Eyes down in Puriton for charity bingo

This is The West Country: Prize bingo for North West Air Ambulance

8:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A LATE Easter bingo for children’s hospices in the South West is being held at the 37 Club in Puriton this Friday (April 25).

Week to wait for Taunton Comedy Festival tickets

This is The West Country: Mark Watson

8:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE box office for Taunton Comedy Festival goes live next Wednesday (April 30).

Get your pet fit with the PDSA

This is The West Country: PDSA head nurse Lindsay Atkinson holds Jack Russell Ruby before Pet Fit Club 2013

7:30pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A PET friendly charity is holding its annual health programme to help owners get their animals into shape.

West Somerset Council helped deliver 88 affordable homes last year

This is The West Country: A Government grant meant to help build affordable homes in the town would actually mean higher rents, a tenants’ group claims

7:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A TOTAL of 88 affordable homes have been delivered in West Somerset in the past year.

Taunton family fun day on Bank Holiday Monday May 26 saved

This is The West Country: Buckle up for a bumpy ride!

4:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THOUSANDS of people are expected to attend a top attraction in the Taunton calendar which had been under threat of being cancelled.

Mum's thanks as colleagues and strangers rally following death of baby boy

This is The West Country: Michelle Cook with daughter Natasha.

4:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A NURSE says she is “speechless” thanks to the goodwill of colleagues and strangers who helped raise funds for a headstone for her baby boy who died prematurely.

Sandbags removed from Somerset's flood-hit areas

This is The West Country: Malmesbury's voluntary flood wardens will know where to find sandbag supplies

3:30pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

AROUND 9,000 sandbags have been cleared from flood-affected areas by Sedgemoor District Council and its partners.

Generations Carnival Club bingo night in Ilton

This is The West Country: Big Cash Bingo

3:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

GENERATIONS Carnival Club is holding a bingo night at Ilton Village Hall this Friday (April 25).

Taunton man defies the odds with Arctic adventure across Baffin Island

This is The West Country: Ben Rockett on his cycle challenge across Baffin Island in the Arctic.

1:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A TAUNTON man whose ability to walk was threatened after a car accident in his teens has completed a 200-mile cycle across Baffin Island in the Arctic.

Collision between car and mobility scooter in Taunton

This is The West Country: HUNT:  West Mercia Police are hunting two men who attempted an armed robbery at Cofton Post Office. SP

1:03pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

POLICE were called to an accident on the A38 East Reach, near Haydon Road, Taunton, after a collision between a car and a mobility scooter.

Hestercombe House art gallery project needs your help

This is The West Country: Hestercombe House.

12:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

VOLUNTEERS are being sought for a contemporary art gallery project opening at Hestercombe House, near Taunton, next month.

llminster Tuesday Dance Club presentation

This is The West Country: lminster Tuesday Dance Club presentation

12:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A PRESENTATION took place at the parish hall to Doris Appleton, Bill Tubby and Betty Tubby, who collectively have been on Ilminster Tuesday Dance Club’s committee for more than 60 years.

Holding a St George's Day event? Let us know

This is The West Country: Waving the flag for England

11:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

ARE you holding an event to mark St George’s Day? Let us know on 01823- 365104 or email newsdesk@chardand ilminsternews.co.uk with any pictures from your event.

Duke of Gloucester opens Castle House in Taunton after £1million restoration project

This is The West Country: The Duke looks round the courtyard outside Castle House.

11:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A RESTORED medieval house where one of the country’s most notorious judges is reputed to have stayed got the Royal seal of approval this week.

PICTURES: Easter fun in Ilminster and Hinton St George

This is The West Country: PICTURES: Easter fun in Ilminster and Hinton St George

10:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

YOUNGSTERS were on the hunt around Ilminster at the weekend as part of the town’s Easter Bunny Trail.

Wimbleball Lake family fun day

This is The West Country: ARCHERY will be one of the many activities available at the family fun day. PHOTO: Submitted.

9:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

WIMBLEBALL Lake is celebrating the May Day Bank Holiday in style by holding a family fun day with something for everyone to enjoy.

Tree blocking A356 in Crewkerne

This is The West Country: Tree blocking A356 in Crewkerne

8:56am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

MOTORISTS are being warned to watch out for a tree which is partially blocking a major route in Crewkerne.

Winsham baby survives meningitis scare from pet cat

This is The West Country: Winsham baby survives meningitis scare from pet cat

8:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A MUM from Winsham has spoken of the moment when her baby daughter nearly died after contracting a rare strain of meningitis from the family’s pet cat.

Eyes down in Puriton for charity bingo

This is The West Country: Prize bingo for North West Air Ambulance

7:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A LATE Easter bingo for children’s hospices in the South West is being held at the 37 Club in Puriton this Friday (April 25).

Join the Great Somerset Walk

This is The West Country: Members of the North Petherton Surgery team.

6:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE ninth Great Somerset Walk in aid of St Margaret’s Somerset Hospice is on Sunday, May 18.

Tributes to Ilminster's Jessica White after car crash

This is The West Country: Tributes to Ilminster crash victim Jessica White

6:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

TRIBUTES are pouring in for a popular young woman who was killed in a road collision.

£500 worth of cannabis seized by Bridgwater police

This is The West Country: Police raid £1m cannabis factories in Milford Haven and Haverfordwest

9:45pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

CANNABIS and equipment used in its production has been seized by police officers in Bridgwater.

Sandbags removed from Somerset's flood-hit areas

This is The West Country: Malmesbury's voluntary flood wardens will know where to find sandbag supplies

7:30pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

AROUND 9,000 sandbags have been cleared from flood-affected areas by Sedgemoor District Council and its partners.

Wellington fire on Longforth Farm estate 'deliberate'

This is The West Country: This photo was sent in by nearby resident Paul Heathers.

7:20pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

POLICE are probing a suspected arson attack on a partially built house in Wellington.

Projects to benefit from Homes in Sedgemoor Making a Difference Fund

This is The West Country: Disability award for Homes in Sedgemoor

7:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

TENANTS in Sedgemoor have given their seal of approval to seven local projects this month.

In pictures: Taunton Vale Point-to-Point

This is The West Country: Junior jockeys with their rosettes.

6:30pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE Taunton Vale Point-to-Point race meet at Kingston St Mary on Easter Monday (April 21) proved a hit with families from across the area.

Ashill Primary School auction of promises raises £7,000

This is The West Country: Ashill Primary School auction of promises raises £7,000

6:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

AN auction of promises at Ashill Primary School raised an incredible £7,000.

Police appeal: Criminal damage to Minehead Costa

This is The West Country: Police appeal: Criminal damage to Minehead Costa

4:42pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

POLICE have released an image of a man they wish to speak to in connection with criminal damage to Costa in Minehead.

Flood surgery to be held by Environment Agency

This is The West Country: Environment Agency inspect beck

4:21pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE Environment Agency is hosting a flood drop-in surgery at the Willows and Wetlands Centre at Stoke St Gregory this Thursday (April 24).

In pictures: Easter egg hunt at Nynehead Court

This is The West Country: Ben, seven, with Becca, three.

4:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

LITTLE ones spent a morning searching the grounds of Nynehead Court for chocolate eggs.

Charity variety show to be held in Bridgwater

This is The West Country: Grants available for Taunton town centre businesses

3:30pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A VARIETY show is being held in Bridgwater this summer in aid of the children’s charity Brainwave.

Transit van fire in Crewkerne

This is The West Country: Fire fighters rescue baby locked in house

3:10pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A TRANSIT van caught fire in West Street, Crewkerne, at 4am yesterday (Tuesday).

PICTURES: Abseil at St Mary's Church in Chard

This is The West Country: PICTURES: Abseil at St Mary's Church in Chard

3:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

MORE than 100 people abseiled down St Mary’s Church in Chard at the weekend to help raise funds to repair its roof.

Chard Royal Navy Association skittles night

This is The West Country: Josh Bonner, ten, and his sister, Sophie, eight, play skittles at DIG

3:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

MEMBERS of Chard Royal Navy Association enjoyed a night of skittles at The Happy Return during their social meeting this month.

Hundreds miss out on first choice primary schools

This is The West Country: Cutteslowe Primary School pupil James Deeke, four, reads with teaching assistant Sarmita Matilal

2:27pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

HUNDREDS of children starting their education in September have missed out on their first choice primary school – although 97% of parents got one of their top three choices.

Easter fun at Little Boots Day nursery in Horton

This is The West Country: Easter fun at Little Boots Day nursery in Horton

2:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

CHILDREN enjoyed an Easter fun day at Little Boots Day nursery.

TauntonForward bids to lead regeneration of county town

This is The West Country: Kit Chapman.

12:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

AN organisation aiming to “transform” Taunton could get a £9,000 windfall following the demise of a company set up to boost the town centre.

FEATURE: Michael Eavis talks Glastonbury Festival

This is The West Country: Michael Eavis at Glastonbury Festival. Photo by Ann Cook

12:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

ELBOW – songful sonnet kings – Kasabian – the ‘Madchester’ men – Jack White (Stripe), Kelis, Blondie, Paolo Nutini, The 1975, Wilko Johnson, Bryan Ferry, Arcade Fire, Jake Bugg, Massive Attack… They have all been confirmed as key music-making ingredients in Glastonbury Festival’s 2014 line-up.

Top ten most expensive streets to live in Ilminster

This is The West Country: Church Walk.

11:29am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

HOMES in one road in Ilminster are ten times more expensive than the cheapest street in the town.

Police investigating cause of Blackdown Road van fire

This is The West Country: Driver cut free from crash in Bathpool, Taunton

11:11am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A VAN went up in flames in a late-night fire in Wellington.

Dover Road death 'not suspicious' - police

This is The West Country:

11:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE death of a woman following an incident in Taunton’s Dover Road is no longer being treated as suspicious, police say.

Drink-drive passengers 'shy', THINK! campaign finds

This is The West Country: Crackdown on motorists driving while under influence of drink and drugs

10:40am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

RESEARCH for the THINK! Easter drink-drive campaign found a quarter of people have been in a car with a driver who was over the drink-drive limit but said nothing because they were too embarrassed.

Crusaders Carnival Club gets a fundraising push during Peppa Pig visit

This is The West Country: Staff at Sainsbury’s with Crusaders Carnival Club members plus Peppa Pig and George.

10:40am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

CHILDREN got the chance to meet Peppa Pig and George at Sainsbury’s in Bridgwater as they were fundraising for the oldest carnival club in Bridgwater.

Projects to benefit from Homes in Sedgemoor Making a Difference Fund

This is The West Country: Disability award for Homes in Sedgemoor

10:30am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

TENANTS in Sedgemoor have given their seal of approval to seven local projects this month.

Kids in Glass Houses to play in Bridgwater

This is The West Country: Kids In Glass Houses play The Peel on September 29

10:30am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

AFTER no fewer than three albums, 13 singles and countless headliner tours, Kids In Glass Houses hit Bridgwater this July in Shenanigans’ biggest alt-rock show.

Millions of pounds needed for revamp of ageing Taunton Station

This is The West Country: An artist's impression of how a new station forecourt on the north side could look.

8:50am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

TRAIN passengers arriving in Taunton are to get a better first impression of the town... as long as millions of pounds can be found to fund improvements.

Swanmead pupils all shook up by earthquake day

This is The West Country: Shariful Haque, Callum Rice and Cameron Riley build a shake-proof structure.

6:30am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

ENTHUSIASTIC learners at Swanmead Community School in Ilminster have been getting stuck into new challenges in their education, whatever the subject.

Election countdown

This is The West Country: Local elections for Mole Valley, Reigate and Banstead

6:30am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

POLL cards are being issued to residents in West Somerset ready for the European Parliamentary Elections being held on May 22.

Heavy traffic on M5 in Somerset

This is The West Country: Two lanes of the M5 were closed after the smash

4:50pm Monday 21st April 2014

BANK holiday commuters faced a torrid wait on a stretch of the northbound carriageway in Somerset this afternoon (April 21).

Nynehead Court care home plants rare tree

This is The West Country: Nynehead Court care home plants rare tree

9:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

THE grounds of Nynehead Court are now home to another rare species of tree.








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