Author: Jay Richards

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Today saw the start of the Covid-19 compliant Santa’s Grotto opening in Torquay town centre.  The long awaited grotto was organised by Steve Holdup (known locally as ‘Mr Christmas’), who also organised the provision of Torquay’s Christmas lights.  This year the Santa’s grotto features animatronics, including talking snowmen, polar bears, elves, and lots more.  Tickets […]

The Torquay Christmas lights have now been switched on. The switch on had to be kept a secret in order to prevent large gatherings.  Riviera FM turned the Christmas lights on live on air with BBC Spotlight. The lights came on around 6:30pm and run the full length of the high street from the top […]

Torbay Council plans to offer reduced parking fees at nominated council car parks in December. From Thursday 3rd December, people can “pay for an hour, stay for a day” in selected car parks in Torquay, Paignton and Brixham. Lockdown has obviously forced people to take to ‘shopping online’. This latest move from the Council aims […]

It has now been officially confirmed that Santa Claus will be coming to Torquay this year, against all the odds that Covid-19 has posed. The Father Christmas Grotto located in Fleet Walk shopping centre will be opening 21st November – 24th December, 10am-5pm and is paid for by the shopping centre. It is also 30 […]

Two people have been seriously injured due to a fire that happened at a Flat in the seaside Town of Brixham. Three fire engines from Brixham and Paignton fought the blaze at the block of flats opposite the Golden Lion pub on New Road, the main road in and out of the Town. It was […]

There are now 4 ‘Holland America Line’ cruise ships anchored up in the Bay of Torbay. The Westerdam, Zaandam, Volendam and the latest of the ships, the MS Nieuw Statendam which arrived into the Bay just after lunchtime on Friday (16th October).MS Nieuw Statendam is one of Holland America Line’s ‘Pinnacle-class’ cruise ships. Holland America […]

Another cruise ship has joined the duo of Holland America Line cruise vessels in the Bay of Torbay. Yesterday saw the arrival of MS Zaandam.  There are now 6 ships in the armada of ships off Torbay’s coastline, Westerdam, Volendam, Zaandam (Holland America Line), P & O Azura, P & I Ventura and The Queen […]

Yet another cruise ship has joined the armada of ships currently anchored up off the coast of Torbay. This morning saw the arrival of MS Volendam, a Holland America Line cruise liner. MS Volendam now joins the other ships being the P & O Ventura, P & O Azura, and its sister ship the Westerdam, […]

Teignmouth Hospital, which opened in 1954 is now under serious threat of closure.  A consultation is running till the end of October making for views on the future of health and care services in the area.  People in Teignmouth and Dawlish are being asked what they think about moving services from Teignmouth Community Hospital into […]

If you look in the sky this evening in a north-easterly direction at around 6:30pm, you will see this month’s ‘harvest moon’, the name given to the full moon in the month of late September / early October, although this month has 2 full moons, with October being the month of the ‘Blue Moon’ at […]

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