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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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Junior doctor awaits sexual assault sentence

A junior doctor who sexually assaulted female patients at Torbay Hospital will be sentenced today.

Twenty seven year old Suhail Ahmed, of Cyncoed Road, Cardiff, touched victims inappropriately and secretly took pictures of them.

He pleaded guilty to 11 counts of voyeurism and two counts of sexual assault by touching.

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Ceremony to celebrate waterfront makeover in Torquay

Improvements to Princess Promenade in Torquay Credit: ITV News West Country

The Mayor of Torbay is due to unveil a plaque to mark the completion of a waterfront project in Torquay, costing nearly £3 million.

The first phase was to rebuild part of the Princess Promenade and the second involved redeveloping the historic seaside platform known as the Banjo.

Stairs have also been added to improve access.

The official opening ceremony will take place at 5.30pm.

£20m redevelopment of Torbay a step closer

Torbay seafront could be a step closer to a revamp Credit: ITV West Country

The long awaited £20 million redevelopment of Torquay seafront could be a step closer.

Local officials have met with the property company behind the plans to discuss further details of the project, which should include a new hotel, cafe and shops. The final planning application is expected to be submitted by the end of the year.

Torbay Mayor welcomes £20 million development plans

The Mayor of Torbay, Gordon Oliver, has welcomed a £20 million package of proposals to redevelop Torquay's seafront, saying the council couldn't afford to do the work itself.

I am impressed by the group's proposals for the Pavilion. [...] The Pavilion needs several million pounds spent on its refurbishment, which we as a council simply cannot afford. We would also face ongoing maintenance liabilities that come with a listed building of this nature.The hotel development would safeguard the future of this important listed building, whilst at the same time creating much needed employment and economic activity for the Bay. The proposals for cafes and shops would bring new vitality to the area fronting the inner harbour.

– George Oliver, Mayor of Torbay

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Medieval panels stolen from Church in Devon

Torbryan panels that have been stolen. Credit: The Churches Conservation Trust

Two mid-15th century medieval panels have been stolen from a church in Torbay.

The painted panels are part of a screen which features a variety of saints and church dignitaries, and spans Holy Trinity Church from aisle to aisle with three doors.

The two panels that have been stolen are of St Victor of Marseilles and St Margaret, and the panel that has been damaged carries an image of a female saint.

Another has been left damaged.

Click here for more pictures of the stolen panels

Serious collision in Torbay

A male pedestrian in his 40s is in a critical condition in hospital following a collision with a vehicle in Torbay.

The incident happened in the early hours of Saturday morning in Torbay Road, when a vehicle collided with two pedestrians.

Officers say a man they believe to be the driver is in police custody at this time and a witness is helping with enquiries.

A look around the revamped Torre Abbey

by Jeff Welch

It's a makeover that's cost a total of £11 million, but it's given one of Torbay's most historic building new lease of life. Torre Abbey has re-opened to the public after the completion of the second phase of it's restoration project.

Jeff Welch has been sampling a very interactive experience.

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