Burglar sent to jail

Bridgwater Mercury:

6:10pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A BURGLAR who stole precious jewellery from a home in North Petherton has been jailed at Taunton Crown Court for four years following his fourth conviction for breaking into houses.

Help Bridgwater trampolinist compete for GB

Bridgwater Mercury:

6:05pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A LAST-MINUTE bid to help a Bridgwater youngster compete in a world championship contest is being staged in the town.

Westover councillors say it with flowers


6:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

WESTOVER ward councillors in Bridgwater have been conducting an online poll over the past few weeks to give residents the chance to decide where two bags of daffodils should be planted.

Blake Museum fundraiser

Bridgwater Mercury: webpix charity donation cash money collection

5:30pm Thursday 30th October 2014

THE Friends of Blake Museum will be holding a Christmas fayre to raise money for museum funds.

Firefighters expected to go on four day strike

Bridgwater Mercury:

5:29pm Thursday 30th October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS in Bridgwater are set to join a nationwide strike which is expected to last four days, following a row over pensions, according to the Fire Brigades Union (FBU).

Bridgwater builder reaches regional finals

Bridgwater Mercury:

5:12pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A BRIDGWATER business has been named as a finalist in a prestigious property awards ceremony.

Bridgwater people invited sponsored wax event

Bridgwater Mercury: SUPPORT: A dedicated cancer nurse will be on hand to answer question from cancer patients no matter how small.

5:10pm Thursday 30th October 2014

MEN and women are invited to join in a sponsored wax on November 29 at the Commercial Inn at 2pm in aid of the Bridgwater District Nursing team.

Hallowe'en event at Cannington Walled Gardens

Bridgwater Mercury:

2:20pm Thursday 30th October 2014

THIS Hallowe’en, the Walled Gardens of Cannington will be home to pumpkins ready to be carved, trails to be explored and fancy dress costumes to be spooked by.

Man appears in court charged with mum's murder

Bridgwater Mercury:

2:30pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A MAN from Norton Fitzwarren accused of murdering his mother has appeared in court this morning.

Bridgwater business wins Best Small Business South-West award

Bridgwater Mercury: Around 100kg of fresh fruit and vegetables have been donated for the annual Middlesbrough Town Meal which is being served up tomorrow (Saturday) in the town’s Centre Square from noon to 4pm.

12:20pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A BUSINESS in Bridgwater has won the Best Small Business South-West Award for 2014.

Bridgwater curry cook wins 2014 Curry Chef of the Year award

Bridgwater Mercury:

11:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

A CHEF from Bridgwater was voted the best curry chef in the UK at the 2014 Curry Chef of the Year Awards.

Haunted house party at Bridgwater nursing home

Bridgwater Mercury:

11:20am Thursday 30th October 2014

THERE will be some fiendishly frightening costumes when a Sanctuary Care home in Bridgwater hosts its Hallowe’en party.

Bridgwater business networking event builds on early success

Bridgwater Mercury: Mature businessman sitting at conference table in boardroom (5402668)

11:16am Thursday 30th October 2014

FOLLOWING the success of the inaugural Bridgwater Business Networking event, speakers have been confirmed for the second meet this week.

Bridgwater Carnival 2014: where to park your car

Bridgwater Mercury:

10:47am Thursday 30th October 2014

WITH Bridgwater Carnival just days away, we at the Bridgwater Mercury thought we would remind you of the best places to park your cars on the big day.

Kingsmoor School donates planters to Moorland flood victims

Bridgwater Mercury:

10:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

KINDHEARTED children and teaching staff from Kingsmoor Primary School have created and donated flower planters to villagers of Moorland who were hit by the flooding last winter.

Appeal for witnesses after schoolgirls approached by men in car

Bridgwater Mercury:

9:34am Thursday 30th October 2014

TWO men have been approaching schoolgirls in Bridgwater in what is believed to be an attempt to lure them into a car.

New care service set up in Bridgwater

Bridgwater Mercury:

8:40am Thursday 30th October 2014

A NEW service offering home care to the elderly was set up in Bridgwater last week.

Call to donate pumpkins to raise charity funds

Bridgwater Mercury: Halloween pasta making

4:30pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

MONKTON Elm Garden & Pet Centre is calling for people to donate their pumpkins to their display.

Somerset patients urged to look out for breast cancer signs

Bridgwater Mercury:

4:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A DOCTOR is calling on women AND men to get themselves checked out for breast cancer.

Cutting the turf for new Bridgwater Energy Innovation Centre

Bridgwater Mercury: Blackout in Helston town centre

3:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

SOMERSET County Council is preparing to hold a turf-cutting ceremony at the site of the new Low Carbon Energy Innovation and Collaboration Centre at Woodlands Court Business Park in Bridgwater.

Bridgwater MP to keep on with funding for flood prevention measures

Bridgwater Mercury: Ian Liddell-Grainger

2:10pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

BRIDGWATER and West Somerset MP Ian Liddell-Grainger has insisted he will ‘keep the pressure on’ the Government to come up with funding for flood prevention measures after a parliamentary debate.

TV licence warning

Bridgwater Mercury:

1:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

STUDENTS in Bridgwater are being warned to make sure they have a valid TV licence after 50 young people in the area were prosecuted for failing to be correctly licenced in the past year.

Bridgwater College and Wessex Water provide facility to apprentices

Bridgwater Mercury: Bridgwater College Open Evening

11:10am Wednesday 29th October 2014

BRIDGWATER College has teamed up with Wessex Water to provide a purposebuilt educational facility that will give young apprentices the skills required to work in the water industry.

Worldwide audience for Somerset barn owls

Bridgwater Mercury:

11:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

PEOPLE from around the world logged on more than 1.5million times to follow the progress of Somerset’s most famous barn owl family Boris, Brenda, and their six owlets.

Charity plant exchange raises fund for St Margaret's Hospice

Bridgwater Mercury:

10:40am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A FUNDRAISING ‘Charity Plant Exchange’ in Ashcott has raised more than £300 in support of St. Margaret’s Hospice.

Motorists warned not to use phones while driving

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

10:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

ROAD safety officers in the county have been driving home the dangers of using phones while behind the wheel.

Hallowe'en fun at Chilton Trinity School

Bridgwater Mercury:

9:20am Wednesday 29th October 2014

THERE was hubble, bubble and witchcraft going on in the canteen kitchens of Chilton Trinity School in Bridgwater on Friday.

Confusion over chief’s departure

Bridgwater Mercury:

6:36pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

CONFUSION surrounds the termination of the contract of the highly-paid director hired to turn around Somerset’s children’s services – bosses say he was sacked while he claims he’d already resigned.

Remembrance events to be hosted by Bridgwater Arts Centre

Bridgwater Mercury: REMEMBRANCE DAY: A field of poppies will be planted St Cuthbert’s Church, in Darlington, to mark the centenary of the First World War

5:36pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

BRIDGWATER Arts Centre is marking the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War by hosting a series of remembrance events.

Roundabout marks start of new Bridgwater road scheme

Bridgwater Mercury:

5:30pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

WORK to construct a new roundabout in Bridgwater began yesterday, meaning road closures will affect motorists for the next six months.

War memories for Bridgwater resident

Bridgwater Mercury:

5:31pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A BRIDGWATER woman has written a book based on her experiences as a young girl living in Nazi-occupied Holland during the Second World War.

Great British Carnival performers will be back

Bridgwater Mercury:

5:21pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A HEAVENLY presence will be at Bridgwater Carnival, thanks to the performers from Great British Carnival.

Bridgwater Friends' Group to host Christmas Fayre

Bridgwater Mercury:

4:40pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

BRIDGWATER Friends’ Group is holding a Christmas Fayre next month at Blake Hall in St Saviour Avenue.

Ex-Bridgwater College student's killer to be jailed

Bridgwater Mercury:

4:10pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

THE mother of a former Bridgwater College student who was fatally stabbed has welcomed the news that his killer is to be locked up.

Appeal lodged after Bridgwater Royal Mail worker strike

Bridgwater Mercury:

3:26pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

MAIL delivery was disrupted in Bridgwater when postal workers walked out after a row over the dismissal of a colleague.

Appeal for people to join Guy Fawkes cart at Bridgwater Carnival

Bridgwater Mercury: Hillview JCC at Bridgwater Carnival

1:35pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

ORGANISERS of the official Guy Fawkes tableau cart to be part of this year's Bridgwater Carnival are appealing for people to come forward, after some of those who were supposed to on the cart dropped out.

Young people in Somerset warned - 'we'll catch you if you watch TV without a licence'

Bridgwater Mercury: With 669 households caught out, figures rank town  as eighth highest in north west for TV licence dodgers

11:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

YOUNG adults caught watching TV without a licence are being warned they face a fine of up to £1,000.

'Sorry I told chief constable whistleblower's name' - Avon and Somerset PCC apologises

Bridgwater Mercury: Sue Mountstevens

6:20am Tuesday 28th October 2014

AVON and Somerset’s Police and Crime Commissioner has apologised for telling chief constable Nick Gargan the identity of a whistleblower who alleged he made inappropriate advances to her.

'More infrastructure for Somerset Levels' call at Emergency Society Planning event

Bridgwater Mercury:

8:00pm Monday 27th October 2014

A CALL for more investment in infrastructure has gone out following the devastating floods on the Somerset Levels earlier this year.

Workplace guide sets out maternity leave rights

Bridgwater Mercury: FALLING FIGURES: Teenage pregnancy figures are down in Gwent, like the rest of the country

4:10pm Monday 27th October 2014

WORKPLACE experts Acas have published their new guide on shared parental leave (SPL), a new legal right which allows couples to share maternity or adoption leave and pay from April 5, 2015.

Bridgwater CLIC Sargent runs Winnie the Pooh picture competition

Bridgwater Mercury: George Hotel Charity Golf Day

1:30pm Monday 27th October 2014

CLIC Sargent’s Bridgwater charity shop is holding a Winnie the Pooh picture competition next Wednesday (October 29).

Heart charity's fundraiser

Bridgwater Mercury: Evening of Ballroom and Latin dancing in aid of British Heart Foundation

11:00am Monday 27th October 2014

THE British Heart Foundation is asking people to Wear It. Beat It. in its fight against heart and circulatory disease.

Campaign to catch cancer at early stage

Bridgwater Mercury: File photo dated 23/04/12 of the NHS logo as hospitals are so full that elderly patients are being discharged in the middle of the night and routine blood tests are being conducted at 3am, the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has warned. PRESS ASSOCIATIO

11:00am Monday 27th October 2014

A CAMPAIGN to spot the early signs of two kinds of cancer is aiming to save lives in Somerset.

Bridgwater's new sports pavillion and pitches opened

Bridgwater Mercury:

9:30am Monday 27th October 2014

A NEW community sports pavilion and two new football pitches were officially opened for Bridgwater people to enjoy yesterday (Monday).

Bridgwater fly-tippers warned

Bridgwater Mercury: Some of the fly-tipping Bower Green Ltd and Haworth Scouring Co is trying to get cleared

6:00am Monday 27th October 2014

CRIMINALS who are fly-tipping hazardous asbestos in and around Bridgwater are being targeted in a drive by Somerset Waste Partnership and Sedgemoor District Council.

Police call on residents to beat the burglars

Bridgwater Mercury:

5:00am Monday 27th October 2014

POLICE and security experts have called on neighbours to join forces to tackle burglaries as dark nights loom.

South-West workers feel the wage pinch

Bridgwater Mercury:

5:00pm Sunday 26th October 2014

WORKERS in the South-West would be nearly £90 a week better off if real wage growth had remained at its pre-recession rate, according to new analysis published by the TUC.

Wembdon juniors get new sponsor

Bridgwater Mercury:

11:00am Sunday 26th October 2014

BRIDGWATER builder Joe Notaro has pledged his support for grass roots football by sponsoring a Wembdon youth football team.

Bridgwater students take part in charity banger rally

Bridgwater Mercury:

9:30am Sunday 26th October 2014

THREE Bridgwater students have managed to return unscathed from a no-holds barred, seven-day, European charity road rally.

Half of adults without a will in South-West

Bridgwater Mercury:

9:00am Sunday 26th October 2014

OVER half of all adults in the South- West (53%) have not yet written a will.

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