Hospitals in Somerset are appealing urgently for drivers of 4x4 vehicles to assist in transporting essential staff.Read the full story ›
In the open letter, Ryalls Park Medical Centre listed GP shortages and a lack of funding for appointment difficulties.Read the full story ›
ITV West Country goes behind the scenes as Yeovil Town prepare to face Manchester United in the FA Cup fourth round.Read the full story ›
Yeovil District Hospital is warning non-essential visitors to keep away as staff try to contain an outbreak of norovirus (the winter vomiting bug) which is affecting several wards.
Outpatient clinics are still running though, and the hospital is advising patients to attend their appointments as normal.
According to the hospital, essential visits include those to:
- Inpatient children
- Patients in critical care
- Patients receiving end-of-life care
- Patients with complex needs, like dementia, whose care and wellbeing you are supporting
All other visitors to wards are asked to postpone or cancel. The hospital is also restricting the numbers of visitors per patient.
A 16-year-old and a 15-year-old boy are being questioned in connection with the stabbing of another 16-year-old boy in the Somerset townRead the full story ›
The boy was attacked in Monmouth Road last night. He was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries. Police want to hear from any witnessesRead the full story ›
The review comes after two men were jailed last year for a total of 32 years after being convicted for sexual offences against 6 children.Read the full story ›
A serious case review into Child Sexual Exploitation comes after two men were convicted for sexual offences against children aged 14 & 15.Read the full story ›
A number of agencies failed to recognise and prevent the exploitation of at least nine teenagers in Somerset, it’s been revealed.Read the full story ›
The former Liberal Democrat leader says the Government's defence strategy will be undermined without more resources for reserves.Read the full story ›