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    • Local News Thursday 26th January

      St Margaret's Hospice has admitted to losing one-million pounds in a failed business venture. A Yeovil shop owner is asking to be compensated for the loss of customers that she claims is due to the disruption caused by the improvement works to the town centre. A Somerset mother has set up a website to help other parents protect children when they're on their phones... and more.

    • Local News Wednesday 25th January

      Avon and Somerset Police arrested 346 drivers during its Operation Tonic campaign over Christmas. More than five million pounds is being spent to turn land near Bruton into a nature reserve. Another local pub has closed blaming rising running costs for the shutdown. The Care Quality Commission has carried out an inspection of Somerset NHS Foundation Trust and rated it as ‘good overall’. A Somerset youngster has joined the intellectual elite becoming Britain's youngest-ever member of Mensa...and more.

    • Local News Tuesday 24th January

      Councillors have given the go-ahead for a large-scale solar farm to be built at North Perrott, near Crewkerne. The A30 between Chard and Crewkerne is closed to traffic from today and for the next eight weeks. Avon and Somerset Police says it's dedicated to rooting out corrupt officers to help restore public confidence. The airfield at Leonardo Helicopters in Yeovil will be in use this evening...and more

    • Local News Monday 23rd January

      South Somerset District Council is being accused of not having a long-term strategy to fill empty shops in Yeovil town centre. Double yellow lines are to be introduced on A371 outside Castle Cary railway station to stop train users from parking at the roadside. It's been confirmed that the Shindig Festival will be held on the Dillington Estate near Ilminster up to 2025. Wincanton Tennis Club has stepped in to help with the war effort in Ukraine...and more.

    • Local News Friday 20th January

      A new large-scale solar farm could be built near Crewkerne. Greentech Ltd has submitted an inquiry to South Somerset District Council about using land on Dunsham Lane in Wayford for the scheme. The Environment Agency says flood water on the Somerset Levels is receding but that a major incident remains in place. Councillor Jenny Kenton has been elected as the new Mayor of Chard...and more.

    • Local News Thursday 19th January

      Police are asking motorists to take extra care with black ice a problem for drivers on many roads again today. Huish Episcopi Academy at Langport has been put under special measures by Ofsted. Crewkerne Town Council is putting a number of projects on hold. People living in Shepton Montague near Bruton have a new celebrity neighbour and an Ilminster woman, who’s living with a brain tumour, is taking on a walking challenge for charity.

    • Local News Wednesday 18th January

      Teachers in Somerset are set to strike for four days in February and March. One in four of the population of South Somerset has the highest level of qualifications, according to new figures. A Chard motorist has been fined for drinking and driving. A major balloon festival is coming to Yeovil. £12,000 has been raised for St Margaret’s Hospice from collecting Christmas trees and the smell of freshly made coffee may be to many people’s liking but not it seems if you live in Wincanton.

    • Local News Tuesday 16th January

      A town centre building in Yeovil, once used as a charity shop by the British Heart Foundation, could be demolished because it's unsafe. Police are appealing for witnesses to an accident involving a van and a pedestrian in Ilminster. A new campaign has been launched in Somerset to attract volunteers to work in the NHS. The new Bishop of Bath and Wells, the Right Reverend Michael Beasley has been speaking about his hopes for 2023...and more.

    • Local News Monday 16th Jan

      Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service is asking people not to drive through flood water and to obey road closure signs. Preston Road in Yeovil between the College roundabout and the junction with Westfield Road is being shut to traffic today for re-surfacing. A number of mature Ash trees are to be cut down in Crewkerne. A new care home for people living with dementia is due to open next month in Yeovil...and more.

    • Local News Friday 13th January

      Citizens Advice in Somerset says it is getting a higher-than-average number of calls from people saying they can no longer afford to top-up their electricity prepayment meters. A group of disabled people has formed Somerset’s first-ever wheelchair rugby team. Martock Library is to shut for two months for a major upgrade. Two wassailing events take place locally this weekend. Plans have been submitted to build 8 new homes in the village of Hatch Beauchamp...and more

    • Local News Thursday 12th January

      Average council tax bills in Somerset are set to rise by £78 a year when the new Somerset unitary council comes into being, replacing the county council and four district councils in April. Night-time buses are expected to start running in Somerset from Monday, January 23rd. A famous Somerset drink has been featured in the new Sam Mendes film Empire of Light...and more.

    • Local News Wednesday 11th January

      A Somerset group that sends supplies to Ukraine is appealing for donations. Plans have been submitted to convert a former Co-op store in Wincanton into new residential dwellings. The go-ahead has been given to convert a prominent town centre building in Sherborne into a shop and “self-service” hotel. Chard Town Football Club is looking for a new Team Manager. Today is the deadline to apply to the Woodland Trust’s ‘Great Tree Giveaway...and more.

    • Local News Tuesday 10th January

      Major traffic disruption is expected in Yeovil when a section of Preston Road shuts for re-surfacing later this month. The first of a series of drop-in sessions for people in South Somerset needing help with things like council tax, employment and debt takes place in Yeovil today. A nurse is marking 50 years of working at Yeovil Hospital. A Crewkerne man has been found guilty of abusing an eight-year-old girl more than 55 years ago...and more.

    • Local News Monday 9th January

      South Somerset District Council is insisting that plans to regenerate Yeovil town centre will attract more shoppers. Plans have been submitted to change an empty office building in Yeovil town centre for residential use. The owner of a group of pharmacies in Somerset says they can't be expected to treat all the patients that are referred to them by GPs. People in Somerset are being urged to recycle their Christmas trees...and more.

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