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One Direction fans are mourning on Twitter over the disappearance of Harry Styles' bulge

Chard & Ilminster News: One Direction fans are mourning on Twitter over the disappearance of Harry Styles' bulge

7:16pm Saturday 4th July 2015

Proving that One Direction fans don’t miss a trick.

Police condemn bridge woman taunts

Chard & Ilminster News: A motorway was closed as police tried to help a distressed woman on a bridge

6:57pm Saturday 4th July 2015

Police have condemned people stuck in traffic who taunted a distressed woman as negotiators tried to save her life by talking her down from a bridge.

Man charged over girl's 1984 murder

Chard & Ilminster News: Melanie Road died more than 30 years ago

6:57pm Saturday 4th July 2015

A 63-year-old man has been charged with the historic murder of teenager Melanie Road who was stabbed to death more than 30 years ago.

Two arrested over woman's murder

Chard & Ilminster News: Police are investigating a murder in Basildon

6:57pm Saturday 4th July 2015

Two men have been arrested over the "horrific" murder of a young woman who was stabbed to death near a horse sanctuary.

Ennis-Hill delays Beijing decision

Chard & Ilminster News: Jessica Ennis-Hill feels her speed is returning but will make a late call over the World Championships

6:56pm Saturday 4th July 2015

Jessica Ennis-Hill revealed she would make a late call on whether to compete at the World Championships in Beijing in August after proving her speed is returning with a season's best over the 100 metres hurdles at the Sainsbury's British Championships in Birmingham on Saturday.

Clarke boosts Bears to victory

Chard & Ilminster News: Rikki Clarke excelled with both bat and ball for Birmingham

6:46pm Saturday 4th July 2015

A fine all-round performance from Rikki Clarke saw Birmingham through to an impressive eight-run victory over Leicestershire at Grace Road.

Ward edged out in five sets

Chard & Ilminster News: James Ward was unable to stretch his Wimbledon adventure into a second week

6:43pm Saturday 4th July 2015

James Ward's finest-ever grand slam showing has ended in an agonising five-set defeat to Canada's Vasek Pospisil, with Wimbledon's second week remaining just out of reach.

Jankovic upsets champion Kvitova

Chard & Ilminster News: Jelena Jankovic knocked out the defending champion

6:40pm Saturday 4th July 2015

Defending champion Petra Kvitova crashed out of Wimbledon in a stunning upset on Saturday as Jelena Jankovic won their Centre Court duel.

Call to improve Universal Credit

Chard & Ilminster News: A new way of measuring child poverty has been introduced to include factors such as educational achievement and living in workless households as well as income

6:10pm Saturday 4th July 2015

Over half a million children could be lifted out of poverty by reforming Universal Credit, the Government has been told.

Greece tourists warned about euros

Chard & Ilminster News: Tourists heading to Greece have been warned to make sure they have enough euros

6:10pm Saturday 4th July 2015

Holidaymakers heading to Greece this summer are being warned to take euros with them as cash reserves in the country reach a critical level.

Button looking to reverse fortune

Chard & Ilminster News: McLaren Honda's Jenson Button during Paddock Day of the 2015 British Grand Prix at Silverstone Circuit, Towcester.

5:41pm Saturday 4th July 2015

Jenson Button has joked that he would welcome the introduction of reversed grids in Formula One such is the woeful form of his McLaren team.

Froome satisfied with Tour start

Chard & Ilminster News: Chris Froome finished in 15:46 to place 39th

5:15pm Saturday 4th July 2015

Chris Froome was content after an opening stage of the Tour de France where an Australian overhauled an Englishman's record at the start of an Ashes summer.

Damien Hirst's new sculpture 'Charity' questions our attitudes towards disability

Chard & Ilminster News: Damien Hirst's new sculpture 'Charity' questions our attitudes towards disability

4:46pm Saturday 4th July 2015

The seven-metre high Damien Hirst sculpture is of a disabled young girl clutching a teddy bear and a collection tin.

Federer not focused on history

Chard & Ilminster News: Roger Federer, pictured, eased past big-serving Australian Sam Groth

4:18pm Saturday 4th July 2015

Roger Federer insists he is no longer obsessed by eclipsing Pete Sampras to claim a record eighth Wimbledon title.

Three held as van overturns on M11

Chard & Ilminster News: Three men were arrested by Essex Police after the crash on the M11

4:11pm Saturday 4th July 2015

Police have arrested two men on suspicion of people trafficking after a van overturned on a motorway.

Muguruza claims Kerber upset

Chard & Ilminster News: Garbine Muguruza, pictured, will face Caroline Wozniacki in the last 16

3:37pm Saturday 4th July 2015

Former semi-finalist Angelique Kerber was dismissed in three sets by dangerous Spanish player Garbine Muguruza in a Wimbledon third-round upset on Saturday.

Podolski seals Galatasaray move

Chard & Ilminster News: Lukas Podolski has left Arsenal to join Galatasaray

3:37pm Saturday 4th July 2015

Galatasaray have announced the signing of Lukas Podolski from Arsenal, with the Germany international signing an initial three-year deal.

No regrets from beaten Brown

Chard & Ilminster News: Dustin Brown, pictured, could not follow up his shock victory over Rafael Nadal

2:24pm Saturday 4th July 2015

Dustin Brown's Wimbledon success story may be over but the German insists his shock second-round victory over Rafael Nadal will stay with him for life after he was beaten in four sets by Viktor Troicki on Saturday.

Passers-by target jewel raiders

Chard & Ilminster News: Photo taken by members of the public of offenders fleeing after robbing a jewellery store in Newport Street, Bolton.

1:12pm Saturday 4th July 2015

Passers-by became involved when r obbers who targeted a jeweller's store were making their getaway.

UK protesters make Greece debt plea

Chard & Ilminster News: Protesters take part in a demonstration by the Greek Solidarity Campaign in Trafalgar Square

12:29pm Saturday 4th July 2015

Protesters in Britain today urged the cancellation of Greece's debt as voters in the country's referendum prepared to go to the polls.

Harris: Australia fine without me

Chard & Ilminster News: Ryan Harris has called time on his cricket career

11:42am Saturday 4th July 2015

Australia paceman Ryan Harris admits calling time on his cricket career was one of the hardest things he has ever done, but does not believe his absence will diminish the tourists' bowling threat in the Ashes.

Girls 'marry IS militants' in Syria

Chard & Ilminster News: Amira Abase, 15, Kadiza Sultana, 16, and Shamima Begum, 15, fled Britain in February (Metropolitan Police/PA)

11:23am Saturday 4th July 2015

The families of t wo east London schoolgirls who fled to Syria to join the Islamic State (IS) have lost hope that the teenagers will return after discovering they have been married off to militants.

Sea rescue drama captured on video

Chard & Ilminster News: Blackpool RNLI volunteers pulling a woman from the sea after she got into difficulty on a sandbank at Uncle Tom's Cabin in Blackpool.

9:57am Saturday 4th July 2015

A woman's dramatic sea rescue by lifeboat volunteers as she was cut off by the tide and in "real danger of drowning" has been caught on video.

Call to tackle littering from cars

Chard & Ilminster News: London already has powers to fine people who throw litter from cars

7:26am Saturday 4th July 2015

Councils are calling for new powers to let them tackle the "huge and spiralling" problem of littering from cars.

'Exam factory' mood in schools

Chard & Ilminster News: Schools are creating a "pressure cooker" atmosphere for children, experts say

7:23am Saturday 4th July 2015

A "pressure cooker environment" in schools is affecting children's mental health and self-esteem, a charity has said.

Lionesses roar support for Watson

Chard & Ilminster News: Heather Watson suffered an agonising defeat at Wimbledon

6:15am Saturday 4th July 2015

Heather Watson has been told she should be "proud" of the way she pushed Serena Williams to the limit at Wimbledon.

Falcao eyes glory with Chelsea

Chard & Ilminster News: Radamel Falcao will line up for Chelsea next season after a disappointing campaign at Old Trafford

6:12am Saturday 4th July 2015

Radamel Falcao is targeting his first silverware in England having joined reigning Premier League champions Chelsea on a season-long loan.

Murray wary after Nadal upset

Chard & Ilminster News: Andy Murray returns to match action on Saturday

6:11am Saturday 4th July 2015

Andy Murray believes Rafael Nadal's shock Wimbledon exit serves as a warning ahead of his third-round match against Italy's Andreas Seppi.

Doubles defeat for Watson

Chard & Ilminster News: Heather Watson, left, and Marina Erakovic, right, suffered doubles heartbreak

6:09am Saturday 4th July 2015

Heather Watson was back in action at Wimbledon on Saturday but suffered more final-set misery in the wake of her defeat to Serena Williams.

Hamilton claims pole position

Chard & Ilminster News: Lewis Hamilton, pictured, posted a time of one minute 32.248 seconds to beat Nico Rosberg to top spot by just 0.113sec

6:08am Saturday 4th July 2015

Lewis Hamilton will start the British Grand Prix from pole position after edging out title rival Nico Rosberg in front of his home fans.

USAF axes July 4 show over security

Chard & Ilminster News: The RAF's Red Arrows team was to have performed at the July 4 celebration

5:59am Saturday 4th July 2015

The US Air Force has cancelled an Independence Day event at a UK base over security concerns.

Pleas to end Calais migrants crisis

Chard & Ilminster News: Lorries parked on the M20 in Ashford, Kent, under Operation Stack

2:23am Saturday 4th July 2015

Fresh calls have been made to solve the crisis in Calais after around 150 migrants tried to storm the Channel Tunnel terminal in northern France in a bid to board UK-bound freight trains.

Stars' July 4 plea to free Shaker

Chard & Ilminster News: Shaker Aamer has been imprisoned at Guantanamo for 13 years (Reprieve UK/PA)

2:15am Saturday 4th July 2015

A host of Hollywood stars, musicians and politicians have called on Barack Obama to release Britain's last Guantanamo detainee on Independence Day.

Web policing 'a massive challenge'

Chard & Ilminster News: Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe fielded questions from young people

2:15am Saturday 4th July 2015

Police are only "skimming the surface" despite efforts to protect children online, the Metropolitan Police Commissioner has said.

More sunshine due after rainy days

Chard & Ilminster News: Forecasters predict the sunshine will come out again by midweek

2:15am Saturday 4th July 2015

The UK is set for more balmy July weather but not before an unsettled few days of showers.

Princess Charlotte to be christened

Chard & Ilminster News: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the newborn Princess of Cambridge, as the Cambridges will appear in public for the first time as a family of four at Princess Charlotte's christening.

2:15am Saturday 4th July 2015

Princess Charlotte is being christened tomorrow in front of the Queen and close family as well-wishers gather to catch a glimpse of the newest royal addition.

Rathband family's plea for justice

Chard & Ilminster News: David Rathband was blinded in the attack by gunman Raoul Moat

2:15am Saturday 4th July 2015

Five years since gunman Raoul Moat ran amok, the family of the police officer he shot and blinded were still waiting for justice, his grieving twin brother has said.

Neo-Nazis outnumbered at protest

Chard & Ilminster News: Police officers surround protesters taking part in a demonstration against the Shomrim, a Jewish neighbourhood watch group

2:15am Saturday 4th July 2015

Neo-Nazis were massively outnumbered by counter-demonstrators as they staged a protest in central London today.

Pilot thrilled to meet Queen again

Chard & Ilminster News: The Queen meets Second World War pilot Allan Scott

2:15am Saturday 4th July 2015

A Second World War pilot said he was "thrilled" to meet the Queen - more than 70 years after being told off by the then princess.

Ward loses in Wimbledon thriller

Chard & Ilminster News: James Ward in action at Wimbledon

2:15am Saturday 4th July 2015

James Ward's Wimbledon dream is over as he crashed out in the third round today, leaving Andy Murray to carry the nation's hopes for success at SW19.

Families get Tunisia attack bodies

Chard & Ilminster News: The coffin of Stuart Cullen is carried from the RAF C-17 at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire, one of the final five bodies returned today, out of a total of 30 British nationals killed in last week's Tunisia terrorist attack.

2:15am Saturday 4th July 2015

The bodies of four Scottish tourists killed in the Tunisia terror attack have been released to their families.

Tories to meet inheritance tax vow

Chard & Ilminster News: Chancellor George Osborne.

2:15am Saturday 4th July 2015

Chancellor George Osborne is expected to use his first all-Conservative Budget on Wednesday to deliver the party's promise to end inheritance tax on family homes worth up to £1 million.

UnREAL's Shiri Appleby: Not wearing make-up was freeing

Chard & Ilminster News: UnREAL's Shiri Appleby: Not wearing make-up was freeing

12:11am Saturday 4th July 2015

The Roswell star plays producer Rachel in the new Lifetime show about what goes on off camera on a Bachelor-inspired reality TV show.

Idris Elba conquered fear of heights for TV show

Chard & Ilminster News: Idris Elba conquered fear of heights for TV show

12:11am Saturday 4th July 2015

The Luther star tried rally car racing, aerobatics and drag racing for Discovery’s Idris Elba: No Limits.

Second time lucky for Great British Bake Off's Nancy

Chard & Ilminster News: Second time lucky for Great British Bake Off's Nancy

12:11am Saturday 4th July 2015

She entered the show before winning it and didn’t get very far.

Allison Janney wants animated West Wing

Chard & Ilminster News: Allison Janney wants animated West Wing

12:11am Saturday 4th July 2015

Could The West Wing take on The Simpsons and Family Guy? Actress Allison certainly hopes so.

Emmerdale's Lesley Dunlop hates kissing real-life partner Chris Chittell on camera

Chard & Ilminster News: Emmerdale's Lesley Dunlop hates kissing real-life partner Chris Chittell on camera

12:11am Saturday 4th July 2015

The actress didn’t like being cast opposite her partner.

Emilia Clarke couldn't resist telling Arnold Schwarzenegger 'I'll Be Back'

Chard & Ilminster News: Emilia Clarke couldn't resist telling Arnold Schwarzenegger 'I'll Be Back'

12:11am Saturday 4th July 2015

The actress couldn’t help trotting out Arnie’s familiar line.

Heather Mills won't marry again after Paul McCartney divorce trauma

Chard & Ilminster News: Heather Mills won't marry again after Paul McCartney divorce trauma

12:01am Saturday 4th July 2015

The former Mrs Macca says she won’t be heading down the aisle again.

The best pictures from Finsbury Park as Drake headlines Wireless

Chard & Ilminster News: The best pictures from Finsbury Park as Drake headlines Wireless

11:16pm Friday 3rd July 2015

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