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    • Local News Friday 1st July

      There’s been a warning that more cuts in bus services could be on the way in Somerset. An inquest into a military diving accident that caused the death of a soldier from Yeovil has found there were significant points of failure. Research suggests there could be ten times as many ancient trees in England, including in Somerset than are currently known about and a nurse from Somerset has been talking about the moment she fainted with hypothermia during Paul McCartney's gig at Glastonbury Festival.

    • Local News Thursday 30th June

      Eleven thousand more people now live in South Somerset compared to ten years ago, according to the 2021 Census. A bypass for Chard, planned seven years ago, is coming under fresh scrutiny. A further eleven thousand homes in South Somerset are to get ultrafast broadband. Anyone who sets up unauthorised camps in Somerset could now be given a prison sentence and a fine of £2,500 and a new book is due out soon telling the story of Montacute.

    • Local News Wednesday 29th June

      South West Water is under investigation over its treatment of sewage. Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance has announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer. Wiltshire Farm Foods say they hope to have all systems up and running again next week after suffering a major cyber attack. People in Somerset who’re having to leave their rented homes say changes to the law that will give them greater protection can't come soon enough...and more.

    • Local News Tuesday 28th July

      Somerset Waste Partnership says the county's recycling rate is at an all-time high. The NHS says more blood donors are urgently needed in Somerset. A new survey has been launched to find out how to best support children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in Somerset and the first British astronaut to visit the International Space Station is bringing his one-man show to Yeovil.

    • Local News Monday 27th June.

      Work has started on the major upgrade of the Triangle in lower Middle Street in Yeovil town centre. A former nursing home at Langport with development potential has been put up for sale. Somerset has won a share of one million pounds of government funding to provide skills training to people who are self-employed and those looking for work. Somerset Waste Partnership is planning to replace 22 of its bin lorries at a cost of five and a half million pounds. A Yeovil man has been jailed after pleading guilty to stealing two motor vehicles...and more.

    • Local News Friday 24th June 

      Two new wellbeing centres have opened in Somerset to help farmers who often work in isolation and have little time to access healthcare. A 12-year-old boy has been arrested in Langport in connection with a spate of crimes and acts of anti-social behavior. Planning permission has been granted to Yetminster Scout Group to build a new scout hut off Sussex Farm Way in Yetminster. There are just 100 days left to spend the last of the Bank of England's paper banknotes before they cease to be legal tender and a new exhibition has opened in Crewkerne looking at the issue of climate change and wh

    • Local News Thursday 23rd June

      Somerset County Council is warning that some primary schools in rural areas may have to close due to a fall in the county’s birth rate. South Somerset District Council is to spend a further £1.3m on top of the £1.6m already allocated to make its leisure centres ‘greener’. Work is about to start on repairs to Langport's historic Hanging Chapel. Local businesses have an opportunity to promote their products and services at a new event to be held in Yeovil next month...and more.

    • Local News Wednesday 22nd June

      With the gates opening today at Glastonbury Festival, motorists planning to travel near to Pilton are being advised to leave plenty of time to complete their journeys. Rising fuel prices are putting charities like the Yeovil-based Freewheelers Emergency Voluntary Service under pressure. A farm safety event has been held in Yeovil to encourage local farmers to take matters of Healthy and Safety more seriously. A new report is soon to be published on building a new relief road on the eastern side of Chard and a former Yeovil Town footballer has had his dream fulfilled of playing for England.


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    Community & Charity News

    • The Gert Gathering

      Radio Ninesprings is supporting The Gert Gathering at Johnson Park on Saturday 30th July. We'll be broadcasting live from the event.

    • Adrian Dening's Stars Over Somerset

      Monday 4th to Sunday 10th July 2022

    • What not to Wear when Driving

      A warning’s been issued about wearing certain items of clothing and footwear when driving.

    • Rural Crime

      Avon and Somerset Police are reminding farmers and landowners about the importance of marking vehicles and machinery to make them less attractive to steal.

    • Homeshare 

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      A home share scheme, matching homeowners in need of support with people looking for affordable accommodation, has been launched in Somerset.

    • Free Health Check

      Somerset Public Health is urging everyone who’s eligible, to get a free NHS Health Check to lower the risk of developing serious health conditions.

    • Appeal for Speedwatch Volunteers

      An appeal’s been made for more volunteers to help run Community Speedwatch in Wincanton.

    • Adrian Dening's Stars Over Somerset

      Monday 27th June to Sunday 3rd July 2022

    • Child Care

      HM Revenue and Customs is reminding working families that they can use Tax-Free Childcare to help pay for childcare costs

    • 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.

    • Blooming good way to 'Check your Vehicle'.

      As we continue to emerge from COVID-19 restrictions, Somerset County Council’s Road Safety Team wants to help you ensure your vehicle gets you safely to your destination.

    • 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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