The Government's announced that three courts in the region will close, despite local opposition.
Crown Courts will no longer sit in Barnstaple or Dorchester, and the magistrates' court in Torquay will be shut by the end of the year as part of a programme to streamline the service. The future of the outdated building had been in doubt, but there had been hopes the court could remain elsewhere in the town.
Torbay's MP says he's worried it will mean witnesses and defendants having long journeys to get to courts in Newton Abbott and Plymouth.
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The Living Coasts zoo in Torquay has announced that its record-breaking penguin has died.
Pat, the oldest-known female African penguin in the UK, celebrated her 37th birthday on 20 January 2015. She was thought to have been the second-oldest penguin in Europe.
She was put down by zoo vets due to advanced arthritis.
“Her quality of life had declined because of arthritis – the only thing to do was to put her to sleep. Pat had a terrific innings thanks to good husbandry, good vet care, good food and freedom from predators. It shows that the English Riviera is great for us more mature types!”
Pat was hatched at Paignton Zoo in 1978, but lived at Living Coasts ever since it opened in 2003 - we filmed her at her 37th birthday celebrations in January 2015.
Pat has left a strong legacy, having hatched nine chicks in her time and even had three great-grand penguins at Living Coasts.
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.
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The family of a man who was murdered in Torquay last week say they're struggling to come to terms with his untimely death.
The body of David Earnshaw was found at a property on Warberry Road West last Monday. He was 36.
Three people arrested in connection with his death have been released without charge.
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