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Justin Gatlin hoping to be portrayed in another light after World Championships

Chard & Ilminster News: Justin Gatlin won two silver medals at the World Championships

10:34am Sunday 30th August 2015

Justin Gatlin hopes the public will see him as a "human being" rather than a drugs cheat after the World Championships.

Chrissie Hynde criticised for comments about rape victims

Chard & Ilminster News: Singer Chrissie Hynde has been slammed over her comments about rape victims

10:30am Sunday 30th August 2015

Singer Chrissie Hynde has been criticised for saying that it can be a woman's fault if she is raped.

Wheel of fortune favours Vardy - he looks set to land an England recall

Chard & Ilminster News: Jamie Vardy training with England after receiving his first call up in June

9:34am Sunday 30th August 2015

Roy Hodgson is expected to recall Jamie Vardy to the England squad on Sunday despite his recent fine for using racist language.

Brother of missing Crete Briton 'sure he's alive' after 10 years

Chard & Ilminster News: As part of the renewed appeal Cheshire police have issued an image of how Steven might look now - aged 30

9:33am Sunday 30th August 2015

The brother of a British holidaymaker who vanished in Crete 10 years ago has said the family "miss him like you wouldn't believe" and are "sure he's alive".

19th century Princess Charlotte memorabilia goes on sale

Chard & Ilminster News: The auction includes bronze medals commemorating Princess Charlotte's death, inscribed with the words "Great Britain mourns. Her Princes weep!"

9:33am Sunday 30th August 2015

A collection of royal memorabilia devoted to a 19th century Princess Charlotte is to go on sale.

Darren Campbell: Funding for GB relay team should be cut following failure

Chard & Ilminster News: Great Britain's men's 4x100m relay team have come in for criticism following their latest high-profile mistake

9:31am Sunday 30th August 2015

Great Britain's men's 4x100 metre relay team should have their National Lottery funding cut following their latest failure, according to former Olympic champion Darren Campbell.

Sam Stanley comes out as gay

Chard & Ilminster News: Sam Stanley has played in five Sevens World Series tournaments for England

9:24am Sunday 30th August 2015

England Sevens international Sam Stanley has become the first English professional rugby union player to publicly come out as gay.

Israel Dagg and Cory Jane miss out as New Zealand name World Cup squad

Chard & Ilminster News: New Zealand's 2011 World Cup-winning full-back Israel Dagg has been left out of their 2015 squad

8:26am Sunday 30th August 2015

Defending champions New Zealand have announced their 31-man squad for the upcoming Rugby World Cup, with Waisake Naholo included but Israel Dagg and Cory Jane among those to miss out.

Maria Sharapova's US Open chances hurt by slow recovery from muscle strain

Chard & Ilminster News: Maria Sharapova has been battling against an injury problem as she prepares for the US Open

7:32am Sunday 30th August 2015

Maria Sharapova's chances of stopping Serena Williams win a fourth grand slam this year are in doubt after the Russian admitted she was still short of fitness a day before the start of the US Open.

Scottish Greens to debate rent controls plan

Chard & Ilminster News: Co-leaders Patrick Harvie and Maggie Chapman want to see rent controls

7:09am Sunday 30th August 2015

The introduction of rent controls in Scotland will be debated by the Scottish Greens at their conference in October.

Burnham in penalties warning to firms over higher living wage

Chard & Ilminster News: Andy Burnham said he would seek to use a "carrot and stick" approach to force up wages

6:47am Sunday 30th August 2015

Firms have been warned by Andy Burnham that they could face penalties including higher national insurance payments if they failed to pay a proposed new higher living wage of around £11 an hour.

Only EU migrants with a job should come to UK says Theresa May

Chard & Ilminster News: The Home Secretary said the principle of free movement within the EU has allowed jobless citizens to move countries

6:25am Sunday 30th August 2015

Only European migrants with jobs lined up should be allowed in to the UK, Theresa May has said, as she blamed Europe's "system of no borders" for the recent migration crisis.

Wet and windy weather blights Bank Holiday weekend

Chard & Ilminster News: The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning

4:57am Sunday 30th August 2015

Wet and windy weather will blight parts of the UK today, continuing a disappointing Bank Holiday weekend.

New exhibition based on coroners' reports reveals untold tragedies of WWI

Chard & Ilminster News: The exhibition is the result of the examination of coroners' reports on deaths on the home front in Lancaster and Morecambe during the First World War

3:31am Sunday 30th August 2015

A lovesick woman who threw herself off a pier and a soldier who died from a boxing bout are among wartime tragedies uncovered in a new exhibition.

David Cameron 'lacked balls' over Syria action says former defence chief

Chard & Ilminster News: General Lord Richards of Herstmonceux made a scathing analysis of the Prime Minister's approach

3:31am Sunday 30th August 2015

David Cameron lacked the "balls" to take the military action in Syria that could have prevented the rise of self-styled Islamic State, a former head of the armed forces has complained.

Scottish Labour hits out at plans to close two police call centres

Chard & Ilminster News: Graeme Pearson said plans to shut two police call centres should be suspended

1:20am Sunday 30th August 2015

Plans to shut two police call centres should be suspended as their closure would only "make matters worse", according to Scottish Labour.

Scottish Government to unveil final programme before 2016 election

Chard & Ilminster News: Nicola Sturgeon said the programme will build on progress in public services, the economy and making Scotland fairer

1:20am Sunday 30th August 2015

The Scottish Government will outline its final programme before the 2016 Holyrood election on Tuesday.

UUP votes to withdraw from government over Provisional IRA claims

Chard & Ilminster News: UUP leader Mike Nesbitt proposed the exit in response to a police assessment that structures of the Provisional IRA remain in place

1:20am Sunday 30th August 2015

Senior members of the Ulster Unionist Party have voted to withdraw from Northern Ireland's power-sharing government over claims the Provisional IRA (PIRA) still exists.

Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift do battle at MTV Video Music Awards

Chard & Ilminster News: Ed Sheeran has six nominations

1:20am Sunday 30th August 2015

Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran will battle it out with top nominee Taylor Swift at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards tonight.

X Factor supremo Simon Cowell moved by singer's audition

Chard & Ilminster News: Simon Cowell appeared to be moved by one of the hopefuls on The X Factor

1:20am Sunday 30th August 2015

X Factor judge Simon Cowell appeared to lose his composure as he watched an aspiring singer audition in tonight's episode of the show.

Notting Hill Carnival revellers warned to take umbrellas

Chard & Ilminster News: Up to a million people are expected to enjoy the carnival

1:20am Sunday 30th August 2015

Revellers flocking to Notting Hill Carnival in their hundreds of thousands have been warned to take umbrellas and waterproofs for a rainy edition of Europe's largest street festival.

Shoreham air crash road partially reopened

Chard & Ilminster News: A woman lays flowers during a candlelit vigil on the Adur Ferry Bridge in Shoreham, Sussex, in memory of the victims of the Shoreham Airshow crash

1:20am Sunday 30th August 2015

The road where a jet crashed, killing 11 people, has partially reopened for the first time since the Shoreham air disaster.

Mark Carney: Chinese problems unlikely to prevent UK interest rate rise

Chard & Ilminster News: Bank of England Governor Mark Carney expects UK interest rates to rise next year

1:20am Sunday 30th August 2015

China's economic problems are "unlikely" to derail plans to raise interest rates in the UK, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has claimed.

David Cameron 'lacked balls' over Syria action says former defence chief

Chard & Ilminster News: General Lord Richards of Herstmonceux made a scathing analysis of the Prime Minister's approach

1:20am Sunday 30th August 2015

David Cameron lacked the "balls" to take the military action in Syria that could have prevented the rise of self-styled Islamic State, a former head of the armed forces has complained.

Tony Blair warns against 'Alice in Wonderland' appeal of Jeremy Corbyn

Chard & Ilminster News: Labour leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn has been criticised by Tony Blair

1:20am Sunday 30th August 2015

Tony Blair has warned Labour supporters to reject the "Alice in Wonderland" appeal of Jeremy Corbyn or risk driving the party into an abyss.

X Factor 2015: 8 reasons we miss Louis Walsh already

Chard & Ilminster News: X Factor 2015: 8 reasons we miss Louis Walsh already

12:11am Sunday 30th August 2015

Simon admitted even he misses Louis a little bit – here are some of the qualities he brought to the show.

X Factor supremo Simon Cowell moved by singer's audition

Chard & Ilminster News: X Factor supremo Simon Cowell moved by singer's audition

12:11am Sunday 30th August 2015

Josh Daniel’s version of Jealous by Labrinth brought the emotion out in all of the judges.

Penelope Keith: Benedict Cumberbatch needs to ignore phones in the theatre

Chard & Ilminster News: Penelope Keith: Benedict Cumberbatch needs to ignore phones in the theatre

12:11am Sunday 30th August 2015

The Good Life star says the theatre is full of distractions even without mobile phones.

Great British Bake Off champion Frances Quinn reveals shaky secrets of the tent

Chard & Ilminster News: Great British Bake Off champion Frances Quinn reveals shaky secrets of the tent

12:11am Sunday 30th August 2015

Frances Quinn has revealed the Bake Off tent is chaotic behind the scenes because of all the camera gear.

Jess Glynne: I still fear I could lose my voice

Chard & Ilminster News: Jess Glynne: I still fear I could lose my voice

12:11am Sunday 30th August 2015

The Hold My Hand singer admitted she has to take extra steps to protect her voice post-surgery.

Who is sending Phil Mitchell secret messages in EastEnders?

Chard & Ilminster News: Who is sending Phil Mitchell secret messages in EastEnders?

12:11am Sunday 30th August 2015

Barmaid Tracey feels like she has spoken to a ghost.

Roberto Martinez tips John Stones to lead England after solid game at Tottenham

Chard & Ilminster News: John Stones was hailed as a future England captain after his commanding display at White Hart Lane

11:50pm Saturday 29th August 2015

Roberto Martinez acclaimed John Stones as a future England captain after watching him help Everton secure a point from their Barclays Premier League clash with Tottenham.

Vincent Kompany would welcome Kevin De Bruyne at Manchester City

Chard & Ilminster News: Wolfsburg's Kevin de Bruyne is reportedly close to agreeing a move to Manchester City

11:50pm Saturday 29th August 2015

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany believes the club would be making a great signing if they complete a deal for Kevin de Bruyne.

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic applauds historic win at Liverpool

Chard & Ilminster News: West Ham manager Slaven Bilic hailed a historic Anfield victory for his club

11:50pm Saturday 29th August 2015

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic hailed a long-awaited victory at Anfield as one for the club's history books.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho hails Crystal Palace after 2-1 home defeat

Chard & Ilminster News: Jose Mourinho's Chelsea have only won four points from their opening four Premier League games

11:50pm Saturday 29th August 2015

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho paid tribute to Crystal Palace, but lamented his own side's failings and the lack of a penalty award after a second loss in 100 Premier League home games.

X Factor 2015: Twitter is struggling to love Nick Grimshaw

Chard & Ilminster News: X Factor 2015: Twitter is struggling to love Nick Grimshaw

11:06pm Saturday 29th August 2015

And – whisper it quietly – people are actually missing Louis Walsh.

X Factor 2015: It's a yes from Twitter, but everyone misses Louis Walsh (yes, really)

Chard & Ilminster News: X Factor 2015: It's a yes from Twitter, but everyone misses Louis Walsh (yes, really)

10:36pm Saturday 29th August 2015

There was a mixed reception for new judges Rita Ora and Nick Grimshaw.

Andy Murray expects Nick Kyrgios to shine in US Open first-round meeting

Chard & Ilminster News: Andy Murray, right, won his French Open encounter against the mercurial Nick Kyrgios earlier this year

10:03pm Saturday 29th August 2015

Andy Murray is expecting Australian bad-boy Nick Kyrgios to relish the hype surrounding their first round clash at the US Open.

Lancashire Lightning's NatWest T20 Blast title delights coach Ashley Giles

Chard & Ilminster News: Lancashire Lightning life the trophy

10:03pm Saturday 29th August 2015

Lancashire head coach Ashley Giles may have been an outsider during the Red Rose's barren one-day years, but he was thrilled to finally end their 16-year wait for limited-overs silverware at his adopted home.

Forget Rita and Nick! It was Man and Woman who got Twitter excited on The X Factor opening night

Chard & Ilminster News: Forget Rita and Nick! It was Man and Woman who got Twitter excited on The X Factor opening night

9:57pm Saturday 29th August 2015

People had a lot to say about their stage performance.

Sherlock and Doctor Who writer Steven Moffat voices support for BBC

Chard & Ilminster News: Sherlock and Doctor Who writer Steven Moffat voices support for BBC

9:46pm Saturday 29th August 2015

The TV show creator voiced his support for the corporation that brought Doctor Who, The Great British Bake Off and Sir David Attenborough to our screens.

X Factor 2015: Olly Murs in tears as ex-bandmate gets auditions elbow

Chard & Ilminster News: X Factor 2015: Olly Murs in tears as ex-bandmate gets auditions elbow

9:46pm Saturday 29th August 2015

Find out which acts are through to the next round after their first arena auditions.

Vern Cotter not getting carried away after Scotland's heavy win over Italy

Chard & Ilminster News: Vern Cotter was not entirely satisfied despite Scotland's resounding victory

8:00pm Saturday 29th August 2015

Scotland coach Vern Cotter insists his side still need to improve before the World Cup despite running in six tries against Italy.

Tim Howard's heroics earn Everton point in goalless draw at winless Tottenham

Chard & Ilminster News: Tim Howard, pictured right, frustrated Spurs at White Hart Lane

7:58pm Saturday 29th August 2015

Tim Howard denied Tottenham their first Barclays Premier League win of the season with a string of superb saves that enabled Everton to leave White Hart Lane with a goalless draw.

Jonny Evans completes his move from Manchester United to West Brom

Chard & Ilminster News: Manchester United defender Jonny Evans has joined West Bromwich Albion

7:56pm Saturday 29th August 2015

West Brom have completed the signing of Manchester United defender Jonny Evans.

Newcastle boss Steve McClaren: No malice in Aleksandar Mitrovic red-card offence

Chard & Ilminster News: Aleksandar Mitrovic, pictured, was unfortunate to be sent off, according to Steve McClaren

6:53pm Saturday 29th August 2015

Newcastle head coach Steve McClaren leapt to the defence of striker Aleksandar Mitrovic after he was sent off just five games into his career on Tyneside.

Watch the new trailer for the final series of Downton Abbey

Chard & Ilminster News: Watch the new trailer for the final series of Downton Abbey

6:50pm Saturday 29th August 2015

You need to see the new promo for the final series of Downton.

Tom Briscoe reflects on 'pretty incredible' five-try feat as Leeds rout Hull KR

Chard & Ilminster News: Tom Briscoe, left, made history at Wembley

6:37pm Saturday 29th August 2015

Rugby league immortalised five of its greats in bronze on Saturday and Tom Briscoe produced a Challenge Cup Final display to rival any of their most memorable as Leeds ran riot against Hull KR.

Ireland skipper Paul O'Connell left disappointed as Dublin farewell ends in loss

Chard & Ilminster News: Paul O'Connell could not leave the Aviva Stadium with a victory

6:32pm Saturday 29th August 2015

Ireland captain Paul O'Connell struggled to mask his disappointment after he said farewell to Test rugby in Dublin on a losing note.

Scotland build World Cup momentum with a 48-7 warm-up win over Italy

Chard & Ilminster News: Scotland's Sean Lamont celebrates scoring the first try against Italy

5:52pm Saturday 29th August 2015

Scotland finally injected some momentum into their World Cup preparations as they followed up last week's win over Italy with a 48-7 triumph in the Edinburgh return.

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