The Alcatraz swim!

A teacher from Taunton School, Lucy Turner, 43 from Halse near Taunton, has achieved the incredible “Sharkfest” challenge, swimming from the notorious Alcatraz prison after only recently recovering from major brain surgery.  In 2015, Head of Leisure Studies, Lucy Turner, signed up for a charity swim to “escape” from Alcatraz, in a 1.5 mile treacherous […]

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Georgia’s amazing Swim!

Dubbed the “Castle 2 Castle”, this route sees participants swim through choppy open water from Pendennis Castle in Falmouth to St Mawes Castle on the Roseland Peninsula and raising much needed funds for the RNLI. Georgia who previously attended The Castle School and lives in Taunton, was not only the youngest swimmer at just 14 […]

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Are you getting yours?

A new survey* commissioned by Diabetes UK to promote its “Food you love” healthy eating campaign in Diabetes Week (Sunday 11 June to Saturday 17 June), has found that 56 per cent of adults in the south west eat three or fewer portions of fruit and/or vegetables a day – well below the recommended five […]

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Star Volunteer 2017

Volunteering charity Engage has once again been celebrating the wonderful contribution that volunteers are making in their communities across Taunton Deane and West Somerset. The Star Volunteers for 2017 in both areas were named at awards ceremonies, timed to coincide with National Volunteers Week, which is traditionally celebrated during the first seven days in June. […]

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And the winners are . . .

200 people turned out for an evening of celebration as Taunton Deane’s second Business Awards reached their climax. The black tie awards ceremony was held at Somerset County Cricket ground on election night, 8th June, and the house was full and celebrating success.     This year there were 10 hotly contested awards, all sponsored […]

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