Santa starts tour of Somerset towns – here’s where you can see him

Santa is back touring the streets of Nailsea – after taking a year off from his town tours due to the pandemic. Santa in his festive float will be touring Nailsea plus the villages of Backwell and Long Ashton in the run-up to Christmas to spread some festive cheer. The man in red had to… Continue reading Santa starts tour of Somerset towns – here’s where you can see him

Support independent shops in Somerset this Christmas with our Think Where You Shop campaign

Small businesses all over the UK are being put in the limelight this weekend. And after an incredibly challenging near-two years of lockdowns, closures, restrictions and damage to trade caused by coronavirus and other factors, they need our backing like never before. That’s why, to mark Small Business Saturday on December 4, we’re urging everyone… Continue reading Support independent shops in Somerset this Christmas with our Think Where You Shop campaign

Modern £54k multi-use play area opens in Whiteway just in time for Christmas

A new multi-use games area in Bath that will benefit the whole community has opened just in time for Christmas. The play space has been given a new name of Whiteway Green after work recently finished. The regeneration of the former Rosewarn Park was granted £54,000 in Community Infrastructure Levy funding by Bath and North… Continue reading Modern £54k multi-use play area opens in Whiteway just in time for Christmas

Filmmaker exposes dark underbelly of Bath in new horror movie

A local filmmaker has used Bath as the subject of an award-winning horror movie. JP Thomson’s 29-minute creation, 11pm, shows people around the city getting ready to go home at the end of their day. Using a spell-binding mix of street scenes, close-ups and snippets of conversations, the short film will have you perched on… Continue reading Filmmaker exposes dark underbelly of Bath in new horror movie

We visited the Somerset Christmas shop that sells festive decorations all year round

Tucked away on the side of Cheddar Gorge is a shop where Christmas lasts for twelve months a year. It is currently the end of November, so in my opinion, you are allowed to start adding cranberry sauce to your sandwiches and listening to Michael Buble on repeat. So a trip to Old Rowlands Gift… Continue reading We visited the Somerset Christmas shop that sells festive decorations all year round

Why a second Aldi store is ‘a win-win opportunity’ for Taunton, according to residents

Residents have said the planned second Aldi store in Taunton is “a win-win opportunity” for the town. The supermarket chain, which already has a shop on Bridgwater Road, has proposed a second store on Chip Lane in an application that is currently before Somerset West and Taunton Council. The scheme will also involve the demolition… Continue reading Why a second Aldi store is ‘a win-win opportunity’ for Taunton, according to residents

Duo breathing new life into Bath pub with renovation

A Bath pub has undergone another round of renovations after new management took it on last year. The Fairfield Arms, on Fairfield Park, was taken over by partners Chris, 44, and Jamie Lewis, 39, who have made their pub the centre of their local community. After an impressive first round of renovations the pub has… Continue reading Duo breathing new life into Bath pub with renovation

The family-run furniture store that has been a Taunton institution for nearly 80 years

Some businesses in Somerset towns come and go, leaving barely an impression where they stood. However, some survive to become institutions of a town, known to all and celebrated for their part in the fabric of the community. One particular furniture shop in Taunton can lay claim to being such an enduring place. READ MORE:… Continue reading The family-run furniture store that has been a Taunton institution for nearly 80 years

Christmas independent market in Somerset town postponed due to severe weather warnings

A Christmas market in Yeovil which was scheduled to take place this weekend has been postponed due to severe weather warnings. The Christmas Local Produce Independent Market was due to be held on Saturday (November 27) but will now take place the following Saturday (December 4). The brand new market will be held in the… Continue reading Christmas independent market in Somerset town postponed due to severe weather warnings

The eye-wateringly expensive Christmas menu you can tuck into in Bath

For most people, Christmas Day dinner features turkey, ham, roast potatoes and perhaps a few brussel sprouts. It is a lovely but fairly typical cast of familiar favourites that we chow down on just before hearing The Queen give her famous speech. Yet some in Bath will be having a very different type of dinner… Continue reading The eye-wateringly expensive Christmas menu you can tuck into in Bath