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A SURGE in demand for second-hand clothing has led to one charity making an urgent appeal for donations. The Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) is desperately seeking good quality summer clothing to restock their shop in Bridgwater. Since reopening in April, the Fore Street store has seen many people through its doors, looking for clothing […]

DESPITE disruption caused by Covid-19, students studying the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme at Bridgwater & Taunton College achieved outstanding results. They are the only college in Somerset offering the internationally recognised alternative to A-Levels, designed for highly academic and motivated learners. Students are required to study six subjects along with core elements, with a maximum […]

SEDGEMOOR moved towards a greener future with a drop in carbon dioxide emissions over the course of a year, figures reveal. Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy figures show that CO2 emissions in the area dropped by 4.8% in 2019 – the latest available data – compared to the year before. Transport was responsible […]

BELOW are the planning applications received by Sedgemoor District Council between June 24 and 30, 2021. For more details, and to comment on applications, log on to www.sedgemoor.gov.uk/planning. AXBRIDGE 02/21/00020: 7 Hillside, Axbridge, Somerset, BS26 2AN: Proposed creation of outdoor drop-in fibreglass swimming pool and erection of retractable poly carbonate pool enclosure to the West […]

SOMERSET author Guy Kennaway has won the 2021 Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction with his novel The Accidental Collector. The book tells the story of an art dealer who meets a “penniless hippy” in a “hilarious story”, the organisers of the award said in a statement. His book saw off competition from five […]

A WOMAN had to be freed from the wreckage of a car crash this afternoon. The collision in St Cuthbert Out, involving two vehicles, happened at around 1.45pm today. Firefighters from Cheddar and Wells attended the incident. A spokesperson from Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service, said: “Crews extricated one female casualty using hydraulic […]

A TRADE union is warning bosses at shoe giant Clarks that their entire Somerset operation could strike over new contract proposals. All workers at the shoe manufacturer and retailer’s headquarters in Street, including clerical and warehouse staff, could walk out if the plans aren’t dropped, according to a statement released by Unite the Union this […]

AN impressive detached modern house situated in a wonderful location overlooking fields. Eastgate House is situated in a peaceful rural setting surrounded by enclosed gardens and overlooks farmland. The well-proportioned accommodation is arranged over two floors, comprising an entrance canopy with double-glazed door leading to an entrance hallway with a turning staircase to the first […]

A RAFT of new projects that store carbon and restore habitats have been unveiled by the Wildlife Trusts as part of efforts to tackle the climate and nature crises. The 12 schemes include improving fragmented wetlands across four counties in England and Wales to pave the way for reintroducing beavers, restoring peatland in five counties […]

BUILDING work on new homes in Sedgemoor accelerated at the start of the year, figures reveal. Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG)data shows work began on 400 homes in the area in 2020-21 – 100 more than the 300 started the previous year. Work was also completed on 410 homes over the year […]


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