Jim Parker

Opposition leader at Devon County Council steps down after eight years Members Public

The opposition leader at Devon County Council is stepping down after more than eight years in the role. Councillor Alan Connett, who is also the leader of Teignbridge District Council, has served as leader of the Liberal Democrat group since December 2013. He will be replaced by his current deputy,

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Time running out for business awards entries - Enter today Members Public

Don’t leave it too late. That is the message to the Torbay business world as the deadline for entries to the first Torbay Weekly Naturally Inspiring Business Awards draws near. Only last week Torbay Business Forum chairman Steve Reynolds urged businesses to enter. Steve said: “It is really important

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Building A Greater Torbay

Six Torbay guest houses and small hotels in UK's top 25 Members Public

Torbay is the best in the land for its B&Bs – and for a touch of romance as well. No fewer than six of the UK’s top 25 guest houses and small hotels are based here on the Naturally Inspiring English Riviera – and we can boast the number

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Steve Darling: We need whole community to support Torbay's young people Members Public

It is great to see that spring has well and truly sprung and that we are all able to go out and enjoy warmer and drier weather outside. It has been wonderful to see Torbay coming alive over the recent bank holiday weekends. As well as enjoying the sunshine, I

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Jubilee and Covid memorial trees planted at Babbacombe Members Public

Schoolchildren, local green spaces staff and volunteers got involved with a tree planting at the aptly named Coronation Park, Babbacombe, as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee ‘Green Canopy’ celebrations – while a tree was also planted as part of Torbay’s wider Covid Memorial Tree Trail. Children from All

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Biggest shake-up in divorce law in 150 years - and what it means for you Members Public

Sophia Goodall is a Trainee Solicitor in the Family team at Wollens and writes this helpful guide to forthcoming changes in divorce law. Going through a divorce can be an emotional and tense situation, let alone trying to negotiate matters on child arrangements and division of financial assets. However, if

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South Devon College suite named in honour of pioneers who sparked worldwide communications revolution Members Public

South Devon College celebrated the official opening of its photonics training suite – an important facility within its Hi Tech and Digital Centre that is set to raise awareness of the career opportunities in this exciting and growing sector. The history of this booming engineering sector, booming right here in Torbay,

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COLUMN: Blue flashing lights in rear view mirror were common fault with Alvis Members Public

Paul Jolly – Classic Car Specialist and Valuer: Alvis were an independent manufacturer of high-quality sporting coupes and convertibles produced in the Birmingham area until 1967. Sadly, they never kept up to date with evolving markets, and their last model, the TF21 was not too different from the 1950s production models.

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