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Secretary of State signals his support for restructuring of local government

THE Secretary of State, the Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, has announced he is ‘minded to implement’, subject to Parliamentary approval, the proposal for...

Council helping to fund final scenes of Mary Anning biopic

A NEW feature film on the life of famed fossil hunter Mary Anning could be given a £15,000 financial boost from councils in Dorset....

Local scriptwriter hopes to bring Monmouth Rebellion to TV screens

LYME Regis-born scriptwriter Andrew Rattenbury is working on plans to turn the tragic story of the West Country’s bloodiest rebellion into a blockbuster TV...

Plea for funds to complete biopic on the life of fossil hunter Mary Anning

'CALL The Midwife' star Jenny Agutter is leading the cast of a new feature film on the life – and secret love – of...

Snakes alive! Lyme Regis resident shocks as she takes pet python for walk

RAINBOW, the seventeen-foot-long python, is giving visitors to Lyme Regis a bit of a start as his owner takes him out each day for...

Decision on Vearse Farm to be delayed by a month

A PLANNING application for homes at Bridport’s Vearse Farm has been delayed until a later date. The application was due to be heard at West...
Pulpit Rock, Portland

Man dies after sea rescue off Portland

AN INVESTIGATION is underway following the death of a man who was pulled from the sea off Portland. At 12.45pm today (Sunday, September 10th) Dorset...

Four people hurt in Axminster collision

THE police and the fire & rescue service attended the scene of a collision at Weycroft Bridge, near Axminster, during the early hours of this...
The Jurassic Skyline Tower in Weymouth

Drama at Weymouth tower as 14 are winched to safety

FOURTEEN people had to be winched to safety from Weymouth's Jurassic Skyline Tower after they became trapped yesterday afternoon (Tuesday). Thirteen visitors, including an 11-week-old...

Traders seek positive future for St Michael’s

BUSINESSES on Bridport’s St Michael’s Trading Estate pledged this week to work alongside landlords Hayward & Co and help build a positive future for...

St Michael’s landlords say ‘it’s a victory for tenants’

A CONTROVERSIAL proposal to breathe new life into St Michael’s trading estate in Bridport was declared a triumph for its tenants after it was...

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...

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