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    • Tuesday 18th June

      People are being told not to approach a man with links to Yeovil who’s wanted on recall to prison. Plans have been submitted to build a new 60-bed hotel next to the new dualled section of the A303 between the Sparkford and Podimore roundabouts. Midnight tonight is the deadline to register for a vote in the General Election...and more.

    • Monday 17th June

      A man has been jailed for five years and eight months after pleading guilty to a series of burglaries across Somerset and Devon, including in Chard. Glenville Road Post Office in Yeovil could be converted into a house. If you’re not registered to vote in the General Election, you only have until midnight tomorrow in which to do so...and more.

    • Friday 14th June

      The A303 through South Somerset has topped a list for being the most congested ‘A’ road in the County. The organisers of the Glastonbury Festival are urging people to "leave no trace" when they descend on Worthy Farm in two weeks. South Petherton will be awash with musicians and street dancers this weekend with the staging of the annual Petherton Folk Fest...and more.

    • Thursday 13th June

      Health experts are warning of a rise in the number of ticks in Somerset. Police are investigating graffiti containing racist and homophobic language found on a youth shelter in Ilminster. A Chard teenager reported missing from home on Wednesday morning, has been found safe and well...and more.

    • Wednesday 12th June

      A Yeovil man who committed non-recent sex offences against a teenage girl has been jailed for seven years. Tourism in the South West is at its lowest point for ten years. The Devon Truck Show has been announced as the new main sponsor of Chard Carnival...and more.

    • Tuesday 11th June

      Around one in ten cats in Somerset still aren't microchipped despite a new law making it compulsory. A survey has ranked Somerset among the UK's top destinations to visit by camper van. Members of Yeovil Freewheelers have completed a one thousand-mile fundraising trip from Land’s End to John O’Groats... and more.

    • Monday 10th June

      Nominations have closed for candidates standing in the general election in the Yeovil parliamentary constituency. A new rural bus hub is being developed in Somerton at a cost of half a million pounds. Organisers of the Shindig Festival are trying to find the owner of a car that's been left behind, two weeks after the event at Dillington House ended...and more.

    • Friday 7th June

      Police are appealing for witnesses to an incident in which a woman was punched by a man in a Yeovil supermarket car park. Up to eighty new jobs could be created in Chard with the opening of a new care home. A new junction could be built off the M5 to provide a link to the gigafactory being built at Puriton near Bridgwater...and more.

    • Thursday 6th June

      Events are being held in towns and villages today across South Somerset to mark the 80th anniversary of D-Day. Yeovil Hospital has paid £3,000 in compensation after failing to get consent to take a patient's DNA. Repairs to the A30 on the Devon-Somerset border are finally underway after nearly three years of waiting...and more.

    • Wednesday 5th June

      World War Two veterans, including 99-year-old Stan Ford from Somerset, have arrived in Normandy for the 80th anniversary of D-Day. A project to encourage more sustainable travel for school children is underway in Somerset. Strawberry growers say the season's been delayed by around two weeks due to a lack of sunshine...and more. 

    • Tuesday 4th June

      More than one thousand gas canisters were found dumped at Somerset’s recycling centres in the first four months of this year. Police are appealing for witnesses to a crash on the A303 at Horton in which a motorcyclist was killed. Three pilots from Somerset are marking the 80th anniversary of D-Day by flying their own World War 2 aircraft to Normandy...and more.

    • Monday 3rd June

      Speaking in Somerset, the new head of the National Farmers Union has equated food security to national security. The front entrance to a pub in Langport has been damaged after a car crashed into it. Police are investigating the theft of a cattle trailer from a farm near Corscombe...and more.

    • Friday 31st May

      Legal action is being taken against the Ministry of Defence by former service personnel who claim they've developed cancer due to toxic exhaust fumes from helicopters. Buses of Somerset are trialling a new route to the Yeovilton Air Base on the 54 service. A Somerset dad whose daughter died aged fifteen months has started fundraising for a Bereavement Room at Yeovil Hospital...and more.

    • Thursday 30th May

      Redundancy payments have been made to 49 senior officers at Somerset Council costing £7.4 million with one officer receiving a payoff of half a million pounds. Farmers in Somerset are warning of major problems with this year’s harvest that could make food more expensive. This year’s Royal Bath and West Show opens today... and more.

    • Wednesday 29th May

      Police have safely disposed of a quantity of firearms ammunition found dumped at Yeovil Recycling Centre. Recycling and rubbish collection days will change from next month in Yeovil. A farmer from South Petherton is cycling 1,000 miles this week and next fundraising for the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution...and more.

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