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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...

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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...

Turf cutting marks work underway on A382 upgrade

A turf cutting has been held to mark the start of the first phase of the £13 million Devon County Council scheme upgrading the A382 at Newton Abbot.

Work is currently underway on earthwork, vegetation clearance and utility service diversion as part of the improvements to the link from Newton Abbot to the A38 at Drumbridges roundabout.

The project involves realigning and...

Family Fun Awaits at Newton Abbot Racecourse’s Country Show

The final preparations are being made ahead of Newton Abbot Racecourse’s first Country Show on Saturday 17 August which is set to be an unmissable family event.

With children 16 and under going free and adult tickets just £4 when booked in advance, the event is promising to be a great-value day out for all of the family.

On the day over 100 exhibitors will be in attendance,...

St Austell Brewery Ladies' Day returns to Newton Abbot

Glitz, glamour and great racing are set to return to Newton Abbot Racecourse on Tuesday 25 June with the return of the ever-popular St Austell Brewery Ladies’ Day evening racing fixture.

Alongside seven thrilling races during the evening, added excitement will come in the form of the Best Dressed competitions which are closely fought each year.

During the fixture, a team of...

Racegoer feedback leads winter developments at Newton Abbot ahead of season opener

The finishing touches to Newton Abbot Racecourse’s extensive winter re-development programme are being made ahead of the start of the new season at Newton Abbot on Easter Saturday 20 April.

Listening closely to feedback from racegoers over recent years has led the focus of the annual re-development programme.

One of the biggest areas to be developed is the Course Enclosure...