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Everybody moans about the price of rail travel these days, but this train might just be the most expensive ever seen on the railway lines of Devon. Early on Tuesday morning the rarely-seen Belmond Royal Scotsman Railtour passed along the spectacular seawall section between Dawlish Warren and Newton Abbot. Read more... ...

The news that a rehabilitation ward at Teignmouth Hospital will probably never reopen has been called 'symbolic of the current state of the health service'. The minor injuries unit and X-ray department at the hospital moved to Dawlish in January 2016 as part of proposals aimed at securing the long-term future of the two community hospitals. Read more... ...

Plans for 409 houses at Gatehouse Farm on Secmaton Lane were approved in July 2016 which followed on from the approval granted in April for Waddeton Park Ltd's plans for up to 200 homes, a 64-bed care home and three hectares of employment land on a 16-acre plot of land in the grounds of Langdon Hospital Now, plans for 201 new homes at land at Secmaton Farm in Dawlish have been submitted to ...

William Bryant left an elderly couple in hospital for a total of 26 weeks with serious spinal and rib injuries after smashing into their car when he failed to stop at a junction. Bryant was only 17 at the time and was on his way home to Dawlish from Torquay Boy's Grammar School, where he has just finished his A levels. Read more... ...

Cowboys quoted an elderly couple £170 for cutting down a tree in their garden, then quadrupled the price to £700 after the job was done. Reluctantly the wife called her regular taxi firm to take her to the bank to withdraw the extra cash, and driver Chris Smith quickly spotted something was wrong. Read more... http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/hero-cabbie-wades-stop-rogue-10742028

Paignton and Brixham MIUs will close permanently after the last clinics being held on Friday July 28. Both sites will continue to operate as Health and Wellbeing Centres, with Brixham also being a Clinical Hub. Alternative MIU facilities are available at Totnes, Newton Abbot and Dawlish Community Hospitals. Read more... ...

Peter Dodd, aged 42, who was living rough in Exeter at the time, admitted wounding at an earlier hearing at Exeter Crown Court. His sentence was adjourned by Judge Geoffrey Mercer, QC, after he was told that Dodd now has an address at Coronation Avenue, Dawlish, and has started work with the addiction service Rise. Read more... ...

Around the clock dredging and recharge works at Dawlish Warren has paid off – with the completion of the recharge of the western end of the beach a month ahead of schedule and as a result, the beach now boasts increased sand levels of up to 3 metres in places. Read more... ...

Now a Hero Award has been presented to Chris Smith, 37, the owner of Black Swan Taxis in Dawlish who came to the rescue when he realised what was happening and stepped in to quickly take action and protect them without a thought for his own safety. Read more... ...

Monitoring and forecasting the weather has become a reality at Langdon which provides secure care and treatment for people with mental health needs from Devon and the wider south west region. The weather station is the brainchild of Reverend Jez Brown, who is one of the Chaplains based at the site, and patients are being invited to present their own weather forecasts based on the data the new ...

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