West Somerset, England Newswire

West Somerset, England Newswire

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  1. Lack of lawyers due to Brexit creates uncertainty for council mergerRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Somerset County Gazette

    BREXIT threatens to delay vital measures needed to create a new Somerset council because there aren't enough lawyers to go around. Taunton Deane Borough Council and West Somerset Council are due to be replaced by Somerset West and Taunton Council in April 2019, ahead of the local elections in May. The council is currently operating as a 'shadow authority' , following a decision by the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government in May. A further three orders from central government are needed in order to formally transfer all the necessary legal powers to the new authority.

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  2. Lack of lawyers due to Brexit creates uncertainty for council mergerRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | This is The West Country

    BREXIT threatens to delay vital measures needed to create a new Somerset council because there aren't enough lawyers to go around. Taunton Deane Borough Council and West Somerset Council are due to be replaced by Somerset West and Taunton Council in April 2019, ahead of the local elections in May. The council is currently operating as a 'shadow authority' , following a decision by the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government in May. A further three orders from central government are needed in order to formally transfer all the necessary legal powers to the new authority.

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  3. GOLF: Lismore clan triumph on Charity Day at BreanRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Bridgwater Mercury

    MORE than 70 golfers gathered at Brean on Saturday to help raise funds for the three chosen captain's charities of BARB, Freewheelers Blood Bikes and Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance. A hole out eagle from 65 yards by Adam Cox at their penultimate hole helped to secure victory in the keenly fought competition.

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  4. Grandfather meets medical team who saved his lifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Somerset County Gazette

    LIFESAVERS: Denis Ward, centre, with paramedic Jenna MacKay, operations officer Richard Cockin, paramedic Trudy Marsden and Mr Ward's wife, Yvonne. Paramedic George Lowe also attended the incident A GRANDFATHER has met up with the paramedic team who saved his life after he had a cardiac arrest while walking his dog.

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  5. Somerset West and Taunton Council is currently operating as a 'shadow authority'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | This is Bath

    Somerset West and Taunton Council will officially be replacing Taunton Deane Borough Council and West Somerset Council on April 1, 2019, ahead of the local elections in May. The council is currently operating as a 'shadow authority' and is overseeing the transfer of all powers and responsibilities to the new body - including the ability to set its annual budget. The council has published early predictions of what its income and expenditure will be up between now and 2023/24, in what is known as its medium-term financial plan .

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  6. RUGBY: Welly back to winning ways, Wivey hold on for victory but Minehead beaten at homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 19 | Somerset County Gazette

    FALMOUTH made the long journey to The Athletic Ground last Saturday in what turned out to be a highly competitive fixture, writes Allyn Chetland . On a glorious day and in front of a large home support bolstered by 50+ past players, the R&Bs came out of the blocks firing on all cylinders.

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  7. New Taunton and West Somerset council could add 5 to your council tax billRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 19 | Somerset County Gazette

    Somerset West and Taunton Council will officially be replacing Taunton Deane Borough Council and West Somerset Council on April 1, 2019, ahead of the local elections in May. The council is currently operating as a 'shadow authority' and is overseeing the transfer of all powers and responsibilities to the new body including the ability to set its annual budget. The council has published early predictions of what its income and expenditure will be up between now and 2023/24, in what is known as its medium-term financial plan .

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  8. 170,000 of flood prevention works for West Somerset townRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 19 | Somerset County Gazette

    SRA says at least 15 properties will benefit from the work to stop mud and water surging down towards people's homes. Cllr John Osman, chairman of Somerset Rivers Authority , said: "We know that several incidents of flooding in Monksilver in recent years have caused significant damage and distress and clogged up the B3188.

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  9. Here's why more badgers are being culled across the countyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 18 | Stroudnewsand Journal

    A NEW badger cull has been announced for the region after the government decided to increase culling activity before the results of a review. Farming Minister, George Eustice has recently announced the go-ahead to cull badgers in 10 new areas they consider at high risk of bovine tuberculosis, and these will include parts of the county, spreading from west Gloucestershire to north and south Cotswolds and moving further to north Wiltshire.

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  10. Man seen 'walking naked' in Bridgwater arrested by policeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 17 | This Is Somerset

    "Had he been clothed I wouldn't have even noticed him. He wasn't drawing attention to himself but wasn't covering his modesty either."

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  11. PICTURES: West Somerset goes back in time for 1940s weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 17 | This is The West Country

    The event was organised by Robin Wichard from Living History Mobile Museum, who arranged for a 1940s military train to pass along the West Somerset Railway line. The event featured music and comedy from the 1940s at Minehead , Washford, Watchet, and Bishops Lydeard stations, performed by nationally-known artists, while the Watchet Film Society will present a special showing of "Guernsey Literary and Potato Society" on the Friday evening .

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  12. Council to advertise for new CEO of joint authorityRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 17 | Somerset County Gazette

    THE role of chief executive officer of the new Somerset West and Taunton council will be up for grabs soon. The shadow council agreed at a meeting on Monday night to recruit a chief officer to 'ensure the success' of the new venture.

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  13. Police called to East Reach address in Taunton following reports of a burglaryRead the original story

    Friday Sep 14 | This is Bath

    A spokeswoman for Avon and Somerset Police told Somerset Live : "We attended an address on East Reach in Taunton at 4.56pm to reports of a burgulary.

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  14. Wellington Carnival 2018: What you need to know from times, road closures and what to expectRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 12 | Western Gazette

    The event has been a solid fixture in Wellington's history with illuminated floats - each up to 30 metres long - packed with lights and dancers lining the streets. According to the official website, this year's event will start at 7.30pm with a main procession travelling through the town.

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  15. Somerset hotel threatened by cliff fall will close in SeptemberRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 11 | This is The West Country

    The owners of a coastal Somerset hotel on the brink of collapse have announced it will close at the end of September. The Blue Anchor Hotel at Blue Anchor near Minehead has faced months of problems after deep cracks started to appear on the site's land following a landslip in March, which lead to fears that the hotel could crumble.

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  16. Chartered accountants present charity with year's fundraising cashRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 11 | This is The West Country

    STAFF at Taunton chartered accountants A. C. Mole and Sons have been busy raising 7,250 for Mind in Taunton and West Somerset. The whole office has been involved in various fundraising activities over the past year including hosting a theatre production, a sponsored run, cake sale, quiz, Christmas raffle and other events.

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  17. Owner of Blue Anchor hotel near Minehead says she will live there for as long as it is safeRead the original story

    Tuesday Sep 11 | This is Bath

    The owner of a cliff-top hotel in West Somerset has announced it will close at the end of September. Cara Strom, the owner-manager of the popular venue, even went as far as creating a DIY seawall to protect the cliff from falling into the sea.

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  18. Take a ride on the Santa Express at West Somerset Railway in Bishops...Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 8 | Western Gazette

    The Santa Express is set to arrive at Bishops Lydeard this December to help get you in the festive mood. Described as a magical experience full of festive cheer, the train travels through the Quantock Hills to Williton before returning at Bishops Lydeard.

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  19. Somerset 'haunted' mansion where royalty stayed could be yoursRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 7 | This Is Somerset

    A stunning mansion dating back to the 1400s where royalty is reported to have partied is on the market in Somerset. The mansion featured is called Chapel Cleeve Manor and is located between the West Somerset Coastline and the Exmoor national park, in the small hamlet of Chapel Cleeve.

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  20. We try out the McDonald's at Taunton Deane northbound services - ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 7 | This Is Somerset

    We try out the McDonald's at Taunton Deane northbound services - dubbed 'worst I have ever seen' in a review A TripAdvisor review recently dubbed a McDonald's restaurant in Somerset as the worst for hygiene he had ever seen. Photos also appeared to show fries and straw wrappers scattered on the floor and some white bin bags next to a fire exit.

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