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  • Thieves target service station

    CUNNING theives stole thousands of pounds after breaking into a motorway service station in Sedgemoor in a military-style raid. Two crooks carried out the break-in some time between late on Wednesay evening amd the early hours of Thursday last week causing

  • Invitation to join in the torch-lit procession on Saturday

    PENRYN Christmas Lights Committee is inviting boys and girls and mums and dads to join in a torch-lit procession through the town on Saturday, November 27 prior to the switch-on ceremony and carol singing. There will also be children's fancy dress for

  • Councillor faces 'road rage' trial

    A BRIDGWATER councillor could be in for a bumpy ride with his political party and constituents - after he was charged over an alleged 'road rage' incident. Cllr David Preece, Conservative member for the Bower Ward, pleaded not guilty on Thursday at Sedgemoor

  • Plans for more affordable housing in Devon and Cornwall

    Devon and Cornwall have been identified as rural housing "hotspots" in plans to build more affordable housing. The move follows a conference at which experts considered ways of freeing land for homes where house prices have forced out locals.

  • Pirates Triumph!

    IT'S over for another year, and no-one could dispute the quality of the show - but there was more heartbreak for Bridgwater as the town's top Carnival clubs missed out on the top spot once again. The pride of Bridgwater put on a truly breath-taking show

  • New laser for Derriford Hospital

    A new laser is being used for the first time in the South West to treat prostate conditions. The procedure, which is being carried out at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth, is said to dramatically shorten patients' recovery time. One in 50 men suffer from

  • Battle to find home for baby

    A FATHER of a premature baby says Sedgemoor District Council "stinks" for not helping him to find a better place for his family to live. While their premature daughter Megan battles for life in hospital, Michael Riddle, 24, and wife Emma, 23, are battling

  • Bright idea for cheap lights

    WEST Somerset police have offered students the chance to get lights on their bikes at reduced cost to stay within the law. Minehead's police chief has warned: "We will be stepping up our patrols and will fine all those without lights." But Insp Keith

  • Way set to make milestone

    YEOVIL Town midfielder Darren Way is set to make his 200th competitive appearance for the Glovers tonight (Tuesday) in the FA Cup First Round Replay with Darlington at Huish Park. For full match report from the game see this week's Yeovil Express - out

  • Josh makes bid for F3 glory

    BRIDGWATER racing driver Josh Fisher will follow in the tyre tracks of his friend Jensen Button next year, with the backing of local company Crypton Technology Group. The 19-year-old former Haygrove School student is to move up from the Formula BMW UK

  • Drugs education for Wellington pupils

    PUPILS at Beechgrove School, Wellington, spent last week learning about how the human body works with the Life Education Centre mobile unit. Cllr Andy Govier joined year 5 pupils last Wednesday for their session in the unit, which looked at the affects

  • Music event for cancer

    THE 14th Contemplate for Cancer event takes place at Taunton School chapel on Saturday, December 4, to raise money for cancer services in Somerset. Last year's event raised £8,000, and organisers hope to beat that in 2004 for ultrasound breast cancer

  • Hunt for sexiest specs wearer

    THE search is on for Somerset's 'specsiest' glasses wearers. Specsavers has launched a contest to find the sexiest specs wearer in the country - starting with a regional heat. Whoever wins Mr or Miss Sexy Specs 2005 will scoop a year's modelling contract

  • Police warning about festive thieves

    POLICE in and around the Yeovil area are reminding people that thieves do not take a festive break. Thieves take advantage of the Christmas period to target people who may have forgotten to take simple crime reduction steps due to the frantic activities

  • HMS Albion due in Devonport on Thursday

    The Royal Navy amphibious assault ship HMS Albion is due home to Devonport on Thursday after an action-packed six weeks away. Her deployment has included a 3,700 mile voyage to west Africa as well as Gibraltar. After an exercise off the Hebrides she was

  • Man dies in car crash with bus

    A passenger in a car involved in an accident in Plymouth on Sunday has died. He was understood to be 18-years-of-age. The crash happened at around 11.30pm hours on Sunday in Miller Way, Estover. A bus was also involved.

  • Michael Howard's visit to Mullion Health Centre

    Local health provision was on the agenda when Conservative leader Michael Howard paid a visit to Mullion Health Centre during a two-day tour of Devon and Cornwall. Mr Howard was accompanied by two of the party's prospective parliamentary candidates -

  • Thrill-a-minute draw

    WHAT an enthralling game this was on Saturday, in spite of the appalling weather conditions. Town are entitled to feel a bit aggrieved, as they let slip leads of 2-0 and 3-2, but in all fairness, Liskeard deserved a draw after extra time. Both teams earned

  • Albion take on Taunton in cup 'with all guns blazing'

    BRIDGWATER & Albion will be fielding their strongest side for Sunday's intriguing Somerset Blackthorn Cup rugby local derby against Taunton at Hyde Lane (2.30pm). Coach Kevin Innalls said at the weekend: "Taunton play two divisions below us, but we'll