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RECYCLING crews will be working tomorrow (Saturday, July 3) to pick up missed recycling collections. Crews will be out in the South Somerset and Wellington areaa in a bid to try and catch up on recycling collections missed on Thursday (July 1) and any missed today (July 2). Saturday crews are also aiming to collect any garden […]

A BRIDGWATER man has been ordered to pay fines and costs totalling more than £2,100 after being prosecuted for fly-tipping. Anthony Painter, of Highcroft, Woolavington, pleaded guilty plea at North Somerset Magistrates Court to a charge brought by the council for fly-tipping waste at Yanley Lane in Long Ashton. He was given a £1,386 fine, […]

THE number of recorded coronavirus cases in Somerset increased by 75 in the last 24 hours, official figures show. Public Health England figures show that 21,413 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Thursday (July 1) in Somerset, up from 21,338 the same time on Wednesday. The health body recently changed […]

A POLICE officer who checked the details of a man she intended to go on A DATE with has been fired. She has been dismissed by Avon and Somerset Police after allegations of gross misconduct were proven at a misconduct hearing held at Police HQ on Wednesday (June 30). Supt Jane Wigmore, head of professional […]

BRIDGWATER Carnival will be before the eyes of the world at a special Royal event next summer. The amazing entries created for the event have come to the attention of the organisers of the recently-announced Platinum Jubilee Pageant, which will form part of the celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of Her Majesty the Queen’s accession […]

THE family of a man who died in a crash on the M5 between Taunton and Bridgwater has issued a tribute to a ‘much-loved’ father and husband. Dalius Jensauskis was the passenger in a black Audi involved in a single-vehicle collision on Saturday (June 27) at 4am. The 27-year-old sadly died at the scene. READ MORE: […]

SEDGEMOOR may seem a million miles from some of the world’s largest defence manufacturers. But a link you may not be aware of brought criminal damage to the doorstep of Sedgemoor District Council (SDC) this week. Protestors daubed the council’s headquarters in King Square with red paint and sprayed slogans over a link the council […]

THE number of recorded coronavirus cases in Somerset increased by 55 in the latest round of data, official figures show. Public Health England figures show that 21,266 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Tuesday (June 29) in Somerset, up from 21,211 the same time on Monday. The health body […]

THE number of recorded coronavirus cases in Somerset increased by 164 over the weekend, official figures show. Public Health England (PHE) figures show that 21,211 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Monday (June 28) in Somerset, up from 21,047 the same time on Friday. The health body recently changed […]

A PRIMARY school near Bridgwater has expanded its capacity by more than 200 pupils with a new £2.5 million extension. Willowdown Primary School opened on the Kings Down development seven years ago with space for 210 children and has seen demand for places grow. Expansion was built into the school’s plans from the start. Funded and managed […]


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