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A year like no other

A year like no other

By Jim Portus, South West Fish Producers Organisation I have been fortunate enough over the last three decades to witness many wonderful industry investments and developments, such as the launch of many new fishing...

Covid-19 grant applications now live

Covid-19 grant applications now live

Businesses across Torbay can apply now for cash grants to cushion the financial impact of the COVID-19 restrictions. Torbay Council, who are administering 7 million in grant funds from national Government for Torbay businesses, has opened up the application form on...

200 sign up for Brixham’s Walk of Fame

200 sign up for Brixham’s Walk of Fame

More than 200 people have already signed up to an initiative to celebrate the lives of Brixham residents. Plans for Brixham’s Walk of Fame are well underway and permission has been granted to put a cast iron walkway and floor panels along the Breakwater. The aim is to...

The show goes on…

The show goes on…

Theatres and the performing arts are, like many industry sectors, experiencing extreme hardship as a result of Covid-19. With Theatres closed, The South Devon Players Theatre & Film Company, from Brixham have put together a programme of streamed productions which...

A new way to mark Remembrance Sunday

A new way to mark Remembrance Sunday

Brixham town council is preparing for a new way to mark Remembrance Day. Instead of the traditional service and parade, the council has had to rethink how to remember the fallen in both world wars and other conflicts. With the ongoing pandemic, it is unlikely that by...

Christmas 2020 – brighter than ever

Christmas 2020 – brighter than ever

Because of uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Brixham Town Council has been forced to cancel Christmas lights switch on event ‘Lanterns, Lights & ‘Luminations’ which was scheduled for Saturday 28th November. But Brixham’s Christmas lights will not be...

Buy local and support Brixham businesses

Buy local and support Brixham businesses

Brixham Chamber of Commerce has been reaching out to support traders in the town. So far, chamber vice chairman Alex Foley and his team have spoken to around 125 chamber members and non-members. Alex said: “The main reason is just for keeping in touch and giving some...

Brixham mum’s plea ‘Don’t let this happen to you’

Brixham mum’s plea ‘Don’t let this happen to you’

Mum Karen Wilson has launched a fund-raising campaign for NHS charities as a thank you to frontline staff for the ‘fantastic’ way they looked after her husband before his tragic death from Coronavirus. She has also decided to tell her story to warn others that the...

Win a luxury cruise

Win a luxury cruise

Olivia Sibly from Ledbury, Hertfordshire recently took to the skies in a WW2 Spitfire as the winner of Brixham Future's D-Day75 prize draw. She said "We had a fantastic day. No cloud and we looped the loop and did barrel rolls over the Needles. Thank you to Brixham...

Fit for a king!

Fit for a king!

One of Brixham's landmark waterfront eateries is being transformed with a complete £250,000 'bigger and better' makeover. The Prince William - on the harbourside off Berry Head Road - is currently being transformed by a team of local craftsmen and women and is due to...

New Brixham Seafood Festival

New Brixham Seafood Festival

Some of the biggest names in cooking and seafood will be in Brixham in May 2020 for the port’s first Seafood Festival. Street stalls, live music and a lavish seafood feast raising money for local charities will be part of the new event, which will be run alongside the...

Lanterns Lights and ‘Luminations 2019

Lanterns Lights and ‘Luminations 2019

Brixham is gearing up for this year’s Lanterns, Lights and ‘Luminations festive celebrations. On Saturday (November 23) residents are invited to join in events running through the day and culminating in the Christmas lights switch on and grand firework display. More...