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Torbay

Torbay, borough and unitary authority (1991 pop. 54,430), SW England. The borough comprises the towns of Torquay, Paignton, and Brixham. On Tor Bay is a noted tourist resort area, known as the “English Riviera.” William of Orange (William III) landed at Brixham in 1688. A cave on Windmill Hill contains animal bones and flint implements from the Paleolithic period. An annual yachting regatta is held at Torbay, which also serves as a conference and retirement center.
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Torbay

 

a city in southwestern Great Britain, in Devonshire. Population, 108,700 (1973). Torbay, founded in 1968 from the union of Torquay, Paignton, and other cities, is the center of a seaside health resort area on Tor Bay, on the English Channel. Most of the population is employed in the service industry.

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Torbay

1. a unitary authority in SW England, in Devon, consisting of Torquay and two neighbouring coastal resorts. Pop.: 131 300 (2003 est.). Area: 63 sq. km (24 sq. miles)
2. an inlet of the English Channel on the coast of SW England, near Torquay
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Dave Scullion, Brixham Coastguard Watch Manager, said: 'Fortunately, despite their precarious position on this terrain, neither of these two men were hurt.
Brixham is renowned for its established fishing port, this port has one of the largest fishing fleets in the United Kingdom.
An extensive search failed to find the youngster, whose body was recovered from the sea near Brixham on September 1.
A Brixham angling boat ambushed the UK's record, a fearsome 133lb 4oz gnasher, in 1995 and the port looks set to hold the title.
The teenager is believed to have been riding his bike at Sharkham Point, near the Devon resort of Brixham, when the accident happened yesterday afternoon.
The alarm was raised when a member of the public called Brixham coastguards to report that two male divers appeared to be trapped about 200 yards off Babbacombe beach, Torbay.
Gabbi, of Brixham, Devon said: "A game called Body Part For Body Part really disturbed her.
The English Riviera in Devon (Torquay, Paignton and Brixham), with its great beaches, entertainment and mild climate might be best known for its traditional holiday experience but also makes an ideal base for specific interests.
Louis Price, from Newport, went missing during a dive with his father Stephen off Berry Head, Brixham, south Devon, on August 12.
Referring to the craze of filming jumps and putting them on the web, Brixham Coastguard spokesman Zoe Boyne warned: "What looked great on YouTube might not look so cool from the perspective of a wheelchair."
Kimberley Jane Floral Studio is based in Brixham Drive, Wyken, Coventry.