Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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Missing Axminster woman found

The search for Missing Axminster woman Karen Wyatt has ended after she was located. Karen Wyatt was last seen at around 10am on Thursday, March...

MPs in Devon pay tribute to emergency services and victims after Westminster terror attacks

SIR Hugo Swire and Neil Parish Have both paid tribute to the emergency services and victims following yesterday's (March 22nd) terror attacks outside of...

Town council support for skatepark in Axminster

THE planning application for Axminster’s proposed £250,000 new skatepark at Cloakham Lawn only just managed to get the support of the town council’s planning...

Colyford hall packed for Seaton Hospital bed closure protest meeting

COLYFORD Memorial Hall was packed for East Devon Alliance's (EDA) public meeting today (Saturday) to fight...

Warning over council tax scam

RESIDENTS across South Somerset and East Devon are being warned to be wary of Council Tax scams that may be prevalent in the next few...

EDDC plans for housing company

EAST Devon District Council is looking to set-up its own local housing company to play a more significant role in the local housing market and...

MP welcomes social care boost

EAST Devon MP, Sir Hugo Swire, has welcomed the Government’s decision to plough billions of pounds extra into the social care system saying it will...

Hospital beds: Health and Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee question decision

DEVON County Council’s Health and Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee has asked NEW Devon Clinical Commissioning Group to come back with assurances regarding the CCG’s decision...

Christmas lights design ideas unveiled at group launch event

POTENTIAL Christmas lights designs were unveiled when Light Up Axminster held its official launch event on March 9th. Members of the group introduced themselves and...

Local solicitors named best law firm in the area

BEVISS & Beckingsale has been named Law Firm of the Year (one to ten partners) at the Devon & Somerset Law Society Legal Awards. The winners...

Family raising funds for cat killer reward money

THE Axminster family whose cat had to be put down after being shot with an air rifle has started a fundraising campaign. Their idea is...

SWITCH group celebrates fifth anniversary

THE Millwey SWITCH group in Axminster celebrated its fifth anniversary by throwing a special party at the community centre, with friends and supporters invited...

Millwey lights raise more than £250 for SCBU

THE families whose thrilling Christmas lights displays became a talking point in Axminster have thanked everyone who supported their fundraising. The Hembrow and Raymond families...

Big local support for NHS rally in London

EAST Devon was well represented at the recent rally in London, calling on the Government to stop the privatisation of the NHS. Coachloads of residents travelled...

Bike business moves to Seaton

A CYCLING business has set up shop in Seaton. CycleLife East Devon was officially opened on Friday, March 3rd, with deputy mayor Cllr Jack Rowland cutting...

Bottle Inn owners refute landlords’ claims

THE owners of The Bottle Inn at Marshwood, Michael and Pauline Brooks, have strongly refuted claims made by the landlords, Nigel and Chrissy Blake. They...

Three girls taken home after town centre fight in Axminster

THREE teenage girls were taken home to their parents by police after a fight in Axminster town centre on Monday evening. Footage of the fight has...

X-ray department upgrade is good news for Axminster Hospital

AXMINSTER Hospital’s League of Friends has agreed to donate £65,000 towards state-of-the art X-ray equipment. League members say the upgrade is good news, which should...

New rector for Axe Valley

THE Reverend Clive Sedgewick has been installed as The Team Rector of The Axe Valley Mission Community, which also includes All Saints, Chardstock, Combpyne with...

Business breakfast at golf club

THERE was a marked Axminster presence when Scott Rowe Solicitors held a well-attended business breakfast at Lyme Regis Golf Club, in aid of Julia’s House...

Anglican bishop visits Axminster

AXMINSTER was an integral part of Bishop Robert’s three-day fact-finding mission in East Devon. The three Anglican bishops in Devon are touring the county, listening...

Axminster ‘betrayed’ by loss of Seaton hospital beds

THE decision to close hospital beds in Seaton has provoked anger in Axminster. Axminster fought hard, but unsuccessfully, to save its own hospital beds last year....

Council wants to reduce food waste

DEVON County Council has joined forces with local and regional authorities across six other European countries on a new four-year research project, aimed at reducing...

CCG remove more hospital beds in East Devon

HOSPITAL beds in Seaton and Honiton face the same fate as those that were in Ottery St Mary and Axminster – they’re being removed by...

Cat killer at large in Axminster

AN AXMINSTER family is distraught and angry after a much-loved cat had to be put down after being shot with an air rifle. Both police...

Three EDA candidates to stand in May

EAST Devon Alliance (EDA) is fielding a total of three candidates in May’s Devon County Council election. Martin Shaw (Seaton and Colyton ward), Paul Hayward...

Axminster man speaks at Parliament reception

AXMINSTER resident Rob Robinson gave a speech about his childhood when a charity promoted a campaign in London against the maltreatment of children. WAVE Trust, of...

Seaton to lose hospital beds

BEDS at Seaton Hospital are set to be closed. The shock news was delivered this afternoon when NEW Devon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) met in...

Window drama: ‘Someone could have been killed’

AN Axminster resident says someone could have been killed when a large window fell out of a neighbouring building into her garden. Hilary Highet...

Newly re-designed town council website goes live

AXMINSTER Town Council has launched a new website. Apart from promoting the town, the new website aims to explain what the council does, who represents local...
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