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BRIDGWATER Town Football Club has agreed a deal to purchase its stadium, in a move that will see the club own its own ground for the first time in 38 years. The club is based at Fairfax Park, off Bath Road, but a lot of the infrastructure at the ground has become out of date […]

POLICE are appealing for the public’s help to identify this man following reports of a breach of the Covid-19 regulations. Officers want to trace the man as part of their investigation into a gathering at Glastonbury Tor on Sunday, January 10. Police were called at 12.40pm to the site to reports of approximately 30 people […]

PEOPLE across Somerset are being warned to prepare for two days of heavy downpours later this week. The Met Office has issued a yellow rain warning across the county for Wednesday and Thursday The level of warning means there is likely to be “some impact” such as travel disruption. While many of us will be […]

ONE Avon and Somerset Police patrol vehicle caught three motorists speeding at more than 100mph on the M5 yesterday (Sunday). The fastest driver was going at 117mph, while another was doing 108mph and a third was clocked at 102mph. A fourth driver was stopped by policing for travelling at 52mph in a 30mph limit. Referring […]

WHILE the country remains in lockdown, one Somerset pub has found a way to banish bad spirits and encourage a bumper fruit crop. The Lion, at West Pennard near Glastonbury, broadcast a socially distanced wassail on its Youtube channel on Sunday (January 17), on what many traditionalists recognise as twelfth night, before the introduction of […]

THE total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Somerset since the start of the pandemic has now surged past 14,000. The latest daily figures saw 200 positive tests for the virus in the county council area. The highest daily total was in Somerset West and Taunton, where there were 60 new confirmed cases, taking the […]

IF you’re heading up the M5 this morning be warned – there’s been a serious crash further north. A lorry heading north between Junctions 14 (Thornbury) and 16 (Aztec West) overturned onto the central reservation earlier. A closure is in place between both junctions in both directions. Northbound traffic is being advised to leave the […]

THERE were 231 positive Covid-19 tests in Somerset in the latest daily figures issued by the Government. The total of new confirmed cases was made up of 87 in Somerset West and Taunton and, strangely, 48 cases in each of the other three districts in the county council area. The district totals have now gone […]

THERE were six Covid-19 related deaths in Somerset in the latest daily figures. Deaths of people who had tested positive for the virus were recorded in each of the four districts in the county council area. Of those, there were two in Somerset West and Taunton and two in Mendip. There was once each in […]

IF you are a coffee fan, you probably pop into Starbucks regularly. We decided to take a look at the food hygiene ratings for every Starbucks in Somerset. Starbucks at Taunton Station scored 5 and the Starbucks at Sedgemoor services also scored 5. In Mendip, the Little Chef Starbucks in Beckington, Frome, scored 5 as […]


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