REVIEW OF THE YEAR: May

This is The West Country: THE Mayor of Ilminster, Cllr Roger Swann, with Ilminster's new town crier Andrew Fox, left, and Yeovil town crier Bruce Trigger. THE Mayor of Ilminster, Cllr Roger Swann, with Ilminster's new town crier Andrew Fox, left, and Yeovil town crier Bruce Trigger.

ILMINSTER had plenty to shout about after Andrew Fox was officially declared new town crier.

The town had been without a town crier since Jim Olds died in 2010 aged 83.

Andrew was formally initiated into the Ancient and Honourable Guild of Town Criers by Yeovil's town crier, Bruce Trigger.

The ceremony took place at the Market Square in Ilminster and Mayor, Cllr Roger Swann, presented Andrew with his town crier's bell.

Andrew has been in the Police force, Fire Service and was head of security at Eton College.

His vocal skills were polished as a reservist on the parade ground at HMS Excellent.
 

 

SOMERSET'S only Football League club, Yeovil Town, was launched into The Championship for the 2013-14 season after victory over Brentford in the League One play-off final.

Almost 20,000 fans were rewarded for making the trip to Wembley Stadium after the team beat their opponents 2-1.

Hundreds of people packed into Yeovil town centre as the Glovers arrived on an open top bus with the npower League One play-off trophy.

A sea of green and white as supporters gave their football heroes a huge welcome - even office workers looked the part wearing Yeovil scarves alongside their suits.

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