YEOVIL NEWS: Family of Mike Slade ask people to stay calm

YEOVIL NEWS: Family of Mike Slade ask people to stay calm

Posted: 2nd February 2015
THE family of Mike Slade, who remains in a critical condition in hospital after being found lying in Yeovil town centre with serious head injuries at the weekend, have asked for people to remain calm and not go out looking for revenge. Although police are appealing for information to try and found out what actually happened, it would appear as if Mr Slade may have been…

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SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Twenty-five litres of milk spilt onto road

SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Twenty-five litres of milk spilt onto road

Posted: 1st February 2015
FIREFIGHTERS were called out this afternoon (Sunday, February 1, 2015) to deal with a large amount of milk being spilt onto a road in Chard. Two fire engines from the town along with an environmental protection unit and support from Taunton were mobilised to the incident in East Street at just before 2.30pm. A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesman…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Family appeal for information after man left in coma

YEOVIL NEWS: Family appeal for information after man left in coma

Posted: 1st February 2015
THE family of a man who is fighting for his life in hospital after being found with serious head injuries in Yeovil town centre have appealed for anyone with information to come forward. Mike Slade, 51, was found by members of the public in an alleyway running between the Tesco car park and the Manor Hotel in West Hendford at around 3am this morning (Sunday, February 1…

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SOMERSET NEWS: Firefighters called to pump out water from historic WW2 torpedo boat at Bridgwater Docks

SOMERSET NEWS: Firefighters called to save historic WW2 torpedo boat at Bridgwater Docks

Posted: 1st February 2015
FIREFIGHTERS have today (Sunday, February 1, 2015) been pumping out water from a historic Second World War torpedo boat which had only just been lowered into Bridgwater Docks. The alarm was raised at just after 9.15am to the incident involving the 70-ft boat which had been placed into the Docks at Anson Way for testing earlier this week. A spokesman for the Devon and…

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SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Arsonists strike in Haselbury Plucknett

SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Arsonists strike in Haselbury Plucknett

Posted: 1st February 2015
ARSONISTS are being blamed for setting two vehicles on fire last night (Saturday, January 31, 2015) near Yeovil. The alarm was raised at just before midnight to the incident in Puddletown, Haselbury Plucknett, and two fire engines from Yeovil and Crewkerne were mobilised. Crews found two vehicles well alight and close to properties with thatched roofs. Thankfully the…

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SOMERSET NEWS: Who fancies a career as a midwife?

SOMERSET NEWS: Who fancies a career as a midwife?

Posted: 31st January 2015
ANYONE who is considering training to be a midwife is invited to spend a day with midwives at Yeovil District Hospital. The careers day on Saturday, March 14, 2015, will be held in the hospital’s Academy and is aimed at students aged 16 and above who are interested in a career in midwifery. Midwifery practice educator, Sallyann Batstone, said: “We frequently receive…

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SOMERSET NEWS: Last chance to vote for your Somerset Day favourite date!

SOMERSET NEWS: Last chance to vote for your Somerset Day favourite date!

Posted: 31st January 2015
VOTING closes tonight (Saturday, January 31, 2015) at midnight to find out which date in the calendar will be celebrated in the future as Somerset Day. There is expected to be a ferocious fight to the finish between two of the three contenders for the Somerset Day crown. The Battle of Sedgemoor with 50% of the vote, and Alfred the Great with 45%, are well clear of St…

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SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Chimney fire at Stoke

SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Chimney fire at Stoke

Posted: 31st January 2015
FIREFIGHTERS were called out last night (Friday, January 30, 2015) to deal with a chimney fire at a home in Stoke-sub-Hamdon. Two fire engines from nearby Martock were mobilised at just after 10pm to the incident in North Street. Officers dealt with the chimney fire which involved a wood burning stove.

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SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Do YOU recognise this man?

SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Do YOU recognise this man?

Posted: 31st January 2015
POLICE have released a CCTV image of a man they want to question about a bank card which was stolen from a hotel in the Chard area back last August. A police spokesman said: “The same image was used on the BBC Crimewatch programme recently, but we are still looking to identify him. The card was used to make cash withdrawals on the same day in Chard, Bristol and Bath.” If…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Bike security event is hailed a success

YEOVIL NEWS: Bike security event is hailed a success

Posted: 31st January 2015
POLICE have said that the bicycle security-marking event held at the YeovilCountryPark earlier this month was a success. People were able to go along to the park – better known as Ninesprings – and have their bikes marked with their postcode and house number. PHOTO – TOP: PCSO Caroline Matthews and Jess Trigger, of Halfords, with Eloise Morris and her dad who is pictured…

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