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Parking changes for Torbay

Torbay roads could lose their yellow lines, as the council continue to review parking restrictions in the area.

Parking charges have already been lowered, with the authority wanting Torbay to become more car friendly.

Residents are being given until November to have their say.

Torbay Credit: ITV News West Country

Blind sportsman breaks new record

A new world record has been set in Torbay today. Mike Newman has just secured the new water speed record for a blind person.

Mike is already the holder of the land speed record, having driven at more than 186 mph in a Porsche performance car.

Richard Lawrence went to watch this latest incredible attempt.


Torbay Hospital inspires businesses with new ideas

Torbay Hospital is showing local businesses how far medical equipment has advanced Credit: ITV News Westcountry

Torbay Hospital is showing local businesses how far medical equipment has advanced in the past hundred years in the hope of inspiring them with new ideas.

They will be showing instruments used in the First World War alongside some of the latest robot surgery equipment and a body simulator used in training.

Single-fee all day parking from November in Torbay

All day parking from November 1st for Torbay car parks Credit: Roy Catherall/Roy Catherall

Torbay car parks will charge two pounds from the first of November, the single fee will include all-day parking, although on-street parking charges won't be affected.

The new deal will last for four months, but the council could extend it if it proves popular, and boosts business.


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.

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.

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