Chard Post Office competition winner

Chard & Ilminster News:

2:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

NORMA Sanders was crowned the winner of a competition run at Chard Post Office.

Tea cosy event at Donyatt Village Hall

Chard & Ilminster News: We'd love to see pictures of your favourite coffee cup or tea mug

1:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A TEA Cosy will be held next Wednesday (August 27) in Donyatt village hall from 2.30-4.30pm.

Tatworth Memorial Hall defibrillator installed

Chard & Ilminster News:

11:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

A DEFIBRILLATOR for the community has been installed at Tatworth Memorial Hall.

Chard councillor in Somerset County Council FOI delay

Chard & Ilminster News: County Hall in Taunton

7:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

A CHARD councillor is at the centre of new figures showing Somerset County Council’s delay in responding to Freedom of Information Act requests.

Ilminster Cricket Club revamp plans rejected after disabled access concerns

Chard & Ilminster News:

1:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

“DISAPPOINTED” - the reaction of Ilminster Cricket Club's president after town councillors recommended refusing plans to revamp their pavilion.

Summer barbecue warning from South Somerset District Council

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

PEOPLE deciding to have a barbecue before the summer ends are being warned to stay safe.

Henry Trail in Chard for Mayor's charities

Chard & Ilminster News: RED TAG KIN/SC No clean getaway after thief breaks knee stealing Henry the hoover

12:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A HENRY trail around Chard is raising money for the Mayor’s Charity Appeal Fund.

Calls to curb seagull problem in Chard

Chard & Ilminster News: The seagull has landed

11:40am Wednesday 20th August 2014

CHARD is becoming overrun by seagulls, it was claimed this week.

Three people in hospital after fire at Axminster Carpets

Chard & Ilminster News:

1:17pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

THREE people have been taken to hospital following a fire at Axminster Carpets.

Des O'Connor songs help raise money for Chard charity The Lord's Larder

Chard & Ilminster News:

4:00pm Sunday 17th August 2014

A CHARITY in Chard has been given a much-needed cash injection from a group of residents with a less conventional means of raising money – by listening to songs by Des O’Connor.

FEATURE: The history of the Taunton-Yeovil train line

Chard & Ilminster News:

8:00am Sunday 17th August 2014

ON July 6, 1964, part of the railway history in the area came to an end when the last passenger trains ran between Taunton and Yeovil.

Holditch Flower Show winners revealed

Chard & Ilminster News:

6:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

THERE was an array of floral displays as the sun shone down on more than 500 exhibits in Holditch on Saturday.

Old/unused glasses collection at Specsavers in Chard

Chard & Ilminster News: Scrivens Opticians and Hearing Care has agreed a deal to buy Rayner Opticians

1:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

SPECSAVERS in Chard is hosting a collection drive for old and unused glasses in aid of Ilminster Lions Club.

Town Hall Talk: Mayor of Chard Jenny Kenton

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

10:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

ON Wednesday, July 30, Andy and I had the great pleasure of opening Ferne Animal Sanctuary’s fun day – we went with family, which is always a pleasure at Ferne.

Bingo night in Donyatt raises £206

Chard & Ilminster News: Big Cash Bingo

7:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

A BINGO night in Donyatt helped raise an impressive £206 thanks to more than 40 people attending the evening. Prizes included a meal voucher at The George and a hamper of goodies from Park Produce.

Drink-driving warning after 21 arrests in June during Operation Tonic

Chard & Ilminster News: Drivers urged against drink driving as summer returns

5:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

MOTORISTS in Chard and Ilminster have been warned by police of the “disastrous consequences” of drinkdriving after figures showing the number of arrests over the summer months were released.

Extra hour car parking for blue badge holders

Chard & Ilminster News: Sidcup woman fined for misusing deceased father's blue badge

2:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

BLUE Badge holders will get an extra hour’s parking when they buy a ticket in any pay-and-display car park in South Somerset.

Chip pan fire in Chard

Chard & Ilminster News:

11:26am Friday 15th August 2014

A CHIP pan fire started at a property near Chard yesterday (August 14).

A LEVEL RESULTS: South Somerset students excel at Richard Huish College

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:34am Friday 15th August 2014

THREE students from Crewkerne and one from Ilminster have excelled in their A Levels at Richard Huish College.

A LEVEL RESULTS: 21% of Holyrood Academy students given A* or A grades

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:33am Friday 15th August 2014

HOLYROOD Academy in Chard are celebrating 'a significant increase' in the number of students hitting A* or A grades in their A Levels this year.

Chard strongman Gary Clarke upbeat despite foot infection denying him world title

Chard & Ilminster News: Chard's Gary Clarke looks to defend World's Strongest Disabled Man title

6:00am Friday 15th August 2014

GARY Clarke is someone who doesn’t let his disability hold him back.

Shoplifting in major retailers on the decline in Chard and Ilminster, figures show

Chard & Ilminster News: Shoplifting hits new five year high in Blackburn

6:00pm Thursday 14th August 2014

SHOPLIFTING in some of Chard and Ilminster’s biggest retailers has halved in the last year.

South Somerset duo raise £1,000 from cycle challenge

Chard & Ilminster News:

2:00pm Thursday 14th August 2014

TWO cyclists from South Somerset have helped a South-West charity after raising £1,000.

Deadline looms for Somerset Business Awards

Chard & Ilminster News:

1:00pm Thursday 14th August 2014

IF you’re proud of your business why not enter it in the Chard and Ilminster News-backed Somerset Business Awards.

Send us your A Levels selfies

Chard & Ilminster News: Apple store set to open in Harlequin centre

5:00am Thursday 14th August 2014

CALLING all Holyrood Academy and Wadham School students - send us your A Level results selfies.

Jobs threat at Musgrove Park Hospital

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

11:30am Wednesday 13th August 2014

UP to 19 managers and office staff could lose their jobs as Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton battles with its budget.

Chard boy, 11, uses art skills to raise money for charity

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:00am Wednesday 13th August 2014

A TALENTED 11-year-old from Chard is using his art skills to raise money for a cause that could not be closer to his heart.

Cllr Marcus Fysh - Backing Business With Broadband

Chard & Ilminster News:

8:58am Wednesday 13th August 2014

BACKING business in Somerset with better infrastructure is a key part of my long-term plan for our area.

Somerset Red Cross relive South Somerset's First World War involvement

Chard & Ilminster News: Can you help at the new Falmouth Red Cross Shop?

6:00pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

DEB Glennie, education and engagement co-ordinator for Somerset Red Cross, has been digging out information about South Somerset’s involvement during the First World War.

Members of The Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton take part in First World War commemorations

Chard & Ilminster News:

5:21pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

THREE sailors based at The Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton played their part at the UK’s Commemoration Service to mark the start of the First World War.

Empty homes in Chard and Ilminster to be filled, SSDC say

Chard & Ilminster News: CLLR Ric Pallister of South Somerset District Council.

4:10pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

DERELICT homes across Chard and Ilminster could soon be renovated and brought back to life as part of a scheme being rolled out across South Somerset.

Lee Symons, 24, admits assault in Tatworth pub and dangerous driving around South Somerset

Chard & Ilminster News:

4:00pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

A MAN who drove dangerously for more than 20 miles around South Somerset while over the drink-drive limit after assaulting a woman in a pub near Chard has pleaded guilty.

Chard and Ilminster remembers actor Robin Williams after shock death

Chard & Ilminster News:

3:32pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

CELEBRITIES and people across Chard and Ilminster have been expressing their shock over the death of actor Robin Williams today (August 12).

PICTURES: Ferne Animal Sanctuary fun day

Chard & Ilminster News:

1:00pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

FUN and laughter was on the agenda at Ferne Animal Sanctuary’s family fun day.

Avon and Somerset Police praised over spending restrictions response

Chard & Ilminster News:

11:00am Tuesday 12th August 2014

AVON and Somerset Police have been praised for responding “extremely effectively” to spending restrictions imposed by the Government in an HM Inspectorate of Constabulary report.

Garden shed gutted after fire in Chard

Chard & Ilminster News:

8:16am Tuesday 12th August 2014

FOUR metres of fencing and a shed caught fire in Chard in the early hours of this morning (August 12).

Yesterday's Farming Show at Haselbury Plucknett

Chard & Ilminster News:

2:00pm Sunday 10th August 2014

A WHOLESOME family show focusing on doing things properly like they used to, takes place at Leaze Farm, Haselbury Plucknett, next weekend.

Chard RNLI raise over £1,600 during Lifeboat Week

Chard & Ilminster News:

6:00pm Saturday 9th August 2014

THE Chard branch of the RNLI raised £1,603.72 during Lifeboat Week from street collections, door-to-door collections and a marbles guessing jar in pubs and shops around Chard.

Broadband help for women in rural areas

Chard & Ilminster News: HELP: Superfast Business aims to showcase benefits of broadband

12:00pm Saturday 9th August 2014

WOMEN wanting to start up in business using superfast broadband will be given a helping hand by Connecting Devon and Somerset.

Police beat surgery in Chard

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:30am Saturday 9th August 2014

AVON and Somerset Police will be holding a beat surgery in Chard later this month.

Fire crews rescue woman after car overturns

Chard & Ilminster News: Firefighters tackle car fire in Widnes

8:41am Saturday 9th August 2014

A WOMAN had to be rescued by fire crews in the early hours of this morning (Saturday August 9) after her car overturned.

Chard van with a man in charity fundraiser

Chard & Ilminster News:

6:00pm Thursday 7th August 2014

A CHARD Morrisons driver embarked on a charity challenge with his van on Friday (August 1), to raise funds for Sue Ryder.

Spate of thefts at Chard's allotments

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:30am Thursday 7th August 2014

A VEGETABLE grower who has been using Chard’s allotments for nearly 40 years says a spate of thefts of veg this year is the worst he has ever known.

Wells-Burr killer drops his appeal

Chard & Ilminster News: APPEALING: Tadevsz Dmytryszyn.

11:30am Wednesday 6th August 2014

A POLISH national convicted of murdering a Chard woman in 2012 has dropped an appeal against his conviction and life term.

Giant water slide coming to Chard in September

Chard & Ilminster News: Chard Mayor Jenny Kenton and Deputy Mayor Garry Shortland

10:00am Wednesday 6th August 2014

A GIANT water slide WILL be making its way to Chard High Street next month following a successful appeal for straw and hay bales.

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

Chard & Ilminster News:

8:00am Wednesday 6th August 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.

Party drug Ketamine is a 'bigger problem in South Somerset than London'

Chard & Ilminster News: The use of ‘designer party drugs’ such as ketamine is increasing, but their effects can be dangerous and far-reaching

6:00am Wednesday 6th August 2014

A PARTY drug which police say is highly dangerous and can ‘wreck lives’ is becoming a bigger problem in Chard than in London, it has been claimed.

Marcus Fysh - Putting the verve back in our high streets

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:00am Wednesday 6th August 2014

SPONSORED CONTENT The main road between London and the South West used to run right through the three main towns in South Somerset.

Fire service bosses pledge to keep people safe during strikes

Chard & Ilminster News: Take care during firefighter strike action, residents told

12:00pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

FIRE service bosses have pledged to do everything possible to keep people safe during the latest round of firefighter strikes starting this weekend.

Fire damages garage contents in Chard

Chard & Ilminster News:

8:41am Tuesday 5th August 2014

THE contents of a garage in Chard were severely damaged last night (August 3), after a fire broke out.






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