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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.

Honiton’s oldest tradition pulls in the crowds once again

HONITON residents flocked together once again to celebrate Honiton oldest tradition - Hot Pennies. The throwing of the pennies dates back to the 13th century,...

Axminster Town Council asked to save youth club at risk of closure

CALL FOR PAID YOUTH WORKER AFTER VOLUNTEER STEPS DOWN AXMINSTER Town Council might step in and hire a youth worker to save the town’s new youth club. Councillors expressed an interest in helping to...

Men searching for shed in Crewkerne

MEN’S Shed Crewkerne & District is in urgent need of a new home. The fledgling group lost its premises after only two weeks. The group comes...

No threat to bus service through Seaton – but Colyton detour ruled out

FIRST Wessex says there is no threat to the X52 Jurassic Coaster bus service from Bridport to Exeter, via Seaton, but has ruled out...

Daughter returns to Axminster A35 blackspot

THE daughter of a woman who died on the A35 at Hunters Lodge four years ago bravely returned to the scene last week to...

Axminster traffic chaos expected

AXMINSTER is bracing itself for weeks of traffic chaos while a house is demolished to widen a narrow stretch of Stoney Lane. Devon County Council...
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Two arrested after man suffers stab injuries in Yeovil

Two men have been arrested on suspicion GBH with intent after a man suffered stab injuries in Yeovil on Sunday evening. Police have issued an...

Seaton traders to be asked about town centre traffic

SEATON Town Council is to seek a meeting with East Devon District Council (EDDC) to bring more life to the town centre. In addition, town...

Barclays to pull out of Axminster

BARCLAYS has confirmed it is to shut its Axminster branch this autumn. It will close on Friday, October 20th, with the bank saying the number...

GP shortage at Axminster practice

AXMINSTER Medical Practice has been hit by a GP shortage. Doctors at the practice have also announced changes, saying phone consultations will be limited. The practice...

Axminster is best market town in England

AXMINSTER has been declared the most perfect market town in England. The accolade was bestowed by The Sunday Times’ Home supplement, which, using data from...

Four injured in collision near Dorchester

A MAN was airlifted to hospital after a serious road traffic collision near Dorchester. The collision took place at about 12.40am on Saturday, July 8th,...

£95K investment programme proposed for Axmouth Harbour

A £95,000 improvement programme could be carried out at Axmouth Harbour. East Devon District Council (EDDC) has already pledged £17,000 towards the project, but...

Axminster Town Council says ‘no’ to auction house in former Lawsons premises

PLANS for an auction room in the former Lawsons premises in Axminster town centre failed to win support from the town council. Axminster Town Council’s...

Four to hospital after crash near Axminster

FOUR people were taken to hospital after a two-car collision on the A35 at Kilmington Cross, near Axminster. Firefighters had to cut off the roofs...

Axminster’s glove-raising to feature on TV

AXMINSTER'S annual glove-raising ceremony attracted a larger than usual crowd as well as TV cameras. In recent year the ceremony has been rather low-key but...

Musbury family’s escape as fire breaks out during work on home

A FAMILY had to flee their burning Musbury home after a fire started while work was being carried out on the property. Two family members...

Sulphuric acid leak in Yeovil

FIREFIGHTERS were called after sulphuric acid leaked from batteries in Yeovil. They were called to Shield Batteries, Preston Road, just after 11am on Wednesday, June...

Seaton doctor runs through the pain

SEATON and District Hospital League of Friends is in line for a cash boost in excess of £700 after retired doctor Joe Pitt fought...

DofE accreditation for Axminster academy

AXE Valley Academy in Axminster has earned its Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme Licensed Centre Certificate – meaning it can now offer students the...

One rescued from Crewkerne blaze

ONE person was rescued by firefighters from a flat in Crewkerne. Investigators have since said that the fire was started deliberately. Several 999 calls were made...

Camping causes Seaton roadsign row

OLD Beer Road residents have asked for a practical solution rather than heavy-handedness after being told to take down three signs saying “No Overnight...

Big turnout for Axe Vale Festival in Axminster

VISITOR numbers at Axe Vale Festival “exceeded all expectations”. The 23rd festival was held in scorching conditions on Saturday and Sunday, but the heat...

One person treated after Musbury fire

ONE person was treated by paramedics for “minor burns and smoke inhalation” after a fire involving the roof space of three adjoining properties in...
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Man due in court following Yeovil assault

A 28-YEAR-OLD man has been charged following a serious assault in Yeovil in the early hours of Saturday morning (17 June). Victor Anastasiu, of Kiddles...

Alex to cycle more than 3,000 miles across America

Seaton resident and former Axe Valley Academy student Alex Hunt (22) will play a crucial support role when a Help for Heroes team of...

Missing Ilminster girl found safe

Police have announced that a teenager reported as missing, has been found safe and well. Police earlier issued a witness appeal saying Cindy Worthington, 14, had...

New appeal to find missing Ilminster girl

Police have issued a new appeal for help to find missing Ilminster teenager Cindy Worthington. Cindy, 14, has not been seen since leaving her home...

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...

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