The planets Venus and Jupiter are gradually drawing closer to each other in the western evening sky. They are unmistakeable, because they are the brightest objects in the sky after the Sun and the Moon. On the evenings of 12 and 13 March they will be at their closest, separated by only a couple of [...]
The planet Venus is still very prominent in the western sky for a few hours after sunset, and is the brightest object in the night sky after the Moon. It will continue to move slowly further away from the setting Sun during the month of February. On 25 February, it will be very close to [...]
December and January bring the welcome return of the winter constellations. Prominent among these is Orion, the hunter. He is said to have been placed in the sky by the gods after he had been bitten and killed by a scorpion. The offending scorpion was tactfully placed on the opposite side of the sky, as [...]
The regrettable return to darker evenings does have the compensation that we are able to see the winter stars. Prominent in the southern night sky throughout the month of November is the great Square of Pegasus. By following the line of stars that begins at the top left star in the Square of Pegasus, you [...]
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Disabled people in Torbay, their families and friends will take to the streets in Bristol to protest against Government cuts to disability benefits and services. This is one year on from the Comprehensive Spending Review, which revealed the Government’s intention to slash public spending.
Spot lobbying Parliament earlier this year
Spot (Speaking Out in Torbay), a local [...]
Make a note in your diaries now. The evening of Friday 28 October will see an attractive line-up of the planets Mercury and Venus, together with a thin crescent Moon, just after the Sun has set, a few minutes before 6pm BST. Mercury and Venus will be roughly midway between the Sun and the crescent [...]
Local Man, Matt Potham, has a near death experience – Talks to TalkTorbay.com exclusively.
The planets and the more interesting stars and constellations are generally to be found in the southerly half of the night sky. But those in a northerly direction should not be neglected. The Great Bear, or Ursa Major, is the most well known of these. Its main component is the Plough, the saucepan-shaped constellation consisting [...]
On Saturday 20th August, Kitson Park friends group arranged a stay and play fun day from 12pm-16pm…
The day didn’t start to well, with the weather not on their side… But that didn’t stop the friends group from pulling of a great success with over 200 people that attended the event.
There was plenty of activites available [...]
UNITED once again fell at the first hurdle in the Carling Cup but the final score fails to tell the full story.
De Ridder 16, Lambert 27, Chaplow 81, Forte 90
Southampton progressed into Round Two with a 3-1 victory but the Gulls produced a display full of attacking verve that had the Saints scrambling for much [...]
Martin Ling breathed a sigh of relief this afternoon after his Torquay United side clawed their way back from 2-0 down to salvage a point against Burton Albion at Plainmoor.
The blushes of the new manager were spared when both new and old players netted to prevent the Brewers leaving the English Riviera with all three [...]
In August 1964 the Rolling Stones performed theatre concerts every day across the southwest, including Weymouth, Weston-super-Mare, Exeter, Plymouth, and Torquay.
For 5 days the Stones used the Grand Hotel as a base. Originally, they were going to stay at the Queens Hotel, but, on police advice, this was changed to the Grand. The idea was [...]