Crewkerne and Ilminster school's partnership

Chard & Ilminster News:

1:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

A GROUP of students from Crewkerne and Ilminster came together at Wadham School to discuss what makes their schools so special and share ideas on how to make things even better.

Horton village playing field committee member needed

Chard & Ilminster News: Ilminster breast cancer survivor describes new figures as "fantastic news"

11:00am Friday 25th July 2014

HORTON village is desperately looking for someone to join their playing field committee.

Ilminster fitness sessions on the recreation ground

Chard & Ilminster News: Six of the best: Gadgets for fitness fans

6:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

FITNESS sessions on the recreation ground in Ilminster will start this week.

Neroche Primary School SATs success

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A SCHOOL community is jumping for joy after learning of their record-breaking exam results.

Masterchefstyle cook-off at Frogmary Green Farm in South Petherton

Chard & Ilminster News:

11:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

THIRTEEN young finalists took part in a Masterchefstyle cook-off at Frogmary Green Farm in South Petherton on Thursday as part of the Somerset schools ‘My Best School Dinner’ competition.

Quiz night at The Shrubbery Hotel in Ilminster

Chard & Ilminster News: Quiz Night

3:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

ILMINSTER Carnival Committee is holding a quiz night for teams of six tomorrow (Thursday) at the Shrubbery Hotel starting at 7.30pm.

Swanmead School 'good' Ofsted delight

Chard & Ilminster News: Primary school deemed inadequate by Ofsted

3:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

SWANMEAD School received the perfect present ahead of the summer holidays – a ‘good’ rating from OFSTED.

BY-ELECTION: Profile of Ilminster candidate Paul Sainsbury

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

I HAVE lived in Ilminster all my life, even during a 23-year career in the Army which took me to many places around the world, Ilminster has always been home.

Out of administration - Shrubbery Hotel in Ilminster sold for £995,000

Chard & Ilminster News:

8:52am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE Shrubbery Hotel – an Ilminster landmark – has been saved from closure after being brought out of administration this week.

PICTURES: Swanmead School celebration awards evening

Chard & Ilminster News:

3:05pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

TALENTED youngsters at Swanmead School in Ilminster were recognised for their achievements at their annual awards evening on Thursday.

Ilminster's Party of the Park preparations underway

Chard & Ilminster News: Iva Gosik, Philip Gosik and Klaudiusz Swakowski enjoy the bouncy castle at Windhill Park

2:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

PREPARATIONS are well underway for the Party on the Park at the recreation ground on Sunday, August 24.

Lucky Horton sisters find five leaf clovers

Chard & Ilminster News:

7:00am Friday 18th July 2014

ONE lucky youngster from Horton has found a five leaf clover – a year after her sister spotted one.

Repercussions after anti-social behaviour survey

Chard & Ilminster News: webpix arrest arrests arrested handcuffs police

6:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

PEOPLE in Chard and Ilminster are being asked for their views about how people who commit antisocial behaviour and low level crime are dealt with.

Nick Gargan subject to criminal investigation

Chard & Ilminster News: Nick Gargan

6:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

THE suspended Chief Constable of Avon and Somerset Police is now the subject of a criminal investigation.

Ilminster Town Council defended over flooding claims

Chard & Ilminster News: Ilminster breast cancer survivor describes new figures as "fantastic news"

12:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

FLOODING in Ilminster is an issue which is not being ignored, according to county councillor Linda Vijeh.

Horse rescued from water in ditch in Kingsbury Episcopi

Chard & Ilminster News: Firefighters tackle car fire in Widnes

9:31am Wednesday 16th July 2014

A HORSE which was stuck in deep water in Kingsbury Episcopi was rescued last night (July 15).

Ilminster by-election candidates profiles

Chard & Ilminster News: Polling station sign up outside St Laurence's Church in Stroud on Thursday        SSS787H10 (7866998)

5:00pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

PEOPLE in Ilminster will head to the polls later this month to vote for another member to join the town council.

Family of motorbike crash victim appeal for Horton Cross hit-and-run culprit to come forward

Chard & Ilminster News: nswebpix police crime tape

4:50pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

THE family of a man who was thrown off his motorbike following in a hit-and-run incident near Ilminster said he is lucky to be alive.

Plans to turn former ladies loos in Ilminster into office approved by town councillors

Chard & Ilminster News:

11:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

PLANS to convert the former ladies public toilets in Ilminster have been given approval by councillors.

Ilminster scam warning

10:45am Tuesday 15th July 2014

AN Ilminster man is warning about a potential scam in South Somerset.

Campaign to protect children from pocket money-priced tobacco

Chard & Ilminster News:

8:00am Monday 14th July 2014

PEOPLE in Chard and Ilminster are being asked to help protect children from the harmful effects of pocket money price illegal tobacco.

Collection at Ilminster Tesco raises £1,000 for Diabetes UK

Chard & Ilminster News:

8:00pm Sunday 13th July 2014

KIND-HEARTED people in Ilminster helped raise £1,000 for Diabetes UK at Tesco.

Ilminster Flower, Fruit, Vegetable and Craft Show preparations underway

5:00pm Sunday 13th July 2014

PREPARATIONS are well under way for Ilminster Flower, Fruit, Vegetable and Craft Show held next month.

Ilminster student Michelle French wins contribution to college award

Chard & Ilminster News:

8:00am Sunday 13th July 2014

A STUDENT from Ilminster has been given an award for outstanding contribution to college life.

Somerset crime victims £370k funding boost

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

6:00pm Saturday 12th July 2014

VICTIMS of crime across Somerset will soon benefit from more than £370,000 of funding for support.

Town Hall Talk: Mayor of Ilminster Emma Jane Taylor

Chard & Ilminster News: Emma Jane Taylor.

11:00am Saturday 12th July 2014

OVER the last two weeks the weather has improved and it has begun to feel like summer. The good weather has enabled the town wardens to catch up on some of the open spaces work.

Greenfylde School photo competition winners

Chard & Ilminster News:

6:00pm Friday 11th July 2014

THE Rotary Club of Ilminster has joined up with Greenfylde School to hand out the prizes from their first children’s photographic compeititon.

Dolls house delivery in Ashill

Chard & Ilminster News:

9:00am Friday 11th July 2014

MEMBERS of Somerset Dollshouse Club presented a children’s charity with their own dolls house this week.

Natural geology to blame for Ilminster road landslide, bosses say

Chard & Ilminster News: Huge cracks keep Ilminster road shut

6:00pm Thursday 10th July 2014

HIGHWAYS bosses say their investigations show underlying natural geology is the most likely cause of the landslip on a major route in Ilminster.

Cooking challenge for children in South Petherton

Chard & Ilminster News: Win ceramic-coated pots and pans to make your cooking healthier and quicker

4:00pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

A COOKING challenge called ‘My Best School Dinner’ will test out children at Frogmary Green Farm in South Petherton tomorrow (Thursday).

Steel Magnolias opens TONIGHT at Ilminster's Warehouse Theatre

Chard & Ilminster News:

1:22pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

A BROADWAY comedy drama celebrating the steeliness of women opens at Ilminster’s Warehouse Theatre tonight (Wednesday) thanks to its resident dramatists.

PICTURES: Avishayes Primary School celebration of learning

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:00pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

PARENTS of children at Avishayes Primary School in Chard had the chance to look at youngsters’ work at a celebration of learning evening.

Ilminster's 330-homes plan put on hold at public meeting

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:58am Wednesday 9th July 2014

A DECISION whether to support or object to plans to build 330 homes east of Shudrick Lane in Ilminster, which have “split the town”, were put on hold at a public meeting last night (July 8).

Grass verges in Ilton a danger to motorists, it is claimed

Chard & Ilminster News:

8:00am Wednesday 9th July 2014

OVERGROWN grass verges in Ilton are putting people’s lives at risk, it has been claimed this week.

Historic Ilminster shop R.A Dyer set to close

Chard & Ilminster News:

1:48pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

PEOPLE in Ilminster have spoken of their shock as one of Somerset’s most iconic shops prepares to close.

Ilminster teenager showcases horror novel-turned muscial

Chard & Ilminster News:

4:00pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

AFTER completing their GCSEs most 16 year olds would be revelling in the chance to kick back on their long summer holiday.

Fears over Ilminster homes plan expected at public meeting tonight

Chard & Ilminster News:

2:53pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

FEARS over a proposed 330-home development east of Shudrick Lane in Ilminster were expected to be raised at a public meeting last night (Tuesday).

Four candidates for Ilminster by-election

Chard & Ilminster News: UNDER PRESSURE:  Liberal Democrat MPs David Ward and Greg Mulholland face a stiff test in next year’s general election

2:42pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

A BY-ELECTION will be held in Ilminster after four people put themselves forward to join the town council.

Fears of Chard Lloyds Pharmacy job cuts allayed

Chard & Ilminster News: Lloyds Pharmacy

2:04pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

JOB loss fears were raised when staff at Lloyds Pharmacy in Chard were called to an emergency meeting on Monday night.

Bingo night in Ilminster Parish Hall

Chard & Ilminster News: Big Cash Bingo

4:00pm Sunday 6th July 2014

HAZELWELL Lodge residential care home is holding a prize bingo night at Ilminster Parish Hall in North Street.

Ilton's Got Talent date announced

Chard & Ilminster News:

7:00pm Saturday 5th July 2014

FANCY yourself on the big stage? It’s time to get practising those song and dance routines ahead of Ilton’s Got Talent.

Shepton Beauchamp youngsters visit London

Chard & Ilminster News:

5:00pm Friday 4th July 2014

STUDENTS from Shepton Beauchamp Primary School and St Mary & St Peter’s Primary School had a fantastic time in London.

Sports facility hopes for Ilminster

Chard & Ilminster News:

5:00pm Friday 4th July 2014

HOPES have been raised a multiuse sports facility could be created at the Recreation Ground in Ilminster.

Ilminster Cricket Club bid to bowl over council with pavilion plan

Chard & Ilminster News: Chard v Ilminster: Baker Cup showdown

10:00am Friday 4th July 2014

ILMINSTER Cricket Club’s pavilion could be revamped in a bid to improve facilities and offer disabled access to the building.

Campaign to make Ilminster a Fairtrade Town

Chard & Ilminster News: Bromsgrove is now a Fairtrade town

6:00am Thursday 3rd July 2014

ILMINSTER could soon become a Fairtrade Town, if councillors back an idea campaigners have put forward.

Ilminster woman holds family day ahead of Great Wall of China charity trek

Chard & Ilminster News: Emilee Rolls

6:00pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

AN intrepid explorer who will walk the Great Wall of China to raise money for a cause close to her heart is holding a fun day this weekend.

Programme of events for Ilminster Flower, Fruit, Vegetable and Craft Show

Chard & Ilminster News: Best of the bunch: Tulips

3:00pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

PREPARATIONS are well underway for Ilminster Flower, Fruit, Vegetable and Craft Show which will run next month.

Ilton plumber fined £2,100 for gas safety regulations breaches

Chard & Ilminster News: Nicholas Jackson was handed a four-month jail term but had served that time in custody on remand

9:18am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

A PLUMBER from Ilton has been fined and ordered to pay hefty costs after pleading guilty to five breaches of gas safety regulations.

Ilminster youth centre service under threat

Chard & Ilminster News:

6:00am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

ACTIVITIES for young people in Ilminster could fold if bosses don’t get more support, they have warned this week.

Sunny Ile Pre School children visited by Ilminster police

Chard & Ilminster News:

9:00am Tuesday 1st July 2014

CHILDREN at Sunny Ile Pre School in Ilminster received a special visit from PCSO John Martin.






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