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Frome Medical Practice has put out a notice to say that they are getting a high volume calls about vaccinations for the over 50s - but they do not have delivery dates yet.

The government has today announced that a vaccination programme for people aged 50 to 64 will get rolled out from December 1. They have announced that they have secured enough doses to vaccinate all those in that age bracket.

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South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) is reminding the public to respect its people when calling 999 for an ambulance this winter.

Figures from the Trust indicate abuse against its 999 call handlers has more than doubled since the beginning of the full UK lockdown in March.

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The Conservatives have been accused of "running scared" from Somerset's voters after the party voted to ask the government to delay next year's local elections.

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) is currently assessing whether Somerset's five existing local councils should be reorganised into either one or two new authorities.

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It's been a difficult year for everyone and it's not set to get any easier.

A poll released earlier this year from Alcohol Change UK showed that more than a quarter (28%) of people who have ever drunk alcohol think they have been drinking more during lockdown. And as lockdown eased over the summer, two in three (66%) expected to continue drinking as they had been during lockdown (49%), or even drink more (17%).

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The budget update was shown at the online Frome Town Council meeting (November 18)

Frome Town Council has been discussing the latest update to the budget, with councillors expressing surprise to learn that they may have to pay more for their decision to close off the centre of the town for the Market Place works earlier this year.

Several councillors responded to news that costs were higher for the roadworks than they would have been if they had only agreed to partial closures and a traffic light system.

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