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


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.

Double retirement at Bridgwater Ford dealer

Bridgwater Mercury:

8:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

en Wilkins, the parts supervisor, started at White Brothers 50 years ago this month while service advisor Dave Vowles joined the team at Valley Motors in Taunton, which became part of White Brothers - as a technician 49 years ago.

Have your say on how your money is spent in Sedgemoor

Bridgwater Mercury:

6:15pm Sunday 31st August 2014

District Council is asking residents to have their say on how Sedgemoor District Council should spend its proportion of the Council Tax.

Bridgwater College gets academic thumbs up

Bridgwater Mercury:

6:13pm Sunday 31st August 2014

Academic standards and learning opportunities at Bridgwater College have been given the thumbs-up following a review.

Animal rescue centre's £54,000 grant

Bridgwater Mercury:

3:30pm Sunday 31st August 2014

AN animal rescue and rehoming centre has received a £54,000 boost to its appeal to rebuild some dilapidated dog kennels.

Help with break-up

12:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

COUPLES across Somerset who are separating or divorcing are set to benefit from a new Government pledge to fund more free family mediation sessions.

Help for toddlers

8:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

A PRE-SCHOOL has come up with tips to help parents prepare their children for the big step up to primary school.

Save a Life September roadshow visits Woolavington

7:30am Sunday 31st August 2014

ST John Ambulance volunteers will teach the skills needed to save lives in emergencies at the Woolavington Show.

Matthew Hoggard visits Somerset

Bridgwater Mercury: What's On module top link image

3:30pm Saturday 30th August 2014

Former England cricketer Matthew Hoggard will give a talk on his career in the sport at Somerset County Cricket Ground this October.

What a talented community

Bridgwater Mercury:

11:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

ALL things were bright and beautiful at the annual Nether Stowey Flower Show held this month with a chance for everyone to get creative and colourful.

Popular pet names

9:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

PEOPLE over the age of 50 in the UK have revealed their favourite pet names.

Bridgwater school hosts classic film night

Bridgwater Mercury:

7:30am Saturday 30th August 2014

ROBERT Blake Science College opened its doors to film fanatics for a free screening of Dirty Dancing – pictured are some of the moviegoers ready to enjoy the ’80s classic starring Patrick Swayze.

Good news in jobs

6:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

EMPLOYMENT in the South-West has risen significantly this year.

Dredging with care

Bridgwater Mercury:

5:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

AROUND 80,000 cubic metres of silt have been removed from the Parrett and Tone rivers as part of a huge dredging project to help relieve flooding.

Campaign to give court building new life

Bridgwater Mercury:

3:30pm Friday 29th August 2014

Campaign is underway to find a use for Bridgwater’s landmark former magistrates’ court building, which has been closed for nearly three years.

Club's open day

2:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

MORGANIANS Rugby Club will be staging an open day on Sunday, August 31, at their Chedzoy Lane club house.

Bridgwater Carnival Committee donates £600 to Musgrove Park Hospital

Bridgwater Mercury:

10:53am Friday 29th August 2014

BRIDGWATER Guy Fawkes Carnival Committee has presented a cheque for £600 to The Beacon Centre at Musgrove Park Hospital.

Prickly problem

7:00am Friday 29th August 2014

RESIDENTS across Sedgemoor are being urged to take extra caution when going about their usual gardening routines to help protect hedgehogs.

Heavy traffic through Bridgwater

Bridgwater Mercury:

4:06pm Thursday 28th August 2014

EXPECT delays in Bridgwater town centre as a huge amount of traffic is currently at a standstill.

Stormy night with Shakespeare in the Walled Gardens

Bridgwater Mercury: The Tempest: The Watermill Theatre, Newbury

8:30pm Thursday 28th August 2014

The Pantaloons will be taking to the stage in the Walled Gardens of Cannington, Church Street at 7pm – for more information log onto

Death of brave student from North Petherton

5:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A YOUNG sportswoman who had been battling with eating disorders drowned in a bath after drinking alcohol, an inquest has heard.

Village show on Saturday

4:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A WEEKEND with all the fun of the fair is coming to Woolavington when the traditional village show kicks on Saturday (August 30).

Oak Trees summer fete raises funds

Bridgwater Mercury:

3:30pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A day of fun, games and laughter came to Oak Trees care home in Rhode Lane, Bridgwater, as the staff and residents opened their doors for their annual summer fete.

Village youngsters hone in their football skills

Bridgwater Mercury:

1:30pm Thursday 28th August 2014

HOMES in Sedgemoor’s successful ‘GOALs’ initiative returned this year to provide free football coaching sessions to children in Woolavington.

Andrew pulls off the winning look

Bridgwater Mercury:

8:30pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Andrew Winn, 30, was chosen from hundreds of people from across the South-West who entered the Spectacle Wearer of the Year Award run by Specsavers opticians.

Memory walk

6:30pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

RAMBLERS can enjoy a seven mile group walk near Bridgwater on Thursday.

Lock those doors

5:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

AS the summer months hit their peak, it has been revealed that on average a third of domestic burglaries occur when household doors are left unlocked.

Crossroads of confusion - Drivers fear accidents at new layout in Bridgwater

Bridgwater Mercury:

3:30pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Drivers heading along Penel Orlieu towards the Broadway/North Street junction and planning to cross over the road into West Street must now move into the right hand lane at Penel Orlieu.

North Petherton restaurant Clavelshay Barn up for taste award

Bridgwater Mercury:

2:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Clavelshay Barn Restaurant is “delighted” to have secured a three-star rating with the Sustainable Restaurant Association – the only restaurant to do so in Somerset.

Go for a grant from Gannett

Bridgwater Mercury: Gannett Foundation, parent company of the Penarth Times

1:30pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

CHARITIES are being invited to apply for a grant from the Gannett Foundation, run by the publishers of your Mercury.

'Magnificent' flower show

Bridgwater Mercury:

1:30pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

ORGANISERS of Bridgwater Flower Show say the standard of entries at this year’s show was “extremely high”.

Nether Stowey Flower Show a success

Bridgwater Mercury:

12:20pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Organisers said it was another successful flower show enjoyed by a hall full of people viewing the 369 entries exhibited by 64 competitors.

Home, sweet home

Bridgwater Mercury:

12:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

CROWDS of people enjoyed a fun-packed day in Wedmore last week.

North Petherton roadworks cause 'dust cloud'

Bridgwater Mercury:

12:04pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Skid warnings and speed restrictions have been in place on the A38 leading into North Petherton while the council carries out surface dressing.

Water voles to be relocated as part of dredging project on Parrett and Tone

Bridgwater Mercury:

11:54am Wednesday 27th August 2014

The EA says they are working carefully after discovering water voles on the Tone on a section where they are due to start dredging shortly.

Nominate groups or businesses for Green Awards

Bridgwater Mercury: The Cwmcarn Forest Drive will be closing down in November to allow diseased Larch trees to be felled.  Pictured is the green undergrowth against the brown coloured diseased dead larch trees, that should be green in colour. (6397802)

11:50am Wednesday 27th August 2014

The categories include Best Renewable Energy Scheme, Best Business Innovation and South West Sustainable Energy Champion.

Free microchipping for dogs on offer

Bridgwater Mercury: Dogs Trust launches Microchipping Through Vets Campaign ahead of law change

11:44am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Dog owners in West Somerset are being urged to take advantage of a microchipping offer. West Somerset Council and the Dogs Trust are working together on a campaign, offering free microchipping.

Two men sought following assault which left man with broken jaw

Bridgwater Mercury:

11:01am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Police have released a series of CCTV images of two men they would like to trace following an assault which left another man with a broken jaw.

Bridgwater relief road in sight at long last

Bridgwater Mercury:

9:48am Wednesday 27th August 2014

£8m link kick-started after seven-year delay

Cancer campaign

12:31pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

PEOPLE in the South-West are being urged to join a fundraising campaign for cancer charities.

'Leave your car at home' - Challenge to Bridgwater drivers

Bridgwater Mercury:

8:30pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Drivers in Bridgwater are being challenged to leave their cars at home to win prizes in an online competition run by The Bridgwater Way.

Campaigners fight giant solar park plans on the Levels

Bridgwater Mercury:

5:36pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Campaigners are fighting plans for a giant 65-acre solar park which they claim will devastate the Somerset Levels’ beautiful landscape.

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