A Devon man who was shot in the head on Christmas Day during a robbery in Antigua is to fly back to the UK.Read the full story ›
Chris Tester from Torquay is undergoing surgery in a Caribbean hospital after he was shot in the head on Christmas Day.Read the full story ›
Chris Tester is having eye surgery in a Caribbean hospital after being shot on Christmas Day. Friends want to raise £90k to fly him homeRead the full story ›
A Devon man is in hospital in Antigua after being shot in the head on Christmas Day. Chris Tester, from Torquay, was at his parents' restaurant on the Caribbean island when he was wounded in an attempted robbery.
The news emerged in a Facebook posting from ABS Television in Antigua. Now his family have started a crowdfunding appeal for £90,000 to bring him home. So far it's raised more than £28,000.
"37yrs-old Christopher Tester of the United Kingdom is currently at the Mount St. Johns Medical Center in critical condition, after receiving a gunshot wound to his head during an attempted robbery at Old Road.
"It is alleged that a man approximately 5ft 8 inches in height, slim built, wearing a black hoodie and mask, attempted to rob his family, when a struggle ensued. During the struggle he was shot in his head, and was transported by the EMS to the hospital.
"The incident occurred around 10:30 pm on Sunday. He arrived on the island on December 10th and was due to leave on 29th December. Investigations are currently ongoing into the matter."
"Dear Friends Tony and Gill Tester from Boxer Shack were held up at gun point last night. During the attack, their son Chris was shot in the head and critically injured. He is now in Mount St. John Hospital in Antigua but they do not have the facilities or expertise he needs. We need to arrange immediate evacuation by air ambulance to the UK and need your help to fund this. Please, please give anything you can, any amount will help."
The potential Torquay United takeover hit a stumbling block today when the new owners failed to show up to a press conference.Read the full story ›
Torquay United will have a new owner as of Monday (December 19) after the board unanimously approved the club's sale.
A 'subsidiary of Gaming International' Riviera Stadium Limited will own the controlling stake of the club.
In an statement they said:
The Board OF TUAFC are pleased to announce that they have today unanimously approved the sale of a controlling shareholding to Riviera Stadium Limited (RSL).
It is expected that contractual terms will be finalized on Monday 19th December, subject only to formal approval to the takeover by The Football Association National League.
A further release will be issued on Monday 19th December.
The TUAFC directors are hoping that the completion of the RSL deal will put an end to a protracted period of uncertainty, and offer the Club the opportunity to develop and succeed, both on and off the pitch.
RSL is a member of the Stadia UK division of Gaming International Limited, a UK-based leisure group.
Is the Torquay United takeover still on the table? Our Sports Correspondent Matthias Kurth takes a look.Read the full story ›
The family of a 6 year old girl say she's devastated after she was refused time off school to take part in filming a Christmas TV ad.Read the full story ›
The incident took place near Torquay in the early part of the summer.Read the full story ›
Christmas lights will not be strung up in Torquay's Union Street this year.
Torquay Chamber of Commerce confirmed the cancellation "with regret".
A special Christmas Lights group had been asked to rescue the lights from a backdrop of major losses in 2015, but said that they could not overcome some very serious obstacles in time for this year's display.
We will continue with our efforts and intend to bring back the lights next year.
"This was not just an ordinary circumstance of raising funds, there were major infrastructure issues as well, and these were at the roots cause of the problems for this year."