Traffic & Travel

All traffic is being held on the M5 this morning (May 20) due to a ‘police incident’ near Taunton. Officers first halted drivers shortly before 6am and queues are building in the area. Delays are ongoing between junction 26 for Wellington and junction 25 for Taunton, southbound, and between junction 24 for Bridgwater South and […]

A crash on the M5 involving a car and a caravan is causing delays this afternoon (May 19). Traffic monitoring site Inrix has confirmed the crash happened between junctions 28 and 29 on the southbound carriageway in Devon. Motorists are warned to expect delays as one lane remains closed. Inrix says: “One lane closed and […]

The family of a woman who died last week in a fatal collision in Somerset say she ‘touched the hearts’ of all who knew her. Jade Coles, from Chard, tragically died in a collision involving the Vauxhall Corsa she was driving and a lorry on the A358 in Ashill, near Ilminster. Paying tribute to the […]

A cyclist was taken to the Royal United Hospital in Bath earlier today, after a crash in Bradford-on-Avon. Town Bridge was shut for roughly an hour from 9am for the collision that happened between B3107 Silver Street and Bradford-on-Avon station, reports Wiltshire Live. An air ambulance landed close by to assist emergency workers while they […]

Bath MP Wera Hobhouse has slammed ongoing chaos with passports, with constituents experiencing long delays with the Passport Office. One constituent of the MP, reported having to wait four months for their passport to be returned after an application for a name change. In another case, a family applied for passports for their children, sent […]

A bus driver appeared in court after their careless driving left a cyclist in a Somerset hedge. The incident happened near Barrow Gurney on December 17, 2021, and was caught on a motorist’s dashcam. The driver of the bus shown in the footage pleaded guilty to driving without due care and was fined £256 by […]

A man in his 70s has sustained life-threatening injuries in a two-car crash just over the Wiltshire border. Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision, which happened on Hungerdown Lane, Chippenham shortly before 11am today (Wednesday, May 18). The serious crash involved a black Ford Fiesta and a red Volkswagen Up. The driver of […]

Amazing footage showing a temporary A303 bridge in Somerset being lowered into place has been released by National Highways. The new bridge has been put in place as part of the project to upgrade the stretch between Sparkford and Ilchester to a dual carriageway. The new bridge will keep construction traffic off the main road, […]

The A358 is closed westbound following a crash this morning (May 18). The road has been closed near Ilminster since around 11.20am. It is reported that there is queuing traffic from the A303 Southfields roundabout to Broadway Street. Traffic monitoring site INRIX has confirmed the collision. It said: “A358 westbound closed, queueing traffic due to […]

Trains have been stopped near Somerset this evening (Tuesday, May 17) following a “trespass incident” on the line. Services between Bournemouth and Pokesdown are at a standstill. South Western Railway reports that “all lines are blocked” and trains running through these stations may be cancelled, delayed or revised. Disruption is expected until the end of […]


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