YEOVIL NEWS: Police launch murder investigation

YEOVIL NEWS: Police launch murder investigation

Posted: 12th December 2020
  A MURDER investigation has been launched in Yeovil following the death of a 40-year-old man. Police were called at just before 12.30am today (Saturday, December 12, 2020) to attend a flat in Hendford Hill. A 40-year-old man was found with life-threatening injuries. He was taken to hospital where he sadly died earlier this morning. Detetctive Inspector Chris Feerick, of…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Frustrations with the 101 police number

YEOVIL NEWS: Frustrations with the 101 police number

Posted: 8th December 2020
  IF you live in Yeovil and you phone the police on 101 asking for help – the last thing you expect is to be put through to someone nearly 200 miles away. But that is exactly what has happened to the Mayor of Yeovil, Cllr David Recardo, on three separate occasions. He told members of Yeovil Town Council on December 1 – via the Zoom conferencing technology – that during…

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YEOVIL NEWS: War on drugs is a game of “cat and mouse” says police chief

YEOVIL NEWS: War on drugs is a game of “cat and mouse” says police chief

Posted: 8th December 2020
CHIEF Inspector Sharon Baker, of Yeovil Police, has said that the war on drugs cannot be won by arrests alone. Drug problems in the town are a major concern among the community and members of Yeovil Town Council. But Ch Insp Baker, speaking to councillors on Monday (December 1) via the Zoom conferencing technology, said: “We cannot arrest our way out of drugs. We have to…

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YEOVIL NEWS: The body of little Trevor Hoyle was never discovered

YEOVIL NEWS: The body of little Trevor Hoyle was never discovered

Posted: 8th December 2020
  THE tragic story of five-year-old Yeovil lad Trevor Hoyle who was killed during an air raid on the town in the Second World War is detailed in Jack Sweet’s new book. The Yeovil Press mentioned young Trevor in last month’s edition of the paper when we said his death was arguably one of the saddest stories from the town’s war years. It was on Wednesday, March 26, 1941…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Jack’s personal look at Yeovil in the Second World War

YEOVIL NEWS: Jack’s personal look at Yeovil in the Second World War

Posted: 8th December 2020
  HISTORIAN and proud Yeovilian, Jack Sweet, has produced another fascinating book looking back at Yeovil in times of old – this time concentrating on the war years of 1939-45. The book has been published by Fonthill Media and is entitled Yeovil in the Second World War and takes a personal look at the town during those six momentous years and during the time when Jack…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Pen Mill Hotel wins annual Pittards Trophy for Remembrance

YEOVIL NEWS: Pen Mill Hotel wins annual Pittards Trophy for Remembrance

Posted: 8th December 2020
  THE Yeovil branch of the Royal British Legion runs an annual competition for the best Poppy Day themed display to commemorate Remembrance. The displays can be anything that is Poppy Day related, and, as one would expect, a lot of the displays centred around poppy themes and poems about Remembrance Day. The competition once again had some excellent entries, but the…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Let’s get those tills jingling for Yeovil’s traders

YEOVIL NEWS: Let’s get those tills jingling for Yeovil’s traders

Posted: 7th December 2020
  THE Mayor has urged people to do as much shopping as they can during the run-up to Christmas in Yeovil town centre to help our beleaguered traders. Cllr David Recardo said that the traders need all of our support in what has been a particularly difficult year for them because of the coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent lockdown restrictions. But now Lockdown Two has…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Street drinkers intimidating shoppers

YEOVIL NEWS: Street drinkers intimidating shoppers

Posted: 6th December 2020
A COUNCILLOR has called on the police to take action against groups of people who are drinking in Yeovil town centre and intimidating shoppers. Cllr Tony Lock told Chief Inspector Sharon Baker, of Yeovil Police, during a meeting of Yeovil Town Council on December 1 that he was becoming increasingly concerned about the problem of street drinkers. “There is drinking going…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Mayor highlights late-night problems in Tabernacle Lane

YEOVIL NEWS: Mayor highlights late-night problems in Tabernacle Lane

Posted: 6th December 2020
THE Mayor of Yeovil, Cllr David Recardo, has told police that an historic alleyway in the town centre is becoming a late-night drinking and drug-taking den. Cllr Recardo said he was in the Borough area on the evening of Thursday, November 26, when he saw a number of people who were either drunk or on drugs. “They were using the alleyway between the Borough and South…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Preston goes virtual with its Christmas Fair

YEOVIL NEWS: Preston goes virtual with its Christmas Fair

Posted: 5th December 2020
  PRESTON Primary School in Yeovil is holding a “virtual” Christmas Fair to raise money for school funds. It recently held a big donation day where parents donated brand new toys, Christmas cards and gift tags, Christmas Day food and countless bottles. A spokesman for the organisers said: “We have been making up hampers to raffle off and are selling raffle tickets until…

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