Archive | April, 2018

Appeal for information following collision on A303

Police are appealing for information following a nasty collision on the stretch of the A303 between Ilminster and South Petherton. The incident happened at around 1.30pm today (April 24th ) when a black BMW and a silver 4×4 collided on the eastbound carriageway. The silver 4×4 then collided with a black Mini on the westbound

Od Arts Festival

The Od (just one “d”) Arts Festival brings together artists and audiences for a weekend of contemporary art in the villages of East and West Coker. It is a new festival and at a first attempt attracted 70 artists from a call for work which will include public artworks, performances, paintings and video. The festival

Ilminster assault

Avon & Somerset Police are appealing for witnesses after a man sustained a significant head wound following an assault in Ilminster. Unfortunately, once again this appeal is coming somewhat after the fact. The assault took place over a week ago between 1.30am and 2pm on Saturday 14th April. The victim of the assault was a

Cannabis “factory” discovered in Somerton

from the public. They arrested a 50-year-old female from the town on suspicion of the production of a controlled class B drug. Whilst at the suspect’s address officers found 40 cannabis plants in a large wooden garden shed and a further 20 plants in the garage. PC Tim Rust explained “Yesterday’s find is very positive

Police warn drivers

Avon and Somerset Police have launched a week-long campaign to target irresponsible and dangerous drivers on our roads. The speed enforcement week is part of a European wide coordinated TISPOL speed enforcement campaign which is being supported by police forces across the county. The campaign started yesterday, the 16th April and runs until 22nd April

Appeal following knifepoint robbery in Yeovil

Avon & Somerset Police are appealing for information today after Tesco Express in The Forum, Yeovil was robbed at knifepoint nearly two weeks ago. The incident happened at about 5pm on Monday 2 April as the lone cashier, a 20-year-old woman, was working on the tills. A man joined the queue and began letting others

Greens make inroads

The by election for the ward of Wiveliscombe and West Deane has given the Green Party their first District Councillor on Taunton Deane Borough Council. The results of the by-election were as follows: David Gary Mansell (Green Party) – 600 votes; Susan Levinge (Lib Dem) – 389 Philip Thorne (Conservative) – 352 Following the by-election

Are Somerset residents paying too much for water?

Research conducted by Freeflush, a Manchester based “water harvesting company”, has revealed that despite having the heaviest rainfall in the country, we pay more than anyone else in England and Wales for our water. You might think given that we in Somerset spend half our time inundated, water would not be an expensive commodity. But