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IF you are popping out for a walk this weekend wrap up warm and take care on the roads as there is a risk of ice in Somerset. On Saturday it will be a cold and frosty start to the day, with icy stretches and sunny spells through the morning. It will remain dry and […]

A FURTHER 378 positive Covid-19 tests were recorded in Somerset in the latest daily figures. The highest total was in Somerset West and Taunton, where there were 115 new confirmed cases, taking the district’s overall total since the start of the pandemic to 3,488. South Somerset saw 99 positive tests, pushing its total up to […]

STAFF and residents at a Somerset care home are receiving their coronavirus vaccinations this week. Priory Court was one of the first places in Burnham-on-Sea to receive the jabs. Home manager Vimal Samuel said the staff and residents have been “waiting patiently” for the vaccinations. “We certainly see this as a step in the right […]

A RAGING pub owner told a village to “f**k off” in a note on the parish hall noticeboard after being reported to police for an alleged Covid breach. Furious Keith Waterhouse was visited by cops after reports his daughter was staying against the rules at the Badger’s Holt pub on Exmoor. He penned the expletive-ridden […]

BELOW are planning applications received by Sedgemoor District Council between December 24 and 30, 2020. For more details and to comment on applications, log on to www.sedgemoor.gov.uk/planning. BRIDGWATER 08/20/00202: Land Between Friarn Street And, Broadway, Bridgwater, Somerset: Erection of 43 Flats within two blocks with associated access and parking areas, amenity space and landscaping. BROOMFIELD […]

MOST schools will now be moving to remote learning for the majority of pupils until February half-term, at least. While teaching unions, medical and scientific experts, as well as Opposition politicians, have been calling on the Government to take decisive action for some time, the handling of this announcement has once again been utterly shambolic. […]

THE roar of huge engines overhead, explosions as bombs fall… It sounds like the scene from a frontline battlefield, but in fact, it was a common feature of a quiet spot on the Somerset coast not too long ago. You may not know, but even to this day, the county coastline is home to a […]

A FURTHER four people with Covid-19 have died in Somerset in a single day. The latest deaths of patients from any cause within 28 days of testing positive for the coronavirus takes the overall death toll in the county council area to 347 since the pandemic began. The latest deaths included two in Somerset West […]

POLICE are trying to trace a lorry driver who failed to stop after a van forced to swerve ploughed into a road sign and was badly damaged. Officers are appealing for witnesses to the collision on the M5 this week. The incident happened between junctions 24 (North Petherton) and 23 (Bridgwater) northbound on Tuesday (January […]

A SOMERSET man who achieved his lifelong ambition of being an airline pilot has died along with his partner and two of her family members in a car crash in Gran Canaria. Richard Addicott, 31, and his partner Rita García Bolaños were on holiday in Gran Canaria and had just enjoyed a meal with her […]


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