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An afternoon of racing at Newton Abbot Racecourse – Thursday 8th May

Event Date: 
08/05/2014 - 12:00pm
Newton Abbot Racecourse

With summer just around the corner, enjoy an afternoon of thrilling summer jumps racing at Newton Abbot Racecourse on Thursday 8th May.

Racing will start at 14:05, with gates opening at 12:05.

Tickets for the day can be purchased at until 5pm the day before the fixture. Tickets will be available at the gate upon arrival.

Don’t forget – children aged 16 and under and students with a valid photographic student ID / NUS card can enjoy free entry to all fixtures.

Profits soar for Newton Abbot engineering business

Authored by Newshound
Posted: Mon, 04/14/2014 - 4:39pm

Newton Abbot based Centek has been placed seventh in the 2014 Sunday Times BDO ‘Profit Track 100’, the influential survey which identifies UK private companies with the fastest growing profits.

It is the only company from Devon & Cornwall to feature in the Top 100 and one of only 26 manufacturing businesses to appear in this year’s survey which was published this week.

Centek are world leaders in designing and manufacturing bow spring centralisers which are used by the oil and gas industries in the drilling process to keep casing centred in holes before they are...

Enjoy an afternoon of racing at Newton Abbot Racecourse - Easter Saturday 19th April

Event Date: 
19/04/2014 - 12:15pm
Newton Abbot Racecourse

Join us at Newton Abbot Racecourse for our first weekend fixture this Easter Saturday and enjoy an exciting afternoon of summer jumps racing.

To celebrate, the first 200 children through the gates will be welcomed with a free chocolate Easter egg. The eggs will be given to the first children coming through the Pedestrian entrance or through the ticket office in the centre of the course for those coming by car.

The Family Enclosure returns for the first time this season with a bouncy castle, jousting and a big challenge assault course for the children to enjoy while parents...

Murray Volkswagen keeps animal charity on the move

A leading local motors business is helping keep a South Devon animal charity on the move by sponsoring a brand new car.

Murray Volkswagen, Newton Abbot, has presented a new Volkswagen up! to Animals in Distress, where it is set to cut a dash travelling between the charity’s 13 shops in towns including Bovey Tracey, Dawlish, Brixham and the newly opened Dartmouth shop.

Handing over the keys at the charity’s Ipplepen rescue centre were Kevin Murray, managing director of the Murray Group and David Lay, sales executive at the Newton Abbot Volkswagen dealership.


Ladies Night

Event Date: 
03/04/2014 - 6:00pm
Passage House Hotel

Why not enjoy an evening out with the girls, where you can have some food and drink, all in aid of a good cause.

The Passage Hotel in Newton Abbot is hosting its popular ladies night once again.

The event costs £10 and as well as offering a light buffet and refreshments it also boasts the oppurtunity for guests to see what Avon, Bliss Spa, Anna's Photography and My Clever Wardrobe have to offer.

All proceeds will go to the Cots for Tots appeal.

Email or call 01626 35515 to book.

Chefs prove there's naan better!

The winners of the Exeter and Teinbridge Curry Chef of the Year 2014 have been announced.

Bijumon Varghese, of the Curry Leaf, in North Street, Exeter, was crowned Exeter Curry Chef of the Year, while Top Swar, of Gurkha Chef, Newton Abbot, took the honours for Teinbridge.

The two chefs will now face a 'cook-off' at the Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink South at the end of April to find the overall winner.

Bijumon and Top were among nine of Exeter and Teignbridge's finest curry chefs battling it out at @34 Restaurant, Exeter College, today. For the...

Police seek brick attack witnesses

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 01/22/2014 - 2:00pm

Police in Newton Abbot are appealing for witnesses after a man was allegedly assaulted in the town on Tuesday 21 January. The assault happened on Powderham Road early in the afternoon, between around 1pm and 3pm. A man approached the 27-year-old victim and assaulted him with a brick. The victim suffered leg injuries as a result of the incident. The suspect is described as white, short and of stocky build. He was wearing an Adidas baseball cap, dark blue tracksuit bottoms, a light grey hoody and a short black jacket. Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to call police on 101 quoting...

Wedding Fair at Newton Abbot Race Course

Event Date: 
09/02/2014 - 11:00am
Newton Abbot Race Course

Devon Wedding Fairs are delighted to be showcasing some of the finest Wedding suppliers the region has to offer at their Newton Abbot Race Course Wedding Fair on Sunday 9th February.

Doors open at 11am until 3pm

Entry is free, and all brides will receive a complimentary goody bag with exclusive vouchers, offers and samples from exhibitors.

This event is must for all blushing brides and grooms to be!

Get your wedding inspiration here!

All enquiries:

Man dies after jumping into River to save dog

Authored by Huw Oxburgh
Posted: Wed, 12/25/2013 - 12:08pm

A 46-year-old man from Newton Abbot has died after attempting to rescue a dog from a fast-flowing river.

Police, along with the fire service and paramedics were called to the River Lemon in Newton Abbot after reports that a man was in the river.

The man jumped into the river to rescue his black labrodor dog who had jumped into the river and been swept away. A number of 999 calls were made by members of the public, around 11.15am, after the man appeared to have got into difficulty in the fast flowing water near to the Asda store.

The man was then swept away by the...

12-year-old girl critical but stable

Authored by Huw Oxburgh
Posted: Wed, 12/18/2013 - 11:57am

A 12-year-old girl has been taken to Frenchay hospital in Bristol after being hit by a car in Newton Abbot yesterday afternoon. (Tuesday 17 December).

The girl, a pupil at Newton Abbot College, is in a critical but stable condition with a head injury.

The car is thought to have collided with the girl on Highweek Street at around 3.30pm while she was walking back from school.

The collision was witnessed by passersby including school pupils and the school will offer support to the children who witnessed the collision.

The driver, a 69-year-old woman, from the...