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.

Angry reaction to Ilminster road which could be "shut for two more years"

Chard & Ilminster News:

4:30pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A MAJOR route to the north of Ilminster may not re-open for another TWO years, it has emerged.

PICTURES: Ilminster Party on the Park

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:30am Tuesday 26th August 2014

ILMINSTER’S annual Party on the Park went off with a bang and plenty of visitors despite the cold chill in the late summer air.

Call my Bluff event in Broadway near Ilminster

10:00am Sunday 24th August 2014

AN Antiques Call My Bluff event will be held in Broadway next month.

Ilminster Young Farmers raise £645

Chard & Ilminster News:

6:00pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

ILMINSTER Young Farmers has given £645 to the Rare Breeds Survival Trust from money raised at charity events throughout the year.

Help keep South Petherton pretty this summer

3:00pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

CAN you help keep South Petherton looking pretty? Volunteers are needed to keep the plants in hanging baskets and tubs well watered to cover short holiday breaks.

Sunny Ile breakfast club games donation

Chard & Ilminster News:

9:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

CHILDREN who attend Sunny Ile Pre-School’s Breakfast Club will be enjoying new games thanks to a generous donation from Ilminster Masons.

Former Gooch & Housego offices to be renovated

5:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

BUSINESS bosses have hailed a renovation of the former Gooch and Housego factory in the centre of Ilminster as a boost for the town.

Ilminster florist raises £3,000 at Barn Boogie event

Chard & Ilminster News:

6:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A FLORIST from Ilminster has raised more than £3,000 for charity after organising a ‘Barn Boogie’.

Volunteers needed to keep Ashill tidy

4:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

VOLUNTEERS are needed to help keep the churchyard in Ashill tidy.

Woman treated for shock after being stuck in lift in Ilminster

Chard & Ilminster News:

1:37pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A WOMAN was treated for shock after being stuck in a lift in Ilminster.

Marcus Fysh - A303 and A358 - dual them

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:14am Wednesday 20th August 2014

CONSERVATIVES in Somerset have called for the A303 to be fully dualled, and road/rail infrastructure in general to be improved across the region, for years. I lobbied the County Council in 2011 and got them to spearhead the effort to put this firmly back on central government's agenda and push on towards making it a reality.

Ilminster not yet a Fairtrade Town, group says

Chard & Ilminster News: Bromsgrove is now a Fairtrade town

12:50pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A GROUP hoping to make Ilminster a Fairtrade Town says an official application has not been submitted yet.

Washing machine catches fire in Ilminster

Chard & Ilminster News:

8:29am Tuesday 19th August 2014

THREE fire engines were called out to reports of a house on fire in Ilminster last night (August 18).

Coffee Pot event in Ilton

Chard & Ilminster News:

7:00am Monday 18th August 2014

A COFFEE Pot event will run in Ilton tomorrow (August 19) to give people a chance to have a chat and a drink.

PICTURES: Horton Flower Show

Chard & Ilminster News:

2:00pm Sunday 17th August 2014

HORTON village hall was packed to the rafters at the weekend for the village’s 51st flower show.

Church View Medical Centre in Broadway approved by doctors

Chard & Ilminster News:

1:00pm Sunday 17th August 2014

DOCTORS at the Church View Medical Centre in Broadway have signed off on a new surgery after operating from portable buildings since 1998.

Disney theme as village fete returns to Barrington

Chard & Ilminster News: WELCOME ABOARD: Captain Mickey on the Disney Magic Cruise Line

12:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

BARRINGTON’S annual village fete returns at the village hall and recreation ground on Saturday, August 23.

Businesses using the internet workshop in Ilminster

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

10:30am Thursday 14th August 2014

A WORKSHOP for local businesses on using the internet will be held in Ilminster next month.

Ilminster becomes a Fairtrade Town

Chard & Ilminster News: Bromsgrove is now a Fairtrade town

7:00am Thursday 14th August 2014

ILMINSTER has become a Fairtrade Town – the first town in South Somerset to sign up to the initiative.

Sierra Leone film-makers use Ilminster charity skills to tackle Ebola disease

Chard & Ilminster News: Budding film maker at Greendown

5:00pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

A GROUP of Sierra Leone would-be film-makers are using skills acquired from an Ilminster charity to help tackle a deadly disease.

Barrington cricket family fun day revised date

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:36am Wednesday 13th August 2014

A TWENTY20 family fun day at Barrington Cricket Club has been re-arranged for this Sunday.

PICTURES: Youngsters have fun at Sunny Ile Youth Centre

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:34am Tuesday 12th August 2014

YOUNGSTERS in Ilminster have been having fun over the summer holidays at Ile Youth Centre.

The Shrubbery Hotel's pop plea

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:00pm Sunday 10th August 2014

THE Shrubbery Hotel in Ilminster is looking for photos and memories of its annual pop festival.

Ilminster students earns first class honours degree

Chard & Ilminster News: First, a degree of good news

8:00am Sunday 10th August 2014

A STUDENT from Ilminster has earned a first class honours degree after completing her studies at the University of Worcester.

Leaders welcome improvements to Southfields Roundabout at Ilminster

Chard & Ilminster News: Cllr John Osman

7:00am Saturday 9th August 2014

THE Leaders of Somerset County Council and Taunton Deane Borough Council have welcomed news that the A358 is now being looked at as a priority for improvements.

Munching moths turn Ilminster's Warehouse Theatre Wardrobe into dust

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:00am Friday 8th August 2014

THE Warehouse Theatre’s Wardrobe has returned to strength after tackling a swarm of moths that had ruthlessly munched its way through 30 bags of costumes.

Fire investigation after barn fire in Ilminster

Chard & Ilminster News: FIRE TALK: Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service has assured county councillors that a move to Bridgend would have "no impact" on the use of Welsh.

8:49am Friday 8th August 2014

A FIRE investigation is taking place this morning following a barn fire in Ilton, Ilminster last night (August 7).

Antiques Roadshow coming to Barrington Court

Chard & Ilminster News:

6:00am Friday 8th August 2014

BBC newsreader Fiona Bruce will be visiting the grounds of Barrington Court next month to film Antiques Roadshow.

Barrington Cricket Club fun day

Chard & Ilminster News: How to have the perfect south east London barbecue

12:00pm Thursday 7th August 2014

BARRINGTON Cricket Club is hosting its annual Twenty20 fun day at its ground at Barrington Court on Sunday.

In Pictures: Ilminster Flower, Fruit, Vegetable and Craft Show

Chard & Ilminster News:

7:00am Thursday 7th August 2014

THE annual Ilminster Flower, Fruit, Vegetable and Craft Show was held at Ile Youth and Community Centre on Saturday.

Rose Neave wins Ilminster Town Council's by-election

Chard & Ilminster News:

5:00pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

ILMINSTER’S Rose Neave has been elected to the town council.

Ilminster dad's 'emotional rollercoaster'

Chard & Ilminster News:

6:00pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

A FATHER from Ilminster is cycling 100 miles to raise money for Diabetes UK.

Barrington's village fete

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:00pm Sunday 3rd August 2014

BARRINGTON's annual village fete returns on August 23 at the village hall and recreation ground.

Safety calls for Somerset bikers

Chard & Ilminster News: INQUEST: Coroner hears details of pothole's role in biker death

8:00am Sunday 3rd August 2014

BIKERS are being urged to wear good safety gear, ride within their limits and be aware of dangers on the road over the summer.

Ashland School's helping hand for babies

Chard & Ilminster News: ENCOURAGING: Dramatic fall in teenage pregnancies recorded since 1998

10:00am Friday 1st August 2014

ASHLANDS First School has raised £429 in aid of the new Special Care Baby Unit at Yeovil Hospital.

Old Ilminsterians reunion

Chard & Ilminster News:

6:00am Friday 1st August 2014

THE Old Ilminsterians met for this year’s reunion day with president Jonathan Tutcher welcoming 100 Old Boys and their guests for lunch.

Forms for Ilminster Carnival available

Chard & Ilminster News: Ilminster Carnival: RESULTS

7:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

FORMS for this year’s Ilminster Carnival on Saturday, October 4, are available at

First aid courses cash boost in Ilminster

Chard & Ilminster News: Braintree district: First aid courses available for youth groups

5:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

FIRST aid courses will be more widely available in Ilminster thanks to a share of a £5,000 cash pot.

Horton Flower Show on August 9

Chard & Ilminster News: PICTURES: Garden society flower show in full bloom

5:00am Monday 28th July 2014

HORTON is holding its 51st flower show on Saturday, August 9.

Broadway medical centre opening

Chard & Ilminster News: News Shopper gets a buzz from learning how to make the perfect espresso

7:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

THE medical centre in Broadway will be officially opened on Saturday, August 16.

Town Hall Talk: Mayor of Ilminster Emma Jane Taylor

Chard & Ilminster News: Emma Jane Taylor.

3:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

ON Saturday evening I joined Jenny Kenton, Mayor of Chard, for her Medieval Charter Event.

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