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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 ...

The introduction of a crime crackdown zone in Dawlish last year has stopped anti-social behaviour in the town, the council's anti-social behaviour officer has stated. Last summer, Teignbridge Council approved the introduction of a public space protection order (PSPO) for the heart of Dawlish, which bans anti-social behaviour such as drinking and rough sleeping, drug taking and littering. Read ...

A bomb maker who was found with a 'viable' device in a safe in his home has been sent to a psychiatric hospital indefinitely after a judge was told he is not a terrorist. The order means he will be treated at Langdon Hospital in Dawlish and cannot be released without the agreement of the Ministry of Justice. The judge told him: "It is quite clear from all the psychiatric reports that ...

A section of Dawlish Warren beach has re-opened to the public. Over the last few months, work has been taken place on recharging the beach in Dawlish Warren as part of a £14million engineering project which is aimed at reducing the risk of flooding to over 2,900 properties around the River Exe and is predicted to bring economic benefits of £158milllion. Read more... ...

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