CHRISTMAS 2016: Shoebox appeal provides festive cheer for homeless

CHRISTMAS 2016: Shoebox appeal provides festive cheer for homeless

Posted: 19th December 2016
A CHRISTMAS shoebox appeal has seen more than 100 boxes delivered to South Somerset District Council for those who will be homeless in the area this festive time. Debbie Walls, from Yeovil, organised a Christmas shoebox appeal, arranging collection points at Co-Op (St Michaels Avenue, Yeovil), Mudford Stores, Lock Stock Barbers (South Petherton), Perfections Hair Salon…

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SOMERSET NEWS: Foster carers needed for asylum seeking children in Somerset

SOMERSET NEWS: Foster carers needed for asylum seeking children in Somerset

Posted: 19th December 2016
CARING and committed foster families are being sought to provide safe homes for unaccompanied asylum seeking children being resettled in Somerset. Somerset, like all local authority areas across the country, is taking part in the resettlement of Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASC) - young people aged under 18 who are applying for asylum and have no relative or…

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SOMERSET NEWS: Vandals smash up Christmas spirit at historic hotel

SOMERSET NEWS: Vandals smash up Christmas spirit at historic hotel

Posted: 18th December 2016
MINDLESS vandals have gone on the rampage and smashed up a Christmas display at a historic Somerset hotel. Management at the Swan Hotel in Wells described the vandalism on Sunday (December 18, 2016) as a “sad day.” “Christmas spirit smashed,” they said on social media as they looked at clearing up the mess left behind by the culprits who caused damage to the festive…

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SOMERSET NEWS: Man arrested after serious sexual assault

NEWS FROM BRIDGWATER: Man arrested after serious sexual assault

Posted: 18th December 2016
A 23-YEAR-OLD man was arrested in connection with a serious sexual assault which is alleged to have happened in Bridgwater on Friday (December 16, 2016). Police are appealing for witnesses to the assault which took place shortly before midnight close to a block of garages off Silver Street. A police spokesman said: “A 23-year-old man was arrested in connection with this…

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SOMERSET NEWS: Full-time firefighters being recruited for first time in eight years

SOMERSET NEWS: Full-time firefighters being recruited for first time in eight years

Posted: 17th December 2016
DEVON and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service is for the first time in eight years starting to recruit full-time firefighters. The Fire Service has only been able to recruit retained firefighters in recent years, but has now been given the green light to take on wholetime firefighters. The role of a firefighter has changed dramatically, even in recent years, with so much…

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SOMERSET NEWS: Photo contest to highlight importance of picking-up dog poo

SOMERSET NEWS: Photo contest to highlight importance of picking-up dog poo

Posted: 17th December 2016
DOG owners across Somerset are being invited to take part in a photographic competition in which they could see their pet featured on a new leaflet. The Litter Free Coast and Sea Somerset group has joined forces with Bogg, a new dog waste carrying solution, for the photo competition. The competition is open to all dog owners and the chosen winner will have their dog…

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SOMERSET NEWS: Photo contest to highlight importance of picking-up dog poo

SOMERSET NEWS: Photo contest to highlight importance of picking-up dog poo

Posted: 17th December 2016
DOG owners across Somerset are being invited to take part in a photographic competition in which they could see their pet featured on a new leaflet. The Litter Free Coast and Sea Somerset group has joined forces with Bogg, a new dog waste carrying solution, for the photo competition. The competition is open to all dog owners and the chosen winner will have their dog…

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SOMERSET NEWS: Don’t forget to order repeat prescriptions for festive season

SOMERSET NEWS: Don’t forget to order repeat prescriptions for festive season

Posted: 16th December 2016
SOMERSET GPs are reminding people not to forget to get their repeat prescriptions before the Christmas holiday. Dr Ed Ford, interim chairman of Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “Christmas is a busy time for us all and so it’s easy to forget to order your repeat prescriptions in time for the Christmas holiday. “Taking a few minutes to think about your health…

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SOMERSET NEWS: Don’t forget to order repeat prescriptions for festive season

SOMERSET NEWS: Don’t forget to order repeat prescriptions for festive season

Posted: 16th December 2016
SOMERSET GPs are reminding people not to forget to get their repeat prescriptions before the Christmas holiday. Dr Ed Ford, interim chairman of Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “Christmas is a busy time for us all and so it’s easy to forget to order your repeat prescriptions in time for the Christmas holiday. “Taking a few minutes to think about your health…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Employer of Choice award for B&Q store

YEOVIL NEWS: Employer of Choice award for B&Q store

Posted: 16th December 2016
THE Yeovil B&Q store has been awarded an Employer of Choice award for its commitment to employees with Learning Difficulties. Somerset County Council’s Aspire Support for Employment service hands out the award to Somerset employers who provide opportunities and support to their employees who have learning disabilities. Aspire helps adults with learning difficulties find…

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