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Work to raise the sea wall at Dawlish has already started but Network Rail is also looking at ways to protect the line between Holcombe and Teignmouth. Network Rail said the design would require some land reclamation to allow a buttress - a sloping rock structure to stabilise the cliffs and protect the railway - to be built. Read more... https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-48572852

A sentencing judge has told a man who was at the centre of a 28 hour rooftop stand-off that he should be helped and not punished. Galloway appeared at Truor Crown Court for sentencing via video-link from the Langdon mental health hospital in Dawlish in Devon Read more... https://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/truro-rooftop-stand-man-stefan-2956061

A man dressed up in drag as a bride and crashed a newly-wed couple’s first dance as they celebrated their wedding day after instructing the DJ to play 'It Should Have Been Me'. Mischievous Jason Pearce, 29, the son of the bride, decided to pull a prank on his mother Lisa, after she tied the knot to her partner of seven years, Mark. Support worker Jason, of Dawlish, Devon, said: “Craig’s my ...

The major plans that will see a section of the Dawlish rail line moved out to sea will be revealed next week. The scheme aims to ensure that the rail line is better protected from cliff falls, land slips and damage caused by the sea during extreme weather. Read more... https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/network-rail-reveal-plans-see-2944861

Teignbridge District Council on Tuesday morning agreed to put a £4.9m grant from Homes England towards development costs of a new link road in Dawlish. Councillors agreed to complete to funding agreement to draw down the funds and deploy them with Devon County Council acting as delivery partner and commissioning the works so that the project can be completed during 2021. Read more... ...

Dawlish rail investment must be the start of a new transport deal for our region http://www.railtechnologymagazine.com/Comment/dawlish-rail-investment-must-be-the-start-of-a-new-transport-deal-for-our-region

The county has one entry in the top three, two towns in the top ten and a grand total of eight in the top 50. Cornwall also has seven resorts in the new list compiled by researchers from the biggest website for family days out in the UK, Day Out With The Kids. The other Devon towns in the list are Exmouth (20), Dawlish (22), Ilfracombe (26), Salcombe (29) and Teignmouth (46) Read more... ...

Lasting nine months, Network Rail’s work on the Dawlish sea wall begins on Saturday, with phase one running until July 14. No work will then take place during the peak summer season and will restart on September 9, with a scheduled finished date of January 23, 2020. Read more... https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/vital-dawlish-sea-wall-works-2923801

A court has heard how a far-right extremist from Exeter carried out an arson attack on an historic synagogue. The defendant is currently in secure mental health hospital Langdon in Dawlish, and did not appear in court for a short hearing at the Old Bailey today, May 31. Read more... https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/far-right-extremist-admits-carrying-2929248

Contributions of up to £5.1m towards phase 1 of the A382 improvements and £4.9m towards a new link road in Dawlish are set to be agreed by the council at next Tuesday’s full council meeting. Read more... https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/council-cash-needed-vital-link-2918485

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