An investigation is underway into reports that dogs have fallen ill after being walked at Ham Hill Country Park. Police have arrested a man in connection with last Friday’s incident at a bank in Yeovil town centre. Somerset County Council has been criticised by a High Court Judge over its adoption processes. Police have been carried out checks on a hunt at Wincanton. Somerset Care is marking its 30-year anniversary this week...and more.
An investigation is underway into reports that dogs have fallen ill after being walked at Ham Hill Country Park, on the outskirts of Yeovil. South Somerset District Council, who manage the country park, is asking dog owners to come forward if they have concerns. The Council says its initial inquiries have produced no evidence to show that dogs walked at Ham Hill are at risk.
Police have arrested a man in connection with last Friday’s incident at a bank in Yeovil town centre. It’s alleged the man told staff at the branch in Middle Street that he was going to carry out a robbery. Police say a 32-year-old man has been detained and is helping with their enquiries.
Somerset County Council has been criticised by a High Court Judge over its adoption processes. Failures concerning information about children's health were found in 10 adoption cases. They were still lawful but the Judge said similar problems could have happened in as many as 300 other cases. The County Council has apologised to the families involved and says it’s reviewing its adoption processes.
Police have been carried out checks on a hunt at Wincanton. They say it was to prevent crime and to give reassurance to the rural community. Officers from both Avon and Somerset and Dorset attended the meeting held yesterday in the Wincanton area.
Somerset Care is marking its 30-year anniversary this week. Somerset county council was one of the first authorities to outsource its care homes and home care 30 years ago. The not-for-profit company now runs 27 care homes and also has more than 1,000 clients receiving care in their own homes.
Yeovil Town are back in action tonight. They’re playing away at Wrexham, kick-off at the Racecourse ground is at 7.45 pm
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A yellow warning is in place for thunderstorms across Somerset today and tomorrow. Plans have been submitted to radically alter a former restaurant building in Yeovil town centre. The conservation group, the People's Trust for Endangered Species, is asking people in Somerset to help carry out a wildlife survey. A former garage on the A30 between Yeovil and Sherborne has been put up for sale with development potential...and more.
Local News Monday 15th August
Somerset has been left off a list of places in the UK where a drought has been declared. The RSPCA in Somerset is asking people to put out fresh water in their gardens for wildlife as temperatures stay high this week. The former Honda garage in Addlewell Lane in Yeovil has been put up for sale. Somerset's Carnival season gets underway in just over four weeks with the first procession at South Petherton on Saturday the 10th of September...and more.
Local News Friday August 12
With Somerset on amber alert for extreme heat today, South West Ambulance is asking people to only dial 999 in an absolute emergency. The main A30 road through Sherborne is still closed following a gas leak that shut the road yesterday. Extra funding is being given to pay for improvements at Yeovil Crematorium. More volunteers are wanted to help young people in care in Somerset and Work is yet to start building a new McDonald’s off the Southfields roundabout on the A303.
Local News Thursday 11th August
Residents in the Hendford Hill area of Yeovil have won their fight to stop a former care home from being converted into a homeless hostel. Another heat warning is in force in Somerset today with the Met Office forecasting extreme heat up to Saturday. A local man caught growing cannabis has been jailed for three years and seven months and National Highways is advising motorists in Somerset to check their tyres more often to avoid the risk of breaking down.
Local News Wednesday 10th August
Controversial plans to convert a former care home in Yeovil into a homeless hostel are due to be decided at a meeting tonight. A new report claims the freight industry in the southwest created over 11 million tonnes of carbon dioxide in 2019. Misterton Church of England First School is to re-open as an education centre for vulnerable children. A local motorist has been given a suspended prison sentence for drink driving and with the hot dry weather set to continue, more calls have been made to permanently ban disposable barbeques.
Local News Tuesday 9th August
New figures have shown that bus passenger numbers in Somerset are thirty percent below what they were before the pandemic. New research has shown that it has become almost impossible to register as a new patient with an NHS dentist in Somerset. A Somerset man has been explaining why he’s decided to return to Ukraine. A fully accessible forest school has been launched near Langport and more.
Local News Monday 8th August
Plans to improve the appearance of Wincanton have been put on hold following a change of mind at South Somerset District Council. A campaign has been launched to have the gates to Yeovil Town’s original ground at Pen Mill preserved. Volunteers are needed to help with the rollout of the Covid19 booster programme in Somerset. The site of a former garage on the A30 Yeovil to Sherborne dual carriageway has been put up for sale with development potential...and more.
Local News Friday 5th August
Plans to improve the look of Wyndham Street in Yeovil are to go ahead following a change of mind by members of South Somerset District Council. An investigation is being held into a fire near Ilminster in which two campervans were destroyed. Rising costs and staffing challenges are affecting small businesses in Somerset, according to the Federation of Small Businesses. Police are asking people in South Somerset to look out for a convicted drug offender...and more.