BRIDGWATER NEWS: Antifreeze warning after two cats die in one week in the same street

BRIDGWATER NEWS: Antifreeze warning after two cats die in one week in the same street

Posted: 14th December 2017
THE RSPCA is warning people to be aware of the dangers of antifreeze after two much-loved cats died from antifreeze poisoning just three days apart in Bridgwater. A vet has confirmed the two young cats, who were owned by a family in Manor Road, Bridgwater, were poisoned after consuming a large quantity of antifreeze. One cat sadly died on Sunday, December 3, 2017, just…

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SEDGEMOOR NEWS: Girl, 15, suffers serious injuries in crash

SEDGEMOOR NEWS: Girl, 15, suffers serious injuries in crash

Posted: 13th December 2017
POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a serious road traffic collision on the A370 near East Brent on Wednesday (December 13, 2017) morning. At about 7.45 am a 15-year-old local girl was in collision with traffic along the road. She was taken by air ambulance to hospital and where she been treated for significant serious injuries. A police spokesman said: “We’d like…

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BRIDGWATER NEWS: Colley Lane £18.4m scheme given green light

BRIDGWATER NEWS: Colley Lane £18.4m scheme given green light

Posted: 13th December 2017
A MULTI-MILLION pound link rNoad which will provide traffic relief to several key locations across the south east of Bridgwater was formally approved on Wednesday (December 13, 2017). Somerset County Council’s all-important cabinet committee unanimously voted to appoint a contractor for the £18.4m Colley Lane Southern Access Road scheme following an extensive procurement…

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SOMERSET NEWS: Domestic abuse – look, listen, ask and ask again!

SOMERSET NEWS: Domestic abuse – look, listen, ask and ask again!

Posted: 6th December 2017
ANYONE worried about a friend or family member they feel may be at risk of domestic abuse is being encouraged to call a confidential helpline for advice on how to make a real difference. It is all part of a new campaign by Somerset County Council that is running for the next three months and marks the Public Health England 16 Days of Action against Domestic Violence and…

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BRIDGWATER NEWS: Business as usual for Old Vicarage Hotel

BRIDGWATER NEWS: Business as usual for Old Vicarage Hotel

Posted: 6th December 2017
THE Old Vicarage Hotel in Bridgwater is open as usual – despite having to evacuate the building on Tuesday (December 5, 2017) because of a fire. A spokesman for the hotel in St Mary Street told the Bridgwater Press on Wednesday (December 6, 2017) morning that “we are open as usual.” It was at 8pm on Tuesday when the alarm was raised by hotel management about smoke coming…

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BRIDGWATER NEWS: Key meeting for planned £18m Colley Lane access road

BRIDGWATER NEWS: Key meeting for planned £18m Colley Lane access road

Posted: 5th December 2017
A DECISION on the long-awaited £18.4m Colley Lane Southern Access Road in Bridgwater will be considered when Somerset County Council’s cabinet committee meets later this month. Councillors will meet on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, to decide whether to award the contract for the Colley Lane Southern Access Road (CLSAR) scheme to be built. If approved, the new route would…

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BRIDGWATER NEWS: Festive party for Bridgwater’s Talking Newspaper

BRIDGWATER NEWS: Festive party for Bridgwater’s Talking Newspaper

Posted: 4th December 2017
MORE than 40 listeners and volunteers met at the Salvation Hall in Bridgwater for the annual Bridgwater Talking Newspaper Christmas party. Chairman and charity trustee, Richard Culverhouse, welcomed everyone to the party on Saturday (December 2, 2017) and thanked those involved in organising the event, as well as those who volunteer each week to produce the talking news…

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BRIDGWATER NEWS: Former Mayor dies after battle with lung cancer

BRIDGWATER NEWS: Former Mayor dies after battle with lung cancer

Posted: 4th December 2017
A FORMER Mayor of Bridgwater, Philip Smeed, has died at the age of 78. Mr Smeed, who died on November 22, 2017, is survived by his devoted wife Ute Smeed, three children, and six grandchildren. Mr Smeed, who lived in Durleigh Road, had served as a councillor for Bridgwater Town Council and Sedgemoor District Council. He served as Mayor of Bridgwater in 2007-08 and is, at…

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BRIDGWATER NEWS: Froggy sentenced to nearly five years in prison

BRIDGWATER NEWS: Froggy sentenced to nearly five years in prison

Posted: 1st December 2017
A MAN has been sentenced to four-and-a-half years in jail after being convicted of two burglaries in Somerset. John Bale, 53, of no fixed address, was convicted at Taunton Crown Court on Friday, December 1, 2017, of a burglary in Bridgwater in March in which jewellery was stolen from an elderly victim. Bale, also known as Froggy, was also convicNted oNf a burglary in…

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SOMERSET NEWS: Police ask people to tell them about drink/drug drivers in festive crackdown

SOMERSET NEWS: Police ask people to tell them about drink/drug drivers in festive crackdown

Posted: 1st December 2017
POLICE have launched their annual Christmas drink-drive campaign which will run until the beginning of 2018. Operation Tonic, which will continue until January 1, 2018, will involve high visibility and covert patrols aimed at targeting drink and drug drivers. As part of the campaign, police are calling on members of the public to tell them about a drink or drug driver by…

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