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NewsTaunton's Toneway to be reduced to three lanes until summer 2020

Taunton's Toneway to be reduced to three lanes until summer 2020

The A358 Toneway in Taunton will be reduced to a single lane outbound and two narrow lines inbound until summer 2020 as part of Somerset County Council’s upgrade of Junction 25 of the M5. Work will begin “soon” on widening the Toneway, including removing the central reservation and replacing the old concrete road surface. To keep both the public and the workforce safe the speed limit will ...

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News£500,000 grant to support West of England Institute of Technology

£500,000 grant to support West of England Institute of Technology

The proposed West of England Institute of Technology (IoT) – spearheaded by Weston College - has been awarded a grant of £500,000 by the West of England Combined Authority (WECA). The authority said the funding would help people from a wide range of backgrounds to gain skills needed to secure jobs in the region’s leading industry sectors. The West of England IoT will deliver a range of new ...

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NewsChemistry students demonstrate the elements of success

Chemistry students demonstrate the elements of success

Chemistry students from Richard Huish College are celebrating their success in the annual Cambridge Chemistry Challenge. This year 21 students from the Lower Sixth entered the Challenge, which involves a stretching exam paper designed to push the students beyond the A Level specification. As it is the International Year of the Periodic table, questions were based around this theme and students h...

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NewsEarthworks start on access road for Nexus 25 as part of J25 upgrade

Earthworks start on access road for Nexus 25 as part of J25 upgrade

While night-time works are continuing on Somerset County Council’s upgrade of Junction 25 of the M5 in Taunton, away from public view, work is progressing on a new access road into what will be the Nexus 25 employment site. Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd, the principal contractor for the scheme, said earthworks for the new road were being done at the Gateway Park and Ride. Meanwhile, work to...

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NewsHinkley Point C hits its biggest milestone yet

Hinkley Point C hits its biggest milestone yet

Hinkley Point C has hit its biggest milestone yet - and on schedule. The completion of the base for the first reactor, known as “J-zero”, means that the construction of the nuclear buildings above ground can now begin in earnest.  The final 9,000m³ of concrete was the largest concrete pour in the UK, beating a record set by the Shard in London.  Reinforced with 5,000 tonnes of Welsh steel,...

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NewsSomerset cricketer Marcus to retire at end of season

Somerset cricketer Marcus to retire at end of season

Marcus Trescothick has today announced that he will be retiring from professional cricket at the end of this season.The 43-year-old made his debut for Somerset in 1993 and has gone on to become one of the finest players to ever represent the County.2019 will be Marcus’ 27th and final season as a professional, and during that time he has scored more First Class centuries (52) and more Lis...

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NewsSomerset County Cricket Club pays tribute to Chairman Charles Clark

Somerset County Cricket Club pays tribute to Chairman Charles Clark

Somerset County Cricket Club has announced that the club's Chairman, Charles Clark, has passed away. He began serving on the Committee in 2010 and became Chairman of the Club in January 2018. A life-long Somerset supporter, Charles said his appointment to the role of Chairman was “a dream post”. During that same speech he also recounted his first visit to Taunton to watch Somerset play: “M...

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NewsLeonardo signs contract for helicopters which will be used offshore

Leonardo signs contract for helicopters which will be used offshore

Leonardo has recently signed a contract for two AW169 light intermediate helicopters with helicopter service provider NHV Group. The aircraft, expected to be delivered between 2019 and 2020, will be used by NHV to perform offshore transport operations in UK and North Sea area. This latest order brings the total number of AW169s purchased by NHV Group to five, with the first three aircraft already...

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NewsWorks continue on widening M5 J25 roundabout

Works continue on widening M5 J25 roundabout

Night-time works are continuing on Somerset County Council’s upgrade of Junction 25 of the M5 in Taunton, with work currently centred on widening the roundabout. Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd, the principal contractor for the scheme, said teams put out traffic management from around 7pm each evening, from Sunday to Thursday, ready for work to start from 8pm through to 6am. Lanes were then re...

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NewsAlbert Goodman Partner announced as President of ICAEW SW

Albert Goodman Partner announced as President of ICAEW SW

South West-based chartered accountants, tax consultants and financial planners Albert Goodman, have announced the official election of new Partner Sophie Parkhouse as President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales South West (ICAEW SW). Sophie was previously Albert Goodman’s Technical and Training Director and recently became the firm’s first non-portfolio holding Partn...

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NewsRichard Huish College appoints new Head of Apprenticeships and Adult Skills

Richard Huish College appoints new Head of Apprenticeships and Adult Skills

Richard Huish College has announced the appointment of Kate Goldsworthy as the new Head of Apprenticeships and Adult Skills. Richard Huish College is a Sixth Form College based in Taunton, offering a wide range of A Level’s, Vocational courses, Apprenticeships and Professional courses. Previously working for TSFT Musgrove, specialising in workforce development, Kate’s experience is primarily ...

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NewsSCCC and Harris Fowler announce revised partnership

SCCC and Harris Fowler announce revised partnership

The long-standing partnership between Somerset County Cricket Club and Harris Fowler Personal Injury Solicitors is set to continue after the two organisations announced a new agreement. 2019 will mark the seventh year of this partnership, which has been renewed and revised to mark Harris Fowler’s 25th anniversary.Established in 1994 and based in the centre of Taunton, Harris Fowler are spe...

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NewsLeonardo signs major deal with Polish Navy

Leonardo signs major deal with Polish Navy

Leonardo has signed a contract valued at approximately €380 m that will significantly enhance the Polish Navy’s helicopter capability. Through its fully-owned Polish company and main industrial presence in the country, PZL-Świdnik, Leonardo will supply four AW101s and a comprehensive integrated logistics and training package to the Polish Ministry of National Defence (MoD).  The helicopter ...

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NewsSCCC joins forces with 40 Commando

SCCC joins forces with 40 Commando

Somerset County Cricket Club has joined forces with 40 Commando Royal Marines to create a special initiative. The project has been designed to enable the two organisations to work together for the benefit of both 40 Commando Royal Marines and Somerset County Cricket Club, as well as aiding the local community as a whole.Whilst several elements of the initiative will see SCCC and 40 Commando s...

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NewsAlbert Goodman announces two new partner promotions

Albert Goodman announces two new partner promotions

South West-based chartered accountants, tax consultants and financial planners Albert Goodman have announced the promotion of two new partners, Sophie Parkhouse and Chris Lewis, bringing the total number of partners at the firm to 18. Sophie is currently Albert Goodman’s Technical and Training Director, based in Taunton, and will become the firm’s first non-portfolio holding partner after thr...

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