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The trio came into the world earlier this week and take the total number of black swans swimming around Dawlish Water to ten. The flock are synonymous with the town and there are records of black swans being on the Brook in Dawlish in the early 1900s. Read more... http://www.devonlive.com/more-black-swans-born-in-dawlish/story-30475793-detail/story.html

A 'dangerous' mentally ill man attacked a mother as she tried to protect her children from him in a play park. Doctors at Langdon Hospital in Dawlish later discovered he was a paranoid schizophrenic who experienced 'sadistic and homicidal ideas'. Read more... ...

A man was pronounced dead at the scene after being hit by a freight train in Exeter today. A spokesperson for British Transport Police, who were called to the scene at 8.30am, said a freight train from Dawlish was involved and the man died at the scene despite the arrival of paramedics. Read more... ...

The £1million plans for the four-storey surgery extension will provide more rooms, as well as training and meeting areas for staff. Currently there are 13,600 patients registered with the practice, but this is expected to rise by 20 per cent in the next 10 years as a result of the additional houses being built around Dawlish. Read more... ...

Health minister Jeremy Hunt has praised some pioneering work being done in South Devon to care for the community in the community. As well as fielding staff questions, the minister also had a demonstration of how different sectors of health and social care are working together in Teignmouth and Dawlish. Read more... ...

Fast food chains KFC, Subway and McDonald's have announced plans to open news restaurants in several Devon towns (so if you haven't got a branch near you then don't worry as one might be on its way). They have announced that they are looking to open Subway branches in Cullompton, Dawlish, Honiton, Kingsteignton, Sidmouth, Tavistock, Torpoint and Totnes. Read more... ...

Dawlish attended 561 co-responder calls in 2016/17 and has taken ownership of the first of a fleet of Ford Kugas which have been designed to meet the needs of the crews specifically to attend these types of calls. Dawlish Station Commander Dave Williams said: "We're a busy fire station particularly when it comes to co-responder calls. This vehicle will allow us to attend medical emergencies ...

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was punched in the face and hit with an iron bar in an attack police believe is a hate crime. A police spokesman said: "We are appealing for anyone with any information to come forward after an assault in Dawlish which is being treated as a hate crime. Read more... ...

A binge drinker has been jailed for slashing two teenaged girls with a Stanley knife during a sixth form party. Webb, formerly of Ashleigh Park, Teignmouth, but now of Dawlish, admitted wounding, causing actual bodily harm, and possession of a knife and was jailed for three years and three months in a young offenders' institution by Judge Graham Cottle. Read more... ...

The mayor of Teignmouth says he has no doubts whatsoever that a proposed airshow for Teignmouth and Dawlish for 2018 will happen – and it could provide a £3m boost to the economy. The initial outlay for the first year of the event could cost around £150,000, but Cllr Paul Burgess, the mayor of Teignmouth, said they would hope to cover the costs of the displays through corporate ...

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