Karla Thresher has become the first female helmsman in the Minehead RNLl lifeboat station’s 117-year history.Read the full story ›
A dog had a lucky escape after falling the best part of 150-feet down Hurlestone Point near Porlock, while chasing a stone.
Indy, a cocker spaniel, suffered only minor injuries after jumping off the Somerset headland on Thursday.
The Minehead RNLI lifeboat crew helped rescue her from the base of the cliff where she was reunited with her owners.
Watch the rescue below:
Avon and Somerset Police have released CCTV footage of two people they want to speak to in connection with a serious assault in Minehead.
A 42-year-old man was assaulted in the men's toilets of the Old Ship Aground pub on Quay Street at around 10.20pm on Saturday January 14.
He was later taken to Musgrove Park Hospital for treatment.
If you recognise them, please call PC Jeff Trimmings on 101 and give the reference number 5217009874.
A Christmas tree in Somerset has been chopped down after fears it was on the verge of falling over.Read the full story ›
A 50-year old walker has been rescued from a sea cave on the Somerset coast after falling and becoming trapped.Read the full story ›
A man with disabilities says he's trapped in his flat for 6 days a week and forced to live off tinned food after a bike accident.Read the full story ›
The A39 is blocked in both directions due to accident Minehead.
It's near the turn for Tivington at Eight Acre Lane and is affecting travelling between Porlock and Minehead.
A man has been jailed for two years after attempting to rob an elderly woman in Minehead.
43-year-old Geoffrey Biddulph was convicted of attempted robbery and possession of a bladed article during an incident in December.
The court in Taunton heard he tried to grab an 82-year-old woman's handbag when she was returning from the bank after withdrawing money.
He was apprehended after being tackled by a member of the public.
Detective Constable Max Priestley said:
"Biddulph callously targeted an elderly woman as she was walking home from the bank. In my view, his actions were simply despicable."
"I know the victim is grateful for all the work which has gone into bringing him to justice and I hope she’s able to put the incident behind her now he’s behind bars."
The Player's Darts Championship is back at Butlins in Minehead. The tournament starts on Friday and ends on Sunday with £300,000 on offer. Gary Anderson will be defending his title against Phil Taylor and all the action will be on ITV4.
A Somerset veterinary clinic if offering pet owners tips on helping their animals cope with the stress of bonfire night.
Nurses at the Somerset-based White Lodge Veterinary Clinic which have a clinic in Minehead say it’s important to ensure all animals are kept safe and happy during firework displays.
"Most importantly, keep your pet indoors. A frightened animal will often try to run away from the bangs and flashes and this can result in them becoming lost or involved in a road accident."
- Where you can, put the television or radio on to try and mute the sounds from outside
- Close your curtains so bright flashes aren’t so obvious
- If at all possible try to ignore your pet and any unusual behaviour
- Be sympathetic but also be firm, not angry
- Make sure you remain calm and don’t panic. Animals can pick up on agitation in humans and this will make them feel even more anxious. By staying in control, you are communicating to your pet that you are the pack leader and everything is safe. This is especially relevant to dogs