STAFF at Cottage Flowers in East Street will again be organising carol singing by local schools in the Market House throughout the day, building up to the big event tonight.

Sixty children from Neroche School Broadway will perform at 10am, followed by 75 from Greenfylde School Ilminster at 11am.

Around 20 children from Hambridge School are set to perform at 11.45am, then 60 from Swanmead School Ilminster at 12.30pm, while West Coker School will have 25 performers at 4.30pm.

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The Cottage Flowers Christmas hamper is looking yummy with raffle tickets currently on sale in the shop raising money for a local cause.

Clinton Bonner, Christmas lights committee chairman, said: “I am hoping that as many people as possible will be able to spend a bit of time from their busy day to turn up at the times specified and listen to the wonderful Christmas singing by the school children to get into the festive mood.

"I cannot thank Cottage Flowers enough for again organising this event.”