Bridgwater scout raises money ahead Japan trip

Bridgwater Mercury:

8:00pm Sunday 14th September 2014

A SCOUT from Wembdon has been selected to attend the World Scout Jamboree in Japan next year.

Bridgwater Sainsbury's names Freewheelers as chosen charity

Bridgwater Mercury:

3:30pm Sunday 14th September 2014

BRIDGWATER Sainsbury’s held a celebratory launch event last week as they announced Freewheelers as their chosen charity of the year.

Heavily pregnant horse freed from ditch in Woolavington

Bridgwater Mercury:

1:52pm Sunday 14th September 2014

FIRE crews helped free a heavily pregnant horse stuck in a ditch in Woolavington this morning. 

Boom in number of entries for Somerset Business Awards

11:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

THERE have been a record-breaking 156 entries in the Somerset Business Awards, say organisers.

Free help to improve computer skills in Bridgwater

Bridgwater Mercury:

7:30am Sunday 14th September 2014

FREE support and advice is being offered to people in Bridgwater who want to improve their computer skills.

Moorland garden club donates heron to St Margaret's Hospice

Bridgwater Mercury:

8:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

MEMBERS of Moorland’s Moor Garden Club have donated a stunning metal heron to St Margaret’s Hospice in memory of member Malcolm Davies.

More funding for new Wembdon village hall and playing fields

3:30pm Saturday 13th September 2014

PLANS to build a new village hall in Wembdon took a big step closer as West Somerset Council Cabinet approved funding to go towards the £2million project.

North Petherton church posts support for IS terror victims

Bridgwater Mercury:

11:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

A CHURCH in North Petherton has boldly revealed its support for groups being persecuted by IS terrorists by posting a symbol on its railings.

INQUEST: Curload commuter killed in rail crossing crash

Bridgwater Mercury:

7:30am Saturday 13th September 2014

A COMMUTER proud of his record of never arriving late for work died when he drove round a level crossing barrier into the path of a 100mph train, an inquest heard.

Accident on M5 causes slow traffic

Bridgwater Mercury:

1:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

TWO lanes of the M5 northbound at J24 are closed due to an accident.

Volunteer rangers help to improve Bridgwater Canal

Bridgwater Mercury:

8:30pm Friday 12th September 2014

VOLUNTEER rangers are patrolling the Bridgwater and Taunton Canal to make it more attractive for visitors.

Grant improves safety at Bridgwater Cricket Club

Bridgwater Mercury:

5:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

BRIDGWATER Cricket Club has received a £2,000 grant from the town council to pay for new safety netting around the ground.

Somerset Council seeks public opinion on local pharmacies

3:30pm Friday 12th September 2014

SOMERSET County Council wants your views on whether community pharmacies provide the right services to help shape their future provision.

New football pitches host their first match in Bridgwater

Bridgwater Mercury:

1:30pm Friday 12th September 2014

THE first football game has been played on pitches provided in North- East Bridgwater from money given by EDF Energy.

RECORD numbers turn out for the Bridgwater Half Marathon

Bridgwater Mercury:

11:01am Friday 12th September 2014

MORE than 400 runners braved tough conditions to complete the third annual Bridgwater Half Marathon on Sunday.

Top Chilton Trinity student writes early dissertation

Bridgwater Mercury:

7:00am Friday 12th September 2014

A STUDENT at Chilton Trinity School has become one of the youngest children in the UK to achieve a 100% A* grade in an exam normally taken by 18-year-olds.

Bridgwater dad walks on fire for chairty

Bridgwater Mercury:

8:30pm Thursday 11th September 2014

BRAVE Bridgwater dad Ross Cavanagh is taking on a charity firewalk next month.

Burrowbridge Flood Relief Centre gets free superfast broadband

Bridgwater Mercury:

5:00pm Thursday 11th September 2014

THE Flood Relief Centre in Burrowbridge has been supplied with free superfast broadband thanks to Somerset County Council and BT.

Parking problems for Bridgwater Fair

Bridgwater Mercury:

3:30pm Thursday 11th September 2014

LARGE lorries bringing the rides to Bridgwater’s historic fair are facing a parking headache after their usual field was sold for development.

Proposed Bridgwater waste recovery centre could generate 80 new jobs

1:30pm Thursday 11th September 2014

MORE than 80 new jobs could come to the Bridgwater area, according to the firm behind a proposed waste recycling centre which has been lodged with Sedgemoor District Council.

Completed Steart Marshes project slammed by Bridgwater MP

Bridgwater Mercury:

7:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

WORK on the UK’s biggest flood management scheme – dubbed ‘Disney for ducks’ by its critics – has been completed.

Bridgwater College taster day

Bridgwater Mercury: Bridgwater College Open Evening

9:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

ANYONE keen to learn the art of furniture making should go along to a taster day at Bridgwater College to see if it’s the right option for them.

Fatal car crash victim named as James Satchell

Bridgwater Mercury:

8:51am Wednesday 10th September 2014

An 18-year-old Bridgwater man who died in a two-car collision in the Yeovil area on Friday has been named as James Satchell.

£40m needed for Bridgwater barrage

Bridgwater Mercury: West Somerset MP Ian Liddell-Grainger.

8:30pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

AROUND £40 million of funding for the Bridgwater Barrage project must be secured this year to get the project moving forward, the town’s MP says.

Swap fags for gags in Stoptober

Bridgwater Mercury: POSED BY MODEL.File photo dated 12/03/12 of a man smoking a cigarette as children as young as seven are physically affected by their parents smoking, a study has found. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday July 24, 2013. Those subjected to secon

5:00pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

SMOKERS in Bridgwater are being encouraged to swap the fags for gags this month as stop smoking campaign Stoptober gets underway.

Two escape serious injury in M5 crash drama

Bridgwater Mercury: Police are continuing to investigate the crash

4:13pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

TWO people had a lucky escape following a collision on the M5 last Thursday. A Land Rover and a Ford Transit van collided on the southbound carriageway between junctions 23 and 24 at around 8.55am.

Witness appeal following moped crash

Bridgwater Mercury: Police are continuing to investigate the crash

4:15pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

AN appeal has gone out after a moped rider was involved in a crash in Bridgwater.

Summit to save £11m Tesco deal

Bridgwater Mercury:

4:10pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

SECRET talks will take place next week over Tesco’s £11million development of the Northgate site in Bridgwater – amid speculation the project is on the verge of collapse.

Good for business

3:00pm Sunday 7th September 2014

A NETWORKING event is being held so independent firms can meet the key people shaping the future of business in Bridgwater.

Stand up's second heart op

Bridgwater Mercury: Lee Hurst

7:30am Sunday 7th September 2014

COMEDIAN Lee Hurst has been forced to postpone his appearance at Taunton’s Brewhouse Theatre as he is undergoing heart surgery for a second time.

Food for thought

3:00pm Saturday 6th September 2014

NELL Barrington is delaying her birthday celebrations to visit members of the Enmore and District Gardening Club next month to give a talk about edible flowers.

Not long till the fair

6:00am Saturday 6th September 2014

THE annual Bridgwater fair is coming to town from Wednesday to Saturday, September 24 to 27.

Matt back at school

7:00pm Friday 5th September 2014

A FORMER student is returning to teach at his old Bridgwater school.

Arts centre refurbished

7:00pm Friday 5th September 2014

NEW life has been breathed into Bridgwater Arts Centre with the bar area undergoing a major revamp while the venue was closed over the summer.

Youngster saved from flat window

Bridgwater Mercury:

5:00pm Friday 5th September 2014

A MOTHER has told how her 18-month-old daughter had a lucky escape, after nearly falling out of a window in their fourth-floor flat.

Dedicate a tree to create a lasting tribute to those who lived and served during the First World War

Bridgwater Mercury:

11:10am Friday 5th September 2014

Over the next four years, the Woodland Trust will be commemorating the centenary of the First World War by planting millions of trees across the country – and you have the chance to create a lasting tribute to those who lived and served during the war.

Do you need to re-register for voting?

Bridgwater Mercury: Man Inserting Voting Paper into a Ballot Box (9641260)

8:30pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

Individual Electoral Registration (IER) is the new method of registering to vote.

Van driver jailed following serious collision on Bridgwater road

Bridgwater Mercury:

3:30pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

Thomas Calladine, aged 59, was driving a Ford Transit which was in collision with a Vauxhall Signum on the A372 Westonzoyland Road on June 25.

Fun summer for youngsters at Bridgwater College Childcare Centre

Bridgwater Mercury:

10:44am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

Children at Bridgwater College Childcare Centre enjoyed their last day of the holiday Playscheme on Friday before the big back to school hype began.

Sedgemoor District Council quick off the mark to remove 116 dumped tyres

Bridgwater Mercury:

8:00am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

Sedgemoor District Council’s clean surroundings team were quick to remove 116 tyres at Gypsy Corner, near Huntworth.

Thieves take wedding messages and money

Bridgwater Mercury:

8:30pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A couple woke up the day after their dream wedding near Bridgwater to find thieves had made off with a box containing money and messages left by guests.

Brutal street attack leaves Dad with serious injuries

Bridgwater Mercury:

3:56pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Barry Griffiths, 61, was kicked and punched unconscious by young thugs in Bath Road at around 11pm on Thursday.

All the fun of the fair

Bridgwater Mercury: UFFCULME SHOW - COUNTRY FAIR

2:00pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

The largest travelling Funfair in the south-west is once more rolling onto Bridgwater's St. Matthews Field on its annual September visit to the town.

Speedy internet

2:00pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

RESIDENTS across Somerset are hoping to benefit from improved internet speeds as extra funding is announced.

Need a bit of support with managing household finance or debt advice? Sedgemoor District Council is here to help

Bridgwater Mercury: Energy and money saving advice being offered to residents

12:00pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

IN addition to the benefit advice provided by Sedgemoor staff, twice a month an advisor from the Money Advice Service comes into Sedgemoor District Council's offices in Bridgwater House, King Square, Bridgwater, to give help and advice to customers with regard to managing household finances.

Rescue crews called after car rolls into ditch

Bridgwater Mercury: Plans to remove one of the two on-call fire engines from Redditch fire station

8:30pm Monday 1st September 2014

A man had to be rescued after his car rolled into a ditch and started filling with water near Bridgwater.

Positive thinking

6:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

A COURSE aimed at promoting 'positive thinking' on mental health and wellbeing is coming to Bridgwater.

Join the Bridgwater Memory Walk

Bridgwater Mercury: The walk formed part of the Alzheimer’s Society Memory Walk initiative.

4:06pm Monday 1st September 2014

The Alzheimer’s Society is hosting its first Bridgwater Memory Walk this Saturday to raise awareness of dementia and funds for the charity.

Frozen fundraiser

9:00am Monday 1st September 2014

DISNEY'S Frozen movie is the inspiration for a fundraising tea party for Cancer Research UK on Saturday at Bridgwater Arts Centre.

Wasteful families

8:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

FAMILIES in the UK are wasting an incredible £227million a year by leaving electrical appliances switched on, according to research by price comparison website USwitch.






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