Archive | May, 2014

Auction in aid of Papyrus charity at Compton Dundon

  A local mum is organising a charity auction and an evening of live music entertainment at Compton Dundon next week. The auction is to raise funds but equally to raise awareness of depression in young people and reduce young suicide. In memory of her brother Alex, who took his own life almost seven years

Assault in Ilton

Can you help? Police officers are investigating an allegation of assault in Ilton and are appealing for witnesses to the incident. The assault took place at 6.45pm on Friday May 16th . The incident took place close to the garage on Cad Road. Since the incident was reported, the police have spoken to both parties

Missing Phoebe found, man charged with abduction

Missing 13-year-old Phoebe Lock was found safe and well yesterday in Swindon. The police would like to thank the public, Phoebe’s family and the media for their support during the search. Phoebe will now be reunited with her family. A 28-year-old man is to appear in court today, charged with abduction of a child. Davinder Singh of Churchdown, Gloucestershire

Missing Girl: Phoebe Lock

Can you help? Police are continuing with their enquiries to locate missing 13-year-old girl Phoebe Lock and are becoming increasingly concerned for her safety. Phoebe was last seen at her home in Leigh-on-Mendip at around 9pm on Wednesday night 25th May. The police believe she may be with an older boy who she has met recently.

County Council appoints new CEO

After the debacle of the last few months, common-sense seems to have broken out at County Hall. Somerset County Council today announced that Pat Flaherty has been appointed as its Chief Executive Officer. Mr Flaherty was deputy to Sheila Wheeler and has been acting CEO since the “unfortunate” events surrounding her demise. The decision was

Short Story Shortlist announced!

The Langport Leveller Short Story Competition is reaching its climax. Today the judges have given us the shortlisted entries for the 2014 competition.  The 8 stories to make the list are as follows: Bob, Carousel, Diaries, Missing, Puzzle, The Mag, The Modigliani Affair, With Eyes Open Well done to everyone whose story made the list,

Launch your business at Yeovil’s Vintage Market

Yeovil’s first ever  Vintage Market is taking place on Saturday 31st May. The Vintage market will be running on every fourth Saturday from June until October. The market is intended to have a real family focus; children and adults alike will be entertained by specially selected acts including storytelling in the ‘Cosy tent’. South Somerset

Flood volunteer efforts – can you help?

The floods may have gone, but the need for volunteers to help with the recovery in parts of Somerset remains as great as ever. And people continue to volunteer. Each day around 25 people have been turning up to assist those affected by flooding, doing everything from cleaning houses and removals, to gardening and DIY.

Somerfest seeks volunteers

As time ticks down Taunton’s grand Somerfest on Saturday June 21, Taunton Deane District Council are appealing for volunteers. Volunteers, including marshals,  are needed to help out on the day – if you can help contact Carla Modley at Taunton Deane Borough Council on 01823 356489 or email The day encompases a feast of