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First Great Western: only travel if your journey is essential

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
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South West schools to take part in UK engineering challenge

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
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£1.1 million pedestrian bridge nears completion

Authored by Marc Astley
Posted: Fri, 11/02/2012 - 11:37am

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.

Councillor Stuart...

No 10 adviser to help with Council’s Centres of Excellence

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.

Ian Sherriff and research colleagues from Plymouth University have been appointed by the Council to help make sure that their new Centres of Excellence not only provide first-rate care to people staying as residents, but also that they support the great many people living with dementia in their surrounding communities, and their carers....

McCoy takes a double at Newton before Ladies Day

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 Handicap Hurdle.


Romeo and Juliet comes to Bradley

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.

The company’s founder and Creative Producer Mark Puddle said: ‘Romeo and Juliet is the play that people always want to see. Its eternal themes of love, honour and revenge still resonate with modern audiences....

The race is on - Newton Abbot for Sport Relief 2014!

It’s time to dig out that running kit or walk your way to the finish line! Sport Relief is here again and Teignbridge District Council, with Stover School, is urging everyone to get involved.

On Sunday 23rd March the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile will be setting off from Stover School, Newton Abbot, at 12.30pm with hundreds of locals getting on their marks, set and go for Sport Relief.

Super sprinters, willing walkers, and even the little ones, will all feel at home with a choice of one, three, six miles or a family focussed ‘buggy mile’ but even if people don’t fancy...

Appeal for missing woman from Newton Abbot

Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing Devon woman and are appealing for the public’s help in finding her.

Martine Blair, 35, from Newton Abbot, was last seen at around 3.20pm on Friday 28 February in the Derriford area of Plymouth.

She is believed to be in the Paignton area and is described as white, 5ft, with brown shoulder-length hair, blue eyes and of slight build.

She was last seen wearing a leopard print fur coat, green top, blue jeans and was carrying a beige bag.

PC Emma Pack, Neighbourhood Beat Manager for Newton...

Appeal for information after theft at Newton Abbot ASDA

Authored by Marc Astley
Posted: Sun, 10/07/2012 - 11:41pm

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.

New South Devon University Technical College bid out for public consultation

A proposal for a new University Technical College (UTC), based in Newton Abbot, focusing on the Engineering, Water and Environmental sectors is out for public consultation during October.

University Technical Colleges are a new concept in education. UTCs will be equipped to the highest standards to provide top quality, technically-orientated courses. Starting at the age of 14, students will study technical subjects alongside the core GCSE subjects of English, Mathematics, Science and IT, integrating academic requirements with practical learning. The South Devon UTC will have places...