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December 13 2013 Latest news:
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A Taunton charity shop has celebrated 30 years of fundraising in aid of the UK’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged children.
Following the huge and raucous success of Backwell Playhouse Theatre Company’s production of Calendar Girls last year and its own 2013 calendar, it has raised a total of £4,095 for Prostate Cancer UK.
A former Millfield School pupil is hotly tipped to go head-to-head with Simon Cowell and his
Thanks to the rich, golden stonework and the friendly welcome, it always feels warm in Castle Cary – even in Winter
One of the joys of walking the South West Coast Path is stumbling upon a secluded beach on a remote stretch of coast and discovering that you’ve got it all to yourself.
Roz Golding stumbles upon a breathtaking circular walk around a sleepy corner of Somerset
In this multinational age, it is refreshing to find a successful café chain that has its roots firmly in the West Country. The Boston Tea Party has branches in Bristol and Bath (as well as Honiton, Exeter, Barnstaple and further afield).
Tom explains his love for one pot dishes, and shares a fantastic Oxtail Stew recipe
Somerset chicken producers Nick and Claire Bragg are playing a starring role in a new Celebrity Recipe Collection published on behalf of the RSPCA’s Freedom Food - the charity’s farm animal welfare food labelling and assurance scheme.
Tom Parker Bowles offers a few basic tips for barbecuing, as well as a Marinated Leg of Lamb Recipe...
James and Chrissie Willment wanted a lifestyle change, and the rambling late Georgian country house they discovered in rural Somerset suited their future plans perfectly
Somerset Life welcomes the start of a new series of monthly articles from your favourite BBC Somerset presenters. This month Ben McGrail looks at why Somerset is the place to be:
At summer fetes, school fairs, pubs, clubs and weddings all across the county you may well find yourself enjoying an energetic display of Morris Dancing or toe-tapping to some uplifting music from a ceilidh band.
Charlton House in Shepton Mallet hosted a black tie ball in aid of The Bannatyne Charitable Trust.
One of Somerset's most successful businesswomen has been sharing the secrets of her success with the nation through Dragon's Den, but her priorities for 2013 lean more towards philanthropy, as Abi Butcher discovers...
Exmoor will twinkle and sparkle with the magic of Christmas as locals prepare to welcome visitors in the lead up to the festive season
Somerset-based property developer Summerfield is pleased to have handed over a cheque for £1,250 to Taunton Association for the Homeless following a fundraising boules tournament.
More than 40 Somerset garden owners who opened for visitors in aid of the National Gardens Scheme in 2013 enjoyed afternoon tea at The Yeo Valley Organic Garden in Blagdon.
Taunton Chamber of Commerce’s latest Networking Lunch was recently held at Taunton School.
Proving that hard work and determination pay off, 23-year-old Cat Brown recently threw a launch event to celebrate the opening of her new Hestercombe health and beauty salon, The Lavender Rooms.
This handy guide will help you decide accommodation and attractions to visit in the South West this summer.
Driving down Whiteladies Road in Bristol you cannot fail to notice the trendy chapel conversion that is home to one of the area’s newest restaurants.
It’s always had a reputation for excellent food and innovative chefs, but is the Castle Hotel at Taunton still the place to dine out in Somerset? Andy Cooper pays a visit to find out
The term mezze is ultimately derived from the Persian word mazzeh, which means to taste, just a small dish not meant to fill you up, but a pleasant introduction to the cuisine.
Autumn is flirting with Common Farm’s seven-acres, near Wincanton in Somerset.
If you go down to the woods today you’re sure of a big surprise. Indeed, come nightfall this September visitors to the famous Hestercombe Gardens are certainly in for a big surprise.