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Hospital’s history lined up

MINEHEAD Museum has unveiled its latest exhibit - a timeline of the history of the town’s old hospital building in The Avenue. It was researched and put together by members of Minehead and District U3A in conjunction with Minehead Development Trust.... read on

DISCO icons rubbing shoulders with contemporary folksters and a dash of farmyard pop thrown in for good measure - it could only be the ever popular Watchet Live Music Festival! Almost 4,000 people packed into the festival field at Parsonage Farm over the bank holiday weekend to enjoy more than 50 bands on three stages. read on...
WEST Somerset College principal Gaynor Comber is facing calls to step down and for Government inspectors to be brought in after poor GCSE results and a dramatic drop in grades sparked an outcry from parents. read on...
THE construction of a long-awaited roundabout at Washford Cross could spell disaster for local businesses, traders’ leaders have warned. read on...
GREAT grandfather Roy Coates has hung up his fundraising hat after spending more than four decades boosting the coffers of his favourite charity. read on...

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WATCHET bowls enthusiast Helen McDermaid has made history for her home club and Somerset by becoming the sport’s national champion of champions. Helen took the England Women’s National Champion of Champions title in Leamington Spa last Thursday, beating former England star Jean Stephens from Cambridgeshire in a resounding 21 to eight victory. And for the 70-year-old seamstress at Williton Hospital, winning was the icing on the cake in a sport which she has played avidly for the past 42 years. Helen joined Watchet Bowling Club in 1972, attracted to the game by her husband Michael’s interest. “Michael was a bowler so I went along to try it out and I was just hooked,” she said. Although the aftermath of the two days of competition in Leamington Spa left her struggling to move, Helen admits that winning the title was magical. “I’m really chuffed. I played 410 woods in two days so no wonder I can’t move. “Obviously skill is involved but you have to have a certain amount of luck and i... read on

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