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Torbay Council to spend £1mil on public toilets before new operators take over

Healthmatic will take over 16 of Torbay's public loos Credit: ITV West Country

Torbay's toilets will be run by new operators as the local Council tries to save money and safeguard jobs.

Healthmatic will take over 16 of Torbay's public loos, and there could be charges of up to 30p to use them.

The council will spend just over £1million to modernise the toilets before the handover.

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Kings Ash Road in Paignton to close for urgent repairs

Torbay Council will be closing Kings Ash Road in Paignton, between Foxhole Road and Whitebeam Close, from 1 pm until 2 pm today, 24 October, to carry out emergency repairs.

It says that this is in addition to the temporary traffic lights that are already in operation between Foxhole Road and Waterleat Road.

It warns that the closure, which it says is urgent, will cause major traffic disruptions and delays in and around Kings Ash Road.

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Vote of no confidence in Torbay's elected mayor

Torbay's elected mayor Gordon Oliver. Credit: ITV News

Torbay council members have voted to support a motion of no confidence against their directly elected mayor Gordon Oliver.

Mr Oliver had already been expelled from the Conservative group.

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councillors voting for the motion
7
councillors voted against the motion
8
abstained from the motion

It means the Council believes the mayor has failed to carry out his duties.

There is no word yet on whether Mr Oliver intends to resign.

The role of the directly elected mayor is set to be abolished after 2019 anyway - after a referendum in 2016.

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