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Shepton Mallet Prison is set to close on January 2, 2024. Picture: Cove Group

Shepton Mallet prison to close with the loss of 18 jobs

SHEPTON Mallet Prison is to close in January, with the loss of 18 jobs, it has been announced. The attraction,…

The Willow Man, alongside the M5 near Bridgwater, has fallen into disrepair

Somerset’s iconic Willow Man sculpture could be revived after funding boost

AN iconic Somerset statue could be revived after a funding boost. The Willow Man, which stands alongside the M5 near…

UK’s favourite toppings revealed ahead of National Pizza Week

TOMORROW sees National Pizza Week get underway – and our favourite toppings have been revealed. The week-long event, which runs…

Wincanton Golf Club will close on March 31 next year, prompting anger from members

Wincanton Golf Club to close – prompting anger from members

WINCANTON Golf Club will close in March next year in a move some say will mean members lose “a…

Scott Evans was formerly a teacher at King Arthur's School in Wincanton. Picture: Google

Former Wincanton teacher Scott Evans banned from classroom for life

SCOTT Evans, a former teacher at King Arthur’s School in Wincanton, has been banned from the profession for life…

Weather warnings are in place for the south of England, including Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire and Hampshire

Weather warnings in place as Storm Ciarán set to bring floods to Somerset and beyond

FLOOD warnings are in place for much of the Dorset coast – as well as much of Somerset, Wiltshire…

Runners in the Blackmore Vale Half Marathon and Fun Run will raise money for the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance

Air ambulance boost from 2024 Blackmore Vale Half Marathon and Fun Run

RUNNERS in the 2024 Blackmore Vale Half Marathon and Fun Run will be raising money for a cause…

The Henstridge church said the larder and fridge were closed after "repeated vandalism and disrespect"

Henstridge community fridge and larder closed after “repeated vandalism and disrespect”

A COMMUNITY project aiming to help those in need get access to food has closed after “repeated vandalism and…

Frodon, Bryony and Rob with Wincanton Primary School pupils during the visit

Wincanton school pupils enjoy visit from star racehorse Frodon

TEACHERS used to reining in wayward youngsters turned their attention to a top racehorse during a special visit this…

Photos of elements from 1 Regt AAC flew over to Wincanton to capture children from the local schools shapped into the figure of a Poppy. Captured 2023/09/12

Giant human poppy promotes appeal

HUNDREDS of school and nursery age children gathered at Wincanton Recreation Ground to create a giant human…