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BRIDGWATER United have made a new signing. The Robins have brought on board former North Leigh and Bishops Lydeard defender, Ross Edwards. The 21-year-old has featured in a number of United’s pre-season fixtures and has quickly impressed, scoring a late equaliser against Bideford and producing a solid performance against National League Weymouth. After signing, Edwards […]

AFTER last season was declared null and void with the Girls sitting top of the U12s league, Wembdon Football Club’s U13 Girls carried on their great form into this season and have been crowned Somerset Girls U13s League champions. And the team did it in style, finishing the 10-game season unbeaten. Coaches Steve Hellard and […]

A COVID-19 memorial at Sedgemoor Crematorium in Somerset is now available for the public to visit. The memorial was officially unveiled at a launch event on Thursday (July 29) at the Somerset site, which is run by the Westerleigh Group. Just over a year ago, Westerleigh announced plans to create permanent memorials within its landscaped […]

ARTISTIC youngsters in Bridgwater have done their bit to brighten up the town during work on a major development. The 26 designs from talented pupils have been selected in a competition run by Sedgemoor District Council and site contractors Willmott Dixon to decorate the section, directly opposite the school. The children were asked to create […]

SCAMMERS have been using the name of a council service to take money from elderly residents in Somerset. Sedgemoor District Council (SDC) run a service for elderly and vulnerable residents called Lifeline. They are warning people to take care after two elderly customers were victims of a telephone call scam. One 89-year-old customer received a […]

A SHED caught fire last night (July 28) in a Somerset village. Crews from Bridgwater and Burnham-on-Sea attended the fire in Pawlett, near Bridgwater, at around 9pm. The shed was completely damaged by the fire. “Firefighters used a main 45mm jet, a compressed air foam jet and one hose reel jet to extinguish a fire […]

A CYCLIST suffered “significant injuries” after coming off his bike in Bridgwater. Police investigating the incident want to speak to the driver of a vehicle believed to have been travelling behind the cyclist at the time. The incident took place on Old Taunton Road between 12.30am and 1.30am on last Tuesday (July 20). The cyclist, […]

SCHOOLS in Bridgwater enjoyed all the fun of the carnival this month, thanks to National Children’s Carnival Week. Organisers of Bridgwater Carnival provided schools in the area with information packs and ideas to help children create their own carnival costume. At Somerset Bridge Primary School, the whole school took part in the celebrations. They designed […]

STUDENTS at a school in Bridgwater celebrated finishing school with their Year 11 prom last Wednesday (July 21). Chilton Trinity School pupils enjoyed an evening with an range of entertainment at the school – including topiary living statues, The Singing Ukulady (Annie Ennals), stilt walkers and an LED/fire show from Fuse – Somerset Outdoor Arts. […]

A HIGH-risk Somerset sex offender who was being monitored 24 hours a day on a GPS tag has been jailed for trying to lure a 15-year-old girl into a field for sex. Samuel Netley was branded a danger to the public and a “devious, manipulative sexual predator with an unhealthy interest in under age girls” […]

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