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Tributes have been paid to Frank Bough following the former TV presenter’s death aged 87. A family friend told the BBC Bough died on Wednesday in a care home. Bough was one of the best-known TV hosts in the 1970s and 1980s and was part of the launch of the BBC’s Breakfast TV show in […]

Boris Johnson is reportedly planning to increase funding for the poorest families over Christmas in an attempt to head off a damaging revolt over free school meals. The Times quoted allies of the Prime Minister as saying work was under way on providing additional support for eligible pupils outside term time. There was no immediate […]

RESTAURANTS and cafes across Somerset are getting behind Marcus Rashford’s campaign to give free school meals to the nation’s vulnerable families. The Manchester United forward’s campaign saw the Government u-turn and provide free meals to qualifying children during the summer holidays. But a vote last week saw the Government refuse to extend those free school meals to […]

Work to repair Burnham-On-Sea’s sea wall is set to start next month, the Environment Agency has confirmed. As Burnham-On-Sea.com reported last year, the agency has installed warning notices along several parts of Burnham seafront to advise walkers to take extra care due to the sea wall steps being damaged by years of stormy high tides. […]

Somerset County Council has issued a plea for families in need of urgent food supplies to contact the Coronavirus helpline and confirmed it is stepping up its efforts to provide more school holiday support with a £125,000 scheme. At the same time, the Council continues to lobby government for further funding. Currently the Council works […]

A Burnham-On-Sea fire crew tackled a van blaze in Lympsham on Sunday (October 25th). Firefighters were called to West Road, Lympsham at 1.12pm where the vehicle was reported to be alight. “One fire appliance from Burnham-On-Sea was sent to a report of a van on fire,” confirmed a fire service spokesman. “The van was damaged […]

Berrow Junior Rangers Under 8s have unveiled a new-look team kit thanks to the support of a local sponsor. It’s the team’s first season playing in a league and they are proud of their new team clothing sponsored by Floortech. “The players are very much enjoying their football and we would like to thank Russell […]

Police in Somerset have seized a large quantity of stolen property following the successful execution of a warrant. Officers say 26 items of plant machinery, farm and highways equipment have been recovered from a farm site near Sparkford, many of which have been identified as stolen from locations across the country. Police have contacted the […]

FIREFIGHTERS and farmers have rescued a horse stuck up to its shoulders in water on the Somerset Levels. A fire crew from Chedddar joined forces with a specialist rescue vehicle from Bridgwater to help from the horse from the rhyne. The incident was shortly after 8am this morning (October 25) at Jacks Drove, Heath House, […]

THE food hygiene rating of every Subway eatery in Somerset is listed below – and it’s generally good news for people who eat there. Whether you crave a foot-long Italian or a meatball marinara sub, chances are that you will be able to find it nearby. The hygiene standards found at the time of inspection […]

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