Students from schools in the South West will become real-life engineers for a day when they research, design and build solutions to real engineering problems.
On Tuesday 20th November, John Bentley School (Calne) will host a Faraday Challenge Day. Teams from St Johns Marlborough (Marlborough), Abbeyfield School (Chippenham), Sheldon School (Chippenham), The Springfields Academy (Calne) and The Clarendon College (Trowbridge), will also take part.
On Wednesday 21st November, teams from Chilton Trinity School (Bridgwater) will take part in a Faraday Challenge Day.
The last section of the £1.1 million Town Quay Bridge, linking Newton Abbot and Kingsteignton, was lifted into place this week.
The new 90-metre long steel cable-stay bridge is being developed by Devon County Council and charity Sustrans, as part of the charity’s work in developing new everyday walking and cycling links in communities across the UK, with funding from the Big Lottery.
Finishing works are continuing on the bridge, and parapets incorporating lighting, are still to be installed. Approaches for the cycle way are also to be completed.
A member of the Prime Minister’s ‘champion’ group on Dementia Friendly Communities is to help and advise Devon County Council on how their new multi-million pound dementia care Centres of Excellence should be run, it has been announced.
Next Tuesday sees the social highlight of the season at Newton Abbot with the popular St Austell Brewery, Ladies’ Day, mixing fashion with an evening of summer jumps racing.
The racing action starts at 6.00pm with the Triton Galleries Maiden Hurdle over two miles and six furlongs and the curtain comes down with the Welcome Back Again Sean Dooner Lady Amateur Riders´ Handicap Hurdle at 8.45pm.
The two most valuable races of the evening are the St Austell Brewery Novices´ Chase over an extended two miles and five furlongs and the teamremovals.com Handicap Hurdle.
On 6 August, 6.30-9pm, The Lord Chamberlain’s Men will present their 10th Anniversary production of Romeo and Juliet at Bradley, near Newton Abbot.
For 400 years the tale of Shakespeare’s ‘star-cross’d lovers’ has gripped audiences with its perfect blend of passion, excitement and heart-stopping thrills including of course the most famous balcony scene of all time.
Police in Newton Abbot have released an image of a man they would like to identify in connection with a theft at a supermarket in the town.
The incident took place at around 1400 hours on Saturday, 15 September 2012 at the ASDA store on Highweek Street.
A man used the self-scan till, voided the transaction and left the supermarket without paying for the goods worth around £42.
Anyone who may have information regarding the man featured in the image is asked to contact the Police on 101 quoting reference JN/12/2562.