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Frome Town FC switch on new floodlights

FROME Town FC will officially switch on their new floodlights for the first time this week when they entertain Weymouth on Wednesday evening. A massive £30,000 fundraising appeal…

Speed cameras could be installed in Frome as speeding still a problem

FIXED speed cameras could be installed in Frome as despite speed campaigners stepping up their efforts to slow drivers down, speeds have increased. The latest speed enforcement figures…

Chris Packham’s Wild Night Out

MULTI-AWARD winning Chris Packham is one of this country’s most exciting and respected TV naturalists and conservationists. On Sunday 17th September Chris brings his highly in-demand “Wild Night Out”…

This issue

Humans of Frome: Lisa Merryweather-Millard

It’s not often that you get to learn what your community feels about you, that…

Frome Talking Newspaper AGM

THE Annual General Meeting of Frome Talking Newspaper will be held on Tuesday 12th September…

Local artist donates sculpture to Frome Library

FROME artist and sculptor, Kate Dixon, has contributed a sculpture to the 2017 Summer Reading…

WHY Gallery set for a re-fit

The WHY Gallery on Stony Street, run by Frome-based charity We Hear You, will be…

Somerset Wildlife Trust launches crowdfunding campaign to create a buzz around bees

SOMERSET Wildlife Trust has launched its first ever crowdfunding campaign to support the area’s bees…

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Sport

Saturday 12th August – Evo-Stik Southern Premier League Basingstoke 1 – Frome Town 3

FROME Town’s new season got off to a cracking start with an away win against Basingstoke. After being two goals up after 21 minutes with goals from Marcus Mapstone…

Local runners compete in 50k ultra marathon

July got off to a cracking start for local runners with the Ham & Lyme 50K ultra marathon on Saturday 8th July. Giles Padfield led the field, completing…

Frome 1st won by 8 wickets. Butleigh 1st XI – 90 all out. Frome 1st XI – 92-2.

Frome managed to beat the weather as Croker starred with bat and ball, to smash their way to victory and go clear at the top. After disappointingly missing…

Town look foward to Yeovil friendly

WITH the new season fast approaching, Frome Town FC have three pre-season friendlies planned  including a high profile clash with League Two Yeovil Town on Saturday. The Yeovil…

Town Ladies prepare for the new season

Frome Town Ladies FC’s preparations for the new season in the South West Womens Football League are well underway with intense weekly training sessions aimed at improving the…

Fundraising

Epic cycling challenge in memory of grandmother

LOCAL woman, Louise Oliver, will be cycling the mammoth journey from Land’s End to John O’Groats this week to raise money…

Dorothy House Frome Friends Group set to support Bath Moonlight Walk

DOROTHY House’s Frome Friends group is all set to sell raffle tickets at the women-only sponsored 8km Bath Moonlight Walk on Saturday…

Frome couple continue to campaign in memory of their son

A FROME couple are still as determined as they were 16 years ago, to raise awareness of the dangers of undiagnosed heart conditions…

Health

Local GP practices join forces for extra opening hours

THREE local GP practices have announced that they are now open to patients for extended hours during both the evening and at the weekend. Frome Medical Practice…

Counselling service for young people in Frome

‘You-th Space’, the Frome-based free counselling service for young people aged between 15 and 18, has been a very popular service running over the past two years,…

Stay fit with free health walks for all abilities

FREE health walks are being run in Frome to help local people stay fit and healthy at no cost. On Mondays (excluding Bank Holidays) a short easy…

Education

College principal’s farewell thanks

OUTGOING principal of Frome College, Gavin Ball, in his final address, has thanked the local community for its support and the school students and members of staff,…

Inspiring success at Frome College Awards presentation

Frome College awards evening welcomed their guests of honour this year, Olympian triple jumper, Vernon Samuels, and England footballer, Annie Heatherson, from Yeovil Town Football Club. The…

A year of community projects for Selwood Academy

Selwood Academy has reflected on a very busy year for students throughout the school,  taking part in community projects. Jane Larman from Selwood Academy said, “Almost every…

Business

Making Facebook Work For You – tips at Frome Business Breakfast

THE next Frome Business Breakfast, which will be held on Tuesday 5th Sept at 7.00am, will be looking at how Facebook can promote and market your organisation.…

New Longleat hotel and waterpark given the green light

Longleat’s plans to build a new 240 room hotel, with water park and business conference facilities on the edge of its estate have been approved by Wiltshire…

Short Accountancy offering help for Business start ups

Short Accountancy Ltd are an accountancy firm with a difference. The business was set up by brothers Adam and Ashley Short, who  – knowing of the difficulty…

Clubs & Organisations

Charity runners present cheque to Frome Lions Club

TWO runners from Frome have presented Frome Lions Club president, Jim Dowling, with a cheque for £1,316.30, at a recent meeting  at Frome Rugby Club. Back in May…

Milestone membership for Frome Writers’ Collective

AFTER only three years, Frome Writers’ Collective is celebrating its 100th member, widely acclaimed blues artist and lyricist Eddie Martin. Eddie, who lives in Frome with his…

“Yes, I remember Adlestrop” Walk

WHAT more perfect commemoration of Edward Thomas (died on the Western Front in 1917) than a walk round Adlestrop, Gloucestershire, led by the Cotswold Voluntary Wardens with a…

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