Local News Friday 19th November

    Police have arrested a man in Yeovil on suspicion of driving while under the influence of drugs. Work’s started on up-grading Fore Street in Chard town centre. The charity Guide Dogs is looking to recruit new volunteers across Somerset. A public consultation on reintroducing beaver colonies is about to end. A boy in Chard has made it to the regional finals of a stamp design competition and Christmas Lights are to be turned on across the S Somerset area tonight.

    Police have arrested a man in Yeovil on suspicion of driving while under the influence of drugs. He was stopped by police while driving in Yeovil town centre and following a search, quantities of class-B drugs were found in his vehicle.

    Work’s started on up-grading Fore Street in Chard town centre. The improvements, which include widening the footpath and laying new paving slabs, are aimed at making the street more accessible and safer for pedestrians.

    The charity Guide Dogs is looking to recruit new volunteers across Somerset. They’re appealing for retired people and those with time to spare to help with raising puppies until they are grown enough to be trained as full-time guide dogs

    A public consultation on reintroducing beaver colonies is about to end. The consultation was launched following a pilot scheme in which the first baby beaver in 400 years was born in Somerset.

    A boy in Chard has made it to the regional finals of a stamp design competition. Organised by Royal Mail, the competition is being held to find a stamp design to honour key workers from the Covid pandemic. 9-year old Louis Sullivan’s entry is of a postman wearing a facemask and delivering the mail in Chard.

    Yeovil’s Christmas lights are being switched on tonight. The Mayor, Evie Potts-Jones will press the button at 6 pm as part of the event with live music on the green outside St John’s Church starting at 5 pm. It’s also a switch-on night for the Christmas lights in Crewkerne and Ilminster. In Crewkerne, the lights will be switched on in Market Place at 7 pm. In Ilminster, they will be switched on from outside the Market House at 7 pm.

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