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A POLICE officer is due in court tomorrow (Friday) accused of drink driving. It is alleged that PC James Hayward gave a positive roadside breath test on the A358 near Taunton last month, according to police. Hayward is due to answer the charge relating to the incident on March 12 when he appears at Taunton […]

POLICE have issued a warning about protests planned in parts of Somerset this weekend. They have said protests can now take place under Government guidelines, providing organisers take the required precautions to limit the spread of the virus. Demonstrations are expected to take place in Bristol, Bath and possibly in Taunton on Saturday (April 17). […]

A TEENAGER has been charged with murder after a man died in Weston-Super-Mare on Tuesday (April 13). Sebastian Wladyka, 18, of Brompton Road, was charged with the murder of 38-year-old Lukasz Wladyka. READ MORE: Man, 38, dies following attack in Brompton Road, Weston-super-Mare A post-mortem examination showed the cause of death was multiple stab wounds. […]

THERE were no new cases of Covid-19 recorded in two of the four Somerset districts in the latest 24-hour period, according to figures released this afternoon (Wednesday).. The two districts that had no positive tests for the virus were Sedgemoor and Somerset West and Taunton. Mendip and South Somerset also fared well, with four new […]

FIREFIGHTERS tackled a kitchen fire near Bridgwater last night (April 14). Two fire engines from Bridgwater and one from Taunton attended the incident on Campion Way, North Petherton. The cause of the fire, which broke out around 5pm, was accidental. “We were sent to a report of smoke issuing from a kitchen in a domestic […]

The bridge will carry a public bridleway over the new road that connects the site of the former Royal Ordnance Factory (ROF) between Puriton and Woolavington to the A39. And it is expected to be open to the public by July 2021. Gravity, who is based on the former ROF site, is creating the bridge […]

Two fire engines from Bridgwater attended the blaze on Salmon Parade at around 12.45pm. The building was part of the old hospital that is now disused. “They extinguished the fire using two breathing apparatus wearers with a hose reel jet,” said a spokesperson for Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue. It is believed the cause […]

A TEENAGER has been arrested following the death of a man in Weston-super-Mare this morning (Tuesday, April 13). Police have launched an investigation following the death of the 38-year-old man following an attack in a property in Brompton Road. Police were contacted at 6am by the ambulance service after the man was found to have […]

A NURSE in uniform was attacked at a service station after a teenage boy pour fuel from a pump and tried to ignite it. The 40-year-old woman was punched a number of times in the face. The woman, who works in a care home, also had her arm twisted by a teenage girl on the […]

MULTI-agency partners in Avon and Somerset have agreed to stand down the major incident that was declared by the Local Resilience Forum (LRF) in March 2020 to help co-ordinate the response to coronavirus. Assistant Chief Constable Nikki Watson, who chairs the Avon and Somerset LRF Strategic Coordinating Group, which is overseeing the multi-agency response, said: […]


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