Roads across Devon will be closed or restricted from today as the first ever Torbay Airshow gets underway.
The sweeping three day parking restrictions were put in place following the Shoreham air disaster that killed eleven people.
The Airshow's website says "as part of the event organisation, a number of safety and traffic management measures will be put in place to limit vehicular access around Paignton Seafront, Preston Seafront and the surrounding residential areas shortly before the event, during the event and shortly after the event."
The designated times of closure are:
- Friday 10 June - 6pm to 10:30pm
- Saturday 11 June - 10am to 10:30pm
- Sunday 12 June - 10am to 7pm
Many residents claim the closures are excessive.
Crowds of up to 150 thousand are expected for the first-ever three day festival based at Paignton.
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Police have made another call for witnesses after a mother and child were seriously injured in a crash in Torquay.
The incident happened when a silver Daihatsu Sirion mounted the pavement and collided with a group of pedestrians on Torbay Road at lunchtime on Sunday November 22.
The woman is in hospital with life-changing injuries, while her six-year-old daughter has serious leg injuries but has been discharged.
The 52-year-old car driver had minor injuries. The investigation into what caused the crash is continuing.
A Torbay teacher has taken car loads of aid to Calais this weekend to help refugees.
Katie Cavanna decided to collect donations of unwanted items after the image of the little boy washed up on the beach went viral. She's been overwhelmed by the response from the local community.
Katie delivered aid this weekend with her fiance Jay Spinks and posted this on Facebook:
Whilst in camp, we saw a couple who had just arrived. The man and wife, the same age as me and Jay, had travelled from Syria. They'd arrived in camp with nowhere to sleep and their faces will stay etched on my brain forever. We gave them a tent, sleeping bags and blankets.
Knowing that they were going to sleep in the middle of hell on earth makes me want to wail. Wrapped up together, under a tent for shelter with barely a blanket to keep them warm. Hope kept alive by the thought of getting to the safety of the UK by risking their lives on a daily basis. I could scream for them.
We're so lucky. Me and Jay haven't done anything in our lives any different to that couple, we were just fortunate to be born in the UK.