YEOVIL NEWS: Jailed for indecently assaulting children

YEOVIL NEWS: Jailed for indecently assaulting children

Posted: 31st July 2018
A 55-year-old man has been jailed for six years after being convicted of indecently assaulting children. David Byrne, of The Hill in Langport but formerly from the West Hendford area of Yeovil, was sentenced at Taunton Crown Court on Thursday (July 26, 2018) after being convicted of four counts of indecent assault on males under the age of 16. The offences relate to…

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SOMERSET NEWS: What can you say? Round-the-world unicyclist Ed is a legend!

SOMERSET NEWS: What can you say? Round-the-world unicyclist Ed is a legend!

Posted: 27th July 2018
INSPIRATIONAL, motivational, impressive, amazing, legendary – you could never run out of feel good ways of describing round-the-world unicyclist Ed Pratt. Ed arrived back at Home Farm at Chilthorne Domer, on the outskirts of Yeovil, on Friday (July 27,2017) following a monumental 20,000-mile adventure on one wheel which had taken three-and-a-half years to complete. And…

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YEOVIL AREA NEWS: Villagers evacuated after oil tank fire spreads to homes

YEOVIL AREA NEWS: Villagers evacuated after oil tank fire spreads to homes

Posted: 24th July 2018
THE cause of a fire in a heating oil tank in the back garden of a property in a village on the outskirts of Yeovil - which spread to nearby homes and forced neighbours to be evacuated - is under investigation. People were evacuated from their homes over safety fears and a village hall was turned into a relief centre as the Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service got…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Police target drug dealers in Yeovil

YEOVIL NEWS: Police target drug dealers in Yeovil

Posted: 20th July 2018
POLICE carried out arrest warrants at a number of addresses in Yeovil on Thursday (July 19, 2018) as officers continue to tackle the impact of so-called County Lines in the town. County Lines sees drug-dealers from outside the Avon and Somerset force area travel to a location to carry out criminality and often includes exploiting vulnerable people. This action, carried…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Celebrating community life – the new Yeovil Press newspaper

YEOVIL NEWS: Celebrating community life – the new Yeovil Press newspaper

Posted: 20th July 2018
THE first-ever edition of the new Yeovil Press community newspaper is now available to be picked-up for FREE from outlets in and around the town. The new publication – which will come out every other month - has been well-supported by local groups and businesses with advertising and is packed with news and photos from Yeovil and the immediate surrounding area. Steve…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Man charged with murder in Yeovil

YEOVIL NEWS: Man charged with murder in Yeovil

Posted: 18th July 2018
A MAN is due before Yeovil Magistrates charged with the murder of Joseph Jennings. Kristian William Bailey, 27, of Yeovil, was charged with the offence on Wednesday (July 18, 2018) afternoon and is due in court on Thursday (July 19, 2018). The charge follows the death of Mr Jennings, 33, who was found with stab wounds in the stairwell of a block of flats in Great Western…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Stab victim named as police given more time to question suspects

YEOVIL NEWS: Stab victim named as police given more time to question suspects

Posted: 16th July 2018
DETECTIVES from the police’s major crime investigation team are continuing to investigate the death of a man in Yeovil on Saturday (July 14, 2018). Police were called to Great Western Terrace by the ambulance service at about 11.15pm after a man was found with stab wounds in the stairwell of a block of flats. While the man has not yet been formally identified, police…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Man stabbed to death – three men in custody

YEOVIL NEWS: Man stabbed to death – three men in custody

Posted: 15th July 2018
THREE men are in police custody today (Sunday, July 15, 2018) following the death of a man in Yeovil. Police were called to Great Western Terrace by the ambulance service at about 11.15pm on Saturday (July 14, 2018) where they found an ambulance crew dealing with a man with stab wounds in the stairwell of a block of flats. A police spokesman, speaking on Sunday, said:…

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SOMERSET NEWS: Round-the-world unicyclist Ed is coming home!

SOMERSET NEWS: Round-the-world unicyclist Ed is coming home!

Posted: 10th July 2018
AMAZING round-the-world Somerset unicyclist Ed Pratt will be completing his epic adventure when he arrives back at the place where it all started for him over three years ago. Ed, 22, who had the ambition of being the first person ever to unicycle around the world, is set to arrive back at the headquarters of the School in a Bag charity at Chilthorne Domer, near Yeovil…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Making a splash at Buckler’s Mead Year 11 Prom

YEOVIL NEWS: Making a splash at Buckler’s Mead Year 11 prom Photo 1

Posted: 5th July 2018
IT was definitely a warm night for the annual Year 11 Prom for school leavers at Buckler’s Mead Academy – so much so that one on-looker decided (probably not intentionally) to go for a paddle. Students from the Yeovil school had been arriving at Haselbury Mill near Crewkerne in an assortment of vehicles and dressed in smart suits and dazzling dresses in readiness for the…

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