Six properties evacuated after bomb scare in Axminster

Chard & Ilminster News: nswebpix police crime tape

12:56pm Tuesday 3rd June 2014

SIX properties have been evacuated following a bomb scare in Axminster this morning (June 3).

Assault at Stapleton crossroads near Martock

Chard & Ilminster News: Man's body found on road near Ilkley

2:04pm Monday 24th March 2014

POLICE are on the hunt for a motorcyclist who assaulted another motorist in their car in Martock.

Open day at All Saints Wise Owls Pre-School

8:00am Friday 21st March 2014

ALL Saints Wise Owls Pre-School in Axminster will be hosting an open day today (March 21) to show off its facilities.

Yeovilton Military Band at Martock Church

Chard & Ilminster News: Tom Thorpe plays the trumpet

7:00am Thursday 20th March 2014

THE Yeovilton Military Band will be in concert at Martock Church today (March 20) from 7.30pm.

Alice in Wonderland event at Winsham Primary School

Chard & Ilminster News: Alice in Wonderland event at Winsham Primary School

10:00am Wednesday 19th March 2014

YOUNGSTERS got into character as Winsham Primary School was transformed into the world of Alice in Wonderland on Friday.

Money in bag for Ilton Cricket Club

Chard & Ilminster News: Money in bag for Ilton Cricket Club

5:00pm Monday 17th March 2014

MEMBERS of the village cricket club raised £300 packing customers’ bags at Tesco in Ilminster.

South Somerset girl recognised for excelling against the odds

Chard & Ilminster News: LANNECE Hole received her award from Supt Ian Wylie, of sponsors Avon and Somerset Police.

11:30am Thursday 13th March 2014

CHAMPION Tumbler Lannece Hole was recognised for overcoming a tricky start in life to excel in her sport.

Combe history group AGM to be followed by talk

Chard & Ilminster News: Bring on the scones and the National Trust

5:00pm Sunday 9th March 2014

THE annual general meeting of Combe St Nicholas History Group will take place at the village hall on Monday from 7.30pm.

Ilton Cricket Club juniors pack shopping to raise funds

Chard & Ilminster News: Ilton Cricket Club juniors pack shopping to raise funds

8:00am Sunday 9th March 2014

MEMBERS of Ilton Cricket Club raised £300 packing customers’ bags at the Tesco store in Ilminster.

Axminster firm strikes gold at awards

Chard & Ilminster News: THE award winners.

7:00am Saturday 8th March 2014

STAFF at Axminster Tools & Machinery are celebrating after picking up top gong at the DIY Week awards dinner in Coventry.

South Petherton resident's flood letter from Prime Minister

Chard & Ilminster News: JOAN Pitt with her letter from Prime Minister David Cameron.

5:00pm Friday 7th March 2014

PEOPLE at Burnworthy House in South Petherton have been doing their bit to raise cash for Somerset’s flood victims.

Hinton St George children go back in time for ancient Greek day

Chard & Ilminster News: TEACHER Maggie McNulty with Eleanor, Joseph, Matilda, Alfie and Eve, enjoying some Greek food.

6:00am Friday 7th March 2014

CHILDREN at Hinton St George First School had fun while learning at their ancient Greek day.

Whist drive to raise money to restore Chaffcombe war memorial

7:00pm Thursday 6th March 2014

GENEROUS villagers are being urged to support the restoration of Chaffcombe War Memorial.

Philomena to show at Hinton St George

Chard & Ilminster News: Revamp for Crewkerne cinema club

5:00pm Thursday 6th March 2014

THE highly-acclaimed film Philomena will be shown at St George’s Hall in Hinton St George on Saturday (March 8) at 7.30pm.

Combe St Nicholas runners swell school funds

Chard & Ilminster News: THE fun runners set off.

9:30am Thursday 6th March 2014

THE annual runs organised by Combe St Nicholas Primary School’s Parents and Friends Association attracted more than 100 competitors.

Bewley Down Flower Show book released

Chard & Ilminster News: MARJIE Dorling with her book. PHOTO: Geoff Hall

5:00pm Sunday 2nd March 2014

A WRITER from Wambrook has released a book which would not have been possible without the News archives.

Yarcombe restaurant wages war on waste

Chard & Ilminster News: SARAH-Jane Martin, from The Belfry, receives her award from Tracey Rogers, of sponsors Unilever Food Solutions, and SRA president Raymond Blanc.

12:00pm Saturday 1st March 2014

THE Belfry at Yarcombe has won the Sustainable Restaurant Association’s Best Food Waste Strategy award.

Young people's charity launched in Jemima Layzell's memory

Chard & Ilminster News: JEMIMA Layzell.

5:00pm Wednesday 26th February 2014

A CHARITY designed to benefit young people in the name of a talented teenager from Horton who suffered a fatal brain aneurysm is up and running.

Can you help identify anyone in this photo?

Chard & Ilminster News: Can you help identify anyone in this photo?

12:00pm Sunday 23rd February 2014

DO you recognise anyone in this photograph?

Parish council meeting in Donyatt

8:00pm Saturday 22nd February 2014

DONYATT parish councillors will hold their annual general meeting on Tuesday, February 25, at St Mary’s Church. It starts at 7.30pm.

Visit provides food for thought for Tatworth pupils

Chard & Ilminster News: CHILDREN with Vicky Ceely, Martin O’Brien and Scott Lowe from Dairy Crest.

6:00pm Saturday 22nd February 2014

YOUNGSTERS at Tatworth Primary School were visited by staff from Dairy Crest as part of their project looking at food from around the world.

South Petherton parish session today

8:00am Saturday 22nd February 2014

PARISH councillor Sarah Beaufoy will be at the information centre at the library on Saturday to help with any matters of concern.

Table top sale at Broadway Hill Methodist Church

2:00pm Friday 21st February 2014

A TABLE top sale will be held at Broadway Hill Methodist Church tomorrow (Saturday, February 22).

Half-term fun at Ferne Animal Sanctuary

Chard & Ilminster News: HECTOR, a 13-year-old white Friesian, is more than twice the size of Molly, a two-year-old Dexter.

12:30pm Friday 21st February 2014

FAMILIES can use half-term school holidays as the perfect chance to visit two cows at Ferne Animal Sanctuary.

Captain Phillips to be shown in Combe

Chard & Ilminster News: Revamp for Crewkerne cinema club

12:00pm Tuesday 18th February 2014

COMBE and Wadeford Gala Association are screening the Moviola Film Captain Phillips starring Tom Hanks.

Broadway author on how he turned his life around

Chard & Ilminster News: DAVE Urwin.

10:30am Tuesday 18th February 2014

A MAN who turned his life around after struggling with drug and alcohol problems has written a book about his experiences.

Ferne visitor pass to boost funds for animals

11:30am Monday 17th February 2014

WINTER opening hours are in operation at Ferne Animal Sanctuary. The centre now opens at 10am instead of 9am and closes at 5pm.

'Same standards' promised at 'new-look' South Chard Post Office

Chard & Ilminster News: BRANCH OPENING: South Moor Post Office on the move

10:00am Monday 17th February 2014

CUSTOMERS have been promised the ‘same high standards of service’ when the post office becomes a ‘new-look local branch’ on Monday, February 24.

Trials of the king fish at Chardstock

Chard & Ilminster News: OAK class pupils with John Hickey of Westcountry Rivers Trust.

6:00am Monday 17th February 2014

CHILDREN at St Andrew’s Primary School will be able to watch salmon eggs hatch into tiny fish in their own classroom.

Buckland St Mary footballers learn new tricks

Chard & Ilminster News: THE footballing stars of tomorrow.

5:00pm Friday 14th February 2014

BUDDING footballers at Buckland St Mary Primary School have been learning some new tricks at Exeter City’s Academy.

Small schools join up in bid to cut costs

Chard & Ilminster News: HEAD teachers and chairmen of the governors of the Willow Schools Co-operative Trust.

6:00pm Thursday 13th February 2014

PUPILS will get better education opportunities after five small primary schools established a groundbreaking partnership.

Witnesses to A356 crash urged to come forward

Chard & Ilminster News: The road is partially blocked at the junction of St. Paul's Close following the incident.

11:30am Wednesday 12th February 2014

WITNESSES to a two-car collision on the A356 on Sunday (February 9) are being asked to come forward.

Mail delays could hit Axminster in Royal Mail shake-up

Chard & Ilminster News: Hundreds of city staff to get Royal Mail shares

10:00am Wednesday 12th February 2014

SOME people in Axminster may have to wait longer for their post after changes to delivery services.

Buckland St Mary quiz night

Chard & Ilminster News: IS THERE LIFE AFTER GCSES?

7:00pm Tuesday 11th February 2014

THE Friends of Buckland School are hosting a quiz night.

Poems around fire at Ashill

9:00am Tuesday 11th February 2014

A ‘POEMS around the fire’ event in aid of Ashill Church will be held at Ashill Inn at 8pm on February 25.

RSPB talk by wildlife photographer in Seavington St Mary

Chard & Ilminster News: RSPB

1:00pm Monday 10th February 2014

WILDLIFE photographer Oliver Smart will present an illustrated talk entitled ‘Exploring Ethiopia’ in Seavington St Mary.

Entries open for Slay the Dragon event at Hinton St George

10:00am Monday 10th February 2014

ENTRIES are open for the popular annual sporting event, Slay the Dragon, which takes place on March 2.

Charities benefit from successful Ilminster Carnival

Chard & Ilminster News: MEMBERS of Ilminster Carnival Committee with representatives of charities which benefited from the fund-raising.

12:00pm Sunday 9th February 2014

ILMINSTER Carnival Committee has split £3,400 raised from its collection between 25 local charities.

South Petherton man to look after area's paths

Chard & Ilminster News: IAN Greenfield.

7:00pm Saturday 8th February 2014

WALKERS who enjoy the many footpaths around South Petherton should see the network well looked after with the appointment of a parish paths liaison officer.

A taste of ancient Greece in Buckland St Mary

Chard & Ilminster News: CHILDREN and staff at Buckland St Mary Primary School in their Greek outfits.

12:00pm Saturday 8th February 2014

PUPILS at Buckland St Mary Primary School launched this term’s topic on Ancient Greece by getting into the spirit of the theme.

Public asked to help identify pictures from Seavington's past

Chard & Ilminster News: POSSIBLY Ilminster Sheep Show, but the location is unknown.

10:30am Saturday 8th February 2014

MEMBERS of Seavington History Project are appealing for help in identifying a number of pictures.

Fond farewell to Barrington pre-school supervisor

Chard & Ilminster News: LIDIA Morgan, Andrea Oakes, Jane Mitchell and Kelly Doble with pupils.

9:00am Saturday 8th February 2014

STAFF and children at St Mary’s Pre-School in Barrington have said a fond farewell to their supervisor.

Wine and wisdom in Misterton

Chard & Ilminster News: Welcome to Wine

3:00pm Friday 7th February 2014

A WINE and wisdom quiz is being hosted by Misterton Tennis Club in the village hall at 7pm for 7.30pm tomorrow (Saturday, February 8).

Haselbury Plucknett pupil celebrates after being crowned chess champion

Chard & Ilminster News: DEAN Thomas.

2:00pm Friday 7th February 2014

A PUPIL from Haselbury Plucknett First School has been crowned the 2014 South Somerset Cubs Chess Champion.

David Laws digs in as pre-school celebrates

Chard & Ilminster News: CHILDREN, staff and parents celebrate as David Laws MP plants a cherry tree at the pre-school’s opening.

11:30am Friday 7th February 2014

THE latest achievements of South Petherton Infants Pre-School were celebrated at its official opening.

Police investigation mobile homes fire near South Petherton

Chard & Ilminster News: Driver cut free from crash in Bathpool, Taunton

3:31pm Friday 31st January 2014

POLICE are investigating a fire near South Petherton in which three mobile homes were completely destroyed.

Youth Speaks competition at Swanmead School, Ilminster

Chard & Ilminster News: Youth Speaks competition at Swanmead School, Ilminster

12:00pm Thursday 30th January 2014

PUPILS from four primary schools have been praised for their speaking talents at the Rotary Club of Ilminster’s annual Youth Speaks competition.

Vera Greensides, of Horton, celebrates her 100th birthday

Chard & Ilminster News: Vera Greensides, of Horton, celebrates her 100th birthday

10:30am Thursday 30th January 2014

A HORTON woman born months before the outbreak of the First World War has celebrated her 100th birthday.

Diary date for budding photographers

Chard & Ilminster News: Northwich Photographic Society

10:30am Tuesday 28th January 2014

SOUTH Petherton Photographic Society’s next meeting is on Wednesday, February 5.

Young woman receives grant ahead of charity trip

Chard & Ilminster News: ISOBEL Worrall, centre, receives her cheque from Axminster Catenians Kevin Lazenby, Robert Draper, Bob Bannister and Paul Austin.

6:00am Monday 27th January 2014

AXMINSTER Catenians presented a cheque for £500 to help a young woman help others in the South Pacific.






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