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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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