YEOVIL NEWS: Raising the flag for Armed Forces Day

YEOVIL NEWS: Raising the flag for Armed Forces Day

Posted: 23rd June 2014
A SPECIAL flag was raised today (Monday, June 23, 2014) at South Somerset District Council's Brympton Way offices in Yeovil in celebration of this year's national Armed Forces Day. The ceremony marked the build up to Armed Forces Day on Saturday, June 28, 2014, an event that takes place every year to celebrate the UK's armed forces - past, present and future. The…

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SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Fire on waste ground

SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Fire on waste ground

Posted: 22nd June 2014
GARDEN waste, fence panels and hedgerow were on fire this evening (Sunday, June 22, 2014) in Martock. One fire engine from the village was mobilised at just before 9.30pm to the incident in Hurst. Firefighters received a report of a small fire on waste ground next to some garages in the village. They quickly dealt with the situation.

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SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Car destroyed in fire

SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Car destroyed in fire

Posted: 22nd June 2014
A CAR was completely destroyed by fire this afternoon and the problems spread to adjoining buildings. The alarm was raised at just before 5.30pm to the incident at Seven Acres in Somerton and two fire engines from the town were mobilised. A spokesman for Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said: “The vehicle was 100 per cent damaged by the fire which also…

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SOMERSET NEWS: Electrical fault causes tractor fire

SOMERSET NEWS: Electrical fault causes tractor fire

Posted: 22nd June 2014
FIREFIGHTERS were called out this evening (Sunday, June 22, 2014) to deal with a tractor on fire. One fire engine from Taunton was mobilised at just before 7pm to reports of a small fire involving a tractor at farm in Quantock Lane, West Monkton. A spokesman for Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said: “The electrical fire in the engine compartment of the…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Shoppers can get fit at new Pop Up leisure centre

YEOVIL NEWS: Shoppers can get fit at new Pop Up leisure centre

Posted: 22nd June 2014
SHOPPERS in Yeovil are being encouraged to “shop” for a healthy lifestyle this summer - thanks to a new “Pop Up” leisure centre which opens in a former empty shop in the town this coming week. Health and well-being experts from 1610 Preston Sports Centre in Yeovil and Stanchester Sports Centre, who have jointly organised the venture in partnership with the Quedam…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Open evening for would-be on-call firefighters

YEOVIL NEWS: Open evening for on-call firefighters

Posted: 22nd June 2014
YEOVIL Fire Station is hosting an open evening on Tuesday (June 24, 2014) to provide an opportunity for members of the community to explore the potential of becoming on-call firefighters. The event will be held at Yeovil Fire Station in Reckleford, Yeovil, from 7pm. People will have the opportunity to meet the crews, watch training sessions and find out just what being an…

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SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: More info on dodgy tenners

SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: More info on dodgy tenners

Posted: 22nd June 2014
POLICE have issued further information to traders and shoppers in South Somerset about a number of fake £10 notes which have been circulating in the area. It was last week that local police officers revealed on their social networking Twitter account that a batch of counterfeit tenners had been found in the Crewkerne area. The police have now said that the dodgy £10…

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RACE FOR LIFE 2014: Cancer - we are coming to get you!

RACE FOR LIFE 2014: Cancer - we are coming to get you!

Posted: 22nd June 2014
AROUND 2,000 ladies – of all ages and from all walks of life– descended on Sherborne Castle this morning (Sunday, June 22, 2014) to help raise money for Cancer Research. It is now hoped that the entrants in today’s Race for Life will have raised thousands of pounds for the charity. For many of those who took part it was a poignant moment as they were running in…

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PETHERTON FOLK FEST 2014: Festival of sunshine!

PETHERTON FOLK FEST 2014: Festival of sunshine!

Posted: 22nd June 2014
ORGANISERS of the annual Petherton Folk Fest should be celebrating with a well-deserved glass of bubbly today following yesterday’s (Saturday, June 21, 2014) hugely successful event. Wonderful weather encouraged hundreds of people to converge on South Petherton for the day-long festival of folk. There were folk bands and Morris Men; Iris dancers and clog dancers;…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Traffic collision on West Coker Road

YEOVIL NEWS: Traffic collision on West Coker Road

Posted: 22nd June 2014
FIREFIGHTERS were called out in the early hours of this morning (Sunday, June 22, 2014) to deal with an accident in Yeovil. The alarm was raised at just before 1am and one fire engine from Yeovil was mobilised to the incident in West Coker Road to help police following a road traffic collision. A spokesman for the Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said: “The…

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