Bridgwater Mercury

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 06:00:00 +0100
Bridgwater HOG stun St Margaret's Hospice with £2,000 donation
A BRIDGWATER motorcycle group has raised thousands of pounds to support St Margaret's Hospice.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 06:00:00 +0100
Mark Cricket Club bowled over by £20,000 grant
A VILLAGE cricket club in Sedgemoor has been awarded £20,000 to start developing a new ground and pavilion.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 06:06:17 +0100
M5 re-opens after person tragically died yesterday afternoon
THE M5 is open this morning after a person died on a stretch of the motorway yesterday.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 06:40:13 +0100
Uncertainty means Sunak’s multi-year spending review must be scrapped, says IFS
The Government should abandon any plans for setting out a multi-year spending review due to the unprecedented uncertainties facing the economy, a think tank has said.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 06:47:07 +0100
NHS facing 'triple whammy' in Covid-19 recovery
The NHS is facing a “triple whammy” of issues from the Covid-19 pandemic, a report has warned.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 05:50:00 +0100
LETTER: 'The two options for loyal Boris fans...'
A GLANCE at the 'Conservative Home' website tells you all you need to know about how the die-hard Johnson loyalists view his willingness to break a legally binding Withdrawal Agreement (WA) with the EU.

Mon, 28 Sep 2020 17:00:22 +0100
Two men reported for summons after vehicles stopped on Puriton Hill following reports of racing on M5
TWO men have been reported for summons after two vehicles were stopped following reports they were racing on the M5 and causing other vehicles to swerve to avoid a crash.

Mon, 28 Sep 2020 16:30:00 +0100
NINE new positive Covid-19 tests in Somerset in one day
THERE were nine positive Covid-19 tests in Somerset in the latest 24-hour period.

Mon, 28 Sep 2020 13:11:04 +0100
Bridgwater arcade to close in bid to its secure long term future
BRIDGWATER'S Timewarp Arcade will be closing due to the coronavirus, in a bid to save the business in the long term.

Mon, 28 Sep 2020 12:35:09 +0100
Bridgwater’s Squibbers Way wins twice at engineering awards
Squibbers Way in Bridgwater has won two honours at the South West’s top civil engineering awards.

Mon, 28 Sep 2020 11:51:06 +0100
Tributes to Somerset TV makeover star EJ Osborne who has died, aged 45
TRIBUTES have been paid to Somerset-based star of daytime TV favourite Money For Nothing, EJ Osborne.

Mon, 28 Sep 2020 11:24:06 +0100
Closure orders on two flats in Weston-super-Mare
NO-ONE will be able to enter a flat closed in June due to "frequent incidences of crime" until just before Christmas, a court has ruled.

Mon, 28 Sep 2020 10:21:17 +0100
COURT LATEST: Hefty fine for driver who made off without paying for fuel FIVE times
RECENT cases deal with by Taunton Magistrates' Courts include:

Mon, 28 Sep 2020 10:16:31 +0100
Augmented reality and nut-butter brand among Somerset firms selected for special scheme
AUGMENTED reality, the circular economy and a nut-butter brand are among Somerset businesses selected for special help as part of a new scheme.

Mon, 28 Sep 2020 07:31:34 +0100
Man wanted on suspicion of burglary and blackmail arrested in Somerset
A WANTED man has been arrested in Somerset after an appeal from police last week.

Mon, 28 Sep 2020 07:09:12 +0100
Sales of homes worth £1 MILLION in Somerset rises by a massive 117%
HOMES with a price tag of £1 million-plus are selling 18 days faster than a year ago typically, analysis has found.

Mon, 28 Sep 2020 06:00:00 +0100
Plans submitted for 16 new homes on overgrown field off Taunton Road, Bridgwater
PLANS have been submitted to build 16 homes on the land to the rear of Carnival Court on Taunton Road in Bridgwater.

Mon, 28 Sep 2020 15:40:00 +0100
Aldi to open 100 new branches, upgrade 100 stores and expand click and collect
ALDI has unveiled ambitious plans to open 100 new supermarkets and upgrade more than 100 existing stores across the UK in the next year as part of a £1.3billion investment.

Mon, 28 Sep 2020 07:03:02 +0100
Why you might not find out about planning applications in future...
YOUR neighbour wants to build a large extension to the back of their home which could block the sunlight coming into your house.

Mon, 28 Sep 2020 06:49:03 +0100
Horse rescued from water-filled ditch at Othery, Somerset
A HORSE was rescued from a water-filled ditch after it got stuck.

Mon, 28 Sep 2020 06:45:09 +0100
Tractor fire in farm yard near Street, Somerset
A TRACTOR caught fire in a Somerset farm yard.

Sun, 27 Sep 2020 06:00:00 +0100
Calls for Government to help rural recovery
A RURAL coalition is urging the government to address long-standing inequalities and to support rural England's economic recovery from Covid-19.

Sun, 27 Sep 2020 06:00:00 +0100
Turf cutting ceremony marks beginning of North Petherton Memorial Park project
THE official turf cutting ceremony for the exciting Memorial Park Improvement Project took place recently in North Petherton this week.

Sun, 27 Sep 2020 05:50:00 +0100
Planning applications in Sedgemoor: September 11 to 17, 2020
BELOW are the planning applications received by Sedgemoor District Council between September 11 and 17, 2020.

Sun, 27 Sep 2020 05:30:00 +0100
Asda, Tesco, Sainsbury's, Morrisons, Iceland urgently recall these items
SUPERMARKET chains such as Asda, Co-op, Tesco, Sainsbury's, Morrisons, Iceland, Spar and Waitrose have urgently recalled a number of items.

Sat, 26 Sep 2020 18:53:15 +0100
New confirmed cases of Covid-19 in every Somerset district
THERE were eight new cases of coronavirus confirmed across Somerset in the past 24 hours.

Sat, 26 Sep 2020 12:00:00 +0100
Charges for waste collections in Somerset set to increase
SOMERSET residents will soon have to pay more to have their waste collected – including their garden waste.

Sat, 26 Sep 2020 09:00:00 +0100
Somerset may have overpaid £1.5m on bin lorries thanks to European cartel
SOMERSET taxpayers may have paid £1.5million too much for bin lorries because of an European cartel, the county’s waste partnership claims.

Sat, 26 Sep 2020 09:00:00 +0100
Bright spark Alex wins apprentice electrician of the year award
ELECTRICAL installation apprentice Alex Rendall from Bridgwater & Taunton College has won the SPARKS Apprentice of the Year 2020 competition.

Sat, 26 Sep 2020 06:00:00 +0100
Eateries in Somerset with a food hygiene rating of one
TAKEAWAYS, a pub and a hotel are among the eateries in Somerset with a food hygiene rating of one from the Food Standards Agency.

Sat, 26 Sep 2020 06:00:00 +0100
Celebration as Buttercups Nursery moves into new Huntworth Community Building
THE new Huntworth Community Building proudly opened its doors to Buttercups Nursery on Monday, September 7.

Sat, 26 Sep 2020 05:30:00 +0100
Which supermarkets are rationing products? Here's a list...
THE biggest supermarket chains have revealed if they plan to re-introduce product purchase limits on a number of key items.

Sat, 26 Sep 2020 14:30:00 +0100
Aldi brings back Christmas hampers for 2020 (Here's what's inside)
SUPERMARKET chain Aldi has brought back its popular Christmas hampers following a sell-out success last year.

Fri, 25 Sep 2020 11:31:28 +0100
Swansong for popular Bridgwater music shop
LOCAL music shop Strings ‘n’ Things in Bridgwater will be closing its doors after 37 years due to the retirement of proprietor Paraic Dwyer.

Fri, 25 Sep 2020 06:00:00 +0100
New bowling alley for Bridgwater as license granted despite local concerns
BRIDGWATER’S newest bowling alley has been granted a licence, despite residents’ concerns about noise and antisocial behaviour from the sale of alcohol.

Fri, 25 Sep 2020 20:31:32 +0100
Boots suspends all bookings for winter flu jab amid fears of national shortage
HEALTH and beauty retailer and pharmacy chain Boots has suspended all bookings through its website for the winter flu jab due to 'unprecedented demand'.

Fri, 25 Sep 2020 17:37:07 +0100
Two test positive for coronavirus at EDF Sedgemoor Campus in Bridgwater
TWO people staying at EDF's Sedgemoor Campus in Bridgwater are self-isolating after testing positive for coronavirus.

Fri, 25 Sep 2020 16:54:25 +0100
NINE new cases of coronavirus in Somerset
There were NINE new confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Somerset in the last 24 hours.

Fri, 25 Sep 2020 13:57:57 +0100
Bridgwater's Northgate cinema and leisure scheme given £750,000 boost
AN immediate cash injection of £750,000 from the Government is set to boost Sedgemoor District Council’s Northgate Leisure Scheme and help support the town’s recovery from the effects of Covid-19 and its restrictions.

Fri, 25 Sep 2020 09:10:00 +0100
McDonald's and Burger King confirm if drive-thru's will stay open after 10pm coronavirus curfew
Fast-food chains McDonald's and Burger King have confirmed whether their drive-thru's will remain open beyond 10pm coronavirus curfew.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 06:00:00 +0100
Daniel Mee and Jayden Dolman died in Spain beach fall, inquest told
A BRIDGWATER plumber died along with his friend after they lost their balance while embracing near a seafront wall and fell 30ft on to the beach below, an inquest heard.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 23:40:56 +0100
14 new cases of Covid-19 in Somerset as UK records its highest single day increase
THERE were 14 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Somerset, marking the second consecutive day of a double digit increase.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 18:58:50 +0100
Sunak sets out multibillion-pound rescue package but accepts jobs will go
A multibillion-pound package of support for the economy may not be enough to prevent rising unemployment and businesses going to the wall, Chancellor Rishi Sunak admitted.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 15:56:05 +0100
Police warn public not to approach wanted man Toby Squire who has links to Somerset
POLICE are asking the public to call 999 if they see Toby Squire.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 15:25:14 +0100
CCTV appeal after doorman punched by man outside The Blake Arms in Bridgwater
A DOORMAN was punched by a man leaving him with facial injuries which needed hospital treatment following a late night attack in Bridgwater last month.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 13:45:02 +0100
Lifetime achievement award for former Homes in Sedgemoor chairman
A SEDGEMOOR man has been awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award for his work to support residents living in social housing in the area.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 11:41:14 +0100
Somerset woman and child who went missing in Spain found
A WOMAN who went missing with her two-year-old son after flying to Spain has been contact with the Spanish authorities, police have confirmed.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 11:05:04 +0100
Fifteen new Covid-19 cases confirmed in Somerset - including seven in one district
A TOTAL of 15 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in four Somerset districts- including seven in one district

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 06:00:00 +0100
Bridgwater firm helps to create trade deal with China to support SW innovators
A SOMERSET company has signed a trade deal with China boosting the South West’s links with the country and helping Westcountry innovators create, develop and sell their products worldwide.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 08:22:07 +0100
Home damaged after kitchen fire in Strode Road, Street
FIRE crews were called to tackle a kitchen fire in a Somerset home.