Live Somerset Jobs and Training Fair in Taunton today!

Bridgwater Mercury:

9:43am Thursday 2nd October 2014

All the latest from the Somerset Jobs and Training Fair

Fire warning to caravan and camper van owners

Bridgwater Mercury:

12:00am Thursday 2nd October 2014

DEVON & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service is reminding everyone with caravans and mobile homes to check that their smoke alarms are in working order.

Carers in Somerset could face extra cost for respite service

Bridgwater Mercury:

6:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

SOME people in Somerset who are carers for loved ones may soon have to pay more if they want to take a break.

Union pledges to fight falling milk prices

Bridgwater Mercury: Hampshire dairy industry hit by collapse of milk co-operative

12:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

‘We’ll work to fight falling prices’ says dairy board chairman

Reminder to vote for Bibic in Lloyds Bank Community Fund

Bridgwater Mercury: Spring clean your home and help change lives

2:29pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

PEOPLE in Somerset are being reminded that they can vote for a national children’s charity to receive a grant towards the work it does.

Swap fags for gags during October

Bridgwater Mercury:

1:09pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A range of organisations will be available to help anyone with their Stoptober quit at The Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton on Thursday, October 9 from noon until 5pm.

Racial equality group set up in Somerset

Bridgwater Mercury:

9:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A STEERING group has been established to promote racial equality in Somerset.

Hannah Goodenough appointed head of Institute of Directors business development in South-West

Bridgwater Mercury:

12:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

HANNAH Goodenough has been appointed head of business development for the South-West team of the Institute of Directors.

More than 13,000 people aged over 100 in UK - latest stats show

Bridgwater Mercury:

7:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

THE number of people aged over 100 in the UK has rocketed by 70% in a decade, official figures show.

Avon and Somerset Police to honour fallen colleagues

Bridgwater Mercury:

2:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

AVON and Somerset Police will honour colleagues who have lost their lives in the call of duty this weekend.

500,000 listeners to get access to Somerset radio stations digitally

Bridgwater Mercury:

12:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

MORE than 500,000 people in Somerset will be able to access local radio stations on their DAB digital radios, following the switch-on of new transmitters today.

More of Somerset's schools achieving good Ofsted verdicts, says council

Bridgwater Mercury: Frances Nicholson.

3:03pm Friday 26th September 2014


Age UK Somerset conference to cover health, housing and more

Bridgwater Mercury:

10:43am Friday 26th September 2014

AGE UK Somerset is hosting its first ever conference at Taunton Racecourse on October 23.

Report shows increase in ethical business banking source enquiries

Bridgwater Mercury: Police issue bank card fraud scam warning

4:48pm Friday 26th September 2014

THE Somerset Savings and Loans credit union has reported an increase in the number of inquiries being made by small- to medium- sized businesses looking to borrow from ethical banking sources.

Somerset UNISON reaction to NHS staff strike next month

Bridgwater Mercury:

1:00pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

PATIENTS needing emergency treatment will not be put at risk when hundreds of NHS staff strike next month, a Taunton-based union boss promises.

Heritage service to take on eight historical sites in Somerset

Bridgwater Mercury: The Seven Sisters at Cothelstone Hill, with John Fisher, one of the campaigners to keep the trees.

9:00pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

IMPORTANT historical sites across Somerset will be cared for by the Somerset Heritage Service, soon to become part of the South West Heritage Trust.

St Margaret's Hospice appeals for supporters to 'Go Yellow'

Bridgwater Mercury:

6:50pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

STAFF at Taunton company W. J. Roadmarkings are promising to wear something yellow and raise money for St Margaret’s Hospice from October 6 to 12.

Dad's two half marathons and 100-mile walk in aid of Children's Hospice South West

Bridgwater Mercury:

9:00pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A PENSIONER who completed a half marathon and Sunday and is currently on a 100-mile walk, plans to round off an energetic week by running another half marathon this weekend.

Road closed by barn fire in Langport

Bridgwater Mercury:

7:16am Monday 22nd September 2014

A ROAD was closed to traffic during a barn fire last night (Sunday, September 21).

"We're living like kings - payday kings"

Bridgwater Mercury: PAYING THE PRICE: Analysis shows North-East wage packets have failed to keep pace with higher than expected inflation

1:00pm Saturday 20th September 2014

NEARLY a third of people in the South-West admit living like ‘payday kings’, with the average adult spending £203 within 24 hours of their pay packet arriving.

Scottish Referendum: Alex Salmond quits as First Minister after 'No' vote

Bridgwater Mercury:

8:47am Friday 19th September 2014

SCOTLAND has voted by 55% to 45% to reject independence from the United Kingdom.

South-West police officers warn people of frauds and scams risk

Bridgwater Mercury:

6:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

ZEPHYR, the South-West’s regional organised crime unit, has been taking part in a regional event for over 50s to raise awareness of fraud and scams.

Somerset business lobby heading to China today

Bridgwater Mercury:

1:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

A GROUP of Somerset businesspeople are jetting off today to join the 2014 South West Trade Mission to China.

Owners with oil-heated homes urged to stock up for winter

Bridgwater Mercury:

12:30pm Friday 19th September 2014

PEOPLE with oil-fired heating are being urged to save money by stocking up early before winter in a joint campaign backed by Community Council for Somerset (CCS).

bibic chief steps down after five years running Somerset charity

Bridgwater Mercury:

12:18pm Friday 19th September 2014

LANGPORT-based children's charity bibic is bidding farewell to its chief executive of five years, Geoff Cummins.

Devon and Somerset caravan and trailer users urged to fit fire alarms

Bridgwater Mercury: Caravan damaged by fire

8:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

DEVON & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service is reminding people that having a working smoke alarm in your caravan or trailer is vital as the vehicle is such a small, confined space.

South-West health workers due to strike following UNISON ballot

Bridgwater Mercury: Disaster banner ballot-box.jpg for the homepage

4:20pm Thursday 18th September 2014

UNISON’s NHS workers in the South-West, including nurses, occupational therapists, porters, paramedics, medical secretaries, cooks and healthcare assistants, have voted yes to industrial action in a dispute over pay in England.

Gates to keep motorists safe in floods on Somerset Levels and Moors

Bridgwater Mercury: Estate agent Chris Willey kayaks on flooded Somerset Levels

3:39pm Thursday 18th September 2014

NEW gates to close flooded roads are to be introduced on the Somerset Levels and Moors to keep motorists safe.

Hand over your handbag at Clarks Village to raise money for charity

Bridgwater Mercury:

11:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

SHOPPERS are being asked to hand over handbags for a charity initiative at Clarks Village this month.

Leisure courses for adults - learn something new

Bridgwater Mercury:

9:11am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Find out about a new programme of short courses for adults that has been launched at Somerset College in Taunton.

Road closures as flood work starts

Bridgwater Mercury: CHEERS: James Winslade has lost thousands of bales of hay and straw to the floods in Somerset

9:00am Friday 12th September 2014

WORK on the raising the road at Muchelney and four new culverts on the A372 at Beer Wall to protect Levels and Moors communities from flooding is due to start on September 29.

Lamp post bump in Lisieux Way

Bridgwater Mercury: The crew at Fishguard fire station were praised for their commitment to the community.

8:00pm Thursday 11th September 2014

A CREW from Taunton Fire Station turned out just round the corner after a car hit a lamp post in Lisieux Way shortly after midnight last Thursday.

Badger Trust appeal granted

Bridgwater Mercury:

1:37pm Thursday 11th September 2014

ANTI-BADGER cull campaigners have won the right to appeal a ruling regarding a government decision over this year’s culls.

County Councillors’ cash for health and wellbeing projects

Bridgwater Mercury:

4:00pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

COUNTY councillors have been handed £5,000 each to share out on health and wellbeing projects in their patch.

Somerset County Council business breakfast success

Bridgwater Mercury:

11:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

SOMERSET County Council hosted a free breakfast meeting at the Canalside in Bridgwater on Friday to help manufacturing businesses work closer together.

Somerset farmers could face competition over animal welfare standards

Bridgwater Mercury:

11:00am Tuesday 9th September 2014

SOMERSET farmers could face competition from their American counterparts who are not forced to adhere to such high animal welfare standards, it is claimed.

Hospice will benefit from good will gestures

Bridgwater Mercury:

11:04am Monday 8th September 2014

SOLICITORS across Somerset are supporting Make a Will Week run by St Margaret’s Somerset Hospice from September 15-24, with 18 firms waiving will-writing fees in return for a donation to the charity.

More support for SURE

Bridgwater Mercury: COLLECTING: Ten charities have permission.

1:00pm Sunday 7th September 2014

More than £1,200 was donated to the Somerset Unit for Radiotherapy Equipment (SURE) appeal over the past week.

Live Get a half price family ticket to the Somerset Military Tattoo today

Bridgwater Mercury:

9:24am Saturday 6th September 2014

Find out how to get a half price family ticket to today's Somerset Military Tattoo here.

Andrew Barton hair transformation competition - closing date and terms

Bridgwater Mercury:

7:58pm Friday 5th September 2014

Find all the information you need - including closing date and terms - for our Andrew Barton hair transformation competition.

Disability Somerset exhibition at the Junction 4 Sedgemoor Auction Centre

Bridgwater Mercury: Art Gallery Exhibition and Open Studios

11:00am Friday 5th September 2014

The fourth annual Disability Somerset exhibition will be taking place on Wednesday (September 10) from 10am-5pm.

Two in hospital after M5 accident near Bridgwater

Bridgwater Mercury:

1:31pm Thursday 4th September 2014

Two people had a lucky escape following a collision on the M5 this morning.

Mums earn a crust

Bridgwater Mercury:

9:19am Thursday 4th September 2014

More than half of Somerset mothers are now the main breadwinners for their families, says a survey by Engage Mutual.

Somerset Military Tattoo - get ready for 120mph thrills and spills in Taunton

Bridgwater Mercury:

4:27pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

FAMILIES looking for thrills and spills should head to the Taunton Racecourse this Saturday - to witness the return of the Somerset Military Tattoo. 

Barrington Court to host BBC One's Antiques Roadshow

Bridgwater Mercury: BBC Antiques Roadshow visits Walthamstow, Waltham Forest Town Hall. (3182014) EL77389_

1:17pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

Doors open at 9.30am and close at 4.30pm on September 18.

Badger vaccination scheme underway

Bridgwater Mercury:

11:00am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

THE government has launched a scheme to vaccinate badgers againt bovine tb in a bid to tackle the disease.

Somerset Wildlife trust moves into new premises

Bridgwater Mercury:

11:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

The county’s conservation charity moved to a building on Wellington Road in Taunton

Kirsten O'Brien puts her best foot forward

Bridgwater Mercury:

9:06am Monday 1st September 2014

CBBC SMart TV presenter paid tribute to Somerset’s shoe-making heritage at the weekend when she created a giant teapot, using 1,000 Clarks shoes, live on the lawn at Clarks Village.

Take a walk on the wetlands with Somerset's wildlife trust

Bridgwater Mercury: Work Expereience-Helping Natural Resources Wales clean up thye Newport Wetlands
THE LIE OF THE LAND Argus reporter Becky Carr with volunteer Sam Willetts (8997218)

1:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

A representative from Somerset’s wildlife trust has set up a walk around wetlands nature reserves in the area.

Bridgwater Tennis Club enjoys ace day for a pizza

Bridgwater Mercury:

8:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

Tennis players enjoyed an American tournament at Bridgwater Tennis Club – a fun social event which was rounded off with homemade pizza.

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