Chest wax coins in cash for Chard WATCH Project

Chard & Ilminster News: Ian Newland and Becky from Pure Beauty. Photo: Dick Moon.

10:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A BRAVE member of a Chard group raised funds through a sponsored chest and back wax.

Witness tells of horror as cat mauled to death by dog

Chard & Ilminster News: nswebpix police crime tape

6:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A MAN who claimed he saw a dog owner urge his pets to kill a cat in Chard said it was a horrific attack.

Prizes all round at Ilminster Arts Centre

Chard & Ilminster News: The competition at Ilminster Arts Centre.

6:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

THE Ilminster branch of Branston donated £750 for prizes at this year’s visual arts competition at the town’s arts centre.

Easter colouring competition at Chard Specsavers

Chard & Ilminster News: Council to stave off 3,000 shortfall in primary places with £31m expansion

12:10pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

AN OPTICIAN in Chard is encouraging budding young designers to get creative in an Easter-themed colouring competition.

Farmers in air ambulance donation

Chard & Ilminster News: Farmers in air ambulance donation

10:30am Tuesday 15th April 2014

ILMINSTER Young Farmers Club has given £645 to Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance.

Mobile speed camera locations this week

Chard & Ilminster News: Mobile speed cameras could still be used even if Swindon withdraws from the safety camera partnership

9:30am Tuesday 15th April 2014

SPEED camera locations for week commencing April 14.

Ilminster runner's London Marathon conquest in aid of Parkinson's UK

Chard & Ilminster News: Richard Clifton.

7:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A RUNNER from Ilminster went the distance this weekend by completing the London Marathon for a Parkinson's charity.

Visibility issues at Ilminster crossing

Chard & Ilminster News: Zebra crossing safety work in Otley

5:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

ACTION could soon be taken to improve the visibility of a crossing in Ilminster.

Easter fun in Ilminster

Chard & Ilminster News: Easter Egg Hunt @Hartham Park

12:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

EASTER fun for all the family will be in Ilminster this week.

Murder mystery evenings in Ilminster

Chard & Ilminster News: Agatha Christies classic murder-mystery The Mousetrap comes to Lighthouse

12:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

TWO murder mystery evenings will be held next month.

£20m plans to prevent future flooding unveiled

Chard & Ilminster News: Somerset County Council leader John Osman presents the flood action plan to tackle further flooding on the levels

11:44am Monday 14th April 2014

PLANS costing more than £20million to prevent significant flooding on the Levels and improving the county’s roads will be completed this year, Somerset County Council revealed.

Help for flood-affected business in South Somerset

Chard & Ilminster News: Hussein Cicek says flood water outside All You Want Supermarket is damaging his business (EL14659)

10:00am Monday 14th April 2014

BUSINESSES affected by flooding in Chard, Ilminster and Crewkerne can receive help to get back on their feet from South Somerset District Council.

Open day at Magdalen Farm in Winsham

Chard & Ilminster News: Open day at Magdalen Farm in Winsham

7:00am Monday 14th April 2014

VISITORS will have a chance to meet adorable animals, including newborn lambs, calves and piglets, during the annual open day at Magdalen Farm.

St George's Day celebrations in Ashill

Chard & Ilminster News: St George's School reaches for the sky

5:00pm Sunday 13th April 2014

ST George’s Day celebrations will take place at St Mary’s Church, Ashill.

Talking Newspaper Association South-West Somerset goes digital

Chard & Ilminster News: Members of Newsline.

2:00pm Sunday 13th April 2014

THE Talking Newspaper Association South-West Somerset has gone digital.

Keen readers recognised at Swanmead School

Chard & Ilminster News: Keen readers recognised at Swanmead School

12:00pm Sunday 13th April 2014

BOOKWORMS at Swanmead School in Ilminster were recognised for their reading efforts this week.

Easter fun day at Hinton St George

Chard & Ilminster News: COME 'ERE: Josh Walther trying to hook a duck

9:00am Sunday 13th April 2014

A FUN day will take place on the school field on Easter Monday from 10am to 12.30pm.

Cow in swimming pool drama

Chard & Ilminster News: Just relax tough guy: You talkin' to me? Well I'm the only one here.

8:14am Sunday 13th April 2014

FIRE crews called after cow found in swimming pool.

Logan McKerrow grandfather runs London Marathon

Chard & Ilminster News: Logan McKerrow grandfather runs London Marathon

4:00pm Saturday 12th April 2014

THE grandfather of a Chard schoolboy is running the London Marathon for a charity close to his family’s heart.

Town Hall Talk: Mayor of Chard Jenny Kenton

Chard & Ilminster News: Cllr Jenny Kenton.

2:00pm Saturday 12th April 2014

IT’S been a strange couple of weeks for me as I have been nursing the latest cold that has been going around.

Haselbury Mill fun day in memory of Crewkerne mother

Chard & Ilminster News: Ruth Osborne.

10:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

THE family of a much-loved mother is running a fun day in her memory.

Chard runner to run London Marathon

Chard & Ilminster News: Chantel Chant

6:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

A MEMBER of a Chard running club is taking on the London Marathon tomorrow (April 13) to raise money for Look UK, a charity which supports visually impaired children and their families.

Harlequin Carnival Club weekend fundraising events

Chard & Ilminster News: CARNIVAL clubs, including Harlequin (pictured), crowds and organisers were left hugely disappointed after Chard Carnival was abandoned.

5:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

HARLEQUIN Carnival Club is holding a tabletop and craft sale tomorrow (April 12).

Driving instructor assaulted in Ilminster

Chard & Ilminster News: A police car worth £10,000 was stolen by thieves

3:25pm Friday 11th April 2014

A DRIVING instructor was verbally abused and then assaulted by another motorist in Ilminster.

Chard pair tackle first London Marathon

Chard & Ilminster News: St Albans man set to run London Marathon for charity dedicated to supporting terminally ill children

2:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

TWO Chard runners are taking part in the London Marathon in aid of the charity Oasis on Sunday.

Redstart Primary School's Ofsted delight

Chard & Ilminster News: Redstart Primary School's Ofsted delight

12:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

STAFF and pupils at Redstart Primary School in Chard scored top marks in their latest OFSTED report.

Table top sale at Donyatt Village Hall

Chard & Ilminster News: Matchborough Table Top Sale

10:00am Friday 11th April 2014

HORSESHOES and Handprints, the equine therapy charity based in Stocklinch, is hosting an indoor table top sale at Donyatt village hall tomorrow (April 12), from 10am to 1pm.

Poetry day at Chard School

Chard & Ilminster News: Poetry day at Chard School

7:00am Friday 11th April 2014

CHILDREN at Chard School held a poetry assembly in celebration of World Poetry Day.

Chard Rugby Club bingo night

Chard & Ilminster News: Prize bingo for North West Air Ambulance

6:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

CHARD Rugby Club is hosting an Easter bingo session in Essex Close tomorrow night (April 11) to raise money for its mini and junior sections.

Police appeal: Burglary in Chard

Chard & Ilminster News: Police appeal: Burglary in Chard

4:34pm Thursday 10th April 2014

POLICE want to speak to four men following an aggravated burglary in Furnham Road in Chard.

One Plus One Carnival Club survival date looms

Chard & Ilminster News: One Plus One Carnival Club survival date looms

1:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

A CARNIVAL club in Ilminster may have to fold unless it can find a new base by the end of the month.

INTERVIEW: Glastonbury Fest founder MICHAEL EAVIS on line-up 2014, Dolly, and his love for Somerset

Chard & Ilminster News: Photo: Jeff Searle

12:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

“It's a huge responsibility to make sure 150,000 people are happy with the programme we have prepared for them... I think we've done very well in the end.”

Easter chick hunt for children in Chard

Chard & Ilminster News: Kayleigh, five, with one of the six-day-old chicks

10:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

FAMILIES in Chard can enjoy Easter fun and games with a chick hunt in the town.

Chard's top ten most expensive streets to live

Chard & Ilminster News: The Orchard.

10:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

THE most expensive road to buy a home in Chard is SIX times pricier than the cheapest street in the town.

PICTURES: Combe St Nicholas Primary School scarecrow day

Chard & Ilminster News: PICTURES: Combe St Nicholas Primary School scarecrow day

8:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

YOUNGSTERS from Combe St Nicholas Primary School dressed up as scarecrows as part of Reminiscence Learning’s dementia awareness campaign The Archie Project.

Outside body hired to help Somerset County Council deal with difficult children's centres questions

Chard & Ilminster News: class: Some of the pre-school youngsters during a singing session

7:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

COUNCIL staff facing a grilling from parents in Ilminster and Crewkerne over proposed changes to children’s centres have been taught how to deal with difficult questions by an outside body, the News has learned.

M5 crash inquest: Day eight from Shire Hall, Taunton

Chard & Ilminster News: IN COURT: Geoffrey Counsell

8:39am Wednesday 9th April 2014

FIREWORKS boss Geoffrey Counsell, whose trial collapsed last year, speaks of the horrific night of November 4, 2011 for the first time.

'No quick fix' for New Road in Ilminster, says county's highways councillor

Chard & Ilminster News: Harvey Siggs.

5:00pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

NO quick fix is on the cards for the re-opening of New Road in Ilminster, according to the county councillor in charge of highways for Somerset.

Chard marathon man sets himself 100 Club challenge

Chard & Ilminster News: Chard marathon man set himself 100 Club challenge

3:50pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A MARATHON man has set himself an eye-watering challenge to run 100 marathons by the end of the decade.

Oil tanker and car crash in Winsham

Chard & Ilminster News: Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service seeks on-call firefighters

11:43am Wednesday 9th April 2014

AN oil tanker and a car collided in Winsham this morning (April 9).

Taxpayers' Alliance describe Somerset County Council's Sheila Wheeler departure as 'complete joke'

Chard & Ilminster News: Sheila Wheeler.

11:30am Wednesday 9th April 2014

A LOBBY group has described the situation surrounding the departure of Somerset County Council’s former chief executive Sheila Wheeler as a ‘complete joke’.

School places results loom

Chard & Ilminster News: How can teachers keep up with their heavy workload?

10:00am Wednesday 9th April 2014

PARENTS of children starting primary school in September find out next week where their son or daughter has been allocated a place.

Mum of crash victim Liam Taylor backs police driving training

Chard & Ilminster News: Liam Taylor, who was killed in the collision.

6:00am Wednesday 9th April 2014

THE mother of a Chard teenager who died following a car crash in Ilminster has said her son could still be here today if he had attended a course which has just been launched by police.

Bright sparks at Holyrood Academy third in Maths competition

Chard & Ilminster News: The Maths team with Principal Martin Brook.

6:00pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

BRIGHT sparks at Holyrood Academy in Chard came third in a county-wide maths competition.

Police appeal: Hit-and-run in Crewkerne

Chard & Ilminster News: A police car worth £10,000 was stolen by thieves

3:50pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

POLICE are hunting for the driver of a white van which was involved in a hit-and-run incident with a 70-year-old man in Crewkerne.

Catherine Wells-Burr family meet Justice Minister Peter Wright to stop killers' transfer

Chard & Ilminster News: Catherine Wells-Burr.

3:00pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

THE family of murder victim Catherine Wells-Burr have met Justice Minister Jeremy Wright to put across their arguments to keep two of her killers in the UK.

Ilminster school meets special visitor from France

Chard & Ilminster News: Ilminster school meets special visitor from France

12:00pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

CHILDREN at Greenfylde First School in Ilminster have met a special visitor from France.

Hinton St George film night

Chard & Ilminster News: Budding film maker at Greendown

10:43am Tuesday 8th April 2014

HINTON St George Flix in the Stix presents One Chance (12A) on Saturday, April 19, in the village hall.

Ferne Animal Sanctuary New Digs for Dogs boost

Chard & Ilminster News: Give the dog a home says Ferne Animal Sanctuary

9:55am Tuesday 8th April 2014

FERNE Animal Sanctuary’s £1million New Digs for Dogs appeal has been given a boost.

Jemima Layzell Latin dance evening raises £1,200

Chard & Ilminster News: Jemima Layzell Latin dance evening raises £1,200

9:48am Tuesday 8th April 2014

MORE than 70 people enjoyed a night of Latin dancing at The Perry Street Club, in support of The Jemima Layzell Trust.

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