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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...

Yeovil mayor takes the plunge for charity

THE Mayor of Yeovil certainly showed he had a head for heights with his latest charity fundraising event – a 15,000ft skydive. Councillor Darren Shutler took...

Curry night raises £470 for mayor’s chosen charities

THE Mayor of Yeovil has thanked everyone who attended a recent charity curry night at the Viceroy restaurant. Councillor Darren Shutler, who has been raising...

Yeovil Beer Festival deemed the ‘best yet’

THIS year’s Yeovil Beer Festival has been hailed as the “best yet” after a successful two-day event at the newly-refurbished Westlands Yeovil venue. Hundreds of...

Town council donates to Chard organisations

GRANT cheques totalling about £5,000 have been presented by Chard Town Council to various groups and charities within the area. The donations from the council...

£80 fine if you’re caught feeding the seagulls in Seaton and Beer

ANYONE feeding seagulls at or near the sea in Beer, Seaton, Exmouth, Budleigh Salterton and Sidmouth risk an £80 fixed penalty notice. East Devon District...

Retirement community plans get the go ahead

PROPOSALS to build a new residential retirement community on the outskirts of Yeovil have been given the green light by South Somerset District Council. Developers...

PC’s award for quick thinking and courage

A YEOVIL police officer has been presented with an award in recognition of his efforts, while he was off-duty, to save the life of a...

Superstars of Yeovil Amateur Operatic Society

EVERY single member of the Yeovil Amateur Operatic Society deserves to take a big bow following their successful run of the musical Jesus Christ...

Touchstone Lane homes to go ahead

PLANS to build 15 new homes on land at the rear of Touchstone Lane in Chard have been given permission by South Somerset District...

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