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    News

    • Monday 4th March

      The Government has given Somerset Council the go-ahead to use income from selling property assets to pay day-to-day running costs. A councillor in Chard has started a petition calling for a rethink of plans to close Sunnymeade Care Home in the town. Ticket inspectors have been employed to travel on buses in Somerset to check that passengers have valid tickets...and more.

    • Friday 1st March

      Fines are being increased at schools in Somerset for parents who take their children out of school without permission. Residents in Dean near Shepton Mallet have been clearing up after a major flood event. Wells Cathedral has announced that visitors will soon have to pay to look around the historic building...and more.

    • Thursday 29th February 

      It’s hoped that businesses in Yeovil will benefit from a new £4 billion car battery-making factory being built near Bridgwater. A consultation is underway into plans to shut the Sunnymeade care home in Chard. Women in Wincanton are being offered free business training by the entrepreneur and PR guru Lynne Franks...and more.

    • Wednesday 28th February

      There has been a big rise in the number of children being educated at home in Somerset. Plans have been submitted to build sixty new homes in South Petherton. Wells Cathedral is the setting this week of an immersive light show celebrating the Coronation of King Charles...and more.

    • Tuesday 27th February

      Somerset Council says CCTV across the County is to stay operating for at least another year. A Castle Cary man has collected 1600 names on a petition opposing plans to close the Dimmer waste recycling centre. A rugby player who struck an opposing player in the face during a match played in Sherborne has appeared in court charged with grievous bodily harm...and more

    • Monday 26th February

      An investigation is underway into a major fire at the weekend that destroyed the premises of two businesses in Chard. Junior doctors at Yeovil Hospital are on strike again today as part of a national five-day stoppage in support of a 35 per cent pay demand. A feature film made by a lecturer at Yeovil College for just £5000 has had its premier showing...and more.

    • Friday 23rd February

      Eight people have been arrested on suspicion of committing fraud and money laundering in the South West, including in Somerset. Bus users in Yeovil have welcomed the decision to keep the 54 and 58 services running for a further 12 months. Young people in Chard will soon have the chance to learn about dance, drama and singing at a new School of Musical Theatre...and more.

    • Thursday 22nd February

      The 54 and 58 bus routes that operate out of Yeovil have been saved from closure. Work has been completed on a four-year-long project to smarten up Chard town centre. The Conservative opposition Leader at Somerset Council is warning of 1200 job cuts as the Council makes savings of £100 million...and more.


    Community & Charity News

    • Neighbourhood Policing

      Neighbourhood Policing describes teams of police officers, community support officers, police staff, special constables and support volunteers, who work within communities to make people feel safer where they live.

    • Repair and Re-use

      A new network of Community Action Groups has launched in Somerset to persuade more people to repair and reuse their unwanted items.

    • Public Health Volunteers

      Somerset Council is seeking volunteers to join its Public Health Nursing team.

    • Potholes

      Potholes are one of the biggest annoyances on the roads for drivers. Not only are they uncomfortable to drive over but they can also cause damage to your car.

    • Young people take to the airwaves...

      Media students at Strode College in Street have recorded a series of radio adverts to help cut crime and make people feel safer where they live. .

    • Somerset Nature Survey

      An online survey has opened for public comment, to help write a new vision to better protect nature across Somerset.

    • Adrian Dening's Stars Over Somerset

      Monday 4th to Sunday 10th March 2024

    • Anti Social Behavior

      Sexist jokes, inappropriate comments, unwanted attention, intimidation…these may not be ‘crimes’ but they are no less threatening or harmful to the person experiencing them.


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