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What the papers say – June 27 - Bridgwater Mercury

What the papers say – June 27  Bridgwater Mercury

A mix of topics make headlines in Thursday's papers.

Published on 26 June 2019 | 11:41 pm


Boris Johnson promises to take back control of immigration after Brexit - Bridgwater Mercury

Boris Johnson promises to take back control of immigration after Brexit  Bridgwater Mercury

The Tory leadership frontrunner says Britain should learn from Australia's points system.

Published on 26 June 2019 | 11:31 pm


School funding and NHS recruitment 'must be new PM's first priorities' - Bridgwater Mercury

School funding and NHS recruitment 'must be new PM's first priorities'  Bridgwater Mercury

The Public Accounts Committee – Westminster's public spending watchdog – has warned Brexit has been overshadowing other serious issues.

Published on 26 June 2019 | 11:01 pm


Hunt's tax cut and spending pledges would 'exacerbate' finance strain – IFS - Bridgwater Mercury

Hunt's tax cut and spending pledges would 'exacerbate' finance strain – IFS  Bridgwater Mercury

Jeremy Hunt has pledged to 'turbo charge' the UK's economy.

Published on 26 June 2019 | 11:01 pm


Trump, Democrats blame each other over migrant deaths at US border - Bridgwater Mercury

Trump, Democrats blame each other over migrant deaths at US border  Bridgwater Mercury

Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez and daughter Valeria's bodies were photographed face down in the Rio Grande.

Published on 26 June 2019 | 10:21 pm


Salah and Elmohamady score as Egypt defeat DR Congo - Bridgwater Mercury

Salah and Elmohamady score as Egypt defeat DR Congo  Bridgwater Mercury

The Pharaohs won 2-0 to qualify for the last 16 of the Africa Cup of Nations.

Published on 26 June 2019 | 10:21 pm


Babar relieved to guide Pakistan to victory over New Zealand - Bridgwater Mercury

Babar relieved to guide Pakistan to victory over New Zealand  Bridgwater Mercury

The 24-year-old batsman is the second fastest to reach 3000 ODI runs.

Published on 26 June 2019 | 9:21 pm


FIFA opens disciplinary proceedings against Cameroon over England antics - Bridgwater Mercury

FIFA opens disciplinary proceedings against Cameroon over England antics  Bridgwater Mercury

Several of Cameroon's players remonstrated with the officials at length against England in the Women's World Cup last-16 clash on Sunday.

Published on 26 June 2019 | 8:31 pm


Cuba Gooding Jr's request to dismiss groping case denied - Bridgwater Mercury

Cuba Gooding Jr's request to dismiss groping case denied  Bridgwater Mercury

The actor denies claims he grabbed a woman's breast at a Manhattan bar.

Published on 26 June 2019 | 7:41 pm


Johnson refuses to rule out suspending Parliament to force through Brexit - Bridgwater Mercury

Johnson refuses to rule out suspending Parliament to force through Brexit  Bridgwater Mercury

Tory leadership front runner says he is 'not attracted' to 'archaic' constitutional devices, but MPs must deliver on the EU referendum.

Published on 26 June 2019 | 7:41 pm


Juniors doctors vote in favour of contract improvements - Bridgwater Mercury

Juniors doctors vote in favour of contract improvements  Bridgwater Mercury

Junior doctors have voted in favour of new contract improvements which brings to an end their long-running dispute with the Government. The British Medical ...

Published on 26 June 2019 | 7:11 pm


Mother's heartbreak over migrant son and granddaughter's deaths - Bridgwater Mercury

Mother's heartbreak over migrant son and granddaughter's deaths  Bridgwater Mercury

Rosa Ramirez's son and granddaughter were swept away by the current near Matamoros, Mexico, and Brownsville, Texas.

Published on 26 June 2019 | 7:01 pm


GB cyclists hope to recover form at European Games in Minsk - Bridgwater Mercury

GB cyclists hope to recover form at European Games in Minsk  Bridgwater Mercury

Jack Carlin and Jason Kenny will be looking to make up for a poor showing at the World Championships in Poland.

Published on 26 June 2019 | 6:51 pm


A look at the Women's World Cup quarter-finalists - Bridgwater Mercury

A look at the Women's World Cup quarter-finalists  Bridgwater Mercury

The Women's World Cup quarter-finals get under way on Thursday when England face Norway in Le Havre. Here, Press Association Sport takes a look at the ...

Published on 26 June 2019 | 6:41 pm


Surrey secure first Championship win of season against Warwickshire - Bridgwater Mercury

Surrey secure first Championship win of season against Warwickshire  Bridgwater Mercury

Defending champions Surrey secured their first Specsavers County Championship win of the season by claiming Warwickshire's last seven wickets for 67 runs ...

Published on 26 June 2019 | 6:41 pm


Heather Knight Column: England aren't favourites now - and that's okay - Bridgwater Mercury

Heather Knight Column: England aren't favourites now - and that's okay  Bridgwater Mercury

England are in a difficult position but in some ways I think not having the favourites tag will suit them, writes Heather Knight.

Published on 26 June 2019 | 6:07 pm


Manchester United 'close to sealing £50million deal for Aaron Wan-Bissaka' - Bridgwater Mercury

Manchester United 'close to sealing £50million deal for Aaron Wan-Bissaka'  Bridgwater Mercury

The Crystal Palace right-back could soon move to Old Trafford.

Published on 26 June 2019 | 6:01 pm


Super Eagles soar into last 16 with victory over Guinea - Bridgwater Mercury

Super Eagles soar into last 16 with victory over Guinea  Bridgwater Mercury

Nigeria's Kenneth Omeruo scored the only goal in Alexandria.

Published on 26 June 2019 | 5:31 pm


Root expects emotions to run high as England face India - Bridgwater Mercury

Root expects emotions to run high as England face India  Bridgwater Mercury

The hosts will be treating the game like a quarter-final as they bid to get their World Cup hopes back on track.

Published on 26 June 2019 | 5:01 pm


Anti-Brexit campaigners take aim at Johnson with Glastonbury billboard - Bridgwater Mercury

Anti-Brexit campaigners take aim at Johnson with Glastonbury billboard  Bridgwater Mercury

A billboard has been unveiled at Glastonbury Festival which its creators say shows “how little we can trust” Conservative Party leadership candidate Boris ...

Published on 26 June 2019 | 5:01 pm


Referees chief Massimo Busacca accepts VAR will 'never be perfect' - Bridgwater Mercury

Referees chief Massimo Busacca accepts VAR will 'never be perfect'  Bridgwater Mercury

Head of FIFA's refereeing department Massimo Busacca accepts the Video Assistant Referee system will “never be perfect” – but believes it has made a positive ...

Published on 26 June 2019 | 4:51 pm


Family's tribute to 'kind, funny' man killed in Butlin's bar fight - Bridgwater Mercury

Family's tribute to 'kind, funny' man killed in Butlin's bar fight  Bridgwater Mercury

Michael Loughlin, 52, died four days after an altercation at the holiday park in Bognor Regis.

Published on 26 June 2019 | 4:41 pm


Houghton trains with England but illness leaves Bright doubtful - Bridgwater Mercury

Houghton trains with England but illness leaves Bright doubtful  Bridgwater Mercury

The defensive pairing have both been struggling ahead of the World Cup quarter-final with Norway.

Published on 26 June 2019 | 4:21 pm


No evidence that Notre Dame blaze was criminal, prosecutors say - Bridgwater Mercury

No evidence that Notre Dame blaze was criminal, prosecutors say  Bridgwater Mercury

Paris investigators will now conduct a probe into 'involuntary degradation by fire' over the incident that devastated the landmark.

Published on 26 June 2019 | 4:21 pm


May to hold talks with Putin at the G20 in Japan - Bridgwater Mercury

May to hold talks with Putin at the G20 in Japan  Bridgwater Mercury

Downing Street said the meeting with the Russian president does not represent a 'normalisation' of relations with the Kremlin.

Published on 26 June 2019 | 4:01 pm


Politics is child's play for baby William - Bridgwater Mercury

Politics is child's play for baby William  Bridgwater Mercury

The seven-month-old enjoyed a day at Downing Street with his mum.

Published on 26 June 2019 | 3:51 pm


School closures in France as Germany imposes motorway curbs amid heatwave - Bridgwater Mercury

School closures in France as Germany imposes motorway curbs amid heatwave  Bridgwater Mercury

Europe is sweltering from a plume of hot air moving north from Africa.

Published on 26 June 2019 | 3:11 pm


5 talking points ahead of the Austrian Grand Prix - Bridgwater Mercury

5 talking points ahead of the Austrian Grand Prix  Bridgwater Mercury

Lewis Hamilton leads the Formula One Drivers' Championship.

Published on 26 June 2019 | 2:44 pm


India happy with pace options - Bridgwater Mercury

India happy with pace options  Bridgwater Mercury

Mohammed Shami took a hat-trick against Afghanistan while deputising for Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

Published on 26 June 2019 | 2:41 pm


Green light for major changes at Haygrove School - Bridgwater Mercury

Green light for major changes at Haygrove School  Bridgwater Mercury

PLANS to replace the main school building at Haygrove School on Durleigh Road were approved by Sedgemoor District Council this week.

Published on 26 June 2019 | 2:40 pm


GPs 'lack training to provide care for transgender patients' - Bridgwater Mercury

GPs 'lack training to provide care for transgender patients'  Bridgwater Mercury

The Royal College of GPs wants to see an expansion of services for trans people.

Published on 26 June 2019 | 2:21 pm


DUP leader stresses importance of leaving EU by October 31 - Bridgwater Mercury

DUP leader stresses importance of leaving EU by October 31  Bridgwater Mercury

Arlene Foster was addressing the Policy Exchange think tank in London.

Published on 26 June 2019 | 2:01 pm


Tottenham closing in on deal for Leeds winger Jack Clarke - Bridgwater Mercury

Tottenham closing in on deal for Leeds winger Jack Clarke  Bridgwater Mercury

Leeds winger Jack Clarke is closing in on a move to Tottenham and has undergone a medical with the Premier League club, Press Association Sport ...

Published on 26 June 2019 | 1:51 pm


Small businesses 'feeling the pressure' over business rates - Bridgwater Mercury

Small businesses 'feeling the pressure' over business rates  Bridgwater Mercury

A big increase in the amount of business rates collected highlights how much pressure small firms are under, an industry group has said. Business rates ...

Published on 26 June 2019 | 1:41 pm


Gayle eyes India ODIs and possible Test return - Bridgwater Mercury

Gayle eyes India ODIs and possible Test return  Bridgwater Mercury

The West Indies hitter has not played a five-day game since 2014.

Published on 26 June 2019 | 1:41 pm


Konta's Wimbledon preparation hit by third round exit at Eastbourne - Bridgwater Mercury

Konta's Wimbledon preparation hit by third round exit at Eastbourne  Bridgwater Mercury

Johanna Konta suffered a significant setback in her preparations for Wimbledon when she lost in straight sets to Tunisia's Ons Jabeur in the third round at ...

Published on 26 June 2019 | 1:36 pm


What would a no-deal Brexit mean? - Bridgwater Mercury

What would a no-deal Brexit mean?  Bridgwater Mercury

Tory leadership contenders Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt have differing views on whether Britain will leave the EU on October 31.

Published on 26 June 2019 | 1:21 pm


Jeremy Hunt talks about his 'big passion' for lambada dancing - Bridgwater Mercury

Jeremy Hunt talks about his 'big passion' for lambada dancing  Bridgwater Mercury

The Tory leadership contenders said it was 'quite an intimate dance'.

Published on 26 June 2019 | 1:21 pm


Hundreds of jobs at risk as Bathstore collapses into administration - Bridgwater Mercury

Hundreds of jobs at risk as Bathstore collapses into administration  Bridgwater Mercury

The business employs 531 people across 135 stores and a head office.

Published on 26 June 2019 | 1:11 pm


Jurors watch video of 'frenzied' train passenger stabbing - Bridgwater Mercury

Jurors watch video of 'frenzied' train passenger stabbing  Bridgwater Mercury

Jurors have watched shocking video of a “quick and frenzied” fatal attack on a train passenger. IT consultant Lee Pomeroy, 51, was stabbed 18 times in 25 ...

Published on 26 June 2019 | 12:57 pm


High Court told of 'genuine crisis' in special educational needs funding - Bridgwater Mercury

High Court told of 'genuine crisis' in special educational needs funding  Bridgwater Mercury

Three families are bringing a landmark legal challenge against the Government over what they say is 'manifestly insufficient' funding.

Published on 26 June 2019 | 12:41 pm


Charles in Wales to mark 50th anniversary of investiture - Bridgwater Mercury

Charles in Wales to mark 50th anniversary of investiture  Bridgwater Mercury

The prince was formally invested with his title by the Queen on July 1 1969 at Caernarfon Castle.

Published on 26 June 2019 | 11:45 am


John McEnroe cautious over Andy Murray singles return - Bridgwater Mercury

John McEnroe cautious over Andy Murray singles return  Bridgwater Mercury

Murray has spoken about potentially playing singles at the US Open.

Published on 26 June 2019 | 11:21 am


Watford suspend academy striker Miller over Royal Ascot fight - Bridgwater Mercury

Watford suspend academy striker Miller over Royal Ascot fight  Bridgwater Mercury

Watford have suspended a striker from their academy after he appeared to be involved in a fight at Royal Ascot. Reece Miller, 18, is believed to be one of several ...

Published on 26 June 2019 | 11:11 am


Northern Ireland civil rights leader Ivan Cooper dies - Bridgwater Mercury

Northern Ireland civil rights leader Ivan Cooper dies  Bridgwater Mercury

Ivan Cooper, one of the founders of Northern Ireland's civil rights movement, has died. Mr Cooper, 75, died in hospital on Wednesday morning after a long ...

Published on 26 June 2019 | 10:40 am


Andreas Dowling charged with bomb hoaxes in UK and USA - Bridgwater Mercury

Andreas Dowling charged with bomb hoaxes in UK and USA  Bridgwater Mercury

COUNTER Terrorism Policing South West have charged a man with a series of bomb hoaxes in the UK and the USA.

Published on 26 June 2019 | 9:12 am


UK population hits 66.4m, with growth rate stalling - Bridgwater Mercury

UK population hits 66.4m, with growth rate stalling  Bridgwater Mercury

The population of the UK has risen to 66.4 million but the growth rate has stalled, official estimates show. The latest calculations reveal there was an estimated ...

Published on 26 June 2019 | 9:10 am


Man appears in court charged with murder following A303 hit and run - Salisbury Journal

Man appears in court charged with murder following A303 hit and run  Salisbury Journal

A WATFORD man has appeared in court charged with murder following an alleged hit and run on the A303.

Published on 26 June 2019 | 8:00 am


Bridgwater's Will Stokes seals place at National Combined Events Championships - Bridgwater Mercury

Bridgwater's Will Stokes seals place at National Combined Events Championships  Bridgwater Mercury

WILL Stokes was part of the triumphant Somerset team which competed at the English Schools National Combined Events Championships (octathlon) over…

Published on 26 June 2019 | 7:00 am


Glastonbury Festival to open its gates to campers for 49th year - Bridgwater Mercury

Glastonbury Festival to open its gates to campers for 49th year  Bridgwater Mercury

THE gates to Glastonbury Festival will officially open today, transforming a Somerset farm into a city of more than 200000 people.

Published on 26 June 2019 | 6:38 am


Bridgwater Sports FC celebrate successful 2018/19 season - Bridgwater Mercury

Bridgwater Sports FC celebrate successful 2018/19 season  Bridgwater Mercury

Bridgwater Sports drew to a close another successful campaign in the TDSFL at their recent presentation evening.

Published on 26 June 2019 | 5:01 am


Children and adults make friends across the generational gap during nursery visits in Bridgwater - Bridgwater Mercury

Children and adults make friends across the generational gap during nursery visits in Bridgwater  Bridgwater Mercury

RESIDENTS at a specialist dementia care home have been having a great time with new little friends - children from a nearby nursery.

Published on 26 June 2019 | 5:00 am


What is Gatt 24? - Bridgwater Mercury

What is Gatt 24?  Bridgwater Mercury

Here's a jargon-busting guide to the new Brexit term.

Published on 26 June 2019 | 3:37 am


Nelson hails support of 'role model' Sterling - Bridgwater Mercury

Nelson hails support of 'role model' Sterling  Bridgwater Mercury

Reiss Nelson has revealed how Raheem Sterling has been inspiring him to make a Premier League breakthrough. The Arsenal forward has praised Sterling's ...

Published on 25 June 2019 | 9:31 pm


Scott expects physical and technical challenge against Norway - Bridgwater Mercury

Scott expects physical and technical challenge against Norway  Bridgwater Mercury

Jill Scott thinks England will encounter both a physical and technical challenge when they face Norway in the Women's World Cup quarter-finals on Thursday.

Published on 25 June 2019 | 9:31 pm


Relief as Huntworth railway bridge ready to re-open - Bridgwater Mercury

Relief as Huntworth railway bridge ready to re-open  Bridgwater Mercury

AFTER 21 years of campaigning, the honour of cutting the ribbon at the new Huntworth Railway Bridge fell to Cllr Julian Taylor.

Published on 25 June 2019 | 5:06 pm


Motorcyclist injured in crash on the A39 - Somerset Live

Motorcyclist injured in crash on the A39  Somerset Live

South Western Ambulance *service* has confirmed that a man is being treated at the scene after a motorbike crash on the A39. A spokeswoman said: “SWAST ...

Published on 24 June 2019 | 4:34 pm


‘Serious’ crash blocks A39 near Bridgwater – live updates - Somerset Live

‘Serious’ crash blocks A39 near Bridgwater – live updates  Somerset Live

There has been a 'serious' crash on the A39 at Catcott, near Bridgwater. Avon and Somerset Police is advising drivers to take local diversions around the area.

Published on 24 June 2019 | 4:16 pm


Bridgwater cruise past Taunton St Andrew's in one-sided derby - Bridgwater Mercury

Bridgwater cruise past Taunton St Andrew's in one-sided derby  Bridgwater Mercury

WEPL Premier 1. Bridgwater 113-2 beat Taunton St Andrew's 111 by 8 wkts. BRIDGWATER continued their good run of form with a convincing demolition of ...

Published on 24 June 2019 | 1:25 pm


Broken down train causing disruption at Bridgwater and other Somerset stations - Bridgwater Mercury

Broken down train causing disruption at Bridgwater and other Somerset stations  Bridgwater Mercury

RAIL travellers are experiening delays between Taunton and Bristol Temple Meads due to a broken down train.

Published on 24 June 2019 | 10:25 am


NOSTALGIA: Tasty rating for village nursery - Bridgwater Mercury

NOSTALGIA: Tasty rating for village nursery  Bridgwater Mercury

A CANNINGTON nursery was given top marks for food hygiene following the latest round of Foodscores inspections tyhis week in 2009.

Published on 24 June 2019 | 5:00 am


WorleWind Band's concert at Holy Trinity Church in Bridgwater - Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News

WorleWind Band's concert at Holy Trinity Church in Bridgwater  Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News

A CONCERT took place last weekend and it was a huge success.

Published on 21 June 2019 | 3:00 pm


Jamie Laird: Experienced defender signs for Bridgwater Town - Bridgwater Mercury

Jamie Laird: Experienced defender signs for Bridgwater Town  Bridgwater Mercury

JAMIE Laird has described his move to Bridgwater Town for the upcoming season as "an absolutely perfect fit."

Published on 21 June 2019 | 10:34 am


WorleWind band perform at Holy Trinity Church in Bridgwater - Bridgwater Mercury

WorleWind band perform at Holy Trinity Church in Bridgwater  Bridgwater Mercury

A CONCERT took place at Holy Trinity Church this weekend and it was a huge success.

Published on 21 June 2019 | 9:00 am


Do you know how an elderly man came to be injured in a Bridgwater car park? - Avon and Somerset Constabulary

Do you know how an elderly man came to be injured in a Bridgwater car park?  Avon and Somerset Constabulary

A 73-year-old man was found injured on the floor of the Angel Place Shopping Centre car park shortly after 10am on 10 May but can't remember what ...

Published on 21 June 2019 | 7:54 am


Owner of Bridgwater bookshop 'delighted' after winning £2000 grant - Bridgwater Mercury

Owner of Bridgwater bookshop 'delighted' after winning £2000 grant  Bridgwater Mercury

THE owner of a Bridgwater bookshop said she is 'over the moon' after winning a £2,000 grant to improve her shop. Sam Carr, owner of The Snug Bookshop ...

Published on 21 June 2019 | 5:00 am


Re:ACT theatre enjoys a day with Stuart Bryson - Bridgwater Mercury

Re:ACT theatre enjoys a day with Stuart Bryson  Bridgwater Mercury

RE:ACT pupils enjoyed a day with Stuart Bryson in Bridgwater last month.

Published on 20 June 2019 | 3:00 pm


St Margaret's Hospice charity clothes shop opens pop up shop in Bridgwater - Somerset County Gazette

St Margaret's Hospice charity clothes shop opens pop up shop in Bridgwater  Somerset County Gazette

A CHARITY shop forced to close following a water leak has move into a temporary home.

Published on 20 June 2019 | 12:10 pm


Somerset fire station could close and Taunton, Bridgwater and Yeovil could lose crews under cost-cutting plans - Bridgwater Mercury

Somerset fire station could close and Taunton, Bridgwater and Yeovil could lose crews under cost-cutting plans  Bridgwater Mercury

A NUMBER of fire stations could be set to close after plans for the 'most significant change for 50 years' were published by the Devon and Somerset…

Published on 20 June 2019 | 5:44 am


Tributes paid to 'kind and fun' former Bridgwater Operatic Society stalwart Alan Calaminus - Bridgwater Mercury

Tributes paid to 'kind and fun' former Bridgwater Operatic Society stalwart Alan Calaminus  Bridgwater Mercury

TRIBUTES have been paid to a popular Bridgwater Operatic Society stalwart after it was announced he passed away last week.

Published on 19 June 2019 | 4:00 pm


Plans to convert canal boat into cafe at Bathpool Marina - Bridgwater Mercury

Plans to convert canal boat into cafe at Bathpool Marina  Bridgwater Mercury

WATERWAY fanatics could soon be stopping off for a cuppa on the Bridgwater and Taunton Canal.

Published on 17 June 2019 | 7:00 am


Police appeal after affray outside Palace nightclub, Bridgwater - Bridgwater Mercury

Police appeal after affray outside Palace nightclub, Bridgwater  Bridgwater Mercury

POLICE have issued CCTV images of a man they want to speak to in connection with "a large scale disorder" outside a nightclub.

Published on 17 June 2019 | 7:00 am


Chris Skidmore's five wickets help Bridgwater beat Clevedon - Bridgwater Mercury

Chris Skidmore's five wickets help Bridgwater beat Clevedon  Bridgwater Mercury

WEPL Premier 1. Bridgwater 92-5 beat Clevedon 91 by 5 wkts. BRIDGWATER got back to winning ways and moved into third place in Premier 1 with a ...

Published on 16 June 2019 | 2:41 pm


Ken celebrates 80th by giving to a good cause - Bridgwater Mercury

Ken celebrates 80th by giving to a good cause  Bridgwater Mercury

BRIDGWATER'S Ken Trunks chose to help others to celebrate his 80th birthday.

Published on 16 June 2019 | 7:00 am


Bridgwater family's appeal to help baby Spencer - Bridgwater Mercury

Bridgwater family's appeal to help baby Spencer  Bridgwater Mercury

A BRIDGWATER family are appealing for help to help their baby get specialist treatment to reshape his head. Spencer Redding, who is just three months old, ...

Published on 15 June 2019 | 7:00 am


NOSTALGIA: 'I'm having a splashing time!' says dunked former Bridgwater mayor - Bridgwater Mercury

NOSTALGIA: 'I'm having a splashing time!' says dunked former Bridgwater mayor  Bridgwater Mercury

FORMER Bridgwater Mayor Graham Granter scrubbed up well despite being thrown in the stocks at the Sydenham House summer fair in June 2009.

Published on 15 June 2019 | 7:00 am


Premier Inn provides boost for Bridgwater businesses - Bridgwater Mercury

Premier Inn provides boost for Bridgwater businesses  Bridgwater Mercury

WORK on the new Premier Inn hotel at Bridgwater Gateway has been completed thanks to the combined efforts of several local businesses.

Published on 14 June 2019 | 7:00 am


Civic Society questions future of EDF accommodation site - Bridgwater Mercury

Civic Society questions future of EDF accommodation site  Bridgwater Mercury

BRIDGWATER and District Civic Society has called on EDF this week to provide answers about the long-term plans its Bath Road accommodation complex.

Published on 14 June 2019 | 7:00 am


Two new restaurants open inside derelict units in Bridgwater town centre - Somerset Live

Two new restaurants open inside derelict units in Bridgwater town centre  Somerset Live

A pair of new restaurants look set to revitalise an area of Bridgwater town centre left dispirited by vacated premises. Shane's Gourmet Burgers and former ...

Published on 14 June 2019 | 7:00 am


SWIMMING: Bridgwater's Rich Hill to compete at British Masters - Bridgwater Mercury

SWIMMING: Bridgwater's Rich Hill to compete at British Masters  Bridgwater Mercury

RICH Hill, from Bridgwater Amateur Swimming Club, will be competing in the British Masters Championships this weekend (June 15-16).

Published on 14 June 2019 | 7:00 am


WorleWind concert at Holy Trinity Church in Bridgwater - Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News

WorleWind concert at Holy Trinity Church in Bridgwater  Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News

A WHIRLWIND performance is taking place this Saturday.

Published on 13 June 2019 | 3:00 pm


Twist and Shout at 60s show in Bridgwater - Bridgwater Mercury

Twist and Shout at 60s show in Bridgwater  Bridgwater Mercury

THE Swinging Sixties come alive when acclaimed theatre show Twist and Shout comes to the McMillan Theatre in Bridgwater.

Published on 13 June 2019 | 7:00 am


Charity fundraiser is VIP as Bridgwater's Old Vicarage re-opens - Bridgwater Mercury

Charity fundraiser is VIP as Bridgwater's Old Vicarage re-opens  Bridgwater Mercury

A CHILDREN'S charity fundraiser officially declared The Old Vicarage, one of the oldest hotels and restaurants in Bridgwater, open.

Published on 11 June 2019 | 7:00 am


Bridgwater buildings win prestigious award - Bridgwater Mercury

Bridgwater buildings win prestigious award  Bridgwater Mercury

SEDGEMOOR is home to a number of winners in the prestigious South West LABC Building Excellence Awards.

Published on 9 June 2019 | 7:00 am


Photos show severe fire damage to roof of Puriton Inn, Bridgwater - Somerset Live

Photos show severe fire damage to roof of Puriton Inn, Bridgwater  Somerset Live

A fire which broke out in a Somerset pub kitchen has caused extensive damage to the roof. Photos shared by Burnham-on-Sea Fire Station show a pile of tiles ...

Published on 8 June 2019 | 7:00 am


'Real-life action man' and Bridgwater police officer awarded British Empire Medal in Queen's Birthday Honours - Somerset Live

'Real-life action man' and Bridgwater police officer awarded British Empire Medal in Queen's Birthday Honours  Somerset Live

A veteran Bridgwater police officer described as a 'real-life action man' has been awarded the British Empire Medal in the Queen's Birthday Honours.

Published on 8 June 2019 | 7:00 am


Drop-in events on plans to transport nuclear waste through Bridgwater - Bridgwater Mercury

Drop-in events on plans to transport nuclear waste through Bridgwater  Bridgwater Mercury

THERE are two drop-in events being held on Tuesday, June 11 on proposals to transport nuclear waste through Bridgwater.

Published on 7 June 2019 | 7:00 am


Cane Parr Bridgwater death: How teenager killed in police chase 'saved many lives' with dying wish - Somerset Live

Cane Parr Bridgwater death: How teenager killed in police chase 'saved many lives' with dying wish  Somerset Live

The organs of a teenager who died following a police chase in Bridgwater have been donated, saving 'many lives' in the process, according to his college.

Published on 6 June 2019 | 7:00 am


More emergency works for busy Bridgwater route tonight - Bridgwater Mercury

More emergency works for busy Bridgwater route tonight  Bridgwater Mercury

BRIDGWATER'S Taunton Road is set for further emergency roadworks this evening with a lane closing at 7.30pm.

Published on 5 June 2019 | 7:00 am


Launch of new Bridgwater Digital Hub - Bridgwater Mercury

Launch of new Bridgwater Digital Hub  Bridgwater Mercury

A NEW weekly free pop-up Digital Hub is being launched in Bridgwater this week.

Published on 5 June 2019 | 7:00 am


17-year-old dies after car crash following Bridgwater police pursuit - Bridgwater Mercury

17-year-old dies after car crash following Bridgwater police pursuit  Bridgwater Mercury

THE family of a 17-year-old boy who died in a car crash in Bridgwater on Thursday have said they are 'heartbroken'. Cane Parr was believed to be a front seat ...

Published on 3 June 2019 | 7:00 am


Boy in life-threatening condition after car crashed into tree during Bridgwater police chase - Somerset Live

Boy in life-threatening condition after car crashed into tree during Bridgwater police chase  Somerset Live

A teenage boy suffered life-threatening injuries after the car he was a passenger in crashed following a police chase in Bridgwater. The silver Peugeot crashed ...

Published on 31 May 2019 | 7:00 am


Don't miss Bridgwater's Jacob in Ninja Warrior final Saturday night - Bridgwater Mercury

Don't miss Bridgwater's Jacob in Ninja Warrior final Saturday night  Bridgwater Mercury

INCREDIBLE athletes will be going head to head tomorrow night in a battle for a prestigious trophy.

Published on 31 May 2019 | 7:00 am


Bridgwater Carnival to host charity open day - Bridgwater Mercury

Bridgwater Carnival to host charity open day  Bridgwater Mercury

THE Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival Committee is holding an open day so charities, community groups and other good causes can find out more about how…

Published on 30 May 2019 | 7:00 am


Bridgwater author's crime thrillers find success in America - Bridgwater Mercury

Bridgwater author's crime thrillers find success in America  Bridgwater Mercury

A BRIDGWATER author is delighted to know his crime thrillers have become a hit across the pond. Adam Nicholls now has 30 books to his name and his trilogy ...

Published on 30 May 2019 | 7:00 am


Two people taken to hospital following police chase in Bridgwater - Somerset Live

Two people taken to hospital following police chase in Bridgwater  Somerset Live

A road has been closed as officers investigate the incident.

Published on 30 May 2019 | 7:00 am


Goldfish to be banned from Bridgwater Fair after man swallows live fish - Somerset Live

Goldfish to be banned from Bridgwater Fair after man swallows live fish  Somerset Live

The RSPCA has said goldfish at fairs 'suffer miserably'

Published on 28 May 2019 | 7:00 am


Trelleborg factory workers, Bridgwater, striking over pay - Bridgwater Mercury

Trelleborg factory workers, Bridgwater, striking over pay  Bridgwater Mercury

FACTORY workers in Bridgwater are out in force striking over 'unfair' pay.

Published on 28 May 2019 | 7:00 am








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