COMPETITION: Sophy’s great New Year giveaway competition

COMPETITION: Sophy’s great New Year giveaway competition

Posted: 6th February 2021
  LOCAL author and charity fundraiser Sophy Layzell has teamed-up with the Ilminster Press for a fantastic giveaway competition. Sophy, who last year became a first-time author with her novel Measure of Days, is well-known in the Ilminster area for her work with the Jemima Layzell Trust and raising awareness about brain injured children and the importance of organ…

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SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Julie remembers the Munich tragedy of the Busby Babes

SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Julie remembers the Munich tragedy of the Busby Babes

Posted: 6th February 2021
  FORMER Ilminster Mayor, Julie Fowler, has spoken of her personal allegiance to Manchester United Football Club ever since the horrific Munich Air Disaster which happened 63 years ago. The air disaster happened on February 6, 1958, when British European Airways Flight 609 crashed on its third attempt to take-off from a slush-covered runway at Munich-Riem Airport in West…

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ILMINSTER NEWS: Have YOUR say NOW on controversial school changes

ILMINSTER NEWS: Have YOUR say NOW on controversial school changes

Posted: 27th January 2021
  MEMBERS of the public are again invited to have their say on plans to transform how education is delivered in the Crewkerne and Ilminster area. Following a pre-publication consultation that took place between November 12 and December 10 last year, a decision was taken on January 18 by Somerset County Council to progress to another, more formal stage of consultation…

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ILMINSTER NEWS: Council ploughing ahead with controversial school changes

HEADLINE: Council ploughing ahead with controversial school changes

Posted: 22nd January 2021
THE school system in Ilminster is all set to change by September 2022 with Greenfylde First School and Swanmead Middle School amalgamating to become a primary school. Somerset County Council has decided to go-ahead with its plans to do away with the existing three-tier education system and replace it with a tier-two system - although it is expected it will receive a…

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VIDEO NEWS: Fantastic film celebrates switching-on of Ilminster's Christmas Lights

VIDEO NEWS: Fantastic film celebrates switching-on of Ilminster's Christmas Lights

Posted: 19th November 2020
  A FANTASTIC Christmas Lights video was broadcast on social media channels ahead of the switching-on of the festive displays in Ilminster. The video can still be viewed on the usual Facebook pages at Ilminster Press, Ilminster and Ilminster Christmas Lights. The video was played for the first time on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, to help mark the low-key switching-on of…

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ILMINSTER NEWS: Have your say on education shake-up in Ilminster and Crewkerne

ILMINSTER NEWS: Have your say on education shake-up in Ilminster and Crewkerne

Posted: 3rd November 2020
MEMBERS of the public are invited to have their say on plans to transform how education is delivered in the Ilminster and Crewkerne area.  Somerset County Council has today (Tuesday, November 3, 2020) announced details of a public consultation on proposals to move from the current three-tier school system to a two-tier model of primary and secondary schools. This follows…

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ILMINSTER NEWS: Ilminster is the new fashion house of Alice Temperley

ILMINSTER NEWS: Ilminster is the new fashion house of Alice Temperley Photo 1

Posted: 17th October 2020
THE former Gooch and Housego buildings in the centre of Ilminster have been given a new lease of life thanks to fashion designer Alice Temperley. It has been a well-known secret among the town for several months now that the buildings which have stood empty for a number of years were being transformed into an exciting fashion house for the renowned designer. Alice has…

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ILMINSTER NEWS: Play area enhancement will give town a lift

ILMINSTER NEWS: Play area enhancement will give town a lift

Posted: 9th October 2020
ILMINSTER Town Council is pleased to announce that the eagerly anticipated £350,000 upgrade of the playground play area at the Wharf Lane Recreation Ground – better known as Ilminster Recreation Ground - is finally going to start. On October 12, 2020, phase one will begin with part of the play area park being closed to the public. It is expected to be closed for about a…

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ILMINSTER NEWS: Christmas lights switch-on night cancelled due to coronavirus

ILMINSTER NEWS: Christmas lights switch-on night cancelled due to coronavirus

Posted: 21st August 2020
ILMINSTER Chamber of Commerce has reluctantly taken the decision to cancel this year’s big Christmas Lights Switch-On and Christmas Festival event which helps to officially launch the countdown to the festive season. The ongoing situation with the coronavirus pandemic and the restrictions on large gatherings has left the Chamber with little alternative but to cancel this…

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ILMINSTER NEWS: We will remember them - 75th anniversary of VJ Day

ILMINSTER NEWS: We will remember them - 75th anniversary of VJ Day

Posted: 17th August 2020
THE 75th anniversary of the VJ Day – Victory over Japan – was commemorated in Ilminster with a short service of remembrance at the Burma Star Memorial Garden. A small group of people congregated at the garden, which is situated on the junction of Winterhay Lane and Station Road, on Saturday, August 15, 2020, where a service was led by Rev Jo Stobart, of The Minster…

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