Tuesday 2nd April

    A decision is expected today on whether Yeovil Town’s game at Weymouth yesterday is to be replayed. Crewkerne Community Kitchen wants to buy the former Natwest Bank building in the town and turn it into a new community space. The Crossways Inn in West Huntspill has been named Somerset's best pub for the sixth time...and more

    A decision is expected today on whether Yeovil Town’s game at Weymouth yesterday, which was abandoned due to a medical emergency, is to be replayed. The match, with Weymouth leading 1-0, was stopped on 75 minutes when a Yeovil supporter fell seriously ill. Both teams left the pitch while medical treatment was provided before an air ambulance landed on the pitch. The name of the Yeovil supporter is not known nor is his condition in hospital.

    Crewkerne Community Kitchen wants to buy the former Natwest Bank building in the town and turn it into a new community space. The charity has launched a crowdfunding campaign to help pay the initial costs of taking ownership of the three-storey building on Market Street.

    Somerset's Minor Injury Units, including the one in Chard, have been re-named Urgent Treatment Centres. NHS Somerset says it’s to bring them in line with other units across the country. 

    A nursery owner in Somerton says expanding free childcare to working parents of two-year-olds will significantly impact nurseries that are already struggling to stay open. The change means the parents of younger children will be offered 15 hours a week of subsidised child care at a nursery. But Katryn Bennett, who owns Acorn Nursery, says it's already hard to break even on the money they get for subsidised places for 3-and-4-year-olds, and has launched a petition against the change. 

    The Crossways Inn in West Huntspill has been named Somerset's best pub for the sixth time. The award was decided by judges from the Campaign for Real Ale who say the pub has a great range of ales and provides good customer service.

    Staff at Leonardo Helicopters in Yeovil have been taking part in a volunteering day. Fifty-five Leonardo employees signed up to ‘Be a Saint Day’ carrying out gardening work at The Hub, a charity offering day services for adults with learning disabilities on the Pen Mill Industrial Estate in Yeovil, installing a new scoreboard at Yeovil Cricket Club’s ground, and painting the school hall at Maiden Beech Primary School in Crewkerne.

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    • 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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    • Crewkerne

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    • Somerton

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