Taunton

M5 closure: Driver taken to hospital with serious injuries

A lorry driver has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after an M5 crash.Firefighters used hydraulic cutting equipment to free the motorist following the lorry crashing into a bridge. The driver was taken to hospital by air ambulance with inju…

Air ambulance lands on M5 due to ‘serious’ lorry crash

Somerset Council warning
Somerset Council is warning of major disruption to waste collections across Taunton and the surrounding areas following a serious accident on the M5 this morning.
The associated road closures and congestion are unfortunately ha…

Driver rescued from M5 lorry crash and airlifted to hospital

A driver has been airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after lorry crashed into a bridge on the M5. Emergency services were called to the motorway between Taunton and Bridgwater at around 6.25am today (Friday, June 28).
The lorry driver was trap…

LIVE: M5 lane closed and queueing traffic after crash

A lane is currently closed on the M5 motorway following an incident this Bank Holiday Sunday. According to traffic monitoring site Inrix, traffic is queueing as a result of the closure, first reported to the site just before 4pm.
Inrix reports: “One la…

North Devon welcomes new recycling fleet

A convoy of 16 brand new kerbside recycling vehicles has arrived in North Devon ready to carry out weekly collections across the district.
 
The vehicles, all manufactured by Romaquip, have been supplied by the council’s vehicle and workshop partn…

A303 reopens after four-vehicle pile up

A road on the Devon/Somerset border was blocked in both directions earlier today following a crash involving multiple vehicles. It’s reported that as many as four vehicles may have been involved in the pile-up.
There were long on the A303 this afternoo…

M5 live as crash halts traffic in both directions

There are serious delays on the M5 this afternoon[1] after a crash caused traffic to be halted in both directions. Drivers heading towards Bristol were stopped between junctions 24 and 23 near Bridgwater at around 3.30pm today, Wednesday, February 14.

Council leader warns of train travel disruption in North Somerset

Posting on Facebook, Cllr Bell said: “From Saturday 20 until Sunday January 28, as well as the weekend of Saturday 3 and Sunday February 4, Network Rail will be working to refurbish a crucial railway junction on the southern end of Bristol Temple Meads…

Planners reject Roadchef plans at Taunton Services, on M5

Roadchef Motorways Ltd had applied before Christmas to Somerset Council for permission to extend the southbound services and refurbish the interior of the premises and business units within the existing block.
But the council’s planners have this month…