UPDATE: Search for missing Noel Alder, 86

Search for missing Noel Alder, 86

Posted: 17th October 2012
POLICE have just announced that the search for 86-year-old Noel Alder has reached a successful conclusion. A police spokesman said that Mr Alder had been found "safe and well" and that officers would like to thank everyone for their help in locating the man. EARLIER STORY FROM TODAY: MEMBERS of the public are being asked to help find 86-year-old Noel Alder (pictured) who…

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Police look for lorry driver

Police look for lorry driver

Posted: 17th October 2012
POLICE are appealing for the public’s help following a collision between a car and a lorry in Yeovil yesterday (Tuesday, October 16). The incident is reported to have happened at about 1pm on the roundabout outside Yeovil District Hospital and involved a collision between a Vauxhall Corsa and a grey coloured HGV. The lorry is reported to have left the scene after the…

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Two men arrested for lead thefts from bar roof

Two men arrested for lead thefts from bar roof

Posted: 17th October 2012
TWO men, aged 27 and 29, have been arrested following the theft of lead from the roof of a bar in Yeovil. During the evening of September 26, police received a call from a member of the public reporting a blue van whose occupants were behaving suspiciously and appeared to be stealing lead from the roof of Bar 45 in the town. CCTV operatives watched the crime as police…

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Woman has handbag snatched in Yeovil town centre

Woman has handbag snatched in Yeovil town centre

Posted: 16th October 2012
 A WOMAN who was sat on a bench in Yeovil town centre had her handbag snatched from her during the lunchtime. The incident happened sometime between 12.30pm and 12.45pm on Thursday, October 4, when the woman was set opposite Hendford Lodge in Hendford, close to the entrance to the underground car park at Tesco. She placed her handbag on the bench next to her and within…

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Club Neo gets ready for Zero Project on Halloween night

Club Neo gets ready for Zero Project on Halloween night

Posted: 16th October 2012
THE Zero Project is offering an alternative this Halloween to trick or treating by holding one of its successful under 18’s club nights at Club Neo in Yeovil. The event will take place at the nightspot in Stars Lane, Yeovil, on Wednesday, October 31, from 7pm to 11pm. To get young clubbers into the Halloween Party mood they are encouraged to come in fancy dress with…

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Amicus Law welcomes Juliet Stevens

Amicus Law welcomes Juliet Stevens

Posted: 16th October 2012
AMICUS Law, one of Somerset’s fastest growing firms of solicitors, is proud to welcome Juliet Stevens to its team to provide specialist legal services for private clients in their Yeovil office. Juliet deals with Wills, Powers of Attorney, Court of Protection matters and the administration of estates. Juliet also advises on estate planning matters and asset protection…

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Team GB Paralympia​n to open new mobility service at hospital

Team GB Paralympia​n to open new mobility service at hospital

Posted: 16th October 2012
MAXINE Moore, a member of Team GB who competed at London 2012, will be at Yeovil District Hospital on October 19 to launch a new retail service aimed at helping patients who struggle with movement. Maxine, 19, was born at Yeovil Hospital and was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at the age of one. Despite restricted mobility, she is British Women’s’ champion at the Club…

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Wessex Water at Somerton in running for two national Green awards

Wessex Water at Somerton in running for two national Green awards

Posted: 14th October 2012
A PROJECT at Somerton sewage treatment works which aims to sustainably remove nutrients before they enter watercourses has been shortlisted for two national awards. The Somerton Reedbed Project, which removes phosphorous through biochemical reactions between waste water, metal-rich materials and reeds, has been shortlisted in the Green Business Awards in the Green…

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Kelly coins in £55k for women's health and maternity services at Yeovil Hospital

Kelly coins in £55k for women's health and maternity services at Yeovil Hospital

Posted: 13th October 2012
THE Matron for Women’s Health and Maternity Services at YeovilDistrictHospital has been successful in obtaining a grant of just over £55,000 to develop the hospital’s patient feedback systems both across the trust and nationally. Kelly Kent’s ‘iCARE if you’re smiling’ project was one of just nine successful initiatives chosen out of 147 national applications who applied…

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Rare bird found at sewage treatment works

Rare bird found at sewage treatment works

Posted: 13th October 2012
AN UNUSUAL migrant bird has been spotted by keen birdwatchers at a South Somerset sewage treatment works. The wryneck, which is a small sparrow-sized bird that breeds in Scandinavian forests, was captured at Wessex Water’s plant in Langport. The bird is a rare sighting in Britain. It was discovered in the fine meshed nets, which are used regularly at the site to capture…

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