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Warning of A38 road closures

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 04/22/2015 - 10:14am

Overnight closures on the A38 at Heathfield are due to start from the evening of Monday 27 April to enable a new bridge to be lifted into place. Work has been progressing well on the scheme during the winter - piling work and foundations of the structure will be completed shortly, and the 38 metre main span, along with the east side approach ramps, will now be craned into position during the overnight closures. A 500 tonne crane will be located on the southbound carriageway to carry out the lift. It is anticipated that four nights are required to complete the work, but five evening...

CCTV appeal after Newton Abbot assault

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 04/21/2015 - 11:14am

Detectives investigating a serious assault in Newton Abbot have released CCTV images of three men they would like to speak to in connection with the incident.

A 46-year-old local man suffered serious head and facial injuries as a result of an unprovoked attack on Sherborne Road on Saturday 4 April at around 9.10pm.

The victim was hit in the face by a group of men and fell to the floor near the taxi rank between Courtenay Street and Sherborne Road.

He was taken by ambulance to Derriford hospital where he received medical treatment before being discharged a few days...

Did you witness Newton Abbot crash?

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 04/20/2015 - 12:38pm

Officers are appealing for witnesses to a collision at a supermarket car park in Newton Abbot on Friday 17 April.

Shortly after 10.30am police were notified by the ambulance service of a minor collision at Asda, Highweek Street.

A 74-year-old local woman driving a black BMW 318 was involved in a collision with a parked and unattended Seat Leon.

The female driver of the BMW appears to have been taken unwell at the wheel and was taken to hospital for treatment.

She was released from hospital on 18 April but died shortly after being released.


First evening fixture at Newton Abbot Racecourse

Event Date: 
20/04/2015 - 3:00pm
Newton Abbot Racecourse

Enjoy the longer days and lighter evenings at the first evening fixture of the season at Newton Abbot Racecourse.

Racing starts at 17:05 and gates open at 15:05. The last race will be at 20:05.

Once again, children aged 16 and under and students with a valid student ID / NUS card can enjoy free entry.

The racecourse also offers entry to all disabled racegoers and one carer for just £12 each with a free transfer to the Paddock Enclosure.

Tickets are priced at £12 for the Course Enclosure and £18 for the Paddock Enclosure. Tickets can be bought online until 17...

Serious collision leaves five injured

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 04/10/2015 - 12:45pm

Emergency services are currently at the scene of a serious collision in Ipplepen, Devon, which has left five people injured.

Police, fire and ambulance crews and the air ambulance were called to the collision between two cars on the A381 Totnes Road at 1pm today (10 April).

The occupants of one car, a woman and two young children, have sustained serious injuries and have been taken to hospital.

One child has been taken by air ambulance to Derriford Hospital and the other child has been taken by ambulance to Torbay District Hospital.

Two people were extracted...

Money saving offers at Newton Abbot Racecourse

Authored by ActuateMarketing
Posted: Thu, 04/09/2015 - 3:07pm

In a bid to continue its commitment of making a day at the races affordable for all, Newton Abbot Racecourse will welcome back its popular 2-4-1 ticket promotion with a difference this season.

In past years, the racecourse has offered a 2-4-1 promotion on all Monday fixtures. However, with a change in this year’s racing programme, with a fall to just three Monday fixtures and an increase to six evening meetings, the racecourse will instead introduce a 2-4-1 ticket promotion for all evening fixtures.

Racegoers will be able to enjoy two Paddock Enclosure tickets for the price...

Ringtons launch new Devon base

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 04/02/2015 - 6:27am

Renowned British tea and coffee merchant Ringtons is bringing its traditional doorstep delivery service to thousands more households across the South West thanks to a new business venture in Newton Abbot. The new Ringtons base in Newton Abbot has been launched following a period of substantial growth on the south coast of England. Thousands of residents are already enjoying Ringtons’ quality tea, coffee, edibles and seasonal gifts from the company’s existing bases in Hointon, Sidmouth, Exeter and Ivybridge, and the new site will help expand Ringtons’ reach. With over 15 years’ experience...

Racecourse unveils new racing syndicate

Authored by ActuateMarketing
Posted: Wed, 04/01/2015 - 2:58pm

This season, Newton Abbot Racecourse will be giving horseracing enthusiasts the opportunity to experience the thrill of owning a racehorse with the launch of the first ever Newton Abbot Races Racing Syndicate.

The syndicate’s horse will be purchased in May and will be trained by leading national hunt trainer, Philip Hobbs. Created as an affordable taster to racehorse ownership, membership for one year will cost just £500.

Alongside the unique experience of owning a share in a racehorse, members will also benefit from an Owners’ badge to watch the horse race at Newton Abbot...

Families set to flock to Newton Abbot for popular Easter fixture

Authored by ActuateMarketing
Posted: Mon, 03/30/2015 - 9:26am

After a hugely successful season opener, Newton Abbot Racecourse is expecting bumper crowds at their second fixture of the season on Easter Saturday 4th April.

As one of the most popular fixtures of the season for families, the racecourse will again be welcoming the first 200 children through the gates with a free chocolate Easter egg to celebrate the extended weekend.

The racecourse will also continue with its commitment of making a day at the races affordable for all with its continued money-saving offer of free entry for children aged 16 and under, plus students with a...

Easter weekend racing

Event Date: 
04/04/2015 - 11:15am
Newton Abbot Racecourse

Join Newton Abbot Racecourse on Easter Saturday and enjoy an afternoon of thrilling jumps racing.

To celebrate the Easter weekend, there is a free Easter egg for the first 200 children through the gates on the day.

Racing for the afternoon starts at 13:15, with gates opening at 11:15. The last race will be at 16:45.

The Family Enclosure will return for the first time this season. With a selection of giant garden games and inflatables, parents can relax and enjoy the racing from the centre of the course while the children are kept entertained. The Family Enclosure...