Russell Baker, 57, of Ilsington, near Newton Abbot, today pleaded guilty at Exeter Crown Court to nine offences of fraud in relation to his former estate agency business, in a case investigated by the Devon and Somerset Trading Standards Service.
Investigators found that Baker had bought a well-known Estate Agents business called Ashby’s.
A significant part of his business was the letting out of properties on behalf of landlords, and the investigation originally related to tenants deposits, and whether they had been paid into a government approved scheme.
Tech City UK, the UK government backed organisation tasked to accelerate the growth of digital businesses, and innovation charity Nesta, today launch the Tech Nation 2016 report in partnership with core data partner, GrowthIntel.
The most comprehensive analysis of the UK’s Digital Tech Economy, Tech Nation 2016 finds that it has a strong impact on employment nationwide and is creating highly paid job opportunities, accounting for 1.56 million jobs across the UK. Tech Nation 2016 demonstrates the growth of the Exeter & Newton Abbot cluster, with the turnover of digital tech...
Christopher Catt is celebrating receiving the Coaching for a Cause Award which was presented to him at the International Coaching Awards 2015, held a few weeks ago in Buckinghamshire.
The Awards were hosted by the UK’s leading coach training provider, The Coaching Academy.
Christopher was nominated by Plymouth Music Zone for his innovative work with members of their management team using a blend of Business Emotional Intelligence and coaching in leadership and development.
In 2012 Christopher Catt set up The Life Coach Station in Newton Abbot with its mission of...
A 26-year-old engineer from Newton Abbot has lost eight stone after her doctor warned her she was 'a heart attack waiting to happen'.
Rachel Coppen, whose weight loss journey started in March 2014, has dropped from a dress size 28 to a size 12 from XXXL to a small.
Rachel said: “I had known for a long time that I needed to lose a serious amount of weight, but it never seemed to be a real priority for me. I was always playing the ‘Happy Fat Girl’ and making jokes about myself to try and deflect the looks and whispered comments.
A 28-year-old woman from Devon has been killed in a crash.
Poice were called to the collision involving two vehicles, a blue Renault Megane and a silver Toyota MR2, at the top of Kingston Hill, Dorset at 6.33pm on Sunday 20 December 2015.
The 28-year-old, from Newton Abbot, died at the scene. Her next of kin have been informed and the coroner has been notified.
A 49-year-old man and a 44-year-woman sustained serious injuries and two 11-year-old children were slightly injured. All are from the Barnstaple area of Devon and were all taken to Dorset County Hospital for...
Newton Abbot Leisure Centre, Broadmeadow Sports Centre and Dawlish Leisure Centre will open their doors on bank holidays from now on, giving people more choice about when they visit the centres to use the gym, swim or take part in fitness classes.
Cllr George Gribble, Teignbridge District Council’s Executive member for recreation and leisure, said: “We are delighted to offer the extended service which will help members stay healthy and achieve their fitness goals as well as getting even better value for money. Our memberships are reasonably priced and with a wide range on offer,...
Teignbridge District Council is opening Newton Abbot’s multi-storey car park to provide extra free Sunday car parking in the festive run-up to Christmas.
The 296-space long stay car park will open on Sundays of December 6, December 13 and December 20 and won’t cost a penny to park in.
The move was introduced in response to a request from traders and is aimed at giving shoppers more choice to park for free as well as supporting shops and businesses during the busy Christmas shopping season.
Cllr Doug Hellier-Laing, Teignbridge District Council’s executive member for...
The constructor of the new A380 South Devon Link Road, Galliford Try, has announced the next phase of works which will impact on road users travelling towards Newton Abbot.
Devon County Council and Torbay Council, along with Galliford Try, are thanking all road users and residents for their continued patience as the project enters the critical final phase of activity, before opening to traffic.
An essential diversion near to Hanson’s Quarry entrance and Aller Roundabout is required to facilitate works which need to be completed before opening the road. This phase of traffic...