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The pop star was due to perform at Powderham Castle on Saturday, July 29, however the gig will not be taking place after the events company revealed that they had ceased trading after going into liquidation. Read more... http://www.devonlive.com/olly-murs-exeter-gig-cancelled-gig-cancelled-here-s-why/story-30448386-detail/story.html

Another one of the new Hitachi trains destined to go into service through Devon next summer has been spotted speeding along the scenic coastal route - in disguise. The Hitachi IEP 800001, to give it its full name, was spotted by Dawlish Beach on Facebook on Monday, with a video posted on its website dawlishbeach.com for good measure. Read more.. ...

Organisers of Snooky Fest have said they are proud of the people of Dawlish after more than 2,000 streamed through the doors at Warren Farm on Saturday. The festival raised money for the locally-based charity the Snooky Trust, set up by Caz Steffens, 45, in memory of her brother Chris Snook, who died aged 27 in 2000 The charity's aim is to help 18-to-40 year olds in Dawlish and Devon ...

A vast new 65-acre countryside park in Dawlish will open in September. Work will soon be complete on the £250,000 project to create the new Dawlish Countryside Park which will be public open space with wild countryside and walks and will be home to native species including wildflower grassland, scrub and woodland, and native wildlife, such as cirl buntings. The event - “A Family Day Where ...

Ministers were under fire last night after suppressing a key report into HS2 overseen by the country's most senior civil servant. The review assessed whether the UK's biggest ever infrastructure project is on budget and provides value for money for taxpayers. Read more... http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4701986/Government-refuses-publish-report-scrapping-HS2.html

Sarah Harris from south Devon had taken her pet skunk to a dog show in north Devon and was staying in a tent, when Dottie made a break for it. Now Sarah hopes her psychic friend, who has a track record of finding lost pets, will be able to home in on 16-month-old Dottie, missing in Bratton Fleming. Initial searches haven't been fruitful, so Sarah has turned to her clairvoyant friend ...

The duckling was saved by quick thinking wardens who fitted him with tape and cardboard shoes to help him waddle. The animal - known as Wonky - was born six weeks ago with clubbed feet and would trip over every time he tried to walk. Warden Don Phillips said: "We had two newborns in an incubator and one had clubbed feet. The poor thing kept falling over and couldn't walk. Read more... ...

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 ...

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