News & Sport


    • Thursday 21st September

      Somerset NHS Trust, which runs Yeovil Hospital, paid out more than £13.5M in medical negligence claims in the last twelve months. Yeovil-based charity, School in a Bag, is asking for help to send supplies to earthquake-hit Morocco. Work has started on the next phase of the Yeovil Refresh project causing more disruption in the town centre...and more.

    • Wednesday 20th September

      We're being asked to think carefully before using NHS services in Somerset this week, due to strikes by doctors. Wilko will shut its Yeovil store at the end of September. Crosscountry Rail, who run trains through Somerset, has been given a new contract with the government...and more.

    • Tuesday 19th September

      Police are investigating an attack on an elderly man in Ilton. Sixty-five local jobs have been created with the opening of a new McDonalds near Ilminster. A recruitment campaign has been launched for gritter drivers, to keep Somerset’s roads safe this winter...and more.

    • Local News Monday 18th September

      A local MP is calling for speed cameras to be introduced on the A30 dual carriageway between Yeovil and Sherborne. People in Somerset are recycling more of their waste than ever before. The Federation of Independent Retailers is calling on the government to provide grants to small businesses...and more.

    • Local News Friday 15th  September

      Yeovil’s bus depot on Reckleford looks set to be demolished. A Chard food bank says it’s in desperate need of donations as it continues to tackle the cost of living crisis. Even more of the Leonardo factory in Yeovil could be powered by renewable energy if a solar farm application is approved... and more.

    • Local News Thursday 14th September

      Plans to add a roof terrace to a Yeovil pub have been aborted after more than three years. A major Chard housing development could still be going ahead but with fewer homes. More than one hundred schools in Somerset expect to go over their budgets this year...and more.

    • Local News Wednesday 13th September

      Police are appealing for witnesses and dashcam footage after a crash in Crewkerne. A heavily delayed tender process that could benefit Leonardo Helicopters is reportedly being pushed back even further by the MOD. “Significant risks” to resident’s safety have been uncovered in a report on a now-closed nursing home in Yeovil.

    • Local News Tuesday 12th September

      Yeovil’s Wilko branch looks set to close after a rescue deal collapsed. The next stage of the ongoing Yeovil refurbishment scheme will begin later this month. If you recycle in Somerset, you can be sure that your plastic has been recycled here in the UK over the last year... and more.

    Community & Charity News

    • Adrian Dening's Stars Over Somerset

      Monday 25th September to Sunday 1st October 2023

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    • Chard Junction

      A campaign to reopen Chard Junction railway station is gaining momentum.

    • Dog DNA

      Avon and Somerset Police are encouraging dog owners to protect their pets from theft by entering their details into a DNA doggy database.

    • Fire Safety

      Devon and Somerset Fire Service has issued new advice to people living in rural areas.

    • Mobile Phones in Vehicles

      Somerset County Council’s road safety team is working with partners to urge drivers to keep their fixed eyes on the road.

    • Adrian Dening's Stars Over Somerset

      Monday 18th to Sunday 24th September 2023

    • Clean up our Countryside

      Two new litter-pick stations have been installed, equipped with litter pickers and reusable bags for anyone to borrow and do their own two-minute clean-up at countryside sites across South Somerset.


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