Hospital aims to get patients home for lunch

Hospital aims to get patients home for lunch

Posted: 3rd October 2012
YEOVIL District Hospital is doing everything it can to improve the experience of patients when they are admitted to and discharged from the hospital.   Those being discharged will be able to go home earlier in the day which will free up beds for those waiting to be admitted to ensure that they receive the appropriate care as soon as possible.   A group of staff have been…

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New £800,000 sports centre opens in Yeovil

New £800,000 sports centre opens in Yeovil

Posted: 2nd October 2012
A NEW era for sporting excellence began earlier today (Tuesday, October 2, 2012) with the official opening of the new £800,000 Preston Sports Centre in Yeovil.   The centre was opened by two former pupils of Preston School, 19-year-old Tom Minchington and 15-year-old Daniel Liu who are both talented sportsmen as well as Paralympic and Olympic hopefuls for Rio 2016.   Tom…

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Man asaulted on A357

Man asaulted on A357

Posted: 2nd October 2012
A MAN was assaulted as he walked along the A357 from Templecombe to Henstridge. At arond 1.30pm on Thursday, September 27, 2012, a man was walking along the A357 from Templecombe to Henstridge when a black VW gold with bright green wheel trims pulled over and stopped behind the victim around 200 metres from Dyers garage. Two men got out of the car and assaulted the…

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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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