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Worker at Paramount preparing food in NPD kitchen

Newton Abbot Employer Invests In Workers By Paying Real Living Wage

Food manufacturer Paramount 21 is increasing wages for workers at its Newton Abbot site by paying the real Living Wage, the only rate designed to meet the true cost of living.

Based on Heathfield industrial estate, the family-owned company is now an accredited Living Wage Employer. The real Living Wage, currently £9.50 per hour, is significantly higher than the government minimum for...

Partners mark progress on A382 improvements

Partners mark progress on A382 improvements

A ceremony has been held to mark progress on vital infrastructure to support economic growth on the outskirts of Newton Abbot.

The scheme, which will unlock the development of employment land and 2,500 homes, is being funded by the Department for Transport, Devon County Council, the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership (HotSWLEP) and Teignbridge District Council. The...

Have your say on traffic in Newton Abbot

Newton Abbot residents, businesses, commuters and visitors are being asked to give their views on traffic in the town by completing a short online survey.

The Newton Abbot Community Engagement Survey has been created by a partnership of Newton Abbot Town Council, Teignbridge District Council and Devon County Council and will be available online from Thursday June 17.


Newton Abbot play park closed for major upgrade

Work has begun on the major refurbishment of the play park at Decoy Country Park which will see the popular facility closed for several weeks.

The play park in Newton Abbot is being given a revamp with new equipment which will provide ‘excitement, fun, movement and adventure’ for youngsters of all ages.

The six-figure sum spent by Teignbridge District Council refurbishing...

New X-ray body scanners stop illegal items entering South West prisons

An advanced X-ray body scanner has prevented illegal items, including drugs and mobile phones, entering HMP Channings Wood within just months of being installed.

The innovative equipment being rolled out across England and Wales is part of the Government’s bold £100 million package to boost security in prisons and crack down on crime behind bars.

The technology, developed...

Community testing available in Newton Abbot

A new mobile COVID-19 Community Testing Centre will stop in Newton Abbot for the first time tomorrow (Friday March 12) and will continue to do between 8.30pm and 5.30pm every Friday until further notice.

The service will offer rapid tests for people without symptoms, with results available within the hour, from the Teignbridge Depot Car Park on the Brunel Industrial Estate.


Neolithic axe unearthed during archaeological excavation

A number of important prehistoric artefacts have been found during an archaeological excavation close to the A382 widening near Newton Abbot. As part of the road improvement scheme, archaeological mitigation works are being undertaken between the A382 and Howton Road by professional archaeologists from SLR Consulting and Devon-based AC archaeology, on behalf of Devon County Council. The far...

Roadworks,  A382

Overnight road closures on A382

A series of overnight road closures on the A382 near Newton Abbot will get underway this evening (Monday 18 January) to enable final surfacing and road markings to be completed.

Overnight closures will be in place on Ringslade Road to Whitehills Cross each evening from 7pm-6am, starting tonight (Monday 18 January) and continuing until 6am on Thursday (21 January).


A382 improvements progressing well

Improvements on the A382 between Drumbridges and Newton Abbot are progressing well.

Traffic has now been switched onto sections of the newly-constructed road so that the existing route can be altered where necessary.

Temporary traffic lights will be in place to ensure this work can be undertaken safely. The lights will be manually operated to reduce queuing, and they will be...

Adventure Drive-In announce UK's biggest drive-in cinema tour

Adventure Drive-In, the UK's biggest drive-in tour, will be visiting over 20 towns and cities this summer, including Exeter and Newton Abbot!

Friends and family are invited to enjoy outdoor screenings of their favourite films, new and old, from the safety and comfort of their cars. With 80s classics including Dirty Dancing, Back to the Future, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Labyrinth, The...