Monday, February 27, 2017
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Anders Larsson

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Chief Reporter | Started his working life on a farm before becoming a screen printer, both in Sweden. Had another career change and turned to journalism in the mid1990s. Enjoyed an internship with Alexandria Gazette Packet, Va, USA, before moving to the UK. Got a job with The Clarion in Yeovil in 1998, but moved to Axminster in 2006 and has worked on the East Devon beat since.

Seaton Heights site listed for auction

THE FORMER Seaton Heights motel site could go under the hammer at auction on March 24th. As reported last week Lyme Bay Leisure, the company behind plans...

Dog fouling: mayor considers ‘naming and shaming’ owners

SEATON mayor Cllr Marcus Hartnell says that ‘naming and shaming’ may be the way forward to reduce dog fouling in the town. He admits it would...

Eightieth birthday skydive

INTREPID Allan Hill had to wait an extra day for a skydive to celebrate his 80th birthday. The Axminster man turned 80 on February 3rd, but...

Tools company hits top 250

AXMINSTER Tools & Machinery is rubbing shoulders with brands like Harvey Nichols, Ralph Lauren, Reebok and Yankee Candle in the Internet Retailing UK (IRUK) Top...

Town and beach clean all set for next month

SEATON Town Development Team’s annual big town and beach clean will be held on Saturday, March 4th. Volunteers will be out and about on the beach...

‘Key route’ to be resurfaced after showing deterioration

THE A356 between Merriott and the A303 is about to be repaired and resurfaced. Somerset County Council describes the road as “a key route...

Crewkerne resident encourages East Street drivers to slow down

A CREWKERNE resident has pleaded with drivers to slow down in East Street to prevent a fatal accident. David Lee says the 20mph limit in...

Wadham student reaches regional heats of Rotary cookery competition

WADHAM School student Charlotte Penny continues to progress in the Rotary Club’s Young Chef of the Year competition. Having won the local heat, she went...

Wadham students compete in semi-final of public speaking competition

WADHAM School in Crewkerne entered a team in the semi-final of the Rotary District 1200 Youth Speaks Competition, held in Beaminster. The semi-final was organised...
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Police witness appeal after launderette fire in Axminster

POLICE have launched an investigation following a fire in a launderette in Axminster. The incident took place in Whirly Wash Launderette in South Street just before...

The clock is ticking for Seaton Heights

THE company behind the proposed Seaton Heights upmarket holiday complex says time is running out to find investors. Lyme Bay Leisure is hopeful that ongoing...

Axminster Beer festival is cancelled

AXMINSTER Beer, Music and Cider Festival 2017 is off, event organisers have confirmed. The festival was scheduled for Saturday, June 24th but Axminster Tourist Information...

Seaton councillor leaves the Tories to become Independent

SEATON district and county councillor Jim Knight has announced that he has left the Conservatives to become an Independent. The decision was prompted by his...

First fundraiser for Axminster’s Christmas lights group is announced

LIGHT Up Axminster has announced its first Christmas lights fundraising event – a pizza and quiz night at Le Pisani on Monday, March 20th. Chairman...

Rare Little Bunting spotted at Trinity Hill

A RARELY seen Little Bunting bird has been spotted at Trinity Hill Local Nature Reserve. The local heathland is managed by East Devon District Council, and...
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Work on Axminster town centre pavement under way

ESSENTIAL pavement work is under way in Axminster town centre. Contractors will take out the slabs on the stretch of pavement running from River Cottage Canteen...

Green light for 36 new homes in Seaton

CAMPAIGNERS say East Devon District Council (EDDC) contradicted its own Local Plan when granting permission for 36 houses to be built north of Rowan Drive...

New shop offers pre-loved clothes

A NEW shop has opened up in Chard, hoping to lend a hand for families looking for children’s clothes. Little Emery’s will be run by...

Public urged to take part in consultation on council ward boundaries

THE independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is asking people across East Devon to comment on its draft proposals for new council ward boundaries....

Twinning associations get together for annual lunch

MEMBERS of Crewkerne & District Twinning Association and Chard Helmstedt Twinning Society enjoyed a well-attended, joint annual lunch at Cricket St Thomas Golf Club. The...

Recognition for Jack

A TEENAGER from Axminster reached the regional finals of the Tpas 2017 awards, which celebrates unsung heroes for their contribution to driving up standards...

Alternative diet awarded entrepreneurs’ package

SOCIAL entrepreneur Helen James says a £4,000 business mentoring package has made a world of difference. It was last year that Mrs James, from Axminster,...

Sara Perry publishes her third children’s book

SEATON-based psychic and therapeutic consultant Sara Perry has completed her third children’s book, ‘So…What If’. She said: “So…What If focuses on the issue of self-image...

Axe Valley and Holyrood to form multi-academy trust

AXE Valley Community College in Axminster and Holyrood Academy in Chard have been given permission to form a Multi-Academy Trust (MAT). The two schools have been...

New body runs Devon Youth Service

DEVON'S Youth Service is now being run by a new and independent organisation. The change came into effect on February 1st and is the result of...

Horticultural society hosts tenth annual potato day

CLAPTON, Drimpton, Wayford & District Horticultural Society’s tenth annual potato day saw a steady stream of people arriving at Drimpton Village Hall. Organiser Martin...

Television antiques expert to play ‘Call My Bluff’ at local fundraiser

NIC Saintey, who has appeared on television programmes including ‘Call My Bluff’ and ‘Flog It!’, will appear at the Millennium Hall in Seavington on...

Tickets on sale for Wadham’s production of ‘Guys and Dolls’

TICKETS have gone on sale for Wadham School’s production of iconic musical comedy ‘Guys and Dolls’, which will be performed on Wednesday, March 8th,...

Potato Day comes to Drimpton

CLAPTON, Drimpton, Wayford & District Horticultural Society‘s tenth annual potato day saw a steady stream of people arriving at Drimpton Village Hall. Organiser Martin Rowan-Robinson...

Town rallies behind Big Issue seller after abuse

FORMER Axminster mayor Jeremy Walden has organised a rota of people to prevent verbal abuse of a female Big Issue seller in the town. Cllr Walden...

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