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.
Police are seeking the identity of a couple suspected to have stolen a number of glasses frames from the Vision Express store on Courtenay Street, Newton Abbot on Saturday 22 November.
The male and female offenders entered the store at around 1pm, browsed products before concealing in their coat pockets and sleeves eight Versace and Tom Ford glasses frames worth approximately £1,450 in total before leaving the store.
Police have released images and CCTV fooage in hope that the public will recognise the suspects.
The man is described as aged 65-70 with grey/white...
Police in Newton Abbot are appealing for information following the "unusual" theft of a complete garden shed.
The incident happened sometime between Friday 17 October and Tuesday 22 October, at an unoccupied house in Oliver Place, Heathfield, Newton Abbot. The shed was removed from the rear garden. The contents were left behind.
Acting Detective Sergeant Shane Robertson of Newton Abbot CID said: “This is a very unusual crime and I believe that someone local would have seen the removal of the shed.” Anyone who has any information regarding this crime is asked to contact e...
Work to redevelop a Devon County Council residential care home in Newton Abbot into a modern, state-of-the-art centre of excellence for people with dementia has finished two weeks ahead of schedule.
Mapleton was developed in partnership with the University of Stirling Dementia Centre, which is nationally recognised for setting the standards for dementia-friendly buildings. Devon-based Midas was in charge of the construction and building work.
The £1.5 million project, which started in July 2013, included major alterations and an extension to the care home, parts of which...
Celebrate the end of a great summer of racing and join Newton Abbot Racecourse for their last fixture of the year on Friday 10th October.
The gates will open at 12:20pm and the first race will be at 2:20pm. The last race is at 5:30pm.
Tickets are available to buy online until 5pm on Thursday 9th October. Tickets are priced at £18 for the Paddock Enclosure and £12 for the Course Enclosure. Tickets will be available to buy at the gate on the day.
Why not make it an afternoon out with friends? There’s no better way to start the weekend than with a day of racing in...
British Transport Police (BTP) is appealing for information following an incident which took place at Newton Abbot railway station.
Officers have today released CCTV images of a woman they would like to speak to in connection with the incident which took place at about 1.20pm on Monday, 1 September 2014.
Investigating officer, PC David Browning, said: “On Monday, 1 September 2014 two women were travelling by train towards Torquay. They arrived at Newton Abbot Station but failed to get off the service they were on until it was ready to depart towards Totnes.