Three vehicle collision in Shapwick

Bridgwater Mercury: The road is partially blocked at the junction of St. Paul's Close following the incident.

9:16pm Thursday 24th April 2014

TWO people were injured in a three vehicle collision on the A39 today (April 24).

Police appeal for witness after attempted robbery in Bridgwater

Bridgwater Mercury: Police arrest man following serious sexual assault in Runcorn

9:09pm Thursday 24th April 2014

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after an attempted robbery in Bridgwater.

Get your pet fit with the PDSA

Bridgwater Mercury: PDSA head nurse Lindsay Atkinson holds Jack Russell Ruby before Pet Fit Club 2013

8:30pm Thursday 24th April 2014

A PET friendly charity is holding its annual health programme to help owners get their animals into shape.

Bridgwater Motorcycle dealership holding party for charity

Bridgwater Mercury: Police look for witnesses after woman is shot with an air gun

7:30pm Thursday 24th April 2014

A MOTORCYCLE dealership in Bridgwater will be holding a party with live music and a barbecue to raise funds for charity.

Families invited to Wild Day Out in Springtime

Bridgwater Mercury: OTTER: The Canal and River Trust is asking people to help it map waterside habitats with a free app called ‘enaturewatch’.

6:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

FAMILIES and nature enthusiasts can enjoy a packed season of events at Shapwick Heath nature reserve in Sedgemoor.

Curry night for British Red Cross

Bridgwater Mercury: Five spice duck

5:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

THE Spice Gallery in North Petherton is hosting a curry night to raise money for the British Red Cross.

Dance to be held for North Petherton's French visitors

Bridgwater Mercury: Salsa dance class

4:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

VISITORS from North Petherton’s twinned town Céaucé in France will be visiting the town for a barn dance at the community centre on Saturday, May 31.

Taunton Concert Band to mark opening of new Bridgwater Hospital

Bridgwater Mercury: Comedy double bill in Ilminster

3:30pm Thursday 24th April 2014

A CONCERT will be held to mark the opening of Bridgwater’s new hospital.

Job centre to hold job taster sessions at YMCA

Bridgwater Mercury: JobCentre move strengthens role of Ealing Hub among ex-offenders

2:52pm Thursday 24th April 2014

THE job centre in Bridgwater is holding a jobs taster session with the non-profit arts organisation Superact.

May bank holiday changes kerbside recycling

Bridgwater Mercury: Residents of Wigan borough have been praised for their recycling efforts.

1:07pm Thursday 24th April 2014

THE May Bank Holiday Monday on May 5 means changes to all kerbside recycling and rubbish collections.

"Disney for Ducks" wetlands wildlife reserve at Steart proves controversial

Bridgwater Mercury: The wetlands reserve at Steart

9:08am Thursday 24th April 2014

A CONTROVERSIAL £20million wildlife reserve at the mouth of the River Parrett has been dubbed “environmental vandalism”.

Ten things you may not know about coeliac disease

Bridgwater Mercury: Ten things you may not know about coeliac disease

9:01am Thursday 24th April 2014

COELIAC UK, the national charity for people with coeliac disease will be celebrating its awareness campaign in May (12-18).

Mercury helps save Quantock scout hut

Bridgwater Mercury: The Bridgwater YMCA agreed to take over the scout hut

8:57am Thursday 24th April 2014

A SCOUT hut in the heart of the Quan-tocks which was at risk of closure has been saved after a story in the Mercury.

Eyes down in Puriton for charity bingo

Bridgwater Mercury: Prize bingo for North West Air Ambulance

8:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A LATE Easter bingo for children’s hospices in the South West is being held at the 37 Club in Puriton this Friday (April 25).

Sandbags removed from Somerset's flood-hit areas

Bridgwater Mercury: Malmesbury's voluntary flood wardens will know where to find sandbag supplies

3:30pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

AROUND 9,000 sandbags have been cleared from flood-affected areas by Sedgemoor District Council and its partners.

£500 worth of cannabis seized by Bridgwater police

Bridgwater Mercury: Police raid £1m cannabis factories in Milford Haven and Haverfordwest

9:45pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

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

Projects to benefit from Homes in Sedgemoor Making a Difference Fund

Bridgwater Mercury: Disability award for Homes in Sedgemoor

7:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

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

Flood surgery to be held by Environment Agency

Bridgwater Mercury: Environment Agency inspect beck

4:21pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

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

Charity variety show to be held in Bridgwater

Bridgwater Mercury: Grants available for Taunton town centre businesses

3:30pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

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

Crusaders Carnival Club gets a fundraising push during Peppa Pig visit

Bridgwater Mercury: Staff at Sainsbury’s with Crusaders Carnival Club members plus Peppa Pig and George.

10:40am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

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.

Kids in Glass Houses to play in Bridgwater

Bridgwater Mercury: Kids In Glass Houses play The Peel on September 29

10:30am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

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.

Heavy traffic on M5 in Somerset

Bridgwater Mercury: Two lanes of the M5 were closed after the smash

4:50pm Monday 21st April 2014

BANK holiday commuters faced a torrid wait on a stretch of the northbound carriageway in Somerset this afternoon (April 21).

Eat a curry to help British Red Cross flood heroes

Bridgwater Mercury: Feeling the heat of famous fiery curry

8:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

AN Indian restaurant is spicing things up to help a charity which pulled out all the stops to help flood victims.

Sedgemoor gardening group announces next meeting date

Bridgwater Mercury: Gardening Club (5439368)

9:00am Sunday 20th April 2014

A SEDGEMOOR gardening group will meet next Tuesday (April 29).

Environment Agency to rule on temporary flood defences

Bridgwater Mercury: Environment Agency inspect beck

8:30pm Saturday 19th April 2014

THE Environment Agency will decide by the end of March, 2015, whether it should make permanent some of the temporary flood defences that were put in place during this year’s flooding crisis.

Sue Mountstevens talks to Bridgwater flood victims

Bridgwater Mercury: Sue Mountstevens

8:30pm Friday 18th April 2014

AVON and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens attended a public question and answer session for flood victims in Bridgwater.

Summer bedding plants featured in plant sale

Bridgwater Mercury: Plant Sale

4:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

A PLANT sale is being held in Spaxton Village Hall next month.

Grants available for people to improve Woolavington and Puriton

Bridgwater Mercury: Grants available for Taunton town centre businesses

3:30pm Friday 18th April 2014

PEOPLE from Woolavington and Puriton with ideas on how they can improve their villages are being invited to present their ideas to the community.

Dog walkers urged to control their pets on the Quantocks

Bridgwater Mercury: Dog walkers urged to control their pets on the Quantocks

9:40am Friday 18th April 2014

DOG walkers enjoying a stroll across the Quantock Hills over spring are being asked to ensure their pets do not attack livestock - or face seeing them shot on sight.

Antique and collectors fair to be held in Sedgemoor

Bridgwater Mercury: Aldenham Country Park will host Easter events including duck racing

8:14am Friday 18th April 2014

AN antique and collectors fair will be held in Kilve on Easter Monday.

M5 crash inquest: Coroner records conclusion into deaths

Bridgwater Mercury: M5 crash inquest: Day four from Shire Hall in Taunton

12:08pm Thursday 17th April 2014

WEST Somerset Coroner Michael Rose is today (April 17) set to give his conclusion at the inquest into the deaths of seven people in one of the UK’s worst motorway accidents.

Range Rover and caravan fire on M5 closes motorway

Bridgwater Mercury: File photo

10:45am Thursday 17th April 2014

MASSIVE queues on the M5 as a Range Rover and caravan burst into flames, sending smoke billowing out across the motorway.

Council responds to Sedgemoor mums who missed out on first choice primary schools

Bridgwater Mercury: Emma Barry with daughter Sophie Barry, three, who has missed out on her first choice primary school. Photo: Jeff Searle

5:11pm Thursday 17th April 2014

CHILDREN in Sedgemoor have joined hundreds across Somerset who have missed out on their first choice primary school.

Tough test for Sedgemoor cadets

Bridgwater Mercury: Cadet Shannon Came receives her BTEC certificate from adult instructor Major Trunks at Cannington Platoon.

8:30pm Thursday 17th April 2014

FOUR army cadets from Sedgemoor have undertaken a week of tough challenges at Somerset’s Yoxter camp.

Joan to give birthday gifts to St Margaret's Hospice

Bridgwater Mercury: Joan to give birthday gifts to St Margaret's Hospice

3:30pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A 90-year-old Moorland woman decided that all her gifts for her birthday party would be donated to a local hospice.

Jazz Café gets the nod

Bridgwater Mercury: A concept design of how the Jazz Cafe would have looked.Image: SRL Promotions

1:01pm Thursday 17th April 2014

THE entertainment scene in Bridgwater has been given a further boost, thanks to the man who has already brought acts like Blue, 5ive and Shane Ward to the town.

Easter egg-stravaganza at Puriton Village Hall

Bridgwater Mercury: Upton Little Treasures - Easter Special

7:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

AN Easter Egg-stravaganza is being held at Puriton Village Hall on Easter Monday, April 21 from noon.

Bridgwater bus service saved

Bridgwater Mercury: Harvey Siggs.

9:10am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A BUS service from Bridgwater to Street has been saved after councillors asked the public to have their say.

Find out how many children secured parents' first choice primary school

Bridgwater Mercury: First day: will parents get  their first-choice primary schools?

11:20am Wednesday 16th April 2014

MORE than 91% of children in Somerset have secured their parents’ first choice primary school for the next academic year - an increase on previous years.

Photographer to give Samuel Taylor Coleridge talk

Bridgwater Mercury: Budding photographers invited to learn how to use their digital cameras

8:30pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

FORMER press photographer Robert Turner will be giving a talk to the Thursday Club on poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge at 3pm on Thursday (April 17) at the Unitarian Chapel, Dampiet Street.

Voting advice for Sedgemoor residents ahead of European Parliamentary elections

Bridgwater Mercury: Voters make their mark in elections

3:30pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

VOTERS in Sedgemoor are advised that they may have to vote in a different polling station than they are used to for the upcoming European Parliamentary elections.

Puriton 'superhero' ambulance driver retires after 41 years

Bridgwater Mercury: Tony Stokes, retiring from ambulance service after 41 years, with his daughter Sarah Hooper

3:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A ‘SUPER HERO’ from Puriton is retiring from the ambulance service after over 40 years of saving people’s lives in Somerset.

Hundreds miss out on preferred school but figures an improvement on last year, council says

Bridgwater Mercury: Parents reassured over primary school places

1:30pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

HUNDREDS of children starting their education in September have missed out on their first choice primary school – although 97% of parents got one of their top three choices.

Skate jam held at Bridgwater skate park

Bridgwater Mercury: Teh skate jam at Bridgwater's new skate park was well attended

1:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

EXTREME sports fans were out in force on Saturday as they took part in a skate jam at Bridgwater’s new skatepark.

Pets at Home helps wildlife charity

Bridgwater Mercury: Pets at Home in Leigh is offering microchipping for just £10

12:18pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A GRANT-giving animal charity is hoping to raise thousands of pounds for animal charities in Sedgemoor with the launch of its Spring Fundraising Drive.

19-year-old Stawell girl to climb Kilimanjaro for stepdad

Bridgwater Mercury: Meena Melissa Grundy with her stepdad Hugh Gange-Harris

11:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A 19-YEAR-OLD from Bridgwater is aiming to tackle a challenge her stepfather can’t and climb Mount Kilimanjaro on his behalf.

Lead thieves hit St John's Church roof

Bridgwater Mercury: The Rev Geraldine Kirk and Wayne Plenty, of Harris and Brothers and Collard, on their way up to inspect the damage

10:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A HISTORIC church has been targeted by “despicable chancers” who stole lead worth thousands of pounds from its roof.

Treasure hunt to be held in Bridgwater

Bridgwater Mercury: Cyclists and councillors celebrate the launch of the £4million scheme titled The Bridgwater Way.

9:33am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A FAMILY treasure hunt is being held on April 26 at Bridgwater’s Blake Gardens.

90-year-old Moorland woman donates birthday gifts to hospice

Bridgwater Mercury: Community fundraiser Julie Draper (centre) with 90-year-old Joan Lang and daughter Margaret Lock

9:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A 90-year-old Moorland woman decided that all her gifts for her birthday party would be donated to a local hospice.

The Thatcher's song for flood victims catches big label's ear

Bridgwater Mercury: The Thatchers will soon be vying for a place in the UK charts

9:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A SONG written by a nine-year-old North Petherton boy for the victims of the floods will by vying for a spot on the UK charts.

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