Thursday 28th March

    The waiting room and public toilets at Yeovil bus station that have fallen victim to Somerset Council spending cuts, will shut for good this weekend. A banking hub will not be provided in Ilminster when the town's last bank closes later this year. A rugby player who punched an opponent during a game in Sherborne has been ordered to pay his victim £4,000 in compensation...and more.

    People using the Yeovil bus station won't have a waiting room or toilets after this weekend. The facilities will close on March 31st after Somerset Council said it could no longer afford to run them. Yeovil Town Council has also decided not to take over running the waiting room and toilets in the bus station. 

    A rugby player who punched an opponent during a game in Sherborne has been ordered to pay his victim £4,000 in compensation. Jack Richards was playing for Wellington RFC against Sherborne RFC when he struck Jamie Davidson from behind following a scrum. Mr Davidson had to be treated in hospital for two fractures to his right eye socket and cheekbone.  Richards had pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to inflicting grievous bodily harm and was appearing at Bournemouth Crown Court for sentencing.

    Ilminster Town Council has been told the town doesn’t qualify for having a new banking hub. The Council hoped that when Ilminster’s last remaining bank, Lloyds, closes in August it would be replaced with a new banking hub. Link, who administer the locations of banking hubs, has written to the Town Council to say that Ilminster doesn’t qualify for a banking hub due to fewer than 7,000 people living within a kilometre of the town centre and fewer than 70 retail businesses within the same radius.

    The former Lord Lieutenant of Somerset says climbing Glastonbury Tor in a wheelchair will be an extraordinary thing to do. Annie Maw is taking on the challenge in May to raise cash for local charity Festival Medical Services. Annie has been a wheelchair user since she fell from her horse in an accident in 2002.

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      Four people have been arrested as part of an investigation into the illegal supply of prescription-only drugs in Yeovil. A Yeovil man has appeared in court in connection with two burglaries in Langport. A well-known farm and restaurant business in South Petherton has been put up for sale. New figures have shown a further decline in the number of House Sparrows in Somerset...and more.

    • Friday 12th April

      Yeovil Town will play National League football next season after beating Truro 2-0 last night to win promotion and the National League South title. Somerset Council says the cost of keeping Yeovil’s Octagon Theatre closed has risen to £140,000 a year. A holiday website has reported a 31 percent upturn in visitor numbers to Somerset...and more.

    • Thursday 11th April

      Yeovil Town get another chance tonight to clinch promotion when they play away against Truro. Citizens Advice in Somerset says people are continuing to struggle with the cost of living. Some of England’s loudest voices will be heard in Yeovil later this month when the town's annual town crier competition takes place...and more,

    • Wednesday 10th April

      A former sub-postmaster from Wincanton says she's having to work a 70-hour week to pay off debts she incurred due to the Post Office IT scandal. Two people have been fined for illegal fishing in Yeovil. Images of wildlife taken by a photographer in Somerton have been chosen to feature on a new set of charity cards...and more.

    • Tuesday 9th April

      Lloyds Bank is being asked to reconsider closing its branch in Ilminster, leaving the town without a bank. A stretch of the A303 will close later this month as part of dualling the road between Sparkford and Podimore. A dragon parade is to be held in Chard later this month to mark St George’s Day...and more.

    • Monday 8 April

      Plans have been approved to upgrade Chard Police Station at a cost of £900,000. Plans to build four new homes in Wincanton have been turned down due to a lack of parking spaces. A Yeovil woman has raised more than eighteen hundred pounds for the mental health charity Mind, ahead of running this year's London Marathon...and more.

    • Friday 5th April

      A potato farmer in South Petherton claims he’s heading for losses of one hundred thousand pounds due to climate change. Somerset Council has launched a new partnership to help refresh the county’s roads. A Yeovil Town fan who fell ill during Easter Monday’s game against Weymouth has returned to the Bob Lucas stadium to thank everyone who helped her...and more

    • Thursday 4th April

      Fifteen million pounds could be spent on improvements to Yeovil's Octagon Theatre to get it reopened. A police officer with the Devon and Cornwall force, who lives in Ilminster, has been found not guilty of raping a woman. A woman who lives in Milborne Port has completed a seventy-seven-mile walk across India, re-creating a journey made by her grandfather in 1944...and more.

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