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2012 IN PICTURES: South Devon's amazing year

By Herald Express  |  Posted: December 29, 2012

  • Colin Edwards carries the Olympic Torch at the start of the Torbay Half-Marathon Fun Run

  • Annie Mac

  • Another view from Diamond Jubilee at Hele, Torquay

  • Babbacombe Festival

  • Brixham Pirate Day

  • Chris Moyles

  • Cockington Apple Day

  • Crowds at the Radio One event on Paignton Green

  • Diamond Jubilee at Animals in Distress, Ipplepen

  • Diamond Jubilee at Brixfest, Brixham

  • Diamond Jubilee at Bushell Road, Newton Abbot

  • Diamond Jubilee at Curledge Street Primary School, Paignton

  • Diamond Jubilee at Firsland Road, Torquay

  • Diamond Jubilee at Hele, Torquay

  • Diamond Jubilee at Kingskerswell

  • Diamond Jubilee at Seymour Road, Newton Abbot

  • Diamond Jubilee at St George's Crescent, Torquay

  • Diamond Jubilee at the Old Brewery, Torquay

  • Diamond Jubilee at St Margaret's Academy, Torquay

  • Diamond Jubilee. Dave Wild at Abbotskerswell

  • Diamond Jubilee. The Shaldon and Teignmouth small boats parade

  • Fearne Cotton on Paignton Green

  • Fishstock

  • Harry Beasley

  • Karen Vaughan, AKA Doodelz, at Diamond Jubilee at Hele, Torquay

  • Muse with the Olympic Torch at Shaldon Bridge

  • Music fans on Paignton Green

  • Newton Abbot Carnival

  • Radio One fans on Paignton Green

  • Radio One Starts the Summer in Torbay

  • Red Devils at Torbay Carnival

  • The Olympic Flame at Corbyn Head, Torquay

  • The Olympic Flame at Hannah's, Seale Hayne

  • The Olympic Flame at Paignton

  • The Olympic Flame at Preston

  • The Olympic Flame at Shaldon Bridge

  • The Olympic Flame at Torquay

  • The Olympic Flame at Torquay's Palm Court

  • The Olympic Flame at Torre Abbey Meadows

  • The Olympic Flame

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WHAT an amazing year 2012 has been. National celebrations and achievements have been backed by a year filled with some of the biggest events South Devon has seen.

Jubilee celebrations saw the streets lined with Union flags as communities came together.

Thousands saw the Olympic torch pass on the epic journey across South Devon on both the first and second days of its national journey.

Muse crossed the bridge with the flame from Shaldon to Teignmouth and Fearne Cotton lit up the skies in Paignton.

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Almost 10,000 people took to Paignton Green as Radio One officially declared the start of the summer with a massive concert. Unfortunately, it would then turn out to be one of the wettest summers on record.

Olympic joy swept through South Devon as the country hosted the world's biggest sporting event.

Not only did the hosting of the event exceed expectations but so did the record medal haul.

Hundreds of people in South Devon have also made 2012 their healthiest and happiest year yet, by joining our loveLIFE campaign.

Every week this year people have been signing up and loving love that little bit more.

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