Sunday, January 21, 2018

Axminster

New tenants save jobs at Axminster Arts Café

THE new tenants of the Axminster Arts Café premises will keep current staff and maintain links with the local arts and music scene. Axminster residents...

Minister meets MP and councillor for Axminster sixth form talks

Education minister Lord Agnew has made a list of suggestions for Vector Learning Trust bosses to consider on how to save the sixth form...

Axminster youths on intervention programme after fire at solicitors

ELEVEN youths will attend a fire service intervention programme after they came close to burning down an historic building in Axminster. Police stress that the...

Bank closures in Axminster, Crewkerne and Chard

AXMINSTER, Chard and Crewkerne were all on the hit list when The Royal Bank of Scotland group announced it is to close 197 NatWest...

Council role for top Axminster chef

THE award-winning head chef at River Cottage HQ is Axminster’s newest town councillor. Gelf Alderson was co-opted onto Axminster Town Council on Monday, November 13th,...

Police called to Axminster Railway Station

A woman was detained under The Mental Health Act by British Transport Police (BTP) at Axminster Railway Station this afternoon (Thu). A BTP spokesperson said:...

Police investigate Axminster office fire

Firefighters rushed to the offices of Beviss and Beckingsale Solicitors in Axminster in the early hours of today (Tuesday, November 21st). A fire alarm activated...

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...

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...

A35 closed for seven hours after four vehicle crash

THE road between Honiton and Axminster was closed for seven hours last night (Saturday, November 11th) after a crash that involved four vehicles. The incident...

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...

Lyme Bay Ladies donate to mental health charity

NETWORKING group Lyme Bay Ladies recently presented a cheque for £363 to the Axminster-based charity The Project, which helps young people with mental health issues....

Man taken to hospital after being crushed by machinery in Axminster

A MAN in his 60's has been airlifted to hospital after being crushed by machinery in Axminster. A spokesperson for Devon and Somerset Fire and...

The Project secures funding to run full set of services in Axminster and Chard...

AN AXMINSTER charity’s successful crowdfunding campaign has secured enough cash to provide a full set of services for another year. The Project’s #Support4September campaign has...

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...

Man freed from car following early morning crash

A MAN was rescued from a car after the vehicle hit a railway bridge. Two fire crews from Axminster and Chard attended the incident at...

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...

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...

The blood bikes riding into Dorset and Somerset

THE Devon Freewheelers - commonly known as the Devon Blood Bikes, who have been operating a lifesaving service in their county since 2009 -...

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...

Axminster Drama Club hit ‘Spamalot’ leaves audience in stitches

AXMINSTER Drama Club wowed audiences last week with their hilarious show, Spamalot. Audience members were rolling in the aisles as the Monty Python farce impressed...

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...

Work gets under way on new East Devon District Council HQ

CONSTRUCTION of East Devon District Council’s new headquarters in Honiton is progressing well with groundwork completed and the building foundations under way. The council is...

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...

Devon and Dorset police forces leading the way with ‘digital’ sniffer dogs

DEVON & Cornwall Police – along with their counterparts from Dorset – are once again leading the way in investing in cutting edge ways...
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