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Pope dons safety helmet for earthquake-hit cathedral visit Pope Francis donned a white firefighter's safety helmet during his visit to a damaged cathedral in a town struck by earthquakes in 2016. Francis was giving encouragement to people in Camerino, central Italy, still struggling three years after the devastating events.
Rochdale abuse gang members still in town decade after grooming scandal Four men have been stripped of UK citizenship but officials will not say if they plan to deport them.
Seven shops and restaurants no longer in Yeovil and what happened next It is hoped that Dunelm's arrival can help spark a revival of the town centre's fortunes, with numerous shops and businesses having either closed their doors, gone bust or left the town in recent years. Here are seven once thriving institutions that are no longer in the town centre and what happened after they left.
Almost 600 homes evacuated in Lincolnshire town after flooding Hundreds of homes have been evacuated in a Lincolnshire town following severe flooding, as the local MP has said residents are "by no means out of the woods yet". Residents in at least 590 homes in Wainfleet and Thorpe Culvert have been told to leave as waters continued to surge on Saturday.
Media built false story around me, Amanda Knox tells Italian conference The American former exchange student who became the focus of a murder case returned to Italy this week for the first time since an appeals court acquitted her in 2011 in the slaying of her British roommate, Meredith Kercher.
Police set up safe place in Yeovil as part of 'drugs operation' A safe place was set up by police in Yeovil last night as part of a 'drugs operation'. Officers pitched up near to the The William Dampier pub on Middle Street and asked members of the public to come and talk to them about how safe they felt on a night out in the town.
Yeovil Town: Unnamed bidder 'close' to completing takeover of National League club Yeovil Town say they have agreed a takeover of the National League club and are "close" to announcing their new owners.
STATEMENT - Takeover agreed Yeovil Town Football Club is delighted to confirm that new owners of the major shareholding of HPSP Ltd have been identified, and are close to signing the required legal documents.
Yeovil Town takeover RECAP - updates and reaction as sale is finally agreed Norman Hayward and John Fry - who between them own 92 per cent of the club and Huish Park - have come to an agreement in principle with a consortium.
Roadworks-themed party planned to celebrate Yeovil's 'record breaking illuminations' as 145 traffic light project is completed A party is planned to celebrate Yeovil's "record breaking illuminations", as a long term 145 traffic light project is completed in the town. Revellers are urged to dress as traffic lights or in roadworks-themed attire for the bash at The Bell Inn on Preston Road.
Ciderspace News Page : Bristol City Swap One Former Glovers Keeper Coach For Another City boss Lee Johnson swaps around his backroom staff.
Dunelm in Yeovil: Readers react as new store opens its doors in Quedam Shopping Centre The old BHS unit is firmly back in business.
"Death of the high street? Not in Yeovil!" - Business boss blasts critics of town centre "Even if my stats are slightly out, more than one shop arriving for each one lost is remarkable, given the relentless negative media coverage of the UK 'high street', and is clear evidence that Yeovil town centre is on the up." Mr Woan believes "the curtain has fallen on the previous retail model" for high street shops.
Woodgate appointed Middlesbrough boss on three-year deal He will be assisted by former Leeds and Tottenham team-mate Robbie Keane, who will combine his role with a similar position working under Republic of Ireland boss Mick McCarthy. A club statement said: "Middlesbrough Football Club are delighted to confirm that Jonathan Woodgate will head up a new-look senior coaching team.
RAF drafted in after widespread heavy flooding Military helicopters are assisting emergency services in Lincolnshire after a river burst its banks following heavy rain which caused disruption to parts of the country. A Chinook helicopter was deployed to drop sand in the town of Wainfleet in an attempt to stop the flow of water from the River Steeping which experienced a breach.
Heavy rainfall sees train passengers stranded and homes flooded Seventy properties were hit by flooding, but Lincolnshire County Council warned that up to 720 could be affected after it said the town of Wainfleet had more than two months of rain in just two days.
When will the National League fixtures be announced? Yeovil Town to find out schedule next month The Glovers dropped out of the EFL with relegation from League Two last month.
Ciderspace News Page : Taff's Gloversblog : Groundhog Day Is Here Again Stop me if you've heard this one before.
BOXING DAY STABBING: Man jailed for attack in Chard town centre A 39-year-old man has been jailed for two years for stabbing two other men in Chard on Boxing Day. Sylwester Mazur, of Henson Park, Chard, admitted charges of causing grievous bodily harm and possession of a bladed article and was sentenced at Taunton Crown Court yesterday.
Fed-up Yeovil Town fan plans protest at Huish Park unless club make takeover or new manager announcement Phil Anderson has had enough of the delays as The Glovers face life in Vanarama National League amid huge uncertainty.
Dunelm in Yeovil: Shoppers brave the rain as town's newest store opens its doors "It's just been about bringing something different in the town and something to bring people into Yeovil." Not only is Dunelm new to Yeovil, but the company's arrival in the town is a departure from the majority of their stores.
This former Italian restaurant in Yeovil could be turning into a dental practice A popular Italian restaurant in Yeovil which closed its doors last year could be given a new lease of life as a dentist. Plans submitted to South Somerset District Council show that Colosseum Dental is planning to open a new clinic in the Princes Street building vacated by Prezzo last year.
STATEMENT - Update on matters at Huish Park As envisaged in the update last Friday, the Club still expects the new owner and manager positions to be clarified this week and talks remain ongoing with the remaining parties bidding for the club.
Ciderspace News Page : Prospective Buyer Raises Doubts Over Current Owner's Intentions To Sell This Summer Consortium also questions lack of visibility over management appointment.
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