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Frome Times is 500 not out!

YOU are reading the 500th issue of the Frome Times! The paper – one of only a handful of independent family-owned newspapers left in the country – was…

610 new houses proposed for Frome in Mendip’s local plan

UP to 610 homes could be coming to Frome as part of Mendip District Council’s Local Plan – part two. The plan identifies sites which have a potential…

Valentine Gas Lamp Lighting Celebration

The famous Valentine Gas Lamp in Frome is one of the town’s most romantic landmarks – set amidst heart-shaped cobblestones with a ‘love seat’ under the glow of…

This issue

Frome charity pedal their way to raise money

  FROME charity We Hear You are taking on a New Year fitness challenge with…

Humans of Frome: Mark Bruce by Ciara Nolan

As a kid in London, Mark Bruce harboured dreams of being a graphic novelist. He…

FAIR FROME – Items urgently needed at Food Bank

This week at the Fair Frome Food Bank. Urgent requirements are; jars of sauce for…

Pantomime success and Titanic the Musical auditions!

Frome Musical Theatre Company are celebrating the success of their sell-out pantomime, Jack and the…

MP and leading names in music industry call for change

MP for Somerton and Frome,  David Warburton,  joined a star-studded launch this month as the…

Radio 2 duo bring their song of unity to Frome

A Somerset folk duo, whose tribute song to murdered MP ​Jo Cox was championed by…

Mendip District Council raise no objections to felling of Millenium Green trees

FOUR sycamore trees in Frome’s Millenium Green look set to be removed after Mendip District…

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Sport

Orchardleigh Golf Club welcomes new captains

Orchardleigh Golf Club recently held their traditional drive-in to officially welcome the three new captains to their posts. The club has welcomed Neil McGuinness as Club Captain, Jim…

Frome Town see themselves through to next round of BFBC Cup due to walkover

FROME Town are through to the next round of the BigFreeBet.com Challenge Cup due to Taunton Town FC being unable to raise a side for their meeting on…

Town Fixtures

Sat 20th Jan. St Neots Town (A) Lge, 3pm Sat 27th Jan. Redditch Utd (H) Lge, 3pm Tues 30th Jan. Tiverton Town (A) Lge, 7.45pm Sat 3rd Feb.…

Sat. 13th January. Evo-Stick Premier Frome Town 0 Kings Lynn Town 0

FROME Town produced an excellent, hard working team performance that frustrated table topping Kings Lynn Town and with a little more luck, the hosts might just have snatched…

Sat. 6th January. Evo-Stick Premier Biggleswade Town 1 Frome Town 2

A BRACE of goals just before and just after half-time from Marcus Mapstone and Ollie Knight, led to a very good 2-1 away victory at 14th-placed Biggleswade Town.…

Fundraising

Local charities can benefit from fundraising help

Six months ago Localgiving, an online donations platform, launched a fundraising support programme in Frome, led by development manager James Carlin.…

Frome Festival fundraiser at Cooper Hall

Cooper Hall gave a bright start to January with two heart-warming, Scottish inspired fundraisers on 6th and 7th to support Frome…

Charity Mani-thon in aid of Lisa Wells

INNER Beauty salon in Frome is holding a ‘mani-thon’ in aid of Lisa Wells, a Frome mum who has recently been…

Health

Dorothy House supports local group with a talk on breathlessness

Frome’s very popular local support group for people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) has been running for nearly three years. COPD is the name for a…

Join ‘mature movers’ and be happier and healthier in 2018

LOCAL charity, Age UK Somerset, says they could make you happier and healthier for 2018. The charity says, “Why  not try a new, sociable way to stay…

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

Harry Potter publisher visits St John’s First School

World-famous Harry Potter publisher, Barry Cunningham OBE, last week visited St John’s First School to announce the winners of the school’s Harry Potter-inspired short story competition. Barry…

Youngsters take on CPR training in school

The first group of Selwood Academy year 8 students have undertaken a CPR/defibrillator training session at the start of the new spring term. Eleven weekly sessions are…

Clarendon Academy – ‘good’ Ofsted Report

CLARENDON Academy in Trowbridge has announced that the school received a ‘Good’ report by Ofsted. Headteacher, Mr M Stenton reports,”I am delighted to begin 2018 by sending…

Business

Frome Energy Co-op Launches Free Solar for Businesses

Local businesses with large roofs can now get free solar panels fitted by Frome Renewable Energy Co-op. The co-op funds all aspects of the installation and business…

Selling on Instagram – Discuss and Do

As visual content becomes more and more important, Instagram offers the opportunity to enhance your brand by creating high quality, original content. The first Discuss & Do…

Frome celebrates good business

Frome Town Council has been piloting a scheme to offer local businesses a review of their working practices. The review covers core business practices and also looks…

Clubs & Organisations

Tinnitus Association to visit Frome

The Frome Area Hearing Support Café is a friendly group where people can meet others who are in a similar situation, over a cup of tea. Every…

International Work Placements for Frome’s Young People

Starting this year, young people aged 18-25 in Frome will have the opportunity to take part in work experience placements in Murrhardt, Germany, as part of a…

Somerset Sight on the look-out for new volunteers

SOMERSET Sight is looking for volunteers to help with their befriending service, a service that helps visually impaired people gain companionship as well as receive help with difficult…

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