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...
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.”
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.
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
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.
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...