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Yeovil Town await supermarket decision

Yeovil Town Football Club say they need the money to build a new stand and car park. Credit: Yeovil Town FC

Yeovil Town Football Club will find out today whether they'll be allowed to build a supermaket on training pitches at Huish Park. They say they need the money for a new stand and car park.

But opponents are worried about loss of open space and the effect of another superstore on the town centre.

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Dawson brothers head-to-head in key Yeovil match

Yeovil's battle to stay in the Championship looks like it will go right down to the wire.

Gary Johnson's team conceded late equalisers in their last two games which cost them valuable wins.

On Saturday they play Barnsley, the club immediately below the Glovers in the relegation zone: a must-win match.

And it is an extra special occasion for midfielder Kevin Dawson, who will be playing against his brother.

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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.

Gary Johnson wins at Football League Awards

Yeovil Town manager, Gary Johnson has won the Football Manager Outstanding Managerial Achievement Award at The Football League Awards 2014.

Johnson received the award at the gala ceremony on Sunday evening.

This year a total of 36 clubs were shortlisted for 17 awards and Johnson beat off competition from Chesterfield’s Paul Cook and AFC Bournemouth’s Eddie Howe.

Gary Johnson has won the Football Manager Outstanding Managerial Achievement Award at The Football League Awards 2014. Credit: PA

“It feels great to win this award tonight, it’s a fantastic achievement for our club. There are so many unsung heroes at Yeovil Town that also deserve this."

“They were trying to get in the league for 108 years and we got it 10 years ago and we’ve had a fantastic decade in the Football League."

“When we got our promotion from the Conference to the Football League you wouldn’t think we would get to the Championship by now, and to do it via Wembley was fantastic."

"There are only 40,000 people in Yeovil and we took 25,000 to the match. I’m accepting this award on behalf of everyone associated with the club.”

GARY JOHNSON, YEOVIL TOWN MANAGER

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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.

Draws for Yeovil Town and Exeter City

In tonight's football, Yeovil Town remain bottom of the Championship after a goal-less draw with Watford at Huish Park.

The visitors thought they should have a penalty in the final minute after Jamie McAllister handled in the area.

And in League Two, Exeter City drew 1-1 with Morecambe, despite going ahead through a Tom Nichols goal in the second minute of the match.

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Yeovil company to benefit from £760 million deal

Some very welcome news on the jobs front at the Agusta Westland company in Yeovil today. It has won a contract to convert twenty five RAF Merlin helicopters for Royal Navy use, securing work for years to come.

Its existing contract to service the army's Apache Attack helicopters has also been renewed for another five years. The Defence Secretary Philip Hammond announced the deal worth £760 million, at a visit to the Yeovil site this morning. Bob Cruwys reports:

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Helicopter contracts will give workers security

Agusta Westland in Yeovil has won a contract to convert 25 RAF Merlin helicopters for Royal Navy use.

Its existing contract to service the army's Apache Attack helicopters has also been renewed for another five years.

The Defence Secretary Philip Hammond announced the deal, worth seven hundred and sixty million pounds, at a visit to the Yeovil site this morning. He said workers at the plant can now have a "sense of security":

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