Asylum hotelsLast Thursday, I appeared live on BBC Radio Devon, then spoke with Sky News, BBC Spotlight and ITV Westcountry. I have already advised her Torbay Council will have my full support if they do. This liberation was made possible by the bravery of Ukrainian forces and the support we, and our allies, are providing them. This victory is a major defeat for Vladimir Putin who only weeks ago tried to annex the city into Russia. Surgeries are for personal queries from residents they would like me to help them with, rather than a wider policy debate.
Stunned by Mark Ellis' own-goal after less than seven minutes, Torquay United simply could not match the pace and quality of Derby County in the FA Cup Replay at Pride Park, going down to a 5-0 defeat. United were unchanged for the fourth successive match, although ex-Ram Dean Moxey returned to the bench after injury. Richard Stearman and Jake Rooney came in at the back, with Liam Thompson joining midfield and David McGoldrick in attack. Derby County (4-3-3): Wildsmith; Rooney, Cashin (Bardell 75), Stearman, Roberts (Forsyth 19/Oduroh 71); Thompson, Bird (Smith 71), Sibley; Dobbin (Collins 71), McGoldrick, Osula; subs not used - Loach, Hourihane, Mendez-Laing, Aghatise. Torquay United (4-4-2): Halstead; Donnellan, Ness, Ellis (Tomlinson 67), Crowe (Andrews 82); De Silva (Omar 75), Lapslie, Hall (McGavin 67), Wearne; Jarvis, Goodwin (Hanson 67); subs not used - Marshall, Moxey, Lovett.18 days ago Torbay Weekly
Investment Zones offer time limited tax incentives and planning flexibilities to help drive regeneration. When combined with the £21.9m of Government funding awarded to the Torquay Town Deal, plus £13.4m of Government funding for Paignton's Future High Streets Fund, there is a potential for them to boost the much-needed regeneration of our town centres. Last week, Torbay Council, with the support of Anthony Mangnall and myself, submitted an expression of interest for four sites in our Bay to be considered as part of the investment zones initiative. Torquay town centre - Upper Union Street, plus some surrounding streets which form part of the town centre, eg Lower Union Lane. Any Investment Zones is for a specific area, selected locally, meaning sensitive sites where development not appropriate, eg a neighbouring park or historical site, have been excluded.1 month ago Torbay Weekly
The visitors also had the two classiest attackers on the pitch in Ulster-born attacking midfield player Chris Conn-Clarke and left winger Ryan Colclough. That felt like a real let-off for United, but only five minutes later they fell 2-0 down anyway. Marshall just deflected a Conn-Clarke shot behind and Dinanga missed a great chance to make it 3-0 after Lovett parried another Conn-Clarke shot. Torquay United (4-4-2): Lovett; Crowe, Okoli, Marshall, Moxey; Donnellan, Smith, Hall (Lapslie 79), McGavin (Omar 89); Jarvis, Goodwin; subs not used - Halstead, Tomlinson. Altrincham 4-3-1-2: Byrne; Barrows, J. Jones, Cooper, E. Jones; Osborne, Lundstram, Conn-Clarke (Jackson 90+2), Colclough; Hulme, Dinanga (Kaja 75) subs not used - Pringle, Gould, Malone.1 month ago Torbay Weekly
A classical 10th century epic poem with heroic warriors, legendary trolls and dragons is brought to life for the stage at Brixham Theatre next month and the new Royal Lyceum Theatre in Torquay in December. Award-winning Brixham-based South Devon Players will present Beowulf, an action drama suitable for all ages and based around Saxon and Norse/Viking mythology. An escaped slave stealing a golden cup, awakes the dragon, and Beowulf is called upon to defend the people once more... Laura has an especial interest, born of experience, in championing regionally and rurally created theatre on a national scale. Laura also founded the South Devon Players, a not-for-profit theatre company based in Brixham in 2005, and led it to national and international arts awards for previous shows.1 month ago Torbay Weekly
The stand out performer from day three of the Para-cycling Track World Championships had to be Daphne Schrager. This is Schrager’s first Para-cycling Track Worlds, though she was on the foundation programme in 2020 and could have gone to the last one in Canada. At a Para-cycling World Championships each classification races separately but there’s a secret undercurrent of tension for those with a spreadsheet and the newest factoring system. So, Jaco van Gass came 3rd in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games though he put down a world record time. Cundy held off Blaine Hunt but reigning Paralympic champion and Jody’s total nemesis, Alfonso Cabello Llamas (ESP) isn’t here.1 month ago Cycling Weekly
Chris Broadbent’s new podcast focuses on in-depth interviews with the sport’s leading athletes, coaches, administrators and media figuresDonna Fraser, Dai Greene, Eilidh Doyle, Craig Pickering and AW’s Jason Henderson are among those who have featured so far in a new podcast called Athletics Life Stories. The podcast has been created by Chris Broadbent, a writer and former media lead at UK Athletics and Scottish Athletics, with the aim of delving deep into the careers of leading figures in the sport. Now able to look back on their careers, each athlete is able to open up and talk candidly about some of their biggest moments. I have always thought athletics is full of special people – it is where the superheroes of sport reside. Athletics Life Stories is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts and other popular platforms.1 month ago Athletics Weekly
Shoe racks that hang on the back of a closet or bedroom door are commonly known as over-the-door shoe racks. An outdoor shoe rack is preferable to an indoor shoe rack design at the entrance. Wall-Mounted Modern Shoe Rack with Step-On Design(Credit: Mediafsd) It is a wall-mounted metal shoe rack meticulously crafted by experts’ hands. This shoe and coat rack features a coat rack, a comfy shoe bench, and a shoe storage rack all in one convenient unit. DIY Shoe Rack Designs for Small SpacesMaking your shoe rack is a simple, DIY project that almost anyone can do.1 month ago JETS WEEKLY