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Yeovil Town to play Manchester United in the FA Cup

Yeovil Town will host Manchester United in the third round of the FA Cup.

The Glovers left it very late in their replay against Accrington Stanley last night. They won 2-0 thanks to goals from Simon Gillett and Kieffer Moore in the last ten minutes.

The Somerset club could make up to half a million pounds from the visit of the Premier League giants on Sunday January the 4th.

After the match fans were looking forward to the landmark next round:

Opposition grows to 700 homes at Mudford

Plans for more than 700 homes on the edge of Yeovil are attracting opposition.

The site near Mudford is included in the district council's draft development plan for the next fourteen years.

Villagers fear building the houses near Mudford will cause traffic problems and lead to flooding. A planning application is being processed and will be decided next year.

I just can't believe that they couldn't have found a better site to develop than this. It doesn't have the infrastructure. We've had thousands and thousands of homes thrust upon us over the last few years and you can't keep growing and growing on one side of the town.

– Tony Cavalier, Friends of Mudford Action Group

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Researchers probe Somerset WW1 memorial mystery

Thorne's name, as it appears on the Yeovil war memorial. Credit: ITV News

Researchers in Somerset are trying to solve the mystery of a man whose name appears on the war memorial in Yeovil.

They know he ('T. Thorne') died in World War One but all other information was thought to have been lost.

Now a photograph has be found and they are hoping, with the public's help, to build up the story of who he was.

We've got one part of the puzzle because we know his name and what he looks like. It's just finding those other people that fit in the background who can make the connections. We have a face of him in the photograph, but we want to see what was he like as a person? Does anyone know him? So we can remember him as fully as we can.

– Joseph Lewis, Community Heritage Access Centre
Thorn (second from left) in the newly-discovered photograph. Credit: ITV News

Man charged with Yeovil stabbing

A 29 year old man has been charged with a stabbing in Yeovil. Kier Tong from Newton Road is accused of wounding with intent and possession of a blade after a man was stabbed at a house in Newton Road yesterday morning. The man is in a serious but stable condition in hospital. Tong is due in court tomorrow morning.

Agusta Westland signs deal with Brazilian Navy

The Yeovil based company will build helicopters for the Brazilian Navy Credit: ITV News West Country

The Yeovil-based helicopter maker AgustaWestland has signed a multimillion pound contract with the Brazilian Navy's to upgrade eight of its helicopters.

In a deal worth nearly 100 million pounds, it will see the company replace the navy's engines, navigation systems and display consoles. Work will begin later this year with the first helicopter scheduled to be completed in 2017.

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

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Yeovil women join thousands on Moonwalk

Thousands of people, including hundreds from the West, have taken part in one of the country's biggest charity walks.

Saturday night's moonwalk took place in London with walkers wearing the trademark brightly coloured bras. They raised £3.5 million to help tackle breast cancer.

Three women travelled from Yeovil in memory of friends and family....

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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.

£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.”

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