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    News

    • Local News Friday August 12

      With Somerset on amber alert for extreme heat today, South West Ambulance is asking people to only dial 999 in an absolute emergency. The main A30 road through Sherborne is still closed following a gas leak that shut the road yesterday. Extra funding is being given to pay for improvements at Yeovil Crematorium. More volunteers are wanted to help young people in care in Somerset and Work is yet to start building a new McDonald’s off the Southfields roundabout on the A303.

    • Local News Thursday 11th August

      Residents in the Hendford Hill area of Yeovil have won their fight to stop a former care home from being converted into a homeless hostel. Another heat warning is in force in Somerset today with the Met Office forecasting extreme heat up to Saturday. A local man caught growing cannabis has been jailed for three years and seven months and National Highways is advising motorists in Somerset to check their tyres more often to avoid the risk of breaking down.

    • Local News Wednesday 10th August

      Controversial plans to convert a former care home in Yeovil into a homeless hostel are due to be decided at a meeting tonight. A new report claims the freight industry in the southwest created over 11 million tonnes of carbon dioxide in 2019. Misterton Church of England First School is to re-open as an education centre for vulnerable children. A local motorist has been given a suspended prison sentence for drink driving and with the hot dry weather set to continue, more calls have been made to permanently ban disposable barbeques.

    • Local News Tuesday 9th August

      New figures have shown that bus passenger numbers in Somerset are thirty percent below what they were before the pandemic. New research has shown that it has become almost impossible to register as a new patient with an NHS dentist in Somerset. A Somerset man has been explaining why he’s decided to return to Ukraine. A fully accessible forest school has been launched near Langport and more.

    • Local News Monday 8th August 

      Plans to improve the appearance of Wincanton have been put on hold following a change of mind at South Somerset District Council. A campaign has been launched to have the gates to Yeovil Town’s original ground at Pen Mill preserved. Volunteers are needed to help with the rollout of the Covid19 booster programme in Somerset. The site of a former garage on the A30 Yeovil to Sherborne dual carriageway has been put up for sale with development potential...and more.

    • Local News Friday 5th August

      Plans to improve the look of Wyndham Street in Yeovil are to go ahead following a change of mind by members of South Somerset District Council. An investigation is being held into a fire near Ilminster in which two campervans were destroyed. Rising costs and staffing challenges are affecting small businesses in Somerset, according to the Federation of Small Businesses. Police are asking people in South Somerset to look out for a convicted drug offender...and more.

    • Local News Thursday 4th August

      A Yeovil woman has been given a nine-month suspended jail sentence after pleading guilty to possessing materials for making an explosive. Police are appealing for help in finding a wanted Yeovil man. A Somerset cancer charity is behind a new film that stresses the importance of checking for early symptoms of the disease. Eight lock-up garages in Yeovil have been sold at auction for £58,500 and Pupils at Holyrood Academy in Chard have signed their names onto a steel frame being used in the construction of a new extension to the school.

    • Local News Wednesday 3rd August

      The new CEO of Leonardo Helicopters in Yeovil says the business is in good health. Wessex Water says it had no plans to introduce a hosepipe despite the above-average dry spell. The cost of rural crime in Somerset has fallen by 22% in the space of twelve months, that's according to NFU Mutual. An ancient oak tree has been cut down to make way for a new slip road off the A303 at Sparkford despite a protest to keep it standing and a new Lord Lieutenant has been appointed to represent Somerset.


    Sport

    • Scunthorpe 2 – 1 Yeovil

      Chris Hargreaves saw his Yeovil Town fall to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Scunthorpe United in his first game in charge.

    • Glovers lose to Pilgrims

      Yeovil Town suffered their first defeat in their run of pre-season friendlies losing by two goals to Plymouth Argyle.


    Community & Charity News

    • Stay Safe in the Hot Weather

      It's hot, hot, hot again at the moment with another Heatwave until the weekend, here are some tips to help you stay safe.

    • Yeovil Jobs Fair

      Come along to the Yeovil Jobs Fair this September and Find Your Future!

    • Adrian Dening's Stars Over Somerset

      Monday 15th to Sunday 21st August 2022

    • Volunteer Drivers

      If you’re aged over 18, have a clean driving licence and you own a four-door car, you could play a rewarding role as a volunteer driver, helping people get to vital medical appointments.

    • Thefts

      Avon and Somerset Police have issued new advise about protecting your belonging from thieves.

    • Household Support Fund

      People in Somerset who’re struggling to pay their bills could be eligible for support with the cost of food, energy, water, and other essentials.

    • Ultrafast Broadband

      A further eleven-thousand homes and businesses in South Somerset are being provided with ultrafast broadband thanks to extra funding given by the government to Wessex Internet to connect hard-to-reach areas.

    • Police Cyber Alarm

      Businesses in Somerset can now access Police CyberAlarm, a free tool designed to help organisations understand and monitor the threat they face from malicious cyber activity.

    • Adrian Dening's Stars Over Somerset

      Monday 8th to Sunday 14th August 2022

    • Appeal for Speedwatch Volunteers

      An appeal’s been made for more volunteers to help run Community Speedwatch in Wincanton.

    • Child Care

      HM Revenue and Customs is reminding working families that they can use Tax-Free Childcare to help pay for childcare costs

    • Mobile Phones in Vehicles

      Somerset County Council’s road safety team is working with partners to urge drivers to keep their fixed eyes on the road.


    Today's Weather

    • Yeovil

      Sunny intervals

      High: 32°C | Low: 16°C

    • Chard

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      High: 32°C | Low: 17°C

    • Crewkerne

      Sunny intervals

      High: 33°C | Low: 15°C

    • Langport

      Sunny intervals

      High: 34°C | Low: 16°C

    • Wincanton

      Sunny intervals

      High: 33°C | Low: 17°C

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