The highest profile phase of the South Devon Link Road project to date is set to begin over the next week, as the first beams for the Penn Inn flyover arrive.
Devon County Council and Torbay Council, along with Galliford Try - the contractors responsible for constructing the road – have announced that work on constructing the landmark structure is due to begin.
The beams will be delivered just before the second anniversary of the turf cutting, which took place in October 2012.
The beams are scheduled to begin arriving under escort on 23rd September, when they will...
Police in Newton Abbot have issued images of two suspects they wish to identify following a spate of high value shoplifting offences. The two suspects are believed to be responsible for a series of high value shoplifting offences that have occurred in Newton Abbot, Plymouth and East Devon. On each occasion they act together, with the woman initially entering the store, selecting high value cosmetics and electrical items which she places in a basket.
Her male accomplice then enters the store a short time later pushing an empty push chair. The items are then placed in the push chair...
Join Newton Abbot Racecourse for an evening of racing on Thursday 21st August.
Racing will start at 5:25pm, with gates opening at 3:25pm. The last race will be at 8:00pm.
Tickets can be bought online until 5pm on Wednesday 20th August. Tickets are priced at £18 for the Paddock Enclosure and £12 for the Course Enclosure. There will also be tickets available to buy at the gate on the day.
The Family Enclosure will be open to entertain children, with a variety of giant garden games and inflatables for them to enjoy.
Hannah's first ever Beer and Music Festival and two days of the very best in local beer, bands, bikes and barbecue food. Supported by South Devon CAMRA and BMAD, expect more than 40 local real ales and ciders, as well as a Pimms and Wine Bar and music across two stages.
Special busses will be running from Newton Abbot and Ashburton.
Further detail and admission: http://www.discoversealehayne.org/
Police in Newton Abbot are appealing for information following an incident of indecent exposure in the town. The incident happened at around 8.45am on Tuesday 29 July within the grounds of All Saints Parish Church in Highweek. Police received a report from a female witness that a man had been seen standing within the church grounds performing an indecent act. He is described as white, in his early thirties, around 5ft 8ins, of athletic and toned build, tanned, with short dark hair. The man was wearing a plain black ~T-shirt and black lace-up work-style boots. He is described as having the...
Join Newton Abbot Racecourse on Sunday 20th July and celebrate the upcoming summer holidays at their Family Day.
The Family Enclosure will make its return for the summer at every summer holiday fixture this season. There’s plenty to keep the children entertained with inflatables and giant garden games, with a great view of the course for parents.
Racing for the day starts at 2.20pm, with gates opening at 12.20pm.
Tickets can be bought online at www.newtonabbotracing.com until 5pm on Saturday 19th July. Tickets are priced at £12 for the Course Enclosure and £18 for...
Enjoy an afternoon of exciting summer jumps racing at Newton Abbot Racecourse on Monday 14th July.
Racing starts at 2:10pm, with gates opening at 12:10pm. The last race for the afternoon will be at 5:10pm.
Tickets can be bought online at www.newtonabbotracing.com until 5pm on Sunday 13th July. Tickets are priced at £12 for the Course Enclosure and £18 for the Paddock Enclosure. There will be the chance to buy tickets at the gates upon arrival.
Remember – children aged 16 and under and students with a valid photographic student ID / NUS card can enjoy free entry....
A furniture salesman plans to devote more time to fishing and his family as he retires after 26 years in the business.
Peter Short, aged 64, who joined Fairway Furniture’s Newton Abbot store in March 1988, retired on Saturday (June 28).
Peter said: “Quite a lot has changed since I joined in 1988, the store is now so much bigger and many people have come and gone. When you have been working all your life and you look back over the years, I know it’s the right time for me to stop.
“I’m looking forward to spending more time with my wife Gill. We’ve been married 42...