Autumn on The English Riviera

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Summer finally has let go after fighting to stay all the way through September and even into October. But we must face facts and embrace the months of mists and mellow fruitfulness. There’s lots to look forward to over the

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Dawlish Railway Line Repaired in Record Time

In the next few days the main train line running along the sea wall at Dawlish will re-open. The image of the track swinging above a massive void with the sea smashing away below is perhaps the most iconic image of

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Bee my Valentine!!!

In a few weeks time the country will go silly for a while as we celebrate Valentine’s Day. Love hearts, red roses, fluffy toys and toe curlingly embarrassing newspaper love messages will abound. But have you ever considered how all

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House Hunting Season Begins

As January slips by, increasing numbers of people are turning their thoughts to moving house. With house prices at last beginning to move in most parts of the United Kingdom it is also increasingly a good time financially to move.

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2014 Theatre Breaks on The English Riviera

Recessions may come and go, winter storms may lash the British Isles but Britain’s provincial theatres continue to thrive and even attract new audiences with imaginative line ups. The Princess Theatre in Torquay has some sure fire hits on the

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Christmas is Coming….

Something strange happens the day after Halloween. Suddenly, Christmas adverts begin to appear on TV. Initially, it is the furniture retailers but very rapidly like an unpleasant rash more and more pop up pedalling the same old hackneyed images of

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Ghosties and Ghoulies And Things That Go Bump In The Night

So, finally we must let go of summer.  It has seemed reluctant to depart and the last few days in Torquay have been exceptionally mild and sunny. Almost summer like. However, on Saturday the clocks go back and we return

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English Riviera Goes Ape over the Great Gorilla Trail

Torquay, Paignton and Brixham are playing host to 30 life sized gorilla sculptures plus an additional 20 smaller ones. The gorilla trail is a celebration of 90 years of Paignton zoo and is delighting residents and visitors alike. Each of

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Miss England, Torquay 2013 – The Storm Rages on………

It’s been a few weeks since The Miss England finals were held in Torquay and the debate they provoked shows no signs of dying down. It seems as if everybody has a view they want to air. On one side

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Torquay’s Hidden Hero

As we move through 2013 thoughts will inevitably turn to next year and  to the major anniversaries to be celebrated in 2014. There will of course be the 100th anniversary of the start of the Great War but we will

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