Woman, 19, dies after car ends in river in Somerset

Yeovil Express:

9:04am Monday 20th October 2014

A 19-YEAR-OLD woman passenger died after she was trapped in a car which left a road and went into a river in Somerset.

New Rugby Academy head for Holyrood Academy students

Yeovil Express:

5:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

A FORMER professional rugby player is hoping he can tackle players at Holyrood Academy into becoming a premier rugby playing educational establishment in the region.

Successful year of fundraising for Rotary Club of Crewkerne District

Yeovil Express:

2:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

FOLLOWING a successful year of fundraising, the Rotary Club of Crewkerne District were pleased to present Zoe Steer, from Parkinson's UK with a cheque for £3,000 at a recent Fun Quiz Night.

Enforcement officers' training to combat asbestos fly-tipping

Yeovil Express:

1:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

SOMERSET’S councils are targeting the criminals fly-tipping hazardous asbestos with new training to improve their enforcement officers' skills and know-how.

Chardstock Bellringers to present Three Counties Swing Band (November 8)

Yeovil Express:

6:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

CHARDSTOCK Bellringers will present the Three Counties Swing Band at Chardstock Church Hall on Saturday, November 8, at 7.30pm.

New Hip Hop Dance Training Academy opening in Yeovil in November

Yeovil Express: Youth Hip Hop and Jazz

12:30pm Saturday 18th October 2014

A NEW Hip Hop Dance Training Academy will be opening in Yeovil on Tuesday November 4.

People pull out stops to raise money for Ferne Animal Sanctuary's new project

Yeovil Express:

12:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

PEOPLE have been pulling out all the stops to raise money for Ferne Animal Sanctuary’s New Digs for Dogs Appeal.

Chard School pupils go in search of fossils

Yeovil Express:

10:30am Saturday 18th October 2014

JUNIOR children from Chard School spent a day by the sea investigating the secrets of the Jurassic Coast.

Dorset Police Choir coming to The Minster in Ilminster

Yeovil Express: Snow on January 23, 2013: The Minster in Ilminster

7:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

DORSET Police Male Voice Choir will perform at The Minster in Ilminster later this month in aid of Children's Hospice South West.

Peter Lewis sacked as Somerset County Council's director of children's services

Yeovil Express:

4:30pm Friday 17th October 2014

SOMERSET County Council has announced it has terminated its contract for the services of interim director of children’s services Peter Lewis.

Somerset Business Awards 2014 - winners announced

Yeovil Express: Enter the 2014 Somerset Business Awards

11:50pm Friday 17th October 2014

Find out who won what in the 2014 Somerset Business Awards.

Gremlins storm to top spot

Yeovil Express:

6:51pm Friday 17th October 2014

GREMLINS Carnival Club were crowned Carnival Concert champions after their Victorian Shipyard production was awarded the prestigious White Hart Cup for gaining the highest number of points throughout the concert fortnight.

Holyrood students embark on Gold Duke of Edinbugh practice expedition

Yeovil Express:

5:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

SIXTEEN Holyrood Academy students have embarked on a Gold Duke of Edinburgh practice expedition.

Henry the dog helps pre prep pupils at Chilton Cantelo School with their reading

Yeovil Express:

12:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

A DOG has been helping pre prep pupils at Chilton Cantelo School with their reading.

Spillers in Chard help raise money for the Mayor's Charity Fund

Yeovil Express:

11:30am Friday 17th October 2014

SPILLERS of Chard director Robin Durie hands over a cheque for £159.51 for the Mayor’s Charity Fund to Mayor Jenny Kenton.

Film group from Ilminster help the fight against Ebola

Yeovil Express: Quiz Night in aid of Purple Field Productions

10:14am Friday 17th October 2014

AN Ilminster film-making charity is supporting a group fighting the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone.

Live Read the report into eye surgery problems at Somerset hospital

Yeovil Express:

10:50am Thursday 16th October 2014

An investigation into problems arising from a series of eye operations carried out by a private contractor has been released overnight.

Police appeal: search for driver of dark car after man killed in Bruton

Yeovil Express:

4:22pm Friday 17th October 2014

POLICE are on the hunt for a driver of a dark coloured car which was seen in the area at the time a man in his 80s died following a hit and run in Bruton.

Neroche Primary School gobsmacked after anonymous £1,500 donation

Yeovil Express:

12:15pm Thursday 16th October 2014

THE head teacher of a primary school said he was ‘gobsmacked’ after £1,500 in cash was posted anonymously through the school’s letterbox.

Sailors charity abseil for babies at Yeovil District Hospital

Yeovil Express:

11:30am Thursday 16th October 2014

SAILORS have completed a 100 feet abseil down Yeovil’s tallest building to raise money for a new special care baby unit in Yeovil District Hospital.

Jake Gilmore's girlfriend in mud run for charity Brake

Yeovil Express:

10:30am Thursday 16th October 2014

THE girlfriend of a young man from Chard killed in a hit and run incident last year is taking part in a fundraising event in his memory.

Somerset cancer charity SURE launches £500,000 appeal

Yeovil Express:

9:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

A TAUNTON-based charity today (Thursday, October 16) launches a £500,000 appeal for a scanner that will avoid cancer patients travelling to Bristol for the first stage of radiotherapy.

Family pays tribute to popular Chard business man

Yeovil Express:

7:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

A POPULAR businessman from Chard has died aged 70.

Ilminster councillors vote yes to submitting plans for Britten's Field/Recreation Ground

Yeovil Express: Petition launched to 'Save Britten's Field' in Ilminster

11:30am Wednesday 15th October 2014

THE majority of Ilminster councillors last night (October 14) voted to submit plans to South Somerset Council for new sports facilities on the space at Britten’s Field.

South-West campaign to save more lives of bladder and kidney cancer patients

Yeovil Express:

11:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A CAMPAIGN to spot the early signs of two kinds of cancer aims to save lives in Somerset.

Elderly man killed in hit and run in Bruton

Yeovil Express:

10:37am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A MAN is his 80s was killed last night following a hit and run incident in Bruton, by a vehicle believed to be travelling from Yeovil.

Police seek man with links to Chard in historic rape case

Yeovil Express:

10:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A MAN who police say has links to Chard is wanted in connection with an alleged rape in Beaminster.

Taunton's Musgrove Park Hospital refuses to release report into botched eye operations

Yeovil Express: Temporary postal room in place after Musgrove Park Hospital fire

8:31am Wednesday 15th October 2014

AN investigation has been completed into a series of botched eye operations at Taunton’s Musgrove Park Hospital – but the report isn’t being made public.

Burglars raid the homes of pensioners at Holway House Park in Ilminster

Yeovil Express:

6:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

HEARTBROKEN pensioners have spoken of their anguish after thieves raided their homes in Ilminster over the weekend.

Police appeal: malicious notices circulated in South Petherton

Yeovil Express:

2:49pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

MALICIOUS notices which were put up around South Petherton encouraging villagers to try and prevent a family from moving there are being investigated by the police.

Students thinking of nursing career invited to spend the day at Yeovil District Hospital

Yeovil Express: Nurses need to be kind

11:30am Tuesday 14th October 2014

STUDENTS thinking of nursing as a career are invited to spend a day with members of the nursing teams at Yeovil District Hospital.

Drivers urged to stick to limits on A361 at Burrowbridge

Yeovil Express: Busy Cotswold commuter road closing for repairs

11:00am Tuesday 14th October 2014

SPEEDING drivers putting people at risk along a ‘cut through’ are being urged to slow down.

Students interested in nursing invited to spend the day at Yeovil District Hospital

Yeovil Express: Shocking: figures show there are only 21 health workers for nearly 17,000 children in Haringey

10:30am Tuesday 14th October 2014

STUDENTS thinking of nursing as a career are invited to spend a day with members of the nursing teams at Yeovil District Hospital.

IPCC completes probe into suspended Chief Constable Nick Gargan

Yeovil Express: Nick Gargan

12:06pm Monday 13th October 2014

An independent investigation into complaints against suspended Avon and Somerset Police Chief Constable has found he "may have breached the Data Protection Act" by sending emails about police business to outsiders.

NHS staff strike in Somerset

Yeovil Express:

8:16am Monday 13th October 2014

NHS staff in Somerset are joining thousands of colleagues across the country in a four-hour walkout this morning in a dispute over pay

Britpop beckons: Former Geneva frontman Andrew Montgomery is playing the South-West this month

Yeovil Express:

3:42pm Monday 13th October 2014

A TASTE of Britpop comes to the South-West later this month with the hotly-anticipated return of former Geneva frontman Andrew Montgomery.

Chard Carnival Results

Yeovil Express:

12:25pm Monday 13th October 2014

ALL the blood, sweat and tears having been paying off for entrants in to this year's Chard Carnival as the results will show.

Elaine Ruby and Daniel King Smith perform in Concerts in the West, at Ilminster Arts Centre

Yeovil Express:

10:30am Monday 13th October 2014

TWO dedicated and passionate young musicians will be performing at Ilminster Arts Centre as part of the Concerts in the West’s 2014 series.

Public meeting at Greenfylde School over Britten's Field/Recreation Ground plans

Yeovil Express: Petition launched to 'Save Britten's Field' in Ilminster

6:00am Monday 13th October 2014

DISCUSSIONS over the future of sports facilities on the recreation ground and Britten’s Field in Ilminster are expected to become heated at a public meeting tomorrow (October 14).

Live VIDEO - Chard Carnival 2014 live

Yeovil Express:

5:03pm Saturday 11th October 2014

AFTER months of planning, excitement and build up, Chard Carnival delivered a spectacular night.

Neroche Primary School reading awards

Yeovil Express:

1:00pm Sunday 12th October 2014

DURING the summer holidays, Neroche Primary School children were given a challenge to read over 250 books at Ilminster Library.

Chimney fire in Ashill

Yeovil Express: Dunmow: Woman cut free from vehicle

9:47am Sunday 12th October 2014

FIRE crews from Ilminster dealt with a chimney fire at Rapps, Ashill last night (October 11).

A new musical director wanted for Phoenix Brass in Crewkerne

Yeovil Express:

9:00am Sunday 12th October 2014

ARE you the leader type? A brass band in Crewkerne is looking to recruit a new musical director and you may fit the bill.

Dowlish Wake playing fields spruce up thanks to Branston donation

Yeovil Express:

7:00am Sunday 12th October 2014

PLAYING fields in Dowlish Wake have been given a spruce up ahead of winter thanks to a local firm.

Chard carer scoops top award

Yeovil Express:

2:00pm Saturday 11th October 2014

A CARER from Chard has been honoured at Somerset Care’s annual awards ceremony.

Autumn Ball at University Centre Yeovil

Yeovil Express:

2:00pm Saturday 11th October 2014

THE University Centre Yeovil has announced a spectacular Autumn Anniversary Ball as part of its tenth anniversary celebrations and for this year’s graduates to celebrate their achievements.

Cricket museum among William Stansell/Somerset Building Preservation Trust Awards accolades

Yeovil Express:

1:00pm Saturday 11th October 2014

RESTORATION work on a Heritage at Risk church building has scooped a top preservation award for the architects.

REVIEW: Gone Girl (18)

Yeovil Express:

11:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

IGNORANCE is bliss when it comes to Gone Girl.

Holyrood Academy rugby players in good hands

Yeovil Express:

10:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

RUGBY players at Holyrood Academy are in good hands with Simon Jenkins at the helm.

Roger Evans publishes his new book, Backalong in Somerset

Yeovil Express:

9:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

A SOMERSET author is releasing his latest book this week highlighting interesting events during his many years spent in the area.

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