Haselbury Mill fun day in memory of Crewkerne mother

Chard & Ilminster News: Ruth Osborne.

10:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

THE family of a much-loved mother is running a fun day in her memory.

Police appeal: Hit-and-run in Crewkerne

Chard & Ilminster News: A police car worth £10,000 was stolen by thieves

3:50pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

POLICE are hunting for the driver of a white van which was involved in a hit-and-run incident with a 70-year-old man in Crewkerne.

Hinton St George film night

Chard & Ilminster News: Budding film maker at Greendown

10:43am Tuesday 8th April 2014

HINTON St George Flix in the Stix presents One Chance (12A) on Saturday, April 19, in the village hall.

Easter holidays fun for children in Crewkerne

Chard & Ilminster News: Coaching course starts in February

8:00am Sunday 6th April 2014

SLAM dunks, drop shots and street dance are all free when the Happy Days project returns to Happy Valley in Crewkerne over the Easter holidays.

Police hunt for two men after Crewkerne burglary

Chard & Ilminster News: Murder probe after man is knifed in Greenford

2:30pm Monday 31st March 2014

POLICE are on the lookout for two men in connection to a burglary at a holiday home in Hinton St George near Crewkerne on Tuesday, March 25.

Chard teenager raises £700 from head shave

Chard & Ilminster News: Chard teenager raises £700 from head shave

4:28pm Monday 31st March 2014

A TEENAGER from Chard raised around £700 from a hair-raising challenge this week.

School children visit Crewkerne care home for demetia project

Chard & Ilminster News: School children visit Crewkerne care home for demetia project

5:00pm Friday 28th March 2014

CHILDREN from schools in Crewkerne kept people at Orchards Care Home entertained this week.

Crewkerne caravan fire believed to have been arson

Chard & Ilminster News: Firefighters tackled a blaze in Wormbridge this morning.

9:01am Sunday 16th March 2014

A CARAVAN fire in Crewkerne last night is believed to have been set deliberately.

Crewkerne market opening hours to be extended

6:00pm Tuesday 11th March 2014

THE market in Crewkerne has proved such a success since the town council revived it five months ago that its opening hours are to be extended.

Extra encouragement to get smokers to quit

Chard & Ilminster News: Watford mayor backs plain cigarette pack plea

5:00pm Monday 10th March 2014

SMOKERS will be given extra encouragement to quit on Wednesday (March 12).

Three-week gas works in Crewkerne start today

6:00am Monday 10th March 2014

WORK to upgrade the gas network in parts of Crewkerne will start this week.

Three-vehicle crash at A30 near Crewkerne

Chard & Ilminster News: Elderley man dies after falling ill at wheel of his car

10:02am Monday 3rd March 2014

THE A30 near Crewkerne, Mangle Cave Hill westbound, is partially blocked due to a three-vehicle crash.

Crewkerne student gets into Cambridge

Chard & Ilminster News: NICK Darby.

5:00pm Monday 17th February 2014

BRAINY student Nick Darby, from Crewkerne, is celebrating after receiving an offer to read medicine at St John’s College in Cambridge.

Volunteers needed for Chard community speed watch scheme

Chard & Ilminster News: One in ten speed cameras across Britain do not contain film.

12:00pm Tuesday 11th February 2014

VOLUNTEERS are being asked to come forward to start a community speedwatch group for the High Street and Snowdon Heights area of the town.

National Libraries Day event at Crewkerne

Chard & Ilminster News: The pile of books that we bought in order to prepare my brother for the exams.

3:00pm Friday 7th February 2014

A COFFEE morning and cake sale will be held at Crewkerne Library in Falkland Square on Saturday (February 8).

Crewkerne school makes history with humanities building

Chard & Ilminster News: David Laws with head teacher Steve Smith, head girl Molly Campbell and head boy Ed Collins.

7:00am Tuesday 4th February 2014

STUDENTS at Maiden Beech Academy in Crewkerne are looking forward to using facilities at the new humanities building, now officially open after nine months in the making.

Thieves target Crewkerne church in overnight burglary

Chard & Ilminster News: Police activity at legal high store Hush in Taunton

10:30am Monday 3rd February 2014

COMMUNITY events and activities could be in danger after a church in Crewkerne was the target of an overnight burglary.

Paddy Ashdown offers condolences to Crewkerne crash victim's wife

Chard & Ilminster News: 'Action man of British politics' at Clacton theatre

1:50pm Thursday 30th January 2014

PADDY Ashdown has offered his condolences to the wife of a Crewkerne man who died in a three-vehicle collision which the former Yeovil MP was also involved in.

Campaigners urge people to fight Chard homes appeal

Chard & Ilminster News: Above, miniature NORI bricks

12:00pm Friday 24th January 2014

CAMPAIGNERS are urging people in the Chard area to voice their opposition to a controversial 110-home development at an appeal hearing.

Wadham star students receive awards

Chard & Ilminster News: AWARD winners at Wadham School in Crewkerne with Mayor Cllr Robin Pailthorpe, head teacher David Derbyshire, chair of governors Stuart Shepherd, Ilminster Mayor Cllr Emma Jane Taylor and guest speaker Mike Ive OBE.

9:00am Friday 24th January 2014

STAR students at Wadham School in Crewkerne were honoured at its annual awards evening.

Slimming programme on offer in Crewkerne

Chard & Ilminster News: ANDY McKee.

1:00pm Monday 20th January 2014

CREWKERNE Pharmacy is offering a weight-loss programme to customers who want to lose the festive season bulge.

Crewkerne traders buck the trend at Antiques Bazaar

Chard & Ilminster News: Traders at Antiques Bazaar.

9:00am Friday 17th January 2014

THE owner of a business centre in Crewkerne says it is bucking the trend in difficult economic times.

Bereavement group set up in Crewkerne

7:00pm Sunday 12th January 2014

A GROUP has been set up for people affected by the loss of a loved one.

From Crewkerne to the USA as trucker Francis goes on an American dream

Chard & Ilminster News: Francis, front row, second left, with teachers and course members at Indian Hills Community College.

8:00pm Wednesday 8th January 2014

A BUDDING truck driver from Crewkerne has flown to the USA to pursue his dream.

South West Trains suspend Crewkerne service

7:39pm Wednesday 1st January 2014

SOUTH West Trains has announced its service between Crewkerne and Axminster has been suspended due to flooding.

Crewkerne mother 'blessed' to spend Christmas with disabled daughter

Chard & Ilminster News: Kelly Hughes with her daughters Sophie and Molly.

12:00pm Wednesday 25th December 2013

A MOTHER who set up an activity group for children with special needs and their siblings says spending another Christmas with her disabled daughter is ‘a blessing’.

Christmas tree festival in Crewkerne

Chard & Ilminster News: The Italian Ristorante Gemelli at the Newport Retail Park, have made a 2 metre tall chocolate Christmas tree cake for charity.  The chocolate Christmas tree in all its splendour. (2956950)

4:00pm Tuesday 17th December 2013

A CHRISTMAS tree festival is taking place at St Bartholomew’s Church in Crewkerne from tomorrow until Saturday (December 18 to 21).

Crewkerne butchers celebrates

8:00am Monday 16th December 2013

A BUTCHER’S shop in the town is celebrating winning a hat-trick of gold awards at the Smithfield Awards.

Firefighters and police officers pay visit to Crewkerne school

Chard & Ilminster News: ASHLANDS First School children with firefighters from Crewkerne.

10:00am Sunday 15th December 2013

PUPILS in the Ash Class from Ashlands First School in Crewkerne have been learning about ‘people who help us’ this term.

Crewkerne bursts into light for Christmas

Chard & Ilminster News: The £82,000 Christmas bauble

8:30pm Tuesday 3rd December 2013

FESTIVE lights burst into life in Crewkerne on Friday night as the town celebrated its Christmas extravaganza.

Children's centres 'vital' says mum, as vote on closure looms

Chard & Ilminster News: Frances Nicholson

8:00am Thursday 21st November 2013

A MOTHER has expressed concerns over plans to axe the children’s centre in Crewkerne as part of a restructure by Somerset County Council.

Minute's silence held after netballer's sudden death

2:30pm Wednesday 20th November 2013

NETBALL players held a minute’s silence before matches across the county at the weekend, after the sudden, unexpected death of a ‘lovely lady’.

Head boy and girl elected at Maiden Beech

Chard & Ilminster News: HEAD girl Molly Campbell and head boy Ed Collins. PHOTO: Geoff Hall

3:00pm Tuesday 19th November 2013

A HEAD boy and girl have been elected by their fellow pupils at Maiden Beech Academy as part of its 'democracy day'.

REVIEW: Wadham School's Our House

Chard & Ilminster News: CAST members from Wadham School bring popular musical Our House to Crewkerne.

2:30pm Tuesday 19th November 2013

THE deputy head of Wadham School in Crewkerne reviews Our House.

Losing weight boosts community chest in Crewkerne

Chard & Ilminster News: The rate of child obesity is increasing.

2:00pm Sunday 17th November 2013

PEOPLE in and around the town are being encouraged to sign up to Community £s, an innovative weight loss project in which losing weight directly benefits the community.

Maiden Beech pupils break ocarina record

Chard & Ilminster News: THE Maiden Beech Academy pupils who went to the Royal Albert Hall for the Guinness World Records attempt.

12:00pm Friday 15th November 2013

THIRTY pupils at Maiden Beech Academy in Crewkerne have been part of a record-breaking musical challenge.

Crewkerne dog owners urged to oppose rec leads-only rule by Kennel Club

Chard & Ilminster News: Dog awareness day in Chard

12:00pm Friday 8th November 2013

DOG owners in Crewkerne who use the Henhayes recreation ground may soon have to keep their dogs on leads at all times there.

Praise for off-duty police officer in Crewkerne

8:00pm Saturday 2nd November 2013

AN eagle-eyed police officer from Crewkerne is one of three from Avon and Somerset who have been praised for their off-duty vigilance.

Martock hobby shop contest celebrates winter

Chard & Ilminster News: Winter Scenes

11:30am Monday 28th October 2013

A SHOP in the town is running a free competition aimed at boosting young people’s participation in arts and crafts.

Antiques dealers asked to be vigilant after Martock thefts

Chard & Ilminster News: AN octagonal solid silver mug, which was stolen.

3:54pm Friday 25th October 2013

PEOPLE in the antique and specialist toy trades are being asked to be on the lookout for items stolen a house in Martock.

Technology event in Crewkerne gets students thinking in

Chard & Ilminster News: HOLYROOD students Nick Liggins, Katherine Locke and Lauren Winch with Derek Phoenix from Crewkerne Rotary and Roy Pickett from Ilminster Rotary.

1:30pm Thursday 24th October 2013

SCHOOLCHILDREN had fun building catapults at the Rotary Technology Tournament last Friday.

Cyclists warn to be vigilant after spate of thefts in Martock and Crewkerne

Chard & Ilminster News: Police probe under way after man killed near Dudley after dispute at car wash

12:30pm Wednesday 23rd October 2013

CYCLISTS are being warned to beware of thieves and to take more stringent security measures after seven expensive road bikes were stolen over the weekend in Martock.

Chard's Furnicare on the brink of closure

9:30am Wednesday 23rd October 2013

A PIONEERING furniture re-use project which has helped thousands of people on low incomes is on the brink of disappearing from Chard.

Police ask for help to identify Crewkerne break-in man

Chard & Ilminster News: Police ask for help to identify Crewkerne break-in man

2:30pm Wednesday 16th October 2013

PEOPLE are being asked to help identify a man who attempted to break in to a vehicle in Crewkerne.

Crews attend gas incident in Crewkerne

Chard & Ilminster News: The Fire Brigades Union has voted in favour of a nationwide strike over a dispute about pensions

9:44pm Monday 14th October 2013

FIRE crews were called to a property in Crewkerne where a gas cooker was left on unattended today (October 14).

Crewkerne car fire damages overhead cables

Chard & Ilminster News: One lane of M5 closed near Bridgwater after car and lorries collide

9:56am Saturday 12th October 2013

FIREFIGHTERS were called out to a car fire in Crewkerne yesterday evening (October 11).

Almost 100 compete in Crewkerne Young Farmers Club ploughing match

Chard & Ilminster News: Peter Hardwill.

2:00pm Tuesday 8th October 2013

TWO old friends were at loggerheads once again at the 50th annual Crewkerne Young Farmers Club ploughing match.

Kitten rescued from car bonnet in Crewkerne

Chard & Ilminster News: A fire engine

7:22am Wednesday 2nd October 2013

FIREFIGHTERS helped rescue a kitten from under a car bonnet in Crewkerne.

Sailor in £3million drugs bust

Chard & Ilminster News: STEVE Diaper.

9:00pm Monday 30th September 2013

A SAILOR from Crewkerne has helped stage a dramatic drugs bust in the Caribbean.

Man left in a coma after serious assault in Crewkerne

Chard & Ilminster News: Police probe under way after man killed near Dudley after dispute at car wash

2:30pm Tuesday 24th September 2013

A MAN has been left in a coma after being attacked in Crewkerne at the weekend.

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