Cakes, numbers and stage hands at Swanmead Community School, Ilminster

Yeovil Express:

4:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

STUDENTS at Swanmead Community School, in Ilminster, took just 20 minutes to scoff a batch of cakes and biscuits baked by Year 6 pupil Lydia Peachey and her friends.

New owner and new name for Windwhistle Golf Club

Yeovil Express:

3:20pm Friday 31st October 2014

WINDWHISTLE Golf Club, near Chard, will be renamed after being bought by a long-standing club member.  Steve Hill has bought the 18-hole course in Cricket St Thomas, which includes a driving range, a putting green and a clubhouse.

PHOTOS: Greenfylde Forest School fun

Yeovil Express:

2:54pm Friday 31st October 2014

PUPILS at Greenfylde CofE First School enjoyed a forest school day.

Swanmead School footballers picked for Yeovil U-11s

Yeovil Express:

1:57pm Friday 31st October 2014

FOOTBALLERS Josh Key and Shay Allen share a love of the beautiful game. The Swanmead School students could be heading for big things after being picked for the Yeovil and District Under-11 team. The talented pair were selected after shining in a series of trials.   

Police name man killed on A372 in Somerset

Yeovil Express:

12:03pm Friday 31st October 2014

POLICE have this morning named a man who died following a collision on the A372 near Yeovil. 

Avon and Somerset Chief Constable Nick Gargan to face gross misconduct hearing

Yeovil Express: Nick Gargan

11:38am Friday 31st October 2014


Avon & Somerset Police Commissioner 'breached her own code of conduct' naming whistleblower

Yeovil Express: Sue Mountstevens

9:15am Friday 31st October 2014

POLICE Commissioner Sue Mountstevens breached her own code of conduct by revealing the identity of a whistleblower, her own police and crime panel has concluded.

Man appears in court charged with mum's murder

Yeovil Express:

2:30pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A MAN from Norton Fitzwarren accused of murdering his mother has appeared in court this morning.

Ilminster butchers going for gold in Smithfield

Yeovil Express:

10:41am Thursday 30th October 2014

BUTCHERS from Ilminster and Crewkerne will be going for gold in the Q Guild Smithfield Awards In London on November 13.

Somerset patients urged to look out for breast cancer signs

Yeovil Express:

4:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A DOCTOR is calling on women AND men to get themselves checked out for breast cancer.

Worldwide audience for Somerset barn owls

Yeovil Express:

11:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

PEOPLE from around the world logged on more than 1.5million times to follow the progress of Somerset’s most famous barn owl family Boris, Brenda, and their six owlets.

Confusion over chief’s departure

Yeovil Express:

6:36pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

CONFUSION surrounds the termination of the contract of the highly-paid director hired to turn around Somerset’s children’s services – bosses say he was sacked while he claims he’d already resigned.

Young people in Somerset warned - 'we'll catch you if you watch TV without a licence'

Yeovil Express: With 669 households caught out, figures rank town  as eighth highest in north west for TV licence dodgers

11:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

YOUNG adults caught watching TV without a licence are being warned they face a fine of up to £1,000.

'Sorry I told chief constable whistleblower's name' - Avon and Somerset PCC apologises

Yeovil Express: Sue Mountstevens

6:20am Tuesday 28th October 2014

AVON and Somerset’s Police and Crime Commissioner has apologised for telling chief constable Nick Gargan the identity of a whistleblower who alleged he made inappropriate advances to her.

'More infrastructure for Somerset Levels' call at Emergency Society Planning event

Yeovil Express:

8:00pm Monday 27th October 2014

A CALL for more investment in infrastructure has gone out following the devastating floods on the Somerset Levels earlier this year.

Recognition for South Somerset's community champions

Yeovil Express:

7:00pm Monday 27th October 2014

INSPIRING people from South Somerset were among those awarded at a special ceremony for outstanding contributions to their community.

Ferne Animal Sanctuary seeks to rehome depressed dogs

Yeovil Express:

4:50pm Monday 27th October 2014

AN animal sanctuary is desperately seeking a home for two depressed and inseparable dogs.

Chard Tennis Club nets £51k towards clubhouse project

Yeovil Express:

3:58pm Monday 27th October 2014

CHARD Tennis Club has netted £51,000 from Sport England to renovate its clubhouse and install floodlights on one of its courts.

Experience for prospective nurses at Yeovil District Hospital

Yeovil Express:

6:00pm Sunday 26th October 2014

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

Ilminster quizzers battle it out at The Shrubbery Hotel

Yeovil Express:

4:00pm Sunday 26th October 2014

QUIZMASTERS were out in force this week as 13 teams battled it out for supremacy at the annual Ilminster Carnival Quiz held at The Shrubbery Hotel.

Yeovilton trio abseil Yeovil District Hospital to raise money for baby unit

Yeovil Express:

3:00pm Sunday 26th October 2014

PERSONNEL from the Royal Naval Air Station, Yeovilton, abseiled down Yeovil’s tallest building to raise money for a new special care baby unit.

Quiz night in St Peter's Church Room in Horton

Yeovil Express: Quiz Night

11:00am Sunday 26th October 2014

BRAINBOXES can test their knowledge at a quiz night at St Peter’s Church Room.

Yeovil solicitors go sober for October charity

Yeovil Express:

9:00am Sunday 26th October 2014

TWO south Somerset solicitors are "Going Sober for October" and it's all for a worthy cause.

Crewkerne Sports Centre hosts Hallowe'en activities

Yeovil Express: Halloween quiz darkness

7:00am Sunday 26th October 2014

CHILLING challenges, spooky sports and a whole host of ghosts and ghoulish games are on offer this half-term at Crewkerne Sports Centre.

Somerset Rebels lose in final

Yeovil Express: 'It ain’t over yet' - Rebels' manager’s rallying call for second leg of KO Cup

12:08am Sunday 26th October 2014

SOMERSET Rebels have lost to Edinburgh in the Premier League Championship Grand Final by a single race point.

Lopen Mistletoe Fayre in November

Yeovil Express: A Christmas Present Tag

5:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

LOPEN’S Mistletoe Fayre is on Saturday, November 15.

Ferne Animal Sanctuary Hallowe'en fun

Yeovil Express:

1:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

FERNE Animal Sanctuary’s very popular Hallowe’en family events are back again this year.

Crewkerne District Rotary cheque presentation

Yeovil Express:

10:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

SANDRA Shore from Crewkerne District Rotary with Zoe Steer and Jeremy Webb.

Town Hall Talk: Mayor of Chard Jenny Kenton

Yeovil Express:

9:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

IT’S been a busy couple of weeks for me – on October 6, the Mayor’s travelling talk show went to Manor Court Primary School to talk about the mace, town crier and Mayor.

Somerset Rebels clinch narrow victory

Yeovil Express: 'It ain’t over yet' - Rebels' manager’s rallying call for second leg of KO Cup

10:08pm Friday 24th October 2014

THE Somerset Rebels will take a 12 point lead into the second leg of the Premier League Championship Final against the Edinburgh Monarchs

Chard and Ilminster firms success at Somerset Business Awards 2014

Yeovil Express:

5:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

OUTSTANDING businesses in the Chard and Ilminster area were among those honoured at the News-backed 2014 Somerset Business Awards.

Octagon Theatre performances to be interpreted in British Sign Language

Yeovil Express:

1:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

FOR the first time, two performances of this years’ pantomime at South Somerset District Council’s Octagon Theatre will be interpreted in British Sign Language, (BSL).

Roads closed in Chard town centre for children's Trick or Treat event

Yeovil Express: Hope Support Services aim to make it a spooky Halloween for Herefordshire motorists.

12:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

A CHILDREN’S Trick or Treat night will be held in Chard next week.

Chard Specsavers bake for Macmillan Cancer Support

Yeovil Express:

10:00am Friday 24th October 2014

STAFF at an opticians in Chard baked up a feast for their customers to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Car badly damaged after fire in Chard

Yeovil Express:

9:20am Friday 24th October 2014

A CAR was badly damaged following a fire in Chard in the early hours of this morning (October 24).

Mixed reaction to 20mph zones calls for Ilminster

Yeovil Express:

6:00am Friday 24th October 2014

CALLS to turn Ilminster’s residential streets into 20mph speed zones have met with mixed reaction.

Abnormal load travelling through Somerset cancelled

Yeovil Express: Congestion expected as large loads travel through Taunton

9:37am Friday 24th October 2014

DELAYS are expected on two major roads in Somerset as a large abnormal load and police escort travel through the county this morning (October 24.).

Somerset schoolchldren in Big Questions event in Creech St Michael

Yeovil Express:

4:37pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

YOUNGSTERS from six schools asked the ‘Big Questions’ in a special Religious Education Celebration Day.

FEATURE: Perrys Cider give The Chard & Ilminster News a look around their orchards

Yeovil Express:

3:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

CIDER lovers have been quenching their thirst in beer gardens and barbecues all summer but the next few months are crucial for the industry – because without any apples it cannot make the golden nectar.

Broken street lights to blame for homes raided in Ilminster, residents say

Yeovil Express:

12:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

PEOPLE who had their homes broken into and valuables stolen in an area of Ilminster say they feel broken street lights were partly to blame.

Manager "left shaken" after attempted robbery at One Stop shop in Chard

Yeovil Express:

11:14am Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE manager of a shop in Chard has been left shaken up after a man held a knife to him during an attempted robbery.

Young Driver event in Yeovil

Yeovil Express:

8:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE first Young Driver event at the Haynes Motor Museum this weekend proved a roaring success with 120 youngsters experiencing being behind the wheel of a car in a groundbreaking driver training course aimed at 11-17 year olds.

Homes development in Chard backed and more plans lodged

Yeovil Express:

6:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

UP TO 150 homes could be built in Chard after councillors backed plans for 78 homes – with another application for 72 more being submitted.

Somerset children's services boss "sacked" by council insists: "I resigned"

Yeovil Express:

11:32am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

CONFUSION surrounds the termination of the contract of the highly-paid director hired to turn around Somerset's children's services - bosses says he was sacked, he claims he'd already resigned.

Autumn colours week at Forde Abbey gardens

Yeovil Express:

5:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

FORDE Abbey’s gardens will be welcoming visitors to its autumn colours week, which runs from October 25 to November 2.

Hallowe'en warning from Dorset Police

Yeovil Express: Dorset Police logo

1:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

DORSET Police is calling on residents to enjoy the Hallowe’en festivities but to ensure they respect others.

Crewkerne wheelchair user wins fight to drop the kerb outside her house

Yeovil Express: Can the council do more for the disabled? Let them know

1:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A KERB will be dropped outside the home of a Crewkerne wheelchair user who has been campaigning for help for months.

Yeovil transport and housing scheme gets £250k backing from Somerset County Council

Yeovil Express:

12:33pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A MAJOR scheme to upgrade one of Yeovil’s key transport routes and unlock land for housing and employment took another step forward today.

Man pops the question in police car after crashing en route to Somerset beauty spot

Yeovil Express:

12:07pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A LOVED-UP husband-to-be popped the question in the back of a police car after he crashed en route to a beauty spot where he planned to propose.

Yellow theme at Manor Court Primary School for St Margaret's Hospice

Yeovil Express:

10:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

MANOR Court celebrated National Hospice week with a splash of yellow.

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