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New bridge is instant hit with cyclists and walkers

Authored by Chalk and Ward PR
Posted: Sun, 03/10/2013 - 9:53pm

The recently completed Town Quay Bridge linking Newton Abbot and Kingsteignton is already proving popular.

Almost 3,000 cycling trips have been made over the bridge since it opened to the public just under a month ago, with 1,300 of those in the first week.

The bridge and the section of the Teign Estuary Trail were officially opened by Devon County Council Chairman Jerry Brook and Sustrans’ South West Regional Director Adrian Roper at a special ceremony today (Friday 8 March).

The route, with Town Quay Bridge as its centrepiece, has cost around £3 million in total....

Work on flagship dementia centre to start this summer

Authored by Chalk and Ward PR
Posted: Wed, 03/06/2013 - 11:07pm

Remodelling work will begin this summer on the first of the county’s dementia care Centres of Excellence in Newton Abbot.

Mapleton Care Home, on Ashburton Road, already provides care for people with dementia, but will be completely redeveloped over the next 18 months to meet local demand.

The plans have been finalised following open days held earlier in the year, which gave residents, their families, as well as staff and others, an opportunity to see how the proposed plans will transform their care home.

Mapleton will the first of up to ten Council homes to be...

New free monthly networking group in South Devon

Authored by Chalk and Ward PR
Posted: Tue, 03/05/2013 - 10:47pm

‘Business Biscotti’, an informal gathering with no restrictions, is free to join online and free to attend the meetings.

Jacqui Shaw, owner of Coralline Health and Steve Bulman of WBW Solicitors, are launching the new group to bring professionals from Newton About and the surrounding areas together to meet, to talk and network to build business relationships.

The philosophy of Business Biscotti is to network within neighbourhood communities, and to make a commitment to help other members, by offering advice, sharing tips and building strong meaningful business relationships...

FA Disability Cup Southern Section first round

Authored by Chalk and Ward PR
Posted: Thu, 02/28/2013 - 1:39am

FA Disability Cup Southern Section first round (Sunday 24 February) Exeter City Ability Counts 7 AFC Bournemouth Ability Counts 1 Exeter City’s Ability Counts team beat their counterparts from AFC Bournemouth by a 7-1 scoreline, to reach the Southern Section semi-final in the inaugural FA Disability Cup. The Grecians are now due to face Plymouth Argyle’s representative side on Sunday 24 March. The tie against AFC Bournemouth was played at the Coach Road ground at Devon County FA headquarters, in Newton Abbot. There are a total of 16 teams in this year’s tournament, and the final will be...

Police search for missing Newton Abbot man

Authored by Chalk and Ward PR
Posted: Sun, 02/10/2013 - 11:47pm

Update: Stephen Walker has been found safe and well.

Devon & Cornwall Police are trying to locate the whereabouts of Stephen Walker, aged 49, who was last seen on Fisher Road, Newton Abbot at around 2pm on 9th February 2013.

Stephen is desribed as a white male of stocky build and approximately five feet ten inches tall. He has brown/black-coloured hair that is starting to turn grey. He is thought to be wearing jeans, a navy T-shirt, a green/blue tweed coat and green wellington boots.

Anyone who has information about his whereabouts should ring police using...

Plans revealed for Devon’s dementia care Centres of Excellence

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 01/16/2013 - 1:32pm

Families of residents at a Devon care home have welcomed new plans to tranform the home into a new dementia care Centre of Excellence.

Plans for the first two of Devon County Council's Centres of Excellence, at Mapleton in Newton Abbot and Woodland Vale in Torrington, go on show this week.

Open days at the homes are giving residents, their families, as well as staff and others, the first opportunity to see the plans.

They are the first of up to ten Council homes to be redeveloped over three years in their £11.2 million improvement programme.

The Council...

Exeter City ladies in FA Cup action against Swindon

Authored by Marc Astley
Posted: Sat, 12/29/2012 - 9:31am

Exeter City Ladies will play their FA Women’s Cup second round tie against Swindon Town Ladies at the Devon County FA Headquarters in Newton Abbot, on January 6th (kick-off 1pm).

The Ladies have overcome Forest of Dean and Brislington to get to this stage. Victory over the Robins would put them in the third round for the first time in their history, where they could potentially draw a team from the Premier League National division.

Swindon, meanwhile, defeated Poole and Chichester to reach the second round. Both sides play in the South West Combination – the Robins...

Slight train delays but services now running

Authored by Chalk and Ward PR
Posted: Fri, 12/14/2012 - 9:40am

Update: The trains going are getting back to normal after earlier heavy rains. Trains are now running between Newton Abbot and Exeter St Davids, but slight delays may still be possible.

National Rail are reporting that poor weather conditions are causing disruption in the Dawlish area.

Because of this, there are no trains between Newton Abbot and Exeter St Davids. This will continue until further notice.

Ticket Acceptance:

  • First Great Western and CrossCountry passengers may use each others services on all reasonable routes until further
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The dogs are back in town!

Authored by Glen King PR
Posted: Thu, 12/13/2012 - 3:13pm

Two of the famous Radley Scottie dogs make a guest appearance at leading department store, Austins of Newton Abbot as part of their UK tour to promote the popular and highly collectable Radley accessories range.

Over 100 shoppers flocked to the store to meet the celebrity canines and receive treats of festive cupcakes and bubbles. Visitors also had the chance to receive a limited edition Radley Christmas gift when making purchases of £100 or more on the day in-store.

The high-quality London designed Radley range which includes bags and purses was originally launched in 1998...

First Great Western: only travel if your journey is essential

Authored by Chalk and Ward PR
Posted: Thu, 11/29/2012 - 9:07am
First Great Western is reporting severe problems on its West of England service and saying people should only travel if your journey is absolutely necessary.
  • Train services in Devon and Cornwall are subject to significant delays and last minute cancellations. Please do not attempt to travel by train unless your journey is absolutely necessary.
  • A landslip between Teignmouth and Dawlish has closed the railway. Trains cannot run between Exeter St Davids and Newton Abbot. Bus services will run to intermediate stations, however road conditions mean these services will be very
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