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A CONSTRUCTION firm which has been building in Somerset for more than 160 years has ceased trading. Henry W Pollard & Sons Ltd, based in Monmouth Street, Bridgwater, was founded in 1860 and worked on projects across the south west. It had offices in Plymouth as well as the Bridgwater base and was known around […]

One lucky ticket-holder has won the £13.1 million jackpot in Wednesday’s National Lottery draw. The winning Lotto numbers were 40, 03, 52, 02, 07, 20 and the bonus was 14. Camelot’s Andy Carter, senior winners’ adviser at the National Lottery, said, “What fantastic news for a single ticket-holder who has won tonight’s massive £13.1 million […]

Fire control received reports of the incident at 4.50pm and sent one of the town’s engines to the scene. A spokesperson for Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue said: “Once on scene crews confirmed one chimney well alight and requested assistance from a second appliance which also came from Bridgwater. “Crews got to work trying […]

Important repair work on a key Bridgwater route is scheduled to start later this month. Somerset County Council’s highways team is resurfacing a section of the A372 Westonzoyland Road as it is showing signs of deterioration with cracks on the carriageway. The scheme is due to begin on Monday, July 26, and expected to finish […]

A BRIDGWATER park is getting a £50,000 makeover in time for the school holidays. Work was due to start today (Thursday) on the refurbishment of Eastover Park – also known as Cranleigh Gardens – in ahead of children’s summer break. All the toddler playground equipment is being replaced over the coming month, subject to good […]

DOZENS of parents in Sedgemoor failed to pay child maintenance during the latest lockdown, figures show. Charity Gingerbread, which supports single parent families, said if those owed maintenance and living in poverty nationally were paid what was due, three in five would be “lifted out of the poverty trap”. While separated parents can agree a […]

BELOW are the planning applications submitted to Sedgemoor District Council between June 17 and June 23, 2021. For more details, and to comment on applications, log on to www.sedgemoor.gov.uk/planning. BADGWORTH 03/21/00009: Hare House, Badgworth, Axbridge, BS26 2QL: Certificate of Lawfulness for the proposed erection of detached garden outbuilding with swimming pool and gym. 03/21/00010: Knoll […]

TAPMOOR Farm is a traditional detached farmhouse that has been remodelled, extended and beautifully renovated and refurbished by the current owners. Offering prospective purchasers the opportunity to acquire this smallholding with a range of barns and outbuilding with planning permission granted, along with gardens and gounds extending to 6.774 acres. The property has been lovingly […]

AS the nation prepares to support the England team in tonight’s Euro 2020 quarter final match, people are being urged to be good neighbours. Sedgemoor District Council’s Environmental Health Team has come up with ‘Be good to your neighbour’, working alongside other organisations such as Homes in Sedgemoor, landlords and the YMCA. “Every summer, we see a rise […]

A THIEF has been jailed after pleading guilty to a number of burglary offences in Bridgwater. Christopher Rost-Aldridge, 31, admitted being responsible for several offences committed in April. On Thursday, April 22, he entered the staffing area of a bakery and stole a purse. Four days later he committed a similar offence at a joinery […]


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