Hospital looks for public backing over dementia diagnosis

Hospital looks for public backing over dementia diagnosis

Posted: 2nd October 2012
YEOVIL DistrictHospital is asking local people to take on board a new campaign which aims to increase early diagnosis rates for dementia. Nearly 700,000 people in England live with dementia but this number is expected to double in the next 30 years. YeovilDistrictHospital already has a significant number of older patients with this condition, with many beds occupied by…

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Yeovil woman sentenced over benefit fraud

Yeovil woman sentenced over benefit fraud

Posted: 2nd October 2012
A YEOVIL woman has admitted cashing over £900 of housing benefit cheques that had been issued to a person who used to share the house she lives in.   Sam Morten, defending, told the court that his client had cashed the cheques because she was owed money by her former joint tenant.    The litigator for South Somerset District Council pointed out there was a statement…

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Smokers urged to join Stoptober campaign

Smokers urged to join Stoptober campaign

Posted: 1st October 2012
SMOKERS  in the Yeovil area are being encouraged to take part in the first ever mass quit attempt launched by the Department of Health to be known as Stoptober.   Smoking is one of the biggest causes of premature death and each year accounts for over 100,000 deaths in the UK. One in two long-term smokers will die prematurely from a smoking disease. It has been proven…

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£13.5k benefit fraud man in court

£13.5k benefit fraud man in court

Posted: 1st October 2012
A BARWICK man has, pleaded guilty to four charges of benefit fraud when he appeared before South Somerset Magistrates' Court in Yeovil. He failed to tell South Somerset District Council that he had returned to full time work after being off sick.  He also did not tell the Council that his partner had also found work, and as a result he was paid over £13,500 between…

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Elderly woman duped by conman

Elderly woman duped by conman

Posted: 1st October 2012
YEOVIL police are asking for help to trace a man who talked his way into an 84-year-old woman's home and stole her handbag. It happened at around 5pm on Saturday, September 22, in Ilchester Road. The woman saw a man in her garden and opened her back door to ask what he was doing there. He said he was being chased and had jumped into her garden to escape. She let him walk…

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College signs up to with Ambitious about Autism

College signs up to with Ambitious about Autism

Posted: 1st October 2012
YEOVIL College has signed up to Ambitious about Autism’s College Inclusion Charter committing to delivering quality education opportunities for learners with autism and other disabilities. Ambitious about Autism is the national charity for children and young people with autism. The Charter has been developed by learners, college staff, principals and disability…

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Woman assaulted in Yeovil town centre

Woman assaulted in Yeovil town centre

Posted: 1st October 2012
POLICE are hunting a man who assaulted a woman as she walked through a supermarket car park in the centre of Yeovil. At around 10.45pm on Sunday (September 30, 2012) a woman was walking alone between the town centre and West Hendford. A police spokesman said: ''As she walked through a supermarket car park she was approached by an unknown man who assaulted her.'' Officers…

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Jewellery taken in Martock burglary

Jewellery taken in Martock burglary

Posted: 1st October 2012
POLICE are urging people to be vigilant for jewellery taken during a house burglary in Martock. The items taken include brooches, earrings, rings and a watch. They were taken from a property in the North Street area of Martock between 10.20am and 5.15pm on Friday, September 28, after entry had been forced. Police would like to hear from anyone offered any of the above…

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B&Q store backs Macmillan Cancer Support

B&Q store backs Macmillan Cancer Support

Posted: 29th September 2012
THE Yeovil B&Q store have chosen Macmillan Cancer Support as their charity to support, after staff at the store recently lost a much loved colleague to cancer. Their fundraising efforts have started in earnest, recently holding a successful raffle event where B&Q generously donated a selection of fantastic prizes, raising over £160.  The store has taken on Macmillan…

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Royal visitor flies in to RNAS Yeovilton

Royal visitor flies in to RNAS Yeovilton

Posted: 29th September 2012
HRH Rear Admiral Prince Michael of Kent visited the Royal Naval Reserve Air Branch to see the role of the Reserves in the Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm at RNAS Yeovilton. Visiting in his capacity as Honorary Rear Admiral Maritime Reserves, His Royal Highness saw how the reservists, all of whom have completed a full career in the Royal Navy, continue to be involved in all…

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