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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Rock & Pop Music Quiz!

Take your seats class, because it's time for another rock and pop quiz at the Bridgwater Arts Centre!

M5 at a Standstill Between Bridgwater North and South Junctions

TRAFFIC was delayed in both directions on the M5 in Somerset between J23 Bridgwater North and J24 Bridgwater South, today, 19th February, due to an incident being dealt with by Avon and Somerset Police.

Preparatory Tree Works Starting Monday, in Fore Street & High Street

In order to prepare for the improvement works to High Street and Fore Street, some trees will need to removed before the end of...

The White Feather Coffee Co, all About Community

Holly Buckingham, a young lady born in Bridgwater, moved away with her husband, Luke to Taunton, but sadly he became terminally ill with leukaemia, she asked him what she should do and he told her to run a coffee shop.

The Gift of Giving – Homeless Shoebox Appeal

Kelly Louise Llewelyn runs the Gift of Giving - Homeless Shoebox Appeal here in Bridgwater. This appeal provides support for vulnerable adults and families living within emergency accommodation, rough sleepers and families facing hardship within our local community.

Test Issue of the Newspaper Now Available

We will be releasing Issue 1 of the newspaper, as PDF for now, next week, but we have created a test issue so that...

All Recycling Sites Take Plastic Pots, Tubs and Trays

According to Somerset Waste Partnership, most people in Somerset recycle, and most people recycle well - that's why Somerset's recycling rate is above average and ahead of most of the UK, with much more to come.

Upcoming Roadworks Around Bridgwater

Upcoming roadworks around Bridgwater that may cause problems for school runs or your commute to work.

Warrens Bakery, Bridgwater, Closed

There's a notice in the window of Warrens Bakery, here in Bridgwater, letting people know that they are closed due to flooding and that they will be open again next week.

How To Tackle Food Waste

Did you know that each year, about 7 million tonnes of food and drink is wasted by UK homes?

No recycling collection Wednesday? Leave it out

There have been reports of certain areas not having their recycling boxes emptied yesterday (Wednesday). If you were affected by this leave your boxes out,...

Share your Experiences of Health Visiting Services in Somerset

Parents of young children in Somerset are being asked to share their views and experiences about the health visiting services they have received in the County, to help shape the service going forward.

Meet the Team behind Bridgwater’s Under Construction

Under Construction encourages and supports people to reach their full potential, maximising opportunities that arise from current and future investment and development within the district.

Beginners Crochet Craft Session at Inspirational Crafts

Inspirational Craft, here in Bridgwater, is a craft shop where you can buy basic supplies for all crafters, as well as kits for all ages to try crafting.

Rage Against Rubbish Clears Litter at Bridgwater & Taunton College

TWO TEAM members from a community action group in Bridgwater carried out a mini litter pick at Bridgwater & Taunton College recently (Wednesday, February 6, 2019).

BRIDGWATER HISTORY

Blake Museum Reviews

Reviews of the Blake Museum

Bridgwater and the Slave Trade

Bridgwater was the first town to petition Parliament for the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade

Robert Blake – Who Was He?

Who is this Admiral Robert Blake? He's the most famous person you've never heard of.

SOMERSET LATEST

Nearly 500,000 Drivers Risk Lives by Using Mobile Phones on the Road

Drivers aged between 17 and 29 are twice as likely to use their mobiles on the road compared to other age groups and the most common time for drivers to be caught was between 5.30pm and 6pm.

Woman Who Impersonated Police Officer to Steal from Vulnerable Pensioner Jailed

A woman who stole from a vulnerable pensioner, by disguising herself as a police officer using a homemade police cap, has been jailed.

Witness Appeal after Woman Dies Following Collision on A369

Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for witnesses following a road traffic collision on the A369 Martcombe Road, near Easton-in-Gordano, this morning (Wednesday, 13 February).

999 Call Handler Sarah Up For National Award After Beach Rescue

A South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) 999 Call Handler has been shortlisted for a national award, after she helped to save a young man’s life.

Share your Experiences of Health Visiting Services in Somerset

Parents of young children in Somerset are being asked to share their views and experiences about the health visiting services they have received in the County, to help shape the service going forward.

Today in History

Today in History: January 28th

28 The Roman Emperor Nerva names Trajan, an army general, as his successor. 1547 Henry VIII of England dies and is succeeded by his nine-year-old son Edward...

Today in History: January 27th

1695 Mustafa II becomes the Ottoman sultan in Istanbul on the death of Amhed II. 1825 Congress approves Indian Territory (present-day Oklahoma), clearing the way for forced...

Today in History: January 26th

1699 The Treaty of Karlowitz ends the war between Austria and the Turks. 1720 Giulio Alberoni is ordered out of Spain after his abortive attempt to restore...

Today in History: January 25th

1533 Henry VIII marries Anne Boleyn. 1787 Small farmers in Springfield, Massachusetts led by Daniel Shays, revolt against tax laws. Federal troops break up the protesters of...

Today in History: January 24th

41 Shortly after declaring himself a god, Caligula is assassinated by two Praetorian tribunes. 1458 Matthias Corvinus, the son of John Hunyadi, is elected king of Hungary. 1639 Representatives...

EVENTS

february, 2019

20feb10:00 am3:30 pmMamma Mia Workshop 11 Plus

20feb1:00 pm3:00 pmBeginners Crochet

20feb8:00 pmKaraokeThe Golden Ball

22feb7:30 am9:30 amMeet your MP Networking Event

22feb7:30 amCentre Stage Variety Show

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COMMUNITY

Celebrate an Evening of Variety at its Best at the McMillan Theatre

Centre Stage is a modern take on the classic Variety Show combining live music, comedy, illusion and more

FREE Community Meal at the Purplespoon Cafe

The Purplespoon Cafe, are offering a one-off free supper to the community of Bridgwater

The Gift of Giving – Homeless Shoebox Appeal

Kelly Louise Llewelyn runs the Gift of Giving - Homeless Shoebox Appeal here in Bridgwater. This appeal provides support for vulnerable adults and families living within emergency accommodation, rough sleepers and families facing hardship within our local community.

Dining in the Dark Postponed Due to Illness

Please note that Dining in the Dark is postponed due to illness, as soon as we know anything more, we will let you know.

Calligraphy Workshop at Inspirational Craft, Bridgwater

Inspirational Craft, here in Bridgwater has a Calligraphy Workshop, run by Neil Ingham, being held on Saturday 9th February at 10am - 3.45pm.

Love Bird Workshop in time for Valentines Day

Inspirational Craft is a craft shop based in Bridgwater, providing a variety of basic supplies for crafters as well as kits for all ages to try crafting.

WEATHER

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NEWS

POPULAR POSTS (PAST 7 DAYS)

Meet the Team behind Bridgwater’s Under Construction

Under Construction encourages and supports people to reach their full potential, maximising opportunities that arise from current and future investment and development within the district.

The White Feather Coffee Co, all About Community

Holly Buckingham, a young lady born in Bridgwater, moved away with her husband, Luke to Taunton, but sadly he became terminally ill with leukaemia, she asked him what she should do and he told her to run a coffee shop.

Preparatory Tree Works Starting Monday, in Fore Street & High Street

In order to prepare for the improvement works to High Street and Fore Street, some trees will need to removed before the end of...

Upcoming Roadworks Around Bridgwater

Upcoming roadworks around Bridgwater that may cause problems for school runs or your commute to work.

How To Tackle Food Waste

Did you know that each year, about 7 million tonnes of food and drink is wasted by UK homes?

No recycling collection Wednesday? Leave it out

There have been reports of certain areas not having their recycling boxes emptied yesterday (Wednesday). If you were affected by this leave your boxes out,...

M5 at a Standstill Between Bridgwater North and South Junctions

TRAFFIC was delayed in both directions on the M5 in Somerset between J23 Bridgwater North and J24 Bridgwater South, today, 19th February, due to an incident being dealt with by Avon and Somerset Police.

Test Issue of the Newspaper Now Available

We will be releasing Issue 1 of the newspaper, as PDF for now, next week, but we have created a test issue so that...

Warrens Bakery, Bridgwater, Closed

There's a notice in the window of Warrens Bakery, here in Bridgwater, letting people know that they are closed due to flooding and that they will be open again next week.

Campaign to End the ‘Academisation of our Schools’

Labour Party members and supporters heard Jean Roberts, member of the Anti-Academies Alliance (AAA) and the National Education Union (NEU), explain why the AAA is committed to the ending the academisation of our schools.

ENTERTAINMENT

Celebrate an Evening of Variety at its Best at the McMillan Theatre

Centre Stage is a modern take on the classic Variety Show combining live music, comedy, illusion and more

Groovy Baby-Yeah!

Groovy Baby-Yeah! is a celebration of the music from the 1960s!

BBC to Bring Back Cult TV Show Crackerjack

For those who remember watching Crackerjack when they were younger, the BBC has announced that it will be reviving the cult classic children’s TV...

Virtual Reality Special of Doctor Who Coming Soon from the BBC

Doctor Who fans will soon be able to step inside a virtual reality version of the TARDIS in an upcoming immersive VR adventure called Doctor Who: The Runaway.

Holby City and Casualty to Air Special Crossover Episodes

It has been announced that for the first time since 2005, the cast of Holby City and Casualty will join forces for a two-part crossover special on BBC One.

Dining in the Dark Postponed Due to Illness

Please note that Dining in the Dark is postponed due to illness, as soon as we know anything more, we will let you know.

RANDOM POSTS (PAST 7 DAYS)

Woman Who Impersonated Police Officer to Steal from Vulnerable Pensioner Jailed

A woman who stole from a vulnerable pensioner, by disguising herself as a police officer using a homemade police cap, has been jailed.

Groovy Baby-Yeah!

Groovy Baby-Yeah! is a celebration of the music from the 1960s!

M5 at a Standstill Between Bridgwater North and South Junctions

TRAFFIC was delayed in both directions on the M5 in Somerset between J23 Bridgwater North and J24 Bridgwater South, today, 19th February, due to an incident being dealt with by Avon and Somerset Police.

FREE Community Meal at the Purplespoon Cafe

The Purplespoon Cafe, are offering a one-off free supper to the community of Bridgwater

Celebrate an Evening of Variety at its Best at the McMillan Theatre

Centre Stage is a modern take on the classic Variety Show combining live music, comedy, illusion and more

Witness Appeal after Woman Dies Following Collision on A369

Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for witnesses following a road traffic collision on the A369 Martcombe Road, near Easton-in-Gordano, this morning (Wednesday, 13 February).

The Gift of Giving – Homeless Shoebox Appeal

Kelly Louise Llewelyn runs the Gift of Giving - Homeless Shoebox Appeal here in Bridgwater. This appeal provides support for vulnerable adults and families living within emergency accommodation, rough sleepers and families facing hardship within our local community.

999 Call Handler Sarah Up For National Award After Beach Rescue

A South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) 999 Call Handler has been shortlisted for a national award, after she helped to save a young man’s life.

Virtual Reality Special of Doctor Who Coming Soon from the BBC

Doctor Who fans will soon be able to step inside a virtual reality version of the TARDIS in an upcoming immersive VR adventure called Doctor Who: The Runaway.

Holby City and Casualty to Air Special Crossover Episodes

It has been announced that for the first time since 2005, the cast of Holby City and Casualty will join forces for a two-part crossover special on BBC One.
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