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Drivers could soon fall victim to £60 fines in the brand new multi-million pound bus hub in Weston-super-Mare as ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) cameras are set to be turned on. From Monday, May 23, those found to be driving in the designated bus Interchange at Alexandra Parade/Regent Street and also at the existing Queensway […]

A yellow weather warning has been issued for Somerset this evening (Sunday, May 15) as the mild temperatures are set to be accompanied by a spate of potential thunderstorms. The warning, which runs from 5pm on Sunday evening to 5am on Monday morning, stretches across much of the South West, including all of Somerset. The […]

A woman from Cornwall has been jailed after she took advantage of a 13-year-old boy – befriending him before forcing him to have sex with her. The sick behaviour of Lucy Hambley, 40 – who encouraged the use of alcohol and cigarettes with the victim – left him feeling suicidal and making attempts to end […]

A private clinic in Bath is offering health checks for conditions such as diabetes, following the coronavirus pandemic. Research has shown that adults are 40 per cent more likely to become diabetic after a Covid infection. Goodbody Clinic on Broad Street opened in an existing health shop in 2020 and was the first location to […]

Everyone who lives in Bath will have used the Batheaston Toll Bridge at least once – and some people cross it several times a day. This single-track structure has been used by locals since 1872 and these days is vital to keeping traffic moving around the city. Until 2017, the toll was just 70p. Then […]

A farmer has been hospitalised after he was struck with a rock while working in a field. by having a rock thrown at his face whilst working in a field in . Christopher Pine, 70, was working in the field in Creech St Michael, near Taunton, when he was attacked by a dog walker. Mr […]

A total of 337 candidates are vying for 110 seats and the new elected members will oversee the change from a tier-two council to a single, unitary authority for Somerset in 2023 when the current district and county electoral system will be abolished. Rather than count all 55 divisions in one place, there has been […]

Somerset Live’s local democracy reporter Daniel Mumby is live at the election count at Wellsprings Leisure Centre in Taunton. He has just been speaking with Ross Henley, one of the victorious candidates for the Liberal Democrats in Blackdown and Neroche. Residents of the county are eagerly awaiting the news of who will govern them at […]

The Liberal Democrats have won two key council seats from the Conservative party in Somerset. The two Lib Dem candidates for Rowbarton and Staplegrove, in Taunton, beat their Tory competitors by around twice as many votes. Dixie Darch attained the largest share of votes, with 32 per cent – closely followed by Derek Perry, her […]

The Liberal Democrats have taken the first four seats to be announced at the local election count in South Somerset today (Friday, May 6). A total of 337 candidates are vying for 110 seats and the new elected members will oversee the change from a tier-two council to a single, unitary authority for Somerset in […]


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