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September 23, 2020

The German supermarket chain Aldi is set to open its brand new store on Northgate Road on the 1st October, that’s according to the Bridgwater Mercury. The new store will replace their existing location on Eastover and will be run by Store Manager James Spry along with a team of 23 staff. The new store […]

Tory MP Ian Liddell-Grainger has hit back at plans for a 5 day funfair on Alcombe Common, close to the sea front in Minehead. With restrictions recently being lifted allowing funfairs to restart, Mr Grainger has been deluged with complaints from constituents concerned about the health risks posed by the fair. In a statement he […]

All 16 of Sedgemoor’s recycling sites will switch to their winter hours from Thursday 1 October . This means that weekend hours are 9am-4pm abd weekday hours run from 9am-5pm. These hours remain in place through until Wednesday 31 March 2021. Remember, you can use the queue cams here:

September 18, 2020

After the first round of applications earlier this September, there is now a further Kickstart Grant Scheme for businesses operating in the tourism sector. The Kickstart Grant Scheme will reopen for tourism sector businesses only on Monday 21 September at midday. It will close on Tuesday 22 September at 6pm. Grants will be awarded to […]

Sedgemoor District Council is aware of a colony of mason bees in the sandpit at Apex Park. The area will be cordoned off as a precaution. Mason bees are named for their habit of using mud or other “masonry” products in constructing their nests, which are made in naturally occurring gaps such as between cracks […]

A co-ordinated network of employment and skills support is being rolled out across Somerset to boost existing provision in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The initiative, involving Somerset County Council, the four district councils and partners, is designed to support young people just starting out as well as those who may have lost their […]

September 14, 2020

Burnham On Sea coastguards have rescued another person after they became stuck in mud. Within minutes of the alarm being raised by eagle eyed food vendors, a specialist team were dispatched to pull the woman from the mud and incoming tide. As the water was rapidly rising, and well above the victims knees before she […]

September 13, 2020

Somerset Beekeepers have set up a network of selective traps to look for the Asian Hornet….a species which could devastate our native bees. Honey-bees are a favourite food of the Asian Hornet and the British Beekeeping Association wants beekeepers to put an hour aside every day to check their hives for hornets. They also want […]

September 11, 2020

Between 10/09 2000 hrs – 11/09 0630 hrs X2 heavy duty pressure washers, Chainsaw and 1000L of Red Diesel was stolen from a farm on Haddons lane, North Petherton. Any information in relation to this theft please call 101 quoting – 5220206138.

A wiltshire lady is making an appeal to people to stop buying laser pointer pens after her husband, who flys an air-ambulance helicopter was targeted last week. Dan Tucker, who works for Wiltshire Air Ambulance who cover parts of Somerset when needed, had the high powered laser aimed at his light sensitive night vision visor […]

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