The Olympic Flame relay will be coming through Paignton and Torquay on the Second Day of the Relay, on Sunday 20th May 2012.
The GiffGaff Network is down right across the UK Due to a power failure due to a burst water pipe at one of their suppliers centres.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Footloose the Musical, At the Palace Theatre (Wed 15th Feb – Sat 18th Feb 2012) Get you’re tickets today: 01803 665800
On Sunday 20th November a bunch of Kitson Park friends and Green Box Gardens got together to create a tree nursery in Kitson Park.
A spokesperson from green box gardens said “it was a great pleasure to be able to work with such a friendly bunch of people, they have done so much for the park, [...]
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 [...]
Bebo, after years of suffering, has it really been shut down?
Just by the roundabout at the top of Torquay’s Hamelin Way on the A380, at around 495 feet above sea level, is a small area called Gallows Gate.
As the name suggests, this was known as a place of public execution. Gallows were located at the edges of towns, by roads, or on hilltops, where [...]
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 [...]
Rock Monster Show – Live at the Palace Theatre, Paignton. Saturday 4th Feb 2012.
A first-half strike from Taiwo Atieno was enough to clinch three points for the Gulls in an end-to-end 1-0 win against Swindon Town at Plainmoor.
Atieno, replacing suspended frontman Rene Howe, rifled the ball in from close range on 34 minutes to bag only his second goal for Torquay since joining in July.
The hard-fought Boxing Day [...]
Government plans to introduce regional pay rates for teachers, nurses and civil servants show the Conservatives are “intent on attacking public sector workers”, according to Torbay Labour Party Secretary Patrick Canavan.
Chancellor George Osborne announced during his Autumn Statement that the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) will explore ways to review the national pay rate, in [...]
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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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 [...]
Torquay United share the points for a fourth time at Plainmoor this season after a late strike from Morecambe journeyman Kevin Ellison cancels out Lee Mansell’s opener.
The 1-1 result with the high-flying Shrimps leaves the Gulls 13th in League Two and with only one win at home in the 2011/2012 campaign.
After early lapses in concentration [...]
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.
Fears of a striker crisis at Plainmoor were allayed this afternoon after the Gulls comfortably beat Macclesfield Town 3-0 to secure Martin Ling’s first home league win.
An account-opening goal from Brian Saah, and two more from Chris McPhee and Eunan O’Kane lifted Ling’s men into fourth place, just two points off table-toppers Crawley Town.
With Rene Howe sidelined [...]
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 [...]
Torquay United were left frustrated this afternoon after an unsportsmanlike performance from big-spending Crawley Town ended in a 3-1 victory for the Sussex men at Plainmoor.
Two goals at either end of the first half from Scott Davies and Charlie Wassmer, and a third just one minute into the second from Joe Simpson gave Steve Evans’s [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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