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  • Police investigating Frome jewellery shop theft release CCTV images

    By This is Somerset at 13:30 on 17/09/12
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    Police have launched an investigation following a theft at a Frome jewellery store. Officers are appealing for information from the public following the August Bank Holiday weekend theft, which took place at around 4pm on Saturday, August 25. "Offenders entered the store in Cheap Street and while the staff were distracted took several bracelets and a watch from display cabinets," said an Avon and Somerset Police statement. &qu...
  • Wanted man's luck runs out

    By Hannah2009 at 15:51 on 11/08/11
    Avon and Somerset Police
    The long arm of the law has caught up with a man wanted in connection with burglaries carried out in Frome – after police stopped his housemate in Bristol yesterday in relation to the riots there. Police had been seeking the 32-year-old man for months in connection with a string of burglaries from businesses and schools in Frome, Bath and Bristol. When officers stopped another man in the street in the Stokes Croft area of Bristol...
  • Listed Cockey Lamp in Whittox Lane, Frome, illegally removed

    By LoveFrome at 10:34 on 27/04/11
    Replacement lamp and Frome Civic Society member
    On 12th April shopkeepers at the top of Catherine Hill, Frome, were horrified to see contractors demolish, chop up & load onto a truck a beautiful Listed lamp in Whittox Lane, outside No. 9. It was one of the unique collection of Cockey Lamps which make the streetscape of Frome so distinctive and was made locally by Lewis Cockey. It has been replaced with a rather hideous 'heritage' replica. The demolition of a listed heritage...
  • Councillors express fury at decision to close court

    By Frome People at 11:00 on 27/01/11
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    Political leaders in Mendip have expressed their anger after learning that the last remaining court in the district will be lost. Mendip District Council received formal notification of the move this week. Politicians from all parties at Mendip were united in opposing the closure of Frome Magistrates' Court and have joined together to express their concern and anger at the final decision and the impact that it will have on the...
  • Driver twice the drink limit banned

    By Frome People at 11:00 on 20/01/11
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    A 42-year-old Chilcompton man has been banned from driving for 20 months after being caught more than twice the legal drink-drive limit. Andrew Church, of Stockhill Road, pleaded guilty to drink-driving when he appeared at Frome Magistrates' Court. Jeremy Oliver, prosecuting, said Church was stopped after police followed him on Stockhill Road and when they spoke to him could smell alcohol on his breath. A breath test gave a reading...

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