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A GP practice in Bridgwater is closing this Wednesday (August 11) due to staffing shortages. Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has made the decision to close Victoria Park Medical Centre, located in Victoria Park Community Centre. Cllr Mick Lerry, chair of the board at Victoria Park Community Centre, said the closure is ‘a real concern’. […]

A COUPLE who are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary have said love, respect and patience is the key to a healthy marriage. Barbara, 84, and John Norris, 89, from Bridgwater, celebrated the happy occasion with a family meal and a surprise garden party. The pair tied the knot on July 28 1956 in Pawlett Church, […]

A BRIDGWATER mum is tackling a one million step challenge to raise money for charity. Charlie Brazier decided to raise money for Diabetes UK after her 11-year-old daughter, Skye, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2019. Before Skye was diagnosed, she struggled to walk far and could not make it up hills, but the […]

A POLYTUNNEL caught fire near Taunton yesterday (August 5). Fire crews from Taunton, Bridgwater and Ilminster attended the incident around 11.30am in Hatch Beauchamp. The blaze was caused accidentally, and it damaged some poly tunnels containing plants. “Crews attended a poly tunnel on fire this morning, and on arrival requested assistance of a third appliance and […]

POLICE are trying to identify a man who was knocked unconscious during a mass brawl outside a nightclub. Officers are appealing for witnesses to the early hours affray involving around 20 people in Bridgwater. The incident kicked off outside the club in Penel Orlieu at around 3am on Sunday (July 25). An Avon and Somerset […]

ORGANISERS have revealed the full details of this year’s virtual Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival. The two-hour online virtual carnival Through the Decades on Saturday, November 6, at 7pm will feature 100 entries from Bridgwater Carnival processions held over the past 40 years. It is the second year running the event has been streamed online due […]

CHILDREN from Sedgemoor schools have been making time capsules to put in the new T-pylons. Woolavington Primary School, East Brent CofE Academy and East and West Huntspill Academy pupils presented their completed time capsules to National Grid engineers last month. Twenty schools closest to the Hinkley Connection route are taking part in the project. Chelsey […]

A COUPLE whose baby girl was born sleeping have raised £9,187 in her memory to help other expectant parents. Dan and Nicky Kunc, from Cannington, donated the money towards the Rowan Suite at Musgrove Park Hospital, in Taunton. They were inspired by the memory of their daughter Lydia, who was born sleeping at 34 weeks […]

EFFORTS to secure better cycling provision in Bridgwater have received a boost from the district council. Sedgemoor District Council’s executive committee voted on Wednesday morning (July 28) to sign the Bridgwater Cycling Charter, which commits it to promoting cycling across the town and working with its partners to improve and expand the network. The charter […]

THE construction of the Bridgwater tidal barrier could begin in early-2023 – provided that central government grants permission. Sedgemoor District Council is working with the Environment Agency (EA) to deliver the new £99M barrier across the River Parrett, which it is claimed will provide better flood protection to 11,300 homes and 1,500 businesses. The barrier […]


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