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Eight of Dawlish's black swans have died of bird flu. Dawlish Town Council, which looks after the world-renowned swans, has asked people to stay away from the birds while they are being monitored and looked after by its wardens. Andrew McKenzie, Dawlish town clerk, said: “We are really sad about the deaths of our very special black swans, and at the news that tests have now confirmed the cause ...

Dawlish Community Larder Helping Dawlish is aware that some people are self-isolating or are still being impacted by the effects of the lockdown on their finances, families, businesses, mental and physical health and may require support. The food bank (which operated until July) has become a community larder which can support people in immediate need of food whether due to a medical need or ...

The government’s health care watchdog has told Devon Partnership NHS Trust it must make urgent improvements following the death of a patient in Dawlish. The CQC’s Head of Hospital Inspection Karen Bennett-Wilson said: “We found a number of concerns relating to patient safety and staffing levels and we told the trust to make immediate improvements. Read more... ...

The baby birds born only last month have passed away Five black swan cygnets and an older bird have died in unknown circumstances in Dawlish. Read more... https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/black-swans-cygnets-dead-dawlish-4683640

It comes on a day when a further 283 people with Covid-19 were confirmed to have died in hospitals across England. Dawlish North 9 Dawlish South 5 See more... https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/coronavirus-clusters-show-devon-new-4680219

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More than 1,000 vendors will have to stop selling The Big Issue due to the four-week lockdown in England For people like me who have been selling The Big Issue for years, this is what we do it for: that little burst in the summer and then that burst at Christmas,” said Dave Campion [pictured above], who sells the magazine in Dawlish, south Devon. Read more... ...

Ramped up Covid-19 measures trigger campaigners' calls for the Everyone In scheme to return to provide accommodation for rough sleepers The advice from government is to stay home and save lives, but what does this mean for someone who is homeless?,” said Lucy Abraham, chief executive of homelessness charity Glass Door. ”We have learnt that no one is safe unless we are all safe, and we urge ...

Specialist Rescue Crews from Exmouth were quickly mobilised, along with two fire engines which came from Dawlish and Exeter. Read more... https://www.middevonadvertiser.co.uk/article.cfm?id=119789&headline=Man%20rescued%20from%20estuary%20mud%20at%20Starcross&sectionIs=news&searchyear=2020

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