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Network Rail has announced community drop-in sessions in Exeter and Torquay to update local communities on ongoing work to improve resilience of the stretch of railway that connects the South West with the rest of the country. Wednesday 27 February – Mercure Rougemont Hotel, Exeter, EX4 3SP from 15:00-18:00 Thursday 28 February – The Grand Hotel, Torquay, TQ2 6NT from 15:00-18:00 Read ...

A man has been arrested after allegedly entering a bar carrying both an air rifle and a knife. The incident happened on Saturday night (February 16) in the Dawlish area, and a man is now in custody. Read more... https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/armed-police-swoop-dawlish-bar-2554754

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling was in Dawlish today (Friday) to announce £80million of government funding to build a new sea wall to protect the vulnerable railway line. Read more... http://www.middevonadvertiser.co.uk/article.cfm?id=117103&headline=Transport Secretary Grayling checks out Dawlish sea ...

A body modification artist has admitted three counts of grievous bodily harm, by carrying out tongue splitting and ear and nipple removal procedures. Read more... https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/uk-england-birmingham-47198786?fbclid=IwAR0J7OC4whPHNJA9Wf1dIIZLOxk5VzU7L5o3Mu6rGfXX1BihnDZ-XOUBC78

Eric Carter's career started as a reporter for the Bideford Gazette, before he was enlisted in the Devonshire Regiment when the Second World War broke out. Eric return to Devon in 1972 when he decided to run his own newspaper - the Dawlish Gazette. It was friend Jimmy Hall, who took over the Sidmouth Herald, that made Eric want to run a newspaper of his own, where wife Betty helped, along ...

Mum Jan Parkin, 55, an employee of accountancy firm Francis Clark, was reportedly found unresponsive on the floor of her Kestrel Way home by husband Barry. Read more... https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/heartfelt-tributes-dawlish-mum-after-2517827

This is what the new Dawlish sea wall may look like https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/what-new-dawlish-sea-wall-2511315

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Plans for a new, higher sea wall at Dawlish in Devon have been developed in partnership with engineering services firm Arup. The design will prevent stormy conditions from damaging the railway at Dawlish, where the tracks and station are regularly damaged by flooding due to high waves and strong winds. Read more... ...

large parts of the town centre in Dawlish have been evacuated because of a gas leak. Police and fire crews are at the scene on Brunswick Place, and a 200 metre cordon is in place. Dozens of homes have been evacuated. Read more... https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/dawlish-town-centre-evacuation-after-2504109

When the then Prime Minister David Cameron boarded the first train through the seaside town during a two-month round-the-clock operation by the Orange Army to repair the line, he made a £400million promise to ensure the disaster was never to be repeated. Read more... https://www.devonlive.com/news/fiver-years-look-promises-dawlish-2490543

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