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  • Controversial A371 closure plans put on hold until January 2013

    By journalwells at 12:44 on 05/09/12
    Essential works to Ansford Bridge on the A371 have been put back until January 2013
    Controversial plans to repair a railway bridge and close the busy A371 road in Somerset for up to 19 weeks have been put on hold until the New Year. Network Rail has announced today that the work, originally due to start next Monday, will now begin on Monday, January 7, 2013. The announcement follows a stormy public meeting at the Brook House Inn at Alhampton last night, where more than 200 angry residents, shopkeepers, councillors and...
  • Lift/Car Share Needed from September 2011 Call: 07514058809

    By Gbunney at 16:14 on 20/07/11
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    Hi, I am starting at UWE (University West England) on September 19th, 2011. I am female and require a lift to Bristol 2/3 days a week to Bristol City Center from Wells, (BA5) Somerset.  If you are travelling to Bristol daily or 2/3 days a week could you possibly give me a lift to Bristol City Center? I will contribute petrol costs for this car/lift sharing.  I am very freindly, punctual and make good conversation. I would...
  • Wells MP, Tessa Munt welcomes county proposal to reduce village traffic speed

    By Wells_Jaqui at 11:45 on 16/06/11
    Chilcompton school children to be protected
    For all concerned parents questioning the removal of the county's speed cameras around the locality, news that the County Highways Team has implemented interim measures in Chilcompton to help stop speeding near the village School and Children's Centre will come as a welcome relief. Two new flashing 'Wig Wag' signs will be installed on the approaches to St Vigor & St John School and the Children's Centre, warning drivers to...
  • MPs hear of cut-hit bus services

    By Wells People at 11:00 on 12/05/11
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    Coalition Government cuts are causing damaging reductions to bus services across the West, MPs have been told. The impacts include the withdrawal of evening buses to Cheddar Gorge – one of Britain's top tourist attractions. In the final evidence session of an inquiry into bus services following the coalition's spending review, the MPs heard that cuts were hitting the economy, with the renowned gorge given as one example. ...
  • Police drink driving figures at all-time low

    By Wells_Jaqui at 13:11 on 07/01/11
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    Drink/drug driving arrests have fallen to a new all-time low for the winter period in Avon and Somerset the latest Operation Tonic winter campaign figures have revealed.   During the month-long campaign (December 1 -  January 1) under 200 motorists for arrested for drink/drug driving across the whole of the Avon and Somerset police area.   These arrests were as a result of more than 31,000 roadside stop...

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