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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.

Andrew Moulding is new EDDC chairman

A SENIOR councillor, with decades of experience in local government, has been elected as the new chairman of East Devon District Council (EDDC). Cllr Andrew Moulding...

Dedication ceremony for new St John Ambulance headquarters

THE dedication of St John Ambulance’s new Axminster headquarters attracted a large turnout on Sunday, May 14th. Located on Millwey Rise Industrial Estate, the new...

Surrogate bid gets funding boost from wellbeing fayre and psychic evening

A SEATON couple’s campaign to raise funds for a surrogate baby earned a £540 boost through a wellbeing fayre and psychic evening on Saturday, May...

Have your say on Seaton Beach Management Plan

EAST Devon District Council (EDDC) is inviting residents to have a say on Seaton Beach Management Plan (SBMP), which the council is now progressing. The objective...

Twinners visit Seaton

SEATON & District Twinning Association prepared a busy schedule for when their friends from the French twin town of Thury-Harcourt in Normandy paid a visit. The...

Young Farmers bingo helps ARC

AN Axminster Young Farmers' bingo night at Cloakham Lawn Sports Centre has raised close to £400 for local charity ARC. A cheque for the exact...

Scrap metal theft arrests

TWO persons were arrested on suspicion of theft following an incident in Axminster on Tuesday, May 9th. Officers from Dorset Police assisted, and a spokesperson for...

First marathon raises £1,700 for The Project

A SEATON woman raised more than £1,700 for an Axminster-based charity by running her first London Marathon. After many years of trying for a place...

New season begins at Seaton Museum

THE new season is under way at Seaton Museum. An opening ceremony took place on Thursday, May 18th, the guest of honour being Nicky Campbell from...

Shute Festival announces exciting line-up for this September’s event

SHUTE Festival has announced the line-up for this year’s event. To be held from September 22nd to 24th, the festival will welcome Sir Anthony Seldon, former...

Pedallers’ night of roadside bicycle repairs

AXE Valley Pedallers (AVP) members are all pumped up after an evening of bicycle mechanics at Seaton’s new Cyclelife shop. Cyclelife proprietor Ian Bruton ran them...

Nunsford Nutters host second bed race

THE Wiscombe Warriors triumphed in The Colyton Mighty Bed Race 2017. This year’s race saw six teams negotiate three laps of a tricky Colyton town...

Adam runs a marathon for the children

A CREWKERNE man achieved one of his lifetime ambitions by running the London Marathon for charity. Adam Pattemore, who was raising much-needed funds for Misterton...

Celebrating Somerset Day

CREWKERNE celebrated Somerset Day in its own inimitable style this year, with many colourful displays. On Thursday, May 11th, a lot of the shops and...

College rewards talented young artist with coveted scholarship

A TALENTED young artist from Perrott Hill School in North Perrott has won a prestigious scholarship to study at King’s College in Taunton. Liv Brownlie,...

Remembering when a Grand National winner raced in Haselbury Plucknett

As readers watched the Grand National last month, how many of them would have known that there was once a three-mile designated steeplechase course...

Reprieve for Seaton Police Station

SEATON will continue to have a police station  as a base for the town’s officers – despite a previous announcement it would close – but...

Axminster Heritage unveils newly-restored Dye House

AXMINSTER Heritage’s Thomas Whitty House revival continued apace with the official opening of the reconstructed Dye House, completing the second of three development phases. As...

‘Positive’ Chamber of Commerce AGM

THOSE attending the AGM of Axminster Chamber of Commerce agreed there was “a more positive and totally different feel” compared to the meeting a year...

Reprise for former mayor in Axminster

COUNCILLOR Jeremy Walden has returned as Mayor of Axminster. He previously served as town mayor from 2013-2015, and the comeback to the top job was confirmed...

New town mayor elected in Seaton

JACK Rowland’s rapid town council ascent continued when he was elected Mayor of Seaton. He will be assisted by new deputy mayor Cllr Martin Pigott. Councillor Rowland...

Home found for Seaton carnival queen float

THE Seaton Carnival queen will have a float this year. Carnival committee members are delighted to report that Tim Salter at Manor Farm has offered...

Action-packed exchange for German students

AXE Valley Academy and Holyrood Academy in Chard jointly promoted Britain when hosting a group of German students and teachers. The German visitors, from Kirchweyhe near...

Check your blood pressure – it could save your life

THE Inner Wheel Club of Crewkerne is joining forces with Rotarians and the Stroke Association to invite residents for free blood pressure tests. High blood pressure...

New group to help make town dementia friendly

SEATON Town Council has formed a group called Dementia Friends Seaton (DFS) with the key purpose of trying to make the town a more dementia-friendly...

League of Friends steps in to boost fund

IT did not take long for the League of Friends of Crewkerne Hospital to get into the swing of things and help disabled youngsters...

Households ‘bombarded’ with council info packs

EAST Devon District Council has apologized for any inconvenience caused after almost 3,000 households were ‘bombarded’ with recycling information. The council is about to introduce major...

New skatepark mural vandalised in Seaton

A MURAL in the skatepark next to the jurassic centre car park was vandalised only hours after being installed. The mural was part of an art...

Work about to start on Seaton Beach Management Plan

CONTRACTOR CH2M will commence work on the Seaton Beach Management Plan (BMP) in this month, with a view to complete it this year. The objective of...

More than 350 run Beer Blazer

MORE than 350 runners gathered for Beer C of E Primary School’s annual fundraiser, Beer Blazer, on May 7th. Organisers were very pleased as the weather...

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