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AN impressive detached modern house situated in a wonderful location overlooking fields. Eastgate House is situated in a peaceful rural setting surrounded by enclosed gardens and overlooks farmland. The well-proportioned accommodation is arranged over two floors, comprising an entrance canopy with double-glazed door leading to an entrance hallway with a turning staircase to the first […]

A RAFT of new projects that store carbon and restore habitats have been unveiled by the Wildlife Trusts as part of efforts to tackle the climate and nature crises. The 12 schemes include improving fragmented wetlands across four counties in England and Wales to pave the way for reintroducing beavers, restoring peatland in five counties […]

BUILDING work on new homes in Sedgemoor accelerated at the start of the year, figures reveal. Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG)data shows work began on 400 homes in the area in 2020-21 – 100 more than the 300 started the previous year. Work was also completed on 410 homes over the year […]

A CONSTRUCTION firm which has been building in Somerset for more than 160 years has ceased trading. Henry W Pollard & Sons Ltd, based in Monmouth Street, Bridgwater, was founded in 1860 and worked on projects across the south west. It had offices in Plymouth as well as the Bridgwater base and was known around […]

One lucky ticket-holder has won the £13.1 million jackpot in Wednesday’s National Lottery draw. The winning Lotto numbers were 40, 03, 52, 02, 07, 20 and the bonus was 14. Camelot’s Andy Carter, senior winners’ adviser at the National Lottery, said, “What fantastic news for a single ticket-holder who has won tonight’s massive £13.1 million […]

Fire control received reports of the incident at 4.50pm and sent one of the town’s engines to the scene. A spokesperson for Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue said: “Once on scene crews confirmed one chimney well alight and requested assistance from a second appliance which also came from Bridgwater. “Crews got to work trying […]

Important repair work on a key Bridgwater route is scheduled to start later this month. Somerset County Council’s highways team is resurfacing a section of the A372 Westonzoyland Road as it is showing signs of deterioration with cracks on the carriageway. The scheme is due to begin on Monday, July 26, and expected to finish […]

A BRIDGWATER park is getting a £50,000 makeover in time for the school holidays. Work was due to start today (Thursday) on the refurbishment of Eastover Park – also known as Cranleigh Gardens – in ahead of children’s summer break. All the toddler playground equipment is being replaced over the coming month, subject to good […]

DOZENS of parents in Sedgemoor failed to pay child maintenance during the latest lockdown, figures show. Charity Gingerbread, which supports single parent families, said if those owed maintenance and living in poverty nationally were paid what was due, three in five would be “lifted out of the poverty trap”. While separated parents can agree a […]

BELOW are the planning applications submitted to Sedgemoor District Council between June 17 and June 23, 2021. For more details, and to comment on applications, log on to www.sedgemoor.gov.uk/planning. BADGWORTH 03/21/00009: Hare House, Badgworth, Axbridge, BS26 2QL: Certificate of Lawfulness for the proposed erection of detached garden outbuilding with swimming pool and gym. 03/21/00010: Knoll […]


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