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It has been reported that the popular bar and restaurant Appleby’s in Torquay has been forced to close its doors under the instruction of NHS Track and Trace. Appleby’s, Torquay has posted a ‘Temporary Closure Notice’ on its website and Facebook page. Track and trace have advised a person attending Appleby’s Saturday 26/09/20 has tested […]

Newton Abbot’s brand-new museum opens for the first time on Saturday 3rd October. Newton’s Place, the stunning £2.2 million Museum and Community Hub, will also be the new home for the Town Council and will include community space.Among the treasures on display at the museum will be the prehistoric Milber Votives, tiny cast figures that […]

The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth has finally reopened its doors for the first time since the UK was put into a coronavirus lockdown. On-site capacity has been capped to allow for social distancing and face coverings will be required in queue areas and in the gift shop.The charity says visitors will still be able to […]

  Cinemas across the country have now re-opened to the General Public and business is picking up. Vue began a phased reopening of its cinemas across the country on Friday 7th August, with tickets going on sale for the first ten sites on Thursday 30th July and opened its Torbay site on the 26th August […]

The Palace Theatre in Paignton successfully hosted a socially distanced concert yesterday afternoon, in order to raise money for the Theatre, which has been closed for a considerable period of time due to the covid-19 pandemic. The event was organised by Talented local musician, piano teacher and music festival organiser, Chris Blurton, who first performed […]

A fundraising concert in aid of the Palace Theatre in Paignton is taking place on Sunday 27 September. Talented local musician, piano teacher and music festival organiser, Chris Blurton, who first performed on the Paignton stage as a child thirty years ago, has organised a socially distanced afternoon concert to support the theatre’s ongoing fundraising […]

Today marks the final day of Dawlish and Teignmouth camera club’s public exhibition, which for the first is being held online this year, due to the Coronavirus pandemic.  This year as well as displaying the online public gallery, the club has had a whole host of speciality talks and presentations held online using a popular […]

Torbay is celebrating for receiving prestigious awards for 10 of its beaches. Keep Britain Tidy has awarded Anstey’s Cove, Goodrington Beach, Maidencombe Beach, Paignton Beach, Preston Sands and Torre Abbey Sands the national Seaside Award for bathing and resort. Meanwhile Breakwater Beach, Broadsands and Oddicombe Beach a combined Seaside (resort) and globally recognised Blue Flag […]

Business is booming for Torquay’s ‘Big wheel’ on Torquay seafront.The big wheel has been running for 8 years from Easter through to mid-October and features new non-enclosed, open “Codid-19” adapted carriages.  The wheel arrived on Monday July 6 2020 on 10 huge specially adapted trailers and installation takes about one week with 10 fully trained […]

This week marked the end of the summer season for Torquay Market, which has been running since the beginning of Summer. The market was given the go ahead to open back in June after the government guidelines changed. The market which has been operating on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays in the lower half of Union […]


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