Chard and Ilminster businesses score well in food hygiene ratings

Yeovil Express: In total there are 42 restaurants and cafes in Walthamstow with 'very good' hygiene standards

5:10pm Sunday 20th April 2014

DINERS need not worry about food hygiene standards at most of the food outlets recently inspected in the Chard and Ilminster area.

Cash windfall for Ilminster groups

Yeovil Express: Number of people in debt on the rise in St Albans

2:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

A NUMBER of groups in Ilminster are jumping for joy after receiving a cash boost.

Easter with rabbits at Ferne Animal Sanctuary

Yeovil Express: Staff at Ferne Animal Sanctuary.

12:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

FERNE Animal Sanctuary staff at Wambrook near Chard are celebrating Easter with fluffy ears, Rosie Rabbit – and some real, life bunnies.

Carers urged to have their say on Somerset services

Yeovil Express: Lifeline for overworked carers

7:30am Sunday 20th April 2014

UNPAID carers across Somerset can influence the way services designed to help them are run at a conference on May 1.

Tag rugby joy for Redstart youngsters

Yeovil Express: Tag rugby joy for Redstart youngsters

6:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

A TAG rugby team from Redstart Primary School in Chard has won a county-wide competition.

Adoption plea from Dorset & Somerset Retired Greyhound Trust

Yeovil Express: Adoption plea from Dorset & Somerset Retired Greyhound Trust

12:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

A GREYHOUND rehoming centre is looking for pet lovers to adopt a dog.

Youngsters have a ball this Easter

Yeovil Express: Harvey Evans and Oliver Turnbull at Cresta.

10:30am Saturday 19th April 2014

PLENTY of Easter fun was on offer for all the family this week.

Students use art to brighten up empty Chard shops

Yeovil Express: Students from Holyrood Academy with their boards outside the shop.

7:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

CREATIVE youngsters are helping turn around the fortunes of Chard’s town centre by brightening up the windows of empty shops.

£400,000 boost for Musgrove emergency department

Yeovil Express: Grants available for Taunton town centre businesses

5:30pm Friday 18th April 2014

THE League of Friends has donated £400,000 to equip eight bays at the expanded emergency department at Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton.

Job skills up for debate at Yeovil assembly

Yeovil Express: People of Chard: We want your letters!

12:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

SOUTH Somerset Together is holding an Assembly in Yeovil to discuss and gather views on the skill base that is needed by employers and businesses that will lead to the enhancement of the local economy.

Council to raise housing 'free for all' concerns with Prime Minister

Yeovil Express: David Cameron hailed Accenture's 2,000 jobs drive

11:30am Friday 18th April 2014

ILMINSTER Town Council will send a letter to Prime Minister David Cameron about its concerns over ‘free for all’ developments in rural areas.

Minister Robert Goodwill to take A303 trip

Yeovil Express: Robert Goodwill

10:00am Friday 18th April 2014

TRANSPORT Minister Robert Goodwill will be travelling along the A303 to see at firsthand the problems experienced by residents, visitors and businesses.

Charity football match in memory of Ilminster student Bradley Cullen

Yeovil Express: Football: Chipping Sodbury return to form with win over Ellwood

6:00am Friday 18th April 2014

A CHARITY football match will be played on Sunday (April 20) in memory of a popular student who died aged just 15.

M5 crash inquest: Coroner records conclusion into deaths

Yeovil Express: M5 crash inquest: Day four from Shire Hall in Taunton

12:08pm Thursday 17th April 2014

WEST Somerset Coroner Michael Rose is today (April 17) set to give his conclusion at the inquest into the deaths of seven people in one of the UK’s worst motorway accidents.

Range Rover and caravan fire on M5 closes motorway

Yeovil Express: File photo

10:45am Thursday 17th April 2014

MASSIVE queues on the M5 as a Range Rover and caravan burst into flames, sending smoke billowing out across the motorway.

Housing fair at Yeovil's Octagon Theatre

Yeovil Express: South Somerset District Council.

6:40pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A FAIR is being held to raise awareness of different housing options for residents in Yeovil.

Motorist in court over A303 death crash

Yeovil Express: Scales of Justice: Recent convictions at Oxfordshire's magistrates' courts

6:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A MAN charged with causing the death of another man and seriously injuring two others following a crash on the Ilminster bypass last year has appeared in court.

Car hits lamp post in Yeovil

Yeovil Express: Driver cut free from crash in Bathpool, Taunton

3:50pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A CAR collided with a lamp post on the Western Relief Road in Yeovil.

Mayor and vicar to abseil down St Mary's in Chard

Yeovil Express: The vicar of St Mary’s Church, Sue Tucker, and Chard Mayor Jenny Kenton.

3:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

FINAL preparations are being made for an abseil in aid of a Chard church this weekend.

Easter recycling and rubbish collection in Chard and Ilminster

Yeovil Express: REPRIEVE: The Llangadog waste and recycling centre will now remain open for the next 12 months.

12:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

EASTER means changes to all kerbside recycling and rubbish collections.

War memorabilia takes centre stage at Chard Museum open day

Yeovil Express: Margaret Ridley with Royal Marines memorabilia.

10:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

VISITORS to Chard Museum took a trip down memory lane at its latest open day.

Hospital racks up £1,000-a-week interpreter bill

Yeovil Express: Temporary postal room in place after Musgrove Park Hospital fire

7:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

ALMOST £1,000 a week is spent on interpreters and translation services at Musgrove Park Hospital.

Plans to improve Ilminster zebra crossing visibility after boy knocked off bike

Yeovil Express: Zebra crossing safety work in Otley

5:20pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

ACTION could soon be taken to improve the visibility of a crossing in Ilminster.

Hundreds miss out on preferred school but figures an improvement on last year, council says

Yeovil Express: Parents reassured over primary school places

1:30pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

HUNDREDS of children starting their education in September have missed out on their first choice primary school – although 97% of parents got one of their top three choices.

Four in court accused of sex trafficking

Yeovil Express: Rawdon murder probe - police have started an investigation

11:40am Wednesday 16th April 2014

FOUR people have appeared in court in connection with a sexual exploitation inquiry in which a home in Chard was raided.

Chest wax coins in cash for Chard WATCH Project

Yeovil Express: Ian Newland and Becky from Pure Beauty. Photo: Dick Moon.

10:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A BRAVE member of a Chard group raised funds through a sponsored chest and back wax.

Witness tells of horror as cat mauled to death by dog

Yeovil Express: nswebpix police crime tape

6:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A MAN who claimed he saw a dog owner urge his pets to kill a cat in Chard said it was a horrific attack.

Prizes all round at Ilminster Arts Centre

Yeovil Express: The competition at Ilminster Arts Centre.

6:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

THE Ilminster branch of Branston donated £750 for prizes at this year’s visual arts competition at the town’s arts centre.

'Positive' experience at Yeovil Hospital - survey

Yeovil Express: NHS logo

3:06pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

YEOVIL Hospital has welcomed the results of the latest NHS inpatient survey, with the vast majority of local patients reporting a positive experience.

Easter colouring competition at Chard Specsavers

Yeovil Express: Council to stave off 3,000 shortfall in primary places with £31m expansion

12:10pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

AN OPTICIAN in Chard is encouraging budding young designers to get creative in an Easter-themed colouring competition.

Farmers in air ambulance donation

Yeovil Express: Farmers in air ambulance donation

10:30am Tuesday 15th April 2014

ILMINSTER Young Farmers Club has given £645 to Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance.

Mobile speed camera locations this week

Yeovil Express: Mobile speed cameras could still be used even if Swindon withdraws from the safety camera partnership

9:30am Tuesday 15th April 2014

SPEED camera locations for week commencing April 14.

Ilminster runner's London Marathon conquest in aid of Parkinson's UK

Yeovil Express: Richard Clifton.

7:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A RUNNER from Ilminster went the distance this weekend by completing the London Marathon for a Parkinson's charity.

Visibility issues at Ilminster crossing

Yeovil Express: Zebra crossing safety work in Otley

5:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

ACTION could soon be taken to improve the visibility of a crossing in Ilminster.

Easter fun in Ilminster

Yeovil Express: Easter Egg Hunt @Hartham Park

12:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

EASTER fun for all the family will be in Ilminster this week.

Murder mystery evenings in Ilminster

Yeovil Express: Agatha Christies classic murder-mystery The Mousetrap comes to Lighthouse

12:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

TWO murder mystery evenings will be held next month.

£20m plans to prevent future flooding unveiled

Yeovil Express: Somerset County Council leader John Osman presents the flood action plan to tackle further flooding on the levels

11:44am Monday 14th April 2014

PLANS costing more than £20million to prevent significant flooding on the Levels and improving the county’s roads will be completed this year, Somerset County Council revealed.

Help for flood-affected business in South Somerset

Yeovil Express: Hussein Cicek says flood water outside All You Want Supermarket is damaging his business (EL14659)

10:00am Monday 14th April 2014

BUSINESSES affected by flooding in Chard, Ilminster and Crewkerne can receive help to get back on their feet from South Somerset District Council.

Open day at Magdalen Farm in Winsham

Yeovil Express: Open day at Magdalen Farm in Winsham

7:00am Monday 14th April 2014

VISITORS will have a chance to meet adorable animals, including newborn lambs, calves and piglets, during the annual open day at Magdalen Farm.

St George's Day celebrations in Ashill

Yeovil Express: St George's School reaches for the sky

5:00pm Sunday 13th April 2014

ST George’s Day celebrations will take place at St Mary’s Church, Ashill.

Talking Newspaper Association South-West Somerset goes digital

Yeovil Express: Members of Newsline.

2:00pm Sunday 13th April 2014

THE Talking Newspaper Association South-West Somerset has gone digital.

Keen readers recognised at Swanmead School

Yeovil Express: Keen readers recognised at Swanmead School

12:00pm Sunday 13th April 2014

BOOKWORMS at Swanmead School in Ilminster were recognised for their reading efforts this week.

Easter fun day at Hinton St George

Yeovil Express: COME 'ERE: Josh Walther trying to hook a duck

9:00am Sunday 13th April 2014

A FUN day will take place on the school field on Easter Monday from 10am to 12.30pm.

Cow in swimming pool drama

Yeovil Express: Just relax tough guy: You talkin' to me? Well I'm the only one here.

8:14am Sunday 13th April 2014

FIRE crews called after cow found in swimming pool.

Logan McKerrow grandfather runs London Marathon

Yeovil Express: Logan McKerrow grandfather runs London Marathon

4:00pm Saturday 12th April 2014

THE grandfather of a Chard schoolboy is running the London Marathon for a charity close to his family’s heart.

Town Hall Talk: Mayor of Chard Jenny Kenton

Yeovil Express: Cllr Jenny Kenton.

2:00pm Saturday 12th April 2014

IT’S been a strange couple of weeks for me as I have been nursing the latest cold that has been going around.

Haselbury Mill fun day in memory of Crewkerne mother

Yeovil Express: Ruth Osborne.

10:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

THE family of a much-loved mother is running a fun day in her memory.

Chard runner to run London Marathon

Yeovil Express: Chantel Chant

6:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

A MEMBER of a Chard running club is taking on the London Marathon tomorrow (April 13) to raise money for Look UK, a charity which supports visually impaired children and their families.

Harlequin Carnival Club weekend fundraising events

Yeovil Express: CARNIVAL clubs, including Harlequin (pictured), crowds and organisers were left hugely disappointed after Chard Carnival was abandoned.

5:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

HARLEQUIN Carnival Club is holding a tabletop and craft sale tomorrow (April 12).

Man arrested after £200k cannabis factory found in Yeovil

Yeovil Express: nswebpix police crime tape

4:45pm Friday 11th April 2014

A MAN has been arrested and cannabis plants worth £200,000 seized as police carried out a Misuse of Drugs warrant in Yeovil.

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