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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."



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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Gary Johnson: 'Club will die if plans rejected'

Yeovil Town Football Club will find out later if they'll be allowed to let developers build a supermarket on training pitches at Huish Park.

They say they need the money for a new stand and car park. But opponents are worried about the loss of open space and the effect of another superstore on the town centre.

South Somerset District Council will vote on the plans this afternoon. Yeovil's manager says the club will die if they can't develop:

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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