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Torbay parking fees slashed

Parking charges in Torbay have been cut in a bit to encourage more shoppers to the area.

Big wheel in Torquay

Big Wheel in Torquay

A 60 metre high observation wheel opens for business in Torquay. It's hoped it will attract more visitors to the resort.

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Torbay woman's livelihood decided by council coin toss

How would you feel if an important decision about your livelihood was decided by the toss of a coin?

Well, that's exactly what's happened to a woman from Torbay - who wanted to open a cafe in a local park.

When the local council couldn't agree on her planning application - they resorted to the flip of a coin - and she lost. John Andrews has been finding out more.

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Flotilla to honour Normandy veterans in Torbay

Normandy veterans on the Fairmile will take the salute from the flotilla. Credit: ITV News / Seth Conway

Normandy veterans will take the salute in Torbay harbour today (2pm) as more than 100 vessels form a flotilla in their honour.

The men who fought on D-Day will be on board the historic WW2 ship The Fairmile for the sail past. It's the Royal Navy's tribute to the veterans and forms the centrepiece of today's commemorations.

Veterans board the Fairmile ahead of this afternoon's salute. Credit: ITV News / Seth Conway

Independent review held into the scandal at Torbay Hospital

Independent review held into the scandal at Torbay Hospital Credit: ITV News West Country

An independent review is to be held into the scandal involving a former chief executive of Torbay Hospital.

Dr Paula Vasco-Knight was critcised in an employment tribunal in February over claims she gave a job to her daughter's boyfriend. She later resigned saying she was leaving the region for family reasons.

Specialist cycling track opens in Torbay

Cyclist get ready to take advantage of the new track Credit: ITV News West Country

The only specialist cycle training track in the South West has opened in Torbay.

The one and a half kilometre circuit allows racing cyclists to train away from the road. It's been built near the Clennon Valley leisure centre in Paignton. It cost around eight hundred thousand pounds to build. Half the cash has come from the organisation British Cycling.

Wife of Torbay Lib Dem MP calls for Clegg to resign

The wife of a Liberal Democrat MP for the South West has signed a petition calling on party leader Nick Clegg to resign.

Alison Sanders is the wife of Adrian Sanders, the Lib Dem MP for Torbay, who has himself been critical of the leadership after last week's poor showing in the council and European elections.

Mr Sanders says his wife is "entitled to her view", although Mr Clegg is still insisting he won't go.

Political correspondent Bob Constantine reports.

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Torbay Council asks people to report potholes

Torbay council asks for help to find potholes for repair Credit: ITV WEST COUNTRY

Torbay council is asking for help to find potholes that need to be repaired. It's been given more than £300,000 by the Government. But it warns it can't spot every hole, especially in country lanes and estate roads.

Council asks for help to find potholes

Torbay Council has been given £300k to repair potholes Credit: ITV News West Country

Torbay council is asking for help to find potholes that need to be repaired. It's been given more than £300,000 by the Government. But it warns it can't spot every hole, especially in country lanes and estate roads.

Red Arrows return to Torbay for annual air show

Red Arrows return to Torbay for annual air show Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The Red Arrows will be returning to Torbay this summer for their annual air show. Torbay Council says this year's event will include celebrations for the 70th anniversary of D-Day. It'll take place along the English Riviera coastline on the twenty fourth of August.

Red Arrows to return to Torbay this summer

Red Arrows take to the skies Credit: ITV News West Country/Caron Bell

The Red Arrows will be returning to Torbay this summer for another spectacular air show. Torbay Council say the annual event will this year include celebrations for the 70th anniversary of D-Day. It'll take place along the English Riviera coastline on the 24th of August.

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