Sunday, November 19, 2017

Axminster

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...

George Hotel building in Axminster is finally sold

AXMINSTER'S historic George Hotel building has been sold and will be returned to its former glory by new owner South Coast Inns Ltd. After years...

East Devon District Council leader survives ‘no confidence’ vote

EAST Devon District Council leader Paul Diviani (Con) remains in his role after surviving a vote of no confidence. The motion for a vote of...

Motion against EDDC leader fails

A motion for a vote of no confidence in East Devon District Council (EDDC) leader Paul Diviani has failed. The motion was heard at an...

Former mayor leaves Axminster Town Council

LONG-SERVING town councillor and former Axminster mayor Mervyn Symes has resigned with immediate effect after 26 years. He becomes the third member to leave the...

Court closes Axminster flat after anti-social behaviour

A FLAT in Axminster town centre has been closed by police after repeated problems including underage drinking, drugs and anti-social behaviour. Magistrates granted a three-month...

Suspected loot seized in Axminster

  A CAMCORDER, believed to be stolen, was among items found during a recent police raid at an address in Axminster. A number of items were...

Four people hurt in Axminster collision

THE police and the fire & rescue service attended the scene of a collision at Weycroft Bridge, near Axminster, during the early hours of this...
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