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    • Local News Thursday 5th August

      An inquest into the death of Yeovil Town captain, Lee Collins, has been told the footballer took his own life. There’s been a doubling in the number of people in the South West helping with medical research into the Covid pandemic. A decision to remove waste bins at Ham Hill country park near Yeovil has proved to be a real winner. Chard Carnival is set to go ahead this year but not on the grand scale of previous years.

    • Local News Wednesday 4th August

      A new Solar Farm could be built in Wincanton. Rural crime in Somerset fell by 20 percent according to new figures from NFU Mutual. There’s better news for people in South Somerset waiting for eye operations. Around 500 wristbands have been given out to people with dementia in Somerset. A Crewkerne man has been fined £68 for a speeding offence...and more

    • Local News Tuesday 2nd August

      People in South Somerset are being warned of scammers asking for money for having a vaccination passport sent. New figures show that more than 80% of 18 to 24-year-olds in Somerset have had their first Covid vaccine. A Yeovil man has been jailed for two years for burglary offences. South Somerset District Council is taking legal action to have traveller families removed from Yeovil Country Park...and more.

    • Local News Monday 2nd August

      The mass vaccination centre at the Bath and West Showground has moved to the Haynes Motor Museum in Sparkford from today. A councillor in Chard is calling on the Government to abandon the planned cut of £20 in universal credit. A man in a wheelchair needed hospital treatment after colliding with a bus in South Chard...and more.

    • Local News Friday 30th July

      Somerset Waste Partnership says it will be suspending all green waste collections for six weeks from Monday. Wessex Water is supporting changes to the law to stop polluted water from getting into the local rivers. Police are treating as suspicious a fire that destroyed a mobile home near Castle Cary. South Somerset District Council says it won’t be buying the Oscar Mayer site in Chard...and more.

    • Local News Thursday 29th July

      The South Western Ambulance Service says they're getting too many 999 calls for issues that aren't real emergencies. Yeovil Town has put on sale its new team shirt for the 2021-22 season. Fire crews have dealt with a bus fire in the village of Maperton. The Leader of Somerset County Council, David Fothergill, has written to the government to acknowledge the decision to collapse Somerset’s five existing councils and replace them with one council...and more.

    • Local News Wednesday 28th July

      A lorry driver had a lucky escape when his vehicle overturned and hit an embankment on the A37 Dorchester Road in Yeovil. South Somerset District Council says a site has been found for a new primary school in Chard. A South Petherton man has appeared in court to deny murder. Kingsbury Episcopi is the latest South Somerset village to lose its local pub.

    • Local News Tuesday 27th July

      Avon and Somerset police are launching a summer crackdown, to catch speeding drivers. Great Western Railway, who run trains through Castle Cary, is operating a reduced timetable. There are fears Chard could be hit by further serious flooding. The Government is being asked to intervene to get house building moving in Somerset...and more.

    • Local News Monday 26th July

      Somerset's Director of Public Health, Trudi Grant, says the rules allowing NHS and social care staff to go to work after being told to self-isolate should only be used in "absolute emergency situations”. With the start of the summer holidays upon us, drivers are being reminded to check their vehicles before heading out on long journeys. Plans have been submitted to build five new houses in South Petherton...and more.

    • Local News Friday 23rd July

      The Leader of Somerset County Council, David Fothergill is calling for everyone in local government in Somerset to work together to make a success of creating a new unitary authority for the County. The number of Covid patients in Somerset’s main hospitals is doubling week-on-week. South Somerset District Council has rejected plans to build nineteen new houses in Templecombe...and more.

    • Local News Thursday 22nd July

      Somerset is to be run by ONE council with a single county-wide unitary authority being the government’s preferred option for the future of local government in Somerset. Visit Somerset says the so-called "pingdemic" is causing chaos for the tourism sector. The County Council is bidding to win millions of pounds in extra funding to improve bus services in Somerset. Plans have been submitted for an equestrian centre with horse gallops in Crewkerne...and more.

    • Local News Wednesday 21st July

      Households in South Somerset are being told that their waste bins might not be emptied on time this week. A Yeovil woman has been involved in saving a calf from a river, using a paddleboard. People accessing healthcare in South Somerset are being told that they must continue to wear a face mask. The County Council is asking people to keep an eye out for vulnerable friends and neighbours following the amber extreme heat warning issued by the Met Office...and more.

    • Local News Tuesday 20th July

      The Trust that runs Yeovil Hospital is to merge with the Trust that runs Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton. A Langport woman, caught driving while over the drink-drive limit has been banned from driving for three years. The South Western Ambulance Service says it's continuing to experience unprecedented high-level demand. Two men have appeared in court after being charged with conspiracy to steal...and more.

    • Local News Monday 19th July

      Dog owners in South Somerset are being advised to prepare their pets for the end of lockdown. A Yeovil man who committed a string of sexual assaults spanning nearly 40 years has been jailed for 17-years. Extra volunteers are needed at Somerset's Covid vaccination centres. Avon and Somerset's new police and crime commissioner is seeking to recruit a deputy...and more.

    • Local News Friday 16th July

      Somerset County Council is warning of a staffing crisis in adult social care. Five cases of coronavirus have been reported at Wadham School in Crewkerne. Somerset libraries say there's been a big increase in people using e-books and audio books during the pandemic. A flying display of historic helicopters will be held in Chard next month. Radio Ninesprings has consolidated its fm coverage of South Somerset.

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