Local News Thursday 4th August

    A Yeovil woman has been given a nine-month suspended jail sentence after pleading guilty to possessing materials for making an explosive. Police are appealing for help in finding a wanted Yeovil man. A Somerset cancer charity is behind a new film that stresses the importance of checking for early symptoms of the disease. Eight lock-up garages in Yeovil have been sold at auction for £58,500 and Pupils at Holyrood Academy in Chard have signed their names onto a steel frame being used in the construction of a new extension to the school.

    A Yeovil woman has been given a nine-month suspended jail sentence after pleading guilty to possessing materials for making an explosive, namely gunpowder, and possessing a firearm without a certificate. Taunton Crown Court was told that Erin Forley of Eastland Road was suffering from complex PTSD and had bought the items with the intention of taking her own life. The Judge, Mr. Justice Garnham, said it was clear that Forley’s mental health issues had played a significant part in her offending. Forley was also given a 30 days rehabilitation order with probation.

    Police are appealing for help in finding a wanted Yeovil man. David Guthrie, aged 39, is described as 6ft 2ins tall with distinctive tattoos on his neck and head, and is wanted for failing to comply with a court order. Police say if you can help, to please call the non-emergency number 101.

    A Somerset cancer charity is behind a new film that stresses the importance of checking for early symptoms of the disease. The film features the story behind the Bowel Movement charity and gives advice on what are the early signs. 

    Eight lock-up garages in Yeovil have been sold at auction for £58,500. Six of the garages are let and two remain vacant, with an additional parking space within the site on Alexandra Road.

    Pupils at Holyrood Academy in Chard have signed their names onto a steel frame being used in the construction of a new extension to the school. The new building includes six classrooms, a dining area and kitchen, office spaces, and meeting rooms, as well as a single point of entry into the school. Holyrood’s capacity will benefit from an additional 225 places, helping to meet the demand for places from Chard’s growing population.

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