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  • Disastrous cash crisis hits the police

    POLICE officers in Avon and Somerset are facing a "disastrous" cash crisis - which could see one in ten officers losing their jobs. See this week's Burnham Mercury for a full report.

  • Construction works for Taunton

    CONSTRUCTION work by Vodafone on a communications box and pole with electricity supply work near Norton Manor Camp began on Monday and is due for completion next Friday (November 5). Work to repair a BT cover outside nearby Conquest Farm should be finished

  • Award for Somerset volunteer

    A SOMERSET volunteer has been recognised for her work by being presented with a Justice Award by Prime Minister Tony Blair at Downing Street today. Mary Lindrea, who works for Victim Support, was honoured for her outstanding achievement for victims (of

  • Woman, 84, tells of her terrifying ordeal

    A SHAKEN 84-year-old woman has relived the terrifying ordeal of when a hooded man tried to force his way into her Newtown home in Bridgwater last week. See this week's Mercury for a full report.

  • Cowboy builder protest

    A BRIDGWATER family claim they have been taken in by a cowboy builder after they spent £1,000 to have their front garden concreted - only to find within days that it had become cracked and uneven. See this week's Mercury for a full report.

  • Boscastle to thank crews of RNAS Culdrose

    Two families and two women who worked in Boscastle visitors' centre are visiting RNAS Culdrose to thank the crews. The floods led to the biggest peacetime rescue in Britain. The families are from the Home Counties and will meet the crews of 771 Search

  • Defenders should be okay

    YEOVIL Town's physio Glen Schmidt is confident that defenders Colin Miles and Roy O'Brien will be fit to face Chester City at Huish Park on Saturday. Schmidt is reported in this morning's (Tuesday) regional press as saying that both Miles and O'Brien

  • Scott finds a fair wind

    AFTER just over a year in the sport, Durleigh Sailing Club member Scott Bonner has collected two top awards. See this week's Mercury sport for a full report.

  • New houses for Hemyock

    A NEW housing scheme has been launched in Hemyock, with the completion of five new homes. The houses are part of a larger scheme of 35 new houses and flats currently being built by Bloor Homes on a site that was formerly the St Ivel factory. It is felt

  • Tory MP attends Yeovil dinner

    SENIOR Tory MP David Heathcoat-Amory beat the General Election drum when he spoke at the Yeovil Constituency Conservative Assocation's annual dinner. Nearly 100 people were at the dinner and were given an opportunity to question the Wells MP. Also in

  • Police face £10m cash shortage crisis

    POLICE officers in Avon and Somerset are facing a "disastrous" cash crisis - which could see one in ten officers losing their jobs. See this week's Mercury front page for full report.

  • Dad vows to hunt down attackers

    THE furious father of a Bridgwater teenager who was beaten up and robbed has vowed to find his son's attackers. See this week's Mercury for a full report.

  • New code of practice to protect dolphins

    Cornish fishermen are hoping to minimise dolphin deaths in gill nets. Cornwall Sea Fisheries and the Cornish Fish Producers Organisation have come up with a voluntary code of practice. The initiative follows concern by fishermen that they have been wrongly

  • Village hall team praise

    THE team running Porlock Village Hall has been praised by rural watchdogs. The Community Council for Somerset was so impressed when it carried out an inspection of the hall that it has singled it out for mention in the roll of honour. The announcement

  • Bad smell at supermarket

    Tesco Supermarket in Chard has had to take action over a bit of a stink at the store. A defective pump has been blamed for a few weeks for creating the smell of sewage, most noticeable at the entrance of the store. The supermarket has been trying to correct

  • Police criticised

    Police chiefs in Ilminster have been criticised by town councillors. To find out more, see tomorrow's Chard and Ilminster News.

  • Boscastle to thank RNAS Culdrose

    Two families and two women who worked in Boscastle visitors' centre are visiting RNAS Culdrose to thank the crews. The floods led to the biggest peacetime rescue in Britain. The families are from the Home Counties and will meet the crews of 771 Search

  • Albion in racist remarks rumpus

    BRIDGWATER & Albion are to make an official complaint to Penryn about racist comments directed at their Fijian full back Manoa Satala after he had been sent off in the 21-20 defeat there on Saturday. See this week's Mercury sport for a full report

  • Town are in the money after Vase victory

    TOWN returned from Amesbury on Saturday with a further £700 in FA Vase prize money after victory in a game that almost wasn't played. See this week's Mercury sport for a full report.

  • Porlock village hall team praise

    THE team running Porlock Village Hall has been praised by rural watchdogs. The Community Council for Somerset was so impressed when it carried out an inspection of the hall that it has singled it out for mention in the roll of honour. The announcement