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Devon artist to exhibit in prestigious art show

Washington Green, the UK’s leading fine art publishers, has announced the launch of its ‘Summer Exhibition 2016’.

Now in its third year, the month-long exhibition will take place from Saturday 30th July – Sunday 28th August at Castle Fine Art in Birmingham’s International Convention Centre. The exhibition will feature work from 16 contemporary artists who were chosen to feature in the show following a call for innovative visual artists to submit their work to a panel of art reviewers. The shortlisted submissions have now been brought together into one beautifully curated display of...

Police seek witnesses to Newton Abbot assault

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 07/26/2016 - 8:17pm

Police are seeking witnesses to an assault that happened at the taxi rank near Lloyds bank, Newton Abbot on Wednesday 4th May 2016 at around 6.20pm.

A man was assaulted, and police believe these two men may be able to help them with their enquiries into the incident.

If you recognise them, or recall seeing them and where they were going at around the time of the assault, police would be very keen to hear from you.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or who has any information is asked to contact the police at or by calling 101 quoting police crime...

Hydraulics company on the move despite Brexit

The UK has become a hotbed of uncertainty over the last month since the majority of the public voted to leave the European Union.

Multiple questions are flying around from all avenues of UK life which are all trying to ascertain how this big political decision will affect everyone’s day to day business and personal lives.

Unfazed by the current political climate are Hydraulics & Pneumatics company Derek Lane & Co who are on the move to a bigger and better building; leaving their Exeter home of over 35 years in favour of a better suited premises a few miles along the...

Glas-Denbury family friendly music festival

Event Date: 
15/07/2016 - 5:30pm to 16/07/2016 - 8:00pm
Fairfield Farm, Danbury, near Newton Abbot TQ12 6DQ

Music lovers who missed out on Glastonbury can still get tickets for Devon’s family friendly Glas-denbury festival, which offers two days of great entertainment from local bands and headliners from all over the country.

The event is open from 5.30pm on 15 July and from 9.30am on 16 July.

Tickets are priced from £25 per adult and teen and £1 for children under 12. The event takes place at Fairfield Farm, Newton Abbott and offers free parking.

A platform for local artists and bands, the festival also brings in headliners, this year’s line up includes: Dr & The...

Police continue to investigate baby's death

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 06/24/2016 - 3:48pm

Devon and Cornwall police are continuing to investigating the death on an 8-month-old boy in Brownhills Road, Newton Abbot on 15th June.

Post mortem and toxicology reports have not identified a cause of death and therefore the death remains unexplained.

A 27-year-old man was questioned and bailed in connection with this matter. We can confirm that in light of the post mortem and toxicology reports, his bail has now been cancelled and no further policing action will be taken against him at this time.

Further examinations are currently taking place and we await these...

Appeal after man assaulted at taxi rank

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 06/23/2016 - 5:44pm

Police investigating an assault on a man at a taxi rank in Newton Abbot and are appealing for information.

Three men approached the victim on Queen Street, near Lloyds Bank, on Wednesday 4 May 2016 at around 6.30pm.

The 41-year-old local man was punched to the ground and the men continued to attack him.

The suspects stole a pair of sunglasses and some clothing from the victim that he had just purchased, and then ran off in the direction of Lloyds Bank.

The victim suffered chest and facial injuries as a result and he received treatment at Torbay Hospital....

Man arrested after death of baby released

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 06/17/2016 - 10:48am

A 27-year-old man has been released on police bail following the death of a baby boy in Newton Abbot.

Police said the man has been released until early August pending enquiries.

The circumstances of the child’s death continue to be investigated and are being viewed as unexplained rather than suspicious.

Police were informed of the death of the eight-month-old boy by ambulance staff on Wednesday morning (15 June).

Police investigating after death of 8-month-old baby

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 06/15/2016 - 4:02pm

Devon and Cornwall police are investigating the death on an 8-month-old boy in Brownhills Road, Newton Abbot.

A spokesperson for Devon & Cornwall Police said: "Officers were called by the ambulance just after 10.30am this morning (15th June) informing us of the death.

"Police and scenes of crime officers have attended the house to undertake initial investigations and we are currently treating the death as unexplained.

"A 27-year-old man is in police custody in connection with this matter and awaits questioning."

Sales boost for M.J. Baker

Leading independent wholesaler M.J. Baker Foodservice completed record-breaking sales at its annual foodservice trade show. The Newton Abbot-based firm, which runs the biggest foodservice event in the West Country, concluded deals worth more than £600,000 at the event at Newton Abbot Racecourse. More than 700 foodservice professionals, including leading independent food manufacturers from across Devon, Cornwall, Bristol and Somerset, and some of the UK’s leading suppliers, attended the show, which smashed the £500,000 sales mark set in 2015. The trade show, which was free to visit,...

Woman seriously injured in Devon collision

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Posted: Wed, 06/08/2016 - 3:17pm

Police are appealing for witnesses after a female pedestrian carrying a child was seriously injured following a collision with a car in Newton Poppleford, near Sidmouth.

A 61-year-old woman, from Otterton, was walking along School Lane, carrying a three-year-old girl, when she was involved in a collision with a silver Vauxhall Zafira. The collision happened at around 8.55am on Tuesday 7 June, outside Newton Poppleford primary school.

The woman was taken by air ambulance to Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, with serious and life-threatening head injuries. Her condition is...