SOMERSET NEWS: Access to routine GP services set to extend to evenings and weekends

SOMERSET NEWS: Access to routine GP services set to extend to evenings and weekends

Posted: 21st August 2017
PATIENTS with long-term health conditions, young people and shift workers are just some of the people expected to benefit from a planned extension to the availability of appointments at Somerset’s GP Practices. Practices across the county have extended the times when appointments are available into the early evening and at weekends with a range of primary care…

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BRIDGWATER NEWS: Fears over increased late-night problems if Domino’s stays open until 3am

BRIDGWATER NEWS: Fears over increased late-night problems if Domino’s stays open until 3am

Posted: 19th August 2017
PIZZA chain Domino’s in Bridgwater has applied for permission to stay open until 3am for takeaway visitors to get their slices of tasty treats such as Mighty Meaty and Pepperoni Passion in the early hours of the morning. But the idea has not gone down too well with at least one nearby resident, the police and the local environmental health officers. An application for a…

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SOMERSET NEWS: One of the country’s rarest mammals discovered in Merriott

SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: One of the country’s rarest mammals discovered in Merriott

Posted: 18th August 2017
A DEDICATED worker at the RSPCA in Somerset is providing round-the-clock care to a bat thought to be one of the rarest mammals in England. Merri, believed to be a grey long-eared bat, was rescued by the RSPCA on Monday (August 14, 2017) after being found grounded in Merriott which sits between Yeovil and Crewkerne. She was taken in by the charity’s West Hatch Wildlife…

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SOMERSET NEWS: One of the country’s rarest mammals discovered in Merriott

SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: One of the country’s rarest mammals discovered in Merriott

Posted: 18th August 2017
A DEDICATED worker at the RSPCA in Somerset is providing round-the-clock care to a bat thought to be one of the rarest mammals in England. Merri, believed to be a grey long-eared bat, was rescued by the RSPCA on Monday (August 14, 2017) after being found grounded in Merriott which sits between Yeovil and Crewkerne. She was taken in by the charity’s West Hatch Wildlife…

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BRIDGWATER NEWS: Police look for man in connection with sexual assaults

BRIDGWATER NEWS: Police look for man in connection with sexual assaults

Posted: 18th August 2017
POLICE have released CCTV images of a man they believe may be able to help them with investigations into sexual offences in Bridgwater. The incidents relate to July 25, 2017, in Eastover, New Road and Barclay Street in the town. A police spokesman said: “The male is described as a Turkish male, 5’6”, medium build, short black hair, clean shaven, late 20s/early 30s. “At…

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BRIDGWATER NEWS: Platinum couple Doris and Bert celebrate 70 years of marriage

BRIDGWATER NEWS: Platinum couple Doris and Bert celebrate 70 years of marriage

Posted: 18th August 2017
WHEN Bridgwater couple Doris and Bert Gannicott enjoyed their wedding day on August 16, 1947, Clement Attlee was the Prime Minister, Charlton Athletic were the FA Cup holders and King George VI was still on the throne. Seventy years on and Doris and Bert celebrated their platinum wedding anniversary on Wednesday (August 16, 2017) as they looked back on a whopping seven…

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BRIDGWATER NEWS: Subway sandwich plans for Greenway Garage at Wembdon

BRIDGWATER NEWS: Subway sandwich plans for Greenway Garage at Wembdon

Posted: 18th August 2017
PLANS have been unveiled for the complete redevelopment of the Greenway Garage site on the outskirts of Bridgwater – including the introduction of a Subway sandwich outlet. Proposals have been submitted to Sedgemoor District Council by Forelle Estates Ltd for the garage on Quantock Road at Wembdon to include a new petrol filling station along with other retail…

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SOMERSET NEWS: A bird’s eye view of Taunton’s falcons

SOMERSET NEWS: A bird’s eye view of Taunton’s falcons

Posted: 17th August 2017
ROOSTING birds of prey at a Taunton landmark are to get help on the housing ladder thanks to public funds. Taunton Deane Borough Council is planning to contribute £3,500 towards the £7,000 costs of providing a nest box for peregrine falcons that have set up home at St Mary Magdalene Church tower and a webcam so people can get a bird’s eye view. The peregrine falcons have…

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SEDGEMOOR NEWS: Casualty very lucky to be alive

SEDGEMOOR NEWS: Casualty very lucky to be alive

Posted: 17th August 2017
LIFEBOAT personnel have said that a person had a very lucky escape on Wednesday (August 16, 2017) afternoon after suffering head injuries in a fall into the Bristol Channel. The call-out to volunteers from Burnham lifeboat was made at just after 5.15pm and involved somebody working from a vessel near to Hinkley Point where they had fallen, hit their head in the process…

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BRIDGWATER NEWS: Have you seen this much-loved vintage Beetle car?

BRIDGWATER NEWS: Have you seen this much-loved vintage Beetle car?

Posted: 16th August 2017
DISTRAUGHT owner Mark Hopley is desperate for information after his beloved prized vintage Beetle car was stolen in the early hours of Wednesday (August 15, 2017) morning in Bridgwater. The 1956 strato silver ragtop – car registration 543 UXA – with brown/beige interior was taken from an address in Taunton Road. “Some scumbag has stolen my pride and joy,” said Mark…

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