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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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The sequencing of the traffic light signals at Huntworth roundabout in Bridgwater has been amended to improve safety and traffic flow in the area. The new sequence has addressed the issue of drivers not stopping at the roundabout internal stop line. The change will now see the North Petherton approach, the internal Stop Line by […]

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Somerset County Council and ‘Sparky’ the dragon are encouraging Somerset parents to protect their children in the sun this Bank Holiday. Exposing children to too much sun may significantly increase their risk of skin cancer later in life. Covering up, staying in the shade and using sunscreen are the best ways to protect children against […]

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A baby friendly café that offers parents support with breastfeeding, the opportunity to relax, make new friends and share positive experiences is set to launch in Yeovil. The cafe will promote and support parents with breastfeeding which has many proven positive health benefits for infants and their mothers. It has been set up by Somerset County […]

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Ambitious plans to upgrade Junction 25 of the M5 will be going on display to the public next month. Junction 25 is the main access point to Taunton and also provides a critical link to the second strategic route into the South West – the A303 via the A358. Somerset County Council has been working […]

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Congratulations to all of the fantastic medal winners in Rio and all of the athletes that took part in the Olympic games. I have been on the edge of my seat watching as much as I can of the action in Brazil and particularly the brilliant athletes from Somerset. They truly are an inspiration. The […]

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Devon and Somerset Training Standards Service is hosting a training event for postmen and women at the Taunton Sorting Office in Chip Lane between 6.30am and 8am on Tuesday 23 September. The training aims to educate posties about scam mail and what role they have to play in identifying victims and stopping the cycle. This […]

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Do you work in health, education or social care, or with children? Somerset County Council is urging professionals in these fields to attend an event about private fostering to find out what their responsibilities are to privately-fostered children. The event, titled, ‘Private Fostering: a Professionals’ guide’, is being held at Long Sutton Golf Club, Langport, […]

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The Norton sub Hamdon Youth Club has become the 31st club to achieve Somerset County Council’s ‘Safe and Welcoming’ award. The ‘Safe and Welcoming’ benchmark scheme accredits the club’s safe practice and appeal to young people. To achieve the award clubs have to build a portfolio of supporting witness statements, policies, health and safety practice […]

Frances Nicholson

Somerset County Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Families is giving her best wishes to all Somerset students receiving their A Level results today (Thursday 18 August). “I know many students will be feeling exceptional nerves as they prepare to collect their results – I remember it only too well myself at their age!” said […]