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  • Nostalgic visit for David

    I INTEND to make a nostalgia visit to Torquay between December 12 and 15. I am 83 years old and do not expect to make another visit. I have fond memories of...

  • Returning to traditional values

    IT was delightful to see that the Newton Abbot Mayor's Civic Service has returned back to traditional values . The Mayor, Cllr Mick Hocking and his Escort...

  • Concerns about loss of green spaces

    ON Tuesday, October 21 my wife and I spent an interesting morning at the Teignbridge Council Offices listening to the debate regarding, amongst other subjects,...

  • Keep Factory Row open

    I WAS interested to hear of Nick Pannell's comments about the effects of homelessness and the dangers for those sleeping rough in Torbay in winter. Thirty...

  • Still time for housing bonus payments

    THE Herald Express editions of October 16 and 23 have been quite revealing, certainly regarding the local Conservative Party and their councillors. And, of...

  • Doctor's changing role

    RE Loris Goring's letter (Herald Express October 9) I wish I could share her views about the NHS. At the surgery they have a new system where you speak to a...

  • Friendly welcome

    BRIXHAM Horticultural Society Show was held in the Scala Hall, Brixham on October 17 and 18. Pauline Laidler, volunteer, and Robert Boyd, a disabled member of...

  • Penalised for being prudent

    THE latest demand for a further £1.7 billion (1,700,000,000 pounds) by the EU is a disgrace. This is in addition to the current £8.6 billion we...

  • Same old winter advice

    AS a senior citizen I am appalled at the same old wintertime mantra being trotted out by our elected representatives in Parliament. Heat one room, wear layers...

  • No questions allowed on promotions

    THE full Brixham Town Council meeting finished with a major surprise. The chairman announced that Mrs Ki Barnes, town clerk, had resigned her post, effective...

  • Town council misses chance for re-think

    WHEN the town clerk to Brixham Town Council resigned, my immediate thought was that her decision to go left BTC with a timely opportunity to pause, to rethink...

  • Question for candidate

    WITH the 2015 General Election soon to be upon us, it is only fair that electors in Torbay and elsewhere know precisely where any prospective candidate stands...

  • System does not work in Torbay

    THE ridiculous way Torbay Conservatives continue to change leaders, plot to unseat each other from within and then deselect their own elected mayoral candidates...

  • Thanks for donations

    WE would like to thank everyone who came to our Macmillan coffee afternoon at out flat. Thank you very much for your donations. We collected £175....

  • No change to our flag

    I LOVE our union flag and I am pleased to show you that one of our locals, Maggie Magpie, also likes to see it and also feel the windy movement. I am so...

  • Why are they going to Newton?

    ONE aspect of the row over Torbay residents using Newton Abbot recycling facilities appears to be overlooked. Why? I stopped taking my recyclables to Paignton...

  • Why move produce?

    IF supermarkets want you to spend less time in their car parks, why do they keep moving all their produce around so you can't find it the next time you...

  • Meeting of Meccano fans

    I AM writing to inquire if anyone is interested in Meccano and allied construction systems? If so, would you be interested in partaking in regular meetings...

  • Mayor doesn't seem to be listening

    I AM still reeling from the recent full council meeting and the contrary way in which, I believe, our mayor responds to issued that affect the Bay and its...