Somerset students get their GCSE results

Yeovil Express: BRIGHT FUTURES: Successful Year 11 students receive their GCSE results at Thomas Hardye School

1:09pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

THOUSANDS of youngsters across Somerset will pick up their GCSE results tomorrow (Thursday).

Charities’ chance of a cash grant with your Burnham and Highbridge Weekly.

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7:30pm Thursday 21st August 2014

CHARITIES are being invited to apply for a grant from the Gannett Foundation, run by the publishers of your Star.

Ilminster florist raises £3,000 at Barn Boogie event

Yeovil Express:

6:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A FLORIST from Ilminster has raised more than £3,000 for charity after organising a ‘Barn Boogie’.

Road closure for Chard's Urban Water Slide to cost £700

Yeovil Express:

5:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A GIANT water slide which will be making its way through the centre of Chard next month has cost more than expected.

Police warn Yeovil residents after spate of burglaries

Yeovil Express: Rawdon murder probe - police have started an investigation

4:12pm Thursday 21st August 2014

HOMEOWNERS in Yeovil are being reminded to keep their windows and doors secure to help beat the burglars.

Police appeal: Man arrested after altercation in Chard park

Yeovil Express:

3:25pm Thursday 21st August 2014

POLICE are appealing for the public’s help following an assault which took place in a park in the Chard area.

Chard Post Office competition winner

Yeovil Express:

2:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

NORMA Sanders was crowned the winner of a competition run at Chard Post Office.

Tea cosy event at Donyatt Village Hall

Yeovil Express: We'd love to see pictures of your favourite coffee cup or tea mug

1:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A TEA Cosy will be held next Wednesday (August 27) in Donyatt village hall from 2.30-4.30pm.

Tatworth Memorial Hall defibrillator installed

Yeovil Express:

11:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

A DEFIBRILLATOR for the community has been installed at Tatworth Memorial Hall.

Chard councillor in Somerset County Council FOI delay

Yeovil Express: County Hall in Taunton

7:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

A CHARD councillor is at the centre of new figures showing Somerset County Council’s delay in responding to Freedom of Information Act requests.

Man bailed after 15 people found in lorry

Yeovil Express:

5:11pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A 50-year-old man has been released on police bail pending further enquiries, say Avon & Somerset Police.

Volunteers needed to keep Ashill tidy

4:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

VOLUNTEERS are needed to help keep the churchyard in Ashill tidy.

Woman treated for shock after being stuck in lift in Ilminster

Yeovil Express:

1:37pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A WOMAN was treated for shock after being stuck in a lift in Ilminster.

Police appeal: 'Dog rage' assault in Yeovil

Yeovil Express:

1:13pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

POLICE in Yeovil are appealing for witnesses to an argument between two dog walkers that ended with a woman being threatened and hit around the head with a lead.

Two men charged with arson after fire at Yeovil tailors

Yeovil Express:

1:14pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

TWO men have been charged with arson following a fire at a tailors in Yeovil.

Ilminster Cricket Club revamp plans rejected after disabled access concerns

Yeovil Express:

1:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

“DISAPPOINTED” - the reaction of Ilminster Cricket Club's president after town councillors recommended refusing plans to revamp their pavilion.

Men appear in court following courier fraud investigation in the South West

Yeovil Express:

12:09pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

TWO men will be appearing in Bristol Crown Court today following a police investigation into courier fraud in the South West.

Summer barbecue warning from South Somerset District Council

Yeovil Express:

12:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

PEOPLE deciding to have a barbecue before the summer ends are being warned to stay safe.

Henry Trail in Chard for Mayor's charities

Yeovil Express: RED TAG KIN/SC No clean getaway after thief breaks knee stealing Henry the hoover

12:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A HENRY trail around Chard is raising money for the Mayor’s Charity Appeal Fund.

Calls to curb seagull problem in Chard

Yeovil Express: The seagull has landed

11:40am Wednesday 20th August 2014

CHARD is becoming overrun by seagulls, it was claimed this week.

Chris Jones to pursue career outside of cricket

Yeovil Express:

11:31am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Somerset batsman Chris Jones said he made his decision to retire “after much thought, and deliberation” in order to pursue a career outside of the game.

Crewkerne student combines A-levels with Africa trip

Yeovil Express:

10:39am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A STUDENT from Crewkerne had double cause for celebration this week.

Marcus Fysh - A303 and A358 - dual them

Yeovil Express:

10:14am Wednesday 20th August 2014

CONSERVATIVES in Somerset have called for the A303 to be fully dualled, and road/rail infrastructure in general to be improved across the region, for years. I lobbied the County Council in 2011 and got them to spearhead the effort to put this firmly back on central government's agenda and push on towards making it a reality.

Ilminster not yet a Fairtrade Town, group says

Yeovil Express: Bromsgrove is now a Fairtrade town

12:50pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A GROUP hoping to make Ilminster a Fairtrade Town says an official application has not been submitted yet.

Bank of 'nan and grandad' replaces Bank of Mum and Dad

Yeovil Express: Library filer dated 20/04/2003 of English One Pound Coins. Children have seen pocket money levels rise by more than four times the rate of inflation over the last year, the Halifax bank said Friday April 1, 2005. Two-thirds (66%) of seven-to-16-year-olds

7:30am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Saga Savings' poll suggests that more than a third of Britain's estimated 11.8 million grandparents have funded, or are planning to help fund, their grandchildren's studies. The survey of almost 10,000 over 50s shows that, on average, they will each fork out nearly £4,000.

Man arrested after 15 people found in HGV near Ilminster

Yeovil Express:

3:03pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

15 PEOPLE have been treated for possible dehydration at services next to Southfields Roundabout. Police and immigration authorities investigating.

Three people in hospital after fire at Axminster Carpets

Yeovil Express:

1:17pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

THREE people have been taken to hospital following a fire at Axminster Carpets.

Made in Chelsea stars at Mambo in Taunton this Bank Holiday weekend

Yeovil Express: Made in Chelsea stars meet fans at shopping centre

12:43pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

STARS from television show Made in Chelsea will be at a nightspot in Taunton this Bank Holiday weekend.

Marathon quest

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11:40am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Retiring RAF Warrant Officer Al Sylvester is walking through Taunton on Thursday on a solo charity trek from Land’s End to John o’Groat’s in aid of Prospect Hospice, at Wroughton, near Swindon.

Channel 4 show The Undateables looking for Somerset people to take part in fourth series

Yeovil Express:

11:54am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A TELEVISION show helping people with a physical, sensory or other impairment or a long term condition find love is hoping to find someone from Somerset.

Three men arrested over £1million scam

Yeovil Express:

9:01am Tuesday 19th August 2014

THREE men were arrested in London yesterday (August 19) when detectives raided three properties following a scam in which vulnerable elderly people in the South West were conned out of almost £1million.

Washing machine catches fire in Ilminster

Yeovil Express:

8:29am Tuesday 19th August 2014

THREE fire engines were called out to reports of a house on fire in Ilminster last night (August 18).

Six figure salaries

Yeovil Express: Comment: When you have a licence to print money

9:53am Monday 18th August 2014

More than 2,000 council staff across the UK earn more than £100,000 a year

Coffee Pot event in Ilton

Yeovil Express:

7:00am Monday 18th August 2014

A COFFEE Pot event will run in Ilton tomorrow (August 19) to give people a chance to have a chat and a drink.

Des O'Connor songs help raise money for Chard charity The Lord's Larder

Yeovil Express:

4:00pm Sunday 17th August 2014

A CHARITY in Chard has been given a much-needed cash injection from a group of residents with a less conventional means of raising money – by listening to songs by Des O’Connor.

PICTURES: Horton Flower Show

Yeovil Express:

2:00pm Sunday 17th August 2014

HORTON village hall was packed to the rafters at the weekend for the village’s 51st flower show.

Church View Medical Centre in Broadway approved by doctors

Yeovil Express:

1:00pm Sunday 17th August 2014

DOCTORS at the Church View Medical Centre in Broadway have signed off on a new surgery after operating from portable buildings since 1998.

FEATURE: The history of the Taunton-Yeovil train line

Yeovil Express:

8:00am Sunday 17th August 2014

ON July 6, 1964, part of the railway history in the area came to an end when the last passenger trains ran between Taunton and Yeovil.

Abseil raises over £13,000

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7:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

More than £13,000 was raised when about 100 people abseiled down County Hall, Taunton, earlier this year.

Holditch Flower Show winners revealed

Yeovil Express:

6:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

THERE was an array of floral displays as the sun shone down on more than 500 exhibits in Holditch on Saturday.

Old/unused glasses collection at Specsavers in Chard

Yeovil Express: Scrivens Opticians and Hearing Care has agreed a deal to buy Rayner Opticians

1:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

SPECSAVERS in Chard is hosting a collection drive for old and unused glasses in aid of Ilminster Lions Club.

Rural crime costing £1.2m

Yeovil Express: A ewe with lambs on the hills at Farndale

1:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

Cost to the local economy of rural crime in Somerset was up 9% to £1.2million last year, according to a survey by NFU Mutual.

Town Hall Talk: Mayor of Chard Jenny Kenton

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

10:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

ON Wednesday, July 30, Andy and I had the great pleasure of opening Ferne Animal Sanctuary’s fun day – we went with family, which is always a pleasure at Ferne.

Bingo night in Donyatt raises £206

Yeovil Express: Big Cash Bingo

7:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

A BINGO night in Donyatt helped raise an impressive £206 thanks to more than 40 people attending the evening. Prizes included a meal voucher at The George and a hamper of goodies from Park Produce.

Lorry overturns on M5 after crashing into central reservation

Yeovil Express:

2:08pm Friday 15th August 2014

TWO injured after lorry ends up on its side on the M5 northbound between Tiverton and Wellington.

Drink-driving warning after 21 arrests in June during Operation Tonic

Yeovil Express: Drivers urged against drink driving as summer returns

5:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

MOTORISTS in Chard and Ilminster have been warned by police of the “disastrous consequences” of drinkdriving after figures showing the number of arrests over the summer months were released.

Four-piece band In the Pipeline to perform in Yeovil for charity gig

Yeovil Express:

3:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

FROM The Eagles and The Beatles to Elton John and Fleetwood Mac, In the Pipeline, a Somerset-based four-piece band will perform live at a Gluten Free charity evening at The Apple Tree Restaurant, Yeovil on Saturday, September 6.

Extra hour car parking for blue badge holders

Yeovil Express: Sidcup woman fined for misusing deceased father's blue badge

2:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

BLUE Badge holders will get an extra hour’s parking when they buy a ticket in any pay-and-display car park in South Somerset.

Disney theme as village fete returns to Barrington

Yeovil Express: WELCOME ABOARD: Captain Mickey on the Disney Magic Cruise Line

12:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

BARRINGTON’S annual village fete returns at the village hall and recreation ground on Saturday, August 23.

Chip pan fire in Chard

Yeovil Express:

11:26am Friday 15th August 2014

A CHIP pan fire started at a property near Chard yesterday (August 14).

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