Posts Tagged ‘ This is South Devon ’

PICTURES: Brixham Hap’nin 2014

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July 13, 2014
PICTURES: Brixham Hap’nin 2014

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Police dig up ‘grave’ in Torquay and find dead dog

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June 27, 2014

POLICE searched a freshly dug shallow grave in Torquay only to uncover a recently buried dog. An area of woodland in Cockington was cordoned off on Thursday morning and a possible crime scene declared after a call from a concerned member of the public...
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How the West was won! Do you want to be the Sheriff of Moretonham…

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June 9, 2014
How the West was won! Do you want to be the Sheriff of Moretonham…

EVER fancied yourself with a silver badge and a stetson hat? If so, you could be the Sheriff of Moretonhampstead for the price of a raffle ticket. The winner will get the right to parade their cats in the square on Sundays and get a free sausage roll a...
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Stolen Battle of Britain medals returned to Kingskerswell…

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May 6, 2014
Stolen Battle of Britain medals returned to Kingskerswell…

DELIGHTED relatives have been reunited with Battle of Britain war medals stolen from a Kingskerswell home thanks to some clever detective work. The Royal Naval medals belonging to the late Lt Robert Knight were stolen during a series of burglaries in ...
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Woman taken to hospital after Churston crash

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April 16, 2014
Woman taken to hospital after Churston crash

A WOMAN was taken to hospital after her car crashed into a field in Churston on Wednesday afternoon. Police and ambulance were called to the accident at 4.10pm but said the woman was not seriously injured. A police spokesman said: "One vehicle ended up in a field. "A female driver was taken to hospital but did not...
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South Devon lifeboat called out for four rescues

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April 16, 2014
South Devon lifeboat called out for four rescues

RNLI volunteers from Salcombe lifeboat station were kept busy when they were launched four times in seven hours. At 09.32am on Tuesday Brixham Coastguard requested the launch of both the all-weather lifeboat and the inshore lifeboat having received a ...
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Ant & Dec Saturday Night Takeaway supercomputer coming to…

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March 23, 2014
Ant & Dec Saturday Night Takeaway supercomputer coming to…

The supercomputer from Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway will be in Plymouth on Monday as the ITV show films contestants vying to win top prizes. The computer, along with an ITV film crew, will be at Drake Circus shopping centre from 8.30am to 4...
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Shabby chic auction for Rowcroft Hospice

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March 8, 2014
Shabby chic auction for Rowcroft Hospice

ROWCROFT Hospice is turning back time for its Shabby Chic and Collectables Auction. Rowcroft Hospice's Rainbow House is once again being used as an auction house for the hospice's Shabby Chic and Collectables Auction on Saturday March 22. The Auction, ...
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Doubts about future of storm damaged South Devon seafront roads

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February 26, 2014
Doubts about future of storm damaged South Devon seafront roads

FEARS have been raised over whether the storm battered South Hams village of Beesands may lose a section of its beach front road permanently. Beesands and neighbouring Hallsands were among the hardest hit during the February storms with a hole punched...
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Torbay MP welcomes delay on NHS database decision

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February 26, 2014
Torbay MP welcomes delay on NHS database decision

Torbay MP Adrian Sanders has welcomed the Government's announcement that the new medical records database has been delayed by six months. The database, which was due to go online in April this year, would have allowed the NHS and private companies suc...
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STORM UPDATE Giant waves turn Torquay prom into mini swimming…

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February 5, 2014
STORM UPDATE  Giant waves turn Torquay prom into mini swimming…

STORM UPDATE. The main Torquay promenade was under water tonight as giant waves came crashing over the seawall. Large parts of the seafront were closed to traffic as the storms took their toll. The land between the Princess Theatre and the toilet block...
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TORBAY BUDGET: Jobs will go and services will be lost if…

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January 16, 2014
TORBAY BUDGET: Jobs will go and services will be lost if…

THE impact budget cuts will have on some of Torbay's most valued frontline services such as street repairs, parks, countryside, tourism and libraries have been laid bare.Jobs will be lost and services reduced if the £22million budget reductions a...
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Young Shaldon busker raises money for community defibrillator

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December 31, 2013
Young Shaldon busker raises money for community defibrillator

A 10-YEAR-OLD from Shaldon has raised over £170 for a local charity by busking on his clarinet. Sam Ashton raised the money for Heartbeat by playing Christmas carols. Heartbeat aims to provide defibrillators around local communities. Units are lo...
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Guitars stolen from Teignmouth shop

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December 31, 2013
Guitars stolen from Teignmouth shop

Luke Friend's former guitar teacher has had two of his guitars stolen from his shop in Teignmouth.A blue Fender guitar and a rare Dean Dave Mustaine Mako Glory were snatched.Peter Williams, who taught X Factor star Luke for over a year, had stored the ...
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BRNC Dartmouth to star in new BBC 1 series this weekend

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November 12, 2013
BRNC Dartmouth to star in new BBC 1 series this weekend

Britannia Royal Naval College in Dartmouth will feature in a new series set for broadcast on BBC 1 this Sunday (17 November). The College was filmed for the series Britain and the Sea presented by David Dimbleby.  Made in partnership with the Nat...
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Lifeguards and air ambulance aid South Hams beach fall man

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October 31, 2013
Lifeguards and air ambulance aid South Hams beach fall man

RNLI lifeguards were in action assisting a walker who fell on rocks at Bantham in South Devon today The charity's team provided initial casualty care to the 46 year old before he was airlifted to hospital by the Devon Air Ambulance. The man had be...
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New children’s book from Brixham and Paignton authors

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October 30, 2013
New children’s book from Brixham and Paignton  authors

WRITING under the names Ebb and Flow, writers Lisa Ford from Brixham, and Emma Green from Paignton have just published their first children's adventure book.Called 'The Pink Flamingo' the book is now on sale around the Bay.  'The Adventures of Dri...
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Brixham Astra Zeneca to close with loss of 71 jobs

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October 24, 2013
Brixham Astra Zeneca to close with loss of 71 jobs

THE Brixham Astra Zeneca plant could close with the loss of more than 70 jobs.AstraZeneca has announced proposals to close its Environmental Laboratory in Brixham.The laboratory directly employs 71 staff, provides specialist services to assess the impact of pharmaceuticals and chemicals used by a range of industries on the environment. Tony Broughton, Head of...
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Family and friends in call for PM to act on cyberbullies

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October 3, 2013
Family and friends in call for PM to act on cyberbullies

THE family and friends of schoolgirl Izzy Dix have launched a petition calling on Prime Minister David Cameron to act on cyberbullies.Her family and friends claim she had been bullied online and was distressed by social media website Ask.fm used by teenagers.The campaign has been set up with the blessing of...
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Shortage of properties as people start to downsize

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October 3, 2013
Shortage of properties as people start to downsize

THE impact of welfare reforms is being felt in the property letting market in Torquay, according to one agent.More people are looking to move to smaller premises as they are hit by reductions in benefits and new measures such as the so called 'bedroom tax'.Karl Pedersen, who runs Riviera Residential Lettings in...
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Family and friends in call for PM to act on cyberbullies

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October 3, 2013

THE family and friends of schoolgirl Izzy Dix have launched a petition calling on Prime Minister David Cameron to act on cyberbullies.Her family and friends claim she had been bullied online and was distressed by social media website Ask.fm used by teenagers.The campaign has been set up with the blessing of...
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