A walk through Yeovil town centre reveals a huge number of empty shops. A combination of growing online shopping trends, government-enforced coronavirus restrictions and lockdowns, and high business rates has led to the demise of many once-popular stores. Prominent retail sites where the likes of GAME, Peacocks, Poundland, British Heart Foundation, Argos and Animal once […]

The Met Office has forecast a warm and sunny weekend for Somerset before “thundery” deluges arrive on Monday, May 23. Tomorrow (May 21) will be marked by sunny spells before heavy rain showers sweep in from the west. After a damp week for much of the county, many will be glad to hear that we […]

Avon and Somerset Police are asking for the public’s help to locate a wanted man, William Charles Price. The 32-year-old is wanted on a court warrant for failing to attend after breaching his court order. Price is 5ft 9ins tall, of average build with blue eyes and short brown hair. He also has a Liverpool […]

Five people have been arrested and released under investigation, following a rowdy night in Yeovil. Police are investigating a series of incidents, which happened in the early hours of Saturday, May 14. Avon and Somerset Police officers are exploring the possibility that the incidents are linked and involve people known to one another. Two men […]

Leonardo Helicopters’ race to secure a massive £1.2bn Ministry of Defence (MOD) aircraft deal is heating up. The UK Government this week kicked off the procurement phase for the New Medium Helicopter programme – which includes as many as 44 new rotorcraft. In March 2021, the MOD confirmed the Royal Air Force is set to […]

Amazing footage showing a temporary A303 bridge in Somerset being lowered into place has been released by National Highways. The new bridge has been put in place as part of the project to upgrade the stretch between Sparkford and Ilchester to a dual carriageway. The new bridge will keep construction traffic off the main road, […]

Months of disruption are ahead for Yeovil drivers as more traffic light roadworks hit the town. A long stint of work at Lysander Road began on Monday (May 16). A set of traffic lights is being replaced at the busy junction near the Morrisons supermarket. Lane closures and temporary traffic lights will be in place […]

Somerset is set for a dry but cooler day today (May 18), according to the Met Office. However, weather experts are predicting a band of rain to sweep across the county over the evening. It comes after the UK enjoyed its hottest day of the year yesterday (May 17), with temperatures peaking at 27C in […]

A busy Yeovil road will shut to traffic for 12 hours on two or three days this week. Roadworks to replace traffic lights on Sherborne Road have been completed but resurfacing is now planned on the road. A section of the busy route near Lyde Road will close in both directions from 6.30pm today (May […]

More than £1.6M of additional funding will be provided to make three Somerset leisure centres more environmentally friendly. South Somerset District Council pledged to decarbonise its existing leisure centres as part of a response to climate change, having declared a climate emergency in 2019. The council allocated funding to pay for these improvements in 2021 […]

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