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.

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.

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.

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.

Proposal to improve Bridgwater Rail Station

Bridgwater Mercury: A first Great Western Turbo train

8:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

THE Friends of Bridgwater Station have announced a series of proposals to improve the town’s train station.

Drivers urged to heed signs on Somerset Levels

Bridgwater Mercury: Harvey Siggs.

1:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

DRIVERS on the Somerset Levels and Moors are being urged to take more care and heed signs put in place following road closures for flood protection work.

Bridgwater solicitors have good cause to go sober

Bridgwater Mercury:

11:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

TWO Bridgwater solicitors are going sober for October to raise some cash for a worthy cause.

Deadline looms in Avon and Somerset chief constable probe

Bridgwater Mercury:

10:40am Saturday 18th October 2014

A DECISION on whether to start misconduct proceedings against Avon and Somerset’s suspended chief constable will be made by early next month.

Rural roads alert

Bridgwater Mercury: Double yellow lines on rural road will force drivers into pay car parks

9:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

MOTORISTS in Bridgwater are being urged to drive carefully on rural roads after it was revealed that three in five fatalities occur on rural roads.

Bridgwater canal clean up volunteers get cash boost

Bridgwater Mercury: Councillor for Westover ward Brian Smedley

8:50am Saturday 18th October 2014

VOLUNTEERS helping to clean up the Bridgwater and Taunton Canal were handed a cash boost from Westover ward councillors last week.

Peter Lewis sacked as Somerset County Council's director of children's services

Bridgwater Mercury:

4:30pm Friday 17th October 2014

SOMERSET County Council has announced it has terminated its contract for the services of interim director of children’s services Peter Lewis.

VIDEO Somerset Business Awards 2014 - winners announced

Bridgwater Mercury: Enter the 2014 Somerset Business Awards

11:50pm Friday 17th October 2014

Find out who won what in the 2014 Somerset Business Awards.

Gremlins storm to top spot

Bridgwater Mercury:

6:51pm Friday 17th October 2014

GREMLINS Carnival Club were crowned Carnival Concert champions after their Victorian Shipyard production was awarded the prestigious White Hart Cup for gaining the highest number of points throughout the concert fortnight.

Ofsted celebrations at Chilton Trinity

Bridgwater Mercury:

2:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

STAFF and students at Chilton Trinity School in Bridgwater are celebrating a resounding success in their latest Ofsted report, being declared ‘good’ across the board.

Bridgwater people encouraged to get into a good book

Bridgwater Mercury:

12:30pm Friday 17th October 2014

PEOPLE in Bridgwater are being encouraged to get into the wonderful world of books this autumn by picking up a Reading Passport from their local library.

Brymore Academy goes bridal

Bridgwater Mercury:

12:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

BRYMORE Academy in Cannington has added another string to its bow by becoming a licensed wedding venue.

TSB team lend a helping hand to help flood-hit Moorland and Fordgate residents

Bridgwater Mercury:

11:10am Friday 17th October 2014

THE recovery effort to get the villages of Moorland and Fordgate back to how they were prior to the winter floods had a helping hand from the TSB Customer Value Management team in Bristol.

New flood action development proposals unveiled by Bath & West Society

Bridgwater Mercury: Flooding pictures from across Somerset in January 2014

8:40am Friday 17th October 2014

A PACKAGE of proposals to help businesses on the flood-hit Somerset Levels has been announced by the Royal Bath & West Society.

Live Read the report into eye surgery problems at Somerset hospital

Bridgwater Mercury:

10:50am Thursday 16th October 2014

An investigation into problems arising from a series of eye operations carried out by a private contractor has been released overnight.

Hinkley C go-ahead generates plenty of reaction across area

Bridgwater Mercury: Ian Liddell-Grainger

6:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

PLANS for a new £16bn nuclear power plant in Somerset which will create up to 25,000 jobs, came a step closure to fruition after the European Commission gave approval.

Rapid roadworks in Cossington

Bridgwater Mercury: Harvey Siggs.

6:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

THE resurfacing of a road in Cossington has been completed in less than week rather than two months, thanks to an innovative technique.

Cash for Bridgwater community groups

Bridgwater Mercury: Leigh Redman, who is also a Sedgemoor district councillor.

6:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

BRIDGWATER Town Council has been dishing out the cash this month.

Fun day for autism in Brean

Bridgwater Mercury:

2:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A MOTHER is organising an afternoon of children’s fun to help raise awareness of autism and similar conditions.

Simplified rules over septic tanks welcomed

Bridgwater Mercury: OPTIMISTIC: CLA South West director, John Mortimer

2:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

PLANS to simplify the rules and regulations around septic tanks have been welcomed by rural businesses. The change in the rules follows calls from the Country Landowners Association, which represents land owners, farmers and rural businesses, for reforms to a system which penalised people with no alternative drainage system.

Bridgwater church's autumn fayre success

Bridgwater Mercury:

12:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

ST Mary’s Church in Bridgwater held its annual autumn fayre at the weekend with visitors enjoying a morning of bargain hunting at the various stalls on offer.

Somerset cancer charity SURE launches £500,000 appeal

Bridgwater Mercury:

9:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

A TAUNTON-based charity today (Thursday, October 16) launches a £500,000 appeal for a scanner that will avoid cancer patients travelling to Bristol for the first stage of radiotherapy.

Bridgwater artist chosen to paint Bristol Shaun the Sheep trail sculpture

Bridgwater Mercury:

8:50am Thursday 16th October 2014

AN ARTIST from Bridgwater has been chosen to paint a Shaun the Sheep sculpture as part of next summer’s trail in Bristol and London.

Help carnival collection plea

Bridgwater Mercury: webpix charity donation cash money collection

2:00pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

WITH Bridgwater Carnival 2014 just under four weeks away, there is still time for local charities and organisations to benefit from this year’s street collection.

Carnival Countdown: Centurion Carnival Club

Bridgwater Mercury:

1:00pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

CENTURION Carnival Club was first formed in 1938 by a small group of local council workers who wanted a slice of the carnival action.

Rail passengers given the chance to have their say on railway policing

Bridgwater Mercury: ON THE RIGHT TRACK: The High Speed Train is coming to Weymouth.

11:30am Wednesday 15th October 2014

RAIL passengers and staff have the chance to have their say on the way the region’s railways are policed.

South-West campaign to save more lives of bladder and kidney cancer patients

Bridgwater Mercury:

11:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

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

Relatives of deceased buried at Bridgwater Sion chapel able to reclaim bodies

Bridgwater Mercury:

10:20am Wednesday 15th October 2014

RELATIVES of ancestors buried at a former chapel site in Bridgwater have the chance to recover their remains before building work begins.

Disabled adults and carers to celebrate National Shared Lives Week

Bridgwater Mercury: STRIKING: The AMF bowling alley

10:10am Wednesday 15th October 2014

SHARED lives carers and adults with disabilities from across the Bridgwater will be celebrating National Shared Lives Week with a fun day bowling this week (Thursday).

Information evening to be held on business driver policy

Bridgwater Mercury: Christine Moore instructs a blind driver around Donnington Park. (Photo by Glenn Higgins)

9:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A FREE information evening will be held to help businesses in Somerset ensure that their driver policy is fully up to date and that all employees who drive for work are aware of the necessary guidelines.

Award-winning comic Robin Ince comes to Bridgwater Arts Centre

Bridgwater Mercury: BRIDGWATER Arts Centre.

8:30am Wednesday 15th October 2014

SONY Gold Award-winning comedian Robin Ince comes to Bridgwater Arts Centre at 8pm on Saturday, October 25.

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