Line dance chance

7:30am Friday 22nd August 2014

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

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.

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.

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.

Mum died in mystery crash

Bridgwater Mercury: Four-month-old baby girl died from 'unexplained' suffocation  at Bradford home, inquest told

3:30pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Young mum died after her mother-in-law lost control of the car they were in after a pre-Christmas family gathering.

Grave vandalised

Bridgwater Mercury:

3:30pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Vandals have smashed an “invaluable” monument in a daylight attack at an historic Bridgwater church.

Sporting events to promote Parkinson's UK work

Bridgwater Mercury:

1:30pm Thursday 21st August 2014

AN ASHCOTT man who suffers from Parkinson’s disease is organising his third annual sporting event to highlight the condition.

Refurb work in Bridgwater after the storm

Bridgwater Mercury:

7:30am Thursday 21st August 2014

THE reception building at Bridgwater College’s Cannington site is set to undergo major refurbishment after storm damage made it unsafe to use.

3,400 children in debt-ridden local families - ‘One in six families more than £4,000 behind’

Bridgwater Mercury: You can’t borrow your way out of debt

8:30pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

There are 3,365 children from families struggling with mounting debts according to research by The Children’s Society and StepChange Debt Charity.

Open air Tempest

Bridgwater Mercury: THE TEMPEST

6:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Theatre company The Pantaloons will be taking to the stage at The Walled Gardens of Cannington, Church Street, on Friday, August 29, at 7pm.

Salsa lessons in Bridgwater

5:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

EVER fancied learning the art of salsa dancing? Well now you can right here in Bridgwater every Tuesday.

Haygrove are counting down the days

2:30pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

IT may be still be summer but one school in Bridgwater is already planning for the festive season.

Lose those pounds

2:29pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

SLIMMING World in Bridgwater is welcoming any new members to come and say hello to help meet new people and lose those extra pounds.

Bridgwater ready to bloom

2:27pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

BRIDGWATER Flower Show is set to bloom on Friday and Saturday (August 22 and 23) in the Bridgwater Town Hall.

Paella party night

Bridgwater Mercury: Taste of the sun: paella with Soller prawns

1:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A night of tapas, paella and live music is sure to kickstart the August Bank Holiday weekend in style at a Pop-up Paella event.

Tailbacks near M5

Bridgwater Mercury: The A12 tailback

10:13am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Roadworks on a main road near Bridgwater have caused two-mile tailbacks almost back to the M5.

Sounds in the sunshine

Bridgwater Mercury:

10:16am Wednesday 20th August 2014

There was chance to relax in the sunshine in Bridgwater’s Blake Gardens on Sunday during the latest in the series of popular summer concerts in the park.

Mentoring scheme

Bridgwater Mercury: Dawn Killeen, community development worker, and Edward Hickie who came through the mentoring project and now employed at the Newton Farm association.

8:30pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

More businesses in Bridgwater have signed up for a mentoring scheme to help boost their trading power in a challenging market.

Classics on menu

Bridgwater Mercury: John White at The Enmore Inn, Enmore

3:30pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Solo male singer John White will be appearing at The Enmore Inn, Bridgwater, on Friday (August 22) at 9pm.

Woody creates a big impression at summer fair

Bridgwater Mercury:

3:30pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Parents’ Voice organised a host of activities at Sydenham Children’s Centre with special guest Woody from Toy Story helping to make the event a success.

Arsonists target car in Bridgwater

Bridgwater Mercury: Driver cut free from crash in Bathpool, Taunton

11:03pm Monday 18th August 2014

FIRE crews were called out at 9.50pm tonight (August 18) after arsonists deliberately set fire to a car at Fishermans Wharf in Bridgwater.

Council talk goes on line

Bridgwater Mercury:

8:30pm Monday 18th August 2014

Tweeters, bloggers and journalists will now be allowed to issue digital reports and comments from council meetings thanks to a revolutionary Parliamentary Order.

Warning! Rat run chaos

Bridgwater Mercury:

5:26pm Monday 18th August 2014

Villager Martin Brooks says the closure of Higher Road, in Woolavington, from Crockers Hill to Chertsey Close is causing chaos because of poor warning signs about the narrowness of the road, and the parish council has added its concerns.

Shed fire in Bridgwater

Bridgwater Mercury:

7:41am Monday 18th August 2014

FIRE crews tackled a shed fire in Bridgwater late last night.

Play area delay

Bridgwater Mercury: New climbing frame in park

8:00pm Sunday 17th August 2014

Plans for a new play area in North Petherton have been delayed for a second time while talks continue about whether the location is suitable.

Backing for CCTV in North Petherton

3:30pm Sunday 17th August 2014

THE results are in from the Mercury poll on what security measures readers feel should be used in North Petherton to stop vandalism . . . and there was a clear winner.

Flower Show's £500 grant

1:30pm Sunday 17th August 2014

AN annual flower show enjoyed received a boost on Saturday when it received a £500 grant from Bridgwater Town Council.

Plans withdrawn

7:30am Sunday 17th August 2014

PLANS for a two-storey extension on a garage site at Fullpits Cottage in Bridgwater have been withdrawn by the applicants.

Crime concerns?

Bridgwater Mercury:

8:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

People can raise issues about crime in their area at the next police beat surgery from 2pm to 3pm on Wednesday, August 27, at Bridgwater Library in Binford Place.

Wildlife HQ opening

3:30pm Saturday 16th August 2014

SOMERSET Wildlife Trust’s new offices will be officially opened on Wednesday.

£38m for superfast broadband

Bridgwater Mercury: The Federation of Small businesses (FSB) in the North East is calling for Government to adopt much more ambitious targets for rolling out high speed broadband for businesses across the region.

1:30pm Saturday 16th August 2014

CONNECTING Devon and Somerset has confirmed that an extra £38million will be invested in improving superfast broadband coverage across the region to get more home owners and businesses up to speed and surfing the web in no time.

Business hub go-ahead in Bridgwater

Bridgwater Mercury:

7:30am Saturday 16th August 2014

WORK can now start on a new £6.7million business hub bringing hundreds of jobs to Somerset after land was secured for the scheme.

Cards go to auction

Bridgwater Mercury: Judge/auction  hammer (8191241)

8:30pm Friday 15th August 2014

Over 400 cigarette and trade cards, with an estimated value of £13,000 will go under the hammer at an auction in Somerset on Saturday, August 30.

Incident on M5 Northbound near Bridgwater

Bridgwater Mercury:

8:03pm Friday 15th August 2014

POLICE have been called to an incident on the M5 Northbound near Bridgwater.

Never fear - the coffee evening is here

5:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

JANE Fear’s coffee evening will be taking place in Spaxton to raise funds for The Beacon Centre at Musgrove Hospital.

Wilko charity push

Bridgwater Mercury: Wilkinsons

3:30pm Friday 15th August 2014

Staff at Wilko in the Angel Place Shopping Centre in Bridgwater are continuing their charity partnership with the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance for another year.

Flower Show heading for Bridgwater

Bridgwater Mercury:

1:30pm Friday 15th August 2014

THE Bridgwater Flower Show takes place at the Town Hall on Friday, August 22, from 1.30pm to 5pm and Saturday, August 23, 10am to 3pm.

Band in Gardens

Bridgwater Mercury:

11:00am Friday 15th August 2014

Stoke sub Hamdon Band will be playing at this week’s Blake Gardens Music Festival on Sunday, August 17.

Click with new club

Bridgwater Mercury: Mid Cheshire Camera Club

10:22am Friday 15th August 2014

Club will provide advice and help for budding photographers and chance for experienced lensmen to share their knowledge

Witnesses sought after road accident

7:30am Friday 15th August 2014

A CRASH victim is appealing for help after a hit-and-run accident just off the M5 near Bridgwater.

Summer fête at care home

Bridgwater Mercury: Cream teas will be on offer at a summer fete at Dulas Court.

8:30pm Thursday 14th August 2014

Visitors are invited to The Rosary Nursing Home, Mayfield Drive to join staff and residents for an array of activities, entertainment and stalls on Saturday from 2pm to 5pm.

Ex-councillor sentenced for sex assault on teenagers

Bridgwater Mercury:

8:30pm Thursday 14th August 2014

Joe Leach, 27, admitted committing the offences while the boys, aged 16 and 17, slept in his flat.

Line dancing date

5:00pm Thursday 14th August 2014

PEOPLE can take part in line dancing classes at Edington village hall with the next one tomorrow (Wednesday).

Rock at the double

Bridgwater Mercury:

3:30pm Thursday 14th August 2014

Crowds flock to SomerRock 2014 in 'busiest year yet' for festival

Party on in Puriton

1:30pm Thursday 14th August 2014

PURITON’S Party in the Park this Saturday has displays of dog agility, gymnastics, tai chi and kick boxing as well as a performance by the Puriton Players at the event, starting at 2pm.

Carnival Bath time

7:30am Thursday 14th August 2014

BRIDGWATER Carnival is set to light up Bath when the official Guy Fawkes Cart joins the other 14 entries in the city’s big parade this Saturday.

Trailer bales out

Bridgwater Mercury:

7:00am Thursday 14th August 2014

Police were called to Taunton Road, Bridgwater, when a tractor’s trailer overturned – leaving dozens of hay bales scattered across a public footpath.

Leonard honoured by grateful Russia

Bridgwater Mercury:

8:30pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

Leonard Porter, of Bridgwater Road, received the Ushakov Medal for his bravery and service to Great Britain’s allies during the Second World War in the freezing conditions which Winston Churchill described as “the worst journey in the world”.

Just for the girls: Swish and Supper

5:00pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

THE Purplespoonevents will be holding a Swish and Supper evening for the girls to raise money for Cancer Research UK at the Purplespoon Supperclub in Bridgwater.

Petherton in full flower

Bridgwater Mercury:

5:00pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

Visitors flocked to North Petherton's 111th annual flower show on Saturday






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