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Motorcyclist seriously injured in A380 crash

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 03/26/2015 - 10:33am

Police are appealing for witnesses after a collision on the A380 near Newton Abbot left a motorcyclist with serious injuries.

Ambulance and police attended the collision, involving a white Ford Transit van and a silver Yamaha YZF motorcycle, which happened shortly before 1.20pm on Wednesday 25 March on Newton Road, Kingskerswell, outside the Texaco garage.

The 51-year-old male rider of the motorcycle, from Newton Abbot, was taken by ambulance to Torbay Hospital with potentially life changing injuries.

As a result of the collision the road was closed from the...

Season Opener at Newton Abbot Racecourse – Wednesday 25th March

Event Date: 
25/03/2015 - 12:15pm
Venue: 
Newton Abbot Racecourse

Join Newton Abbot Racecourse to mark the start of the new racing calendar for 2015 on Wednesday 25th March.

Racing will start at 2:10pm and gates will open at 12:10pm. The last race will be at 5:10pm.

Once again this season, children aged 16 and under, plus students with a valid photographic student ID / NUS card, can enjoy free entry to all fixtures.

Tickets are priced at £12 for the Course Enclosure and £18 for the Paddock Enclosure. You can purchase tickets online up to 5pm the day before the fixture. Tickets will also be available on the gate on the day....

'Quieter' surface for South Devon Link Road

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 03/12/2015 - 2:39pm

The South Devon Link Road is to receive a ‘quieter-surface treatment’, a type of road surface that noticeably reduces the noise created by traffic.

Devon County Council and Torbay Council, along with Galliford Try- the contractors responsible for constructing the road – have made the announcement as they enter the final year of the project.

The surface will result in a noticeable reduction in the road noise level.

Councillor Andrew Leadbetter, Devon County Council Cabinet Member for Economy and Growth, said: “I am really pleased to announce the use of this quieter...

Boyzone

Event Date: 
28/06/2015 - 5:00pm
Venue: 
Newton Abbot Racecourse

Irish Pop Sensations Boyzone are set to play a headline show on Sunday June 28 at Newton Abbot Racecourse. This will be the first major Pop Concert to be held at the Racecourse and is also one of only a handful of dates that Boyzone will play in 2015 making this night a key one for your calendar.

In November 1993 a bunch of young lads from the North side of Dublin infamously appeared on Ireland’s biggest TV show ‘The Late Late Show’ and the rest, as they say... is history. Twenty one singles, seven albums, four of which were #01’s, twenty five million record sales, hundreds of gigs...

Boyzone to play Newton Abbot Racecourse

Authored by ActuateMarketing
Posted: Wed, 03/04/2015 - 4:04pm

Irish Pop Sensations Boyzone are set to play a headline show on Sunday June 28 at Newton Abbot Racecourse. This will be the first major Pop Concert to be held at the Racecourse and is also one of only a handful of dates that Boyzone will play in 2015 making this night a key one for your calendar.

Patrick Masterson, Managing Director at Newton Abbot Racecourse, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Boyzone to Newton Abbot. To have one of the most successful bands in the world come to this racecourse is a real coup and we are very much looking forward to the concert this summer. Set in...

Police seek man who exposed himself

Authored by George Dawson
Posted: Wed, 01/07/2015 - 8:59am

Police have released an E-Fit of a man they are seeking in connection with public decency offences in Newton Abbot.

Officers are investigating two incidents where the man has exposed himself to women and carried out an act of public indecency.

Both offences happened in Brunel Road and within a week of each other.

In the first incident around 5.45pm on Wednesday 17 December, a woman in her 40s was walking along the road when she saw a man in the grounds of Forde House exposing himself. As she walked by he made a comment to her, but she continued on walking.

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E-Fit released following indecent exposures

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 01/02/2015 - 9:59am

Police have released an E-Fit of a man they are seeking in connection with public decency offences in Newton Abbot.

Officers are investigating two incidents where the man has exposed himself to women and carried out an act of public indecency.

Both offences happened in Brunel Road and within a week of each other.

In the first incident around 5.45pm on Wednesday 17 December, a woman in her 40s was walking along the road when she saw a man in the grounds of Forde House exposing himself. As she walked by he made a comment to her, but she continued on walking.

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Work starts on Decoy Link Road

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 12/12/2014 - 11:13am

Galliford Try has been awarded the £2.6 million contract to build the scheme which will widen and realign the existing Kingskerswell Road, and create a signal controlled crossing over the rail bridge. It will also improve safety along the busy route for pedestrians and cyclists, with a new shared cycleway and footway.

The scheme, which was awarded £1.8 million of Department for Transport Local Pinch Point funding, will join the South Devon Link Road at the Aller interchange.

The upgrade of the road aims to accommodate the extra traffic around the Decoy Industrial Estate...

Can you identify Newton Abbot shoplifters?

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 12/11/2014 - 3:18pm

Police are seeking the identity of serial shoplifters who have targeted the Boots shop in Greenhill Retail Park, Kingsteignton, Newton Abbot.

Police believe that the pair are working together and between them have stolen in excess of £1,000 worth of fragrances over three separate occasions, between Tuesday 30 September and Wednesday 1 October.

If you can identify these suspects, please contact the police on 101 quoting crime reference CR/115294/14, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Dawlish pupils are winners on “Minibeast Trail”

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 12/11/2014 - 8:41am

Forty-two schoolchildren from Gatehouse School, Dawlish went on the “Minibeast Trail” on the Riviera Line which links Exeter, Newton Abbot and Paignton.

Two of them won prizes for coming up with the most interesting “Minibeast” names.

Earlier in the year, children from the school had made the “Minibeasts”, which include butterflies, dragonflies, bees, ladybirds and snails, from recycled plastic. The “Minibeasts” were then put on planters at Teignmouth, Dawlish, Newton Abbot, Torquay and Paignton stations and the “Minibeast Trail” was launched.

On a recent trip, a...

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