Yeovil's survival hopes severely dented

Yeovil Town's Championship survival hopes were severely dented last night, but Plymouth Argyle have edged closer to the League 2 play-offs.

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MP back AgustaWestland after Indian cancellation

David Laws comments on cancellation of helicopter deal Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Yeovil MP David Laws today commented on the news that the Indian Government has pulled out of a deal with AgustaWestland.

'In my view it would have been preferable to give time to establish the veracity of the allegations which have been made before taking any action.'

'AgustaWestland has over many years demonstrated its resilience, based on the outstanding quality of the helicopters which it makes. I expect the company to go on selling its products all over the world and to show that this setback can be overcome.'

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India cancels £464 million Yeovil helicopter contract

Business Secretary Vince Cable with an AW101 helicopter at Agusta Westland in Yeovil last month Credit: ITV News West Country

India has cancelled a £464 million deal for helicopters being built at Agusta Westland in Yeovil. It follows allegations of corruption earlier this year, which the company denies. Three of the 12 AW101 helicopters ordered have already been delivered.

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Murder charge following Yeovil death

A man has been charged with murder following the death of a woman in Yeovil.

36 year old Gobinath Vellasamy has been charged with the offence after a murder investigation was launched by police on Tuesday.

Vellasamy has been denied bail and should appear at South Somerset magistrates court later today.

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