YEOVIL NEWS: Baby boy rescued from locked car

YEOVIL NEWS: Baby boy rescued from locked car

Posted: 21st July 2014
A BABY boy had to be rescued this morning (Monday, July 21, 2014) after accidentally getting locked in a car in Yeovil. One fire engine from the town attended the incident in Sherborne Road at just after 10am. A spokesman for the Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service told the Yeovil Press: "Fire crews released one 21-month-old boy from a car. The boy was unharmed and…

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SOMERSET NEWS: Air ambulances called out as car goes into river

SOMERSET NEWS: Air ambulances called out as car goes into river

Posted: 21st July 2014
TWO air ambulances were called in to help with a serious accident in Somerset yesterday (Sunday, July 20, 2014) after a car had gone into a river. The alarm was raised at just after 3.15pm to the incident at Back River Drove in Glastonbury. Fire engines from Glastonbury and Street, along with a special rescue team from Bridgwater, were mobilised. Firefighters found that a…

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SOMERSET NEWS: Woman in wheelchair trapped inside vehicle

SOMERSET NEWS: Woman in wheelchair trapped inside vehicle

Posted: 20th July 2014
A WOMAN was airlifted to hospital this afternoon (Sunday, July 20, 2014) following an accident in Somerset. The alarm was raised at just before 4pm to the incident at Wheddon Cross on Exmoor where a vehicle had left the road and gone down a 45-degree embankment. A spokesman for the Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service told the Yeovil Press: “The vehicle was on its…

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SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Sun shines for Carnival fun day

SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Sun shines for Carnival fun day

Posted: 20th July 2014
THE sun shone brightly for the South Petherton Carnival Committee today (Sunday, July 20, 2014) as its annual fun day was held in glorious weather. There were all the usual stalls, sideshows and activities – including children’s and adults races – plus an ever-popular human fruit machine game at South Petherton Recreation Ground in Lightgate Lane. The committee’s…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Preston vow to fight on in bid for new artificial sports pitch

YEOVIL NEWS: Preston vow to fight on in bid for new artificial sports pitch

Posted: 20th July 2014
OFFICIALS at Preston School in Yeovil have said they will go back to the classroom over their plans to provide extra sports facilities at the school site. The school has been left disappointed after its appeal with the Government-backed Planning Inspectorate to get the go-ahead to proceed with the building of an artificial pitch fell on deaf ears. But that is not the…

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SOMERSET NEWS: County mourns one of its own in stricken Malaysia Airlines flight MH17

SOMERSET NEWS: County mourns one of its own in stricken Malayisa Airlines flight MH17

Posted: 20th July 2014
A SOMERSET man and his wife and two children were among the victims of the crashed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. Andrew Hoare, a banker, died along with his Dutch-born wife Estella and two children, Jasper, 15, and 12-year-old Friso. Mr Hoare lived at Beckington, near Frome, before moving to Luxembourg in the 1980s. He and Estella were married in Somerset in 1998. They…

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SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: All the fun of the fete for Harlequin CC!

SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: All the fun of the fete for Harlequin CC!

Posted: 19th July 2014
HARLEQUIN Carnival Club this afternoon (Saturday, July 19, 2014) held its annual summer fete in Ilminster. There were all the usual stalls and refreshments for people to enjoy such as face painting and tombola. But a popular attraction at the fete – held at Greenfylde First School - was live mice racing in which entrants could pick one of eight small four-legged rodents…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Just three weeks to the Wessex Truck Show!

YEOVIL NEWS: Just three weeks to the Wessex Truck Show!

Posted: 19th July 2014
THERE are now just three weeks to go from the second-ever Wessex Truck Show at the Yeovil Showground. Hundreds of trucks will be converging on the showground site in Dorchester   Road, Yeovil, for the show on August 9-10, 2014. Dave Cross, of Wessex Truck Show, said: “I can’t believe we are now just three weeks away from our second show. “It only seems five minutes…

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SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Robin & the Sherwood Hoodies!

SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Robin & the Sherwood Hoodies!

Posted: 19th July 2014
VISITORS to Monteclefe Academy in Somerton were transported into the depths of Sherwood Forest for the school’s end of term production. Robin and the Sherwood Hoodies involved the whole school and told the hilarious truth behind the legend of Robin Hood (William Parry). When the evil Sheriff of Nottingham (Sam Parmenter) and his gormless guards threatened the villagers…

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SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Armed robbery at Sparkford Inn

SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Armed robbery at Sparkford Inn

Posted: 18th July 2014
POLICE have begun an investigation following a robbery the Sparkford Inn in Sparkford in which two armed men demanded cash from the till. The robbery occurred at the pub, which is on the High Street, at around 11.10pm on Thursday, July 17, 2014. A police spokesman said: “Two men entered the pub, one armed with a hammer, and demanded money from a member of staff. Cash…

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