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Warning over pension data sales

Chard & Ilminster News: Sensitive financial information is being sold for pennies to fraudsters and cold-calling firms, reports say

9:36pm Sunday 29th March 2015

An investigation has been launched into claims millions of people's pension pot details are being sold and ending up in the hands of criminals.

Rossi earns opening win

Chard & Ilminster News: Valentino Rossi clinched victory in Qatar

9:17pm Sunday 29th March 2015

Italian star Valentino Rossi pipped Andrea Dovizioso to win the opening race of the 2015 MotoGP season in Qatar.

Ex-Ukip member's race 'discomfort'

Chard & Ilminster News: The former Ukip councillor revealed her "discomfort" over black people

8:58pm Sunday 29th March 2015

Ousted Ukip councillor Rozanne Duncan says she is unable to describe her "discomfort" around black people.

Fiennes laughs off 'Legend' title

Chard & Ilminster News: Ralph Fiennes holds the award for Empire Legend as he poses for photographers alongside Liam Neeson (AP)

8:06pm Sunday 29th March 2015

Ralph Fiennes has said he would "bat away" his newly acquired 'Legend' title, joking it is only for dead people.

Fletcher treble sets up win

Chard & Ilminster News: Scotland's Steven Fletcher struck three times against Gibraltar

7:28pm Sunday 29th March 2015

Steven Fletcher netted Scotland's first hat-trick for 46 years as Gordon Strachan's men bounced back from the shock of conceding Gibraltar's first competitive goal to record a 6-1 European Championship qualifying win at Hampden.

Lafferty brace enough for N Ireland

Chard & Ilminster News: Kyle Lafferty scores the first of his two strikes

7:20pm Sunday 29th March 2015

Kyle Lafferty, unwanted by Norwich but indispensable to Northern Ireland, scored a brilliant brace to see off Finland and stoke his country's burgeoning Euro 2016 dream.

Jess Glynne tops singles chart

Chard & Ilminster News: Jess Glynne has topped the charts

7:01pm Sunday 29th March 2015

No one is holding Jess Glynne's hand as she tops the singles chart as a solo act for the first time tonight.

Wilkinson dismisses coaching rumour

Chard & Ilminster News: Jonny Wilkinson has played down rumours of him joining England's coaching set-up

6:48pm Sunday 29th March 2015

Jonny Wilkinson has rubbished reports he will join England's back-room staff for the World Cup, claiming "they've already got all the coaches they need".

Murray eases past Giraldo

Chard & Ilminster News: Andy Murray now has 499 career wins

6:46pm Sunday 29th March 2015

Andy Murray brushed aside Colombia's Santiago Giraldo with the minimum of fuss in the third round of the Miami Open.

Grandparents of toddler traced

Chard & Ilminster News: Police are investigating to establish the circumstances of what happened

5:19pm Sunday 29th March 2015

The grandparents of a toddler taken to hospital after she was found wandering alone in a town street have been traced, police said.

Cipriani boots Sale to victory

Chard & Ilminster News: Danny Cipriani's kicking was vital in Sale's win over Gloucester

4:21pm Sunday 29th March 2015

Danny Cipriani returned from England duty to help steer Sale Sharks to within one point of the Aviva Premiership top six following a 23-6 triumph over Gloucester.

Raymond Blanc is quite the fan of Mary Berry

Chard & Ilminster News: Raymond Blanc is quite the fan of Mary Berry

4:16pm Sunday 29th March 2015

Well, who isn’t?

Star couple reveal internet block

Chard & Ilminster News: Damian Lewis and his wife Helen McCrory regulate the time their children spend online

4:09pm Sunday 29th March 2015

Screen stars Damian Lewis and his wife Helen McCrory have revealed that they forbid their children from using computers during the week.

Damian Lewis doesn't let his children use computers during the week

Chard & Ilminster News: Damian Lewis doesn't let his children use computers during the week

4:06pm Sunday 29th March 2015

The Homeland and Wolf Hall star and his actress wife Helen McCrory have some interesting house rules.

Delph hails in-form Kane

Chard & Ilminster News: England's Fabian Delph, pictured, was full of praise for Harry Kane

3:43pm Sunday 29th March 2015

Harry Kane's remarkable rise is likely to be recognised at the end of season awards, with the England new boy certainly getting Fabian Delph's vote for the PFA Player of the Year.

Smalling in no hurry over contract

Chard & Ilminster News: Chris Smalling is not worrying about his Manchester United future

3:32pm Sunday 29th March 2015

Chris Smalling is happy to wait until the summer to begin negotiations over a new contract at Manchester United.

Soap tackles motor neurone disease

Chard & Ilminster News: Jeremy Sheffield's character will confess to his secretary that he is suffering from motor neurone disease

2:42pm Sunday 29th March 2015

Hollyoaks is to break new ground by revealing headteacher Patrick Blake is suffering from motor neurone disease.

Hamilton surprised by Ferrari pace

Chard & Ilminster News: Lewis Hamilton was forced to settle for second at Sepang

2:37pm Sunday 29th March 2015

Lewis Hamilton admits he had been caught off-guard by Ferrari's resurgence but is determined to ensure their return to glory does not last long.

Porte takes title for Team Sky

Chard & Ilminster News: Richie Porte claimed the Volta a Catalunya title

2:21pm Sunday 29th March 2015

Team Sky's Richie Porte clinched the Volta a Catalunya title on Sunday to add to his success at Paris-Nice earlier this year.

Vettel win ends Ferrari drought

Chard & Ilminster News: Sebastian Vettel did not have to wait long for his first win in red

2:16pm Sunday 29th March 2015

An emotional Sebastian Vettel struggled to contain his delight after his "dream" victory at the Malaysian Grand Prix on Sunday.

Kane gets Delph vote

Chard & Ilminster News: Harry Kane is going from strength to strength in his breakthrough season

2:11pm Sunday 29th March 2015

Fabian Delph has revealed Harry Kane is set to get his vote for the Professional Footballers' Association Player of the Year.

Experimental op targets anorexia

Chard & Ilminster News: Professor Tipu Aziz stressed the study is in its early stages

2:07pm Sunday 29th March 2015

A British woman has had electrodes placed deep inside her brain in an experimental operation to help cure her of anorexia.

Lead Tunisia attack suspect killed

Chard & Ilminster News: British mother-of-two Sally Adey was killed in a terrorist attack on a museum in Tunisia (Metropolitan Police)

1:36pm Sunday 29th March 2015

A leading suspect in the Tunisia museum attack in which 21 people died, including one British woman, has been killed in an anti-terrorist operation.

Tories accuse Labour on borrowing

Chard & Ilminster News: Douglas Alexander said Labour would fight the election on the 'three-pronged' plan it has already set out (BBC/PA)

1:28pm Sunday 29th March 2015

Conservatives have accused Labour of "letting the cat out of the bag" on plans to increase state borrowing, after election campaign vice-chairwoman Lucy Powell said the party "may use some investment borrowing".

Tory deal 'difficult' for Lib Dems

Chard & Ilminster News: Ed Davey warned that it would be "very difficult" to get Lib Dem support for Tory promises to hold an in-out referendum on Britain's European Union membership

1:22pm Sunday 29th March 2015

A Liberal Democrat Cabinet minister has cast doubt on another coalition with the Conservatives as a senior figure from David Cameron's party admitted it would be "incredibly difficult" to win a majority at the General Election.

Clarke: We won for Hughes

Chard & Ilminster News: Michael Clarke, pictured, said Australia's triumph was for Phillip Hughes

12:47pm Sunday 29th March 2015

Australia captain Michael Clarke dedicated his side's World Cup success to his former team-mate Phillip Hughes.

Hodgson challenges fringe players

Chard & Ilminster News: Roy Hodgson watched his team hammer Lithuania at Wembley on Friday, but he knows a tougher assignment lies ahead in Turin

12:14pm Sunday 29th March 2015

Roy Hodgson wants his fringe players to prove a point to him in Turin as he prepares to field an "experimental" line-up against Italy.

Australia claim World Cup success

Chard & Ilminster News: Michael Clarke put on a good show as Australia won their fifth World Cup

11:16am Sunday 29th March 2015

Australia captain Michael Clarke bowed out of one-day cricket in style as he claimed 74 runs in Australia's seven-wicket victory over New Zealand in the World Cup final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday.

The Prodigy are your saviours from boring music and lazy DJs

Chard & Ilminster News: The Prodigy are your saviours from boring music and lazy DJs

11:15am Sunday 29th March 2015

The band have promised some relief from bland pop and dance music.

Paul Hollywood: I was bribed to become baker by my father

Chard & Ilminster News: Paul Hollywood: I was bribed to become baker by my father

11:15am Sunday 29th March 2015

The star of GBBO could have been an artist – of a different kind.

Richard Madden: Lady Chatterley's Lover about more than sauce

Chard & Ilminster News: Richard Madden: Lady Chatterley's Lover about more than sauce

2:56pm Sunday 29th March 2015

Don’t expect too much racy action in the new BBC version of the infamous love story.

Stasey makes nude images statement

Chard & Ilminster News: Caitlin Stasey has posted nude images of herself online in a mark of defiance against hackers who have targeted celebrities

11:10am Sunday 29th March 2015

In an act of defiance against cyber hackers, one actress has taken matters into her own hands a posted nude photos of herself online.

Cameron 'will give successor time'

Chard & Ilminster News: David Cameron will choose the timing of his departure, Iain Duncan Smith said

11:08am Sunday 29th March 2015

David Cameron will stand down as Conservative leader in time for a successor to be chosen ahead of the general election expected in 2020, Cabinet minister Iain Duncan Smith has said.

Man held over abduction of girl, 6

Chard & Ilminster News: A girl was taken by a man from Nairne Street in Burnley, Lancashire, on Thursday

10:46am Sunday 29th March 2015

A man has been arrested over the abduction of a six-year-old girl.

Tories 'may not detail benefit cut'

Chard & Ilminster News: Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith appears on BBC One's The Andrew Marr Show (BBC/PA)

10:39am Sunday 29th March 2015

Conservatives may not reveal details of how they plan to cut £12 billion from benefits before voters go to the polls on May 7, Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith has said.

Bring on Belgium, says Ramsey

Chard & Ilminster News: Wales' Aaron Ramsey is relishing the June meeting with Belgium in Cardiff

10:29am Sunday 29th March 2015

Aaron Ramsey believes Wales can pull off a summer surprise against Belgium and take a huge stride towards reaching the Euro 2016 finals in France.

Hackers target BA customer accounts

Chard & Ilminster News: British Airways said no personal information has been viewed or stolen

10:18am Sunday 29th March 2015

Hackers have accessed tens of thousands of British Airways frequent flier accounts.

Tories 'will give NHS extra £8bn'

Chard & Ilminster News: Jeremy Hunt said the Government would fully fund the plan drawn up by NHS England boss Simon Stevens

10:10am Sunday 29th March 2015

The Conservative Party will spend an extra £8 billion on the NHS if it wins the general election to fund a five year plan drawn up by its chief executive, Jeremy Hunt has promised.

Parents to be reported over games

Chard & Ilminster News: Nantwich Education Partnership has warned parents who let children play adult computer games they could be reported to police and social services

10:08am Sunday 29th March 2015

Primary school headteachers have warned parents who allow their children to play video games such as Call Of Duty and Grand Theft Auto will be reported to police and social services for neglect.

Vettel seals Ferrari triumph

Chard & Ilminster News: Sebastian Vettel steered his Ferrari to victory in the Malaysian Grand Prix, the team's first win for 35 races

9:57am Sunday 29th March 2015

Ferrari are back as Sebastian Vettel ended the famous marque's 34-race drought without a victory by taking a well-deserved chequered flag in Malaysia.

Brownlee bags Auckland title

Chard & Ilminster News: Jonny Brownlee has moved top of the rankings thanks to his Auckland win

9:41am Sunday 29th March 2015

Jonny Brownlee sprinted to victory as he claimed gold in the second round of the World Triathlon Series in Auckland on Sunday.

Bale fully focused on football

Chard & Ilminster News: Gareth Bale netted a double in Wales' 3-0 victory over Israel in their Euro 2016 qualifier

9:05am Sunday 29th March 2015

Gareth Bale insisted he had no need to answer his critics after his two-goal show in Israel inspired Wales to take top spot in their Euro 2016 group.

Stevens sits out Malaysian GP

Chard & Ilminster News: A fuel system problem means Will Stevens is out of the Malaysian Grand Prix

7:57am Sunday 29th March 2015

Will Stevens will sit out the Malaysian Grand Prix as Manor have failed to rectify a problem that initially ruled him out of qualifying.

Brook issues challenge to Khan

Chard & Ilminster News: Kell Brook celebrates his victory over Jo Jo Dan

7:42am Sunday 29th March 2015

Kell Brook defended his IBF welterweight title in Sheffield on Saturday night and then stepped up his bid to face Amir Khan.

Poll gives Labour four-point lead

Chard & Ilminster News: A poll for The Sunday Times has given Ed Miliband's Labour Party a four-point lead over the Tories

7:26am Sunday 29th March 2015

Labour has opened up a four-point lead over the Conservatives as the parties head into the general election campaign, according to a new opinion poll.

'Shipman rush' warning after crash

Chard & Ilminster News: Rescue workers inspect debris from the Germanwings jet at the crash site near Seyne-les-Alpes (AP)

7:05am Sunday 29th March 2015

Pilots with a history of depression should not be banned from flying commercial jets, according to a leading British psychiatrist, in a warning against a knee-jerk reaction to the French Alps air disaster.

New pension freedoms set to come in

Chard & Ilminster News: When people come to retire, they will no longer be required to use their pension pot to buy a retirement annuity

5:59am Sunday 29th March 2015

About half a million older savers will be handed radical new freedoms from next week as a "new pensions culture" dawns.

SNP vote 'needed to end austerity'

Chard & Ilminster News: SNP depute leader Stewart Hosie pictured with party leader and First Minister Nicola Sturgeon

5:59am Sunday 29th March 2015

The SNP will "work like never before" to turn the party's current popularity in the opinion polls into MPs at Westminster, the party's deputy leader will pledge.

Dando cops 'ignored threat letter'

Chard & Ilminster News: Jill Dando was shot dead outside her home in Fulham, west London, in April 1999

5:59am Sunday 29th March 2015

A TV presenter who worked with Jill Dando has said the pair received similar kidnap and rape threats just weeks before the Crimewatch star was murdered.

Meningitis vaccine programme for UK

Chard & Ilminster News: Britain will be the world's first country to have a nationwide meningitis vaccine programme

2:24am Sunday 29th March 2015

All babies in the UK will soon have a potentially life-saving vaccine against meningitis B under a landmark deal, the Health Secretary has announced.


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