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It had already been a winter of hellish weather and flooding across the whole of the UK - but that single image of the Dawlish rail line left hanging like washing in the wind, with the sea raging beneath it, is how people across the country will always remember the storms of 2014. People 60ft up above Riviera Terrace, on the Exeter Road, were getting seaweed thrown against their upstairs ...

CrossCountry is reducing its services between Newton Abbot and Exeter St Davids because of the high waves at Dawlish. "Trains will not call at Dawlish and Teignmouth. We anticipate disruption will continue until 18:30." Read more... https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/trains-being-cancelled-because-high-2491392

"One of the most famous old steam locomotives is heading to Devon this spring" The thing is it's not that old as it only made it's maiden run in 2008. Still, it will be nice to see it.

Dawlish News
Dawlish News
29 Jan 2019

One of the most famous old steam locomotives is heading to Devon this spring - and it promises to be a fantastic sight. Our return journey retraces our route and soon after departure includes equally challenging climbs before we once again skirt the Dawlish Sea Wall as the sun starts to set. After climbing to Whiteball “Tunnel and dashing down past the spot where City of Truro achieved 100mph ...

Power Outage
Cassandra
Cassandra
27 Jan 2019

@Epicurus I’m in the same area & our electricity used to come via overhead cables & was fairly reliable but about 5 years ago we were transferred on the grounds of “safety” to an underground cable which was fed by the sub-station located on the new-ish estate of houses at Upper Longlands. Since then, we seem to have had power cut after power cut & have often suffered the annoyance of our ...

Epicurus
Epicurus
27 Jan 2019

An early riser, I yet again found myself in the darkness gazing enviously into town, across to the Bartons, Coronation and Oaklands, all ablaze with electric light. Yet again, the north of the town has been plunged into pre-industrial, electricity-free blankness. Last year it was the snow; last night it was the wind, no doubt. This is something we expect at least once a year as our supply on this ...

More holiday home for the extra rich to buy. Anyway, you lot voted for them so why complain?

Daverc
Daverc
26 Jan 2019

And now,HMG apparently wants to raise the target from 620 to 777 houses a year.  Does anyone know why ?

majorp
majorp
26 Jan 2019

Who needs these houses? Where are they coming from?

Dawlish News
Dawlish News
25 Jan 2019

At present, Teignbridge District Council’s Local Plan target is for 620 new homes a year to be built, which is the minimum number required to meet the local housing need. Of the new homes, 4,230 are required around Newton Abbot, 650 around Bovey Tracey, 215 in Kingskerswell, 385 in Kingsteignton, 340 in Teignmouth, 915 in Dawlish, 435 in Chudleigh and 2,000 around South West Exeter. These ...

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