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A criminal, with a conviction for wounding with intent who escaped from prison is back behind bars following a public appeal. Shannon Gray, 38, was arrested in Bridgwater on Friday 4 September and appeared before magistrates in Taunton the following, day charged with escaping lawful custody at HMP Leyhill on 8 August. He has been […]

With children returning to school and as the summer season draws to an end, we wave goodbye to the RNLI lifeguards at Burnham-on-Sea beach, but SDC’s beach safety staff will still be on duty until the end of September. SDC fund the RNLI Lifeguards to provide an additional service at Burnham beach during the summer […]

A “disgraceful” police constable has been sacked after admitting eight counts of possessing, making and distributing indecent images of children. PC Darren Bond, who was based in Bristol has been dismissed without notice at a misconduct hearing presided over by Chief Constable Andy Marsh. Bond, who was suspended in 2017 pleaded guilty to the charge […]

A Highbridge business, Offsite Solutions has delivered on a £700,000 project to supply “bathroom pods” for a Hotel, being build in Bridgwater. The local firm has created factory made bathrooms which slot into place, speeding up the construction process for the 136 room Ibis Plaza Hotel, set to open early next year on the Woodlands […]

September 1, 2020

Residents in Sedgemoor are being asked what they think about Apex Park. The council has talked to over 130 visitors about what they think could be improved at the green space in Burnham and Highbridge. The council are investigating the idea of a bridge over the lake and making refreshments available all year round, but […]

August 29, 2020

The RNLI are warning tourists and holiday makers, unfamiliar with the Somerset Coast to be mindful of the dangers posed by quickly changing tides. The Bristol Channel has some of the highest ranges of tides in the world and those unfamiliar with its characteristics may find themselves stranded by mistaking sandbanks for land. You’ll find […]

A new plan has been floated to separate Somersets councils into two bodies. It follows the County Councils submission of plans to government to create one unitary authority. The plan to have 2 councils, one for the east and one for the west suggest it would provide better local knowledge, capable of dealing with the […]

August 26, 2020

40 firefighters attended a blaze at an industrial unit on Axe Road in Bridgwater. Although there are no casualties, eye witnesses report hearing explosions and seeing parts of the building collapse.

The Bicycle Workshop at 36 Eastover has been awarded government funding to run a Dr Bike pop up repair service open to members of the public. Sedgemoor District Council has assisted in agreeing a site at the bottom of Fore Street adjacent to the Nationwide Building Society with sessions to be run between 2pm and […]

August 22, 2020

Police are appealing for witnesses to a serious collision on the A358 near Taunton which has left a 20 year old man with life changing injuries. The incident between a car and a heavy goods vehicle happened at around 6pm on Tuesday 18th of August, on the A358 Seven Ash and East Combe travelling in […]


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