SOMERSET NEWS: We will remember them

SOMERSET NEWS: We will remember them

Posted: 11th November 2016
  THE nation will fall silent this morning (Friday, November 11, 2016) as people pay their respects to mark Armistice Day. A two-minute silence will begin at 11am to commemorate the moment when the guns went quiet to signify the end of the First World War. Short ceremonies will take place in towns across Somerset. Among those ceremonies are: The siren at Leonardo…

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SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: A303 crash victims named

SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: A303 crash victims named

Posted: 9th November 2016
TWO people who died in a road traffic collision on October 31, 2016, near Chard and Ilminster have been named. Robert and Brenda Newton, both aged 72, from the Ottery St Mary area of Devon died after a collision with a van on the A303 near Buckland St Mary. A police spokesman said: “The incident happened just after 1pm. A van which was travelling in a north easterly…

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SOMERSET NEWS: Dog mess DNA should be used to track down lazy owners who fail to scoop the poop

SOMERSET NEWS: Dog mess DNA should be used to track down lazy owners who fail to scoop the poop

Posted: 9th November 2016
A COUNTY councillor believes testing dog poo DNA could be the best way to try and catch irresponsible owners who fail to pick up the mess left behind by their animals on streets and playing fields in Somerset. Cllr Linda Vijeh believes it is time that real action was taken to clamp down on the small minority of dog owners who are too lazy to bend down and scoop up the…

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SOMERSET NEWS: Dog mess DNA should be used to track down lazy owners who fail to scoop the poop

SOMERSET NEWS: Dog mess DNA should be used to track down lazy owners who fail to scoop the poop

Posted: 9th November 2016
A COUNTY councillor believes testing dog poo DNA could be the best way to try and catch irresponsible owners who fail to pick up the mess left behind by their animals on streets and playing fields in Somerset. Cllr Linda Vijeh believes it is time that real action was taken to clamp down on the small minority of dog owners who are too lazy to bend down and scoop up the…

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SOMERSET NEWS: Fire safety fears over charity shops

SOMERSET NEWS: Fire safety fears over charity shops

Posted: 8th November 2016
FIRE safety officers are concerned that some charity shops in Somerset are being run in unsafe conditions. The Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service has carried out inspections at charity shops recently and noted areas of concern where help and support to comply with fire safety legislation would have been of benefit. In addition the Fire Service has attended some…

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YEOVIL NEWS: School in a Bag team opens shop in Quedam

YEOVIL NEWS: School in a Bag team opens shop in Quedam

Posted: 7th November 2016
THE School in a Bag charity is opening a pop-up shop in the Quedam Shopping Centre in Yeovil in the run-up to Christmas. The SIAB, which is based at Chilthorne Domer, has taken on one of the units in the Quedam and will be selling merchandise and Early Bird tickets for next year’s Home Farm Festival. The charity, which is part of the Piers Simon Appeal, sends off…

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YEOVIL NEWS: 83 flats planned for old creamery

YEOVIL NEWS: 83 flats planned for old creamery

Posted: 6th November 2016
PLANS have been submitted to convert an old creamery building in Yeovil into more than 80 new flats. Acorn Developments SW Ltd have applied to South Somerset District Council to go-ahead with its proposals in Newton Road. The developers have applied for the “change of use, conversion and extension of former creamery building to form 83 new flats, provision of parking and…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Marcus Fysh urges PM to back Yeovil aerospace firms

YEOVIL NEWS: Marcus Fysh urges PM to back Yeovil aerospace firms

Posted: 4th November 2016
YEOVIL MP Marcus Fysh has urged the Prime Minister to back the Yeovil area’s aerospace firms and workforce when she draws up plans for a long-term industrial strategy in the UK. Theresa May invited Mr Fysh to submit his industrial strategy proposals to her Industrial Policy Board when they met in Westminster with detailed ideas on how to re-invigorate the helicopter and…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Business group backs minibus appeal

YEOVIL NEWS: Business group backs minibus appeal

Posted: 4th November 2016
  AN APPEAL to buy a much-needed minibus for the Magnolia House centre in Yeovil has been boosted by £200 – thanks to members of the Lynx 2 Business group. The cheque presentation was held at Papa Pancho’s restaurant in Bond Street, Yeovil, which hosted a recent Lynx 2 Business fundraising and social event for the appeal. Earlier this year Lynx 2 Business, which is a…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Benefits advice meetings to be held in Wetherspoons pub!

YEOVIL NEWS: Benefits advice meetings to be held in Wetherspoons pub!

Posted: 3rd November 2016
PEOPLE on benefits might be encouraged to go along to hear more information about what they are entitled to as South Somerset District Council is planning on holding drop-in sessions at a Yeovil town centre pub. The council will be working in with partnership with Citizens Advice South Somerset to hold a series of Benefit Cap public information sessions during November…

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