The Government's Minister for Skills, Matthew Hancock MP, is in the region today.
One of his destinations will be the new £10m University Technical College in Newton Abbot:
Nearly £10 million is being spent on a new University Technical College in Newton Abbot.
Based at South Devon College, it is one of 13 announced across the country. The academy school will focus on engineering, water and the environment.
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.
A taxi firm is Newton Abbot has recruited fifteen Romanian drivers, saying it struggled to find anyone locally.
The managing director of Teignbridge Taxis said he worked long and hard to recuit someone from the area, but has no regrets with his choices.
But other taxi operators in the area have been critical of the move, as John Andrews reports.
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A Newton Abbot taxi firm has taken on 15 drivers from Romania, claiming it has struggled to find committed staff locally.
Teignbridge Taxis, which has been running for six years and has a fleet of around 30 vehicles, said it had tried to recruit locally, but failed.
"Employing people in the area is like banging your head against a brick wall.
We didn't want to bring drivers in from Europe but we had to. We need drivers who want to do the job and do it well."
Pupils from Bradley Barton Primary in Newton Abbot have been taking part in a nativity play with a difference. Here some of them are speaking about their roles.
A nativity play with a difference is wowing audiences in Newton Abbot. Pupils from Bradley Barton Primary spent a week making 300 puppets - including the all-important donkey - to tell the story of the First Christmas.
Proceeds from the shows are going to the charity 'Hannahs', which helps disabled people.