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Network Rail has awarded BAM Nuttall the contract to design a series of “resilience measures” along the line between Dawlish and Holcombe. The scheme, which aims to protect the track from falling debris from the cliffs, will help to keep the South West’s vital rail artery connected with the rest of the UK. Read more... ...

David Hargreaves took the boys to amusement arcades and on swimming trips as he won their trust and friendship. He then persuaded the 12 to 15-year-olds to take part in sex acts with him. Read more... https://www.teignmouth-today.co.uk/news/abuser-who-groomed-boys-at-dawlish-found-guilty-570682

A PAIR of unusual visitors turned up in a Canvey lake over the weekend – two black swans. Black swans have been sighted regularly at Dawlish in Devon, where they’ve become the town’s emblem. Others have been spotted in Stockton on Tees, in County Durham, and Marlow, Buckinghamshire and now Canvey. Read more... https://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/23089390.black-swans-spotted-canvey-weekend/

The Exeter to Newton Abbot railway line is famously one of England’s best-loved stretches of railway, passing the Exe Estuary and the coast, offering stunning views. The rail line was built by Isambard Kingdom Brunel in the 19th centrury using local stone that kept the beach intact and blended with the rocks. Read more... ...

A FEW lucky Dawlish folk had an out-of-town experience last week. They were paying a visit to Teignmouth, where some chose to shop in the town and others elected to grab some bargains at the town’s Morrisons store. Read more... https://www.dawlish-today.co.uk/news/shop-shop-the-bus-is-leaving-569654

A NEWLY released prisoner broke the terms of the sex offenders’ register days after coming out of prison by staying in the same house as a 15-year-old girl. She told police that he became controlling and violent and cut her off from her friends and family after he moved into her home in Dawlish, leaving her depressed and anxious. Read more... ...

Engineers from Network Rail plan to work around the clock over Christmas to lay the foundations for a new bridge at Dawlish railway station. New aerial pictures highlight the latest progress in linking the two sections of the £80m sea wall to protect the railway at Dawlish. Read more... https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/massive-scale-dawlish-railway-line-7756557

Kevin Gale appeared at Exeter Crown Court by video link from Langdon Hospital in Dawlish accused of the manslaughter of 39-year-old Lee Turner, who died from stab wounds outside the Tesco store in Barnstaple on August 3, 2018. Read more... https://www.middevonadvertiser.co.uk/news/judge-orders-psychiatric-reports-on-alleged-car-park-knife-killer-570000

Thousands of households across the South West that rely on domestic heating oil are still waiting for emergency payments to help with their bills this winter. Heating oil customer Amanda Barrow, who runs a small campsite at Dawlish in Devon says the money needs to be paid soon, before the oil price rises any further. Read more... ...

Former Dawlish patient Faisal Hassan left the warder with scarring on the surface of his eye which will require him to use eye drops for the rest of his life. Read more... https://www.middevonadvertiser.co.uk/news/former-patient-jailed-for-boiling-water-attack-on-warder-569817

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