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FIREFIGHTERS rescued a bullock that was stuck in a water-filled ditch ‘for some time’. A crew from Bridgwater was called to help a farmer at Greylake Bridge, on the King Sedgemoor Drain near Westonzoyland, at around 1.30pm yesterday afternoon (Sunday). A spokesperson for the Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said: “Personnel worked alongside […]

A SOMERSET dairy firm is hiring dozens of people across its production facilities across the west country. Yeo Valley Production is recruiting for around 70 posts across its five manufacturing and distribution sites. The firm, which started manufacturing yoghurts over five decades ago, says it is offering a range of permanent and summer only positions […]

SUNDAY 15th August will mark the start of Bridgwater United FC Women’s league campaign in The FA Women’s National League. Kickoff is at 2pm at Fairfax Park, and the opponent is Chichester & Selsey. Chichester are their first competitive visitors to Fairfax Park and will prove a tough test having finished third in the league ahead […]

YEAR 11’s flocked back through the school gates this morning, to be handed an envelope containing the GCSE grades which will secure the next stage in their educational journey. In what was a challenging year for children, Haygrove School in Bridgwater has congratulated its pupils not only for their results but for the “solid foundation” they […]

A BRIDGWATER school has reported “fantastic achievements” by its students in their GCSEs and other qualifications this summer. Like other schools across the country, exams were cancelled at Chilton Trinity School with results being awarded through a process of centre assessed grades set against a national standard and approved and awarded by the exam boards. The school wanted to give special […]

AN academy school in Cannington is celebrating the dedication and drive of students to acheive top grades under challenging circumstances. A spokesperson for Brymore Academy said: “2021 has been a challenging year for all of us but most of all for Brymore’s outgoing Year 11, who were the first boys to attend live lessons on Teams […]

THE FA has asked Bridgwater United and Brixham AFC to replay their FA Cup match – due to a problem with a refereeing decision. In the 81st minute of the match at Wall Park Road, the referee showed a second yellow card to Jack Taylor. Instead of being sent off, the referee sin-binned him, meaning he […]

Gordon Carter joined the ranks of the UK’s oldest wing-walkers when he took to the skies for charity in memory of the son he lost to a brain tumour. The great-grandfather, from Taunton, flew strapped to the top wing of a Boeing Stearman bi-plane, reaching speeds of up to 135mph above Dunkeswell Aerodrome near Honiton […]

OLYMPIAN Laura Gallagher is back from Tokyo having made us all proud at her first Games. The 32-year-old, from Westonzoyland, made her Olympic debut in Tokyo after injuries ruled her out of previous Games. But after failing to make the final in her event – trampolining – she said she was gutted. “Training had been […]

ALDI is looking to hire 65 workers in Somerset between now and Christmas. The UK’s fifth-largest supermarket is looking for people of all levels of experience to fill roles at its stores in the county, with salaries of up to £47,080. The roles include apprenticeships and part-time positions such as store management apprentice and store […]

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