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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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Det Sgt Jim Hinchcliffe, of Torbay CID, said Daley's heroin had led to the deaths of numerous people on the south coast.
Here are the Torbay nominations we've received for our BEST OF BRITISH HOLIDAYS awards.
Norman Thoday, Dennis Eagle's sales and marketing director, said: "We attracted a large number of visitors to our stand at Torbay and were delighted with the interest shown.
She was voluntarily placed in foster care with Torbay social services after going missing for three months that summer.
Throughout the summer a series of festivals, events and regattas help to keep everyone entertained, beginning with the English Riviera Dance Festival (May 26 to June 10) in Torquay, the Brixham Heritage Festival (May 27 to June 4) and the Torbay Pageant (May 27 to 29) which this year includes a specially commissioned play about the millennium with a cast of over 100.
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.
This tender is for the supply and application of high friction surfacing (epoxy type 1 and methyl methacrylate (mma)) in torbay, devon.
That's just one of the gags from Monty Python's comedy classic The Life of Brian that - after a 28 year wait - people in the Torbay area can at last enjoy on the big screen.
Ms Tysgankova, who was 24 weeks pregnant, suffered serious injuries and died on the operating table in Torbay hospital.
TORQUAY, Paignton and Brixham will lose their famous sunshine for more than a minute on August 11 when the sun's total eclipse passes through, but otherwise it's very much business as usual around Torbay this summer.