Flooding in Axminster shop

Chard & Ilminster News: Firefighters tackle car fire in Widnes

12:06pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were called out to reports of flooding in Axminster this morning (July 23).

BY-ELECTION: Profile of Ilminster candidate Paul Sainsbury

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

I HAVE lived in Ilminster all my life, even during a 23-year career in the Army which took me to many places around the world, Ilminster has always been home.

Chard and Ilminster hotter than parts of Portugal and Spain

Chard & Ilminster News: Weekend weather: cloudy at first but warm on Sunday

11:42am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

IT’S hotter in Chard and Ilminster than parts of Portugal and Spain today (July 23).

Geordie Shore to film in Somerset for ninth series

Chard & Ilminster News: The lads from the Geordie Shore are on their way to Burnley.

11:03am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

GEORDIE Shore fans canny believe their luck after bosses of the reality television show announced they will be filming in Somerset.

PICTURES: Chard Medieval Weekend fun

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

FAMILY fun, a firewalk, live music and good weather made for the perfect medieval weekend in Chard.

Out of administration - Shrubbery Hotel in Ilminster sold for £995,000

Chard & Ilminster News:

8:52am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE Shrubbery Hotel – an Ilminster landmark – has been saved from closure after being brought out of administration this week.

Marcus Fysh - Thinking about the Future of Care

Chard & Ilminster News:

8:55am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THERE is no doubt that here in Somerset we have an aging population and all the challenges it brings. I think we should place a high value on providing the best care and social environments for our older generation.

PICTURES: Chard Summer Show

Chard & Ilminster News:

7:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

SOME of the best horticulture and crafts from across the area were on show at the Chard Summer Show.

REVEALED: Craziest excuses for stopping illegally on motorway hard shoulders

Chard & Ilminster News: Pregnant driver taken to hospital after motorway crash

4:10pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

WHEELER-DEALERS trading cars, people picking flowers, and a driver who thought the “fire” notification on their dashboard display meant their car was ablaze - instead of the name of the Adele track they were listening to.

PICTURES: Swanmead School celebration awards evening

Chard & Ilminster News:

3:05pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

TALENTED youngsters at Swanmead School in Ilminster were recognised for their achievements at their annual awards evening on Thursday.

NSPCC concerns after 356 children sexually abused in Avon and Somerset in last two years

Chard & Ilminster News: Rydal Water Walk invitation

2:28pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A CHARITY has questioned the way some parents bring up their children after 356 youngsters were sexually abused in Avon and Somerset in the past two years.

Somerset residents urged to check on vulnerable people during summer heat

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

SOMERSET County Council is asking neighbours, friends and relatives to keep an eye out for anyone who may be struggling to cope in the sustained heat and might need help maintaining their health and well-being.

Firefighters strike ends, but more industrial action to continue

Chard & Ilminster News:

4:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS in Somerset and the rest of the country will today (Monday, July 21) come to the end of eight consecutive days of strike action over pensions.

Taunton mum campaigns to increase Group B Strep awareness

Chard & Ilminster News:

4:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

A MOTHER whose newborn baby defied the odds after being at death’s door is calling for more to be done to make people aware of a potentially fatal condition that has a simple cure if spotted in time.

Quick-thinking Somerset cricketer Marcus Trescothick helps save trapped hedgehog

Chard & Ilminster News:

3:37pm Monday 21st July 2014

SOMERSET cricket legend Marcus Trescothick was knocked for six when a hedgehog got stuck in his garden gates.

Taunton's Museum of Somerset First World War exhibition

Chard & Ilminster News: North Wiltshire MP James Gray is to visit all of his constituency’s 209 war graves as part of the First World War centenary year commemorations

1:20pm Monday 21st July 2014

AN exhibition to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War opens at the Museum of Somerset in Taunton this weekend.

Charity welcomes ban on smoking in cars with children

Chard & Ilminster News: Generic smoking in a car (8230053)

7:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014

SMOKEFREE South-West has welcomed the announcement of a consultation on new regulations to make it illegal to smoke in cars with children inside.

Ferne Animal Sanctuary music festival at Haselbury Mill

Chard & Ilminster News: PICTURE: AMANDA Uttley at Ferne Animal Sanctuary with Smokey the rabbit, who is looking for a new home. PHOTO: Geoff Hall.

10:00am Sunday 20th July 2014

A MUSIC festival will be held in aid of Ferne Animal Sanctuary at Haslebury Mill, near Crewkerne, today (July 20).

Tabletop sale for war memorial restoration raises £850

7:00am Sunday 20th July 2014

A TABLETOP car boot sale in the village which raised money for the restoration of the war memorial was a huge success.

Town Hall Talk: Mayor of Chard Jenny Kenton

Chard & Ilminster News: Town Hall Talk: Mayor of Chard Jenny Kenton

12:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

ON Monday, July 3, I hosted ‘tea with the Mayor’ for some local businesses based in Chard.

South-West is becoming a region of savers

Chard & Ilminster News: Community groups urged to apply for cash help

11:20am Saturday 19th July 2014

PEOPLE in the South-West are putting more money aside for a rainy day than they were last year, a survey shows.

Vintage and antiques fair in Crewkerne

8:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

A VINTAGE and antiques fair will be held at Henhayes Community Centre to commemorate the start of the First World War.

Somerset's drivers urged to check their tyres before making a summer getaway

Chard & Ilminster News: Changing a tyre

7:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

MORE than 1,000 avoidable collisions took place on the South-West’s roads last summer, the Highways Agency says, with most caused by tyre-related breakdowns.

Community fortnight at Thorncombe village shop

Chard & Ilminster News:

7:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

VOLUNTEERS at a village shop which faced closure five years ago have taken part in a community scheme to support a group which helped secure its future.

South-West prison officer numbers cut by a third

Chard & Ilminster News: Prison custody officer Mark Churchill checks a cell through the observation window

4:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

THE number of prison officers in the South-West has been cut by a third in three years, according to figures published this week.

Ilminster's Party of the Park preparations underway

Chard & Ilminster News: Iva Gosik, Philip Gosik and Klaudiusz Swakowski enjoy the bouncy castle at Windhill Park

2:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

PREPARATIONS are well underway for the Party on the Park at the recreation ground on Sunday, August 24.

Weather warning for thunderstorms across Somerset

Chard & Ilminster News: lightning.jpg

1:33pm Friday 18th July 2014

SOMERSET is braced for severe weather over the next 24 hours as torrential downpours and thunderstorms are heading our way.

Summer holidays fun at Cresta Leisure Centre in Chard

Chard & Ilminster News: Lego

11:00am Friday 18th July 2014

SUMMER holiday activities for children will be running from Chard Library.

Opposing wind farms will lose you votes, MPs warned

Chard & Ilminster News: The subsidised wind power debate keeps on turning

7:00am Friday 18th July 2014

A RENEWABLE energy group says politicians in the South-West would lose more votes than they gain for denouncing onshore wind farms.

Lucky Horton sisters find five leaf clovers

Chard & Ilminster News:

7:00am Friday 18th July 2014

ONE lucky youngster from Horton has found a five leaf clover – a year after her sister spotted one.

Somerset bikers urged to stay safe

Chard & Ilminster News: INQUEST: Coroner hears details of pothole's role in biker death

5:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

BIKERS are being urged to take care on South Somerset’s roads at one of the busiest times of the year.

Britain's Got Talent finalist backs Somerset children's charity

Chard & Ilminster News:

1:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

FORMER Britain’s Got Talent finalist James Hobley has become an ambassador for bibic, the Langport-based charity for children with a range of development conditions such as autism, cerebral palsy, Down’s Syndrome and dyslexia.

Programme of events for Chard Medieval Weekend

Chard & Ilminster News: CHARD town crier Stuart Cumming.

12:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

FINAL preparations are being made ahead of Chard’s Medieval Weekend.

Heatwave risk across South Somerset

Chard & Ilminster News: Weekend weather: cloudy tomorrow but glorious sunshine on Sunday

10:16am Thursday 17th July 2014

CHARD and Ilminster could experience 'heatwave' conditions over the next three days, the Met Office say.

Man, 80, taken to hospital after collision with car in Chard town centre

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:03am Thursday 17th July 2014

A PENSIONER has been taken to hospital after he was hit by a car in Chard this morning (July 16).

Chard couple astounded by poppy 'natural phenomena'

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

A CHARD couple have described a sudden bloom of poppies in their garden as a “natural phenomenon”.

Repercussions after anti-social behaviour survey

Chard & Ilminster News: webpix arrest arrests arrested handcuffs police

6:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

PEOPLE in Chard and Ilminster are being asked for their views about how people who commit antisocial behaviour and low level crime are dealt with.

M5 southbound between Taunton and Bridgwater reopens after two lorries crash

Chard & Ilminster News:

7:04am Wednesday 16th July 2014

THE M5 southbound has fully reopened after yesterday's collision between two lorries near Taunton.

Nick Gargan subject to criminal investigation

Chard & Ilminster News: Nick Gargan

6:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

THE suspended Chief Constable of Avon and Somerset Police is now the subject of a criminal investigation.

Chard School perform Fantastic Mr Fox

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

DRAMATISTS at Chard School performed Fantastic Mr Fox for the annual school play.

Ilminster Town Council defended over flooding claims

Chard & Ilminster News: Ilminster breast cancer survivor describes new figures as "fantastic news"

12:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

FLOODING in Ilminster is an issue which is not being ignored, according to county councillor Linda Vijeh.

Forde Abbey family fun day

Chard & Ilminster News: CHARITY: Dorset's Forde Abbey hosts its annual Summer Fairin July

11:00am Wednesday 16th July 2014

FORDE Abbey hosts its annual charity summer fair on Thursday, July 31, between 11am and 4pm.

Horse rescued from water in ditch in Kingsbury Episcopi

Chard & Ilminster News: Firefighters tackle car fire in Widnes

9:31am Wednesday 16th July 2014

A HORSE which was stuck in deep water in Kingsbury Episcopi was rescued last night (July 15).

Chard firm RG Spiller chosen for Somerset cricket pavilion contract

Chard & Ilminster News:

9:00am Wednesday 16th July 2014

A CHARD firm has achieved a major coup after being chosen as main contractor to build Somerset County Cricket Club’s new pavilion.

Huge solar farm plans for outskirts of Chard

Chard & Ilminster News:

5:10pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

A SOLAR farm the size of 20 football pitches could soon be built on the edge of Chard.

Ilminster by-election candidates profiles

Chard & Ilminster News: Polling station sign up outside St Laurence's Church in Stroud on Thursday        SSS787H10 (7866998)

5:00pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

PEOPLE in Ilminster will head to the polls later this month to vote for another member to join the town council.

Family of motorbike crash victim appeal for Horton Cross hit-and-run culprit to come forward

Chard & Ilminster News: nswebpix police crime tape

4:50pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

THE family of a man who was thrown off his motorbike following in a hit-and-run incident near Ilminster said he is lucky to be alive.

Somerset burials among most expensive in the country

2:00pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

SOMERSET is one of the most expensive counties in which to be buried, but one of the cheapest in which to be cremated, according to a report by Engage Mutual.

Plans to turn former ladies loos in Ilminster into office approved by town councillors

Chard & Ilminster News:

11:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

PLANS to convert the former ladies public toilets in Ilminster have been given approval by councillors.

Ilminster scam warning

10:45am Tuesday 15th July 2014

AN Ilminster man is warning about a potential scam in South Somerset.







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