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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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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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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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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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