SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Thatched roof fires in row of cottages

SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Thatched roof fires in row of cottages

Posted: 1st May 2015
FIREFIGHTERS from across the county have this afternoon (Friday, May 1, 2015) been dealing with thatched roof fires involving a row of cottages. The alarm was raised at just before 1.30pm to Primrose Hill in Charlton Mackrell and fire engines from Somerton, Yeovil, Street, Castle Cary, Glastonbury and Wincanton were mobilised, along with an incident command unit from…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Parade to commemorate 70th anniversary of VE Day

YEOVIL NEWS: Parade to commemorate 70th anniversary of VE Day

Posted: 1st May 2015
PLATOONS from HMS Heron based at RNAS Yeovilton will march through the streets of Yeovil during the morning of Wednesday, June 3, 2015, with colours flying and bayonets fixed. They will be led by the Queen’s Colours and the Band of the Royal Marines with the parade being held to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. The parade is being…

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YEOVIL NEWS: First aid training for youth groups

YEOVIL NEWS: First aid training for youth groups

Posted: 1st May 2015
ADULT volunteers working with young people are being invited to take part in FREE first aid training in Yeovil. The emergency first aid at work course with certificate will be held on Thursday, May 28, 2015, from 9.30am to 4.30pm at the Holy Trinity Scout Hall in YewTreePark, Lysander Road. To book your place contact South Somerset District Council’s young people’s…

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SOMERSET NEWS: Tumble dryer fire at home

SOMERSET NEWS: House fire in Taunton

Posted: 30th April 2015
A MAN needed medical assistance tonight (Thursday, April 30, 2015) following a fire at a property in Taunton. Three fire engines from the town were called out at just after 9pm following reports of a fire involving a tumble dryer in a home in South Street. A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “Crews confirmed the fire and requested an ambulance…

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SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Firefighters battle barn blaze

SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Firefighters battle barn blaze

Posted: 30th April 2015
FIREFIGHTERS from across South Somerset have been dealing with a barn fire this evening (Thursday, April 30, 2015) at Norton-sub-Hamdon. The alarm was raised at just after 5pm to the incident in the Barn Orchard area of Norton after receiving several calls from members of the public. Three fire engines from Martock, Crewkerne and Chard were mobilised along with a water…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Teenager gets stuck up a tree

YEOVIL NEWS: Teenager gets stuck up a tree

Posted: 30th April 2015
A TEENAGER had to be rescued by firefighters this evening (Thursday, April 30, 2015) after getting stuck up a tree in Yeovil. The alarm was raised at just after 7.30pm to the incident in Milford Park and one fire engine was mobilised. Officers found a 16-year-old male stuck 15-foot up a tree in the playing field. They used a ladder to help the youth safely down to the…

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SOMERSET NEWS: Volunteer drivers needed

SOMERSET NEWS: Volunteer drivers needed

Posted: 30th April 2015
VOLUNTEER drivers are required across Somerset to help people get to and from local medical appointments and day centres. You need to be over 18 years of age, have use of your own four-door car, and hold a current full driving licence with no more than six penalty points. Your mileage expenses will be reimbursed at up to 50p per mile. For more details please call…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Co-op backs Ferne Animal Sanctuary

YEOVIL NEWS: Co-op backs Ferne Animal Sanctuary

Posted: 30th April 2015
STAFF at Co-operative Food in Yeovil raised an amazing £500 for Ferne Animal Sanctuary in just two days by running a raffle and cake stall at their branch. Matt Charlton, store manager, chose to raise the money for Ferne, which is based near Chard, as his family adopted a spaniel called Ruby from the Sanctuary about a year ago.The fundraiser was very well received by the…

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PEDAL FROM PARIS 2015: Day 1 – Va-va-voom as cyclists get on their bikes for charity!

PEDAL FROM PARIS 2015: Day 1 – Va-va-voom as cyclists get on their bikes for charity!

Posted: 30th April 2015
THE 241-mile cycle ride from Paris to Yeovil will begin today (Thursday, April 30, 2015) as just over 100 cyclists get on their bikes. The team arrived in the French capital yesterday in readiness for the start of their marathon charity cycle ride in which they hope to raise thousands of pounds for the Yeovil Town Community Sports Trust, Cyclists Fighting Cancer and…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Flying High concert has the wow factor says Mayor!

YEOVIL NEWS: Flying High concert has the wow factor!

Posted: 30th April 2015
  THE Mayor of Yeovil, Cllr Mike Lock, was left thrilled at the success of a musical extravaganza held earlier this month in support of his charity of the year. The Flying High concert – featuring local groups – was held at the Octagon Theatre in Yeovil in aid of the Flying Colours Appeal at Yeovil Women’s Hospital. The concert, which was well-supported by the community…

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