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A COLLEGE in Somerset has been awarded £650,000 to build a hospital ward and science lab. Strode College, Street, was given the funds as part of the second wave of the T Levels Capital Fund, from the Department of Education. This £650,000 follows the other funding the college received to refurbish their Digital Media and […]

BRIDGWATER Town Football Club is ‘looking at opportunities’ to redevelop its stadium as part of an ambitious plan to make progress on and off the field. The club is based at Fairfax Park, off Bath Road, but a lot of the infrastructure at the ground has become ‘outmoded’, according to club stalwart Bob Buckingham. Mr […]

THE sports hall at Richard Huish College, in Taunton, has been turned into a Covid-19 testing centre for people without symptoms of the virus. Initially the facility was set up to allow staff, and students taking exams in January to have a test and sit exams with added safety. In the first week of operating […]

A SOMERSET MP has come under fire again for travelling 15 miles on a Sunday to attend church during the national lockdown. Last week, we reported that Jacob Rees-Mogg, the Leader of the Commons and MP for North East Somerset, lives in West Harptree and attended a service in Glastonbury – travelling from a Tier […]

A TOTAL of seven people with Covid-19 have died in Somerset in the latest 24-hour figures. Of those people, who had all tested positive for the virus within the previous 28 days, three died in Sedgemoor, two in Mendip, one in Somerset West and Taunton, and one in South Somerset. Deaths are recorded of people […]

THERE were 234 positive tests for Covid-19 in Somerset in the latest daily figures just issued on behalf of the Government – equivalent to around one every six minutes. There were 62 confirmed cases in South Somerset, 57 in Sedgemoor and 32 in Mendip. The totals in each district since the pandemic began have risen […]

MOTORISTS heading towards Taunton’s M5 Junction 25 will be using a new road layout from this weekend, marking a big step forward in a major project to improve the junction. The £19 million scheme to upgrade J25 and increase capacity is progressing well and is due to be completed in the summer. The scheme includes […]

STAFF at Morrisons in Taunton and Bridgwater have been given a pay boost after the supermarket chain announced a new pay deal for its workers. It is guaranteeing all employees will be paid at least £10 an hour. The new deal will start in April and will see the majority of Morrisons 96,000 staff pocketing a […]

A NEW block of flats will be built in Bridgwater – despite councillors saying it will look like “a prison”. Sedgemoor District Council put forward plans to demolish Penlea House on Rhode Lane and replace it with a four-storey block of 33 one- and two-bedroom flats. Numerous members of the council’s development committee tried to […]

A FURTHER six people have died in Somerset after contracting the Covid-19 virus in the latest 24-hour period. Government figures show three people in Sedgemoor died of any cause within 28 days of contracting the virus. Two people died of the coronavirus in Mendip and one in Sedgemoor. There were no Covid-19 related deaths in […]


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