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Traditionally, Christmas carols were for dancing, according to English Heritage

IT’S Christmas Day – and we’ve all spent recent weeks belting out our favourite carols… But did you know, you…

The Rev James Dudley-Smith with station manager, Steve Haigh. Picture: Len Copeland

Rev turns DJ for special Christmas Day carols radio show

A REV turned DJ for a special Christmas show to be broadcast today (December 25). The Rector of St John’s…

Free English course and employment help for Ukrainian refugees

A COURSE helping Ukrainian refugees learn English and find work is available online. STEP Ukraine is an online course designed…

Junior doctors are on strike until 7am on Saturday, December 23

NHS facing facing “significant disruption” during junior doctors’ strike

ROUTINE care NHS services in the south west are facing “significant disruption” this week as industrial action by junior…

Carrington Way car park in Wincanton in run by Somerset Council - but there is no free parking this Christmas. Picture: Google

Free Christmas parking scrapped in Somerset amid ‘financial emergency’

FREE parking at Somerset car parks in the run-up to Christmas has been axed this year – in a…

The Glastonbury Festival backs a range of causes, including the likes of Greenpeace

Glastonbury Festival hands more than £3.5m to charity in 2023

MORE than £3.5 million has been donated to charity by organisers of the Glastonbury Festival in 2023. Organisers have praised…

The Frog Prince runs at Charlton Horethorne Village Hall from January 18 to 20

Frog Prince panto heading to Vale village next month

A FROG and a prince will be coming to Charlton Horethorne Village Hall next month. CHAPS (Charlton Horethorne Amateur Pantomime…

Yeovil Town FC released CCTV images from Huish Park

Yeovil Town FC issues CCTV pictures after “various break-ins”

YEOVIL Town Football Club was broken into in the early hours of Wednesday morning (December 13). The club has issued…

The new heat pump system would be installed at Westfield Academy in Yeovil. Picture: Google

Yeovil school applies for heat pumps after £170,000 heating bills

A YEOVIL school has applied for permission to upgrade its heating system – after forking out around £170,000 on…

Day Lewis in Wareham; The Abbey Pharmacy in Sherborne; Boots in Frome and Rowlands in Salisbury are open on Christmas Day

Pharmacies open on Christmas Day in Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire

A NUMBER of pharmacies are opening on Christmas Day for those in need of advice and medication. Below is a…