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.

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.






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