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A BRIDGWATER secondary school will soon be able to expand and accommodate up to 300 new pupils. Somerset County Council has been constructing a new secondary school for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) on Bower Lane, not far from the town’s community hospital. The new Polden Bower facility will allow existing pupils from […]

THERE were just 29 positive Covid-19 tests in Somerset in the latest 24-hour period. And the infection rate is now below 80 per 100,000 in all four districts of the county council area. The latest 24-hour figures show: four new confirmed cases in South Somerset (for an overall total of 4,990 since the start of […]

POLICE have appealed for help to find a missing 14-year-old girl. Niamh has not been seen since yesterday afternoon (Wednesday). She left her Monkton Heathfield home at around 4pm and has not returned. Niamh is white, 5ft 4ins tall and has blonde hair. She was wearing a dark hooded top under a dark suede puffer […]

AVON and Somerset Police say 14-year-old Niamh, who went missing from her home in Monkton Heathfield, has now been found safe and well. POLICE have appealed for help to find a missing 14-year-old girl. Niamh has not been seen since yesterday afternoon (Wednesday). She left her Monkton Heathfield home at around 4pm and has not […]

A SPECIAL police constable with the Avon and Somerset force slashed her partner’s car tyres to stop them leaving home, it is alleged. SPC X faces a misconduct hearing on Monday (March 8), accused o breaching the Standards of Professional Behaviour. The hearing will be told that SPC X committing the act deliberately and in […]

SADLY people with Covid-19 died in all four Somerset districts in the latest 24-hour period. The six people who passed away had all tested positive for the coronavirus within the past 28 days and died from any cause. Two deaths were recorded in both South Somerset and Mendip, while there was one death in Somerset […]

A WOMAN has died following a crash involving two cars on a Somerset road this morning (Wednesday). Police are appealing for witnesses to the fatal collision on the A367 at Dunkerton Hill, near Peasedown St John, at around 10.45am. An Avon and Somerset Police spokesperson said: “A woman driving one of the cars involved in […]

Harry Sowerby, of Redwood Close, Hemyock, denied a charge of assault by beating when his case was heard at Taunton Magistrates’ Court. But magistrates found him guilty of the assault in Taunton on May 20 last year. Sowerby was fined £1,096 and ordered to pay his victim £250 compensation. He must also pay £775 towards […]

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CREWS tackled a straw chopper on fire in Holford this morning (March 3). One fire engine from Nether Stowey and one from Williton, as well as a water carrier from Bridgwater, attended the incident at around 9am. “On arrival crews confirmed this chopper was well alight and extinguished the fire using drag forks and a […]


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