You might think seals are born being able to swim but a zoo keeper in Devon has had to take on the task of teaching a youngster in his care
The seaside town of Torquay has made the Top 3 in a list of the best places to visit in the UK.
Work on the South Devon Link Road has taken a major step forward with the demolition of railway bridge to make way for the new road.
UKIP's Spring conference takes place in Torquay today. It's the second time the seaside town has played host to the anti-EU party. It was last held there in 2011. Leader Nigel Farage will follow the conference with a free public meeting on Saturday.
The coastguard and the Devon and Cornwall police helicopter have been out searching for a man from Torquay who has been missing since Wednesday evening.
David Facey, who is 55, was last seen in Windsor Close. Police say they are increasingly worried for his welfare.
Torquay United's League Two match with Bury at Plainmoor has been called off due to a waterlogged pitch.
Referee Dave Phillips carried out his first inspection at 9am and then looked again at midday, deciding the surface was not safe for the players.
A man ahas been arrested after a six-hour siege in Torquay, Devon. Police were called to a disturbance at 2am where a man was refusing to drop a knife and barricaded himself inside. Police eventually stormed the house just before 8am.
– Devon and Cornwall Police spokesman
"Due to the nature of the weapon firearms officers were authorised to contain the male and negotiations began with him.
"The incident ended at 7.50am when police were able to enter the property and detain him.
"He was under the influence of some substance and taken to hospital for treatment."
A fitness instructor in Torquay is tonight taking on a tough test of endurance - a full 24 hours of running and cycling. Glen Bevan set off at 10 o'clock this morning and will be continuing his duathlon right through the night.
An inquest begins in Torquay later today into the death of a school girl from Brixham.
14 year old Izzy Dix was found hanged at her home in September. It's thought she took her own life after being bullied at school and online.
Her death led to calls for the Ask.fm website she used to be shut down.
An inquest into the death of a 16 month old boy has found a suicidal taxi driver deliberately drove into the family's car, killing himself as well.
Oisin Two-mey was on holiday with his family in Devon in July when the crash happened. His father Con died later in hospital. His mother Elber survived but lost the baby daughter she was carrying.
– Chief Superintendent Jim Nye, head of operations for Devon and Cornwall Police
This incident had a devastating impact and led to the loss of four lives.
The effect on those families and the community was enormous as a result.
On this occasion police operated entirely in line with nationally agreed procedures and training.
This has been further evidenced in the independent IPCC report.
We hope the conclusion of this inquest will help all the families concerned gain some kind of closure on what has been a traumatic experience for all concerned.”