Action group 'disappointed' by housing plan appeal in Chard

Chard & Ilminster News: Guildhall in Chard.

6:00pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

AN action group who are fighting two housing plans on farmland in Chard said they are not confident their voice is being heard.

Photographs on show at Ilminster Arts Centre

Chard & Ilminster News:

5:00pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

OLD photographs were on display in Ilminster Arts Centre at the weekend.

Chard mother's relief after judge spares her jail "to start a fresh life" after heroin death of partner

Chard & Ilminster News:

4:07pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A MOTHER from Chard said she can ‘start a fresh life’ after being spared jail for supplying heroin which killed her partner.

Dredging in the Somerset Levels "60% complete"

Chard & Ilminster News: Dredging has begun along the River Parrett today. Picture by Clayton Jane

1:17pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

ABOUT 80,000 cubic metres of silt has been removed from two Somerset rivers as part of a huge dredging project to help relieve flooding.

Horseshoes and Handprints raise £302

Chard & Ilminster News:

1:06pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A QUIZ for Stocklinch-based charity Horseshoes and Handprints raised £302.

Channel 5 children's show Milkshake! to perform in Yeovil

1:00pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

KID’S Channel 5 TV favourite, Milkshake! brings its ‘Party Party’ stage show to Yeovil’s Octagon Theatre this September.

Somerset Wildlife trust moves into new premises

Chard & Ilminster News:

11:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

The county’s conservation charity moved to a building on Wellington Road in Taunton

Ashill bingo team share £2,500 between ten charities

Chard & Ilminster News: CASH COW: The Taxpayers' Alliance says it is unfair residents have to pay for councillors' pensions

4:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

THE Ashill charity bingo team has given £2,500 to be shared equally between ten charities.

Two vehicle collision including horse box causes A303 delays

Chard & Ilminster News: Police appeal after Tatworth road smash

2:46pm Monday 1st September 2014

TRAFFIC is moving slow on the A303 today following a crash this morning (September 1).

Crewkerne funfair date approaches

Chard & Ilminster News: The hog roast again proved popular.

12:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

THE funfair will be back in town on the first Friday and Saturday of September.

Ferne Animal Sanctuary Dog Show

Chard & Ilminster News: DOG DAYS: Two dogs get to know each other at the companion dog show in Hurworth. Picture: STUART BOULTON

10:00am Monday 1st September 2014

FERNE Animal Sanctuary’s popular annual fun dog show is on Sunday, September 7, at its site in Wambrook.

Kirsten O'Brien puts her best foot forward

Chard & Ilminster News:

9:06am Monday 1st September 2014

CBBC SMart TV presenter paid tribute to Somerset’s shoe-making heritage at the weekend when she created a giant teapot, using 1,000 Clarks shoes, live on the lawn at Clarks Village.

Volunteers needed to keep Ashill tidy

Chard & Ilminster News: Chistopher Pearce trimming a hedge.

6:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

ASHILL St Mary’s Church needs volunteers to keep the churchyard tidy and with strimming, hedge trimming and keeping the graves tidy.

Wine tasting at Broadway Village Hall

Chard & Ilminster News: Best in Andover Wine Tasting

3:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

A WINE tasting and food demonstration event with a ‘visit’ to the Chilean vineyards takes place at Broadway village hall in October.

Take a walk on the wetlands with Somerset's wildlife trust

Chard & Ilminster News: Work Expereience-Helping Natural Resources Wales clean up thye Newport Wetlands
THE LIE OF THE LAND Argus reporter Becky Carr with volunteer Sam Willetts (8997218)

1:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

A representative from Somerset’s wildlife trust has set up a walk around wetlands nature reserves in the area.

Views sought over autism services in Somerset

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

THERE is still time to have a say about draft plans to help shape autism services in Somerset.

Popular Fair at the Guildhall in Chard

Chard & Ilminster News: Guildhall in Chard.

10:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

THE Popular Fair will be held at the Guildhall in Chard again next month.

Ilminster Young Farmers raise money for Diabetes UK

Chard & Ilminster News:

8:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

YOUNG Farmers members from have been busy raising money for Diabetes UK.

Bridgwater Tennis Club enjoys ace day for a pizza

Chard & Ilminster News:

8:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

Tennis players enjoyed an American tournament at Bridgwater Tennis Club – a fun social event which was rounded off with homemade pizza.

Health walks programme launched

Chard & Ilminster News:

5:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

HEALTH walks around Chard and South Somerset have been made easier to find after a programme was released.

Chard carnival forms available

Chard & Ilminster News: Disaster banner chard carnival 2.jpg for the homepage

3:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

CHARD is gearing up for the annual children’s carnival in the autumn.

Family raise £68 for St Margaret’s Hospice from cake sale

Chard & Ilminster News:

3:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

A FAMILY helped raise £68 for St Margaret’s Hospice in Yeovil after they sold homemade jams, cake and relishes.

Try 10k road race

Chard & Ilminster News: Taunton 10K WEB.jpg

1:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

Runners are being urged to put on the afterburners if they want to enter the Taunton 10k Road Race on September 28.

The News' publisher Gannett Foundation opens grant funding chance

Chard & Ilminster News: Gannett Foundation, parent company of the Penarth Times

1:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

CHARITIES are being invited to apply for a grant from the Gannett Foundation, run by the publishers of your News.

Friends of Essex House in Chard events raise money

Chard & Ilminster News: CASH COW: The Taxpayers' Alliance says it is unfair residents have to pay for councillors' pensions

12:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

SEVERAL events have raised money for the Friends of Essex House in Chard.

Cook and volunteers needed at Chard WATCH group

Chard & Ilminster News: Picture from stock

11:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

CHARD Watch (Working All Together in Chard) is seeking five enthusiastic project mentor volunteers and a volunteer cook to join the team.

Town Hall Talk: Mayor of Chard Jenny Kenton

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

9:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

ALTHOUGH Mayor of Chard I seem to have been around both our towns these last two weeks.

Call to donate unwanted tools to Bridgwater garden centre

Chard & Ilminster News: SPLASH: Garden tools get a good soaking from the rain

8:30pm Friday 29th August 2014

Monkton Elm Garden & Pet Centre near Bridgwater is running its Tools Shed programme and is reminding people to drop in their tools for the cause.

Ilminster spectacles help Third World countries

Chard & Ilminster News:

6:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

SPECTACLE wearers from Ilminster have been collecting used spectacles and sending them to Third World countries.

Around 1,500 South Somerset families trapped by debt, study shows

Chard & Ilminster News: A Generic Photo of a man who is worried about debt and mortgage repayments. See PA Feature FINANCE Finance Column. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/thinkstockphotos. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature FINANCE Finance Colum

1:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

OVER 2,500 children in South Somerset are living in families trapped by debt, research by the Children’s Society and StepChange Debt Charity has revealed.

Tai Chi classes in Ilminster

Chard & Ilminster News: Tai-chi on offer

12:30pm Friday 29th August 2014

TAI Chi to relax the mind and strengthen the torso is on at Merryfield Hall in Ilminster.

Take Me Out auditions for Somerset singletons

Chard & Ilminster News: Dragons man to star in TV's Take Me Out

11:46am Friday 29th August 2014

SATURDAY night dating show Take Me Out is holding auditions for people in Somerset.

Watchet Live 2014: THE REPORT!

Chard & Ilminster News:

11:00am Friday 29th August 2014

promise of ska, sweet escape and thousands of people rolling up for a seriously good time.

Artwork on show by Chard and Ilminster people who live with mental illness

Chard & Ilminster News:

11:00am Friday 29th August 2014

A GROUP of people living with mental illness in Chard and Ilminster are having their artwork displayed at an exhibition in Taunton this month.

Ilminster flower arranger at international Flowers@Oxford show

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:56am Friday 29th August 2014

A FLOWER arranger from Cottage Flowers in Ilminster has been working alongside some of the world's best known floral designers at a floral show in Oxford.

Summer set to return after wet and windy weekend, forecasters say

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

10:52am Friday 29th August 2014

SUN lovers in Chard and Ilminster can expect a return to summer next week.

Hospital crimes in South Somerset on the decline, figures show

Chard & Ilminster News: Chard's Minor Injury Unit opening hours cut

10:00am Friday 29th August 2014

OVER 2,000 crimes have been reported at hospitals in Avon and Somerset since 2010 – but only three of them took place at those in Chard and Crewkerne.

Cycle challenge for Ilminster dad-of-three in aid of Diabetes UK

Chard & Ilminster News:

8:00am Friday 29th August 2014

A FATHER-OF-THREE from Ilminster is preparing for a cycle ride for Diabetes UK three months after his eldest son was diagnosed with the condition.

Vote for high streets in Chard and Ilminster

Chard & Ilminster News: Holyrood Street, where three shops are shutting down at once.

6:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

PEOPLE in Chard and Ilminster can vote for their town centre to become the Great British High Street.

Horton Computer Hub workshops

Chard & Ilminster News:

2:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

HORTON Computer Hub workshops will start up again on Tuesday, September 2, after the August break.

Antiques Call My Bluff event at Broadway Village Hall

Chard & Ilminster News: Broadway Village Hall money 'theft' probe

12:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

AN ‘Antiques Call My Bluff’ evening will be held on Thursday, September 18, at Broadway village hall.

Antiques Roadshow comes to Barrington Court

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

SOME of Britain's leading antiques and fine art experts will be on hand as television show Antiques Roadshow comes to Barrington Court.

Somerset Chamber's Rupert Cox looks at decision making

Chard & Ilminster News: Rupert Cox

9:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

Rupert Cox, chief executive of Somerset Chamber of Commerce looks at decision making.

Chard Amateur Theatre Society pantomime auditions

9:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

DRAMATISTS, young and young at heart, are being called on to audition for Chard Amateur Theatre Society’s panto of choice for this year, Aladdin.

Ilminster Football Club pitch to be repaired after £1,400 fairground damage

Chard & Ilminster News:

7:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

YOUNG footballers in Ilminster were jumping for joy this week after it was agreed to repair their pitch damaged by the fairground earlier this year.

Somerset County Council business breakfast

Chard & Ilminster News: Homemade Baked Beans with a Poached Egg and Hollandaise Sauce and a Mushroom

5:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

SOMERSET County Council is hosting a free breakfast meeting to help manufacturing businesses work closer together.

Rod Stewart gig raises £150,000 for St Margaret's Hospice

Chard & Ilminster News: Photos from Rod Stewart's concert at the County Ground in Taunton on May 18, 2014.

4:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

ST Margaret's Hospice raised a record amount from its sell-out Rod Stewart concert held at the County Cricket Ground, Taunton, in June.

Police beat surgery in the Guildhall in Chard

Chard & Ilminster News:

2:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

AVON and Somerset Police are holding a beat surgery in Chard tomorrow (August 28). People can drop in and meet members of their local beat team at the Guildhall from 10am-noon.

David Wilson Homes planning enquiry in Chard

Chard & Ilminster News: Guildhall in Chard.

12:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

AN inquiry into an appeal against South Somerset Council’s refusal of a David Wilson Homes planning application at Crimchard starts tomorrow (August 28) at 10am.

Criminals to pay more to help victims recovery

Chard & Ilminster News: Major crackdown to rid the roads of criminals launched by police forces

11:07am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Criminals will pay up to £1.5 million more per year to help victims recover from the effects of crime and get on with their lives.

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