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From 2018 a new fleet of Class 802 Intercity Express Trains will connect London Paddington to Exeter, Plymouth, Penzance and many more communities. The train will now be made ready to begin testing in the coming weeks prior to entering passenger service from summer next year. Two further test trains are due to arrive in the UK shortly. The Intercity Express Train is designed to withstand ...

A grandfather yesterday told how he unearthed a stash of valuable black truffles in a client’s back garden - just a month after setting up a new gardening business. Yesterday he said he was keeping the location of his untapped source secret to avoid any opportunistic foragers descending on the property but has admitted it is in his home town of Dawlish, Devon. Read more... ...

Controversial plans for new homes in a village near Dawlish have been resubmitted by developers. Leander Developments had proposed two separate developments of 20 and 15 homes on land at Little Leigh, Holcombe Road, Holcombe. Read more... http://www.devonlive.com/controversial-homes-plan-for-village-near-dawlish-are-resubmitted/story-30389925-detail/story.html

A church in Dawlish is on the move. The Dawlish Christian Fellowship has moved out of its home of more than 20 years in Old Town Street ahead of plans to build a new church community centre on the outskirts of the town. Read more... http://www.devonlive.com/new-place-of-worship-for-dawlish-church/story-30387970-detail/story.html

Serious concerns about the possibility of the Dawlish railway line being cut off again for months were raised as plans for three new luxury homes have been refused. Teignbridge Council planners had been asked to approve plans to build three, two storey detached houses in the grounds of La Falaise, 9 Old Teignmouth Road, Read more.. ...

So very sad. http://www.devonlive.com/body-of-missing-exeter-man-found-on-beach/story-30380714-detail/story.html

7 Jun 2017

Police are asking for help to find a high-risk missing man in Devon. A large number of officers including the drone unit have been searching for Paul Whatley over night. Officers believe he is in the Dawlish area. Read more... http://www.devonlive.com/hunt-for-missing-man-have-you-seen-paul/story-30375840-detail/story.html

Work on recharging the scheme in Dawlish Warren as part of a £14million engineering project aimed at reducing the risk of flooding to over 2,900 properties around the River Exe has begun. The work is taking place after the Exe estuary flood and coastal erosion risk management strategy identified the narrow part of Dawlish Warren is at risk of being breached as a result of sea level rise ...

Trains through Dawlish have been cancelled and motorists are being warned to beware as heavy rain is battering Devon. A flood alert has been issued for the South coast from Start Point to Dawlish Warren. Flooding is possible at exposed East facing coastal locations including Hallsands, Beesands, Torcross, Slapton, Blackpool Sands, Brixham, Broadsands, Goodrington, Paignton, Hollicombe, ...

The money, coming from £250bn of borrowing for infrastructure projects, will go towards improving the line at Dawlish and electrification of the network to provide "faster and more resilient journeys". Read more... http://www.devonlive.com/labour-pledges-2-5bn-to-improve-devon-s-rail-lines/story-30369443-detail/story.html

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