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FOR the second consecutive day, people with Covid-19 have died in all four Somerset districts. The latest 24-hour figures released by the Government today (Wednesday) show a total of eight deaths in the county council area. The deaths from any cause are of people who had tested positive for the virus within the last 28 […]

PRIME MINISTER Boris Johnson has announced that schools in England could possibly re-open from March 8. In a statement in the House of Commons Mr Johnson ruled out letting children return to their desks immediately after half term. He said a decision to re-open the schools depends on the success of the vaccination programme. The […]

PLANS to open a fried chicken takeaway in Bridgwater town centre could still go ahead after an appeal was lodged to overturn the council’s decision. Bridgwater resident Mudassar Raja put forward plans to convert the former Gentleman’s Room hairdressers on West Quay into a takeaway selling fried chicken. Sedgemoor District Council refused the plans in December 2020, […]

HINKLEY Point C is set to be delayed and costs are likely to be £500million more than expected, according to EDF. The energy giant said “significant progress” has been made on the Bridgwater site, but the cost is now expected to be in the range of £22billion to £23billion. This could be up to £500million […]

‘BE a light in the darkness’ is this year’s theme for Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD). Although we cannot commemorate the day together in person, there are variety of ways you can get involved digitally in Somerset. Many organisations are working together to provide an online commemoration, including St Johns Church, Somerset Jewish Association, Somerset County […]

AFTER a school in Somerset was forced to close due to financial difficulties and the coronavirus pandemic, two staff members have set up their own venture – in one of the buildings. It is understood the school’s demise came after protracted financial difficulties and at a point when it was facing the likelihood of losing fee […]

FIVE McDonald’s restaurants in Somerset donated money they would have spent on their Christmas parties to local foodbanks. The McDonald’s restaurants in Taunton, Weston-super-Mare, Street, Bridgwater and Yeovil were unable to hold Christmas celebrations due to the coronavirus pandemic, and so decided to give the money to those in need. A total of £3,500 was […]

A WORKER who was completing a project for a subcontractor at Hinkley Point C has sadly died. The worker, who worked for Balfour Beatty, was working on Hinkley C’s tunnelling and marine project in Bridgwater. A Balfour Beatty spokesperson said the cause of the workers’ death is uncertain. “We can confirm that one of our […]

A TOTAL of 14 people with Covid-19 have died in Somerset in the latest 24-hour period. People who had tested positive for the virus in the past 28 days have died in each of the four districts in the county council area in the latest daily figures. The cause of death in each case has […]

A TOTAL of 14 people with Covid-19 have died in Somerset in the latest 24-hour period. People who had tested positive for the virus in the past 28 days have died in each of the four districts in the county council area in the latest daily figures. The cause of death in each case has […]


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