Archive | May, 2018

Missing teenager found

Avon & Somerset police are pleased to report that they have found the missing 17-year-old Casey Foster in Yeovil town centre. She’s safe and well. Thanks to everybody for keeping their eyes open.  

Have you seen missing teenager Casey Foster

Avon & Somerset Police are appealing for the public’s help to find missing 17-year-old Casey Foster. Casey was last seen in Yeovil at around 8pm yesterday (25th May). The Police describe her as “vulnerable” and would like to find her as soon as possible. The photo  issued is the best quality they have available at

Man convicted of attempting to murder D-Day veteran

  A 40-year-old man who attacked a Second World War veteran with a hammer while carrying out a burglary at his home has been convicted of attempted murder.  Following a trial at Taunton Crown Court, 40-year-old Joseph Isaacs, formerly from Exeter in Devon, was found guilty of attempting to murder 96-year-old Jim Booth at his

Mendip Madness?

Despite a large presence from Frome at Monday’s Mendip District Council meeting, only a token gesture was offered to Frome and Shepton Mallet over proposed parking charges. Arriving mob handed with a 6,000 signature petition, an assortment of town councillors, and representatives from the chamber of commerce and the Cheese and Grain, Frome was determined

Big Yellow Taxi

As Joni Mitchell once screeched “Don’t it always seem to go, That you don’t know what you’ve got til its gone….” Sometimes we do not know how lucky we are to be blessed by those who work tirelessly and efficiently behind the scenes, unmarked, unthanked but desperately efficient. I can only blame myself for not noticing

Avon and Somerset drivers are the worst

A report published today by independent registration company Regtransfers (and published by suggests that drivers in Avon and Somerset are the worst in the UK. The analysis of 2.7 million police-issued fixed penalty notices throughout the tax year of 2016-2017 looked at the number of driving offences per 10,000 drivers registered within each police

The glorious 11th May

So we’ve all had Somerset Day and lots of celebrating all that is good about our county. But what is this Somerset Day we are celebrating? This year more than any I was struck by the way the anniversary was being interpreted in two very different ways. Some say it is the celebration of Alfred

Wards to remain closed until July

Chard and Shepton Mallet Community Hospital wards will remain closed at least until July. The board of Somerset Partnership, the NHS Trust that looks after a strange mix of mental health and community hospitals, held their May Board Meeting last week. One of the more interesting items on the agenda was the fate of the

Police issue belated appeal after woman dies

Police are appealing for witnesses following the death of a woman as a result of a collision two weeks at West Chinnock, near Crewkerne. A Hyundai i10 and Nissan Qashqai collided on the A356 near Bow Gate at about 3.35pm on 29th April. Doreen Calvert, 75, a passenger in the Hyundai, was taken to hospital