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That was the theme for Somerset Camera Club members this week – and they delivered some stunning images and memories. From the floods of 2013 to unforgettable family moments, below are 10 of the images published in our newspapers this week. To see more – and to submit your own – join the camera club […]

THE owner of a Mini given to her as a present in 1981 – when she was just 17 years old – is to be sold. After almost 40 years, the classic runaround is going under the hammer at the Charterhouse auction of classic and vintage cars on November 11. “The owner decided that after […]

BELOW are the planning applications received by Sedgemoor District Council between October 8 and October 14, 2020. For more details and to comment on applications, log on to www.sedgemoor.gov.uk/planning. BRIDGWATER 08/20/00161: 55 Holford Road, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 7NT: Erection of a single storey extension to front, side and rear elevations. Demolition of existing garage, repositioning […]

Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge’s Poppy Appeal launched on Saturday (24th October) with collections now underway across the two towns with the aim of exceeding last year’s total of over £31,000. Burnham’s branch of the Royal British Legion is overseeing the annual appeal, which runs for two weeks. A team of volunteers have begun selling poppies at […]

Burnham-On-Sea Baptist Church is set to provide free packed lunches to schoolchildren in the town over the half-term holiday. It comes after MPs last week voted against extending free school meals across the UK through the holidays for those families struggling with financial problems during the Covid pandemic. “We at Burnham Baptist Church would love […]

Somerset’s Director of Public Health is urging families to give a new Covid-friendly twist to Halloween this year and keep safe. With cases of the virus rising throughout the county, trick or treating is a “no go” this year, but that doesn’t mean there is no spooky fun to be had! Trudi Grant, Somerset’s Director […]

A horse has been rescued by fire crews after getting stuck in a ditch on Saturday (October 24th). Crews were called to Jacks Drove, Heath House, Wedmore at just after 8am. A spokesman said: “Fire crews from Cheddar along with the specialist rescue vehicle from Bridgwater were mobilised to a call reporting a horse stuck […]

THE PUBLIC is being urged to find new ways to support this year’s Poppy Appeal as the coronavirus pandemic limits the traditional work of its fundraising collectors. Social distancing requirements and shielding volunteers are among the challenges faced by armed forces charity The Royal British Legion (RBL) as it launches its annual campaign on Thursday. […]

THE headteacher of a Bridgwater school is retiring after nearly four decades of service. Sue Bird started as a Reception class teacher at Hamp Nursery and Infants School in 1982 and worked her way up through the ranks to become deputy headteacher before taking on the role of headteacher. She has been teaching at the […]

A shop in Brean has offered to provide a free packed lunch to children in Brean, Berrow and Lympsham this half term who are missing out after local MP James Heappey did not vote either way to support free school lunches to children during school holidays. It comes after MPs voted against extending free school […]


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