SOMERSET NEWS: EDF Energy reaches significant milestone in Hinkley C construction

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Posted: 31st March 2017
  EDF Energy has given an update on the progress being made at the new Hinkley Point C new nuclear power station in Somerset. Six months after contracts were signed for Hinkley Point C, EDF Energy has set out the progress made at the site. This includes confirmation that concrete has been poured for the power station galleries. The galleries are a network of connected…

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SOMERSET NEWS: EDF Energy reaches significant milestone in Hinkley C construction

SOMERSET NEWS: EDF Energy reaches significant milestone in Hinkley C construction

Posted: 31st March 2017
  EDF Energy has given an update on the progress being made at the new Hinkley Point C new nuclear power station in Somerset. Six months after contracts were signed for Hinkley Point C, EDF Energy has set out the progress made at the site. This includes confirmation that concrete has been poured for the power station galleries. The galleries are a network of connected…

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SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Emotional first wedding dance video of very special family goes viral

SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Emotional first wedding dance video of very special family goes viral

Posted: 30th March 2017
THIS is the heart-warming moment an unsuspecting mum shared her first wedding dance with her disabled son - in a special harness secretly made by his new stepdad. Alex Dieterle, 13, has severe cerebral palsy and is unable to stand unaided and relies on a wheelchair and carers to get around. But when his stepdad Martin Atrill married his mum Jo he was determined to make…

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SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Last Rolo proves expensive for litter lout

SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Last Rolo proves expensive for litter lout

Posted: 30th March 2017
A MOTORIST’s dashcam has landed a fellow driver with an £80 fine after footage caught them depositing litter – the wrapper of a packet of Rolo chocolates - from their car. Not happy that the person in front of them had just littered out of their car, the driver handed footage from their dashcam in to South Somerset District Council who were then able to track the…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Jailed drugs boss used names from hit TV show

YEOVIL NEWS: Jailed drugs boss used names from hit TV show

Posted: 30th March 2017
THE head of a Yeovil drugs operation who used the names of characters from hit TV series The Wire has been jailed for fiveyears and eight months. Raphael Castillo, 29, led a well-organised drugs operation in which dealers from London rented properties in Yeovil in order to supply class A drugs. Castillo admitted charges of being concerned in the supply of heroin and…

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YEOVIL AREA NEWS: Man jailed for 21 years over sex offences against three girls

YEOVIL AREA NEWS: Man jailed for 21 years over sex offences against three girls

Posted: 29th March 2017
A 55-year-old South Somerset man has been jailed for 21 years after being convicted of sexual offences against three girls. Peter John Kingdon, of Barwick near Yeovil, was sentenced at Taunton Crown Court on Wednesday (March 29, 2017) after previously being convicted of 11 charges, including rape, sexual assault and gross indecency. The charges relate to three victims…

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SOMERSET NEWS: Easter waste recycling information

SOMERSET NEWS: Easter waste recycling information

Posted: 29th March 2017
EVERY household in Somerset will have Easter waste day changes with pick-ups due on Good Friday (April 14, 2017) taking place on Saturday, April 15, 2017. There will be no collections on Easter Monday (April 17, 2017) meaning all that week's kerbside services are one day later, including Friday pick-ups taking place on Saturday, April 22, 2017. All recycling sites remain…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Toaster on fire

YEOVIL NEWS: Toaster on fire

Posted: 24th March 2017
FIREFIGHTERS were called out on Friday (March 24, 2017) following reports of a fire in a kitchen at a home in Yeovil. The alarm was raised at just before 2.45pm to the incident in Manor Road, Yeovil, and two fire engines from the town were mobilised. On arrival the firefighters found that a toaster was on fire in the kitchen and they quickly dealt with the situation. The…

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YEOVILTON LIFE: Farewell steadfast friend – Maritime Lynx passes into history

YEOVILTON LIFE: Farewell steadfast friend – Maritime Lynx passes into history

Posted: 24th March 2017
THE Royal Navy has bid goodbye to the long-serving Lynx helicopter with praise from Britain’s two most senior sailors. The Lynx helicopter - mainstay of operations by Royal Navy around the globe since the late 1970s - has retired from service after just short of half a million hours in skies, from the searing heat of Iraq and the Gulf, to the punishing cold of Antarctica…

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SOMERSET NEWS: We stand shoulder to shoulder with communities against terrorism say police chiefs

SOMERSET NEWS: We stand shoulder to shoulder with communities against terrorism say police chiefs

Posted: 23rd March 2017
THE Chief Constable of Avon and Somerset Police and the Police and Crime Commissioner  have reassured people that they will do all they can to keep the public safe from terrorists. It follows on from the tragic events in London on Wednesday (March 22, 2017) when the capital suffered a terrorist attack. Now Chief Constable Andy Marsh and Sue Mounstevens, the PCC for Avon…

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