Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Yeovil

Drunk learner driver bit police officer in Yeovil

A LEARNER driver from Yeovil was caught drunk at the wheel – then bit a police officer, a court has heard. Christopher Extance was taken...

Chamber chief says budget doesn’t go far enough for local businesses

THE Spring Budget simply did not go far enough for Somerset businesses, according to the chief executive of Somerset Chamber of Commerce. Speaking following the...

Prince of Wales meets the team looking after Ham Hill

THE Prince of Wales was given a warm welcome by the delighted South Somerset District Council Ranger Team when he visited Ham Hill Country...

Fireworks spectacular raises a whopping £16,000 for charity

THE ‘superheroes’ of Yeovil Round Table and Yeovil Lions Club have handed over a whopping £16,000 to two local charities. The Yeovil Hospital Charity and...

Nurses receive cheque for hospital charity from local roofing company

THE Yeovil Hospital Charity has thanked Davey Roofing South West for a donation of £620. The money was presented to the children’s ward at the...

Time to sign up for Yeovil Swimathon

WITH only weeks left until Swimathon 2017, Yeovil residents are being encouraged to sign-up for the world’s biggest annual fundraising swim and raise vital...

Government’s commitment to Leonardo will protect jobs

YEOVIL MP Marcus Fysh has welcomed news of the government’s commitment to spend £8million over the next two years with Leonardo Helicopters. The money...

Women encouraged to take part in fun run as part of This Girl...

WOMEN of all ages and abilities are being invited to join the 1.2 mile fun run, which forms part of the hugely successful Yeovil...

World’s oldest man with Down’s Syndrome celebrates 77th birthday

THE world's oldest person with Down's Syndrome has celebrated his 77th birthday at a care home in Yeovil. Kenny Cridge was born in 1939 and...

Preston School students win £1,000 in regional finals of enterprise contest

PRESTON School in Yeovil has been celebrating after winning a Real Business Challenge competition - a national enterprise contest for students. The contest challenges...

Yeovil’s Brimsmore Gardens celebrates 25 years

YEOVIL-based Brimsmore Gardens began its 25th anniversary celebrations last week with a cake-cutting ceremony, attended by customers old and new, as well as friends...

Polish Voice TV launched to promote understanding between communities

SOMERSET Film – an arts delivery organisation which receives funding from South Somerset District Council – is working with Yeovil Advice Centre and Phoenix...

Air ambulance crew in cycle challenge

ON SUNDAY, May 14th, the crew of Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance will, for the first time, take part as a team in the...

Wanted man believed to be back in Yeovil

POLICE believe a wanted man is back in the Yeovil area, and urge...

Council leader lobbies minister on key issues affecting Somerset

SOMERSET County Council leader John Osman has lobbied government minister Sajid Javid on key issues facing the county. The Secretary of State for Local...

It might have been you! Lottery winner misses out on £100,000

A WINNING lottery ticket has gone unclaimed in South Somerset with the unlucky winner missing out on £100,000. Camelot UK Lotteries Limited, operator of The National...

Elderly man taken to hospital after deliberate fire at house

AN elderly man was taken to hospital in the early hours of Monday, February 27th after an item posted through the letterbox of his...

Local MP listens to concerns of local businesses over roadworks

YEOVIL MP Marcus Fysh has met with two major businesses about the ongoing roadworks to the east of the town. Roofing Gear and Mole Valley...

Britain’s ‘prima ballerina’ to open Westlands

DANCE legend Darcey Bussell CBE will officially open the newly refurbished Westlands Yeovil entertainment venue on Tuesday, June 27th. Darcey Bussell’s dance career has spanned...

Somerset youth clubs receive £72k in grants from council

SOMERSET County Council has granted more than £72,000 to 22 youth clubs across the county to help run popular activities. The grants from the...

Community hub opens at Wyndham Park

THE opening of a community hub on the Wyndham Park estate in Yeovil took place on Wednesday, February 8th to provide a meeting place...

Hopsital apologises to mother for parking fines caused by faulty system

YEOVIL Hospital has apologised to the mother of disabled girl who keeps getting fined by a faulty car parking system as she takes her...

Government reveals plans to ease congestion on A303 in Somerset

SOUTH Somerset road users are being asked to give their views on government plans for road improvements to the A303, near Yeovil. The key route,...
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Body found close to Newton Road near Yeovil

THE body of a man has been found dead in a field off Newton Road in Yeovil. A spokesman for Avon and Somerset Constabulary said: "The man's...

MP calls for road improvements

LOCAL MP Marcus Fysh is calling on Somerset County Council to take a look at problems which are causing severe traffic congestion in the...

Thatchers Cider announce continued support for Yeovil Town Football Club

YEOVIL Town Football Club has announced that Thatchers Cider has extended its sponsorship at the club for a further three years - taking its...

South Somerset District Council launches new visitor guide

SOUTH Somerset District Council has launched a free visitors guide called ‘Discover South Somerset’. ‘Discover South Somerset’ includes 39 pages of places to go and...

Yeovil students wow the crowds with ‘Hairspray’

TALENTED students at Preston School in Yeovil must still be buzzing after delighting audiences with their 2017 musical production – the ever-popular ‘Hairspray’. The feel-good...

Yeovil College hosts annual Apprenticeship Awards

THIRTY-five outstanding apprentices have received prizes in a range of categories, highlighting the varied apprenticeships available across Yeovil College. Apprentices and employers from across...

Local groups join forces for new homeless shelter

ROUGH sleepers in Yeovil will have a place to sleep at night as a new shelter has been set up thanks to the combined...
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