Monday 12th February

    NHS Somerset has launched its biggest-ever campaign to test the blood pressure of thousands of people in Somerset. Bus campaigners are calling for a re-think of plans to cut the 54-bus between Yeovil and Wincanton. Plans have been submitted to convert a former mill at South Petherton into a dwelling...and more.

    NHS Somerset has launched its biggest-ever campaign to test the blood pressure of thousands of people in Somerset. The ‘Take the Pressure Off’ campaign will see testing events held in workplaces, shops and sporting venues. NHS Somerset says around one in three people in Somerset have high blood pressure but are unaware of it

    Bus campaigners, who staged a protest against service cuts in Yeovil at the weekend, are calling for a re-think of plans to scrap the number 54-bus route that runs between Yeovil and Wincanton. First Bus says to keep the 54 running, and three other ‘at risk’ services across Somerset, they need more subsidies and are in talks about this with Somerset Council. 

    A group of ex-offenders have been taking part in an equine therapy programme in Somerset. The crime prevention charity Key4Life has been working with men who are now out of prison, and claims the therapy sessions have cut re-offending. 

    A road in Chard will partially shut to traffic later this week. East Street, on the side of the road leading out of the town, will close on Wednesday to fix an electricity supply fault. During the two-day closure, traffic lights will be in operation with motorists diverted onto the Crowshute Link. 

    Plans have been submitted to convert a former mill in South Petherton into a dwelling. If approved, Joylers Mill, a Grade-2 listed building at the end of Mill Lane, will be turned into a single residential dwelling, set over four floors.

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    • Wednesday 21st February

      Unions claim up to one thousand jobs could be cut at Somerset Council. People in Chard are being asked for suggestions about where in the town a cinema could be opened. The Gateway in Yeovil is the venue for a concert tonight, marking the second anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine...and more

    • Tuesday 19th February

      Somerset Council meets today to agree on spending cuts of £100 million to prevent the Council from going bankrupt. A Martock man has been charged in connection with an incident at a pro-Palestine demonstration in central London. Ilminster Town Council is holding an auction of furniture at its former offices in North Street...and more

    • Monday 19th February

      There's an increased risk of flooding on local roads today following a weekend of heavy rain. Police have issued an urgent appeal to find a missing teenager, thought to be in South Somerset. A new public clock was officially unveiled in Ilminster town centre at the weekend...and more

    • Friday 16th February

      Police are appealing for witnesses to a crash on the A358 that led to the road shutting for 24 hours. A diabetes remission programme, piloted by NHS Somerset, is being rolled out across England. A Yeovil woman has won a top award for her cake-making...and more.

    • Thursday 15th February

      Avon and Somerset Police are stepping up their efforts to cut knife crime. A driver who videoed himself admitting he was drunk at the wheel before killing a woman in a crash near Wincanton has had his prison sentence increased. Fundraising to support the family of a Somerset jockey who died earlier this month has topped 54 thousand pounds...and more

    • Wednesday 14th February

      Parents say that they are worried about planned cuts to the budget for providing transport to children with special needs. East Street in Chard is closed today for repairs to an electric cable. A car has crashed into a gatepost at Cricket St Thomas that featured in the BBC comedy ‘To the Manor Born’...and more.

    • Tuesday 13th February

      Chard Town Council has voted to put up its share of the Council Tax by 45.2%. A new campaign has been launched to help tackle mental health issues in farming. Three school choirs in Yeovil have joined together to perform at the Royal Albert Hall in London...and more

    • Friday 9th February

      Town and parish councils have stepped in with financial support to stop the shutdown of CCTV in Somerset. A Langport woman says she may have to give up her job if a plan to cut the 54 bus service between Yeovil and Taunton goes ahead. West Chinnock Primary School remains closed again today following a flood....and more.

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