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FOR over a year, those living on the waters of Bridgwater Docks have been facing an uncertain future. The Trust said it was unable to commit to the costs of maintaining the waterway in the long term. The decision plunged those living in the docks into uncertainty, with no clarity on what would happen to […]

PERMISSION has been granted for a new takeaway in Bridgwater town centre – just two minutes’ walk from where plans for a separate takeaway were refused. Sedgemoor District Council’s development committee narrowly voted to refuse planning permission for a new fried chicken outlet on West Quay in December 2020, arguing it would be out of […]

A MAN and his partner were sacked from waste company SUEZ – after crew members ate bacon sandwiches in their back garden. Stephen Stanton and his partner, who both worked at the firm’s Bridgwater depot, were suspended with full pay and eventually sacked for a health and safety breach which occurred in January. A spokesperson […]

A NURSE has told how she left her family behind in India to work for the NHS in Somerset. Honey’s husband and one-year-old daughter remained in India while she started her dream job in Yeovil six months ago. The story of why she made the tough decision to travel to Britain is told today (Tuesday, […]

A MAN is due in court today (Monday, April 12) to face two charges of attempted murder. James Richardson, 33, of no fixed address, is accused of attempting to murder a man and a woman, both in their 60s. The case relates to an incident after which the two were found seriously injured near the […]

A MAN has been jailed after seriously injuring a couple when driving dangerously. Tyron Griffiths, 32, pleaded guilty to two counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and was sentenced at Bristol Crown Court on Friday, April 9. Griffiths, of Talbot Close in Highbridge, was driving over the Hildesheim Bridge in Weston-Super-Mare at around […]

AVON and Somerset Police have announced the locations of mobile speed cameras on roads in the force area for the week commencing today (Monday, April 12). Be advised that the cameras could also be sited in other places. MENDIP. A3098 Styles Hill, Frome – 30mph, site: 3297. A359 Station Road, Wanstrow – 30mph, site: 7049. […]

POLICE are appealing for information to help track down a water bowser stolen from a nature reserve. A spokesperson for Avon and Somerset Police’s rural crime unit said the 1,125-litre water site bowser was taken from Shapwick Health Nature Reserve in “the last few days”. The bowser features a large animal trough and is on […]

YOUNG people – and older councillors! – have finally been able to make use of a refurbished play park as coronavirus restrictions continue to ease. The newly-refurbished Memorial Park, in North Petherton, was given a makeover in 2020 by the North Petherton Playing Fields Trust. The work, funded by grants from North Petherton Town Council, […]

A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following an incident in Yatton yesterday (April 10). Police were called to Henley Lane around 3pm after a man and woman were found with serious injuries. READ MORE: Man and woman found seriously injured in Henley, Yatton They both remain in hospital. A 33-year-old man […]


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