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Oh we do want to be beside the (award-winning) seaside Despite the current restrictions, Berrow beach has been awarded a Seaside Award by environmental charity, Keep Britain Tidy and Chairman of Sedgemoor District Council, Cllr Peter Clayton, raised the Blue Flag. Berrow joins the country’s very best beaches, from popular holiday spots to quiet, more hidden-away […]

An electrical fire on a pylon blacked out thousands of homes and caused emergency services to close the M5 on Wednesday evening. Despite diversions quickly being put in place many motorists were stationary for hours while fire crews and electric companies dealt with the issue. Cables, which usually carry 11,000 volts of power were seen […]

A business owner in Burnham-on-Sea says she’s received abuse online for reopening after a customer told them he’d tested positive for Covid-19 at the weekend. The lighthouse Kitchen and Carvery, which has a 3.5 rating on Trip Advisor who remain closed at this time, received the information and immediately put the governments “track and trace” […]

Hundreds of laptops and dongles are being distributed to children from low income families in Somerset. It’s part of funding from The West Somerset Opportunity Area – more than 500 devices are being provided to help tackle what’s described as the digital divide.And across Somerset, The County Council says more than one thousand laptops have […]

Avon and Somerset Police have charged a man from Highbridge with the murder of Paul Wells. The 39-year-old was found dead in the Edithmead Lane area on Thursday 25 June. Richard Matthews, 44, was charged with one count of murder on Monday, he was remanded and taken to a secure hospital facility. Matthews, of Edithmead […]

Police are appealing for witnesses following a report of dangerous driving on the M5. At about 9pm on Sunday 5 July a witness reported seeing three cars speeding and braking on the northbound carriageway between junctions 21 (Weston-super-Mare) and 20 (Clevedon).  Officers stopped three cars near jnc 17 (Cribbs Causeway). Police are keen to hear […]

Burnham On Sea was bustling with socially distanced activity on Monday, with cafes, shops and pubs enjoying a steady flow of customers. The general feel from most people our reporters spoke with is that people are respecting personal spaces and are working together towards a COVID secure plan. Sedgemoor FM is supporting “shop local” to […]

Firefighters attended an incident near North Petherton on Sunday night. A vehicle, which was well ablaze on their arrival, has been seriously damaged. A spokes person for the brigade say the fire is thought to have been deliberately set.

Avon and Somerset Police say there were no significant incidents in the force-area last night. It says plans had been put in place to respond to an increase in demand – as pubs and restaurants reopened for the first time in more than three months, but the police say Covid 19 still presents a deadly […]

Now, more than ever, is the time to support your local, independent shops across Sedgemoor’s retail centres.   Celebrating Independents’ Day on Saturday, July 4th, Sedgemoor District Council, Bridgwater Town Council and Bridgwater’s Town Team will be helping to fly the flag for small, independent shops and traders.   Independents account for something in the order of 65% […]


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