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Find out the REAL reasons we choose our partners, who we are attracted to and why. Come along to Holbrook House on Monday 26th November at 7.30pm and discover the answers to troubling questions about the mystery we call love.
Gazette journalist Stephen Davy-Osborne with co-driver Bryan Scant will soon set off on a daring 1,700 mile round trip to France to collect a bottle of this year's harvest of Beaujolais Nouveau to be raffled for Wincanton Hospital.
Less than a month to go until this year's Christmas Extravaganza on Friday 6th December. Preparations are now well under way so make sure you put this event in your diary.
Owners of land at Temple Lane in Templecombe were shocked and horrified when they discovered a large number of their sheep dead or dying on the morning of Tuesday 12th November 2013. Police are appealing for information.
Game Set and Match Tennis Academy has started a new local venture: pre-school tennis sessions run by Rachel Stringer-Rolnik, at the Wincanton Memorial Hall from Thursday 7th November.
Take Art launches a theatre tour exploring the everyday stigma and prejudice surrounding mental health. This interactive performance and workshop takes place at The Balsam Centre on Wednesday 27th November.
Ansford Academy has kindly provided the venue for a fund-raising Concert organised by Brue Valley Rotary Club to help a new project to support young adults who have grown up in Bulgarian Children’s Homes.
The annual Learner Award of the Year Award was recently presented to a local Somerset Skills & Learning learner Alexandra Mills at their Wincanton centre at King Arthur’s Community School.
Unemployed, or seeking advice about a career change? Job Done! at the Balsam Centre offers workshops, courses, employment skills and support for everyone.
The Villager Magazine for Horsington and South Cheriton for November 2013, containing articles relevant to our villages and in particular to Remembrance Sunday.
Wincanton Racecourse stages its richest race day tomorrow, Saturday 9th November. Seven-times champion trainer, Paul Nicholls, has an excellent strike rate with the meeting and tells us his seasonal plans.
The 1st Wincanton Scouts Group is holding its Christmas Bazaar on Saturday 16th November. So do pop along to the Wincanton Memorial Hall at 10.00am for a coffee and a biscuit, and browse around our many stalls.
Sunday 20th October – rain again! However, the Wincanton Street Market traders and visitors still came out in force for the town’s second Sunday street market, despite the abysmal weather.
A Wincanton business, 5 Star Celebrations, was recently asked to provide a chocolate fountain to an event hosting hundreds of TV celebrities from a wide variety of reality TV shows.
After dire warnings of potential hurricane strength winds, Wincanton fared considerably better than other areas, with the exception of the downfall of a tree and power line in Common Lane/Common Road, which brought about a short road closure for repairs.
The first ever "Horsington Open" will be played at Henstridge Golf Club on Monday 11th November. The 9-hole charity competition is in aid of the Horsington Parish Church roof fund, and is open to all comers. Ladies and non-handicappers are welcome.
Recovered drinkers reach out to others in need of help at Wincanton Methodist Church Hall, each Friday from 7.30pm. Attendees will receive a warm welcome and a cup of tea – and it may just save their life or someone they know.
Despite painful injuries incurred during training, Nigel MacCormack was not to be thwarted from taking part in an eventful Paris to London Centenary Cycle Challenge to raise funds for his chosen Charity, Clic Sargent.
Bryony and Richard Loader, who live in Wincanton, are co-founders of Ughandi B Village Project, set up in 2005 to supply boreholes to this remote Tanzanian village. Find out what we have achieved and what is hoped for the future.
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