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  • 1948 Olympic torch sets sail from Torquay to Weymouth

    By adamjohn78 at 18:15 on 13/07/12
    Torbay Mayor Gordon Oliver presenting the torch to Edward Leask, Chairman of the WPNSA, on Tuesday, July 10, 2012.
    The council have gifted a replica 1948 Olympic torch, which was carried almost 80 miles by sea, to the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA). Torbay's Mayor Gordon Oliver officially presented the torch to Edward Leask, Chairman of the WPNSA, on the final day of the 2012 replica torch sailing relay. Mr Oliver said: "Torbay has strong links with the Olympics with the 1948 sailing events being held in Torquay. ...
  • South Devon College students from Paignton and TOR2 shortlisted for national recycling awards

    By PaigntonPeep at 16:59 on 04/07/12
    An initiative led by TOR2 in Paignton won a National Recycling Award this year.
    Two recycling initiatives -- one involving prisoners at HMP Channings Wood, near Newton Abbot, and the other involving students at South Devon College in Paignton -- have been given national recognition. The initiatives were both shortlisted for the prestigious 2012 National Recycling Awards presented in London on Tuesday, July 3, with one of them going on to win its category. The award entries were submitted by TOR2, the joint...
  • Labour welcomes former Torbay Conservative Councillor's change of heart

    By adamjohn78 at 19:04 on 27/06/12
    Labour welcomes former Torbay Conservative Councillor's change of heart

    Darren Cowell, Torbay Labour councillor welcomed the news that councilor Matthew James has resigned from the Conservative Party. Cllr Cowell says: "I hope that more Tories will follow Cllr James lead in recognising the harm that this out of touch government are doing to people across the country. I couldn't agree more that the government is putting the wrong people first." Cllr James says in his resignation statement that...
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  • Torbay car parking review must be thorough

    By PaigntonPeep at 18:52 on 12/03/12
    Cllr Darren Cowell has commented that the next Torbay car parking review must be extremely thorough.
    Labour Councillor, Darren Cowell, has welcomed the promise of a review to car parking in Torbay. In an answer to a question he raised at the council's last meeting, Cllr Robert Excell promised a review will be undertaken. Cllr Cowell said: "Since receiving the answer from Cllr Excell, I have spoken with him and urged that the review should not only be about the high tariffs, but a thorough review of parking policy. "Our...

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