Ministers at Horton Cross during superfast broadband visit

Chard & Ilminster News: Ministers atHorton Cross during superfast broadband visit

7:00am Friday 25th April 2014

SUPERFAST broadband which is being rolled out across the county will give rural businesses a vital boost and help economies grow.

Age UK scheme to support older men

Chard & Ilminster News: Pharmacies join drive on age benefits

6:00am Friday 25th April 2014

OLDER men are being encouraged to support each other to live more active and fulfilling lives as part of Age UK Somerset’s Building Better Buddies.

Chard runners tackle Yeovilton Easter 10k

Chard & Ilminster News: Chard runners tackle Yeovilton Easter 10k

7:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

RUNNERS from Chard took advantage of the glorious weather on Monday when they tackled the Easter Bunny 10k at Yeovilton.

Step closer for £20million regeneration plan for Chard

Chard & Ilminster News: Step closer for £20million regeneration plan for Chard

1:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

A £20MILLION project to rejuvenate Chard town centre is “well underway” after taking another step forward this week.

Holding a St George's Day event? Let us know

Chard & Ilminster News: Waving the flag for England

11:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

ARE you holding an event to mark St George’s Day? Let us know on 01823- 365104 or email newsdesk@chardand ilminsternews.co.uk with any pictures from your event.

Winsham baby survives meningitis scare from pet cat

Chard & Ilminster News: Winsham baby survives meningitis scare from pet cat

8:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A MUM from Winsham has spoken of the moment when her baby daughter nearly died after contracting a rare strain of meningitis from the family’s pet cat.

Ashill Primary School auction of promises raises £7,000

Chard & Ilminster News: Ashill Primary School auction of promises raises £7,000

6:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

AN auction of promises at Ashill Primary School raised an incredible £7,000.

PICTURES: Abseil at St Mary's Church in Chard

Chard & Ilminster News: PICTURES: Abseil at St Mary's Church in Chard

3:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

MORE than 100 people abseiled down St Mary’s Church in Chard at the weekend to help raise funds to repair its roof.

Chard Royal Navy Association skittles night

Chard & Ilminster News: Josh Bonner, ten, and his sister, Sophie, eight, play skittles at DIG

3:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

MEMBERS of Chard Royal Navy Association enjoyed a night of skittles at The Happy Return during their social meeting this month.

Hundreds miss out on first choice primary schools

Chard & Ilminster News: Cutteslowe Primary School pupil James Deeke, four, reads with teaching assistant Sarmita Matilal

2:27pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

HUNDREDS of children starting their education in September have missed out on their first choice primary school – although 97% of parents got one of their top three choices.

Easter fun at Little Boots Day nursery in Horton

Chard & Ilminster News: Easter fun at Little Boots Day nursery in Horton

2:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

CHILDREN enjoyed an Easter fun day at Little Boots Day nursery.

FEATURE: Michael Eavis talks Glastonbury Festival

Chard & Ilminster News: Michael Eavis at Glastonbury Festival. Photo by Ann Cook

12:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

ELBOW – songful sonnet kings – Kasabian – the ‘Madchester’ men – Jack White (Stripe), Kelis, Blondie, Paolo Nutini, The 1975, Wilko Johnson, Bryan Ferry, Arcade Fire, Jake Bugg, Massive Attack… They have all been confirmed as key music-making ingredients in Glastonbury Festival’s 2014 line-up.

TV licence reduction reminder for visually impaired

Chard & Ilminster News: TV licence reduction reminder for visually impaired

6:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

VISUALLY impaired people, or those living with people with eyesight problems, are being urged to make sure they are claiming their 50% reduction on the cost of their TV licence.

St George's Day parade planned in Chard

Chard & Ilminster News: Wirral celebrates St George's Day

12:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

CHARD Mayor Jenny Kenton has arranged a parade from the Guildhall to St Mary’s Church on Sunday (April 27) to commemorate St George’s Day.

Police target rogue traders across Chard and Ilminster

Chard & Ilminster News: Sue Mountstevens.

6:00am Monday 21st April 2014

POLICE are targeting rogue traders who con vulnerable victims into paying extortionate amounts of money for substandard home improvements or work that has not been done.

Chard and Ilminster businesses score well in food hygiene ratings

Chard & Ilminster News: In total there are 42 restaurants and cafes in Walthamstow with 'very good' hygiene standards

5:10pm Sunday 20th April 2014

DINERS need not worry about food hygiene standards at most of the food outlets recently inspected in the Chard and Ilminster area.

Easter with rabbits at Ferne Animal Sanctuary

Chard & Ilminster News: Staff at Ferne Animal Sanctuary.

12:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

FERNE Animal Sanctuary staff at Wambrook near Chard are celebrating Easter with fluffy ears, Rosie Rabbit – and some real, life bunnies.

Carers urged to have their say on Somerset services

Chard & Ilminster News: Lifeline for overworked carers

7:30am Sunday 20th April 2014

UNPAID carers across Somerset can influence the way services designed to help them are run at a conference on May 1.

Tag rugby joy for Redstart youngsters

Chard & Ilminster News: Tag rugby joy for Redstart youngsters

6:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

A TAG rugby team from Redstart Primary School in Chard has won a county-wide competition.

Adoption plea from Dorset & Somerset Retired Greyhound Trust

Chard & Ilminster News: Adoption plea from Dorset & Somerset Retired Greyhound Trust

12:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

A GREYHOUND rehoming centre is looking for pet lovers to adopt a dog.

Youngsters have a ball this Easter

Chard & Ilminster News: Harvey Evans and Oliver Turnbull at Cresta.

10:30am Saturday 19th April 2014

PLENTY of Easter fun was on offer for all the family this week.

Students use art to brighten up empty Chard shops

Chard & Ilminster News: Students from Holyrood Academy with their boards outside the shop.

7:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

CREATIVE youngsters are helping turn around the fortunes of Chard’s town centre by brightening up the windows of empty shops.

£400,000 boost for Musgrove emergency department

Chard & Ilminster News: Grants available for Taunton town centre businesses

5:30pm Friday 18th April 2014

THE League of Friends has donated £400,000 to equip eight bays at the expanded emergency department at Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton.

Minister Robert Goodwill to take A303 trip

Chard & Ilminster News: Robert Goodwill

10:00am Friday 18th April 2014

TRANSPORT Minister Robert Goodwill will be travelling along the A303 to see at firsthand the problems experienced by residents, visitors and businesses.

Mayor and vicar to abseil down St Mary's in Chard

Chard & Ilminster News: The vicar of St Mary’s Church, Sue Tucker, and Chard Mayor Jenny Kenton.

3:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

FINAL preparations are being made for an abseil in aid of a Chard church this weekend.

Easter recycling and rubbish collection in Chard and Ilminster

Chard & Ilminster News: REPRIEVE: The Llangadog waste and recycling centre will now remain open for the next 12 months.

12:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

EASTER means changes to all kerbside recycling and rubbish collections.

War memorabilia takes centre stage at Chard Museum open day

Chard & Ilminster News: Margaret Ridley with Royal Marines memorabilia.

10:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

VISITORS to Chard Museum took a trip down memory lane at its latest open day.

Hospital racks up £1,000-a-week interpreter bill

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

7:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

ALMOST £1,000 a week is spent on interpreters and translation services at Musgrove Park Hospital.

Four in court accused of sex trafficking

Chard & Ilminster News: Rawdon murder probe - police have started an investigation

11:40am Wednesday 16th April 2014

FOUR people have appeared in court in connection with a sexual exploitation inquiry in which a home in Chard was raided.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.






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