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Calls for a second major rail line through Devon have been renewed following last week's closure of the main route - the latest in a series of events which have seen the county's rail network cut off. Read more... http://www.devonlive.com/new-tunnel-or-new-viaduct-what-are-the-options-for-a-second-devon-train-line/story-30235146-detail/story.html

Due to a person having been hit by a train in the Starcross area journeys between Newton Abbot and Exeter St Davids are being disrupted. This is expected to continue until at least 10:00. Trains are currently unable to run. Buses will operate between Plymouth / Newton Abbot and Exeter St Davids. Customer Advice: CrossCountry customers may use Great Western Railway via Newport or ...

The Environment Agency scheme aims to reduce the flood risk to nearly 3,000 homes in Dawlish Warren and Starcross, as well as in Lympstone and Exmouth, and would reduce the flood risk for the main rail line through Dawlish to ensure that scenes such as the devastation caused in the 2014 storms would not happen again. Read more... ...

The card is pink and has been launched by the retailer with the message: 'To My Lovely Mums' There are Sainsbury's branches across Devon including Exeter, Plymouth, Torquay, Newton Abbot, Ottery St Mary and Dawlish. Read more... http://www.devonlive.com/sainsbury-s-launches-its-first-lesbian-mother-s-day-card/story-30226251-detail/story.html

Heroin user William Chambers moved to Dawlish in an attempt to start a new life without drugs but was shocked to find they were more readily available than in London. Read more... http://www.dawlishnewspapers.co.uk/article.cfm?id=104291&headline=Shoplifter%20jailed%20for%20dirty%20protest&sectionIs=news&searchyear=2017

Dawlish's famous black swan brood has increased. Following on from last year's record-breaking three broods of black swan cygnets in the town, three more cygnets have hatched. The flock are synonymous with the town, with 14 swans currently in the brook. Read more... http://www.devonlive.com/more-swans-a-swimming-for-dawlish-as-trio-of-cygnets-hatch/story-30218764-detail/story.html

Lewis Stewart carried out three raids in Newton Abbot and Dawlish which left the victims shaking with fear. The first two robberies happened within 40 minutes of each other on Newton Abbot quay and the third was a day later on the Strand in Dawlish, where he attacked a cleaner who was walking home in the early hours. Read more... ...

The train put on by OkeRail left Okehampton just before 8am today and was supposed to be the first direct train to the capital in decades - using the line across the top of Dartmoor instead of the coastal route via Dawlish. But the train slipped down the rails as it left Dawlish, leaving it with 'a flat'. That means the wheels have been worn away. An engineer has inspected the train and said ...

A legal high user has been jailed for shooting an entirely innocent man with a crossbow because the drugs made him believe he had been spying on him. Read more... http://www.devonlive.com/legal-high-user-jailed-for-horrific-dawlish-crossbow-attack/story-30211334-detail/story.html

This newly built train has been spotted for the first time in Dawlish. On Wednesday afternoon, the brand new built Colas Rail Freight Class 70 no 70812 worked from Westbury to Tavistock Junction, on a test run. Read more... http://www.middevongazette.co.uk/rare-train-spotted-in-dawlish-for-the-first-time-ever/story-30192119-detail/story.html

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