mother Nature’

New mural spraypainted on Taunton Library aims to highlight climate change — as part of a project from Go Create and Rights Community Action. It was completed on Tuesday, June 11, with a grand opening date set to come.

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Combers Inside-Out Hairdressing in final of national competition

A hairdresser from Taunton has reached the finals of a national competition.

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Car fire on M5 extinguished by Taunton Fire Station crew

Two fire trucks attended the small vehicle fire on the hard shoulder of the M5 North, between Junctions 25-24, following reports from a passerby.

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Property for sale in Norton Fitzwarren: Three bedroom house

This attractive, detached property occupies a south-facing plot in the heart of the popular village of Norton Fitzwarren and is within easy walking distance of the main amenities.

Somerset County Gazette | Taunton

Taunton Vale Rotary Club donates £15K to counselling service

Taunton Vale Rotary Club has donated £15,000 to Somerset Counselling Centre

Somerset County Gazette | Taunton

Property for sale in Taunton: Large four bedroom house

This handsome, individual house occupies a quarter of an acre plot on a sought-after, tree-lined road on the southern side of Taunton, with the town centre about half a mile away.

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Taunton’s oldest menswear shop celebrates its 100th year of trading

Gurds of Taunton, at 70 Station Road, is a cavernous treasure trove of men’s tailoring that has been a popular fixture of the town since it opened in 1924. From tailored suits and shirts to pyjamas, the shop’s stock is expansive.

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Phil Hill: The ‘volcanic rage’ caused by pavement parking

I’ve just worked out why Americans call pavements ‘sidewalks’, writes former chief reporter Phil Hill.

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Somerset Council volunteers help out at RSPCA West Hatch

Somerset Council volunteers have transformed some of the communal seating areas and the main car park at an RSPCA wildlife centre near Taunton.

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Bridgwater and Taunton College principal made CBE in King's Honours

Bridgwater and Taunton College's principal and CEO Andrew Berry has received an Order of the British Empire in the King's Birthday Honours list.

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Missing 15-year-old girl was last seen in Taunton

Police are appealing for the public’s help to find a 15-year-old girl who was last seen in the Taunton area.

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Properties to be built on land near East Reach, Taunton

WT Estates has confirmed that seven properties will be built on a plot of land near Taunton town centre.

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The Entertainer in Taunton Euro 2024 face-painting event

Mini football fans in Taunton are in for a treat to mark the start of EURO 2024 this weekend

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Nottingham attack victims' families continue push for public safety

The families of three people stabbed to death in the Nottingham attacks have issued a statement marking the first anniversary of the killings, vowing to continue their battle for new laws to improve public protection.

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Move-in ready home available to view at Taunton Nerrols Grange

A new build property ready to move into, which includes upgrades worth more than £15,000, will be open for viewings this weekend.