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THERE were 67 positive Covid-19 tests in Somerset reported in the latest Government figures. The highest rise was in Sedgemoor, where there were 21 new confirmed cases of the virus. The overall total of confirmed cases in the district now stands at 1,557. Mendip had 19 cases recorded, giving it an aggregate of 923 confirmed […]

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service were called at 1.23am today (November 3) to reports of a bedroom fire in Sauneye Way. Two Fire engines from Bridgwater, were initially sent to the scene. On arrival crews confirmed the bedroom on the first floor was well alight and asked for further assistance. Another fire engine […]

MORE than £4 million has been awarded to local initiatives in Somerset since the Hinkley Point C (HPC) Community Fund was launched in 2017. The HPC Community Fund, which is managed by Somerset Community Foundation, is part of a wider £20 million commitment of funding provided by EDF through Section 106 agreements, for communities that […]

GROUPS in Glastonbury and Street have been recognised for their response to the coronavirus pandemic. Glastonbury and Street Lions Club presented seven certificates of appreciation in recognition of those who “have supported the local community in a time of crisis”. A spokesperson for the Lions said: “These Certificates of Appreciation are but a small token […]

A rallying call has been issued to local people to support Burnham-On-Sea’s independent shops in the run-up to Christmas as traders re-opened for business yesterday (Wednesday) following the end of the lockdown. Burnham-On-Sea town centre was busy with shoppers on the first day of re-opening after the second lockdown, as pictured here, but Burnham Chamber […]

Plans are fully underway in Somerset to prepare for a mass Covid-19 vaccination roll out now the Government has authorised the Pfizer vaccination for use across the UK, starting from next week. Somerset County Council is working closely with health colleagues to support the vaccination programme. This includes having hundreds of Council staff on standby […]

Waste collection bosses and fire chiefs are asking motorists in the Burnham-On-Sea area to ‘put the brakes’ on problem parking. The Covid-driven rise in home working has meant more access issues for collection trucks and fire engines as space on residential streets is at a premium. And with the usual seasonal parking pressures on the […]

A new cafe is set to open in Highbridge town centre on Friday (December 4th). The new-look Bayswater Cafe will be opening in place of the Boathouse Cafe in Market Street. “We will be serving fresh hot breakfasts, afternoon tea, homemade cakes and more – there will also be a healthy eating menu as well […]

Roll up! Roll up! Circus Funtasia is set to open this month at Brent Knoll’s Sanders Garden Centre with a new Covid-safe family Christmas show – and readers can win tickets. Circus Funtasia is bringing a whole new festive show to the centre – and the all-human cast includes dazzling hula-hoopers, tumbling acrobats, impressive fire-eating, […]

Pupils at Highbridge’s Churchfield School have given a financial boost to Burnham-On-Sea’s Somewhere House Somerset. Burnadette Phippen from Churchfield Church School has presented a cheque to Robert Jones, trustee at Somewhere House Somerset. Rob thanked the school and said: “Churchfield has raised over £350 – they wanted to do something to give back and help […]

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