Thousands of canines head to Exeter for dog show

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 07/17/2017 - 10:38pm

British and Irish native dog breeds, including some very rare ones, will be among the almost 6,000 dogs which will descend on Westpoint, Clyst St Mary, Exeter from 5th - 8th August for the popular Paignton Championship Dog Show – the largest event of its kind in Devon and among the biggest in the UK.

The show will see more than 200 breeds and their owners from all over the UK and beyond compete in a bid to qualify for the world’s biggest dog show, Crufts, which will be held at the NEC in Birmingham next March.

The pedigree dogs taking part will be judged on a number of...

Play time! Pup’s new toy makes a splash

Authored by Paigntonzoo
Posted: Mon, 08/29/2016 - 12:23pm

A happy youngster in Torquay plays in the water with her new toy…

This is Gemini, the two-year-old fur seal pup at Living Coasts, Torquay’s coastal zoo. Her new toy was custom made by dry suit manufacturers O'Three Ltd. of Portland, in Dorset.

Kiesha Summers, from O'Three, explained: “We supplied Living Coasts with dry suits. When we came to visit, both the penguins and Gemini were fascinated by the neoprene hoods – and this gave us an idea. Our clever seamstresses covered a football in 1.5mm double lined Neoprene with a small Velcro opening for a pump.”


Police find body in search for teenager

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sun, 08/07/2016 - 7:45pm

Officers searching for Nathan Wood, who went missing in Totnes on Friday 5 August, have found a body in the River Dart.

The body was discovered by police divers at around 12pm on Sunday 7 August.

Formal identification has not yet taken place but Nathan’s family have been informed.

Detectives from Totnes CID will carry out a full investigation into the circumstances of the teenager’s death and a file will be prepared for the coroner.

Nathan, who was 16 and from the Paignton area, was reported missing to police on Friday 5 August. He was last seen in the...

Police search for missing Devon teenager

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sat, 08/06/2016 - 6:23am

Police are appealing for information about a missing teenage boy who was last seen near the River Dart in Totnes.

Officers have been searching for 16-year-old Nathan Wood, from the Paignton area, after he went missing while out with a group of female friends on Friday 5 August.

Nathan was last seen in the Swallowfields area of Totnes, at the Dartington Hall end of the River Dart and the back of King Edward the Sixth Community College, at around 6pm.

Local officers have been searching the area, with assistance from a dog unit, the police helicopter, police divers,...

Paignton Championship Dog Show

Event Date: 
06/08/2016 - 10:00pm to 09/08/2016 - 10:00pm
Westpoint, Exeter

The Paignton Championship Dog Show will be returning to Westpoint this summer. The event itself is a qualifying show for Crufts and an ideal opportunity to meet Champion Dogs and dog lovers alike. Paignton Championship Dog Show will exhibit 163 breeds of dog.

Agility will be taking place on all four days and obedience classes will be held on the last show day.

Event Dates:

1st August: Gundogs and Terriers 2nd August: Hounds 3rd August: Pastoral and Working 4th August: Utility and Toy

Open Agility Saturday 1st August - Tuesday 4th August 2015


Man charged with Devon murder

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 06/27/2016 - 10:35am

A man has been charged with murder following the death of a 30-year-old woman in Paignton on Thursday 23 June 2016.

Toryino Williams, 22, of Winner Street, Paignton, has been charged with the murder of Agnieszka Malgorzata Szymura.

He appeared before Plymouth Magistrates’ Court on Saturday 25 June and was remanded in custody to appear at Exeter Crown Court on Monday 27 June.

Agnieszka’s next of kin has been informed.

Devon man beats adversity to follow his dreams

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 04/06/2016 - 3:29pm

Father of two, Nick Webb, from Paignton, suffered a serious injury back in 2014, and lost the use of his arm.

He underwent reconstructive surgery, and with an extensive recovery period he had to give up on his successful landscaping career.

Determined not to be beaten, Nick used this career break to pursue his lifelong interest in the arts, and Salokin Photo Art was born.

Nick remembers being in utter shock and panic, and was left wondering how he was going to support his young family.

He says "you just have to deal with what life throws at you, and I...

Appeal after serious hit and run in Devon

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 01/01/2016 - 10:16am

Between 0215 and 0227 hours on Friday 01st January 2016, there was a serious hit and run incident on the A380 KINGS ASH ROAD, PAIGNTON, DEVON.

What has been described as a Dark Green Ford Motorcar was travelling on the A380 from MARLDON WAY towards TWEENAWAY JUNCTION in southerly direction. Just prior to LUSCOMBE LANE, the Green car has collided with a male pedestrian who was walking with his family.

As a result of the collision, the male pedestrian received serious injuries and the Green car failed to stop at the scene.

If any person(s) has any information, can...

Driver caught speeding near Exeter jailed

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sat, 08/08/2015 - 5:17am

A man who was caught driving dangerously near Exeter has been jailed.

Jonathan Bumford, 25, from Paignton, was sentenced to three months in prison at Exeter Crown Court on Friday (7 August), having pleaded guilty to dangerous driving.

Bumford was charged with dangerous driving following an incident Sunday 24 August 2014 when he drove his Mitsubishi car during the early hours of the morning through a police road block on the C19 road at Haldon Hill.

Despite the efforts of officers to stop the vehicle Bumford continued to drive onto the A38 travelling at speed in...

Pedestrian killed in Devon hit and run named

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 08/04/2015 - 10:59am

The pedestrian who died following a hit and run incident on the A380 in Newton Abbot on Sunday 26 July has been identified.

The victim has been named as Gareth Robert Toms, a 30-year-old from Paignton, who was also known as Frank Hunter.

Police were called at around 1.30am following reports of a collision involving a pedestrian on the A380 Torquay Road near the junction with Aller Brake Road.

Prior to the incident, police had received reports of a man walking in the road, from the direction of Penn Inn roundabout.

On arrival officers found a 30-year-old man...