Monday 8th July

    Former Yeovil MP Marcus Fysh has quit the Conservative party accusing it of being ‘dead’. The NatWest in Yeovil is one of several NatWest branches used to withdraw £10,800 with a stolen bank card. The Mildmay Arms in Queen Camel, near Yeovil, has been put up for sale...and more.

    Former Yeovil MP Marcus Fysh has quit the Conservative party accusing it of being ‘dead’. Mr Fysh, who lost the Yeovil seat to Liberal Democrat Adam Dance in last Thursday’s general election, posted on X that the current make-up of the Tory party meant there was "no chance of it ever being electable again".  He said a new party was needed that was "centre and centre right, with sensible small ‘c’ Conservative appeal to the whole country".

    The NatWest bank in Yeovil is one of several NatWest branches that has been used to withdraw £10,800 with a stolen bank card. Dorset Police are investigating the theft and fraudulent use of the card and have shared CCTV images of a man they want to identify. The bank card was used in Yeovil on Monday, April 22nd. Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police or call 101.

    Farmers in Somerset are watching to see what the new Labour government will do for the farming and agricultural sector. David Cotton is a dairy farmer near Baltonsborough and is chair of the Somerset Dairy Show. He’s hoping the new government will prioritise help for farmers.

    Yeovil Olympiads Athletic Club has welcomed improvement works carried out at Yeovil Recreation Centre that have been partly paid for in a sponsorship deal with British Gas. Yeovil Rec was facing closure until Yeovil Town Council agreed to take over its running earlier in the year. 

    The Mildmay Arms in Queen Camel, near Yeovil, has been put up for sale. The pub has two bars, a restaurant with seating for thirty, three en-suite letting rooms, and a skittle alley, and has been advertised with an asking price of £550,000.

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      The RSPCA in Somerset has reported a big increase in cases of animal cruelty. The mother of a Chard man, missing for more than a week in Sardinia, has launched a desperate plea to find him. A book detailing the life of one of Stalbridge’s most famous sons, the author Douglas Adams, has been gifted to Stalbridge Town Council...and more.

    • Friday 19th July

      Glovers Walk shopping centre in Yeovil is to be demolished. The Rock and Ribs music festival starts at Wincanton racecourse today. A mobile clinic, part of the UK’s largest-ever health research programme, is coming to Chard and Yeovil. A new community magazine has been launched in Sparkford...and more.

    • Thursday 18th July

      Plans have been submitted to build 650 new houses in Wincanton. Farmers in Somerset have criticised Avon and Somerset Police for re-deploying four officers from the rural crime team. Glastonbury and Somerton MP, Sarah Dyke, has written to the new Transport Secretary asking for a meeting about restoring a rail link between Langport and Somerton...and more.

    • Wednesday 17th July

      Work to upgrade the gas network on Preston Road in Yeovil begins later this month. Somerset Council has been given the go-ahead to deliver the final phase of the Yeovil Refresh project. The wet weather is being blamed for a big drop in visitor numbers to Somerset this summer...and more.

    • Tuesday 16th July

      Members of Yeovil Town Council meet tonight to vote on taking over a host of local services that Somerset Council says it can no longer afford to provide. Yeovil’s e-scooter trial is being temporarily halted. A new cafe is soon to open for people who worked at the Morlands sheepskin factory in Glastonbury to share memories...and more.

    • Monday 15th July

      Yeovil Hospital says a new operating theatre, specialising in orthopaedic surgery, is on target to open by the end of the year. Somerset Council’s ruling executive meets today to decide on paying its waste contractor, Suez, an extra 47 million pounds. Six thousand children at thirty primary schools in Somerset have taken part in a musical promotion in support of Team GB at the Paris Olympics...and more.

    • Friday 12th July

      Bus services around the Yeovil area look set to be disrupted later this month when members of the RMT take strike action. Members of Somerset’s ethnic minority communities will be celebrating their cultural histories at an event in Yeovil this weekend. Local charities have benefited from the generosity of the Inner Wheel Club of Chard...and more.

    • Thursday 11th July

      Police are warning people in Somerset not to approach a man wanted on recall to prison. The Ilminster bypass will close overnight for four days later this month. A Somerset cider producer says hundreds of its apple trees are at risk due to an increase in numbers of ermine moths...and more.

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