Harvest fete at South Petherton Community Hospital

2:00pm Saturday 20th September 2014

A HARVEST fête will take place at South Petherton Community Hospital on Saturday, September 27 from 2-4pm.

Town Hall Talk: Mayor of Ilminster Emma Jane Taylor

Chard & Ilminster News: Emma Jane Taylor.

7:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

MY daughter and I have been away for the weekend, staying with friends in London.

Bingo night at Ashill Village Hall

Chard & Ilminster News: Big Cash Bingo

5:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

THE Ashill Bingo team will be holding their next meat bingo at the village hall on Wednesday, September 24.

Neroche Primary School awarded National Science Quality Mark

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

NEROCHE Primary School has just achieved the National Science Quality Mark.

Dress up as a pirate for the day at Stocklinch family event

Chard & Ilminster News: Johnny Depp Captain Jack Sparrow lookalike tours Pirates of the Caribbean van

7:00am Friday 19th September 2014

A FAMILY pirate event is being held near Ilminster on Saturday to mark international ‘talk like a pirate day’.

Final fundraising events ahead of Ilminster Carnival

Chard & Ilminster News:

6:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

ILMINSTER’S Children’s Carnival is just around the corner . . . and now’s your last chance to join in the procession.

Swanmead School name house captains

Chard & Ilminster News:

5:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

THE house captains at Swanmead School have been unveiled.

Two-car collision in Market Street, Crewkerne

Chard & Ilminster News:

9:39am Wednesday 17th September 2014

RUSH-HOUR commuters may have spotted a two-car collision in Crewkerne this morning (September 17).

Drains concerns at New Road in Ilminster

Chard & Ilminster News:

9:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

TWO councillors have been visiting residents in New Road, near Ilminster, this week to hear their concerns over the road closure.

Cracks in Ilminster road due to anti-tank bunkers, former Ashwell resident claims

Chard & Ilminster News:

7:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A FORMER Ashwell man believes anti-tank bunkers used in the Second World War are to blame for the landslip of New Road in Ilminster.

PICTURES: Carnival atmosphere at Greenfylde School in Ilminster

Chard & Ilminster News:

11:00am Monday 15th September 2014

CARNIVAL spirit was springing into action as youngsters at Greenfylde School in Ilminster got involved in a range of activities.

Chimney fire near Ilminster

Chard & Ilminster News:

9:12am Monday 15th September 2014

A FIRE started in the chimney of a property near Ilminster last night (September 14).

Floral designer all set to impress at the RHS Malvern Show

Chard & Ilminster News:

2:00pm Sunday 14th September 2014

A FLORAL designer from Cottage Flowers, in Ilminster, is keen to prove why she is a cut above the rest at the RHS Malvern Show.

Flu jabs at Church View Medical Centre in Broadway

Chard & Ilminster News: JABS: All Year 7 children in Gwent will be offered a free flu vaccine as well as those aged over 64 Generic MMR vaccine at the drop in clinic at Belle Vue surgery Newport

6:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

PATIENTS at Church View Medical Centre in Broadway can get their flu jabs for winter.

Ilminster Youth Club gets £4,390 funding boost

Chard & Ilminster News: CASH COW: The Taxpayers' Alliance says it is unfair residents have to pay for councillors' pensions

10:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

A YOUTH club in Ilminster is jumping for joy this week after receiving thousands of pounds of funding.

Horton woman holds family fun day for Musgrove Hospital Beacon Centre

Chard & Ilminster News: Cream teas will be on offer at a summer fete at Dulas Court.

5:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

AN inspirational woman from Horton is running a family fun day to raise money for the centre which cared for her during breast cancer treatment.

Combe St Nicholas cyclist wins gold at national time time championships

Chard & Ilminster News:

11:00am Friday 12th September 2014

A PROMISING cyclist from Combe St Nicholas is celebrating after adding a national time trial championship to his bronze medal at the Junior National Road Race Championships last month.

Ilminster knitter uses hobby to raise £1,000 for Vaughan Lee House

Chard & Ilminster News:

6:00am Friday 12th September 2014

KNITTER Jennifer Bailey is aiming to use her craft skills to raise £1,000 for a cause close to her heart.

Thanksgiving service for former Puckington man killed in plane crash in California

Chard & Ilminster News:

6:00pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A THANKSGIVING service will be held to remember a former Puckington man who died when the plane he was piloting crashed in the United States.

Ilminster road closure sparks Barrington Pre-School concerns

Chard & Ilminster News:

11:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

BOSSES at a pre-school near Ilminster are concerned a lengthy road closure could hit its numbers.

Rascals Carnival Club issue "desperate" driver plea

Chard & Ilminster News: RASCALS CC's entry in this year's carnival circuit.

6:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

MEMBERS of a juvenile carnival club in Ilminster say they need a driver to take part in this year’s carnival.

VIDEO: Ilminster Air Cadets win Somerset Military Tattoo tug of war competition

Chard & Ilminster News:

5:26pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

MEMBERS of 2381 Ilminster Squadron of the Air Training Corps flexed their muscles at Saturday’s Somerset Military Tattoo tug-of-war competition.

Ilminster couple celebrated 60th wedding anniversary

Chard & Ilminster News:

7:00am Monday 8th September 2014

AN ILMINSTER couple celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary this month.

Town Hall Talk: Mayor of Ilminster Emma Jane Taylor

Chard & Ilminster News: Emma Jane Taylor.

5:00pm Sunday 7th September 2014

At Party on the Park, I had the privilege of unveiling the new Kiosk/Tuck Shop on the Recreation Ground.

Less than two weeks until Antiques Roadshow comes to Barrington Court

Chard & Ilminster News:

2:00pm Sunday 7th September 2014

A FABERGE pot bought for £5 in a car boot, Winnie the Pooh sketches valued at £60,000, a collection of knickers owned by a vicar’s wife, and 1966 World Cup tickets worth £20,000, are just some of the Antiques Roadshow discoveries from past visits to Somerset.

Katie Burling joins Gooch Trust after passing of David Jones

1:00pm Saturday 6th September 2014

A CHARITY trust which helps community groups and schools in Ilminster has replaced a member it lost.

Dowlish Wake Flower, Vegetable and Craft Show

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:00am Saturday 6th September 2014

THERE were winners galore at the annual Dowlish Wake Flower, Vegetable and Craft Show, sponsored by Greenslade Taylor Hunt and held at Speke Hall.

Ilminster Scout Group take on car washing fundraiser at Tesco

Chard & Ilminster News:

5:00pm Friday 5th September 2014

YOUNGSTERS at Ilminster Scout Group rolled their sleeves up to raise money at the weekend.

Dowlish Wake talk on John Hanning Speke, who discovered the River Nile

Chard & Ilminster News: SLOW PACE: The Sahara Desert meets the gently flowing river Nile near Aswan, Egypt

4:00pm Friday 5th September 2014

A TALK to celebrate the life of John Hanning Speke will be held in Dowlish Wake this month.

£1,000 reward after 15 shotguns and 3 rifles stolen from Hambridge business

Chard & Ilminster News:

2:56pm Friday 5th September 2014

A REWARD of up to £1,000 is being offered after 15 shotguns and three rifles were stolen from a business in Hambridge.

Don't give thieves an easy ride, Ilminster police say

Chard & Ilminster News: Police presence concerns in Chard and Ilminster

5:00am Friday 5th September 2014

POLICE are urging people in Ilminster not to give thieves an easy ride.

Ilminster Co-op store to close in October for major refit

Chard & Ilminster News: The Co-op is to recruit a smaller board of nine directors with "high standards of competence" as part of radical governance reforms announced.

9:00am Thursday 4th September 2014

THE Co-Operative supermarket, in Ilminster, is set to close “for a matter of days” next month.

Somerset County Council intend to open Ilminster's New Road by Christmas

Chard & Ilminster News: Harvey Siggs.

6:00am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

THE results of investigative work to discover what has caused structural damage to New Road could be ready this week, Somerset County Council says.

Council highways bosses defend Ilminster road closure

Chard & Ilminster News:

5:00am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

COUNCILLORS have defended their position after being criticised over the time it is taking to re-open a major route to the north of Ilminster.

Marcus Fysh - Positive Progress In Education

Chard & Ilminster News:

9:02am Wednesday 3rd September 2014


Photographs on show at Ilminster Arts Centre

Chard & Ilminster News:

5:00pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

OLD photographs were on display in Ilminster Arts Centre at the weekend.

Horseshoes and Handprints raise £302

Chard & Ilminster News:

1:06pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A QUIZ for Stocklinch-based charity Horseshoes and Handprints raised £302.

Ashill bingo team share £2,500 between ten charities

Chard & Ilminster News: CASH COW: The Taxpayers' Alliance says it is unfair residents have to pay for councillors' pensions

4:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

THE Ashill charity bingo team has given £2,500 to be shared equally between ten charities.

Two vehicle collision including horse box causes A303 delays

Chard & Ilminster News: Police appeal after Tatworth road smash

2:46pm Monday 1st September 2014

TRAFFIC is moving slow on the A303 today following a crash this morning (September 1).

Volunteers needed to keep Ashill tidy

Chard & Ilminster News: Chistopher Pearce trimming a hedge.

6:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

ASHILL St Mary’s Church needs volunteers to keep the churchyard tidy and with strimming, hedge trimming and keeping the graves tidy.

Wine tasting at Broadway Village Hall

Chard & Ilminster News: Best in Andover Wine Tasting

3:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

A WINE tasting and food demonstration event with a ‘visit’ to the Chilean vineyards takes place at Broadway village hall in October.

Ilminster spectacles help Third World countries

Chard & Ilminster News:

6:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

SPECTACLE wearers from Ilminster have been collecting used spectacles and sending them to Third World countries.

Tai Chi classes in Ilminster

Chard & Ilminster News: Tai-chi on offer

12:30pm Friday 29th August 2014

TAI Chi to relax the mind and strengthen the torso is on at Merryfield Hall in Ilminster.

Cycle challenge for Ilminster dad-of-three in aid of Diabetes UK

Chard & Ilminster News:

8:00am Friday 29th August 2014

A FATHER-OF-THREE from Ilminster is preparing for a cycle ride for Diabetes UK three months after his eldest son was diagnosed with the condition.

Horton Computer Hub workshops

Chard & Ilminster News:

2:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

HORTON Computer Hub workshops will start up again on Tuesday, September 2, after the August break.

Antiques Call My Bluff event at Broadway Village Hall

Chard & Ilminster News: Broadway Village Hall money 'theft' probe

12:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

AN ‘Antiques Call My Bluff’ evening will be held on Thursday, September 18, at Broadway village hall.

Antiques Roadshow comes to Barrington Court

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

SOME of Britain's leading antiques and fine art experts will be on hand as television show Antiques Roadshow comes to Barrington Court.

Ilminster Football Club pitch to be repaired after £1,400 fairground damage

Chard & Ilminster News:

7:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

YOUNG footballers in Ilminster were jumping for joy this week after it was agreed to repair their pitch damaged by the fairground earlier this year.

Police appeal: Passenger shoots at another car on A303 near South Petherton

Chard & Ilminster News: nswebpix police crime tape

11:08am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A MOTORIST shot at another vehicle on the A303 near South Petherton, police say.

PICTURES: Seavington St Michael coffee morning

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A COFFEE morning at Seavington St Michael helped to raise almost £400 for a charity which helps people with sight difficulties.

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