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2601, 2022

Cost of living sees demand soar for Frome food bank

By |January 26th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Comments Off on Cost of living sees demand soar for Frome food bank

Image caption, Inflation is currently 5.4 per cent, up from 5.1 percent in NovemberVolunteers at a food bank are asking for help to find a new home after an increase in demand for its services.Fair Frome in Somerset supported more than 30 per cent more people in the three months before Christmas than they did…

2501, 2022

Bridgwater’s “exciting” Northgate Yard complex taking shape

By |January 25th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Comments Off on Bridgwater’s “exciting” Northgate Yard complex taking shape

Image caption, Client project manager Stuart Martin said: "We knew that we had to replace the pool with something that the public wanted to see"Sedgemoor District Council has said a new development it is funding in Bridgwater will "breathe new life" into the town centre.Northgate Yard, a £16m leisure complex being built on the site…

2501, 2022

Bridgwater tidal barrier: One of England’s biggest flood defences approved

By |January 25th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Comments Off on Bridgwater tidal barrier: One of England’s biggest flood defences approved

Image source, Sedgemoor District Council/EAImage caption, New flood defence embankments will also be created downstream of the barrierOne of England's biggest flood defence schemes, a tidal barrier in Somerset, will go ahead but is likely to be ready three years later than planned.Bridgwater's £100m tidal barrier over the River Parrett in Chilton Trinity will have…

2501, 2022

Big Issue seller ‘overwhelmed’ at dog fundraiser

By |January 25th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Comments Off on Big Issue seller ‘overwhelmed’ at dog fundraiser

Big Issue seller Ian Duff's canine companion of 16 years died at Christmas.Since then he said he had been struggling with his mental health, without Boycie to get him through the day.When people in Bath learned what had happened, they came together to help him get a new dog.Video Journalist: Alex Howick

2501, 2022

Mum donates milk after stillbirth to help poorly babies

By |January 25th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Comments Off on Mum donates milk after stillbirth to help poorly babies

Image source, Janet hobbsImage caption, Janet Hobbs said she received great support from the infant feeding team at Musgrove HospitalA mum-of-three who donated her breast milk after her second child was stillborn said it helped her to feel "there was an imprint on the world from her".Janet Hobbs, from Wellington, Somerset took a breastfeeding peer…

2501, 2022

Leaving hospital: Food and support packs for patients

By |January 25th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Comments Off on Leaving hospital: Food and support packs for patients

Image caption, The service includes meals, phone calls and further signpostingA community scheme has been launched to support people returning home after being discharged from hospital.The Somerset Community Wellbeing Hub has secured £16,000 to provide HELP packs.The service offers nine free meals, regular calls to check how the person is doing and further signposting.Edward Tooze,…

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