Three people hurt after kettle catches fire in Puriton

Bridgwater Mercury:

8:54pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

PARAMEDICS treated three people hurt when a kettle caught fire in Puriton this evening. 

REPORT: Avenue Q's 'Sesame Street for adults' wows Bridgwater

Bridgwater Mercury:

1:37pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A QUIRKY hit West End puppet musical drew packed-out crowds to Bridgwater Arts Centre last week, with Pinstripe Productions latest experimental challenge, Avenue Q.

NSPCC announces learning event

Bridgwater Mercury: Borough marathon runners ready to help raft of good causes

9:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE NSPCC’s Number Day will take place later in the year.

Watch out for ticks

Bridgwater Mercury: Watch out for ticks warning to Cumbrians

8:30pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Walkers are being warned to watch out for ticks.

Help for Uganda

Bridgwater Mercury:

8:30pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Church in Cannington has raised more than £200 towards a mission to help communities in Uganda.

Business owners warned against phone scam in Somerset

Bridgwater Mercury: PHONE THREATS: Scam callers can turn nasty

4:33pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

POLICE say they have had several reports of a telephone scam which is targeting small business owners.

Chameleon Batonettes win trophies in National Championships

Bridgwater Mercury:

4:22pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE Chameleon Batonettes troupe from Bridgwater have taken part in a national competition.

Police chief calls for end to female mutilation

Bridgwater Mercury: Sue Mountstevens.

3:59pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

AVON and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens has signed the Girl Summit Charter calling for an end to female genital mutilation and forced and child marriages.

Tesco plan ‘nearly there’

Bridgwater Mercury:

3:30pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Plans to build a new Tesco in Bridgwater are still up in the air 18 months on since the project was given the green light.

New charity shop

Bridgwater Mercury: Great Somerset Walk in aid of St Margaret's Hospice

3:30pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Mayor of Bridgwater and a town crier helped to welcome a new charity furniture shop to Bridgwater last week.

Puppets on parade

Bridgwater Mercury:

8:30pm Monday 28th July 2014

Award-winning all-singing, all-dancing ‘fur fest’

Harry hopes to follow in stars’ footsteps

Bridgwater Mercury:

3:35pm Monday 28th July 2014

DRAMA school hopeful from Bridgwater who has been acting, singing and dancing since he was nine hopes two town hall concerts will help him achieve his theatrical ambitions.

Woman cut free from car after collision with lorry in Ashcott

Bridgwater Mercury: Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service fire engine

9:30pm Sunday 27th July 2014

A WOMAN was cut free from a car following a collision with a lorry.

Invitation to summer outing

Bridgwater Mercury:

8:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

Social club is planning a summer outing to Ottery St Mary Garden Centre and Exmouth.

Opportunity to brush up your IT skills

Bridgwater Mercury:

8:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

Web access sessions have been launched in Bridgwater.

Magistrates’ court

Bridgwater Mercury:

8:30pm Friday 25th July 2014

Magistrates’ court

Fiddington field fire - arson suspected

Bridgwater Mercury: Woman freed from car as firefighters stage first of three walkouts

7:12am Friday 25th July 2014

ARSONISTS are suspected of setting fire to a field of cut crops in the early hours today, Friday, July 25.

Wind Farm protesters in confident mood

7:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

CAMPAIGNERS against a proposed wind farm in Woolavington say they are increasingly confident it will not go ahead – after a High Court ruling against a nearby turbines scheme.

Wetherspoon's backs carnival in Bridgwater

Bridgwater Mercury:

5:30pm Thursday 24th July 2014

WITH Bridgwater Carnival 2014 fast approaching, JD Wetherspoon has become the latest organisation to throw its support behind the celebrations.

Town Argos staff will join six-day strike

Bridgwater Mercury: Argos

3:30pm Thursday 24th July 2014

ARGOS warehouse staff at the Bridgwater distribution centre will be going on a six-day strike in a dispute over changes to terms and conditions.

House plan passed

Bridgwater Mercury: Town centre restaurant under planners' microscope after admitting ten breaches of planning permission

3:30pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Permission for a new house in Cannington has been submitted to Sedgemoor District Council.

Extra cash must go to classrooms says Somerset MP

Bridgwater Mercury: West Somerset MP Ian Liddell-Grainger.

1:32pm Thursday 24th July 2014

EXTRA government cash provided for Somerset schools must be spent where it is most needed - in the classroom, according to a Somerset MP.

Police warn Bridgwater residents of 'creepers'

Bridgwater Mercury: Sgt Chris Walls of Bridgwater Police

12:12pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

POLICE are urging people to make sure they lock their doors following a spate of burglaries in Bridgwater.

Bridgwater pub gets golden re-fit

Bridgwater Mercury: The Cotterell Arms pub could be converted into a house if plans are approved.

8:30pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE Golden Ball pub in Bridgwater has switched to a managed tenancy model as it seeks to boost weekday trade and broaden its customer base.

Sid the dog happy to be rid of his underwear

Bridgwater Mercury:

5:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A MISCHIEVOUS English bull terrier is recovering from four hours in emergency surgery at a Bridgwater vets after eating a pair of pants.

Football camps for kids

Bridgwater Mercury:

3:30pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Budding footballers can head along to Bridgwater College’s summer football camp next month.

Killer infection is passed on at birth

Bridgwater Mercury:

1:30pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A MOTHER is raising awareness of an infection which left her son fighting to survive the first few weeks of his life.

Police probe after public toilets arson in North Petherton

Bridgwater Mercury:

8:27am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

RESIDENTS in North Petherton are furious with vandals who started a fire in the town’s public toilets and forced them to close.

Lorry crash causes M5 chaos

Bridgwater Mercury:

10:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A DRIVER had a lucky escape when his lorry flipped on the motorway after colliding with a broken down artic.

New surgery on course to open

Bridgwater Mercury:

8:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A NEW doctors’ surgery in Woolavington is a step closer to being completed in time to serve thousands of patients in January.

Westonzoyland carnival club plea for help with HQ

Bridgwater Mercury:

7:30pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

WESTONZOYLAND Carnival Club is appealing to builders, bricklayers and suppliers to help them create a new £60,000 base.

Canal's starring role in TV period drama

Bridgwater Mercury:

6:30pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

CAMERA crews filmed a scene for a new period drama on Bridgwater & Taunton Canal last night (Monday), the Mercury can reveal.

Bloom team go for gold at Cannington

Bridgwater Mercury:

5:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

VILLAGERS in Cannington are hoping South West in Bloom judges will award them gold in the prestige competition this year.

Think-again plans for Puriton homes site

Bridgwater Mercury:

3:30pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A HOUSING developer has submitted fresh plans for affordable homes in Puriton, after withdrawing a previous controversial scheme.

Shane's fans Filan the heat in Bridgwater

Bridgwater Mercury:

2:49pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

TEMPERATURES soared in more ways than one when Westlife frontman SHANE FILAN and his band hit Bridgwater’s Blake Hall at his stormy Sedgemoor show.

Bridgwater Morrisons depot to get even bigger

Bridgwater Mercury:

2:15pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE jobs market in Bridgwater has been given another welcome boost this week with the announcement that Morrisons is expanding its distribution centre.

New activities arranged for the Quantocks

Bridgwater Mercury: The Lesser Horseshoe Bat, one of the species found in the Malvern Hills. Photo by John Black of the Bat Conservation Trust.

8:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A NEW programme of events has been unveiled for the Quantock Hills AONB.

Blocked drains lead to flooding in Sedgemoor

Bridgwater Mercury: Fairfield High School closed due to flooding

7:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

BLOCKED drains have been causing chaos for Sedgemoor residents following heavy downpours over the weekend.

Bridgwater man's charity bike ride in memory of nan

Bridgwater Mercury:

4:37pm Monday 21st July 2014

A BRIDGWATER man is embarking on a 100-mile bike ride to raise money for charity and in loving memory of his nan.

Give fishing a go this summer

Bridgwater Mercury: Environment Agency inspect beck

4:22pm Monday 21st July 2014

THE Environment Agency is encouraging would-be anglers, young and old, to give fishing a go as National Fishing Month gets underway.

Butterfly and moth walk to be held on the Quantocks

Bridgwater Mercury: HELPING HAND: Families asked to help preserve local butterfly species

4:14pm Monday 21st July 2014

A BUTTERFLY and Moth Hunt is taking place at Fyne Court on the Quantocks next month.

Bridgwater group urges people to protect community buildings

Bridgwater Mercury:

2:49pm Monday 21st July 2014

BRIDGWATER and District Civic Society are urging people to put their favourite buildings forward as community assets - or risk losing them forever.

Bridgwater tattoo event helps raise £800 for Tayen Gilbert

Bridgwater Mercury:

2:09pm Monday 21st July 2014

A FUNDRAISING tattoo event held in Bridgwater on Saturday has helped raise more than £800 for a little girl who is battling a serious genetic condition.

Bridgwater radio centre hosts Somerset carnival show

Bridgwater Mercury: Operators of Taunton "pirate" radio station vow to get back on air

11:50am Monday 21st July 2014

A NEW weekly radio show dedicated to carnival has been launched for the first time in the history of the Somerset County Guy Fawkes Carnivals.

Environment Secretary Liz Truss to visit Somerset

Bridgwater Mercury: Ian Liddell-Grainger

9:21am Monday 21st July 2014

NEWLY-appointed Environment Secretary Liz Truss is to visit Somerset to check the progress of a massive dredging programme designed to reduce flooding problems on the Levels.

New home could be built in Cannington

Bridgwater Mercury: Sedgemoor District Council freezes council tax

9:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

PLANNING permission for a new house in Cannington has been submitted to Sedgemoor District Council.

Bridgwater Argos warehouse staff to go on six-day strike

Bridgwater Mercury:

4:33pm Friday 18th July 2014

ARGOS warehouse staff at the Bridgwater distribution centre will be going on a six-day strike from Sunday (July 20) in a dispute over changes to terms and conditions.

Local pub helps support Bridgwater Carnival

Bridgwater Mercury:

4:02pm Friday 18th July 2014

WITH Bridgwater Carnival 2014 fast approaching, JD Wetherspoon has become the latest organisation to throw its support behind the celebrations.

Register to speak at Sedgemoor flood meeting

Bridgwater Mercury: Environment Agency inspect beck

10:32am Thursday 17th July 2014

THE Environment Agency will be answering questions on the winter flooding at a meeting on Friday, July 25.

Farewell festival for retiring Haygrove School teacher

Bridgwater Mercury:

7:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

STUDENTS past and present came together to say a fond farewell to one of Haygrove School's longest-serving teachers at a specially arranged music festival.

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