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Monthly Archives: October 2016

Two dead in A303 crash

AVON and Somerset Police have confirmed that two people died on the A303 near Buckland St Mary this afternoon. A force spokesperson said: “We are...

A303 closed between Honiton and Ilminster due to serious collision

THE A303 between Honiton and Ilminster is closed due to a serious collision, and motorists are being advised to avoid the area. Emergency Services were...

Witness appeal following an attempted robbery in Dorchester

DETECTIVES are appealing for witnesses to come forward following an attempted robbery in Dorchester. Sometime between 4.30pm and 4.50pm on Saturday, October 29th, a 17-year-old...

Woman airlifted from Charmouth beach

A WOMAN was airlifted from Charmouth beach on Saturday after falling and injuring her hip. Coastguards from Lyme Regis and West Bay attended the scene,...

Crews called to property fire in Weymouth

FIREFIGHTERS were called to an incident on Old Granary Close in Weymouth on Saturday evening. Two engines from Weymouth were called to the property fire...

Fenny Bridges car fire was deliberate

FIREFIGHTERS were called to a car on fire at Fenny Bridges, which had been abandoned after the occupants fled the scene. The fire crew from...

UPDATE: CCTV appeal after sexual assault in Weymouth

A MAN has made himself known to police following a CCTV appeal in Weymouth. Detectives investigating a sexual assault in the town issued a CCTV...
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Man arrested after racist attack

A MAN has been arrested following a racially aggravated incident in Lyme Regis this afternoon (Thursday). The 46-year-old man from Taunton reportedly assaulted the female Big Issue...

Hero’s parade for champion crier

TOWN Crier Alistair Chisholm has been given a county town version of an open-top bus ride – after winning a national competition for the...

Dog owners attempt to reverse beach ban orders

MORE than 500 people have signed a petition to reverse new rules restricting dog access to Weymouth beach. Unlimited access is now only allowed from...

Council backs motion against hospital bed closure proposal

EAST Devon District Council has passed a motion to register extreme concern over the potential loss of 71 community hospital beds. The motion, proposed by...

Parking charge increases and further funding cuts to be expected in budget

COUNCIL tax increases are on the cards for Weymouth and Portland – coupled with the likelihood of a hike in charges and slimming down...

Council tax to rise as district accepts ‘unfair’ funding deal from government

SOUTH Somerset residents will see a rise in their council tax after the district council “reluctantly” accepted a four-year settlement of central government grants. Discussions...

MP slams plans to cut more hospital beds

NEIL Parish has slammed the NEW Devon Clinical Commissioning Group as local hospitals are set to lose inpatient beds – and has rallied fellow...

Food bank accepts academy donation

AXMINSTER Food Bank has accepted a donation from Axminster Academy at a very unique Harvest Time assembly. Year six pupils dressed up as Second World...

Raymond’s Hill residents rally against plans for chicken farm

A GROUP of residents in Raymond’s Hill have banded together to raise awareness and fight a planning application for an industrial sized chicken farm...

Colyton students take part in National Citizenship programme

DURING the summer holiday, Millie Drew and Hannah Barton, who are both Year 12 students at Colyton Grammar School, spent three weeks taking part...

Colyton children design chocolate bars to celebrate Roald Dahl Day

THREE Colyton Primary School pupils used their imaginations to win an “Invent A Chocolate Bar” competition held at the town’s library to  celebrate Roald...

Jurassic centre awarded second place in national poll

SEATON Jurassic has scooped the runner-up spot in the category of ‘Best UK Day-out for Families’ at the annual Family Traveller Awards. Owned by East...

Silver delight for Ursula and her ‘In Bloom’ team

BEER was awarded a Silver Gilt at the prestigious Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) Britain in Bloom Awards ceremony in Birmingham earlier this month. It was...

Union calls for redundancies decision at GKN to be reversed

THE country’s largest union has said that the government’s new industrial strategy needs to kick in immediately, as 221 employees at the Yeovil GKN...

New post office opens doors

CREWKERNE is celebrating the re-opening of the post office at its new location in Dailyz Tech on Market Street. Crewkerne Post Office has been closed...

The Queen comes to Poundbury

HER Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II arrived in Poundbury today (Thursday, October 27th) to unveil a statue dedicated to the Queen Mother. The Queen, Prince Philip,...

Local businesses nominated for tourism awards

SOME of East Devon’s leading tourism businesses have been chosen for the finals of the Devon Tourism Awards which will be presented at a...

Appeal to re-build pavilion following arson attack

FUNDRAISING to rebuild the Lawrence Kellett Pavilion at Dowlish Wake, near Ilminster, which was severely damaged by arsonists, has already got underway. Villagers and members...

CCG director retires after 40 years of service with NHS

LUCY Watson, Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) Director of Quality and Patient Safety, has retired from the NHS after 40 years of service. At a...

Spotlight on Read Easy group

MEMBERS of the Read Easy Group in Axminster were given a treat when Simon Hall, BBC Spotlight’s crime reporter and popular novelist, gave a...

Young Farmers celebrate harvest at the Guildhall

AXMINSTER Young Farmers recently held their end of year harvest supper at Axminster Guildhall, where members were awarded for their contribution over the year. This...

Forde Abbey fair raises £30,000

THIS year’s charity fair, organised by the Roper and Kennard family at Forde Abbey, near Chard,  raised £30,000 for two charities, the Royal Agricultural...

Woodbury Wind on tour in the Czech Republic

AXMINSTER-based Woodbury Wind performed in three different venues when touring the Czech Republic. Twelve musicians along with five partners/ friends were part of the touring...

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