Egg producers in Somerset say people panic buying eggs is putting extreme pressure on the sector. A judge has ruled that planning permission for new carnival sheds on the Dillington Estate near Ilminster must be re-considered. Over one thousand drivers have been caught speeding through the village of Podimore near Ilchester so far this year. A new partnership has been formed between the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and the Octagon Theatre in Yeovil...and more.
Egg producers in Somerset say people panic buying eggs is putting extreme pressure on the sector. Lidl is the latest supermarket chain to restrict the number of eggs people can buy. Asda has already announced that customers will be limited to two boxes of eggs each. The shortage of eggs is being blamed for the outbreak of avian flu.
A judge has ruled that planning permission for new carnival sheds on the Dillington Estate near Ilminster must be re-considered. The proposed South Somerset Carnival Park was given the go-ahead earlier this year but a judicial review found that South Somerset District Council wrongly allowed two councillors, who were connected to the application, to vote in the planning debate.
Over one thousand drivers have been caught speeding through the village of Podimore near Ilchester so far this year. The figures have been issued by the Community Speed Watch team in Podimore, who say they’ve clocked some drivers travelling at twice the speed limit.
A new partnership has been formed between the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and the Octagon Theatre in Yeovil. After the theatre's multi-million-pound refurbishment has been completed in 2025, the Octagon will be the orchestra’s main base in Somerset.
Yeovil Town’s game at Notts County tomorrow will set a new attendance record for a National League fixture. All tickets have been sold for the visit of Yeovil with the crowd expected to top 16,000. The current record for the biggest crowd at a National League game of 12,853 was set at Meadow Lane by Notts County last season.
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Local News Wednesday 30th November
An investigation has been launched into an alleged incident during a hunt in South Somerset. A 'warm room' is being set up in Yeovil for people unable to afford to heat their own homes. Children at a school near Ilminster have each been given a fleece to wear to help keep them warm while playing outside. People in Ilminster are being asked to help shape the town’s future...and more.
Local News Tuesday 29th November
Work has started setting-up temporary classrooms within the grounds of Milford Junior School in Yeovil. People who live in Park Homes in Somerset have been in London protesting about a 40-year-old law. An area of grassland in Ilminster has been planted with wildflowers as part of a project to make Ilminster greener. A guide dog has been introduced to the group of dancers in Somerton who helped to pay for it to be trained...and more.
Local News Monday 28th November
Avon and Somerset's Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Shelford is urging people to be extra careful shopping for Black Friday deals. A Wincanton woman has appeared in court charged with assault. Police are appealing for witnesses to a collision in Yeovil involving a Ford Focus and a van in which the van driver suffered a broken foot. There's a chance to have your say on the response to flooding in Somerset in the future. A Somerset woman has been paid £1,000 in compensation for a delay that meant she was unable to use the bathroom in her home...and more.
Local News Friday 25th November
Private landlords in Somerset are being asked to provide accommodation for Ukrainian families. The Boundary Commission is asking for people’s views on proposed changes to Somerset’s Parliamentary constituencies. Yeovil Town footballer, Charlie Wakefield has made a YouTube documentary looking at issues of mental health in football. Members of Yeovil, Sherborne and District Soroptimists will be out and about today campaigning in support of a safer world for women and girls. Plans have been passed to build a new visitor centre and café at Ham Hill Country Park...and more.
Local News Thursday 24th November
A survey has shown that it’s become almost impossible to book an NHS dental appointment in Chard, Ilminster, Crewkerne and Martock. It’s been confirmed that people in Somerset on the lowest incomes will not have to pay any council tax from next April. We're being asked to take extra care when using electric heaters. Children are being invited to enter a competition to design a Christmas card for Avon and Somerset Police...and more.