Torquay United to play Exeter City in pre-season 'friendly' Paid Members Public
Newly-promoted Devon rivals Exeter City will be one of Torquay United's pre-season opponents before the start of the 2022-2023 campaign (writes Dave Thomas). The Grecians, fresh from their automatic promotion to League One, have announced that Matt Taylor's squad will make the short trip to Plainmoor to take on Gary
Torbay businesses encouraged to enter Queen's Awards Paid Members Public
The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are regarded as the highest official UK awards for British businesses and remains one of the many great legacies of the Duke of Edinburgh. Recognised globally, The Queen’s Award for Enterprise signifies excellence and provides prestigious endorsement, with previous winners testifying that there
Torbay partners sign Community Wealth Building MoU and commit to a new approach to economic development Paid Members Public
Public sector partners from across Torbay have committed to a new approach of working together to support local economic growth. The Community Wealth Building approach focuses on growing spend and supporting local businesses to bid for local public sector contracts. Torbay Council has committed to using its financial powers more
Hospital covid cases plummet Paid Members Public
The number of people with covid in Devon’s hospitals has fallen sharply again over the past month. Just under 50 beds across the whole county are now occupied by patients with the virus, health chief Dr Paul Johnson has revealed – a reduction of 80 per cent from last month.
Vicky Ewan: We need standardisation of school holidays - across both primary and secondary Paid Members Public
With a surprising lack of preamble, we are fast approaching the Long School Holidays. After a protracted spring term shaped by the late Easter, summer term is galloping past as swiftly as a thoroughbred thunders through its first race of the season, restless after a winter’s confinement. It always
Three quarters of burglaries in Devon go unsolved in 'crime epidemic' Paid Members Public
Three quarters of all local burglaries went unsolved in the Devon and Cornwall police area over the past five years, new analysis from the Liberal Democrats has revealed. Only one in thirteen (7.5%) burglary cases in Devon and Cornwall led to a suspect being charged over the same period.
Paul Jolly: Double delight on quick trip to shops Paid Members Public
Stumbling into Dartmouth to collect some prescriptions, I wondered why the town was so busy and thought, summer has come early as the streets were thronged with people and dogs of all ages and sizes. It was the first Dartmouth Music Festival since 2019 and is surely Dartmouth’s best
Peter Vosper: Britain behind in enforcing safety benefits in cars Paid Members Public
From July 6, autonomous emergency braking (AEB) will become a compulsory fitting requirement on all new vehicles in Europe and Northern Ireland – but there are no plans to implement it in Great Britain. The safety technology, which automatically slows down or stops a vehicle if its driver fails to respond