The Olympic Flame relay will be coming through Paignton and Torquay on the Second Day of the Relay, on Sunday 20th May 2012.
On January 18 1873 Edward Bulwer-Lytton died in his Torquay home Argyll Hall on Warren Road, having lived there since 1867.
Built in 1849, Argyll Hall became the Roseland Hotel and is now an apartment block called Marine Palms occupying a prominent position on Rock Walk.
Edward (1803-1873), was a hugely successful poet, playwright, and novelist. In [...]
Those of us that try and avoid the traffic on the Newton Road sometimes take the St Marychurch Road between Torquay and Newton Abbot. In doing so, we drive right through the centre of a series of earthworks.
These are what remains of Milber Iron Age Hill Fort, a site that was occupied between around 50BC [...]
Ala Elhoudiri of Torbay Inter-Faith Forum 4 Youth, produced a short film about how her faith inspires her life, entitled ‘Hope and Justice’, for the international ‘Shorts 2011’ competition of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation.
Ala’s entry was shortlisted and she recently attended the Award Ceremony with her family at the British Academy of Film and [...]
Social Media Seminar for beginners. Riviera International Centre, Torquay.
Are you struggling to get started with social media?
All a bit overwhelming? Lost in a world of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Blogging and social bookmarking?
If so, then this 2 hour seminar is for you!
We will help you understand and get to grips with how social media sites [...]
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 [...]
Doesn’t it strike you as ironic that newspapers are teaming with critics of a modern age who bemoan the fact that fame today has become more about image and not substance, notoriety and not talent, yet become celebrities in their own right? If we disregard that hypocrisy, it is an interesting challenge to a society [...]
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 [...]
You would be forgiven for assuming that Torbay’s only claim to literary fame rests with one woman. After all, her influence, arguably, extends beyond that of any other modern writer – she is the world’s bestselling author having sold upwards of four billion novels worldwide and she characterised a period in British writing which infatuated [...]
Prominent in the southern night sky over the summer months is what is known as the Summer Triangle. This is a grouping of three of the brightest stars in the sky – Vega, Deneb and Altair. All three are shown in the attached diagram (based on SkyMap Pro software).
Vega is by far the brightest star [...]
Torbay Council’s adoption team will be holding a promotional event in Exeter on Saturday 30 July to encourage more people to find out how they can give children a new family for life.
The information event is being held between 9am and 4pm in Princesshay Shopping Centre, outside Barclays Bank in Bedford Street.
There are several children [...]
Torbay Council has scooped three coveted Green Flag Awards for Sherwell Park and Tessier Gardens, Torquay and Youngs Park in Paignton.
The Green Flag Awards for parks and green spaces are similar to the Blue Flag Awards for beaches, and are handed out annually by the Green Flag Partnership, which is made up of Keep Britain [...]
On the 7th July 2011 Kitson Park was judged by the Royal Horticultural Society for the “It’s your neighbourhood award”.
The two judges arrived around 15:30 on the 7th and were greeted by the Chairman Alison Hernandez and sectary Lee Kerslake as well as one of the young Committee Members Tom Wilkinson.
The judges then had a [...]
On Saturday 25th June, Shiphay Park opened its door yet again for another phenomenal fun day event, aimed at attracting local people to come and admire such a wonderful park.
The park has come a long way in the last 2 years, with the Shiphay Park Friends Group raising as much money as possible for the [...]
Torbay Development Agency (TDA) and the Torbay Hi-Tech Forum are launching a Torbay first: an event focusing on Innovation, Manufacturing & Technology in the South West, to take place on 20 October at the Riviera International Centre in Torquay.
The event aims to bring together those involved in the thriving Hi-Tech sector in the Bay, along [...]
The Torbay Development Agency is developing a new on-line business directory to help improve inter-trading between local businesses.
There are several thousand businesses operating in the Bay area and this new service will provide a free opportunity for these local businesses to promote themselves in the first Torbay-wide on-line business directory.
This new business directory will be [...]
Solar panels will be fitted on several public buildings across Torbay from early next year as part of a major environmental drive by Torbay Council.
The council has approved funding for the scheme, which is aimed at saving money, generating income from the energy created, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and supporting the development of a low [...]
The Royal Navy’s amphibious assault ship HMS Bulwark – star of Channel Five’s very popular ‘Warship’ series and the Royal Navy’s Flagship – is visiting the Bay as part of an ongoing regional engagement programme next week.
The massive, 20,000-tonne ship will anchor in Tor bay on Friday, July 22 for three days. The ship is [...]
Torbay Labour Party has condemned the decision to close Brixham Coastguard.
Labour chair, Councillor Darren Cowell, has said he fears lives will be put at risk with the loss of local knowledge.
I am horrified that the Coalition government has taken the decision to close Brixham and other stations. The loss of local knowledge could lead to [...]
Cockington Court Craft Centre will host the world premiere of Henry Bruce’s Horizon Cube exhibition from Friday 22 July to Monday 29 August.
The Horizon Cube is Henry Bruce’s first piece of outdoor sculpture since his Dartmoor Chair creation, and has links to the landscape, both in the literal sense and through imagination.
Horizon Cube comprises man-made [...]
Children and adults are being invited to help create a public piece of land art at Cockington later this month.
One thousand hazel sticks will be used to create the Hazel Cloud at Cockington Court Craft Centre from Friday 22 July to Wednesday 27 July, as part of Art on the English Riviera 2011.
The sticks range in [...]
GOALKEEPER Martin Rice has returned to Plainmoor as second choice to recent signing Bobby Olejnik.
Rice, who came through the youth ranks at Exeter City, left United for Truro City in 2009, and his two years away from the professional game has given him a fresh hunger to succeed.
For manager Martin Ling it was the sensible [...]
High up in the eastern and southern night sky in the summer months is the constellation of Cygnus, the Swan. It is fairly easy to recognise, because the stars in it are in the shape of a cross, as the attached diagram (using SkyMap Pro software) shows. Legend has it that the god Jupiter used [...]