An amazing day!

On 9th March, the sun shone virtually all day and and there were shoppers aplenty for the first Brixham Sunday Market of the year. The town centre was very busy with residents and visitors alike enjoying the warm weather and local atmosphere and sampling the wide choice of fresh produce and hand made craft and gift items on offer from…

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All Aboard for the Riviera Fringe!

Torbay is in for a huge summer boost as some of the country’s top comedians, music acts and dancers head to the resort for the first ever Riviera Fringe Festival. The week-long programme is packed with culture, comedy, drama, family shows, magic, street theatre, acrobats, jugglers, art exhibitions and historical pageants. Headline acts announced so far include Milton Jones, Lee…

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Regeneration Drop-in Day – 10th April

Brixham Town Council’s Regeneration Working Group is to hold a Drop-in Day at the Scala Hall on Thursday 10th April from 10.00am to 8.00pm. The event seeks to build on the work done at the What Next for Brixham? Conference hosted by Brixham Community Partnership in November 2013. It is designed to provide information about the ideas that were put…

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Plymouth Business Show – 11th June

The Plymouth Business Show takes place at Plymouth Pavilions on 11th June. With sponsors including Redrok, and Imagine Direct along with Media partners Heart Radio, The Herald and Western Morning News the event is shaping up to be the biggest showcase yet for ambitious companies in the South West. Building on the success of the first Plymouth Business Show, held…

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Brixton or Brixham? – It’s TQ5 for me!

It was in 1999, that my son Nick, working on the pilot boats, learning his trade under supervision from the ‘ol’ Cap’n’ Bob Curtis at the time, rang me to say that, as my passion had always been cooking, why didn’t I buy the then derelict shop, which is now currently called Tides in Brixham Harbour. So I left London and…

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Customer Service Pub of the Year

The Old Market House in Brixham is celebrating after scooping a top honour at St Austell Brewery’s Tribute Estate Awards, which recognises landlords, landladies, restaurateurs and hotel managers for their hard work, expertise and dedication. The pub won the award for Customer Service Pub of the Year, in recognition of the exceptionally high standards and always putting the customer at…

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Torbay Local Plan to 2032

Jobs provision is one of the key points in the Torbay local plan. The view for the whole of the Bay over the next 20 years aims to create 600 jobs, 9,000 new homes, revitalise town centres, major investment in Brixham harbour and other Bay harbours and tourism industry, funding for flood protection, better access to sport and recreation and…

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Chamber Annual General Meeting 2014

There was a real buzz at the recent Brixham Chamber of Commerce AGM, where over 50 people heard how the Chamber has grown and developed during 2013. The action packed meeting held at Berry Head Hotel, included  12 Executive members giving a 3 minute update of their activities last year, together with their future plans designed to help Brixham prosper….

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Brixham SC holidays up 19 per cent

Brixham is set for a bumper self-catering season. That’s the verdict from the south west’s largest provider of luxury self-catering holiday accommodation which has announced a record start to the year, with bookings for properties in Torbay up six per cent on the same period last year. Blue Chip Holidays, which has more than 200 high-end holiday homes in Torbay, has…

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The value of apprentices

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has stepped up its campaign to encourage more businesses to highlight the value that apprentices bring to their company – in an all-out bid to urge more firms across the UK to hire them. Demand from young people for apprenticeship places continues to outstrip the supply provided by employers. In some recent surveys, demand…

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