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UPDATE: Parnham House fire: Beaminster man released under investigation

A BEAMINSTER man arrested on suspicion of arson in connection to the Parnham House fire has been released under investigation. Police were called by Dorset...

Football club ‘moving in the right direction’

YEOVIL Town FC have announced that the club’s financial losses have reduced with the chairman saying the club is now ‘moving in the right direction’...

Planning consent for new homes in Canal Way

PLANS to build eight new homes with parking on land off Canal Way in Ilminster have been given permission by South Somerset District Council. Robert...

Unwanted school uniforms help children in the Gambia

SCHOOL uniforms no longer needed at the now closed Chilton Cantelo School in South Somerset are making a real difference to children in the...

No planning permission needed for town centre flats proposal

PROPOSALS to turn empty offices in Yeovil town centre above the Cow and Apple burger restaurant into eight flats can go-ahead without gaining planning...

TV chef judges baking contest

TELEVISION chef Lesley Walters judged a whole host of delicious eats at Brimsmore Gardens’ Baking and Making Competition, held in The Apple Tree Restaurant. As...

Plans to expland play area at Fleet Air Arm Museum

EXCITING plans to extend and redevelop the existing play area outside the Fleet Air Arm Museum at RNAS Yeovilton have been submitted to South...

Talent on show for mayor’s charities

A “FANTASTIC” night of entertainment was held at the Octagon Theatre as the Mayor of Yeovil, Councillor Darren Shutler, hosted a charity concert. The concert...

Sports car tour raises awareness of bowel cancer

A FLEET of sporty supercars arrived at Yeovil District Hospital as part of a tour of the region by the Bowel Cancer West charity. The...

Chard churches to hold non-stop Bible reading

MEMBERS of the Chard Churches Together group are going to tackle a marathon challenge later this year – a non-stop public reading of the...

Residents welcome plans to resurface one of Chard’s busiest roads

MUCH-NEEDED resurfacing work on one of Chard’s busiest roads is to be carried out later this year. Part of Furnham Road needs to be resurfaced...

Celebration as Shudrick Valley planning appeal is dismissed

THE Ilminster-based Save Shudrick Valley Group is celebrating after finally winning a six-year battle to safeguard a picturesque part of the town from the...

EDF Energy says good progress being made at Hinkley Point site

EDF Energy has given an update on the progress being made at the new Hinkley Point C nuclear power station in Somerset. Six months after...

Former creamery to be converted into flats

PLANS to turn a former creamery building in Yeovil into 85 flats have been given the go-ahead by South Somerset District Council. Acorn Development SW...
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Closure order on Yeovil property following anti-social behaviour

A CLOSURE Order was granted for a property in Yeovil on Friday, March 31st following repeated incidents of anti-social behaviour, drug offences, prolonged disorder...

Yeovil Junction station employee picks up award for customer service

A YEOVIL Junction-based South West Trains employee, who produced his own puzzle books for customers and also played the role of Father Christmas, has...

Runners complete Yeovil Half Marathon

RUNNERS helped to raise thousands of pounds for charity and local groups when they took part in the annual Yeovil Half Marathon. More than 1,300...

Nominations open for Ilminster Citizens’ Awards

THE Ilminster Citizens’ Award recognises people who have worked hard to make the town a better place and who deserve recognition for their efforts. Ilminster...

Permission granted to convert police station into seven flats

PLANS to turn the former Ilminster Police Station into seven flats have been given permission by South Somerset District Council. Ilminster Estates Ltd has been...

Park School to take on second site

THE Park School in Yeovil has announced that it has entered into an agreement to purchase the former Chilton Cantelo School, near Sherborne. Jane...

Council helps businesses with rate relief measures

COUNCILLORS have used South Somerset District Council's (SSDC) discretionary powers to introduce a range of Business Rate Relief measures to help local businesses. The discounts...

Navy bids farewell to Lynx helicopter

THE Royal Navy has bid goodbye to the long-serving Lynx helicopter with praise from Britain’s two most senior sailors. The Lynx helicopter - a mainstay...

Children and women join new races at half marathon

PRIMARY school children and women of all ages experienced the buzz of Yeovil Half Marathon when they competed in two new fun runs held...

Replanting scheme brightens up Yeovil park

A REPLANTING scheme at the Ninesprings area of Yeovil Country Park is adding a real splash of colour to the Valley Gardens. The first stage...

Preston pupils get a taste of working life

YEAR 9 students from Preston School in Yeovil have been learning more about what life is like in the world of industry. An Industry Day...

MP clarifies expenses claim

YEOVIL MP Marcus Fysh has moved to clarify why his Amazon Prime account appeared on his expenses. Mr Fysh was caught up in controversy when...

New hospital unit helps patients to get care they need quickly

STAFF at Yeovil District Hospital have celebrated the official opening of a successful new unit, which helps patients stay out of hospital and reduces...

Careline continues to improve home safety

THE South Somerset Careline service has secured a further £5,000 in funding from Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service to work in partnership...

Yeovil students pick up apprenticeship awards

YEOVIL College came back with a trio of trophies from The Grow Somerset Talent Award, held in Taunton on Friday, March 10th. A total of...

Inspiring women celebrated in Tesco competition

GIRL power reigned supreme in Ilminster as the town celebrated the positive contributions women make to their families and the community they live in. A...

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