Archive for July, 2010

The A-Team: If you have a problem, if no one else can help…just blow it up!
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The A-Team: If you have a problem, if no one else can help…just blow it up!

You know that time is getting on when your childhood television memories are being raided by Hollywood for blockbuster material. Along with the remake of The Karate Kid (which is actually about kung-fu now if that makes any sense – anyways I digress) this weekend is something of an 80s revival. So in case you’ve never been [...]

Gig Guide 27th July – 3rd August
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Gig Guide 27th July – 3rd August

Tue 27 July
REGAN’S FOUND A JAM SESSION @ Church House Inn, Stokeinteignhead 7.30pm
Thu 29 July
4 ROCK’S SAKE @ Torbay carnival. The Green. Paignton. TQ3, Paignton 8pm
JAM NIGHT @ Molloy’s, Torquay 9pm
Fri 30 July
RASPBERRY FISH @ The Ship, Paignton 9pm
JAI ROCK’S @ The Coach House, Paignton 9pm
SHOTDOWN @ The Old Manor Inn, Paignton
RORY ELLIS @ The [...]

BT Gives millions of BT Vision customers 1p top rated films.
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BT Apologises to Millions Of Customers

BT has had to apologise to millions of customers, after an outage of their new TV Service. Where millions of people have been left without TV for days.

The Worst Things In Torquay
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The Worst Things In Torquay

Ok, before you read this list of The Worst Things In Torquay, note that I didn’t write this, nor is it to be taken as my opinion of Torquay. This list it taken from another website I found whilst researching Torquay. It’s also a tad out of date but an interesting read of tourist opinions non the [...]

TalkTorbay.com Needs YOU!
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TalkTorbay Needs YOU!

THE CHANCE TO ‘BE A FOR A DAY’ HAS NOW CLOSED. COME BACK IN 2011 FOR MORE INFORMATION.

Toy Story 3: Playtime’s Over
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Toy Story 3: Playtime’s Over

Well here we are folks; grab a hanky and prepare to pretend that your hayfever is playing up. It’s been a magical journey but finally after 15 years we’ve reached the end of the Scalectrix track. Toy Story 3 waves Woody, Buzz and the rest of the toy cupboard off into the sunset as Andy prepares to leave them behind for [...]

The New Paignton Library 2010
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Paignton Library Needs YOUR Help!

The New Paignton Library needs young people from Torbay to come up with a Name for the new Youth Centre within the Building.

Help! One Of Our Cows Is Missing!
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Help! One Of Our Cows Is Missing!

Staff at Torre Abbey are far from a-moo-sed that callous cow-calating rustlers have stolen a model of a cow from outside of the Spanish Barn under the cover of darkness. A pair of fibreglass models of a cow and calf were placed outside of the Spanish Barn to promote the [...]

South Devon Festival
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South Devon Festival

Will Young, who shot to fame after winning ITV’s Pop Idol eight years ago, will be appearing at South Devon Festival on july 24th 2010.
Will Young has sold more than eight million records and just released an album of his best known singles called The Hits. He will entertain the South Devon Festival crowd with best-selling [...]

Gig Guide 20th July – 27th July
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Gig Guide 20th July – 27th July

Tue 20 July
REGAN’S FOUND A JAM SESSION @ Church House Inn, Stokeinteignhead 7.30pm
Thu 22 July
FUNKY MUNKS – RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS TRIBUTE @ The Spinning Wheel Inn, Paignton 9pm
SOUL FUNKTION @ The Spinning Wheel Inn, Paignton
JAM NIGHT @ Molloy’s, Torquay 9pm
Fri 23 July
PITCHBEND @ The Coach House, Paignton 9.15pm
K2 @ The Kings Arms, Kingsteignton 9pm
SHOTDOWN [...]

Torbay Development Agency
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Torbay Development Agency

Torbay Development Agency (TDA) today launches its Local Economic Assessment online

The assessment is intended to set out the extent of the issues which face the local economy and demonstrate how the economy functions. The information will provide key partners and decision makers with robust evidence enabling them to make informed decisions on investments, based [...]

Castle Circus Regeneration Project Scaled Back
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Castle Circus Regeneration Project Scaled Back

Elements of the Castle Circus Regeneration Project are to be scaled back in light of the recent government budget announcement.
The original £36million pound project included:
*  Business hub – up to 39,000 square feet of new office space on the Town Hall car park to attract more businesses, jobs and inward investment.
*  Civic Hub – council [...]

Torbay’s Young People Return Home With Medals
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Torbay’s Young People Return Home With Medals

Torbay‘s Young People return home with medals

Young people from across Torbay have returned from the biggest junior sporting event in the county with gold and silver medals.
Over 2000 young people from across Devon, including more than 100 from Torbay, took part in Devon Games to Inspire on Saturday 10 July in Tavistock.
The event, formally [...]

Torbay Holiday Helpers Network – July Update
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Torbay Holiday Helpers Network – July Update

Good Morning To You All,
I hope you all managed to enjoy some of the amazing weather that June produced and are not too down with the rather grim weather that we have had this week!
Once again it is THHN update time and as usual I have lot’s to report, I will start with welcoming our [...]

Dubs At The Beach
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Dubs At The Beach

V-Dubs hit Paignton Green 13th – 15th August

The show, which is run by a local VW Owners Group who go by the name of Riviera Dubs, consists of 2 nights camping in Chruston (in between Paignton and Brixham). Then on the Sunday all the vans cruise down to Paignton Seafront for the usual ‘Show and [...]

Inception: When I’m in the middle of a dream…
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Inception: When I’m in the middle of a dream…

My fingertips are rattling against the keyboard, there’s more red in my eyes than white and I can feel my kidneys shrinking as their neighbours, the adrenal glands struggle to push more of their go juice into my blood stream. It feels like I haven’t slept in days when in reality I’ve been in a dream [...]

BBC Blast Proves to be a BANG!
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BBC Blast Proves to be a BANG!

The BBC Blast Team who came to Paignton proved to be a BLAST! They intend to come back again.

Christmas Glamrock Party
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Christmas Glamrock Party

Christmas Glamrock Party @ The Riviera International Conference Centre, Torquay
Friday 3rd December 2010
£20 per ticket
This is your ultimate Christmas GLAMROCK Party starring the ORIGINAL GLITTER BAND (hits on flyer) and BC SWEET who are the original backing band to Brian Connelly. They are NOT a tribute and again are superb. In between these great [...]

Walk On Stage Live @ The Palace Theatre Paignton
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Walk On Stage Live @ The Palace Theatre Paignton

@ Palace Theatre, Paignton
Saturday 2nd October – 7:30pm
Tickets £15, £12, £10
This is your chance to be famous live on stage.
Do you have a talent? Can you sing? Tell a joke? Have a story to tell? Juggle? Do a flamingo impression? Are you the company joker? ANYTHING! Then we need you! Open to everyone whatever your [...]

BBC’s Blast Comes To Paignton
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BBC’s Blast Comes To Paignton

The BBC Blast Team Comes to Paignton to give Young People things to do!

Connexions Direct
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Connexions Direct

Torquay Connexions Helping more young people than ever!

5 Marathons In 5 Days
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5 Marathons In 5 Days

Two Torquay ladies are set to embark on a challenge of a lifetime involving five marathons in just five days.
“I always did like a challenge,” said Irene Hewing, who is a Member of Lifestyle Health and Fitness Suite and has been keeping to a strict workout regime to ensure she is physically ready for the [...]

Torbay Carnival – Full Event Listing
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Torbay Carnival – Full Event Listing

The highly anticipated Torbay Carnival is almost upon us! See below the amazing list of events organised over one week on Paignton Green.
Torbay Carnival runs from July 24th to August 1st on Paignton green and offers loads of fun for all the family. The aim is to have fun and raise money for local charities, so [...]

Predators
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Predators

After 23 years and numerous let downs (I’m looking at you Alien Vs Predator) a proper sequel to 1987′s Predator is with us. Yes they already made Predator 2 and God bless Danny Glover for trying but it seriously lacked the spirit and atmosphere of the original. Enter producer Robert Rodriguez and director Nimrod Antal [...]

Damien Hirst piece comes to Torquay
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Damien Hirst piece comes to Torquay

This year Torbay Council is borrowing art from Tate National and the Arts Council Collection for an exhibition for the Spanish Barn, Torre Abbey that includes a work by one of the world’s most intriguing, infamous and controversial artists.
Following on from the staggering success of Antony Gormley’s Field For The British Isles installation last year, a work by [...]

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
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The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Part three of the ‘saga’ as it’s now being referred to turns thriller as British director David Slade takes over and injects a very healthy dose of action and drama amid the slush and sexual abstinance. Bella and Edward are reunited in Forks again after the comings and goings of the last film; but danger is just around the nearest Alpine surrounded lake as [...]

Kitson Park: how we became friends
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Kitson Park: how we became friends

Greetings all!
As this is my first post @TalkTorbay and first ever blog I thought I would start with how I got involved in the Friends of Kitson Park and use each of my posts to show you before and after shots of all of our hard work.
Well, Kitson Park (just off Cadewell Lane in Shiphay, Torquay) [...]

Torbay Together Community Awards
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Torbay Together Community Awards

Residents across the Bay are being asked to shine the spotlight on members of the community, who go the extra mile, by nominating them for the Torbay Together Community Awards.
Torbay Together is made up of Torbay Council, Torbay Care Trust, Devon & Cornwall Police, Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service, and voluntary organisations that [...]

Mayor’s Vision Joint Venture Opportunity Presented To Top Private Investors
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Mayor’s Vision Joint Venture Opportunity Presented To Top Private Investors

Over 60 top developers and strategic investors enjoyed a beautiful day at the English Riviera yesterday when the Torbay Development Agency (TDA) hosted a Regeneration Joint Venture Bidder’s Day.  Over 100 organisations have now formally registered their interest.  During the morning session representatives from the TDA, Bevan Brittan and Knight Frank outlined the commercial opportunities [...]

Awards Mark 80 Years Of Combined Council Service
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Awards Mark 80 Years Of Combined Council Service

Two employees with an incredible 80 years of council service between them will be receiving long service awards from the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) this week on Friday 2 July.
The two gardeners will be congratulated on their service and dedication in making the Bay look blooming beautiful over the last 40 years when Mayor of [...]

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