YEOVIL NEWS: Don’t be fooled by bogus police officer phone call scam

YEOVIL NEWS: Don’t be fooled by bogus police officer phone call scam

Posted: 17th June 2014
A man in Yeovil was contacted on Sunday, June 15, 2014, by an Asian-sounding man claiming to be calling from Paddington Green police station in London. He said that two men had been arrested trying to buy jewellery worth £7,500 on the victim’s bank account, and asked for his bank account details. Luckily the man did not believe the caller, refused to provide his…

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SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Tractor fire caught on camera

SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Tractor fire caught on camera

Posted: 17th June 2014
THIS was the scene which greeted South Somerset man Neil Wells as he was driving home last night (Monday, June 16, 2014). Neil, who is well known in and around the Chard area for his amateur dramatics work with various groups, was on his way home to Combe St Nicholas when he came across this wall of flame blocking the road. It turned out to be a tractor and two fire…

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SOMERSET NEWS: Road closures for Rod Stewart concert

SOMERSET NEWS: Road closures for Rod Stewart concert

Posted: 16th June 2014
  CHARITY concert-goers are being urged to plan their journeys carefully on Wednesday (June 18, 2014) when music legend Rod Stewart performs at Somerset County Cricket Club in Taunton. With thousands of music fans set to attend, there is likely to be a significant increase in the number of vehicles on the roads in Taunton and several will be closed to allow the event…

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SOMERSET NEWS: Top award for recruitment agency boss

SOMERSET NEWS: Top award for recruitment agency boss

Posted: 16th June 2014
THE founder of a Somerset-based recruitment agency has repeated her success by picking up a prestigious award for a second time. Helen Lacey, of Red Berry Recruitment, has been named the Institute of Directors’ South West region Young Director of the Year – an award she first won back in 2012 in a keenly-contested category which she was highly commended in last year…

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SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Fake notes doing the rounds

SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Fake notes doing the rounds

Posted: 16th June 2014
POLICE are warning traders and shoppers in South Somerset to be on the lookout for dodgy £10 notes which have been found to be circulating in the area. Officers have used their social networking Twitter account to put out the advice today (Monday, June 16, 2014) after a batch of counterfeit £10 notes have been found in Crewkerne. The Bank of England has said that…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Students showcase their Creative and Design work

YEOVIL NEWS: Students showcase their Creative and Design work

Posted: 16th June 2014
TALENTED young artists at Yeovil College will be showing off their work later this week. The college is delighted to announce its end-of-year Creative and Design Show for 2014. The exhibition will start with a ‘meet the artists’ event on Friday, June 20, 2014 from 5pm to 8pm and run until Friday, June 27, 2014. Entitled ‘Made’, the exhibition showcases the work of…

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SOMERSET NEWS: Be Clear on Cancer - it could save your life!

SOMERSET NEWS: Be Clear on Cancer - it could save your life!

Posted: 16th June 2014
A NEW campaign has been launched in Somerset today (Monday, June 16, 2014) to raise awareness of skin cancer and emphasise that a change to a mole is not the only sign of the disease. The number of new cases of skin cancer diagnosed in Devon, Cornwall and Somerset, given the size of the population, is double the England average. In addition, latest figures reveal that of…

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SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Plans submitted for Shudrick Valley housing development

SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Plans submitted for Shudrick Valley housing development

Posted: 16th June 2014
CONTROVERSIAL plans to build more than 300 homes on land in Ilminster have been submitted to South Somerset District Council. The council has received a planning application from C. G. Fry & Son and Dillington Estate to demolish existing farm buildings, build up to 330 houses and create a vehicle access from Shudrick Lane and Townsend/Long Orchard Hill. The earmarked site…

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SOMERSET NEWS: Fuse box fire at home

SOMERSET NEWS: Fuse box fire at home

Posted: 16th June 2014
  TWO fire engines were mobilised yesterday (Sunday, June 15, 2014) to reports of smoke coming from an electrical fuse box at a home. The alarm was raised at just before 7pm to the incident at the property in Churchlands Court, Burnham-on-Sea. Firefighters discovered one fuse box smouldering, but that the fire was out by the time they had got there. A spokesman for Devon…

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HOME FARM FEST 2014: Organisers predict record amount raised!

HOME FARM FEST 2014: Organisers predict record amount raised!

Posted: 15th June 2014
ORGANISERS of last weekend’s Home Farm Fest at Chilthorne Domer are predicting that a record amount has been raised for the Piers Simon Appeal and its School in a Bag project. The three-day event – involving nearly 60 bands and performers – was blessed with decent weather and it encouraged bumper crowds to attend from June 6-8, 2014. PHOTO - ABOVE: The Yeovilton…

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