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It's stressful enough planning a wedding without receiving a email from your future mum-in-law detailing your many failings. But when the message, in which she says she pities your husband-to-be, becomes a global internet hit you know the Big Day is going to be a bit awkward. Heidi Withers, 29, received the rebuke from Carolyn Bourne, stepmum of her fiancé Freddie Bourne. The PA forwarded the ...

Exeter Inn reopens
22 Apr 2011

The Exeter Inn in Beach Street, Dawlish has reopened

A TALENTED singing trio are a step further along their route to stardom after making it through to the second stage of television talent show The X-Factor. Nichola Berryman, Laura Murch and Eloise Cole — also known as Killer Heels — are through to the show’s boot camp after auditioning before musicmogul Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh, singer Dannii Minogue and Girl’s Aloud’s Cheryl Cole. They got ...

MORE than 50 Minis are expected to take part in a rally and parade at Powderham Castle on Sunday. Owners will be celebrating the 50th birthday of the iconic car and the castle's 50th anniversary of opening to the public. The event is called Silly Mini Sunday with proceeds going to a new Children's Hospice being built in Cornwall.

RESIDENTS are refusing to stay quiet in the supermarket store wars saga dominating Dawlish. Fresh plans by Tesco and Sainsbury's to build stores within a mile of each other have generated a flurry of letters to Teignbridge Council planners. There have been 38 letters of objection against Tesco's bid to build a supermarket on land at Lady's Mile Holiday Park. That compares to three letters ...

FOUR fire engines were called to a cliff near Dawlish after a big area of gorse caught fire in a suspected arson attack. One appliance from Dawlish was first on the scene near Lady's Mile cliff footpath in Warren Road near the railway line at 2.30pm on Saturday. Reinforcements were called for as around 500 square metres of scrub was alight. Two pumps from Teignmouth and one pump and the water ...

A MAN suffered a dislocated jaw after he was hit over the head with a baseball bat in an alleged attack at Dawlish. The 30-year-old man was still in hospital last night after the attack in the Oak Park Villa area of the town. Police are investigating an allegation that two men assaulted him at about 11pm on Monday. The victim, who was outside his property when the attack happened, called for an ...

IN THE face of a tidal wave of unemployment and choking economic recession in 1981, Conservative Cabinet Minister Norman Tebbit sparked outrage by suggesting that jobless people should "get on their bikes" and look for work. It was a defining political moment, which nearly three decades later is to be put to the test by one of the most well-known faces in TV news. From today, Sky News presenter, ...

Dawlish has been named as one of only six towns in the entire country to achieve a prestigious five-star rating in the biannual Clean Britain Awards, officially making it one of the cleanest towns in Britain. Run by the British Cleaning Council, the awards celebrate the cleanest and tidiest towns and cities across the UK. The process involves a written entry followed by a rigorous inspection of ...

RETAIL giants Sainsbury's are ploughing on with their bid to build a store in Dawlish despite an attempt to force a judicial review. The supermarket firm has submitted a second application for the store and petrol station at Shutterton after a legal challenge by rival Tesco. Meanwhile, Dawlish mayor Wally Protheroe says residents are the ones losing out by the delay and are 'frustrated' by the ...

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