Thursday, January 18, 2018
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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.

Green light for pub to open in Seaton town centre

SEATON town centre will have a new pub after planning officers gave permission to convert the former Lloyd Maunder butcher’s premises in Queen Street. Landlord...

New tenants save jobs at Axminster Arts Café

THE new tenants of the Axminster Arts Café premises will keep current staff and maintain links with the local arts and music scene. Axminster residents...

Body found in search for missing Tipton St John teenager

POLICE searching for missing Tipton St John teenager Daniel Chambers, 15, today  located the body of a male. A police spokesperson said: "The body was...

Teenager with links to Beer is missing

Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 15-year-old from Tipton St. John, who has links with Beer and Sidmouth. Daniel Chambers was...

Calls for a youth club in Seaton after mother sees drug use

THE sight of youths allegedly high on ketamine has prompted a concerned mother to try to start a youth club in Seaton. A committee is...

Minister meets MP and councillor for Axminster sixth form talks

Education minister Lord Agnew has made a list of suggestions for Vector Learning Trust bosses to consider on how to save the sixth form...

Seaton landlady unimpressed with lights

A SEATON landlady is underwhelmed by Christmas decorations on the Fisherman’s Gap traffic island, saying it looks like “derelict wasteground”. Seaton Town Council says the...

Axminster youths on intervention programme after fire at solicitors

ELEVEN youths will attend a fire service intervention programme after they came close to burning down an historic building in Axminster. Police stress that the...

Bank closures in Axminster, Crewkerne and Chard

AXMINSTER, Chard and Crewkerne were all on the hit list when The Royal Bank of Scotland group announced it is to close 197 NatWest...

Seaton mayor in bus talks

SEATON mayor Jack Rowland is optimistic that the Jurassic Mule bus can return to the town in a way that suits all parties. The mayor...

Council role for top Axminster chef

THE award-winning head chef at River Cottage HQ is Axminster’s newest town councillor. Gelf Alderson was co-opted onto Axminster Town Council on Monday, November 13th,...

Improved air quality levels in Honiton

HONITON is set to lose its unwanted Air Quality Management Area (AQMA) after three years of improved readings. Air quality levels in the town are...

Police called to Axminster Railway Station

A woman was detained under The Mental Health Act by British Transport Police (BTP) at Axminster Railway Station this afternoon (Thu). A BTP spokesperson said:...

Hospital campaign politicised, Seaton councillor claims

A town councillor says the fight to keep hospitals in Seaton and Axminster open has been politicised. Seaton town councillor Peter Burrows went on the...

Police investigate Axminster office fire

Firefighters rushed to the offices of Beviss and Beckingsale Solicitors in Axminster in the early hours of today (Tuesday, November 21st). A fire alarm activated...

West Street closed after accident in Axminster

A man has been taken to hospital after his cherry picker was struck by a double-decker bus and crashed to the ground. The man was...

Increased support from Seaton traders for car trial in town centre

SEATON town centre traders’ support for opening up ped- estrianised areas to cars on a trial basis has increased. Seaton Town Council has decided to...

Axminster sixth form consultation extended

THE consultation period for the proposed closure of Axe Valley Academy’s Sixth Form in August 2019 has been extended, and MP Neil Parish is...

Second arrest after Yeovil stabbing

POLICE have arrested a second person in connection with the stabbing of a 16-year-old boy in Yeovil yesterday evening (Monday November 6th). A police spokesperson...

Roadworks hit trade in Honiton

BUSINESS owners in Honiton have been left frustrated after roadworks resulted in long queues into the town centre – and a reduction in footfall. Devon...

Town council backing for micro pub in Seaton

TOWN councillors have unanimously backed plans for a micropub in Queen Street, Seaton. If the application is approved by East Devon District Council, the pub...

Working people seeking help from food bank in Axminster

The number of working households using Axminster Food Bank has increased, and is expected to rise further. Overall, demand for the food bank has doubled...

Teenager seriously injured after stabbing in Yeovil

 A 16-year-old boy is in hospital with serious injuries after being stabbed, and a man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. The teenager...

Building fire in Ilminster

FIREFIGHTERS from several stations have tackled a blaze in a storage building in Station Road in Ilminster. They were called at 3pm on Friday after...

Derelict building in flames in Yeovil

FIREFIGHTERS from several stations have been tackling a blaze in a derelict building in Sherborne Road, Yeovil, since the early hours of this morning. The...

Housebuilding only way to increase Seaton footfall, sub-postmaster says

A MAN with 45 years of business experience says that building more houses is the only way to markedly increase Seaton town centre footfall...

Axminster Arts Café to close – search for new leaseholder under way

AXMINSTER Arts Café is set to close for the last time in its current guise on December 22nd. The four directors of Axminster Arts Ltd...

Police link Axminster fires, witness appeal issued

AXMINSTER was hit by two fires in quick succession on Sunday evening, at least one of them being started deliberately. Firefighters were called to The...

Axminster sixth form delegation to meet MP

AXMINSTER mayor Jeremy Walden, county councillor Ian Hall, Axe Valley Academy headteacher Steve Green and Vector Learning Trust CEO Martin Brook will meet MP...

Councillor questions role of Axminster community minister

THE role of a community church minister in Axminster came under scrutiny when a town councillor wanted to know who had appointed her.  Councillor Sue...

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