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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 ...

Anti-pollution campaigners, Surfers Against Sewage, (SAS) sent out real time text alerts through its Safer Seas app warning people that the sea may pose a risk to their health in some areas. The alerts are based on information gathered by South West Water and the Environment Agency and the amount of polluted water that is spilled using combined sewer overflows (CSO) during heavy rain. SAS ...

Today is the last day that Brixham Community Hospital will provide X-ray and Minor Injury Unit facilities, while Paignton Community Hospital's last day for these facilities was on Tuesday. People who sustain an injury may go to their nearest Minor Injury Unit, open 8am to 8pm seven days a week, in Newton Abbot, Totnes or Dawlish. Here they can receive treatment for a range of minor injuries ...

An historical waterfront cafe and community hub has been destroyed in a late-night fire, witnessed by big crowds who had gathered for the annual carnival. Three appliances from Teignmouth, Dawlish and Torquay, and an Operational Assurance Officer, were sent to the Beachcomber café in Teignmouth after several calls reporting a fire. Read more... ...

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