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Coffee Morning as the Tiverton Community Safety Shop says goodbye

Chard & Ilminster News: Coffee Morning as the Tiverton Community Safety Shop says goodbye

1:10pm Friday 31st July 2015

MANY Tiverton visitors and residents will be aware of the Community Safety pop-up shop on Bampton Street.

School scheme inspires next generation of healthcare professionals in Devon

Chard & Ilminster News: School scheme inspires next generation of healthcare professionals in Devon

11:41am Friday 31st July 2015

PUPILS from across Devon, Cornwall and Somerset have gained a valuable insight into medical education in a scheme which aims to boost university applications.

SPEEDWAY: Somerset Rebels cut admission price for Sky TV match

Chard & Ilminster News: SOMERSET'S Richie Worrall

10:20am Thursday 30th July 2015

THE Somerset Rebels have announced that admission prices for their Sky TV encounter against Edinburgh will be slashed to £10 for their adult and concession categories, while those aged 18 and under will be admitted free of charge.

Pakistani spinner Abdur Rehman to leave Somerset with immediate effect

Chard & Ilminster News:

9:37am Thursday 30th July 2015

SOMERSET have agreed to release left-arm spinner Abdur Rehman from his contract and he will be leaving the club and returning to Pakistan with his family with immediate effect.

SPEEDWAY: League points up for grab and a title to defend for Rebels

Chard & Ilminster News: SPEEDWAY: League points up for grab and a title to defend for Rebels

8:02am Thursday 30th July 2015

THE Somerset Rebels have a busy few days ahead of them with back-to-back Premier League matches against local rivals the Plymouth Devils.

PHOTOS: Mid Devon Show 2015

Chard & Ilminster News: The Mid Devon Show 2015 at it's showground in TivertonL-R Clare Friend and Jill Riddiford (33540787)

12:24pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

THE wet weather wasn’t enough to dampen spirits at this year’s Mid Devon Show, as crowds flocked to the grounds of the Knightshayes Estate, near Tiverton.

Country Parks receive Green Flag Awards

Chard & Ilminster News: (33536221)

11:57am Wednesday 29th July 2015

THE Grand Western Canal Country Park has been named among the best green spaces in the UK for the seventh consecutive year.

Trust staff showcase local NHS services at Crediton Festival

Chard & Ilminster News: Trust staff showcase local NHS services at Crediton Festival

11:33am Wednesday 29th July 2015

STAFF from the local NHS community health and social care team ran a stand at Credito Festival.

A warming renovation for Tiverton pregnancy and postnatal group

Chard & Ilminster News: FROM left, Louise Cook, Liz Gunn and Jodie Mortimore with baby Jonah

11:27am Wednesday 29th July 2015

TIVERTON-based pregnancy and postnatal community interest company, Healthy Babies UK, has recently completed a renovation thanks to the £1,000 worth of building materials they received as beneficiaries of RGB Building Supplies’ ‘Well Built Community Fund’.

Generous donations fund new maintenance boat for Grand Western Canal rangers

Chard & Ilminster News: Generous donations fund new maintenance boat for Grand Western Canal rangers

11:15am Wednesday 29th July 2015

RANGERS at Devon County Council’s Grand Western Canal are celebrating today after receiving a new work boat donated by generous residents.

PHOTOS: Prizegiving ceremony for Taunton Live's Schools Visual Arts Competition

Chard & Ilminster News: PHOTO: ASH Magill - FROM left, poets Megan Cranstone, Rosie Cornelius-Light, Bethany Moss, Jessica Canning, Petroc Vyvyan-Jones and Justin Vyvyan-Jones

9:53am Wednesday 29th July 2015

TAUNTON'S Brewhouse Theatre played host to GoCreate's Schools Visual Arts Competition awards evening last week, as part of Taunton Live.

FOOTBALL: Robins cruise to comfortable pre-season win

Chard & Ilminster News: FOOTBALL: Bridgwater Town appoint former Taunton Town boss Paul West as new manager

8:41am Wednesday 29th July 2015

Pre-season friendly

CRICKET: Pethy 2nd XI take derby spoils in Division Seven

Chard & Ilminster News: Staplegrove v North Petherton cricket ; North Peth batting ; Ian Blackwell [Helmet] / Dan Tottle [cap] (33272985)

8:02am Wednesday 29th July 2015

HALF-centuries from Liam Winter and R Williams led North Petherton 2nd XI to a final over victory in Saturday’s Somerset Cricket League Division Seven local derby with Middlezoy 2nd XI.

CRICKET: Taunton summer cricket camp a big hit with youngsters

Chard & Ilminster News: (33396986)

7:02am Wednesday 29th July 2015

TAUNTON Cricket Club launched its first summer coaching programme this year, in association with Cooper Associates and Pro Coaching.

CRICKET: Rawles leads the way for Wembdon 2nd XI

Chard & Ilminster News: Somerset Cricket League round-up: Pomeroy scores masterful century in vain

7:02am Wednesday 29th July 2015

WEPL Bristol and Somerset 2nd XI Division

Wellington GPs to ride 100 miles in tyre tracks of London 2012 Olympians

Chard & Ilminster News: Wellington GPs to ride 100 miles in tyre tracks of London 2012 Olympians

4:17pm Tuesday 28th July 2015

TWO doctors from Wellington Medical Centre are set to cycle 100 miles to raise vital funds for two national charities.

BMX: Fifth-place World Championship finish a 'bitter pill to swallow' for Burnham rider Liam Phillips

Chard & Ilminster News:

3:22pm Tuesday 28th July 2015

BURNHAM BMX star Liam Phillips described Saturday’s fifth-place finish in the UCI BMX World Championship as ‘a bitter pill to swallow’, after a slow start in the final cost the 2013 world champion dear in Belgium.

TENNIS: Avenue gets set to host vets tournament

Chard & Ilminster News: TENNIS: Avenue gets set to host vets tournament

10:53am Tuesday 28th July 2015

THE Avenue Tennis Club in Burnham is hosting a veterans tournament on August 8, with the money raised going to Help the Child charity.

CRICKET: Tippetts' ton leads Huntspill and District

Chard & Ilminster News: Somerset Cricket League round-up: Pomeroy scores masterful century in vain

10:16am Tuesday 28th July 2015

DAN Tippetts struck an unbeaten century for Huntspill and District as they thrashed Cheddar by 164 runs in Division 9NW of the Somerset Cricket League.

CRICKET: Burnham 2nd XI slump to heavy defeat at Evercreech

Chard & Ilminster News: Somerset Cricket League round-up: Pomeroy scores masterful century in vain

9:41am Tuesday 28th July 2015

Somerset Cricket League Division Seven

PHOTOS: Somersault Festival

Chard & Ilminster News: PHOTOS: Somersault Festival

9:07am Tuesday 28th July 2015

SOMERSAULT 2015’s sophomore year has come to a close after a brilliant weekend of summer sounds and outward bounds.

FOOTBALL: Hat-trick hero Rourke lights up historic day for Middlezoy Rovers Ladies

Chard & Ilminster News: FOOTBALL: Hat-trick hero Rourke lights up historic day for Middlezoy Rovers Ladies

7:02am Tuesday 28th July 2015

ANUSIA Rouke’s hat-trick fired newly-formed Middlezoy Rovers Ladies to a 7-1 victory over Pen Mill on Sunday.

CRICKET: Keast and Brogden star in Burnham win

Chard & Ilminster News: PHOTO: Mike Lang - DAVE Worthington batting for Burnham

4:43pm Monday 27th July 2015

TOBY Keast and Brian Brogden combined to fire Burnham to a 35-run victory over East Coker on Saturday.

GOLF: Wills wins Club Championship at Brean

Chard & Ilminster News: GOLF: Wills wins it at Brean

2:53pm Monday 27th July 2015

TWELVE months after a heartbreaking final-hole defeat in the Club Championship, Stuart Wills finally got his hands on the trophy after a three-hole play-off with Murray Parsons.

CRICKET: Somerset lose out in rain-affected Royal London One-Day Cup clash

Chard & Ilminster News: PHOTO: Alex Davidson - DERBYSHIRE celebrate the wicket of Peter Trego (not pictured)

2:46pm Monday 27th July 2015

SOMERSET’S Royal London One-Day Cup campaign started with a 29-run defeat in a rain-reduced match against Derbyshire at Taunton on Sunday

CRICKET: Alfonso Thomas joins Sussex on loan

Chard & Ilminster News: CRICKET: Alfonso Thomas joins Sussex on loan

2:29pm Monday 27th July 2015

SOMERSET bowler Alfonso Thomas will join Sussex on loan for the Royal London One-Day Cup, in a move designed to ensure that the 38-year-old is match fit and fully ready for the final LV County Championship matches of the season.

CRICKET: Bridgwater's Regional T20 campaign ended by bowl-out defeat

Chard & Ilminster News: PHOTO: Steve Richardson - THE damp scene at The Parks on Sunday morning after heavy rain meant Bridgwater’s ECB Regional Twenty20 Cup final with Bath had to be decided by a bowl-out.

1:28pm Monday 27th July 2015

BRIDGWATER’S ECB Regional Twenty20 Cup campaign came to a damp end on Sunday, as they lost to Bath in a bowl-out after the wet weather prevented the players from taking the field.

PHOTO: Rockwell Green Primary School performs 'Bongo Bandits'

Chard & Ilminster News: Rockwell Green Primary School ; Bongo Bandits ; a Key Stage 2 production [Years 3,4,5, and 6], the culmination of a months rehearsal. (32779899)

11:19am Monday 27th July 2015

THE children at Rockwell Green Primary School performed their Key Stage 2 production, Bongo Bandits, which was the culmination of a month of rehearsals.

CRICKET: Ian Blackwell leads North Petherton to crushing win

Chard & Ilminster News: PHOTO: Steve Richardson - IAN Blackwell on his way to a half-century in North Petherton's crushing victory over Staplegrove

11:03am Monday 27th July 2015

FORMER Somerset all-rounder Ian Blackwell played a starring role with bat and ball as North Petherton thrashed Staplegrove by 236 runs in the WEPL Somerset Division.

GOLF: Enmore A team inflict first defeat on Minehead

Chard & Ilminster News: GOLF: Brean qualifiers led by captain

11:02am Monday 27th July 2015

ENMORE Park A inflicted a first defeat of the season on local rivals Minehead in the Avalan League.

FOOTBALL: Bushin brace fires Bridgwater Town to pre-season win

Chard & Ilminster News: PHOTO: Colin Andrews - JOE Bushin bagged a brace for Bridgwater Town

10:57am Monday 27th July 2015

JOE Bushin scored twice for Bridgwater Town as they stepped up their preparation for the new season with a 2-1 victory at Shepton Mallet on Saturday.

CRICKET: ECB award honours Wembdon club hero, Dan Bingham

Chard & Ilminster News: during day two of the 1st Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at SWALEC Stadium on July 9, 2015 in Cardiff, United Kingdom. (33223258)

9:36am Monday 27th July 2015

WEMBDON Cricket Club’s Dan Bingham has been awarded the ECB Outstanding Contribution Award for his many years of commitment to the club

CRICKET: Brockwell haul sets up Wembdon win

Chard & Ilminster News: Somerset Cricket League round-up: Pomeroy scores masterful century in vain

9:12am Monday 27th July 2015

WEPL Somerset Division

CRICKET: Bridgwater 2nd XI regain top spot with ten-wicket demolition of Shapwick and Polden

Chard & Ilminster News: Somerset Cricket League round-up: Pomeroy scores masterful century in vain

8:43am Monday 27th July 2015

BRIDGWATER 2nd XI returned to the top of Premier One with a dominant ten-wicket victory over Shapwick and Polden, in a game that was finished by 4pm.

CRICKET: Roberts the hero as Bridgwater win last ball thriller

Chard & Ilminster News: PHOTO: Steve Richardson - GEORGE Bartlett bowls for Bridgwater, while Ilminster's Charlie Vickery looks on

8:37am Monday 27th July 2015

ANDY Roberts hit the last ball of the game for four as Bridgwater edged out Ilminster by just one wicket in front of a bumper crowd at The Parks on Saturday.

Devon leader re-elected as voice for South West

Chard & Ilminster News: CLLR John Hart and Baroness Susan Williams

8:02am Monday 27th July 2015

DEVON County Council leader John Hart has been re-elected as the voice of the South West.

Langford Budville Primary School says two special farewells on final day of term

Chard & Ilminster News: (32776232)

10:21am Saturday 25th July 2015

LANGFORD Budville Church of England Primary School said goodbye to its Year 6 pupils and a long-standing member of staff on the final day of term.

Grand opening of Sensory Garden at St John's School, Wellington

Chard & Ilminster News: (32773724)

8:02am Friday 24th July 2015

THE children at St John’s Primary School enjoyed a lovely summer celebration for their Year 6 leavers with an outdoor extravaganza.

Children’s centre and library to be housed together in Crediton

Chard & Ilminster News: Children’s centre and library to be housed together in Crediton

7:02am Friday 24th July 2015

PLANS are underway to safeguard the future of two 'vitally important' services in Crediton.

PHOTO: Dungeons and Dragons day at St John's Primary School, Wellington

Chard & Ilminster News: (32773087)

10:06am Thursday 23rd July 2015

THE infant department at St. John's Primary School, Wellington enjoyed a medieval day to complete their topic 'Dungeons and Dragons'.

SPEEDWAY: Rebels out to avoid Witches’ spell

Chard & Ilminster News: PHOTO: Colin Burnett - SOMERSET'S Josh Grajczonek on the outside of Glasgow's Aaron Summers

9:02am Thursday 23rd July 2015

THE Somerset Rebels continue their bid for the Premier League’s championship-deciding play-offs with the visit of the Ipswich Witches to the Oaktree Arena on Friday (July 24) night.

FOOTBALL: Training day raises charity funds in Bridgwater

Chard & Ilminster News: FOOTBALL: Training day raises charity funds in Bridgwater

8:02am Thursday 23rd July 2015

ON Sunday (July 12), South West Soccer Academy held a charity training event at Bridgwater College Academy, to raise money for SURE and Leukaemia and Lymphoma charities.

Wellesley Park's budding entrepreneurs celebrate business and enterprise project

Chard & Ilminster News: Year 5 children are involved in a Business and Enterprise Presentation Day at Wellesley Park Primary School, Homefield, Wellington. (32737479)

5:30pm Wednesday 22nd July 2015

BUDDING entrepreneurs at Wellesley Park Primary School held a celebration day earlier this month, to mark the end of their business and enterprise project.

CRICKET: Maynard backs Tom Abell to be a one-day success

Chard & Ilminster News:

4:43pm Wednesday 22nd July 2015

SOMERSET director of cricket, Matt Maynard has backed Tom Abell to make a telling contribution at the top of the order in this season’s Royal London One Day Cup, which gets under on Sunday (July 26).

PHOTOS: Tea party celebration at Culmstock Primary School

Chard & Ilminster News: PHOTO: Steve Richardson - Heather and Venetia Behenna

2:25pm Wednesday 22nd July 2015

CULMSTOCK Primary School held a tea party celebration last week, to mark the end of another academic year - and also to say goodbye to a long-standing member of staff.

Tiverton community rehabilitation team to hold balance challenge at Mid Devon Show

Chard & Ilminster News: RACHEL Sim (left) and Patsy Chidgey are pictured at the Tiverton Balloon and Music Festival with Mike Turner.

1:19pm Wednesday 22nd July 2015

STAFF from the NHS community rehabilitation team in Tiverton will be inviting people to test their balance at the Mid Devon Show on Saturday (July 25).

From homeless hound to police pooch – rescue dog Charlie is tailing criminals after qualifying as sniffer dog

Chard & Ilminster News: CHARLIE and his handler, PC Will Vye

1:13pm Wednesday 22nd July 2015

A RESCUE dog from Tiverton has gone to top of the class after qualifying as police dog, trained to sniff out drugs, cash and weapons.

Devon presses for urgent action on fair school funding

Chard & Ilminster News: Steve Stone (32814553)

12:59pm Wednesday 22nd July 2015

DEVON’S schools are urging the Government to speed up fair funding for the county’s children.

CRICKET: Sam's the man for Lympsham in commanding win

Chard & Ilminster News: PHOTO: Mike Lang - TAUNTON Deane Crusaders batsman, Bruce Crosland, is watched by Burnham 2nd XI wicketkeeper Graeme Batt.

12:29pm Wednesday 22nd July 2015

SAM Poole was at his destructive best for Lympsham as they thrashed Glastonbury 2nd XI by six wickets in Division Three of the Somerset Cricket League.

From polytunnel to plate - Kingsmead students celebrate horticultural project

11:51am Wednesday 22nd July 2015

STAFF and students at Kingsmead School in Wiveliscombe have been celebrating the results of a horticultural project carried out during the academic year.

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