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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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Birth of Baby Orang Utan at Paignton Zoo Provides hope for Endangered Species

Mali the Bornean Orang Utan has given birth to a baby that keepers at Paignton Zoo are 99.99% certain is a female . Paignton Zoo has 4 Bornean Orang Utan’s a male Demo who is 14, and females Gambira 16, Chinta

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Torquay’s Super Weekend Returns This year.

Following on from the massive success of last year’s event, the Super Weekend is to return to Torquay from 14th to 16th June on the seafront.  Super cars such as Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lamborghini and Bentley will be displayed alongside

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A wonderful week on The English Riviera

It’s been a wonderful week with some stunning weather.  Spring’s been a long time in coming but it is terrific now it’s arrived. May is pretty busy at The Somerville  but we do still have some spaces; perfect for a

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May Bank Holiday activities on The English Riviera

With the arrival of proper spring weather, events are now in place for first of the May Bank Holidays. Brixham Pirate Festival – 4th and 5th May: Up to 2,000 pirates will be heading to the historic fishing port of

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A perfect gift for the person who has everything….


If you’re struggling to find the perfect gift for the person who seems to have everything, why not consider a footplate experience with The Dartmouth Steam Railway? A perfect for grown up girls or boys, the lucky participants will get to experience

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