YEOVIL NEWS: Mayor makes skydive for charity

YEOVIL NEWS: Mayor makes skydive for charity

Posted: 18th April 2017
THE Yeovil Mayor certainly had a head for heights in his latest charity fundraising event – a 15,000ft skydive. Cllr Darren Shutler, who has been raising money for St Margaret’s Somerset Hospice and the School in a Bag charity project based near Yeovil, took the plunge on Monday (April 17, 2017) at Dunkeswell Aerodrome in Devon – organised by the Skydive Buzz UK team…

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SOMERSET NEWS: General Election called for June 8

SOMERSET NEWS: General Election called for June 8

Posted: 18th April 2017
THE Prime Minister has announced that a General Election will be held on Thursday, June 8, 2017. Theresa May PM made the shock announcement on Tuesday (April 18, 2017) at just after 11am. It will mean the UK going to the polls on June 8 and here in Somerset there will be five constituencies up for grabs – Yeovil, Taunton, Bridgwater & West Somerset, Wells, and Somerton &…

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SOMERSET NEWS: Motorcyclist dies two weeks after crash

SOMERSET NEWS: Motorcyclist dies two weeks after crash

Posted: 15th April 2017
POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a motorcyclist died following a road traffic collision last month in West Somerset.  The incident happened at just before 1.40pm on Thursday, March 30, 2017, on the B3227 at Slape Moor Bridge near Wiveliscombe.  A Toyota Auris was travelling towards Wiveliscombe when it stopped to turn right into Manor Grange, where an Audi A4…

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SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Feed the bins, not the birds!

SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Feed the bins, not the birds!

Posted: 12th April 2017
PEOPLE across South Somerset are being urged to feed the litter bins and not the birds in town centres this spring and summer. South Somerset District Council is advising people to ensure litter is put in bins provided and not to feed seagulls and pigeons that congregate in many areas of town centres. The feathered creatures are a nuisance to town centre businesses and…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Policeman saves woman’s life not once, but twice

YEOVIL NEWS: Policeman saves woman’s life not once, but twice

Posted: 12th April 2017
AN OFF-DUTY Yeovil police officer has been presented with an award in recognition of his efforts in saving the life of a woman who was threatening to throw herself off a motorway bridge. PC Kevin Sugg, of the Yeovil patrol tream, was off-duty and travelling on the M5 with his family in March of last year when he saw a lady on the bridge across the motorway. It was clear…

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SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Martock motorcyclist killed in Dorset crash

SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Martock motorcyclist killed in Dorset crash

Posted: 10th April 2017
POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a Martock motorcyclist was killed in a crash in Dorset at the weekend. The incident occurred at around 3.55pm on Saturday (April 8, 2017) in Sea Road North, Bridport, and involved a blue Honda motorcycle and a green Skoda Octavia. Sadly the rider of the motorcycle – a 50-year-old man from Martock – died at the scene. His next of…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Curry night success for Mayor’s charities

YEOVIL NEWS: Curry night success for Mayor’s charities

Posted: 10th April 2017
THE Mayor has thanked everyone who attended a charity curry night last week at the Viceroy restaurant in Yeovil. Cllr Darren Shutler, the Yeovil Mayor, who has been raising money over the past year for the School in a Bag initiative and St Margaret’s Somerset Hospice, was delighted to announce that the event held on Monday (April 3, 2017) had been a big success. “We…

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SOMERSET NEWS: Elderly woman gets stuck in sun lounger

SOMERSET NEWS: Elderly woman gets stuck in sun lounger

Posted: 9th April 2017
EMERGENCY services were called out on Sunday (April 9, 2017) afternoon to help an elderly woman who had got stuck in a sun lounger. The alarm was raised at just before 2.30pm to the incident in Barn Meads Road, Wellington, and firefighters discovered that the lady had got her leg trapped. The Ambulance Service was also requested to attend, while firefighters gave the…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Car fire in Dampier Street

YEOVIL NEWS: Car fire in Dampier Street

Posted: 7th April 2017
FIREFIGHTERS were called out at just after midnight on Friday (April 7, 2017) following reports of a car on fire in Yeovil. One fire engine from Yeovil attended the scene in Dampier Street and firefighters found the vehicle well alight. Police were also requested to attend due to the possibility that it might have been an arson attack. The firefighters dealt with the…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Two wards closed due to Norovirus sickness and diarrhoea bug

YEOVIL NEWS: Two wards closed due to Norovirus sickness and diarrhoea bug

Posted: 6th April 2017
YEOVIL District Hospital is asking members of the public to avoid visiting two of its wards to help it control an outbreak of the diarrhoea and vomiting bug Norovirus. Patients and staff on wards 7B and 8B have both been affected by the virus. The hospital has contacted patients’ families to advise them of the virus and has asked them to avoid visiting unless absolutely…

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