Bridgwater Mercury

Sun, 21 Apr 2024 08:42:00 +0100
Property for sale in Westonzoyland: Four bedroom house
This four-bedroom detached property was built around 13 years ago and occupies a pleasant position in the village of Westonzoyland on the outskirts of Bridgwater

Sun, 21 Apr 2024 05:00:00 +0100
Bridgwater night out planned by ChatGPT AI software
Here's what ChatGPT told us to do for the perfect night out in Bridgwater.

Sat, 20 Apr 2024 05:00:00 +0100
Angel Place Shopping Centre: Bridgwater Chamber patron
Angel Place Shopping Centre has been confirmed as a patron of Bridgwater Chamber of Commerce

Sat, 20 Apr 2024 09:33:00 +0100
Property for sale in Bridgwater: Three bedroom townhouse
This semi-detached property occupies a prime central position in Bridgwater and is only a few minutes’ walk away from the town centre and a wide range of amenities.

Sat, 20 Apr 2024 06:00:00 +0100
How to nominate somone for the 2024 South West Farmer Awards
Here is your chance to enter the 2024 South West Farmer Awards.

Sat, 20 Apr 2024 06:00:00 +0100
Plans to install new 25-metre tall 5G towers near Bridgwater
Plans submitted to Somerset Council hope to attain permission to install two new 25-metre tall 5G towers near Bridgwater.

Sat, 20 Apr 2024 05:59:30 +0100
Your response to the view that we are almost all woke
Earlier this week, we published a story on the ‘woke agenda’ and the polarisation in modern society that has stemmed from the debate.

Sat, 20 Apr 2024 05:00:00 +0100
Somerset left divided on PM Rishi Sunak's smoking ban
Rishi Sunak's proposal to ban young people from ever being able to legally smoke has received a mixed reaction in Somerset

Fri, 19 Apr 2024 18:58:45 +0100
Eni Aluko says football is not safe for women, is she right?
Former England Lionesses striker Eni Aluko has sparked a fresh debate with controversial claims that the game is not a safe place for women online or in stadiums.

Fri, 19 Apr 2024 16:02:34 +0100
Lewis Wood, former Bridgwater police officer jailed
A former Avon and Somerset police officer has been jailed for sending photographs of a manslaughter victim’s body to family and friends.

Fri, 19 Apr 2024 15:42:13 +0100
Car, cyclist and busy roundabout at rush hour brings danger
Today, I very nearly hit a cyclist on a roundabout and I honestly don’t know who was at fault, probably me.

Fri, 19 Apr 2024 14:27:00 +0100
Somerset Council’s top earners revealed in Town Hall Rich List
A total of 17 Somerset Council employees are receiving over £100,000 in total remuneration a year, according to data from the 2024 Town Hall Rich List.

Fri, 19 Apr 2024 12:20:51 +0100
Universal Credit: Claimants face fines over these changes
The DWP has issued a warning to millions of Brits who currently claim benefits.

Fri, 19 Apr 2024 11:14:57 +0100
Holford's Plough Inn pub on the market for new operators
Holford's Plough Inn pub which dates back almost 500 years is on the market for new operators.

Fri, 19 Apr 2024 08:58:55 +0100
Bridgwater to host new Super Saturday event this summer
Bridgwater is set to host a new Super Saturday event this summer thanks to funding from the Bridgwater Town Deal.

Fri, 19 Apr 2024 12:23:44 +0100
London Marathon: The 6 best foods for anyone running
As with most exercise, there are certain foods that you can include in your diet that will have a positive impact on performance.

Fri, 19 Apr 2024 12:18:43 +0100
What discounts can pensioners and over 60s get in the UK?
These are the discounts pensioners and over 60s can claim from cheaper cinema tickets to discounted hotel stays.

Fri, 19 Apr 2024 12:15:17 +0100
Cadbury Freddo chocolate bars on sale at Sainsbury's for 10p
Sainsbury's have dropped the price of Freddo chocolate bars to 10p for Nectar members, an offer which will be in place until May 7.

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 12:01:00 +0100
Somerset Wildlife Trust: Wilder Youth donation appeal
Somerset Wildlife Trust is appealing for donations to raise £40,000 to support its Wilder Youth movement

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 05:00:00 +0100
Westonzoyland Village Hall to host unique women's only event
Westonzoyland Village Hall is hosting the 'The Goddess & The Witch Fair' next month. The event will take place on Saturday, May 4, from 10am to 4pm for spiritual women.

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 05:00:00 +0100
Music star DJ Badger to take over Bliss Nightclub Bridgwater
On April 19 from 10pm to 3am, Bliss Bridgwater is set to host music sensation, Badger, for one night only.

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 13:29:39 +0100
RE:ACT Performing & Production Arts presents Beauty and the Beast
RE:ACT Performing & Production Arts, based in Weston's We Are Super, is coming to The McMillan Theatre in Bridgwater between July 11 and July 13 to showcase their rendition of Disney's iconic Beauty and the Beast.

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 11:04:57 +0100
The Valley Cornwall is perfect dog-friendly and family stay
Nestled in the serene landscape between Falmouth and Truro, The Valley Cornwall offers a delightful retreat for holidaymakers seeking tranquility and comfort.

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 10:38:43 +0100
Bridgwater Dunball Roundabout upgrade start to be confirmed
Upgrades to Bridgwater's Dunball Roundabout are yet to be confirmed despite a previously promised summer start date from Somerset Council.

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 08:04:15 +0100
99% of us are probably woke, so why the hate and division?
What does it mean to be ‘woke’? Who drives the ‘woke agenda’? Why has it become the most divisive term in modern society? How do we make things better?

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 06:00:00 +0100
Bridgwater schools' expulsion statistics 2023-2024
A huge number of pupils have been expelled from their schools in Bridgwater already in the current academic year.

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 00:01:00 +0100
EDF releases Hinkley Point C Socio-Economic Impact Report
Bridgwater has seen a boost in productivity and the number of younger people living nearby, a new report on Hinkley Point C has found.

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 13:45:03 +0100
Aldi to stock new Strawberry Banana Prime from this weekend
Aldi is set to launch the new Strawberry Banana Prime Hydration in stores across the UK as part of its Specialbuys range on Sunday (April 21).

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 13:43:25 +0100
Martin Lewis: DWP unclaimed benefit shares worth £19bn
Martin Lewis has warned Brits there are 21 million unclaimed benefits - this is how to check if you are eligible for any.

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 13:41:17 +0100
World War 3: Ukraine warns UK what will happen if they lose
There are fears among UK security officials that Ukraine could face defeat this year if not properly funded.

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 13:37:02 +0100
Omaze's next Million Pound House is a £2.5m home in Dorset
Take a look inside the next Omaze Million Pound House Draw in Dorset that costs £2.5 million.

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 13:34:33 +0100
New Royal Mint coin marks 200 years of the National Gallery
See the newest £2 coin unveiled by the Royal Mint created to celebrate 200 years of the National Gallery.

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 05:00:00 +0100
The 'Greatest Show on Earth' Cider Rally returns this May
This year's Cider Rally is expected to be the best one yet

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 05:00:00 +0100
The Rock Choir adds extra show in support of charity
The Rock Choir in Somerset will stage an extra show to raise money for two local charities - after the first two sold out

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 15:09:35 +0100
Bridgwater Community Hospital's early closure due to illness
Bridgwater Community Hospital's early closure last week was due to staff sickness according to the Somerset NHS Foundation Trust.

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 12:24:08 +0100
Bridgwater chip shop to be converted to new dog groomers
A former fish and chip shop in Bridgwater is set to be converted into a new dog groomers.

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 11:24:42 +0100
Somerset Art Weeks Festival returns with new theme for 2024
The much-loved annual Somerset Art Weeks Festival will return this year with a new theme.

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 11:30:48 +0100
Bridgwater celebrates opening of new Dodos café Wye Avenue
Dodos, a new family-run and independent café has opened on Wye Avenue in Bridgwater.

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 09:55:57 +0100
Somerset man to receive £10k a month following Set for Life draw
The man, known only as Mr. D from Somerset, plans to use his winnings from the draw on March 21 on some home renovations.

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 09:52:00 +0100
Kitchen fire in Aley tackled by Nether Stowey crews
Fire control was notified of a blaze at a property in Aley, near Nether Stowey.

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 06:00:00 +0100
Bridgwater Carnival's Dave Stokes on recent TV appearance
The initial reaction to the documentary has been very positive, and we have already seen the benefits of what national publicity can bring.

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 06:00:00 +0100
Bridgwater Town Council's Gill Slocombe on knife crime
Bridgwater Town Councillor Gill Slocombe has spoken on knife crime in her latest column.

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 06:00:00 +0100
Bridgwater Town Council Leader Brian Smedley on docks
This week I was in Copenhagen. It’s what I do. Tour Bridgwater people abroad and bring international groups back here.

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 13:36:52 +0100
Is it illegal to drive with your car's interior lights on?
You were probably told as a kid that turning the car's inside light on was illegal but is that actually true?

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 13:35:48 +0100
What are the health benefits of sleeping naked every night?
Here are the health benefits of sleeping naked every night, including improved skin health and fertility.

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 13:34:00 +0100
Samsung hidden features to try from voice commands to alarms
From a setting to limit your exposure to blue light or a handy voice command setting, here are six hidden features you might not know your Samsung phone can do.

Tue, 16 Apr 2024 05:00:00 +0100
Bridgwater: Football sessions for men's mental health
Bridgwater United Community Sports Trust will restart its wellbeing football session service to support men's mental health

Tue, 16 Apr 2024 05:00:00 +0100
Pardoes Solicitors to sponsor Bridgwater Business Expo 2024
Bridgwater Chamber of Commerce has announced Pardoes Solicitors as the sponsor of this year's Bridgwater Business Expo

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 06:14:03 +0100
Transgender survey from elite female athletes seeks fairness
A majority of female athletes support categorisation by biological sex rather than gender identity in women’s contact and endurance sports, in what is believed to be the largest survey to date on transgender inclusion, writes Jamie Gardner from PA.

Tue, 16 Apr 2024 16:50:17 +0100
Grief is unique, personal and impossible to control
I attended my first funeral at the age of 15, and it was horrendous.