Four thefts of charity boxes in Langport in a month

Yeovil Express: PRAISE: The HM Inspectorate of Constabulary has rated West Yorkshire Police as "good" in three key inspection areas around efficiency and savings plans.

5:11pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

FOUR charity collection boxes have been stolen from shops in Langport in the past month.

Chard man asks for lifts to Yeovil

Yeovil Express: An overgrown grass verge on the A4103 Roman Road at Stretton Sugwas which contains a number of species of wild flowers.

5:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A MAN from Chard is hoping someone can help provide him with a lift to church in Coker Road, near Yeovil, on Sundays.

Quiz night at The Shrubbery Hotel in Ilminster

Yeovil Express: Quiz Night

3:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

ILMINSTER Carnival Committee is holding a quiz night for teams of six tomorrow (Thursday) at the Shrubbery Hotel starting at 7.30pm.

Swanmead School 'good' Ofsted delight

Yeovil Express: Primary school deemed inadequate by Ofsted

3:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

SWANMEAD School received the perfect present ahead of the summer holidays – a ‘good’ rating from OFSTED.

Flooding in Axminster shop

Yeovil Express: Firefighters tackle car fire in Widnes

12:06pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were called out to reports of flooding in Axminster this morning (July 23).

BY-ELECTION: Profile of Ilminster candidate Paul Sainsbury

Yeovil Express:

12:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

I HAVE lived in Ilminster all my life, even during a 23-year career in the Army which took me to many places around the world, Ilminster has always been home.

Chard and Ilminster hotter than parts of Portugal and Spain

Yeovil Express: Weekend weather: cloudy at first but warm on Sunday

11:42am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

IT’S hotter in Chard and Ilminster than parts of Portugal and Spain today (July 23).

Geordie Shore to film in Somerset for ninth series

Yeovil Express: The lads from the Geordie Shore are on their way to Burnley.

11:03am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

GEORDIE Shore fans canny believe their luck after bosses of the reality television show announced they will be filming in Somerset.

PICTURES: Chard Medieval Weekend fun

Yeovil Express:

10:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

FAMILY fun, a firewalk, live music and good weather made for the perfect medieval weekend in Chard.

Car hits electricity pole in Yeovil

Yeovil Express:

9:13am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS in Yeovil were called out to a crash yesterday (July 22).

Out of administration - Shrubbery Hotel in Ilminster sold for £995,000

Yeovil Express:

8:52am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE Shrubbery Hotel – an Ilminster landmark – has been saved from closure after being brought out of administration this week.

Marcus Fysh - Thinking about the Future of Care

Yeovil Express:

8:55am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THERE is no doubt that here in Somerset we have an aging population and all the challenges it brings. I think we should place a high value on providing the best care and social environments for our older generation.

PICTURES: Chard Summer Show

Yeovil Express:

7:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

SOME of the best horticulture and crafts from across the area were on show at the Chard Summer Show.

Good Samaritan helps Yeovil couple trapped in floods

5:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

An Axminster man who turned Good Samaritan and risked his life to save an elderly Yeovil couple after they were trapped in their car in floods has been awarded one of the country’s top bravery honours by Royal approval.

REVEALED: Craziest excuses for stopping illegally on motorway hard shoulders

Yeovil Express: Pregnant driver taken to hospital after motorway crash

4:10pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

WHEELER-DEALERS trading cars, people picking flowers, and a driver who thought the “fire” notification on their dashboard display meant their car was ablaze - instead of the name of the Adele track they were listening to.

PICTURES: Swanmead School celebration awards evening

Yeovil Express:

3:05pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

TALENTED youngsters at Swanmead School in Ilminster were recognised for their achievements at their annual awards evening on Thursday.

NSPCC concerns after 356 children sexually abused in Avon and Somerset in last two years

Yeovil Express: Rydal Water Walk invitation

2:28pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A CHARITY has questioned the way some parents bring up their children after 356 youngsters were sexually abused in Avon and Somerset in the past two years.

Somerset residents urged to check on vulnerable people during summer heat

Yeovil Express:

12:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

SOMERSET County Council is asking neighbours, friends and relatives to keep an eye out for anyone who may be struggling to cope in the sustained heat and might need help maintaining their health and well-being.

Avro Vulcan bomber lands at Yeovilton ahead of Air Day

Yeovil Express:

8:59am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

EXCITEMENT mounts as the world’s last remaining flying Avro Vulcan bomber lands at Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton in Somerset.

Toddler trapped in car in Yeovil

Yeovil Express:

8:48am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A TODDLER was locked in a car in Yeovil yesterday (July 22).

Firefighters strike ends, but more industrial action to continue

Yeovil Express:

4:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS in Somerset and the rest of the country will today (Monday, July 21) come to the end of eight consecutive days of strike action over pensions.

Taunton mum campaigns to increase Group B Strep awareness

Yeovil Express:

4:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

A MOTHER whose newborn baby defied the odds after being at death’s door is calling for more to be done to make people aware of a potentially fatal condition that has a simple cure if spotted in time.

Quick-thinking Somerset cricketer Marcus Trescothick helps save trapped hedgehog

Yeovil Express:

3:37pm Monday 21st July 2014

SOMERSET cricket legend Marcus Trescothick was knocked for six when a hedgehog got stuck in his garden gates.

Taunton's Museum of Somerset First World War exhibition

Yeovil Express: North Wiltshire MP James Gray is to visit all of his constituency’s 209 war graves as part of the First World War centenary year commemorations

1:20pm Monday 21st July 2014

AN exhibition to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War opens at the Museum of Somerset in Taunton this weekend.

Charity welcomes ban on smoking in cars with children

Yeovil Express: Generic smoking in a car (8230053)

7:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014

SMOKEFREE South-West has welcomed the announcement of a consultation on new regulations to make it illegal to smoke in cars with children inside.

Ferne Animal Sanctuary music festival at Haselbury Mill

Yeovil Express: PICTURE: AMANDA Uttley at Ferne Animal Sanctuary with Smokey the rabbit, who is looking for a new home. PHOTO: Geoff Hall.

10:00am Sunday 20th July 2014

A MUSIC festival will be held in aid of Ferne Animal Sanctuary at Haslebury Mill, near Crewkerne, today (July 20).

Summer holidays surfing fun and TOWIE guest for Halloween event

Yeovil Express:

10:00am Sunday 20th July 2014

YOUNG clubbers can kick start their Summer holidays by having the chance to participate in a limbo competition and try their hand at surfing.

Tabletop sale for war memorial restoration raises £850

7:00am Sunday 20th July 2014

A TABLETOP car boot sale in the village which raised money for the restoration of the war memorial was a huge success.

Town Hall Talk: Mayor of Chard Jenny Kenton

Yeovil Express: Town Hall Talk: Mayor of Chard Jenny Kenton

12:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

ON Monday, July 3, I hosted ‘tea with the Mayor’ for some local businesses based in Chard.

South-West is becoming a region of savers

Yeovil Express: Community groups urged to apply for cash help

11:20am Saturday 19th July 2014

PEOPLE in the South-West are putting more money aside for a rainy day than they were last year, a survey shows.

Vintage and antiques fair in Crewkerne

8:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

A VINTAGE and antiques fair will be held at Henhayes Community Centre to commemorate the start of the First World War.

Somerset's drivers urged to check their tyres before making a summer getaway

Yeovil Express: Changing a tyre

7:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

MORE than 1,000 avoidable collisions took place on the South-West’s roads last summer, the Highways Agency says, with most caused by tyre-related breakdowns.

Community fortnight at Thorncombe village shop

Yeovil Express:

7:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

VOLUNTEERS at a village shop which faced closure five years ago have taken part in a community scheme to support a group which helped secure its future.

Police appeal: Robbery at Sparkford Inn pub

Yeovil Express:

4:51pm Friday 18th July 2014

POLICE have begun an investigation following a robbery the Sparkford Inn in Sparkford.

South-West prison officer numbers cut by a third

Yeovil Express: Prison custody officer Mark Churchill checks a cell through the observation window

4:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

THE number of prison officers in the South-West has been cut by a third in three years, according to figures published this week.

Chilton Cantelo whizz-kid is UK champion at Microsoft Office championships

Yeovil Express:

2:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

A COMPUTER whizz-kid from Chilton Cantelo School has just become the UK champion to represent the country at a Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship taking place in California later this month.

Ilminster's Party of the Park preparations underway

Yeovil Express: Iva Gosik, Philip Gosik and Klaudiusz Swakowski enjoy the bouncy castle at Windhill Park

2:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

PREPARATIONS are well underway for the Party on the Park at the recreation ground on Sunday, August 24.

Weather warning for thunderstorms across Somerset

Yeovil Express: lightning.jpg

1:33pm Friday 18th July 2014

SOMERSET is braced for severe weather over the next 24 hours as torrential downpours and thunderstorms are heading our way.

Summer holidays fun at Cresta Leisure Centre in Chard

Yeovil Express: Lego

11:00am Friday 18th July 2014

SUMMER holiday activities for children will be running from Chard Library.

Opposing wind farms will lose you votes, MPs warned

Yeovil Express: The subsidised wind power debate keeps on turning

7:00am Friday 18th July 2014

A RENEWABLE energy group says politicians in the South-West would lose more votes than they gain for denouncing onshore wind farms.

Lucky Horton sisters find five leaf clovers

Yeovil Express:

7:00am Friday 18th July 2014

ONE lucky youngster from Horton has found a five leaf clover – a year after her sister spotted one.

Somerset bikers urged to stay safe

Yeovil Express: INQUEST: Coroner hears details of pothole's role in biker death

5:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

BIKERS are being urged to take care on South Somerset’s roads at one of the busiest times of the year.

Britain's Got Talent finalist backs Somerset children's charity

Yeovil Express:

1:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

FORMER Britain’s Got Talent finalist James Hobley has become an ambassador for bibic, the Langport-based charity for children with a range of development conditions such as autism, cerebral palsy, Down’s Syndrome and dyslexia.

Programme of events for Chard Medieval Weekend

Yeovil Express: CHARD town crier Stuart Cumming.

12:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

FINAL preparations are being made ahead of Chard’s Medieval Weekend.

Yeovil College students project with Yarlington Housing

Yeovil Express:

12:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

YEOVIL College students were given the opportunity to put their business knowledge to use and develop additional skills when they took part in a live project with a local Somerset housing association.

Lost kitten found under car wheel arch in Yeovil

Yeovil Express:

10:21am Thursday 17th July 2014

A LOST little black kitten got the ride of its life when it was found under the wheel-arch of a council vehicle that travelled from Yeovil to Bruton.

Heatwave risk across South Somerset

Yeovil Express: Weekend weather: cloudy tomorrow but glorious sunshine on Sunday

10:16am Thursday 17th July 2014

CHARD and Ilminster could experience 'heatwave' conditions over the next three days, the Met Office say.

Man, 80, taken to hospital after collision with car in Chard town centre

Yeovil Express:

10:03am Thursday 17th July 2014

A PENSIONER has been taken to hospital after he was hit by a car in Chard this morning (July 16).

Chard couple astounded by poppy 'natural phenomena'

Yeovil Express:

10:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

A CHARD couple have described a sudden bloom of poppies in their garden as a “natural phenomenon”.

Repercussions after anti-social behaviour survey

Yeovil Express: webpix arrest arrests arrested handcuffs police

6:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

PEOPLE in Chard and Ilminster are being asked for their views about how people who commit antisocial behaviour and low level crime are dealt with.

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