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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.

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.

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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.

Plan to boost Torbay region

A local plan for Torbay is being launched this week. Torbay council wants to bring more than six thousand jobs to the area, and revitalise town centres. The council want to hear residents views before the proposals are submitted to the government later this year.

orbay council wants to bring more than six thousand jobs to the area. Credit: ITV News West Country

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Public meeting held as Torbay Council look for savings

Public meeting as Torbay Council look for savings Credit: ITV News West Country

A public meeting is taking place this evening to look into how Torbay Council can save money. Local people are invited to have their say on where £22 million could be saved in the next two years. The authority has already saved £19 million over the last two years.

Attempted child abduction in Paignton

Police in Torbay are asking members of the public to be on the look out after a man tried to coax a child into his van.

It follows an incident on New Park Road in the Foxhole area of Paignton yesterday evening at around 5.30pm

A man driving a grey or white van is reported to have drawn up alongside a primary school aged girl and grabbed her arm, telling her to get into his van. She broke free and ran away.

The man is described as white, in his 60s, skinny and scruffy possibly with a Scottish or Irish accent.

He was unshaved, with a moustache, brown eyes and grey, messy medium length hair brushed back at the front with a small pony tail.

At the time of the incident he was wearing a blue short-sleeved t-shirt.

We’re treating this incident seriously and are actively searching for this man.

This type of incident is rare but obviously it’s of concern.

We don’t want parents to be unnecessarily alarmed, but it’s important that people are made aware, so they can be vigilant and keep an eye out for suspicious behaviour.

If anyone believes they have seen a person matching this description please contact us.

I would also add that if anyone sees anyone or a vehicle acting suspiciously please call us so we can take action and make appropriate enquiries.

– Devon & Cornwall police spokesperson

Torbay reveals its budget for next 3 years

Torbay council has revealed that it needs to save more than £20 million over the next two years.

The councils's draft budget proposals are being released today. It's because of a reduction in funding from the government.

Despite the savings needed, the council say they'll spend almost £120 million over the next financial year. Adult social care and child services aren't expected to be affected.

Torbay Council Credit: ITV News West Country

Gorillas going, going, gone

Just a few months ago gorillas were taking over Torbay and Exeter. The colourful statues designed by artists became a major tourist attraction, with thousands of people visiting to take their photographs with them.

Tonight they're being auctioned off for charity at Paignton's Palace Theatre. Our reporter Richard Lawrence went to see them before the auction began.

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