Local News Tuesday 21st November

    Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was assaulted in Yeovil. The Leader of Somerset County Council says it is inevitable that council tax will have to go up next year. Somerset's carnivals raised a record amount of money with this year's Guy Fawkes circuit. A house near Ilchester, once lived in by Henry the Eighths’ right-hand man, Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, has been put up for sale...and more.

    Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was assaulted in Yeovil. It happened on Thursday, October 27th at around 4:45 pm. The woman was attacked by two men, while walking on a footpath near Newton Road. If you can help the police, please call the non-emergency number 101.

    The Leader of Somerset County Council says it is inevitable that council tax will have to go up next year. Councillor Bill Revens was commenting on the government’s autumn statement in which local authorities were told they no longer have to hold a referendum to increase the council tax by five percent. Councillor Revans says every effort will be made to keep any increase as low as possible.

    Somerset's carnivals raised a record amount of money with this year's Guy Fawkes circuit. The season finished in Glastonbury at the weekend. While money is still being counted, one town received nearly £10,000 more in donations than in 2019. 

    A house near Ilchester, once lived in by Henry the Eighths’ right-hand man, Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, has been put up for sale. The Old Rectory at Limington has six bedrooms, four reception rooms and three bathrooms, is advertised with a guide price of £1.65 million.

    Former Yeovil Town player Marcus Stewart, who was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease earlier this year, has praised former rugby league player, Kevin Sinfield for running 40 miles every day for 7 days to raise money for Motor Neurone Disease. Marcus says events like the one organised by Kevin Sinfield help greatly in raising awareness of M-N-D.

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      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.

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