YEOVIL NEWS: Summer solstice inspires runner to battle the distance in Maria-thon

YEOVIL NEWS: Summer solstice inspires to runner to battle the distance in Maria-thon

Posted: 22nd May 2019
A RUNNER has set himself the challenge to run the distance of 47 miles in one evening in order to arrive at Stonehenge in time to see the sunrise for the summer solstice all in memory of Yeovil District Hospital staff nurse Maria George! Kevin Aston, 36, will be setting off from the Holy Ghost Church at Higher Kingston, on the junction with The Avenue, just a stone's…

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TOWN CENTRE: New independent coffee shop to open at the Quedam Centre

TOWN CENTRE: New independent coffee shop to open at the Quedam Centre

Posted: 21st May 2019
THE Quedam Centre in Yeovil has announced that a new independent food and beverage operator will be opening in June of this year. Hot Shots have already commenced the fit out of the former Starbucks unit next to H&M. Founded and managed by Jason and Nicky Sansom, Hot Shots will be the fourth local independent business to join the Quedam this year. Jason said: “We’re…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Preston Road roundabout lights set to be switched-on

YEOVIL NEWS: Preston Road roundabout lights set to be switched-on

Posted: 21st May 2019
THE Yeovil Western Corridor improvement scheme is nearing completion with the switch-on of the next two junctions this week. The Western Corridor scheme is a multi-million pound package of improvements by Somerset County Council to increase the capacity of several junctions, reduce congestion and upgrade links for pedestrians and cyclists. It aims to accommodate…

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EDITORIAL COMMENT: Nothing is normal in politics these days – not even at Yeovil Town Council

EDITORIAL COMMENT: Nothing is normal in politics these days – not even at Yeovil Town Council

Posted: 15th May 2019
NOTHING surprises me these days when it comes to politics – just look at the shambles the MPs have made of Brexit at Westminster. But I have to admit my disappointment at witnessing what happened at the annual Mayor-Making ceremony of Yeovil Town Council on Tuesday (May 14, 2019) evening, writes Steve Sowden (editor of the Yeovil Press community newspaper). I have been…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Amazing Valerie who has helped to raise £950k for charity wins Mayor’s Award

YEOVIL NEWS: Amazing Valerie who has helped to raise £950k for charity wins Mayor’s Award

Posted: 15th May 2019
A WOMAN who has helped to raise a whopping £950,000 for charity has been awarded the annual Silver Salver by the Mayor of Yeovil. Valerie Murley joined the Yeovil branch of what was then known as the Leukaemia Research Fund in early 1972 and although she might be short in stature, she has become the group’s powerhouse over the years. The branch changed its name to the…

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SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Fantastic result for Liberal Democrats - the late Paddy Ashdown would be thrilled

SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Fantastic result for Liberal Democrats - the late Paddy Ashdown would be thrilled

Posted: 3rd May 2019
LIBERAL Democrats in Yeovil and across South Somerset have been celebrating after seizing a memorable victory in the 2019 district council elections. The LibDems have won 41 of the 60 seats up for grabs at South Somerset District Council with the Conservatives trailing in second place with just 15 successes. There are also four independent councillors – but there will be…

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SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Full local election results for South Somerset District Council 2019

SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Full local election results for South Somerset District Council 2019

Posted: 3rd May 2019
FULL results can be found here for South Somerset District Council from the election which was held on Thursday, May 2, 2019. The results in a nutshell saw the Liberal Democrats win 41 of the 60 seats available, while the Conservatives won 15 and there were four independent successes. South Somerset District Council election results 2019 are as follows – those candidates…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Vini is following his theatrical dream

YEOVIL NEWS: Vini is following his theatrical dream

Posted: 2nd May 2019
A TALENTED member of the Yeovil-based Castaway Theatre Group will be continuing his dream of a career on the stage after accepting a place at a top performing arts school in London. Vini Lloyd, 16, will be playing the lead role of Toad in the Castaways’ forthcoming production of Wind in the Willows at the Octagon Theatre in Yeovil which will run from May 30 to June 1. It…

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YEOVIL NEWS: May edition of Yeovil Press community newspaper is out now!

YEOVIL NEWS: May edition of Yeovil Press community newspaper is out now!

Posted: 1st May 2019
THE May edition of the Yeovil Press community newspaper is out now for people to pick-up for free from outlets in and around the town. The 72-page publication is packed with news, photos, leisure and sport from Yeovil and the surrounding area. The monthly paper is available for FREE at the main Tesco store in Yeovil and Morrisons in Yeovil, plus the Tesco Express store…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Kaydi, four, dials 999 when she couldn’t wake up her mum

YEOVIL NEWS: Kaydi, four, dials 999 when she couldn’t wake up her mum

Posted: 23rd April 2019
A BRAVE four-year-old girl from Yeovil has been presented with an award after she dialled 999 when her mum would not wake up. The instinctive actions of young Kaydi Parris caught the eye of Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner, Sue Mounstevens, who has presented her with a PCC Award. Kaydi joined 12 other worthy winners and guests at the awards ceremony held…

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