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New ambassadors will replace Carnival Queen

Frome Carnival committee has announced big plans to shake-up proceedings for this year’s carnival, axing the carnival royalty and replacing them with new roles better suited to 21st…

Fantastic Frome Festival is a record-breaker!

The 17th Frome Festival came to an exciting climax at the weekend with events attracting huge audiences following ten days of celebration. Over 1,000 people were attracted  to…

Frome Independent crowdfunding campaign

THE Frome Independent has launched a crowdfunding campaign to be able to keep the much- loved market a free social event for local people and visitors. The Frome Independent…

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Award for Local medical practice

Frome Medical Practice, together with the staff from Health Connections Mendip, won the prestigious Practice…

Students have ‘life-changing’ experience with‘Prison Project’

STUDENTS from Oakfield Academy and Selwood Academy in Frome have taken part in a prison…

City to Summit challenge

LOCAL man, Jack Harrington has put his body to the test once again for charity,…

From Frome to Hollywood! Local business makes movie costumes

FROME business Aerial Boots recently worked with film producer 20th Century Fox to make trapeze…

Hospital Friends looking for Defibrillator guardians

With 22 Publicly Available Defibrillators (PAD) installed across the town and our local villages, the…

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Sport

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…

Sat. 6th July. Frome 1st XI 340-8 off 45 overs. Taunton St Andrews 2nd XI 193 all out. Frome 1st XI won by 147 runs.

Frome started the day off by winning a crucial toss and deciding to bat on what looked an excellent batting wicket. Opening batters Paul Sanger and Robin Lett…

Yeovil 1st XI – 170-6 off 45 overs. Frome 1st XI- 171-4 off 29.5 overs. Frome 1st XI won by 6 wickets.

Frome move joint top of the table with their third victory in a row as they comfortably beat Yeovil by 6 wickets. Yeovil elected to bat first as…

Frome runners complete double marathons

Two Frome runners set themselves the challenge of completing a double-marathon course in the Race to the Tower, on Sunday 11th June. Starting near the town of Stroud…

Fundraising

Barclays Bank appeal for books to raise money for local charity

The Frome branch of Barclays Bank will be holding a book sale throughout the school summer holidays, starting on July 24th…

Couple take on RideLondon for Cancer Research UK

FROME couple, Claire and Jason Eacott, will take part in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 at the end of the month, to…

Fund-raising walk for Macmillan Cancer Support

STAFF at the Frome branch of Argos have been on an eight-mile walk, raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support. The eight-mile…

Health

How much do you know about bowel cancer?

DURING Bowel Cancer Awareness month, make sure you get your questions about bowel cancer answered, say Macmillan Cancer Support. Their free, cancer advice and support is coming…

Campaign launched to end loneliness in Mendip

Key public service providers operating in Mendip have joined forces to tackle the problem of loneliness. Mendip District Council is working alongside a number of leading local…

Have your say on health plans for Somerset

BECKINGTON Family Practice is urging local people to be more involved in the discussion of Somerset’s Sustainability Plan (STP). An STP is a five-year plan for the…

Education

Paralympians join in the sporting fun at Fairfield College

FAIRFIELD College welcomed two Paralympic athletes to the college this month to help celebrate two days full of fun, sport and colour. For the college’s sports day on…

Ground-breaking exchange visit at Oakfield Academy

Oakfield Academy welcomed 10 students and two teachers from Shanghai, China, as part of the Global Youth Ambassador Project (GYAP). The purpose of the exchange was to…

Chinese students visit Selwood Academy

Many of us have experience of school exchanges with students from our close neighbours in Europe. But last week, Selwood Academy hosted students from further afield, welcoming…

Business

Six celebrates opening on Palmer Street

Frome’s latest retail addition, Six, on Palmer Street enjoyed a  ‘soft’ opening evening on Friday 23rd June.  Owner Karen Bell says she was delighted to meet so…

Getting the right advice for your new premises

Discuss & Do will host a panel discussion at Frome Town Hall on Tuesday 25th July at 6pm, that will look at how to find new premises…

Do you want to make your ideas happen with the opportunity to gain a qualification?

Time is running out to sign up for the next exciting Edventure start-up course. Edventure are celebrating their success as award winners of Mendip Business Awards 2017…

Clubs & Organisations

New President for Inner Wheel

At this month’s meeting of Frome Inner Wheel the annual handover took place, when the outgoing President Pam Brewster handed over the reigns to Incoming Gill Barnes,…

New Frome Rotary President

The Frome Rotary Club outgoing president, Gerry Atkinson, handed his office and title to the new incoming president, Chris Page, on 3rd July. Chris Page said, “I…

Big Cheese becomes Rotary President

The presidency of the Frome Selwood Rotary Club has now passed from Andrew Walsh-Waring to Chris Stilton. As Chris says, “With a name like mine you have…

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