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Herald Express published RESULTS and PICTURES: Torbay and South West of England Dance...

This is Devon - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 08:39
This year the Dance Sections of the Festival, which is in its 74th year, have over 1,500 entries through Tap, Ballet, Modern, Character, Contemporary, Song & Dance, Classical Greek and National Dancing. Adjudicator Tanya Allen has been able to give encouraging remarks and good advice to all the young performers ranging in age from Baby Ballets right up to senior dancers. Miss Allen has remarked on well crafted dances with entertaining and well projected voices in the Song & Dance...

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brixphil published Fishermen foiled in final match

This is Devon - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 22:52
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HEAbiParkes published Fire crews free woman after crash in South Hams

This is Devon - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 22:00
Firefighters had to free a woman trapped in a car after a crash on a South Devon road on Sunday night.The Fire Service were called to a report of a two vehicle collision near South Brent just after 8pm.The accident happened on the A3121 between Kitterford cross and Wrangaton.One fire engine from Ivybridge and another from Buckfastleigh attended the incident.  On arrival crews found one woman medically trapped in one vehicle .The crews worked with the Ambulance staff trying to remove the...

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HEAbiParkes published HMS Enterprise visits sunny Tor Bay

This is Devon - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 19:03
TOR Bay had another visitor to its waters today. HMS Enterprise was in the Bay as the resort basked in Spring sunshine. The Royal Navy ship was built at Appledore in Devon, and launched on 2 May 2002. Her sister ship HMS Echo is currently helping in the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. HMS Enterprise and Echo were designed to carry out a wide range of survey work, including support to submarine and amphibious operations, through the collection of data.

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HEAbiParkes published Torquay's Princess Theatre gears up for Susan Boyle show

This is Devon - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 16:55
SUSAN Boyle fans have started queueing to see their idol perform in Torquay. Susan performs at the Princess Theatre on Sunday night as part of her nationwide tour. The singer, who came to fame from TV show Britain's Got Talent in 2009, chose a fine time to visit the resort as it basked in glorious sunshine. She performed a sell out Scottish Tour last summer before going back on the road this year. Susan who has sold more than 20 million records is expected to perforg album tracks and never...

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HEPaulGreaves published Police to quiz Brixham BB gun youths

This is Devon - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 15:02
POLICE in Brixham are investigating reports that teenagers were seen firing BB gubs at each other. The incident was reported in Fore Street on Saturday evening. Police say teenagers were stopped and a BB gun seized. The youths are expected to be interveiwed about the anti-social behaviour this week.

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HEAbiParkes published Cheer South Devon London Marathon runners over the finishing line

This is Devon - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 13:48
RUNNERS from across South Devon have been taking on the challenge of the London Marathon today. Among those taking part and raising money for good causes are Martin McCahill from Totnes running for Breakthrough Breast Cancer, Claire Greenfield from Torquay running for the NSPCC, Liz Sampson, from Torquay running for the Pituitary Foundation, Sarah Creer from Paignton running for the Alzheimer's Society, Greg Clark, operations director at QMS in Newton Abbot raising money for The Lighthouse...

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HEPaulGreaves published Fire at a house in Dartmouth

This is Devon - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 13:15
FIRE crews were sent to Dartmouth on Sunday after reports of a house fire. When they arrived at the property in Lower Broad Park at noon the fire had already been put out. It had involved an oven in a domestic property. Two crews made sure the house was safe. Nobody was hurt.

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HEAbiParkes published Agatha Christie puts Torquay on shortlist for tourism Hall of...

This is Devon - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 13:08
THE English Riviera and its association with Queen of crime Agatha Christie is in the running for a spot in England's Hall of Fame. Vist England is running the landmark exhibition to mark St George's Day. Torquay - the birthplace of the famous writer Christie - has made it through to the final shortlist of 60 which is now open to the public vote. Christie has been nominated in category for The Great, The Good and The Notorious as part of the nationwide search to find what makes England such a...

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HEPaulGreaves published Torbay groups handed cheques from Mayor's Fund

This is Devon - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 13:00
TORBAY Mayor, Gordon Oliver has presented 46 organisations with cheques at a ceremony in the Palace Hotel, Torquay. They each received a share of £26,500 from the Torbay Mayor's Fund, which was set up after Mayor Oliver pledged half his annual salary in each year of his four year term of office to give one off support to local groups, organisations and individuals. Grants of up to £1,000 have been allocated to 46 successful applicants to help them drive forward projects in their...

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HEAbiParkes published Hopes high for South Devon tourism boost as fine weather set to...

This is Devon - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 12:20
HOPES are high for a bumper Easter weekend in Torbay as forecasters predict fine weather next week. The Met Office says the Westcountry can expect high temperatures of up to 19C this Easter weekend – the perfect tonic for hard-hit tourism businesses which have suffered a slow start of the year by a wave of storms which crippled the regions rail network and left large parts of the South West either flood-hit or under water. The Exeter-based forecasters say Sunday's weather will give us a...

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HESport published PENINSULA LEAGUE: Teignmouth and Stoke Gabriel make up ground on...

This is Devon - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 11:58
TEIGNMOUTH and Stoke Gabriel made up ground on the leaders in Division One East of the Carlsberg SW Peninsula League on Saturday, with Galmpton United not in action. Teignmouth won 1-0 at Okehampton Argyle's Simmons Park – courtesy of a late goal – while Dave Worthington hit a hat-trick as Stoke Gabriel came from behind against struggling Sidmouth before securing all three points as both teams finished with ten men. Elsewhere, Totnes and Dartington won 2-1 at home to resurgent...

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HEPaulGreaves published Torbay high-tech firm scoops £800,000 growth jackpot

This is Devon - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 11:28
A HIGH-TECH Torquay business has beaten the competition and secured an £800,000 grant from the government. Gooch & Housego (Torquay), which is based in Hele and specialises in optic technology, has been handed the investment in the latest round of Regional Growth Funding. The idea of the government's £3.2 billion Regional Growth Fund package is to stimulate private sector economic growth and employment. The £800,000 grant will enable further investment into the...

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HEPaulGreaves published New Paignton Harbour Users Group formed

This is Devon - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 10:41
A NEW group has been set up to protect, promote and raise funds for Paignton's historic harbour. The Paignton Harbour Users Group has been formed by boat owners, businesses, clubs and friends of the harbour. There will be monthly meetings to discuss matters affecting the users and boat owners. A spokesman said: "The aims of the group are to facilitate a central point of communication, education, protection and promotion of the historic harbour and its various groups and users....

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HESport published Victory at Rovers may have set Torquay United up to go down at...

This is Devon - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 09:47
ON A day where defeat at Bristol Rovers, coupled with results elsewhere, could have seen Torquay United relegated, Chris Hargreaves' side showed some of the fighting qualities which had given fans hope following his arrival. Yet the three points, though obviously welcomed, may have inadventently set up relegation on the ground of their greatest rivals. Hargreaves side MUST beat Dagenham and Redbridge at Plainmoor on Friday – while the outcome of the Wycombe v Northampton clash has...

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HEAbiParkes published Ship bids farewell to Tor Bay

This is Devon - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 08:08
A FAMILIAR sight on Tor Bay's horizon has bid farewell for now. The container ship Antje Wulff left Torbay on Saturday after nearly eight weeks in the Bay. The vessel had been awaiting orders here for nearly 8 weeks after arriving in our waters on February 17. She had been sitting high in the waters off Preston but sailed off to the Netherlands this weekend. Herald Express shipping correspondent Rodge Musselwhite said: "She sailed to Rotterdam to load and operate for the French Line CMA...

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HEPaulGreaves published New girl Poppy will talk about the animals at Paignton Zoo

This is Devon - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 07:00
A NEW member of staff at Paignton Zoo is looking to inspire the next generation of conservationists. Totnes-born Poppy Gitsham will work as a presenter at the zoo which means giving talks to the public about the lemurs, cheetahs, giraffes and red pandas. Her job is to talk, answer questions and discuss the charity's conservation work. She will work 20 hours a week until September. Poppy said: "I aim to inspire the general public to have a passion for the natural world and encourage them to...

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HEPaulGreaves published Paignton man in court charged with motorcyclist death

This is Devon - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 07:00
A MOTORIST has appeared in court charged with causing the death of a 19-year-old motorcyclist in Paignton. Niall Darvell, 38, is charged with two offences relating to the death of Buckfastleigh teenager Greg Taylor. It is said that on August 4 last year he drove a VW Golf on Kings Ash Road without due care and attention and caused the death of Mr Taylor. The second charge states that he caused the death while driving without insurance. Mr Darvell, of Trelissick Road in Paignton, is also...

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