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Nearly £2m will be spent as a “once-in-a-generation investment” in bringing a Somerset leisure centre up to scratch. Fusion Leisure operates the Tor Sports and Leisure Centre on the A361 Street Road in Glastonbury as part of a 50-year lease agreement with Mendip District Council. The facility was identified as one of 12 projects within […]

A Somerset pub – with its own Glastonbury stage – has closed after its owners gave the landlord notice to quit. Andy Miller took on the Princes Motto in Barrow Gurney in March 2020 – but had to close three days later when the first lockdown was enforced. During lockdown Andy carried out a number […]

The new nuclear power station being built at Hinkley Point will start operating a year later than planned and will cost an extra £3 billion, it has been announced. French energy giant EDF published the findings of a review into the cost and schedule of the power station taking account of the continuing impact of […]

The RNLI in Weston-super-Mare has appointed a new volunteer lifeboat operations manager. Chris Ware is a former police superintendent and head of security at Bristol Airport. Mr Ware will take over from Mike Buckland who is standing down after four years in the role as manager from the lifeboat station on Knightstone Plaza. Mr Buckland […]

Efforts to regenerate Wincanton town centre have been branded a “fiasco” by local councillors. South Somerset District Council has been striving to regenerate Wincanton town centre, making improvements to its public realm, funding cultural events and encouraging the refurbishment of prominent buildings in private hands. Wincanton’s two district councillors, Nick Colbert and Colin Winder, have […]

Residents living near one of Clevedon’s ‘last remaining green spaces’ have launched a fight to prevent it from being built on. North Somerset Council has included the land at Churchill Avenue, known as Penny Fields, in its site allocation plan. The authority wants to build homes – which it says will be affordable – on […]

A stunning holiday complex by the sea with its own indoor swimming pool and spa has come up for sale by the coast not far from Somerset. Berehayes Holiday Cottages is a lovely holiday cottage complex and is a highly profitable business with thatched farmhouse, eight holiday letting cottages and indoor pool with spa set […]

Wanted man Kieran Williams could be in Burnham-on-Sea, according to police. Williams is being sought by Avon and Somerset Police on recall to prison. He is around six feet tall, of average build and with short brown hair. He is known to have links to Burnham-on-Sea, as well as Bristol. People are warned not to […]

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man died in Wiveliscombe. The man in his 50s died after a reported assault on Tuesday (May 17). Police were called to Stockers Close in Wiveliscombe at around 8:45pm, where witnesses reported that the man had been assaulted. Ambulance crews attended soon after and […]

A Bristol-based Tik Toker has gone viral with one of his videos after trying – and succeeding – to book an Uber all the way to Denmark. George Clarke – who posts under the username @georgeclarkeey – shared his success with the cab-hailing app earlier this week. Speaking to his audience of more than one […]

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