11:59 am, Sun 19 Jan 2014
Two meeting places in the region have been given thousands of pounds in grants to help make them more attractive to people to use as community hubs.
The National Churches Trust have given £10,000 to both Bath Quaker Meeting House and St Mary Church in Chard. The money will be used for roof repairs, and changing the community facilities at the Bath Grade 2 listed building near Bath Abbey.
2:43 pm, Thu 19 Dec 2013
Six people have been arrested in Somerset as part of an investigation into sexual exploitation of girls and young women.
Police raided four addresses in Yeovil and Chard as part of the inquiry, which began in August.
5 men and one woman have been arrested - four remain in custody and two have been released on bail until early January.
Since August we have been building up a picture of intelligence surrounding the sexual exploitation of girls and young women in the Yeovil area, resulting in these warrants.
Our ongoing priority is to support and protect the victims of these offences and to ensure that those responsible are brought to justice.
– Detective Chief Inspector Phil Jones
3:07 pm, Mon 14 Oct 2013
Chard singer's X Factor success
Matt Cahill - wearing the Choose Life t-shirt - is in the band "Kingsland Road"
Credit: ITV/The X Factor
24-year-old Matt Cahill from Chard is one fifth of the boyband "Kingsland Road", one of the finalists in ITV's X Factor competition.
The group sailed through the first of the live shows with their rendition of Wham's "I'm Your Man".
3:08 pm, Mon 12 Aug 2013
Wells-Burrs launch charity
The family of a woman who was murdered are setting up a charity to help people who've gone through similar tragedies. Catherine Wells Burr was just 23 when her body was found in a burning car in Ashill last year.
Her boyfriend along with two other Polish nationals were convicted of her murder in June. Our Somerset correspondent David Woodland reports.
12:19 pm, Mon 12 Aug 2013
Wells-Burrs launch charity
The family of Somerset murder victim Catherine Wells-Burr is setting up a charity to help people who find themselves in similar circumstances to them.
Catherine's parents and sister, who live in Chard, say they are determined to help other families who need financial aid after suffering tragedy.
23-year-old Catherine's body was found in a burning car in Ashill last year. Her boyfriend along with two other Polish nationals were convicted of her murder in June.
5:29 pm, Tue 27 Nov 2012
A third person has been charged with the murder of a woman whose body was found in a burnt-out car in Somerset.
23-year-old Catherine Wells-Burr's remains were discovered on a country lane near Chard in September.
This afternoon police charged Tadesvsz Dyytrysyn, 38, with her murder. He is expected to appear at Bristol Magistrates Court tomorrow.
Miss Wells-Burr's boyfriend Rafal Nowak, 31, and his former partner Anna Julia Laqwinowicz, 32, are also awaiting trial for conspiracy to murder.
7:44 am, Thu 22 Mar 2012
West Country Travel
In Somerset, there's an obstruction on the road on Combe Street in Chard which may cause delays.