Taxpayers' Alliance describe Somerset County Council's Sheila Wheeler departure as 'complete joke'

Yeovil Express: Sheila Wheeler.

11:30am Wednesday 9th April 2014

A LOBBY group has described the situation surrounding the departure of Somerset County Council’s former chief executive Sheila Wheeler as a ‘complete joke’.

School places results loom

Yeovil Express: How can teachers keep up with their heavy workload?

10:00am Wednesday 9th April 2014

PARENTS of children starting primary school in September find out next week where their son or daughter has been allocated a place.

One in five people earn less than living wage in South Somerset

Yeovil Express: Pounds and Pennies can make a difference

10:00am Friday 4th April 2014

AROUND one in five people earns less than the living wage in South Somerset, according to the Trade Union Centre’s analysis of official figures from the House of Commons Library.

Local media - the best way to advertise, says survey

Yeovil Express: THE Bonners Butchers boys proudly display their wares.

11:00am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

IF your business isn’t advertising in local media it’s probably about time it was.

Building regulations advice from South Somerset District Council

Yeovil Express: Builder: Jack Pyle

8:00am Sunday 30th March 2014

SOUTH Somerset District Council’s building control team is hoping to educate people on how to apply and progress with work on their homes or businesses.

Somerset Sports Award entries open

Yeovil Express: Somerset Sports Awards at the County Ground

5:00pm Sunday 23rd March 2014

DO you know someone who deserves a Somerset Sports Award?

Latest court news from South Somerset Magistrates' Court

Yeovil Express: Yeovil Magistrates Court

10:00am Friday 21st March 2014

RECENT cases dealt with by South Somerset Magistrates:

Superfast broadband support for businesses

Yeovil Express: EPPING FOREST: Web users asked to give their views on superfast broadband

5:00pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

SUPPORT to help businesses and communities get up to speed on superfast broadband will be rolled out across the county.

Firefighters strikes on Friday and Monday

Yeovil Express: The Fire Brigades Union has voted in favour of a nationwide strike over a dispute about pensions

2:30pm Wednesday 30th October 2013

PEOPLE in South Somerset are being advised to take extra care during two lightning firefighter strikes.

Burglaries across South Somerset prompt police appeal

Yeovil Express: How Hampshire Constabulary will use it's underspend

2:13pm Monday 5th August 2013

FOUR people have been arrested in connection with a spate of burglaries across South Somerset.

Laundry firm sends staff back to college

2:27pm Wednesday 17th July 2013

LAUNDRY operation at a South Somerset factory is playing a key role in the company’s drive to become an industry beacon for standards and best practice.

Misterton to host fete

6:00am Tuesday 28th May 2013

THE Misterton village annual fete will be held on Sunday, June 9, from midday to 4pm.

Piers Simon Appeal charity reaches Brazil

7:00am Monday 27th May 2013

THE South Somerset-run School in a Bag charity initiative is celebrating a significant landmark in its first donation to South America.

Society's annual show at Drimpton

6:00am Monday 27th May 2013

THE Clapton Wayford District Horticultural Society will be holding its 68th annual show at Drimpton village hall on Saturday, August 10, at 2.15pm.

Crewkerne Lions to host country fair

10:00am Saturday 25th May 2013

CREWKERNE Lions have announced that it will be holding a country fair and fun day at Clapton Farm on Sunday, July 21, from midday.

Annual meeting for U3A

1:46pm Friday 24th May 2013

THE Crewkerne and District University of the Third Age will be holding its annual meeting at the Henhayes Centre, Crewkerne, on Monday, June 3, from 2pm.

Civic Society talk in Crewkerne

1:44pm Friday 24th May 2013

TOM Burr will give an illustrated talk to members of Crewkerne Civic Society at the Henhayes Centre, Crewkerne, on Wednesday, June 12, from 7.30pm.

Caravan damaged in Merriott fire

Yeovil Express: Firefighters called to Marks and Spencer at the Trafford Centre

11:20pm Tuesday 5th March 2013

FIRE crews were called to Eggwood Farm in Merriott, near Crewkerne, to tackle a blaze in a caravan this evening (Tuesday 5).

Snow on January 23, 2013: Traffic light problems at Donyatt

8:57am Wednesday 23rd January 2013

TRAFFIC problems along the A358 at Donyatt near Ilminster have been made worse this morning due to faulty traffic lights at roadworks on the entrance to the village.

Snow on January 23, 2013: Schools closing across South Somerset

7:44am Wednesday 23rd January 2013

SCHOOLS across South Somerset are being closed today because of the heavy snowfall.

Snow is back: Take care on the roads

8:40am Friday 18th January 2013

THERE have been reports coming in that lorries are having problems negotiating the roads in Chard town centre because of the snow.

Man cut free from vehicle after crash

6:44pm Tuesday 25th December 2012

A MAN had to be cut free from a vehicle following an accident this afternoon.

SNOW IS BACK: Send us your snowy photos!

Yeovil Express: Buckland St Mary Village Hall, near Chard, on Friday afternoon

4:30pm Friday 17th December 2010

WITH the 'white stuff' having returned to South Somerset - we want you to send us your snowy photos from around the district.

SNOW IS BACK: Crewkerne Farmers Market is cancelled

Yeovil Express: Snow is back - Buckler's Mead School to open at 9.45am

1:36pm Friday 17th December 2010

THE organisers of the Crewkerne Farmers Market have taken the decision to cancel tomorrow’s market on safety grounds due to the extreme weather forecast.

SNOW IS BACK: MP cancels advice surgeries in Crewkerne and Ilminster

Yeovil Express: Snow is back - Buckler's Mead School to open at 9.45am

1:35pm Friday 17th December 2010

YEOVIL MP David Laws has cancelled his planned advice surgeries tomorrow in Crewkerne and Ilminster due to the weather.

Weather warning

9:38pm Friday 26th November 2010

FREEZING temperatures are expected to continue through the weekend in Somerset with the Met Office issuing a warning over icy conditions.

Gemini CC pull out of opening 2010 Carnival

5:35pm Thursday 23rd September 2010

GEMINI Carnival Club have pulled out of this Saturday’s Carnival at Wellington – the opening parade on the 2010 South Somerset circuit.

Demon Barbers come to South Petherton - tonight!

Yeovil Express: Demon Barbers come to South Petherton

7:10am Saturday 24th July 2010

WATCH an energetic act packed with music, dance and humour at The David Hall in South Petherton tonight.

Brympton House hosts Dickens performance

7:20am Saturday 10th July 2010

THE grounds of Brympton House near Yeovil will be brought to life when it hosts its first open-air theatre performance today.

Lesley Garrett performs in Yeovil

Yeovil Express: Lesley Garrett performs in Yeovil

7:10am Tuesday 6th July 2010

LESLEY Garrett, one of Britain’s most popular soprano singers, will be presenting a recital evening of songs and arias at the Octagon Theatre in Yeovil tonight.

Fishing theft in South Petherton

7:20pm Friday 2nd July 2010

FISHING equipment has been stolen from the garage of a home in St Michaels Gardens, South Petherton.

German drama at the David Hall

Yeovil Express: German drama at the David Hall

12:40pm Friday 2nd July 2010

PETHERTON Picture Show presents gritty German film The White Ribbon at the David Hall, South Petherton, tonight.

Car damaged in arson attack

Yeovil Express: Hinton barn blaze

9:42am Friday 2nd July 2010

ARSONISTS set fire to a car in a South Petherton field yesterday afternoon.

Pupils get a taste for tatties

Yeovil Express: Pupils get a taste for tatties

3:00pm Wednesday 30th June 2010

PUPILS from across the district spent a day down on the farm in South Petherton today to unearth the truth behind potatoes.

Chipmunk performs in Yeovil tonight

Yeovil Express: Chipmunk set to perform in Yeovil

7:40am Sunday 27th June 2010

CHART-TOPPING British rapper Chipmunk is set to perform at the Westland Leisure Complex in Yeovil tonight.

Tap thefts in South Petherton

Yeovil Express: Police seek information on car vandals

4:55pm Thursday 24th June 2010

SEVERAL homes in South Petherton have been targeted by thieves who have stolen outside garden taps.

Jane McDonald performing tonight

Yeovil Express: Jane McDonald performing tonight

7:20am Thursday 24th June 2010

ONE of Britain’s best-loved divas, Jane McDonald, is performing at the Octagon Theatre in Yeovil tonight.

Fancy footwork in Yeovil

Yeovil Express: Fancy footwork in Yeovil

7:40am Wednesday 23rd June 2010

SHOW-STOPPING moves will be on display when a young dance group takes to the stage at the Octagon Theatre, in Yeovil, tonight.

Folk star plays the David Hall tonight

Yeovil Express: West Country legend comes to South Petherton

7:30am Tuesday 22nd June 2010

WEST Country folk legend Steve Knightley makes a welcome return to the David Hall, South Petherton, tonight.

Police to run alcohol checks

Yeovil Express: Police seek information on car vandals

7:50am Sunday 20th June 2010

RANDOM alcohol checks will be carried out at licensed shops in South Petherton following complaints about anti-social behaviour.

Keep windows closed, warn police

7:00pm Thursday 17th June 2010

HOUSEHOLDERS in the Hambridge and Westport areas are being warned about the dangers of leaving windows and doors open on homes and cars.

Family fun in Ilminster

Yeovil Express: £1.6m scheme to revamp gypsy sites

12:40pm Thursday 17th June 2010

A FREE day of outdoor cooking, skating, climbing and play will be held in Ilminster this weekend as part of a series of free events organised by South Somerset District Council this summer.

Appeal for green-fingered volunteers

Yeovil Express: Marie Curie Cancer Care needs volunteers

12:40pm Saturday 12th June 2010

THE South Petherton in Bloom group is looking for more volunteers to get the village looking really attractive this summer.

Folk legend comes to South Petherton - tonight

Yeovil Express: Folk legend comes South Petherton

7:20am Saturday 12th June 2010

FOLK icon Martin Carthy will be gracing the stage at the David Hall, South Petherton, tonight.

Former magistrate jailed over child porn offences

Yeovil Express: Former magistrate jailed over child porn charges

4:27pm Tuesday 8th June 2010

A FORMER magistrate from the South Petherton area has been jailed for four and a half years after being convicted of a string of child porn offences.

Alice in Wonderland workshops at the David Hall

Yeovil Express: Alice in Wonderland workshops at the David Hall

7:30am Tuesday 8th June 2010

AN OPPORTUNITY has opened for children aged between nine and 11 to take part in a special adaptation of Alice in Wonderland with the Brick Theatre at The David Hall in South Petherton.

Council draws up action plan

Yeovil Express: Council draws up action plan

10:30am Monday 7th June 2010

SOUTH Petherton Parish Council is putting together a wish list of projects to improve the area.

Queen's Award for justice panel

Yeovil Express: Val Keitch and members of the South Somerset Community Justice Panel celebrate their crowning achievement.

8:00am Monday 7th June 2010

A SOUTH Somerset voluntary group which holds wrongdoers accountable for their actions has been given the Royal seal of approval.

The Gruffalo live on stage in Yeovil - today!

Yeovil Express: The Gruffalo live on stage in Yeovil

7:50am Saturday 5th June 2010

CLASSIC children’s tale The Gruffalo will be recreated live on stage at the Octagon Theatre, Yeovil, today and tomorrow.

Yards of fun at beer festival

Yeovil Express: Yards of fun at beer festival

7:20am Thursday 3rd June 2010

THE 16th beer festival at the Brewers Arms in South Petherton over the weekend proved a big success.






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