Thursday, September 21, 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.

Plenty of carnival spirit in Axminster

SID Vale Carnival Club’s Greek Empire was crowned the best entry at Axminster Carnival on Saturday evening. The afternoon rain may have put some people...

Citizen of the year to be found in Axminster

NOMINATIONS for the inaugural Robin Cross Citizen of the Year Award are set to open next month. Mr Cross, who was known for his selfless...

Open bus top will not return to Seaton and Colyton

BUS company owner Derek Gawn has ruled out returning to Seaton and Colyton, despite having had a constructive meeting with Seaton mayor Cllr Jack...

George Hotel building in Axminster is finally sold

AXMINSTER'S historic George Hotel building has been sold and will be returned to its former glory by new owner South Coast Inns Ltd. After years...

Motion against EDDC leader fails

A motion for a vote of no confidence in East Devon District Council (EDDC) leader Paul Diviani has failed. The motion was heard at an...

Bus service pulled after alleged hostility in Seaton and Colyton

SEATON mayor Councillor Jack Rowland has offered to broker a meeting after a bus company closed down a seasonal service early following claims of...

Former mayor leaves Axminster Town Council

LONG-SERVING town councillor and former Axminster mayor Mervyn Symes has resigned with immediate effect after 26 years. He becomes the third member to leave the...

Court closes Axminster flat after anti-social behaviour

A FLAT in Axminster town centre has been closed by police after repeated problems including underage drinking, drugs and anti-social behaviour. Magistrates granted a three-month...

Suspected loot seized in Axminster

  A CAMCORDER, believed to be stolen, was among items found during a recent police raid at an address in Axminster. A number of items were...

Devon County Councillor told to ‘consider her position’

DEVON County Council Health and Adult Care (HAC) Scrutiny Committee chairman Councillor Sara Randall Johnson (Con) has been asked to “immediately consider her position”...

Blockbuster movies to be screened in Seaton within weeks of release

THE Gateway will be able to show the latest movies within weeks of their cinematic release, thanks to new state-of-the-art kit which is required...

Axminster fire chief: Stoney Lane road improvements are no better

AXMINSTER’S fire chief, Ian Turner, says the widened section of Stoney Lane has done nothing to improve safety. But Devon County Council (DCC) refutes the...

Two cars on fire in Yeovil

ONE person was treated for smoke inhalation after a car fire in Cavalier Way, Yeovil, on Sunday morning. Firefighters were called at 5.10am, and a...

Renewed Chard assault police appeal

POLICE have renewed an appeal for information about an assault in Chard, which took place almost a month ago. A woman was assaulted near the...

Dorchester man arrested

POLICE officers in Dorchester have arrested a man on suspicion of committing an act of outraging public decency. The arrest follows a report that, at...
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UPDATE: Air rifle attack on family home in Axminster

  POLICE have interviewed two men in connection with an air rifle shooting at The Cricketers in Axminster on Saturday, August 26th. The incident happened at...

Green light for Seaton seafront regeneration

SEATON Town Council has been given the green light to go ahead with its Seafront Enhancement Scheme, also known as the Seafront Masterplan. East Devon...

Axminster Town Council delays taking on Pippins lease

AXMINSTER Town Council has delayed seeking a long-term lease of the Pippins building. The delay was caused by the need for a financial report detailing...

Fatal collision on A 3066 near Beaminster

A MOTORCYCLIST from Crewkerne has died after a road traffic collision near Beaminster on Bank Holiday Monday. The collision happened near Mosterton crossroads on the...

Woman seriously injured in crash near Crewkerne

A TEENAGER was seriously injured when the car she drove collided with a tree on the A3066 at School Hill in North Perrott, near...

Man breaks leg as men break into Yeovil house

A MAN broke a leg and also suffered a head injury when intruders burst into his home in Wyndham Street, Yeovil. A police spokesperson said...

Hopes to boost footfall in Crewkerne, Chard and Ilminster town centres

A COMMUNITY grant scheme has been set up to boost town-centre footfall and retail engagement in Chard, Crewkerne and Ilminster. South Somerset District Council decided to...

Bank Holiday vigil for hospital beds in Honiton

HONITON Patients’ Action Group has called a ‘Not In Our Name’ vigil for Bank Holiday Monday (August 28th), the day that the last in-patient...

Vigil for hospital beds in Seaton

SEATON residents responded to hospital bed closures by staging a vigil to mark their anger with NEW Devon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) on Monday,...

New Axminster town councillors will bring “breath of fresh air”

THE co-option of two new and younger members to Axminster Town Council has been described as “a much-needed breath of fresh air” by mayor...

Vigil for hospital beds in Seaton on Monday

A VIGIL will be held outside Seaton Hospital on Monday, August 21st as the in-patient beds are closed. It was town council vice-chairman Martin Pigott’s...

Hospital beds in Seaton and Honiton to close before end of August

HOSPITAL beds in Seaton and Honiton are to be closed this month. Beds at Seaton Hospital will close on Monday, August 21st, followed by those...

Woman arrested after police chase in Axminster

THE police helicopter assisted officers on the ground when a wanted woman was hunted down in Axminster. West Street saw a heavy police presence in...

Somerset farmers paying the price

NFU MUTUAL’S senior agent in Yeovil says countryside criminals are becoming more brazen, forcing farmers to continually increase security. Nigel Clist spoke after fresh statistics...

Calls for meeting with Secretary of State to save Seaton beds

SEATON mayor Cllr Jack Rowland wants to meet the Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, face-to-face in London to seek his “direct intervention”...

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