Hundreds of teddy bears will be on show at the Devon Bear Festival being held today at Newton Abbot Racecourse. The event is the second one to be organised by Kingswear Bears of Dartmouth.
Around 25 exhibitors are expected, including retailers of bears old and new together with accessories for home-made teddies. The festival runs from 10.30am to 3.30pm. Entrance is £2.50 for adults, with children under 14 admitted free.
Police are trying to locate the whereabouts of 40-year-old Stephen Walker aged 40years. He was last seen on Fisher Road in Newton Abbot at around 2pm yesterday [Saturday]. Stephen is described as being a white male, of stocky build and approximately five feet ten inches tall.
He has brown/black coloured hair, which is starting to turn grey. He is thought to be wearing jeans, a navy t-shirt, a green/blue tweed coat and green wellington boots.
A taxi firm in Newton Abbot has recruited 15 Romanian drivers, saying it has struggled to find anyone locally. The managing director of Teignbridge Taxis said he worked long and hard to recuit people from the area but couldn't find suitable candidates, as John Andrews reports.