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Police investigate suspected drug-related death of two Devon teenagers

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sat, 12/09/2017 - 5:57pm

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of two Devon teenagers in Plymouth.

Police were informed by ambulance at around 1.40am on Saturday 9 December of two men unconscious at Pryzm nightclub in Plymouth.

Two 19-year-old men, one from Okehampton and one from Newton Abbot were taken to Derriford Hospital where they both later died.

Next of kin have been informed, but formal ID for the pair has yet to have taken place.

An 18-year-old man is currently in police custody and awaits questioning in relation to this matter.


Thumbs up for Market Walk revamp

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 09/25/2017 - 6:06pm

Full Council today approved a major investment package for Market Walk Shopping Centre, Newton Abbot.

Councillors unanimously supported the £2million upgrade scheme which will modernise the centre and create an open airy and spacious place to visit and shop. The proposals are the beginning of a series of immediate improvements to brighten the look and feel of Market Walk with further works phased over the next 2-3 years.

The redesign will involve re-cladding shop units, removing concrete canopies and replacing with a larger glazed canopy, installing more benches and bins in...

New heritage posts speak of Newton Abbot’s history

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 08/31/2017 - 4:07pm

Visitors to Newton Abbot can now listen and learn about significant events in the town’s history through new, energy efficient heritage posts.

Positioned by places of historical interest at St. Leonards Tower, one of Newton Abbot’s most recognisable landmarks, Passmore Edwards Library and Courtenay Park, opposite the town’s railway station, the three heritage posts came about through a partnership between Teignbridge District Council, Newton Abbot Town Council and Newton Abbot Museum.

A first of their kind for Teignbridge, the posts are operated by selecting one of a total...

Make a date with St Austell Brewery Ladies’ Day

Authored by ActuateMarketing
Posted: Fri, 08/11/2017 - 3:16pm

The social event of the year is nearly upon us with just days to go until the excitement and glamour of St Austell Brewery Ladies’ Day returns once again to Newton Abbot Racecourse.

This year Ladies’ Day will take place on Tuesday 22 August.

The action begins at 17.30 with the first race, the Babbacombe Scaffolding 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle getting the event off to a flying start.

Tickets are still available for the Paddock and Course enclosures, available online or directly from the racecourse office in advance.

Tickets will also be available at the...

Family pays tribute to Devon teenager who died after after taking drugs

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 07/24/2017 - 3:57pm

The family of Leah Kerry, the 15-year-old girl who died in a drug related death in Newton Abbot on the 15th July, have paid a touching tribute to their daughter.

“The sudden and tragic passing of our beautiful Leah has been the most painful experience that we have all ever had to endure.

"Leah was a kind and loving daughter, sister, niece, cousin, grand-daughter and great grand-daughter her loss has had a profound impact especially on her parents, aunts and uncles, cousins, grand-parents and her younger brother who is struggling to adjust to a future without his big sister...

Behind the scenes tour and children's entertainment at Newton Abbot Racecourse Family Day

Authored by ActuateMarketing
Posted: Wed, 07/19/2017 - 10:19am

With the school holidays fast-approaching, Newton Abbot Racecourse will be celebrating the start of summer with an extra-special treat for racing lovers at their Family Fun Raceday on Sunday 23 July.

Alongside seven thrilling summer jumps races to entertain racing fans, the racecourse will be offering a rare chance to see behind the scenes on a raceday with their free behind the scenes tour.

Those lucky enough to secure a place on the free tour will be able to: visit the weighing room and learn more about what happens pre and post racing from the Clerk of the Scales, walk...

15-year-old Devon girl dies after taking unknown substance

Authored by George Dawson
Posted: Sat, 07/15/2017 - 11:11am

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a Devon teenager in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Police were informed by an ambulance crew at around 4:50am on Saturday 15th July that they had taken a 15-year-old girl to Torbay District Hospital who was unconscious after taking an unknown substance.

Police attended both the hospital and Bakers Park in Newton Abbot which was where the teenager in question was located. Sadly, the girl later died at hospital. Her next of kin have been informed and police are supporting the family.

A second...

UB40 star Robin Campbell looks forward to a return to Devon with the legendary reggae band

Authored by ActuateMarketing
Posted: Sat, 07/08/2017 - 9:42am

UB40 star Robin Campbell is ready to get the party started as the iconic reggae band head to Devon to perform live at Newton Abbot Racecourse’s Sounds of the Summer concert.

For the renowned guitarist it’s a welcome return to South Devon, where UB40 will head a sensational line-up that includes pop band All Saints, Fine Young Cannibals (FYC) and eighties rock/pop band China Crisis on Sunday 16 July.

Robin is expecting a thumping atmosphere at the racecourse, as loyal fans of the Brummie superstars turn out alongside first-timers to party to UB40’s unique sound. “It’s a...

Friday Feeling Raceday

Event Date: 
22/09/2017 - 12:15pm to 5:15pm
Newton Abbot Racecourse

The weekend starts here! Join us for an afternoon of Summer Jumps racing in the beautiful South West.

NEW for 2017: Check out our two new Fizz Friday ticket packages at just £30pp which include Paddock entry, fizz or a refreshing drink, a tasty treat and a racecard. These packages are only available via our online ticket store until 5pm on Thursday 21 September.

Alternatively, Paddock Enclosure tickets are on sale now priced at £19 per person or £12 for Course Enclosure tickets. Children aged 16 and under, plus students with a valid photographic ID go FREE. Gates open at 12...

2 for 1 Paddock Entry - Mon 11 Sept

Event Date: 
11/09/2017 - 12:15pm to 5:15pm
Newton Abbot Racecourse

Come racing and save. Enjoy two Paddock Enclosure tickets for the price of one on Monday 11 September when you book by 5pm on Monday 4 September.

Missed the deadline? Tickets will still be available after this date at the full price of £19 per Paddock Enclosure ticket or £12 for Course Enclosure.

Gates open at 12.15 ahead of the first race at 14.15. The last race of the day will take place at 17.15.

Please note times are subject to change so please be sure to check the website for updates.

To find out more information and to buy tickets, visit www....