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By JONPAUL HEDGE Torbay Council, which effectively banned one of the world's most successful comedies 28-years-ago, is to screen it for the first time after declaring its own X-rating certificate void.
It's hard to believe now, in an age of round-the-clock shock television and films that push the boundaries of what can and can't be shown on screen, but a film made by a British TV comedy outfit nearly 30 years ago still gets people hot under the collar.
Talks are being held about the mess left behind at Torre Abbey Meadows after the fair moved on last week. As the Anderton and Rowland fair left Torquay, the waterlogged and muddy ground has been left in need of repair.
By JENNA RICHARDS Part of a South Devon beach has been closed to swimmers after another sea water alert. Goodrington Beach North was closed to bathers yesterday after a member of the public reported discolouration in the water off the beach.
By HANNAH TAYLOR Paignton beach has had to lower its Blue Flag on the busiest weekend of the year. Torbay Council claims heavy rain has meant that water quality levels have fallen 'just below' the stringent tests to meet the Blue Flag criteria.
By ALLAN TUDOR A huge dead mammal - thought to be a sea lion - has washed up on a Torbay beach mystifying wildlife experts. The body of a seven foot marine mammal was found at St Mary's Bay, Brixham by Torbay Council beach staff. A council spokesman said: "We believe it be a sea lion.
- A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.