Lock those doors

5:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

AS the summer months hit their peak, it has been revealed that on average a third of domestic burglaries occur when household doors are left unlocked.

Crossroads of confusion - Drivers fear accidents at new layout in Bridgwater

Bridgwater Mercury:

3:30pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Drivers heading along Penel Orlieu towards the Broadway/North Street junction and planning to cross over the road into West Street must now move into the right hand lane at Penel Orlieu.

North Petherton restaurant Clavelshay Barn up for taste award

Bridgwater Mercury:

2:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Clavelshay Barn Restaurant is “delighted” to have secured a three-star rating with the Sustainable Restaurant Association – the only restaurant to do so in Somerset.

'Magnificent' flower show

Bridgwater Mercury:

1:30pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

ORGANISERS of Bridgwater Flower Show say the standard of entries at this year’s show was “extremely high”.

Go for a grant from Gannett

Bridgwater Mercury: Gannett Foundation, parent company of the Penarth Times

1:30pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

CHARITIES are being invited to apply for a grant from the Gannett Foundation, run by the publishers of your Mercury.

Nether Stowey Flower Show a success

Bridgwater Mercury:

12:20pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Organisers said it was another successful flower show enjoyed by a hall full of people viewing the 369 entries exhibited by 64 competitors.

Home, sweet home

Bridgwater Mercury:

12:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

CROWDS of people enjoyed a fun-packed day in Wedmore last week.

North Petherton roadworks cause 'dust cloud'

Bridgwater Mercury:

12:04pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Skid warnings and speed restrictions have been in place on the A38 leading into North Petherton while the council carries out surface dressing.

Water voles to be relocated as part of dredging project on Parrett and Tone

Bridgwater Mercury:

11:54am Wednesday 27th August 2014

The EA says they are working carefully after discovering water voles on the Tone on a section where they are due to start dredging shortly.

Nominate groups or businesses for Green Awards

Bridgwater Mercury: The Cwmcarn Forest Drive will be closing down in November to allow diseased Larch trees to be felled.  Pictured is the green undergrowth against the brown coloured diseased dead larch trees, that should be green in colour. (6397802)

11:50am Wednesday 27th August 2014

The categories include Best Renewable Energy Scheme, Best Business Innovation and South West Sustainable Energy Champion.

Free microchipping for dogs on offer

Bridgwater Mercury: Dogs Trust launches Microchipping Through Vets Campaign ahead of law change

11:44am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Dog owners in West Somerset are being urged to take advantage of a microchipping offer. West Somerset Council and the Dogs Trust are working together on a campaign, offering free microchipping.

Criminals to pay more to help victims recovery

Bridgwater Mercury: Major crackdown to rid the roads of criminals launched by police forces

11:07am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Criminals will pay up to £1.5 million more per year to help victims recover from the effects of crime and get on with their lives.

Stressed out parents leave kids home alone

Bridgwater Mercury:

11:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Over the past two years Thomson has seen a 46% rise in holidays booked by worn-out parents wanting to get away without the offspring.

Two men sought following assault which left man with broken jaw

Bridgwater Mercury:

11:01am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Police have released a series of CCTV images of two men they would like to trace following an assault which left another man with a broken jaw.

Bridgwater relief road in sight at long last

Bridgwater Mercury:

9:48am Wednesday 27th August 2014

£8m link kick-started after seven-year delay

Cancer campaign

12:31pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

PEOPLE in the South-West are being urged to join a fundraising campaign for cancer charities.

Art exhibition puts the spotlight on mental health

Bridgwater Mercury:

6:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Group of people living with mental illness in Chard and Ilminster are having their artwork displayed at an exhibition in Taunton this month.

'Leave your car at home' - Challenge to Bridgwater drivers

Bridgwater Mercury:

8:30pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

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

Campaigners fight giant solar park plans on the Levels

Bridgwater Mercury:

5:36pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

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

Summer break-ins

1:30pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

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.

Stand Up To Cancer returns

7:30am Tuesday 26th August 2014

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

Charity leg-wax raises £410

Bridgwater Mercury:

8:30pm Monday 25th August 2014

Kye Stacey, 25, a pre-school dad, and friend Dan Parkin, 28, had their legs waxed to raise money for future projects at the charity-run pre-school and have so far managed to raise £410.

Greenfield plan row

Bridgwater Mercury:

5:00pm Monday 25th August 2014

RESIDENTS in Wedmore are urging more people to get behind their petition against 55 new homes on a nearby greenfield site.

Charity buzz for Bridgwater business

Bridgwater Mercury: Needle Felting a Bumblebee Workshop

3:30pm Monday 25th August 2014

Hippychick, in Roberts Drive, Bridgwater will give money made from its popular ride-on Wheelybug collection to the Bumblebee Conservation Trust.

Search for NHS heroes

1:30pm Monday 25th August 2014

NOMINATIONS are invited for health heroes who have gone the extra mile for their patients in the Bridgwater area.

Mayor dazzled by "inspiring" entries at Bridgwater Flower Show

Bridgwater Mercury:

11:36am Monday 25th August 2014

ORGANISERS of Bridgwater Flower Show say the standard of entries at this year's show was “extremely high”.

County's sexual health review

Bridgwater Mercury: Sexual health charity Yorkshire MESMAC, is encouraging people to take advantage of a rapid HIV testing service

4:23pm Monday 25th August 2014

Public Health at Somerset County Council are undertaking a review of contraceptive and sexual health services in the county.

Funding to benefit internet speeds across county

Bridgwater Mercury: HELP: Superfast Business aims to showcase benefits of broadband

9:00am Monday 25th August 2014

Councils across Devon and Somerset are working together to invest £38 million into connecting 95 per cent of us with superfast broadband by 2017.

Call-up for 5k charity run

7:30am Monday 25th August 2014

BRIDGWATER and District Friends of Cancer Research UK are calling on families and local runners to join them at the Family 5k Fun Run and Bridgwater Half Marathon.

Pub set for demolition

Bridgwater Mercury: Beer census results story. Landlord Dave Roberts, of the Minster Inn in Marygate, with a pint and a sign showing the average cost of a pint in York. Picture David Harrison. (9253143)

8:00pm Sunday 24th August 2014

Vacant pub in Bridgwater could be demolished to make way for a block of 14 flats - the plans are for the Withy Cutter in Frederick Road with a building between two and three storeys planned.

Duck race delight

3:00pm Sunday 24th August 2014

VOLUNTEERS from St Margaret’s hospice hosted a successful duck race at Maunsel Lock Canal Centre.

One in five lonely

Bridgwater Mercury: Jean Walker, of Bradford Senior Power, and Keith Nathan of Age UK Bradford, are both involved in finding ways to combat some old people’s loneliness

1:00pm Sunday 24th August 2014

Somerset charity Independent Age is launching a free book to help combat loneliness among older and disabled people.

Access to research in Somerset libraries

11:00am Sunday 24th August 2014

SOMERSET residents can now access more than 10 million academic papers covering a wide range of subjects, simply by visiting their local library.

Bootcamp in Bridgwater

7:30am Sunday 24th August 2014

B-FIT-BOOTCAMP is returning to Bridgwater on Monday, August 25, for fitness fanatics and people looking to get the perfect body for the remainder of the summer.

Bishop’s flooding plea

Bridgwater Mercury:

8:00pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

The Rt Rev Peter Maurice completed a walkabout of communities which suffered the worst of the winter floods yesterday morning (Monday) with a visit to Moorland, where many people had to be evacuated.

Camera club formed

Bridgwater Mercury: Site Logo

7:30pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

A NEW club to help budding photographers who are eager to learn more is launching.

Male rescued from car in Cannington

Bridgwater Mercury: Man flees for safety during East Finchley house fire

5:17pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

A MAN was rescued from his car after it rolled over into a ditch off the A39 in Cannington this afternoon (August 23).

Cancer campaign

Bridgwater Mercury: Liam Johnson who is urging people to back the Stand Up To Cancer campaign

1:00pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

Stand Up To Cancer, a joint fundraising campaign from Cancer Research UK and Channel 4, aims to raise money to fund vital research which will get new and better treatments to cancer patients faster.

Rugby training in Bridgwater

11:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

ARE you looking to get in shape or wanting to join a new team? Head down to meet the Somerset Vikings rugby league team on this Wednesday at 7pm.

Air cadets chance

Bridgwater Mercury: The Air Cadets Band at last year's Armed Forces Day in Bradford

8:30pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Anyone interested in getting off to a flying start with an exciting new challenge can attend an open evening with the Bridgwater branch of the Royal Air Force Air Cadets.

Action-packed month for Ben

5:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

CADET Sergeant Ben Squires, 17, from Bridgwater, has completed three back-to-back varied weeks of training in the UK and the Netherlands before heading off to Okehampton on Somerset Army Cadet Force’s annual camp.

Landlords on tour

Bridgwater Mercury: Beer census results story. Landlord Dave Roberts, of the Minster Inn in Marygate, with a pint and a sign showing the average cost of a pint in York. Picture David Harrison. (9253143)

3:30pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Homes in Sedgemoor’s ‘comments campervan’ is heading across the district this month on its annual ‘Out and About’ campaign when staff in a refurbished VW talk to as many people as possible.

Life behind bars at the new Bridgwater Police Station

Bridgwater Mercury:

1:30pm Friday 22nd August 2014

RESIDENTS in Bridgwater will be able to see life behind bars in the town’s new police centre for themselves during an open day.

Get your entry in for the Somerset Business Awards NOW!

Bridgwater Mercury: Sponsors and organisers launch the awards at the Somerset in Business Conference.

12:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

WITH only days until the deadline for the Somerset Business Awards there’s no time like the present to submit your entry.

Food safety warnings

7:30am Friday 22nd August 2014

FOOD safety warnings are being served up to ensure people continue to enjoy safe barbecues in Sedgemoor.

Line dance chance

7:30am Friday 22nd August 2014

GRAB your partner by the hand and head on down to In Line We Dance.

Somerset students get their GCSE results

Bridgwater Mercury: BRIGHT FUTURES: Successful Year 11 students receive their GCSE results at Thomas Hardye School

1:09pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

THOUSANDS of youngsters across Somerset will pick up their GCSE results tomorrow (Thursday).

Asbestos deaths

Bridgwater Mercury: A verdict of death by road traffic collision was reached at Salisbury Coroners' Court

8:30pm Thursday 21st August 2014

West Somerset Coroner Michael Rose last week said he holds inquests into the deaths of about 15 people a year who came in contact with asbestos in the Bridgwater area decades ago and developed the industrial disease mesothelioma.

Charities’ chance of a cash grant with your Burnham and Highbridge Weekly.

Bridgwater Mercury: Site Logo

7:30pm Thursday 21st August 2014

CHARITIES are being invited to apply for a grant from the Gannett Foundation, run by the publishers of your Star.

Window winner in Bridgwater

5:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

AND the winner is ... Treacle Well Tea Room has been declared the winner of Bridgwater’s window dressing competition.








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