YEOVIL NEWS: Woman suffers smoke inhalation in flat fire

YEOVIL NEWS:  Woman suffers smoke inhalation in flat fire

Posted: 27th February 2016
THE occupant of a flat in Yeovil needed medical assistance after suffering from smoke inhalation due to a fire in the kitchen. The alarm was raised yesterday (Friday, February 26, 2016) at just after 1.30am to the problem at a property in Lyde Road where the occupant had phoned for the emergency services. Two fire engines from Yeovil were mobilised and on arrival the…

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SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Council nods through Council Tax increase

SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Council nods through Council Tax increase

Posted: 26th February 2016
COUNCILLORS at South Somerset District Council last night (Thursday, February 25, 2016) agreed to increase the authority’s slice of the Council Tax by 1.95 per cent. It equates to a £2.88 rise on a Band D household which is nearly 50 per cent less than the £5 cap per Band D allowed by the Government. Council leader, Cllr Ric Pallister, ahead of the meeting, said:…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Learning more about Fostering to Adopt

YEOVIL NEWS: Learning more about Fostering to Adopt

Posted: 25th February 2016
PEOPLE eager to give a young child a loving and stable family life are being urged to drop in for a cuppa in Yeovil tonight (Thursday, February 25, 2016). Somerset County Council is specifically seeking people who want to embrace its rewarding Fostering to Adopt initiative for children aged 0-4 years and older. To support the search, Costa Yeovil is hosting a coffee…

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SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Road plans go on show at Monks Yard

SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Road plans go on show at Monks Yard

Posted: 25th February 2016
PEOPLE can find out more about planned improvements for the A303 and A358 by visiting an exhibition today (Thursday, February 25, 2016) on the outskirts of Ilminster. Highways England’s “public engagement” event will provide information on how its plans for the A303/A358 corridor will be developed. These encompass three schemes to dual the A303 Amesbury to Berwick Down…

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SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Sheep killed at Ham Hill Country Park

SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Sheep killed at Ham Hill Country Park

Posted: 25th February 2016
DOG owners are again being urged to keep their animals on a lead while walking through some areas of the Ham Hill Country Park – following the deaths of two sheep at the weekend. Country park wardens have said that three sheep were mauled by dogs last weekend (February 20-21, 2016) with two of them being killed. “This has happened despite the warning signs on the all the…

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SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: District council set to increase its share of the Council Tax

SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: District council set to increase its share of the Council Tax

Posted: 25th February 2016
SOUTH Somerset District Council will discuss tonight (Thursday, February 25, 2016) its budget plans for the 2016-17 financial year. Members will be asked to increase the district’s slice of the Council Tax by 1.95% (£2.88 on a Band D household) – which is less than the £5 cap per Band D allowed by the Government. The Government has reduced the support grant it gives to…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Two cars damaged in arson attack

YEOVIL NEWS: Two cars damaged in arson attack

Posted: 23rd February 2016
ARSONISTS are being blamed for a car fire in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday, February 23, 2016) in Yeovil. The alarm was raised at just after 1.30am to the problem in St George’s Avenue and one fire engine from Yeovil was mobilised. Firefighters reported that one car was severely damaged by fire, while a second vehicle was also damaged. A spokesman for the…

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SOMERSET NEWS: Man gets stuck in tree trying to rescue a cat

SOMERSET NEWS: Man gets stuck in tree trying to rescue a cat

Posted: 22nd February 2016
WE have all heard about “cats getting stuck up trees” – but that took on a new twist today (Monday, February 22, 2016) when firefighters in Somerset were called out to help a man who had got stuck up a tree trying to rescue a cat. The incident happened at Victoria Gate, Taunton, and one fire engine was mobilised at 3.45pm. A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Hospital CT Scanner Appeal gets the support of cheese factory workers

YEOVIL NEWS: Hospital CT Scanner Appeal gets the support of cheese factory workers

Posted: 22nd February 2016
THE Yeovil Hospital CT Scanner Appeal charity has been presented with a cheque for more than £1,300 – thanks to staff an Ilchester-based cheese factory. Sarah Cherry, from Yeovil District Hospital’s fundraising team, went along to Norseland Ltd in Somerton Road, Ilchester, to receive the £1,326.07 cheque on Friday (February 19, 2016) from HR assistant Sarah Parkes. Sarah…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Roundabout works going well, but they are going to get worse!

YEOVIL NEWS: Roundabout works going well, but they are going to get worse!

Posted: 22nd February 2016
MAJOR work to improve the Hospital Roundabout in Yeovil is progressing well and moving into the next phase of development, says Somerset County Council. The work will see dedicated left turn lanes installed on the Queensway, Kingston and Reckleford approaches. The width of the carriageway through the roundabout will also be reduced to two lanes to help improve safety and…

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