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  • Plans to improve Ilminster zebra crossing visibility after boy knocked off bike

    ACTION could soon be taken to improve the visibility of a crossing in Ilminster. read more

  • Perry Street League roundup

    CREWKERNE Town continued their challenge for the title by hitting six goals without reply against Ilminster Town Reserves. Jamie Spurdle netted twice in the victory which was completed with singles from Adam Dawe, Brad Miles, Pete Symes and an own goal. read more

  • County 2nds open in impressive form

    SOMERSET Seconds proved themselves too strong for Devon when the two sides met at the beautiful Knightshayes Court Ground on Sunday. read more

  • Four in court accused of sex trafficking

    FOUR people have appeared in court in connection with a sexual exploitation inquiry in which a home in Chard was raided. read more

  • Chest wax coins in cash for Chard WATCH Project Chard & Ilminster News: Ian Newland and Becky from Pure Beauty. Photo: Dick Moon.

    A BRAVE member of a Chard group raised funds through a sponsored chest and back wax. read more

  • Riste spot kick earns point for Perry Street

    FOLLOWING their tremendous start to the season, when they looked championship contenders with just one defeat from their opening nine Perry Street League Premier Division games, Perry Street’s fortunes took a turn for the worse and, up to last Saturday, had picked up just one point from a possible 18 since the Christmas break, writes Ian Hallett. read more

  • Summer gets rolling at South Petherton Bowling Club

    SOUTH Petherton Bowling Club has welcomed the start of the outdoor bowls season by holding its annual Opening of the Green ceremony. read more

  • Open day at Ilton

    ILTON Cricket Club starts off its new season with an Open Day on Saturday, beginning at 11am with a junior practice/match where all new players and social members are welcome. read more

  • Witness tells of horror as cat mauled to death by dog

    A MAN who claimed he saw a dog owner urge his pets to kill a cat in Chard said it was a horrific attack. read more


    Shennan Margaret (Margo). Passed away peacefully on 7th April 2014. Aged 68 years. Dearly loved by all who knew her. Funeral service to be held at The Barn, Higher Ground Meadow, Corscombe, on Friday 25th April at 11.00am. Please wear spring coloured clothing. Flowers or donations for a Woodland Project may be given at the service or sent c/o B. Gibbs Funeral Services, The Manse, 28 Fore Street, Chard, TA20 1PT. Tel: 01460 66100. read more

  • Geoff TROTT

    TROTT Geoff. Passed away unexpectedly on 11th April 2014, aged 74 years. Dearly loved husband of Kathy and devoted father to Mike and Emily. Funeral service to be held at Taunton Deane Crematorium on Wednesday 23rd April at 11.00am. Family flowers only please, for those wishing to donate for the Somerset & Dorset Air Ambulance and S.P.A.N.A (Aid for Working Animals of the World) may be given at the service or sent c/o B.Gibbs Funeral Services, The Manse, 28 Fore Street, Chard, TA20 1PT. Telephone 01460 66100 read more

  • Kyran/Genna Parsons/Miller

    Parsons f Miller Kyran and Genna. Congratulations on the safe arrival of your beautiful daughter, Faith Louisa. Born on Thursday 3rd March 2014. Love from all the family. xx read more

  • Peter HANSFORD

    HANSFORD. Peter. 16th April 2008. A special dad and grandad. Much loved and always in the hearts of Geoff, Anne, Tony, Ann and grandchildren. x read more


    MEGGITT Harry. Treasured memories of a loving husband, dad and grandad. He was suddenly taken from us on 18th April 1990. You'll be forever in our thoughts and remembered always. read more


    LAWRENCE Gary. Wishing you a happy 40th birthday on the 14th April 2014. Love and best wishes Mum, Dad, Jayne, Oliver and Monica. xxxx read more

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