A month of protests and pedaling

THE INTERRUPTION of garbage collection at Teignbridge is “likely to continue” unless vacant positions for truck drivers are filled.

The advisor in charge of collections admitted that the shortage has led some residents not to empty their bins.

Staff work weekends to try to catch up.

Crowds gathered in the streets of Moretonhampstead as the AJ Bell Tour of Britain drove through.

The race moved to Wales for the third stage the next day and ended later in the week in Edinburgh.

The Teign Maritime and Shanty Festival took place this month.

Traditional singers gave revelers classic Shanties at several venues around the city. The festival raised funds for Alice Cross, Rowcroft Hospice and Teign Heritage.

Activists from EXTINCTION REBELLION descended on Barclays’ Newton Abbot branch to encourage public pressure on the bank to stop investing in fossil fuels.

The group donned their aprons and pink feather dusters in the branch demanding that Barclays “clean up their act”.

A WORRIED parent says she is “horrified” to learn that CCTV cameras have been installed in the washrooms at Newton Abbot College.

Social media were buzzing with rumors that cameras had been installed in the toilets in an attempt to reduce vandalism and vaping.

DRIVERS are urged not to be “greedy” as the high demand for fuel across Teignbridge continues.

Queues piled up as motorists flocked to fill up as fears over the shortage of truck drivers increased despite government assurances.

Gas stations around the district reported that deliveries were still arriving normally, but some supplies sometimes ran out due to increased demand.

OMINOUS letters making bizarre threats to Bovey Tracey’s businesses have forced the town’s traders to act.

For the past two years, handwritten, profanity-laden “graphic threats” diatribes have been mailed to High Street letterboxes.

The letters are sometimes posted by hand in the middle of the night, without any clue as to the identity of the ghost scribbler.

Tired traders have decided that ‘now’ is the time to ‘go public’ which will hopefully reveal the identity of the perpetrator believed to be local.

The TEIGNMOUTH Harbor Master bade his affectionate farewell as he retires after 13 years of service.

Commander David Vaughan has kept a watchful eye on the Teign Estuary since taking office at the end of his naval career in 2008.

Abbot of NEWTON said goodbye to his very first honorary free man, Henry Cole, on Tuesday

His funeral was held at The Avenue Church, Newton Abbot, followed by cremation.

As a final tribute, a lone bagpiper playing a series of Scottish laments led the procession down Queen Street where many residents gathered to pay their respects.

BULL terrier who savagely took six-year-old boy after pulling him off his bike saved from death sentence by being adopted by dog ​​behavior expert

Caesar was in danger of being shot after attacking the child and his father on the Exeter flood towpath last year.

An Exeter Crown Court judge has issued an emergency destruction order, meaning the dog will be allowed to live but not with its former owner, who admitted to owning a dangerously out of control dog and was jailed for 12 months, suspended for two years.

The Buckfastleigh FIRE FIGHTERS rushed to the rescue after reports of a ‘man lying face down’ in the water – only to find it was a sign that had been thrown into the river.

The Buckfastleigh Fire Station team took it all in their stride.

A cheeky firefighter supporter asked, “Was the traffic sign good?” “

PLANS for a new Travelodge hotel to be built in downtown Newton Abbot have been approved.

The Halcyon Road car park will be transformed into a 72-room hotel with restaurant.

Concerns have been expressed about the loss of parking spaces for downtown visitors.

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