24th July 2021

Local News

‘Eat Well For Less’ is back and BBC One are looking for Taunton and Somerset households to take part 23 July, 2021 - Do you spend far too much on your weekly food shop? That’s the question that BBC One are asking Taunton and Somerset residents. They are looking for families, households and communities who want to find [...]
Former drama teacher at The Castle School passes away 22 July, 2021 - The Castle School in Taunton has announced the passing of former drama teacher, Mr Steve Mitchell. A tribute was made by the school to the ‘much valued and significant figure‘ who taught there for twenty [...]
Taunton residents travel 62,000 miles to ‘Beat the Street’ 22 July, 2021 - More than five thousand parents, teachers, and children have signed up to a new physical activity challenge, ‘Beat the Street’, travelling more than sixty-two thousand miles between them. The giant game, which has swept the [...]
Have your say on bus services in Somerset 21 July, 2021 - Somerset County Council is to work in partnership with bus operators in the county to deliver improved services for all, and local people have a pivotal role to play. Following the Government’s announcement in March [...]
Somerset’s investment in SEND education continues with three projects nearing completion 20 July, 2021 - Contractors are in the final stages of work on site at three projects – exceeding £15m in investment by Somerset County Council – to improve provision for children and young people with special educational needs [...]
Diabetes UK looking for swimmers in Somerset to make a splash in charity challenge 19 July, 2021 - People from Somerset are being invited to dive into a sponsored swimming challenge and raise vital funds for Diabetes UK. Swim22 runs between 22 July and 22 October and involves swimming a total of 22 [...]
Summer Holidays food support for Somerset families 19 July, 2021 - Somerset County Council will continue to provide help to families in need of food support over the school Summer Holidays. The Department of Work and Pensions has extended its Covid Local Support Grant, providing £1.4m [...]
Somerset West and Taunton adopts new beach safety App 19 July, 2021 - Somerset West and Taunton (SWT) has adopted a new innovative App to safeguard visitors and residents to Minehead and other beaches around the UK. The UK Beach Check App allows beachgoers to stay Covid-safe by [...]
Support St Margaret’s Hospice Care’s Taunton Fete this summer 11 July, 2021 - Musical entertainment and children’s activities will be among the attractions at the St Margaret’s Hospice Summer Fete in Taunton this summer, proudly sponsored by Gibbins Richards.  Everyone is welcome to join in the fun on [...]
New contract for Taunton park and ride 8 July, 2021 - Somerset County Council is pleased to announce it has awarded a five-year contract to Buses of Somerset to run Taunton’s two park and ride sites. The fleet of buses and drivers at the Taunton-based operation [...]
Taunton Brewhouse has made it into the Finals of Dorset & Somerset Muddy Stilettos Awards 2021 7 July, 2021 - Taunton Brewhouse has made it into the Finals of Dorset & Somerset Muddy Stilettos Awards 2021 in the BEST THEATRE/ARTS VENUE category.  Now in its eighth year, the Muddies are the most coveted #inlovewithlocal awards [...]
Somerset West and Taunton Council consulting on more zero carbon homes 6 July, 2021 - Somerset West and Taunton Council (SWT) is encouraging members of the public to have their say on plans for 26 new council rented homes off Wheatley Crescent in Taunton.  The council owned site at Snedden [...]
Libraries invite: “Children – become a Wild World Hero this summer” 6 July, 2021 - Somerset libraries are calling for children to sign up to read six books this summer and become ‘Wild World Heroes’, as part of the Summer Reading Challenge 2021. The theme Wild World Heroes was inspired [...]
Get creative and help us celebrate Frontline Workers’ Day, say Somerset County Council 5 July, 2021 - July 5th 1948 was a historic moment in our country’s history. It was the day our pioneering National Health Service (NHS) was born, bringing free healthcare to everyone. We have treasured it ever since, but [...]
Out by 6am please, says SWP 1 July, 2021 - Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) is asking residents across the county to put their recycling and rubbish out by 6am at the latest from now until further notice. The move will allow crews to start early if [...]
Free parking at Musgrove Park Hospital 30 June, 2021 - Following a Government commitment, car parking at Musgrove Park Hospital will be free of charge for the following groups of people from the 1st July: Disabled people – holders of a valid Blue Badge attending hospital [...]
Compass Wellbeing reopens and is offering exclusive sessions 30 June, 2021 - Compass Wellbeing, part of Compass Disability Services, has been closed since March 2020 and only reopened on the 1st June 2021. Based on the Belvedere Trading Estate, Compass Wellbeing is now open from 10am until [...]
A Vision for Tonedale 30 June, 2021 - Somerset West and Taunton Council has made a bid for Government funding to help finance the restoration of Wellington’s heritage and cultural assets. The council has asked for money from the Ministry of Housing Communities [...]
Recycle on the go 27 June, 2021 - Somerset West and Taunton Council is making it easier for people to help keep our parks and open spaces clean and green. As part of its drive to tackle litter the Council will be introducing [...]
Recap on multi-million pound Toneway Creech Castle junction upgrade 27 June, 2021 - A crucial upgrade of the Creech Castle Junction in Taunton is now moving forward and Somerset County Council is reminding residents and road users of the key details. The Council signed a contract with Alun [...]
Passenger dies in fatal collision on M5 26 June, 2021 - Update Two lanes have reopened on the M5 southbound between junctions 24 and 25. Lane one remains closed pending recovery of the vehicle and repairs to the safety barrier. The M5 southbound is currently closed [...]
Taunton Vale Rotary Club’s Canal Challenge 21 June, 2021 - Walk, cycle or paddle for fun and for charity. That’s the message for the Taunton Vale Rotary Canal Challenge, happening on Sunday 4th July. Families and small groups are being encouraged to sign up now [...]
South Yorkshire, Greater London & Somerset cities now recording air pollution levels at pre-pandemic levels 19 June, 2021 - Research shows that air quality, including nitrogen dioxide and fine particulate matter readings, and prompted fears that pollution could rise to dangerous levels when the country fully unlocks. Of the ten cities investigated, areas that [...]
Critical care unit extension opens to patients this week 16 June, 2021 - More patients than ever before can be cared for at Musgrove Park Hospital’s critical care unit thanks to a brand new extension that opened this week. The new area, called ‘Pod 3’, replaces an older [...]
Council to raise flag for Armed Forces Day 2021 16 June, 2021 - Somerset West and Taunton Council will once again be showing its support for the Armed Forces by holding two flag-raising ceremonies on Monday, 21 June. Services will be hosted at Deane House in Taunton and [...]
Free show from The Bluebirds for Taunton 16 June, 2021 - Imagine the world’s biggest opera in the world’s smallest opera house. The Bluebirds Theatre Company is bringing you Wagner’s entire Ring Cycle operas in just 60 minutes of comedy on The Popera House stage in [...]
Somerset West and Taunton Council investing in the future 15 June, 2021 - Somerset West and Taunton Council is generating income to protect future service provision in the face of continued Government funding cuts. The Council is pursuing commercial investment opportunities to generate additional income that can be reinvested [...]
Survey launched to gauge interest in electric car club 15 June, 2021 - Somerset West And Taunton Council is seeking the views of residents, businesses and community organisations for an electric car club to be piloted in Taunton. A short survey has been published online to gauge public [...]
NHS Volunteer Responders programme calls for more Steward Volunteers in the South West to get the jabs done 10 June, 2021 - NHS Volunteer Responders are urgently calling for more Steward Volunteers in the South West to support at local vaccination sites where there is a high demand for volunteer help.  This is one of the busiest [...]
All Change At Taunton Brewhouse! 9 June, 2021 - Taunton Brewhouse has a distinctive new look – one that reflects the organisation’s ambition to retain its position as the principal arts centre in the region, and its commitment to programming high quality art in [...]
Driver shortages delay Somerset recycling collections 9 June, 2021 - Some Somerset recycling collections will be delayed until their next scheduled pick-up as services struggle against a national driver shortage and other pressures. Collections of recycling, rubbish and garden waste have all suffered in recent [...]
The mobile fish shed lands at Rumwell Farm Shop 9 June, 2021 - FOODLOVERS who enjoy eating fresh fish can net themselves the catch of the day from this month (June 2021) onwards at an award-winning Somerset farm shop. Rumwell Farm Shop has a fishmonger on-site from June [...]
Libraries launch audio explainer during Hi Vis fortnight 9 June, 2021 - Somerset Library Service has developed an audio explainer which allows visually impaired people to hear about the inclusive services that are available to them. The audio is being launched on their website during Hi Vis fortnight (7-20 June), an awareness [...]
Remembrance bench dedicated in Vivary Park 8 June, 2021 - A new remembrance bench has been installed in Vivary Park, Taunton. The bench was purchased by the Charter Trustees at the request of Cllr Francesca Smith during her year as Mayor of Taunton in 2020/21 [...]
Keeping verges in trim for your safety 7 June, 2021 - Grass cutting season is underway and Somerset County Council’s contractors are out and about across the county helping to keep verges in check and road users safe. Each year more than 9,400km of roadside verge [...]
Empathy Day inspires kids to walk, read and learn 7 June, 2021 - Empathy Day returns on 10 June 2021 with a new theme calling for children and young people across the county to walk through their neighbourhood, see it through others eyes and consider how they can [...]
Taunton Fitness Club is starting the summer with a bang 2 June, 2021 - Sunday saw the graduates of the Taunton Couch to 5K programme complete two laps of Longrun Meadow. Many thanks to the spectators who turned up to support and the pacemakers who helped runners around the course. [...]
Somerset West and Taunton Council to extend electric vehicle charging in its car parks 2 June, 2021 - Somerset West and Taunton Council (SWT) has entered into a contract with electric vehicle charge point supplier Swarco eVolt, to expand the number of electric vehicle (EV) charge points planned for its car parks. A [...]
Volunteers urgently needed to support the NHS vaccination centre at Taunton Racecourse 2 June, 2021 - Help get life back to normal. Become a volunteer marshall for the Somerset Covid Vaccination Programme, and be part of an amazing team working to protect our community. Local charity, Spark Somerset, and the Somerset [...]
The Royal British Legion seeks new Poppy Appeal collectors in Somerset 2 June, 2021 - The Royal British Legion (RBL) is seeking new volunteers for this year’s Poppy Appeal across Somerset as the RBL celebrates its centenary in 2021. Last year, the RBL lost millions of pounds in donations after [...]
Plane crash lands into field near Taunton 26 May, 2021 - Fire crews were called to a report of a light aircraft that had crashed into a field in Durston earlier this evening (Wednesday). Two fire appliances from Taunton with the heavy rescue vehicle and a [...]
Bank holiday: all change pick-ups, no change sites 26 May, 2021 - All collections in the week of the Spring Bank Holiday on Monday 31 May are one day later but recycle sites continue as usual, Somerset Waste Partnership has said. With no Bank Holiday Monday collections, [...]
Vaccination Buddies are here to help 26 May, 2021 - People in Somerset who are feeling unsure about whether to have their Covid-19 vaccine are being encouraged to set up a call with a Vaccination Buddy. Vaccination Buddies are specially trained volunteers who are on [...]
Community call for action on litter 25 May, 2021 - A staggering three skips have been filled with litter collected from residential streets, highway verges and open spaces across the district in just two months. Somerset West and Taunton Council (SWT) has been targeting problem [...]
Taunton’s East Street reopening on Monday 21 May, 2021 - Shoppers and pedestrians using Taunton’s East Street are being reminded that from next week the temporary closure will be reopened to two-way traffic. Somerset County Council’s cabinet member for highways and transport is asking people [...]
Somerset West and Taunton Council leaving the grass long 19 May, 2021 - If you visit one of Somerset West and Taunton’s (SWT) open spaces you may come across some areas where the grass has been left to grow longer. These are areas that the grass cutting teams [...]
Somerset West and Taunton Council secures Future High Streets funding 19 May, 2021 - Somerset West and Taunton Council (SWT) has been awarded just under £14m to help deliver its ambitious proposals to transform our high streets into vibrant hubs for future generations. Confirmation of the funding was made [...]
Donate a toothbrush and create a healthier smile 17 May, 2021 - During National Smile Month, Somerset County Council are encouraging everyone to give toothbrushes and toothpaste when donating to Foodbanks. The awareness month, 17 May to 17 June, is the world’s largest and longest-running campaign to promote [...]
Play your part to reduce spread as lockdown measures are further eased 17 May, 2021 - Somerset’s residents are encouraged to enjoy new freedoms like hugging and socialising indoors – but to do so carefully, as lockdown rules are further eased. From Monday, May 17 rules have been relaxed to enable [...]
Big changes to modernise marriage registration 12 May, 2021 - A new legislation, which came into force last week, is set to modernise marriage registration for the first time since 1837. The Marriage Schedule System will move away from the current paper register (the traditional [...]
Open a new chapter in a child’s story 12 May, 2021 - More than 500 children in Somerset need foster homes – and carers who could help change their life stories. As Foster Care Fortnight gets under way (10-23 May), Somerset County Council is appealing for more [...]
Wellington’s virtual cyclist 11 May, 2021 - Virtual cycle racing whizz Jason Bowie will face his toughest challenge yet when he takes to the open road on 17th May for an 874-mile dash from Land’s End to John o’Groats – the LEJOG [...]
All set for a superb Somerset Day Tuesday 11th May 10 May, 2021 - Tuesday 11th May is Somerset Day and Somerset County Council will be celebrating the day with the launch of the new Somerset Medal. While many events have been curtailed due to Covid-19 restrictions there is still [...]
Food support for families over May half-term 10 May, 2021 - Somerset County Council will continue to provide help to families in need of food support over the May half-term period. At its Full Council meeting on Wednesday, May 5, the Council Leader Cllr David Fothergill [...]
GoldiesLive, chair exercises and sofa-singing! 10 May, 2021 - In March 2020, the first UK-wide coronavirus lockdown meant that the daytime fun ‘Sing&Smile’ sessions from the Goldies Cymru charity had to be cancelled. As the ‘goldies’ could not go into churches, community halls and [...]
Temporary closure of Taunton’s East Street to be removed 7 May, 2021 - A decision has been made to remove the temporary closure of Taunton’s East Street as part of a range of ongoing measures by Somerset County Council’s highways team to address traffic congestion. Essential works by [...]
Taunton Carnival Cancelled For Second Year 5 May, 2021 - It has been announced that the Taunton Carnival will be cancelled for a second year instead opting for some daytime entertainment in the town. A statement on the Taunton Carnival Facebook page reads… Taunton Carnival [...]
Director of Public Health urges those with Covid-19 symptoms to book PCR test 5 May, 2021 - Somerset residents are being reminded that they need to book a PCR test if they are showing symptoms of Covid-19, or have tested positive using a ‘lateral flow’ (rapid) test kit. While the ‘lateral flow’ [...]
Somerset Green New Deal Economy Forum: Social Justice and a New Economy 5 May, 2021 - Young people, owners of local ‘green’ businesses, local councils and economic agencies are invited to join members and interested individuals to take part in our next virtual ‘Open Space’ event, to be held on Saturday [...]
Somerset West and Taunton Council encourages responsible dog ownership 4 May, 2021 - Somerset West and Taunton Council (SWT) maintains 422 dog waste bins across the district which are emptied twice a week, but still receives an average of 41 complaints a year from residents experiencing dog fouling [...]
How you can get involved with the free to join Taunton Fitness Club 4 May, 2021 - Recently launched, Taunton Fitness Club (TFC) provides a much-needed club where like-minded people can enjoy keeping fit with others without elitism or competitiveness. The club is free to join with no annual fees and is [...]
Police called to reports of lock-in at Taunton pub 28 April, 2021 - Police last week disrupted a number of house parties and a pub lock-in, which breached current COVID-19 regulations. Such gatherings are not currently permitted in England to prevent the spread of the virus. Calls officers [...]
All change for Early May Bank Holiday 28 April, 2021 - All collections in the week of the Early May Bank Holiday on Monday 3 May will be one day later, Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) has announced. With no collections on Bank Holiday Monday, the week’s [...]
Taunton School delivers 5000 meal boxes to staff at Musgrove Park Hospital 28 April, 2021 - Since January, the school have been supplying 300 boxes a week to Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton to support frontline NHS staff working throughout the pandemic. The food parcels have been delivered to the Well [...]
Garden waste: renew now, deadline is approaching! 28 April, 2021 - Somerset’s garden waste customers have just a few more days to renew their subscriptions. With no grace periods or amnesties, they have until Friday 7 May to sign-up again and guarantee uninterrupted collections. Subscriptions can [...]
Somerset’s health and social care partnership blazing a trail nationally 27 April, 2021 - Pioneering work in Somerset to prevent unnecessary hospital admissions and help people get better at home has proven so successful it is being used to help shape national policy, Councillors heard this week. Somerset County [...]
Enough is enough for Taunton Town FC 26 April, 2021 - Taunton Town Football Club have joined a 4-day social media boycott alongside Premier League, English Football League and Women’s Super League teams to combat abuse and discrimation across the footballing community. Taunton Town posted to [...]
Highways teams to carry out night resurfacing at key junction 23 April, 2021 - Somerset County Council’s Highways Team is carrying out resurfacing work at an important Taunton junction over five evenings. The A3065 at the Silk Mils, Mountway Road and Bishop’s Hull Hill Road is in need of [...]
Somerset West Lottery early summer 2021 bolt-on prize draw 21 April, 2021 - Following on from the success of previous initiatives, the Somerset West Lottery is taking part in the first of two summer 2021 bolt-on prize draws. Everyone who signs up to purchase one or more tickets [...]
Kickstart work placements offer career boost for young people in Somerset 20 April, 2021 - Young people in Somerset have a great opportunity to prove themselves and get a boost into the world of work thanks to a new national initiative. Somerset County Council has partnered with local employers to [...]
Deadline nears for Somerset Medal nominations 20 April, 2021 - The clock is ticking on nominations for the Somerset Medal – the award launched by Somerset County Council to honour the county’s unsung coronavirus heroes. The Council wants to pay tribute to those who made [...]
Somerset primary school admission figures announced 19 April, 2021 - More than 98 per cent of Somerset children were offered a primary school place at one of their top three choices, the County Council’s latest school admission figures show. Overall, 98.5 per cent of the [...]
Step into county’s rich history of shipwrecks and smugglers on coast path 14 April, 2021 - Somerset’s seafaring heritage and lost legends are beautifully brought to life in a set of ‘story walks’ being launched by Somerset County Council. If you love getting out and exploring the county’s spectacular coastal walks [...]
Motorcyclists urged to keep their ‘shiny side up’ 14 April, 2021 - Somerset County Council’s Road Safety Team has launched a new campaign to help reduce high casualty rates involving motorcycles in the county. Called ‘Shiny Side Up’ – the name of the campaign comes from a [...]
The future of local government in Somerset: Last chance to have your say 14 April, 2021 - It’s the last week for people to have their say on the future of local government in Somerset as the Government’s consultation draws to a close. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MGCLG) [...]
Taunton town centre prepares for safe return of visitors 11 April, 2021 - From Monday 12 April, step two of the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown will commence with the reopening of non-essential retail, personal care premises and hospitality venues. Some restrictions remain in place limiting outdoor gatherings [...]
Free advice on offer for Green start-ups 7 April, 2021 - Somerset’s local authorities are providing free business advice to people wanting to set up their own Green business. The workshops, run by Business West advisers, are fully funded by Somerset County Council and the four [...]
Musgrove Park Hospital to get £4.4 million dedicated eye theatre suite 7 April, 2021 - People in Somerset are set to benefit from improved access to eye care thanks to a brand new £4.4 million ophthalmic theatre suite set to open at Musgrove Park Hospital. The new suite is in [...]
£8.6 million of additional support for Somerset care providers 6 April, 2021 - Care providers in Somerset will be supported with an additional £8.6 million package to help them mitigate against the financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. The additional funds from Somerset County Council agreed for 2021/22 [...]
Junction 25 – next major milestone reached 6 April, 2021 - A multi-million pound project to upgrade Taunton’s M5 Junction 25 reaches another important landmark next week with the opening of the permanent road layout. This is a significant milestone for the award-winning £19.2 million Somerset [...]
Retirement development at Quantock House 4 April, 2021 - A new retirement development is being built in the heart of Taunton town centre. Platinum Skies are excited to show you the progress that the team are making for the independent-living community for over 55s. [...]
NHS in Somerset asks people to be prepared and choose the right NHS service this Easter bank holiday 1 April, 2021 - Local health leaders are asking people to prepare for the upcoming Easter bank holiday weekend by organising their prescriptions, keeping a well-stocked medicine cabinet and calling 111 first for urgent, but not life-threatening, health advice [...]
Taunton Taxi Services continue to do their bit 31 March, 2021 - A taxi service in Taunton have been helping their clients, including NHS Staff, throughout the coronavirus pandemic. Taunton Taxi Services provide transport for shopping trips, prescription runs, PPE delivering, etc. They also run airport shuttlebus [...]
Summer hours at recycle sites from 1 April 31 March, 2021 - All of Somerset’s 16 recycling sites switch to their summer timetables from Thursday 1 April – but for essential journeys only to start with. When open weekdays, they will continue to start at 9am but [...]
Taunton community comes together to ‘Be an Easter Bunny’ 31 March, 2021 - Local home care company, Home Instead Taunton, is celebrating the success of its Easter campaign. The company has collected Easter eggs for local people in need of support this Spring; particularly those who have suffered [...]
Teenage girl ‘punched three times’ in Taunton assault 29 March, 2021 - Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for help from the public after a teenage girl was assaulted in Taunton. Avon and Somerset Police said: “The victim, who is 15, was walking along Creechbarrow Road, close [...]
All change for Easter waste 29 March, 2021 - Every household in Somerset will have Easter waste collection day changes but recycle sites will stay open, Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) has announced. With no pick-ups on Good Friday 2 April, these will take place [...]
Diabetes UK seeks new diabetes healthcare leaders in the south west 26 March, 2021 - Diabetes UK is urging healthcare professionals who are committed to transforming care for people living with diabetes in their community to apply to be a part of an inspiring Diabetes UK leadership programme. Healthcare professionals [...]
Arrests made after two men injured in Taunton last night 25 March, 2021 - Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for witnesses following an incident in Taunton last night (Wednesday). Avon and Somerset Police said: “At approximately 9.35pm we were called to an address in Eastbourne Road. One man [...]
Somerset West and Taunton Council taking action on litter 25 March, 2021 - Our neighbourhoods, parks and public spaces have become ever more popular with people taking outdoor exercise in line with Government advice during the past year. Unfortunately in some areas this has led to an increase [...]
More groups urged to take part in free Covid-19 community testing 25 March, 2021 - Free Coronavirus community testing is now available for even more groups of Somerset residents to help break chains of transmission and keep communities safe. Around one in three people with Coronavirus do not have symptoms. [...]
Somerset West and Taunton Council agrees plans to address rough sleeping provision 23 March, 2021 - Somerset West and Taunton Council (SWT)’s Executive has agreed to support a draft Single Homeless Accommodation Strategy which sets out the Council’s vision and objectives to end rough sleeping in the district by 2027.  The [...]
Garden waste subscribers – it is time to renew 23 March, 2021 - Spring is in the air which means it is time for garden waste subscribers to renew quickly and easily online. Reminder letters and emails are on their way to 50,000 green-fingered subscribers from district councils. [...]
Somerset charities secure funding to help local communities thrive 22 March, 2021 - A group of local charities are delighted to announce their success in securing almost £50,000 to boost community-based activities that benefit people’s health & wellbeing. Take Art, Somerset Wildlife Trust and Spark Somerset are working [...]
Thousands of children set to benefit from Easter holiday activities programme 22 March, 2021 - Somerset County Council has joined with Somerset Activity and Sports Partnership (SASP) to organise a programme of activities for the Easter holidays, aimed at countering the triple inequalities facing Somerset’s most disadvantaged young people – [...]
Mendip keeps on Recycling More 18 March, 2021 - Recycling in Mendip has continued to boom since the launch of Recycle More, new Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) figures show. In its first 15 weeks the expanded service collected nearly 2,000 extra tonnes of recycling [...]
One year on – a day to reflect and remember on Tuesday 23 March 18 March, 2021 - A minute’s silence will be held by Somerset County Council to mark a National Day of Reflection, remembering those who sadly lost their lives during the pandemic and to show support for everyone who has been bereaved. [...]
Join in a National Day of Reflection on Tuesday 23 March 18 March, 2021 - Somerset NHS Foundation Trust (FT) is supporting a national day of reflection on 23 March to remember people who have died during the pandemic, and all those who have been bereaved. The ‘National Day of [...]
Director of Public Health encourages all households with school age children to regularly COVID-19 test 17 March, 2021 - Trudi Grant, Director of Public Health at Somerset County Council, urges all Somerset families and households with children to start to take a free Covid-test twice every week. Each person in a Somerset household with [...]
Prolific burglars, robbers and thieves to wear GPS tags in Avon and Somerset 17 March, 2021 - Avon and Somerset Police is one of six forces taking part in a world-first scheme involving burglars, thieves and robbers being made to wear GPS tags on release from prison. Under new rules, burglars, robbers [...]