Burnham Mayor presents laptop to Air Cadets

This is The West Country:

10:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

AIR Cadets in Burnham-on-Sea were pleased to be presented with a laptop by the Mayor last week.

Willy Wonka drops in at Hatch Beauchamp Primary School

This is The West Country:

10:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

HATCH Beauchamp Primary School was invaded by Oompah Loompahs, Fantastic Mr Foxes and Willy Wonkas during Roald Dahl Dress Up Day.

Help for seniors to get ready for winter

This is The West Country: Winter's last blast? Snow falls on Dartmoor: PICTURES

10:32am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Care business goes into community to offer help and advice

Brean Leisure Park opens new play area

This is The West Country:

10:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

BREAN Leisure Park owners the House family opened their new indoor play area at the weekend with plenty of children turning up to be among the first to enjoy the new facility.

Dairy Crest cut milk prices for farmers

This is The West Country:

9:48am Tuesday 30th September 2014

DAIRY Crest has announced a further cut in milk prices paid to farmers.

Pub hosts fundraising day for Kenyan school charity

This is The West Country:

9:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A TEACHER on her way to work with a charity helping Kenyan schools held a fundraising event at a pub in Highbridge at the weekend.

Bridgwater YMCA offer free skills sessions

This is The West Country:

9:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

BRIDGWATER YMCA is offering a range of free courses in October for people to learn new skills.

Tea party with a difference at Bridgwater health centre

This is The West Country:

9:16am Tuesday 30th September 2014

THERE was a tea party with a difference this week as Bridgwater senior citizens were given the chance to take a tour round a state-of-the-art health centre.

Burnham play parks designated no smoking zones

This is The West Country: Smoke-free play area plans one step closer

9:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

PLAY areas and parks across Sedgemoor will now have signs designating the areas as smoke-free zones after the district council declared its commitment to protect residents from the harmful effects of tobacco.

Racial equality group set up in Somerset

This is The West Country: Jenny Evans and Nigel Muers-Raby, from Pardoes, show off the flag they fly in the name of Somerset but are ready to replace it with the winning design.

9:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

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

Respect Chard town centre after deep clean, key figures urge

This is The West Country:

9:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A DEEP clean of Chard town centre has taken place...and people are now being urged to look after the town.

Sedgemoor homes win RSPCA community award

This is The West Country: ANIMAL WELFARE: The RSPCA prosecuted a 20-year-old woman for causing suffering to her dogs

9:17am Tuesday 30th September 2014

HOMES in Sedgemoor has been awarded a ‘Bronze Footprint Award’ in the RSPCA’s Community Animal Welfare Footprints 2014.

Exhibition: Sam Burton's snapshot of the past

This is The West Country:

8:44am Tuesday 30th September 2014

TAUNTON’S Mayor and Mayoress were on hand to open up a photography exhibition at Bishops Lydeard Railway Station last week.

Lighthouse treasure trail raises cash for chairty

This is The West Country:

8:47am Tuesday 30th September 2014

BURNHAM’S successful summer lighthouse trail came to an end on Sunday, having raised more than £8,000 for charity.

Bridgwater homes infested with Mediterranean spiders

This is The West Country:

8:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

HUNDREDS of spiders have invaded a street in Bridgwater, leaving home owners saying they feel like they are in a horror film.

South-West set for driest September on record

This is The West Country: Snow set for Gloucestershire as Met Office issues severe weather warning

9:36am Tuesday 30th September 2014

THE South-West is on course to have its driest September since records began in 1910.

Barn fire burning out in Stoke St Gregory

This is The West Country:

10:33am Tuesday 30th September 2014

FIREFIGHTERS are still on the scene of a fire which started shortly before 8pm yesterday (Monday, September 29).

Big barn fire at Stoke St Gregory

This is The West Country:

8:24am Tuesday 30th September 2014

FIREFIGHTERS fought through the night to control a barn fire on a farm in Stoke St Gregory.

Mobile speed cameras across South Somerset this week

This is The West Country: Mobile speed cameras could still be used even if Swindon withdraws from the safety camera partnership

8:29am Tuesday 30th September 2014

MOTORISTS watch out - here are where police will be with their mobile speed cameras this week.

Fuel leak over A39 at Kilve after motorbike and tractor crash

This is The West Country:

8:21am Tuesday 30th September 2014

FUEL was leaking over the road after a crash near Bridgwater last night (September 29).

Bridgwater Carnival Concerts a real thriller

This is The West Country:

8:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

WHAT a thriller! Members of YMCA Carnival Club (above) looked a perfect fright for their performance at the annual Bridgwater Carnival Concerts.

Operation Look targets people misusing railway crossings

This is The West Country:

8:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

BRITISH Transport Police has begun a week of action targeting people who misuse railway crossings.

Nearly 600 attend free family event in Curry Rivel

This is The West Country:

7:50am Tuesday 30th September 2014

NEARLY 600 people descended on the playing field at Curry Rivel Primary School for a free family event.

Man assaulted by a gang of nine in Bridgwater bar

This is The West Country:

7:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A GYM instructor from Bridgwater says he was knocked unconscious, kicked, punched and left physically and mentally scarred after an unprovoked attacked by a gang of nine men.

West Somerset Council's first Healthy Living Fair a success

This is The West Country:

8:29am Tuesday 30th September 2014

WEST Somerset Council’s first Healthy Living Fair in Williton saw nearly 150 attend.

One in ten three-year-olds have tooth decay, figures show

This is The West Country: A dentist.

6:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

ONE in ten three year olds in Chard and Ilminster could have tooth decay, figures show.

Try your hand at cheese making Clavelshay Barn

This is The West Country: WIN a luxury hamper worth £50 with legendary Lithuanian cheese

5:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

CLAVELSHAY Barn restaurant near North Petherton is running a cheesemaking workshop next month.

North Petherton rugby club seeks youngsters for new season

This is The West Country:

4:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

NORTH Petherton Rugby Club is encouraging new children to join, get fit and meet new people for the 2014 season.

North Petherton councillors give backing to new waste energy plant

This is The West Country:

3:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

NORTH Petherton councillors have voted to support of a small scale waste to energy plant on the southern outskirts of Bridgwater.

Bridgwater student receives university bursary

This is The West Country:

2:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A FORMER Bridgwater College student has been awarded the University of the West of England’s Rod Coleman Memorial Bursary.

Unemployment continues to fall in Bridgwater

This is The West Country: Youth unemployment down in Brighton and Hove

1:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

UNEMPLOYMENT in Bridgwater is continuing to fall, according to Government statistics released last week.

CARNIVAL COUNTDOWN: Marina Sydenham Juvenile Carnival Club

This is The West Country:

11:30pm Monday 29th September 2014

In the latest of our series of features on our fabulous carnival clubs, reporter OLIVER HILL chats to the team at Marina Sydenham Juvenile CC.

Somerset County Council leader John Osman welcomes calls for more regional powers

This is The West Country: Cllr John Osman

10:30pm Monday 29th September 2014

SOMERSET County Council leader John Osman has welcomed calls for devolved powers for regions of England following last week’s independence referendum in Scotland.

Somerset parents want payday loan advert ban

This is The West Country: Payday loan websites banned from council computers

10:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

MORE than three-quarters of parents in Somerset want payday loan companies banned from broadcasting TV and radio adverts to children.

Bridgwater groups get health and well-being grants

This is The West Country:

9:30pm Monday 29th September 2014

TWO groups in Bridgwater are among the first to benefit from their local councillor’s health and wellbeing grant.

Uncertainty over Bridgwater Tesco deal

This is The West Country:

9:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

A CLOUD of uncertainty continues to hang over the proposed Tesco development on Northgate in Bridgwater.

Heating oil customers urged to buy early ahead of winter

This is The West Country: It had been frosty for over a week, but all my efforts to capture a winter scene had eluded me, until finally on the last day of the cold spell I captured this shot of the old stable and tree covered in hoar frost just emerging from the morning mist - Fro

9:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

AS the nights start to draw in Taunton and District Citizens Advice Bureau are urging heating oil customers to buy early to help cut the cost of heating their homes this winter.

Bridgwater tennis club holds youth open weekend

This is The West Country:

8:30pm Monday 29th September 2014

BRIDGWATER Tennis Club opened its doors to give people an opportunity to have a look round last weekend (September 20 and 21).

Bridgwater parks now designated no-smoking areas

This is The West Country: Smoke-free play area plans one step closer

8:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

PLAY areas and parks across Bridgwater will now have signs designating the areas as smoke free zones after the District Council declared its commitment to protect residents from the harmful effects of tobacco.

A fifth of South-West's petrol stations lost in last five years

This is The West Country: Motor tax campaigners lobbying MPs

8:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

NEARLY a fifth (19%) of petrol stations in the South-West have closed since 2008, new figures reveal.

Shed containing gas cylinders catches fire in Bridgwater

This is The West Country:

7:30pm Monday 29th September 2014

A SHED containing four gas cylinders caught fire on Saturday (20 September).

Thatcher's cider boss addresses South West MPs

This is The West Country:

7:30pm Monday 29th September 2014

ONE of the biggest names in Somerset cider making has issued a strong message to South West MPs at a reception in Westminster.

Cyclist's marathon in aid of St Margaret's Hospice

This is The West Country:

7:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

TEACHER Ben Sumners has undertaken one of the toughest cycle rides in Europe to raise funds for St Margaret’s Hospice.

Somerset County Council holds fostering information event

This is The West Country: The Adoption process needs to be assessed again in order to make the processeasier for parents and shorter for the child

6:30pm Monday 29th September 2014

A FOSTERING information event is being held by Somerset County Council at the Holiday Inn Express, Taunton, from 7-9pm on Monday (September 29).

Wear something yellow for St Margaret's Hospice

This is The West Country: Great Somerset Walk in aid of St Margaret's Hospice

6:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

HOSPICE Care Week takes place at the beginning of next month with the annual awareness raising week to help raise the profile of hospice care across the Bridgwater area.

Police appeal: Two motorbikes stolen from Yeovil showroom

This is The West Country:

5:55pm Monday 29th September 2014

POLICE are looking to track down two motorbikes stolen from a showroom in Yeovil.

Three-year-olds showing signs of bad teeth

This is The West Country: Dental worker in court for illegally treating 8,000 patients

5:56pm Monday 29th September 2014

ALMOST 10% of three-year-olds across Somerset, Devon and Cornwall have tooth decay, a survey by Public Health England (PHE) has found.

Students return for 'graduation' ceremony

This is The West Country:

5:39pm Monday 29th September 2014

THE class of 2014 students at Somerset Skills & Learning in Burnham returned last week to receive their qualification certificates.

Employment is on the rise in Burnham area

This is The West Country:

5:30pm Monday 29th September 2014

UNEMPLOYMENT in the Burnham area is continuing to fall, according to Government statistics released last week.

Safety campaign coincides with UK Older People's Day

This is The West Country:

5:18pm Monday 29th September 2014

Chief fire officers aim to make older people safer in their homes






click2find


About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree