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Anyone planning a journey in Somerset can now find all the information they need to avoid unnecessary delays in one place – http://www.travelsomerset.co.uk. The new mobile-friendly website, launched today by Somerset County Council, offers live updates of unplanned travel incidents, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It also has a searchable map showing […]

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Two major schemes in Bridgwater to improve the flow of water in King’s Sedgemoor Drain and protect an important road bridge have been completed – just before the first severe storm of the winter. Somerset County Council teamed up with the Somerset Rivers Authority to remove the foundations of the old arched bridge at Dunball […]

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New businesses and jobs are on the way for Highbridge next year with the expansion of the town’s Enterprise Centre. Planning permission has been granted to add three more light industrial units on the site which is already home to 17 businesses and 25 jobs. Jointly funded by Somerset County Council and the Heart of […]

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Work on a new school to ease Bridgwater’s school place pressures reached a landmark earlier this month. Construction of the steel frame of the new Northgate Primary School is nearing completion and Councillors joined representatives from contractor Kier Construction for a bolt-tightening ceremony to celebrate this important milestone. As demand for primary school places in […]

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Number one bestselling author of “Safe House” Chris Ewan is visiting Minehead Library on Wednesday 7 December at 2pm. The mystery and thriller author from Somerset will discuss his career, writing and books, including “Dark Tides” which was part of the Somerset Big Read 2016. In his latest novel “Long Time Lost” comes a story […]

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Over 100 professionals from across Somerset came together this week with the aim of working together to tackle child sexual exploitation (CSE). Representatives from the police, health organisations, schools and local authorities attended the “practical conference” on Wednesday (30 November), which was organised by Somerset Safeguarding Children Board. Speakers included the Chair of the Board, […]

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In a show of support for World AIDS Day a Red Ribbon flag will be flown from the top of County Hall, Taunton on Thursday 01 December. The Council, in partnership with The Eddystone Trust, is flying the flag to show its support in fighting stigma associated with the illness. In 2015 there are over […]

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The total number of people killed or injured on Somerset’s roads fell to its lowest ever level in 2015. Figures show there were 1,455 fatal, serious or slight injury casualties in Somerset in 2015. This was down by 10 per cent from 1,623 casualties in 2014. There were also fewer deaths with the number of […]

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Colliers Court in Frome benefitted from a makeover thanks to a community initiative set up by Somerset County Council, Skanska and Southwest One. The partner’s initiative, new for 2016, offers time and manpower to make improvements to community spaces. Colliers Court Resource Centre in Frome was identified as one location to benefit from the scheme. […]

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    Cheddar Gorge has now reopened to traffic – just days after the road was badly damaged by severe weather and flooding. The B3135 through the Gorge was first closed on Sunday afternoon when water, mud and rock began to pour off neighbouring land, turning the road into a river and making it unsafe […]