SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Celebrating apprenticeships across the district

SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Celebrating apprenticeships across the district

Posted: 14th July 2017
APPRENTICES from across South Somerset were joined by Yeovil MP Marcus Fysh in a celebration at the House of Commons in London. They were at Westminster to help celebrate the 11,000 apprenticeships provided by the UK’s aerospace, defence, security and space industries including helicopter manufacturer Leonardo in Yeovil. They were among 100 apprentices from some of…

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YEOVIL AREA NEWS: New playground planned for Sutton Bingham

YEOVIL AREA NEWS: New playground planned for Sutton Bingham

Posted: 14th July 2017
A NEW children’s playground is to be built on the play area next to the Sutton Bingham Reservoir on the outskirts of Yeovil. South Somerset District Council has given Wessex Water planning permission to go-ahead with the project. The new play equipment will replace the previous playground in the public car park and picnic area at Sutton Bingham which was demolished in…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Specialist new acute day surgery unit planned for Yeovil Hospital

YEOVIL NEWS: Specialist new acute day surgery unit planned for Yeovil Hospital

Posted: 14th July 2017
PLANNERS have given the go-ahead for a specialist acute day surgery unit to be built at Yeovil District Hospital. South Somerset District Council announced this month that it had given permission for the project to proceed with the building to go up on what was the main car park at the hospital in Higher Kingston. Since the hospital’s new multi-storey car park opened in…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Arson attack on caravan

YEOVIL NEWS: Arson attack on caravan

Posted: 13th July 2017
ARSONISTS are being blamed for setting fire to a caravan in Yeovil in the early hours of Thursday (July 13, 2017) morning. It was just before 3.30am when the alarm was raised to reports of a caravan on fire in Monmouth Road. Two fire engines from Yeovil were called out and on arrival at the scene the firefighters discovered smoke coming from an abandoned static caravan…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Movie fan is selling off an amazing 30-year collection of memorabilia

YEOVIL NEWS: Movie fan is selling off an amazing 30-year collection of memorabilia

Posted: 13th July 2017
A HUGE private collection of film memorabilia – put together by a Yeovil movie fan over the past three decades – is to be auctioned off. The Yeovil Collection, as it has been named, has a big bias towards James Bond films, as well as an extensive collection of 007 collectable toys. These photos have been released by Aston’s Auctioneers and Valuers who will be selling off…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Cyclists return home after marathon bike ride

YEOVIL NEWS: Cyclists return home after marathon bike ride

Posted: 12th July 2017
CYCLISTS received a triumphant homecoming welcome to Yeovil on Wednesday (July 12, 2017) when they completed a sponsored bike ride from France. The cyclists from Old Mill Financial Planners and Accountants pedalled from St Malo in France to the company’s Yeovil offices in Petters Way – more than 320 miles over four days. The Old Mill cyclists are no strangers to marathon…

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YEOVIL NEWS: People freed from vehicle after crash

YEOVIL NEWS: People freed from vehicle after crash

Posted: 11th July 2017
TWO people had to be cut out of a vehicle in Yeovil on Tuesday (July 11, 2017) evening following a crash. The alarm was raised at just before 7.30pm at Larkhill Road with the Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service receiving reports of a two-vehicle crash. Two fire engines and a rescue tender from Yeovil were mobilised and on arrival firefighters found two people…

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SOMERSET NEWS: Murder investigation launched after man found dead

SOMERSET NEWS: Murder investigation launched after man found dead

Posted: 11th July 2017
POLICE have launched a murder inquiry following the death of a 40-year-old man at a house in a Somerset seaside town. Emergency services were called to reports of an assault at a property on Churchill Close – off Worston Lane – in Burnham-on-Sea at 11.56pm on Monday (July 10, 2017) night. Police announced on Tuesday (July 11, 2017) afternoon that sadly a 40-year-old man…

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SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Police appeal for witnesses after service station robbery

SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Police appeal for witnesses after service station robbery

Posted: 11th July 2017
POLICE are appealing for information following a robbery in Merriott. A man walked into Broadway Service Station on Broadway at approximately 11.30am last Monday (July 3, 2017) and stole a significant quantity of cash from staff inside. The offender then fled the scene in a dark coloured vehicle which was waiting further up the road. The vehicle drove off in the…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Motor dealership has big plans for Fusion Park

YEOVIL NEWS: Motor dealership has big plans for Fusion Park

Posted: 10th July 2017
A LEADING car dealership in Yeovil has applied for permission to utilise the majority of the so far empty Fusion Park development area in the town. F. J. Chalke and Abbey Manor Group Ltd has applied to South Somerset District Council to go-ahead with its plans for the Fusion Park on West Hendford. The proposals include the building of a new motor retail franchise with…

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