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  • Study reveals most awkward job interview experiences - have you had one?

    More than half of people in the South West (64%) have been left red-faced in an awkward job interview, for reasons including not knowing what to say, feeling intimidated, and spilling drinks over their interviewer, a new study by AAT (the Association of Accounting Technicians) has revealed. read more

  • High Street roadworks in Chard due to new Solar Farm

    Roadworks currently ongoing in Chard's high street are due to the introduction of a new Solar Farm. read more

  • MP welcomes double train track plans

    DAVID Laws MP has welcomed plans announced this week to look at ways to double track the Salisbury to Exeter railway line which serves passengers in South Somerset. read more

  • Second sighting of Chard bag snatcher - do you recognise the description?

    THE police have issued a description of a man they want to speak to after a woman’s handbag was snatched as she pushed her child in a pram through a park. read more

  • Chard Calendar Girls and Boys dish out thousands to charity

    CHARD’S own Calendar Girls project, which expanded to a group of 48 people, dished out over £12,000 to cancer charities at the weekend. read more

  • Jaqueline Fay HORNSBY

    HORNSBY Jacqueline Fay passed peacefully away at home, on Saturday 21st February 2015 aged 86 years. Beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, she will be missed by all who knew her. The Funeral Service will take place at Taunton Deane Crematorium on Thursday 5th March 2015 at 4.00 pm. Donations in memory of Jacqueline are being received for RNLI and The Brooke. All donations and enquiries are to be made c/o Friendship & Sons Funeral Directors, 15 High Street, Chard, Somerset, TA20 1QF, Tel: 01460 929009 or donate online at read more

  • Dawn & Mark HOLTON

    HOLTON Dawn and Mark. Many congratulations on the birth of your beautiful baby boy, Milo Arthur on 17th February 2015. With lots of love all the family xx read more

  • Neil Massey

    MASSEY Neil. 40 years since you passed away on 4th March 1975, aged 19. Sadly missed and loving memories always from Dad and all the family and friends read more

  • Dorothy Gage

    Gage Dorothy 28th February 2014 A year has passed since you left us Mum. We love and miss you every day. From your loving daughters Jill. Julie & Anna xxxx read more

  • Kathrina Brown

    BROWN Kathrina, In loving memory of our dear daughter ,Kathy, who passed away 2nd March 2012. Three years ago you slipped away, up to heavens light, but we know you are beside us every day and every night. The memories of you will never fade, the love is still the same, for we will keep you safe within our hearts, until we meet again. All our love Mum & Dad and all the family x read more


    GOVIER Anne. Suddenly, at home in Chard, on 22nd February 2015. Aged 76 years. Beloved wife of the late Alan and mother of Cressida and Leslie. A dearly loved grandma. Dearly loved and sadly missed by all her family and friends. For those wishing to remember Anne donations in lieu of flowers are being received for The Epilepsy Society. These and all further enquiries please to Bishop’s Funeral Services, Cillerhayes, Old Town, Chard, TA20 2AS. Tel: 01460 66909. read more


    BOUGH Mary. Peacefully in Orchard Court, Taunton on 23rd February 2015. Aged 88 years. Beloved wife of the late Robin and mother of Nigel, Christopher and David. A much loved nanny and great nanny. Sadly missed by all her family and friends. All further enquiries please to Bishop’s Funeral Services, Cillerhayes, Old Town, Chard, TA20 2AS. Tel : 01460 66909. read more


    Fraser Kyle. Suddenly at home on 20th February 2015. Passed away aged 12 years. Formally of Ilminster. Beloved brother of Natasha and much loved grandson of Mary and Robert Clarke. Funeral to be arranged. read more


    COX Eric John (John) passed away peacefully in Chard Hospital on 24th February, 2015 aged 86 years. Much loved brother and uncle will be sadly missed. Funeral service to take place at Combe St. Nicholas Parish Church on Monday 9th March, 2015 at 11.00a.m. Family flowers only please, donations in memory of John for Chard Hospital League of Friends c/o A.J. Wakely & Sons Ltd, 45 Holyrood Street, Chard, Somerset, TA20 2DN. Tel: 01460 67900. read more


    BICKLEY. Brian Reginald of Marsh passed peacefully away at Oak Lodge Nursing Home, Chard after a long illness on 25th February 2015 aged 79 years. The beloved husband of Molly and late of Phoenix Engineering, Chard. All enquires to W.H. Berry & Son. Funeral Directors, Brookfield, Churchstanton. TA3 7RL. Telephone 01823 601386. read more

  • Terry HANN

    HANN. Terry of South Petherton. On 16th February 2015 peacefully at Immaculata House, Langport aged 75 years. Dearly loved husband of Sandra, father of Sally, Alison and Matthew. Funeral service has taken place, donations being received for Dementia U.K. may be sent c/o Irish & Denman Funeral Directors, Palmer Street, South Petherton TA13 5DB Tel: 01460 240348. read more


    Colthorpe Morris Harris. Nick, Greg and the family would like to thank everyone for their prayers, cards, kind words and support following the death of Morris on 11th February 2015. We would also like to thank everyone who supported the family at Morris’ funeral on the 25th February and for the donations to the Stroke Association. Special thanks to Reverend Anna Flindell and Barry of B. Gibbs Funeral Services for the sensitive way in which a difficult situation was made easier. read more


    Berry Adam. Wishing the best husband and daddy a happy 30th birthday on 2nd March. We love you lots, Fiona, Isla and Maya. xx read more

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