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19 hrs ago | This is The West Country

VOLUNTEERS got their hands dirty to tidy up Minehead seafront ready for the busy tourist season.

Dead plants and weeds were pulled up and grass verges cut because it was feared its shabby appearance could put off visitors.

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Yesterday | This is The West Country

Summerfield to host cream tea open day in West Somerset

It is giving an internal decorations package worth A 3,000 to anyone who reserves a property before August 8 at their College Gardens development in Minehead or The Paddocks in Williton.

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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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This is The West Country

Gymnastics joy for Minehead First School pupils

IT may be the summer of sport with the World Cup, Wimbledon and the Tour de France all taking place this month but gymnastics has Minehead First School pupils jumping for joy.

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Somerset County Gazette

MP wants extra police to deal with 'rowdy' Butlin's visitors causing chaos in Minehead

UP Butlin's visitors are scaring families out of Minehead town centre with their 'threatening' and 'rowdy' behaviour, it was warned this week.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

Somerset County Gazette

FAMILIES turned out in their numbers as a world-famous children's train steamed into Minehead.

Thomas the Tank Engine stationed in a sunny Minehead on Saturday , much to the delight of the hundreds of West Somerset Railway fans who turned out to see him.

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Somerset County Gazette

West Somerset College Post 16 students celebrate success

GUEST speaker Harriet Rose-Gale, Louise Gay who was awarded the Outstanding Performance Award for Vocational Studies and assistant principal in Vocational Education Marguerite Bowden.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

This is The West Country

Storywalks for West Somerset pupils

POET and storyteller Chris Jelly, headteacher and Marcus Capel; middle row: Tyler Kendall, Phoebe Schmieder, Millie Bishop, Jack Gardner and Minnie Cross; front row: Callum Ash, Tyler Webster and Katie Sanders.

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Sat Jul 05, 2014

Somerset County Gazette

a Major route into West Somerset is now fully open, just into for the busy summer season.

The roundabout is part of series of upgrades to local roads linked to the planned construction of a new power station at Hinkley Point.

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Fri Jul 04, 2014

This is The West Country

Dozens of parking tickets wrongly issued across Taunton Deane and West Somerset

Well, it might be worth checking out because parking officers wrongly fined dozens of motorists last year, the County Gazette can reveal.

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Thu Jul 03, 2014

This is The West Country

'Neglected' Minehead traders call for help after struggling year

BUSINESS owners in part of Minehead say they are struggling to survive one of the toughest trading periods in years and are calling on West Somerset Council for help.

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Wed Jul 02, 2014

This is The West Country

IAN Liddell-Grainger, MP for West Somerset paid a visit to Foxes Academy on Monday (June 30).

He was following up the learner's recent campaign to highlight the need for educational equality for young people with a learning difficulty or disability, which took place at the Houses of Parliaments.

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Somerset County Gazette

Watchet's war memorial unveiled and dedicated

IT WAS a momentous day in Watchet as the town unveiled and dedicated its long awaited memorial to the Watchet men who lost their lives during WW1 and WW2.

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Tue Jul 01, 2014

Somerset County Gazette

"BE the best you can be", is the new motto for pupils at West Somerset College from September.

Principal Gaynor Comber says the motto is fitting for what she wants each pupil to achieve when they leave school.

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This is The West Country

Class Action: West Somerset College

Principal Gaynor Comber says the motto is fitting for what she wants each pupil to achieve when they leave school.

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Mon Jun 30, 2014

This is The West Country

An artist's impression of the Hinkley C site

National Grid made the application back in May to install the overhead line, which would carry electricity from new nuclear power station Hinkley C. A six-month inquiry will now be held, and residents will be able to comment before a recommendation is made to the Secretary of State.

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The English Historical Review

'Fullye Bente to Fighte Oute the Matter': Reconsidering Cornwall's...

This article brings new evidence to bear on the Western Rebellion-the popular insurrection which convulsed Devon, Cornwall and areas of West Somerset during the summer of 1549 and which is today more commonly known as the 'Prayer Book Rebellion'.

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Somerset County Gazette

West Somerset College stocks up on free books

FROM left, back, Jamie Savage, Yasmina Bache and James Fitzmaurice; front, Minehead WHSmith manager Malcolm Adams and college library manager Jo Crossman.

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Sat Jun 28, 2014

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West Somerset remembers the heroes of war

ARMED Forces veterans joined young people, members of the public and West Somerset councillors to mark the start of Armed Forces Week in Williton on Monday.

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Bridgwater Mercury

Police and councils combine to tackle flytipping

The new co-operation includes sharing of information about possible offenders, identifying potentially violent individuals and arresting suspects for interview about illegal rubbish dumping.

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