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The highest price paid on the day was for Francis Towne’s View of Fingle Bridge, Drewsteignton, which sold for £8,500 over four times its lower estimate of £2,000 Two watercolour scenes by John Varley, which show views of Dawlish and Totnes, sold for £3,000 and £2,400 apiece, well over their £200 to £300 estimates. Read more... ...

Cllr McInnes replaces Dawlish county councillor John Clatworthy, who stepped down from the role. He will continue to serve Dawlish from the back benches. Read more... http://www.okehampton-today.co.uk/article.cfm?id=427480&headline=Hatherleigh%20and%20Chagford%20councillor%20new%20deputy%20leader%20of%20Devon%20County%20Council&sectionIs=news&searchyear=2018

Air and ground units were called to the Golden Sands Holiday Park at 03:45 this morning to search for a wanted man who was on the run the police officers. Read more... https://www.devonlive.com/news/police-helicopter-dogs-hunt-fugitive-1634826

Fire crews from Dawlish, Teignmouth and Torquay were mobilised to reports of a fire involving a BT telephone pole in the above location. On arrival, crews confirmed a fire caused by a lightning strike that had set fire to a telephone box. The lightning strike caused a domestic fuse board to trip and had internally burnt out two telephone line sockets. Crews used a thermal imaging camera to ...

Paying tribute to him, leader of the council, Cllr John Hart said: “John Clatworthy has been a loyal deputy and friend and he has made a considerable contribution to the success of this administration. “I will miss his wise counsel and his eye for detail. Just last week, we announced our budget was in the black for the 27th successive year. Read more... ...

What on earth were youngsters doing out at that hour, do their parents know where their are. I thought most would be at home this time of year revising for their GCSE  EXAMS.

24 May 2018

The future of Britain’s most famous black swans is under threat after a string of dog attacks left just one breeding pair. There are now only four remaining adult swans but because they mate for life it is difficult to pair the two males whose female partners have been killed by dogs. Eggs have been saved and are being hand-reared in an attempt to save the group. One of the surviving males ...

Plans have been announced to move the rail line at Dawlish out into the sea as part of plans to tackle major issues the Plymouth to Exeter line has suffered in the past. The project to replace the flood-hit Dawlish line, which connects the south-west to the rest of the country, would see it built about 30 yards out to sea. Read more... ...

To celebrate their landmark 20 years of Blue Flag status, Dawlish Warren Tourism have organised a family fun beach day on Monday, May 28. Events will include a sandcastle competition, circus skills workshop, craft workshop, face painting, RNLI roadshow, beach clean and games. See more... https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/devons-eight-cleanest-beaches-1578393

Contaminated material was been found at the Dawlish Countryside Park – delaying long-overdue work needed to repair the surface of the car park. The work was needed because of the large numbers of visitors and recent poor weather conditions had caused the surface of the car park at Dawlish Countryside Park to deteriorate. Read more... ...

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