WELL, that’s that. Three of the Tory ‘rebels’ have been sent packing by their own Conservative party bosses as the end of another sorry, soap-like saga comes to an end at the town hall – at least for the time being. Well-known true-blue trio Mark King, Robert Excell and Nicole Amil have been booted out of the actual Conservative Party for three years. Their fate was sealed at a special meeting of the Torbay Conservative Association’s executive.
THE panto season kicks off soon - and not just at the Princess Theatre. Just up the road at Town Hall Towers you will find all you need in the festive cheer department. You really just couldn’t make up what’s happening in the corridors of power. Real slap stick stuff if it wasn’t so serious. The majority Conservative group are still at loggerheads with fellow Tories who sit within mayor Gordon Oliver’s executive group (MEG) and vice-versa.
IT was truly a privilege and honour to be invited to a civic reception to salute and recognise a hero. Karl Allen-Dobson returned from the recent Invictus Games with not one but two gold medals. He joined the Army as a 16-year-old straight out of Paignton Community College and became a Grenadier Guardsman. But the now Paignton YMCA youth worker was medically discharged after an Iraqi bomb ripped apart his right shoulder in 2006.
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Selecting a term
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