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Two men from Somerset missing in mid-Atlantic ocean

Two Somerset men have been named as one of the four Britons feared dead after the yacht they were sailing in capsized in the mid-Atlantic Ocean.

56 year old Paul Goslin from Yeovil and 52 year old Steve Warren from Bridgwater were part of the crew on the Cheeki Rafiki returning from a sailing regatta in the Caribbean.

The yacht got into difficulties near Cape Cod in Massachusetts on Thursday. A search rescue for the crew has this afternoon been called off.

"We searched with multiple assets over 4,000 square miles for pings from the vessel's personal locator beacons.

"After receiving no more transmissions we believe that we would have found them by now if we were going to find them.

"These beacons are small devices and the ones being used have a very short battery life."

– US Coastguard spokesman


Two injured in Yeovil building collapse

Two injured workmen who were trapped inside a collapsed building in Yeovil have been rushed to hospital.

Emergency services were called to a construction site on Boundary Road shortly after midday.

They were freed from the wreckage and taken to hospital by ambulance. A man in his early twenties suffered head and leg injuries and was taken to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol. A second casualty, in his 60s, was taken to Yeovil District Hospital with minor injuries.

92 clubs in just 92 hours

A group of football fans from Bristol are touring all 92 league clubs in the country in just 92 hours.

They set off from Plymouth Argyle's Home Park stadium this morning, and have already visited Yeovil Town and both Bristol clubs.

They're raising money and awareness for an ME charity. Catherine Harley is one of the group, and she's a Yeovil Town fan:

£200,000 of cannabis plants seized from Yeovil house

Some of the seized cannabis plants in Yeovil. Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

Cannabis plants worth £200,000 have been seized from a house in Yeovil.

Officers found 198 plants at a detached house that had been converted into a cannabis factory in Boundary Close.

A 33-year-old man is in custody for questioning on suspicion of drugs and immigration offences.

The area’s beat manager PC George Pettingell said: “We’re very grateful for help from the public in being our eyes and ears identifying this suspected cannabis factory.

“We take drugs misuse and its associated crime and anti-social behaviour very seriously. If you have any information about drugs in your community, please call us on 101.”


Yeovil Town planning decision delayed by two months

The decision on whether Yeovil Town will be allowed to develop land around their Huish Park Stadium has been delayed by two months.

The club want to build a shopping complex on their training pitches to help pay for improved facilities at the ground. Today the local council deferred the decision to allow the club time to respond to fears raised by some local residents.

There are worries about the reduction of open spaces and the impact the plans would have on the town centre.

Gary Johnson: 'Club will die if plans rejected'

Yeovil Town Football Club will find out later if they'll be allowed to let developers build a supermarket on training pitches at Huish Park.

They say they need the money for a new stand and car park. But opponents are worried about the loss of open space and the effect of another superstore on the town centre.

South Somerset District Council will vote on the plans this afternoon. Yeovil's manager says the club will die if they can't develop:

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