Police warn Somerset businesses of phone advertising scam

Yeovil Express:

3:20pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A PHONE scammer posing as an ad agency working on behalf of the police is trying to con small businesses out of £100 a hit.

Award for sailor from Ilchester

Yeovil Express:

11:30am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A SAILOR from Ilchester was the first winner of a new award presented at the Defence Maritime Logistics School annual awards ceremony held at HMS Raleigh.

Appeal to save pill box near Crewkerne

Yeovil Express:

10:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A SOUTH Somerset man fears local history could be lost if a piece of military history is knocked down.

VIDEO: Somerset Remembers exhibition launched

Yeovil Express:

11:43am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A WAR poem by Philip Larkin was read to guests at the official opening of the Somerset Remembers exhibition in Taunton on Friday.

Six crews tackle major fire in Crewkerne

Yeovil Express:

6:35am Tuesday 29th July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS are investigating the cause of a major fire at an empty home in South Street, Crewkerne, in the early hours.

First aid courses cash boost in Ilminster

Yeovil Express: Braintree district: First aid courses available for youth groups

5:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

FIRST aid courses will be more widely available in Ilminster thanks to a share of a £5,000 cash pot.

Keep weather eye on neighbours

Yeovil Express: United Nations biosphere announcement due today

11:08am Tuesday 29th July 2014

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.

Environment Secretary Liz Truss visits Somerset

Yeovil Express:

5:06pm Monday 28th July 2014

THE new Environment Secretary Liz Truss says she wants to secure Government funding for the multi-million pound Bridgwater Barrage.

Heart FM's Cormac MacMahon to host Somerset Business Awards

Yeovil Express:

5:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

HEART FM’s Cormac MacMahon will host this year’s Somerset Business Awards.

Increase in bumble bee queries

Yeovil Express: Short-haired bumblebees are being released today in Kent

4:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

PEST control officers at South Somerset District Council have been busy this summer dealing with a 23 per cent increase in calls for help and advice with bumble bees.

Fairer funding for schools in Chard and Ilminster

Yeovil Express: Primary school deemed inadequate by Ofsted

2:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

SCHOOLS in Chard and Ilminster will pick up a share of millions of pounds after MP David Laws announced fairer funding for Somerset’s education.

Water supplies "healthy", say South West Water

Yeovil Express:

10:00am Monday 28th July 2014

WATER supplies are looking healthy as thousands of tourists head to the South-West for the start of the summer holidays.

Horton Flower Show on August 9

Yeovil Express: PICTURES: Garden society flower show in full bloom

5:00am Monday 28th July 2014

HORTON is holding its 51st flower show on Saturday, August 9.

West Somerset star volunteer awarded at ceremony

Yeovil Express:

7:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

A WEST Somerset star volunteer was the recipient of an award at a ceremony at County Hall.

Dragon displays Chard and Ilminster

Yeovil Express:

5:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

A DRAGON occupying a Somerset street this summer is proudly displaying the words Chard and Ilminster.

Redstart Primary School The Gingerbread Man and Rapunzel play

Yeovil Express:

3:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

RECEPTION classes from Redstart Primary School in Chard performed their summer play to parents. Children dressed up and sang a musical version of The Gingerbread Man and Rapunzel.

WEDDING: Chard couple Russell Bonfield and Rebecca Louise Higgins

Yeovil Express:

2:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

CHARD couple Russell Bonfield and Rebecca Louise Higgins have been married.

National award for West Somerset teacher

Yeovil Express:

1:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

A TEACHER from West Somerset has won a national award and a grant of £9,100 after submitting an idea to enhance the learning of his pupils.

Wessex Truck Show at Yeovil Showground in August

12:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

THE eye-catching Into Somerset lorry will be a prominent feature at this year’s Wessex Truck Show, event organisers have announced.

Bumper month for Yeovil Recreation Centre

Yeovil Express:

11:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

JUNE was one of the busiest months ever for Yeovil Recreation Centre, with an estimated 8-10,000 people visiting the Athletics Arena during June alone.

Yarcombe Terrier Racing in its 40th year

Yeovil Express:

10:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

IT started as an idea over a drink the pub, but now Yarcombe Terrier Racing is celebrating its 40th anniversary.

Broadway medical centre opening

Yeovil Express: News Shopper gets a buzz from learning how to make the perfect espresso

7:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

THE medical centre in Broadway will be officially opened on Saturday, August 16.

Bath and Wells diocese launches guide to local churches

Yeovil Express:

6:20am Sunday 27th July 2014

CHURCHES in Somerset are bursting with history and architectural delights.

British Heart Foundation shops in Somerset raise £813,000 in a year

Yeovil Express:

9:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

BRITISH Heart Foundation (BHF) shops in Somerset have raised £813,000 in the past year to help fund life-saving research into heart disease.

Chard woman Laura Corrick in Mount Kilimanjaro challenge

Yeovil Express:

6:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

A CHARD woman is hard at work training for the challenge of a lifetime to raise much-needed funds for dementia research.

Town Hall Talk: Mayor of Ilminster Emma Jane Taylor

Yeovil Express: Emma Jane Taylor.

3:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

ON Saturday evening I joined Jenny Kenton, Mayor of Chard, for her Medieval Charter Event.

Heritage team at South Somerset District Council Remembrance lectures

2:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

SOUTH Somerset District Council’s Heritage Team will be presenting a series of Remembrance Lectures in a number of venues across Yeovil to remember the First World War in South Somerset.

Somerset bikers urged to be safety aware

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

1:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

BIKERS are being urged to wear good safety gear, ride within their limits and be aware of dangers on the road over the summer.

Exmoor ponies celebrated in new show

Yeovil Express:

1:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

A NEW Exmoor Pony Show is being held at the Brendon Country Show on August 10.

Athletics camp in Yeovil with Olympian Jo Pavey

Yeovil Express: Tiverton Olympian Jo Pavey

11:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

WITH the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow starting on 23 July, budding young athletes will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of their heroes when they run, jump and throw at Yeovil Athletics Arena for Summer ‘Startrack’ on Monday, July 28.

Hinton St George church's restoration award

Yeovil Express:

10:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

SENSITIVE repairs to a 17th century family monument in St George’s Church at Hinton St George have won a prestigious award.

Ilminster Carnival entry forms available

Yeovil Express: 
  ILMINSTER Carnival ...

7:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

ENTRY forms for this year’s Ilminster Carnival, which is being held on Saturday, October 4, are now available on their website at ilminstercarnival .co.uk.

Free labour as Chard Mayor Jenny Kenton raises cash for charity

Yeovil Express:

4:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

FANCY the Mayor of Chard going to your business to help out with free labour for the day?

Preston School head teacher Tony Bloxham to stand down

Yeovil Express: Primary school deemed inadequate by Ofsted

3:29pm Friday 25th July 2014

A HEAD teacher has announced his intention to step down from his role at the end of the year.

Weather-beaten A37 to be resurfaced near Yeovil

Yeovil Express:

2:37pm Friday 25th July 2014

A MAJOR road into Yeovil which was badly damaged by the severe winter weather is to be resurfaced.

Crewkerne and Ilminster school's partnership

Yeovil Express:

1:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

A GROUP of students from Crewkerne and Ilminster came together at Wadham School to discuss what makes their schools so special and share ideas on how to make things even better.

Horton village playing field committee member needed

Yeovil Express: Ilminster breast cancer survivor describes new figures as "fantastic news"

11:00am Friday 25th July 2014

HORTON village is desperately looking for someone to join their playing field committee.

Chard water slide hay bales appeal

Yeovil Express:

10:47am Friday 25th July 2014

HOPES to bring a giant water slide through the centre of Chard could be slipping away unless organisers can find someone willing to donate straw and hay bales.

Owners of Chard coffee shop urge other businesses to embrace 'Pingit'

Yeovil Express:

12:35pm Friday 25th July 2014

THE owners of a shop in Chard say other businesses could boost their trade by embracing the future and allowing customers to ‘Pingit’, writes Tash Lovell.

St Andrews Primary School in Chardstock celebrate SATs results

Yeovil Express:

5:00am Friday 25th July 2014

ST Andrew’s Primary School pupils were left jumping for joy after their SATs tests results were revealed.

Ilminster fitness sessions on the recreation ground

Yeovil Express: Six of the best: Gadgets for fitness fans

6:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

FITNESS sessions on the recreation ground in Ilminster will start this week.

INQUEST: Broadway father-of-two Nicholas A'Court-Wills died in road traffic collision

Yeovil Express:

4:42pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A FATHER-OF-TWO from Broadway died as a result of his motorbike colliding with a car near Wellington, an inquest has heard.

Ofsted report sees Buckland St Mary Primary School placed in special measures

Yeovil Express:

4:38pm Thursday 24th July 2014

BUCKLAND St Mary Primary School has been placed in special measures after inspectors found a catalogue of failings.

Customs officers swoop on Somerset premises in suspected £3million fuel fraud probe

Yeovil Express: Motor tax campaigners lobbying MPs

12:36pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A TOTAL of nine people were arrested yesterday (Wednesday, July 23) for their involvement in a suspected £3million fuel fraud after officers swooped on a number of premises, including in Somerset.

Neroche Primary School SATs success

Yeovil Express:

12:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A SCHOOL community is jumping for joy after learning of their record-breaking exam results.

VIDEO: The glory of Somerset, it's music to our ears

Yeovil Express:

11:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

A SOMERSET man has created a music video showcasing the county’s attractions to get the message out to UK tourists that the area is open for business.

Masterchefstyle cook-off at Frogmary Green Farm in South Petherton

Yeovil Express:

11:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

THIRTEEN young finalists took part in a Masterchefstyle cook-off at Frogmary Green Farm in South Petherton on Thursday as part of the Somerset schools ‘My Best School Dinner’ competition.

Almost £600,000 spent on two interim children's services directors at Somerset County Council

Yeovil Express: County Hall A Block.

9:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

THE near £600,000 cost of employing two temporary bosses to turn around Somerset’s failing children’s services has been branded “astonishing”.

Cricket St Thomas pub fire

Yeovil Express: Man rescued from flat fire after being trapped

7:16am Thursday 24th July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were called to a fire in a pub in Cricket St Thomas in the early hours today, Thursday, July 24.

Traders urge people to support Chard Market - on every Thursday

Yeovil Express:

7:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

CHARD Market needs your support – that is the message from traders as they look to boost numbers.







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