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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 […]

Today sees another spectacular Cruise ship enter the Bay of Torbay. The ‘Westerdam’, a ‘Vista-class’ cruise ship owned by the ‘Holland America Line’, sailed silently into the Bay during the early hours of this morning. In February this year, the cruise ship, departing after a stop in Hong Kong on 1st February, was denied to […]

A £10m support package to help the fishing industry through the coronavirus pandemic has been announced by the government. Environment Secretary George Eustice said it “provided a lifeline for more than 1000 fishing businesses”. Grants aimed at boats of under 24 metres will be payable for up to three months starting on Monday. Fishing leaders […]

An urgent appeal has gone out for more food for the network of Torbay foodbanks. Demand has more than doubled in recent weeks because of the Coronavirus crisis and 12 organisations have come together to meet demand and distribute food across the Bay. Within the first two weeks of operations, the Torbay Food Alliance have […]

On 17 March 2020, Torbay residents were asked to give their views on the future use of the land at Torre Abbey, as part of a funding application to the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF). Due to COVID-19 (coronavirus), guidance has been received from the NLHF stating that all new funding applications are paused until […]

Torbay residents rally to help one another by the hundreds Community coronavirus helplines have now received more than 4,500 calls. Hundreds of people have already been helped with their shopping and prescription collections and a new befriending service is being rolled out to help combat loneliness and isolation. More than 900 people are also helping […]


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