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As part of a government scheme to help improve college campus, Bridgwater college has scooped one and a half million pounds. The cash well help maintain heating systems and essential services, but also be used to open doors to new, exciting things which will help encourage a new generation of students to study at the […]

Police say they’re hoping for more information about a man who’s been missing from Glastonbury for two weeks. Lawrence Kemp, who’s 32, was last seen in the early hours of Sunday 2nd August in Chilkwell Street in the Somerset town when he was wearing a blue checked shirt over pale blue t shirt. He’s described […]

Police are appealing for witnesses and motorists with dashcam footage of a collision in Somerset to come forward. A collision between a silver or grey Land Rover Discovery and a cyclist occurred on a narrow country lane between Charterhouse and Mendip Raceway between noon and 12.30pm on Sunday 2 August. The cyclist – a man […]

A vintage Ford 3910 tractor has been stolen from Mark College. Thieves removed the classic vehicle between the 24th and 29th July. Police are appealing for witnesses or anyone who knows about the whereabouts of the tractor. Call 101 quoting crime reference number 52201807852 If you would like to report a crime anonymously, you can […]

Boat owners in the historic Bridgwater docks, once the trade and import epicenter for the South West are facing eviction if a deal can’t be struck with owners, Somerset County Council. The lease expired on the 31sy July 2020 and talks have been hampered by the Coronavirus Pandemic. Residents who live in their beautifully restored […]

The car parking facility at Berrow Beach will be closed for one day only on Thursday, 13th August.   Beach-goers will still be able to access the beach on foot.  On a typical summers’ day there are up to 250-300 cars that park on the sand. It is very regrettable, but SDC will not a have trained […]

A hovercraft was dispatched to rescue kayakers from the mud flats on Saturday. The alarm was raised after the beach warden spotted the pair of paddlers stranded in the sticky mud around 2:45 in the afternoon. A video, featured on the website shows the moment when the BARB craft flew out to the couple […]

Owners of the national retailer “ToolStation” say there are going to be redundancies in the head office, based in Bridgwater. According to the Mercury, Toolstation’s parent company Travis Perkins announced in June that due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and the economic outlook, there would be some job losses across the group. Toolstation […]

A number of Bridgwater eateries are taking part in the government scheme to “Eat Out To Help Out” which see’s customers receiving 1/2 price meals or up to £10 off per person on food and soft drinks. The scheme is running throughout August, here are some of the local, independent Bridgwater businesses taking part: Piggys […]

A new school, catering for pupils with Dyslexia and other learning challenges has been given the green light by Sedgemoor District Council. Shapwick school closed at the end of March, leaving 50 students without a place to go. The new establishment, headed up in part by staff from the old school, plans to refurbish a […]

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