Archive | June, 2018

Facebook to shut Bridgwater plant

The attempt by Facebook to deliver internet accessibility from the air has come to a sudden halt. Facebook put together Project Aquila based on technology developed by a Bridgwater company, Ascenta, that it purchased in 2016. Using light weight drones with a huge wingspan that could fly by solar power by day and battery at

Queen’s Birthday Honours

Congratulations to the following Somerset residents awarded honours in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list: Damehood Dr Frances Carolyn Saunders, CB. For services to Science and to Engineering. (Taunton) Officer of the Order of the British Empire John Alvis, MBE. Director, Alvis Brothers Ltd. For services to Cheese Exports, Farming and Rural Communities. (Winford, Somerset) Member

Timetable changes

These are not words that given the news elsewhere in the country, will inspire a lot of comfort….  South West Railway tell us the times of most trains between Exeter and Salisbury will be changed between Tuesday 12th and Thursday 14th June due to engineering works. That means trains through Crewkerne, Yeovil Junction and Templecombe,

New plans for Taunton Brewhouse area put forward

Taunton Deane Borough Council has received a detailed planning application for development on land at Coal Orchard in Taunton. This will not have been a surprise to the council, mainly because the application was prepared by the council`s own business development team working in partnership with developer Mace. This application forms the first phase in