High Street Heroes

As part of the Love Your High Street Week, the winners from Brixham, Paignton and Torquay recently received their Torbay Love Your High Street Hero Award. The three businesses receiving their trophy, made by local business Studio 56, are Maison et Vie, Peaky Blinders Bar & Grill and The Kind Grind. Love your High Street week is a campaign delivered by…

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Golden future for harbour attraction

New events will be taking place on the Golden Hind this summer. The exciting, pirate-themed events will see murder mysteries take place on board every Friday night in July and August. The news comes just a few weeks after the famous boat was bought by Irish couple Sean and Mary Twomey, who have now collaborated with Hannah Stothers from Mystery…

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Julia Finzel – Artist and Photographer

Julia Finzel is an established Artist and Photographer who has been living in Brixham since 1993. Julia recently joined Brixham Chamber and is also a member of The Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Dartington Printmakers and The Double Elephant print workshop in Exeter. She undertakes photographic and painting commissions, including promotional portraiture of people in their work place, family portraits, animals…

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BrixFest 2018 – most enjoyable yet.

The weekend began with an apocalyptic weather forecast (which was unsurprisingly wrong), and ended with beautiful sunshine on Breakwater Beach. On Saturday, the festival was officially opened by one of our favourite people – Mary Thomson from Pride in Brixham. Our England’s Seafood Coast Cooking Demonstrations showcased the best of Brixham fish live on-stage. Crowds enjoyed tasting Mitch Tonk’s (Rockfish…

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Middle Street – bucking the trend

It’s the street that Brixham forgot – and now it’s bucking the high street shopping trend in some style. At a time when retail giants such as House of Fraser and Poundland are struggling, a row of independent shops run by dedicated specialists is doing very nicely thank you. Tourists and day-trippers love the shops in Middle Street which range…

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Devon Delivers – Business Promotion Grants

Applications are being sought for the latest round of Devon County Council’s Business Promotion Grant. Grants of up to £1,500 are available to help companies looking to reach new customers. The funding, which is offered through a competitive bidding process, is aimed at helping businesses to cover exhibiting costs to promote their products and services to audiences at high-profile UK…

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Brixham Future – 75th Anniversary of D-Day

Brixham played a crucial role in the liberation of Europe. The American 4th Division departed our harbour and landed on the first beach to be liberated – Utah. Allied forces and refugees were welcomed into our community and many remain in our local churchyard. We intend to hold a major commemoration event on the 75th Anniversary of D-Day next year….

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England’s Seafood FEAST

England’s Seafood Coast will play host to a feast for all the senses between Saturday 22nd September and Sunday 7th October 2018. For 2 weeks you will be able to immerse yourself in England’s Seafood FEAST, eating some of the best seafood in the world and experiencing the very best the English Riviera has to offer. The heart of things…

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Combating plastic pollution

The English Riviera is being urged to actively support the campaign to ban environmentally devastating single use plastics. Councillors want Torbay Council to sign up to the campaign being run by Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) and DevonLive/Herald Express so that the resort joins 125 other communities in Devon going plastic free. At a meeting of Brixham Town Council on 22nd…

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Middle Street’s chocolate heaven

During the summer of 2017, after a decade of pondering her dream, Tracy Clarke made it a reality by opening Chocella, a small but perfectly presented chocolate haven situated on Brixham’s Middle Street. Tracy put her heart and soul into Chocella, named after her mother Ella, who taught her to bake cakes at a very young age and talked to…

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