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Buffaloes boost marathon walkers’ charities

The Royal Antediluvian Order of the Buffaloes (RAOB) have donated £150 to Lottie Welch and Roz Copson’s marathon walk in aid of the Living...

Knives amnesty across Somerset

POLICE have released shocking images of hundreds of knives handed in during an amnesty across Somerset recently. In Yeovil, dozens of bladed weapons were found by...

Have your say on local sports pitches

SPORTS clubs, local councils and resdients can have their say on the state of playing pitches in the district. Consultation for the Draft South Somerset...

Major drainage works planned for A30 Sherborne Road in July

PLANS for a major engineering scheme in Yeovil are taking shape with teams set to work 24 hours a day to keep disruption to...

Sunshine and smiles at the hospice summer fete

ORGANISERS of the annual summer fete held at St Margaret’s Somerset Hospice in Yeovil issued a heartfelt thank-you this week to everyone who came...

Ouch! The mayor loses his chest hair

FUN-LOVING Yeovil Mayor, Cllr Darren Shutler, smiled through the pain last week as he had his chest waxed to raise funds for St Margaret’s...

Bags of support for young people

A YOUNG artist’s picture depicting why she loves Yeovil is to be seen by thousands of customers at the Tesco Extra town centre store...

Bugsy cast put ‘em up

THE Yeovil Amateur Boxing Club packed a real punch to help the Castaway Theatre Group in preparations for their forthcoming musical show Bugsy Malone. The...

Mayor leads the celebration of town’s unsung community heroes

THE annual Ilminster Citizens Award has been presented to somebody who has helped to keep people safe from danger for more than 30 years. The...

Will police investigation halt villages plan?

EAST Devon District Council (EDDC) has refused to say whether or not the Colyton element of a villages plan process will be suspended until...

Football coach receives award

A COACH at Ilminster Town Youth Football Club has been presented with an award in recognition of his “dedication and hard work” with young...

Membership on the up at U3A branches across area

MEMBERSHIP of all six University of the Third Age (U3A) groups in South Somerset is on the up. At a meeting on the Avalon network,...

Steam’s up as rally proves massive hit

THE annual Abbey Hill Steam Rally was another successful event as people of all ages converged on Yeovil Showground to see a cavalcade of...

Hospice cheered by mayor’s help

THE St Margaret’s Somerset Hospice is delighted that the Mayor of Yeovil, Cllr Darren Shutler, is to support the highly-valued organisation once again as...

School community salutes star teacher

TOUCHING tributes are being paid by children, parents and staff at Countess Gytha Primary School in Queen Camel following the recent sad passing of...

We’re all having a ball for good causes

THE annual Funtasia Charity Ball in Yeovil on Saturday, May 6th was another amazing success as party-goers enjoyed a fabulous night of fun and...

E-cigarette causes fire

A VAPE machine being left on charge caused a fire at a home near Chard during the early hours of Wednesday, May 3rd. Fire engines...

Mayor’s support for his chosen charities

THE Mayor of Chard has presented cheques worth more than £2,500 to the two charities he has been supporting over the past 12 months. Councillor...

Development will provide jobs for local people say builders

A MAJOR new housing development in Chard will create more than 750 jobs for people living in the area, the builder behind the scheme has...

Man sentenced to 32 months for burglary and drug offences

A YEOVIL man has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to a number of offences at Taunton Crown Court. Lee Purcell, 33, from Yeovil, appeared...

New home needed for late scientist’s huge collection of books on space

THE family of a Yeovil scientist who helped put man on the moon are appealing to find a new home for his massive collection...

Arts supporter receives award

THE driving force behind some of Yeovil’s arts events in the town has been presented with the annual Silver Salver by the mayor. Liz Pike...

Mayor elected for second term

COUNCILLORS are looking ahead with anticipation to what the Mayor of Yeovil will do in his second year in office, following an action-packed opening...

Community stalwarts recognised at Chard’s annual parish meeting

A D-DAY veteran has been presented with the annual Mayor’s Award in recognition of his many years of service with the Chard branch of...

Ilminster Arts Centre hopes to bag cash in Tesco grant scheme

ILMINSTER Arts Centre is bidding to bag a cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative. Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its...

Farewell lunch for retiring Ilminster firefighter

A FAREWELL reception was held for Ilminster man Mark English, who retired after nearly 18 years as a firefighter in the town. Mark officially hung...

New additions to this year’s Ilminster’s Christmas lights

A NUMBER of new features are being planned by the Ilminster Christmas Lights Committee for this year’s festive illuminations. The garland installed in 2016 at...

Troubled Portland school to be rebranded

THE troubled IPACA academy on Portland will be rebranded with a new name and logo from September. Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy will be...

Yeovil youngsters pick up prizes in short story writing competition

WINNERS of a children’s short story competition were announced at a special event at Yeovil Library. Organised by Yeovil Community Arts Association (YCAA) and Somerset...

New signs welcome visitors to Yeovil

SIX new ‘welcome’ signs now greet visitors as they enter Yeovil on all gateways into the town. The gateway signs in Yeovil were initially installed...

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