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Relief as two Somerset care homes threatened by closure saved

One councillor has called upon Somerset Council to prevent similar incidents from happening again

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Emotional tribute to 'loving' young woman who died in Frome crash

Natasha Poore, 25, died at the scene of the crash last week.

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Bee-lieving in change as students swarm to Safer Streets Initiative

Students from Oakfield Academy and Critchill School are buzzing with excitement as they team up with the Bee Friendly Trust, proving that when it comes to safer streets, every little bee-little thing counts

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Live: Call 999 if you see bearded man wanted in connection with shops thefts

Joe Steele, 34, has links to Frome town centre

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Mum who had a leg amputated struggling to be the parent she wants to be in 'unsuitable' home

Curo wrote that their new homes are designed to be "visitable" by wheelchair users

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Somerset MP to meet with police and Somerset Council over Frome bypass safety concerns

Three people have died on the road in the last nine months

Frome Times

Community-minded residents receive mayor’s Civic Awards

COMMUNITY-minded residents were presented with Civic Awards by the town’s mayor, cllr  Philip Campagna, at Frome’s recent Annual Town Meeting at the town hall on 3rd April. Six Civic Awards have been presented to residents, with five being handed out on the night as Frome’s former town crier ...

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Frome boys’ Jurassic challenge for Crohn’s & Colitis UK

TWO local boys have set themselves the challenge to run 10km as part of the Jurassic Coast Ultra Challenge next month, to raise money and awareness for the charity Crohn’s & Colitis UK. Elliot Luke, pictured above left, and his best friend Harrison Collier, who both attend Selwood Academy, wil...

Frome Times

Oarsome Oldies take on 100-mile rowing challenge for charity

A GROUP of ten people from the local area with an average age of 65 have set themselves the challenge to row 100 miles from the North Sea to the Atlantic Ocean to raise funds for four charities. The group, which is made up of residents from the villages surrounding Frome, is called the Oarsome […]...

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Frome forced to rethink twin town initiative due to cost concerns

FROME Town Council has said that it will not be able to host twin towns Château- Gontier in France, Murrhardt in Germany and Rabka-Zdròj in Poland next year, due to the cost of living crisis and the ‘unstable’ financial position in Somerset Council.   Every year one of the twin towns takes it...

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Residents share their ‘big bright’ ideas for the town

MEMBERS of the community had the chance to share their ‘bright ideas’ for Frome at the Annual Town Meeting earlier this month.  Five members of the community presented a three-minute pitch to councillors and fellow residents, sharing their ideas for the town, on Wednesday 3rd April, at the town...

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Fly-posters and stickers to be removed in town council crackdown

FLY-posters and stickers on bus shelters, litter bins, BT boxes, shop windows and the town’s street furniture are likely to be removed as part of Frome Town Council’s latest action to clamp down on the issue. At the full town council meeting on Wednesday 13th March, cllr Nick Dove explained that...

Frome Times

Rain does not stop play at Old Showfield’s new play area

THE new play area at Frome’s Old Showfield officially opened on Thursday 28th March, with pupils from Critchill School and Selwood Academy on hand to cut the ribbon and try out the new equipment.   Frome’s new town crier Martin Scott, was at the opening with a hearty cry about the new park. The...

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Young Finley-Jack takes part in Bath Half Marathon – with his dad!

A FATHER and young son team took part in the Bath Half Marathon to raise funds for local charity Time is Precious. Lee Davis ran the marathon while pushing Finley-Jack across the 13-mile course in a pushchair. They were also joined by a friend, Andrew Maidment, and were all dressed as Finley-Jack’...

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Energy Advice volunteers coming to a venue near you!

ENERGY Advice volunteers will be stationed in venues around Frome over the coming weeks to help residents, starting with Trinity Hall on Monday 29th April. Call into Trinity Hall for a chat, a cup of tea and cake from 5pm to 7pm where trained advisors will be on hand to offer free advice on energy [...

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Ten runners raise almost £2,500 for local charity

PURPLE Elephant has praised and thanked the ten runners who completed the Bath Half Marathon and raised nearly £2,500.   Purple Elephant charity worker Rebecca Harrison said, “I would like to say a big thank you and well done to those who took part in the Bath Half on 14th March to raise money i...

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Fatal crash sparks urgent demand for road safety overhaul by MP

Another life tragically lost on the A361 - Frome’s MP, Sarah Dyke, calls for immediate action to end the deadly trend on this notorious stretch of road

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Residents 'overruled by unelected officials' over railway station billboard plans

Plans were originally refused in September 2023

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Young woman killed as Mercedes and Golf crash in Frome

A man in his 50s was arrested on suspicion of suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

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"Friendly community pre-school" in Bath rated 'good' by Ofsted

Peter Pan Pre-school received "unanimously positive" feedback from parents