Plain clothes police storm Torbay to disrupt drugs and antisocial behaviour

Plain clothes police officers were recently deployed in Torbay to pursue people suspected of dealing or taking drugs, identifying individuals who were wanted for arrest, and targeting antisocial behaviour including street drinking.

Police officers, who were wearing civilian clothes, carried out foot and vehicle patrols throughout the streets of Paignton and Torquay, using unique...

Stagecoach South West introduces timetable changes across the network

This May local bus operator Stagecoach South West are introducing some changes to timetables across their regional bus network.

As we move into the Summer, some areas across Devon will see timetables benefit from enhancements to better reflect the seasonal demand.

In partnership with Plymouth City Council and thanks to BSIP+ funding Service 2 will see the frequency of buses...

Multiple arrests and drug seizures made in undercover police patrol

Police in Torquay are clamping down on drugs and anti-social behaviour in the town centre, targeting wanted offenders, shoplifters, and individuals dealing and taking the illegal substances.

In response to reports from local communities about drug use and shoplifting from local businesses, a police operation took place earlier this month in a bid to identify and pursue offenders and...

Car meet, meets police: officers visit car enthusiast gathering in Torbay

Police officers in Torbay recently visited a car enthusiast event in Torquay and Paignton to engage with the public and deter people from antisocial behaviour.

The gathering, which took place in Torquay and Paignton on a Saturday evening, was attended by over 200 people. The meet up brought people from across the bay, Cornwall and North Devon to celebrate a shared passion for cars...

Police appealing to find owners of recovered items in Torbay ​

Devon & Cornwall Police teams in Torbay are proactively appealing to find the owners of items suspected to have been stolen [pictured], so they can be returned to their rightful homes.

On Tuesday 9 March, the Paignton neighbourhood police team carried out a warrant on a residential property, which resulted in them finding a number of items they suspect to be stolen from addresses...

Woods Homes Willow Court, Paignton

First-time buyers and investors - open house event in Willow Court this weekend

The Torbay branch of independent, family-run estate agency, Woods Homes is thrilled to offer for sale two low maintenance homes in Willow Court, a convenient location just moments away from shops, restaurants, and supermarkets, and only a short walk to fabulous beaches.

Both properties are well presented inside and out and will be available to view in Woods’ open house event this...

Torbay Pharmaceuticals launches recruitment drive to support company growth

Paignton, Devon. 1 March 2024: South West-based Torbay Pharmaceuticals (TP) has launched a recruitment campaign to support its ambitious growth plans.

The Devon pharma manufacturing company is aiming to strengthen its workforce with over 10 new positions in its production department after being acquired by NorthEdge from Torbay and Devon NHS Foundation Trust in 2023.


Some Guide Dogs fluffy soft toys on a merchandise stand.

Could you volunteer for your local Guide Dogs fundraising group?

The local branch of sight loss charity Guide Dogs is looking for new volunteers in the Torbay area.

They’re looking for people to join the local fundraising group, which organises community events and collections to help raise much-needed funds.

The charity relies on donations to keep its vital services running and has local fundraising groups across the country. This means...

Torbay councillor Patrick Joyce backs hospice’s No One Alone Appeal

Torbay Councillor for Wellswood Patrick Joyce is backing Rowcroft Hospice’s No One Alone Appeal to support the charity in its drive to deliver specialist care to more patients across South Devon.

Patrick is a keen advocate for the hospice, having had direct experience of Rowcroft’s palliative and end-of-life care when his late husband Alexander Hall was cared for at home by Rowcroft’...

Lodestar Academy hailed by Ofsted for “nurturing environment” and “ambitious curriculum”

Staff and pupils at Lodestar Academy are celebrating a remarkable improvement in its Ofsted rating, progressing from ‘Requires Improvement’ in 2020 to ‘Good’ in all areas in 2024.

The Lodestar Academy, located in Torquay, is an alternative education provider for 11 to 16 year olds. It joined the high-performing Thinking Schools Academy Trust last year, which leads 26 successful...