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AN AGENCY worker who is alleged to have stolen £10,000 worth of deliveries while working for Hermes has been ‘removed’ by the company pending a criminal investigation. The worker, who worked at a Hermes Parcelnet depot in Bridgwater, is accused of grabbing parcels off the delivery belt before using a colleague’s credentials to print off […]

ENCOURAGING figures show a drop in the number of daily new confirmed Covid-19 cases in Somerset. The latest rate of infection figures were also down in three districts and remained unchanged in the fourth. Figures released for the latest 24-hour period show 51 positive tests in South Somerset, which now has an overall total of […]

TWO more people have been arrested in connection with an illegal rave in Somerset last summer. The gathering took place at the former Charmy Down airfield, near Bath, overnight between July 18 and 19, in breach of Covid-19 restrictions. Now, a 22-year-old man from Bridgwater and a 33-year-old man from Clevedon have been arrested on […]

A SOMERSET band said they are heading into 2021 with ‘high hopes for the future’ despite the ‘stormy waters’ of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. In the last ten months scores of businesses across Somerset have struggled under coronavirus restrictions and it has been a difficult time for the music and the arts industry which relies […]

POLICE have launched an investigation after a Hermes depot worker allegedly stole £10,000 worth of deliveries — by having them posted to himself and pals. The agency worker apparently grabbed the parcels off the delivery belt and used a colleague’s credentials to print off new address labels. The parcels were then posted to him, his […]

AN activities co-ordinator at a Bridgwater care home has been using his experiences of working with people with autism to help communicate with residents during lockdown. Jason Saunders, who leads the activities team at Avalon Nursing Home in Bridgwater, has been using story-boards to help residents with dementia to understand changes being made during lockdown. […]

A SECOND mass Covid-19 vaccination hub opens in Somerset this week. The Royal Bath and West Showground will start to vaccinate local residents and frontline heath and care workers from the highest priority groups. It will open seven days a week from 8am to 8pm, as part of an additional wave of ‘large’ vaccination centres […]

AVON and Somerset Police have announced where their mobile speed cameras will be located this week. Take note – they could also be at other sites. MENDIP: A3098 Styles Hill, Frome – 30mph, site: 3297. A36, Woolverton (junc Red Lion Pub) – 30mph, site: 3247. A361 Marston Road, Frome (jct Ridgeway) – 60mph, site: 7458. […]

PEOPLE in Somerset are being warned to take care due to continued icy conditions across the county. The Met Office has issued a yellow ice warning set to last until 11am today (Monday). That means there is likely to be some travel disruption. People are being warned of icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements […]

POLICE say this car crashed after the “insured driver taking friends for a drive” lost control in slippery conditions in the Quantock Hills. The occupants were breaching the Covid-19 restrictions at the time, according to police, who issued a penalty and seized the vehicle. Picture Avon and Somerset Police Two women had to be freed […]


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