BUILDING firm the Midas Group, which has offices in Newton Abbot, has confirmed that it wants to appoint an administrator. Midas has recently been ranked as one of the largest private sector firm in the South West, with a reported 498 employees.

TRAVELODGE have reaffirmed their commitment to build a hotel in Newton Abbot. There had been some fears in the local community that the plans could have been delayed for up to two years due to the pandemic.

A CYSTIC fibrosis sufferer from Dawlish is running a mile every day for a year to raise money for three charities which are close to his heart. Craig Jones, 36, has set himself the ambitious target of running three laps of The Lawn a day in a challenge he has called A Mile Round The Green. His efforts are raising money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, Macmillan Cancer Support and the South West-ern Ambulance Service.

A DAWLISH school was one of just 80 locations in the country to take part in a nationwide campaign marking the 80th anniversary of the Association of Jewish Refugees. Orchard Manor School was chosen as Dawlish had openly welcomed Jewish refugee children during the dark days of World War ll.

THE HEAD teacher of Teignmouth Community School suddenly resigns with immediate effect, parents have been told. James O’Connell, who joined the school three years ago, has quit the role just two weeks after sending out a headteacher’s newsletter outlining progress.

MP Anne Marie Morris has come out firing at beleaguered Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Ms Morris, the Newton Abbot Mp who lost the Conservative Party whip when she voted with Labour on a proposal to remove VAT from energy bills, has this week said Mr Johnson ‘is not the person to lead the country’.

AMBITIOUS proposals are being developed to create ‘garden communities’ across Newton Abbot and Kingsteignton to help shape future development. The aim is to establish a vision, based on research and feedback from residents, to improve neighbourhoods, the economy, job prospects and lifestyles.

DARTMOOR Rangers will trial the use of body worn video cameras in a bid to deter anti-social behaviour. Recommendations to introduce their use were unanimously approved by Dartmoor National Park Authority at a meeting. Rangers will be issued with the devices in March and will trial them for 24 months with a review after 18 months to evaluate their effectiveness.

TOM Havill of Widecombe-in-the-Moor, is the latest farmer to see his live-stock killed by unsupervised dogs. In a recent incident Mr Havill lost 37 sheep in a concerted attack. Now a Dartmoor livestock charity says 2022 is shaping up to be the worst year ever for these attacks.

PLANS have been unveiled which could transform one of Newton Abbot’s historic buildings. Developers are looking to create an indoor climbing and leisure centre at Tuckers Maltings, in Teign Road. Now home to the Taphouse and Bottle Shop, much of the Grade II listed building has remained empty since the original malthouse brewery closed in 2018.

DOGS being walked next to highways in Teignbridge must soon be on leads no more than a metre long. The change, which comes into force from April as part of the new public space protection order (PSPO) for dogs, has been agreed by councillors and will see the maximum length halved from the current two metres.

HIGHWAYS teams were continuing to work to get Devon moving again following the gale forces winds that hit the region.

Friday morning and early afternoon represented the ‘peak’ of Storm Eunice in Devon, with wind speeds recorded of up to 100mph in places.

TEMPERS were frayed during discussions about the future of Newton Abbot’s Alexandra Theatre and wider plans for regeneration of the town centre. Teignbridge Council has £9.2 million in Government funding from the Future High Street Fund which has been earmarked for redevelopment of the area including the market and theatre.