Military historian to present First World War recordings

Bridgwater Mercury:

3:40pm Saturday 25th October 2014

INTERNATIONALLY-RENOWNED military historian Peter Hart will present recordings of First World War veterans at a special event.

South-West renters’ health suffers

Bridgwater Mercury: EMBARGOED REG LEAD Hundreds of the region's children will be homeless this Christmas

3:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

ONE in 11 renters in the South-West has suffered health problems in the last year because rogue landlords failed to deal with poor conditions in their properties, newly-released research shows.

Somerset cricket captain completes cycle marathon

Bridgwater Mercury:

1:50pm Saturday 25th October 2014

SOMERSET cricket captain Marcus Trescothick and his team of cyclists brought up a gruelling triple century as they completed a 300-mile ride to raise money for the county’s newest development project.

£33,000 raised for Bridgwater poppy appeal

Bridgwater Mercury: Poppy on black background (8861656)

12:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

THE Bridgwater and District Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal has announced that it raised almost £33,000 in its 2013/14 fundraising year.

Bridgwater students tackle real-life issues faced by local businesses

Bridgwater Mercury: Cllr David Hall

11:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

STUDENTS from Bridgwater College will have the opportunity to head to a European ‘Mega Brainstorming’ event if they impress a panel of experts this week.

Solar farm friction across South-West

Bridgwater Mercury:

11:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

LANDOWNERS in the South-West have hit back at comments made by Environment Secretary Liz Truss over the aesthetics of solar farms.

Credit union to launch new campaign

Bridgwater Mercury:

6:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

SOMERSET Savings and Loans has launched a campaign to help people who need financial support as the festive season looms.

Somerset Rebels clinch narrow victory

Bridgwater Mercury: 'It ain’t over yet' - Rebels' manager’s rallying call for second leg of KO Cup

10:08pm Friday 24th October 2014

THE Somerset Rebels will take a 12 point lead into the second leg of the Premier League Championship Final against the Edinburgh Monarchs

Bridgwater J Singers seek new leader

Bridgwater Mercury: Microphone - Derek Gavey at Flickr.jpg

1:10pm Friday 24th October 2014

BRIDGWATER based J Singers are looking for a new leader as of January, following the resignation of their current musical director after six successful years.

Day of democracy at Bridgwater schools

Bridgwater Mercury:

1:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

STUDENTS from schools across the Bridgwater area have been learning about the role of local government and understanding the functions of local democracy in the town.

Town Bridge won't be ready for Bridgwater Carnival

Bridgwater Mercury:

12:30pm Friday 24th October 2014

BRIDGWATER’S historic Town Bridge will not be fully repaired and restored in time for carnival, Somerset County Council has said.

Postal workers walk out over colleague dismissal

Bridgwater Mercury:

11:50am Friday 24th October 2014

POSTAL workers at the Bridgwater Royal Mail depot in Friarn Street have walked out this morning in protest over the dismissal of a colleague.

Angling for a win at Bridgwater fishing contest

Bridgwater Mercury:

8:00am Friday 24th October 2014

THE final junior fishing match of the season will be held this Saturday at Summerhayes fishery in Bridgwater.

Abnormal load travelling through Somerset cancelled

Bridgwater Mercury: Congestion expected as large loads travel through Taunton

9:37am Friday 24th October 2014

DELAYS are expected on two major roads in Somerset as a large abnormal load and police escort travel through the county this morning (October 24.).

Public invited to help spruce up Bridgwater docks

Bridgwater Mercury: STROKE OF GENIUS: Connor Lambton, 19, who is hoping to paint his way to success in Birmingham next month.

5:30pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

BRIDGWATER people are invited to join the Inland Waterways Association (IWA) and Canal & River Trust volunteers, as they continue a project to paint around 50 metal structures at Bridgwater Docks.

Somerset schoolchldren in Big Questions event in Creech St Michael

Bridgwater Mercury:

4:37pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

YOUNGSTERS from six schools asked the ‘Big Questions’ in a special Religious Education Celebration Day.

New police base opening in Bridgwater town centre

Bridgwater Mercury:

2:30pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A NEW Avon and Somerset Police satellite office has officially opened at Sedgemoor District Council’s office off King’s Square in Bridgwater.

Somerset schools to raise awareness of internet safety

Bridgwater Mercury: 06/08/2014 PA File photo of a person using a laptop. See PA Feature INTERNET Internet Column. Picture credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Photos. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature. UK REGIONAL PAPERS AND MAGAZINES, PLEASE

1:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

SCHOOLS in Somerset are invited to sign up to an e-Pledge raising awareness of internet safety among children and young people in the county.

Bridgwater drivers targeted

Bridgwater Mercury: SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES: More than 5,000 people in Gwent currently have licence points for driving while using a mobile phone

12:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

MOTORISTS in Bridgwater who break the law by using hand-held mobile phones while driving are being targeted in a special operation this week.

Night-time revellers told to stay way from Town Bridge works

Bridgwater Mercury:

11:20am Thursday 23rd October 2014

NIGHT-TIME revellers have been urged to stay away from the renovation works at the Town Bridge in Bridgwater after engineers voiced their concerns about large numbers of people gathering there.

Numbers out of work decreasing in Bridgwater

Bridgwater Mercury: SDC Labour Group Leader, Cllr Mick Lerry

11:10am Thursday 23rd October 2014

UNEMPLOYMENT in Bridgwater is continuing to fall faster than the national average according to the latest Government statistics.

Motorists told to watch out for deer on the road

Bridgwater Mercury: ELi Echo Kids Club

9:10am Thursday 23rd October 2014

MOTORISTS are urged to look out for deer as the rutting season starts.

Ashcott pub's fundraiser

Bridgwater Mercury: webpix charity donation cash money collection

8:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A POPULAR pub in Ashcott will beholding a fundraising event in support of people with a rare skin condition in the area.

Somerset children's services boss "sacked" by council insists: "I resigned"

Bridgwater Mercury:

11:32am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

CONFUSION surrounds the termination of the contract of the highly-paid director hired to turn around Somerset's children's services - bosses says he was sacked, he claims he'd already resigned.

Dog rescued from ditch in Woolavington

Bridgwater Mercury:

8:30pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Fire crews have rescued a dog from pit in Woolavington earlier this evening

Fire crews attend grill pan blaze at Bridgwater home

Bridgwater Mercury:

1:30pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

FIRE crews attended a small fire involving a grill pan at a Bridgwater home on Sunday afternoon.

Man pops the question in police car after crashing en route to Somerset beauty spot

Bridgwater Mercury:

12:07pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A LOVED-UP husband-to-be popped the question in the back of a police car after he crashed en route to a beauty spot where he planned to propose.

Police public appeal to identify phone theft woman

Bridgwater Mercury:

10:40am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

POLICE are appealing to the public to help identify a woman following the theft of a mobile phone which contains sentimental pictures of the owner’s mother.

New technology to be trialled at Carnival

Bridgwater Mercury:

10:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

INNOVATIVE new technology will be trialled at Bridgwater Carnival this year to enhance the viewing experience.

BRIDGWATER businesses honoured at awards

Bridgwater Mercury:

9:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

OUTSTANDING businesses in the Bridgwater area were among those honoured at the Mercury-backed 2014 Somerset Business Awards.

Scheme unveiled to stop homes flooding in Bridgwater street

Bridgwater Mercury:

8:20am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A SCHEME to protect homes in a Bridgwater street from flooding has been unveiled.

Park and Ride Service for Carnival-goers

Bridgwater Mercury: Integrated transport: buses for Malham, Ilkley and Grassington meet at Skipton

9:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

CARNIVAL-GOERS attending the procession can take advantage of two park and ride services.

Willow man ready for Bridgwater fireworks display

Bridgwater Mercury:

7:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

THE organisers of Bridgwater Carnival are promising that the weekend’s celebrations will start with a bang this year with a massive firework display.

Bridgwater's Hope Inn registered as community assest

Bridgwater Mercury:

7:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

THERE may be new hope for the Hope Inn as the Bridgwater pub has now been registered as a community asset, putting a temporary hold on the planned demolition.

Flooding trigger points plan revealed for Somerset Levels and moors

Bridgwater Mercury:

6:10pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

PLANS to prevent a repeat of the catastrophic flooding that hit the Somerset levels and moors last winter have been unveiled by the Environment Agency.

Local delights at Bridgwater food fest

Bridgwater Mercury:

6:02pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

FOOD-LOVERS were able to enjoy a whole host of local delights over the last two weekends as Bridgwater Arts Centre held its first ever Food Festival.

Police urged to act on anti-social behaviour in Blake Gardens

Bridgwater Mercury:

5:37pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

POLICE are being urged once again to stamp out anti-social behaviour in Blake Gardens with residents now saying they feel the area is unsafe.

Primary school reception class supplement 2014

Bridgwater Mercury:

2:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

IT has been brought to our attention that unfortunately picture of Puriton Primary School's Reception class have been missed out of the reception class supplement in this week's Bridgwater Mercury.

Avon and Somerset initiative to tackle fraud

Bridgwater Mercury:

11:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

PEOPLE over 60 are being warned not to be bullied into parting with their cash by fraudsters.

Met Office warning for strong winds across Somerset

Bridgwater Mercury:

5:07pm Monday 20th October 2014

GALE-FORCE winds are expected to batter the coastlines of Somerset in the next 24 hours, forecasters warn.

Coffee morning for Macmillan Cancer Support at Bridgwater NFU Mutual

Bridgwater Mercury:

11:30am Monday 20th October 2014

THE Bridgwater office of NFU Mutual is holding a coffee morning for Macmillan Cancer Support from 10.30am on Thursday, October 23.

Bridgwater carpentry apprentice selected for national final

Bridgwater Mercury:

10:10am Monday 20th October 2014

MAX Kinchin, a carpentry apprentice from Bridgwater has been selected as a finalist in a national construction competition to be held at Birmingham’s NEC.

Patients and visitors urged to help avoid norovirus outbreak at Musgrove Park Hospital

Bridgwater Mercury: Temporary postal room in place after Musgrove Park Hospital fire

9:30am Monday 20th October 2014

PATIENTS and visitors are being urged to help avoid an outbreak of a nasty winter bug at Taunton’s Musgrove Park Hospital.

Woman, 19, dies after car ends in river in Somerset

Bridgwater Mercury:

9:04am Monday 20th October 2014

A 19-YEAR-OLD woman passenger died after she was trapped in a car which left a road and went into a river in Somerset.

Actress and TV presenter Lynda Bellingham to be buried in Somerset

Bridgwater Mercury: Lynda Bellingham: has always wanted to be loved

3:20pm Monday 20th October 2014

ACTRESS and television presenter Lynda Bellingham, who lost her battle with cancer on Sunday, will be buried in Somerset

Enforcement officers' training to combat asbestos fly-tipping

Bridgwater Mercury:

1:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

SOMERSET’S councils are targeting the criminals fly-tipping hazardous asbestos with new training to improve their enforcement officers' skills and know-how.

Stop Hinkley C campaign's "extreme disappointment" at EU approval

Bridgwater Mercury: An artist's impression of the Hinkley C site

12:10pm Sunday 19th October 2014

THE Stop Hinkley Campaign expressed ‘extreme disappointment’ at the news that plans for a new £16bn nuclear power plant in Somerset, came a step closure to fruition after the European Commission gave approval.

Bridgwater West Street community garden opens

Bridgwater Mercury:

11:30am Sunday 19th October 2014

AFTER nearly four years in the making, a community garden project led by a Bridgwater police officer has finally had its grand opening.

Speed limit cut at Bridgwater blackspot

Bridgwater Mercury:

10:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

LOCALS have welcomed highways chiefs’ decision to cut the speed limit on a busy main road.

Bridgwater plumbers merchant Kenon's to close down

Bridgwater Mercury: Image for AFFORDABLE PLUMBER

10:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

BRIDGWATER’S Kenon’s Plumbers Merchant has announced it will cease trading at the end of the month.








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