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A WOMAN is trying to find the owners of a cigarette case found late father and mother-in-law’s attic. The case, complete with a newspaper cutting, was found at a property in Bridgwater and belonged to Chivers family. The newspaper cutting reads: “Death in North Africa – News has been received by his aunt, Miss A. […]

COUNCIL meetings in Somerset will continue to be streamed live over the internet even after the current coronavirus restrictions end. Somerset County Council and the four district councils have been conducting their business via virtual meetings since the first national lockdown was implemented in late-March 2020 at the start of the pandemic. The government revealed […]

WE’LL be able to workout in the gym, pop into the pub for a refreshing beer and then get a long-awaited haircut from tomorrow (Monday). The Government has confirmed that stage two of lifting lockdown is going ahead in England on April 12. It comes as the rate of new confirmed Covid cases has dropped, […]

A PRISONER already serving 20 months has been given a further 20 weeks behind bars. Wesley George Galloway, 27, who is in Exeter Prison, pleaded guilty at Taunton Magistrates’ Courts to a charge of assault occasioning actual bodily harm. The court was told that Galloway inflicted “significant injury” to the “vulnerable individual” in Fore Street, […]

POLICE are appealing to the public to help locate a man following an incident in North Somerset this afternoon (Saturday, April 10). Officers were called to reports that a man and a woman had been assaulted at a home in the Henley area of Yatton shortly before 3pm. Both had sustained serious injuries and were […]

A ROAD safety campaign has been launched in Somerset as figures show there were 21 fatal crashes involving motorcycles on the county’s roads in the past five years. There were also 127 serious collision over the same period, with riders in the 40 to 59 age group most at risk. And most of the incidents […]

ibis Bridgwater, run by hospitality group Accor, is initially open for restricted use by key workers and those on essential travel, ahead of a full opening in May. The hotel is the UK’s first full PLAZA design concept, boasting a new contemporary and urban interior design. It is also the first ibis in the UK […]

A SOMERSET town is revealed as one of the easiest places in the country to pass your driving test first time. According to a report by GoCompare, you’re likely to be able to tear up those ‘L’ plates sooner in Yeovil than almost anywhere else in the country. The town has the sixth highest first […]

A MOTORIST who failed to give police the details of the driver of a vehicle has received a bill for £1,346 by the court. Stephen Michael Saunders, 23, of Reeds Drive, Woolavington, was found guilty after denying the charge relating to an incident in Portishead on April 29 last year. Saunders was fined £660 and […]

BELOW are the planning applications received by Sedgemoor District Council between March 25 and 31, 2021. For more details, and to comment on applications, log on to www.sedgemoor.gov.uk/planning. ASHCOTT 01/21/00011: 10 Berhill, Ashcott, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA7 9QN: Certificate of Lawfulness for the proposed erection of a single storey extension to the side (NW) garage and […]


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