Education

Somerset Bridge Primary School in Bridgwater has been ranked as good. Picture: Google

Bridgwater school among best-rated in Somerset after Ofsted inspection

A BRIDGWATER school has been ranked as ‘Good’ – and outstanding in three categories – after an Ofsted inspection. Somerset…

Ellie Bealing, being presented with her award by Ted Allen, Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset. Picture: Moment Photography

Wincanton’s Ellie named Young Person of the Year at prestigious awards

A BUDDING politician from Wincanton has been named Young Person of the Year. Ellie Bealing, a Year 11 student at…

The Duchess of Edinburgh at the Yeo Valley organic garden

Duchess of Edinburgh gets an organic education during Somerset visit

ORGANIC food, learning and gardening were on the agenda for a royal visit to Somerset. The Duchess of Edinburgh was…

The Knife Angel will be unveiled by Emma Webber in Taunton on April 3. Picture: British Ironwork Centre

Road closures in Taunton for unveiling of Knife Angel at Market House

ROADS in Taunton will be closed to traffic today for the unveiling of a statue. The Knife Angel, a…

The new Firepool Centre for Digital Innovation in Taunton. Picture: Somerset Council

Multi million-pound Taunton innovation centre at Firepool to officially open

TAUNTON’S eagerly-awaited, multi million-pound digital innovation centre at Firepool is set to officially open its doors. The purpose-built Firepool Centre…

The listed buildings, at Salmon Parade, are set to be redeveloped. Picture: Google

Work begins at Bridgwater Hospital site ahead of redevelopment

WORK to clear debris and remove asbestos from a landmark Bridgwater building has begun. Contractors have started repair and maintenance…

Megan Gosling, teacher, and Linette Pengelly, senior teaching assistant, along with the cohort of children who achieved results placing them in the top 5% of schools nationally

Minister praises Somerset primary pupils in top 5% for reading

PUPILS at a Somerset primary school has received praise from a government minister for their excellent reading skills -…

Matteo Grasso on the road ahead of his marathon effort

Farmer plans three marathons – barefoot – for kitchen gardens plan

A SOMERSET farmer is taking on three marathons on the Dorset coast to plant kitchen gardens in schools -…

Wheelwright Cottage in Kingsdon could be registered as a children's home. Picture: Google

Cottage in Somerset village could be registered as children’s home

A SOMERSET cottage could become a registered children’s home if plans are approved. Care firm Inspire Together has applied to…

Lucie Armson traded a career in finance for a radiology apprenticeship

How Lucie went from Excel to x-rays with NHS apprenticeship

DURING the pandemic, Lucie Armson decided she wanted a change of career. She had grown tired of her work in…