AXMINSTER

Yesterday, 16:55

Here’s a sight you don’t expect to see in an East Devon village - a kookaburra whose native home is 12,000 miles away in Australia.

Yesterday, 12:04

Axminster’s Archway Bookshop has resumed taking orders through its website and by phone.

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Fri, 07:01

Acclaimed Burrow Farm Gardens at Dalwood is closed to the public because of the coronavirus outbreak.

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Thu, 16:20

Police seized a car in an operation in Axminster yesterday (Wednesday, April 1).

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Tue, 11:59

Palmers Brewery, which has inns across East Devon and West Dorset, has offered financial aid to its licensees.

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Mon, 11:59

Organisers of Shute Festival are employing the latest technology to ensure this year’s show still goes on.

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

The Axe Valley Wildlife Park has closed because of the Coronavirus outbreak.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Due to government guidelines The Guildhall at Axminster is closed to the public for the foreseeable future.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

A quad bike and trailer were stolen from premises in Kilmington this week.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Axminster street market which takes place every Thursday has been cancelled until further notice because of the Coronavirus.

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Saturday, March 21, 2020

Shute Festival 2020 has been postponed in response to the current Covid-19 pandemic.

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Friday, March 20, 2020

The Axe Vale Show - one of East Devon’s biggest summer events - has been cancelled because of Coronavirus.

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Friday, March 20, 2020

Axminster Care Service (ACS) has closed its Charity Togs shop in South Street because of the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Thursday, March 19, 2020

Despite the nationwide school closures beginning next week Axe Valley Academy has confirmed it will remain open for children of key workers and more vulnerable students.

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Monday, March 16, 2020

Axminster’s annual parish meeting, which was scheduled for tonight (Monday, March 16), has been cancelled because of the Coronavirus threat.

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Saturday, March 7, 2020

Staff at Axminster’s biggest firm dressed down - and came up with a welcome donation for a local charity.

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Friday, March 6, 2020

Youngsters at Axminster Primary Academy dressed as characters from their favourite stories to celebrate World Book Day on Thursday (March 5).

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Friday, March 6, 2020

A pioneering scheme which offers vulnerable or isolated people the chance to enjoy a cuppa and a chat with others in a similar situation is celebrating its second birthday.

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Thursday, March 5, 2020

Axminster Carpets, which went into administration last month with the loss of 80 jobs, has been rescued.

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Thursday, March 5, 2020

Axminster Young Farmers Club is hoping its annual Big Breakfast will be another sizzling success.

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Average council tax payers in East Devon are being asked to pay an extra £5 a year by the district council.

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Axminster Twinning Association is in a ‘financially-buoyant’ position.

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Friday, February 28, 2020

Axminster Gymnastics Club has secured more than £10,000 to buy some desperately needed new equipment.

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Friday, February 28, 2020

Axminster’s MP Neil Parish said he will be ‘banging down the door’ to ensure that the town’s massive urban extension is achieved.

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Schubert’s holy grail was to write the great German opera.

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

For the second year running, Lyme Bay Winery’s Sparkling Brut Rosé has won a prestigious People’s Choice Wine Award.

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Monday, February 24, 2020

Shute Festival returns this year with another impressive line up of speakers and events.

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Thursday, February 20, 2020

Despite atrocious weather Axminster’s first Repair Café went down a storm.

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Thursday, February 20, 2020

Devon County Council (DCC) has pledged to work with partner organisations to support Axminster Carpets workers who have been made redundant.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Axminster Carpets today (Wednesday, February 19) went into administration, with 80 staff being made redundant.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Cash-strapped Axminster Carpets has sold its Axfelt underlay business to a Northern Ireland-based firm.

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Axminster Town Council is warning of traffic disruption in Chard Road tomorrow (Wednesday, February 19) due to emergency repairs at The George Hotel.

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Thursday, February 13, 2020

Beginning their first flower arranging workshop for 2020, three Axminster women were amongst a lively group being taught at Combe St Nicholas Village Hall.

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Axminster Community Primary Academy is celebrating an Ofsted report that rates it ‘good’ in all areas.

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Civic leaders across East Devon are calling for people to support plans to rescue Axminster Carpets.

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Monday, February 10, 2020

Axminster residents are facing a rise of just under two per cent in the portion of their council tax bill to fund local projects and services.

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Thursday, February 6, 2020

An Axminster man is to face trial at Exeter Crown Court accused of attacking a woman in Hemyock at a time when he was banned from entering the village by a court order.

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Thursday, February 6, 2020

An Axe Valley Academy student is encouraging more people to take up careers in engineering – especially women.

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Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Axminster Carpets, which employs around 100 people, has today (Wednesday, February 5) filed a notice of intention to appoint administrators.

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Wednesday, February 5, 2020

A driver was arrested following a breath test during a police traffic operation in Chard Road, Axminster, yesterday (Tuesday, February 4).

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Sunday, February 2, 2020

Major renovation work will get under way at Axminster United Reformed Church next week.

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Saturday, February 1, 2020

Volunteers have been rolling up their sleeves to help give a healthy eating charity’s Axminster fruit and veg shop a makeover.

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Friday, January 31, 2020

Two play areas in Axminster have been officially reopened after being given a major revamp.

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Friday, January 31, 2020

Axminster residents are being invited to take their broken possessions to a special repair café on Saturday, February 15.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

A meal which caught alight in a microwave oven at Axminster was extinguished by firefighters who plunged it into a bucket of water.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Axminster’s Community Waffle House has celebrated its first year of business by giving away all its profits to a fellow social enterprise group in the town.

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Friday, January 17, 2020

Axminster Rotary Club has continued it support for Excellent Development, a charity which organises the construction of sand-dams in dry lands such as parts of Kenya.

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Trinity House – Axminster’s biggest town centre store which closed in November - has a new owner.

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Two of Axminster’s community champions have become joint winners of the town’s Robin Cross Citizen of the Year award.

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Monday, January 13, 2020

Created in Italy - now made by Robot’s in Axminster – pizzas are the specialty dish at the latest restaurant to open in the town’s ‘food quarter’.

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