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TRAFFIC is being held up in Dawlish due to an accident. The A379 Teignmouth Road is reported to be closed in both direction due to road traffic collision between John Nash Drive and Coronation Avenue.

A main A-road in Devon has been closed by a crash this afternoon (June 17). The A379 in Dawlish is currently shut in both directions between John Nash Drive and Coronation Avenue. Delays are reportedly growing in both directions and Google Maps suggests traffic is moving slowly in the area.

WILL Evans led the nine-strong group of Haldon Trail Runners taking part in last week’s Coastal Dash in Dawlish Warren. At the weekend, Miriam McDowell finished third female and ninth overall at the 16-mile Tsunami race from Hartland Quay along the coast path and over the border to finish in Bude in 3:02.42.

SUNDAY 23 June will see Dawlish Bowls Club host a second charity day- Dawlish Celebrates Carnival. The club were well supported in the first one on May 22 and it promises to be the same this time around.

BUDDING seaside entertainers will get the chance to learn from the experts thanks to a unique training opportunity. Seaside supremo and founder of Dawlish-based Promenade Promotions Tony Lidington has announced the social enterprise organisation has secured Arts Council England funding to support newcomers to the business.

A group of Dawlish shopkeepers has launched a campaign to promote the town’s unique, independent businesses and showcase the resort to residents and visitors. ‘Independent Dawlish’ was the brainchild of Julie Lister, who runs women’s clothing boutique Chic and Sassy.

DAWLISH will be playing host to one of the largest one day free music festivals in Devon. The Dark River Music Festival is back and bigger than ever. It has been organised to provide a unique community event and showcase live music.

AN appreciative and generous audience enjoyed the recent Shaldon Singers Spring Concert at St Peter’s Church - and helped a very worthy Dawlish-based charity in the process. Valerie Jeffery described how the charity is recovering from an arson attack last year which destroyed several of their vehicles. Read more... ...

A 1948 built steam locomotive will be heading to Dawlish this weekend. The Mayflower will be passing Dawlish and Dawlish Warren on Saturday and Sunday as part of a tourist trip between London Paddington and Kingswear.

New food hygiene ratings have been awarded to three of Teignbridge’s restaurants, cafes or canteens, the Food Standards Agency’s website shows – and it’s good news for them all. • Rated 5: Sea Breeze Lounge at 17 - 20 Piermont Place Dawlish Devon; rated on June 11.

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