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Dawson brothers go head-to-head in 'six pointer'

Yeovil Town play Barnsley in a Championship relegation zone "six pointer" on Saturday.

The result could be decisive for both teams, but it's also an extra special occasion for Yeovil midfielder, Kevin Dawson.

The 23-year-old from Dublin will be lining up against his older brother, Stephen, for the very first time.

15 family members are flying over from Ireland to watch the brothers do battle and Dawson junior admits that his parents "won't know which way to look".

Kevin confesses that they're both "massive mummy's boys" but that his elder sibling enjoys listening to Girls Aloud.

Police warn of phone scam targetting Somerset

Warning of phone scam targetting people in Somerset Credit: ITV News West Country

Police in Somerset are warning residents to be vigilant after several people were conned by a telephone scam. Older people in Yeovil, Burnham-on-Sea and Weston-super-Mare have been targeted.

The fraudsters claim to be either police or bank officials and have personal details of the victim. Police advise people not to give out any banking details, especially PIN numbers, personal passwords and card numbers.


Dog rescued from Afghanistan wins Crufts prize

He's been tortured in Afghanistan and forced into dog fights - but now Wylie has won a prize at Crufts.

The canine was judged 'Best Cross-breed Rescue' at the famous dog show last week. After being rescued by soldiers he has been adopted in Yeovil.

Wylie and his new owner Sarah came into the ITV News West Country studio.

Warning caffeine can mask effects of alcohol

The charity Alcohol Concern says young people don't realise the dangers of mixing alcohol with caffeine-based energy drinks.

It has spoken out after Jayde Dinsdale, a Yeovil student, suffered three heart attacks after drinking a number of Jagerbombs in one night. Experts say the caffeine in this sort of drink stops people realising how drunk they really are.

Bristol GP Dr Tom Frewin says caffeine can mask the effects of alcohol:


Yeovil teenager wins British Heart Foundation award

Just over a year ago Samantha Hobbs almost lost her mum Mandy when she had a cardiac arrest at their home in Yeovil.

Aged just fourteen at the time, she saved her mum's life using CPR skills she'd learned at the local lifesaving club.

Sam has been campaigning to get other teenagers to learn these skills, and has earned an award from the British Heart Foundation for what it calls her exceptional contribution to improving the UK's heart health.

Man jailed for life for Yeovil murder

Gobinath Vellasamy will serve a minimum of 18 years for the murder of Mayurathy Perinpamoorthy Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

A man has been sentenced to life for the murder of a woman in Yeovil last year. Police called to Tudor Court last August found the body of Mayurathy Perinpamoorthy in a ground-floor flat. She died from multiple stab wounds to her neck.

Mayurathy Perinpamoorthy died from multiple stab wounds last August Credit: Family

Gobinath Vellasamy was arrested in Tudor Court shortly after police responded to the incident.

He was charged with murder and today a jury at Exeter Crown Court found him guilty of murder. He was given a life sentence and must serve a minimum of 18 years in prison.

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