Chard and Ilminster News

Sat, 20 Apr 2024 08:53:00 +0100
Property for sale in Shepton Beauchamp: Four bedroom house
This individual hamstone property occupies an elevated position in the pretty village of Shepton Beauchamp, just four miles south-west of Ilminster

Sat, 20 Apr 2024 06:00:00 +0100
How to nominate somone for the 2024 South West Farmer Awards
Here is your chance to enter the 2024 South West Farmer Awards.

Sat, 20 Apr 2024 05:59:30 +0100
Your response to the view that we are almost all woke
Earlier this week, we published a story on the ‘woke agenda’ and the polarisation in modern society that has stemmed from the debate.

Fri, 19 Apr 2024 18:58:45 +0100
Eni Aluko says football is not safe for women, is she right?
Former England Lionesses striker Eni Aluko has sparked a fresh debate with controversial claims that the game is not a safe place for women online or in stadiums.

Fri, 19 Apr 2024 15:42:13 +0100
Car, cyclist and busy roundabout at rush hour brings danger
Today, I very nearly hit a cyclist on a roundabout and I honestly don’t know who was at fault, probably me.

Fri, 19 Apr 2024 14:27:00 +0100
Somerset Council’s top earners revealed in Town Hall Rich List
A total of 17 Somerset Council employees are receiving over £100,000 in total remuneration a year, according to data from the 2024 Town Hall Rich List.

Fri, 19 Apr 2024 11:16:01 +0100
Parents to face trial accused of murdering baby at Yeovil Hospital
The parents of a two-week-old baby will face trial later this year accused of murdering him in hospital.

Fri, 19 Apr 2024 10:02:34 +0100
Crewkerne Town Council recognise residents as Honoured Citizens
Crewkerne Town Council was delighted to recognise a man who led a scout group for 40 years and a woman who volunteered and helped several good causes in the town as its Honoured Citizens for 2024.

Fri, 19 Apr 2024 12:15:17 +0100
Cadbury Freddo chocolate bars on sale at Sainsbury's for 10p
Sainsbury's have dropped the price of Freddo chocolate bars to 10p for Nectar members, an offer which will be in place until May 7.

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 12:01:00 +0100
Somerset Wildlife Trust: Wilder Youth donation appeal
Somerset Wildlife Trust is appealing for donations to raise £40,000 to support its Wilder Youth movement

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 11:04:57 +0100
The Valley Cornwall is perfect dog-friendly and family stay
Nestled in the serene landscape between Falmouth and Truro, The Valley Cornwall offers a delightful retreat for holidaymakers seeking tranquility and comfort.

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 08:04:15 +0100
99% of us are probably woke, so why the hate and division?
What does it mean to be ‘woke’? Who drives the ‘woke agenda’? Why has it become the most divisive term in modern society? How do we make things better?

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 06:00:00 +0100
A303 works between Sparkford and Podimore to start today
Works to build a new eastbound carriageway on a stretch of the A303 are set to start this week.

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 13:41:17 +0100
World War 3: Ukraine warns UK what will happen if they lose
There are fears among UK security officials that Ukraine could face defeat this year if not properly funded.

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 13:37:02 +0100
Omaze's next Million Pound House is a £2.5m home in Dorset
Take a look inside the next Omaze Million Pound House Draw in Dorset that costs £2.5 million.

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 13:34:33 +0100
New Royal Mint coin marks 200 years of the National Gallery
See the newest £2 coin unveiled by the Royal Mint created to celebrate 200 years of the National Gallery.

Tue, 16 Apr 2024 17:07:12 +0100
Crewkerne battery manufacturer Steatite announces rebrand
Crewkerne-based firm Steatite Batteries have revealed its decision to rebrand with a global identity under the name Custom Power.

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 18:00:00 +0100
Chard officers reunite dog with its owner after foot chase
Police officers in Chard reunited a dog with its owner after a “short and safe foot chase”.

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 15:29:15 +0100
Man from near Yeovil jailed for laser attacks on aircraft
A man from Martock, near Yeovil has been jailed after admitting to shining lasers at an aircraft.

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 12:10:45 +0100
Preston CofE Primary School features in The Times' top 500 list
"We strive for excellence in all areas of education and this is a reflection on the hard work and dedication of our pupils, staff, community and Preston Primary Academy Trust."

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 11:24:42 +0100
Somerset Art Weeks Festival returns with new theme for 2024
The much-loved annual Somerset Art Weeks Festival will return this year with a new theme.

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 09:55:57 +0100
Somerset man to receive £10k a month following Set for Life draw
The man, known only as Mr. D from Somerset, plans to use his winnings from the draw on March 21 on some home renovations.

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 08:00:00 +0100
South Somerset residents donate clothes after councillor’s appeal
Residents in South Somerset have donated clothes to a charity helping homeless people.

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 06:00:00 +0100
Bridgwater United Community Sports Trust sponsors Somerset awards
For the 2024 event, the BUCST is sponsoring the Community Hero Award. This award will honour those who have been inspirational in their work to go above and beyond to help others.

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 06:14:03 +0100
Transgender survey from elite female athletes seeks fairness
A majority of female athletes support categorisation by biological sex rather than gender identity in women’s contact and endurance sports, in what is believed to be the largest survey to date on transgender inclusion, writes Jamie Gardner from PA.

Tue, 16 Apr 2024 16:50:17 +0100
Grief is unique, personal and impossible to control
I attended my first funeral at the age of 15, and it was horrendous.

Tue, 16 Apr 2024 11:42:48 +0100
Somerset motorist fined for using mobile phone
"Driver was stopped, issued a ticket for the offence & will be receiving 6 points & a 200 fine in due course."

Tue, 16 Apr 2024 11:27:18 +0100
Chard Styles Hair Salon ‘over the moon’ with competition win
The team at a Chard salon said they were “over the moon” to be nominated hairdresser of the year 2024.

Tue, 16 Apr 2024 11:02:38 +0100
Somerset primary school places announced for 2024
In total, 5,134 primary school applications were received this year.

Tue, 16 Apr 2024 08:12:08 +0100
Thorncombe St Mary’s supports children’s education in Nepal
A primary school in Chard has raised money to support kids’ education in a village in Nepal.

Tue, 16 Apr 2024 06:00:00 +0100
Five Somerset primary schools feature in The Times' top 500 list
The Sunday Times Parent Power league table highlights the best primary schools in England.

Mon, 15 Apr 2024 18:22:55 +0100
Bus hits scaffolding around a house in Ilminster
A collision blocked a road in Ilminster this evening (Monday, April 15).

Mon, 15 Apr 2024 15:40:22 +0100
Agincare to run Sunnymeade and Critchill Court care homes
Somerset Care has confirmed the exchange of contracts to transfer ownership of two care homes that were at risk of closure to an independent provider.

Mon, 15 Apr 2024 15:25:38 +0100
Shindig Festival unveils line-up for its last ever edition
Shindig Festival has unveiled the line-up for its 10th edition, which will also be the last to be held at Dillington Estate.

Mon, 15 Apr 2024 14:29:14 +0100
Council launches art grants programme for South Somerset
New grants are now available for those who deliver arts and culture projects in South Somerset.

Mon, 15 Apr 2024 12:43:56 +0100
Cottage Garden at Jordans Courtyard joins National Open Garden scheme
The Cottage Garden at Jordans Courtyard will be open for charity this Sunday (April 21).

Mon, 15 Apr 2024 12:01:38 +0100
Chard Guildhall lights up green as charity brings marathon to town
The Chard Guildhall will light up green as a suicide prevention charity brings the London Marathon to Somerset.

Mon, 15 Apr 2024 09:27:22 +0100
National Grid installs overhead conductors on new T-pylons
National Grid has installed overhead conductors on all 116 of its new T-pylons, the last of which was completed on a pylon near Yatton.

Mon, 15 Apr 2024 08:59:10 +0100
Becky Pielesz announced as new head of school at Chard Prep School
A school in Chard has made a new appointment.

Mon, 15 Apr 2024 07:39:26 +0100
Met Office issues yellow wind warning for Somerset and South West
A yellow warning for wind is currently in place in Somerset and the South West.

Sun, 14 Apr 2024 09:11:00 +0100
Property for sale in Dowlish Wake: Four bedroom house
This property comes with a good plot, a good position and good potential and is in one of the best spots in the beautiful and sought-after village of Dowlish Wake

Sun, 14 Apr 2024 08:00:00 +0100
Frogmary Green Farm in Somerset for sale with Carter Jonas
A FARM with a cafe/restaurant, wedding venue, spa and bridal suite, is on the market for £4.85m.

Sat, 13 Apr 2024 10:56:00 +0100
Property for sale in Tatworth: Large four bedroom house
This individual, four-bedroom property occupies a plot of just over a third of an acre in a pleasant location in the old part of Tatworth,

Sat, 13 Apr 2024 09:15:58 +0100
Yeovil's Darren Howells charged with burglaries in Langport
A man has been charged in connection with two distraction burglaries in Langport last week.

Fri, 12 Apr 2024 05:00:00 +0100
Fast broadband coming to Ilminster and South Somerset
A lightning-fast broadband upgrade is coming to Ilminster and other parts of South Somerset

Fri, 12 Apr 2024 16:27:50 +0100
Four Yeovil people arrested for supply of prescription drugs
Officers searched several home addresses in Yeovil earlier this month and seized a variety of prescription-only medications.

Fri, 12 Apr 2024 10:30:15 +0100
73-year-old man missing from Yeovil has been found safe
Avon and Somerset Police need help to find a 73-year-old man missing from Yeovil.

Fri, 12 Apr 2024 07:00:00 +0100
New councillor for Chard’s Jocelyn Ward to be elected next month
An election to name a councillor for Chard Town Council will take place next month.

Fri, 12 Apr 2024 14:58:06 +0100
Royal Mint rarest coins as 20p coins sell for more than £150
The 20p piece is a “mule” coin dating from 2008 and was minted without a date

Fri, 12 Apr 2024 14:52:43 +0100
DWP Universal Credit switch warning to 500,000 claimants
DWP claimants on Child Tax Credit, Housing Benefit, Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) and more will be switched to Universal Credit