• Local News Friday 24th June 

      Two new wellbeing centres have opened in Somerset to help farmers who often work in isolation and have little time to access healthcare. A 12-year-old boy has been arrested in Langport in connection with a spate of crimes and acts of anti-social behavior. Planning permission has been granted to Yetminster Scout Group to build a new scout hut off Sussex Farm Way in Yetminster. There are just 100 days left to spend the last of the Bank of England's paper banknotes before they cease to be legal tender and a new exhibition has opened in Crewkerne looking at the issue of climate change and wh

    • Local News Thursday 23rd June

      Somerset County Council is warning that some primary schools in rural areas may have to close due to a fall in the county’s birth rate. South Somerset District Council is to spend a further £1.3m on top of the £1.6m already allocated to make its leisure centres ‘greener’. Work is about to start on repairs to Langport's historic Hanging Chapel. Local businesses have an opportunity to promote their products and services at a new event to be held in Yeovil next month...and more.

    • Local News Wednesday 22nd June

      With the gates opening today at Glastonbury Festival, motorists planning to travel near to Pilton are being advised to leave plenty of time to complete their journeys. Rising fuel prices are putting charities like the Yeovil-based Freewheelers Emergency Voluntary Service under pressure. A farm safety event has been held in Yeovil to encourage local farmers to take matters of Healthy and Safety more seriously. A new report is soon to be published on building a new relief road on the eastern side of Chard and a former Yeovil Town footballer has had his dream fulfilled of playing for England.

    • Local News Tuesday 21st June

      The head of tourism in Somerset says this week’s rail strikes will have a major impact on local tourism. Plans have been submitted to open a new NHS facility for children with autism and learning disabilities in Yeovil. A company that runs public swimming pools in Somerset says it's having difficulty sourcing supplies of chlorine. Farmfest planned to take place in Bruton in late July, has been cancelled due to poor ticket sales. A new national charity's been set up in the South West to support retired public service animals...andmore.

    • Local News Monday 20th June

      Yeovil Hospital has been given nearly ten million pounds of government funding to help it become more carbon neutral. Plans have been submitted to add two new floor levels to a former restaurant in Yeovil town centre. Communities and local businesses in Somerset could benefit from seven million pounds as part of the government's national Levelling Up agenda. The life of two barn owls on the Blackdown Hills is being streamed via a webcam set up by Somerset Wildlife Trust...and more.

    • Local News Friday 17th June

      Age UK in Somerset is urging elderly people to take extra precautions in today’s expected high temperatures. A former care home in Yeovil could become a shared home for up to twenty people. Children in Ilminster are to get a new play area. A new study suggests thousands of properties in Somerset may have to be abandoned due to rising sea levels and climate change. Yeovil singer-songwriter Dave Woan is hoping for musical success with a new album he’s brought out and the annual Petherton Folk Fest returns tomorrow after a gap of two years due to Covid.

    • Local News Thursday 16th June

      Egg producers in Somerset are calling for more recognition of the financial difficulties facing the sector. An online petition has been launched to protect Langport’s historic Hanging Chapel from further damage. The post of Chief Executive at the new Somerset unitary council will be advertised with a salary of up to £200,000. Taxi drivers in South Somerset have applied for an increase in the fares they charge. Taxis drivers in South Somerset have applied for an increase in the fares they charge...and more.

    • Local News Wednesday 15th June

      A report has been published into last June's major flood event in Chard. Somerset County Council says it was a 1-in-300 year occurrence with 'extremely severe' rainfall. A Chard man has appeared in court charged with drink driving. Waste and recycling crews in Somerset are out collecting on their rounds earlier than normal today. Sherborne’s Recycling Centre is closed to the public today and a restaurant in Bruton has been named as one of the top 100 in the country.

    • Local News Tuesday 14th June

      Pharmacies in Chard could be told to open on Sundays to provide better access for patients. The government’s new food strategy for England has been given a cautious welcome by a local farmer. Figures from the Health and Safety Executive show eight people died on farms in the South West in 2020. The NSPCC is calling for more early prevention to tackle a rise in cases of child cruelty and neglect...and more.

    • Local News Monday 13th June 

      A Yeovil woman has appeared in court charged with possessing explosive substances, used to make gunpowder. The latest attempt to provide additional car parking in Crewkerne town centre has been delayed by planning concerns. Yeovil has been chosen to run a pilot scheme in which health checks are given to Ukrainian refugees. More funding is being given to the family support organization Yeovil-4-Families...and more.

    • Local News Friday 11th June

      Plans to improve the appearance of Yeovil town centre are to be scaled back due to rising costs. Somerset Fire and Rescue Service has issued a warning following a house fire caused by sunlight. Work to restore the fabric of the historic School House, part of Chard School, in Chard, is nearing completion and Crewkerne boxer, Moken Mills has been crowned New England Boxing National Schools Champion 2022.

    • Local News Thursday 9th June

      Concern is growing for a 40-year-old Yeovil man called Matthew who has not been seen for five days. People with dementia and their carers are being asked what they want from support services in Somerset. Town centre regeneration projects in Yeovil, Chard and Wincanton are to be subjected to closer scrutiny. A woman in Ilminster is celebrating 15-years running drumming workshops by converting an American school bus into a mobile venue...and more.

    • Local News Wednesday 8th June

      A man remains in hospital with serious injuries after a crash in Yeovil that happened last month. Land in Yeovil with permission to build 24 flats has been put up for sale. Local accountancy firm, Old Mill, has acquired the Ilminster-based financial outsourcing firm, Brook Financial. People in Ilminster are being invited to submit comments on the town's neighbourhood plan, which has now entered its final stages of adoption...and more.

    • Local News Tuesday 7th June

      A local councillor has come to the aid of a Ukrainian family living near Wincanton by gifting them a car. There’s been a sharp increase in the number of people injured in e-scooter accidents. Police are appealing for witnesses to an accident in which a woman driver was seriously injured. Avon and Somerset Police are encouraging dog owners to protect their pets from theft by joining a DNA database...and more.

    • Local News Monday 6th June

      New bus routes and running times take effect in Yeovil from today. Plans have been submitted to convert the former children's play centre ‘Jungle Jungle’ in Yeovil into a meat warehouse. Schools in Yeovil and South Somerset are looking for school governors for the coming academic year. A new support group has been set up in Somerset specialising in helping expectant fathers...and more.

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