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Gazette's £234,000 bounty in just one month

The cash total raised by the Somerset County Gazette’s campaign to boost cancer services stands at £234,045 – after only one month. The Gazette has teamed up with Macmillan Cancer Relief to run the Cash for Cancer Relief campaign to

Kids take part in paper's education programme

The first children have taken part in an ambitious education programme thanks to the Somerset County Gazette’s Stop It Before It Starts campaign. The project, which has been championed by the County Gazette in the largest campaign in the newspaper’s

Abused children get a lifeline through weekly paper's push

Generous Somerset County Gazette readers have donated more than £1,000 to a child protection charity’s Festival of Trees to help support abused children in Somerset. Gazette editor Ken Bird said: “Yet again, our loyal readers have come up trumps. “The

Gazette's 'biggest' is ready to roll

The biggest campaign in the history of the Somerset County Gazette is about to take to the road. Its £120,000 Stop It Before It Starts campaign will lift off in the New Year to educate primary school children about the

Gazette's £120,000 target is in sight

The Somerset County Gazette is urging its readers to get behind a final fundraising push to help it reach the £120,000 target of its Stop It Before It Starts campaign. The newspaper has been helping to raise money for a

Newspaper's role is to "report on issues"

The Somerset County Gazette has prompted a major clean-up of the River Tone through Taunton town centre just ten days after highlighting the problem. Workers from two local companies volunteered to clear all the rubbish in the water between Goodland

Gazette shouts: "Stop it!"

The Somerset County Gazette’s Stop It Before It Starts campaign has received backing from more than 50 primary schools in the county. The £120,000 project is being run by charity Life Education Centres in conjunction with the County Gazette and

Community campaign double for Gazette

The Somerset County Gazette has been enjoying a double success on the campaign trail. It has hit the £10,000 mark in its Albemarle Appeal for a local community centre. And the Gazette’s Stamp Out The Litterbugs campaign has led to

Gazette attracts four-figure cash boost

The Somerset County Gazette-backed Albemarle Appeal has received a four-figure cash boost. An unnamed trust has pledged £5,000 towards essential building work at the Taunton organisation, which works with people with mental health or learning difficulties. And Oakwood Church, which

Injured woman gets help through paper's appeal

A campaign in the Somerset County Gazette has resulted in generous donations for the victim of a brutal assault three years ago. The Fund for Lisa was set up after Lisa Taylor was left brain damaged following a physical attack

Kids protected by paper's backing for £120,000 project

The Somerset County Gazette and Bridgwater Mercury are backing an ambitious project to combat drug and alcohol abuse among Somerset schoolchildren. The £120,000 scheme aims to create a specially-adapted mobile classroom to give 16,000 primary school pupils advice about substance

Support for county's youth

An appeal to support youth in the Westcountry is being backed by the Somerset County Gazette. The appeal is hoping to raise £250,000 towards six projects to help children and young people reach their full potential. The fundraising push is

Gazette helipad idea could take off

The Somerset County Gazette looks like being successful in its campaign fora helipad to be provided at the county’s main hospital. The BT West of England Newspaper of the Year recently highlighted the factthat Somerset now has its own air

Weekly Newspaper Award winners announced

The Newbury Weekly News and Hunts Post took the top honours at the Newspaper Society Weekly Newspaper Awards last night. The Newbury Weekly News was crowned Paid-for Weekly Newspaper of the Year, judges hailing it as “a supreme example of

Weekly newspapers line up for annual industry awards

Journalists from weekly newspapers around the country are to gather in Warwickshire for the Weekly Newspaper Awards. The Forest of Arden Marriott hotel will host the Newspaper Society event on Thursday. The judges will reward both advertising and editorial successes

News staff rewarded for region's success

News staff who helped make Newsquest South West a success have been rewarded at an awards ceremony to recognise their contribution. It was the first event of its kind for the area’s daily and weekly newspapers, and the top prize