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408, 2021

Lee Collins: Yeovil Town captain’s death was suicide, records coroner

By |August 4th, 2021|Categories: Somerset News|Comments Off on Lee Collins: Yeovil Town captain’s death was suicide, records coroner

image sourceGetty Imagesimage captionLee Collins' partner told the inquest he had drunk alcohol "every single day" for the past 10 yearsA footballer took his own life and had cocaine in his system when he was found dead in a hotel room, an inquest heard.Yeovil Town captain Lee Collins, 32, was discovered by the club's assistant…

408, 2021

Bath Carnival future ‘uncertain’ if crowdfund not met

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image sourceFerla Paolo Photographyimage captionMaria Arvanitaki said the Bath Carnival was one of the reasons why she decided to live in the UKCarnival organisers have said they need to raise extra funds otherwise its future will be "uncertain".A crowdfund to raise £6,000 to support Bath Carnival next year has been launched after opportunities to raise…

408, 2021

Yeovil District Hospital: Nurse struck off for letting child leave ward

By |August 4th, 2021|Categories: Somerset News|Comments Off on Yeovil District Hospital: Nurse struck off for letting child leave ward

image sourceRoger Cornfoot /Geographimage captionThe trust that runs Yeovil District Hospital said no patients were put in dangerA nurse has been struck off after allowing a child to leave a ward without informing social services.Fiona Sarah Diba worked at Yeovil District Hospital in December 2016.During this time she allowed a child to leave the children's…

408, 2021

Award for ‘Covid hero’ Taunton dressmaker who made PPE

By |August 4th, 2021|Categories: Somerset News|Comments Off on Award for ‘Covid hero’ Taunton dressmaker who made PPE

image sourceJenny Harrisonimage captionJenny Harrison was inspired to help after a friend who works in a hospital said how desperate they were for scrubsA woman who made protective clothing for health workers during the early days of the pandemic said she feels very grateful to be given an award.Dressmaker Jenny Harrison turned her hand to…

308, 2021

Bristol and Weston BAME hospital staff told to use ‘Western names’

By |August 3rd, 2021|Categories: Somerset News|Comments Off on Bristol and Weston BAME hospital staff told to use ‘Western names’

image sourceGoogleimage captionWeston General Hospital staff were told by line managers to adopt a 'Western work name', a report findsBlack and brown hospital staff were told by managers to use "Western names" as their own were too hard to pronounce, an inspection has found. Workers at Bristol Children's Hospital and Weston General were told to…

308, 2021

Multi-million pound Glastonbury projects to go ahead with budget cut

By |August 3rd, 2021|Categories: Somerset News|Comments Off on Multi-million pound Glastonbury projects to go ahead with budget cut

image sourceMendip District Councilimage caption12 new developments will all go ahead with reduced budgetsA dozen projects designed to regenerate Glastonbury town centre will still go ahead, despite nearly £1m being cut from the budget.An arts centre, an environment centre and a clean energy project will all benefit from the investment that has come from the…

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