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Support Winky Kicks Cancer Week at The Nog!

Sun 27 Jul '14, 21:08
By Amy Cutts
Support Winky Kicks Cancer Week at The Nog!

The Barrel of Laughs Comedy Club here at The Nog is looking forward to having a giggle this August, and helping to raise funds for Cancer Research UK – just follow the laughter...

The Tri-Border Food Show at The Hunter’s Lodge Inn

Thu 24 Jul '14, 18:03
By John Smith
The Tri-Border Food Show at The Hunter’s Lodge Inn

A food show celebrating the best of local produce from Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire, 26th and 27th August. Where better to hold the event than The Hunters Lodge Inn, situated conveniently close to the borders of all three counties?

Wincanton Post Office Wins Greetings Card Retailer Award

Wed 23 Jul '14, 15:42
By John Smith
Wincanton Post Office Wins Greetings Card Retailer Award

Wincanton Post Office is in the news again! Following earlier reports that they had reached the finals of the RETAS awards, Wincanton Post Office is now officially the Best Non-Specialist Independent Greeting Card Retailer in the South of the UK.

"The Spirit of 1914 – the Regiments that Won the War"

Mon 21 Jul '14, 12:10
By James Scott
"The Spirit of 1914 – the Regiments that Won the War"

This year’s Nicholson Lecture takes place on 2nd and 3rd August in aid of Maperton Church and the Army Benevolent Fund. The church is something of a hidden jewel; set in a stunning location, anyone visiting is in for a treat.

David Kiddell – a Great Loss for King Arthur’s School

Sun 20 Jul '14, 16:21
By Chris Beech
David Kiddell – a Great Loss for King Arthur’s School

On Tuesday 17th June, David Kiddell, Head of Design Technology at King Arthur’s School since 1997, died suddenly in the early hours of the morning. Staff and students grieved as they dealt with the loss of a very caring, hardworking teacher.

'Winky Kicks Cancer' Week, Starting 4th August

Fri 18 Jul '14, 13:16
By Dawn Harrison
'Winky Kicks Cancer' Week, Starting 4th August

'Winky Kicks Cancer' Week is a week of fun activity in Wincanton, in a bid to raise £10,000 for Cancer Research UK. The whole of Wincanton has backed this campaign – holding events at many venues and pubs across the town.

First Anniversary Fun Day for Just Dance Studios

Thu 17 Jul '14, 13:01
By Emma O’Brien
First Anniversary Fun Day for Just Dance Studios

Just Dance Studios & Activity Centre and Forever Fashion celebrate their first anniversary of opening with a Fun Day on Friday 18th July. There will be dance performances from the children, face painting, biscuit decorating, refreshments and more.

Arsenal Soccer School at Wincanton Sports Ground this Summer

Tue 15 Jul '14, 15:19
By Jade Hansford
Arsenal Soccer School at Wincanton Sports Ground this Summer

With the Summer holidays fast approaching, Arsenal Soccer School has decided to return to Wincanton Sports Ground running sessions throughout the summer break! The sessions start on Wednesday 30th July on the astro, and run every Wednesday until 27th August.

C.A.T.C.H. Action Day 6th July - Report VIDEO

Mon 14 Jul '14, 17:49
By Dave Smith
C.A.T.C.H. Action Day 6th July - Report <small style='color: red;'>VIDEO</small>

On Sunday 6th July 2014, C.A.T.C.H. held its first river clean-up of the year, inviting everybody to join in and help clear rubbish out of the Cale. Read on to find out how it went, what was achieved, and to watch the video!

Wincanton Primary School Pupils Give Short Mat Bowls a Go!

Fri 11 Jul '14, 13:58
By Jade Hansford
Wincanton Primary School Pupils Give Short Mat Bowls a Go!

At Wincanton Sports Ground we aim to provide a variety of sports for a variety of people. Most recently we invited pupils from Wincanton Primary School to come down and have an opportunity to try Short Mat Bowls.

Fire at Wincanton Post Office

Thu 10 Jul '14, 18:09
By John Smith
Fire at Wincanton Post Office

Residents and visitors to Wincanton Post Office were taken aback on Monday 7th July to find it closed after a fuse box on the premises overheated and burst into flames.

News and Events in Horsington & South Cheriton This Summer

Wed 9 Jul '14, 23:15
By Jane Jones
News and Events in Horsington & South Cheriton This Summer

The Village Fete with photographs, school activities and the new Horsington and South Cheriton Defibrillator facility are all written up in the July/August edition of the Villager magazine.

Wincanton Supermarket to get a Lidl Bit Bigger

Mon 7 Jul '14, 15:03
By John Smith
Wincanton Supermarket to get a Lidl Bit Bigger

Lidl, the German-owned supermarket chain is in the news. Like their German alter ego Aldi, they are seeing business increasing at the expense of the UK supermarket giants, leading to a major refurbishment of their Wincanton store.

Wincanton Remembers the Crash of Old Faithful

Sun 6 Jul '14, 17:20
By John Baxter with Tony Goddard
Wincanton Remembers the Crash of Old Faithful

In a moving ceremony the people of Wincanton and Bayford met at the Wincanton War Memorial on Sunday 22nd June to pay their respects and remember the sacrifice of the US airmen whose Flying Fortress crashed outside Wincanton.

Opticians Walk Raises £500 for Balsam Centre Project

Fri 4 Jul '14, 22:23
By Robert Frith Optometrists
Opticians Walk Raises £500 for Balsam Centre Project

On Sunday 27th April 2014 all the staff at Robert Friths Optometrists Wincanton escaped from the practice to be let loose on a 10 mile walk around Stourhead in aid of The Balsam Centre.

Game Set & Match Summer Camps at Wincanton Tennis Club

Thu 3 Jul '14, 17:56
By Jon Rolnik
Game Set & Match Summer Camps at Wincanton Tennis Club

The Annual Game Set & Match Tennis Academy "Summer Tennis Camps 2014" at Wincanton Tennis Club are four-day tennis camps, where kids can bring their tennis aspirations to life. Monday to Thursday every week, through the summer holidays.

CA.T.C.H. Action Day Sunday 6th July 2014

Wed 2 Jul '14, 15:08
By Steve Lee
CA.T.C.H. Action Day Sunday 6th July 2014

The C.A.T.C.H. group carries out work to look after the local river and its immediate environment. The group are holding a litter-pick event on Sunday 6th July 2014 from 9am, and are appealing for volunteers to turn up on the day to help.

Fantastic Flower Show in the Parish Church

Tue 1 Jul '14, 15:40
By John Baxter
Fantastic Flower Show in the Parish Church

This year’s Flower Festival in Wincanton Parish Church really pulled out all the stops for beautiful and original displays. The theme this year was Celebration and the displays were made by members of a wide range of schools and organisations in the town.

Bastille Day Buffet with Live Breton Music at Truffles Restaurant

Tue 1 Jul '14, 14:30
By Richard Sorapure
Bastille Day Buffet with Live Breton Music at Truffles Restaurant

Celebrate Bastille Day on Monday evening, 14th July at Truffles in Bruton. Truffles offers an enticing mix of French dishes in a special hot and cold buffet. Also live Breton mandolin music from Daygan Robinson of Dragonsfly and Celtech.

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