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.

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.

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.

Jake Gilmore's girlfriend in mud run for charity Brake

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:30am Thursday 16th October 2014

THE girlfriend of a young man from Chard killed in a hit and run incident last year is taking part in a fundraising event in his memory.

Somerset cancer charity SURE launches £500,000 appeal

Chard & Ilminster News:

9:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

A TAUNTON-based charity today (Thursday, October 16) launches a £500,000 appeal for a scanner that will avoid cancer patients travelling to Bristol for the first stage of radiotherapy.

Family pays tribute to popular Chard business man

Chard & Ilminster News:

7:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

A POPULAR businessman from Chard has died aged 70.

Family from Forton remembers battle dead

Chard & Ilminster News:

5:00pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

THE family of a 90-year-old woman from Forton visited the Netherlands for a service in memory of those who died in the Second World War Battle of Arnhem.

Ilminster councillors vote yes to submitting plans for Britten's Field/Recreation Ground

Chard & Ilminster News: Petition launched to 'Save Britten's Field' in Ilminster

11:30am Wednesday 15th October 2014

THE majority of Ilminster councillors last night (October 14) voted to submit plans to South Somerset Council for new sports facilities on the space at Britten’s Field.

South-West campaign to save more lives of bladder and kidney cancer patients

Chard & Ilminster News:

11:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A CAMPAIGN to spot the early signs of two kinds of cancer aims to save lives in Somerset.

Police seek man with links to Chard in historic rape case

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A MAN who police say has links to Chard is wanted in connection with an alleged rape in Beaminster.

Taunton's Musgrove Park Hospital refuses to release report into botched eye operations

Chard & Ilminster News: Temporary postal room in place after Musgrove Park Hospital fire

8:31am Wednesday 15th October 2014

AN investigation has been completed into a series of botched eye operations at Taunton’s Musgrove Park Hospital – but the report isn’t being made public.

Burglars raid the homes of pensioners at Holway House Park in Ilminster

Chard & Ilminster News:

6:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

HEARTBROKEN pensioners have spoken of their anguish after thieves raided their homes in Ilminster over the weekend.

Police appeal: malicious notices circulated in South Petherton

Chard & Ilminster News:

2:49pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

MALICIOUS notices which were put up around South Petherton encouraging villagers to try and prevent a family from moving there are being investigated by the police.

Yellow is the colour at Miniatures Day Nursery in Ilton

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:02pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

CHILDREN at Miniatures Day Nursery in Ilton dressed in yellow to raise money for St Margaret’s Hospice.

Drivers urged to stick to limits on A361 at Burrowbridge

Chard & Ilminster News: Busy Cotswold commuter road closing for repairs

11:00am Tuesday 14th October 2014

SPEEDING drivers putting people at risk along a ‘cut through’ are being urged to slow down.

Students interested in nursing invited to spend the day at Yeovil District Hospital

Chard & Ilminster News: Shocking: figures show there are only 21 health workers for nearly 17,000 children in Haringey

10:30am Tuesday 14th October 2014

STUDENTS thinking of nursing as a career are invited to spend a day with members of the nursing teams at Yeovil District Hospital.

IPCC completes probe into suspended Chief Constable Nick Gargan

Chard & Ilminster News: Nick Gargan

12:06pm Monday 13th October 2014

An independent investigation into complaints against suspended Avon and Somerset Police Chief Constable has found he "may have breached the Data Protection Act" by sending emails about police business to outsiders.

NHS staff strike in Somerset

Chard & Ilminster News:

8:16am Monday 13th October 2014

NHS staff in Somerset are joining thousands of colleagues across the country in a four-hour walkout this morning in a dispute over pay

Britpop beckons: Former Geneva frontman Andrew Montgomery is playing the South-West this month

Chard & Ilminster News:

3:42pm Monday 13th October 2014

A TASTE of Britpop comes to the South-West later this month with the hotly-anticipated return of former Geneva frontman Andrew Montgomery.

Chard Carnival Results

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:25pm Monday 13th October 2014

ALL the blood, sweat and tears having been paying off for entrants in to this year's Chard Carnival as the results will show.

Elaine Ruby and Daniel King Smith perform in Concerts in the West, at Ilminster Arts Centre

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:30am Monday 13th October 2014

TWO dedicated and passionate young musicians will be performing at Ilminster Arts Centre as part of the Concerts in the West’s 2014 series.

Public meeting at Greenfylde School over Britten's Field/Recreation Ground plans

Chard & Ilminster News: Petition launched to 'Save Britten's Field' in Ilminster

6:00am Monday 13th October 2014

DISCUSSIONS over the future of sports facilities on the recreation ground and Britten’s Field in Ilminster are expected to become heated at a public meeting tomorrow (October 14).

Live VIDEO - Chard Carnival 2014 live

Chard & Ilminster News:

5:03pm Saturday 11th October 2014

AFTER months of planning, excitement and build up, Chard Carnival delivered a spectacular night.

Neroche Primary School reading awards

Chard & Ilminster News:

1:00pm Sunday 12th October 2014

DURING the summer holidays, Neroche Primary School children were given a challenge to read over 250 books at Ilminster Library.

Chimney fire in Ashill

Chard & Ilminster News: Dunmow: Woman cut free from vehicle

9:47am Sunday 12th October 2014

FIRE crews from Ilminster dealt with a chimney fire at Rapps, Ashill last night (October 11).

A new musical director wanted for Phoenix Brass in Crewkerne

Chard & Ilminster News:

9:00am Sunday 12th October 2014

ARE you the leader type? A brass band in Crewkerne is looking to recruit a new musical director and you may fit the bill.

Dowlish Wake playing fields spruce up thanks to Branston donation

Chard & Ilminster News:

7:00am Sunday 12th October 2014

PLAYING fields in Dowlish Wake have been given a spruce up ahead of winter thanks to a local firm.

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