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Firefighters were called to sheltered accommodation in Axminster – when the contents of a microwave overheated. A crew from the town attended a flat at Minster Court, in West Street, at around 6.30pm yesterday (Monday, January 20). They were called by Careline, which monitors the alarms for the premises. The overcooked contents of the microwave were plunged into a bucket of water and nobody was injured. Residents were offered safety advice. Not only were the contents of the microwave 100 per cent damaged by fire, but the appliance sustained 50 per cent fire damage, too A Devon and Somerset Fire…

Axminster’s former department store has been sold and will be turned into modern retail space to encourage shoppers to the town. The sale of Trinity House was confirmed this week by Axminster Property, who handled the purchase and will be responsible for building’s future. The plan is to sub-divide the now-empty large department shop floor into three retail units which can be used by a variety of businesses. Work will start very soon on a facelift for this classic building that we sincerely hope will form a new centre of excellence in retailing… Axminster Property, who will manage the building…

East Devon residents looking to get rid of their real Christmas trees can take them to be ‘recycled’ at a host of drop-off points across the district. The now-forlorn festive items can be left at designated sites in Axminster, Broadclyst, Budleigh Salterton, Cranbrook, Exmouth, Honiton, Ottery St Mary, Seaton and Sidmouth. They will be mulched to be used in public parks and gardens. East Devon District Council is holding new year Christmas tree recycling events in: Axminster – West Street car park, Monday, January 6, from 12.30pm to 2.30pm; Broadclyst – Victory Hall car park, Tuesday, January 7, from 12.30pm…

Flood alerts have been issued by the Environment Agency for Friday for parts of East Devon. The Environment Agency (EA) said ‘be prepared’ because flooding was possible in the River Axe and Lower Exe areas and around the River Clyst and its tributaries. Warnings for the Rivers Otter, Sid and Exmouth area have been lifted by the EA, now the risk of flooding in those areas has reduced. An EA spokesperson said: “Flooding is possible to low lying land and roads close to the River Clyst. “River Levels remain high but are beginning to stabilise. “River levels on the River…

Axminster remains strong in the face of the challenges on the planning and economic fronts, according to the traders’ group Totally Locally. Launched only in July, the shopper loyalty initiative this week completed a month-long ‘Christmas Trail’ and believes the response it received from the local community on that and its previous ‘Fiver Fest’ provides ample evidence that both its potential and underlying spirit are very much intact. Neil Parish MP and I had further discussions just days before the General Election. He gave me an assurance that Axminster’s priorities will also be his priorities and will be ensuring that…

Flood alerts have been issued by the Environment Agency for parts of East Devon as a result of today’s heavy rainfall and yellow weather warnings expected to last into Friday. Those living near the Rivers Otter and Sid, Lower Exe area, River Clyst and River Axe have been told ‘be prepared’ because flooding is possible. Overall accumulation of rain on saturated ground means we expect river levels to remain high for the coming days…The Environment Agency (EA) said river levels were forecast to rise across East Devon as a result of today’s (Wednesday) heavy rainfall. Rain will continue overnight into…

The fate of a masterplan for Axminster – featuring more than 800 new homes and a long-awaited relief road – is hanging in the balance. East Devon District Council (EDDC) chiefs heard the bid has been dealt a blow after £10million in Homes England Housing Infrastructure Funding was turned from a grant to a loan. The traffic is getting worse and worse and the relief road is vital for the future of the town – Cllr Andrew MouldingThe authority’s Strategic Planning Committee last week agreed it was therefore not possible to progress with current proposals for the Axminster North East Urban…

Flooding of low-lying land and roads close to the River Clyst has been evident in Broadclyst and Clyst St Mary throughout Monday. The Environment Agency (EA) today, December 16, said heavy rainfall over the last 24 hours meant the river remained high. An EA spokesperson said: “Levels suggest that there will be flooding to low lying land and roads close to the river. “We are constantly monitoring river levels and have staff in the area checking for, and clearing, blockages in this location.” The EA said risk of flooding from the River Axe had now reduced, and river levels were…

Children in East Devon are borrowing and reading more books from their local libraries, figures have revealed.  The number of youngsters loaning literature from hubs in Exmouth, Sidmouth, Honiton, Seaton, Ottery St Mary and Budleigh Salterton was on the rise between July and September. And more kids in the towns have taken part in the Summer Reading Challenge. Axminster and Colyton were the only places where there was a year-on-year decline in the numbers. The biggest increase in children borrowing books was in Ottery St Mary – up 20 per cent. The number of youngsters taking part in the Summer…

Police are appealing for information following the theft of lanterns and bird cages from a garden in Axminster. PCSO Chris Bolsover says the theft occurred over the past month, between November 18 and December 6. The missing items were removed from a garden in Millwey Avenue. Anyone with information is asked to contact the police via 101 (either online or on the phone), quoting reference cr/110596/19. New model of support to help people with autism in Devon

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