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Somerset County Gazette readers are being asked for help in treating oil-stricken birds at the RSPCA’s animal centre near Taunton.The paper has launched Operation Guillemot as the West Hatch centre takes in hundreds of birds covered in oil after the

Record start to 2004 for Gazette

The Somerset County Gazette has produced the biggest issue in the paper’s 168-year history. The 160-page edition included a record Homelife property supplement, which ran at 64 pages. It also contained a 16-page Nativity plays special, featuring more than 90

Cub reporter dies at 23

Tributes from a news team stunned at talented trainee’s death

Record start to 2004 for Gazette

The Somerset County Gazette has produced its biggest issue in the paper’s 168-year history. The 160-page edition included a record Homelife property supplement, which ran at 64 pages. It also contained a 16-page Nativity plays special, featuring more than 90

Local coverage goes national as media latches onto Gazette

The Somerset County Gazette’s coverage of the war in Iraq from a local viewpoint has attracted national attention. First, chief reporter Phil Hill was interviewed on the Radio Five Live Drive Time show by Hasit Shah. Then editor-in-chief Ken Bird

It ain't half hot mum!Newsrooms react to war

The regional press is capitalising on the time difference between Iraq and the UK – and to round-the-clock conflict – by bringing up-to-date news from the Gulf that the nationals can’t carry. Many are carrying up to 15 pages of