YEOVIL NEWS: Burglar sent down

YEOVIL NEWS: Burglar sent down

Posted: 12th December 2014
A MAN has been sentenced to 14 months imprisonment for a number of offences including two burglaries in Yeovil. Lewis Coombes, 26, of no fixed abode, was sentenced during a hearing at Taunton Crown Court on Friday (December 5, 2014). He broke into a flat on Clarence Street, Yeovil, in August and stole items, including foreign currency and a laptop, and then committed…

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SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Chimney fires keep officers busy

SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Chimney fires keep officers busy

Posted: 12th December 2014
FIREFIGHTERS have been busy this evening (Friday, December 12, 2014) dealing with a chimney fire at a home in Bruton. The alarm was raised at just after 7.15pm to the problem at a property in Godminster Lane and one fire engine from Castle Cary was mobilised. Extra fire personnel were called in to support the operation and they gained access to the roof top to extinguish…

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SOMERSET NEWS: Disabled man left stuck at supermarket

SOMERSET NEWS: Disabled man left stuck at supermarket

Posted: 12th December 2014
MEAN tricksters are believed to have meddled with the lock on a mobility scooter which meant that its elderly disabled owner was unable to ride off. Firefighters had to come to the rescue this afternoon (Friday, December 12, 2014) after the disabled man discovered the padlock would not release from his scooter which was parked outside the Morrisons supermarket in Priory…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Man assaulted in town centre attack

YEOVIL NEWS: Man assaulted in town centre attack

Posted: 12th December 2014
A MAN was knocked to the ground and received facial injuries during an early morning assault in Yeovil town centre. Police have now appealed for witnesses to the incident which happened in Westminster Street at around 1.40am on Friday, November 28, 2014. The offender was described as a white male, of medium-to-large build, with short dark hair, in his late 30s and…

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SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Mums and toddlers enjoy new buggy walk group

SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Mums and toddlers enjoy new buggy walk group

Posted: 12th December 2014
VOLUNTEERS have come together to start a brand new “buggy walk” from a local primary school in a bid to get mums and toddlers more active. The “buggy walk” sessions in Ilchester got up and running thanks to support from South Somerset District Council, Ilchester Parish Council, Ilchester Primary School and Somerset County Council has given the volunteers the helping hand…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Marking 30 years of twinning with Herblay

YEOVIL NEWS: Marking 30 years of twinning with Herblay

Posted: 12th December 2014
MEMBERS of the Yeovil Twinning Association planted a special tree this morning (Friday, December 12, 2014) to commemorate 30 years of friendship with the French community of Herblay. The association was joined by the Mayor of Yeovil, Cllr Mike Lock, and the Mayoress, Pauline Lock, for the official tree planting ceremony in the Yeovil Country Park area not far from the…

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CHRISTMAS 2014: Festive countdown in South Petherton

CHRISTMAS 2014: Festive countdown in South Petherton

Posted: 12th December 2014
THE countdown to Christmas got underway in South Petherton earlier this month with the switching-on of the festive lights. A number of shops stayed open for the celebration while Christmas carols and songs were the order of the day in the Square and at Blake Hall, while Stoke Silver Band, community groups and village school children staged displayed and activities. The…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Fairmead choir hits the right festive note!

YEOVIL NEWS: Fairmead choir hits the right festive note!

Posted: 12th December 2014
THE Fairmead School choir from Yeovil proved they were a Christmas number one hit when they entertained staff and visitors this week at South Somerset District Council’s Brympton Way offices. The choir sang a variety of Christmas songs for 45 minutes in the main reception and were joined by staff from the district council who listened to them during their performance…

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SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Have YOU won a Golden Ticket?

SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Have YOU won a Golden Ticket?

Posted: 12th December 2014
A GOLDEN Ticket winner has been announced in South Somerset District Council’s seasonal car parking campaign. Sharon Chlopecki-Carslake, from Chard, bought a parking ticket and found it was one of the 30 special Golden Tickets that SSDC has introduced as an extra incentive for motorists to park in towns and visit local shops in the run-up to Christmas. This is in…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Westfield students sponsor a child in the world's poorest country

YEOVIL NEWS: Westfield students sponsor a child in the world's poorest country

Posted: 12th December 2014
STUDENTS from Westfield Academy in Yeovil have been inspired to sponsor a child from the Democratic Republic of Congo. As part of a highly successful Diversity Week at the school, students took part in a range of activities that specifically focused on the cultures of India, Poland, China and Britain: from henna painting to volleyball; fortune cookies to craft; and an…

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