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Frome Times marches on despite decline in local newspapers

A REVIEW into the future of British newspapers has been ordered by Prime Minister Theresa May, who has warned that the closure of hundreds of local papers is…

Plans revealed for Frome’s new orchard

Plans for Frome’s new orchard are under way, with the first draft being  revealed by the Mayor at the Children’s Festival. The orchard was chosen by the town…

River banks repairs to help prevent flooding to 300 properties

WORK is currently under way to repair the river banks in Frome town centre and reduce flood risks to about 300 properties. The improvements to worn-away parts of Frome’s…

This issue

Mini-festival celebrates life of popular local rider

A MINI festival held in memory of Dilton Marsh man, Stuart Lange, has been hailed a…

Students needed to help set up an ethical fashion project

A team of 18 – 35 year olds will be spending 10 weeks from September,…

Tip-top donation from Time is Precious

The Paediatric Emergency Department at the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust (RUH) has…

Residents celebrate return of historic lamp

RESIDENTS of Trinity Row have praised the work of Somerset County Council to restore one of…

Show off your skills at the Cheese Show!

FROME Cheese Show is calling all veggie growers, flower arrangers, knitters, crafters, bakers, photographers. Organisers say,…

Conference to shed light on apprenticeship benefits

FROME Town Council is holding an apprenticeship conference at Frome Town Hall on 19th July…

Hidden Treasures at Frome Heritage Museum

Frome Heritage Museum has revealed another of its hidden treasures as part of its summer…

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Sport

Orchardleigh Golf Club Ladies’ news

The Orchardleigh Ladies’ Captain’s Day was held on Saturday 30th June under blue skies and scorching sun. The club reports, “The theme of the day was ‘rainbow colours’,…

CrossFit UVA smash Tribal Clash 2018

Affinity Wellbeing and CrossFit UVA from Frome had two teams of six compete at Tribal Clash 2018 on the weekend of 7th-8th July, Europe’s biggest and toughest outdoor…

Exciting first half to the season for Frome

FROME Cricket Club has reported a busy first half to the season with the first team performing well in the premier league, plus a full youth programme, a…

Frome cricket results

THE latest results for Frome Cricket Club 1st XI in the West of England Premier Cricket League – Somerset are as follows: Saturday 30th June – Minehead CC – 1st…

Frome 7s’ Rugby Festival

Frome RFC opened its doors recently for the Annual Frome 7’s Festival, an event which is now a major tournament listing on the National 7’s circuit, which saw…

Fundraising

Volunteer thank public for donations to charity

A VOLUNTEER for Bristol DAWG Greyhound and Lurcher Rescue has thanked Frome for the town’s contribution to her street collection, held…

Frome mum launches fundraiser to celebrate life after cancer

Her initial diagnosis, Filipa is cancer-free, but still lives with the emotional and physical effects of cancer; receiving ongoing treatment for…

SEA raises the flag for our forces

Beckington-based defence technology company, SEA, took part in a staff-initiated 2018 charity programme in support of Armed Forces Day, with employees…

Health

Support group for people with a long-term health condition

If you have ME/CFS, MS, Parkinson’s, depression or arthritis or other long term health condition, you are welcome to go along to a peer support group called…

Have your say about your local hospital

FROME Community Hospital invite you along to the Moxon Suite at the community hospital to have your say about your local hospital. The group said, “Drop in any…

Artbox talent on display at medical practice

VISITORS to Frome Medical Practice can enjoy Artbox Frome’s latest exhibition from its members. Artbox Frome is a charity supporting adults with learning disabilities and autism, helping…

Education

School raises £500 for St John Ambulance cadets with MUFTI Day

Oakfield Academy pupils, Manny, Eddie and Edie, met with St John Ambulance representative, Ann Taylor, to present a cheque for £500, which was raised by the pupils…

Fond farewell to long-serving Oakfield staff

After almost 40 years’ service at Oakfield Academy, pupils and staff will be saying a fond farewell to deputy headteacher, Michelle O’Shea. She said, “When I first…

School kid designs Royal Wedding plate

TO celebrate the Royal Wedding of Meghan and Harry, Christchurch School in Frome held a design a plate competition. As a competition, Christchurch School pupils had to…

Business

Working Women’s event

Frome Chamber of Commerce will run a Working Women’s event at Sam’s Kitchen on Tuesday 31st July at 6pm; this month’s event will look to discuss true…

Discuss & Do: How to Start-Up a Business

Anyone thinking of starting their own business or organisation in Frome and is interested in connecting with others who have taken the plunge, can get their questions…

Business Breakfast: Readiness for Work

Apprenticeships, work experience placements and training courses provide valuable opportunities for businesses to grow a skilled team in an affordable and sustainable way, as well as combating…

Clubs & Organisations

Frome COPD support group

The participants of the Frome Area COPD Support Group would like to let people know about their friendly, peer-led, supportive group. If you are affected by COPD,…

Twinning Association experience the culture and history of Château-Gontier

A large party of 26 from Frome recently returned from a very successful few days in Frome’s twin town of Château-Gontier in France. They report, “The visit,…

Brilliant bicycling with Frome’s Missing Links

Frome’s Missing Links pulled out all the stops to make the July Frome Independent a cycling extravaganza! Despite the scorching weather, 20 volunteers generously gave their time…

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