Tuesday, March 28, 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.

Seafront enhancement scheme could be massive boost to Seaton

TOURISM and town centre trade could be given a big boost if the multi-million pound Seaton seafront enhancement scheme is given the green light. Seaton...

Town council support for skatepark in Axminster

THE planning application for Axminster’s proposed £250,000 new skatepark at Cloakham Lawn only just managed to get the support of the town council’s planning...

Colyford hall packed for Seaton Hospital bed closure protest meeting

COLYFORD Memorial Hall was packed for East Devon Alliance's (EDA) public meeting today (Saturday) to fight...

Christmas lights design ideas unveiled at group launch event

POTENTIAL Christmas lights designs were unveiled when Light Up Axminster held its official launch event on March 9th. Members of the group introduced themselves and...

GPs’ dismay over CCG decision on hospital beds

Seaton GPs say vulnerable patients, including those who are dying, will be hit the hardest by the shock announcement to close hospital beds in...

Local solicitors named best law firm in the area

BEVISS & Beckingsale has been named Law Firm of the Year (one to ten partners) at the Devon & Somerset Law Society Legal Awards. The winners...

Family raising funds for cat killer reward money

THE Axminster family whose cat had to be put down after being shot with an air rifle has started a fundraising campaign. Their idea is...

SWITCH group celebrates fifth anniversary

THE Millwey SWITCH group in Axminster celebrated its fifth anniversary by throwing a special party at the community centre, with friends and supporters invited...

Millwey lights raise more than £250 for SCBU

THE families whose thrilling Christmas lights displays became a talking point in Axminster have thanked everyone who supported their fundraising. The Hembrow and Raymond families...

Seaton comes alive for annual Grizzly

SEATON was heaving during Grizzly weekend as the 30th anniversary of the race was celebrated. Saturday’s Grizfest featured an “outstanding afternoon of running” as children and...

Crewkerne U3A looking for new trustees

THE Crewkerne & District branch of the University of the Third Age (U3A) led a workshop about what it takes to become a trustee...

Buddhist nun to visit Crewkerne

BUDDHIST nun and teacher, the Venerable Robina Courtin, is to visit Crewkerne. She has been invited by South Petherton-based Saraswati Buddhist Group and will...

Bike business moves to Seaton

A CYCLING business has set up shop in Seaton. CycleLife East Devon was officially opened on Friday, March 3rd, with deputy mayor Cllr Jack Rowland cutting...

Plans for new homes off Seaton’s Barnards Hill

A PLANNING application has been submitted for 20 dwellings on land north of Barnards Hill Lane in Seaton. The application features 25 per cent affordable housing,...

Bottle Inn owners refute landlords’ claims

THE owners of The Bottle Inn at Marshwood, Michael and Pauline Brooks, have strongly refuted claims made by the landlords, Nigel and Chrissy Blake. They...

Three girls taken home after town centre fight in Axminster

THREE teenage girls were taken home to their parents by police after a fight in Axminster town centre on Monday evening. Footage of the fight has...

Deputy Mayor promotes community land trust in Seaton

SEATON Deputy Mayor Cllr Jack Rowland hopes the town council can be the catalyst for much-needed social housing through a community land trust. The council...

X-ray department upgrade is good news for Axminster Hospital

AXMINSTER Hospital’s League of Friends has agreed to donate £65,000 towards state-of-the art X-ray equipment. League members say the upgrade is good news, which should...

New rector for Axe Valley

THE Reverend Clive Sedgewick has been installed as The Team Rector of The Axe Valley Mission Community, which also includes All Saints, Chardstock, Combpyne with...

Housing development decision fallout

SEATON mayor Cllr Marcus Hartnell has accused fellow town councillor Martin Shaw of trying to “impress his own opinion” on the town council planning committee. Councillor...

Lots of interest in beach management plan tender

THERE has been a rapid response to East Devon District Council’s (EDDC) tender for a consultant to undertake analysis of flooding and coastal erosion issues...

Business breakfast at golf club

THERE was a marked Axminster presence when Scott Rowe Solicitors held a well-attended business breakfast at Lyme Regis Golf Club, in aid of Julia’s House...

Anglican bishop visits Axminster

AXMINSTER was an integral part of Bishop Robert’s three-day fact-finding mission in East Devon. The three Anglican bishops in Devon are touring the county, listening...

Axminster ‘betrayed’ by loss of Seaton hospital beds

THE decision to close hospital beds in Seaton has provoked anger in Axminster. Axminster fought hard, but unsuccessfully, to save its own hospital beds last year....

Seaton police to host ‘have your say’ surgeries

SEATON'S neighbourhood policing team is preparing for a fresh round of ‘have your say’ surgeries in Beer, Colyford and Seaton. The team, which consists of Neighbourhood...

Somerset Chamber hosts ladies’ afternoon tea

ABOUT 50 business women attended Somerset Chamber’s first ladies afternoon tea networking event of the year, where marketing director of Living DNA, Hannah Morden,...

Abusive youths will be ‘dealt with’

POLICE say that three youths who went around Seaton on Saturday, February 25th causing distress to customers and staff in various shops will be identified...

Seaton doctors take on Grizzly

FOUR Seaton-based GPs, one of them retired, are set to run The Grizzly in aid of Seaton & District Hospital League of Friends. They are Doctors...

Record turnout for Slay the Dragon’s tenth year

THE annual Slay the Dragon cross country races yielded a record turnout of close to 350 runners, and raised more than £2,200 for Hinton...

Tickets on sale for Wadham’s ‘Guys & Dolls’ at Dailyz Tech

STAFF and students at Wadham School are delighted that Dailyz Tech in Crewkerne town centre has agreed to sell tickets for their upcoming performances...

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