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Torquay United manager resigns

The manager of Torquay United has resigned after only three months in charge.

Paul Cox has left by "mutual agreement" following an apparent meeting about off-the-field issues yesterday.

Cox replaced Chris Hargreaves, who is on gardening leave after he refused to take a pay cut following the summer takeover by the consortium led by the now director of football Dean Edwards.

Torquay have not won a match for more than a month.

Torquay make it three draws in a row

Former Crawley Town player James Hurst scored both goals for the Gulls Credit: PA

In football, Torquay were in action last night and had to be content with a point. They drew 2 all at Kidderminster. Both Torquay's goals came from James Hurst - who blotted his copybook by conceding a late penalty.

The game was their third draw in a row.

Tonight's result Credit: ITV News


Torquay says Happy 125th Birthday Agatha Christie

It doesn't take many 'little grey cells' to guess who this is. Credit: ITV West Country
Torquay has been celebrating one of its greatest daughters in style. Credit: ITV West Country

125 years ago the world's best-selling novelist was born in South Devon. What Agatha Christie went on to achieve in her lifetime was quite remarkable.

She published 83 books and created characters that are familiar to millions of people. To co-incide with her birthday her home town of Torquay cracked open champagne, magic tricks - and even the Poirot moustache, honouring her legacy with a day of glorious, and stylish, celebration.

Jacquie Bird was there to join in the fun.

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Happy Birthday Agatha.

'A wonderful girl': School's tribute after death of missing teenager

The 16-year-old could not be revived after her body was found outside Torquay's Babbacombe Theatre. Credit: ITV West Country

Tributes have been paid to a 16-year-old girl who died after being reported missing two days ago.

She was found outside Babbacombe Theatre in the early hours of Wednesday and despite the efforts of paramedics was pronounced dead in hospital.

She was a pupil at St Cuthbert Mayne School. The headteacher there described her today as "a wonderful girl who was caring and gentle - a very loved and valued member of our school family".

Police watchdog investigate after death of teenager

The 16-year-old was found dead outside Torquay's Babbacombe Theatre. Credit: ITV West Country

The police watchdog is investigating after a 16-year-old girl was found dead just three hours after she was reported missing.

The teen was discovered outside the Babbacombe Theatre in Torquay following a large search involving police and coastguard.

Attempts were made to revive the schoolgirl, who has not yet been named, but she was pronounced dead in hospital a short while later.

Her death is not being treated as suspicious but it has been reported to the Independent Police Complaints Commission due to involvement of officers before she died.

A police statement said officers, the force helicopter and the coastguard searched the local area after she was reported missing at around 11pm on Tuesday.

The Coastguard search team located the teenager outside Babbacombe Theatre at shortly after 1.25am on Wednesday, September 9.

They commenced CPR and she was taken to Torbay Hospital where she was later pronounced dead.

The girl's family has been informed.

The matter has been voluntarily referred to the IPCC.

– Spokesman, Devon and Cornwall Police

The referral is thought to be standard procedure, and there is no suggestion of any wrong-doing from the force.

We have received the referral and we are currently processing it.

We will carry out an assessment to determine whether any IPCC investigation is required.

– IPCC Spokesman


Body of missing 16-year-old found in Torquay

The 16-year-old's body was found outside Babbacombe Theatre. Credit: Bing maps

Police have confirmed they have found the body of a 16-year-old schoolgirl who was reported missing yesterday evening in Torquay.

Police and coastguard helicopters were involved in a lengthy search - and the youngster's body was found during the early hours of this morning outside Babbacombe Theatre.

Police say there are no suspicious circumstances.

Man dies after hit and run in Newton Abbot

Man dies after hit and run in Newton Abbot

A man has died after a hit and run in Newton Abbot.

Police say the man, thought to be in his 30s was hit by a vehicle minutes after they had received reports of someone walking in the road on the A380 Torquay Road.

It happened at around one thirty this morning.

The road was closed throughout the night as police carried out their investigations.

The man is yet to be formally identified.

"On arrival officers found a male pedestrian having sustained fatal injuries, after being involved in a collision with a vehicle which has failed to stop.

"At this time the man, believed to be aged in his 30s, has not been identified but officers are carrying out extensive enquiries to do so."

– Spokesperson, Devon and Cornwall police
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