An attempt to break a Guinness World Record failed in Paignton today. Organisers were hoping to break the record for the longest human centipede, Participants were asked to walk 30 meters with their legs tied to each other. Unfortunately the world record which stands at nearly three thousand people was never in doubt, as just over a hundred people turned up.
Well obviously we didn't get the numbers here which is a shame but at least we raised some money for Save the Children which is you know is really important.
Police in Torbay are appealing for witnesses after a man in his 30s, who was found on a Devon beach with serious burns, died from his injuries in hospital.
The alarm was raised around 12.40am on Sunday at Hollicombe Beach, Paignton.
Paramedics treated the man who was then taken to Torbay District Hospital before being transferred to Swansea Burns Unit, where he died from his injuries around 3.30pm the same day.
He is described as white, in his 30s, 5ft 11ins, of slim build, with dark short hair. He was wearing a black t-shirt with a white motif, blue jeans and light-coloured shoes.
He was possibly in the Preston area of Paignton earlier that evening carrying a petrol container.
Two new cycles routes along Paignton seafront are close to being completed. It's hoped both will provide a scenic route of Torbay and will ease traffic in the area. Work is expected to be completed by early next month.
Police have seized cash and suspected Class A drugs following a stop check on a vehicle in Paignton.
The vehicle was stopped in Dartmouth Road yesterday afternoon. Officers found around £20,000 in cash and a significant amount of white powder.
A 31-year-old man from Paignton, 35-year-old man from Torquay and 26-year-old man from Liverpool were arrested on suspicion of possession of drugs with intent to supply, and bailed until October.
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Police have arrested three people in connection with an armed robbery at a Paignton jewellers. All three men from Devon have been released on bail until the 24th of July. £7,000 worth of jewellery was stolen in the raid at the House of Diamonds store last month.
A man's been charged with robbery by police investigating an armed robbery at a jewellery shop in Paignton. It happened on Tuesday afternoon at the the House of Diamonds in Torquay Road
21 year old Zico Rawlinson from Torquay has been charged with robbery and remanded in custody.
A man from Devon has admitted killing his five week old baby son.
23 year old Matthew Wickens denied murdering his baby, Rylee Gardener, but admitted the manslaughter of the child when he appeared at Exeter Crown Court today.
Rylee was found dead in the Winner Street area of Paignton, Devon, on November 25th 2012.
Wickens has been remanded in custody until he is sentenced.
A man's been arrested by police investigating an armed robbery at a jewellery shop in Paignton.
It happened yesterday afternoon. Detectives say three people entered the House of Diamonds in Torquay Road, dressed in hooded tops and overalls. They were allegedly armed with a baseball bat and a knife.
Witnesses managed to detain one of the offenders whilst another two made off and got into a waiting car.
A white Peugeot was recovered a short distance away and two other suspects were seen making off on foot.
A 21-year-old man from Torquay has been arrested on suspicion of robbery and remains in police custody. Two other men have been arrested on suspicion of an unrelated theft and burglary, and two further individuals have been street bailed for drugs offences.
Firefighters in Devon have rescued a kitten who got its head stuck in a watering can.
One fire engine attended a property at Cleatlands Close at Tweenaway in Paignton last night after reports of a small kitten being trapped.
Crews rescued the kitten, which was stuck by its head in the spout, using small tools.
One fire appliance from Paignton attended a property to rescue a small kitten who was stuck in a watering can.
The kitten was unharmed. Duty of care was left with the owners.