Posts for Torrington

Heroine of India Honoured with Statue in Torrington Cemetery

A bronze statue of Sister Nivedita (1867-1911) was unveiled by Great Torrington Town and Torridge District Councillors in Great Torrington Cemetery on Saturday 27th August . Sister Nivedita who was born Margaret Elizabeth Noble spent much of her life in India where she is revered as an educationalist and campaigner for […]

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Five unhealthiest places in Britain revealed – find out how your neighbourhood compares

Well done to Great Torrington. Read on … sevenMaps7/Shutterstock Mark Green, University of Liverpool Health policy tends to focus on tackling individual behaviour or improving healthcare delivery, such as funding more GPs, developing new treatments, and encouraging healthy lifestyles. But these approaches are costly, difficult to implement, unfeasible and often […]

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Tribute paid to woman killed in Bideford crash

A 41-year-old woman who died following a collision on the A386 in Bideford last week has been named as Kelly Gliddon nee Sussex from Torrington. Emergency services were called around 2.50pm on Thursday 9 May following the collision involving a BMW 420D, a Vauxhall Astra and a Citroen Dispatch van […]

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Fancy being an ‘on call’ firefighter at Holsworthy?

Throughout March and April, Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service are running ‘Have a Go’ events for everyone interested in being an On-Call firefighter. These events will give a real overview of the role, including information on what your time commitment would be, as well as the strength and […]

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A visit to Torrington

Somehow I’ve visited Torrington twice in a week, both for events at The Plough, which is a small theatre/arts centre, a jewel in the historic market town. For the first event, I attended a talk by Jenni Murray of Woman’s Hour, but yesterday it was to see the self-published author, […]

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The Plough Arts Centre

Yesterday, I was at the Plough Arts Centre in historic Great Torrington with one of our writers, Helen. We went to see Jenni Murray but Helen can say more about that. I just wanted to say how wonderful the Plough (originally a merchant’s house) is – wish Bude had an […]

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Torrington Swimming Club gets cash injection

Torridgeside Amateur Swimming Club (TASC) in Torrington are the latest recipients of a community grant from Torridge District Council totalling nearly £8.5K. The bid sponsored by three Torrington Councillors, Margaret Brown, Cheryl Cottle-Hunkin. And Cathrine Simmons has gone towards the funding of new electronic timing equipment for competitive swimming events. […]

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