Rare Asiatic lion cubs have been born at Paignton Zoo. Two cubs were born on Thursday 16th June to mother Maliya and father Lucifer.Read the full story ›
Sumatran tiger Shakira gave birth on 31st May, but one of her babies died within 10 days and the other was killed on day 24.Read the full story ›
A 22-year-old man has been charged with murder following the death of a woman in Paignton.
Toryino Williams has been charged with the murder of Agnieszka Malgorzata Szymura - her next of kin has been informed.
He appeared before Plymouth Magistrates’ Court on June 25 and will next appear at Exeter Crown Court today.
A 22-year-old man from Torquay has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the stabbing to death of a woman in Paignton.
Police were called to a disturbance outside a property in Winner Street, Paignton, Devon at lunchtime today, 23 June.
A woman, in her 30s, was found outside the property with a number of knife wounds. She was taken to Torbay District Hospital where she later died.
Police have yet to confirm her identity and a locating her next of kin. They say they are not currently looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.
A drunken bank robber has been jailed after he used a can or air freshener to pretend he had a gun.Read the full story ›
Roads across Devon will be closed or restricted from today as the first ever Torbay Airshow gets underway.
The sweeping three day parking restrictions were put in place following the Shoreham air disaster that killed eleven people.
The Airshow's website says "as part of the event organisation, a number of safety and traffic management measures will be put in place to limit vehicular access around Paignton Seafront, Preston Seafront and the surrounding residential areas shortly before the event, during the event and shortly after the event."
The designated times of closure are:
- Friday 10 June - 6pm to 10:30pm
- Saturday 11 June - 10am to 10:30pm
- Sunday 12 June - 10am to 7pm
Many residents claim the closures are excessive.
Crowds of up to 150 thousand are expected for the first-ever three day festival based at Paignton.
Health leaders are discussing whether to close four of Devon's community hospitals as part of a shake-up of health services.Read the full story ›
Police have released photos of a cyclist they want to speak to after a fatal collision in Paignton. 61 year old Evelyn Fisher died after a crash on Hyde Road at 3:19pm on 2nd April.
Officers want to speak to the cyclist seen above who they believe may be a key witness.
“We believe this cyclist was a witness to the collision and he remained at the scene following, but we were unable to speak to him at the time as the area had to be evacuated due to a suspected gas leak.
The description of the cyclist is of a white man, middle aged with receding hairline. It is quite possible he has discussed what he saw to friends or colleagues, and there are also a number of other people who were at the scene prior and during the collision. If you are the cyclist or know who he is, or if you were in the area and have yet to speak to us, please make yourself known to the police.”
An 88-year-old local man is currently assisting police with their enquiries in this matter.
Police arrested five people for driving while under the influence of drugs as part of a two day operation targeting motorists on Devon's roads.
Officers say the operation was a success, with more than 80 motorists dealt for various offences.
At one point officers from both Devon and Cornwall, and Dorset Police - who had travelled to help their colleagues as part of the strategic alliance - had seized so many uninsured vehicles they were stored in a coach station.
At one stage last night we were seizing so many uninsured vehicles that we had to store them at #Torquay coach station to await recovery
A full list of the offences dealt with:
- 48 people exceeding the speed limit or using a mobile phone while driving.
- 17 vehicles which had no licence or no insurance – which were seized.
- Five drug-drivers.
- One drink-driver.
- Five people who possessed drugs.
- Three vehicles in dangerous condition – which were taken off the road.
- One person alleged to have taken a vehicle without consent.
- One anti-social driver, who was allegedly seen by police to be doing a wheelie on his motorbike at a zebra crossing as pedestrians waited to cross the road - the vehicle was seized.
- Three vehicles which failed to stop for the police.
Dozens of drivers have been arrested as part of an operation to combat criminals on our roads.Read the full story ›