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.

Oil tanker and car crash in Winsham

Chard & Ilminster News: Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service seeks on-call firefighters

11:43am Wednesday 9th April 2014

AN oil tanker and a car collided in Winsham this morning (April 9).

Mum of crash victim Liam Taylor backs police driving training

Chard & Ilminster News: Liam Taylor, who was killed in the collision.

6:00am Wednesday 9th April 2014

THE mother of a Chard teenager who died following a car crash in Ilminster has said her son could still be here today if he had attended a course which has just been launched by police.

Bright sparks at Holyrood Academy third in Maths competition

Chard & Ilminster News: The Maths team with Principal Martin Brook.

6:00pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

BRIGHT sparks at Holyrood Academy in Chard came third in a county-wide maths competition.

Catherine Wells-Burr family meet Justice Minister Peter Wright to stop killers' transfer

Chard & Ilminster News: Catherine Wells-Burr.

3:00pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

THE family of murder victim Catherine Wells-Burr have met Justice Minister Jeremy Wright to put across their arguments to keep two of her killers in the UK.

Ferne Animal Sanctuary New Digs for Dogs boost

Chard & Ilminster News: Give the dog a home says Ferne Animal Sanctuary

9:55am Tuesday 8th April 2014

FERNE Animal Sanctuary’s £1million New Digs for Dogs appeal has been given a boost.

Jemima Layzell Latin dance evening raises £1,200

Chard & Ilminster News: Jemima Layzell Latin dance evening raises £1,200

9:48am Tuesday 8th April 2014

MORE than 70 people enjoyed a night of Latin dancing at The Perry Street Club, in support of The Jemima Layzell Trust.

Chiropractors in South Somerset give pain advice to youngsters

Chard & Ilminster News: Chiropractor Richard Mathers with one of his clients

5:28pm Monday 7th April 2014

CHIROPRACTORS across South Somerset are warning parents that their teenagers could be at risk from suffering from back or neck pain due using technology too much.

St Mary's Church appeal for unwanted bookcases

Chard & Ilminster News: Book and Bookcase sale

9:00am Monday 7th April 2014

HAS anyone any unwanted bookcases they would be willing to donate for the book and reading area at St Mary’s Church in Donyatt?

Quiz night at Broadway Village Hall

Chard & Ilminster News: Enjoy a quiz night at Richard de Clare School on Friday

7:00am Monday 7th April 2014

A QUIZ night organised by The Friends of Broadway Church will run on Thursday, April 24.

Winsham Primary School youngsters hold baby chicks

Chard & Ilminster News: Winsham Primary School youngsters hold baby chicks

5:00pm Sunday 6th April 2014

YOUNGSTERS at Winsham Primary School have been looking after baby chicks in the run-up to Easter.

Old postcard shows Chard School

Chard & Ilminster News: Old postcard shows Chard School

2:00pm Sunday 6th April 2014

READER Nick Daniels answered the News’ call for old pictures of Chard when he dusted off this postcard of the town.

Horton Film Club present Philomena

Chard & Ilminster News: Budding film maker at Greendown

6:00pm Saturday 5th April 2014

HORTON Film Club presents Philomena on Thursday, April 17, in the village hall.

Chard needs a facelift, says Town Team chairman

Chard & Ilminster News: Chard needs a facelift, says Town Team chairman

1:00pm Saturday 5th April 2014

CHARD could do with a facelift, but everyone needs to help . . . that was the general consensus at Chard Town Team’s meeting.

South Somerset cider farm owner not worried over drought talks

Chard & Ilminster News: Apple day is pip

10:30am Saturday 5th April 2014

THE owner of a South Somerset cider farm says drinkers won’t be left dry this summer despite reports that devastating floods have left the country on the brink of a cider drought.

Chard and District swimmers pick up trophies

Chard & Ilminster News: Chard and District swimmers pick up trophies

7:00am Saturday 5th April 2014

LEWIS Pearson, 14, and Abi Greenslade, nine, picked up trophies for achieving most points in galas last month.

Chard Cricket Club's Natwest CricketForce weekend

Chard & Ilminster News: CRICKET: Paceman Jamie Overton is back on track

5:00pm Friday 4th April 2014

CHARD Cricket Club’s annual CricketForce weekend, when members do odd jobs around the club ready for the new season, is tomorrow (April 5).

Drivers call for pothole repair cash in Chard and Ilminster

Chard & Ilminster News: Drivers call for pothole repair cash in Chard and Ilminster

6:00am Friday 4th April 2014

ROADS in Chard and Ilminster should receive some of Somerset County Council’s £12.3million pothole cash fund, according to drivers in the area.

Cancer support event in Chard

Chard & Ilminster News: Successful Marlow coffee shop spreads its wings

6:00pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

A CANCER information and support club will be held on Friday mornings from 9.30am at the Crowshute Centre in Chard.

RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch in Somerset

Chard & Ilminster News: Logo for RSPB Blacktoft Sands Reserve

12:00pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

MORE than 10,000 people took part in this year’s RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch in Somerset counting the different species in their gardens in an hour any time over the last weekend of January.

Catherine Wells-Burr family take campaign to keep killers in UK to Downing Street in London

Chard & Ilminster News: Catherine Wells-Burr family take campaign to keep killers in UK to Downing Street in London

10:00am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

THE family of murder victim Catherine Wells-Burr have been to 10 Downing Street to present their campaign to stop two of her Polish killers returning home.

Police appeal: Motorbike thefts in Chard

Chard & Ilminster News: Police are hunting for a man after a robbery and assault in Morden this morning.

6:00am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

POLICE are asking motorbike enthusiasts to keep on the lookout for two motocross motorbikes and clothing which have been stolen in Chard.

Chard and Ilminster runners take on Yeovil Half Marathon

Chard & Ilminster News: Paul Fraser, wearing the vest of Chard Road Runners, centre. Photo: Christine Jones.

12:00pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

RUNNERS from Chard, Ilminster and Crewkerne tackled Yeovil Half Marathon on Sunday.

Celebrity Kate O'Mara, who lived near Chard, dies aged 74

Chard & Ilminster News: ACTRESS: Kate O’Mara, whose son was found hanged in a garage

10:52am Tuesday 1st April 2014

ACTRESS Kate O’Mara, who lived near Chard for a number of years, has died aged 74.

Social afternoon held for two retiring bell ringers

Chard & Ilminster News: Social afternoon held for two retiring bell ringers

9:28am Tuesday 1st April 2014

CHARDSTOCK St Andrew’s Church Bell ringers held a cream rea and social afternoon in the church to honour two of the longest serving members Michael Hunt and Stan Griffin.

Somerset County Council chief executive Sheila Wheeler departure legal costs total £55,000

Chard & Ilminster News: Sheila Wheeler.

8:09am Tuesday 1st April 2014

LEGAL costs incurred from the departure of Somerset County Council’s former chief executive Sheila Wheeler totalled £55,000.

Chard Museum set to re-open

Chard & Ilminster News: Chard Museum set to re-open

7:00am Tuesday 1st April 2014

CHARD Museum and Heritage Centre volunteers are looking forward to this year's opening day on Monday, April 7, from 10.30am to 4.30pm.

Person stuck in hospital lift

Chard & Ilminster News: Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service seeks on-call firefighters

8:34pm Monday 31st March 2014

Firefighters were called to Chard Hospital after a person became stuck in a lift. 

PICTURES: Cotley Point-to-Point hailed a success

Chard & Ilminster News: PICTURES: Cotley Point-to-Point hailed a success

1:57pm Monday 31st March 2014

CAMEL racing at the traditional Cotley Point to Point steeplechase on Sunday (March 30) has been declared an outstanding success by the organisers.






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