CHRISTMAS 2015: Samaritans get ready for influx of calls over festive period

CHRISTMAS 2015: Samaritans get ready for influx of calls over festive period

Posted: 15th December 2015
THE Samaritans charity has released new figures showing the extent of loneliness and isolation people feel over the festive period - with a quarter believing everything feels worse at Christmas and one in six saying it is the loneliest time of year. The survey also reveals that one in 15 (6.8%) have often spent Christmas alone, and one in 25 (3.8%) of those questioned…

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SOMERSET NEWS: New Chief Constable has been appointed

SOMERSET NEWS: New Chief Constable has been appointed

Posted: 14th December 2015
THE appointment of the next Chief Constable for Avon and Somerset, Andy Marsh, has been approved by the Police and Crime Panel. Andy Marsh, the Chief Constable of Hampshire Constabulary, was put forward as the preferred candidate following a rigorous two-day interview process headed by Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens on December 8-9, 2015. Ms Mountstevens…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Armed robbery at town jewellery store

YEOVIL NEWS: Armed robbery at town jewellery store

Posted: 14th December 2015
POLICE have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak with following an armed robbery of a jewellery store in Yeovil. At approximately 1.45pm on Saturday (December 12, 2015) a man walked into the shop on Middle   Street carrying what appeared to be a black handgun. A police spokesman said: “The man forced staff to lie on the ground and demanded to be shown…

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SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Ilminster thanks firefighter Neil

SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Ilminster thanks firefighter Neil

Posted: 14th December 2015
A CEREMONIAL axe has been presented to Neil Edwards who has left the Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service following 26 years of firefighting service to Ilminster and the surrounding area. Members of Ilminster Fire Station and their families came together for a leaving party for Neil, better known to most as Teddy, at the Shrubbery Hotel in Ilminster. Andy Miller…

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SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Protecting bats at former Dairy Crest site

SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Protecting bats at former Dairy Crest site

Posted: 14th December 2015
PLANS have been unveiled to build a Bat House at the now closed Dairy Crest facilities on the outskirts of Chard which are to be demolished. Planning permission has been granted by South Somerset District Council for the buildings at Chard Junction to be knocked down. It is understood that once the site is cleared of buildings there will be a floodplain created to the…

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CHRISTMAS 2015: Santas on the run at Yeovil Country Park

CHRISTMAS 2015: Santa Dash success at Yeovil Country Park

Posted: 13th December 2015
HO-HO-HO! Just under 200 runners dressed in red and white Father Christmas costumes turned out this morning (Sunday, December 13, 2015) for the annual Santa Dash in aid of St Margaret’s Somerset Hospice. The annual event saw runners take part in the 4k run at Yeovil Country Park and was again excellently organised by the Yeovil Town Road Running Club and sponsored by…

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CHRISTMAS 2015: Santa Dash in Yeovil for St Margaret’s Somerset Hospice

CHRISTMAS 2015: Santa Dash in Yeovil for St Margaret’s Somerset Hospice

Posted: 12th December 2015
AROUND 200 people dressed as Father Christmas will be seen in Yeovil tomorrow (Sunday, December 13, 2015) for the annual Santa Dash in aid of St Margaret’s Somerset Hospice. The event is being held at YeovilCountryPark and being kindly sponsored by Milstead Langdon and Goldenstones Leisure Centre. The festive fun-filled event is aimed at runners, non-runners, families…

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SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: New home for Ilminster police

SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: New home for Ilminster police

Posted: 11th December 2015
THE neighbourhood policing team in Ilminster will move into a new home early next year. A new police office will be created at Summervale Surgey in Canal Way and is due to be complete by March. Spare space at the medical centre will be converted into a neighbourhood policing base complete with lockers, showers, desks and computer equipment, providing everything the team…

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CHRISTMAS 2015: Fairmead's festive treat for council staff and visitors

CHRISTMAS 2015: Fairmead's festive treat for council staff and visitors

Posted: 11th December 2015
FAIRMEAD School choir from Yeovil proved that once again they were a Christmas number one hit when they entertained staff and visitors on at South Somerset District Council’s Brympton Way offices for the second year running. The choir sang a variety of Christmas songs for 45 minutes in the main reception and were joined by staff from the district council who listened to…

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SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Music fundraiser for Ilminster CC

SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Music fundraiser for Ilminster CC

Posted: 10th December 2015
ILMINSTER Cricket Club will be holding a fundraising event at the Shrubbery Hotel in Ilminster next year to help with improvements to The Shed. The club will be taking on sole responsibility for The Shed – the bar at Ilminster Recreation Ground – when Ilminster Town Football Club moves into its new facilities on neighbouring Britten’s Field. The cricketers have plans to…

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