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    • Local News Friday 16th April

      A handgun has been found abandoned on a road in Yeovil. A man was taken to hospital after crashing a car into the front of a house in Ilminster. Police are investigating the theft of a car in Beer Street, Yeovil. Two farm buildings have been damaged by fire in Stalbridge. Navy personnel from RNAS Yeovilton will play a key role in the funeral service tomorrow of Prince Philip.

    • Local News Thursday 15th April

      People in South Somerset are being invited to take part in a major UK trial looking at whether coronavirus vaccines can be safely mixed. The Local Government Secretary, Robert Jenrick, has criticised Somerset’s district councils over a proposal to hold a local poll. A revised application for a new McDonald’s in Yeovil has been granted full planning permission, despite local objections...and more.

    • Local News Wednesday 14th April

      Police are looking for witnesses to the dangerous driving incident in Yeovil. Yeovil Hospital says online medical appointments have risen dramatically during the lockdown with more and more patients choosing not to visit the hospital because of fears over Covid. A bank in Chard is set to close at the end of June. A nature charity is asking people in Somerset to count and record cowslips in their area...and more.

    • Local News Tuesday 13th April

      A man has been arrested in Yeovil on suspicion of assaulting a police officer and possessing a firearm. A building in the Market Yard, Castle Cary, has been damaged in a fire. A public health specialist at the county council says Somerset is making good progress with its coronavirus rates. The multi-million-pound project to upgrade junction-25 on the M5 will see a new road layout open permanently this week....and more.

    • Local News Monday 12th April

      From today, Covid Lateral Flow test kits are being made available to everyone in Somerset. Yeovil is one of the easiest places to pass the driving test on the first attempt. The final list of candidates has been released for next month's election to be the new Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner. More than one million people in the UK have taken part in this year's Big Garden Bird Watch...and more.

    • Local News Friday 9th April

      Wessex Water has been told to report on the number of times it releases sewage into local rivers. A Chard man is raising thousands of pounds to buy his father a bionic arm. A project has started to improve the diversity of habitats within Yeovil Country Park. A Covid vaccine centre in Crewkerne is seeking volunteers for next week....and more.

    • Local News Thursday 8th April

      An inquest has been opened and adjourned into the death of Yeovil Town captain Lee Collins. Taylor Woodrow Plus has won the contract to upgrade the A358 between the Southfields roundabout near Ilminster and M5. The Chief Constable of Avon and Somerset Police, Andy Marsh is leaving his post. A Chard man has appeared in court charged with a drink and driving offence....and more.

    • Local News Wednesday 7th April

      District councillors in Somerset are being asked to support holding a referendum on the planned shake-up of local government in the County. Three people arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a car was in collision with a pedestrian in Yeovil have been released by police while investigations continue. A spokesperson for the Muslim community in Somerset says local Asian people remain sceptical about having the Covid vaccine....and more.

    • Local News Tuesday 6th April

      Police say three people remain in custody on suspicion of attempted murder after a car collided with a man in Yeovil. A motorhome has been destroyed by fire at Langport. A food bank in Chard is urgently in need of new premises for it to continue operating. A Yeovil man who works as a charity volunteer has been recognised for his outstanding services to the local community.

    • Local News Friday 2nd April

      Flags have been lowered to half-mast at Huish Park following the death of Club Captain, Lee Collins. New Covid wardens have been brought in to work across Somerset as lockdown restrictions ease. A union wants the government to step in over a row about funding for children with special educational needs in Somerset.

    • Local News Thursday 1st April

      Police are appealing for witnesses to a crash on the A358 near Ilminster in which a man was killed. A woman from Chard who's been shielding during the pandemic says she's excited about getting back to something of normality from today. Plans have been submitted to convert a former pub in Langport into a shop....and more.

    • Local News Wednesday 31st March

      More than five thousand driving tests in Somerset have been cancelled in the past year due to the pandemic. The chair of one of Somerset’s leading carnival clubs says he's not surprised the Guy Fawkes County Carnival circuit has been postponed for this year. Plans have been submitted to convert a town centre hotel in Yeovil into flats....and more.

    • Local News Tuesday 30th March

      Police are investigating an incident in which a concrete block was used to break the window of a cycle shop in Crewkerne. A Yeovil man has appeared in court charged with assault. A group of teenagers in Castle Cary has been making meals for people in need. It’s thought fewer children will be taken into care in South Somerset in the coming years....and more.

    • Local News Monday 29th March

      The rate at which Coronavirus vaccinations are given out in South Somerset is expected to slow over the next few weeks. Somerset's Chamber of Commerce is encouraging local businesses to register as potential suppliers to HS2. After almost a decade in the role, Avon and Somerset's Police and Crime Commissioner is stepping down....and more.

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