YEOVIL NEWS: 100,000 SchoolBags have given hope to 100,000 children

YEOVIL NEWS: 100,000 SchoolBags have given hope to 100,000 children

Posted: 16th January 2019
THE Piers Simon Appeal, which is based near Yeovil, has reached a major milestone with its School in a Bag initiative as the 100,000th SchoolBag has been distributed to a child in need. The magic number was reached on Wednesday, January 9, 2019, and was distributed by the group’s Nepalese charity partner, Helambu Education and Livelihood Partnership – a feat made…

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YEOVIL NEWS: What will happen to long-lasting frieze if Yeovil Post Office moves?

YEOVIL NEWS: What will happen to long-lasting frieze if Yeovil Post Office moves?

Posted: 16th January 2019
THE big question we would like to know is what will happen to the tiled frieze on the wall behind the counter of the Yeovil Post Office – which must be one of the most iconic features of the town centre – if the post office moves from its present King George Street location? The frieze has been there for decades and shows in picture format the history of the postal…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Making top part of Middle Street pedestrians only moves closer

YEOVIL NEWS: Making top part of Middle Street pedestrians only moves closer

Posted: 15th January 2019
PLANS to pedestrianise the top end of Middle Street in Yeovil town centre have moved a step closer to possible fruition. South Somerset District Council has submitted its application to Somerset County Council for a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) to go-ahead with the proposals following an extensive consultation period. Having looked at the responses submitted and new…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Child, two, bitten by a dog in Yeovil

YEOVIL NEWS: Child, two, bitten by a dog in Yeovil

Posted: 4th January 2019
POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a two-year-old child was bitten by a dog in Yeovil.  The child suffered minor injuries to her lip after being bitten by a dog described as being a German Shepherd and Staffy cross. The incident happened in the Raglan Terrace area at around 1pm on New Year’s Day (Tuesday, January 1, 2019). A police spokesman said: “We’re trying to…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Have you seen wanted man Jack Coleman?

YEOVIL NEWS: Have you seen wanted man Jack Coleman?

Posted: 2nd January 2019
POLICE are appealing for information about the whereabouts of 25-year-old Jack Coleman who is wanted on recall to prison. Coleman (pictured) is described as a white man, with short dark hair, clean shaven, around 6ft tall of slim build. A police spokesman said: “It’s possible that Coleman is in the Yeovil area.” If you see him please do not approach, call 999 immediately…

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YEOVIL NEWS: E-fit released of conman who duped 88-year-old

YEOVIL NEWS: E-fit released of conman who duped 88-year-old

Posted: 2nd January 2019
POLICE are issuing an E-fit of a man they want to identify following a distraction burglary in Yeovil. The victim, an 88-year-old man, was at home in the West Coker Road area when a man called at his door between 2pm and 3pm on Friday, December 21, 2018, claiming to be collecting money for gardening work. Once inside, the offender stole a quantity of money. He has been…

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SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Christmas is “ear” and Samaritans in Yeovil are giving the gift of listening

SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Christmas is “ear” and Samaritans in Yeovil are giving the gift of listening

Posted: 22nd December 2018
NEW figures have revealed that one in three calls to Samaritans on Christmas Day are from people who feel lonely and isolated. The festive period can be a challenging time for some and that’s why volunteers from Samaritans Yeovil, Sherborne & District are helping to keep the service running for those in need throughout the Christmas break, even on Christmas Day…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Beer festival raises a glass and lots of money for local good causes

YEOVIL NEWS: Beer festival raises a glass and lots of money for local good causes

Posted: 12th December 2018
THE Yeovil Beer Festival committee has presented cheques to five local good causes amounting to more than £14,000. The proceeds were raised during the sixth beer festival which was held in April 2018 at the Westlands Entertainment Venue in Yeovil and it allowed the volunteer Brew Crew to toast success once again. Yeovil Lions Club and Yeovil Round Table have supported…

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YEOVIL NEWS: New home for Yeovil Samaritans

YEOVIL NEWS: New home for Yeovil Samaritans

Posted: 6th December 2018
THE Samaritans of Yeovil, Sherborne and District are delighted to announce they will shortly be moving into a new home.  Morley House, located on West Hendford in Yeovil, will become the new branch centre next year, once it has undergone a refurbishment programme. Sarah Coote, branch director, who is delighted at the news, said: “It’s been a whirlwind year for our…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Extension plans for Palmers Fish & Chips restaurant

YEOVIL NEWS: Extension plans for Palmers Fish & Chips restaurant

Posted: 2nd December 2018
PLANS have been unveiled to increase the size of the restaurant area at Palmers Fish & Chips on the outskirts of Yeovil in a bid to cater for demand. The proposed extension includes an overspill dining area, together with storage facilities, both on the ground floor and the first floor, along with staff facilities on the first floor, at the take-away and restaurant at…

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