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Talking Cafe’s across Somerset re-opened last Monday (June 7). Mayor of Bridgwater, Cllr Leigh Redman, visited the Talking Cafe at The Hub in Angel Place. “I have to admit the opportunity to show people that Bridgwater is returning to a more normal community now that Covid restrictions are starting to ease is great,” he said. […]

AHEAD of tomorrow’s Euro 2020 match between England and Scotland, the ambulance service has released a warning. The video features Ed Hill, Lead Paramedic for South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust. Talking about the noticeable rise in 999 calls around the time of big events, such as high-profile sports matches, he explains how it can have a significant impact […]

LEARNERS are keen to get back behind the wheel now lockdown restrictions have eased but how much is car insurance going to hit cash-strapped parents? To help ease the burden, analysis of Admiral data has revealed the cheapest cars for 17-year-olds to insure. Head of motor product at Admiral, Clare Egan, said: “With driving lessons […]

A FORMER Somerset man and his son died after being gored by a water buffalo at their family farm, an inquest has heard. Ralph Jump, 57, and his son Peter, 19, suffered fatal injuries when they were attacked alongside daughter Isabel, 22, who survived the incident at the nine-acre smallholding in Gwehelog, Monmouthshire. The elder […]

PUTTING art first, buses travelling across Sedgemoor are being transformed into moving galleries. Seed is the first South West based CPP (Creative People and Places) – an Arts Council Funded initiative all about allowing more people to choose, create and take part in arts and cultural activity, creating opportunity within Sedgemoor’s towns and parishes. During the third lockdown […]

THE driver of this Peugeot car was forced to give his boss an explanation of why he turned up late for work yesterday (Tuesday). An Avon and Somerset Police road policing unit tweet said: “Final vehicle seizure of the night for OT43 in Bridgwater. “Driver had no active insurance policy on his vehicle and was […]

TWO open-air theatre productions are headed to Somerset next month. Folksy Theatre, a Scottish theatre company, are bringing two shows to The Walled Gardens of Cannington in July. They will be performing two productions: William Shakespeare’s The Tempest and Little Red and the Big Bad Wolf. Audiences can bring their own blankets and chairs, along […]

They are concerned mainly about the increase in traffic on Dunwear Lane and overdevelopment of the 21.5 hectare site. The scheme, by Lance Alec Rainey House and Hannick Homes Developments Ltd, would see 560 new homes built on land at Follett’s Farm, in Dunwear Lane, near the M5 motorway. READ MORE: Plan submitted for 560 new […]

A SOMERSET woman can serve takeaway food from her home in the Quantock Hills after winning a legal battle against the district council. Michelle Lyons applied for planning permission to modify a garden storage building at Park End Lodge, between the villages of Cothelstone and West Bagborough, into a takeaway outlet. Somerset West and Taunton […]

BORIS Johnson is expected to announce a delay to the ending of social-distancing rules as the Delta variant continues to spread rapidly. The ending of lockdown restrictions was set to take place on 21 June, but it is now expected that the Prime Minister will delay this by four weeks, with the BBC reporting that […]


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