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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” […]

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 […]


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