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1. (Placename) 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. (Placename) Also: Tor Bay an inlet of the English Channel on the coast of SW England, near Torquay


(ˈtɔrˈbeɪ, -ˌbeɪ)

a borough in S Devonshire, in SW England: seaside resort. 117,700.
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It was not "Ireson's Ride" that the woman delivered, but some sort of poem about a fishing-port called Brixham and a fleet of trawlers beating in against storm by night, while the women made a guiding fire at the head of the quay with everything they could lay hands on.
And when the boats of Brixham Go out to face the gales, Think of the love that travels Like light upon their sails
On behalf of client Torbay Council, main contractor Dyer and Butler has awarded Aarsleff Ground Engineering the soil nailing contract to stabilise the embankment as part of a major Highways widening scheme on the A3022 Brixham Road between Clayland Cross and Wilkins Drive.
45pm on May 18, 2016, when a G4S van was attacked as one guard was inside the Brixham branch of Santander bank and the other was carrying a cassette of money.
Serving posh teas, coffees and homemade cakes, The Chart Room, in Brixham, Devon, is themed around early 20th century steamship travel.
Bideford Road Haytor Rise Starcross Close Brixham Drive Heddle Grove Sullivan Road Brixham Drive Service Road Heybrook Close Tavistock Walk Carey Street Lydford Close Torpoint Close Cove Place Miles Meadow Totnes Close Dame Agnes Grove Parry Road Weavers Walk Draycott Road Plymouth Close Elgar Road Purcell Road Exmouth Close Shuttle Street Frevill Road Sidmouth Close A small part of Brixham Drive and the Brixham Drive Service Road are already subject to a 20mph speed limit.
Thomas Hodgson, aged 42, was last seen rowing a small dingy towards his yacht based in Brixham on September 9.
Robert Bullock, Brixham, South Devon A You have got to get to paint while it's wet and dab it.
QWE were in Brixham in Devon last year and a man gave me a tiny plant I had admired in his garden.
Tonight, we're in Brixham, Northamptonshire, where Ian and Sarah's home is bursting at the seams with a toddler and dogs.
Summary: Chef and restaurateur Mitch Tonks gives Holly Brooke-Smith a tour of his busy quayside kitchen in Brixham, UK.
Favourites are crayfish from Nin's Bin in Kaikoura, New Zealand, and fish and chips in Brixham or Dartmouth in Devon.