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If so, then Mark Gutteridge – from Nailsea-based energy switching site Flipper – says there are five things to check whenever you receive a bill. There are four crucial bits of information found within the pages of your bill, he says, that show whether you are paying the correct amount. Mark says it is especially […]

Multi-way traffic controls on Blackbrook Way, Taunton, until January 13. Multi-way traffic controls on Shoreditch Road, Taunton, until January 29. Multi-way traffic signals on Manor Orchard, Taunton, until January 15. Temporary 30mph speed limit on Wellington Road, Taunton, until December 24. Multi-way signals on Perry Elm Roundabout, Wellington, until June 18. Two-way control signals on […]

RESIDENTS in Bridgwater have been left feeling concerned after a flyer which disputes the validity of Covid-19 testing. The flyer, which has been distributed in Bridgwater in the last few weeks, claims PCR tests used by the Government to test for coronavirus cannot test for live virus and ‘positive’ results are ‘enabling ministers to spread […]

I MUST put fingers to keyboard to express thanks to our NHS. On New Year’s Eve, my wife had her booked Covid immunisation. She reported a pleasant experience. On New Year’s Day, most unexpectedly, I received a call to go to the North Petherton Rugby Club to receive an unscheduled jab. On a very damp […]

SQUIBBS & Son was a well-known furniture maker in Bridgwater at the turn of the century. While we were carrying out some work in our photo archives at the Mercury, we turned up this picture of the Squibbs & Son store. On the back was a note, which said ‘corner of St Mary Street and […]

A HORSE stuck in a deep water filled ditch was rescued by fire crews this afternoon (January 9). One fire engine and a specialist rescue crew from Bridgwater attended the incident on Place Drove, Westonzoyland, Bridgwater at 12.04pm. “On arrival the Incident Commander confirmed that a horse was stuck up to its belly in a […]

NOW that the cracks are so early starting to appear in the Brexit “taking back control” situation, my I submit my humble opinion on this matter? Why not just kick Scotland out of the UK, and the countless billions that England gives to support Scotland every year could be spent in England itself? This would surely […]

POLICE are urging people to call 999 if they see wanted man Joshua Neale. He has links to Weston-super-Mare and Banwell, and it wanted on a warrant for failing to attend court for a drugs offence. Joshua is also wanted in connection with an investigation into offences of assault, threatening behaviour and malicious communications. “He’s […]

THE Government has announced extra support for rough sleepers which includes councils being asked to make sure they register with GP surgeries. English councils will be instructed to “redouble their efforts” to accommodate those on the streets during the lockdown, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) said. They will also be asked […]

SOMERSET is famed for it’s countryside but it also has some gorgeous beaches. From Minehead to Burnham-on-Sea there are plenty of places you could walk if you are looking to spend your hour of exercise surrounded by beautiful scenery. But which beach is the best one to visit? We have created a list of the […]


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