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  • £500 worth of cannabis seized by Bridgwater police

    CANNABIS and equipment used in its production has been seized by police officers in Bridgwater. read more

  • Projects to benefit from Homes in Sedgemoor Making a Difference Fund Bridgwater Mercury: Disability award for Homes in Sedgemoor

    TENANTS in Sedgemoor have given their seal of approval to seven local projects this month. read more

  • Flood surgery to be held by Environment Agency

    THE Environment Agency is hosting a flood drop-in surgery at the Willows and Wetlands Centre at Stoke St Gregory this Thursday (April 24). read more

  • Charity variety show to be held in Bridgwater

    A VARIETY show is being held in Bridgwater this summer in aid of the children’s charity Brainwave. read more

  • Gange fires Bridgwater to pre-season win, but Ashcott clump despite Tinnion fireworks

    BRIDGWATER continued their winning start to the season with a 72-run triumph over Minehead on Saturday. read more

  • Murray goal decides derby clash

    Calor League South & West read more

  • Crusaders Carnival Club gets a fundraising push during Peppa Pig visit

    CHILDREN got the chance to meet Peppa Pig and George at Sainsbury’s in Bridgwater as they were fundraising for the oldest carnival club in Bridgwater. read more

  • Kids in Glass Houses to play in Bridgwater

    AFTER no fewer than three albums, 13 singles and countless headliner tours, Kids In Glass Houses hit Bridgwater this July in Shenanigans’ biggest alt-rock show. read more

  • North Petherton sign off season with last-gasp draw

    Tribute South West One West read more

  • Eight days left to enter Railway Club four-a-side

    THERE are only eight days left to enter the Railway Club's open 4-a-side Skittle Competition for Musgrove Leukaemic Group. read more

  • JOYCE PALMER (NEE VOWLES)

    PALMER. Joyce (née Vowles). Passed peacefully away on April 12th 2014, aged 91 years. Beloved wife of the late Tom, mother to Barbara, Linda, Valerie and Colin. Grand- mother and Great Grandmother, she will be sadly missed by all. The funeral service takes place at the Parish Church of All Saints, East Huntspill on Friday April 25th at 12 noon, followed by cremation. Family flowers only please, but donations if desired for The East Huntspill Church Roof Fund or Alzheimer's Research, maybe sent to Ashley Edwards Funeral Directors, 10 Church Street, Highbridge, TA9 3AF. Telephone 01278 794304 read more

  • MARGARET (PEGGY) DAY

    DAY. Margaret (Peggy) on 9th April 2014, aged 89 years. Beloved wife of Geoffrey, loving Sister to Eileen and loving aunt to Julia, will also be sadly missed by relatives and friends. The funeral service will take place at All Saints Church, Dulverton on Thursday 1st May at 12.30pm. Donations if desired to PDSA and Guide Dogs for the Blind, c/o Hedley Price Funeral Directors, Mart Road, Minehead, TA24 5BJ. Tel: 01643 703111 read more

  • Michael Sargeant

    SARGEANT. Michael John of Bawdrip passed away peace- fully at Musgrove Park Hospital on 13th April 2014, aged 77 years. Michael will be sadly missed by his wife Jean, children, grandchildren, family and friends. The funeral service will be held at St Michael and All Angels Church, Bawdrip on Friday 25th April 2014 at 11.30am. Followed by a Committal at Sedgemoor Crematorium. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Michael for British Heart Foundation may be left at the church or forwarded to Bridgwater Funeral Services, 15 Bristol Road, Bridg- water, Somerset, TA6 4AU. Telephone 01278 457755. read more

  • Maurice Bellringer

    BELLRINGER. Maurice (Tim) passed away suddenly on the 11th April 2014, aged 88 years, who will be sadly missed by his family, a missed husband, dad and grandad. Funeral service will be held at Sedgemoor Crematorium on April 28th at 2.30pm. Family flowers only, donations to the Beacon Centre at Musgrove Park Hospital can be left at the service or sent c/o Co-operative Funeralcare, 6-8 St John Street, Bridgwater, TA6 5HS. Telephone 01278 446161 read more

  • JEAN BENSON

    BENSON Jean of North Petherton, passed peacefully away on 14th April 2014, aged 78 years. The funeral service takes place at the parish church of St Mary's, North Petherton on Friday 25th April at 3.00pm, followed by cremation at Sedgemoor crematorium. Family flowers only have been requested but for those wishing to remember Jean, donations for the Beacon Centre (Musgrove Park Hospital) may be sent to the Funeral Directors Nigel K Ford (incorporating A.W Waterjohns & Son), North End, Creech St Michael, Taunton, TA3 5EB. read more

  • Reginald LEWIS

    LEWIS. Reginald (Reg), of Bridgwater passed away peacefully at the Firs Care Home, Taunton on 16th April 2014, aged 88. Funeral arrangements are being made by H.Biffen and Sons Ltd, 32 Wembdon Road, Bridgwater TA6 7DW. read more

  • OLIVE LINGE

    LINGE. Olive passed peacefully away on 13th April aged 77 years. Sadly missed by family and friends. Funeral service at Sedgemoor Crematorium on Friday 25th April at 11.30am. Family flowers only please, donations if desired for St Margaret’s Hospice may be left at the chapel or sent to Grandfield & Son, Funeral Directors, Nether Stowey, Bridgwater, TA5 1HZ. read more

  • Stuart BROOKFIELD

    BROOKFIELD. Stuart. Judith and family would like to thank all relatives, friends, former colleagues and students of Cannington College for their wonderful support at Stuart's funeral on Thursday 10th April 2014. The messages of sympathy and generous donations to Perennial (Gardeners' Royal Benevolent Fund) have been greatly appreciated. Special thanks to Peter Herridge and all involved in the memorable celebration of Stuart's life and to David Grassby and Grassbys for their kindness and dignified funeral service. read more

  • Janet Cosgree

    COSGREE. Janet. Ron and family would like to thank everyone who attended Janets funeral and for kind sympathy cards and donations to charity. Janet was very special. read more

  • LILLY VIOLET DOBSON

    DOBSON. Lilly Violet. Brian and Barbara Atyeo and Tim Billing would like to say thank you to everyone who came to say farewell to Vi at Sedgemoor Crematorium. Also a big thank you for donations received for Burnham Lodge Nursing Home. We would also like to say thank you to the Reverend Rosemary Eaton and John Biffen for turning what was a sad day into a memorable one for us all. Please accept this as our personal acknowledgement of thanks. read more

  • Sam Ben Harvey

    HARVEY f HARVEY Sam and Ben. Finally making it legal!! on the 26th April 2014. Lots of love and best wishes, Dad. xx read more

  • Bill and June Richards

    RICHARDS. Bill and June. Congratulations Mum and Dad on your Diamond Wedding Anniversary on 17th April. Love Lorna, Michael and Daniel. xxx read more

  • Betty Barrie Jones

    JONES Betty and Barrie. Congratulations on your Diamond Wedding Anniversary mum and dad on the 19th April 2014, sixty special years. Lots of love Linda, David, Christine and families. xxxxx read more

  • Michael Moss

    MOSS. On 14th April 2014 at Musgrove Park Hospital, Leslie Michael Frederick, aged 72 years of North Petherton. Beloved husband of Tessa, loving dad of Nichola and Victoria, father-in-law of Richard and James, proud pop of Nathan and Olivia, Rebecca and Ben, will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Funeral service Exeter and Devon Crematorium, Thursday 24th April, 10am, family flowers only please, donations if desired to The Poppy Appeal, British Legion at the service or care of Peter Turl, 16 Victoria Road, Topsham, EX3 0EU. 01392 873955 read more

  • Jodi WARREN

    WARREN Jodi. Massive thank you to Jodi Warren for organising the best hen party I could have asked for. So many memories I will cherish forever. Thank you to everyone that came along and made it so special. Love Jemma read more

  • Colin HIGGINS

    HIGGINS Colin. Happy 70th Birthday dad, on the 25th April. Love from Paul, Claire and Children x read more

  • Gary Porter

    PORTER Gary John. Happy 40th Birthday on the 23rd April 2014. Lots of love from all your family. xx read more

  • Joanne Dan Hill Sanyasi

    HILL f SANYASI Joanne and Dan, congratulations on the birth of your son, Lewis Daniel, born 15th April 2014. Lots of love Mum, Dad, Debbie, Matt, Sharon, Jon, Carla, Maria and Callum. xxxxxxxxxx read more

  • Kevin Katie Chorley

    CHORLEY Kevin and Katie, congratulations on the safe arrival of Jack David, a precious grandson. All our love Mum, Dad, Aunty Gemma, Uncle Stu and Dulcie. xxx read more

  • Tina Day

    DAY. Tina, a dear daughter-in-law, fell asleep, 19th April 2007. Fondly remembered always, love Mum and Dad Day. read more

  • Pearl Saunders

    SAUNDERS. Pearl. Treasured memories of our dear mum and nan, who sadly passed away 27th April 2008, sadly missed and loved always by Jane, John, Cora, Ben and family. xx read more

  • Colin & Mavis KEARLE

    KEARLE Mavis 25th April 2013 and Colin 6th May 2011. Our family chain is broken and nothing feels the same but as God calls us one by one the chain will link again. Love Tracy, Graham, Mike, Denise and families. read more

  • JOHN SMITH

    SMITH. John. Eight years you went away dad, love and miss you everyday. Sue, Karen and Jo. xxx read more

  • Ivor Hawthorne

    HAWTHORNE. Ivor. A loving son taken from us 24th April 2013. It broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone for part of us went with you the day God called you home. Love Mum and Dad. xx read more

  • Ivor Hawthorne

    HAWTHORNE. Ivor, our hearts still ache with sadness and secret tears still flow, what it means to lose you no-one will ever know. Love Karen, Nick, Thomas and Will. xx read more

  • JOHN WILLIAMS

    WILLIAMS. John. Passed away 25th April 2010. A very dear friend, sadly missed. Newmarket Carnival Club. read more

  • Phyl Jones

    JONES Phyl. Thinking of mum on this day, with much sadness, who did not go away but living in our hearts always and forever. So so missed love and God Bless, Sandra and Sean. read more

  • CAROL COOK

    COOK Carol. 23rd April 2008. It's been six years since you were taken from me but my love will always be, I think of you everyday, in my heart you will always stay. Your loving husband Mick. read more

  • Brian DYTE

    DYTE Brian. A dear Dad passed away on the 24th April 2010. Remembered always, forgotten never. Love Philip and Julia x read more

  • Cliff Routley

    ROUTLEY Cliff, a loving dad and grandad, who passed away on the 24th April 2013. A whole year has passed and you have been in our thoughts everyday. Miss you and love you always, Tracy, Pete, Sophie and Ellis xxxx read more

  • JAN PROLE

    PROLE Jan. 21st April 2002. You are never more than a thought away. Will love and miss you always Mum, Chris and Keith. read more

  • Katie and Kevin CHORLEY

    CHORLEY Katie and Kevin. Congratulations and thank you for giving us our beautiful grandson and nephew, Jack David, born 9th April 2014. All our love and best wishes Mum, Dad, Mike and Sophie. x read more

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