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FOODIES didn’t let the weather stop them from coming out in force at Bridgwater Food and Drink Festival today. There were more than 60 food, drink and craft stalls, around several town centre locations, selling produce including street food, spirits and liqueurs, organic fruit and veg, breads and cakes, jams and preserves and scented candles. […]

Somerset Trust was caring for six coronavirus patients in hospital as of Tuesday, figures show. NHS England data shows the number of people being treated in hospital for Covid-19 by 8am on July 20 was down from seven on the same day the previous week. There was one bed occupied by a Covid-19 patient four […]

BELOW are planning applications submitted to Sedgemoor District Council between July 8 and 14, 2021. For more details, and to comment on applications, log on to www.sedgemoor.gov.uk/planningonline. ASHCOTT 01/21/00018: Land Adjacent to, Bradley Lane, Ashcott, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA7: Erection of 1 no. self build dwelling with detached garage. AXBRIDGE 02/21/00025: 2 Jubilee Road, Axbridge, Somerset, […]

The number of coronavirus cases in Sedgemoor increased by 37 in the last 24 hours, official figures show. A total of 6,598 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in Sedgemoor when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on July 23 (Friday), up from 6,561 on Thursday. The rate of infection in […]

Avon and Somerset Constabulary recorded 33,805 offences in Somerset in the 12 months to March, according to the Office for National Statistics. That was a decrease of 15 per cent compared to the previous year, when there were 39,727. At 60.1 crimes per 1,000 people, that was far lower than the rate across England and […]

IT was always going to happen. After experiencing glorious sunshine for the the past week, it abruptly comes to an end, just in time for the first weekend of the summer holidays. But fear not, Somerset offers plenty of indoor fun to keep the kids happy during the wet weather. We have compiled a list […]

SUPERMARKET staff in Somerset have turned crime fighters, preventing a number unwitting shoppers from falling victim to gift card scams. After seeing a noticeable rise in scam cases where victims were being asked to purchase gift cards instead of sending money in the more typical ways, fraud protect officers from Avon and Somerset Police created […]

MAGISTRATES have slapped a court bill of more than £35,000 on a couple of rogue Bridgwater landlords. Cezar-Ionut Dorobantu and Iona Diana Larissa Stanciu both pleaded guilty at Taunton Magistrates’ Court to four charges relating to a three-storey house in multiple occupation (HIMO) in Ashleigh Avenue, in the town. For failing to install an adequate […]

A MAN has been banned from entering parts of Bridgwater after being issued with a civil injunction. Scott Riddle, 37, from Bridgwater, would be committing an offence if he enters the town as defined by the map below between midnight and 2am and 11am to midnight. He is also prohibited from being intoxicated or in […]

MORE money will be provided to improve a Somerset green space after councillors voted to increase the project’s budget by 50 per cent. Sedgemoor District Council is pushing forward with its Northgate regeneration scheme, delivering a new cinema, bowling alley, gym and restaurants in Bridgwater town centre by late-2022. As part of the regeneration scheme, […]


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