YEOVIL NEWS: St Margaret’s Hospice confirms inpatient unit closure in Yeovil

YEOVIL NEWS: St Margaret’s Hospice confirms inpatient unit closure in Yeovil

Posted: 9th October 2019
BOSSES at St Margaret’s Hospice have confirmed that they have taken the decision to go-ahead with the proposals to close the inpatient unit at its Yeovil hospice in order to ensure the charity’s long-term future. Further to the proposals announced on July 31 by St Margaret’s Hospice Care to remodel its services, and after considering extensive internal and external…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Inpatient unit at St Margaret's Hospice WILL CLOSE

YEOVIL NEWS: Jobs saved but inpatient unit WILL CLOSE

Posted: 9th October 2019
THE inpatient unit at St Margaret’s Hospice in Yeovil WILL CLOSE although the charity has said that many of the jobs put at risk of redundancy will be saved. The charity has announced today (October 9, 2019) that its hospice service in Yeovil will be undergoing dramatic changes to secure many of the 50-plus jobs which were threatened because of the inpatient unit…

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COLLEGE NEWS: Vice-principal gets promoted to top job

COLLEGE NEWS: Vice-principal gets promoted to top job

Posted: 13th September 2019
THE Corporation of Yeovil College has announced the appointment of Mark Bolton as the college’s new chief executive and principal. Mr Bolton, who is currently vice-principal at the college, will be taking over from John Evans who will leaving Yeovil at the end of September to take on responsibilities for Cornwall College Group. Mr Evans has delivered five years of…

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YEOVIL NEWS: School in a Bag team looks for volunteer festive shop staff

YEOVIL NEWS: School in a Bag team looks for volunteer festive shop staff

Posted: 6th September 2019
THE School in a Bag charity, which is based near Yeovil, will once again be holding a pop-up shop in the Quedam Shopping Centre in the weeks before Christmas. The charity brings hope to thousands of orphaned and impoverished children around the globe with a simple SchoolBag packed with educational equipment. The School in a Bag team is delighted that it will get the…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Working night shift is rewarding for volunteers at Samaritans

YEOVIL NEWS: Working night shift is rewarding for volunteers at Samaritans

Posted: 6th September 2019
A COMMITMENT to becoming a volunteer with the Samaritans is also a commitment to doing regular night shifts. And while not everyone likes to be a night owl, many Samaritans positively embrace the concept. Volunteer Sarah told the Yeovil Press that the night shift absolutely suited her body clock. “Between midnight and 3am is when I’m at my most alert and I genuinely…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Meet the team at Symonds and Sampson

YEOVIL NEWS: Meet the team at Symonds and Sampson

Posted: 6th September 2019
RESIDENTIAL partner at Symonds and Sampson estate agents in Yeovil, Jeremy Smith, has given the Yeovil Press an up-to-date team photograph of the residential and lettings teams based at the branch in Court Ash. “I am absolutely convinced that both our sales and lettings teams are the most experienced in the area with our staff having many years in our respective markets…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Exciting times ahead at Jupiter Moon

YEOVIL NEWS: Exciting times ahead at Jupiter Moon

Posted: 6th September 2019
OWNERS of the new Jupiter Moon Hair and Beauty salon in Yeovil are looking forward to an exciting future. Long-time friends Jane Helyar and Suzanne Cussans have taken over the former Pryor Appointment salon in Vincent Street and given it a new name and a new look. Jane said: “Our plans are to create a personal, relaxed atmosphere with various hair, beauty and aesthetics…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Ready, steady, bake! New owners at Cake Box

YEOVIL NEWS: Ready, steady, bake! New owners at Cake Box

Posted: 6th September 2019
A MUCH-LOVED and well respected bakery in Yeovil is hoping to build on its success with new owners at the helm. The Cake Box Bakery has been taken over by local couple Rob and Deb Gingell who are looking forward to bringing their own touch to the business following the retirement of the previous owners. The Cake Box is a traditional bakery, producing a range of delicious…

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YEOVIL NEWS: September edition of Yeovil Press is out NOW!

YEOVIL NEWS: September edition of Yeovil Press is out NOW!

Posted: 5th September 2019
THE September 2019 edition of the free monthly independent Yeovil Press community newspaper is out now – packed full of local news, photos and features. Copies of the 72-page Yeovil Press are available to be picked-up for free from several outlets including: the main Tesco store in Yeovil, Morrisons in Yeovil, Palmers Garden Centre, A Touch of Glass in Church Street…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Prime Minister invited to Somerset to intervene over hospice plans

YEOVIL NEWS: Prime Minister invited to Somerset to intervene over hospice plans

Posted: 16th August 2019
YEOVIL MP Marcus Fysh has enlisted the support of Westminster colleagues to appeal to Prime Minister Boris Johnson asking him to help solve the huge problems facing end of life healthcare and social care services in Somerset. Mr Fysh has written a letter to the PM with the support of fellow Conservative MPs David Warburton (Somerton and Frome), Ian Liddell-Grainger…

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