Yeovil Town captain Lee Collins was found dead in his hotel room on 31 March, and Somerset senior coroner Tony Williams ruled he took his own life during a hearing in Taunton Yeovil Town captain Lee Collins tragically took his own life, a coroner has recorded. Collins was found dead in his room by Yeovil assistant manager Terry Skiverton in the Lanes Hotel in West Corker, Somerset on 31 March.
Tina Turner tribute at cricket club in Taunton this Friday A TINA Turner tribute is headed to the Somerset County Cricket Club this weekend. Visitors to the show can enjoy Tsemaye Bob-Egbe performing An Evening of Tina on Friday night (August 6). Tsemaye is a West End actress, performer, writer and voice-over artist.
A driver accused in a crash in downtown Taunton that killed a pedestrian and damaged several cars will appear in court Wednesday on manslaughter and homicide charges. Police said Roland Escobar struck 59-year-old Lisa Rocha as she was walking on Cedar Street at about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. Rocha died at Morton Hospital.
The alleged driver of a hit-and-run crash that killed a woman Tuesday in Taunton, Massachusetts, is due in court Wednesday. Identified by the Bristol County District Attorney's Office as 42-year-old Roland Escobar, he faces a long list of charges in Taunton District Court. Escobar allegedly hit a woman while driving an SUV that, after speeding away, crashed into another vehicle and flipped over, police said.
Nigel Quick's 45 years at Taunton Deane Services A TAUNTON worker has just celebrated 45 years with the same firm. Nigel Quick's long career was marked with a long-service award from Roadchef chief executive Mark Fox. Nigel, a member of the team at Taunton Deane Motorway Service Area on the M5, joined the company in 1976.
Pictures: Royal Marines at Somerset County Cricket Club ROYAL Marines headed to the Somerset County Cricket Club on Sunday, August 1. The 40 Commando Royal Marines visited the ground for a special matchday at the Royal London Cup clash with Yorkshire. There were performances from the Royal Marines Band, and engagement and activation teams were on hand to provide other activities.
TAUNTON — Jen Fusco Hoye started walking to clear her mind, but little did she know that her walks would become a voice for millions worldwide. From April 19 to May 16, 2021, Hoye walked over 300 miles and raised $11,037 to support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention for the first ASFP Marathon in a Month event held virtually.
Traffic is expected to be severely disrupted while the work is carried out Starting from next week, a major park and ride service in Taunton will become free of charge. Both park and ride services in the town will become free to use from Monday, when the major upgrade of the Creech Castle junction begins.
Taunton woman fined £85 for taking car to Morrisons valet A WOMAN from Taunton was fined £85 after leaving her car at the valet service in a supermarket for four hours. Catherine Batrick sent her car in for a full valet at Morrisons, and the staff told her partner, Ambrose Farley, to pick it up four hours later.
A woman who made protective clothing for health workers during the early days of the pandemic said she feels very grateful to be given an award. Dressmaker Jenny Harrison turned her hand to making scrubs and facemasks when they were in short supply. She was part of a voluntary group called the Taunton Scrubbers and has been awarded the Somerset Medal.
Hundreds more cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Somerset in the past 24 hours. The 228 coronavirus cases registered in the county are down on Monday's 250 further cases. No further deaths were recorded in the county, on the day when the UK deaths hit 138 in the latest 24 hours - the highest daily total since March 17.
An urgent search has been launched to trace a teenage girl who has gone missing from an area of Taunton. 13-year-old Sophie disappeared from the Obridge area, and has not been spotted in a week. She was last seen at around 1.15pm on Tuesday (July 27) and police are appealing for her whereabouts.
A TEENAGER was attacked with a metal poles after he was approached by a group of teenagers in a Taunton park. The victim, who was sitting in the shelter in Lyngford Park, sustained cuts and bruises, although he did not need hospital treatment. Police are appealing for witnesses who they have not already spoken to to come forward.
The 13-year-old was last seen in the Obridge area of the county town on Tuesday of last week (July 27) at 1.15pm. At the time she was wearing a grey sweatshirt, black skinny jeans and black trainers. She was carrying a large black shoulder bag.
"We have vowed never to visit again" A couple visiting Taunton were fined after a diversion route seemingly took them through a bus gate in the town. Several people have been left outraged by the bus gate, including one couple who were following diversion signs around Monkton Heathfield and claim they were led along the camera operated passage.
The crash happened this afternoon A crash near Bridgwater has caused a road closure this afternoon. The crash on Pedwell Hill, in Ashcott, is causing issues on the A361 and A39. The crash happened between at the Taunton turnoff at Taunton Road and Pedwell Hill in Ashcott this afternoon (Tuesday, August 3), police confirmed in a memo.