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Cheap parking to attract shoppers

A Devon council has reduced weekend parking charges to encourage shoppers and tourists into the area.

Throughout April it will cost £1 to buy a ticket which will be valid throughout the weekend for any of the council-run car parks in Torbay.

This includes Torquay, Paignton and Brixham.

According to Torbay Council there were 198 empty shops across the bay by the end of last year, 20% more than in April 2008.



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