Chard teenager cautioned after air pistol incident in Jocelyn Park

Chard & Ilminster News: police officer rear

11:49am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A CHARD teenager has been handed a caution by police after shooting an air pistol at another person in Jocelyn Park.

PICTURES: Skate Park Jam event in Chard

Chard & Ilminster News:

11:23am Tuesday 16th September 2014

ADRENALINE-FUELLED action was the order of the day at Lower Henson Park in Chard on Saturday.

Firearms warning at Chard Reservoir

Chard & Ilminster News: CANADA Flight - taken at Chard Reservoir by chairman James Brown.

11:10am Tuesday 16th September 2014

PEOPLE are being warned to watch out for firearms at Chard Reservoir after a spate of incidents.

Hand over your handbag at Clarks Village to raise money for charity

Chard & Ilminster News:

11:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

SHOPPERS are being asked to hand over handbags for a charity initiative at Clarks Village this month.

Man and woman wanted after theft of alcohol from Tesco in Chard

Chard & Ilminster News:

9:59am Tuesday 16th September 2014

CRIMESTOPPERS are looking to track down two people in connection with a theft from Tesco in Chard.

Learn something new at Somerset College

Chard & Ilminster News:

9:11am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Find out about a new programme of short courses for adults that has been launched at Somerset College in Taunton.

PICTURES: Carnival atmosphere at Greenfylde School in Ilminster

Chard & Ilminster News:

11:00am Monday 15th September 2014

CARNIVAL spirit was springing into action as youngsters at Greenfylde School in Ilminster got involved in a range of activities.

Chard's "onion man" grows giant vegetables in his back garden

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:00am Monday 15th September 2014

LEEKS the size of cricket bats and onions as big as bowling balls is just another day at the office for John Davies.

Chard woman passes driving the age of 65

Chard & Ilminster News:

9:30am Monday 15th September 2014

A MOTORIST from Chard is “chuffed to bits” after passing her driving test at the age of 65.

Chimney fire near Ilminster

Chard & Ilminster News:

9:12am Monday 15th September 2014

A FIRE started in the chimney of a property near Ilminster last night (September 14).

Chard needs on-call firefighters, service say

Chard & Ilminster News:

7:00am Monday 15th September 2014

CHARD needs more on-call firefighters to help out in case of an emergency in the town.

Cancer survivors charity calendar launch in Chard

Chard & Ilminster News: Sale street collection raises £350 for Cancer Research UK

6:00pm Sunday 14th September 2014

A TEAM of brave people who have either survived cancer, are undergoing treatment or have family members affected by cancer are meeting up for a charity calendar.

Floral designer all set to impress at the RHS Malvern Show

Chard & Ilminster News:

2:00pm Sunday 14th September 2014

A FLORAL designer from Cottage Flowers, in Ilminster, is keen to prove why she is a cut above the rest at the RHS Malvern Show.

St Margarets charity furniture shop opens in Chard

Chard & Ilminster News:

11:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

A CHARITY shop selling second hand furniture along with new products has opened in Chard.

Community fete raises £881 for St Gildas in Chard

Chard & Ilminster News:

6:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

A COMMUNITY fete in Chard has raised an impressive £881 for the residents of St Gildas Extra Care Retirement Living Scheme.

Flu jabs at Church View Medical Centre in Broadway

Chard & Ilminster News: JABS: All Year 7 children in Gwent will be offered a free flu vaccine as well as those aged over 64 Generic MMR vaccine at the drop in clinic at Belle Vue surgery Newport

6:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

PATIENTS at Church View Medical Centre in Broadway can get their flu jabs for winter.

Marie Curie volunteers needed in Chard and Ilminster

Chard & Ilminster News: Marie Curie Cancer Care Information Evening

3:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

MARIE Curie Cancer Care is seeking someone in Chard and Ilminster to host its charity collections, particularly during the Great Daffodil Appeal in March.

Ilminster Youth Club gets £4,390 funding boost

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

10:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

A YOUTH club in Ilminster is jumping for joy this week after receiving thousands of pounds of funding.

Vehicle fire in South Petherton

Chard & Ilminster News:

9:57am Saturday 13th September 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were sent to deal with a vehicle fire in a field off Bridge Road, South Petherton, last night.

Town Hall Talk: Mayor of Chard Jenny Kenton

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

7:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

ON Tuesday, August 26, Andy and I had the great pleasure of opening the new mobile chemotherapy unit funded by the charity Hope for Tomorrow.

Chard Police Station opening hours change

Chard & Ilminster News: The police station in Chard.

5:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

OPENING hours at Chard Police Station’s enquiry office have changed.

Horton woman holds family fun day for Musgrove Hospital Beacon Centre

Chard & Ilminster News: Cream teas will be on offer at a summer fete at Dulas Court.

5:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

AN inspirational woman from Horton is running a family fun day to raise money for the centre which cared for her during breast cancer treatment.

Homes in South Somerset SEVEN times the average salary, study shows

Chard & Ilminster News: VALUE INCREASE: House prices have increased eight per cent, according to a report

2:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

THE average house price in South Somerset is now seven times the average annual salary of people living in the region, figures show.

Combe St Nicholas cyclist wins gold at national time time championships

Chard & Ilminster News:

11:00am Friday 12th September 2014

A PROMISING cyclist from Combe St Nicholas is celebrating after adding a national time trial championship to his bronze medal at the Junior National Road Race Championships last month.

Road closures as flood work starts

Chard & Ilminster News: CHEERS: James Winslade has lost thousands of bales of hay and straw to the floods in Somerset

9:00am Friday 12th September 2014

WORK on the raising the road at Muchelney and four new culverts on the A372 at Beer Wall to protect Levels and Moors communities from flooding is due to start on September 29.

Ilminster knitter uses hobby to raise £1,000 for Vaughan Lee House

Chard & Ilminster News:

6:00am Friday 12th September 2014

KNITTER Jennifer Bailey is aiming to use her craft skills to raise £1,000 for a cause close to her heart.

Lamp post bump in Lisieux Way

Chard & Ilminster News: The crew at Fishguard fire station were praised for their commitment to the community.

8:00pm Thursday 11th September 2014

A CREW from Taunton Fire Station turned out just round the corner after a car hit a lamp post in Lisieux Way shortly after midnight last Thursday.

Man to appear in court charged with theft from Chard allotments

Chard & Ilminster News: Merseyside men on firearms charges

6:00pm Thursday 11th September 2014

A MAN will appear in court charged with theft of property from the allotments in Chard.

NATIONAL NEWS: Oscar Pistorius found guilty of manslaughter of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

Chard & Ilminster News: Oscar Pistorius

9:43am Friday 12th September 2014

PARALYMPIC athlete Oscar Pistorius is facing jail after being found guilty of the manslaughter of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Chard man jailed for sex offences

Chard & Ilminster News:

2:37pm Thursday 11th September 2014

A 54-year-old man from Chard has been jailed for six-and-a-half years for carrying out a series of sexual offences against two girls and possessing more than 2,500 indecent images of children.

Badger Trust appeal granted

Chard & Ilminster News:

1:37pm Thursday 11th September 2014

ANTI-BADGER cull campaigners have won the right to appeal a ruling regarding a government decision over this year’s culls.

Cheese making workshop in Winsham

Chard & Ilminster News: Wins for The Wensleydale Creamery at the International Cheese Awards

1:00pm Thursday 11th September 2014

LEARN how to make cheese at Magdalen Farm next month.

MP David Laws in A303/A358 talks

Chard & Ilminster News: Traffic queues on the A303

10:30am Thursday 11th September 2014

YEOVIL constituency MP David Laws has held talks with Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin about improving the A303 and the A358.

Dog fouling problems in Lopen

Chard & Ilminster News: Dog waste bins are to be provided in Bold Venture and Olive Lane parks, following a request by Coun Simon Hugill

6:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

THE chairman of Lopen Parish Council is seeking views on how to tackle dog fouling.

Thanksgiving service for former Puckington man killed in plane crash in California

Chard & Ilminster News:

6:00pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A THANKSGIVING service will be held to remember a former Puckington man who died when the plane he was piloting crashed in the United States.

County Councillors’ cash for health and wellbeing projects

Chard & Ilminster News:

4:00pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

COUNTY councillors have been handed £5,000 each to share out on health and wellbeing projects in their patch.

Family of Chard teenager Jake Gilmore, who died after hit-and-run, react to killer's three-year jail term

Chard & Ilminster News:

11:55am Wednesday 10th September 2014

THE man responsible for killing Chard youngster Jake Gilmore in a hit-and-run incident was jailed for three years this morning (September 9).

Ilminster road closure sparks Barrington Pre-School concerns

Chard & Ilminster News:

11:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

BOSSES at a pre-school near Ilminster are concerned a lengthy road closure could hit its numbers.

Somerset County Council business breakfast success

Chard & Ilminster News:

11:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

SOMERSET County Council hosted a free breakfast meeting at the Canalside in Bridgwater on Friday to help manufacturing businesses work closer together.

Free school meals across Chard and Ilminster

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

THE youngest pupils at primary schools across the Chard and Ilminster area have been tucking into free meals at lunch.

Chard cyclist hit-and-run killer to be sentenced

Chard & Ilminster News: JAILED: David Young, 23, used his ex-girlfriend's accounts to buy himself takeaway food, mobile phone top-ups and accessories, and shoes and clothing.

7:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

THE man responsible for killing Chard youngster Jake Gilmore in a hit-and-run incident is set to be sentenced today (September 10).

Rascals Carnival Club issue "desperate" driver plea

Chard & Ilminster News: RASCALS CC's entry in this year's carnival circuit.

6:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

MEMBERS of a juvenile carnival club in Ilminster say they need a driver to take part in this year’s carnival.

Windwhistle Inn owners hope to "breathe new life" into historic pub

Chard & Ilminster News:

6:00pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

THE historic Windwhistle Inn at Cricket St Thomas has new owners.

Ferne Animal Sanctuary Dog Show

Chard & Ilminster News:

5:46pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

FAMILIES and canines made Ferne Animal Sanctuary’s fun dog show a huge hit over the weekend.

VIDEO: Ilminster Air Cadets win Somerset Military Tattoo tug of war competition

Chard & Ilminster News:

5:26pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

MEMBERS of 2381 Ilminster Squadron of the Air Training Corps flexed their muscles at Saturday’s Somerset Military Tattoo tug-of-war competition.

Badminton sessions at Crewkerne Sports Centre

Chard & Ilminster News: Image of racket and shuttlecock for badminton for sport

5:08pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

BADMINTON sessions are starting at Crewkerne Sports Centre.

Crewkerne street fair organisers defend "ridiculous" traffic

Chard & Ilminster News: Diversions in place while roads are resurfaced

2:00pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

ORGANISERS of a street fair in Crewkerne have defended claims the event caused ‘ridiculous’ traffic chaos in the town.

Somerset hospitals ensuring food is top notch

Chard & Ilminster News: Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt and Dianne Jeffrey, Chairman of Age UK, preparing food in the hospital kitchen during a visit to the Royal Marsden in Chelsea, London.

2:00pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

BOSSES at Somerset hospitals – including those in Chard, Crewkerne and South Petherton – have said they are working to ensure the food they serve complies with new Government recommendations.

Gamers in Somerset late-night queue to pick up Destiny

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:06pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

GAMING fans in Somerset queued through the night to be among the first to play one of the most eagerly-anticipated computer games of the decade.

Phoenix Panthers runners at Bridgwater Half Marathon

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:00pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

FIVE members of Phoenix Panthers Running Club in Chard took part in the Bridgwater Half-Marathon on Sunday.

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