Chard and Ilminster firms success at Somerset Business Awards 2014

Chard & Ilminster News:

5:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

OUTSTANDING businesses in the Chard and Ilminster area were among those honoured at the News-backed 2014 Somerset Business Awards.

Roads closed in Chard town centre for children's Trick or Treat event

Chard & Ilminster News: Hope Support Services aim to make it a spooky Halloween for Herefordshire motorists.

12:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

A CHILDREN’S Trick or Treat night will be held in Chard next week.

Chard Specsavers bake for Macmillan Cancer Support

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:00am Friday 24th October 2014

STAFF at an opticians in Chard baked up a feast for their customers to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Car badly damaged after fire in Chard

Chard & Ilminster News:

9:20am Friday 24th October 2014

A CAR was badly damaged following a fire in Chard in the early hours of this morning (October 24).

FEATURE: Perrys Cider give The Chard & Ilminster News a look around their orchards

Chard & Ilminster News:

3:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

CIDER lovers have been quenching their thirst in beer gardens and barbecues all summer but the next few months are crucial for the industry – because without any apples it cannot make the golden nectar.

Manager "left shaken" after attempted robbery at One Stop shop in Chard

Chard & Ilminster News:

11:14am Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE manager of a shop in Chard has been left shaken up after a man held a knife to him during an attempted robbery.

Homes development in Chard backed and more plans lodged

Chard & Ilminster News:

6:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

UP TO 150 homes could be built in Chard after councillors backed plans for 78 homes – with another application for 72 more being submitted.

Autumn colours week at Forde Abbey gardens

Chard & Ilminster News:

5:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

FORDE Abbey’s gardens will be welcoming visitors to its autumn colours week, which runs from October 25 to November 2.

Hallowe'en warning from Dorset Police

Chard & Ilminster News: Dorset Police logo

1:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

DORSET Police is calling on residents to enjoy the Hallowe’en festivities but to ensure they respect others.

Crewkerne wheelchair user wins fight to drop the kerb outside her house

Chard & Ilminster News: Can the council do more for the disabled? Let them know

1:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A KERB will be dropped outside the home of a Crewkerne wheelchair user who has been campaigning for help for months.

Yellow theme at Manor Court Primary School for St Margaret's Hospice

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

MANOR Court celebrated National Hospice week with a splash of yellow.

Two South Somerset people released without charge after hit-and-run which killed 84-year-old man

Chard & Ilminster News:

9:01am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

TWO people from South Somerset who were initially arrested in connection with the death of a man in his 80s following a fail to stop incident in Bruton, have been released without charge.

Crackdown on drivers using mobile phones today

Chard & Ilminster News:

7:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

DRIVERS who continue to break the law by using handheld mobile phones at the wheel will be targeted in a special operation this week.

Thorncombe Village Shop celebrates fifth anniversary

Chard & Ilminster News: West Dorset MP Oliver Letwin at the Thorncombe village stores

6:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

THORNCOMBE Village Shop celebrated its fifth anniversary this week, treating customers and volunteers to a spread featuring some of its finest fare.

Chard and Ilminster entries excel at Taunton Carnival

Chard & Ilminster News:

1:14pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

CLUBS from Chard and Ilminster had a ball at the 49th Taunton Carnival on Saturday.

Barclays in Chard and Ilminster support Make a Difference campaign

Chard & Ilminster News:

1:09pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

STAFF from Barclays in Chard and Ilminster have had a busy October supporting local charities and organisations as part of the global Make a Difference campaign.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Chard carer scoops top award

Chard & Ilminster News:

2:00pm Saturday 11th October 2014

A CARER from Chard has been honoured at Somerset Care’s annual awards ceremony.

REVIEW: Gone Girl (18)

Chard & Ilminster News:

11:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

IGNORANCE is bliss when it comes to Gone Girl.

Holyrood Academy rugby players in good hands

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

RUGBY players at Holyrood Academy are in good hands with Simon Jenkins at the helm.

Roger Evans publishes his new book, Backalong in Somerset

Chard & Ilminster News:

9:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

A SOMERSET author is releasing his latest book this week highlighting interesting events during his many years spent in the area.

Town Hall Talk: Mayor of Chard Jenny Kenton

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

7:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

ON Thursday, September 25, we hosted a tea with the Mayor for some of the sponsors of Chard’s Urban Slide – we were able to show them a video made free of charge by Chard’s very own film-maker Jonathon Warner – this is available to view on

Four 13-year-olds caught drink driving in Avon and Somerset

Chard & Ilminster News: Crackdown on motorists driving while under influence of drink and drugs

5:00pm Friday 10th October 2014

FOUR 13-year-olds have been caught drink-driving in Avon and Somerset.

Chris Wile and Julie Matthews will be performing in South Petherton

Chard & Ilminster News:

2:00pm Friday 10th October 2014

Chris While and Julie Matthews will be performing at The David Hall, South Petherton, on October 12.

Sunflower competition at Tatworth Primary School

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:00am Friday 10th October 2014

YOUNGSTERS at Tatworth Primary School have been chosen as winners in a sunflower competition.

REVIEW: 'Wrong Un', 'The Road to War' and 'Poppies and Proms'

Chard & Ilminster News:

9:11am Friday 10th October 2014

FIERCELY patriotic, but not xenophobic, I hope, I’ve always been game for a bit of flag waving and a good old sing song.

Concerns over overgrown Minnow's Pond in Chard

Chard & Ilminster News:

7:00am Friday 10th October 2014

OVERGROWN reeds and shrubbery at a popular recreation space in Chard could be putting lives at risk, it has been claimed.

Children enjoy learning centre at Holyrood Academy

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:00am Thursday 9th October 2014

STUDENTS at Holyrood Academy are benefitting from a newly revamped learning facility.

Former Chard student honoured as M5 crash disaster hero

Chard & Ilminster News:

7:00am Thursday 9th October 2014

A FORMER Holyrood School student who helped to save a mum carrying her baby and young child from the wreckage of the M5 crash in November 2011 in which seven people were killed has been honoured for his bravery.

Donyatt trainee land agent nets top university prize

Chard & Ilminster News:

5:00pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

A TRAINEE land agent from Donyatt has been awarded a prize for being the best construction and surveying student at Harper Adams University.

PICTURES: Chard Children's Carnival

Chard & Ilminster News:

11:12am Wednesday 8th October 2014

SUNSHINE blessed the procession at Chard’s Children’s Carnival on Saturday.

Police appeal: Stolen bike in Chard

Chard & Ilminster News:

11:00am Wednesday 8th October 2014

POLICE are on the lookout for a stolen motorbike (pictured) which could still be in the South Somerset area.

Chard skittler thanks Musgrove Park Hospital's Beacon Centre for cancer treatment

Chard & Ilminster News:

9:00am Wednesday 8th October 2014

A MEMBER of a Chard skittles league who has cancer has thanked the Beacon Centre in Taunton by presenting it with a cheque for all its hard work.

Four teenage girls from Chard become police cadets

Chard & Ilminster News:

6:00pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

FOUR Chard teenage girls have become police cadets as part of a countywide scheme.

Chard Road Runners excel at Taunton 10k

Chard & Ilminster News:

3:42pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

CLAIRE Gibbs, Helen Baxter and Gary Wheaton of Chard Road Runners completed the Taunton 10K last week.

Father punches landlady at Tatworth pub before 23-mile drunken drive spared jail

Chard & Ilminster News:

3:20pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

A FATHER-OF-TWO who punched a landlady at a pub near Chard before embarking on a 23-mile reckless drunken drive across South Somerset has been spared jail.

Bollywood comes to Combe St Nicholas

Chard & Ilminster News: Have you got the bollywood factor? Madhuri and Aishwarya Rai from the film Devdas

4:00pm Sunday 5th October 2014

BOLLYWOOD is coming to the village hall on Saturday.

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