Monday, February 27, 2017

Axminster

Eightieth birthday skydive

INTREPID Allan Hill had to wait an extra day for a skydive to celebrate his 80th birthday. The Axminster man turned 80 on February 3rd, but...

Tools company hits top 250

AXMINSTER Tools & Machinery is rubbing shoulders with brands like Harvey Nichols, Ralph Lauren, Reebok and Yankee Candle in the Internet Retailing UK (IRUK) Top...
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Police witness appeal after launderette fire in Axminster

POLICE have launched an investigation following a fire in a launderette in Axminster. The incident took place in Whirly Wash Launderette in South Street just before...

Axminster Beer festival is cancelled

AXMINSTER Beer, Music and Cider Festival 2017 is off, event organisers have confirmed. The festival was scheduled for Saturday, June 24th but Axminster Tourist Information...
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Police failure in recording crime

DEVON and Cornwall Police has been slammed by Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabularies (HMIC), who rated the force’s crime recording “inadequate” as it failed to...

First fundraiser for Axminster’s Christmas lights group is announced

LIGHT Up Axminster has announced its first Christmas lights fundraising event – a pizza and quiz night at Le Pisani on Monday, March 20th. Chairman...

Rare Little Bunting spotted at Trinity Hill

A RARELY seen Little Bunting bird has been spotted at Trinity Hill Local Nature Reserve. The local heathland is managed by East Devon District Council, and...
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Work on Axminster town centre pavement under way

ESSENTIAL pavement work is under way in Axminster town centre. Contractors will take out the slabs on the stretch of pavement running from River Cottage Canteen...

‘Death Cafés’ come to East Devon

THREE ‘Death Cafés’ have been launched in East Devon, covering Honiton, Axminster and Seaton, with more being planned. A survey by the charity Dying Matters reveals...

Public urged to take part in consultation on council ward boundaries

THE independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is asking people across East Devon to comment on its draft proposals for new council ward boundaries....

Recognition for Jack

A TEENAGER from Axminster reached the regional finals of the Tpas 2017 awards, which celebrates unsung heroes for their contribution to driving up standards...

Alternative diet awarded entrepreneurs’ package

SOCIAL entrepreneur Helen James says a £4,000 business mentoring package has made a world of difference. It was last year that Mrs James, from Axminster,...

Axe Valley and Holyrood to form multi-academy trust

AXE Valley Community College in Axminster and Holyrood Academy in Chard have been given permission to form a Multi-Academy Trust (MAT). The two schools have been...

New body runs Devon Youth Service

DEVON'S Youth Service is now being run by a new and independent organisation. The change came into effect on February 1st and is the result of...

Town rallies behind Big Issue seller after abuse

FORMER Axminster mayor Jeremy Walden has organised a rota of people to prevent verbal abuse of a female Big Issue seller in the town. Cllr Walden...

Backing for lorries’ sat nav rule

DEVON County Council has welcomed calls for local authorities to be given powers to tackle lorry drivers that flout height and weight restrictions. The Local Government...

New rector to take up post next month

FEBRUARY sees the long-awaited arrival of a new rector for Axminster and the other five churches in Axe Valley Mission Community. The Reverend Clive Sedgewick is...

Pedallers stage first ever ladies only ride

AXE Valley Pedallers (AVP) has appointed its first women’s cycling officer to encourage more ladies to take up cycling. The job has gone to Dawn Watkins,...

TIC to merge with heritage group?

AXMINSTER Tourist Information Centre (TIC) could cease to exist at the end of next month. A special general meeting of Axminster TIC and the Friends of...

New Christmas lights group set to raise profile

THE new group set up to bring Christmas lights to Axminster is about to boost its profile. Light Up Axminster (LUA) was only formed late last...
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Man in custody after attempted robbery

A MAN accused of attempting to rob a taxi driver in Seaton has been remanded in custody and will appear at Exeter Crown Court...

Duke of Edinburgh awards success at Kilmington

THE Five Alive Duke of Edinburgh’s Award group in Kilmington starts 2017 with new Bronze and Gold groups. Last year was a highly successful one...

Hunters Lodge road improvements near Axminster set to go ahead

THE much-awaited road safety improvement scheme on the A35 at Hunters Lodge will be put in place over ten weeks, starting in April. After a...

Devon schools’ funding is set to be slashed by a third

MORE than a third of Devon’s schools will lose out if new national funding figures aren’t revised, the county’s education chief has warned. Devon’s schools...

Local police force to recruit 150

DEVON and Cornwall Police will recruit almost 100 officers and 50 criminal investigators thanks to £24million of additional money as part of the Police and...

Man taken to hospital after A358 crash

A MAN was taken to hospital after a two-car crash on the A358 between Axminster and Chard. The collision happened at the Waggs Plot turning,...

Axminster’s Arada Stoves to team up with MP

AXMINSTER-based stove manufacturer Arada Stoves will work with local MP Neil Parish to promote low-emission wood burning stoves to reduce pollution and improve UK...

Allan returns to Axminster Tesco for second fundraiser

ALLAN Hill returned to Tesco in Axminster for a second collection in aid of his forthcoming skydive fundraising. Mr Hill will celebrate his 80th birthday on...

East Devon District Council withdraws appeal

EAST Devon District Council has taken the decision to withdraw its appeals against the Information Commissioner Office’s decision, which ordered EDDC to release details...

Axminster’s darkest day

FEBRUARY 3rd will mark the 100th anniversary of Axminster’s darkest day of World War I. Five men from the town, part of The 1st/4th (Territorial) Battalion...
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