YEOVIL NEWS: Gin night tastes good for charity

YEOVIL NEWS: Gin night tastes good for charity

Posted: 9th February 2019
A CHARITY gin night held at the Quicksilver Mail in Yeovil has raised £900 for the School in a Bag organisation and St Margaret’s Somerset Hospice. The Gin and More event was hosted by Darren and Anna Shutler on Saturday, February 2, and saw a full-house of people who were met by a wide variety of different gins. Party-goers were also able to enjoy wine and fizz, while…

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YEOVIL AREA NEWS: Cold feet weather is perfect for Cold Feet actor to open new Pop-Up Eco Supermarket

YEOVIL AREA NEWS: Cold feet weather is perfect for Cold Feet actor to open new Pop-Up Eco Supermarket

Posted: 9th February 2019
IT was perfect “cold feet weather” which greeted Hermione Norris – star of TV dramas Cold Feet and Spooks – as she officially opened a new Pop-Up Eco Supermarket on the outskirts of Yeovil. Hermione, who has also recently appeared in the latest series of crime drama Luther, was delighted “to do the honours” after being invited by shop creators Claire Ashton and Gaynor…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Manslaughter conviction following death of a man in Yeovil

YEOVIL NEWS: Manslaughter conviction following death of a man in Yeovil

Posted: 23rd January 2019
A 28-YEAR-OLD man has been convicted of manslaughter following the death of a man in Yeovil last summer. Following a trial at Bristol Crown Court, Kristian William Bailey was convicted on Wednesday (January 23, 2019) by a jury of the manslaughter of Joseph ‘Joe’ Jennings.   Mr Jennings was found by an ambulance crew with multiple injuries in the stairwell of flats at…

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SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Gun siege as suspected armed robber is arrested

SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Gun siege as suspected armed robber is arrested

Posted: 23rd January 2019
POLICE arrested a man on Wednesday (January 23, 2019) morning wanted in connection with an armed robbery in the Yeovil area. He was arrested from a property in the Park Street area of Castle Cary at about 4.30am, following a three-hour operation, involving firearms officers. The operation was in response to reports of what sounded like gunshots in the Castle Cary area at…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Woman in hospital after Dorchester Road crash

YEOVIL NEWS: Woman in hospital after Dorchester Road crash

Posted: 22nd January 2019
POLICE are appealing for witnesses following a two car road traffic collision on the outskirts of Yeovil. The incident happened on January 12, 2019, at 8am on the A37 Dorchester Road. A red BMW 5 series and a grey Audi A3 were involved. A woman passenger in the Audi suffered serious wrist, collar bone and back injuries and was taken to the Yeovil District Hospital but…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Can you help police trace rightful owners of these rings?

YEOVIL NEWS: Can you help police trace rightful owners of these rings?

Posted: 22nd January 2019
POLICE are asking for help to trace the rightful owners of these rings which officers believe may have been stolen. The jewellery includes three solitaire rings with colourless stones, a ring set with red stones in a flower pattern and two eternity-style rings with light blue stones. They were seized as part of an ongoing investigation in Yeovil. If you believe they are…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Helping to support Yeovil’s Wind in the Willows creatures

YEOVIL NEWS: Helping to support Yeovil’s Wind in the Willows creatures

Posted: 21st January 2019
  THE Yeovil Rivers Community Trust has won a £700 Wessex Water Watermark Award for its Preston and Dodham Brook Restoration Project. Lauren East, social media manager for Wessex Water, presented Lorne Thomson, of YRCT, with its Watermark Award on Friday (January 18, 2019). YRCT is working on a significant project which will improve the watercourses and adjoining green…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Amazing! Work starts on new £945,000 Westfield community centre

YEOVIL NEWS: Amazing! Work starts on new £945,000 Westfield community centre

Posted: 21st January 2019
CONSTRUCTION work has begun on the new and modern community centre on the Westfield estate in Yeovil. Work began on Monday (January 21, 2019) to demolish the existing and old centre which has served the Westfield community since 1964. Sat on the site of St Peter’s Hall on Coronation Avenue, the new centre will be built twice the size of the existing hall and include…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Shotgun-wielding shop robber caught on camera

YEOVIL NEWS: Shotgun-wielding shop robber caught on camera

Posted: 20th January 2019
POLICE have released a CCTV image of an armed robber who targeted a convenience store in Yeovil. The incident happened at the Co-Op store on the junction of Mudford Road and St Michael’s Avenue between 10.30pm and 10.45pm on Thursday, January 17, 2019. The offender threatened an employee with a shotgun before stealing a quantity of cash and tobacco products. They then…

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YEOVIL NEWS: MP hails £293m Apache deal for Leonardo

YEOVIL NEWS: MP hails £293m Apache deal for Leonardo

Posted: 17th January 2019
YEOVIL MP Marcus Fysh was joined by Defence Procurement Minister Stuart Andrew at Leonardo Helicopters for the announcement of the new five-year contract for maintenance and repair of the fleet of 50 Apache attack helicopters. He hailed the contract - worth £293m - as a great endorsement for the team and Yeovil factory previously known as AgustaWestland. The Apache AH…

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