Launch of Somerset Business Awards

Celebrating its tenth year, The prestigious Somerset Business Awards, run by the county’s Chamber of Commerce are now celebrating their tenth year.  Businesses have a choice of 14 award categories to enter and past winners of a Somerset Business Award can expect to enjoy great recognition for their work and experience a welcome boost in

Yeovil announces University Centre Research conference

The University Centre Yeovil is to host its second annual research conference on Wednesday 2 July 2014.  The event is free and open to anyone.  If yopu would like to go you can register via www.ucy.ac.uk.  The first Conference last summer attracted attendees from  a host of UK universities and colleges including Birmingham City University,

Langport shares in £50,000 boost for rural ‘work hubs’

The Somerset Work Hubs Scheme, led by Somerset County Council, has just announced the award of grants of £50,000. The scheme which is funded through the Heart of the South West Rural Growth Network Pilot (HotSW RGN) is designed to set up small-scale flexible business workspace – known as ‘work hubs.’ Each hub provides an

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