Local News Tuesday 2nd February

    The former owner of a Yeovil care home has been jailed after deliberately driving a vehicle at two boys. Taunton Crown Court was told that John Teasdale drove the vehicle at the boys, mounting a footpath and striking them twice. He was giving chase after catching them breaking into the former Acacia Nursing Home premises on Hendford Hill in Yeovil. Teasdale, who admitted unlawful wounding, actual bodily harm and dangerous driving, was jailed for 18-months and banned from driving for 33-months. 
    (That story courtesy of Somerset Live)

    Horse owners in South Somerset are asking people not to feed their animals. The British Horse Society says the public often give horses the wrong sorts of food which can be life threatening.

    Police are seeking help in identifying a man who attempted to burgle the BP Garage on Taunton Road at Curry Rivel. Avon and Somerset Police have posted CCTV footage of the man on their website in the hope someone will recognise him. Anyone who does recognise the man is asked to call the non-emergency number 101.

    Plans have been revealed to build a large housing estate next to the A303 near Yeovil. The proposed development at Hainbury Farm, near Ilchester, would include building up to 200 homes in a country park setting. Leaflets outlining the scheme have been sent to local residents asking for their view. A formal planning application has yet to be submitted to South Somerset District Council.

    Three-thousand trees are being planted across Somerset this week as part of plans to plant half a million new trees in the County over the next 5-years. The planting has been organised by ‘Wanderlands’; a social enterprise set-up in response to the climate emergency.

    A car travelling at 107mph was one of seven stopped for speeding on the Yeovil to Sherborne dual carriageway at the weekend. Traffic on the A30 was being monitored by the Dorset Police No Excuse team on Saturday. The seven drivers stopped were caught speeding at 107, 95, 93, 93, 90, 90 and 87mph. The speed limit on that stretch of the A30 is 70mph.

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