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Torquay writer given community award

A columnist at the Torquay Herald Express has been honoured by his home town.

Dick Parkes was given the Kingswear Award for his regular page about life in the parish.

The award is given to anyone who has performed a service of value to the local community.

The parish council receives nominations and then members vote on who should be given the award.

Dick Parkes was up against five others for the award but was the popular choice.

One councillor said: “We would be a lot worse off if it wasn’t for Dick’s wry wit and caustic comments.”

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