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IT took more than two hours to rescue a person trapped inside a vehicle after a road traffic collision this morning (April 4). After they were released, the casualty was taken to hospital via air ambulance. Three fire engines from Cheddar, Winscombe and Burnham-on-Sea, as well as the heavy rescue unit and support appliance from […]

WHAT a year it’s been. New words and expressions have entered our everyday vocabulary. Who’d ever heard of Covid before 2020? Granted, our scientists knew what it was, but all of a sudden it was given a suffix – ‘-19’. And we learnt it was a type of coronavirus – bet you’d never heard of […]

A DISQUALIFIED driver has received another ban after he was caught behind the wheel. Callan John Foster, 31, of Kendale Road, Bridgwater, was stopped by police after being seen driving in North Petherton on September 14 last year. After pleading guilty to the offence at Taunton Magistrates’ Courts, Foster was fined £80 and ordered to […]

A STUDENT from a school in Bridgwater raised more than £300 for charity thanks to her star baking skills. Ella Buller, a year 8 pupil from Haygrove School, was watching the Stand Up to Cancer Celebrity Bake Off when she decided she wanted to help too. So Ella decided to set up a cream tea […]

POLICE are asking people to call 999 if they see wanted man Aaron Matheson. He is wanted on recall to prison, and has links to Bristol and Weston-super-Mare. Matheson, 27, is described as a white man of medium build, about 5ft 10ins tall, with short brown hair and blue eyes. He speaks with a west […]

THERE have been just 12 new Covid-19 cases in Somerset in the past 24-hours – and the rate of infection is falling in all four districts. Both Somerset West and Taunton and Sedgemoor had five new cases, bringing the totals in each district since the start of the pandemic to 5,928 and 5,311. South Somerset […]

A TELEVISION company are looking for Somerset residents to take part in a redecorating show with Nick Knowles. Viacom Studios (makers of Cruising with Jane McDonald and Wonderful World of Chocolate) are looking for families in Somerset who need to declutter and redecorate their house. Nick and his team will then transform two rooms, by […]

A WARNING has been issued to dog owners after six people were fined £100 for not picking up dog poo and ignoring banned area signs. Sedgemoor District Council (SDC) are reminding dog walkers there is a year-round dog ban on Burnham-on-Sea beach between the jetty and the pavilion. There is signage explaining this is an […]

POLICE have urged people to ‘find alternative ways’ of expressing their views today as protests are due to take place in various Somerset towns. They are aware of protests in Taunton, Glastonbury and Bridgwater, as well as Bristol and Bath. READ MORE: Kill The Bill protest planned in Taunton this Easter People are now allowed […]

THERE was “thick, black smoke” coming from the roof of a property on fire last night (April 2). Fire crews attended the incident on Meadway, Woolavington near Bridgwater around 6.45pm. Two engines from Bridgwater were sent to the fire, along with an aerial ladder platform. The fire, which was believed to have started accidentally, caused […]

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