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Chard & Ilminster News: Staff at Ferne Animal Sanctuary.
FERNE Animal Sanctuary staff at Wambrook near Chard are celebrating Easter with fluffy ears, Rosie Rabbit - and some real, life bunnies.
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Sat Apr 19, 2014
Chard & Ilminster News: Adoption plea from Dorset & Somerset Retired Greyhound Trust
The Dorset & Somerset Retired Greyhound Trust is inundated with black-furred greyhounds looking for homes as they come to the end of their racing careers.
Chard & Ilminster News: Harvey Evans and Oliver Turnbull at Cresta.
Cresta Leisure Centre in Chard was among the venues that offered sports activities and Ferne Animal Sanctuary at Wambrook was packed with families enjoying the sunny weather and meeting the animals.
Fri Apr 18, 2014
Chard & Ilminster News: Students from Holyrood Academy with their boards outside the shop.
CREATIVE youngsters are helping turn around the fortunes of Chard's town centre by brightening up the windows of empty shops.
Council to raise housing 'free for all' concerns with Prime Minister
ILMINSTER Town Council will send a letter to Prime Minister David Cameron about its concerns over 'free for all' developments in rural areas.
Thu Apr 17, 2014
Chard & Ilminster News: M5 crash inquest: Day four from Shire Hall in Taunton
A MINUTE'S silence wsa held at the end of the hearing, when Michael Rose read out the names of the seven people who died in the pile-up.
Chard & Ilminster News: Scales of Justice: Recent convictions at Oxfordshire's magistrates' courts
A MAN charged with causing the death of another man and seriously injuring two others following a crash on the Ilminster bypass last year has appeared in court.
Chard & Ilminster News: The vicar of St Mary's Church, Sue Tucker, and Chard Mayor Jenny Kenton.
Chard Mayor Jenny Kenton and the vicar of St Mary's Church, the Rev Sue Tucker, will scale down the side of the church on Saturday from noon - and members of the public can have a go, too.
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Easter recycling and rubbish collection in Chard and Ilminster
Collections due on Good Friday will instead take place on Saturday , with no pick-ups on Easter Monday, April 21. All collections for the rest of the week will be one day later, including those due on Friday, April 25, which will take place on Saturday, April 26.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
Chard & Ilminster News: Rawdon murder probe - police have started an investigation
FOUR people have appeared in court in connection with a sexual exploitation inquiry in which a home in Chard was raided.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
The competition at Ilminster Arts Centre.
THE Ilminster branch of Branston donated A 750 for prizes at this year's visual arts competition at the town's arts centre.
ILMINSTER Young Farmers Club has given 645 to Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance.
Members visited the base in Henstridge to see the helicopter, meet the crew and hear how the money will be used.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
Chard & Ilminster News: Agatha Christies classic murder-mystery The Mousetrap comes to Lighthouse
Brenda Lake, community service chairman of The Rotary Club of Ilminster is hosting the events, to be performed by members of Ilminster's Warehouse Theatre.
Help for flood-affected business in South Somerset
BUSINESSES affected by flooding in Chard, Ilminster and Crewkerne can receive help to get back on their feet from South Somerset District Council.
Chard & Ilminster News: Open day at Magdalen Farm in Winsham
VISITORS will have a chance to meet adorable animals, including newborn lambs, calves and piglets, during the annual open day at Magdalen Farm.
Sun Apr 13, 2014
THE Talking Newspaper Association South-West Somerset has gone digital.
Newsline produces a weekly recording of local news read from the Chard & Ilminster News with occasional magazine items of local interest.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
a Driving instructor was verbally abused and then assaulted by another motorist in Ilminster.
The driving instructor drove into a layby in Ditton Street at about 11.30am on Monday after another vehicle had begun driving very closely behind her, flashing its lights.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
a Carnival club in Ilminster may have to fold unless it can find a new base by the end of the month.
One Plus One CC, which has more than 20 members, had to leave its current base on the Dillington Estate by last week.
Outside body hired to help Somerset County Council deal with difficult children's centres questions
COUNCIL staff facing a grilling from parents in Ilminster and Crewkerne over proposed changes to children's centres have been taught how to deal with difficult questions by an outside body, the News has learned.
Tue Apr 08, 2014
Mum of crash victim Liam Taylor backs police driving training
THE mother of a Chard teenager who died following a car crash in Ilminster has said her son could still be here today if he had attended a course which has just been launched by police.