Latest Torbay Stories

2008-11-28 15:29:19

Officials in England's Torbay Council said police outside of area nightclubs will soon be handing out free flip-flops to women too drunk to walk in heels. Safer Communities Torbay, a partnership involving police, Torbay Council and the Local Education Authority, said the free flip-flops are part of a $60,000 program aimed at preventing alcohol-related harm, The Daily Mail reported Friday. Officials said the rubber flip-flops, which bear printed messages about safe drinking, will be given out...

2008-10-12 00:00:17

St matthias Church is putting on a 'extravaganza' as part of its celebrations of its 150th anniversary. Mark Lord-Lear, who is directing the son et lumiere show, explained there will be lighting, live music, a 75-strong choir, and a live band as well as the Bishop of Exeter taking a leading role.

2008-10-11 00:00:18

Edited highlights of the Torbay's Got Talent final are proving a big hit on the web. Video from the Babbacombe Theatre event can be found online at www.thisissouthdevon.co.uk along with a slideshow of pictures.

2008-10-07 00:00:34

By HANNAH TAYLOR Age Concern Torbay is inviting over 55s and carers to talk to Bay MP Adrian Sanders about care for older people. The event is being held at Brookfield House, Brookfield Close, Paignton, on Friday between 10.30am and 12.30pm.

2008-10-07 00:00:30

By GLENN PRICE Oldway Primary School is on the road to a fun future. The Paignton school now has its own 17-seater minibus to transport pupils. Added to that, the school has again achieved the Investor in People standard, showing it is dedicated to improving performance for staff.

2008-10-07 00:00:28

By NAOMI TOLLEY The deputy leader of the Lib Dems has given his backing to Bay MP Adrian Sanders - branding Mr Sanders' recent skirmish with a party activist as 'fierce defence of our party'. Vince Cable was in the Bay on a flying visit yesterday.

2008-10-07 00:00:26

By JONPAUL HEDGE It is second time lucky for 13-year-old Emily Kindon as she proved beyond all doubt that Torbay's Got Talent. The St Cuthbert Mayne schoolgirl beat off stiff competition in a tense, close-run final which saw the leaders change position several times.

2008-10-05 00:00:24

A young man was taken to hospital after being attacked by a cow in a farmyard outside Newton Abbot yesterday. The air ambulance together with a land ambulance and rapid response vehicle attended the scene at Bickington just after 10.30am.

2008-10-05 00:00:11

Land at Beacon Cove could be cleared to allow for eight traditional, brightly painted beach huts, a kiosk and a communal shower hut.

2008-10-04 00:00:18

We have a treat for Eva Cassidy fans. We have five copies of her latest album 'Somewhere' to give away. Released on Blix Records, it contains 12 previously unreleased songs and is the first 'all new' album for five years.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.