YEOVIL NEWS: Dangerous knife thrown in bushes found in alleyway tidy-up

YEOVIL NEWS: Dangerous knife thrown in bushes found in alleyway tidy-up

Posted: 26th July 2020
A NEIGHBOUHOOD community group in Yeovil discovered a large knife which had been thrown into bushes down a well-used alleyway. Members of the Friends of Sidney Gardens group were left shocked when they found the potentially lethal knife which had been discarded in in the alley which connects The Park with the car park at Huish. The horrifying discovery was found on…

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VE DAY 75: We will remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice

VE DAY 75: We will remember them

Posted: 8th May 2020
  THE War Memorial in the Borough of Yeovil has dozens of names of people from Yeovil who were killed during the Second World War. While today (Friday, May 8, 2020) we commemorate the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day we spare a thought for those from Yeovil who paid the ultimate sacrifice during the Second World War including those who were killed after VE Day…

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SOMERSET NEWS Recycling centres reopening for essential trips only and garden waste collections resume

SOMERSET NEWS Recycling centres reopening for essential trips only and garden waste collections resume

Posted: 7th May 2020
ELEVEN of Somerset’s 16 recycling centres – including those at Yeovil, Chard, Bridgwater and Taunton - will reopen on Monday (May 11, 2020) but for essential visits only in line with updated Government guidance. Garden waste collections are also set to resume on Monday, both services having been suspended by Somerset Waste Partnership in response to the coronavirus…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Football legend Don Woan lived and breathed the game

YEOVIL NEWS: Football legend Don Woan lived and breathed the game

Posted: 2nd May 2020
LOCAL footballing legend Don Woan – known by many for his association with local football in and around the Yeovil area – died on April 24 at the age of 92. Don had suffered from dementia for several years and died peacefully at West Abbey Care Home in Yeovil where he had been resident since May 2019. He was well-known in the Yeovil football scene and made many friends…

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CORONAVIRUS: Zoom council meeting disrupted by “truly disgusting” behaviour

CORONAVIRUS: Zoom council meeting disrupted by “truly disgusting” behaviour

Posted: 9th April 2020
SOUTH Somerset District Council is expected to look again at how it holds virtual meetings during the ongoing coronavirus outbreak after members of the public sabotaged an online meeting with swearing and other inappropriate behaviour. Due to coronavirus it means that committee meetings have been cancelled, but the council work still needs to go on. So the council…

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CORONAVIRUS: Council’s well-being hub is up and running to support communities

CORONAVIRUS: Council’s well-being hub is up and running to support communities

Posted: 6th April 2020
A NEW pop-up well-being hub has been launched by South Somerset District Council to ensure that local communities receive all the help they need during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. This support includes offering extra support in areas where residents in the district need it most.  A big addition to this extra support is the brand new pop up SSDC well-being hub which…

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CANCELLED: Coronavirus outbreak forces cancellation of Yeovil Beer Festival

CANCELLED: Coronavirus outbreak forces cancellation of Yeovil Beer Festival

Posted: 11th March 2020
ORGANISERS of the annual Yeovil Beer Festival have announced that they have taken the difficult decision to cancel this year’s event because of the ongoing fears about the Coronavirus outbreak. It was announced on Wednesday (March 11) that the festival – planned to take place at the Westlands Yeovil venue on April 24-24 – had been cancelled. “We have weighed up every…

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YEOVIL NEWS: WIN tickets to see Havana Nights at Westlands Yeovil venue

YEOVIL NEWS: WIN tickets to see Havana Nights at Westlands Yeovil venue

Posted: 7th March 2020
AN all new show Havana Nights brings an exciting mix of Latin dances with individual performances from Graziano and Giada as well as entertaining group numbers with their supporting dancers.  The show will be fast paced and promises to be fresh and innovative with amazing routines to dazzle and wow you.  Graziano Di Prima has established himself on the hit BBC show…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Get your FREE copy of Yeovil Press NOW!

YEOVIL NEWS: Get your FREE copy of Yeovil Press NOW!

Posted: 7th March 2020
A BUMPER 80-page March edition of the Yeovil Press community newspaper is available NOW for people to pick-up for FREE from various outlets in and around the town. Copies are available from various outlets including main Tesco store in Yeovil, the Morrisons store, Octagon Theatre, Yeovil Library, Westlands Entertainment Venue, the Co-Op Garage in Sherborne Road, the…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Gin night fizzes for local charities

YEOVIL NEWS: Gin night fizzes for local charities

Posted: 15th February 2020
A GIN and More Night held at the Quicksilver Mail in Yeovil helped to raise a fantastic £1,100 for Yeovil District Hospital’s Breast Cancer Unit Appeal and the School in a Bag initiative. The charity night was hosted by DNA Events – more commonly known to people as former Yeovil Mayor, Darren Shutler, and his wife Anna. They were supported by a number of volunteers on…

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