The Devonshire Hotel receives prestigious 2024 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award

The Devonshire Hotel in Torquay has been awarded a TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award for 2024 for the ninth year running, strengthening its place among travellers’ favourite places to stay.

The Devonshire Hotel, overlooking Torbay, is part of the UK-based family-owned coach holiday provider Daish’s Holidays and has been recognised by holidaymakers for consistently delivering...

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...

William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream (full show) Torquay Royal Lyceum

June 28th 2024, 7.30pm at Torquay Royal Lyceum Theatre 29 Abbey Rd, Torquay TQ2 5NQ

Tickets (£10 full price, £8 concessions) at

Suitable for all ages Run time approx 2 hours 30 mins plus interval.

Lord, what fools these mortals be!" A famous comedic play by the playwright William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Nights Dream follows two pairs of lovers from Athens, who find themselves in a magical forest at the summer solstice, where they encounter the faerie folk. The forest faeries have problems of their own, with their...

New charity shop opens its doors to Torquay locals

Torquay’s latest charity shop opened to the public on Wednesday (3 April) to a warm reception, with all shop proceeds benefitting children and adults with complex disabilities.

The town’s first Sense charity shop opened at 34-36 Union Street and got off to a fantastic start, with Sense staff and volunteers delighted to see a queue forming at the door before the store opened at 10am...

Rowcroft Hospice drives the agenda for enhanced dementia and palliative care support

Rowcroft Hospice has successfully hosted the UK Dementia and Palliative Care Conference, the first of its kind in the South West. Sponsored by Friends Helping at Home and in partnership with The Ness Care Group and The Filo Project, the day brought together local, national and international leaders with over 100 delegates at the Buckfast Abbey Conference Centre on Tuesday 26 March.


Comfier Seats and Plush New Look Coming to the Princess Theatre Soon! 

The Princess Theatre in Torquay has some exciting upgrades in store to give the theatre a fresh new look this spring. Starting in May, the auditorium will undergo a major refurbishment including replacing the seating, carpets, curtains and improving front of house areas.

While significant funds have gone toward behind-the-scenes upgrades recently, it's been decades since noticeable...

Police in Torquay welcome new Inspector

Devon and Cornwall Police has appointed Chris Lithgow as the new Inspector in Torquay, heading up neighbourhood policing teams in the area.

“I know Torquay very well, having been brought up near Broadsands. I also spent part of my 16-year police career patrolling the area, answering emergency 999 calls and investigating serious crime”, said Inspector Lithgow, “this has provided me a...

Devon care home supports work of cat rescue charity

A Devon care home has made a generous donation to a cat rescue charity after taking intwo senior felines.

Sefton Hall in Dawlish adopted Indi, aged about eight, and seventeen-year-old Felix last summer from Hector’s House Cat Rescue, a Torbay-based charity which helps cats in need throughout Devon.

Felix was badly injured after being hit by a car. After being a little shy to...

Six rugby legends throw weight behind Rowcroft's Big Tackle

Six rugby stars including England international’s Owen Farrell, Maro Itoje, Marcus Smith, Henry Slade, Ellis Genge and Scotland international player Jonny Gray are championing Rowcroft Hospice's fundraising event ‘The Big Tackle’, encouraging the people of South Devon to join the eight-mile walking challenge to score big in support of vital hospice care.

The six rugby legends appear...

Devon & Cornwall Police go back to school

As part of Vision Zero South West - a campaign to cut road deaths and serious injuries - police officers attended Barton Hill Academy in Torquay alongside Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service to deliver a lesson in road safety.

The lesson was aimed at nine to eleven-year-olds, teaching them about the dangers on the road and what steps they can take to keep themselves safe....