Sunday, November 19, 2017

Chard

Bus company closure causes chaos for students and residents

SOMERSET County Council has stepped in to organise alternative transport after a local bus company ceased to operate, causing more than 25 people to...

Lifesaving device for humans is installed at Ferne Animal Sanctuary near Chard

FERNE Animal Sanctuary near Chard now has a new HeartSafe automated external defibrillator on site thanks to a grant from the Big Lottery Fund. The...

Fire service tackle blaze in Chaffcombe near Chard

DEVON and Somerset Fire and Rescue are tackling an ongoing blaze in Chaffcombe, near Chard. The fire service received a report of a roof on...

Woman suffering life threatening injuries following incident at Chard carnival

A WOMAN is suffering from life threatening injuries after becoming trapped under a float at Chard carnival. Emergency services were called just before 10pm on...

Man freed from car following early morning crash

A MAN was rescued from a car after the vehicle hit a railway bridge. Two fire crews from Axminster and Chard attended the incident at...

Beds removed from Chard Hospital shock move

INPATIENT beds in Chard will be moved to other local hospitals by the end of the month, the Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation trust has...

The blood bikes riding into Dorset and Somerset

THE Devon Freewheelers - commonly known as the Devon Blood Bikes, who have been operating a lifesaving service in their county since 2009 -...

Somerset police chiefs: Funding has hit ‘tipping point’

THE top brass at Avon and Somerset Police have said that the constabulary is facing a tipping point due to financial constraints, which could...

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,...
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