Sunday, November 19, 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.

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...

Could Seaton town centre be made car-friendly?

THE pedestrianised areas of Seaton town centre could be opened up to cars on a trial basis. No decision has been made but a majority...

Welsh choir in Seaton for fundraiser

PORT TALBOT Cymric Male Voice Choir will visit The Gateway in Seaton for a fundraising concert on Saturday, October 7th. For some years, Seaton and...

Axminster relief road bid submitted

A BID for a £10 million relief road grant for Axminster has been submitted by East Devon District Council. The money is sought from the...

Crewkerne woman housebound after wheelchair is stolen

A DISABLED Crewkerne woman is housebound after her specially-made wheelchair was stolen. Mrs Alison Larcombe suffers from Addison’s disease and osteoporosis and can only leave...

Axminster sixth form closure plan is “a dark day”

THE proposed closure of Axe Valley Academy’s sixth form has been described as “a dark day for Axminster” by county and district councillor Ian...

Seaton mayor’s bus stop motion is carried

SEATON mayor Jack Rowland wants Devon County Council to move Underfleet bus stops to prevent “dangerous situations”. Fellow town councillors agreed on Monday evening and...

Minster Challenge time in Axminster

THE sixth Minster Challenge is to be held this Sunday (Oct 1st), and runners can register on the day. The popular three-race running event was...

Sixth form closure shock in Axminster

AXMINSTER has been hit by the shock news that the sixth form at Axe Valley Academy looks set to close. The board of trustees of...

New man to lead Seaton police

THERE will be a new man at the helm of Seaton policing when PC Adam Speers takes over as Neighbourhood Beat Manager from PC...

Anger after Axminster Town Council public forum is moved

AXMINSTER mayor Cllr Jeremy Walden has come under fire after he moved the public forum to the end of the town council agenda. Councillor Walden’s...

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...

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