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Countdown to exciting season of racing at Newton Abbot

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 03/29/2017 - 10:09pm

With just days to go until a thrilling new season of racing returns to Newton Abbot Racecourse, finishing touches are being made following a major winter improvement programme.

The summer jump season opener on Tuesday April 4 will signal the start of an exciting 18 fixture programme of racing and special events at the newly-improved course in South Devon.

Once again the racecourse will be celebrating summer with a major music concert. Sounds of the Summer, on Sunday July 16, will feature an amazing array of pop acts including reggae royalty UB40 and special guests All...

Season Opener at Newton Abbot Racecourse – Tuesday 4th April 2017

Event Date: 
04/04/2017 - 12:15pm
Newton Abbot Racecourse

The wait is over – join us at Newton Abbot Racecourse as we start another thrilling season of summer jumps racing on Tuesday 4th April 2017.

The first of 18 fixtures, celebrate our Season Opener with friends, family or colleagues – tickets are available now priced at £19 for the Paddock Enclosure and £12 for the Course Enclosure.

Enjoy a day at the races for less - Group discounts are available when booked in advance.

Children aged 16 and under plus students with a valid photographic student ID / NUS go free to every fixture. Racing starts at 14:20 and gates open at...

Fine Young Cannibals announced for Sounds of the Summer Festival

Chart-topping eighties band Fine Young Cannibals will complete the star-studded line-up of acts performing at this year’s Sounds of the Summer festival at Newton Abbot Racecourse.

The band, whose hits include She Drives Me Crazy and Good Thing, was today revealed as the final act confirmed for the live music spectacular, which takes place on Sunday 16 July.

FYC will join an incredible line-up that includes reggae royalty UB40, nineties pop group All Saints and eighties rock/pop band China Crisis.

Fine Young Cannibals were one of the biggest bands of the 1980s and...

UB40 to headline Sounds of the Summer

Newton Abbot Racecourse is fast becoming one of the South West’s leading music venues with the announcement of its next annual music festival, Sounds of the Summer, which will take place this July.

On Sunday 16 July the racecourse will host UK reggae royalty, UB40, as they treat the crowd to some of the best known and loved hits of the 1980s including Red Red Wine, Rat in Mi Kitchen, One in Ten, Cherry Oh Baby, King and Food for Thought. The band, which hails originally from Birmingham, has achieved major chart success with over 50 of their singles appearing in the UK charts alone...

UB40 to headline Sounds of the Summer at Newton Abbot Racecourse – Sunday 16 July

Event Date: 
16/07/2017 - 4:00pm
Newton Abbot Racecourse

Reggae royalty UB40 will be headlining Sounds of the Summer at Newton Abbot Racecourse on Sunday 16 July.

See Duncan Campbell, Robin Campbell, Norman Hassan, Brian Travers, Earl Falconer and James Brown perform some of their greatest hits live on the night. They will be also joined by some very special guests, to be announced soon.

Enjoy a jam-packed evening filled with hit-after-hit of live music in the South Devon countryside. Tickets on sale now Early Bird Adult Admission (Available until 31 March): Buy today and save!

Tickets just £27.75 inclusive of booking...

Lemonfest announce first wave of acts for 2017

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sun, 02/05/2017 - 7:13am

Now taking place across two-days for the first time ever, Lemonfest returns to Newton Abbot Racecourse on 9th-10th June for it’s 8th year.

The fiercely independent festival has a rapidly growing reputation, and remains 100% self funded by the two founders - who are childhood friends. An eclectic mix of entertainment is split across 6 stages, whilst an array of bars and food stalls sell irresistible local produce from around the Westcountry.

The globally acclaimed part indie, part punk New York band We Are Scientists will joint headline on the Saturday night - bringing their...

Festive surprise for Newton Abbot Market shopper

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Posted: Sat, 12/24/2016 - 9:19am

A trip to Newton Abbot’s markets turned into a Christmas surprise for one lucky Teignbridge resident.

Mr Roger Lloyd from Kingskerswell was drawn as the winner of a £100 Christmas hamper packed full of festive goodies supplied by Bakers the Butcher, The Market Deli and Home Bake - from Newton Abbot's Indoor Market. A popular annual event on the market calendar, the competition saw market shoppers completing an entry form for a chance to win the fantastic festive prize.

Earlier this year Teignbridge District Council, which is responsible for running Newton Abbot's range of...

Devon nature reserve needs your vote

A new Devon nature reserve on a former spoil heap is in the running to receive funding in a national competition. But the funding from the Aviva Community Fund is awarded to projects that win the most public votes. So the charity Devon Wildlife Trust is encouraging people to vote to help the wildlife at its new Teigngrace Meadow nature reserve. The nature reserve, right next to the A38, between Newton Abbot and Bovey Tracey, offers spectacular views of nearby Dartmoor from its summit. These slopes were originally formed from the spoil from clay workings in the Bovey Basin. Now they are...

Newton Abbot suspicious device 'not viable'

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Posted: Sat, 10/22/2016 - 9:07pm

Police have confirmed that following initial investigations the device found at a property in Newton Abbot is not viable.

A 200 metre cordon put in place around the address in Tudor Road has now been lifted.

Residents evacuated from nearby properties have been allowed to return to their homes.

In a statement, Devon and Cornwall Police said: "We can confirm that following initial investigations, the device found at Tudor Road, Newton Abbot, is not viable.

"Therefore, the cordon will be lifted and residents from the evacuated properties will be allowed to...

Suspicious device found in Newton Abbot

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Posted: Sat, 10/22/2016 - 3:40pm

Residents have been evacuated and a road has been cordoned off after a 'suspicious device' was found at a property in Newton Abbot this afternoon (Saturday 22 October).

Tudor Street has been completely closed off and a 200 metre cordon is in place around the site.

The A381 East Street has also been closed between King Street and Powderham Road.

In a statement, police said: “On Saturday, 22 October, officers from the Metropolitan Police attended an address in Tudor Road, Newton Abbott.

“Whilst there, officers found an item they deemed suspicious. The address...