newton Abbot

Growing concerns for missing man on crutches

Authored by Huw Oxburgh
Posted: Fri, 11/29/2013 - 11:13am

There are growing concerns for Stuart Glanville who has been missing for nearly two weeks.

Stuart, 50, was last seen outside of the Spar shop in Heathfield on Sunday 17 November. When he was last seen Stuart was wearing a backpack, coat and trousers. He also wears a leg brace on his right leg and walks with the aid of two crutches. Stuart is regarded as a vulnerble adult.

If anyone has seen Stuart or has any information regarding his current whereabouts then please contact the police on 101 quoting police reference 523 281113.

The Super Spooky Haunted Hallowe'en Treasure Hunt

Event Date: 
28/10/2013 - 9:00am to 01/11/2013 - 5:00pm
Hannah’s, Seal-Hayne, Newton Abbot

Your little monsters won't want to miss Hannah’s Hallowe’en-themed treasure hunt packed with fun tricks and delicious treats.

Why not encourage them to dress in something suitably spooky ready for some fiendish fun solving the riddles and clues, it'll be a scream!

Pick up your clue sheet from Hannah's Gift Shop, £2 per child including a delicious treat.

Open 9am-5pm, £18 family ticket, £5 per adult.

Do you recognise this man and woman?

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 10/22/2013 - 2:50pm

Update 24 October: Police confirmed today that they are no longer searching for the individuals in the photo as the suspects have been identified.

22 October: Police need help in identifying a man and woman following a theft from a supermarket in Newton Abbot.

On 6 October 2013 shortly before 3.30pm a customer requested £50 cash back from one of the self service checkouts at the Asda store in Highweek Street.

The customer picked up his shopping and walked away forgetting the cash. When he returned shortly afterwards the cash had been taken.

Police would like...

New rapid response vehicles to tackle large-scale fuel and chemical spills

Authored by Huw Oxburgh
Posted: Fri, 10/18/2013 - 3:07pm

Devon will be getting its first specialised pollution protection vehicle next week (22 October). The vehicle, known as an Environmental Protection Unit (EPU), is specially equipped to handle a number of environmental emergencies such as fuel and chemical spills. It is the first of four Mercedes Sprinter vehicles to be unveiled by Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue service and The Environment Agency. The vehicles are part of a national project to supply fire and rescue services with the equipment necessary to protect the UK from large-scale pollution incidents. The Environmental Agency’s...

More people choosing to do other things leads to review of Council day services

Authored by Chalk and Ward PR
Posted: Wed, 10/02/2013 - 4:01pm

More people with care needs are choosing to use money allocated to them by the Council, through personal budgets, to pursue hobbies and interests or access local activities, groups and clubs than attend Council-run day centres.

The numbers of people accessing day centres in Devon have fallen by nearly 66% since 2005. Some of the Council’s day centres now have just a small number of attendees, and service users and carers are telling the Council that it needs to modernise.

Members of Devon County Council's Cabinet will propose at its meeting next week (Wednesday 9 October)...

Appeal after horse dies in fire

Authored by George Dawson
Posted: Sat, 08/31/2013 - 8:11am

Police are appealing for information following a large barn fire near Newton Abbot. The incident took place at around 10.30pm on Thursday at Rydon Farm, East Ogwell. The barn was an equestrian livery yard which housed 35 horses. One horse died during the fire, whilst three others were rescued by the Fire Service. Police are making enquiries into the cause of the fire. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Police on 101, quoting reference JN/13/2453.

Devon woman charged with murder

Authored by George Dawson
Posted: Thu, 08/29/2013 - 7:44am

A 33 year old woman, Teresa Rylands, has been charged with the murder of a Neil Mitchell, a 48 year old man. This is in connection with an incident at an address in Newton Abbot on the 13th August 2013. She has been remanded in police custody and will appear at Torbay Magistrates Court in the morning, on the 29th August 2013.

Free railway-themed fun at the Passmore Edwards Centre

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 08/21/2013 - 9:39am

It’s full steam ahead at Devon County Council’s Passmore Edwards Centre in Newton Abbot, with free fun workshops for children and young people.

The events will take place throughout the summer and into the autumn term, and are part of a project to improve access to the Railway Studies Collection.

The project is being funded by a grant of £49,600 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

Free creative workshops for 7-11 year olds, exploring the theme of railways and trains are being run by artist and illustrator Cara Roxanne. The next session is on Monday 9 September...

Cheese and Onion Fayre

Event Date: 
04/09/2013 - 9:00am
Newton Abbot

Traditional food fayre situated in the town centre.

Many food stalls to tickle your taste buds as well as craft demonstrations, Birds of Prey and live music.


Police appeal nationally after medieval panels stolen from Devon church

Authored by Chalk and Ward PR
Posted: Tue, 08/13/2013 - 9:02pm

Police investigating the theft of two mid-15th century medieval panels from a Devon church are appealing for information nationally. Police believe the panels (pictured) were taken from The Holy Trinity Church in Torbryan, Newton Abbot sometime between Friday 2 August and Friday 9 August. A third panel was also damaged. According to the Churches Conservation Trust the Torbryan screen is one of the most important examples of its kind in the country and is of national interest. The concern is that the panels could be resold and even exported internationally. Even though some of the panels...