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Finalists announced for Outstanding Performances in Elite Sport Category in The Exeter Foundation Devon Sports Awards

Chard & Ilminster News: Finalists announced for Outstanding Performances in Elite Sport Category in The Exeter Foundation Devon Sports Awards

10:24am Thursday 16th April 2015

A PANEL of local sports journalists have voted on who they should put through to the finals of the Exeter Foundation Devon Sports Award in association with Active Devon in the prestigious ‘Outstanding Performances in Elite Sport’ category.

The Big Fun Music Quiz raises nearly £800 for Hospiscare

Chard & Ilminster News: The Big Fun Music Quiz raises nearly £800 for Hospiscare

10:00am Thursday 16th April 2015

A MUSIC quiz at Tiverton Golf Club raised nearly £800 for local charity Hospiscare.

Tiverton development from Devonshire Homes shortlisted for three prestigious awards

Chard & Ilminster News: Photo: Frankie Walsh, site manager at Perreyman Court

4:41pm Wednesday 15th April 2015

A TIVERTON housing development has been shortlisted for three prestigious awards by the LABC, the body that represents local authority building control in England and Wales.

Student engineer from Cullompton to improve horse trial safety

Chard & Ilminster News: Student engineer from Cullompton to improve horse trial safety

4:38pm Wednesday 15th April 2015

THE safety of equestrian eventing is to be improved thanks to research being conducted by a student engineer from Cullompton.

William Hague visits Wellington

Chard & Ilminster News: FROM left, CAROL Grabham, William Hague and Rebecca Pow at Willowbrook Garden Centre in Wellington

3:13pm Wednesday 15th April 2015

CONSERVATIVE politician William Hague dropped into Willowbrook Nursery near Wellington for a surprise visit on Friday, with Prospective MP Rebecca Pow.

Tiverton and Crediton hospitals raise over £200 for British Heart Foundation

Chard & Ilminster News: ALANA Spear (left) and Michele Mullin are pictured at the fundraising stand at Tiverton and District Hospital

3:05pm Wednesday 15th April 2015

STAFF at Tiverton and Crediton community hospitals raised more than £200 for the British Heart Foundation (BHF) by taking part in the charity’s Wear it. Beat it. campaign.

PHOTOS: Bark rubbing and Nature Trail at Knighthayes Court

Chard & Ilminster News: (Left) Isla and (right) Anna Whitrow

2:54pm Wednesday 15th April 2015

FAMILIES were basked in Easter sunshine at Knighthayes Court as they took part in a Bark Rubbing and Nature Trail event at the National trust site last week.

Tiverton dad takes on London marathon to raise money for special care babies

Chard & Ilminster News: RICHARD Uffendell with his family

1:35pm Wednesday 15th April 2015

TIVERTON father Richard Uffendell is preparing to take on the London marathon next weekend to raise money for Bliss, the special care baby charity that supported his family when all three of his daughters were born prematurely.

Tiverton runner Emily is London-bound to boost brain injury funds

1:20pm Wednesday 15th April 2015

A BRAVE runner and fundraiser from Tiverton is warming up ready to run the London Marathon for Headway Devon.

Tiverton mum fighting cancer dispenses her prescription for the next government

Chard & Ilminster News: AHEAD of the General Election, Ellie King, 32, who is being treated for cancer prescribes more political support for cancer patients.

1:15pm Wednesday 15th April 2015

A TIVERTON mum fighting cancer is backing an appeal from Cancer Research UK to save more lives, as new figures show one in two people will be diagnosed with the disease.

'We didn’t execute our skills for long enough,' says Maynard after crushing defeat to Durham

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:09am Wednesday 15th April 2015

SOMERSET director of cricket Matt Maynard admitted his side ‘didn’t execute their skills for long enough’ after a crushing seven-wicket defeat to Durham inside three days.

Day three updates: Somerset v Durham

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:03am Tuesday 14th April 2015

LIVE updates from day three of Somerset's opening LV County Championship fixture against Durham at Taunton.

Day two updates: Somerset v Durham

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:33am Monday 13th April 2015

LIVE updates from day two of Somerset's opening LV County Championship fixture against Durham at Taunton.

‘Where will the young stars be nurtured now?’ - Scott Laird speaks out on Bridgwater Town Reserves axe

Chard & Ilminster News:

8:00am Tuesday 7th April 2015

PRESTON North End defender and former Bridgwater Town Reserves player Scott Laird has hit out at the club’s decision to axe both the Reserve and Ladies team at the end of the current season.

Bridgwater Town's decision to axe Reserve and Ladies teams ‘essential to the survival of the club’

Chard & Ilminster News:

1:50pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

BRIDGWATER Town will axe both its Reserve team and Ladies team at the end of the current season, in a move described as ‘essential to the survival of the club.’

Somerset sign Chris Gayle for T20 Blast

Chard & Ilminster News:

3:00pm Monday 23rd March 2015

SOMERSET have announced the signing of big-hitting West Indies batsman Chris Gayle for a portion of the Natwest T20 Blast.

Somerset 'will have no truck whatsoever' with franchised Twenty20 competition

Chard & Ilminster News:

11:53am Wednesday 18th March 2015

SOMERSET chairman Andy Nash says the county ‘will have no truck whatsoever with franchises’ as the ECB examines all options for the future of the domestic Twenty20 competition.

Runs, rigs and fitness regimes - Primed Peter still gunning for England call-up

Chard & Ilminster News:

4:21pm Tuesday 17th March 2015

WHILE other players his age are beginning to slow down, Peter Trego has upped the ante both on and off of the field – and says he still harbours realistic hopes of a deserved England call-up.

Alfonso Thomas calls for 'brave and entertaining cricket' after one-day captaincy appointment

Chard & Ilminster News:

8:00am Thursday 19th March 2015

SOMERSET’S new one-day captain Alfonso Thomas has urged his players to ‘be brave and play entertaining cricket’ as he sets about changing the county’s fortunes in limited overs cricket.

Somerset sign New Zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson for T20 Blast stint

Chard & Ilminster News:

9:50am Wednesday 4th March 2015

BIG-hitting New Zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson will join Somerset for the second-half of this season’s NatWest T20 Blast competition.

Ed all set for record-breaking wheel-y big trip

Chard & Ilminster News:

7:00am Thursday 19th February 2015

FORMER Wellington School pupil Ed Pratt is aiming to become the first person to circumnavigate the globe on a unicycle - and hopes to raise £7,500 for charity in the process.

Trescothick backs Buttler to break his international record

Chard & Ilminster News: Jos Buttler

10:02am Thursday 15th January 2015

IN an interview with ESPN Cricinfo, Trescothick said the former King’s College pupil Jos Buttler could be the man to break his record of 12 ODI centuries

Barrow and the batmakers - Somerset star Alex learning the ropes at Millichamp & Hall

Chard & Ilminster News:

3:12pm Sunday 28th December 2014

SOMERSET wicketkeeper/batsman Alex Barrow has been lending a hand in the Millichamp & Hall workshop as he sets about mastering the art and craftsmanship of bat making.

'It was a tough decision, but I have aspirations outside of cricket' - Chris Jones talks retirement, runs and life in the city

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:59am Wednesday 24th December 2014

FOUR months after announcing his retirement from first-class cricket aged 23 - former Somerset batsman Chris Jones explains his decision, the reasons behind it and outlines his aspirations for the future.

Yeovil Town 'must be aggressive' if they are to pull off FA Cup shock, says former Manchester United star

Chard & Ilminster News:

5:40pm Monday 22nd December 2014

FORMER Manchester United and England midfielder Owen Hargreaves says Yeovil Town must be aggressive if they are to pull off a major FA Cup giant killing when the sides meet at Huish Park on January 4.

Contest finalist Laura set for Clothes Show Live announcement

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:19pm Friday 5th December 2014

A FASHION student will go head to head with designers from across the country for the Young Designer of the Year title at the 2014 Clothes Show Live.

CRICKET: Compton bids farewell to Somerset staff, supporters and teammates in heartfelt open letter

Chard & Ilminster News:

3:47pm Thursday 20th November 2014

DEPARTING Somerset batsman Nick Compton has thanked the club and its fans for their “warmth and support” during his time at the county, in a heartfelt open letter posted on his personal blog.

Somerset confirm signing of Jim Allenby from Glamorgan

Chard & Ilminster News:

1:01pm Tuesday 18th November 2014

SOMERSET have confirmed the signing of all-rounder Jim Allenby from Glamorgan on a permanent contract, while Craig Meschede is to move in the opposite direction on a season-long loan.

Trego signs Somerset contract extension

Chard & Ilminster News: PETE Trego

3:20pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

SOMERSET all-rounder Pete Trego has signed an extension to his contract which will see him remain at the County Ground until at least the end of the 2016 season.

Lions selection "a massive boost" for Overton

Chard & Ilminster News:

8:44am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Overton has been included in both 14-man squads for two four-day matches and five 50-over matches against South Africa ‘A’ starting in January 2015.

Maynard sets his sights on silverware with 'ambitious' Somerset

Chard & Ilminster News:

5:09pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

48-year-old believes Somerset's squad has “the right mix” of players to mount an immediate challenge for silverware next season.

Matthew Maynard appointed new Director of Cricket at Somerset

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:03pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

The 48-year-old former England and Glamorgan batsman takes over from Dave Nosworthy, who left his position last month, two years into a three year contract.

Lacklustre display disappoints manager Fey

Chard & Ilminster News:

8:00am Tuesday 9th September 2014

Richard Fey described his side’s performance as "disappointing" after they were thrashed 4-0 by Cinderford at Fairfax Park on Saturday.

Fey hails "perfect start" for Robins

Chard & Ilminster News:

8:00am Tuesday 12th August 2014

Richard Fey described Saturday’s opening day humbling of Bashley as “the perfect start” as his side cruised to an emphatic 4-0 victory at Fairfax Park.

No surprises for Kerr over duo's rapid rise

Chard & Ilminster News:

5:37pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

Jason Kerr says the rapid rise of Craig Overton and Lewis Gregory this season “hasn’t surprised” him.

REVIEW: Somersault Festival

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:57pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Bathed in glorious July sunshine, the inaugural Somersault Festival saw nearly 15,000 people flock to Castle Hill in North Devon for the most chilled out event in the festival calendar.

Jos Buttler included in England squad for third Test against India

Chard & Ilminster News: Jos Buttler

4:06pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Former Somerset wicket-keeper and Kings College pupil set to make debut at Ageas Bowl on Sunday

Child abuse crackdown

Chard & Ilminster News: Law firm urges historic abuse victims to come forward

3:24pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Police in Mid Devon are tracking the ‘digital footprints’ of child abusers to try and prevent crime.

Junction 27 plans leave Taunton trailing – claim

Chard & Ilminster News: Kit Chapman.

3:30pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

TauntonForward, believe ambitious plans for a surf park and man-made lagoon at junction 27 for Tiverton could see the town fall further down the South-West’s pecking order.

Highbridge Town ready for crack at County League

Chard & Ilminster News: Photo by Jeff Searle: Highbridge Town striker Stuart Green muscles his way past a North Petherton tackler.

9:59am Tuesday 15th July 2014

Chairman Matt Pitt expects to be challenging for a second successive promotion when Highbridge begin life in the Somerset County League this season.

Richard Fey praises pre-season attitudes as strong finish earns win at Street

Chard & Ilminster News:

1:30pm Monday 14th July 2014

The Robins scored four goals in the final half an hour, with Daine O'Connor netting a hat-trick, to kick off the new season in emphatic style

Bridgwater duo earn extended Gloucestershire trial

Chard & Ilminster News: Chris Skidmore celebrates after taking Bridgwater's first wicket of the day. PHOTO: Andy Slocombe

1:30pm Sunday 13th July 2014

Chris Skidmore and Robbie Montgomery earn extended trial at Gloucestershire following impressive form in second XI and league cricket

Craig Kieswetter suffers broken nose and fractured cheekbone after being struck in the face by ball

Chard & Ilminster News: Craig Kieswetter Photo: www.thomassmithpix.com

11:11am Sunday 13th July 2014

Somerset have confirmed that wicket-keeper Craig Kieswetter suffered a broken nose and a fractured cheek bone after being struck in the face by a delivery from David Willey yesterday.

Silverware is the aim, but don't judge us on trophies alone, says Nosworthy

Chard & Ilminster News: CRICKET: Nosworthy offers insight to club's wicket-keeping dilemma

1:50pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

Somerset director of cricket says trophies are realistic aim, but progress of younger players should also be taken into account when judging success of season.

Nosworthy's Somerset "desperate" to qualify for Twenty20 quarter-finals

Chard & Ilminster News: CRICKET: Dave Nosworthy appointed Somerset's Director of Cricket

1:36pm Monday 7th July 2014

Director of cricket Dave Nosworthy says his side still harbour hopes of qualifying for the quarter-finals of the Natwest T20 Blast

Craig Kieswetter signs new contract at Somerset

Chard & Ilminster News:

3:31pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

New three-year deal keeps wicket keeper-batsman at the County Ground until 2017

BIG MATCH: Run-rich Regan fires Saints

Chard & Ilminster News:

8:00am Thursday 3rd July 2014

James Regan scored 108 as Taunton St Andrews thrashed North Curry by 205 runs on Sunday

Anonymous donor pays for Libby's new chair after responding to Star story

Chard & Ilminster News:

1:48pm Monday 30th June 2014

Anonymous donor comes forward to pay for a specialist piece of equipment that will allow a little girl from Tiverton to relax free from pain.

BIG MATCH: Run-machine Windsor guides Bridgwater A to win

Chard & Ilminster News: BIG MATCH: Run-machine Windsor guides Bridgwater A to win

12:00pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

Kerry Windsor made 77 for Bridgwater A, as they successfully chased down Middlezoy's 196-9 with three wickets to spare.

Charlie Attwood in record-breaking form at Manchester meet

Chard & Ilminster News: CHARLIE Attwood

10:33am Monday 30th June 2014

Bridgwater swimmer storms to victory in 50m and 100m breaststroke t the British Gas International swim meet in Manchester - setting a British and English record along the way.


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