Charity workers are warning that people may end up dying on the streets if a hostel for the homeless in Torquay shuts because of budget cuts
More than 10 social workers and health workers have been sacked or resigned over the death of a two-year-old who was killed by his mother.
It is the 50th anniversary of the Babbacombe model village. The Devon attraction now includes a model of the Shard to bring it up-to-date
One man's been jailed and another given a suspended prison sentence for hate crimes.
Tobias Ruth, 19 from Torquay was charged under the Terrorism Act for sending threatening messages to Islamic organisations. He also caused criminal damage to the town's Islamic Centre.
Earlier this year, properties were evacuated near the home of his accomplice, John Roddy, 20. Police found material by the Norwegian mass-killer, Anders Breivik along with an Al-Qaeda training manual.
Roddy joined Ruth spraying racist grafitti around Torbay 72 times. Ruth was jailed for 33 months; Roddy's 23-month sentence was suspended.
Agatha Christie fans are gathering in the west country in honour of the 'Queen of Crime' who was born in Torquay in 1890.
The English Riviera transforms itself into the murder mystery capital of the country for the festival. And the Agatha Christie Theatre Company performs its latest production. Jeff Welch has been to South Devon to find out more.
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.
The Mayor of Torbay, Gordon Oliver, has welcomed a £20 million package of proposals to redevelop Torquay's seafront, saying the council couldn't afford to do the work itself.
– George Oliver, Mayor of Torbay
I am impressed by the group's proposals for the Pavilion. [...] The Pavilion needs several million pounds spent on its refurbishment, which we as a council simply cannot afford. We would also face ongoing maintenance liabilities that come with a listed building of this nature.The hotel development would safeguard the future of this important listed building, whilst at the same time creating much needed employment and economic activity for the Bay. The proposals for cafes and shops would bring new vitality to the area fronting the inner harbour.
A £20 million planning application has been submitted to Torquay Council to redevelop the town's pavilion and build a luxury hotel and 45 apartments nearby.
The seafront plans, from developers Nicolas James Group, include a 60-bedroom luxury hotel and spa over the marina car park. New cafes and shops would front the inner harbour, with 45 apartments above.
It is proposed that the restored pavilion will include the hotel reception, cafe, restaurant, spa and function rooms. If planning permission were granted, work would start in early 2014.
A three-year old girl and man have been injured in a collision with a minibus in Torquay.
It happened outside the Princess Theatre in the resort just after 7pm on Sunday.
The toddler suffered facial bruising.
The 36 year old man was taken to Torbay District Hospital where he was treated for broken bones to his face and a head injury.
West country Zoos are feeling the benefits of the summer season. Paignton Zoo welcomed 14 thousand more people this August compared to the same time last year. Living Coasts, Torquay's coastal zoo, is up by nearly 10,000 on last year.
Two men from Torquay have pleaded guilty to charges of terrorism and criminal damage following an incident in the town in January.
Bomb disposal experts were called to Lymington Road in the New Year.
20 year old John Michael Roddy of Lymington Road was charged under the Terrorism Act, as well as conspiracy to send malicious messages and conspiracy to cause criminal damage.
19 year old Tobias Daniel Ruth of Morgan Road has been convicted of conspiracy to send malicious messages and conspiracy to cause criminal damage.
Both will be sentenced on September the 20th.
Tony Hogg, the Devon and Cornwall Police and Crime Commissioner, has called for action on 'legal highs' after three teenagers were hospitalised in Devon over the weekend - two in Exeter and one in Torquay.
Mr Hogg says he wants to work with other leaders to introduce new legislation. He wants the drugs to be removed from the high street, and retailers held responsible for any harm their substances cause.
Mr Hogg has already confronted staff at a 'head shop' in Barnstaple where the drugs were being sold.
– Tony Hogg, Devon & Cornwall PCC
I wanted to ask the staff in the shop if they actually knew what it was they were selling and how dangerous it is. Not surprisingly I didn’t get a very favourable response, but I am determined that the subject of legal highs needs to be brought to the top of the agenda before someone actually dies after taking one of these chemicals.