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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 IIIWilliam III,
1650–1702, king of England, Scotland, and Ireland (1689–1702); son of William II, prince of Orange, stadtholder of the United Provinces of the Netherlands, and of Mary, oldest daughter of King Charles I of England.
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) 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.

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.

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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Other events this summer include Torbay Carnival (July 28-31), a Festival of Marching Music (July 28 to August 1) and a Street Music Festival (August 8).
Although it was my first holiday in Devon, I had held a soft spot for Torbay ever since childhood when its good citizens performed heroics against the Germans and French in the TV gameshow Jeux Sans Frontieres.
Torbay JPs called for pre-sentence reports and bailed all three.
'Torbay and Berry Head coastguard rescue teams have been sent to the scene and both the police and West Country ambulance are standing-by.
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.
Torbay council will meet and discuss their requirements with 6 organisations.
The parents are believed to be seeking legal advice and Torbay Council last night promised a full investigation.
The Department of Health said 650 former patients at Torbay District General Hospital had been contacted, along with 180 from the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, 329 from the Princess Anne Hospital and 400 from the Pilgrim Hospital.
One of their first triumphs was to hold Torbay - a key target for the Tories - with a huge increase in their majority.
A fleet of ambulances was called to the scene at Paignton and Preston beaches in Torbay, Devon, and an emergency first aid centre was set up as bloodsoaked bathers limped off the sands seeking treatment.
Now he claims he has suffered psychological damage, which Torbay Council could have prevented if they put up wire mesh.
Torbay council early years' service needs to procure a new on-line electronic hosted system for administering funding claims and associated processes, for children attending a funded place in a childcare provider in the local area.