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Somerset County Council says it is continuing to pursue legal action in a bid to move a group of travellers who have been pitched up on Burnham-On-Sea seafront for five weeks. The convoy had been parked up on the South Esplanade opposite the sailing club for a month before they were served with a legal […]

Brent Knoll School children have created this colourful carnival mask which will be going on display in Bridgwater this week with over 20 others as part of the town’s carnival mask trail. “Our mask was painted by children in our after-school club and it celebrates the work of key workers, with the theme of ‘Thank […]

Burnham-On-Sea residents are being invited to have their say on police enforcement of the regulations set out by Government to reduce the spread of Coronavirus. Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Sue Mountstevens has launched an online poll to gather local people’s views. During the pandemic, police have been providing a supporting role […]

People living and working in Somerset are set to benefit after local councils have this week been given an extra £6.4million by the government. The money will help councils cover Coronavirus-related costs and ensure they have the resources they need to keep providing vital services over the winter. Local authorities in Somerset have now received […]

A TWO-WEEK “firebreak” lockdown will be introduced across Wales from 6pm on Friday, with everyone “required to stay at home”. The PA news agency has looked at how restrictions differ across the UK and Ireland. – England A new three-tier system of coronavirus restrictions began last week. Nationwide restrictions apply in Tier 1, which means […]

THE good news is the Covid-19 rate of infection in two Somerset districts went DOWN in the past 24 hour period. The bad news is the rate went UP in the other two Somerset districts in the past 24 hours. Sedgemoor recorded 71 new confirmed cases in the 24 hours to 5pm yesterday (Thursday) – […]

POLICE have appealed for help to find a man wanted in connection with an aggravated burglary in during which a pregnant woman was injured. An Avon and Somerset Police spokesperson said wanted man Kyle Purnell could be in Somerset or the wider South West. He is known to have links to Gloucestershire and Wiltshire as […]

THE driver and passenger in this car which ended up on its roof were lucky to escape with just “minor injuries”. And rubberneck motorists who used their mobile phone to take pictures of the upturned vehicles as they drove past have been warned they are likely to be in trouble. The crash happened on the […]

A NEW Bridgwater nursery is hosting an open day to give local parents the chance to look around and meet staff. The Mama Bear’s Day Nursery and Pre-School at The Exchange, Express Park, opened its doors to the public in August and is kitted out with age-specific room and outdoor space. To show off their […]

BRIDGWATER and West Somerset MP Ian Liddell-Grainger said he voted against a motion to extend free school meals for vulnerable families as it was ‘open ended’ and there was ‘no indication as to how long it would remain operable.’ Six Somerset MPs voted down the plans, including Mr Liddell-Grainger. A motion to extend the service, […]


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