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.

    Police are appealing for witnesses to an incident in which a woman was punched by a man in a Yeovil supermarket car park. It happened at Asda on Preston Road at around 5 pm on Thursday, April l4th. The woman suffered bruising and was treated for concussion at Yeovil Hospital. The man is described as white, aged in his 20’s, slim, and around 5ft 10in tall with short, dark blond hair. Police are asking anyone who witnessed the incident to please call the non-emergency number 101.

    Up to eighty new jobs could be created in Chard with the opening of a new care home. It follows the granting of planning permission to the Maria Mallaband Care Group to build a new care home for seventy residents on East Street. The scheme was approved by planning officers at Somerset Council through delegated powers with construction expected to begin by the end of the year.

    A new junction could be built off the M5 to provide a link to the gigafactory being built on the Gravity campus at Puriton near Bridgwater. Somerset Council says the new motorway junction will be funded from the £150 million provided by the government to build new infrastructure around the Gravity site.

    A man's been charged with a fatal collision in Street in March last year in which a woman died. Reece McKinven is accused of causing death by careless driving and possession of cannabis. He's due to appear at Taunton Crown Court next month.

    A para-swimmer from Somerset is seeking to inspire more young people with disabilities to take up swimming. Sophie York, who’s 14, has just returned from the Dwarf Sports Association UK National Games. She's hoping the Paralympics at which she’s competing will encourage more disabled people to take up swimming as a sport.

    Chard-based youth theatre group, Cloks, will stage the musical ‘Crazy for You’ for their next show. The group which provides young people with the chance to sing, act, dance and become involved in all aspects of theatre will perform the Broadway classic over three nights at Chard Guildhall beginning Thursday, July 4th.

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    • 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.

    • 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.

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