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  • 'Leave your car at home' - Challenge to Bridgwater drivers Bridgwater Mercury:

    Drivers in Bridgwater are being challenged to leave their cars at home to win prizes in an online competition run by The Bridgwater Way. read more

  • Campaigners fight giant solar park plans on the Levels

    Campaigners are fighting plans for a giant 65-acre solar park which they claim will devastate the Somerset Levels’ beautiful landscape. read more

  • Ian Blackwell stars as Wembdon take survival fight to final weekend Bridgwater Mercury: THREE FIGURES: Ian Blackwell

    Ian Blackwell put in a match-winning display to help Wembdon to a 30-run win over Bedminster to take their fight for survival into the last week of the season. read more

  • Tinnion ton can't save Ashcott from defeat Bridgwater Mercury:

    A brilliant century from Steve Tinnion wasn’t enough to prevent Ashcott & Shapwick from a dramatic final over defeat to Taunton St Andrews. read more

  • Summer break-ins

    ONE-THIRD of domestic burglaries take place when doors are unlocked in summer, say crime reduction officers in Somerset who are reinforcing the importance of household security. read more

  • CHARLOTTE TAPP

    TAPP Charlotte. Well done Charlotte, nine passes. So proud of you, my best wishes for your future. Love Gran. xxx read more

  • Matt Thorne fires Bridgwater Town to Bank Holiday win Bridgwater Mercury:

    MATT Thorne struck two minutes before half-time to give Bridgwater Town a 1-0 victory at Clevedon Town on Bank Holiday Monday. read more

  • Stand Up To Cancer returns

    PEOPLE are being urged to join a cancer charity fundraising campaign. read more

  • ASHLEY ANDREJKO

    ANDREJKO Ashley. Happy 18th birthday on 29th August 2014. Have great day. Love Mum, Dad, Nan, Aunt Gwen and family. xxx read more

  • KATHERINE DUFFIELD

    DUFFIELD. Katherine, passed peacefully away on 14th August, aged 90 years. Thanksgiving service at Bridgwater Baptist Church on Wednesday 3rd September at 12.30pm. Family flowers only please, donations if desired for The Baptist Church Restoration Fund may be left at the chapel or sent to Grandfield & Son, Funeral Directors, Nether Stowey, Bridgwater, TA5 1HZ. read more

  • MARGARET BETCHLEY

    BETCHLEY Margaret Lesley, of North Petherton, passed away at home on the 8th August 2014, aged 66 years. She is sadly missed by all. Funeral will be held at St Peter's Church, North Newton, on Monday 1st September 2014 at 12.00pm, followed by a celebration of her life at North Newton Village Hall. Family flowers only please. Donations in Margaret's memory in aid of the Special Care Baby Unit (Musgrove) and Cancer Research UK by either retiring collection or through Wallace Stuart, Lady Funeral Directors, 73 Fore Street, North Petherton, TA6 6PZ. Telephone 01278 664400. read more

  • BRIAN HARWOOD

    Harwood. Brian Frederick, formerly of Bridgwater and Cannington, passed away peacefully at the Burnham Nursing Home on 14th August 2014, aged 81. Funeral service will be held at Sedgemoor Crematorium, Pawlett, on Wednesday 27th August 2014, at 1.00pm. Family flowers only please, donations if desired for Pets as Therapy or the Stroke Association may be sent to H. Biffen & Sons Ltd, 32 Wembdon Road, Bridgwater. read more

  • KENNETH WOOLTERTON

    WOOLTERTON. Kenneth (Ken), of Bridgwater, passed away peacefully at St. Margaret's Hospice on 20th August 2014. Aged 76 years. Ken will be sadly missed by his wife Sue and friends. Funeral service will be held at Taunton Deane Crematorium on Monday 1st September 2014 at 2.30pm. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Ken for St. Margaret's Hospice may be left at the crematorium or forwarded to Bridgwater Funeral Services, 15 Bristol Road, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 4AU. Telephone 01278 457755. read more

  • ERNEST BURT

    BURT. Ernest (WRE) of Bridgwater, passed away peacefully at Bridgwater Hospital on 20th August 2014. Aged 85 years. Ernest will be greatly missed by family and friends. Funeral service will be held at Sedgemoor Crematorium on Friday 29th August 2014 at 1.45pm. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Ernest for Parkinson's UK may be left at the crematorium or forwarded to Bridg- water Funeral Services, 15 Bristol Road, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 4AU. Telephone 01278 457755. read more

  • JANET AND PAT HARVEY

    HARVEY Janet and Pat. Congratulations on your 60th Wedding Anniversary, 26th August 2014. All our love Jayne, Gemma, Willam, Thomas and Ava Rose. xxxx read more

  • JANET AND PAT HARVEY

    HARVEY. Janet and Pat. Best wishes Mum and Dad on your Diamond Wedding Anniversary. Love from David, Mel, grandchildren and great grandchildren. read more

  • SOPHIE EVETT

    EVETT Sophie. Congratulations on achieving your place at Bristol University. We are very proud of you and love you loads. Nan and Grandad Lovell. xxx read more

  • CHRISTOPHER AND AMIE POPE

    POPE Christopher and Amie. Congratulations on the birth of your handsome son, Joseph Joshua, a little brother for Evie. Lots of love from Mum and Dad P. xxxx read more

  • Elliott Willoughby

    WILLOUGHBY Elliott. Good luck on your first day at Eastover School on Tuesday 2nd September 2014. Love always, Mummy, Daddy, Zack, Delton and Kimberley. x read more

  • HARLEY CLARKE

    CLARKE Harley. Big boy now, off to school. Hope you really enjoy your new adventure! Lots of fun and new friends. Lots of love, we will be thinking of you, Nanny Nellie, Grandad and Nanny Pub. xxxx read more

  • DAISY EDWARDS

    EDWARDS Daisy. Big girl now, off to school. Hope you really enjoy your new adventure! Lots of fun and new friends. Lots of love, we will be thinking of you. Nanny Nellie, Grandad and Nanny Pub. xxxx read more

  • CAMERON BROOK

    BROOK Cameron. Enjoy your first day at school. Lots of love Mummy, Daddy, Callum and Harrison. xxx read more

  • EDNA WATTS

    Watts. Edna, of Bridgwater, passed away peacefully at Musgrove Park Hospital on 19th August 2014, aged 94. She will be greatly missed by all her family and friends. Funeral service will be held at Sedgemoor Crematorium, Pawlett, on Friday 29th August 2014, at 12.15pm. Family flowers only please, donations if desired for St. Margaret’s Somerset Hospice may be sent to H. Biffen & Sons Ltd, 32 Wembdon Road, Bridgwater. read more

  • ENA OLIVER

    Oliver. Ena Dorothy, of Hilda Coles House, Bridgwater, passed away peacefully on 16th August 2014, aged 87. Funeral service will be held at St. John the Baptist Church, Bridgwater, on Thursday 28th August 2014 at 12.45pm. Family flowers only please, donations if desired for the Beacon Centre, MPH, may be sent to H. Biffen and Sons Ltd, 32 Wembdon Road, Bridgwater read more

  • HAYSHAM RYAN

    HAYSHAM Ryan. Life begins today! We are all so very proud of you. Love Mum, Luke and Tessa. xxx read more

  • MELISSA TUCKER

    Tucker Melissa. A very happy 18th birthday to a wonderful daughter today, the 26th August 2014. Enjoy your special day. Love you always, Mum and Dad. xxxxxx read more

  • STACIE RUSSELL

    RUSSELL Stacie Louise. Happy 18th birthday on the 31st August 2014. First drink's on you! Lots of love Mum, Dad, Ashleigh and Stephen. xxxx read more

  • SHEILA CORNISH

    CORNISH Sheila. I light a candle everyday, so that your memory burns bright. It lights my way as you did, far into the night. I love you now as I always did, your memory eases pain until I hold you in my arms Rosie, when we meet again. Norman. read more

  • NOEL GOODING

    GOODING Noel. In loving memory of Noel who left us August 29th 2010, but still dearly loved and very sadly missed and will never be forgotten by his wife Lil and family. God bless. xx read more

  • JOHN allen

    ALLEN John. 30th August 2012. To a wonderful husband, dad and grandad. You are always in our hearts and we will always be thinking of you. From your loving wife Pauline, sons Wayne and Justin and partner Carley, grandchildren Ewan, Oliver, Dylan and Darcie. xx read more

  • DIANE CLEMENS

    CLEMENS. Diane. Miss Di, passed away 28th August 2009. A million times I've thought of you, a millions times I've cried, if my friendship and love could have saved you, you never would have died. Miss you, mate. Love from your little mate. xxx read more

  • JOE CHILCOTT

    CHILCOTT. Joe. Passed away August 25th 2007. Always in our thoughts. Delia, Deb, John, Lee and Arron. xx read more

  • MARGARET HAWKINS

    hawkins. Margaret. Cherished memories of a much loved wife, mother, grandmother and great grand- mother. Three years have passed since you were taken, which left us all with broken hearts. Michael, Liz, Nick, Maria and families. read more

  • BECCY AND MARTIN SOUTH

    SOUTH Congratulations to Beccy and Martin on the birth of Catherine on 13th August 2014. A welcome sister for Lucas and Tom. Lots of love from Mum and Chris. xxxxx read more

  • DIANA PERRY

    PERRY Diana. Happy 80th birthday on 27th August 2014. Have a lovely day. Love Mike and Liz. xxxx read more

  • KENNETH HART

    HART. Kenneth Roy, of Moorland Road, Bridgwater, passed away at Musgrove Park Hospital on Saturday 16th August, aged 79 years. Funeral service takes place on Wednesday 27th August at St Francis Church at 1.30pm, followed by cremation at Sedgemoor Crematorium. Family flowers only, donations if desired for Alzheimer's Society may be left at the service or sent c/o The Co-operative Funeralcare, 6-8 St John Street, Bridgwater, TA6 5HS. Telephone 01278 446161. read more

  • KATHLEEN (KATH) BAKER

    Baker. Kathleen (Kath), formerly of Gloucester Road, Bridgwater, passed away peacefully at Milton House Nursing Home on 18th August 2014, aged 91. Funeral service will be held at Holy Trinity Church, Bridgwater, on Wedn- esday 27th August 2014 at 10.30am. Family flowers only please, donations if desired for Alzheimer’s Society or Cancer Research UK may be sent to H. Biffen and Sons Ltd, 32 Wembdon Road, Bridgwater. read more

  • DENISE WEBBER

    WEBBER Denise. To a special daughter, sister and auntie. Happy 50th birthday on 28th August. Love Mum, Dad, Dean, Jay, Tia and Kit. xxx read more

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