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Ex-mayor receives veterans’ medal for services in Korea

A KINGSTEIGNTON man has received the Korean Veterans’ Medal and been made an Ambassador for Peace, for his services there in the 1950s.

Henry Cole – who was made a Freeman of Newton Abbot in 2011 – was presented with the medal by a member of t... read on

DEVON County Council has been told to make improvements after a flagship care home in Newton Abbot was branded ‘inadequate’ by inspectors. read on...
AN intruder has admitted squatting at a woman’s house near Newton Abbot after getting in through her cat flap. read on...
POLICE hunting an ‘extremely fat’ man who allegedly assaulted a Newton Abbot teenager on a bus are concentrating their inquiries in the Torquay area. read on...
motorists face further delays in the beleagured Newton Abbot area as a £3 million repair project on the Teign estuary viaduct gets under way. read on...

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SOMERSET’S big-hitting West Indian Chris Gayle will be a guest of honour at tomorrow’s Peter Trego benefit match being hosted by South Devon CC.
The Newton Abbot club are welcoming Somerset to Marsh Road for the first time in more than 50 years to play a game as part of Trego’s benefit year.
South Devon are the only side Somerset are playing ‘over the border’ as part of Trego’s benefit programme so a large crowd is expected.
Gayle is at Somerset on a short-term contract this season to play limited-overs cricket – and seems to have brought his World Cup form with him.
The 35-year-old Jamaican became the first player in World Cup history to slam a double century when he took 215 off Zimbabwe earlier this year.
Playing for Somerset against Kent on Sunday at Taunton, Gayle smashed an unbeaten 151 off just 62 balls.
Chris Hart, one of the benefit game organisers, was at Taunton to see Gayle assault the Kent bowling.
“He whacked balls into the church, two over the... read on

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