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Family of Taunton student Jake Gilmore, who died after hit-and-run, react to killer's three-year jail term

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:00pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

THE man responsible for killing former Taunton studentJake Gilmore in a hit-and-run incident was jailed for three years this morning (September 9).

Family of Chard teenager Jake Gilmore, who died after hit-and-run, react to killer's three-year jail term

Chard & Ilminster News:

11:55am Wednesday 10th September 2014

THE man responsible for killing Chard youngster Jake Gilmore in a hit-and-run incident was jailed for three years this morning (September 9).

Cancer survivors charity calendar launch in Chard

Chard & Ilminster News: Sale street collection raises £350 for Cancer Research UK

6:00pm Sunday 14th September 2014

A TEAM of brave people who have either survived cancer, are undergoing treatment or have family members affected by cancer are meeting up for a charity calendar.

Floral designer all set to impress at the RHS Malvern Show

Chard & Ilminster News:

2:00pm Sunday 14th September 2014

A FLORAL designer from Cottage Flowers, in Ilminster, is keen to prove why she is a cut above the rest at the RHS Malvern Show.

St Margarets charity furniture shop opens in Chard

Chard & Ilminster News:

11:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

A CHARITY shop selling second hand furniture along with new products has opened in Chard.

Chard cyclist hit-and-run killer to be sentenced

Chard & Ilminster News: JAILED: David Young, 23, used his ex-girlfriend's accounts to buy himself takeaway food, mobile phone top-ups and accessories, and shoes and clothing.

7:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

THE man responsible for killing Chard youngster Jake Gilmore in a hit-and-run incident is set to be sentenced today (September 10).

Chard needs on-call firefighters, service say

Chard & Ilminster News:

7:00am Monday 15th September 2014

CHARD needs more on-call firefighters to help out in case of an emergency in the town.

Chard Police Station opening hours change

Chard & Ilminster News: The police station in Chard.

5:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

OPENING hours at Chard Police Station’s enquiry office have changed.

VIDEO: Ilminster Air Cadets win Somerset Military Tattoo tug of war competition

Chard & Ilminster News:

5:26pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

MEMBERS of 2381 Ilminster Squadron of the Air Training Corps flexed their muscles at Saturday’s Somerset Military Tattoo tug-of-war competition.

Thanksgiving service for former Puckington man killed in plane crash in California

Chard & Ilminster News:

6:00pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A THANKSGIVING service will be held to remember a former Puckington man who died when the plane he was piloting crashed in the United States.

Horton woman holds family fun day for Musgrove Hospital Beacon Centre

Chard & Ilminster News: Cream teas will be on offer at a summer fete at Dulas Court.

5:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

AN inspirational woman from Horton is running a family fun day to raise money for the centre which cared for her during breast cancer treatment.

Homes in South Somerset SEVEN times the average salary, study shows

Chard & Ilminster News: VALUE INCREASE: House prices have increased eight per cent, according to a report

2:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

THE average house price in South Somerset is now seven times the average annual salary of people living in the region, figures show.

Ilminster knitter uses hobby to raise £1,000 for Vaughan Lee House

Chard & Ilminster News:

6:00am Friday 12th September 2014

KNITTER Jennifer Bailey is aiming to use her craft skills to raise £1,000 for a cause close to her heart.

Marie Curie volunteers needed in Chard and Ilminster

Chard & Ilminster News: Marie Curie Cancer Care Information Evening

3:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

MARIE Curie Cancer Care is seeking someone in Chard and Ilminster to host its charity collections, particularly during the Great Daffodil Appeal in March.

Community fete raises £881 for St Gildas in Chard

Chard & Ilminster News:

6:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

A COMMUNITY fete in Chard has raised an impressive £881 for the residents of St Gildas Extra Care Retirement Living Scheme.

Combe St Nicholas cyclist wins gold at national time time championships

Chard & Ilminster News:

11:00am Friday 12th September 2014

A PROMISING cyclist from Combe St Nicholas is celebrating after adding a national time trial championship to his bronze medal at the Junior National Road Race Championships last month.

Ilminster Youth Club gets £4,390 funding boost

Chard & Ilminster News: CASH COW: The Taxpayers' Alliance says it is unfair residents have to pay for councillors' pensions

10:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

A YOUTH club in Ilminster is jumping for joy this week after receiving thousands of pounds of funding.

Rascals Carnival Club issue "desperate" driver plea

Chard & Ilminster News: RASCALS CC's entry in this year's carnival circuit.

6:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

MEMBERS of a juvenile carnival club in Ilminster say they need a driver to take part in this year’s carnival.

Free school meals across Chard and Ilminster

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

THE youngest pupils at primary schools across the Chard and Ilminster area have been tucking into free meals at lunch.

Gamers in Somerset late-night queue to pick up Destiny

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:06pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

GAMING fans in Somerset queued through the night to be among the first to play one of the most eagerly-anticipated computer games of the decade.

Ilminster road closure sparks Barrington Pre-School concerns

Chard & Ilminster News:

11:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

BOSSES at a pre-school near Ilminster are concerned a lengthy road closure could hit its numbers.

Windwhistle Inn owners hope to "breathe new life" into historic pub

Chard & Ilminster News:

6:00pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

THE historic Windwhistle Inn at Cricket St Thomas has new owners.

Dog fouling problems in Lopen

Chard & Ilminster News: Dog waste bins are to be provided in Bold Venture and Olive Lane parks, following a request by Coun Simon Hugill

6:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

THE chairman of Lopen Parish Council is seeking views on how to tackle dog fouling.

Chard vacuum cleaner firm Numatic International redesign Henry's for EU laws

Chard & Ilminster News:

11:17am Tuesday 9th September 2014

MAJOR vacuum cleaner manufacturer Numatic International says a redesign of its products has been ‘a challenge’ after new laws banning more powerful cleaners were introduced.

PICTURES: Families enjoy Chard's Urban Slide

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:29am Monday 8th September 2014

FAMILIES had a splash at Chard's Urban Slide on Sunday.

£1,000 reward after 15 shotguns and 3 rifles stolen from Hambridge business

Chard & Ilminster News:

2:56pm Friday 5th September 2014

A REWARD of up to £1,000 is being offered after 15 shotguns and three rifles were stolen from a business in Hambridge.

Former Chard pub skittle alley turned childcare centre gets Outstanding Ofsted

Chard & Ilminster News:

3:00pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

A CHILDCARE centre in Chard which moved to the former Ship Inn pub has received an ‘outstanding’ rating from OFSTED.

Somerset County Council intend to open Ilminster's New Road by Christmas

Chard & Ilminster News: Harvey Siggs.

6:00am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

THE results of investigative work to discover what has caused structural damage to New Road could be ready this week, Somerset County Council says.

Council highways bosses defend Ilminster road closure

Chard & Ilminster News:

5:00am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

COUNCILLORS have defended their position after being criticised over the time it is taking to re-open a major route to the north of Ilminster.

Calls to curb drug use in Chard

Chard & Ilminster News:

11:30am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

CALLS have been made to clamp down on people using drugs in Chard.

Chard mother's relief after judge spares her jail "to start a fresh life" after heroin death of partner

Chard & Ilminster News:

4:07pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A MOTHER from Chard said she can ‘start a fresh life’ after being spared jail for supplying heroin which killed her partner.

Ilminster Scout Group take on car washing fundraiser at Tesco

Chard & Ilminster News:

5:00pm Friday 5th September 2014

YOUNGSTERS at Ilminster Scout Group rolled their sleeves up to raise money at the weekend.

SSDC defend Chard's seagull problems

Chard & Ilminster News: Two seagull chicks stroll across a roof

5:00pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

COUNCIL bosses have defended claims made in the News that Chard is becoming overrun with seagulls.

Action group 'disappointed' by housing plan appeal in Chard

Chard & Ilminster News: Guildhall in Chard.

6:00pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

AN action group who are fighting two housing plans on farmland in Chard said they are not confident their voice is being heard.

Don't give thieves an easy ride, Ilminster police say

Chard & Ilminster News: Police presence concerns in Chard and Ilminster

5:00am Friday 5th September 2014

POLICE are urging people in Ilminster not to give thieves an easy ride.

Chard Urban Water Slide this weekend

Chard & Ilminster News:

5:00pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

A GIANT water slide through the centre of Chard could not have gone ahead without the support of businesses in the town, Mayor Jenny Kenton has said.

Carnival bosses say preparations "going well"

Chard & Ilminster News: Disaster banner chard carnival 2.jpg for the homepage

10:30am Thursday 4th September 2014

CARNIVAL preparations in Chard and Ilminster are under way and now is people’s chance to get involved in the processions.

Dave Nosworthy steps down as Somerset CCC Director of Cricket

Chard & Ilminster News:

3:08pm Friday 29th August 2014

SOMERSET County Cricket Club's director of cricket Dave Nosworthy will be leaving the club at the end of the season.

Take Me Out auditions for Somerset singletons

Chard & Ilminster News: Dragons man to star in TV's Take Me Out

11:46am Friday 29th August 2014

SATURDAY night dating show Take Me Out is holding auditions for people in Somerset.

Police appeal: Passenger shoots at another car on A303 near South Petherton

Chard & Ilminster News: nswebpix police crime tape

11:08am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A MOTORIST shot at another vehicle on the A303 near South Petherton, police say.

Heavy rain and thundery downpours weather warning across South Somerset

Chard & Ilminster News: PREDICTED: Heavy rain forecast all day on Bank Holiday Monday

4:27pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A WEATHER warning for heavy rain and thundry downpours remains in place until this evening (August 26).

Mayor of Chard joins in Ice Bucket Challenge craze - send us yours!

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:51pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

AN internet craze called the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is sweeping across the country...and we want you to send us your attempts.

Angry reaction to Ilminster road which could be "shut for two more years"

Chard & Ilminster News:

4:30pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A MAJOR route to the north of Ilminster may not re-open for another TWO years, it has emerged.

Chard student "devastated" after claims over sixth form place u-turn

Chard & Ilminster News:

11:40am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A STUDENT in Chard who claims a teacher told him his place in Holyrood Academy’s sixth-form was successful before receiving a letter in the post stating otherwise, said he is “devastated”.

Hit-and-run driver faces jail over Chard cyclist's death

Chard & Ilminster News: Tributes paid to Bath hit-and-run victim Jake Gilmore

11:36am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A MAN could be facing jail after pleading guilty to a hit-and-run incident which killed young Chard cyclist Jake Gilmore.

Hospital crimes in South Somerset on the decline, figures show

Chard & Ilminster News: Chard's Minor Injury Unit opening hours cut

10:00am Friday 29th August 2014

OVER 2,000 crimes have been reported at hospitals in Avon and Somerset since 2010 – but only three of them took place at those in Chard and Crewkerne.

Antiques Roadshow comes to Barrington Court

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

SOME of Britain's leading antiques and fine art experts will be on hand as television show Antiques Roadshow comes to Barrington Court.

Around 1,500 South Somerset families trapped by debt, study shows

Chard & Ilminster News: A Generic Photo of a man who is worried about debt and mortgage repayments. See PA Feature FINANCE Finance Column. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/thinkstockphotos. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature FINANCE Finance Colum

1:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

OVER 2,500 children in South Somerset are living in families trapped by debt, research by the Children’s Society and StepChange Debt Charity has revealed.

PICTURES: Ilminster Party on the Park

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:30am Tuesday 26th August 2014

ILMINSTER’S annual Party on the Park went off with a bang and plenty of visitors despite the cold chill in the late summer air.

Cycle challenge for Ilminster dad-of-three in aid of Diabetes UK

Chard & Ilminster News:

8:00am Friday 29th August 2014

A FATHER-OF-THREE from Ilminster is preparing for a cycle ride for Diabetes UK three months after his eldest son was diagnosed with the condition.

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