SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Man given life sentence for armed robberies

SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Man given life sentence for armed robberies

Posted: 16th October 2018
A MAN has been given a life sentence for armed robberies at a post office in Martock and a convenience store in Dorset. Dion Kevin Levy, aged 40 and of no fixed abode, appeared at Taunton Crown Court on Monday (October 8, 2018) after admitting a charge of robbery and possessing a bladed article in a public place, relating to an incident at the Spar Store in Yetminster on…

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YEOVIL NEWS: It’s gold for Yeovil – bloomin’ marvellous!

YEOVIL NEWS: It’s gold for Yeovil – bloomin’ marvellous!

Posted: 5th October 2018
THE Yeovil in Bloom group has scooped a Gold award once again in the annual South West in Bloom competition. The group was also awarded the special Abiss Memorial Trophy for the best horticultural municipal display in the South West for St John’s Churchyard. The Yeovil entry was rewarded in recognition of its excellent floral displays and community involvement…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Drug-dealing violence on town centre streets

YEOVIL NEWS: Drug-dealing violence on town centre streets

Posted: 28th September 2018
TWO men have been left in a critical condition in hospital following a night of violence in Yeovil town centre. At 12.20am on Friday (September 28, 2018) morning police were alerted by the ambulance service to an incident at a property on South Street, Yeovil, in which a number of people had been assaulted. On arrival, officers found a number of people with injuries…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Revving up for St Margaret’s Hospice

YEOVIL NEWS: Revving up for St Margaret’s Hospice

Posted: 17th September 2018
FUNDRAISERS for the St Margaret’s Somerset Hospice were delighted that a fundraising motorbike run was a roaring success. Around 100 bikers converged on the Recreation Ground at Chilthorne Domer on Sunday, September 2, 2018, to take part in the Sunflower Ride which took them on a 125-mile journey around Somerset, Devon and Dorset – including a “pit-stop” break at Total…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Gin night kicks-off Mayor’s charity events

YEOVIL NEWS: Gin night kicks-off Mayor’s charity events

Posted: 17th September 2018
THE Mayor of Yeovil, Cllr David Recardo, held a successful charity Gin Night at Majestic Wines in Yeovil earlier this summer in aid of his nominated charities. People who attended were able to savour a range of gins and help support the Mayor’s charities – the Yeovil Freewheelers and the Yeovil Hospital Charity. “Thank you to everyone who attended and enjoyed…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Beer, cider and bicycles

YEOVIL NEWS: Beer, cider and bicycles

Posted: 16th September 2018
THE Quicksilver Mail pub in Yeovil played host to a beer and cider festival earlier this summer in aid of the School in a Bag charity. The event was organised by the AgustaWestland Apprentice and Student Association team – better known as AWASA - and was well-supported by work colleagues, friends and supporters. There was live music featuring the Guitarist on Wheels…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Ladies afternoon raises £17k for hospice

YEOVIL NEWS: Ladies afternoon raises £17k for hospice

Posted: 16th September 2018
A TRULY incredible £17,185 was raised at a charity Ladies Afternoon Tea and Fashion Show for St Margaret’s Somerset Hospice. The event was held at East Coker and the hospice fundraisers would like to say a big thank you to everyone who supported and made it such a fantastic day. The money raised is the equivalent to paying for 171 community nurse visits.

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YEOVIL NEWS: Packing bags for School in a Bag

YEOVIL NEWS: Packing bags for School in a Bag

Posted: 15th September 2018
THE School in a Bag charity has thanked staff at the Yeovil office of A. J. Wakely & Sons for packing the schoolbags they funded from their collection at this summer’s Yeovil Show. Their efforts will help transform the education possibilities for a further 12 under-privileged children around the world and push the charity, based at Chilthorne Domer, towards its milestone…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Full steam ahead for the next 50 years

YEOVIL NEWS: Full steam ahead for the next 50 years

Posted: 15th September 2018
PEOPLE were not put off by some rare soggy weather earlier this summer to support an open day celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Westland and Yeovil District Model Engineering Society. Visitors of all ages went along to the society’s headquarter at the Westlands Entertainment Venue on August 11 in Yeovil where they were able to climb aboard and have a ride on the…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Community ranger aims to increase dementia awareness in Yeovil

YEOVIL NEWS: Community ranger aims to increase dementia awareness in Yeovil

Posted: 15th September 2018
A CAMPAIGN to tackle the stigma and lack of understanding around dementia has got the support of South Somerset District Council and its countryside team. Becky Russell, a community ranger for South Somerset District Council’s Yeovil Country Park, is running a free Dementia Friends information session on World Alzheimer’s Day, Friday, September 21, and is looking for…

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