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Britain's Got Talent auditions head to Torquay

Credit: ITV

Britain's Got Talent auditions will be taking place in Torquay today, Wednesday 9 August, for a second year.

Locals are invited to show off their talent for a chance to get onto the big stage on the hit ITV show.

Auditions are set to begin at 6pm at the Cinnabar Pub, with under 16s only being allowed to participate if they are accompanied by a parent or guardian.



Graham Crocker: Police concerned for 'vulnerable' missing man

If you see Graham Crocker please call 999. Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

Concerns are growing for the welfare of a vulnerable missing man in Torquay.

Graham Crocker is 72-years-old and was last seen wearing light fawn trousers, a pale blue or green zip up jacket, an open necked t-shirt and a fawn coloured cap.

Mr Crocker is likely to be wearing a gold coloured chunky watch and gold signet ring with diamond in the middle.

He is from the Babbacombe area of Torquay, and was last seen heading towards the harbour area on Thursday 25 May.

Graham is a vulnerable member of the public and is likely to appear confused or distressed. If you know of his whereabouts or have seen him since he went missing on Thursday, please call 999.

– Devon and Cornwall Police

Man rescued from Torquay fire dies in hospital

The man was rescued from the property in Fore Street but died from his injuries. Credit: ITV West Country

A man taken to hospital with life threatening injuries after a fire at a house in Torquay has died.

Crews were called to Fore Street in St Marychurch just before 10pm on Tuesday 9 May after the fire was seen from a first floor window.

Firefighters rescued the occupant and he was taken to Torbay District Hospital suffering from severe burns and smoke inhalation. He was then transferred to Swansea Hospital where he later died from his injuries.

Man suffers life-threatening injuries after major flat fire

The fire spread through three flats and into the roof

A man has been left with life-threatening injuries after a major fire in Torquay overnight.

Up to 40 firefighters tackled the blaze in three flats on Fore Street when flames were seen bursting out the first floor window at around 10pm.

A man was taken to Torbay District Hospital with life-threatening injuries, and was later transferred to Swansea Hospital.

No further injuries have been reported and 12 residents have been re-housed by Torbay council.

Police say there is likely to be traffic disruption due to road closure at Fore Street whilst the fire service investigate the incident.

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