Somerset Rebels clinch narrow victory

Yeovil Express: 'It ain’t over yet' - Rebels' manager’s rallying call for second leg of KO Cup

10:08pm Friday 24th October 2014

THE Somerset Rebels will take a 12 point lead into the second leg of the Premier League Championship Final against the Edinburgh Monarchs

Chard and Ilminster firms success at Somerset Business Awards 2014

Yeovil Express:

5:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

OUTSTANDING businesses in the Chard and Ilminster area were among those honoured at the News-backed 2014 Somerset Business Awards.

Octagon Theatre performances to be interpreted in British Sign Language

Yeovil Express:

1:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

FOR the first time, two performances of this years’ pantomime at South Somerset District Council’s Octagon Theatre will be interpreted in British Sign Language, (BSL).

Roads closed in Chard town centre for children's Trick or Treat event

Yeovil Express: Hope Support Services aim to make it a spooky Halloween for Herefordshire motorists.

12:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

A CHILDREN’S Trick or Treat night will be held in Chard next week.

Chard Specsavers bake for Macmillan Cancer Support

Yeovil Express:

10:00am Friday 24th October 2014

STAFF at an opticians in Chard baked up a feast for their customers to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Car badly damaged after fire in Chard

Yeovil Express:

9:20am Friday 24th October 2014

A CAR was badly damaged following a fire in Chard in the early hours of this morning (October 24).

Mixed reaction to 20mph zones calls for Ilminster

Yeovil Express:

6:00am Friday 24th October 2014

CALLS to turn Ilminster’s residential streets into 20mph speed zones have met with mixed reaction.

Abnormal load travelling through Somerset cancelled

Yeovil Express: Congestion expected as large loads travel through Taunton

9:37am Friday 24th October 2014

DELAYS are expected on two major roads in Somerset as a large abnormal load and police escort travel through the county this morning (October 24.).

Somerset schoolchldren in Big Questions event in Creech St Michael

Yeovil Express:

4:37pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

YOUNGSTERS from six schools asked the ‘Big Questions’ in a special Religious Education Celebration Day.

FEATURE: Perrys Cider give The Chard & Ilminster News a look around their orchards

Yeovil Express:

3:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

CIDER lovers have been quenching their thirst in beer gardens and barbecues all summer but the next few months are crucial for the industry – because without any apples it cannot make the golden nectar.

Broken street lights to blame for homes raided in Ilminster, residents say

Yeovil Express:

12:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

PEOPLE who had their homes broken into and valuables stolen in an area of Ilminster say they feel broken street lights were partly to blame.

Manager "left shaken" after attempted robbery at One Stop shop in Chard

Yeovil Express:

11:14am Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE manager of a shop in Chard has been left shaken up after a man held a knife to him during an attempted robbery.

Young Driver event in Yeovil

Yeovil Express:

8:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE first Young Driver event at the Haynes Motor Museum this weekend proved a roaring success with 120 youngsters experiencing being behind the wheel of a car in a groundbreaking driver training course aimed at 11-17 year olds.

Homes development in Chard backed and more plans lodged

Yeovil Express:

6:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

UP TO 150 homes could be built in Chard after councillors backed plans for 78 homes – with another application for 72 more being submitted.

Somerset children's services boss "sacked" by council insists: "I resigned"

Yeovil Express:

11:32am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

CONFUSION surrounds the termination of the contract of the highly-paid director hired to turn around Somerset's children's services - bosses says he was sacked, he claims he'd already resigned.

Autumn colours week at Forde Abbey gardens

Yeovil Express:

5:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

FORDE Abbey’s gardens will be welcoming visitors to its autumn colours week, which runs from October 25 to November 2.

Hallowe'en warning from Dorset Police

Yeovil Express: Dorset Police logo

1:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

DORSET Police is calling on residents to enjoy the Hallowe’en festivities but to ensure they respect others.

Crewkerne wheelchair user wins fight to drop the kerb outside her house

Yeovil Express: Can the council do more for the disabled? Let them know

1:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A KERB will be dropped outside the home of a Crewkerne wheelchair user who has been campaigning for help for months.

Yeovil transport and housing scheme gets £250k backing from Somerset County Council

Yeovil Express:

12:33pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A MAJOR scheme to upgrade one of Yeovil’s key transport routes and unlock land for housing and employment took another step forward today.

Man pops the question in police car after crashing en route to Somerset beauty spot

Yeovil Express:

12:07pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A LOVED-UP husband-to-be popped the question in the back of a police car after he crashed en route to a beauty spot where he planned to propose.

Yellow theme at Manor Court Primary School for St Margaret's Hospice

Yeovil Express:

10:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

MANOR Court celebrated National Hospice week with a splash of yellow.

Two South Somerset people released without charge after hit-and-run which killed 84-year-old man

Yeovil Express:

9:01am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

TWO people from South Somerset who were initially arrested in connection with the death of a man in his 80s following a fail to stop incident in Bruton, have been released without charge.

Ilminster sisters climb Ben Nevis for charity

Yeovil Express:

9:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

TWO fundraising sisters from Ilminster have taken on the highest mountain in Britain for charity and succeeded.

Crackdown on drivers using mobile phones today

Yeovil Express:

7:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

DRIVERS who continue to break the law by using handheld mobile phones at the wheel will be targeted in a special operation this week.

Thorncombe Village Shop celebrates fifth anniversary

Yeovil Express: West Dorset MP Oliver Letwin at the Thorncombe village stores

6:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

THORNCOMBE Village Shop celebrated its fifth anniversary this week, treating customers and volunteers to a spread featuring some of its finest fare.

TOWIE star to appear at Club Neo in Yeovil

Yeovil Express: Danny Osborne

3:29pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

YOUNG clubbers have the chance to win four VIP tickets to meet The Only Way is Essex (TOWIE) star Dan Osborne when he makes a special guest appearance at the Zero Project’s under 18’s Halloween Event at Club Neo, Stars Lane, Yeovil on Wednesday, October 29 from 7pm- 1am.

Man jailed for string of offences in Yeovil

Yeovil Express:

1:28pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A MAN who admitted a string of offences in the Yeovil area has been given a prison sentence.

Chard and Ilminster entries excel at Taunton Carnival

Yeovil Express:

1:14pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

CLUBS from Chard and Ilminster had a ball at the 49th Taunton Carnival on Saturday.

Avon and Somerset initiative to tackle fraud

Yeovil Express:

11:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

PEOPLE over 60 are being warned not to be bullied into parting with their cash by fraudsters.

Repair work at New Road in Ilminster to start on Monday

Yeovil Express:

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

Yeovil Express:

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.

Barclays in Chard and Ilminster support Make a Difference campaign

Yeovil Express:

1:09pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

STAFF from Barclays in Chard and Ilminster have had a busy October supporting local charities and organisations as part of the global Make a Difference campaign.

Met Office warning for strong winds across Somerset

Yeovil Express:

5:07pm Monday 20th October 2014

GALE-FORCE winds are expected to batter the coastlines of Somerset in the next 24 hours, forecasters warn.

South Somerset District Council phone lines and website down

Yeovil Express: South Somerset District Council.

2:51pm Monday 20th October 2014

SOUTH Somerset District Council are reporting problems with their phone system and website today (October 20).

Woman, 19, dies after car ends in river in Somerset

Yeovil Express:

9:04am Monday 20th October 2014

A 19-YEAR-OLD woman passenger died after she was trapped in a car which left a road and went into a river in Somerset.

Actress and TV presenter Lynda Bellingham to be buried in Somerset

Yeovil Express: Lynda Bellingham: has always wanted to be loved

3:20pm Monday 20th October 2014

ACTRESS and television presenter Lynda Bellingham, who lost her battle with cancer on Sunday, will be buried in Somerset

Police appeal: ATM theft in Crewkerne

Yeovil Express:

2:48pm Monday 20th October 2014

POLICE want to speak to this man, pictured, in connection to theft of £200 from an ATM in Crewkerne.

New Rugby Academy head for Holyrood Academy students

Yeovil Express:

5:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

A FORMER professional rugby player is hoping he can tackle players at Holyrood Academy into becoming a premier rugby playing educational establishment in the region.

Successful year of fundraising for Rotary Club of Crewkerne District

Yeovil Express:

2:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

FOLLOWING a successful year of fundraising, the Rotary Club of Crewkerne District were pleased to present Zoe Steer, from Parkinson's UK with a cheque for £3,000 at a recent Fun Quiz Night.

Enforcement officers' training to combat asbestos fly-tipping

Yeovil Express:

1:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

SOMERSET’S councils are targeting the criminals fly-tipping hazardous asbestos with new training to improve their enforcement officers' skills and know-how.

Chardstock Bellringers to present Three Counties Swing Band (November 8)

Yeovil Express:

6:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

CHARDSTOCK Bellringers will present the Three Counties Swing Band at Chardstock Church Hall on Saturday, November 8, at 7.30pm.

New Hip Hop Dance Training Academy opening in Yeovil in November

Yeovil Express: Youth Hip Hop and Jazz

12:30pm Saturday 18th October 2014

A NEW Hip Hop Dance Training Academy will be opening in Yeovil on Tuesday November 4.

People pull out stops to raise money for Ferne Animal Sanctuary's new project

Yeovil Express:

12:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

PEOPLE have been pulling out all the stops to raise money for Ferne Animal Sanctuary’s New Digs for Dogs Appeal.

Chard School pupils go in search of fossils

Yeovil Express:

10:30am Saturday 18th October 2014

JUNIOR children from Chard School spent a day by the sea investigating the secrets of the Jurassic Coast.

Dorset Police Choir coming to The Minster in Ilminster

Yeovil Express: 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.

Peter Lewis sacked as Somerset County Council's director of children's services

Yeovil Express:

4:30pm Friday 17th October 2014

SOMERSET County Council has announced it has terminated its contract for the services of interim director of children’s services Peter Lewis.

VIDEO Somerset Business Awards 2014 - winners announced

Yeovil Express: Enter the 2014 Somerset Business Awards

11:50pm Friday 17th October 2014

Find out who won what in the 2014 Somerset Business Awards.

Gremlins storm to top spot

Yeovil Express:

6:51pm Friday 17th October 2014

GREMLINS Carnival Club were crowned Carnival Concert champions after their Victorian Shipyard production was awarded the prestigious White Hart Cup for gaining the highest number of points throughout the concert fortnight.

Holyrood students embark on Gold Duke of Edinbugh practice expedition

Yeovil Express:

5:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

SIXTEEN Holyrood Academy students have embarked on a Gold Duke of Edinburgh practice expedition.

Henry the dog helps pre prep pupils at Chilton Cantelo School with their reading

Yeovil Express:

12:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

A DOG has been helping pre prep pupils at Chilton Cantelo School with their reading.

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