ILMINSTER NEWS: Plans to turn Crown Inn into two houses

ILMINSTER NEWS: Plans to turn Crown Inn into two houses

Posted: 11th February 2019
PLANS have been submitted to South Somerset District Council to turn an Ilminster pub into two houses. Punch Partnerships Ltd has applied for planning permission to convert the Crown Inn on West Street into two three-bedroom houses along with demolishing an existing garage and building a single-storey rear extension. The applicants have stated that the closure of the…

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ILMINSTER NEWS: Premature birth mum thanks ambulance team

ILMINSTER NEWS: Premature birth mum thanks ambulance team

Posted: 7th February 2019
A MUM who gave birth three months early has been reunited with the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust team who saved her new-born baby. Lucy Knight, 29, went into labour 13 weeks ahead of her due date at home with boyfriend Dean Glover, 27, in Ilminster, Somerset. Baby Eli Glover was born on July 12 last year, at just 26 weeks and six days, and weighed…

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ILMINSTER NEWS: January edition of Ilminster Press

ILMINSTER NEWS: January edition of Ilminster Press

Posted: 24th January 2019
THE January edition of the Ilminster Press FREE monthly community newspaper will be out later today (Thursday, January 24, 2019). The 40-page paper is packed with news and photos from the Ilminster area and will be available for people to pick-up for FREE from various outlets in and around the town. Outlets include the main Tesco store in Ilminster, the Co-op store…

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ILMNSTER NEWS: Plans submitted to develop Horlicks eyesore

ILMNSTER NEWS: Plans submitted to develop Horlicks eyesore

Posted: 24th January 2019
PLANS have been submitted to South Somerset District Council to build up to 150 homes on the Horlicks Farm site on the outskirts of Ilminster. The homes are earmarked to go on the northern side of Station Road on undeveloped farm land while to the south it has been proposed that the rundown and derelict former Horlicks cheese factory buildings will be developed for…

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ILMINSTER NEWS: Ilminster Library set to remain open

ILMINSTER NEWS: Ilminster Library set to remain open

Posted: 16th October 2018
A DECISION on keeping Ilminster Library open is likely to be made early next month by Somerset County Council. Recommendations for the future of Somerset’s Libraries Service – including the library in Ilminster - were unveiled on Tuesday (October 16), with a final decision expected to be made next month on November 5. A detailed report was published online, which sets…

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ILMINSTER AREA NEWS: Ilminster Shuttle Bus service to launch

ILMINSTER AREA NEWS: Ilminster Shuttle Bus service to launch

Posted: 30th August 2018
COMMUNITIES in the Ilminster area can now benefit from a daily timetabled shuttle bus service - thanks to Somerset County Council. People living in villages around Ilminster lost their timetabled services to the town last October when Nippybus ceased trading last autumn. The county council stepped in, setting up a shuttle service which ran on demand, with passengers…

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ILMINSTER NEWS: Hannah May studio team running for Asthma UK

ILMINSTER NEWS: Hannah May studio team running for Asthma UK

Posted: 17th August 2018
A TEAM from an Ilminster hair studio will be putting their best foot forward in September to raise money for the Asthma UK charity. People may have already seen the Hannah May Hair & Beauty Studio team in West Street working really hard running around Ilminster and, admittedly, looking slightly red in the face! But they are all planning on running and completing the…

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ILMINSTER NEWS: A truly humbling experience says Royal British Legion member

ILMINSTER NEWS: A truly humbling experience says Royal British Legion member

Posted: 17th August 2018
TWO members of the Ilminster branch of the Royal British Legion have returned home having taken part in a moving Pilgrimage of Remembrance to the battlefields of the First World War. The Royal British Legion event, known as Great Pilgrimage 90, took place between August 5-9 and was one of the largest in the charity’s history with thousands of people involved. GP90 marked…

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ILMINSTER NEWS: Beach party fun could make a lifesaving difference

ILMINSTER NEWS: Beach party fun could make a lifesaving difference

Posted: 17th August 2018
A SPECIAL Shorts and Shades Party Night will be held in Ilminster to help raise money for the community’s ongoing work to provide potentially lifesaving defibrillators in the town. The party will be held at Ilminster Cricket Club’s Tony Rice Bar on the Ilminster Recreation Ground on Friday, August 17, from 7pm and there will be a disco and a raffle and, obviously, the…

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ILMINSTER NEWS: August edition of Ilminster Press – OUT NOW!

ILMINSTER NEWS: August edition of Ilminster Press – OUT NOW!

Posted: 16th August 2018
THE August edition of the Ilminster Press community newspaper is OUT NOW for people to pick-up for free from various outlets in and around the town. The 40-page paper – packed with news and photos from Ilminster and surrounding area – is available at the main Tesco store in town, the Co-op, McColls, Ilminster Arts Centre, Ilminster Bookshop, Cottage Flowers, Shrubbery…

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