Cat at Ferne Animal Sanctuary has special swimming talent

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

STAFF at Ferne Animal Sanctuary near Chard marked taking in their 100th cat for 2014 . . . but she’s not just any cat.

Avon and Somerset Police apologise for slow 101 response

Chard & Ilminster News: Telephone  (6860549)

10:00am Friday 19th September 2014

A TOP officer with Avon and Somerset Police has apologised and admitted staff have not been picking up non-emergency phone calls from the public fast enough.

Contents of containers destroyed in Chard fire

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:57pm Thursday 18th September 2014

FIRE crews were called out to reports of smoke issuing from a large container this evening (Thursday, September 18).

Garages in Chard go up in flames

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:49pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A NUMBER of garages in Chard caught fire this evening (Thursday, September 18).

Chard School unveil new headmaster Paul Cawley-Wakefield

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A NEW man is at the helm of Chard School.

Chardstock School and St Andrew's Church celebrate milestones this weekend

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

TWO iconic buildings in Chardstock are celebrating major milestones this week.

Look out for giant spiders coming to homes in Chard and Ilminster

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:08pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

ARACHNOPHOBES look away now because animal experts are warning householders to expact an invasion of giant spiders this winter.

WEATHER: Driest first half of September for more than 50 years

Chard & Ilminster News:

11:33am Wednesday 17th September 2014

IT has been the driest first half of September for more than 50 years.

Ferne Animal Sanctuary setback for £1million Digs for Dogs centre opening

Chard & Ilminster News:

11:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A £1MILLION project to build more kennels, a reception area, and improved grooming and veterinary care, at a much loved animal sanctuary has suffered a setback.

School teacher climbs Mount Kilimanjaro for dementia research

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

AN intrepid school teacher overcame blistering daytime heat, freezing nights and severe altitude sickness to conquer Mount Kilimanjaro for dementia research.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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).

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.

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.

Chard vacuum cleaner firm Numatic International redesign Henry's for EU laws

Chard & Ilminster News:

11:17am Tuesday 9th September 2014

MAJOR vacuum cleaner manufacturer Numatic International says a redesign of its products has been ‘a challenge’ after new laws banning more powerful cleaners were introduced.

PICTURES: Families enjoy Chard's Urban Slide

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:29am Monday 8th September 2014

FAMILIES had a splash at Chard's Urban Slide on Sunday.

Chard cancer survivor hails mobile chemotherapy unit

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:00am Monday 8th September 2014

A CANCER survivor from Chard said a weekly mobile chemotherapy unit introduced in the town will make a “huge difference” to other people needing treatment in the area.

Driver eye tests should be compulsory, say road safety charity

Chard & Ilminster News: Glaucoma warning to Devon residents

12:00pm Sunday 7th September 2014

A ROAD safety charity is urging the Government to make driver sight tests compulsory after a survey revealed some eye-watering statistics.

Chard's Sunday Bingo Club raise £1,000

Chard & Ilminster News:

6:00am Sunday 7th September 2014

THE Sunday Bingo Club in Chard has presented £1,000 to Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance.

Garden tools collection by garden centre

Chard & Ilminster News: Monkton Elm plant manager Andrew Pitman, community centre manager Gareth Hughes and Tools Shed's South-West co-ordinator Richard Leatherby.

6:00am Saturday 6th September 2014

CHARITIES will benefit when people from the Chard and Ilminster area give their old and unwanted garden tools to a garden centre as part of the Tools Shed programme.

Police appeal: Theft at the Co-op store in Chard

Chard & Ilminster News:

2:52pm Friday 5th September 2014

POLICE are on the lookout for three people in connection with a theft at the Co-operative store in Chard.

Train travel passengers look set for fare increase, TUC say

Chard & Ilminster News: A First Great Western train leaving Paddington Station heading towards Swindon

12:00pm Friday 5th September 2014

PASSENGERS across the South- West look set to pay more for train travel next year.

Dedicate a tree to create a lasting tribute to those who lived and served during the First World War

Chard & Ilminster News:

11:20am Friday 5th September 2014

Over the next four years, the Woodland Trust will be commemorating the centenary of the First World War by planting millions of trees across the country – and you have the chance to create a lasting tribute to those who lived and served during the war.

Avishayes Combe Youth Football Club looking for players

Chard & Ilminster News: Football: Chipping Sodbury return to form with win over Ellwood

10:00am Friday 5th September 2014

AVISHAYES Combe Youth Football Club is recruiting the next generation players to join them.

New guidelines issued on hospital parking

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

6:00pm Thursday 4th September 2014

PEOPLE in Chard and Ilminster have been telling of their hospital parking experiences in the wake of new Government guidelines issued last week.

Chard man takes on cycle challenge to Sussex

Chard & Ilminster News:

2:00pm Thursday 4th September 2014

PAUL Marks is doing the Five Counties Challenge and is hoping to cycle 135 miles from Chard back to his home in Horsham.

Action on Hearing Loss charity ask Chard and Ilminster people for research help

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:00pm Thursday 4th September 2014

CHARITY Action on Hearing Loss is inviting people in Chard who are deaf or have hearing loss or tinnitus to join its research panel and help influence its work.

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