Tuesday 11th June

    Around one in ten cats in Somerset still aren't microchipped despite a new law making it compulsory. A survey has ranked Somerset among the UK's top destinations to visit by camper van. Members of Yeovil Freewheelers have completed a one thousand-mile fundraising trip from Land’s End to John O’Groats... and more.

    Around one in ten cats in Somerset still aren't microchipped making it difficult to reunite them with their owners if they go missing. A new law, that has taken effect this week, means owners could be fined five hundred pounds if their cat is found without a microchip. 

    A survey has ranked Somerset among the UK's top destinations to visit by camper van. Somerset was measured on the number of motorhome parks it provides, attractions to visit, and several online searches for campervan hire in Somerset. The County was ranked sixth with a score of 6.67 out of 10, thanks to its beaches, walking trails, and available activities.

    A Somerset woman has set up a charity to help young girls leaving the care system. Louise Allen grew up in care and has started the charity ‘Spark Sisterhood’ inviting young girls leaving or who have left the care system, to call her if they need help and support.

    A Yeovil man who raised more than £3,500 after his mum died of a brain tumour has sponsored a day of research in her memory. Simon Ross lost his mother, Denise Ross, in 2018 at the age of 60. Simon, with other family members, spent a day at the Centre of Excellence at the University of Plymouth seeing how their fundraising is supporting scientists researching low-grade brain tumours.

    An art gallery in Somerton is putting on a display of an embroidered dress that for the past 14 years has been touring the world. The dress has been created by people in fifty-one countries, expressing their identity and culture through embroidery. 

    Members of Yeovil Freewheelers, who supply medical items to local hospitals, have completed a fundraising trip from Land’s End to John O’Groats. The bikers took just 24 hours to finish the 1,000-mile journey.

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      People are being told not to approach a man with links to Yeovil who’s wanted on recall to prison. Plans have been submitted to build a new 60-bed hotel next to the new dualled section of the A303 between the Sparkford and Podimore roundabouts. Midnight tonight is the deadline to register for a vote in the General Election...and more.

    • Monday 17th June

      A man has been jailed for five years and eight months after pleading guilty to a series of burglaries across Somerset and Devon, including in Chard. Glenville Road Post Office in Yeovil could be converted into a house. If you’re not registered to vote in the General Election, you only have until midnight tomorrow in which to do so...and more.

    • Friday 14th June

      The A303 through South Somerset has topped a list for being the most congested ‘A’ road in the County. The organisers of the Glastonbury Festival are urging people to "leave no trace" when they descend on Worthy Farm in two weeks. South Petherton will be awash with musicians and street dancers this weekend with the staging of the annual Petherton Folk Fest...and more.

    • Thursday 13th June

      Health experts are warning of a rise in the number of ticks in Somerset. Police are investigating graffiti containing racist and homophobic language found on a youth shelter in Ilminster. A Chard teenager reported missing from home on Wednesday morning, has been found safe and well...and more.

    • Wednesday 12th June

      A Yeovil man who committed non-recent sex offences against a teenage girl has been jailed for seven years. Tourism in the South West is at its lowest point for ten years. The Devon Truck Show has been announced as the new main sponsor of Chard Carnival...and more.

    • Monday 10th June

      Nominations have closed for candidates standing in the general election in the Yeovil parliamentary constituency. A new rural bus hub is being developed in Somerton at a cost of half a million pounds. Organisers of the Shindig Festival are trying to find the owner of a car that's been left behind, two weeks after the event at Dillington House ended...and more.

    • Friday 7th June

      Police are appealing for witnesses to an incident in which a woman was punched by a man in a Yeovil supermarket car park. Up to eighty new jobs could be created in Chard with the opening of a new care home. A new junction could be built off the M5 to provide a link to the gigafactory being built at Puriton near Bridgwater...and more.

    • 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.

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