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Maternity teams at Musgrove hospital have been investigating the best way to keep providing care that prioritises the health and wellbeing of women and babies, under the additional pressures caused by the covid-19 pandemic.  head of Midwifery for the NHS foundation trust sallyan king has said they want to reassure families that the teams are […]

The road through Cheddar Gorge is to close this weekend in response to mounting concerns over safety and increasing breaches of coronavirus restrictions. Concerns of cars travelling at high speeds along the route, drivers travelling long distances to reach Cheddar Gorge and community concerns from people living in the area have led the police and […]

On his 100th birthday, Two world war II era aircraft have paid tribute to the nations hero Tom Moore. A hurricane and a Spitfire, with their iconic Rolls Royce Merlin engines roared over his home earlier this morning. Tom, who has been awarded with an honorary promotion to Colonel in honour of his work to […]

A local resident, Tracey Lockyer has set up a mannequin and full size plastic horse in a field on Bower lane as a tribute to Captain Tom Moore, wishing him a Happy 100th Birthday. The display portrays the NHS hero with his trade-mark hat, glasses and service medals.  Mr Moore who reaches his centenary year on […]

3 lucky Bridgwater residents have scooped an equal share of a £3000 prize.  The neighbours who all live in Polden Street caught the windfall as part of the Peoples postcode lottery on Tuesday. Their postcode TA6 5EU was announced in the daily drawer.  a minimum of 32% of ticket sales goes directly charities, the lottery […]

Bridgwater Town Football club have launched a just giving appeal to help see them through the financial strains of the coronavirus outbreak.  In recent years, the club have raised tens of thousands of pounds for local charities, while supporting the most vulnerable in the community.  The 2019, 2020 football season has been made null and […]

Fire fighters were called to a property in town on Monday evening after reports of a blaze were received. Two crews attended to tackle a fire on Hamp Street around 8:30 where it was confirmed a a de-humidifyer had caught light on an upstairs landing.  The property suffered 5% fire damage once the flames were […]

Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival, one of the county’s best loved annual events, has been postponed until 2021. The difficult and timely decision was taken following discussions between Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival Committee, Somerset County Guy Fawkes Carnivals Association, the entrants, and the authorities regarding the ever changing Coronavirus threat in the UK. Following the discussions, […]

A new app, “fix my street” is being touted by Avon and Somerset police to report incidents of Fly Tipping which are on the increase during the coronavirus lockdown. The illegal dumping of rubbish causes a risk to public health and has hazardous consequences for the environment. In 2017 the UK spent an estimated £58 […]

April 26, 2020

Fire-fighters have attended a blaze at a farm near cheddar which has destroyed a tele-handler. The fire which could be seen for miles was fuelled by a 200 tonne pile of manure. Crews from Blagdon were called in to help bring the inferno under control.  Since the lockdown began, fire-fighters have been attending an increasing […]

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