The MP for Yeovil will hold a meeting on Friday to explore ways of helping GKN employees facing possible job cuts.
Staff at the aerospace company were told last week that they won't be needed to work on the Royal Navy's Wildcat helicopters, affecting 230 jobs.
Marcus Fysh says he's working with the Government on other opportunities for staff and has arranged for a recruitment agency to attend the meeting.
230 workers were sent home from the company's Yeovil site this morning. GKN say their business in Yeovil is 'no longer sustainable'.Read the full story ›
Emergency staff have issued another plea for sensible parking after an ambulance was forced to take an alternative route to an emergency.
Shaun Howells, a paramedic with South Western Ambulance, posted pictures of the jam-packed roads his vehicle tried to navigate around in Yeovil.
Take a look at the moment a 4ft-long boa constrictor was rescued from a back garden in Yeovil.
The RSPCA say the snake is most likely a pet which either escaped or was simply abandoned:
The snake is currently being cared for at nearby Lufton College.
Animal welfare officers are urging people people to do their research before getting exotic pets as the number of abandoned reptiles has soared.
It’s hard to know for sure how this snake came to be in the undergrowth here but I think the caller got a bit of a surprise! It’s not everyday you stumble upon a 4ft snake in the bushes!
A video of a young boy being beaten up by a gang of teenagers in Yeovil has gone viral, after his family shared it on social media.Read the full story ›
More than 30 cars have been vandalised in Yeovil after an unprovoked attack. Police are appealing for witnesses.Read the full story ›
Police are appealing for witnesses after more than thirty cars were vandalised in Yeovil.
The incident took place in The Avenue and surrounding roads in the early hours of the morning.
The tyres on more than 30 vehicles were slashed – causing significant damage.
Three men have been arrested on suspicion of causing criminal damage.
Police have discovered human remains have been found in the back garden of a home.
Officers discovered the remains after a tip off that a stillborn baby may have been buried in the Yeovil home.
Following police enquiries in the St George’s area of Yeovil last week, we can confirm that remains have been located in the back garden of a property.
These enquiries commenced following a disclosure that a stillborn child might be buried at this location. This is unconnected to the current tenant.
Further forensic tests will now be carried out.
A 29-year-old woman has been arrested and bailed in connection with the discovery, pending further enquiries.
Police have urged the public not to speculate.
As our enquiries are continuing, we would ask the public not to speculate on the circumstances surrounding this incident.
We are continuing to work closely with the family concerned and helping them through this difficult time.
Almost 30-years-ago a Westland helicopter set the World Speed Record in the skies above the Somerset Levels.Read the full story ›
Many athletes are stepping up training ahead of the Olympics. Rower Heather Stanning also has to take leave from her job as an Army OfficerRead the full story ›