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Dawn goes OTT in Taunton

As an editorial assistant with the Somerset County Gazette, Dawn Case often goes beyond the call of duty – but now she’s gone way over the top. With other volunteers she abseiled from the top of Taunton’s Debenhams store to

Tamsin on top of Somerset's news

Tamsin Jones has been appointed as news editor at Newsquest’s Taunton centre. In her new role, Tamsin will be responsible for the editorial content of the Somerset County Gazette and its sister free paper, The Star, which covers Taunton and

News in brief

The South Wales Argus has launched a Young and Positive Award aimed at highlighting goodnews about teenagers in its circulation area.A £500 cash prize, donated by sponsors Consignia, is on offer for the mostoustanding example of a young and positive

Reader research leads to revamp

It’s a new look for the new year at the Somerset County Gazette. The paper has been revamped to make it easier to read after a survey to find out what the readers wanted to see. Different sections of the

Readers' views are sought

Readers of Taunton-based Newsquest titles are being surveyed on a number of topical issues. The Bridgwater Mercury is asking readers to vote on whether a 40ft willow sculpture alongside the M5 motorway – recently destroyed by arsonists – should be

Hague chooses the Gazette

William Hague chose the Somerset County Gazette for his first exclusive interview of the 2001 general election. The Conservative leader met chief reporter Phil Hill during a visit to Taunton and told him that the constituency was ‘very winnable’. Mr

Commitment gets results

Staff at the Somerset County Gazette are celebrating an increase in sales. Latest figures issued by the Audit Bureau of Circulation show the paper sold an average 30,524 copies per week in the period of January to June – an

Countdown to BT awards for cream of the weeklies

Staff at nine weekly newspapers will find out tomorrow (Thursday) if they have scooped one of the top prizes in British journalism. The papers were regional winners in the annual BT Press and Broadcast Awards and have gone on to

Weekly Newspaper Awards 2000

The Newspaper Society’s Weekly Newspaper Awards 2000 were announced at a gala dinner in Newcastle after the Weekly Newspaper Conference. Here is the full list: Best advertisement feature – Paid-for weekly newspapers Winner: Somerset County Gazette Highly Commended: Luton News/Dunstable

Awards hopefuls line up for prestigious BT final

The cream of the regional media will be saluted on Thursday as the prestigious BT national awards for excellence are handed out. A quality field of entrants, already crowned regional winners in nine heats across the country, has been chosen

Gazette beats ban on identifying gang leader

The Somerset County Gazette has successfully fought off an attempt to ban it identifying a 17-year-old gang leader given an anti-social behaviour order. The victory for press freedom was a case of third time lucky for the Taunton-based Newsquest title.

Pharmacy fight wins support

A Somerset weekly newspaper is backing a campaign to reinstate an out-of-hours pharmacy service. Almost 750 names have been collected on Somerset County Gazette petitions in support of Wellington Town Council’s campaign to keep the out-of-hours pharmacy service in the

£485,000 difference to those in most need

The Somerset County Gazette has successfully completed the biggest fund-raising campaign in the paper’s 168-year history. Cancer services in the county are to receive a huge boost thanks to the £485,000 raised in the Newsquest title’s ‘Cash for Cancer Relief’

Gazette nets £300,000 in 'biggest ever' appeal

The Somerset County Gazette is spearheading the biggest fundraising campaign in the paper’s history, to help cancer sufferers. The paper has teamed up with Macmillan Cancer Relief to run the Cash for Cancer Relief appeal to raise £485,000 to aid