Thursday, September 21, 2017

Chard

Sports clubs’ networking session is another big hit in Chard

THE most recent networking session for Chard and local village sports clubs was once again well supported. Representatives from the district and county council joined...

Renewed Chard assault police appeal

POLICE have renewed an appeal for information about an assault in Chard, which took place almost a month ago. A woman was assaulted near the...

Avon and Somerset Police having problems after owl flies into power cables

AN OWL has flown into power cables close to Avon and Somerset Police HQ causing disruption to the force's computer and phone systems. Avon and Somerset...

Hopes to boost footfall in Crewkerne, Chard and Ilminster town centres

A COMMUNITY grant scheme has been set up to boost town-centre footfall and retail engagement in Chard, Crewkerne and Ilminster. South Somerset District Council decided to...

Somerset farmers paying the price

NFU MUTUAL’S senior agent in Yeovil says countryside criminals are becoming more brazen, forcing farmers to continually increase security. Nigel Clist spoke after fresh statistics...

Rail disruption expected until 6pm after car hit bridge in Crewkerne

RAIL services through, Yeovil, Crewkerne, Axminster, Honiton and Feniton are expected to be disrupted until 6pm tonight (Mon). A car struck a bridge in Crewkerne...

Kitchen fire in Chard

FIREFIGHTERS from three stations responded to a kitchen fire in Old Town, Chard, on Sunday, August 6th. The alarm was raised just before 11.50am, with...

Police e-fit issued after woman suffers serious head injury in Chard

POLICE have issued an e-fit after a woman was seriously injured when walking her dog in Chard last Friday. Her head injury was initially described...

‘Get off your backsides, you moaners!’ – Chard Town Crier

CHARD town crier Stuart Cumming has been shouting out about his annoyance regarding people who sit in their armchairs and just whinge, moan and...

Growth initiative to boost South Somerset SMEs

BUSINESSES across South Somerset are being urged to sign up for free support as part of a new growth initiative. The Heart of the South...

Police appeal following burglary in Axminster

OFFICERS would like the public’s help to identify the woman pictured in connection with a burglary in Axminster. The offence happened at a property on...

Boost for your favourite local papers in Devon, Dorset and Somerset

New owner sees View From titles join Independent THE future of local newspapers in the West Country received a massive boost this week when the...

Tories buck the national trend and tighten grip in Somerset

MARCUS Fysh has strengthened the Conservatives’ grip on South Somerset after recording a resounding victory in the General Election last Thursday. On a day which...

Police appeal to find missing man last seen in Chard

AVON and Somerset are appealing for anyone to come forward who has seen missing Somerset man Tyrone Adams Tyrone, 48, has been missing from the...

Knives amnesty across Somerset

POLICE have released shocking images of hundreds of knives handed in during an amnesty across Somerset recently. In Yeovil, dozens of bladed weapons were found by...

Have your say on local sports pitches

SPORTS clubs, local councils and resdients can have their say on the state of playing pitches in the district. Consultation for the Draft South Somerset...

Maths filled fun at Holyrood

STUDENTS at Chard’s Holyrood Academy were treated to a fun-filled maths workshop recently. Talented magician and mathematician Barney Maunder-Taylor, right, from the House of...

Resurfacing work on A358 in town centre

ONE of the main routes through Chard town centre is undergoing essential maintenance work for the next three weeks. Somerset County Council will be...

New mayor for Chard

COUNCILLOR Gary Shortland has been made the new mayor of Chard. Cllr Shortland was elected alongside Cllr Andy Kenton who will be the town’s deputy...

Tears and tributes in salute to much-loved museum chairman

CHARD Museum was packed as residents and visitors came together to pay their respects and celebrate the life of former chairman David Ricketts, who...

No charges to be brought against MP and PCC

DEVON and Cornwall Police and Crime Commissioner Alison Hernandez and Yeovil MP Marcus Fysh have both been cleared by the Crown Prosecution Service, following...

Membership on the up at U3A branches across area

MEMBERSHIP of all six University of the Third Age (U3A) groups in South Somerset is on the up. At a meeting on the Avalon network,...

Action-packed exchange for German students

AXE Valley Academy and Holyrood Academy in Chard jointly promoted Britain when hosting a group of German students and teachers. The German visitors, from Kirchweyhe near...

E-cigarette causes fire

A VAPE machine being left on charge caused a fire at a home near Chard during the early hours of Wednesday, May 3rd. Fire engines...

Mayor’s support for his chosen charities

THE Mayor of Chard has presented cheques worth more than £2,500 to the two charities he has been supporting over the past 12 months. Councillor...
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Hoping for bags of cash to provide fun for kids

COMBE St Nicholas Parochial Trust is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative. Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to...

Development will provide jobs for local people say builders

A MAJOR new housing development in Chard will create more than 750 jobs for people living in the area, the builder behind the scheme has...
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REVIEW: New Bath spa facilities perfect for those looking to relax and unwind

The View From's Francesca Evans and Lottie Welch enjoy a day out at Thermae Bath Spa, the original thermal spa in the centre of...

General election candidates confirmed

NOMINATIONS for next month’s general election closed last Thursday, with candidates across the area now confirmed. After their poor showing in the recent county council elections...

Conservatives celebrate success in county elections

THE Conservative party has increased its control of Somerset County Council after candidates stormed to victory in Thursday’s local election, as Liberal Democrats and...
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