Somerset Rebels clinch narrow victory

Chard & Ilminster News: 'It ain’t over yet' - Rebels' manager’s rallying call for second leg of KO Cup

10:08pm Friday 24th October 2014

THE Somerset Rebels will take a 12 point lead into the second leg of the Premier League Championship Final against the Edinburgh Monarchs

Chard and Ilminster firms success at Somerset Business Awards 2014

Chard & Ilminster News:

5:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

OUTSTANDING businesses in the Chard and Ilminster area were among those honoured at the News-backed 2014 Somerset Business Awards.

Roads closed in Chard town centre for children's Trick or Treat event

Chard & Ilminster News: Hope Support Services aim to make it a spooky Halloween for Herefordshire motorists.

12:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

A CHILDREN’S Trick or Treat night will be held in Chard next week.

Chard Specsavers bake for Macmillan Cancer Support

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:00am Friday 24th October 2014

STAFF at an opticians in Chard baked up a feast for their customers to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Car badly damaged after fire in Chard

Chard & Ilminster News:

9:20am Friday 24th October 2014

A CAR was badly damaged following a fire in Chard in the early hours of this morning (October 24).

Mixed reaction to 20mph zones calls for Ilminster

Chard & Ilminster News:

6:00am Friday 24th October 2014

CALLS to turn Ilminster’s residential streets into 20mph speed zones have met with mixed reaction.

Abnormal load travelling through Somerset cancelled

Chard & Ilminster News: Congestion expected as large loads travel through Taunton

9:37am Friday 24th October 2014

DELAYS are expected on two major roads in Somerset as a large abnormal load and police escort travel through the county this morning (October 24.).

Somerset schoolchldren in Big Questions event in Creech St Michael

Chard & Ilminster News:

4:37pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

YOUNGSTERS from six schools asked the ‘Big Questions’ in a special Religious Education Celebration Day.

FEATURE: Perrys Cider give The Chard & Ilminster News a look around their orchards

Chard & Ilminster News:

3:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

CIDER lovers have been quenching their thirst in beer gardens and barbecues all summer but the next few months are crucial for the industry – because without any apples it cannot make the golden nectar.

Broken street lights to blame for homes raided in Ilminster, residents say

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

PEOPLE who had their homes broken into and valuables stolen in an area of Ilminster say they feel broken street lights were partly to blame.

Manager "left shaken" after attempted robbery at One Stop shop in Chard

Chard & Ilminster News:

11:14am Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE manager of a shop in Chard has been left shaken up after a man held a knife to him during an attempted robbery.

Homes development in Chard backed and more plans lodged

Chard & Ilminster News:

6:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

UP TO 150 homes could be built in Chard after councillors backed plans for 78 homes – with another application for 72 more being submitted.

Somerset children's services boss "sacked" by council insists: "I resigned"

Chard & Ilminster News:

11:32am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

CONFUSION surrounds the termination of the contract of the highly-paid director hired to turn around Somerset's children's services - bosses says he was sacked, he claims he'd already resigned.

Autumn colours week at Forde Abbey gardens

Chard & Ilminster News:

5:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

FORDE Abbey’s gardens will be welcoming visitors to its autumn colours week, which runs from October 25 to November 2.

Crewkerne wheelchair user wins fight to drop the kerb outside her house

Chard & Ilminster News: Can the council do more for the disabled? Let them know

1:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A KERB will be dropped outside the home of a Crewkerne wheelchair user who has been campaigning for help for months.

Hallowe'en warning from Dorset Police

Chard & Ilminster News: Dorset Police logo

1:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

DORSET Police is calling on residents to enjoy the Hallowe’en festivities but to ensure they respect others.

Man pops the question in police car after crashing en route to Somerset beauty spot

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:07pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A LOVED-UP husband-to-be popped the question in the back of a police car after he crashed en route to a beauty spot where he planned to propose.

Yellow theme at Manor Court Primary School for St Margaret's Hospice

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

MANOR Court celebrated National Hospice week with a splash of yellow.

Two South Somerset people released without charge after hit-and-run which killed 84-year-old man

Chard & Ilminster News:

9:01am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

TWO people from South Somerset who were initially arrested in connection with the death of a man in his 80s following a fail to stop incident in Bruton, have been released without charge.

Ilminster sisters climb Ben Nevis for charity

Chard & Ilminster News:

9:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

TWO fundraising sisters from Ilminster have taken on the highest mountain in Britain for charity and succeeded.

Crackdown on drivers using mobile phones today

Chard & Ilminster News:

7:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

DRIVERS who continue to break the law by using handheld mobile phones at the wheel will be targeted in a special operation this week.

Thorncombe Village Shop celebrates fifth anniversary

Chard & Ilminster News: West Dorset MP Oliver Letwin at the Thorncombe village stores

6:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

THORNCOMBE Village Shop celebrated its fifth anniversary this week, treating customers and volunteers to a spread featuring some of its finest fare.

Chard and Ilminster entries excel at Taunton Carnival

Chard & Ilminster News:

1:14pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

CLUBS from Chard and Ilminster had a ball at the 49th Taunton Carnival on Saturday.

Avon and Somerset initiative to tackle fraud

Chard & Ilminster News:

11:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

PEOPLE over 60 are being warned not to be bullied into parting with their cash by fraudsters.

Repair work at New Road in Ilminster to start on Monday

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:39am Tuesday 21st October 2014

MAJOR works to rebuild a road in Ilminster which has been closed since February are due to start on Monday - a week earlier than planned.

Tributes to "amazing" Katie Ann Bagwell, killed after car plunged into River Parrett near Martock

Chard & Ilminster News:

8:45am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A TEENAGE girl has died after she became trapped in a car that veered off a country road and plunged into the River Parrett.

Barclays in Chard and Ilminster support Make a Difference campaign

Chard & Ilminster News:

1:09pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

STAFF from Barclays in Chard and Ilminster have had a busy October supporting local charities and organisations as part of the global Make a Difference campaign.

Met Office warning for strong winds across Somerset

Chard & Ilminster News:

5:07pm Monday 20th October 2014

GALE-FORCE winds are expected to batter the coastlines of Somerset in the next 24 hours, forecasters warn.

South Somerset District Council phone lines and website down

Chard & Ilminster News: South Somerset District Council.

2:51pm Monday 20th October 2014

SOUTH Somerset District Council are reporting problems with their phone system and website today (October 20).

Woman, 19, dies after car ends in river in Somerset

Chard & Ilminster News:

9:04am Monday 20th October 2014

A 19-YEAR-OLD woman passenger died after she was trapped in a car which left a road and went into a river in Somerset.

Actress and TV presenter Lynda Bellingham to be buried in Somerset

Chard & Ilminster News: Lynda Bellingham: has always wanted to be loved

3:20pm Monday 20th October 2014

ACTRESS and television presenter Lynda Bellingham, who lost her battle with cancer on Sunday, will be buried in Somerset

Police appeal: ATM theft in Crewkerne

Chard & Ilminster News:

2:48pm Monday 20th October 2014

POLICE want to speak to this man, pictured, in connection to theft of £200 from an ATM in Crewkerne.

New Rugby Academy head for Holyrood Academy students

Chard & Ilminster News:

5:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

A FORMER professional rugby player is hoping he can tackle players at Holyrood Academy into becoming a premier rugby playing educational establishment in the region.

Successful year of fundraising for Rotary Club of Crewkerne District

Chard & Ilminster News:

2:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

FOLLOWING a successful year of fundraising, the Rotary Club of Crewkerne District were pleased to present Zoe Steer, from Parkinson's UK with a cheque for £3,000 at a recent Fun Quiz Night.

Enforcement officers' training to combat asbestos fly-tipping

Chard & Ilminster News:

1:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

SOMERSET’S councils are targeting the criminals fly-tipping hazardous asbestos with new training to improve their enforcement officers' skills and know-how.

Coffee morning in Tatworth raises £600 for Macmillan

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

A MACMILLAN Coffee morning was recently held at Tatworth Memorial Hall.

New homes built in Norton-sub-Hamdon thanks to Community Land Trust partnership

Chard & Ilminster News:

8:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

A HOUSING association in South Somerset is celebrating after completing its first scheme developed in partnership with a Community Land Trust.

Chardstock Bellringers to present Three Counties Swing Band (November 8)

Chard & Ilminster News:

6:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

CHARDSTOCK Bellringers will present the Three Counties Swing Band at Chardstock Church Hall on Saturday, November 8, at 7.30pm.

People pull out stops to raise money for Ferne Animal Sanctuary's new project

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

PEOPLE have been pulling out all the stops to raise money for Ferne Animal Sanctuary’s New Digs for Dogs Appeal.

Chard School pupils go in search of fossils

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:30am Saturday 18th October 2014

JUNIOR children from Chard School spent a day by the sea investigating the secrets of the Jurassic Coast.

Dorset Police Choir coming to The Minster in Ilminster

Chard & Ilminster News: Snow on January 23, 2013: The Minster in Ilminster

7:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

DORSET Police Male Voice Choir will perform at The Minster in Ilminster later this month in aid of Children's Hospice South West.

Peter Lewis sacked as Somerset County Council's director of children's services

Chard & Ilminster News:

4:30pm Friday 17th October 2014

SOMERSET County Council has announced it has terminated its contract for the services of interim director of children’s services Peter Lewis.

VIDEO Somerset Business Awards 2014 - winners announced

Chard & Ilminster News: Enter the 2014 Somerset Business Awards

11:50pm Friday 17th October 2014

Find out who won what in the 2014 Somerset Business Awards.

Gremlins storm to top spot

Chard & Ilminster News:

6:51pm Friday 17th October 2014

GREMLINS Carnival Club were crowned Carnival Concert champions after their Victorian Shipyard production was awarded the prestigious White Hart Cup for gaining the highest number of points throughout the concert fortnight.

Holyrood students embark on Gold Duke of Edinbugh practice expedition

Chard & Ilminster News:

5:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

SIXTEEN Holyrood Academy students have embarked on a Gold Duke of Edinburgh practice expedition.

Spillers in Chard help raise money for the Mayor's Charity Fund

Chard & Ilminster News:

11:30am Friday 17th October 2014

SPILLERS of Chard director Robin Durie hands over a cheque for £159.51 for the Mayor’s Charity Fund to Mayor Jenny Kenton.

Film group from Ilminster help the fight against Ebola

Chard & Ilminster News: Quiz Night in aid of Purple Field Productions

10:14am Friday 17th October 2014

AN Ilminster film-making charity is supporting a group fighting the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone.

Live Read the report into eye surgery problems at Somerset hospital

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:50am Thursday 16th October 2014

An investigation into problems arising from a series of eye operations carried out by a private contractor has been released overnight.

Homes plans for Tail Mill in Merriott

Chard & Ilminster News:

6:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A HISTORIC mill could be turned into 45 homes if planning chiefs give plans the go-ahead.

Neroche Primary School gobsmacked after anonymous £1,500 donation

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:15pm Thursday 16th October 2014

THE head teacher of a primary school said he was ‘gobsmacked’ after £1,500 in cash was posted anonymously through the school’s letterbox.

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