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    • Local News Friday 15th October

      Yeovil Hospital is warning of wait times of more than four hours at its A&E department. A case continues in the High Court today in which parents are challenging Somerset County Council decision to radically change the school system in Ilminster and Crewkerne. A national house builder has launched a recruitment drive aimed at retired military people living in Somerset. A sale of items at the former Oscar Mayer factory in Chard has raised £4,000 for local organisations.

    • Local News Thursday 14th October

      It’s been announced that Chard's new public swimming pool will open on Monday, November 8th. Businesses in Martock are being advised by police to properly secure their vehicles when parking them outside overnight. The organisation seeking to convert a former care home on Hendford Hill in Yeovil into a homeless shelter has hit back over claims the facility will create anti-social behavior in the area. National Highways have published their latest designs for dualling the A358 between Ilminster and Taunton...and more.

    • Local News Wednesday 13th October

      A ban on street drinking in Yeovil town centre is to be expanded. Police are investigating the theft of silver items from a church in Chard. A consortium of Yeovil Town supporters groups has called on the club’s owner to either invest more money in the club or to sell up. A new memorial is to be built in the village of Ilton to commemorate local members of the military who died defending Britain. A woman who came to Yeovil as a Ugandan refugee in 1972 is putting together an exhibition about her experiences.

    • Local News Tuesday 12th October

      A residents' group fighting plans to turn a vacant care home in Yeovil into a hostel for homeless people claim it will lead to increased crime and antisocial behavior. A local charity is trying to raise 60 thousand pounds to support the children of Afghan refugees. A man has admitted killing one of the UK's wealthiest businessmen at his home near Gillingham in April earlier this year. A Yeovil man, dressed as the cartoon character, Bananaman, has embarked on a 30-mile sponsored litter pick.

    • Local News Monday 11th October

      Calls for more Government investment in research and development have been made at a West of England Aerospace Forum held in Yeovil. Young people in Somerset are being urged to have their say on how the county tackles climate change. Plans have been submitted to convert buildings on a World-War-Two transmitter site at Somerton for residential use. New research from the charity Help for Heroes shows that nearly three-quarters of veterans struggle with their mental health every day...and more

    • Local News Friday 8th October

      Work’s finally started on improving Yeovil town centre. The director of public health in Somerset, Trudi Grant, says schools with high numbers of coronavirus cases are struggling to cope. A new Indian takeaway could soon open in Yeovil. A Langport man has completed a coast-to-coast charity walk for an outdoor equine-assisted learning centre near Ilminster. Chard Carnival takes place tomorrow night but without the usual display of illuminated floats.

    • Local News Thursday 7th October

      Avon and Somerset police have introduced new measures for the public to check an officer’s identity following the murder of Susan Everard by serving police officer, Wayne Couzens. It’s claimed 15,000 people in Somerset will be impacted by the 20-pounds-a-week cut in Universal Credit. The RSPCA in Somerset says it has rehomed thirteen hundred animals during the period of the pandemic. A Yeovil man has appeared in court charged with possession of a class-B drug and using threatening behaviour...and more.

    • Local News Wednesday 5th October

      Extra precautions to fight off Covid have been put in place at 43 schools in the County. A Somerset woman is calling for greater awareness of a condition in children who were exposed to alcohol in the womb. A tapestry dating from the 15th century has been returned for public display at Montacute House. The title of "world's best cider" for 2021 has been won by a brand outside Somerset...and more.

    • Local News Tuesday 5th October

      Numatic in Chard has begun demolishing buildings on the former Oscar Mayer site. The leader of Somerset County Council says it's imperative they fill roles in the care sector in the County. A former resident of Ilton has been jailed after pleading guilty to numerous assault charges. St Margaret's Hospice has launched a new recruitment campaign. Billie Eilish has been confirmed as one of the headliners for next year's Glastonbury festival...and more.

    • Local News Monday 4th October

      Police are seeking witnesses to an accident in Yeovil involving two e-scooter riders and a car. Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a local man wanted in connection with an investigation into an assault. Opposition is growing over plans to build a solar farm on 120 acres of land at Pipplepen Farm near South Perrott. A Chard woman has appeared in court charged with assault. All pre-packaged food in Somerset needs to show a full list of ingredients beginning this week as Natasha's Law comes into effect...and more.

    • Local News Friday 1st October

      Yeovil business owner, David Harris-Heffer, who runs the Vodaphone franchise in the town, says the government’s furlough scheme that ended yesterday helped save his company from bankruptcy. Around 400 people in Martock who bought tickets in the September People’s Lottery will find out today how much they have won. Opposition is growing over plans by Leonardo Helicopters to replace part of the grass runway at their Yeovil factory with a new hard surface runway. A tractor, stolen from a farm near Sherborne, has been found crashed in East Coker.

    • Local News Thursday 30th September

      Yeovil Hospital failed to meet government targets on cancer treatment over a two-year period, according to figures from Cancer Research UK. National Highways says the A303 at Marsh on the Somerset/Devon border will not be upgraded if plans to dual the A358 between Ilminster and the M5 are approved. Three areas of Wincanton could see big improvements in the New Year. A Merriot man has embarked on running 52 half marathons to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation.

    • Local News Wednesday 29th September

      The Chief Executive of the UK Homecare Association, based in Somerton, is calling for key workers to be given priority access to fuel at garages. Plans to build a new breast care unit at Yeovil Hospital have been submitted to South Somerset District Council. A Yeovil man has appeared in court charged with burglary and interfering with a motor vehicle. Almost 500 new Covid cases were confirmed in Somerset on Monday this week...and more.

    • Local News Tuesday 28th September

      Covid booster jabs have started to be given to people in eligible groups in South Somerset. Plans have been published to transform the grass surface of the Leonardo airfield in Yeovil into a "hard surface". Pig farmers are warning that a shortage of workers is causing a surplus of animals in Somerset. Plans have been approved to introduce new visitor facilities at Sutton Bingham reservoir, on the outskirts of Yeovil...and more.

    • Local News Monday 26th September

      It’s been reported that more than 400 people living within a Martock postcode have won a share of a £7.3 million jackpot prize in the People’s Lottery September draw. Just over 8,000 EU nationals were granted permission to stay living in the South Somerset post-Brexit, according to the Home Office. Buses of Somerset has apologised for some timetabled services being cancelled. Police are appealing for information following an attack on a boy in Yeovil...and more.

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