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Serious accident at Axminster

Two people have been seriously injured in a road crash in Axminster.

Bristol Air Ambulance has taken one casualty to Frenchay Hospital.

It happened on the B3261 between the A35 and Axminster, at around 7.45am today.

The road is closed from the off-slip on the A35 and the start of the B3261, to the end of Axminster roundabout near the train station.


A35 Charmouth closed due to serious accident

The A35 in Dorset is closed due to a serious accident this afternoon involving three vehicles between A3052 (Charmouth) and B3165 (Axminster).

It happened by the Hunters Lodge Inn and is causing big delays in the area. Police say the road is likely to be closed for some time.

A diversion is in place via Bridport, Crewkerne, Chard and Axminster. Westbound traffic should follow the hollow black square, eastbound should follow the solid black square.

Deal struck to save Axminster Carpets

A rescue deal has been done to save Axminster Carpets from collapse.

A consortium, including Centric Commercial Finance Ltd and led by private investor Stephen Boyd, has taken over the business from administrators.

The company confirmed that the remaining 100 employees at Axminster will keep their jobs. The two outlet stores are also secure and have been transferred to the new company.

The Devon firm went into administration in March, leading to the loss of three hundred jobs.

The newly formed business, now called "Axminster Carpets (2013) Ltd" will involve many of the senior management team and will begin trading on Monday 8th April 2013.

Axminster Carpets Credit: ITV Westcountry


Axminster Carpets job losses

Hundreds of workers at Axminster Carpets have today been coming to terms with the fact they've lost their jobs. Administrators announced yesterday that three quarters of the workforce were being made redundant.

Production continued today at the Axminster factory, but the yarn spinning mill at Buckfast has shut down completely. This morning workers met up for a meeting outside the locked gates. Our Business Correspondent Seth Conway reports.

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