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The re-routing of the Dawlish rail line closer to the sea will NOT see a popular beach lost to the public. The causeway option would see the line rebuild from the tunnel at Smugglers’ Lane in Holcombe, out on to the beach past Spray Point, and then would curve back in land towards Teignmouth. The option could cost up to £500million but no funding has yet been pledged for the work or a ...

Work gets under way this month to repair and protect the fragile Dawlish rail line. Four breakwaters at Boat Cove, Coastguards Point, Colonnade Underpass and Langstone Rock will be repaired and improved over the next six months. Read more... https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/work-start-protect-storm-battered-2219404

Controversial plans to add two Teignbridge beaches to the list that dogs are banned from during summer months will be re-examined by councillors. Included in the order would be starting the beach dog ban start on April 1, rather than May 1, bringing all beaches into line with Dawlish Warren. Read more... https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/two-more-beaches-could-added-2211948

Devon trains cancelled on Friday because of oncoming storm Natiolnal Raiol has warned that trains in Devon will be disrupted on Friday because of the oncoming storm. A spokesman said: "High tides and high winds are forecast at Dawlish this afternoon. As a result, trains between Exeter St Davids and Newton Abbot may be disrupted from approximately 15:00 until the end of service. Read ...

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'Severe weather' including howling winds of up to 70mph have forced CrossCountry to cancel all services from Exeter to Newton Abbot between 4.30pm and 9.30pm this evening. It is likely that CrossCountry services will also be cancelled during Friday afternoon and evening. The train operator said it will provide further updates tomorrow. Read more... ...

Ben Bradshaw on Dawlish rail line and the sea-change in public opinion on Brexit It is nearly five years since the line was closed for two months after damage caused by a winter storm. Conservative Cabinet Ministers, led by David Cameron, fell over themselves on visits to the region promising “money will be no object” in ensuring the Westcountry gets a railway resilient to the impacts of ...

A farmer responsible for the death of a 20-year-old killed by dangerous machinery has been jailed for four-and-a-half years. Neil Carpenter, 45, from Dawlish, oversaw 'appalling' safety standards at Springfield Farm which led to the death of Lauren Scott. Read more... https://www.devonlive.com/news/farmer-jailed-killing-lauren-scott-2187115

Network Rail Western Route Managing Director Mark Langman said: “Safety is our priority and owing to expected extreme weather tomorrow no services will be able to run through Dawlish and Teignmouth in the morning. “Strong winds and high tides are expected and once the poor weather has passed our engineers will inspect the railway and reopen the line once it is safe to do so. Read more... ...

Police update after woman's body found on beach https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/police-update-after-womans-body-2183138

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The body of a young woman has washed up on Dawlish Warren's windswept beach. Police have been working hard to recover the woman, aged in her late 20s to early 30s, in today's blustery weather. Read more... https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/body-young-woman-found-dawlish-2181246

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