Minehead, England Newswire

Minehead, England Newswire

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  1. Flying Scotsman passes through Somerset stations during South West tripRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | Western Gazette

    Trainspotters and steam enthusiasts have been able to catch a glimpse of the legendary Flying Scotsman as it passed through Somerset yesterday . Anna Stevens and Terence Peppin captured the mighty steam locomotive as it passed through Weston-super-Mare and Bridgwater respectively during its journey south of Bristol.

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  2. New Game: TS: West Somerset RailwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | MobyGames

    The longest heritage railway in the UK comes to life in the beautiful West Somerset Railway route add-on for Train Simulator, available now. The origins of what is now one of the favourite preserved railways for enthusiasts began back in the mid-1800s, when a number of proposals were submitted for railway schemes in west Somerset; however, none of these schemes were pursued and it was another ten years before proposals for a railway in the county were submitted again.

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  3. New Game: TS: WSR DieselsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | MobyGames

    Two of the West Somerset Railway's most popular locomotives - the Class 47 and Class 03 - come together in this gathering of preserved diesels for Train Simulator. The Class 47 was one of the first mass produced diesel locomotive after the gradual withdrawal of steam locomotives on the UK railway network in the 1960s.

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  4. FIRE: Firefighters from Dulverton and Minehead were called to attend a tractor fire on the A396.Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | This is The West Country

    Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service were called at 3.50pm today ( May 23) after reports of a fire on the A396 between Bridgetown and Wheddon Cross. Crews extinguished the fire using two breathing apparatus, two hose reel jets, a compressed air foam jet and a thermal imaging camera.

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  5. 6 stunning pictures of Exmoor poniesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Horse and Hound

    The hardy Exmoor pony is one of the most identifiable of the native breeds, with their distinctive mealy markings on the muzzle and around the eyes. But this Friday a new photography exhibition will open at Dunster National Park Centre in Somerset, promising to show the breed in a new light.

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  6. OPENING: Channel Adventure is opening a new centre on the seafrontRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | This is The West Country

    THE former Visitor Information Centre on Minehead seafront which has lain empty for several years is now taking shape as The Adventure Centre run by Channel Adventure. After 18 months of negotiation and work to overcome legal hurdles, a nine-year lease has been agreed with owners West Somerset Council .

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  7. UPDATED: Flying Scotsman to travel through Somerset - but timetable is kept secretRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 22 | Chardandilminsternews.co.uk

    THE 'world's most famous train' will arrive in Somerset tomorrow after months of anticipation - but serious trespassing incidents mean we can't tell you when. The Flying Scotsman is due to travel through the glorious countryside, travelling through Bristol down to Bishops Lydeard tomorrow .

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  8. Flying Scotsman route changed because of incomplete checks on West Somerset RailwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 22 | Western Gazette

    Due to checks not being fully completed along the line the train will now travel from Bishops Lydeard on a round trip via Bristol, Bath and Westbury But the West Somerset Railway has said the locomotive will not now travel to Minehead, as originally scheduled, because checks on the line from Bishops Lydeard have not been completed. A spokeswoman at West Somerset Railway has now said that due to checks not being fully completed along the line the train will now go to Bishops Lydeard on a round trip via Bristol, Bath and Westbury.

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  9. Real Ale Rail Trail to attract 4,000 beer lovers on West Somerset RailwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 21 | This is The West Country

    MORE than 4,000 beer lovers are expected at the Real Ale Rail Trail, which features pop-up beer bars from 23 South West breweries along the West Somerset Railway . Brewing members of the South West region of the Society of Independent Brewers are joining forces for the event from Friday, June 9 to Sunday, June 11. Event organiser Carl Beeson, SIBA regional secretary, said: "This is the first time any heritage railway has featured an event such as this anywhere in the UK.

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  10. Find out about the jobs arising from Hinkley CRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 19 | This is The West Country

    AN event will be held at the Beach Hotel in Minehead for people to find out more about jobs arising from Hinkley Point C. West Somerset Council employment and skills staff will be hosting the event, which will take place on June 15 from 4pm-7pm. Representatives from Hinkley Point C Jobs Service, G4S Security and Facilities Team, Somerset Larder and Somerset Passenger Solutions will be present.

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  11. Antiques Roadshow: BBC show rolls in to Somerset - pictures and videoRead the original story

    Wednesday May 17 | Somerset County Gazette

    HUNDREDS of antique enthusiasts from across Somerset braved the wet weather to see if their old treasures were worth a penny or two as the Antiques Roadshow came to the county. Speaking to the County Gazette Fiona Bruce, presenter of the Antiques Roadshow, said: "I am really happy to be back in Minehead for the roadshow's 40th anniversary.

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  12. Pictures and Videos: Antiques Roadshow celebrates 40th anniversary in MineheadRead the original story

    Wednesday May 17 | This is The West Country

    HUNDREDS of antique enthusiasts from across Somerset braved the wet weather to see if their old treasures were worth a penny or two as the Antiques Roadshow came to the county. Speaking to the County Gazette Fiona Bruce, presenter of the Antiques Roadshow, said: "I am really happy to be back in Minehead for the roadshow's 40th anniversary.

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  13. TODAY: Antiques Roadshow heads to SomersetRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 17 | This is The West Country

    COMING TO SOMERSET: Fiona Bruce and the team from Antiques Roadshow will be at the West Somerset Railway in Minehead today IF YOU'VE got an antique just sat gathering dust in your house, nows the time to see if you can make a penny or two out of it. Presenter Fiona Bruce and the team of experts will be at Minehead Railway Station from 9.30am to 4.30pm, we'll be there bringing you photos and stories from the day, so make sure you come say hello.

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  14. Quaker tapestry exhibition with Carhampton connectionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 16 | This is The West Country

    The tapestry became one of 77 panels made by people in many countries - the full set form a permanent display in Kendal but now 20 of them are coming to Taunton for a special exhibition. Mrs Cartwright said: "Each meeting designed their own panel, and ours was created by Frank Frisby - a well-known Minehead Quaker at the time, along with Siw Wood.

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  15. London train journey to Minehead in memory of Somerset stalwartRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 11 | Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News

    The special journey from London Paddington will link the main railway to the West Somerset Railway on Saturday . The train is in honour of Bob Smart, former chairman of Visit Somerset, who died a year ago after a short illness.

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  16. Flying Scotsman was originally built in Doncaster1:01Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 12 | This Is Somerset

    The world famous locomotive will be in action throughout 2017 and tours will be running from the end of May to the end of September. The train was originally built in Doncaster for the London and North Eastern Railway , emerging from the works on 24 February 1923 and initially numbered 1472.

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  17. Fire crews tackling large dung heap fire in WithycombeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 11 | Somerset County Gazette

    Crews from Williton and Burnham-On-Sea attended the scene on Sandhill Lane just after 11am today . The fire engine was sent from Williton and the telehandler was sent from our urban search and rescue team in Exeter.

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  18. London train journey to Minehead in memory of Somerset stalwartRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 11 | Somerset County Gazette

    The special journey from London Paddington will link the main railway to the West Somerset Railway on Saturday . The train is in honour of Bob Smart, former chairman of Visit Somerset, who died a year ago after a short illness.

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  19. PROGRESS: Sections of Old Hospital could be back in use within six monthsRead the original story

    Wednesday May 10 | Somerset County Gazette

    The project to turn Minehead's Old Hospital into a Community Hub has been a long-running saga which hit a snag this time last year when the owners parted company with long time partner Minehead Development Trust . But now director of Minehead Old Town Hall Investments Ltd , Bill Howard says good progress is being made with a newly formed Community Interest Company Minehead Connect and a board featuring prominent community-minded Minehead businessmen.

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  20. CRICKET: Kilve set to unveil impressive new facilitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 4 | This is The West Country

    ON May 28, Kilve Cricket Club will be unveiling its brand new scorebox and storage facility at the Kilve Beach Ground, which has been funded largely through a A 22,000 grant from the Hinkley Point Community Impact Mitigation Fund. "With this money from EDF, we've been able to build a facility that brings the club into the 21st century."

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