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Clash of the Titans!

A zoological park in Devon and a botanic garden in Scotland are in a race to see which of two rare and enormous flowers will open first. Paignton Zoo in Devon and the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh b…

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Torquay and some movie sex scandals

  "You've never made love, until you've made love in a gondola", Scandal (1989) Over the years some of Torquay's love scandals have found their way onto the big screen. Perhaps the best …

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The Babbacombe Rotary Fayre 2015

Once a year, as part of the Babbacombe Festival, Babbacombe Rotary Club organise the Rotary Fayre with people from Torquay and beyond, heading to Babbacombe to enjoy what has become a very popular eve…

Seaside Special: ABBA in Torbay

"Come on down to the Summertime Sound, Kick off your shoes, 'Cos Summertime City, Ain't got the summertime blues."   Seaside Special was a long-running 1970s BBC 1 light entertainm…

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With my little stick of Torquay Rock

Seaside rock is a British phenomenon. Wherever there's a British working class tourist, there's rock - from Blackpool, Benidorm, and, of course, Torquay. The Americans have a barber's pole-…

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Torbay’s Monty Python locations

"I think of Torquay as being the home of British comedy. The first time I saw Bruce Forsyth was in the Babbacombe Pavilion in the mid 50s; we had a very successful Monty Python shoot there in 1970…