TV presenter to visit Clarks Village on Saturday

Yeovil Express: AN UMBRELLA art installation, Clarks Village in Street.

9:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

CBBC Smart TV presenter Kristen O’Brien will be visiting Clarks Village on Saturday, (August 23) to create a giant sculpture.

Somerset Chamber's Rupert Cox looks at decision making

Yeovil Express: Rupert Cox

9:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

Rupert Cox, chief executive of Somerset Chamber of Commerce looks at decision making.

Chard Amateur Theatre Society pantomime auditions

9:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

DRAMATISTS, young and young at heart, are being called on to audition for Chard Amateur Theatre Society’s panto of choice for this year, Aladdin.

Ilminster Football Club pitch to be repaired after £1,400 fairground damage

Yeovil Express:

7:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

YOUNG footballers in Ilminster were jumping for joy this week after it was agreed to repair their pitch damaged by the fairground earlier this year.

Somerset County Council business breakfast

Yeovil Express: Homemade Baked Beans with a Poached Egg and Hollandaise Sauce and a Mushroom

5:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

SOMERSET County Council is hosting a free breakfast meeting to help manufacturing businesses work closer together.

Rod Stewart gig raises £150,000 for St Margaret's Hospice

Yeovil Express: Photos from Rod Stewart's concert at the County Ground in Taunton on May 18, 2014.

4:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

ST Margaret's Hospice raised a record amount from its sell-out Rod Stewart concert held at the County Cricket Ground, Taunton, in June.

Police beat surgery in the Guildhall in Chard

Yeovil Express:

2:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

AVON and Somerset Police are holding a beat surgery in Chard tomorrow (August 28). People can drop in and meet members of their local beat team at the Guildhall from 10am-noon.

David Wilson Homes planning enquiry in Chard

Yeovil Express: Guildhall in Chard.

12:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

AN inquiry into an appeal against South Somerset Council’s refusal of a David Wilson Homes planning application at Crimchard starts tomorrow (August 28) at 10am.

Criminals to pay more to help victims recovery

Yeovil Express: Major crackdown to rid the roads of criminals launched by police forces

11:07am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Criminals will pay up to £1.5 million more per year to help victims recover from the effects of crime and get on with their lives.

Stressed out parents leave kids home alone

Yeovil Express:

11:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Over the past two years Thomson has seen a 46% rise in holidays booked by worn-out parents wanting to get away without the offspring.

Police appeal: Passenger shoots at another car on A303 near South Petherton

Yeovil Express: nswebpix police crime tape

11:08am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A MOTORIST shot at another vehicle on the A303 near South Petherton, police say.

NSPCC Number Day looms

Yeovil Express: Borough marathon runners ready to help raft of good causes

10:21am Wednesday 27th August 2014

THE NSPCC’s Number Day will take place later in the year.

PICTURES: Seavington St Michael coffee morning

Yeovil Express:

10:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A COFFEE morning at Seavington St Michael helped to raise almost £400 for a charity which helps people with sight difficulties.

Marcus Fysh - Suspected Illegals In Ilminster

Yeovil Express:

9:48am Wednesday 27th August 2014


Round Table 'Free Night Out' offer

Yeovil Express: Borough has highest proportion of non-drinkers in North West, but hospital admissions due to alcohol abuse soaring

9:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

ROUND Table, the UK’s largest young man’s organisation, is offering the men of Yeovil a free night out with the lads.

Art exhibition puts the spotlight on mental health

Yeovil Express:

6:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Group of people living with mental illness in Chard and Ilminster are having their artwork displayed at an exhibition in Taunton this month.

Chard Sainsbury's raise £1,800 for Yeovil Women's Hospital

Yeovil Express:

6:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

SAINSBURY’S in Chard was proud to present a cheque for £1,821.77 to the Flying Colours Appeal for Yeovil Women’s Hospital after a successful year’s fundraising.

"Dangerous" sign in Chard removed by firefighters

Yeovil Express:

4:48pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A SIGN which was hanging "dangerously" from a pub in Chard has been dealt with by firefighters.

Angry reaction to Ilminster road which could be "shut for two more years"

Yeovil Express:

4:30pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A MAJOR route to the north of Ilminster may not re-open for another TWO years, it has emerged.

Heavy rain and thundery downpours weather warning across South Somerset

Yeovil Express: PREDICTED: Heavy rain forecast all day on Bank Holiday Monday

4:27pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A WEATHER warning for heavy rain and thundry downpours remains in place until this evening (August 26).

Mosterton art exhibition at Beaminster Public Hall

Yeovil Express: Marie Dexter and Kay Craven enjoy viewing a painting at Gargrave Village Hall art exhibition

4:19pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

MOSTERTON Art Group’s 26th annual exhibition runs until Saturday at Beaminster Public Hall.

INQUESTS: Two South Somerset cases opened and adjourned

Yeovil Express:

4:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A CORONER has opened inquests into the deaths of two women from South Somerset.

Car hits front porch of house in Yeovil collision

Yeovil Express: fire engine north yorkshire service - zxc

3:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A CAR lef the road and collided through the garden and front porch of a house in Yeovil yesterday (August 25).

Chimney fire in Thorncombe

Yeovil Express:

2:55pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

REPORTS of a chimney fire near Chard kept fire crews busy last night (August 25).

Rise in traffic incidents on A303 in the summer

Yeovil Express: Traffic on the A303

1:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

THINK summer, think long traffic jams, broken down cars and frazzled tempers as families hit the roads for holidays.

Mayor of Chard joins in Ice Bucket Challenge craze - send us yours!

Yeovil Express:

12:51pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

AN internet craze called the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is sweeping across the country...and we want you to send us your attempts.

Chard student "devastated" after claims over sixth form place u-turn

Yeovil Express:

11:40am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A STUDENT in Chard who claims a teacher told him his place in Holyrood Academy’s sixth-form was successful before receiving a letter in the post stating otherwise, said he is “devastated”.

Hit-and-run driver faces jail over Chard cyclist's death

Yeovil Express: Tributes paid to Bath hit-and-run victim Jake Gilmore

11:36am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A MAN could be facing jail after pleading guilty to a hit-and-run incident which killed young Chard cyclist Jake Gilmore.

PICTURES: Ilminster Party on the Park

Yeovil Express:

10:30am Tuesday 26th August 2014

ILMINSTER’S annual Party on the Park went off with a bang and plenty of visitors despite the cold chill in the late summer air.

Plans submitted for solar farm the size of 14 football pitches near Chard

Yeovil Express:

10:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A SOLAR farm the size of 14 football pitches on the edge of Chard has moved a step closer to being built.

Former Chard Working Men's Club renovation plans

Yeovil Express:

9:46am Tuesday 26th August 2014

THE former Working Men's Club in Chard could soon be turned into five homes.

County's sexual health review

Yeovil Express: Sexual health charity Yorkshire MESMAC, is encouraging people to take advantage of a rapid HIV testing service

4:23pm Monday 25th August 2014

Public Health at Somerset County Council are undertaking a review of contraceptive and sexual health services in the county.

Bank Holiday Monday pharmacy opening hours

Yeovil Express: Stroud pharmacy opening hours - Easter and summer bank holidays 2014

9:00am Monday 25th August 2014

PHARMACY opening hours this Bank Holiday Monday in South Somerset are as follows:

Chard fundraiser raises £300 for Beacon Centre at Musgrove Park Hospita

Yeovil Express: CASH COW: The Taxpayers' Alliance says it is unfair residents have to pay for councillors' pensions

9:00am Monday 25th August 2014

A FUNDRAISER from Chard has raised £300 for the Beacon Centre at Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton – by collecting 5p coins.

Funding to benefit internet speeds across county

Yeovil Express: HELP: Superfast Business aims to showcase benefits of broadband

9:00am Monday 25th August 2014

Councils across Devon and Somerset are working together to invest £38 million into connecting 95 per cent of us with superfast broadband by 2017.

Tour of Crewkerne town gardens

Yeovil Express:

8:00am Monday 25th August 2014

A RARE opportunity to view some of the town’s gardens not normally on public display is coming up.

Imagineering Club at Avishayes Primary School in Chard

Yeovil Express:

5:00pm Sunday 24th August 2014

PUPILS in year 6 at Avishayes Primary School in Chard have been enjoying a weekly Imagineering Club thanks to apprentices at Brecknell Willis.

Yeovil man injured in police car pursuit

Yeovil Express:

4:02pm Sunday 24th August 2014

A MAN from Yeovil being pursued by Dorset Police has been taken to hospital with a serious arm injury after he was hit by a police car.

Man charged following stabbing incident in Yeovil

Yeovil Express:

2:55pm Sunday 24th August 2014

A 29-year-old man has been charged following an incident in Yeovil in which another man was stabbed.

Health walks across Chard set up

Yeovil Express:

2:00pm Sunday 24th August 2014

PEOPLE in Chard have been enjoying new Health Walks organised by South Somerset District Council.

Yeovil traders can enter Screwfix competition

Yeovil Express:

2:00pm Sunday 24th August 2014

TRADESMEN of Yeovil, put down your hammer, turn off your drill, as this year’s Britain’s Top Tradesman (BTT) competition from Screwfix has launched in the South West.

One in five lonely

Yeovil Express: Jean Walker, of Bradford Senior Power, and Keith Nathan of Age UK Bradford, are both involved in finding ways to combat some old people’s loneliness

1:00pm Sunday 24th August 2014

Somerset charity Independent Age is launching a free book to help combat loneliness among older and disabled people.

Call my Bluff event in Broadway near Ilminster

10:00am Sunday 24th August 2014

AN Antiques Call My Bluff event will be held in Broadway next month.

Ballroom music heading for the Guildhall in Chard

Yeovil Express: Anton du Beke - British ballroom dancer and television presenter, best known as a professional dancer on the BBC One celebrity dancing show Strictly Come Dancing

7:00am Sunday 24th August 2014

THE nostalgic sounds of ballroom music will return to the Guildhall in Chard.

Camera club formed

Yeovil Express: Site Logo

7:30pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

A NEW club to help budding photographers who are eager to learn more is launching.

Ilminster Young Farmers raise £645

Yeovil Express:

6:00pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

ILMINSTER Young Farmers has given £645 to the Rare Breeds Survival Trust from money raised at charity events throughout the year.

Help keep South Petherton pretty this summer

3:00pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

CAN you help keep South Petherton looking pretty? Volunteers are needed to keep the plants in hanging baskets and tubs well watered to cover short holiday breaks.

Chard RNLI raise almost £300

Yeovil Express:

1:00pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

THE Chard branch of the RNLI has thanked everyone who supported a fundraising event which helped raise £295.60.

Cancer campaign

Yeovil Express: Liam Johnson who is urging people to back the Stand Up To Cancer campaign

1:00pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

Stand Up To Cancer, a joint fundraising campaign from Cancer Research UK and Channel 4, aims to raise money to fund vital research which will get new and better treatments to cancer patients faster.

Historical clock restored from 20 pieces in Chard

Yeovil Express:

10:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

A 126-YEAR-OLD ornate clock with historical links to Chard has gone on sale after being re-built from 20 pieces in a painstaking restoration.

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