Police are appealing for witnesses following an incident at Chard Carnival last night (Saturday 14 October). Just before 10pm when the carnival procession was over and the floats were being “broken down” a female member of the road crew became trapped under one of the carnival carts. The injured woman suffered serious leg injuries and
Twenty four community hospital beds, 10 in Shepton Mallet and 14 in Chard, will be moved to other local hospitals by the end of October 2017, to make sure enough staff are available for patients during winter. Nursing staff will move with the hospital beds and then the two inpatient wards will be temporarily closed.