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Monthly Archives: April 2016

Coastguard called after despondent male spotted in West Bay

WEST Bay Coastguard was paged yesterday evening (April 29th) by Solent Coastguard NMOC (National Maritime Operations Centre) to reports of a possible despondent male...

Conservative councillor in shock move to Lib Dems

District and Chard town councillor Amanda Broom has resigned from the Conservative Party and joined the Liberal Democrats instead. She has also quit her job...

Bomb disposal team called to grenade found in Littlemoor

BOMB disposal experts were called to Littlemoor this morning (Friday, April 29th) after reports of a grenade being found in a field opposite the...

Witness appeal after alleged stabbing in Bridport

DETECTIVES are appealing for witnesses to come forward following an alleged assault in Bridport – with one man being arrested. Just after midnight on the...

Tennis is full flow at Seaton

SEATON Tennis Club’s first league match took place recently on the newly re-surfaced courts at Court Lane. Seaton Mixed B team defeated Lympstone 7-2. Captain...

South Somerset flies the flag for St George’s Day events

SOUTH Somerset celebrated St George’s Day with traditional events over the weekend. On Saturday, a civic parade was held in Chard, led by the Mayor,...

Ilminster to host town crier competition

TOWN criers from Wales to Sussex and Herefordshire to Cornwall will assemble in Ilminster for the second town crier competition, a follow-up to last...

Technology upgrade for Neroche pupils

THE children and staff of Ilminster’s Neroche Primary School returned from their Easter break to see a £30,000 investment in new IT provision. The school...

Hollywood-theme night at Haselbury

THIS September sees a fantastic chance to put on your Hollywood glamour and enjoy a night like the stars. Being held at Haslebury Mill near Crewkerne,...

‘Singing for Fun’ group entertain shoppers during weekly market

SINGERS from the Crewkerne & District University of the Third Age (U3A) set our their stall to entertain shoppers at the town’s market. They were...

First time for everything at station open day

THE open day at Crewkerne Railway Station provided a number of firsts. Organisers from the Friends of Crewkerne Station (FOCS) said it was the first...

Theatre plans to hold film screenings following cinema fire

THE Marine Theatre in Lyme Regis has confirmed it is planning to show film screenings throughout the summer following a fire which decimated the town’s...

Springtime bouquets at ‘inspirational’ workshops

THE spring season was welcomed by ladies from all over Somerset, Devon and Dorset at two flower arranging workshops held at Combe St Nicholas...

Chard send birthday message to Queen

CHARD was among towns, villages and cities across the country which lit a beacon last Thursday to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday. The event was...

Trains delayed after children seen on track

TRAINS were delayed after two children were spotted on the railway line between Crewkerne and Axminster, near Chard Junction. British Transport Police was called at...

Family of Louis Harris pay tribute to “lovely son”

THE family of teenager Louis Harris whose body was found in Weymouth Harbour have paid tribute to a “thoughtful, sensitive and caring lad”. Louis went...

Longer trading hours for new post office

THE Post Office will offer significantly longer trading hours when its Crewkerne town centre branch re-opens in a new location. Crewkerne Post Office has been...

Community champions presented award by mayor at annual meeting

TESCO community champion Helena Jones is not normally known for being lost for words – but she was when it was announced that she...

Residents and businesses offered vouchers to improve broadband

SOMERSET residents and businesses with particularly slow broadband connections are offered financial help to upgrade. The help comes in the shape of vouchers, worth up...

Littlewindsor takes centre stage

SCENIC Littlewindsor is the setting for the Cattistock point-to-point, being held on Bank Holiday Monday writes Bob Brascher. This is the second and final meeting...

Another post-flood clean-up at Tipton

TIPTON St John Primary School site was flooded once again in the wake of storm Katie. Heavy rain and high winds inundated the school grounds...

Sophie wins festival design competition

WITH the annual Ottery St Mary Food and Families Festival now less than two months away, organisers have chosen a design for the festival...

Rotary club hosts charity bike ride

THE Ottery St Mary Rotary club hosted a very successful charity bike ride which saw lots of local residents put the pedal to metal...

Local troop hosts St George’s Day district scout parade

OTTERY St Mary Scouts hosted the annual district St George’s Day parade, with troops attending from all across the area. St George is the patron...

National Trust fair raises £600

THE Axe Valley Centre of The National Trust held a well-attended spring fair in Colyford Memorial Hall on Saturday. Organiser Wendy Hall said: "There was...

Dawn Chorus Walk to start Bluebell Day

EAST Devon District Council’s Countryside Team, in partnership with Holyford Woodland Trust, are inviting all to celebrate Bluebell Day at Holyford Woods, near Colyford,...

‘Much has been achieved’ on neighbourhood plan

COLYTON Parish Council has been told that “much has been achieved” on the neighbourhood plan, despite reports of fall-outs and resignations over the past...

Lions boost for Guides and youth football club

SEATON and District Lions Club have helped two local groups by making much needed donations to their funds. They were recently contacted with appeals to...

Community stalwart honoured with Citizen of the Year Award

A STALWART'S loyal service to the community over the years has won him the Seaton Citizen of the Year Award for 2016. The award was...

Mayor will not seek a second year in office

SEATON mayor Councillor Tony Woodman will not seek a second term in office, saying it will be easier to speak his mind from the...

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