YEOVIL NEWS: Elderly man gets stuck in lift

YEOVIL NEWS: Elderly man gets stuck in lift

Posted: 22nd March 2016
A 71-YEAR-OLD man had to be rescued this morning (Tuesday, March 22, 2016) after getting stuck inside a lift in Yeovil. The alarm was raised at just before 8.30am to the incident in Wyndham Court in Newton Road and two fire engines from Yeovil were mobilised. Firefighters were able to release the man from the lift uninjured.

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YEOVIL NEWS: Be wary of doorstep salesmen selling fire extinguishers

YEOVIL NEWS: Be wary of doorstep salesmen selling fire extinguishers

Posted: 22nd March 2016
FIREFIGHTERS are advising people to take care when approached by doorstep salespeople offering fire safety products. Several people living in the Yeovil area have contacted the Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service to report callers offering to sell fire extinguishers for up to £200 each. Some of the residents had been given the false impression that they worked for…

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SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Janet wants to Take That and party with Gary Barlow for her 40th

SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Janet wants to Take That and party with Gary Barlow for her 40th

Posted: 21st March 2016
TAKE That superfan and South Somerset teacher Janet Morton knows that she will be top of the pops if music superstar Gary Barlow comes to sing at her forthcoming 40th birthday. The singer made a habit of turning up to serenade newlyweds in 2015, but this year the Take That frontman has come up with a different way of treating his most loyal fans. The former X Factor…

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YEOVILTON LIFE: An emotional farewell to the Mighty King

YEOVILTON LIFE: An emotional farewell to the Mighty King

Posted: 21st March 2016
FIVE “Junglie” Sea King Mk4 helicopters from the Commando Helicopter Force have paid an emotional and fond farewell to the people of the South West. Based at Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton they flew a final flypast as a salute to the places they know so well earlier today (Monday, March 21, 2016). Starting in the early morning mist the aircraft lifted into brilliant…

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SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Cracking down on rural crime problems

SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Cracking down on rural crime problems

Posted: 21st March 2016
POLICE worked with other agencies in an operation on Friday (March 18, 2016) stopping vehicles on the A303 near Yeovil to help raise awareness of rural crime issues. Officers from Avon and Somerset Police's rural crime team joined up with Trading Standards, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) and the Animal and Plant Health Agency (AHPA) for the day. Fifteen…

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SOMERSET NEWS: Arson: Don’t accept it, report it!

SOMERSET NEWS: Arson: Don’t accept it, report it!

Posted: 21st March 2016
FIREFIGHTERS are calling on everyone to play their part in tackling fire-related crime – better known to us as arson. During Arson Awareness Week, Fire and Rescue Services, together with the Arson Prevention Forum, is asking people to help.  “Arson accounts for almost half of all fires attended by the fire and rescue services and can have devastating effects in terms of…

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YEOVILTON LIFE: Farewell to the Sea King tour

YEOVILTON LIFE: Farewell to the Sea King tour

Posted: 21st March 2016
FIVE Sea King helicopters have set off this morning (Monday, March 21, 2016) from RNAS Yeovilton on the start of a special farewell formation. The Mk4 troop carrying green Sea King helicopters, which have carried Royal Marines into acton for more than 36 years, will stage a five-hour “goodbye flight” around locations most associated with them. The Junglies – a nickname…

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SOMERSET NEWS: Arson attack at block of flats

SOMERSET NEWS: Arson attack at block of flats

Posted: 19th March 2016
EMERGENCY services were called out tonight (Saturday, March 19, 2016) after arsonists are believed to have deliberately started a fire at a block of flats in Taunton. The alarm was raised at 9pm to the problem at the Outer Circle, Taunton, and two fire engines from the town were mobilised. A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “On arrival at the…

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SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Horse rescued from water-filled ditch

SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Horse rescued from water-filled ditch

Posted: 19th March 2016
FIREFIGHTERS have helped to rescue a horse which had got trapped in a water-filled ditch at Merriott. The alarm was raised at just after 2pm this afternoon (Saturday, March 19, 2016) to the problem at a farm in Merriotsford, Merriott. One fire engine from Crewkerne was mobilised along with a specialist rescue team from Bridgwater. Officers found a horse laying in eight…

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SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Anyone lost a safe?

SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Anyone lost a safe?

Posted: 18th March 2016
POLICE are appealing for information about this safe (pictured) that was found dumped in a hedge at a village cricket club near Crewkerne. The door, which has not been found, has clearly been cut off. A small shelf inside is split and damaged. A sticker on the side has the had-written numbers 58203 – the last number is obscured by a black mark but is possibly a 3. The…

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