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Tuesday, 21/Oct/2014

IN all the years I have been doing this job (too many according to my critics out there), I can’t remember a time when there was so much dissatisfaction with local government.


Tuesday, 14/Oct/2014

IF I was a district councillor in East Devon I think I might be asking a pertinent question or two about why elected members had no previous knowledge that chief executive Mark Williams had been summoned before a Government select committee.


Tuesday, 07/Oct/2014

THE people of Axminster and district voted with their feet on Saturday afternoon when around 700 attempted to get into the Guildhall in support of efforts to stop the NHS closing all in-patients beds Axminster Hospital.


Wednesday, 01/Oct/2014

Devolution for the West Country?

WITH the result of the Scottish referendum, the future of the United Kingdom seems assured - at least for now - but it also raises the question of home rule for England.


Thursday, 25/Sep/2014

SO the fight is on to save the in-patient beds at Axminster and Ottery St Mary hospitals.


Tuesday, 16/Sep/2014

THE sorry story over funding of our local hospitals was summed up by the Mayor of Axminster, Councillor Jeremy Walden when he said: “It’s a sad state of affairs when NHS services have to be paid for by a charity.


Tuesday, 09/Sep/2014

I?STARTED my journalistic career in Honiton in a dingy room above Arthur Dimond’s shop in the High Street.


Thursday, 04/Sep/2014

ALL?credit to Axminster Town Council for stepping in with a bid to save the Pippins centre, home of Axminster Youth Club for so many years.


Thursday, 21/Aug/2014

I’VE?always looked upon Colyton and Colyford as one community - and indeed it is.


Tuesday, 12/Aug/2014

THE?decaying frontage of Woolworth’s old shop has been a blight on the shopping centre of Seaton for too long.


Thursday, 31/Jul/2014

IT?MAY?have been the heat or perhaps it was the general apathy which seems so prevalent among the trading community in Axminster of late, but last week’s meeting of Axminster Chamber of Commerce was a very fractious affair.


Thursday, 24/Jul/2014

MANY?thanks to those of you who have contacted me by telephone or email to congratulate us on our new publication, The Seaton, Beer & Colyton Experience.


Tuesday, 15/Jul/2014

THE?past few weeks have been highly emotional for those who lost loved ones in the D-Day landings and the subsequent battle for Normandy as the 70th anniversary of the invasion of Europe has come and gone.


Tuesday, 08/Jul/2014

I’VE been rapped over the knuckles by a few Seaton traders after the comments in my column last week about longer opening hours and not going into bat for them over the many concerns surrounding the regeneration site.


Thursday, 03/Jul/2014

THE news that the much lauded Jurassic Centre visitor attraction, planned for Seaton’s regeneration site, has won its final funding (£620,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund) will be met with enthusiasm in most quarters.


Tuesday, 24/Jun/2014

THE six editions of this week’s Pulman’s View are dominated by fears for the future of our community hospitals.


Tuesday, 17/Jun/2014

IT?WAS pleasing to see such a large turn-out at last week’s town council meeting in support of Axminster Library, underlining the great strength of feeling felt by the people of Axminster and district that they don’t want to see the library’s operation diminished in any way.


Thursday, 12/Jun/2014

ATTENDING the ceremony commemorating the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Axminster on Friday brought one very poignant memory flooding back.


Thursday, 05/Jun/2014

RESIDENTS concerned about the future of Seaton came out of the Town Hall last week shaking their heads in disbelief.


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