SOMERSET NEWS: Fluffy is tempted down by cat biscuits

SOMERSET NEWS: Fluffy is tempted down by cat biscuits

Posted: 15th September 2014
FIREFIGHTERS were called today (Monday, September 15, 2014) to rescue a cat which had got stuck on the roof of a home. A fire engine was flagged down by a member of the public at just after 11.15am to the situation in Reedmore Gardens, Bridgwater. Officers used ladders and other equipment to coax the cat into a safe position for rescue. But a spokesman for the Devon and…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Fears allayed over festive lantern parade

YEOVIL NEWS: Fears allayed over festive lantern parade

Posted: 15th September 2014
ORGANISERS of a planned lantern parade in Yeovil ahead of the switching-on ceremony of this year’s Christmas lights in the town centre have reassured people that they will NOT be using the potentially dangerous Chinese lanterns. The first-ever Yeovil Lantern Parade will take place on Saturday, November 15, 2014, at 4.30pm before the switching-on of the festive lights…

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SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Firearms fears at nature reserve

SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Firearms fears at nature reserve

Posted: 15th September 2014
COUNTRYSIDE rangers at Chard Reservoir have had several incidents reported to them of guns being used at the site. They are now urging the public to stop using weapons at the nature reserve and contact the police if anyone sees anything suspicious. During the last week, two separate incidents where members of the public have been seen using or handling an air rifle and…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Track renamed the Bill Whistlecroft Athletics Arena

YEOVIL NEWS: Track renamed the Bill Whistlecroft Athletics Arena

Posted: 15th September 2014
YEOVIL Athletics Arena was officially renamed yesterday (Sunday, September 14, 2014) to honour the late Bill Whistlecroft. Bill passed away in May last year but his involvement in athletics locally will leave a long and lasting legacy. His involvement with Somerset Athletics started prior to 1960, by which time he had already been elected as the secretary of the County…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Loads of money raised by slimmers

YEOVIL NEWS: Loads of money raised by slimmers

Posted: 15th September 2014
YEOVIL slimmers have raised over £1,200 – so far - for Cancer Research UK by putting their best foot forward. The 60 women and men, who have lost a combined weight of more than 70 stone – took part in a Slimming World does Race for Life Event at Shelley’s Slimming World ‘Hub” at Park House, Yeovil, earlier this month. Friends and family members supported the event & they…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Info wanted on vintage car

YEOVIL NEWS: Info wanted on vintage car

Posted: 15th September 2014
HISTORIANS are asking people to help find a vintage car which had been bought in Yeovil. South Somerset District Council’s Community Heritage Access Centre recently received an enquiry from Karen Field to help find a car – a Rover P4 110 – which had been restored. Karen has been researching the history of the car and found out that it originally belonged to Albert Percy…

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SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Meet Rusty the swimming cat!

SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Meet Rusty the swimming cat!

Posted: 15th September 2014
STAFF at Ferne Animal Sanctuary in South Somerset celebrated taking in their 100th cat for 2014 – but she’s not just any cat. Rusty, a domestic short hair who is just four years old, used to live on a narrow boat. By continually launching herself into the river where the boat was moored, Rusty eventually taught herself to swim. Ferne’s head of animal care, Tara Nirula…

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SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Chimney fire near Ilminster

SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Chimney fire near Ilminster

Posted: 15th September 2014
FIREFIGHTERS were called out last night (Sunday, September 14, 2014) to deal with a chimney fire near Ilminster. The alarm was raised at just before 7pm and two fire engines from Ilminster and Yeovil were mobilised to reports of a chimney fire at a building with a thatch roof in Water Street, Seavington St Michael. But a spokesman for the Devon and Somerset Fire and…

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SOMERSET NEWS: Eleven people need medical help after flat fire

SOMERSET NEWS: Eleven people need medical help after flat fire

Posted: 15th September 2014
ELEVEN people needed medical assistance yesterday (Sunday, September 14, 2014) after getting caught up in a fire at a flat in Somerset. Firefighters were first mobilised to the problem at Gorehedge in Frome when alarms were heard activating at just before 6pm. One fire engine from Frome was initially called out and officers quickly asked for a further crew to attend…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Serial killer on loose on trading estate (sort of)

YEOVIL NEWS: Serial killer on loose on trading estate (sort of)

Posted: 14th September 2014
ONLOOKERS could only sit and watch as a crazed serial killer went on the loose on the Pen Mill Trading Estate in Yeovil this afternoon (Sunday, September 14, 2014). Witnesses said they had lost count the number of people who were killed in a two-hour spree at Edwards House in Buckland   Road – home of the Yeovil Amateur Operatic Society. Fortunately, however, these…

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