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‘Our voice has to be heard’

‘Our voice has to be heard’

Celebrity chefs and other leading players in tourism and hospitality are calling for a bigger voice in Parliament for their battered industry.   A ‘Seat at the Table’ campaign has been launched in a bid to see a Minister specifically...

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Show will go on

Show will go on

Steve Reynolds, Chair, Torbay Business Forum Just when we were hoping that we might be allowed a short period of Christmas respite with our nearest and dearest, the Coronavirus has dealt us yet another blow. Christmas bubbles have been burst and the promises of “a...

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Covid cost us £200 million

Covid cost us £200 million

Carolyn Custerson ERBID chief executive My focus is on the English Riviera’s recovery from COVID-19 and looking forwards. The roll-out of the vaccine programme gives us every reason to feel more positive and I believe we will start to see signs of long-term recovery...

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ESFA Survey – can you help?

ESFA Survey – can you help?

The Devon & Cornwall Training Provider Network is currently supporting the Education & Skills Funding Agency & Devon County Council in gaining information and feedback from a range of stakeholders across the Heart of the South West LEP.  With this in mind...

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Job well done under very tough circumstances

Job well done under very tough circumstances

Rights to fish in UK waters were one of the final stumbling blocks to the completion of Brexit negotiations. Under the deal, the UK will not have immediate control over its waters as promised by some Leave campaigners and UK fishermen will be able to fish far less...

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Covid-19 grant applications now live

Covid-19 grant applications now live

Businesses across Torbay can apply now for cash grants to cushion the financial impact of the COVID-19 restrictions. Torbay Council, who are administering 7 million in grant funds from national Government for Torbay businesses, has opened up the application form on...

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Stay safe and still have fun this Halloween

Stay safe and still have fun this Halloween

This year celebrating Halloween will be very different from previous years. As infection rates are rising in our local area it’s important that we all play our part to continue to follow the guidance on staying safe. Due to the rule of six which, applies both indoors...

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Coronavirus doesn’t take a break so neither can we!

Coronavirus doesn’t take a break so neither can we!

October half-term is upon us, and whether you live in Torbay and are looking of ways to keep the children entertained or if you are visiting the area, please remember that the rules around COVID-19 still apply. Dr Caroline Dimond, Director of Public Health, said;...

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Plans approved for Pier Point improvements

Plans approved for Pier Point improvements

Councillors have approved the scheme for the Pier Point restaurant next to the Princess Theatre at Torquay. The work will involve increasing the size of the building to include an area currently used as outside seating. The restaurant will also take over part of the...

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£750,000 funding is just tonic Torquay needs

£750,000 funding is just tonic Torquay needs

Torquay is poised for a much-needed pick-me-up tonic amid all the doom and gloom of Covid-19. It is understood the Government is about to confirm £750,000 funding as part of a Town Deal initiative which could eventually see a £25 million investment to breathe new life...

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