ILMINSTER AREA NEWS: Mindless vandals strike again at Donyatt Halt

ILMINSTER AREA NEWS: Mindless vandals strike again at Donyatt Halt

Posted: 24th June 2019
VANDALS have struck again at the old Donyatt Halt railway station on the outskirts of Ilminster which acts as a permanent memorial to the young evacuees who arrived in Somerset during the Second World War. A wooden statue of Doreen Ash, who was evacuated to Donyatt during the war, which sits on the platform and is a reminder of all those children who arrived in the…

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ILMINSTER AREA NEWS: Award success for the Trading Post Farm Shop

ILMINSTER AREA NEWS: Award success for the Trading Post Farm Shop

Posted: 24th June 2019
THE Trading Post Farm Shop at Lopenhead near Ilminster was delighted to be awarded the Muddy Stiletto for Best Farm Shop and Deli in Somerset for the sending year running. Kate and Andy Forbes took over the Trading Post Farm Shop back in November 2017 and after winning the Muddy Award last year they have gone from strength to strength. In the last 12 months they have not…

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ILMINSTER NEWS: D-Day hero was killed while helping to save others

ILMINSTER NEWS: D-Day hero was killed while helping to save others

Posted: 23rd June 2019
A BRAVE Swiss man with links to Ilminster has been remembered for his actions during the D-Day Landings of 75 years ago in which he lost his life trying to save others. Arturo Fanconi lived in the UK where his parents, Arthur and Lili Fanconi, ran a café in Silver Street, Ilminster, during the 1930s and 40s and which is now home of The Green House. He volunteered as a…

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ILMINSTER NEWS: Hazelwell Lodge supports national Care Home Open Day

ILMINSTER NEWS: Hazelwell Lodge supports national Care Home Open Day

Posted: 22nd June 2019
THE much-respected Hazelwell Lodge care home in Ilminster will be taking part in the Care Home Open Day later this month. The idea behind the day on Friday, June 28, is to encourage local people to visit care homes in their community and to work together to develop better relationships. This important connection is something that Hazelwell Lodge has nurtured since…

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ILMINSTER NEWS: Gambling addict launches petition to restrict TV adverts

ILMINSTER NEWS: Gambling addict launches petition to restrict TV adverts

Posted: 22nd June 2019
AN Ilminster man has launched an on-line petition to try and get the number of gambling adverts seen on the TV and social media restricted to avoid people from becoming addicted. Mike Hill, who himself has a gambling addiction, has been receiving help for the past 12 months through a series of counselling sessions. He thought he was cured and felt it would be ok to buy a…

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ILMINSTER NEWS: Fantastic Ilminster community spirit gives two-fingered salute to mindless vandals

ILMINSTER NEWS: Fantastic Ilminster community spirit gives two-fingered salute to mindless vandals

Posted: 22nd June 2019
THE never faltering community spirit in Ilminster has been shining brightly this week after vandals tried to cast a shadow over the town. Goal nets at Ilminster Town Football Club’s Archie Gooch Pavilion headquarters off Canal Way were mindlessly slashed and wrecked by the offenders last weekend. The nets are now unusable and the cost of the damage amounts to more than…

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ILMINSTER NEWS: June edition of Ilminster Press is out now!

ILMINSTER NEWS: June edition of Ilminster Press is out now!

Posted: 22nd June 2019
THE June edition of the Ilminster Press community newspaper is available for people to pick-up for free from outlets in and around the town. The 48-page paper is packed with news, information and photos all from the local area over the past month. It is available from the main Tesco store in Ilminster, McColls, the Co-op, Spar Garage in Ilminster, Shrubbery Hotel…

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ILMINSTER AREA NEWS: D-Day 75th anniversary commemoration at RNAS Merryfield

ILMINSTER AREA NEWS: D-Day 75th anniversary commemoration at RNAS Merryfield

Posted: 6th June 2019
THE Royal Naval Air Station Merryfield near Ilminster saw the commemoration of the exact moment 75 years ago when 94 Dakota airplanes took off with US parachute troops on-board as part of the largest ever airborne assault into Nazi occupied Normandy prior to the D-Day beach landings. RNAS Merryfield is the only remaining operational military air station in the UK that…

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ILMINSTER NEWS: Evelyn is always thinking of others

ILMINSTER NEWS: Evelyn is always thinking of others

Posted: 22nd May 2019
TEENAGER Evelyn Lee has bravely had her lovely flowing locks cut off and sent to the Little Princess Trust charity to help make a wig for a child who is suffering with hair loss due to cancer or another illness. Evelyn, who is celebrating her 14th birthday today (Wednesday, May 22, 2019), got her mum Abigail to do the deed and now 15 inches of hair has been sent to the…

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ILMINSTER NEWS: Congratulations to the Moonwalkers

ILMINSTER NEWS: Congratulations to the Moonwalkers

Posted: 21st May 2019
FOUR women have successfully completed the 26-mile Walk the Walk Moonwalk around London for charity. Gemma Champion, Kym Toms, Claire Stephenson and Aby Bidgood, well-known in the Ilminster area, took part in the annual night-time Moonwalk on Saturday, May 11, to help raise awareness and funds for Breast Cancer Research. They have raised £1,738 and would like to thank…

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