Login Register

This is Somerset year in review - January to June 2012

By This is Somerset  |  Posted: December 29, 2012

  • Will.i.am carried the Olympic Torch through Taunton

  • The Queen visited Yeovil and Crewkerne in May

Comments (0)

This is Somerset covered some incredible stories in the first half of 2012, and here we look back on our top stories between January and June.

The story of injured dwarf Martin Atkinson went from the front page of the Western Gazette to the Golden Globes within one astonishing week in January, while the Queen's royal visit and the Olympic Torch Relay put the county in the mood for celebration ahead of the summer months. See below for our month-by-month guide...

JANUARY

Dwarf thrown to floor in Somerset pub attack

Martin Henderson: My life will never be the same after 'dwarf attack' media attention

Aaron Withers speaks out over 'wildly exaggerated' assault and escort reports in national media

FEBRUARY

Has ghost of Clevedon Pier been caught on camera by student photographer?

Professor Mick Aston quits Time Team over 'dumbing down' row

Professor Mick Aston: Why I quit Time Team, and the danger of losing touch with our history

MARCH

Mum's poignant wish list that brought Holly Willoughby to tears on This Morning

Students 'endure' 20 hours of Basshunter song for charity

Caravan concealed underground cannabis bunker on Somerset farm

APRIL

How three-year-old boy found hand grenade during Easter Egg Hunt

Flood damage in Somerset, April 2012

MAY

The Queen's royal visit to Yeovil - part one

The Queen's royal visit to Yeovil - part two

Olympic Torch Relay in Somerset

JUNE

Jemima Layzell's compassion helps transform the lives of ten people

Elton John rocks Taunton's County Ground ahead of Diamond Jubilee performance in London

Read more from Western Daily Press

Do you have something to say? Leave your comment here...

max 4000 characters

YOUR COMMENTS AWAITING MODERATION

 
 

MORE NEWS HEADLINES