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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” […]

An innovative app that helps people pinpoint locations across the globe is now helping to locate things other than people in the middle of nowhere. From the emergency services searching for a remote rescue location, to finding that lost friend at a music festival, What3words has broken the entire globe up into three-metre squares and […]

Hundreds more people were told to self-isolate by Test and Trace in Somerset in the latest week, figures show. Department for Health and Social Care data shows 2,141 people were told to self-isolate after being in contact with someone who tested positive for Covid-19 in the week to July 14 – the latest available data. This […]

FOODIES didn’t let the weather stop them from coming out in force at Bridgwater Food and Drink Festival today. There were more than 60 food, drink and craft stalls, around several town centre locations, selling produce including street food, spirits and liqueurs, organic fruit and veg, breads and cakes, jams and preserves and scented candles. […]

Somerset Trust was caring for six coronavirus patients in hospital as of Tuesday, figures show. NHS England data shows the number of people being treated in hospital for Covid-19 by 8am on July 20 was down from seven on the same day the previous week. There was one bed occupied by a Covid-19 patient four […]

BELOW are planning applications submitted to Sedgemoor District Council between July 8 and 14, 2021. For more details, and to comment on applications, log on to www.sedgemoor.gov.uk/planningonline. ASHCOTT 01/21/00018: Land Adjacent to, Bradley Lane, Ashcott, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA7: Erection of 1 no. self build dwelling with detached garage. AXBRIDGE 02/21/00025: 2 Jubilee Road, Axbridge, Somerset, […]

The number of coronavirus cases in Sedgemoor increased by 37 in the last 24 hours, official figures show. A total of 6,598 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in Sedgemoor when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on July 23 (Friday), up from 6,561 on Thursday. The rate of infection in […]

Avon and Somerset Constabulary recorded 33,805 offences in Somerset in the 12 months to March, according to the Office for National Statistics. That was a decrease of 15 per cent compared to the previous year, when there were 39,727. At 60.1 crimes per 1,000 people, that was far lower than the rate across England and […]

IT was always going to happen. After experiencing glorious sunshine for the the past week, it abruptly comes to an end, just in time for the first weekend of the summer holidays. But fear not, Somerset offers plenty of indoor fun to keep the kids happy during the wet weather. We have compiled a list […]

SUPERMARKET staff in Somerset have turned crime fighters, preventing a number unwitting shoppers from falling victim to gift card scams. After seeing a noticeable rise in scam cases where victims were being asked to purchase gift cards instead of sending money in the more typical ways, fraud protect officers from Avon and Somerset Police created […]


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