Robbery at Lydford on the Fosse

Police are appealing for help after a man filled a car with petrol at the Budgens Service Station, Lydford on Fosse. At approximately 2115hrs on Tuesday 5th August 2014, a blue Subura Impreza filled up it’s tank with fuel at the Budgens Service Station, Lydford on Fosse in Somerset. The vehicle was displaying stolen vehicle

Langport bank raid update

More information on the bank raid in which an ATM machine was stolen from the Nat West branch on Bow Street, Langport at just gone midnight on Sunday 17th August. The thieves escaped with a sum believed to be around £30,000. We understand that the wall with the ATM in it was rammed repeatedly by a

Langport hit by bank raid

At just gone midnight this morning a gang raided the NatWest bank on Bow Street Langport targeting the hole in the wall cash machine. It is now rather more literally a hole in the wall than Nat West would prefer. The cash machine and the cash within it are long gone. The thieves smashed through

New Environment Secretary visits Somerset

The new Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss made her first official visit to Somerset today to get an update on the progress of the work being done to alleviate flooding. She visited Burrowbridge to see the work going on to dredge the rivers Tone and Parrett. She also had an informal meeting with leaders of the

Bus driver recruitment day

First Group the operator behind the “Buses for Somerset” brand that has just won a contract to provide the park & ride service for Taunton is to hold a recruitment day at Taunton Bus Station on Saturday 9th  August from 10:00am – 4:00pm They are looking for drivers to work in the Taunton and Bridgwater

Sparkford Robbery

Police have begun an investigation following a robbery the Sparkford Inn on the High Street in Sparkford. The robbery at the pub took place at around 11.10pm on Thursday July 17th. Two men entered the pub, one armed with a hammer, and demanded money from a member of staff. Cash was taken from the till

Disaster for heritage as Langport loses battle

The final ruling by The Planning Inspectorate in Bristol, allowing a solar farm at the heart of the battle of Langport site is a devastating blow for heritage In Britain. In a ruling that seems to leave nothing in the countryside as sacrosanct, The Green Company have been given the go ahead to build an

Taunton Gateway Park & Ride Closed by Travellers Update

A group of around 30 travellers in a collection of cars and caravans took over the Taunton Gateway Park & Ride by Junction 25 yesterday evening. The travellers set up an illegal encampment and following allegations of threatening behaviour the Park & Ride was closed. We understand from Somerset County Council that the travellers were moved

More Fireworks in Langport

I wish I was writing an article about the Aller bonfire, but sadly I am setting down a more sorry state of affairs. Nor is this sorry state of affairs anything to do with the van fire on Somerton Road this morning that caused chaos in Langport and to those trying to travel through it.