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Somerset County Cricket fixtures have been released ahead of the season start on 1st August. You can download them here, and see the results at

Sedgemoor District Council is calling on businesses selling food and drink to be consumed on their premises to register for a government initiative encouraging people to support their local eateries – The Eat Out to Help Out scheme, which was announced on July 9th. On Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout August, participating pubs, cafes, restaurants and […]

Welcome to ‘Sea Sprite’ a new Pilot boat for Port of Bridgwater The Chairman of Sedgemoor District Council, Councillor Peter Clayton, will be at the Burnham-on-Sea Yacht Club pontoon on Wednesday, 22nd July at approximately 0900 hrs (morning tide) to welcome an amazing cutting-edge Pilot boat into service.   Sedgemoor District Council took officially delivery of a […]

A woman from Bridgwater is campaigning to bring the retirement age back to 60 for women. Mechtelina “Mitzy” Obolensky-Pouncy, along with other campaigners from the group BackTo60 are due at the Court of Appeal in London later after judges rejected their case last year. Ministers have said changes were made by successive governments over decades […]

Somerset County Council have released a Local Outbreak Management Plan on their website, which details how the authority will manage re-occurances of coronavirus in the region.  Trudi Grant, Director of Public Health outlines key areas in the 73 page document which includes information on high risk workplaces, tourism and care homes.  The entire document can […]

July 19, 2020

A dog has been rescued from a drain in Wedmore after becoming stuck around 3:45 on Saturday afternoon, according to the Bridgwater Mercury  Fire crews used special camera equipment to locate the mutt and worked with local contractors to dig the jack russel out.  Terriers get their name from the french word Terra, meaning “Earth” […]

A man has been jailed for eight years and eight months at Taunton Crown Court after admitting forcing a woman to transport drugs as part of county lines drug supply to the Sedgemoor area. Miekel Lambert, 26, of Wolverhampton, had previously admitted offences and suppling cocaine and heroin. He was also given a 30-year Slavery […]

Highways England were forced to impose a rolling roadblock on the M5 this morning near Burnham-on-sea after a holiday maker’s roof box spilled its contents all over the carriageway. Traffic officers cleared up the mess citing that someones holiday hasn’t got off to a good start. In a tweet @HighwaysSWEST have reminded motorists to check […]

With the traditional summer holiday period soon to begin and more people expected to visit our towns and cities rather than going abroad, we’re reminding people about the need to be vigilant when out and about and to report suspicious activity. And in addition to urging people to report concerns about unusual behaviour, we’re also […]

Police in Bridgwater have collared a bungling driver who attempted to make-off from the force by driving a family hatchback, at speed across a field of crops. Unfortunately for the driver and in a stroke of luck for the cops the off-road chase was abruptly ended as the car plunged nose first into a ditch.  […]

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