Thursday 6th June

    Events are being held in towns and villages today across South Somerset to mark the 80th anniversary of D-Day. Yeovil Hospital has paid £3,000 in compensation after failing to get consent to take a patient's DNA. Repairs to the A30 on the Devon-Somerset border are finally underway after nearly three years of waiting...and more.

    Events are being held today in towns and villages across South Somerset to mark the 80th anniversary of D-Day. Events are being held in towns and villages across South Somerset today to mark the 80th anniversary of D-Day. A service of remembrance is being held at the War Memorial in the centre of Yeovil. In Chard, a Flag of Peace is being raised over the Guildhall and in Somerton, children at King Ina Academy are reading out a Tribute Poem. Meanwhile, the charity Navy Wings, based at RNAS Yeovilton, is flying heritage aircraft over Somerset today. The Fleet Air Arm played a pivotal role in supporting Allied troops as they prepared to land on the beaches of Normandy on June 6th 1944.
    In Chard, a Flag of Peace is being raised over the Guildhall and in Somerton, children at King Ina Academy are reading out a Tribute Poem. Meanwhile, the charity Navy Wings, based at RNAS Yeovilton, is flying heritage aircraft over Somerset today. The Fleet Air Arm played a pivotal role in supporting Allied troops as they prepared to land on the beaches of Normandy on June 6th 1944. 

    Yeovil Hospital has paid £3,000 in compensation after failing to follow its own protocols to get consent to take a patient's DNA. Stuart Brown complained that his genetic data was taken without him giving informed consent while he was in a coma. 

    Repairs to the A30 on the Devon-Somerset border are finally underway after nearly three years of waiting. Since July 2021 motorists travelling on the A30 have had to contend with temporary traffic lights at Crawley Farm, near Yarcombe. The lights were installed following a major landslip, with motorists facing delays ever since. The repairs are due to be completed and the lights removed by the end of November.

    A pop-up Green Shop will open in Ilminster on Saturday for one day only. The Great Big Green Swap Shop will sell clothes, books, toys, and bric-a-brac, as part of the Ilminster Midsummer Experience Festival from the Sweet Surprise on Silver Street.

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    • Yeovil

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      High: 23°C | Low: 15°C

    • Chard

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      High: 24°C | Low: 14°C

    • Crewkerne

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      High: 21°C | Low: 14°C

    • Somerton

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      High: 22°C | Low: 15°C

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