Archive | January, 2016

SLaMS Hub Shed at Burrowbridge now open

The Hub Shed at Burrowbridge now opens official! The hub workshop, run by SLaMS at the Somerset Levels Basket and Craft Centre on the A361, near Burrowbridge was officially opened yesterday, Friday, Jan 29th by Anne Oxley, newly appointed Director of Services for the UK Men’s Shed Association. SLaMS, Somerset Levels and Moors Sheds. The

Sue Mountstevens to stand again

It has all been a bit of a catastrophe, but apparently she wants more.  Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens has today announced she will stand for re-election. When she stood for election in 2012 she got almost double the number of votes of her nearest rival, Conservative Ken Maddock, but then

Burglaries near Ilminster

Police are appealing to the public for information about two burglaries in the Ilminster area on 13th January, 2016. The first was in the Lower Horton area and the second in the Stocklinch area. We understand that the burglars broke into properties and stole jewellery and electricals. A red vehicle was seen close to one

Witness appeal following RTC outside RNAS Yeovilton

Avon & Somerset police are appealing for witnesses following a serious road traffic collision between a car and motorcycle on the road outside the museum at RNAS Yeovilton this morning (Monday 11th January).  The collision happened at about 6.30am. The motorcyclist suffered multiple life threatening injuries. He was taken initially to Yeovil District Hospital (YDH) before

Get your flu jab

Somerset’s Director of Public Health is reminding parents and people in ‘at risk’ groups that to maintain good health this winter it is not too late to get their free flu vaccine. For most people flu is just a nasty experience, but for some it can be an awful lot more serious. In extremis flu

Brooklands Remand Home

Avon & Somerset police are appealing for the public’s help with an historical investigation they are undertaking. It revolves around the former Brooklands Remand Home in Langport, which was a youth remand home. Police are trying to contact one of the teachers – Mr Peckham – and would like him or anyone who knows of

M5 accident

A tanker has overturned on the northbound carriageway of the M5 this morning resulting in closures in both directions. Police were called at just before 9am after a tanker carrying kerosene overturned just before the slip-road at junction 23 northbound. The top of the tanker has split and kerosene has spilt onto the carriageway.  There

Junior Doctors strike

Following the break down of talks at the arbitration service ACAS this afternoon, the BMA has announced that Junior Doctors will now go ahead with three days of industrial action. These will be as follows: 12 January 2016: Emergency care only between 8am on Tuesday, 12 January and 8am on Wednesday, 13 January (24 hours)  26

Levels flooding situation

We heard from the Environment Agency this evening who are responding to an increasing number of calls from the public asking for an update on the situation across the Levels and Moors. The following is their report…. It is important to note that none of our key trigger points have been met and that local