YEOVIL NEWS: Yeovil’s links with award-winning 1917 movie

YEOVIL NEWS: Yeovil’s links with award-winning 1917 movie

Posted: 15th February 2020
FORMER Yeovil College media student Patrick Walsh returned to share his experiences and insights following time spent on the set of award-winning film 1917. Patrick described life as a private in the Army during the First World War in the film which was the big winner at the Bafta Film Awards with seven prizes in total which included Best Film, Best British Film, Best…

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YEOVIL NEWS: The Hub ‘greens up’ for the It’s Your Neighbourhood scheme

YEOVIL NEWS: The Hub ‘greens up’ for the It’s Your Neighbourhood scheme

Posted: 15th February 2020
THE Hub, a Yeovil-based service for vulnerable adults across Dorset and Somerset, has received high praise in the Royal Horticultural Society’s It’s Your Neighbourhood initiative. The non-competitive scheme is run by the world’s leading gardening charity for community groups wanting to ‘green up’ their local area. With help from Brimsmore Gardens, which donated 150…

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

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

Posted: 7th February 2020
THE February 2020 edition of the Yeovil Press community newspaper is available NOW for people to pick-up for FREE from various outlets in and around the town. Copies are available from the main Tesco store in Yeovil, the Morrisons store, Octagon Theatre, Yeovil Library, Westlands Entertainment Venue, the Co-Op Garage in Sherborne Road, the Co-Op store on the Westfield…

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YEOVIL NEWS:: Breast Cancer Unit Appeal hits £1.3m milestone

YEOVIL NEWS:: Breast Cancer Unit Appeal hits £1.3m milestone

Posted: 28th January 2020
THE Breast Cancer Unit Appeal at Yeovil District Hospital has hit new heights last week when it reached the £1,300,000 mark. The appeal total was bumped up by Claire Sparrow and her friends Sarah Childs, Isabelle Mace, Sarah Smibert, Sarah Edwards and Anne Clark who put together a charity ball and raised £13,482 in one night. They were given the honour of updating the…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Patients to benefit from funding boost to Yeovil Hospital’s A&E department

YEOVIL NEWS: Patients to benefit from funding boost to Yeovil Hospital’s A&E department

Posted: 15th January 2020
THOUSANDS of people needing emergency treatment and care will benefit from a £1.1million extension to Yeovil District Hospital’s accident and emergency department this year. The new A&E department development will increase the capacity of the department and add new bays in which patients are assessed and treated. It will also see a new space created to care for children…

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YEOVIL NEWS: MP urges people to check where their charitable donations are going

YEOVIL NEWS: MP urges people to check where their charitable donations are going

Posted: 15th January 2020
YEOVIL MP Marcus Fysh has expressed disappointment at the findings of the Charity Commission but vowed not to give up on reversing the decision to close the in-patient facility at St Margaret’s Hospice in Yeovil. The report, published on January 15, was in response to Mr Fysh’s request that the Commission examine the decision making process last year. Accounts recently…

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YEOVIL NEWS: St Margaret’s made ‘informed decision’ to close Yeovil’s inpatient hospice unit

YEOVIL NEWS: St Margaret’s made ‘informed decision’ to close Yeovil’s inpatient hospice unit

Posted: 15th January 2020
THE Charity Commission has scrutinised the move by St Margaret’s Somerset Hospice to remodel its services which has involved the controversial closure of the in-patient unit in Yeovil – but has decided that the hospice officials made “an informed decision” consistent with charity law. The charity, based in Taunton, delivers care to patients and their families who are…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Remembering the homeless at Christmas

YEOVIL NEWS: Remembering the homeless at Christmas

Posted: 10th December 2019
A NEWLY-FORMED organisation in Yeovil is asking people to remember those who will be homeless at Christmas. The Homeless and Vulnerable Outreach Network was formed earlier this year and has recently been given some tremendous support and will, as of Wednesday, December 11, 2019, be serving up hot food for the homeless, vulnerable and lonely at the Pit Stop Burger Shop at…

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SOCIAL LIFE: Send your Happy Snaps to the Yeovil Press

SOCIAL LIFE: Send your Happy Snaps to the Yeovil Press

Posted: 21st November 2019
SOCIAL Life feature regular Darren Santiago and his wife Faye catch up on the news in the Yeovil Press community newspaper while preparing for the Back to the 70s Disco Night at the Westlands Entertainment Venue in Yeovil. The Social Life feature in the monthly Yeovil Press community newspaper looks to promote your fun days out, happy occasions such as weddings, birthday…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Stuart’s found his calling in life

YEOVIL NEWS: Stuart’s found his calling in life

Posted: 21st November 2019
YEOVIL funeral director Stuart Foster is dedicated to providing families with dignified and beautiful send-offs for loved ones. It was back in 2009 that Stuart, while serving as a retained firefighter and living in Sherborne, that he decided to apply to work for a local funeral director as a hearse driver and bearer. And it was not long before Stuart realised that he had…

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