Little sister inspires Big Oke abseil to help find brain tumour cure

A 12-year-old girl living with life-changing effects of a brain tumour has inspired family members, including her elder sister, to take on the Big Oke abseil to help find a cure for the devastating disease.

Leah Martin from Paignton was diagnosed with an aggressive medulloblastoma brain tumour at the age of two and underwent several operations and a gruelling regime of high-dose...

Boy and father at pirate waterpark play structure, Splashdown Quaywest

New Island surfaces at Goodrington Sands with the opening of massive pirate themed waterplay structure

Shipwreck Island welcomes first visitors – as Splashdown Quaywest’s latest attraction sallies forth!

The Bank Holiday weekend allowed a gentle toe in the water for staff and visitors as the latest feature to be added to the perennial favourite waterpark attraction, Shipwreck Island aquaplay opened to eager visitors for the first time. One young raider plunging straight in with Dad in...

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.


Devon apprentice shares skills for life

Bobby Wilson, an apprentice based in Paignton with Barratt David Wilson Homes Exeter, is helping the homebuilder celebrate this year’s National Apprenticeship Week (5th– to 12th Feb) as one of the business’s six trade trainees.

Bobby’s apprenticeship blends on-site work at the Berry Acres development in Paignton with college education that focuses on Bricklaying Level 2 skills. Aged...

Simply stunning home with pool and exquisite features on English Riviera

Woods Bryce Baker, the Experts in Property estate agency in Paignton, is thrilled to offer for sale an exceptional detached house with sea views, elegant and luxurious interior spaces, a large garden, heated pool and pool house as well as unusual and awe-inspiring features including a laundry chute and an exquisite, circular in-floor wine cellar with spiral staircase.

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Wide Open programme animates Paignton town centre with creative projects and events this autumn

Inspired by the people and places of Paignton, Torbay, Wide Open’s Autumn Season offers free experiences and creative activities for everyone. Over two packed weekends (22–24 September and 20–22 October) with lots happening in between, residents and visitors can enjoy five new artistic commissions, alongside a broad range of exciting cultural and community events across Paignton town centre...

Mercure Paignton hosts Seaside Nostalgia Extravaganza, marking grand opening of new hotel in South Devon

The Mercure Paignton Hotel, a brand new four star, seafront hotel on the English Riviera, has expressed heartfelt gratitude to all attendees who made their Seaside Nostalgia Extravaganza a resounding success. The event, held on Friday June 23 2023, was a celebration of the hotel's grand opening and brought together over 250 people, including local businesses, partners, colleagues, and friends...

Leading housebuilder helps inspire next generation of construction workers in South Devon

Persimmon Homes, one of the UK’s leading housebuilders, has helped inspire next generation of construction workers in South Devon.

The local team supported South Devon College’s SkillBuild 2023 event which was held on Thursday, April 27th, and was an opportunity for local primary school students to explore the wide range of careers available in the construction industry.


Torquay anti-social behaviour operation hailed a success as it moves to Paignton

Following the success of the first phase of Operation Loki in Torquay, Devon & Cornwall Police have extended the South Devon side of the operation into Paignton, allocating additional resources to tackle anti-social behaviour in the town centre.

Two weeks of additional resource will run from 17th – 30th April, as well as increased patrols to speak to local businesses and...

Warm accessible Tolkien suite at The Miggi vegan guesthouse

That’s novel: book-themed, vegan guesthouse opens in Torbay

Torbay’s first ever completely vegan guesthouse will open for business this year and is already taking bookings.

Opening from 1st May, The Miggi has guest suites themed on books and named after their authors.

The Mary Shelley room is a romantic, dramatic, gothic suite with red velvet covered armchairs. The Frankenstein author stayed in Torbay for a Summer, writing a children’s...