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Have your say about a Neighbourhood Plan for Denbury and Torbryan

Denbury and Torbryan Parish Council have submitted an application for their whole parish to be designated as a Neighbourhood Area with a view to producing a Neighbourhood Plan.

Local people who live and work in and around Denbury and Torbryan are being invited to comment on the application to create a Neighbourhood Plan for Denbury and Torbryan. The consultation runs for four weeks from Wednesday 18th May 2016 until 4.30pm Friday 17th June 2016. A Neighbourhood Plan is a community-led process for guiding the future development, regeneration and conservation of an area and is about...

Rogue traders plead guilty to fraud

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 05/18/2016 - 5:04pm

Two rogue traders have pleaded guilty to fraud at Newton Abbot Magistrates Court following an investigation by Devon and Somerset Trading Standards.

Bryan Ferren, aged 38 and Kevin Hogg aged 41, both of Clifton Court, Clifton Road, Paignton, admitted to conning over £70,000 out of 17 elderly Devon residents over a 13 month period.

The court heard how, between November 2012 and December 2013, the pair cold called properties across the county pressuring their vulnerable victims in to driveway repair and resurfacing work.

Trading as Unique Drives & Coatings, they...

Tanya builds homes and career with Barratt

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 05/12/2016 - 10:38am

Barratt Homes’ latest management trainee is citing valuable experience gained working within the industry’s production administration as the key to her success.

Tanya Overton-Summers began her promising career almost by accident - when taking on the role of receptionist within a housebuilding company at the age of 20, Barratt’s new trainee assistant site manager quickly showed her potential.

“From being a receptionist with another builder, I moved into the role of production administrator - which involved a whole range of construction-related activities, including health...

New era dawns for Devon-based lodge manufacturer

After a successful 33 years at the helm of the country’s leading luxury park home and lodge manufacturer, Pathfinder Homes, managing director Mike Wills and fellow company director Martin Hember have announced plans to hang up their crowns and take a step back, making way for successor’s Bruce Macdonald & John Hoyle.

Mike and director Martin have decided to break into retirement slowly and whilst still assist the new heads, enjoy a well-deserved break.

Mike said: “I am proud of Pathfinder Homes, as a manufacturer, as a business and as a community. From humble beginnings...

Man jailed for child sex offences

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 05/05/2016 - 2:40pm

A man from Newton Abbot has been sentenced to eight and a half years in prison at Exeter Crown Court today [Thursday 5 May 2016] for child sex offences.

Nigel Robin Smith, 40, of Queensway, Newton Abbot, was arrested in September 2015 and charged with number of offences of sexual activity with two young girls who were aged between 12 and 14 at the time of the abuse.

Smith (pictured) was remanded in custody and pleaded guilty to eight sexual offences and two offences relating to the supply of cannabis.

Smith’s arrest was part of an ongoing investigation, called...

Afternoon of racing at Newton Abbot

Event Date: 
05/04/2016 - 11:45am
Newton Abbot Racecourse

Spend an afternoon at the races this Easter break at Newton Abbot Racecourse on Tuesday 5 April.

Why not treat the family? Children aged 16 and under plus students with a valid student ID / NUS card enjoy free entry!

There is also a brand new children’s play area for this season, open at every fixture. Gates open at 11:50 and the first race is at 13:50. The last race is at 17:15.

Tickets can be bought at the racecourse’s online ticket store until 17:00 on Monday 4 April.

There will be tickets available at the gates on the day. Tickets are priced at £18 for...

Motorcross bikes stolen in Devon burglary

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 03/23/2016 - 10:38am

Police are appealing for information following a burglary from a garage on Decoy Road on Thursday 10 March between 3am and 5am.

With an estimated value of over £14,600, thieves drilled out locks and cut padlocks to gain entry to the garage. Once inside, they have cut chains to remove the bikes.

The three Motorcross bikes (pictured) were a red Honda 450, a yellow Suzuki 250 and a yellow/lime coloured Honda 250- this colour bike is particularly unusual as Honda 450’s are normally red.

Four pedal bikes were also taken; a white Scott Gambler, a blue and white Giant...

Tucker Malting’s Beer Festival

Event Date: 
14/04/2016 - 12:00pm to 16/04/2016 - 8:00pm
Newton Abbot

Get the taste buds tingling at the 24th Tucker Malting’s Beer Festival in Newton Abbot (14-16 April), one of the few ale festivals set in a Victorian malthouse.

The event attracts in excess of 3500 ales lovers and features over 250 beers.

With dozen of breweries represented, visitors have the opportunity to try scores of West Country ales while listening to live music from local artists including Nicky Swann and Last Resort.

Even the unpredictable British weather cannot dampen spirits, with an all weather family marque and hot food available. Entrance prices start...

Easter fun at Newton Abbot Racecourse

Event Date: 
26/03/2016 - 3:30pm
Newton Abbot Racecourse

Enjoy the Easter Bank Holiday with the start of a new racing season at Newton Abbot Racecourse on Easter Saturday 26 March

To celebrate, the racecourse is offering a free Easter egg to the first 200 children through the gates on the day. Make it a family day out for less with free entry for children aged 16 and under as well as students with a valid photographic student ID / NUS card.

We’re also opening our brand new children’s play area for children aged 3 to 12, with favourites such as a nest swing, traditional swings, a climbing fort with slide and sprung animals. Gates...

Human Resource outsourcing from WestcountryHR

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 02/25/2016 - 11:00am

How Westcountry HR can help?

Many businesses across the South West will face similar issues; they have employees but not the resource to employ someone full time to provide Human Resources support and advice. This is exactly where Westcountry HR fits in; we provide a flexible service that helps small businesses navigate the sometimes complex, and ever changing world of employment.

From employment contracts, employee handbooks and appraisals, through to how to handle performance or absence issues; we’ll be able to provide you with the support you need, when you need it....