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With the relaxation of the lockdown restrictions regarding hospitality, Torbay has finally seen a long-awaited boom in the retail sector as non-essential businesses and indoor venues began trading again. Up until the 17th May, which saw the reopening of many businesses which were on the verge of closing permanently and would have caused massive economic […]

Much loved Radio Presenter 59 year old Andrew Millar, who presented for Riviera FM has sadly passed away. The news came when Jay Richards and Dave Evitts entered the studio to present this morning’s (3rd June) ‘Breakfast Show’, “Riviera Breakfast”. The two presenters saw a message on Riviera FM’s text service requesting ‘Someone to ‘URGENTLY […]

P&O Cruises recently announced that all international voyages would be cancelled until at least late August. This comes as another blow to the cruising industry, which at present has a somewhat uncertain future, with some companies selling off part of their fleet. It is still unknown what changes will be made when cruising finally resumes […]

A main road in Brixham ‘New Road’ has closed for resurfacing works. Motorists are being advised to stay away from areas between Glenmore Road and Lindthorpe Way from today 24th February for two weeks. There will be a two way traffic lights system in operation but there is expected to be some local disruption. SWISCo […]

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 […]


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