SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Pet snakes banned from animal blessing service - the priest has a phobia about them!

SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Pet snakes are banned from animal blessing service - the priest has a phobia about them!

Posted: 13th October 2015
AN ANIMAL Blessing Service will be taking place at a church in Chard next week – but snakes are banned from attending! The service will be held at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Furnham Road, Chard, on Wednesday, October 21, 2015, from 6pm. All pets are welcome such as rabbits, cats, dogs, hamsters, mice and horses. But a church spokesman said: “We draw the line at…

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SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Remembering the fallen

SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Remembering the fallen

Posted: 12th October 2015
THE ceremonial Armistice Day commemoration will be observed once again outside the Guildhall in Chard next month. There will be a two-minute silence at 11am on Wednesday, November 11, 2015, to signify the moment back in 1918 when the guns fell silent to signal the end of the First World War. A Chard Town Council spokesman said: “The silence is meant as a tribute to those…

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SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Jurassic Drifters get the toes tapping

SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Jurassic Drifters get the toes tapping

Posted: 12th October 2015
RESIDENTS at the Burnworthy House care home in South Petherton enjoyed an afternoon of music from the Jurassic Drifters. Staff and residents enjoyed tapping their toes and singing along to hits from the ukulele group, who performed songs from the 1930s through to the 1960s. Karen Roberts, manager of Burnworthy House, said: “I would like to say a big thank you to the…

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SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Explosive night with Ilminster Town FC

SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Explosive night with Ilminster Town FC

Posted: 12th October 2015
ILMINSTER Town FC are planning an explosive fundraising event next month when they hold a bonfire and fireworks party at Britten’s Field. Preparation work has just started on the club’s planned new pavilion and headquarters and the mammoth fundraising operation is ongoing. The club is now hoping to have a bumper night of fun on Sunday, November 8, 2015, with its bonfire…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Woman, 70, mugged on town bridge

YEOVIL NEWS: Woman, 70, mugged on town bridge

Posted: 12th October 2015
AN ELDERLY woman was mugged during a robbery in Yeovil over the weekend. Police have today (Monday, October 12, 2015) issued a description of a man they would like to identify following the attack on the 70-year-old woman. The victim was walking over a footbridge running between Armoury Inn pub and The Park - which crosses the Queensway dual-carriageway -  at just after…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Cracking down on town centre litter louts

YEOVIL NEWS: Cracking down on town centre litter louts

Posted: 12th October 2015
A BID to crackdown on litter louts in Yeovil town centre has been launched by South Somerset District and the police. A lot of hard work goes in to making sure that towns and villages across South Somerset are kept clean and tidy. A council spokesman said: “In an effort to improve and enhance street cleaning performance in Yeovil, SSDC’s Streetscene services have…

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SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Arson attack at Merriott

SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Arson attack at Merriott

Posted: 12th October 2015
ARSONISTS are believed to have deliberately set on fire a van at Merriott during the early hours of this morning (Monday, October 12, 2015). A fire engine from Crewkerne were mobilised at just before 5am to the incident in Hitchen. A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “On arrival the crew confirmed that the fire in the van was already out, but it…

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SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Faith restored over return of lost phone

SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Faith restored over return of lost phone

Posted: 11th October 2015
A VISITOR to the fair in Ilminster earlier this month has had his faith restored in human nature after having his lost mobile phone returned to him. Maurice Hooper was at the Marshall Herbert’s Fair on Friday, October 2, 2015, when he somehow managed to unknowingly lose his phone. But he said: “Somebody picked it up and redialled the last number saying that they had…

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SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Elderly woman knocked over in hit and run

SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Elderly woman knocked over in hit and run

Posted: 11th October 2015
  POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a van’s wing mirror clipped a pedestrian in Ilchester before driving off. An elderly woman was using a crossing in Church   Street at about 11.35am on Tuesday, September 29, 2015, when she was clipped by the van’s mirror, causing her to fall over. The vehicle, which is described as a white camper van with red stripes on, drove…

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SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Gifford Trust is there to help Chard

SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Gifford Trust is there to help Chard

Posted: 10th October 2015
A CHARITABLE Trust fund in Chard is looking to help sick, poor and needy people in the town. The James William Gifford Charitable Trust was set up in 1931 by Mr Gifford’s will and the charity is managed by a group of trustees. The charity’s secretary, Kelly Larcombe, said: “Although originally the Trust was geared towards helping the sick, poor and needy of Chard, it can…

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