Live Scottish Referendum: Alex Salmond quits as First Minister after 'No' vote

Yeovil Express:

8:47am Friday 19th September 2014

SCOTLAND has voted by 55% to 45% to reject independence from the United Kingdom.

South-West police officers warn people of frauds and scams risk

Yeovil Express:

6:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

ZEPHYR, the South-West’s regional organised crime unit, has been taking part in a regional event for over 50s to raise awareness of fraud and scams.

Bingo night at Ashill Village Hall

Yeovil Express: Big Cash Bingo

5:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

THE Ashill Bingo team will be holding their next meat bingo at the village hall on Wednesday, September 24.

Yeovil apprentice lands career at energy firm SSE

Yeovil Express:

2:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

TWO apprentices are plugging into a new career at energy firm SSE, where, as talented engineers and electricians of the future, they will be learning how to keep the area’s lights on and homes warm.

Somerset business lobby heading to China today

Yeovil Express:

1:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

A GROUP of Somerset businesspeople are jetting off today to join the 2014 South West Trade Mission to China.

Owners with oil-heated homes urged to stock up for winter

Yeovil Express:

12:30pm Friday 19th September 2014

PEOPLE with oil-fired heating are being urged to save money by stocking up early before winter in a joint campaign backed by Community Council for Somerset (CCS).

bibic chief steps down after five years running Somerset charity

Yeovil Express:

12:18pm Friday 19th September 2014

LANGPORT-based children's charity bibic is bidding farewell to its chief executive of five years, Geoff Cummins.

Neroche Primary School awarded National Science Quality Mark

Yeovil Express:

12:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

NEROCHE Primary School has just achieved the National Science Quality Mark.

Avon and Somerset Police apologise for slow 101 response

Yeovil Express: Telephone  (6860549)

10:00am Friday 19th September 2014

A TOP officer with Avon and Somerset Police has apologised and admitted staff have not been picking up non-emergency phone calls from the public fast enough.

Dress up as a pirate for the day at Stocklinch family event

Yeovil Express: Johnny Depp Captain Jack Sparrow lookalike tours Pirates of the Caribbean van

7:00am Friday 19th September 2014

A FAMILY pirate event is being held near Ilminster on Saturday to mark international ‘talk like a pirate day’.

Contents of containers destroyed in Chard fire

Yeovil Express:

10:57pm Thursday 18th September 2014

FIRE crews were called out to reports of smoke issuing from a large container this evening (Thursday, September 18).

Garages in Chard go up in flames

Yeovil Express:

10:49pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A NUMBER of garages in Chard caught fire this evening (Thursday, September 18).

Devon and Somerset caravan and trailer users urged to fit fire alarms

Yeovil Express: Caravan damaged by fire

8:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

DEVON & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service is reminding people that having a working smoke alarm in your caravan or trailer is vital as the vehicle is such a small, confined space.

Yoga class to start in Martock

Yeovil Express: Vinyasa Flow Yoga

6:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

AGE UK Somerset, with funding from South Somerset District Council, will be starting up a yoga, stretch and flex class in Martock.

South-West health workers due to strike following UNISON ballot

Yeovil Express: Disaster banner ballot-box.jpg for the homepage

4:20pm Thursday 18th September 2014

UNISON’s NHS workers in the South-West, including nurses, occupational therapists, porters, paramedics, medical secretaries, cooks and healthcare assistants, have voted yes to industrial action in a dispute over pay in England.

Gates to keep motorists safe in floods on Somerset Levels and Moors

Yeovil Express: Estate agent Chris Willey kayaks on flooded Somerset Levels

3:39pm Thursday 18th September 2014

NEW gates to close flooded roads are to be introduced on the Somerset Levels and Moors to keep motorists safe.

Chard School unveil new headmaster Paul Cawley-Wakefield

Yeovil Express:

12:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A NEW man is at the helm of Chard School.

Morrisons launch food academy in Yeovil

Yeovil Express:

11:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

MORRISONS is launching the Academy of Food in Yeovil, a fresh new free education programme designed to help children understand where good food comes from.

Chardstock School and St Andrew's Church celebrate milestones this weekend

Yeovil Express:

10:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

TWO iconic buildings in Chardstock are celebrating major milestones this week.

Final fundraising events ahead of Ilminster Carnival

Yeovil Express:

6:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

ILMINSTER’S Children’s Carnival is just around the corner . . . and now’s your last chance to join in the procession.

Swanmead School name house captains

Yeovil Express:

5:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

THE house captains at Swanmead School have been unveiled.

Look out for giant spiders coming to homes in Chard and Ilminster

Yeovil Express:

12:08pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

ARACHNOPHOBES look away now because animal experts are warning householders to expact an invasion of giant spiders this winter.

WEATHER: Driest first half of September for more than 50 years

Yeovil Express:

11:33am Wednesday 17th September 2014

IT has been the driest first half of September for more than 50 years.

Ferne Animal Sanctuary setback for £1million Digs for Dogs centre opening

Yeovil Express:

11:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A £1MILLION project to build more kennels, a reception area, and improved grooming and veterinary care, at a much loved animal sanctuary has suffered a setback.

School teacher climbs Mount Kilimanjaro for dementia research

Yeovil Express:

10:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

AN intrepid school teacher overcame blistering daytime heat, freezing nights and severe altitude sickness to conquer Mount Kilimanjaro for dementia research.

Elderly woman rescued after two-car collision in Yeovil

Yeovil Express:

9:52am Wednesday 17th September 2014

AN elderly woman has to be rescued from a car following a crash in Yeovil last night (September 16).

Two-car collision in Market Street, Crewkerne

Yeovil Express:

9:39am Wednesday 17th September 2014

RUSH-HOUR commuters may have spotted a two-car collision in Crewkerne this morning (September 17).

Drains concerns at New Road in Ilminster

Yeovil Express:

9:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

TWO councillors have been visiting residents in New Road, near Ilminster, this week to hear their concerns over the road closure.

David Wilson Homes helping bees over the winter

Yeovil Express: bee

9:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

THE region’s bee population is currently gearing up for winter and while many bee-friendly plants are reaching the end of their flowering season, there is still much that can be done to help the bees survive the winter ahead.

Cracks in Ilminster road due to anti-tank bunkers, former Ashwell resident claims

Yeovil Express:

7:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A FORMER Ashwell man believes anti-tank bunkers used in the Second World War are to blame for the landslip of New Road in Ilminster.

Chard teenager cautioned after air pistol incident in Jocelyn Park

Yeovil Express: police officer rear

11:49am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A CHARD teenager has been handed a caution by police after shooting an air pistol at another person in Jocelyn Park.

PICTURES: Skate Park Jam event in Chard

Yeovil Express:

11:23am Tuesday 16th September 2014

ADRENALINE-FUELLED action was the order of the day at Lower Henson Park in Chard on Saturday.

Firearms warning at Chard Reservoir

Yeovil Express: CANADA Flight - taken at Chard Reservoir by chairman James Brown.

11:10am Tuesday 16th September 2014

PEOPLE are being warned to watch out for firearms at Chard Reservoir after a spate of incidents.

Hand over your handbag at Clarks Village to raise money for charity

Yeovil Express:

11:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

SHOPPERS are being asked to hand over handbags for a charity initiative at Clarks Village this month.

Man and woman wanted after theft of alcohol from Tesco in Chard

Yeovil Express:

9:59am Tuesday 16th September 2014

CRIMESTOPPERS are looking to track down two people in connection with a theft from Tesco in Chard.

Yeovil Annual Flower and Gardeners Market

Yeovil Express:

9:33am Tuesday 16th September 2014

It’s not too late to enjoy the marvellous floral display on the Yeovil roundabouts and at St John’s Church in the town centre as you head to this year’s Annual Flower and Gardeners Market.

Leisure courses for adults - learn something new

Yeovil Express:

9:11am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Find out about a new programme of short courses for adults that has been launched at Somerset College in Taunton.

PICTURES: Carnival atmosphere at Greenfylde School in Ilminster

Yeovil Express:

11:00am Monday 15th September 2014

CARNIVAL spirit was springing into action as youngsters at Greenfylde School in Ilminster got involved in a range of activities.

Chard's "onion man" grows giant vegetables in his back garden

Yeovil Express:

10:00am Monday 15th September 2014

LEEKS the size of cricket bats and onions as big as bowling balls is just another day at the office for John Davies.

Yeovil Athletics Arena renamed to remember Bill Whistlecroft MBE

Yeovil Express:

9:47am Monday 15th September 2014

YEOVIL Athletics Arena was officially renamed yesterday (September 14) to honour the late Bill Whistlecroft MBE.

Chard woman passes driving the age of 65

Yeovil Express:

9:30am Monday 15th September 2014

A MOTORIST from Chard is “chuffed to bits” after passing her driving test at the age of 65.

Chimney fire near Ilminster

Yeovil Express:

9:12am Monday 15th September 2014

A FIRE started in the chimney of a property near Ilminster last night (September 14).

Chard needs on-call firefighters, service say

Yeovil Express:

7:00am Monday 15th September 2014

CHARD needs more on-call firefighters to help out in case of an emergency in the town.

Cancer survivors charity calendar launch in Chard

Yeovil Express: Sale street collection raises £350 for Cancer Research UK

6:00pm Sunday 14th September 2014

A TEAM of brave people who have either survived cancer, are undergoing treatment or have family members affected by cancer are meeting up for a charity calendar.

Floral designer all set to impress at the RHS Malvern Show

Yeovil Express:

2:00pm Sunday 14th September 2014

A FLORAL designer from Cottage Flowers, in Ilminster, is keen to prove why she is a cut above the rest at the RHS Malvern Show.

St Margarets charity furniture shop opens in Chard

Yeovil Express:

11:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

A CHARITY shop selling second hand furniture along with new products has opened in Chard.

Community fete raises £881 for St Gildas in Chard

Yeovil Express:

6:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

A COMMUNITY fete in Chard has raised an impressive £881 for the residents of St Gildas Extra Care Retirement Living Scheme.

Flu jabs at Church View Medical Centre in Broadway

Yeovil Express: JABS: All Year 7 children in Gwent will be offered a free flu vaccine as well as those aged over 64 Generic MMR vaccine at the drop in clinic at Belle Vue surgery Newport

6:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

PATIENTS at Church View Medical Centre in Broadway can get their flu jabs for winter.

Marie Curie volunteers needed in Chard and Ilminster

Yeovil Express: Marie Curie Cancer Care Information Evening

3:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

MARIE Curie Cancer Care is seeking someone in Chard and Ilminster to host its charity collections, particularly during the Great Daffodil Appeal in March.

Butterflies theme as Yeovil store raise money for Somerset Wildlife Trust

Yeovil Express:

2:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

IT is all about butterflies for Beales department store in Yeovil, as it joins forces with art pottery company W. Moorcroft Ltd to raise funds for local conservation charity, Somerset Wildlife Trust.

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