Final event before vote
THE third and final Police and Crime Commissioner Information Event will take place at the Riviera International Conference Centre, Torquay, from 9.30am to 4.30pm tomorrow.
The event is open to the public and is free. PCCs will be accountable for how crime is tackled in local police force areas and an election will be held on November 15.
All the candidates — Tony Hogg (Con), Nicky Williams (Lab), Brian Blake (LD), Graham Calderwood (Ind), Brian Greenslade (Ind), Ivan Jordan (Ind), Tam MacPherson (Ind), William Morris (Ind), John Smith (Ind) and Robert Smith (Ukip) — will be in attendance at some time throughout the day.
No decision on Argos stores
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RETAILER Argos has said no decision has yet been made over which of its 75 stores could be closed or relocated.
Parent company Home Retail Group said it was moving more of its business online and plans to trim its 739-strong store estate and move shops into shorter leases to be able to relocate as part of a plan to use stores as product pick-up points for online orders.
A spokesman said it was too early to say what would happen to stores such as those at Torquay and Newton Abbot.
"This is a five-year plan and it will probably affect ten stores a year, but the staff would be informed first of any store closure," she said.
THERE were five lifeboat launches within hours of each other off South Devon on Sunday morning.
Both Torbay's offshore and inshore lifeboats were involved in the rescue of the fishing vessel Nemo off Paignton early on Sunday, October 21 (see page 5).
Next, both Torbay lifeboats were involved in a false alarm with good intent off Berry Head.
While they were still dealing with that incident at 10.30am the Teignmouth inshore lifeboat was sent to reports of a liferaft adrift with two people on board off Maidencombe beach.
That turned out to be two people reportedly from the beach cafe at Maidencombe on a fishing trip.
"They were in a vessel fishing and quite happy," Brixham coastguards reported.
A DEVON Air Ambulance was sent toTeignmouth to help a man with cardiac problems and transfer him to hospital on Saturday.
He was conveyed to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, Wonford, at lunchtime.