Wednesday 27th March

    Twenty-mile-an-hour speed zones are being introduced in fifteen areas across Somerset, including on roads in Chard and Ilchester. Plans to build fifty new houses at Broadway near Ilminster have been scrapped. Two people have appeared at Yeovil Magistrates Court charged with multiple drug offences...and more.

    Twenty-mile-an-hour speed zones are being introduced in fifteen areas across Somerset, including in Chard and Ilchester. In Chard, the twenty limit will apply in Henson Park, Fairway Rise, Middle Touches, Lower Touches and Touches Meadow. In Ilchester, it will apply in Lyster Close, Limington Road, Almshouse Lane and West Street.

    Plans to build 50 new homes at Broadway near Ilminster have been scrapped. Developers, Harrison Brown had planned to build the houses between Pound Road and Paulls Lane. Somerset Council says the developer has withdrawn the plans, following strong local objections 

    Two people have appeared at Yeovil Magistrates Court charged with drug offences. Edriss Ahmadi of Shackleton Road and Antonio Castanheira of no fixed address were each charged with three counts of possession with intent to supply cocaine, crack cocaine and heroin, and one count of possessing criminal property. Ahmadi was remanded into custody while Castanheira was released on court bail. Both are due to make a second appearance at Yeovil Magistrates’ Court on Monday, April 15th.

    Somerset Council has been awarded £316,000 from the government’s Swimming Pool Support Fund. It's the second instalment of ring-fenced money from Sport England and will be used to install new energy efficiency measures in four Somerset leisure centres, including Chard Leisure Centre and Goldenstones in Yeovil. 

    Ilminster Town Council says two trees in the town are to be cut down due to fungal disease. An Ash tree in Britten’s Field and a Willow tree on Canal Way will be felled after they were found to be infected with Ash Dieback.

    The main road linking Chard with Forton will be closed for four days next month. Forton Road will be closed from Monday, April 8 to Friday, April 12 for Wessex Water to install new water meters. 



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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.

    Today's Weather

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      High: 13°C | Low: 6°C

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    • Somerton

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