Charity claims controversial and heated planning saga has sparked ‘abuse’ for Yeovil homeless shelter residents

A charity has claimed a “fear campaign” resulting from a heated Yeovil planning saga has led to local homeless shelter residents being “verbally abused and videoed” by members of the public. The boss of Bournemouth Churches Housing Association (BCHA) has revealed to Somerset Live that he believes local outcry surrounding a planning proposal for a… Continue reading Charity claims controversial and heated planning saga has sparked ‘abuse’ for Yeovil homeless shelter residents

Somerset pensioner killed wife by stabbing her 15 times, court told

A pensioner killed his wife after fearing an imagined £22,000 debt to a loan shark would leave them homeless, a court was told. Hugh Webber, 79, stabbed Angela Webber, 77, a total of 15 times with two knives during an attack at their home in the village of Dunster, Somerset. He dialled 999 at about… Continue reading Somerset pensioner killed wife by stabbing her 15 times, court told

Eight more Covid deaths recorded in Somerset

More than 1,400 new positive coronavirus test results have been recorded in Somerset, according to the latest government figures. NHS statistics reveal that 1,456 positive test results have been recorded in the county in the latest 24 hours of recorded data (January 27). This is down from 1,694 positive test results yesterday. 345 were recorded… Continue reading Eight more Covid deaths recorded in Somerset

‘Angry’ teachers at Bath school set to go on strike

“Angry” teachers at a Bath school are set to go on strike. A formal strike ballot of National Education Union (NEU) teacher members working at Royal High School in Bath, part of the Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST) group of independent schools, has shown overwhelming support for strike action in opposition to the employer’s plan… Continue reading ‘Angry’ teachers at Bath school set to go on strike

No more “tinkering around the edges” as Bath council bids for £130m

A “life-changing” £130million funding boost for Bath and North East Somerset is set to revolutionise the way people get around. A package of schemes set to be submitted to government includes improvements to the A4 corridor, upgrades to Bath bus station, better sustainable transport infrastructure on the A37 and A367, and a major boost for… Continue reading No more “tinkering around the edges” as Bath council bids for £130m

BBC Dragons’ Den: What is Deborah Meaden’s net worth?

Businesswoman Deborah Meaden is a familiar face on Dragons’ Den having appeared on the series since 2006. The Somerset-born entrepreneur made her fortune from family holiday businesses and leisure and retail businesses. According to Spear’s magazine, her current net worth is a whopping £40 million, and she has invested around £3m on Dragons’ Den businesses.… Continue reading BBC Dragons’ Den: What is Deborah Meaden’s net worth?

Two teenagers found dead at Dorset nature reserve

Two teenagers have been found dead at a nature reserve in Dorset. Police officers responded to a report of two dead bodies, a girl and a man, at Bothenhampton Reservoir near Bridport on Tuesday morning (January 25). Dorset Police say there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the deaths and their families have been notified. READ… Continue reading Two teenagers found dead at Dorset nature reserve

West Wick police siege: Man, 39, charged following 17 hour stand-off

A man has been charged after a police incident in West Wick earlier this week. Luke Stillwell, 39, has been charged with affray, possessing an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence, and ten counts of assaulting an emergency worker. The charges are in connection to the 17-hour armed police stand-off in Turnock… Continue reading West Wick police siege: Man, 39, charged following 17 hour stand-off

Major shake-up of Minehead health services coming as overnight closure of minor injuries unit continues

Health services in and around Minehead will receive a major shake-up over the coming months to ensure patients can receive the treatment they need. Minehead’s minor injuries unit (MIU) on Luttrell Way has been temporarily closed to patients between 9pm and 8am daily since July 2021 following “concerns about the safety of the service.” The… Continue reading Major shake-up of Minehead health services coming as overnight closure of minor injuries unit continues

Met Office weather: Britain braces for ‘severe’ gales before risk of snow and -5C freeze

The north of England could see gale force winds and temperatures plummet before a band of snow is expected to arrive on Sunday (January 30). The Met Office says Somerset can expect to see mostly cloudy weather today (January 27) with some sunny intervals in the afternoon. But in northern areas of the country things… Continue reading Met Office weather: Britain braces for ‘severe’ gales before risk of snow and -5C freeze