Category: Castle Cary

Everything you need to know about Truckfest which returns to Somerset for 2019

Truckfest is returning to Somerset once more for 2019.
Europe’s largest trucking festival will be at the Bath and West Showground in Shepton Mallet for it’s 34th year at the end of the summer.
Between August 31 and September 2, visitors can see monster…

Man suffers life-changing injuries after two lorries collide on A361

A man has been left with ‘life-changing’ injuries after a crash on the A361 yesterday afternoon, April 1.
A recycling lorry and a tipper truck collided, injuring four men, police say.
Both drivers and one of the passengers’ injuries were not believed t…

Lorry drivers planning motorway blockades in event of delayed Brexit

Britain’s lorry drivers are threatening to blockade major motorways and roads should the country leave the European Union on time.
The UK’s official leaving date was set at March, 29, but MPs voted to delay the exit in a vote on Thursday.
Organising th…

Ex-Top Gear host Quentin Willson says clean air zone policy's 'pay to pollute' approach is punishing

Quentin Willson and Howard Cox have had their say on the controversial plan to ban polluting vehicles from Bath city centre and have asked the council to reconsider proposals.
Mr Willson, a motoring journalist and presenter on the original Top Gear sho…

Delight as Bath church's statue is back on its plinth after attack by vandals

A Bath church’s precious statue has been placed back on its plinth after it was vandalised amid a “huge binge of destruction”[1].
The loaves and fishes sculpture at St Philip and St James’ Church was knocked off its perch over the crime-ridden weekend …

RHA slams council's plans to charge hauliers to use freight route

on Oct 17, 18 • by John Loughran • with No Comments
The Road Haulage Association has criticised Bath and North East Somerset Council’s plans to charge hauliers £100 per day to enter a Bath clean air zone. The council plans to target pre-Euro VI trucks…