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Neolithic axe unearthed during archaeological excavation

A number of important prehistoric artefacts have been found during an archaeological excavation close to the A382 widening near Newton Abbot. As part of the road improvement scheme, archaeological mitigation works are being undertaken between the A382 and Howton Road by professional archaeologists from SLR Consulting and Devon-based AC archaeology, on behalf of Devon County Council. The far eastern part of the scheme passes close to a likely prehistoric settlement. Finds so far include a Neolithic flint axe which was burnt before being buried in a pit, causing it to break into four pieces...

Glass canopy and colourful new look unveiled in Newton Abbot

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 08/31/2018 - 11:17pm

An exciting stage of regeneration in Newton Abbot town centre has been unveiled as a new glass canopy and colourful render welcome visitors to Market Walk shopping centre.

In September 2017, Teignbridge’s Full Council approved a major investment package for Market Walk shopping centre. Councillors unanimously supported the £2million upgrade scheme to modernise the shopping centre and create an open and spacious place to visit and shop.

Work on Market Walk has seen the removal of the existing concrete entrance structure at Courtenay Street while existing shop fronts have...

Exam success for pioneering technology college as students celebrate impressive GCSE results

South Devon University Technical College has demonstrated that its impressive post 16 results, celebrated last week – are no flash in the pan. Students in Year 11 have also come through with a GCSE performance that confirms this pioneering technical college as a force to be reckoned with in Devon education. Today’s GCSE results – the second since it was opened in 2015 – mean that the college is cementing its reputation as a prudent choice for parents seeking an innovative approach to educating their children.

Notable successes were Lewis Crosthwaite who gained South Devon UTC’s...

Teignbridge supports return of Summer Nights in Newton Abbot

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 06/28/2018 - 12:26pm

A Teignbridge District Council partnership is welcoming the return of Summer Nights to Newton Abbot with the aim of attracting more visitors to the town centre and encouraging business opportunities.

Keen to support and build on last year’s successful debut of Summer Nights, Teignbridge recognise the importance of town centres as focal points for urban areas and how they continue to play a vital role in communities.

In supporting Summer Nights and through its partnership work with Newton Abbot Town Council and Born Hectic Events, who produce the events, Teignbridge are...

Racing and fashion combine for Ladies' Day at Newton Abbot Racecourse

Horseracing enthusiasts and fashion fans are set to unite at Newton Abbot Racecourse on Tuesday 26 June for the social pinnacle of the racing season – Ladies’ Day.

The ever-popular fixture will see the two worlds combine for an action-packed evening to remember, filled with top summer jumps racing and some added glitz and glamour thrown in for good measure.

New for this year is the introduction of a Ladies’ Day village, situated in the Course Enclosure. Featuring companies such as Mad Eye Gifts, Jo James Jewellery and The Pretty Pash Co, racegoers will have the opportunity...

Racecourse partners with Plymouth & District MIND and Racing Welfare

Mental health and wellbeing takes centre stage at Newton Abbot Racecourse on Wednesday 16 May for their first racing fixture in partnership with Plymouth & District Mind and Racing Welfare.

The afternoon racing fixture, which falls during Mental Health Awareness week, aims to improve understanding of mental health issues and the support that is available to both the general public through Plymouth & District Mind, and the racing world through Racing Welfare.

The focus of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week - which runs from Monday 14 until Sunday 20 May - is...

Latest section of Teign Estuary Trail opens

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 05/03/2018 - 7:59am

The pedestrian and cycle route between Newton Abbot Racecourse and the Passage House Inn opened at the weekend following the completion of work.

The route connects to part of the Teign Estuary Trail which links Newton Abbot and Kingsteignton, and also adds to other completed sections of the trail from Dawlish Warren into Dawlish.

Councillor Stuart Hughes, Devon County Council Cabinet Member with responsibility for cycling, said: “We’re pleased that we’ve been able to open another section of the Teign Estuary Trail. This project is a huge undertaking and it will take time,...

Course improvements set to make racedays an even better experience for racing fans

Leading up to the start of this year’s summer jumps season on Easter Saturday, the team at Newton Abbot Racecourse have been hard at work implementing a number of important new improvements and changes.

Over the winter break the racecourse has invested tens of thousands of pounds in improvements both on and off the track, to better the total experience at Newton Abbot Racecourse for visitors, jockeys, owners and of courses horses alike.

Newton Abbot Racecourse is popular with the racing fraternity from racing royalty such as Paul Nicholls and Richard Johnson through to...

Countdown to Easter opening fixture under way

Newton Abbot’s 2018 summer jumps racing season gets off to a flying start this Easter on Saturday 31 March, when the racecourse reopens with its first fixture in an extended series of nineteen.

Always a firm favourite with families, the Easter Saturday fixture is just the beginning of what promises to be an exciting programme of racing and special events at the only summer jumps racecourse in the South West.

To celebrate the opening fixture and get in the holiday spirit, the racecourse will be giving away a free Easter egg to the first 200 children through the gates. An...

Redrow Homes' Louise Azimi wins sales consultant of the year

Authored by Josh Webber
Posted: Sat, 02/24/2018 - 10:31am

Redrow Homes’ Louise Azimi has been presented with the Sales Consultant of the Year award at the Stanbury Meadows development in Newton Abbot. Louise competed with Redrow sales consultants from the West Country to win the award at a ceremony at Carden Park in Cheshire. Currently living in Tor Point, Louise joined Redrow two and a half years ago, after working at Countrywide estate agents as a sales negotiator. Louise said: “Winning the Sales Consultant of the Year award is a real achievement for me. It was so unexpected and made me feel special and appreciated to be recognised. “I think I...