Repair work at New Road in Ilminster to start on Monday

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:39am Tuesday 21st October 2014

MAJOR works to rebuild a road in Ilminster which has been closed since February are due to start on Monday - a week earlier than planned.

Tributes to "amazing" Katie Ann Bagwell, killed after car plunged into River Parrett near Martock

Chard & Ilminster News:

8:45am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A TEENAGE girl has died after she became trapped in a car that veered off a country road and plunged into the River Parrett.

Dorset Police Choir coming to The Minster in Ilminster

Chard & Ilminster News: Snow on January 23, 2013: The Minster in Ilminster

7:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

DORSET Police Male Voice Choir will perform at The Minster in Ilminster later this month in aid of Children's Hospice South West.

Film group from Ilminster help the fight against Ebola

Chard & Ilminster News: Quiz Night in aid of Purple Field Productions

10:14am Friday 17th October 2014

AN Ilminster film-making charity is supporting a group fighting the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone.

Neroche Primary School gobsmacked after anonymous £1,500 donation

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:15pm Thursday 16th October 2014

THE head teacher of a primary school said he was ‘gobsmacked’ after £1,500 in cash was posted anonymously through the school’s letterbox.

Ilminster councillors vote yes to submitting plans for Britten's Field/Recreation Ground

Chard & Ilminster News: Petition launched to 'Save Britten's Field' in Ilminster

11:30am Wednesday 15th October 2014

THE majority of Ilminster councillors last night (October 14) voted to submit plans to South Somerset Council for new sports facilities on the space at Britten’s Field.

Burglars raid the homes of pensioners at Holway House Park in Ilminster

Chard & Ilminster News:

6:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

HEARTBROKEN pensioners have spoken of their anguish after thieves raided their homes in Ilminster over the weekend.

Elaine Ruby and Daniel King Smith perform in Concerts in the West, at Ilminster Arts Centre

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:30am Monday 13th October 2014

TWO dedicated and passionate young musicians will be performing at Ilminster Arts Centre as part of the Concerts in the West’s 2014 series.

Public meeting at Greenfylde School over Britten's Field/Recreation Ground plans

Chard & Ilminster News: Petition launched to 'Save Britten's Field' in Ilminster

6:00am Monday 13th October 2014

DISCUSSIONS over the future of sports facilities on the recreation ground and Britten’s Field in Ilminster are expected to become heated at a public meeting tomorrow (October 14).

Neroche Primary School reading awards

Chard & Ilminster News:

1:00pm Sunday 12th October 2014

DURING the summer holidays, Neroche Primary School children were given a challenge to read over 250 books at Ilminster Library.

Chimney fire in Ashill

Chard & Ilminster News: Dunmow: Woman cut free from vehicle

9:47am Sunday 12th October 2014

FIRE crews from Ilminster dealt with a chimney fire at Rapps, Ashill last night (October 11).

Dowlish Wake playing fields spruce up thanks to Branston donation

Chard & Ilminster News:

7:00am Sunday 12th October 2014

PLAYING fields in Dowlish Wake have been given a spruce up ahead of winter thanks to a local firm.

Tuck shop on the recreation ground in Ilminster success

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:00pm Friday 10th October 2014

A TUCK shop at the recreation ground in Ilminster is proving a hit.

Ilminster crime rates fall, according to year-on-year figures

Chard & Ilminster News: webpix arrest arrests arrested handcuffs police

5:00pm Thursday 9th October 2014

CRIME rates in Ilminster have fallen according to year on year figures but police say more can be done.

Blocked drains causing winter flooding worries in Ilminster

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:00pm Thursday 9th October 2014

BLOCKED drains need to be cleared soon to prevent further flooding in Ilminster this winter, it has been claimed.

Ilminster trader recoups money stolen from two charity boxes from his shop

Chard & Ilminster News:

9:30am Wednesday 8th October 2014

PEOPLE in Ilminster have gone to great lengths to claw back the money stolen from two charity boxes in a town centre shop.

New Road pressure "paid off" but some still sceptical over repairs timetable

Chard & Ilminster News:

6:00am Wednesday 8th October 2014

THE determination and persistence of people in Ilminster has ensured work needed to fix New Road has not been put on the back burner, it has been claimed.

FEATURE: Former Chard paperboy talks about his rise to become Premier League footballer

Chard & Ilminster News:

4:24pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

A PAPERBOY turned Premier League goalkeeper from Chard has said budding footballers across the region can achieve their dreams ... if they dream big enough.

Man, 21, impaled on fence post after car crash near South Petherton

Chard & Ilminster News:

3:09pm Monday 6th October 2014

A YOUNG man was impaled on a fence post after being thrown from his car when it crashed near South Petherton this morning (October 6).

Wine tasting event in Broadway

Chard & Ilminster News: Wine Tasting

6:00pm Sunday 5th October 2014

A WINE tasting evening will be held in the church.

Live Ilminster Carnival 2014

Chard & Ilminster News: 
  ILMINSTER Carnival ...

2:50pm Saturday 4th October 2014

ILMINSTER Carnival received great support despite starting one hour late due to two vehicles blocking the start of the route.

Town Hall Talk: Mayor of Ilminster Emma Jane Taylor

Chard & Ilminster News: Emma Jane Taylor.

6:00am Saturday 4th October 2014

HAD the pleasure of attending our children’s carnival on Saturday.

The Rotary Club of Ilminster backing businesses amid New Road closure

Chard & Ilminster News:

6:00pm Friday 3rd October 2014

THE Rotary Club of Ilminster is rallying together to boost trade for businesses amid the closure of New Road.

Wadham School student wins Red Arrows design competition

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:00am Friday 3rd October 2014

A GIFTED student from Wadham School in Crewkerne has excelled in a design competition.

Ferne Animal Sanctuary reaches £200k mark in New Digs for Dogs project

Chard & Ilminster News:

6:00pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

A £1MILLION project to build a re-homing centre at Ferne Animal Sanctuary, near Chard, has reached another fundraising milestone.

Bellringers in South Petherton attempt world record

Chard & Ilminster News:

2:00pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

TWELVE bellringers in the village will attempt to break a world record this weekend.

Ilminster teenager crowned one of UK's top motorists...before he's old enough to drive

Chard & Ilminster News:

6:00am Thursday 2nd October 2014

A TEENAGER from Ilminster has been crowned one of Britain’s best young motorists – before he is old enough to drive.

School places in Ilminster under pressure and Greenfylde set to be full by 2016, report says

Chard & Ilminster News:

8:19am Wednesday 1st October 2014

PLACES at two Ilminster schools will be stretched to their limits over the next four years, it has emerged.

Gun wielding raiders never found after robbery at Ilminster Spar and petrol station

Chard & Ilminster News:

5:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

GUN-WIELDING raiders who robbed a security guard at the Spar shop and petrol station in Ilminster are still on the run.

PICTURES AND RESULTS: Ilminster Children's Carnival 2014

Chard & Ilminster News:

3:51pm Monday 29th September 2014

THE streets of Ilminster were transformed into an array of colourful outfits as the children's carnival came to town.

Two-year-old girl suffers broken leg after car collision before Ilminster Children's Carnival

Chard & Ilminster News:

3:45pm Monday 29th September 2014

A TWO-YEAR-OLD girl broke her leg after being hit by a car just before the start of Ilminster Children's Carnival on Saturday.

Ilton Cricket Club prize bingo night

Chard & Ilminster News: Big Cash Bingo

6:00pm Saturday 27th September 2014

ILTON Cricket Club prize bingo will take place on Friday, October 10. Doors open at 6.30pm with eyes down at 7.30pm.

Ilminster air cadet's trip to Holland

Chard & Ilminster News:

4:00pm Saturday 27th September 2014

AN Ilminster air cadet returned on Sunday from a four-day trip to Holland to participate in the Airborne March, marking 70 years since the Battle of Arnhem.

Harvest service at Swanmead School in Ilminster

Chard & Ilminster News: Hampshire Harvest Weekend

1:00pm Thursday 25th September 2014

SWANMEAD School in Ilminster is holding its harvest service on Wednesday, October 8, during an afternoon assembly.

Hazelwell Lodge care home expansion plans in Ilminster

Chard & Ilminster News:

9:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

A CARE home in Ilminster for elderly people with dementia could be in line for a major development if council planning bosses approve its plans.

South Petherton 89 homes plan

Chard & Ilminster News:

8:00pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

PLANNERS are considering proposals for 89 homes in South Petherton, including 31 classed as affordable housing.

South Petherton poetry competition deadline looms

Chard & Ilminster News:

5:00pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

BUDDING poets have less than a week to enter the South Petherton poetry competition.

Coffee morning at The David Hall in South Petherton

Chard & Ilminster News: WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE – WE NEED YOUR HELP! Erith Riverside Shopping Centre to host its own Macmillan Coffee Morning!

1:00pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

THE David Hall in South Petherton is hosting a coffee morning tomorrow (September 25).

Ilminster Air Cadets 2381 Squadron emotional farewell to leader

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:00am Wednesday 24th September 2014

THERE was an emotional farewell for members of the 2381 Squadron at Ilminster Air Cadets as a key figure at the group stepped down.

Thousands turn out for Barrington Court Antiques Roadshow

Chard & Ilminster News:

8:14am Wednesday 24th September 2014

ABOUT 2,500 people from far and wide came to Barrington Court near Ilminster when BBC television show Antiques Roadshow visited on Thursday.

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.






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