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POLICE are looking for dashcam footage of a car crash in Weston-super-Mare. The road traffic collision happened on the A370, near the Aisecome Way junction, on Thursday, Octover 22. A blue Ford C-Max and a blue Audi were involved in the incident at around 5.35pm. A spokesperson for Avon and Somerset Police said: “We’re seeking […]

A WOMAN was freed from wreckage after a car crash this afternoon. Firefighters from Shepton Mallet and Paulton, along with a rescue vehicle from Glastonbury, were sent to Stratton Road, Holcombe, at just after 1.20pm to reports of a crash. A spokesperson for the Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said: “On arrival crews […]

MORRISONS stores will join the national effort to ensure no school child in need goes without an adequate meal this half term – distributing 15,000 packed lunches each day. Staff in 498 stores across the country will prepare 30 lunch boxes in each of their stores this half-term – that’s 14,940 lunches daily with packaging […]

GRANTS worth more than £70,000 have been awarded to eight Somerset charities and community groups directly supporting homeless people to move into independent living. The cash comes from The Somerset Move-In Fund, managed by the Somerset Community Foundation (SCF). After consulting a range of homelessness charities and community groups earlier in the year, SCF were […]

The boy, who is between 12-13 years old, was in the park on Chamberlin Avenue when he threatened the woman and three children. A spokesperson for Avon and Somerset Police said: “The boy, who was with a large group of children aged between 12 and 15, is described as white, around 12 or 13-years-old, of […]

The Craft union Pub Company, which owns The Old Market, in Penel Orileu, confirmed the ‘operator’ had tested positive and was self-isolating. A spokesperson for the Old Market said: “We confirm the operator of the Old Market is self-isolating having tested positive for Covid-19. “The operator and all team members have taken all the necessary […]

A LONG-serving primary school teacher has been recognised as excellent. Jordan Meaker, Year 6 teacher at Nether Stowey Primary School, has been awarded the National Teaching Award Certificate of Excellence. Jordan has taught at the school for 13 years and is a member of the school’s senior leadership team and head of maths. For the […]

TWITCHERS who descend on Somerset to watch thousands of starlings in ‘murmurations’ are being asked to stay away this year. Hundreds of people at a time usually visit Ham Wall and Avalon Marshes to watch large flocks of the birds fly in swooping, co-ordinated patterns. The natural phenomenon takes place between October and March every […]

SOMERSET farmers are justified in their concern about the future of food standards in the UK and we should support them in seeking guarantees through primary legislation. Governments have increasingly used ‘secondary legislation’ to attach details – such as the protection of domestic food standards – to Acts of Parliament. Ministers have the power to […]

THE Covid-19 infection rate has risen in Somerset over the weekend, according to Government figures. The number of cases in the county council area over the past seven days stands at 283, as reported yesterday evening The district figures for the past seven days are Mendip 54 (no change from Friday’s figure); Sedgemoor 83 (a […]


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