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The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall make flying visit to Torbay - with smiles all around Members Public

The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall brought smiles all round on a visit to Torbay. Prince Charles, Commodore of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, and the Duchess first met staff and volunteers at the agency's 200th anniversary celebration event at Torre Abbey on Torquay seafront. The Royal couple were introduced

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Music events are music to ears - so what about a new Proms in the Park? Members Public

Torquay promenade seems to be going back to the future in the best possible way. I can remember back to the days in the late 70s. or was it the 80s, when thousands of people crammed on to Torre Abbey Meadows as the Bay was put on the national and

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Tweenaway movement at last but where will all the other new homes go? - Jim Parker Members Public

Fetch out the bubbly, raise the flags or simply shout Hallelujah. Yep, the horrid site at Tweenaway Cross which has been home for sad and disgraceful derelict houses for many years is finally being transformed into a new homes development. No, I have not been hallucinating in the heat, something

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Sport isn't just about a game of bat and ball - it transforms lives Members Public

We had more than 50 youngsters at our last club night. I am talking cricket and Barton Cricket Club here. Many of the children were taking part in the England and Wales Cricket Board’s ‘All Stars’ programme which introduces the game to the five to eight-year-olds. The reason we

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Shrek breaks Princess Theatre box office records Members Public

Shrek has becomes the biggest selling amateur production in the history of Torquay’s Princess Theatre. TOADs Stage Musical Company have smashed box office records this summer, by presenting the most successful amateur society production. In 2019, TOADs announced that they would be performing the amateur regional premier of Shrek:

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Are some people just happy to let the grass grow under their feet? - Jim Parker Members Public

It is one of my pet hates – uncut grass. It’s bad enough when it is your own home and you keep coming with excuses not mow the lawn and the grass grows and grows until it looks a right mess. In fact – and perhaps it’s me – but it

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PICTURES: Super yacht raised to surface after Torquay harbour blaze Members Public

A super yacht which sank to the bottom of Torquay harbour after a devastating blaze has been raised to the surface. The ‘Rendezvous’ -  valued at up to £8million - was destroyed in the mystery blaze on Saturday, May 28. Tor Bay Harbour Authority have been working with marina company

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Compensation for road works delays? Don't hold your breath - Jim Parker Members Public

Is it me, or are there an awful lot of roadworks in and around the Bay at the moment? There used to be an urban myth that local authorities had to spend any cash they had on things like resurfacing schemes before April or they would lose the money. Urban

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