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
A pensioner from Torquay has been missing for almost a month.
Christopher Smithies went missing on July 4th.
He has been seen at the Lugger guest house inn in Penzance, and most recently on CCTV on the 22nd July at the NatWest Bank in Newquay.
Police have now issued this poster in an attempt to find Mr Smithies:
As a luxury house in Torquay is sold for a fraction of its worth because of its precarious position on a rapidly eroding cliff, the auctioneer says the buyer has taken quite a risk.
– Graham Penny, Auctioneer
The property's enviable sea views does mean it's relatively close to the cliff edge and other neighbouring properties have experienced substantial subsidence.It’s impossible to say whether Tor Cottage will be subjected to subsidence itself. A buyer could get a return on their investment if Mother Nature is kind to them.
Tor Cottage was sold for £33,500 (including fees) today. Normally it would be worth around £400,000 if it was not for the erosion. The house next door has already collapsed into the sea.
There is an order in place preventing buyers from staying overnight until they can prove it's safe.
A luxury cliff-top house in Torquay whose neighbour has already fallen into the sea has been sold at auction today for £33,500.
Tor Cottage is a four-bedroomed home which in normal circumstances would be worth around £400,000 if it was not for the nearby erosion.
A luxury cliff-top house in Torquay whose neighbour has already fallen into the sea, is being auctioned today. Tor Cottage is a four-bedroomed home worth around £400,000. It's in a cul-de-sac, has a balcony and of course great sea views, but isn't expected to reach that at auction
Police are appealing for witnesses to a fatal crash involving a cyclist and a mini in Torquay last month. The cyclist, Jeffrey Hennells who was 71 and from the town, was taken to hospital with head injuries and later died.
The driver of the mini, a 28-year-old woman from Torquay, was unhurt.
Anyone who saw the crash, which happened outside the Grand Hotel on Torbay Road, is asked to contact police. It took place at 1.30pm on Friday 28 June.
A man is hospital with spinal injuries after falling 200ft from Petit Tor Point near Torquay, Devon. He called the emergency services himself at 4:30pm yesterday (Tuesday 9 March). He was flown to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth by the Portland Coastguard Helicopter.
It's thought he slipped while out walking.
A man has been airlifted to hospital with injuries to his pelvis after falling down a cliff at Torquay. He called the emergency services himself after falling at Petit Tor Point at around 4.30 pm.
It's thought he slipped while walking on the cliff top, 200 feet up, but this has not been confirmed.
The Torbay and Teignmouth lifeboat crews assisted in the rescue and he was taken to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth by the rescue helicopter from Portland.
A 71 year old old cyclist has died in a collision with a car in Torquay.
The pensioner was taken to Derriford Hospital after the crash on the afternoon of Friday June the 28th suffering with head injuries.
The accident happened outside the Grand Hotel.
A luxury cliff-top house in Torquay worth £400,000 is being auctioned off for just £25,000 - because it might fall into the sea. The four-bedroomed home is in a cul-de-sac, has a balcony and of course great sea views.
The only trouble is, the property next door has already fallen into the sea. Although Tor Cottage is currently in excellent condition, its fate - courtesy of Mother Nature - is inevitable. Jonathan Gibson reports on a future property crash with a difference.
A cliff-top house in Torquay is due to be auctioned for a much reduced price of £25,000 pounds. The four-bedroomed home is in a cul-de-sac, has a balcony and has great sea views.
The only trouble is, the property next door has had severe subsidence and, although Tor Cottage seems in good condition, no survey has been carried out.
There is a prohibition order on the property preventing permanent occupancy but the auctioneers are describing it as an "interesting opportunity".