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A driver who took two men from Dawlish to Torquay after the robbery has told the jury that he had no idea they had just committed a crime. Ross Morton said he had been rung up in mid afternoon and taken the men shopping as an unpaid favour, picking up his girlfriend and her child at Teignmouth on the way. Read more... ...

Victim Neil Warner was temporarily blinded and suffered serious eye injuries after being attacked as he walked a few hundred yards to a post office from the Costcutter shop he managed in Dawlish He was attacked by two men, one wearing a balaclava and the other with a scarf over his face, after they had lain in wait for him on his route, a trial at Exeter Crown Court was told. Read ...

An iconic and historic beach kiosk on Dawlish seafront has been demolished. The kiosk had managed to survive the famous storm of 2014 that destroyed the railway line and devastated the area, but had been redundant for a while and had not been used for over a year. Read more... http://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/historic-dawlish-beach-kiosk-demolished-570190

The 43-year-old died less than a year after his brother died of a drug overdose Cosmo Pearce, of Prospect Terrace in Newton Abbot died of a morphine overdose combined with pneumonia, on March 16. An inquest into his death was held in Torquay on Tuesday – less than three months after an inquest into the death of his brother, 38-year-old Damian Pearce, of Dawlish, who died of a drug overdose ...

But Plymouth MP Johnny Mercer branded the pledge as "just fantasy" In a surprising move, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has told the BBC a Labour government would invest millions in improving the South West rail network. Read more.. http://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/corbyn-just-pledged-electrify-devon-524684

Developers have appealed against the refusal of plans for three new luxury homes that were turned down after councillors raised serious concerns about the possibility of the Dawlish railway line being cut off again for months. The site, halfway between Dawlish and Teignmouth, is close to the South West Cliff Path, and also overhangs the railway line. Read more... ...

Residents voted yes last year, but a town councillor is petitioning against it now A Dawlish town councillor has launched a campaign to stop a new £260,000 play park from being built on one of the jewels of the town, the Lawn Teignbridge Council – who manage The Lawn – say nothing has been decided yet, but the town council have asked for a play park on the Lawn to be provided. Read ...

Fire crews from Dawlish and the animal rescue team from Exmouth were called out to Dawlish Warren at 8.33pm on Friday. Read more... http://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/dog-rescued-after-getting-stuck-485966

Since January work has included removing stone-filled gabion baskets from the Warren. The timber groynes have been refurbished, extended and replaced along the Warren to help hold sand. See more... http://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/how-much-more-sand-dawlish-479819

A DevonLive campaign to save direct train services linking the north and the Midlands to Devon's holiday resorts has succeeded in saving the trains - for now. More than 1,000 people signed our petition after Cross Country announced their plans to axe services. The plans would have seen all but one Cross Country Trains service from Paignton axed. The only remaining service to stop at Dawlish, ...

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