Friday, July 28, 2017

Axminster

East Devon Parishes Together fund awards cash

A TOTAL of 35 worthy community schemes have had Parishes Together Fund applications approved by the decision making panel of East Devon District councillors...

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...

Police appeal following burglary in Axminster

OFFICERS would like the public’s help to identify the woman pictured in connection with a burglary in Axminster. The offence happened at a property on...

Boost for your favourite local papers in Devon, Dorset and Somerset

New owner sees View From titles join Independent THE future of local newspapers in the West Country received a massive boost this week when the...

Brother and sister team hope to revolutionise the way Devon recycles

A BROTHER and sister duo are hoping to revolutionise the way recycling in the household takes place. Luke and Sophie McLachlan (pictured above) feel that...

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...

‘Oliver!’ leaves audience in Kilmington wanting more

‘PLEASE Sir, I want some more’ is the immortal line from Charles Dickens’ iconic novel ‘Oliver Twist’ and a similar sentiment was felt by...

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...

Serious collision on the A35 near Shute, Axminster

THE A35 near Shute is closed following a serious collision involving a HGV Lorry. Police were informed at 9:25am today (July 7th) of a collision...

NEW Devon CCG and the Success Regime are both set to lose prominent members...

THE Northern, Eastern and Western Devon Clinical Commissioning Group and the Success Regime are both set to lose high ranking members of their teams. Chief Executive of...

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...

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...

Hawkchurch villagers call for halt on ‘industrialisation’

RESIDENTS in Hawkchurch are calling for an immediate stop to the ‘industrialisation’ of the village. Hawkchurch has been inundated with plans for solar farms, diesel...

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...

Children’s nursery worker wins garden spruce-up

AN Axminster children’s nursery worker was delighted when his garden received a well-deserved spruce up in time for the summer thanks to outdoor cleaning...

‘Different Thinking’ exhibition

Running at Axminster Arts Café until July 2nd, ‘Different Thinking’ is an exhibition of portraits of notable creative people, most of whom have autism,...

Police warning over lottery scam

Seaton police have warned against a scam after complaints from local people. Neighbourhood beat manager PC Richard Jenkins said: “There have been recent incidents locally...

Devon and Cornwall Deputy Chief Constable responds to Hernandez radio interview

DEPUTY Chief Constable of Devon and Cornwall Police Paul Netherton has responded to comments made by Alison Hernandez on BBC radio Cornwall, where it...

River Cottage Canteens centralise their suppliers

RIVER Cottage has confirmed that they have centralised the sourcing of some of their produce following a review. Claims were made to Pulman’s Weekly News...

Tories maintain grip on East Devon

THE Conservatives have held onto their seats in East Devon as both Neil Parish (Tiverton and Honiton) and Sir Hugo Swire (East Devon), were...

Two resign from Axminster Town council

AXMINSTER Town Council has been hit by two surprise resignations, including that of former mayor and community champion John Jeffery. Councillors were officially informed at...
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UPDATE: Honiton motorcyclist in critical condition after A3052 crash

A MOTORCYCLIST has been left in critical condition after a crash on the A3052 between Lyme Regis and Colyford on Sunday afternoon.  Police were notified...

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...
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