News in Brief: Lib Dems to contest Torbay mayor fight, compulsory purchases in Brixham, plus more
Torbay Council could use compulsory purchase powers to buy property in Brixham to free up space for a £1.5 million traffic flow proposal.
The Conservative Lib Dem pact doesn’t extend to Torbay, despite calls from Tory election candidate Marcus Wood calling on the Lib Dems not to contest the mayoral election. Torbay’s leader of Lib Dems Steve Darling said the Lib Dems would field a candidate in next year’s mayoral election. Despite the coalition of the Conservatives and the Lib Dems in Westminister, he said: “In reality, in local politics it’s no change.”
South Hams and West Devon district councils‘ shared chief executive David Incoll is due to retire in seven months time, and have employed a team of recruitment consultants to help find the £107,000-a-year chief executive.
Barceló Torquay Imperial has been ranked as Expdedia Insider’s Select list, which recognised hotels worldwide that deliver excellent service, a great overall experience and notable value. Expedia says the list helps travellers find the perfect hotel using the trusted insight of other travellers like them.
Seventeen-year-old Exeter College student Josh Concanmen, who plays for Exeter City’s under 18 side, played for the England Colleges football team which won matches against Wales and Australia.
A hammond organ that was a regular on the Plymouth dance hall scene has found a new home in the restored Victorian chapel at Ford Park Cemetery.
A plaque on the spot where Sir Charles Lock Eastlake lived in Plympton has been unveiled. Sir Charles with a president of the Royal Academy, the first director of the National Gallery and first president of the Royal Photographic Society.
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