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Police hunt Torquay man wanted for recall to prison

Gary Ward was convicted of causing death by dangerous driving Credit: Devon & Cornwall Police

Police are looking for a man from Torquay who is wanted for recall to prison after breaching his prison licence conditions.

Gary Ward who is 32 was convicted of causing death by dangerous driving,

He is believed to be in the Exeter area and also has links to Torbay and Ilfracombe.

Officers say people should not approach him but ring 101 quoting police reference EN/148763/14.

Torbay's elected Mayor loses vote of no confidence

Mayor of Torbay Gordon Oliver deselected as Conservative Group Leader for Torbay Council Credit: ITV West Country

Torbay's elected mayor has been deselected as leader of Torbay council's Conservative Group.

Over a thousand people signed a petition calling for a vote of no confidence in Gordon Oliver - which he lost this evening. This does not effect his position as Mayor.


Trading of illegal tobacco to be targeted in Torbay

Campaign begins to target illegal tobacco sales on Torbay Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA

A new campaign targeting illegal tobacco sales in Torbay is underway. It's estimated that more than one in five of smokers in the area use illegal tobacco. Now Torbay Council is to work alongside the Police, Trading Standards, HMRC and Smokefree South West to tackle the crime.

The partnership has been out talking to people in local community about the negative impact of illegal tobacco, encouraging the public to pass on information, anonymously if they prefer, about illegal tobacco trading in their area.

West MP joins call for ban on animals in circuses

A West Country MP has joined calls for a ban on live animals in circuses.

MPs from the three main parties are backing a private member's bill being debated today to introduce such a ban. Adrian Sanders says a recent visit to Torbay by the Moscow State circus shows animals are not necessary.


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.

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.

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