Volunteering with the National Trust

Volunteering with the National Trust

Posted: 2nd November 2012
THE opportunity to take part in a volunteering taster day is being offered today (Friday, November 2) by the National Trust at Montacute House as part of a Community Service Volunteer campaign.   The CSV Make a Difference Day will involve members of staff and existing volunteers who will be running hands-on activities for people to try, and also sharing their experiences…

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Two arrested over cannabis factory finds

Two arrested over cannabis factory finds

Posted: 2nd November 2012
POLICE in Yeovil last week arrested two men in connection with the discovery of two cannabis factories. Officers and the fire service were called to Sherborne Road in Yeovil where a property containing more than 100 cannabis plants had caught fire. Further plants were discovered in Lyde Road and a warrant was also executed at a property in Haselbury Plucknett in…

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Plans to safeguard long-term future of Westland Leisure Complex

Plans to safeguard long-term future of Westland Leisure Complex

Posted: 1st November 2012
PLANS to safeguard the long-term future of the Westland Sports and Leisure Complex in Yeovil have been unveiled. AgustaWestland, who own the leisure complex, has told employees of the helicopter manufacturer that it is looking to find a partner to 'invest in and manage' the facility for staff, the company and the wider community.    Under the proposed plan AgustaWestland…

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Fun-packed and trouble-free Hallowe'en

Fun-packed and trouble-free Hallowe'en

Posted: 1st November 2012
POLICE have reported a fun-packed Hallowe'en as wet weather failed to dampen the spirit last night of 'trick or treat' festivities across the area. For the third successive year, the number of 999 calls to the police fell below the 1,000 mark and calls to the non emergency 101 service also remained below the 1,000 barrier, making it the quietest "fright night" ever in…

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Cracking down on thieves in Yeovil area

Cracking down on thieves in Yeovil area

Posted: 1st November 2012
MORE than 80 people have been arrested by police in the Yeovil area following  a crackdown on thieves. An operation to target theft, burglary and other similar offences was launched on September 11 and so far in the Somerset East police district - which has its headquarters in Yeovil - officers have made 81 arrests as part of the latest forcewide Relentless campaign. In…

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Jim and Flo are Pride of Britain

Jim and Flo are Pride of Britain

Posted: 1st November 2012
VETERAN fundraising duo Jim and Flo Essex have won a Pride of Britain Award. The Yeovil couple have worked tirelessly over the past 20 years to raise money for local and national charities including Yeovil District Hospital, St Margaret's Somerset Hospce, Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital, the PDSA and a donkey sanctuary. Flo, 82, and Jim, 86, were among those to…

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Mo Bros launch Movember campaign

Mo Bros launch Movember campaign

Posted: 1st November 2012
STAFF and students at Yeovil College have announced they will be taking part in this year’s Movember campaign. During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces in the UK and around the world. The aim is to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and testicular cancer. So…

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Please behave on Hallowe'en Night

Behave yourselfs on Hallowe'en

Posted: 31st October 2012
POLICE in Yeovil and South Somerset are hoping today’s Hallowe’en festivities will be a fun-packed event on what is traditionally their busiest night of the year.   They are working with partner agencies and shopkeepers under the Operation Relentless banner to ensure that the ‘trick or treat’ night enables communities throughout Avon and Somerset to enjoy the festivities…

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Olympic hero Peter Wilson salutes South Somerset's Gold Stars

Olympic hero Peter Wilson salutes South Somerset's Gold Stars

Posted: 31st October 2012
THE pride of South Somerset gathered at the Octagon Theatre in Yeovil last night (Tuesday, October 30) for the fifth annual Gold Star awards and it proved to be a truly inspirational evening. The awards are held each year by South Somerset District Council to recognise the effort and commitment of individuals and organisations who make a real difference to their…

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Rare Roman coin discovered in Somerset

Rare Roman coin discovered in Somerset

Posted: 30th October 2012
STAFF at the Community Heritage Access Centre in Yeovil have been astonished to discover an incredible rare coin from a turbulent era in history.   They have just made the finding after receiving a generous bequest of a Roman coin collection from the late Mr J. Stevens-Cox. The coin is a radiate of Gaius Marcus Aurelius Marius, more simply known to us as Marius. This…

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