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MAGISTRATES have slapped a court bill of more than £35,000 on a couple of rogue Bridgwater landlords. Cezar-Ionut Dorobantu and Iona Diana Larissa Stanciu both pleaded guilty at Taunton Magistrates’ Court to four charges relating to a three-storey house in multiple occupation (HIMO) in Ashleigh Avenue, in the town. For failing to install an adequate […]

A MAN has been banned from entering parts of Bridgwater after being issued with a civil injunction. Scott Riddle, 37, from Bridgwater, would be committing an offence if he enters the town as defined by the map below between midnight and 2am and 11am to midnight. He is also prohibited from being intoxicated or in […]

MORE money will be provided to improve a Somerset green space after councillors voted to increase the project’s budget by 50 per cent. Sedgemoor District Council is pushing forward with its Northgate regeneration scheme, delivering a new cinema, bowling alley, gym and restaurants in Bridgwater town centre by late-2022. As part of the regeneration scheme, […]

HEALTH bosses say they have no plans for any further closures of Somerset’s minor injuries units (MIUs). The Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), which allocates the county’s health resources, announced in late-January that Minehead MIU would be closed overnight for up for four months. The CCG has now confirmed it has no plans for any […]

THE closure of a long-standing Bridgwater firm has provoked an outpouring of memories from past employees and customers. Construction firm Henry W Pollard & Sons Ltd, based in Monmouth Street, was founded in 1860 and worked on projects across the south west. Sadly, after more than 160 years in the business, the firm has now […]

READERS have been showing off their ink from favoured Bridgwater tattooists and we’re loving the variety. After we shared the highest ranked tattoo parlours, you have been posting pictures of your most loved body art. Some are special just for the design while others have a deeper meaning to the wearer. Here’s are some of […]

THE sun shone as audiences were entertained at the Bridgwater Quayside Festival’s Picnic in the Park last weekend. The event, organised by Sally Mann, Fuse Performance and Somerset Outdoor Arts, with support from Arts Council England, featured performances and street theatre, dancing and music. While the Bridgwater Arts Centre Tours were sold out, Bridgwater Library […]

STUDENTS at a school in Somerset celebrated in style during their prom – despite Covid-19 restrictions not lifting in time. Year 11 pupils at Bridgwater College Academy were meant to have a traditional prom at a separate venue, but could not due to the Government guidelines. Luckily they still managed to celebrate with a garden […]

BELOW are the planning applications received by Sedgemoor District Council between July 1 and 7, 2021. For more details, and to comment on applications, log on to www.sedgemoor.gov.uk/planning. BERROW 05/21/00010: Berrow Beach Access Road, Coast Road, Berrow, Burnham On Sea, Somerset: Replacement and enlargement of existing car park, with associated works and management equipment. 05/21/00014: […]

FOODIES delight as next week sees the Bridgwater Food and Drink Festival return to the town. The annual event couldn’t take place last year due to the pandemic so it’s been two years since visitors got to experience the culinary delights the free-to-attend festival has to offer. There will be more than 60 food, drink […]


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