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More than 400 new houses planned for Frome’s northern edge – By local democracy reporter Daniel Mumby

HUNDREDS of new houses could be built near a popular Frome rugby club under newly revealed proposals. Land promoter Barwood Land entered into a promotion agreement in February…

Somerset Council could still go bankrupt within 12 months despite passing a balanced budget – By Local Democracy Reporter Daniel Mumby

SOMERSET Council could still declare bankruptcy within the next 12 months despite managing to pass a balanced budget. Protesters gathered outside the Canalside in Bridgwater last week as…

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Extraordinary collection of rare and exotic treasures auctioned off in Frome – Weird and wonderful items include 2,500-year-old Ancient Egyptian lizard coffin

AN extraordinary collection of over 2,500 ‘exotic and unique’ antiques, including a 2,500-year-old ancient Egyptian…

More than 400 new houses planned for Frome’s northern edge – By local democracy reporter Daniel Mumby

HUNDREDS of new houses could be built near a popular Frome rugby club under newly…

Frome charity, Active and in Touch, prepares to close

LOCAL charity Active and in Touch, which has been a lifeline for lonely and isolated…

Frome artist wins prestigious under-26 award at the John Ruskin Prize

A FROME artist, who was shortlisted for the sixth John Ruskin Prize, has been awarded…

Beaver population is ‘thriving’ in Frome

THE beaver population in Frome is thriving, according to local residents and Natural England, who…

Cheese Lord is Frome’s new town crier

FROME’S new town crier Martin Scott, known locally as The Cheese Lord, was recently selected…

Volunteering and helping out

Frome Asda becomes first supermarket to get book recycling facility

ASDA, Frome has announced that it is the first supermarket in the country to install a collection point for unwanted books as part of the British Book…

A celebration fit for a king with Frome’s community groups and volunteers

OVER the past couple of months, volunteers from some of Frome’s community groups and charities have been creating, stitching, affixing and bedazzling a series of flags inspired…

Celebrating volunteers as part of the coronation

Frome Town Council is asking residents to celebrate the coronation of King Charles III by helping others on the one-off bank holiday on Monday 8th May. As…

Things to do

Children’s Festival is on its way By young people – not just for young people

FROME-based family support charity, Purple Elephant, is positively popping with excitement about the plans for the town’s annual Frome Children’s Festival. Running at its fullest size ever…

Join Frome First Fridays and follow the art trail

ON the first Friday of every month meander from art gallery to gallery viewing the latest exhibitions, as part of Frome First Fridays. This new event is…

Stand-up comedy and classic songs – a weekend double bill at Cooper Hall

COOPER Hall hosts something a bit different from their regular programming on 9th and 10th June with a weekend double bill of one-woman shows. For fans of…

Staying well

Lions host successful prostate testing event

251 men from Frome and the surrounding area recently took part in the Frome Lions’ free Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) testing event at the Frome Methodist Church at…

Covid-19 Spring Booster vaccinations begin across Somerset

The NHS in Somerset has begun the next phase of Covid-19 vaccinations with its Spring programme, which is geared to protect the most vulnerable residents.  More than…

Frome Health Connections team marks National Social Prescribing Day

The Frome Medical Practice Health Connections team marked National Social Prescribing Day on Tuesday 9th March by highlighting the valuable work they do across the local community. …

Fundraising

Icy plunge sets to raise funds for Dorothy House

LOCAL charity Dorothy House Hospice Care, is asking residents to join in with an icy plunge next month. The Ice Bath Challenge will take place on Friday…

FromeFM fundraising quiz

THE town’s community radio station, FromeFM, is holding a fundraising quiz on 3rd February at Station Approach. It starts at 7.30pm and covers general knowledge, news, music,…

Celebrations lead to generous donation to local charity We Hear You

WITH a series of special occasions on the horizon, Frome couple Susan and Norman Hughes decided to use the celebrations as an opportunity to fundraise for local…

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