WE take a look back at the events of 2012 in the Chard, Ilminster and Crewkerne area. Here is what happened in March 2012.

THE Countess of Wessex officially opened the new South Petherton Community Hospital. She also visited the Seavington Community Store and Cafe.

PEOPLE across the Chard, Ilminster and Crewkerne area helped to raise money for the national Sport Relief appeal.

PUPILS from across the area visited St Mary’s Church in Chard to learn about the Bible and the life of Jesus thorough a professionally produced and designed exhibition entitled LIFE.

ILMINSTER Town player-manager Darren Manley became the club’s highest appearance maker after he eclipsed the 588-game record set by Andy Fish.

OUTSTANDING achievements of young people across the Chard, Ilminster and Crewkerne area were celebrated at the fifth Pride of Somerset Youth Awards held at Somerset College’s Conference Centre in Taunton.

THREE people were arrested following early morning drugs raids at homes in Crewkerne as part of Avon and Somerset Police’s Operation Relentless initiative.

RAIN and chilly temperatures did not stop the annual Combe St Nicholas 10k and fun run from being another success.

LYME Regis FC celebrated after winning the Premier Division crown in the Perry Street Football League.