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Stay alert to rogue traders says Trading Standards

Chard & Ilminster News: Stay alert to rogue traders says Trading Standards

2:49pm Friday 21st August 2015

DEVON and Somerset Trading Standards is reminding the public to stay alert to rogue traders after residents were conned out of thousands of pounds.

Mid Devon physiotherapist joins charity mission to transform lives of patients in Kenya

Chard & Ilminster News: AMY Souster (right) is pictured with other members of the Kenya Orthopaedic Project team. On the left is Nichola Giblin, who used to work with Amy in Okehampton.

9:51am Friday 21st August 2015

AN NHS physiotherapist from Mid Devon has returned from a charity mission to transform the lives of patients and improve services in rural Kenya.

GOLF: Young gun Taylor crowned Club Champion at Enmore Park

Chard & Ilminster News: TAYLOR Stote, third from right and Craig Wright, third from left, receive their prizes at Enmore Park Club Championships.

3:35pm Thursday 20th August 2015

TAYLOR Stote was crowned 2015 club champion at Enmore Park on Sunday, after recording a gross score of 144 over two rounds.

CRICKET: Luke Ronchi returns to Somerset for season's finale

Chard & Ilminster News:

2:24pm Thursday 20th August 2015

SOMERSET have announced that New Zealand wicket-keeper/batsman Luke Ronchi will be returning to the county as their overseas player for the last four LV County Championship matches of 2015.

GOLF: Stote primed for Welsh challenge at Radyr

Chard & Ilminster News: ENGLAND CALL: Taylor Stote             Photo: Leaderboard Photography

1:27pm Thursday 20th August 2015

BURNHAM and Berrow golfing prodigy Taylor Stote has been selected in the England under 16 boys team for the 2015 international series against Wales next week.

Marcus Trescothick hoping to utilise 'that winning feeling' in must-win LV County Championship clash

Chard & Ilminster News:

11:33am Thursday 20th August 2015

SOMERSET captain Marcus Trescothick has urged his side to carry their impressive one-day form into the four-day arena when they take on Worcestershire in a must-win LV County Championship clash, starting tomorrow.

Fleet Air Arm fundraiser is fleet of foot in a good cause

Chard & Ilminster News: Fleet Air Arm fundraiser is fleet of foot in a good cause

3:00pm Wednesday 19th August 2015

A DAD of three from Crediton is dusting off his running shoes in support of a national charity dedicated to fighting melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer.

Another exceptional year for A Levels at Petroc

Chard & Ilminster News: Another exceptional year for A Levels at Petroc

2:56pm Wednesday 19th August 2015

STUDENTS and staff at Petroc in Tiverton have been celebrating another year of outstanding A-level results.

SPEEDWAY: Somerset Rebels return to winning ways

Chard & Ilminster News: REBEL'S new boy Rasmus Jensen           Photo: Colin Burnett

12:01pm Wednesday 19th August 2015

SOMERSET Rebels returned to winning ways following last week’s home defeat at the hands of Edinburgh, but they were made to fight every inch of the way by a determined Ipswich outfit.

SPEEDWAY: Somerset Rebels return to winning ways

Chard & Ilminster News: REBEL'S new boy Rasmus Jensen           Photo: Colin Burnett

11:57am Wednesday 19th August 2015

Premier League

CRICKET: Tilley ton inspires Curry Rivel

Chard & Ilminster News: CRICKET: Wembdon slip to third after rare defeat

10:21am Wednesday 19th August 2015

CURRY Rivel stormed to an emphatic 141-run victory over Street II in Division Three of the Somerset Cricket League, thanks mainly to a brilliant hundred from M Tilley.

CRICKET: Randall ransacks Wellington

Chard & Ilminster News: CRICKET: Wembdon slip to third after rare defeat

9:08am Wednesday 19th August 2015

JAKE Randall was the star of the show for Huntspill and District as they thrashed Wellington 2nd XI by 72 runs in Division Three on Saturday.

CRICKET: Counsell crushes Uphill with eye-catching hundred

Chard & Ilminster News: CRICKET: Counsell crushes Uphill with eye-catching hundred

9:08am Wednesday 19th August 2015

Somerset Cricket League Division Three

CRICKET: Regan stars as Saints ease past Ilminster

Chard & Ilminster News: DROPPED: Sam Spurway puts down a catch at gully while Eddie Byrom looks on   Photo: Geoff Hall

6:25pm Tuesday 18th August 2015

A HALF-century from James Regan and three wickets from Deven Bell helped Taunton St Andrews to a resounding victory over basement side Ilminster in Premier One on Saturday.

CRICKET: Taunton crushed by run machine Dial

Chard & Ilminster News: WELL BOWLED: Ben Phillips took 1-30 for Taunton during their eight-wicket defeat on Saturday            Photo: Steve Richardson

5:46pm Tuesday 18th August 2015

A SIXTH league century of the season from the WEPL’s leading run scorer condemned Taunton to an eight-wicket defeat to Lechlade on Saturday.

CRICKET: Defeat sees Deane tumble back into drop zone

Chard & Ilminster News: RUN MACHINE: John Rogers scored 63 from 73 balls in a losing cause

5:05pm Tuesday 18th August 2015

TAUNTON Deane head into the final two weeks of the season in the Premier One relegation zone after a middle-order collapse saw them slip to a 79-run defeat at Bath on Saturday.

CRICKET: Bowlers dominate as Burnham crush Huish and Langport

Chard & Ilminster News: CRICKET: Wembdon slip to third after rare defeat

12:38pm Tuesday 18th August 2015

Somerset Cricket League Division Two

BMX: Liam Phillips victorious in Sweden

Chard & Ilminster News: GREAT Britain's Liam Phillips during the Elite men's time trials during the BMX World Championships Photo: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

11:18am Tuesday 18th August 2015

BURNHAM BMX star Liam Phillips has secured victory in round three of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup.

FOOTBALL: Honours even as Burnham United take point from league opener

10:43am Tuesday 18th August 2015

Somerset Division One West

FOOTBALL: Berrow scrap to opening win

Chard & Ilminster News: BERROW Legends won the Colin Dyer Memorial trophy with a very entertaining 2-0 win over Burnham United Veterans on Saturday. Mark Raymond bagged both goals for Berrow on the club's charity family fun day, in conjunction with In Charley's Memory.

8:59am Tuesday 18th August 2015

Somerset County Premier

GOLF: Division Six title heads to Brean

Chard & Ilminster News:

8:50am Tuesday 18th August 2015

NEWS filtered back across the county late on Saturday afternoon that the Avalon League Division Six team has secured the points they required meaning they cannot be caught at the top of the table.

CRICKET: Allenby hails progress after Somerset see off Surrey at Taunton

Chard & Ilminster News: CRAIG Overton celebrates hitting the winning runs against Surrey - Photo: Alex Davidson

8:41am Tuesday 18th August 2015

THE Overton twins played starring roles as Somerset turned over Group A leaders Surrey with a three-wicket Royal London One-Day Cup win in front of a 5,500 Taunton crowd.

CRICKET: Williams fires Pethy towards title

Chard & Ilminster News: CHRIS Skidmore was the pick of the Bridgwater attack with 2-39 from ten overs           Photo: Steve Richardson

8:08am Tuesday 18th August 2015

TOM Williams finished up agonisingly short of his first century of the season as North Petherton cruised to a nine-wicket demolition of Street on Saturday – and edged ever closer to the Somerset Division title.

FOOTBALL: Bridgwater Town slump to third successive defeat

Chard & Ilminster News: BANBURY'S Leam Howards slots home his side's first goal of the afternoon                                                                               Photo: Rob Bourne

1:45pm Monday 17th August 2015

A DISAPPOINTING performance saw Bridgwater Town slump to a third successive league defeat at home to Banbury on Saturday.

CRICKET: Final over win edges Bridgwater towards safety

Chard & Ilminster News: CHRIS Skidmore was the pick of the Bridgwater attack with 2-39 from ten overs           Photo: Steve Richardson

10:35am Monday 17th August 2015

BRIDGWATER took a huge step towards Premier One safety with a stunning last over victory over league leaders Frocester on Saturday.

GOLF: Alan and Steph win inaugural Salver at Enmore Park

Chard & Ilminster News: ALAN Vickery and Steph Bristow receiving the salver from John and Annette Rigler.

9:41am Monday 17th August 2015

ALAN Vickery and Steph Bristow won the inaugural Rigler Salver in the Mixed Summer League at Enmore Park with a narrow victory ahead of Sarah Blake on countback.

SPEEDWAY: Somerset Rebels falter in front of Sky cameras

Chard & Ilminster News: CHARLES Wright heading for his tactical ride win in heat 12 ahead of Edinburgh's Kevin Wolbert & team mate Paul Starke

11:20am Thursday 13th August 2015

Premier League

CRICKET: 'Tom Abell's in the root mould' - Trescothick

Chard & Ilminster News: CRICKET: Tom Abell's approach 'not dissimilar to Joe Root' - Trescothick

9:31am Thursday 13th August 2015

SOMERSET captain Marcus Trescothick has compared Tom Abell’s approach to cricket to that of England’s Ashes winning hero, Joe Root – and backed the youngster to make it to the top of the game.

Devon Cycle Challenge gets more people cycling

Chard & Ilminster News: DEVON Cycle Challenge winners

2:43pm Wednesday 12th August 2015

OVER 1,500 people from across Devon took part in the recent Love to Ride Cycle Challenge - collectively cycling 123,811 miles, the equivalent of cycling around the world almost five times.

Royal recognition for Devon’s top volunteers

Chard & Ilminster News: Royal recognition for Devon’s top volunteers

2:38pm Wednesday 12th August 2015

TWO of Devon’s top volunteer groups have received the Royal seal of approval last week as they were honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.

Cullompton pilot Richie lands his dream job

Chard & Ilminster News: (34950365)

2:31pm Wednesday 12th August 2015

A CULLOMPTON man has landed his dream job as a pilot with the Devon Air Ambulance, flying the charity’s EC135 helicopter out of its Exeter International Airport airbase.

GOLF: Captain’s Charity Day competition at Enmore Park raises £5,000

Chard & Ilminster News: ENMORE Park club captain Nigel Musgrave-Brown with Wendy O’Carroll, founder of Ups and Downs Southwest, a Down’s syndrome support organisation based in Westonzoyland who was at the club for the event.

11:28am Wednesday 12th August 2015

OVER 200 competitors took part in the Enmore Park Captain’s Charity Day competition on Sunday (August 2) at which nearly £5,000 was raised for the captain’s charity - Ups and Downs Southwest, a Down syndrome support organisation based in Westonzoyland.

RUGBY: Local rugby coaches part of national coaching legacy

Chard & Ilminster News: THE QBE 2015 coaches for 2015 with the England coaching staff, from left, Andy Farrell, Stuart Lancaster, Mike Catt and Graham Rowntree outside Twickenham     Photo: Andrew Fosker/Seconds Left Images

4:28pm Tuesday 11th August 2015

TWO rugby coaches from Taunton and Minehead have made the grade in a new RFU initiative, designed to recruit and train 2,015 new Level Two coaches before the start of the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England.

CRICKET: Luffs lead Lympsham

Chard & Ilminster News: CRICKET: Wembdon slip to third after rare defeat

10:45am Tuesday 11th August 2015

Somerset Cricket League Division Three

FOOTBALL: Late strike sinks Berrow in season opener

Chard & Ilminster News: LUKE McErlain scored a wonder-goal from his own half, but it wasn't enough to prevent Berrow from slipping to a 3-2 defeat in the opening game of the new season  Photo: Mike Lang

9:36am Tuesday 11th August 2015

BERROW kicked off the new season with an agonising defeat at the hands of Nailsea United in a game they were unlucky to come out of empty-handed.

CRICKET: Gowan and Grant keep Burnham 2nd XI in the hunt

Chard & Ilminster News: CRICKET: Wembdon slip to third after rare defeat

9:26am Tuesday 11th August 2015

LUKE Gowan’s struck a crucial half-century for Burnham 2nd XI as they edged Barrington by 15 runs during Saturday’s Division Seven clash.

CRICKET: Pienaar powers Pethy to top spot

Chard & Ilminster News: ANDY Roberts bowling for Bridgwater PHOTO: Steve Richardson

9:02am Tuesday 11th August 2015

NORTH Petherton soared back to the top of the WEPL Somerset Division with a crushing 183-run victory over Butleigh on Saturday.

CRICKET: Wembdon slip to third after rare defeat

Chard & Ilminster News: CRICKET: Wembdon slip to third after rare defeat

8:03am Tuesday 11th August 2015

WEPL Somerset

FOOTBALL: Bridgwater Town thumped in league opener

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

2:57pm Monday 10th August 2015

Southern League Division One S&W

SWIMMING: Beth Newton storms to triple gold at National Swimming Championships

Chard & Ilminster News:

1:16pm Monday 10th August 2015

BRIDGWATER swimmer Beth Newton stormed to three gold medals at the British National Swimming Championships at Ponds Forge, Sheffield last week.

FOOTBALL: Rourke double fires Middlezoy to pre-season win

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

12:27pm Monday 10th August 2015

Pre-season friendly

CRICKET: Bridgwater face fight for survival after Deane defeat

Chard & Ilminster News: ANDY Roberts bowling for Bridgwater PHOTO: Steve Richardson

10:57am Monday 10th August 2015

BRIDGWATER have slipped further into the relegation mire following Saturday’s 96-run defeat to fellow strugglers Taunton Deane.

CRICKET: Trophy double for Bridgwater at County Ground

Chard & Ilminster News: Mitchell Windsor drives through the off-side during Bridgwater 1st XI's 16-run victory over Lansdown at the County Ground on Sunday PHOTO: Steve Richardson

8:59am Monday 10th August 2015

BRIDGWATER Cricket Club completed a superb double at the County Ground on Sunday by lifting both the SCB Major and Intermediate Cups.

Excitement mounts for the Raddington Festival of Music

Chard & Ilminster News: SAFFRON Summerfield

9:03am Friday 7th August 2015

A RADDINGTON church is to form the centrepiece of a unique festival of music this September.

PHOTOS: Soupstock at Knighthayes Court, Tiverton

Chard & Ilminster News: SOUPSTOCK HOLD THE THIRD SUMMER OF FUN: serving up hot food and cool grooves for the whole family all in the parkland at Knightshayes
Edward Addison-Smith (34257917)

7:32am Thursday 6th August 2015

A CELEBRATION of local food and music saw crowds flock to Knighthayes Court in Tiverton on Sunday.

New conservation project to protect rare and endangered freshwater pearl mussels

Chard & Ilminster News: New conservation project to protect rare and endangered freshwater pearl mussels

11:56am Wednesday 5th August 2015

ONE of the UK’s rarest wildlife species is set to get extra help in one of its last strongholds in north Devon.

Appeal for information after cars damaged at Tiverton Parkway rail station

Chard & Ilminster News: Appeal for information after cars damaged at Tiverton Parkway rail station

11:47am Wednesday 5th August 2015

OFFICERS from British Transport Police are appealing for information and witnesses after a number of cars were ‘keyed’ at Tiverton Parkway rail station.

Trust that runs health services in Mid Devon named among best places to work in the NHS

Chard & Ilminster News: Trust that runs health services in Mid Devon named among best places to work in the NHS

11:43am Wednesday 5th August 2015

THE Trust that runs Tiverton and Crediton hospitals and community health and social care teams across Mid Devon has been named in a list of the best places to work in the NHS.

CRICKET: Rain wrecks Burnham chances

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

10:46am Wednesday 5th August 2015

Somerset Cricket League Division Seven

GOLF: Enmore take course bragging rights with victory over Taunton & Pickeridge

Chard & Ilminster News: ROB Fear and his former colleague, Mike Crump.

10:22am Wednesday 5th August 2015

ENMORE Park won the bragging rights in the local derby with Taunton & Pickeridge at the weekend.

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