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Somerset's Amelia Hempleman-Adams, 16, reports in from her journey to the South Pole

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News just in from Amelia Hempleman-Adams, 16, on her attempt to be the youngest person to ski to the South Pole... Just got news from Amelia Hempleman-Adams, 16, who is bravely following in her Father's footsteps to attempt to be the youngest person to...

The Olive Mill, nr Bridgwater, gets a Makeover

Posted over 9 years ago by Natalie Vizard with 0 comments

Late last year I was invited to appear as a guest mystery diner on Channel 5's The Restaurant Inspector, and the episode aired last night! When I was asked to appear on television in the new Channel 5 show The Restaurant Inspector, I said yes before even...

The best of intentions and missing out on the Clinger Farm Harvest Festival near Wincanton

Posted over 10 years ago by Natalie Vizard with 0 comments

I woke with every intention of heading to the Clinger Farm Harvest Festival, but alas it was not to be I had the best of intentions when I awoke this morning to head off into the heart of Somerset to enjoy what promised to be a fantastic event in celebration...

Sharron Davies inspires 2012 Olympic Hopefuls at John Lewis, Cribbs Causeway

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Emerging sports talent from the region have had a boost of essential and much appreciated financial support by a new partnership between John Lewis and SportsAid. Olympic swimming star Sharron Davies MBE was on hand to lend inspiration A group of five...

Snow White glides onto stage at the Octagon in Yeovil, Somerset

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Russian ice dancers are wowing the Somerset public at the Yeovil's Octagon Theatre, bringin fairytale magic in a the classic tale of Snow White. I went to preview the show and meet the stars of the show... This weekend, if you don't have tickets already...

Can you offer Maggie a home?

Posted over 10 years ago by Natalie Vizard with 0 comments

Leading horse charity World Horse Welfare, which has a centre at Glenda Spooner Farm in Somerton, is looking to find a home for a mare called Maggie. Leading horse charity World Horse Welfare, which has a centre at Glenda Spooner Farm in Somerton, is...

Glastonbury set to celebrate 40th Anniversary in style at this year's festival in Pilton, Somerset

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Things are hotting up at the site of the Glastonbury Festival, which this year celebrates its 40th Anniversary in true style... My Glastonbury experience, sadly, is to be entirely enjoyed this year from a distance, but I am still getting very excited...

Bigging up the Eco cars with Roger Saul and Kevin McCloud at Kilver Court, Shepton Mallet, Somerset

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Roger Saul and Kevin McCloud pit two Eco cars against each other at the launch of the 'Start Eco Car Spectacular' at Kilver Court in Shepton Mallet. Today was the day that many car enthusiast have been waiting for, and some were lucky enough to experience...

Last chance to vote for Bridgwater's Jamie Stevens as Hairdresser of the year

Posted over 10 years ago by Natalie Vizard with 0 comments

Support one of Somerset's young talents in the world of hairdressing - vote for Jamie Stevens as Celebrity Hairdresser of the year. Bridgwater hairdresser Jamie Stevens is in the running for Celebrity Hairdresser of the Year. Lend him your support now...

Toy donation brings fun to young patients of Yeovil District Hospital's Radiology Department

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A toy donation by Wow will help to keep youngsters waiting for X-rays in Yeovil District Hospital. Toy donation brings fun to young patients Youngsters aqaiting X-rays in Yeovil District Hospital’s Radiology Department will have more fun thanks...

The sun shines on the Royal Bath and West Show, Shepton Mallet

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Talent shines out at the Royal Bath and West Show My first encounter as I arrived at the Royal Bath and West Show today was most unusual form of headwear. What had obviously took a great deal of time, effort and creativity, the lady standing in front...

Somerset Home Search - if your house is something worth shouting about, let us know

Posted over 10 years ago by Natalie Vizard with 0 comments

Somerset Life is on the hunt for spectacular homes to feature in our Somerset Home section of the magazine. Let us know if you would like your home to be featured Have you recently moved house, restored your current property to a superb standard or just...

Calling all Somerset photographers - Win £5,000 in our Great British Life Photo Competition

Posted over 10 years ago by Natalie Vizard with 0 comments

Don't miss out on this fabulous opportunity to shine a light on your camera skills and the chance to win £5,000 as well as having your photos seen in Somerset Life In association with Land Rover WIN £5,000 Join Somerset Life in our search for the...

A Snowdrop Service will be held on 7 June in St Andrew's Church, Preston Grove, Yeovil

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A service to remember babies who died during pregnancy, shortly after birth or were stillborn will be held at St Andrew's Church in Preston Grove, Yeovil at 7.30pm on Monday 7 June. We often hear of brave acts of daredevil in the name of rasing charity...

Affordable Art Fair, 14 – 16 May 2010 at the Passenger Shed, Temple Meads, Bristol

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The Affordable Art Fair returns to Bristol this weekend with a diverse new range of contemporary paintings, sculpture, photography and original prints priced between £50 and £3,000. Don't miss this chance to acquire some fantastic art to suit anyone...

73-year-old Burnham-on-Sea resident Malcolm Hill to do parachute jump in aid of Parkinson's

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Seventy-three year old Burnham-on-Sea Resident Malcolm Hill, is taking part in a sponsored parachute jump on May 28th this year, and again looking for sponsors. Seventy-three year old Burnham-on-Sea Resident Malcolm Hill, is taking part in a sponsored...

Make Your Mark for ActionAid in Bristol on, College Green: 17 May

Posted over 10 years ago by Natalie Vizard with 0 comments

Get creative and make your mark for children in Africa Dear Somerset Life readers/Great British Life members, I have often thought that one of the great parts of Great Britain, is that as well as being a caring nation for our nearest and dearest, we have...

Recycle your old shoes and get money off a new pair at Shickle Shoes in Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset

Posted over 10 years ago by Natalie Vizard with 0 comments

As I think I have written before, I have a bit of a penchant for shoes. So I was pleased to hear the news that Shickle Shoes in Burnham-on-Sea is offering money off Rohde shoes when you bring in an old pair of shoes to be recycled. Read on to find out...

Beautiful Bath and time for tea

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I always love to visit Bath, and how lucky am I that I am able to do this while carrying out tasks for my job, in this case on the way back from assisting Neville Stanikk in his role of photographing our next couple of masterchef articles. As I have recently...

In Search of the Perfect (SPELT!) Loaf - Sharpham Park in Somerset plays starring role

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Sharpham Park is set to star in the fascinating programme, In Search of the Perfect Loaf, following award winning artisan baker Tom Herbert from Hobbs House Bakery in his search to bake a loaf that will win him first prize at the National Organic Food...

Fashion Flare with Mark Heyes and Andrew Barton at Bristol Fashion Week

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Calling all fashionistas - Bristol Fashion Week is a fabulous fashion and beauty event that returns to The Mall at Cribbs Causeway from 25 March until the 28th. I know I'll be there, so I hope to see some of our readers there too. MAKE SURE YOU GET YOUR...

Tea and Talk at Kilver Court

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On a foray into the beautiful Somerset countryside, I joined the hubbub of tourists and locals at the Harlequin Cafe at Kilver Court to brainstorm about future issues with my wonderful staff writer, Sarah Ford Tea and Talk at Kilver Court As the rain...

Noah's Ark Zoo Farm Visit, near Bristol

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Editor of Somerset Life takes 10-month old baby Noah and 4-year old daughter Caitlin to the Noah's Ark Zoo Farm to see the newest additions - three gorgeous lion cubs - and falls in love with a tiger I knew this was an opportunity not to be missed. I...

A Passion for Shoes - Clarks continues to deliver generation after generation

Posted over 10 years ago by Natalie Vizard with 0 comments

In my life-long love affair with shoes, Clarks has always been there, ensuring my feet did not suffer for my passion for what looks good on my feet. Now I have children, I am even more dedicated to this well-known Somerset name. I remember vividly the...

Devon & Somerset Fire and Rescue Ladies Driving Challenge in Ilton, Somerset

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Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service support the Marie Curie Cancer Care's Ladies Driving Chllenge taking place on Saturday 6 March 2010 I throw my full support behind any event supporting a cancer charity for very personal reasons, but this event...