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… Is the message from Bridgwater and West Somerset Conservative MP Ian Liddell-Grainger. He says many people will be tempted to treat themselves to a traditional Bank Holiday trip to coast or countryside. But, he said, the temptation should be resisted while the ban on all non-essential journeys remained in force. Police across the southwest […]

Crime in Bridgwater could be changing as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.  The over all number of recorded crimes has fallen in the town but the types of crime committed has shifted.  Violent crimes and shop-living offences have increased, while antisocial behaviour, burglary and criminal damage, which includes arson have shrunk.  AS Police Sedgemoor […]

Bridgwater chamber of commerce are reminding business’ in the town that there are a number of schemes in place to help them survive the current situation. Whereas some organisations are eligible for grant schemes, others may be able to claim through the job retention scheme.  Other initiatives are in place including deferral of VAT along […]

Maternity teams at Musgrove hospital have been investigating the best way to keep providing care that prioritises the health and wellbeing of women and babies, under the additional pressures caused by the covid-19 pandemic.  head of Midwifery for the NHS foundation trust sallyan king has said they want to reassure families that the teams are […]

The country’s under lockdown It’s very hard for some But I embrace my solitude (Although I miss my mum) I get up with the sunrise I make a pot of tea I do my morning stretches No one to hassle me I walk into my garden The bird song greets the day I stand and […]

The road through Cheddar Gorge is to close this weekend in response to mounting concerns over safety and increasing breaches of coronavirus restrictions. Concerns of cars travelling at high speeds along the route, drivers travelling long distances to reach Cheddar Gorge and community concerns from people living in the area have led the police and […]

On his 100th birthday, Two world war II era aircraft have paid tribute to the nations hero Tom Moore. A hurricane and a Spitfire, with their iconic Rolls Royce Merlin engines roared over his home earlier this morning. Tom, who has been awarded with an honorary promotion to Colonel in honour of his work to […]

A local resident, Tracey Lockyer has set up a mannequin and full size plastic horse in a field on Bower lane as a tribute to Captain Tom Moore, wishing him a Happy 100th Birthday. The display portrays the NHS hero with his trade-mark hat, glasses and service medals.  Mr Moore who reaches his centenary year on […]

3 lucky Bridgwater residents have scooped an equal share of a £3000 prize.  The neighbours who all live in Polden Street caught the windfall as part of the Peoples postcode lottery on Tuesday. Their postcode TA6 5EU was announced in the daily drawer.  a minimum of 32% of ticket sales goes directly charities, the lottery […]

Bridgwater Town Football club have launched a just giving appeal to help see them through the financial strains of the coronavirus outbreak.  In recent years, the club have raised tens of thousands of pounds for local charities, while supporting the most vulnerable in the community.  The 2019, 2020 football season has been made null and […]

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