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Police appeal nationally after medieval panels stolen from Devon church

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...

Travel Devon roadshows helping tackle congestion

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 08/12/2013 - 11:59am

More than 3,000 people in Devon have so far been helped with advice and support from Travel Devon Roadshows.

More than 120 of the free roadshows, organised by Devon County Council, have been held in Exeter, Exmouth, Newton Abbot and Totnes in the past 15 months.

The Travel Devon roadshows are one of the projects developed through Devon County Council’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund which aims to support jobs and businesses by tackling congestion and promoting greater use of sustainable travel.

The free roadshows enable staff to speak to Travel Advisors about...

Good Samaritan assaulted, Newton Abbot

Police are seeking witnesses after a Good Samaritan was assaulted after going to help a woman in trouble in Newton Abbot. The 25-year-old man went to the aid of a woman who was having a heated argument with a man in Forde Park. But when he intervened the other man became aggressive and struck him across the forearm several times with a metal object, possibly a knife. The victim, from Newton Abbot, sustained scratches to his arm but defended himself and the offender fell to the ground. Police are now appealing for information about the assault which happened on Thursday 1 August between 10....

Green Flag success for top quality green spaces in Teignbridge

Teignbridge has once again scored a hat trick in the prestigious Green Flag Award scheme.

The top quality trio, Decoy Country Park and Courtenay Park, Newton Abbot, and The Den, Teignmouth, have picked up the prestigious accolade, confirming them as among the best parks and open spaces in Britain.

The Green Flag is seen as the national benchmark for quality parks, and to win an award a place must perform well against eight set criteria:

• A welcoming place • Healthy, safe and secure • Clean and well maintained • Sustainability • Conservation and heritage • Community...

Volunteers thanked for Stover Country Park Green Flag success

Stover Country Park, near Newton Abbot, has held a special thank you barbecue for its volunteers to celebrate ten years of receiving the Green Flag Award.

Volunteers work hard throughout the year alongside the Country Park Rangers and contribute over 6,000 man hours per year to help maintain the park, its habitats and wildlife.

The 114 acre site, which is owned and managed by Devon County Council, has made it a decade of achieving the prestigious status after retaining it for 2013/14.

The annual award, handed out by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy,...

Missing teenager from Newton Abbot area found safe and well

Update 9 July: Charleigh has been found safe and well in the Bristol area. The Police thanked the media for their help in locating her.

First published 8 July: Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 15-year-old girl from the Newton Abbot area. Charleigh Bindon has been missing since Friday 28 June. Charleigh is described as white, 5ft 4in, of slim build and with long dark hair with light brown hair extensions. At the time of going missing she was wearing dark leggings, an indigo strappy top and a white cardigan. Charleigh also uses the surname ‘Robson’. She...

Newton Abbot builder cons elderly woman out of almost £120k

A cowboy builder from Newton Abbot has pleaded guilty to unfair trading and fraud offences following an investigation by Devon and Somerset Trading Standards Service.

Exeter Crown Court heard today how Jonathon Mills of Heathfield Newton Abbot (6 May 1967) cheated an elderly Devon resident out of nearly £120k by overcharging her for various building works at her property, including some work which was also unnecessary.

Devon County Council launched the investigation, supported by Devon and Cornwall Police and the Regional Trading Standards Scambuster Team, following...

Get creative with Devon Libraries

Libraries across Devon are encouraging residents to ‘think differently’ this month as part of a project to inspire creativity.

A series of events and activities associated with experiment, discovery, play, learning and reflection will be held throughout June aimed getting people to try something new.

Designed for those of all ages, they include activities such as learning to use a smart phone, creating treasures at a free play table, cake decorating, knitting and discovering how e-book readers work.

Councillor Roger Croad, Devon County Council’s Cabinet Member for...

Stover School feels the heat

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 05/10/2013 - 11:01am

A Newton Abbot school has become more environmentally friendly with the installation of a school biomass boiler heating system, supported by Lloyds TSB Commercial Banking.

Stover School, founded in 1932, is an independent co-educational day and boarding school teaching three to 18-year-olds. The school incorporates historic buildings that were part of the original Stover Estate as well as a modern building added by the school more recently. The school is set in 64 acres of parkland.

The ever increasing cost of energy led the school to convert to green technology and biomass...

Pedestrian taken to hospital after road traffic collision in Newton Abbot

A pedestrian has been taken to hospital with a head injury following a road traffic collision in Newton Abbot this lunchtime (Wednesday 1 May 2013).

The collision took place at around 1.35pm by Sainsbury’s, close to the Penn Inn roundabout, and involved the male pedestrian and a car.

Police confirm that a man in his 60s has been taken to hospital with a head injury.

No further details are known at present.