SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Funding for football play The Giants

SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Funding for football play The Giants

Posted: 28th December 2014
COUNCIL chiefs are definitely on the ball after awarding a grant to help a theatre company tour with a new play based on youth football with a link to Yeovil Town FC. South Somerset District Council’s arts and entertainment service has supported the recently formed ‘Wassail Theatre’ company with a grant of £250 to help tour their new play entitled The Giants. The Giants…

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SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Funds roll in for animal sanctuary appeal

SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Funds roll in for animal sanctuary appeal

Posted: 28th December 2014
PEOPLE are still helping the money pour in for Ferne Animal Sanctuary’s New Digs for Dogs £1million project for 2014-15 to build a new rehoming centre at their site near Chard. While £500,000 has been saved over many years for the new building, the remaining half a million pounds still had to be found. Incredibly, £459,318.17 has been achieved so far, with the final push…

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SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Car fire at Crewkerne

SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Car fire at Crewkerne

Posted: 27th December 2014
FIREFIGHTERS were called out tonight (Saturday, December 27, 2014) to deal with a car fire in Crewkerne. The alarm was raised at just before 10.50pm to the incident Middle Path and one fire engine from Crewkerne was mobilised. A spokesman for the Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service told the Yeovil Press: “On arrival at the scene, crews found one vehicle well…

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SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Two people stuck in lift

SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Two people stuck in lift

Posted: 27th December 2014
TWO people had to be rescued this afternoon (Saturday, December 27, 2014) after getting stuck in a lift in Crewkerne. Two fire engines from Crewkerne and Beaminster, in neighbouring Dorset, were called out at just after 4.30pm to the problem in South   Street. A spokesman for the Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service told the Yeovil Press: “Crews released two people…

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SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Mean burglars strike on Christmas Day

SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Mean burglars strike on Christmas Day

Posted: 27th December 2014
POLICE are appealing for information after a family had their Christmas was ruined when burglars broke into a home on the outskirts of Yeovil and ransacked the property. The homeowner, a grandfather from Montacute, had gone to enjoy Christmas Day dinner with family members when intruders struck between 12noon and 4pm. A family spokesman said: “He returned home to find…

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SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Boxing Day walkers remember tsunami victim Piers Simon

SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Boxing Day walkers remember tsunami victim Piers Simon

Posted: 27th December 2014
A BIT of rain failed to dampen the spirit of walkers from stepping out yesterday (Friday, December 26, 2014) to remember former Yeovil College student Piers Simon who was among the 250,000 people to be killed in the Asian tsunami of Boxing Day 2004. The group set off from Home Farm in Chilthorne Domer at 10am and stopped at 10.36am – to coincide with the moment the giant…

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SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Medals for Summer Reading Challenge readers

SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Medals for Summer Reading Challenge readers

Posted: 27th December 2014
MEDALS and certificates have been presented to those who successfully took part in a Summer Reading Challenge at Crewkerne Library. Henry, Ashley, David and Michael, supported by able2achieve, each read six books during the summer holidays and were invited back to Crewkerne Library to meet the Mayor of Crewkerne, Cllr Robin Pailthorpe, and Somerset County Council’s…

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SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: One of our dinosaurs is missing!

SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: One of our dinosaurs is missing!

Posted: 26th December 2014
POLICE have put out an unusual request for information after a four-foot tall Tyrannosaurus Rex dinosaur figure was stolen from a garden in Chard. Officers used social networking Twitter on Christmas Eve (Wednesday, December 24, 2014) to appeal for witnesses to the theft which happened near to Forton Road. Anyone knowing where the T-Rex dinosaur figure is – please call…

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SOMERSET NEWS: Smoke alarm alerts family to fire

SOMERSET NEWS: Smoke alarm alerts family to fire

Posted: 26th December 2014
A YEOVIL family of four were alerted to a kitchen fire by a smoke alarm sounding - giving them precious extra time to leave their home safely. The incident in St   George’s Avenue on Saturday (December 20, 2014) night could have resulted in serious injuries if the fire had not been discovered in time and showed the importance of having working smoke alarms in the home…

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SOMERSET NEWS: Don’t advertise your gifts to thieves

SOMERSET NEWS: Don’t advertise your gifts to thieves

Posted: 26th December 2014
POLICE are advising people to “think security” when tidying up after the Christmas Day festivities. Putting cardboard boxes out for recycling too early could act as a way of “advertising” to thieves your Christmas gifts. A police spokesman said: “We don’t want to sound all doom and gloom at Christmas, but if you tot up the value of all the new presents in your house…

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